Trying to Conceive

United States
March 16, 2007 9:57pm CST
how long have you been trying to conceive for? Is this your first? How does TTC affect your life right now? Do you do anything differently?
9 responses
• Malta
17 Mar 07
I have been TTC for 9 years. Loads of tests were done. Nothing came out wrong. It effected me very badly in the beginning and I used to cry for whole days. I was making a mess out of my marriage. Then one day I woke up in the morning and decided I had to get over this. I could always adopt. I started to make more sense in everything I do. Today I won't say I am not happy if I got pregnant and had the baby of my dreams but I am used to my situation and can handle it very well!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Good for you! Yes that's what we neeed to do get used to it. I would love to adopt a child in the future. I have a friend who adopted two children and she is soooo happy! They are both so adorable!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I have already one five year old child. I have been trying to conceive another one for three years without success. In the beggining I was frustrated and it makes my life miserable when I see other friends who get pregrant so easy! Now I just forget about it. I don't understant what does TTC stand for?
• United States
18 Mar 07
TTC stands for "Trying To Conceive":)
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
15 Sep 08
Married for 5 months now and nothing so far, but we are not keen on it though we are not using any contraceptive.........I think its all about timing. I have friends who are really sad about the ttc process, one has been trying for the last ten years but now atleast she is 7 months pregnant. her face is glowing!
• United States
24 Aug 08
We've been trying to conceive our first for 9 months now. We do lots of things to try to boost our odds of conceiving, but so far no luck. We use preseed (a sperm-friendly lube) to help move the boys along, I chart my basal body temperature every morning, I use OPKs, we sometimes use Instead Cups to keep the boys up where they're supposed to be, I take prenatals and Omega 3, and hubbie takes folic acid and a multivitamin, I prop my butt up on some pillows and lay there for at least 15 minutes.... *Sigh* What are you doing? Yes, it effects my life, but the past 2 months haven't been quite so difficult for me emotionally. I'll start Clomid the end of Sept if I'm not pregnant by then. It really helps to talk with an OB or an RE and get a plan if you've been trying for longer than 6 months with no success. Good luck to you! I just keep telling myself that it WILL happen!
@succed (879)
• United States
16 Aug 08
TTc for a year with no luck. It mess my relationship because I blame my hubby. I cried to see the BFN test after 1 day miss period. It was just a delay, next day AF shows up. I cried like a baby. I felt like why am i being punished? Everybody seems to get pregnant easy but oh no not me. We will try again this month. I am BBT, cm charting and monitoring my ovulation days. Baby dust to all who have tried.
• United States
18 Jul 07
My husband and I have been TTC for almost a year now - for our first child. I would say it doesn't affect my life all That much. I have been trying to eat better and exercise more, but that is about it.
@ahnah69 (141)
• Singapore
8 May 07
2-3 years already. So tired.
@Dana5881 (609)
• United States
17 Apr 07
We ttc for 11 months for our 2nd child and it happened when we least expected it. We did lose that baby to chromosomal disorder and are now trying again, 1st cycle. TTC used to consume my life but I realized I already had a child that I needed to spend time with so I stopped obsessing so much. It was then that I finally conceived. I didn't do anything differently other than relax more and not think about it all the time. Good luck to you and baby dust!
• United States
12 Apr 07
We've been trying for about a year and a half. We have a five year old, but a lot has happened (including me getting older) that is possibly making things more difficult this time around. I just went through testing to see if they could find anything going on, but no luck so far. I'm still waiting on the bloodwork to come ack, but if that all comes back normal then they want to put me on clomid for a few months and see if that helps. I think it puts a little more stress on a relationship if you can concieve right away the way you think you should. There's also the added stress of "having" to TTC on certain days according to a schedule and ovulation test.Mostly, I'm trying to take one thing at a time and take time for me everyday to help take some of the stress and pressure off.My younger sister may actually have a harder time of it than me due to health problems (and she has no children). In her case she has always wanted to adopt even if she has her own biological though :) I wouldn't mind adopting ourselves, but want to give this a try for awhile longer first.