TTC & Pregnancy Archive

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5 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Are you looking for unique baby shower gift ideas? I absolutely love finding the perfect gift for someone and seeing how delighted they are, especially when it is an uncommon gift. When it comes to picking out presents, it truly is the thought that counts, but it feels wonderful to give someone

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Am I Ready to Do This Mom Thing Again?

As many of you know, we started trying for baby #2 a few months ago. I had some checkups done to ensure my blood sugar levels were normal and I started tracking my ovulation using the e.p.t. Ovulation Calendar app since Aunt Flo was right on time for three months in a

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5 Reasons I Had Issues Conceiving

I recently read an article on Parenting.com with 10 reasons you're not getting pregnant. I had read so many things on how TO get pregnant while trying but not much about why I wasn't having any success. Looking back, here are 5 things I think may have contributed to my infertility issues:

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Never Say Never With Infertility

When talking about the issues we had conceiving our daughter, I was always hesitant to use the word infertility. I'd leave it at issues conceiving, but did not consider myself to be dealing with infertility. To me, infertility was a major issue diagnosed by a doctor that said I could never have

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TTC Journal: The Importance of Normal Blood Sugar Levels in Pregnancy

For most women, blood sugar levels aren't usually a concern as long as they are healthy. However, for women with diabetes or at a greater risk for developing diabetes, it is a concern. I have family history of diabetes, which puts me at risk of developing Type 2. With my last pregnancy,

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New Must Have Ovulation Calculator App if Trying to Conceive!

The e.p.t. Ovulation Calendar came at the right time, I think. It JUST came out on March 15th. I downloaded it onto my iPhone and plugged in my last period to see fertility week suggestions along with suggested due dates. Love that they do the math for me! Trying to conceive can be a

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WW: Happy Conception Anniversary!

Today is the 2nd anniversary to the BFP (big fat positive) of when I found out I was pregnant with Rissa! It was a very exciting day! We laughed, cried, jumped for joy, and sat together going “now what?” I'm happy to say we will be starting to try again. And I

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TTC Journal: I’m Ovulating Regularly Again!

Ever since I can remember, my periods have been mostly irregular except while on birth control. Of course, being on the Pill in order to have a regular cycle doesn't help anyone get pregnant… Last month I shared with you about my love/hate relationship with Aunt Flo, but that I was excited

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Trying to Conceive | SpermCheck Fertility At Home Test for Men

When we were having trouble trying to conceive, one of the first tests my OB-GYN ordered was a sperm count analysis for hubs. It made sense to me because if his swimmers were not doing their share of the work, then that would be an easier problem to tackle. I mean, trying

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My Continuing Love/Hate Relationship With Aunt Flo

Taking a moment for an old fashioned ramble post. Hope you don't mind? I have news…. The elusive Aunt Flo has actually stopped by two months in a row! It kind of makes me happy and wondering if my cycle is getting back on track. The crazy unpredictable periods honestly drive me