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10/12/2011 at 10:38

Thanks em for the great advice.

think ill have to try the ovulation predictor kits, coz temp not doing nothink for me. Iv also tryed that site (fertilityfriend) dont seem to work for me so i use http://www.babymed.com/fertility-ovulation-calendar-calculator

, there's another good site iv been to called http://www.pregnancymiraclebookreview.com/personal-path-to-pregnancy-reviews/ 

with beth kiley, you can sign up for her free email tip's or buy her Personal Path To Pregnancy e-book. I havent bought the book but i did sign up to her free email's for 7 day's of tip's. you would not believe some of the thing's that can decrease your changes of pregnancy. you should take a look, she also has a couple video's you could watch. But the book doe's seem to help alot of women, you can read there review's to beth kiley most of the women say just wanted to say thats beth cause im now pregnant. so it can come in handy for some women. and if you still dont get pregnant after a year of trying (after buying her e-book) you can get a full refund.

well ill keep in touch but wont be back on till later on tonight. speak to you then. xx

10/12/2011 at 20:04
Hey ladies!! Lots been going on on here!! Hi jessie I have been ttc no 2 for a while too so know how u feel. I know stuff about my body, cycles etc I never thought I would!! After being really stressed about the whole thing am trying to relax about it all as they say that's the best way to get pg (apart from the obvious ha ha!). Someone leant me a book which sounds similar to the one you mentioned which talks about all natural ways to boost fertility. One of the things it picked up On was diet and supplements. I decided to take their advise and have stocked up on loads of vitamins, don't know if it's a placebo effect or not but I do feel better and if I feel better surely my chances are too! The book is about some 4 month pregnancy plan but I'm not going to do it all as it's far too strict. Absolutely no alcohol, organic food etc I don't think being so strict is a good thing, gynae told me that as well. Just remember u got pg the first time so u can do it! Xc
10/12/2011 at 22:33

Hay emma B,

well hopefully we can learn more about each other and share what info we get on TTC.

Please dont take this the wrong way but dont just going taking any vitamin's and that cause they can also actually decrease your chance's of pregnancy. I no you wouldnt believe it.

Go To:

http://www.exclusivelearning.com/getpregnant.html

Go Down to bottom of page and sign up by entering your name and email in the bit underneath:

<table> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"><center> <strong style="background-color: #ffff66;"><span style="font-family: Verdana;">Enter details for your Free Report </center></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

then she will email you once a day. you get an email about vitamin's. Do not take the one's you have bourt untill you get the vitamin's email.

Just to be on the safe side.

hope to get to no you a bit more and good luck on TTC#2 x

10/12/2011 at 22:39

Sod it, Here You go ladie's. TIP'S BY BETH KILEY.

Since you're here, I imagine that you may be
feeling frustrated at not being pregnant yet. I know
exactly how you feel, as I was in the same position
myself some years back.

I am willing to bet that many couples who are
finding it difficult to get pregnant, are making
some of the exact same mistakes that I was making.

Here's the first one...Did you know that something
as simple as using the wrong lubrication when you have
intercourse can spoil your chances of getting pregnant?  I had
no idea!  In fact, I thought a little lubrication would
actually help--were you thinking the same thing too?

Well, it turns out, most store-bought lubricants will
damage the sperm and so they are strictly forbidden! The
same goes for vaseline or KY jelly. If you are using this
type of lubrication, you could be reducing your chances of
conceiving by half!!!

Luckily, there are a couple of things you can use as a
substitute.  One is eggwhites. Yup, as in real eggs!
You just leave one out for a while (they're much too cold,
straight from the fridge), and then you crack it open and
use the eggwhite (not the yolk) in place of lubrication.
Believe it or not, eggwhites are extremely sperm friendly!!

Another option is a fantastic product called Pre-Seed, which is
specifically designed not to be harmful to sperm.  If you
can't find it locally, it can be purchased online here:

<a title="" href="http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?early-pregnancy-tests+3RTfef+pre-seed.html%20" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0068cf;">Get Pre-Seed</a>

Lastly, one of the best ways to improve your chance of
getting pregnant is to increase your natural lubrication.
This can be achieved by introducing more foreplay into
your "baby-making activities" which will increase your
arousal and therefore you will have more natural
lubrication to help the sperm to stay alive. Also, if a
man is more aroused, he will have a better ejaculation
which results in more sperm, which is a good thing!!

I hope you enjoyed that first tip...stay tuned for another
lesson tomorrow which is all about "sperm-saving."

10/12/2011 at 22:41

TIP 2 BY BETH KILEY.

Right now, there's a VERY good chance something
you are doing or not doing is standing in your
way of getting pregnant.

Today I want to share with you tip #2 which comes
from Chapter 2 of my e-book which deals with some
of the ABC's of conception, and how to boost
your odds of conceiving quickly.

In this chapter, I teach all of the fundamentals
involved in getting pregnant, including timing,
positions, and quite a few secrets I'm not at liberty
to divulge here.

But getting back to tip #2...many couples are
under the mistaken impression that it is
helpful to avoid sex during the month except
for the time around ovulation. This comes from
the idea that if you "save up" the sperm, they will
be more plentiful when you need them!  

Turns out, this is a very BIG mistake.  It's
true, if you save up the sperm, you might
actually have more when your fertile time
of the month comes, but there's one big
problem.  Most of these sperm will be tired,
and sluggish, and unable to fertilize your
egg!

In order to have the best chance of conception,
it is necessary to keep the sperm supply fresh!

That means your partner should be ejaculating
at least every 5 days throughout the month.  Then,
when approaching ovulation, it is time to increase
the frequency of intercourse to improve your chance
of conception.   

If you would like step-by-step details of how to track
ovulation, improve timing and determine the frequency
of intercourse that would work best for you, check
out chapter 2 when reading my ebook, <a title="" href="http://www.personalpathtopregnancy.com/gettingpregnant.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0068cf;">Personal Path
to Pregnancy
.</a>

10/12/2011 at 22:42

TIP 3 BY BETH KILEY.

Right now, there's a VERY good chance something
you are doing or not doing is standing in your
way of getting pregnant.

Today I want to share with you tip #2 which comes
from Chapter 2 of my e-book which deals with some
of the ABC's of conception, and how to boost
your odds of conceiving quickly.

In this chapter, I teach all of the fundamentals
involved in getting pregnant, including timing,
positions, and quite a few secrets I'm not at liberty
to divulge here.

But getting back to tip #2...many couples are
under the mistaken impression that it is
helpful to avoid sex during the month except
for the time around ovulation. This comes from
the idea that if you "save up" the sperm, they will
be more plentiful when you need them!  

Turns out, this is a very BIG mistake.  It's
true, if you save up the sperm, you might
actually have more when your fertile time
of the month comes, but there's one big
problem.  Most of these sperm will be tired,
and sluggish, and unable to fertilize your
egg!

In order to have the best chance of conception,
it is necessary to keep the sperm supply fresh!

That means your partner should be ejaculating
at least every 5 days throughout the month.  Then,
when approaching ovulation, it is time to increase
the frequency of intercourse to improve your chance
of conception.   

If you would like step-by-step details of how to track
ovulation, improve timing and determine the frequency
of intercourse that would work best for you, check
out chapter 2 when reading my ebook, <a title="" href="http://www.personalpathtopregnancy.com/gettingpregnant.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0068cf;">Personal Path
to Pregnancy
.</a>

10/12/2011 at 22:46

sorry repeated tip 2 as tip 3 my mistake.

TIP 3 BY BETH KILEY.

Okay, let's dive right in to tip #3,
direct from chapter 4 in my e-book,
Personal Path to Pregnancy.

In it, I give you all the details on many
vitamins that you and your partner can be
taking that can have a significant impact
on your fertility.  You would be amazed!

For now, I'm going to talk about one that
you need to avoid, as it can actually ruin
your chances of getting pregnant if you
take the wrong dosage.  What am I talking
about?  

I'm talking about Vitamin C.  Here's the deal..

Taking some vitamin C is actually a great idea,
because vitamin C (in small doses) can do something
wonderful to increase your fertility.  It actually
improves your cervical fluid.  You may know that
the cervical fluid is crucial for transporting
the sperm to your cervix and on to your uterus,
where it will eventually meet up with your egg.
Without good quality cervical fluid, the sperm just
doesn't have a chance of surviving for very long.

But here's the catch...Too much vitamin C can have
the opposite effect.  Yeah, that's right...too much
can cause your cervical fluid to dry up, and that
can just about ruin your chance of ever getting
pregnant.  So you must be extremely careful to avoid
taking high doses of vitamin C supplements (especially
during cold and flu season where we're often advised
to load up on vitamin C).

How much is too much??  I would recommend 500mg of
vitamin C supplements daily, or you can go as high as
1000mg, but definitely do not take more than 1000mg
per day.

Speaking of cervical fluid, there are several other things
you can do to improve the amount and quality of your
cervical fluid.  If you want to read about all of them,
you'll find the information discussed in detail in
chapter 4 of my e-book...

10/12/2011 at 22:47

TIP 4 BY BETH KILEY.

Alright, the next tip for getting pregnant is
about stress.  This is sometimes a
delicate topic among couples trying to get
pregnant. People are always saying...."just
relax, and it'll happen."  Sheesh, don't they
know that comment just causes even more stress!!

If you could just get pregnant, you wouldn't
be so stressed, yet being stressed might be
keeping you from getting pregnant.  Talk about
a catch-22!

In any event, I am not going to tell you, "hey,
just relax", but I will point out that there are
increasing reports of the link between stress and
fertility.

But here's something very interesting...

In some recent studies, women exposed to "laughter
therapy" actually had greater pregnancy rates than
those who did not participate.  What is laughter
therapy?

It's just what you might think.  For at least 15 minutes
a day (more is better), you need to find an activity
that makes you laugh!!  Personally, I think one of
the best ways to do this is to watch a comedy show
on TV, or rent a really funny movie.  Or you can
visit a comedy club if there is one in your area.
It doesn't really matter what it is, as long as you are
doing something that makes you laugh!!

Believe it or not, this works much better than trying
to force yourself to relax!!  Give it a try and see
if it makes a difference!  

10/12/2011 at 22:48

TIP 5 BY BETH KILEY.

Today I 'm going to talk about a food that can
be both good and bad for your fertility, so
make sure you read this carefully to learn
the difference.

There is a food that some pregnant women
know to avoid, but not many women who are trying to
get pregnant know about this.  What am I
referring to?

FISH

No, I do not mean to avoid all fish, because most
fish can be beneficial to your fertility as it is high
in Omega 3 fatty acids.  The fish you need to
avoid are the ones that are high in mercury.   

Here's why.  When you conceive, and then find out
you're pregnant about 2 weeks later when your period
doesn't show up, the baby has already been exposed
to everything you have put in your body during those
two weeks.  Now hopefully, you have cut out most
of the obvious things that would be harmful to the baby,
but you might not have thought about fish high in
mercury.

Mercury can get stored up in your bloodstream from
too much consumption, and then passed on to the
developing baby.  Too much mercury can effect the
nervous system of an unborn baby.

One fish that many people eat quite frequently is "white"
tuna fish in the can. This can have high levels of toxic
mercury in it and should be eaten only in small quantities.

You should completely avoid shark, swordfish, king
mackerel, and tile fish (also called golden or white snapper),
tuna steaks (fresh or frozen), orange roughy, Spanish
mackerel, marlin, and grouper because these fish contain
the highest levels of mercury.

But remember, do not avoid all fish, only those that
are high in mercury, because fish is loaded with protein,
vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids -- all of which are an
important part of a healthy diet. There are plenty of good
fish choices such as salmon, rainbow trout, and canned
mackerel, for instance -- that contain low levels of mercury
and are high in healthy fats.

10/12/2011 at 22:49

TIP 6 BY BETH KILEY.

You may have heard, there has been an
ongoing debate about whether drinking coffee
(or other caffeinated beverages) can
cause a delay in getting pregnant.
Studies have been done and the
research is mixed--some conclude yes,
others conclude no.

Some studies now suggest that even
one cup of coffee per day can reduce
a woman's chances of getting pregnant
within a 12-month period by more
than 50%!


Although the caffeine debate is far from
settled, Dr. Mark Leondires, M.D., Medical
Director at Reproductive Medicine Associates
of CT, encourages patients to stay on the
safe side and avoid caffeinated
beverages while trying to get pregnant.

I'd say that is excellent advice.  If you
are trying to get pregnant faster, or it
has been taking longer than you had hoped,
don't you think it's best to err on the
safe side and stay away from coffee?

If you're feeling depressed about the thought
of giving up your morning "fix", you should
know there are some other beverages that can
be a worthwhile substitute, as they actually
enhance your fertility.  One fabulous beverage
I already spoke about is water.

10/12/2011 at 22:50

TIP 7 BY BETH KILEY. LAST TIP.

This is the final segment of my report on "7 Mistakes
To Avoid" in order to get pregnant faster.

I hope you have enjoyed reading these tips as
much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you.  

And most of all, I hope you remember to avoid
all the things I discussed, so you can increase
your chances of getting pregnant faster.

Today, I'm going to conclude this series with
a tip on medications that men should avoid.

When trying to get pregnant it's very
important for both partners to eliminate as many
medications from your routine as possible.
Talk with your physician about your prescription
medications as you may need to discontinue use or
try something new.

It's important to remember that male fertility factors
contribute to approximately 40% of all infertility cases.
Getting pregnant is not just a woman's problem!

For men, medications to control a chronic condition
such as high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel
disease or gout, or to suppress the immune reaction
to a transplanted organ may all have a harmful
effect on fertility.

One popular medication that has been known to
lower sperm count and fertility in men is Tagamet -
used to treat ulcers, gastrointestinal problems, and
urinary tract infections. This medication can have a
harmful effect on sperm production as well as
sperm count.

What should you do if your partner is using Tagamet?
Have him stop taking it if possible or check with his
doctor to see if there is an alternative that will not
have any damaging effect on sperm.

Even under the best circumstances, only 50 to 70
percent of a man's sperm are healthy enough to
fertilize an egg. Sperm can be especially vulnerable
to environmental factors, such as exposure to excessive
heat or toxic chemicals.

10/12/2011 at 22:52

^^^^^ Here ladie's I hope it help's ya. ^^^^^

I didnt relise how many this could reduce your fetility.

Save's waiting for 7 day's to recieve all 7 tip's from beth kiley.

10/12/2011 at 23:13

sorry repeated tip 2 as tip 3 will put tip's 3,4,5,6 & 7 on here tomorrow morning. xxx

10/12/2011 at 23:16

sorry again ladie's for clogging up the good luck thread didnt mean to send last message ^^^^^ as my computer was messing around a it was showing the over tip's (3456&7) that i tryed to put on a minute ago. then i sent that one and they come up lol. need a new Pc or laptop. x

10/12/2011 at 23:34

Hello ladies.

Wow its got really busy on here! Welcome to any new ladies and thankyou Jessie for posting those tips. 

As  Em said, it is qite normal for it to take a little while to conceive even if you have got pregnant before. I can really recommend taking your temp daily, using fertility friend has really helped me to read my cycles nd has got me pregnant 3 time in 3 years - just waiting for my sticky bean! 

Em, the fitness plan is going well - I've lost 15and a half pounds so far (in just over a month) so am really pleased!

Sarah - thanks for checking in on me hun (((hugs))) I'm still waiting for my appointment with the recurrent miscarrige clinic - they said 20-26 weeks from referral so I should be seen around Feb I think. Good to hear that all your tests were fine and you've been given 3 months of Clomid - I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a sticky bfp for you!!!

Hope everyone is well!

xxx

11/12/2011 at 11:44
Good morning girlies! Jessie - wow thanx for a the tips there is stuff I didn't know in there! ESP about vit c. Think I'm going to just stick to pregnancy / conception supplement and try to eat more healthily. It's hats with this yuck weather all I want to do is eat comfort food! Two weeks til the big day. Exciting!! Xx
11/12/2011 at 13:36

That's ok ladie's. better to know then to be decreaseing your chance's of pregnancy. xxx

11/12/2011 at 20:40
<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">Evening Ladies!

<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">Beth - 15 and a half pounds - thats fantastic! Well Done!! I seem to have reached the dreaded plateau lost 10lbs and im stuck - What are you doing to get such good results?

<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">Sarah - Is good news tests were clear fx x

<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">Jessie - Thanks for those tips - they will be really handy once AF eventually turns up! Have added you to our list – hope you don’t mind x Let us know how it goes at doctors tomorrow x

<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">Emma – You spurred me on! Christmas tree is up, presents bought (with the exception of 1 which I’m getting tomorrow) Cards ordered from nursery – Jacob did little finger paintings – they are sooo cute! I know 14 sleeps how exciting!!! I cant wait!!! Any unusual symptoms lovely? xx

<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">My temps have risen again so I’m hoping I have ov’d although FF hasn’t confirmed it yet – there has been a definite thermal shift fx AF on its way. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> My luteal phase used to be 12 days so if it’s not changed AF should be here on Saturday 17<sup>th </sup>I won’t mind one bit when she turns up! I cant wait until I can start climbing up the list - fed up being at the bottom! xxx

<p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333; font-size: 10pt;">Good luck to those approaching ov and fx af stays away for those at end xxx

<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">Our TTC Ladies 11/12/11

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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">Karen - 45 - TTC#9 since July 11 whilst b/feeding – CD45

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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">Carol - 37 - TTC#5 since Nov 11 – CD25

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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">Elb - 31 - TTC#2 since July 10 - mmc Dec 10 – CD23 of 25-30

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<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="color: #000000;">Beth M - 29 - TTC#1 sine June 08, mc Sept 09, mc June 10, mmc Sept 11 – CD14

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11/12/2011 at 20:40

ffs

11/12/2011 at 22:33

Lots seems to have been going on in the last few days. Hope everyone is well.

I've got my appointment for my scan tomorrow to check the folicles are growing nicely to hopefully have the IUI treatment at the end of this week. Fingers crossed they'll be the minimum size of 17mm to get the go ahead.

Take care everyone! x

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