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post #201 of 321
Thanks ladies for all your congrats!

I love what dctexan did with explaining what they did that month that may help other women with conceiving, including symptoms, so here goes:


- First month using OPK's. I swear these are Godsent. Turns out I ovulated on the last, if the not the day after the last wind of my EWCM. We BDed the day the OPK said I was getting my surge as well as the day after b/c sometimes your egg may not be released for another 12-36 hours.

- Drank Green Tea and took Evening Primrose Oil for the first 14 days of my cycle and cut out all caffeine in order to boost EWCM.

- If you don't chart your cervix, I highly recommend it. The difference on the day you O when you get used to it is really noticeable and may help you pinpoint your most fertile time with all the other things.

- Fertility Friend put my O date on the day before my OPK predicted I would. This is b/c of miscalculated/poor temps that I took on the day before at an earlier hour. That being said, TRUST your own body. I looked at the calendar for a week thinking "that's not right" and it wasn't till I dropped the temps that were erratic that I got my solid crosshairs.

- I actually had 3 drinks the night I believe we conceived at our staff Christmas party, so the whole body shot theory may not be a bad idea. Get drunk, have sex. Or even have sex, then get drunk.


In terms of supplements this is what I take everyday before I go to bed:

- 1 Generic Pre-natals
- 2 extra mg of Folic Acid
- 3, 500mg Evening Primrose Oil till O
- 1 Garlic tablet
- 1, 650 mg Calcium
- 1, 1000 mcg of B12
- 1, 100 mg of B6
- 1 Baby Aspirin (81mg)


In terms of symptoms I barely had any which should have been one on it's own b/c I get brutal PMS symptoms. But this is what they were:

- Literally since 2DPO I've had cramps. On and off non-stop. At first they weren't that bad. Then by the time 7DPO I was woken up with a pain in my right area with what felt like my appendix hurting. Thereafter they slowly got worse, again on and off. Yesterday when I got my faint line, I could have sworn I was getting AF b/c the cramps felt identical to what I normally get for AF except they felt hotter. Today with the BFP confirmation they're a lot lighter. Maybe it's part of the implantation process?

- My breasts didn't start to hurt til 9DPO but when they did, holy mother of God. I have never seen inflation like this. I cannot button up one of my fav jackets and the other one has gaping holes in it when I do close it now. And they hurt like hell.

- Bloating started at around 9DPO. I feel like jello.

- Sense of smell has started to pick up. I tend to smell good things better than bad things so that's good.

Other than that, nothing else so far.

I hope this helps anyone!

I just went to a medical clinic b/c my doctor is on vacation for the next 2 weeks and get confirmation via blood work by tomorrow. :
post #202 of 321
Thanks greengrey and dctexan for sharing what you did differently!
post #203 of 321
I already congratulated you, greengrey, but I'll say it again: CONGRATS!!

Welcome, sunflwrmoonbeam! I'm sorry about your recent loss, but glad to hear your fertility came right back like clockwork! Good luck!

I'm still waiting to test... had a BFN this morning, but at 10DPO I suppose I should've known. The insane thirst started last night -- that was my biggest pregnancy symptom back in September...
post #204 of 321
Writing this kind of has the feel of, "Let me tell you how to do it," so I apologize, but know that I would have liked this kind of info. Heck, some of it I got from you ladies (ie robitussin).

What I did differently this cycle: took robitussin and green tea from about cd6-2dpo. did cardio exercise every other day. took vitex and b6 for short luteal phase.

What dh did differently this cyle: drank an asian ginseng tea and took an argenine supp. I think think this made a big difference: if you get more sperm in there, there's a better chance that one will find the egg.

We dtd every other day from about cd6-2dpo. Of course a lot of it is luck, I know, but its nice to feel like we make it happen easier. Good luck.

Symptoms: Cramping from about 4dpo on and off and pointy nipples (which are very sensitive now). I also noticed yesterday that my boobs didn't quite fit in my bra right. As of yesterday, pretty much constant, light nausea.

Oh and I was talking to a co-worker on Monday and said that my skin seems to be healthier than usual; I thought it was b/c I had been eating tons of fruits and veggies last week.:
post #205 of 321
Oh can I guess Due Dates?

Sabo Aug 27th

GreenGrey Aug 27th

DCTexan Aug 29th

Artgirl I can't do one for you, no chart to stalk.

Ah, sorry I did this, just kinda wanting to know if I'm right according to your docs or M/W
post #206 of 321
Originally Posted by Tenk View Post
Oh can I guess Due Dates?

Sabo Aug 27th

GreenGrey Aug 27th

DCTexan Aug 29th
Close, but no. August 29 (possibly Aug 31 if I o'd on cd19).
post #207 of 321
Ah, when I got my positive in Oct the doc didn't even care when I O'd just the first day of my last period. Just a guess....so much congrats tho!!!
post #208 of 321
I second the cutting out caffeine. I'm working on weening myself from coffee, and have been mostly successful. THis month, I have more EWCM than ever before. I think I O'd yesterday, so hopefully I got lucky!
post #209 of 321
you are all so flippin lucky to have ew!!! I never get ew !!! wahhhhhh!
JeeZ, I never get mucous. WTF?! None in and none out. :

I'm jealous of all who get cervical mucous.:
Wouldn't that make a great bumpersticker.....
"Mine's egg-white, what's yours?" >>> hey we could totally pick eachother out of the crowd

I know... I'm a freak.:
post #210 of 321
Thread Starter 

changes will be made to here (right after I post)

mamabearsoblessed - Just wanted to let you know that I actually did NOT have EWCM this cycle at all! That is part of the reason I really wanted to DTD after the positive OPK (because I wanted the egg there waiting and ready, I felt like my CM was NOT going to support DHs sperm)

Tenk - Pretty close with my EDD. I haven't conformed with the midwife (I see her tomorrow) but I *think* it is Aug 30. Still, my mom has me about a week before her EDD so who knows

For those of you not having good luck with OPKs, you *might* want to try testing 2x day around your peak time (say 11AM and 8PM or whatever works for you). Pricy, I know. But, if you LH surge happens during the night, you might miss it if you aren't tsting twice a day. Also, some OPKs are more sensitive than others. I think (like HPTs) different brands of OPK measure different levels of LH. If you are below your tests threshold, you will not get a positive. Also, I also got lines 2 lines on my OPK from the first day I started testing (CD11), but didn't test positive until CD 15. CD16-18 I still had two lines, they just were not positive. However, by 8dpo (the next time I used an OPK) I only got a control line.
post #211 of 321
Thread Starter 
sunflwrmoonbeam. So sorry for your loss
Welcome to the One Thread. I hope your stay here is short and sweet.
post #212 of 321
mommy-X-2 - I was dealing with the same thing, I even though it was the right time, but last night I got a real + OPK almost a week after my fertile signs started. But this is only my 2nd PP cycle so that can't help, boy do things change after you have a baby.

jillybeans - hugs, fwiw, vitex didn't work for me either. For me, nursing is preventing my cycles from being normal and I need a little bit of medical help to give me what the nursing is suppressing in my own body. I don't want to wean either, I cannot sacrifice the relationship with my current nursling just to make another, kwim!
post #213 of 321
Thanks everyone for the advice. Another neg. opk today but now I have EWCM. We are going to keep to the every other day thing and that makes tonight BD time!!!

dctexan yes last cycle was very odd for me. I had a m/c the end of Oct. so this is my first normal cycle since. I tend to O early to mid cycle. When I got pg with my dd I Od between cd4 and cd11. And they last time I was pg I Od on cd17.

sunflwrmoonbeam Welcome to the group and sorry about your loss. I have found alot of support form the women in this group.
post #214 of 321
Hi everyone, I'm new here this week and really happy to be with you all for support. Congrats to everyone with BFPs! It looks like it has been an exciting week.

Can I get you to add my chart link to my name so that it is in there next week? http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/17c22f

post #215 of 321
ourdomicile Welcome to the group. Sorry about your recent loss. Hope that your stay here is short but sweet!
post #216 of 321
Thread Starter 

changes to here

ourdomicile - your chart is added
post #217 of 321
Hello, can I join the One Thread too? Let me introduce myself.

My name is Sara and I am a 30 year old mother of two wonderful boys.

Luke is 11 and Logan is 18 months. Luke was the result of a short relationship when I was 18 and has since been adopted by my husband.

It took us 16 cycles to conceive Logan and during that time we miscarried twice (5 weeks and 6 weeks).

I am currently on CD9 of our first cycle trying to conceive baby #3. We are hoping and praying for a much quicker conception this time and no more angel babies.
post #218 of 321
Thread Starter 
Welcome Sara. Where are you in your cycle (or more specifically, which list do you want to be added to...see the first page for choices)? Let me know and I will add you. Good luck with #3
post #219 of 321
I have a chart! Can you please add it on the list? Thanks so much! The link is here.

Not that there's much on it this point, and as I'm on the pill for a short time longer it doesn't matter much, but I wanted to go ahead and get the hang of it.
post #220 of 321
Originally Posted by dctexan View Post
Welcome Sara. Where are you in your cycle
Thank you, I am Waiting to O
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