Young Healthy Mom Of 1 Problems TTC

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kayla_shauntel_05 - December 19

I have an 18 almost 19 month old daughter who was conceived with no problems. We are wanting #2 but have been trying for 6 months with no luck......any suggestions?


mjvdec01 - December 19

Do you know for sure when you ovulate? Have you used any opk's (ovulation predictor kits), or a digital fertility monitor? Also, were you on bc pill at all, if so, how long ago did you stop taking them?


tryingx3 - December 19

We also did the pillow trick - I would lay for 20 minutes with my tushie elevated after bd.


kayla_shauntel_05 - December 20

I have no idea when I ovulate. I have tried tracking it, but the ovulation predictor kits have never came up positive for me. I took the pill for like a month, but didnt take it right, and quit for several months, and then i took it really good for a month, and then quit again. I have had cycles that are 24 days and those that are 37 days. It has been at least 7 months since I took the pill, and I have never truly took it right. I miscarried when my daughter was like 4 months old, I was pregnant but didnt even know it, I went to the doctor because I started bleeding and wouldnt stop and they did all the tests and said I had a miscarriage, I dont want to use fertility treatment because I am young and I dont want to wind up with triplets.


mjvdec01 - December 20

Why don't you look in to getting a digital fertility monitor. You can get them at most drugstores, but they are pricey, about $250. Or you can buy one at drugstore dot com. if you buy one don't forget to purchase the test strips as well. it worked ver well for my hubby and I, we conceived on my 2nd cycle with the monitor. You can also rent it at fertility rentalsdot com, I think it is about $25 a month, but depending on how ling it takes you it would probably be more worth buying one. There is also a microscope you can buy that is much more affordable. It is small and you can keep it in your purse. The science is that you salivas structure changes at the time of ovulation, and this allows you to see the change and know for sure what is happening. It only takes a few minutes and you can preform the test anywhere at any time. I never used it but I hear it works rather well. I think you can purchase that one at drugstore dot com as well. If you try these options and still nothing after a couple of months then you may have to start chlomid or something. if you do buy a digital monito then I recommend the the Clear Blue brand. You can always sell it on e-bay or craigslist when youare done with it. Let me know!


mjvdec01 - December 20



kayla_shauntel_05 - December 21

The $250 is kind of pricey, but the rental doesnt sound bad. Whats sad is am going to a licensed nurse in 4 months and I cant even pinpoint my own ovulation, lol. I think nursing school is stressing me out but it seems like the right time to have another one becuase im fixing to be out of school, my daughter is almost completely potty trained, and we both want it! My daughter wasnt planned so of course i got pregnant right off the bat with her, but now that we are planning we are having problems!


mjvdec01 - December 21

Kayla, look in to the microscope I told you about. It is very precise, and there is no mistaking the result. I want to say that they cost about $40. They are very small and can be used anywhere. I think it is called a fertility microscope. I'll check for you.


mjvdec01 - December 21

Yeah, I found it on drugstoredotcom. when the site comes up, there is a place on the screen on the upper left where you can search for a product. Put in 'fertility microscope'. The 'Maybe MOM Mini-Ovulation Microscope' will come up, that is the one you want. It is $49.99. I think very affordable, and it works! You can read all about it on the page. Let me know what you think.


mjvdec01 - December 21

Kayla, did you see my last two posts?


kayla_shauntel_05 - December 22

Thanks for all the suggestions......I am going to try to get one of the microscopes............sorry it took me so long to answer this is the first time ive got on today


mjvdec01 - December 23

I'm glad to hear that you will be getting one. It is hard to try for a baby if you don't know when you are ovulating. I am sure this will work for you. Once my hubby and I started using a digital monitor it only took two cycles. Good luck and have a great Christmas. Baby dust!


DeeD - December 25

Temp! Take your tempurature every morning with out fail and you will learn alot. I have secondary infertility after having no problem getting pg with the first three. By charting you can find out so much...including if you are ovulating or not. Good Luck!


kimberly - December 26

You can also help keep track of things by using an online ovulation calendar. Just type ovulation calendar in the search engine and a bunch will pop up. Most of them are free down loads. Once you can figure an average of how long your cycles normally range you can pinpoint ovulation a lot easier. I have about a 40 day cycle and I concieved my dd first try, but I started charting my cycles about a year before we decided to try. Otherwise I am sure it would have taken much longer. It took me almost 3 years to concieve my son.


kayla_shauntel_05 - December 26

I used an ovulation calendar for about 5 months with no luck, the first two months it was dead on accurate in telling me when I would start my period, but obviously the ovulation was off a little because we made sure to do what we had to when I was supposed to be ovulating but no luck. Where do you get those BBT thermometers at?


mjvdec01 - December 27

You can get a BBT thermometer at just about any drug store, including Wal-Mart.


JEN - January 3

The drugstore also has an ovulation test that is just like a pregnancy test- you just pee on it and a line comes up when you are ovulating-I used this to get preggers with my son-took only 1 month! It is only like 10 bucks for 2 tests, so it might be a better option to start with. Good luck!



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