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    I think that neither is right or wrong, and it all just comes down to opinion really. I like the look of the capsule, and I will be getting it super cheap. I've spoke with mothers who loved them, and mothers who never used them. We never had them and we were fine. Personally I have a very small car and will be easier to put a frame in the boot and the main part Stays with bub in the seat. The actual pram (not the capsule version) does not fit in my boot.
    I was very hesitant because I did not want to buy something that I would just have to replace so quickly, but we plan on having a few kids so it will be worth it in that regard (not just used for 6 months, but 3 times that ...) and also the price of selling it will pay for the car seat.
    We would have to get a second car seat for second bub anyway, so really not spending extra money.
    Just go with what you want, there's no way of knowing what's going to be right for you until it is too late anyway (LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefully_a_fertile_mertile View Post
    Where are you getting all of your wonderful purchases through MrsT?? I have been researching baby hammocks as I remember DH's friends using one for when they were in the lounge area and could watch bub instead of her being in the bedroom. The Amby ones are meant to be really good.
    Hope I've been trawling my local gumtree and eBay. Wonderful invention, the Internet :-D
    We are already a couple hundred below budget after just two purchases!!

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    That's a good point MrsT - just checking what reasons people are choosing that over a car seat just in case we didn't think of anything and have missed something!

    We have a Kluger so plenty of boot space but that's a good point of space because if we had a smaller car then we'd be the same.

    Any other reasons for those using capsules? Like I said, not questioning the choice just interested to see if we have skipped over something lol. We are new to all of this hehe


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    Tbh I just really like their interchangeability. Not for bubs sake (ie not waking up) but for my sake. Don't have to unstrap them, move them, restrap them (all possibly mid tantrum). Can just clip out from car and clip straight onto wheels. Can also carry around if wheels to bulky (aka in shops).
    Aaaand I think they look cool :-P

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    I might mention that I had actually made the decision that I was going to go normal carseat/ normal pram, when that $50 pram came up in my newsfeed. Then next day I saw a cheap capsule that matched the pram and I thought, meh! If its cheap and safe then either way we have made the right choice.

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    Hi everyone,

    I haven't read through the 51 pages of comments from everyone but I just wanted to pop in and say good luck to you all and if only 1 of you listens to what I have to say then I will be happy! This is more for the 1st timers TTC (please read) rather than those lucky mummies in their thread already as I am sure you know your fertility and clearly it works!!

    DH and I started TTC in October 2012 I was so oblivious to the whole process... we'd timed it so I wouldn't be too pregnant for our trip to Hawaii and also 1 year after our wedding as we wanted 1 year to ourselves. If only I knew then what I know now...

    Little did I know that there was practically 0% chance of falling pregnant naturally due to my PCO and DHs swimmers. I wasn't ovulating and his swimmers weren't swimming - we are both young fit and healthy people, I had no signs of PCO either. How I found this out was I went off the pill in July '12 (when i went and had all the pre-pregnancy things done at my GP) and didn't get AF until October because of the delay I went and had a scan of my ovaries and found out I had PCO then went to a fertility specialist so he could help me start ovulating, which after 3 trys on clomid unfortunately didn't work, in the mean time he sent DH off for a semen analysis and we found out that the best way for us to have a baby is IVF. As you can see from my signature it hasn't been an easy ride for us so far and we are about to embark on IVF #3.

    I remember thinking "TTC and 1st go ill be pregnant, 12wks at Christmas and announce to family, 25wks on our holiday etc etc' It's so easy to believe that when you don't know what the future holds.

    So my advice if you're REALLY wanting a baby soon... go off the pill (use condoms) and get your body back to normal then you'll know if you're ovulating, ask your GP about getting an ovarian scan if you're unsure about PCOS. Also ask your GP about getting a semen analysis done as 40% of infertility is from men. Don't worry about holidays planned, Christmas babies etc etc you DON'T know what your TTC journey will become. I'm sure you'd much rather be lucky and be pregnant on your holiday or have a baby Christmas day than spend months and months TTC.

    Fortunately we are still only 9mths in to TTC as we found out very early what our issues are but some people don't find out for years. You might both be 100% fine and I HOPE you all just fall pregnant naturally 1st go but wouldn't it be nice knowing now before you start TTC that you're both ok and if you're not won't you be glad you know before you started to TTC and can get yourselves sorted.

    Be prepared for the ups and downs. It's not easy and emotionally draining.

    I don't want to freak anyone out but if someone had of told me all of this prior to TTC who knows where I'd be now.

    Good luck everyone! *Fingers crossed* you TTC journey is a very short one.

    Fell free to PM me if you want to know anything else or have questions about what to have done as we've had it ALL!!
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    Thank you for sharing your story. I have only just gone on the pill after 5 years of being off it, due to medication I am on. I am due to come off it once I stop the medication which is in 3 weeks. I know I was ovulating before because I would get the EWCM. My sister has mild PCOS and actually had an ectopic pregnancy her first pregnancy, causing a blocked falopian tube to develop. Anyway, she did a round of IVF and fell the first time. With her second son, she fell naturally with no effort. The doc said sometimes the egg can float over to the other fallopian tube. A miracle really as she thought she would only really ovulate every two months due to the blockage.

    I really hope I don't have to go through any of the heart ache. I am not ignorant to the fact it may happen though. Just have to stay on the positive thought process however because otherwise we may all be stressed out unnecessarily which makes TTC harder

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    Adding to this, my sister did tell me to check to see if I have PCOS. I did all the bloods for that 4 years ago and I don't have it, thank goodness! Also went to a naturopath to double check and she said I was in the normal ranges for hormones but advised to top up on certain herbs and vitamins. DH hasn't been tested. If nothing happens within 6 months, we might go an get his swimmers analysed. Hopefully for everyone in this thread, the road to conception is short!

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    Thank you much for your story. Since starting this journey, little things like Christmas babies and missed holidays have ceased to matter. All that matters now is dropping the debt so we can give this baby the best that they deserve. Hopefully our 6month waiting doesn't turn into 6+ months TTC, but whatever comes will come. At least we know we have the support on here if there IS issues!!

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    Gi jb thankyou for sharing your story I hope that you have luck with your next cycle of ivf.

    Rainbow - on the topic of capsules. We bought a 0-4 carseat for dd & used the bassinet mode on our pram. It never posed any issues for us though we will be going down the track of a capsule (you can get them to go up to 12mths) for #2, only because dd has all her activities & it will make it easier for sleep with the newbie. With dd, things were planned around her so I honestly didn't miss not having a capsule

    Mrst - waiting with you anxiously for the results of all your tests. Hopefully they cone back all good!

    I'm suprised at how easily dh has taken to the idea of another bub earlier than originally planned. at dinner he said "what name will we have for another girl?" We know what we would call a boy but another girl...? I said the other night, "does this mean I have to start shaving my legs more often if we're going to be trying?" He just rolled his eyes

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