Post # 1
My husband and I have been TTC since July 2018. I keep thinking I’m experiencing pregnancy symptoms and each month I end up disappointed. I know we have only been TTC for a few months but sometimes I feel discouraged seeing everyone around getting pregnant and we are really wanting to start a family and don’t know what to do. I am totally new to this and I just really need some advice and tips for anyone that has been in my situation.
Post # 2
Are you doing anything to track your ovulation?
It took us 10 months to conceive so I understand! Charting is what made the difference for me, personally.
Post # 3
slomotion : Kind of; I’m using the Clue app to track my period and it tells me what days I should be ovulating based on my cycle. Though I’m not so sure how accurate that is. What do you recommend that I use to track ovulation. Like I said I’m new to this so I have no idea what I’m doing.
Post # 4
The thing about those apps is it’s just guessing where you should ovulate depending on when your last period was and how many days your cycle tends to be. So usually for most women, that guess ends up being totally wrong most of the time.
I would download Fertility Friend and read up about temping. Temping is the most reliable way to confirm you’re actually ovulating but it requires some discipline. Also, I would get the book Taking Charge Of Your Fertility and read that. That’s pretty much the TTC bible and has a ton of great information. I spent the majority of our TTC time not temping and kept missing my ovulation, once I started to temp I got pregnant my second cycle temping.
Another thing that helped me was joining the POAS threads here on the bee. Those girls are also TTC and have a wealth of knowledge and I learned so much from them.
Post # 5
I’m new to this as well but would recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility if you want to learn how to chart. It’s a very informative book to learn about temping, tracking CM changes, etc. in order to pinpoint ovulation. Do you use OPK’s? They’re easy to use and should give you a heads up that you’re about to ovulate in the next day or two.
I hope you don’t have to wait much longer for your BFP 🙂
Post # 6
rosabelle : I second Taking Charge of Your Fertility! I never charted to be honest, but TCOYF will educate you on what other signs to look for to know if ovulation is coming soon. I read this a few months before Darling Husband and I TTC and started noticing more things every month. Turns out I ovulated later than my app said I did, the same app you’re using. I wasn’t in the “green window” at all. But the book helped me get pregnant on the first month, so it’s worth a shot! The apps aren’t accurate at all. That’s just when you *should* ovulate, and many people don’t when they should be.
Post # 7
I used the ovulation test strips to track my ovulation. I bought them off amazon. Make sure you follow the directions and pee on the strip at the same time each day for the best results.
Post # 8
marti930 : It took us 9 menstrual cycles before we got our BFP. I was temping/charting from the first cycle. We started OPKs the 4th cycle. I started prenatals a few months before we started trying. Darling Husband and I tried maca root, Darling Husband was on a fertility supplement, and I started doing acupuncture and prenatal yoga the month we got our BFP.
It blows… Especially when you’re doing everything you can to get timing and conditions right and still seeing AF every month. I’m so sorry you’re going through this, and I hope you get your BFP soon. Just remember… It can take perfectly healthy couples a year of getting TTC timing completely right to get pregnant. Baby dust ❤️
Post # 9
I also recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I read it a couple months before starting to TTC… The POAS boards here are really great for support and swapping tips and tricks.
It was hard seeing other Bees get BFPs so fast, but everyone is so incredibly supportive, idk if I could have gone through months of disappoinmentd without the ladies here.