Ttc 2023

I’m at CD 19 now, I believe, so I think I’m in my TWW. I wasn’t able to get my hands on ovulation tests this time so I’m pretty much guessing at this point.

I feel so many emotions this time around. We’ve officially been trying 2 years now. This is my final month to have my current doctor handling all of my prenatal care (minus delivery) and the idea of having to find someone else is so unbelievably draining right now. I just want this to work out…


Soooo… this cycle has been long and weird. I wasn’t well a few weeks ago and I think that threw my ovulation out. Anyway, I’m CD43 and still no period. I felt bone-deep tired last week, despite it being a normal week, and completely emotionally strung out. I also only have half a chart because it was all wobbly from being sick, so I gave up this cycle. This morning I thought “why not” and took a test, fully expecting it to be blank… buuuuut I swear there is a faint line!!! :scream::flushed::scream::flushed::scream:

By my calculations and my glitchy chart, I’m probably 11 DPO, and the faintness of the line is similar to 11 DPO last time I was pregnant… but omg, what!! I feel like I can’t let myself believe it. I’ll test again in another day or two (assuming AF doesn’t arrive to prove me wrong).

Today is Father’s [name_u]Day[/name_u] here. If this does turn into something, I’ll tell my hubby by saying his gift arrived a little late haha :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Fingers crossed for you!

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We’re playing a new game - it goes like this - Am I teary because…

  1. I am often teary before my period
  2. I am often teary before my period but actually I’m pregnant
  3. I’ve had a pretty crap day

I’m in the two week wait (got some new ovulation tests, so easy to read! Trusting those and my usual cycle length). We gave it a pretty good shot this time, I think. But I just don’t know. I think I’m about 8-9 days DPO and having to resist the urge to test.

In my bones, I think I’m not. But the yearning is real this month.


You can do it!! Be strong!! It’s so frustrating though :unamused:

I go in for my follicle measurement appointment tomorrow for my IUI and I’m so nervous. It will be cycle day 10. Last cycle we had to skip IUI because I came in on [name_u]Day[/name_u] 13 and my follicles were measuring 29 mm which is too mature for successful IUI, so they are having me come in earlier this cycle. I am hoping to be measuring well so that we can trigger tomorrow and do IUI on [name_m]Friday[/name_m]. Part of my anxiety comes from the weekend being so close, I’m worried my follicle will be too small for IUI on [name_m]Friday[/name_m] but too big by [name_f]Monday[/name_f] and we’ll miss a cycle. :frowning: Plus we are taking a weekend trip with my parents and that’s not the best setting for timed intercourse… lol


Officially moving to the Due Date thread :tada::heartpulse::grin:

Test Photo


Congratulations! :tada:

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So we’ve officially started the ‘prep’ stage of ttc. I’ve switched from multivitamins to prenatals. And started tracking my cycle again (Im pretty regular so I dont track when we’re not ttc)

What prenatals does everyone recommend?


@_thelittlefairywren Congratulations!! So excited for you! I hope everything goes smoothly!

@LibelluleClaire I take Garden of Life RAW prenatals. They’re a bit spendy but seem really good, and they’ve never made me feel sick. Only con is that they’re meant to be taken 3 times a day. I’ve made a habit of taking them around mealtimes, and I usually remember.


@LibelluleClaire - I highly recommend the ones from Ritual, they include everything extra my fertility doctor recommended I take, and you only take 2 once a day, you can choose the flavour and they’ll subscription ship to you so you don’t run out! Also zero nausea caused by them, which is very unusual for me, most pill Prenatals made me violently nauseous so I took gummy ones for years! They are also very transparent about their ingredients and sourcing methods which I find reassuring!


that’s so exciting!! congratulations! :sparkling_heart:

update for us: my dominant follicle is measuring 20mm so we are good to go for IUI tomorrow! I gave myself the ovidrel injection to trigger ovulation and we go in first thing in the morning for sperm washing, then IUI! I’m feeling good about things this cycle but since our pregnancy loss, I’ve not been able to feel hopeful again. At this point I’m just keeping my head up and trusting that it will happen when it happens. :slight_smile:


@LibelluleClaire @eloiseattheplaza @auroradawn

Thanks, everyone!! :heartpulse: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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@_thelittlefairywren yay I’m so happy for you!!! [name_f]Blessings[/name_f] on a strong sticky baby :pray:

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@elleplume Thank you, beautiful :heartpulse:

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So happy for you! Sending healthy and sticky vibes!

Update from us: BFNs and AF. I really thought it could happen this time. The positives are that we’ve got some more evidence that I am ovulating and that the ovulation tests I use are picking up on my LH surges appropriately. I only have two more cycles before we start qualifying for medical involvement on the NHS. Not raised getting a test for him yet, he’s much more chilled about it all and also counts us starting ‘trying’ from a slightly different point - might have the conversation with him if it doesn’t happen next cycle.


@Maerad Thanks, lovely :blush: I’m sorry this wasn’t your cycle. Hugs xx

@maerad Im sorry for the disappointing results :frowning: hopefully you will get some better news soon.

@Kibby @auroradawn thank you! Ill have to look into them. Currently Im taking a 2 a day gummy vitamin that works (and [name_u]Ive[/name_u] had 2 healthy pregnancies while on them, they were the only ones that I could take daily without throwing up) but I know they arent the best. And this time around I will be 35, which logically I know doesnt mean much. But I feel like I have to really make sure I am as healthy as I can be, being at an ‘advanced maternal age’ and my current vitamins dont include omega which has always bothered me but I couldnt find one that included omega without being super ‘fishy’ tasting. (I throw up frequently during the day, even not being pregnant, so anything that is really fishy tasting is horrible.)

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I take a vegan DHA supplement and don’t find it fishy at all! I use a [name_f]Deva[/name_f] brand one, but my guess is that any of the vegan ones in general aren’t fishy.

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I had never thought to search for vegan options. That would be a great idea to avoid the fish aftertaste.