feeling down about TTC? come and have a good chat here!
I am really trying to stay positive whilst TTC, but I'm now on CD 18 of cycle 3 and I have been spotting for 4 days. I really believed that it was O spotting, and I suppose it still could be but feel that it's lasted too long. It's gone from pink on day one to red on day two back to pink on the third day and now brown today.
Every cycle so far something has gone 'wrong'. After tracking my cycles for 12 month's prior to TTC I found they were not regular, but always 30+ days long. The first cycle TTC it was 27 days so my timing was way off. The 2nd cycle was 30 days but I developed thursh mid-cycle which affected our BD'ing. This month we've done really well on the BD front but now this spotting has come along and completely thrown me off.
I'm still hopeful that O has happened or is about to, but 4 days? Surely that's a little too long for O spotting (never was I bleeding always just on tissue when I wiped)
Anyone else had this kinda of luck? I feel like the first 3 month's spent TTC have just been a waste of time as I always have a setback!
I feel as though every time i write on this forum it sounds really depressing but its not meant to sound like that.. Its just the way things are but its great to have other people here to chat to.. I find it really hard to tell when i ovulate so just purchased ClearBlue fertility monitor to assist me.. My period seems to be getting on track since coming off the pill which is good news for me because before I went on the pill my cycle was up to 3 months.. last 2 have been 29 and then 27 days. (was 7 weeks before that) Have hospital appt in 2 weeks time to check out whats going on with high prolactin in the blood so trying not to think about ttc too often until I know what is going on with my body.
I'd like to use OPK's to test for ovulation but honestly believe it would make me even more obsessed with TTC. Me and my OH would BD nearly everyday before TTC anyway so OPK's would put my mind at rest about O but would cost me a fortune and we would probably of BD'd regardless of a +OPK so pretty sure we're good on 'covering' O.
I really want to be positive and was really happy when I got the spotting, just the 4 days thing put's a downer on it I'm hoping it's gone completely by tomorrow and then it'll just be the TWW wait to tackle, always the hardest part!
Well I'm a week ahead of you so I'll let you know if anything comes from the spotting, I'm trying to be really positive about it being an O sign, just want to the TWW out of the way lol If it's not my month I'll just jump straight back on that horse (literally haha) x
I'm only on day CD1. AF started today a couple of days early.. This will be my first cycle using clearblue fertility monitor. I know what you mean about OPK's costing a fortune, so i bought the cheap ones from the internet but they are useless for me. Hoping this mnitor will help.. was expensive but has good reviews.
I find charting helps a lot..but sometimes no matter what you do it just doesnt happen! Have you ladies tried Fertility Friend . com? You can input your information and it will try and track when you should ovulate and when AF should come. Its free but you can upgrade to other options for a price. I just do it for free and when they say I should be fertile and should ovulate that week is when I use the opks not always is that website right but it gives you a good look at when you should be testing.
Taking your temp. and charting that helps a lot of women too. I was doing it till we went on holiday and stupid thing broke in half in my luggage now I have to get a new one.
Ive also heard on here about fertility bracelets? No idea but think I may look into it! This lube preeseed too..think I may try that one but im not sure!
Our son is 6 months old and we have been ttc #2 for three cycles now. I guess we started so early ttc this time because it took 2+ years and clomid to get pregnant with our son. I dont plan on taking birth control cause after all the ups and downs ttc it just does not seem right to try and stop it now. Doubt we will be 19 kids and counting though Last cycle I just KNEW I was pregnant I had every symptom possible and.. we always at the right times if not every couple of days so idk..I really dont think we will get pregnant on our own but we will go a couple more cycles before asking for clomid again. Who knew ttc was so hard!
Every time I get the now it reminds me of the 24 I got before Gotta keep a good out look though or Ill go crazy!!!
One thing I learned last time around was try not to worry too much and stress yourself OR your husband. to us all!!!
Well my spotting has finished now ladies and I think it's safe to say I'm almost certainly in the TWW, I'm hoping that this a shorter cycle for me (28-30 days) I really hope so as going away for a romantic night in the hilton in Manchester on 9th March and would be a nice way too announce a BFP to my OH
I feel like this thread was written for me tonight. Blegh.
I can't help but think that if i'd been having periods these last few months, that i'd probably be pregnant by now. Everything else looks "normal"....but how the heck do you get pregnant when you don't have any cycles?
I have tried EVERYTHING to bring on AF. Parsley tea...parsley pessary (don't ask), vitex/agnus castus, metformin, Plan B (emergency contraception), BCP.....
NOTHING works. The doctors up here refuse to prescribe prometrium/provera...so i'm told to "just keep waiting" but I am so frickin' depressed about the whole thing that I don't know what to do.
My back and face have broken out with acne like crazy. I have horrible cramps, gas, and bloating, and I am seriously a hag to be around right now.
Yes...i've tested a bazillion times. I get nothing but evaps or BFN's.
I have a pelvic ultrasound to confirm PCOS and to take a peek around scheduled for Monday...but I just can't help but feeling maybe this is the universe's way of telling me that it's not meant to be.
I have chronic pain, and both Mike and I worry about my ability to handle pregnancy, and then later to care for an infant. I have all those crazy fears about "what if I can't look after my own child?" or "what if the pain is too much while i'm pregnant?" and maybe this is my answer. Maybe it's just not going to happen.
I had fairly regular periods until we started to go from NTNP, to TTC.
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