Newbie w/ some concerns/questions

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Newbie w/ some concerns/questions
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 3:23pm

Hello all!

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 3:47pm
Hi there! Welcome to the board! You'll love it here! :)

First off, as far as Advil goes, the rule of thumb typically is that once you find out you're pregnant, stop taking. In those first early stages, the nervous system is forming and this can affect that. When I find out that I ovulated, I stop taking Motrin and Advil all together and just use Tylenol but if your Dr. says it's okay, than I wouldn't see why it wouldn't be.

Secondly, when I ovulate, my ovary on the side that is releasing the egg always hurts. It's pretty normal for women to have cramps during ovulation. You can always start tracking your cervical mucus, position or using OPKs to see if the cramps correspond with ovulation. You should be fine though. A lot of women use that as a sign to know when their fertile week is.

Lastly, I woudln't worry about how far he's in. Sperm are trained seals and they know what they're doing! :) Unless you have a tilted cervix *your Dr. would have you told if you did* than the missionary position is best and as soon as he's done, remain laying on your can tilt your hips if you like, for about 30 minutes before getting up.

Good Luck!

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Registered: 01-17-2008
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 3:59pm

Hi! I'm actually a board grad, but lurk here still 'cause I love these ladies!

I too get migraines; and started weaning myself into Tylenol when we started TTC. I'd take Tylenol first, and if that didn't help I'd take Ibuprofen. Slowly my body got used to the Tylenol & it helps my headaches more than it used to. I haven't been told that Ibuprofen intereferes with conception, but I was told that they don't know the effects of it on implantation so it shouldn't be used after O.

Your ovaries will hurt

Tracie, proud 1st time Mommy to Jake! "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" - Oscar Wilde
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Registered: 11-22-2008
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 7:04pm

These ladies have got it going on so I would trust everything they say! I too get horrendous headaches but I found that they subsided greatly when I was pregnant with my son. I also have had a lot of luck managing them with heat/cold (mostly on my neck and cervical cradle) as well as with acupuncture.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:05pm
Hi Kristin, just wanted to welcome you to the board! I hope that you get your BFP soon, good luck!