(Closed) TTC advice

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t change anything about your lifestyle, you seem to be pretty active and eat reasonably, remember that there are women that STILL get pregnant drinking and smoking and dont even know it!

Anywho, I too am TTC right now we are Cycle 2, dont worry about it too much its very common for couples to concieve within the first 6 months, to first year.

A DR wont even look at you till youve had problems TTC for 1 year.

I say relax, keep doing what youre doing, and maybe each month try a different method.

I read here that someone had sex every other day because she wasnt sure about when she Ovulated and BOOM she got the BFP.

This is your first year of marriage I say enjoy it, do the things you want to do now before you have babies, and I promise you when you least expect it you’ll end up Pregnant.



Good Luck darling!

Post # 4
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was on BCP for 11 years, and it took me 9 months (about 6 period cycles) to get my BFP. And I got my BFP in a cycle that I O’d on CD 32.  So you’re never “out” as long as you O and BD together. πŸ™‚

Also, don’t give up your exercise routine. If you like it, it makes you feel better, and feeling better and being healthy makes for a very healthy mommy! Once you get your BFP you can switch to a less intense exercise routine. Don’t let TTC take over your life, just incorporate it into your normal life.

AS far as artificial sweetner goes, how much you normally consume per day? I do know that some recommend eliminating it completely as it can change your hormone balance, but if you’re just drinking 1 diet soda per day, that’s probably fine. 

Other than that, as long as your maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking your vitamins, there’s not much else you really need to do. Good luck and keep on BD’ing!!  πŸ™‚

EDIT: forgot to add that I did start doing acupuncture to help regulate my hormones and my cycles. Seemed to work for me! So that might be something to be look into if you’re interested.

Post # 5
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I, too, was on BCP’s for about 15 years.  When I first came off of the pill, my cycles ranged from 25 to 36 days.  Your body may need some time to adjust.  Just keep temping, watching your CM, and charting.  Good luck!!!

Post # 7
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hang in there! I went off BCP in March, my first 2 cycles were like clockwork (30ish days), and then cycle #3 (and the first cycle we officially started TTC) i had a 59 day cycle, and didn’t O until CD42!!! It was brutal. There is a bee on here who chatted with me a lot, and she got her BFP after a similar 60ish day cycle. This cycle it *looks* like I O’d yesterday at CD26 so stil late, but better. I have heard it can take a long time for your body to ‘level out’ so hang in there.

Keep doing the OPK’s if they don”t make you bonkers, monitor your CM and cervical position if you’re up for it. It will happen, just try to believe in your body.

Congrats on your wedding and your TTC journey, these boards are full of wonderful women who have so much experience and kind words- I’d be so lost without them!


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