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tips for ttc. Charlie's Mama. ♥ Due February 4; TTC since Jun 2013; 1 child; North Dakota 1654 posts
status 29th Jul '13

What are some tips you guys have for TTC. I was trying for this month, but it didn't happen and SO said after I get off my monthly we could start trying again. I really wanna have another child. I did go off my birth control last month and got a period after going off it, like 4 days after going off it. My periods are usually 28 days apart, but it was about 30-31 days that I got this one since the last. Any tips would be appreciated. :)

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45930 posts
29th Jul '13

Use an ovulation tracker on your phone or iPod.



Relax, and have fun.

Sthrnprincess 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 7142 posts
29th Jul '13

Stay laying down at least for 20 mins after BDing and you can prop your hips up too if you want I know some women that have tried that.

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65684 posts
status 29th Jul '13

You can used OPKs or other methods of testing for ovulation. Realize it will take time.

mommy to C, B and F 19 kids; 1 angel baby; Escondido, California 1175 posts
29th Jul '13

Track your period on an app and use ovulation tests have sex any way but him finish with you on your back you having the big O helps and after lay on back for 15 mins and doing kegal exercises helped me with all 4 pregnancies good luck

XJS♡6.14 1 child; Panama City, Florida 379 posts
29th Jul '13

i don't know if it's just me but d****e s***e is the only way i've ever gotten pregnant, and i've been pregnant 4 times. maybe i just got lucky, or it was the position :lol:

Impending_Doom 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Colorado 925 posts
29th Jul '13

Unfortunately, getting pregnant is often easier said than done. But as long as your periods are regular, you can to using an ovulation tracking app. I used one called My Cycles, on my android phone (not sure if it's available on apple devices). It was fee, and it was very clear and easy to use. I entered in my last period, how long my cycles normally are, etc, and it calculated when I should be due to ovulate, and when the most likely fertile days were. It also kept track of when my next period was due, and even gave me a reminder a few days before (which was handy for me, because I was always forgetting to stock my purse with pads, lol). It also allowed me to take note of when I had sex, and any possible symptoms I was having.
As well as that, you may want to look into buying an ovulation prediction kit (opk). They work just like pregnancy tests, and you use them in the days you are most likely to be ovulating. I used the Clearblue brand, in combination with the app, and tested on the days the app said were my most likely fertile days. If I didn't get a positive from the opk tests on any of those days, I'd test on the next few days as well, and would eventually find the jackpot. Depending on your body and how regular you are, you may experience that too. The app can only do so much, and if your body changes things up, it has no way of knowing until you do.

Jaxon&Jenna's Mommy 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Portage, Indiana 1936 posts
30th Jul '13
Quoting Charlie's Mama. ♥:" What are some tips you guys have for TTC. I was trying for this month, but it didn't happen and SO said ... [snip!] ... are usually 28 days apart, but it was about 30-31 days that I got this one since the last. Any tips would be appreciated. :)"


I use the ovulation tests, although they are a tad bit expensive. I just use them when I figure I usually ovulate (I usually have cramps when I do) and it has always told me when I am. The clearblue digital are what I use. I used it this time and hopefully will be finding out this weekend or after if I actually am. When I was pregnant before (I miscarried) I didn't use them at all and just let nature take its course. They always say that it happens when you're not trying. Try to have sex every day as well. That way, you can't really miss the opportunity by making sure there's enough baby making time.
Hope you have luck this next time around!

Impending_Doom 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Colorado 925 posts
30th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jess.[jaxon's mama]:</b>" I use the ovulation tests, although they are a tad bit expensive. I just use them when I figure I usually ... [snip!] ... you can't really miss the opportunity by making sure there's enough baby making time. Hope you have luck this next time around!"</blockquote>




I agree, it does happen when you're not trying! I used the ovulation tests and the app and we tried for six or seven months after my miscarriage, and nothing. This last time, we'd pretty much given up, and figured we'd give it a break for a month, then maybe see a doctor about it. I think we had sex like one time, and more just because we were in the mood than because we were trying to get pregnant. And, well, voila. Here I am, 5 weeks pregnant. Haha.vall that effort, and it turns out, all we had to do was barely try! Lol.