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Tuesday, 5 March 2013 10:07 a.m.
"Jamie G, I know how you feel but you should get your husband checked and when you know that he's fine then that could take some of the worry away. I've had bad health on and off during my 12months which is now 17 months (but say 7 of tryin!) and we've been both been tested (including those fabulous internal ultrasounds) & there is no reason why we shouldn't be, so I started using OPK tests - I'm still not PG (well don't know for sure) but just knowing all i's are dotted, t's crossed will make you feel better. It's an emotional roller coaster but don't give up - get stroppy but never give up. Timing is everything so make sure hubby is at the ready when you get a positive OPk! Xx :0)"
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A surrogacy story from conception to adoption.
hi am 24 years old trying for number 1 we have found out what the issue is!
Thursday, 21 February 2013 7:52 a.m.
"Hey!!! Just alittle advise from someone who actively tired for 4 years:) For the first year I charted everything, looking back now it was probably the thing the drove me the craziest!!! If anything I would have got both mine and my partners fertility checked earlier, the longer you wait, the harder you try, the more painful and hard it gets!!! We started trying to conceive when we were both 25, and thought everything would run smoothly, we were both heathly, young, fit, so why was there a problem!! A couple of years later we found my partner had bad sperm:( And was told he was infertile, something we thought we would never hear:( After been put on the waiting list for IVF, our minds finally starting focusing on others things as we had a set date of when we were to be trying to conceive, funnily enough I fell pregnant a few months later, I always thought it was a load of s#@t, when people said "if you take your mind off it and focus on others things it will happen", proves it kind of works, After trying for 4 years and been told we have a high chance of never having children, I am now the happiest and proud mummy of a beautiful baby girl!! Hang in there sweets and dont let trying to conceive consume you!! My heart broke further and further every month, I lost alot of friends and family, because I couldnt deal with others having babies!! My advise is enjoy life!! Make the most of everyday, I have been where you are and its hard to think of anything else and believe me it was so worth the wait, but it is a painful journey when it just doesnt happen:( Seek medical advise early and stay positive, dont let it overwhelm you!!! Goodluck"
TTC for the last three years .Have had 4 pregnancy losses -
2 m/c and 2 ectopics , currently awaiting IVF treatment and nervous as hell. Please anyone with advice for upping my chances of conceiving via IVF or great first time success stories would be great and much appreciated :)
Saturday, 28 January 2012 2:34 a.m.
I have been taking elevit for two months already and have also cut out caffeine and alcohol from my diet for the past 3 months .I've been going to the gym regularly and walk the dog with the hubby almost every night(weekends sometimes we'll skip a night) also our hobbies are quite active as well ( hunting/hiking , waterskiing ,snowboarding ,fishing etc) so I feel our fitness level is fine .We have a good diet as well eating all the right foods ( fruit & vege, wholemeal etc ).we also started seeing an acupunturist a few weeks ago and wow ! feeling more relaxed and not so nervous about the whole IVF procedure , I would highly reccommend acupuncture to anyone ttc ,it makes things not so overwhelming in my eyes. Good luck and best wishes for a long and healthy pregnancy :)"
I wanted to share my story of being in an open adoption as it is one of the best things to have happened to me and also because I only ever hear stories of closed adoptions.
Hopefully this can help someone pondering the idea of open adoption whether they are potential adoptive parents, the woman wanting to adopt out her child but still get to see them grow up or even for the two sets of grandparents.
And of coarse those who are just curios :)
Friday, 21 October 2011 9:21 a.m.
"What a great story.
We have two open adoptions for our children. It has made life so much eaiser with helping them understand how we become a family"
Any tips on TTC boy ....
First time on here working full time married with 2 gorgeous girls, a 5 and 2 year old, was diagnoised with PCOS when trying to conceive #2, wanting to add to our family (hoping for baby BOY but not fussed).
Thursday, 22 September 2011 3:30 a.m.
"Hi Yazdiah - i used the same book as emu undies.
We had DD1 and DD2 by using the method of every other day for a week about a week after my period ended. And lo n behold - 2 girls.
When we tried for baby number 3 - firstly we were having a baby for the sake of adding to the family - otherwise the pressure would have been too great. But in saying that I set about finding ways that pointed towards a boy.
To cut a long story short - get the above mentioned book from the library as it has a whole raft of things you can do, including diet, etc, etc - but basically, you need to determine your ovulation date. To do this you can get one of those saliva testing kits, use a temperature chart or (sorry for the TMI) you can find out for yourself by feeling the position of your cervix and testing the 'feel' of your cervical mucus - it needs to be stretchy. Abstain from sex (or use condoms) prior to your ovulation date and only have unprotected sex on the actual day of ovulation and then abstain (or use condoms) after your day of ovulation.
I can recall time, date and place that DS was concieved. LOL
Good luck - here's to a happy healthy bub and a happy Mum n Dad! :o)
Our baby dreams where beginning to look unachievable, but we are so glad to get to this stage!
Saturday, 2 July 2011 12:53 a.m.
"Thats a great story, gives me hope thank you!"
Our only option is IVF
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 11:06 a.m.
"Wishing you both all the very very best in the next stage of your journey. We have also been on the IVF journey but have been fortunate to have 2 healthy boys and another baby on the way. Take care and be strong!!! I hope and pray it all works out for you both and that Osten will have the little brother or sister that he so so deserves :-)"