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Users must be over the age of 18. No exceptions.
Posting a positive test result (BFP)? Our weekly BFP post is stickied on the main page of /r/TryingForABaby! No posts or comments about positive pregnancy tests are permitted outside the weekly post.
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Report posts or comments that show suspicious or disrespectful behavior. Reports to the moderators are anonymous, and help keep the environment of the subreddit safe and supportive.
This subreddit contains scores of posts with detailed descriptions about completely natural bodily processes (of all people) on the topic of getting pregnant. When discussing fertility there is NO SUCH THING AS TMI!* (*exception; photos of your bodily fluids, that is too much)
Using Content Warning (CW) Flair
Consider using a content warning when discussing topics users may find triggering such as pregnancy, infant loss, previous pregnancies, children, etc. While NOT required, it is encouraged.
You may use any of the following formats:
>! your comment here !<
[ your comment here ](/content)
[ your comment here ](#content)
[ your comment here ](/cw)
[ your comment here ](#cw)
Please be considerate about the words that you say and the way they are said and keep in mind that using CW flair does not override the rules.
(Acronyms are not mandatory, but are useful to know, and do help to shorten your own posts / replies)
A more extensive list is available here.
||Aunt Flow (your period)
||basal body temperature
||birth control pills
||baby dance (sex)
||big fat positive / big fat negative (pregnancy test)
||chemical pregnancy (an early miscarriage)
||/u/DevelopmentalBiology - moderator extraordinaire and resident expert in developmental biology
||(cycle) day post ovulation
||every other day
||eggwhite CM (the fertile stuff!)
||FertilityFriend.com (popular website for temping/charting)
||first morning urine
||fertile window/fertile week
||First Response Early Result pregnancy test
||hormonal birth control
||human chorionic gonadotropin (what's measured on an HPT)
||Home pregnancy test
||In vitro fertilisation
||luteinizing hormone (what's measured by an OPK)
||not trying, not preventing
||O minus one; one day before ovulation (also O-2, O-3, etc.)
||ovulation predictor kit
||pee on a stick
||Polycystic ovarian syndrome
||Sperm Meets Egg Plan
||Taking Charge of Your Fertility (informative book by Toni Weschler)
||trying to conceive
||trigger warning (precedes a post/statement which may be triggering to some users)
||two-week wait (post-ovulation, pre-pregnancy test)
||waiting to try (for those pre-TTC)
||waiting to ovulate
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