Babymabey, sorry that your TTC journey has been a struggle. Good luck with the tests and I hope that you don't have to wait another year to start TTC again.
Have you considered abstaining until your positive OPK? Frequent lowers sperm count so especially if he has problems with his count already then if you have him abstain for at least a week before your positive OPK then you can either BD then or wait until O day itself to BD. I've also heard really good things about the SMEP method for getting pregnant quickly.
We used the SMEP to get pregnant with our son (it took us almost 2 years with him, but has 2 miscarriages to at least let us know that things were working, just not sticking). My doc and recent research actually shows that abstaining can affect motility and viability of , in order to keep it healthy and the count up you want to at least twice a week. After AF stops (which thankfully only lasts 3-4 days) we try to DTD every 2-3 days, then we DTD every day from CD 12-16.
Hopefully we get his test results back quickly so we will know what we have to work with when I O next.
Good luck! I hope you get pregnant soon after you figure out what you need to do.
I'm itching to POAS again, but I really need to wait until 2:00 pm. We just BDed for (probably) the last time this fertile half of the cycle. I think 3 days straight is about all DH can handle and I'm afraid to get any closer to O since I'm positive that DS was an O day baby. I'd rather have it take longer to get pregnant anyway if it means that I get my bundle this time. It's not the end of the world if we don't get pregnant this cycle. I'm only going to start to worry if we don't get pregnant in the first 6 cycles.
I am feeling pretty disappointed this morning. My temp dropped and my test is lighter than yesterday's so I'm pretty sure this is a chemical
I'm never testing early again!
It's ok hal! I just had a chemical pregnancy (doc said it was) I had gotten a faint positive 2 times and when I went to the doctor AF came and the blood test was even BFN. But here's to us!! New cycle! Maybe we will both get our sticky bean's!!
I think chemical pregnancies mostly just occur randomly under normal circumstances and do not affect a woman's ability to conceive a healthy baby. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless you end up having multiple chemical pregnancies or miscarriages in a row. For most women it's a random one time occurrence, these things just happen sometimes. I really hope that you get a sticky bean this coming cycle.
I tested again at around 2:00 pm, it was another positive. The first one had a darker test line than control line but with this one the lines were pretty even. It looks like my surge started this morning and now it's starting to calm down. I'm testing again this evening between 6-8 pm and I'm fully expecting it to be negative.
Thank you all for your support! I've never had a chemical before so not sure when AF is gonna show. Just wanna get it over with and move on to next month.
Bombshell, did your dr. Have any idea why it happened? Was it low progesterone? I'm wondering if I should go get checked. I just moved across the country so don't have an OB here yet.
She told me that it was just a random thing that happens like Kalonkiki said! I thought maybe it was because I was on the pill (just stopped so this is technically our first month ttc) but my faint positive was what made us want to conceive! But she also said that your chances of becoming pregnant soon after are high after a chemical pregnancy much like when you have a mc!! So that's exciting! Wishing the both of us luck for a new sticky bean
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