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    I everyone I'm hoping I can also crash your thread...I'm on CD2 of my first month TTC #3. Hoping for a girl but happy with a healthy bub at the end of the day. I have a DH, 3 year old girl and 16 month old boy. I'm a pretty big believer of Shettles - it's worked 2/2 times for us. We've fallen pregnant in the first month both times so I'm preparing myself for the potential of a wait this time round...

    I've started taking calcium/ mag tablets and then we'll follow the Shettles advice on timing, position and diet.

    I've been tracking my cycle for 6 months now, 2 months with a ClearBlue Ovulation Monitor. Love the monitor! I'm a fairly consistent 28-day girl, OV day 14/15.

    Best wishes to everyone in this thread! I look forward to following your stories :-)

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    Welcome Amy!!

    Where do you get the cb monitor from and how does it work?

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    I bought mine off eBay (from UK) as well as the test sticks you need (you use 10 sticks per cycle). Worked out a lot cheaper. I also bought mine 2nd hand. Sounds gross but there's nothing (like wee!) that actually ever touches the monitor so it didn't bother me...I saved quite a bit.

    I have found it easy to use and I love knowing exactly where I'm up to in my cycle.

    Hope that helps :-)

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    Sorry - forgot to add the bit about how it works.

    Basically, you press a button at the start of each cycle and the number 1 appears. You then check the monitor each morning (by just switching it on) to see if a 'test stick' icon appears, which means you need to pee on a stick and pop it in the monitor. For me, the stick icon doesn't appear til day 9, then it tells me to test for 10 consecutive days (so til day 18 of my cycle). When you've inserted the test stick, it gives you a reading after a couple of minutes. It's either a low (1 bar), high (2 bars) or OV (3 bars) reading. The rest of the cycle (non test stick days) is deemed 'low' (1 bar). Does that make sense? When your AF appears, you just reset the machine to day 1.

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    Ah I see! So how did it know you needed to start at day 9?

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    I think that it was set that way for the lady who used it before me...but if you bought one brand new you would be asked to test on day 6 and it would require you to do 20 tests for that cycle. It then works out your average length and works out the day to ask you to first test...so if you're a regular 28 day girl then it would probably ask you around day 8 or 9. Hope that makes sense!

    BTW - Read your blog/ journey thread...love it!

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    Hi Girls,
    Hoping to join in on your thread! DH & I decided tonight after many discussions & number crunching that we will TTC bubba no 2 at the end of August.
    The light of our life is our 27 month old DS so we would love a little girl to complete our family.
    I've done a little bit of reading & vaguely understand that for a girl you need to conceive before ovulation & need to up your calcium levels.
    I see that this thread is full of pro's on the topic & would love it if someone could answer a few questions for me -
    1. Do you stop trying once the day of ovulation hits?
    2. What vitamins/supplements are best for trying for a girl? Do you still take elevit as well
    3. What is the best (& reasonably priced) ovulation kits you can recommend.
    I have AF now so not going to start taking the pill again, just use condoms for a few months.
    It took us 4 months to fall with DS & ironically he was conceived quite late in ovulation. I don't want to go into this too full on but will do our best to sway slightly.. would be happy if we had another boy - I'd just be out numbered!
    Thank you in advance ladies & I look forward to following your thread. So exciting (& scary) to have finally made the decision to go for it! I had convinced myself it may never happen again!

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    Welcome Kobi

    1. Do you stop trying once the day of ovulation hits? I dtd once just before O but am swaying for a boy. For a girl it is actually better to try an O+12 but that can be tricky!! Timing is the least important factor despite what shettles said
    2. What vitamins/supplements are best for trying for a girl? Do you still take elevit as well Magnesium, calcium and I have been told that cranberry is good.
    3. What is the best (& reasonably priced) ovulation kits you can recommend. The best by far are clear blue digital you get 7 tests for $55 BUT well worth it! Although you can use cheap ebay ones too early in your cycle so you do not waste the good ones.

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    Thanks Hokey - Off to the chemist I go

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    I also think saw palmetto and licorice root for the husband?
    Don't forget to get folic acid!!!


 

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