Hi I am new on this forum but have been TTC for a few months now, I will be 35 next year so feeling a bit of pressure now. I have read so many things from how many times to DTD, soft cups etc, exercise, drinking. I have tried a few of them over the last few months but would really appreicate peoples storys of what seem to work for them when they got pregnant.
I will ovulate this weekend and have been using the ovulation tests. Not sure if I should DTD every other day or on day of smiley face and day later. It become tiring after a while
Hi hun i fell pregnant on my 4th cycle so not really that long. I also used ovulation test sticks and i say dtd for sure on the day you get a positive if nothing else. The month i conceived we only dtd one time the whole month - the day i got my positive on the OPK.
I have heard more positive stories lately from people who hardly dtd the month they actually conceived? Weird isn't it. Also my friend who is now 33 wks pregnant was trying for 6 months before she conceived and she said she dtd everyday one month and still didn't conceive? She also conceived the month she had the least sex.
Good luck hun and hope to see you on here soon.
EDIT Oh yes i forgot to add that after i dtd i put a pillow under my hips/pelvis and laid on the bed for 20 mins before i got up, lol. Not sure whether it helped or not?
We were lucky and got preggo our first month of ttc. I tracked each day with the ovulation test. Once it came back a go, we dtd everyday for about 3-4 days. We also used Pre-Seed. That was around July 10 and I got my BFP around the 21st! Good luck!
We fell pregnant in cycle 6, after a long few months of being unsure whether I would have problems conceiving. I have a tumour on my pituitary gland, which causes infertility if not treated. I've been treated for it for several years, but the medication you take may cause miscarriage, so you have to ideally catch a pregnancy super-early and stop taking the meds immediately - stressful! As soon as we started trying, we dtd every other day, and I always put a pillow under my hips and lay with my legs in the air for at least half an hour.
I'd bought an excellent book, 'Taking Charge of Your Fertility', which gave me a much clearer idea of when in my cycle I was ovulating and how to spot it without the ovulation tests. I figured out I was ovulating later than I'd thought, and my luteal phase was only 7-9 days long, so not long enough for a fertilised egg to bed in. I know in the UK you have to have been ttc for a year or so before doctors will give you any real help (I'm in my mid-twenties) so I thought I might as well try soy isoflavones in an effort to stimulate ovulation earlier, and give myself a longer luteal phase. We fell pregnant the first month we tried them! I'd taken soy days 3-7, but we'd definitely dtd less that month than previous months - in fact I thought I had no chance at all and was def out. The month before I threw a big baby shower for my best friend, which was so hard - seeing her 7 months pregnant and glowing was so bittersweet for me, not knowing whether I'd be able to have children or not - so I was a bit despondent that month. But maybe my dh storing it up a bit longer did the trick?! After dtd I still did the pillow thing.
I'm not sure whether one specific thing worked over another, but my gut feeling is the soy really helped. Whether it might help each individual depends on how your cycle works, so I found learning how to interpret my body's signals for ovulation etc really helped me too.
I am 31 and my hubby and I were trying for a year. In our lucky month we DTD A lot! Couple of days before I thought I was due to O then every day once I got a positive Opk for about four days then again a day or two later, basically a bit like SMEP. Some people say that Doing it every day depletes the sperm count but I also read that if your partners count is considered normal, then it's fine. Worked for us anyway. Best of luck x
a bit TMI sorry but try and orgasm before or just after the man has ejaculated as this causes the cervix to dip a bit and allow sperm in easier!! Don't know the scientific specifics of this lol but watched it on a programme about conception to birth!
I feel like I have been through the fire. I became pregnant after 8 cycles. (6 of them were IUIs). I endured a painful HSG, a similarly painful SIS, regular ultrasounds, fertility medication, and countless visits to the fertility specialist.
I'll never forget, when I was there for my last insemination my husband was disappointed because his count wasn't as high as he hoped (though enough for the procedure) and the nurse told him, "All it takes is one." Here we are!
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