Trying to Conceive

The road to parenthood starts even before you conceive and a little support can go a long way.

Whether you're just starting to think about a baby or have been trying to get pregnant for awhile, this is a safe space to discuss and ask questions along your journey.

Hi ladies I am 11 days late, tested 1 day before my periods and got a faint positive

Tested on 12th Sept got faint positive, went for a scan on 20th Sept. Doc was sure it was early preg but doc couldn't see anything & asked to do a test on 22nd which was negative. I am confused n sad. Pls help me out. I had a miscarriage at 9 wks in Feb 2019. Thnx

Anonymous posted in Fitness Oct 14

Are there any diets or fitness tips to help you get pregnant?

And how do I stay positive and calm while trying to conceive?

I’m late for my cycle!

I’m still wondering “where are you?!” No period since August 31-September 4. HELP!!

Late period but negative tests

I am 12 days late from my period. I took 2 pregnancy tests on day 3 and day 7 but they where both negative. Any ideas?

  • Lisa
    Oct 01

    And were you pregnant or just late on your period coming @Katrina

  • Katrina
    Oct 01

    I was just late

Hello, My period was due last Friday. I took 2 pregnancy tests so far and all negative.

I am just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same or if anyone had a positive test after negative tests. I have no period or pregnancy symptoms. Thank you.

  • Quay
    Oct 04

    Hello , I’m experiencing this now. Cycle should’ve started last Saturday. I’m still getting neg results. Did you get any answers?

  • Bethany
    Oct 04

    I had three negatives before a positive

Anonymous posted in Trying to Conceive Aug 24

Late period

My period is 14 days late took a test today it came out negative , have had period symptoms but nothing has happened I have had cramping and breast tenderness for a couple weeks but still nothing it feels like it’s gonna come but then nothing comes

  • Ano
    Sep 29

    I’m having the same thing! My cycle is around 25-29 and I’m currently on day 32. Feels like my period is coming but nothing so far, I am super moody lately and overly tired. I did 2 tests both negative, did you eventually get your period?

Lina posted in Siblings Aug 21

30 something, 9 yr old son, too late to have more?

My son just turned 9 and has been asking (begging) for a sibling for years. I did try and was not successful. 2 miscarriages. I want to try again but now I’m in my late 30’s and he is already 9! I struggle with this every single day. I’m 1 of 6 kids. I feel so much guilt not giving him a childhood with siblings. I would be devastated if I couldn’t give him any at all but is it too late?

  • Jenny
    Aug 29

    I had 4 kids from my first marriage 2 boys 15 & 14, and 2 girls 18 & 16. I had remarried. Both my new husband and I were 35 he’d raised step kids but never had any of his own so he wanted kids! We had a boy in oct 2014 my kids being the ages they were not thrilled at first lol but when the baby came it was completely different they all loved him and jumped right in to helping take care ... More

  • Nise
    Aug 30

    My sister is 40 with a 21 yr old a 9 year old and a 2 year old. Your not too old. Forgot about what society has taught you about what age you should be having babies and do what you want. P.S I’m 33 and have a 14 yr old, 5 year old and a newly turned 1 yr old.

5 pregnancy test, 3 faint lines, 2 neg, doc one came neg too but I’ve missed my period? HELP

  • B
    Jul 27

    Sometimes people have annovulary cycles. It happens. Also happens that you could be testing too early. Or that you had a chemical pregnancy

Anonymous posted in Trying to Conceive Jul 08

Advice!

I’m 11days late. Have nausea, mild cramping (more like a pulling/full feeling in my stomach), headaches, and backaches. I’ve taken 6 tests, 5negative, and got one very very faint positive yesterday. Show I take that as a positive? This was the best picture I could get.

  • Rissa
    Aug 24

    Were you pregnant? I'm currently 3 days late and I'm getting negative hpt's and we're getting anxious waiting not wanting to get our hopes but with no period and pregnancy symptoms it's hard not too

  • Quay
    Oct 02

    Rissa, were you pregnant?

Trying to conceive #2

Hello. My husband and I are officially trying for baby #2. I bought a TTC kit that has 2 months worth of vitamins with folic acid and it came with ovulation and pregnancy tests. Is there anything else I can do to help get pregnant? I got my first period last month after getting off of the Depo, but it only lasted for like 3 days. Also, any advice on having two younger children would be apprecia... More

Late cycle but negative pregnancy tests.

My boyfriend and I aren’t using protection. He is just quick about using the “pull out” method. He pulls out well in advance. I was suppose to start my period on the first but haven’t yet. I’ve taken pregnancy tests but they’re negative. I’ve been feeling emotional, slightly cramping, and tender breasts. But these are signs of PMS as well. I know stress can delay a cycle too. I’m not sure wha... More

  • Anonymous
    Jul 07

    The pull out method is notoriously ineffective. Keep taking tests every other day. If all neg I usually wait until I’ve missed second period to get tested at doc, since sometimes it happens. But think about getting on birth control since it’s only a matter of time until you’re pregnant

  • Kieli
    Jul 07

    Both of my kids were conceived using the pull out method. The first time I missed a couple birth control pills. The second I wasn’t working, so no insurance and I had just stopped breastfeeding. Literally conceived my second the same month I stopped breastfeeding my first. Go to a clinic, and they will test for you.

Anonymous posted in Family Planning Jul 01

Why don’t people just get the digital pregnancy test?

Just out of curiosity... why don’t people just buy digital pregnancy tests over the ones with the lines? I’ve just seen a lot of posts of people asking about faint lines and just wondered why people buy those sticks when we have digital pregnancy tests where it’s a clear answer? Can’t be price since I’ve seen some digital ones that are cheaper than the dyes...

  • Anonymous
    Jul 02

    The digital ones are just reading the lines for you. So if it is faint they say no

  • Anonymous
    Jul 02

    a lot of digital ones require higher hCG for it to read positive. most people do the line tests because 1. they are able to tell somewhat earlier and 2. it’s generally cheaper (at least where i live). when i found out i was pregnant i did a digital one first and it came out negative, i also had a line one and it came out positive clear as day.

Could I be pregnant??

Hello!! My husband and I are ttc. So far this month I am 5 days late on my period. 🤞 I have been nauseous, super tired, running to the bathroom constantly, had dull cramps, and my temperature has been around 99.6-99.8. I have tested and got negative but I know some people don’t get a positive until later than others. I’m trying to stay positive but I’m starting to have doubts. What do you guys ... More

  • Gray
    May 17

    My periods have always been really regular. I have used a couple different tests including frer and all negative. I’m thinking I’ll get through the weekend and if there’s still no answers I’ll call obgyn

  • Rissa
    Aug 24

    Just curious are you pregnant ? I'm currently in the same boat

Baby #2!!!

We have our first appointment with the fertility doctor to start trying to have baby #2 at the end of the month! So excited!

Anonymous posted in Family Planning Apr 30

TTC #2 After Paragard

Looking for some insight from others who had the Paragard (copper) IUD. We are TTC Baby #2. The first day of my last period was 3/23. I had my IUD removed on 4/10 on presumably the first day of my fertile window. My period was supposed to start on 4/29. I see no signs of it coming and I had a negative HPT yesterday with first morning urine. Anyone else have a late period after Paragard removal?... More

  • Anonymous
    Jul 21

    Any update?

  • Monet
    Oct 12

    I was told no hormones so I could conceive immediately welp it's been 9 months no bby yet. I did have a scare were I missed a cycle but kept testing all negative. I was very fertile b4 iud not sure y it's so difficult to conceive

Anonymous posted in Marriage & Partnership Apr 20

Does trying to have a second child make you subconsciously feel like a sperm donor?

Not sure if this is a unique thought process, but my wife and I have been trying to have another baby for a couple of months now. Maybe I’m crazy, but this whole process makes me feel like I’m just part of the process. It’s very unromantic, and one so far is such a handful. I’m feeling pretty stressed, and my wife hasn’t really asked me if I’m ready at this point. Anyone experience similar fee... More

  • Anonymous
    Apr 23

    Oh yes. We tried for almost two years for our third baby. The problem for me was my wife only wanted to try when the calendar said we should or when the ovalation test said so. It all felt very mechanical and pressured. Like you say it was unromantic and didn’t help us feel closer as a couple. Sure I thought I wanted the baby but it wasn’t enjoyable just stressful. Really stressful. To the poin... More

  • CheerioMama
    May 21

    Yep. It kind of takes the fun out of sex honestly. The fun comes back once your pregnant because the pressure is gone. Don’t worry! It’s probably only temporary!

Anonymous posted in Family Planning Mar 23

Two kids under two?

Hello Mamas and Papas! My daughter is 7.5m now and I almost mentally prepared to start trying for #2. Those of you who have two kids under two years old...What was/is the experience like? Taking care of older sibling and being 1-3-6-9 months pregnant? Older sibling adjusting? Feeding both kids? Changing both of their diapers? Etc. Any of your advice, information, pros/cons would be helpful!

  • Hilary
    Mar 26

    My kids were 20 months apart and it worked out really well for us. Yes it was a bit tough in the beginning but I find nursing and the sleep deprivation hard regardless if there’s another child around. My kids are now 3 1/2 and 22 months old and they play with each other all the time. They have a blast. If you can get more help with the kids, you’ll hopefully find that things don’t seem so tough!

  • Lily
    Mar 28

    Will have two under two in July. So excited to have them so close! If you are ready go for it! For me being pregnant and having a toddler isn't too bad! Sometimes it is hard because I don't get to be lazy like I was with the first one! Good luck!

Anonymous posted in Big Kids Mar 07

Explaining donated eggs

My sister has 13 yo twins who she conceived through donated eggs (with her husbands sperm) via IVF. Her kids (both girls) don’t know this but apparently her evil in laws want them to know. I think she should tell her in laws to pack sand but it would be difficult to explain to the girls why they can’t see grandma and grandpa anymore. Has anyone dealt with this and if so, how did you do it??

  • Anonymous
    Mar 20

    It doesn’t have to be a big thing except we’re talking about 13 year olds...everything feels dramatic! Ha

Anonymous posted in Pregnancy & Childbirth Mar 03

Preparing for Pregnancy

Hi, My fiancé and I are planning on getting pregnant in little over a year and a half and I’m looking for recommendations when it comes to preparing and things to do during pregnancy. I have two step kids but no biological children so this is my first time being pregnant. Any suggestions on books to read, websites that give you what not to do and what to do, etc. things like that. Thank you!

  • Jess
    Mar 20

    Babycenter.com is a website I’m on every week/other day and keeps you updated each stage of your pregnancy. You’ll never be fully prepared even if you have XXX-XXXX00$$$ lol but just try to enjoy your pregnancy and don’t be scared to call your dr for anything! Everyone’s pregnancy is different and that includes physically and emotionally.

Anonymous posted in Family Planning Feb 28

Mirena

Hello! Okay so i had my LO on September 13 2017. Shortly after i had the mirena inserted. I am wanting to try to conceive another child in mid June 2019. Looking to be informed on ppls personal experiences or advice. How far in advance did you have it removed before trying? Did you have complications with trying after being on it? Any info would be great! I was informed that i could try right ... More

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