So we're about to start TTC (I currently have my first period after mc). We weren't trying the first time and got the best surprise ever with a BFP on 12/22. So sad it didn't work out but my husband and I are about to start the TTC process. It's funny how we didn't know how badly we wanted a baby until we had one and it was taken away from us.
So... any recommendations?
Obviously lots of sex, haha. I have read that every other day is good enough... is that right? I've also been looking at the SMEP threads. What does everyone recommend? We weren't trying but weren't preventing for the first time ever and found out I was pregnant a week after we got back from our honeymoon in December. So I'm guessing fertility is not an issue, but who knows.
A little background- I'm 27 and had a mmc at 9 weeks, passed the sac at 11.5 on 2/13. I started my period on 3/13 and it's still going strong. It has been very heavy (and that's coming from a lady that's had week long heavy periods for 15 years, haha) and I can't wait for it to be over so we can begin to try. I have a post-mc appointment with my ob/gyn on the 19th.
It kind of depends on how much you want to invest (both time and money) into TTC. I charted my BBT and used OPKs both with the pregnancy I MC'd and my current one. It also depends on how regular your cycles are and how "in tune" with your body you are (such as can you tell when you O every month?). Things to look into:
-monitoring cervical mucus
-tracking cervical position (this one is a bit tougher)
Thank you! I previously had regular 28 day cycles, but I know that can change after a mc. I do believe that I can feel when I ovulate. I get cramping on one side about ten days before my period.
I've been looking into opks since my first post and think I'm going to hold off on them for a month or so as I can see them stressing me out. I have noticed changes in cm in the past and will be paying more attention to it this time.
I have my post mc appointment... Hoping for the green light!
I just got back from my appointment. My ob said that everything looks good but wants me to wait one more cycle before trying again. So I guess now we'll be hoping for a May BFP. Can't wait for the next month to pass!
It actually took me a couple months to start ovulating again but the first month I know I ovulated (I used okps) we did it every other day until the positive okp and then did it every day for 4 days. We got our BFP that month. My story is similar to your, we weren't trying when we found out we were pregnant the fisrt time but after we found out we were so ready to be parents. It was heart breaking every month that went by when we were trying but looking back now the three months weren't that long. (Four from the time I m/c but we only had to wait one cycle to start trying again)
It actually took me a couple months to start ovulating again but the first month I know I ovulated (I used okps) we did it every other day until the positive okp and then did it every day for 4 days. We got our BFP that month. My story is similar to your, we weren't trying when we found out we were pregnant the first time but after we found out we were so ready to be parents. It was heart breaking every month that went by when we were trying but looking back now the three months weren't that long. (Four from the time I m/c but we only had to wait one cycle to start trying again)
Congrats on your BFP!! I see you're 5 weeks! We're a little disappointed to have to wait after my second cycle after everything I've read on here. We are going to take the doctor's recommendations simply because I don't know how I could live with myself if I miscarried again after not waiting like the doctor said. Hoping for our BFP in May so that we can join you! Congrats again!
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