(Closed) what to take to start actively TTC

posted 6 years ago in TTC
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441 posts
Helper bee

How long have you been trying? Most doctors won’t treat you for infertility until you’ve been actively TTC for a year, unless you have contributing factors like age, PCOS, history of infertility, etc. I recommend charting (read Taking Charge of Your Fertility) to help you make sure you’re ovulating and that your luteal phase (the time between ovulation and your period) is long enough for implantation to occur. I also use ovulation predictor kits (the cheap wondfo ones from Amazon) to help me predict when ovulation will occur. We try to have sex at least every other day during the time I’m fertile. It’s better to have sperm waiting up there when you ovulate because the egg only lives a short time. I also take B6 to extend my luteal phase, but it hasn’t worked for me. It has, however, contributed to my weight loss, I believe, so I keep taking it.

Make sure you’re taking a good prenatal. That’s the most important thing to do when TTC, I think.

ETA: If you’re recently off BC, it’s completely normal for your cycles to vary in length. It takes some women several cycles, some up to 6 months, for their cycles to regulate. Charting will help you make sure you’re ovulating every month.

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