(Closed) what did you use to get a postive test

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

Charted my cycles(periods and CM), used OPKs, and (maybe helped?) laid with my butt propped up on pillows for about 30 minutes after each BD. 😛  Other than that, I just took prenatal vitamins, no other special supplements.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I started prenatals as soon as I got off BCP (about a year ago) and stalked the TTC boards. I have long and irregular cycles so I downloaded the free version of feritilty friend app and started charting my cycles to get to know my body better. I did not temp or anything, just paid attention to CM and what I thought to be ovulation pain. This month was the first time we timed BD around when I thought I was ovulating. After BD, I usually clean up immediately but this time I tried to lay there for at least a little bit. Got my BFP on the first try. It still amazes me everyday because I thought it would be hard for me to get pregnant but I guess you never know until you try.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I haven’t used, but on Amazon these two items have great reviews to increase CM:

  • FertiliTea: A Natural Fertility Tea Blend 3oz

  • FertileCM: for Fertile Cervical Mucus

Post # 21
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Helper bee

Be careful when you “take things” to help you get pregnant. Vitex, for example, helps some women, but it also royally screws up others’ cycles. Clomid and trigger shots also are helpful, but they’re generally used for women who have been TTC for a year+ and who are under supervision of a doctor. 

Take a good prenatal, exercise, eat a healthy diet, and chart your cycles for at least 6 months before self-diagnosing fertility issues. You only have a 20% or so chance of conceiving every cycle, even when you do everything perfect, so it’s normal for it to take up to a year. If you do reach the one-year point (and I hope you don’t!) or your charts reveal issues (like not ovulating), then it’s time to seek professional help like fertility treatments, acupuncture, supplements, etc.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I avoided caffeine like the plague. I cut out all coffee and tea. I only ate chocolate sporadically. I consulted with a medical professional that specializes in working with couples with fertility issues and she said caffeine is one of the key things to cut out. They give you a minimum consumption amount but I (possibly coincidentally) got BFP when I literally cut it all out cold-turkey. Initially, I only drank maybe one coffee/tea a day, which is within the limit.

I had been using P Planner (iPhone App) for over a year to track AF and it gives you an approximately fertile days window. Like any app, the longer you use it the better because it has more data to work with. We increased the amount of BD around the fertile window.

Post-BD, I didn’t immediately rush and get up. I laid there for a while to let things “settle”.

I had been taking pre-natals for six months prior to TTC. My health and weight were also checked by my GP and my GYN and I was up to date on all shots/vaccines and my bloodwork and everything looked good.

We got our BFP after two months of trying.

 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@MrsStrawberry24:  Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions about clomid?  My daughter (27) ttc for 6 months started her second round of clomid this month – last month was 50 mg and never received a positive Ovulation….this month she is definitely ovulating – received the positive on the predictor, had the mucuous and the pain.  Had intercourse for 5 days prior to the positive and for 3 days after the positive.  My question – how likely is it that she will conceive?  Also, is there a chance of multiples on clomid – I had heard Clomid does not increase your chances and then yesterday I read where alot of women who already ovulate take Clomid to increase their chances of multiples.  (BTW, she also takes the preseed).  She will make a wonderful mother as she has always devotd her life to children (she is a preschool teacher)…..I just hate seeing her so hurt each month when it does not happen.  If she does not conceive this month – do you know how many months it is safe to do clomid?

 

Thank you so much!

Jean

WowWeddings20000 (I am a vendor on here not a bride…lol)

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@wowweddings20000:  I might be able to help. If she had intercourse the day of the positive and a couple times after she should have hit her fertile window. It really depends though. I was seeing a specialist and was put on 100mg of Clomid. I was being monitored via ultrasound every other day to check on the size of the follicle. They day I got my + my RE had told me that we were “close”. The next day the follicle had already been released, so less than 24 hours later. We were so lucky to get our positive but we intercourse every day for 4 days leading up to the positive OPK, so we had lots of swimmers up there ready to meet that egg. 😉

I would recommend if she has to do another round to have intercourse every other day leading up to her window… so if she’s on clomid days 5-9 to start at day 13 every other day and the day of her positive, and 2 days after that. I wish her the best of luck!

@mrsedwardslpn:  I was charting using FF (paid for the VIP), OPK’s, checked CM, avoided as much caffeine as I could. I was also on Clomid so that helped. Oh, and Pre-Seed internally before each BD, and raised my bum up on a pillow for half an hour after each BD sesh !! 🙂

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@StaceyA:  Thank you so much for your information!  I am praying (actually the entire family is praying) that it works this month.  Her heartache is killing me and I know how she feels as it took me two years to conceive.  I wonder why the MD is not doing the ultrasound along with teh clomid?  That is definitely a question I will have her ask if she doesnt receive a positive this month – thanks again and congrats to you!  

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