I have been TTC no 1 for 11 months now. Have started acupuncture and reflexology this month as well as using a clear blue fertility monitor. Didn't expect to be close to my wedding anniversary and not pregnant. It is frustrating esp as others seen to manage it much quicker. Anyhow fingers crossed.
I've just turned 30 last month & have been TTC for 9 months, no pill in my system, no NTNP before that & have been using opk's & pre-seed since the beginning so I expected it to happen within the first 4 months. Started Agnus castus on month 3 to shorten my cycle (which it did) & improve my LP (which it didn't) & I just came off it last month as I think it gave me mid cycle spotting & made me ovulate late. Been taking pregnacare conception for approx 5 months, but have now swapped this for Boots own brand pre-natals. Been taking EPO which I've also now stopped, & have swapped the pre-seed for conceive plus. DH takes wellman conception & Maca, I also take Maca & we're onto our 5th month now so hopefully it will start working! I temped for 4 months but now I know I ovulate fine I have stopped as its too stressful! I've recently had my thyroid level checked which is fine & am waiting for DH results to come back. My doc has said we need to wait for 16months before theyll refer me for tests .
Well girls, I can understand you're frustrated and impatient, but please don't say it will never happen to you at only 5 or 6 months TTC.
I am 27 and it took me 14 cycles to get pregnant (13 months). Needless to say that after 12 months, I thought me or hubby had an issue and would need treatment. We didn't. I know quite a few other ppl who only had a BFP after a year or almost a year. One it happens, you forget all about the TTC wait
I know it's easier said than done right now but try to take your minds off it as much as you can. Having been on the same boat, I know how difficult it is especially when you have friends or relatives who get pregnant by looking at their hubbies. But don't lose hope. In the meantime, enjoy not having morning sickness, etc while it lasts!
Mk8 - How are you today? Hope you are feeling better. I know what you mean about being around fertile myrtles though, my friend and I went off BCP at the same time because we planned to have kids at the same time (and I thought all you had to do was go off BCP ha) she got her BFP after a couple of months and is now 5 months pregnant and I am still trying to get a regular cycle booo. She was around on Sunday and gave me the whole oh if you just relax crap, I could have slapped her lol.
Rosered - I hope you are feeling better today after a good nights sleep.
Workingttc - I am 33 as well, 34 in December and I hear that clock ticking louder and louder everyday.
Welcome to everyone else that has joined the thread.
Fairy dust to all.
Thanks, MrsBea, I am feeling a bit better. I had some really, really good sleep last night! Left a window open to hear the rain pattering down, and snuggled under the blankets.
I've been weaning off my anti-anxiety meds whilst trying to concieve, and it's dealt a blow to my positive attitude the past few days. I will be off it entirely before too long, and I hope that helps me regain some equilibrium.
Any fellow 30 something year old TTC-ers out there who have been trying for a while? Wanted to see how you ladies are doing and hope that you are feeling optimistic still.
I remember when I first started my TTC quest. Whilst I have heard it can take up to a year, I thought it would happen at the click of my fingers on the basis that most of friends appear to have hit the jackpot the first month they commenced BD. As the cycles have gone on, my moods have gone on a bit of a roller coaster ride. Sometimes, I am hopeful, during the TWW, I have been anxious, when AF arrives, I have been sad. Yet at the same time, I have also been optimistic. I never expected it to have been this tough emotionally. Also, whilst my cycles are 27 days long, the way my period comes has changed since I started TTC. I am having weird brown discharge just before my period (not normal for me). I have also been experiencing pains on both sides at sporadic times (not around the time of ovulation) so went to see the docs. He is concerned it may be something sinister like cancer so admitted me for tests (internal scan and bloods). Results out next week. Typical! All this palava when I want to have a baby!
I am however still trying to remain hopeful. Hope is a good thing right?!
In terms of the practical side of things, I have OPK'd a few months and tried temping. I even tried cough syrup last month for more EWCM. I tried taking preganacare prenatals and a couple of months, I tried vit B6 as my LP wasn't as long as "ideal" (10-12 days). I also tried SMEP for 3 months. But I have chucked all that away this month. I was obssessing and it just stressed me out. SO trying to relax a bit more this month. Here's hoping that my BFP will come out to say hello soon.
Hope you ladies are doing well. WOuld be good to hear your thoughts, game plans and of course success stories to get me through this journey.
Baby dust all.
Really hope there's nothing sinister there hunni! My spotting also started after starting TTC. There's a good thread on it, can't post a link as I'm on my phone but its on my profile under posts called 'spotting week before AF anyone else?' Hope it helps x
I know quite a few other ppl who only had a BFP after a year or almost a year. One it happens, you forget all about the TTC wait
You're so right! My co-worker friend and his wife have been married for 2+ years, and talked openly of wanting a baby well before that. Over the past couple of years, he's made some comments about her wanting him to get her pregnant, etc. (she's not shy!). Well, they announced last month that she's due in September, and they're so excited. . But when I was talking to my co-worker about my own efforts to concieve, I said "you guys were trying for a while, weren't you?". To which he said "well, we were not trying, not preventing". Which made me laugh because 1.) he's already forgotten about the pressure and wait time and 2.) HE may have been ntnp, but SHE was definitelt ttc!
Gettingbroody- did the witch get you? Hopefully you have some happy news to announce. Babydust to you!
Babydust to all in fact.
How is everybody today?
No witch yet... Had some really pink spotting/cm yesterday morning and then nothing all for the rest of the day and was beginning to get my hopes up - but there's a bit of brown spotting this morning again and temps still dropping Im sure she'll be flying in on her broomstick at any time now - Wicked !
My doc has said we need to wait for 16months before theyll refer me for tests .
Sending you all lots of x x
Can't believe he's making you wait so long! I thought it was more the norm to start tests earlier once you hit 30? And even sooner after 35? Has he given any reasons?
Hi, well I expected her to say a year as i thought it was 18mths for under 30, a yr for 30-34 then 6 mths for 35+. But said the policy is 16mths under 35! If I get to a year I will challenge it, as also I don't know who's policy it is - the surgery or the healthcare trust. My friend has been told by a different doctor 18mths-2yrs & she's also 30! x
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