(Closed) Help, I am a TTC noob.

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

My doctor equated it to the Price is Right. You want to get as close as possible without going over. So I say that it doesn’t hurt to keep trying until you know you’re not ovulating anymore.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

As WTEWYE says when it comes to TTC, “More is more.” 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have no idea, but just wanted to say good luck.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve read both to do it every day and every other day.  Many articles, forums, online medical websites suggested only have sex every other day during those crucial 3-5 days. That’s what my husband and I are doing. The sperm supposedly “builds up” more, if the guy waits 48 hours. I think we’ll do it two consecutive days right before ovulation. For example, if my ovulation day is on a Saturday:  Sex on M, W, F, Sat.     

That’s great you got the surge. I used the OPK last month for the first time and never got a positive reading, even though I had the increasing eggwhite CM and my cycle was regular so I know I was due to ovulate. We still went about the baby dancing as planned, though. 🙂  Good luck!  Also, lay afterwards for a bit with a pillow propped up under your legs! I had thought it was a silly old wive’s tale, but did research and some credible sources said to do this. I figure it can’t hurt, so I do this now. 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@panterapeach: I wanted to chime in and say TEAM McBride all the way!!

I also wanted to wish you luck! I’m nowhere near TTC yet, so I don’t have any advice for you though!

@TheFutureMcBride: Not trying to be creepy or anything lol, but I think you’re one of the strongest women I know (as well as you can know someone from an internet board!)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

haha, about the pillow and propping up. I also heard not to go to the bathroom right away after sex as well. I was surprised by this because going to the bathroom prevents yeast infections, however, removes the sperm. So, that’s another thing I didn’t know until people around me got pregnant.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@panterapeach: Haha I had to go back and edit my post, I reread it after I posted and thought it sounded a little too creepy/stalkerish.  Not my intentions!!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@panterapeach: Haha!! I did read not to prop up your legs TOO high, or the sperm could actually go too far! I’m thinking, “Crap! Exactly what angle is good to get these little suckers moving quickly in the right direction and not too far?!!!” My husband and I were cracking up while he was putting the pillow under my thighs. That’s funny he wouldn’t let you get water. Smart guy.

 

@TheFutureMcBride: I agree with the ladies! You are super strong and we are all so excited for you and your pregnancy!!! You were so supportive after my miscarriage and surgery last year and I still really, really appreciate it. 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@panterapeach: Wow, thanks! That really does mean a lot to me. Now back to you and TTC. I really think that we went every other day and it happened the second or third month after I started tracking my temperature. In fact, I did the free trial of fertilityfriend.com and once I had to pay, I was pregnant.

@Jenn23: I’m keeping track of you too. I keep waiting for you to come on and say “we did it and we’re having a baby in ____.”

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have heard both. My coworker is trying to conceive, and the doctor told his wife that every other day is better than every day. But I read, like firsttimemom, in WTEWYE, that every day is better. I do believe that doing it like 2-3 times a day won’t increase your chances, but I would lean more towards every day than every other day.

As far as discharge goes, I wouldn’t stress too much over that. I can’t remember the last time I was off the pill that I had the kind of ovulation CM the books talk about. For awhile I was convinced I didn’t ovulate due to long cycles and no discernable patters of CM. I know I didn’t have any kind of obvious CM this last cycle and I still managed to get pregnant.

Good luck!

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