Thought it might be interesting and fun to see some of the things we didn't know before TTC- wether specific or general, personal or funny! And it might enlighten some of us too!
I will start-
-I didn't know it was only really possible to conceive a few days a month/cycle!
Your turn!! Add as many as you like
Happy Vegetarian Gal and Techie Man- Newly Wed!!! Expecting "Albi" Christmas 2012
Looking forward to
- I didn't know that the eggwhite cervical fluid was the fertile kind
- I didn't know until after I got my 1st BFP that you were already considered 2 weeks pregnant at conception (we started TTC August 15th because our schedules - DH was a law student, I'm a teacher - would make a May 15th or later baby ideal -- got pregnant right off the bat and was SHOCKED that my due date was May 8th! May 1st by LMP! I had just counted forward 9 months and thought that was it)
, mama to Amelie (May 2010), early loss (October 2011), and James (September 2012)
Mom's a doctor and I thought I knew a fair bit...
But I had no idea about any of the cervical fluid-- maybe a vague notion of EWCM at most-- and certainly no clue about charting temps.
I don't know what I was thinking, but I had no idea until a few months ago that it might be hard to TTC (short luteal phase in particular) after coming off BCP. I am kind of embarrassed, but I thought you could just go off BCP and get pregnant the very next month! Of course, it might be possible, but it can often take at least 2-3 months for your cycle to be "hospitable" and sometimes up to 8 or more. I wanted to start to TTC in January, so as soon as I read this (November), I said, Duh! Let me go off BCP ASAP! But I'm kicking myself for not going off sooner. Especially since I was on them for 13 years!
I've known this for a while (maybe 10 years), but I wasn't 100% clear until I was in my 20s that BCP have no way of producing a false BFP-- that HCG is only made by a fetus (or certain, VERY specific drugs), so the fact that BCP "make your body think it's pregnant" won't cause a BFP, IYKWIM.
WAHer & Wannabe, Wife to DH 1998, Mama to Buko, Born at Home March 2013
I did not know what a LP was, or that it needed to be a certain length. Also didnt know your basal temperature is different from your temp the rest of the day.
I am 29, married to DH for 2 years with 2 crazy pups and, after what feels like a huge wait (shorter than many, longer than wanted!), we are expecting our first little one April 2013.
I didn't know that low BBT and long patches of EWCM could mean hypothyroidism. My BBT charts showed this and someone on MDC pointed it out. Turns out I am hypothyroid.
My mom has always told me "Have sex when you are "slippery" if you want to get a boy" but so far no pregnancy from all of the "slippery" (meaning EWCM) DTD.
Crafty Geeky lady (37, hypothyroid) married 7/2010 love of my life (42, azoospermia). I believe in MIRACLES! Twin boys born 12/21/13 at 40 weeks 2 days! 3/52 crafts in 2014 Ramsey's BS1: Done! 2/17/12 BS 2 goal: 6/7/17 no sperm initial DX 3/23/12 BFP 4/7/13!
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