A monthly thread to talk about all of our various journeys through the difficult, trying, and often heartbreaking world of infertility. This thread is a place to chat, vent, get support, cheer each other on, and hopefully occasionally laugh!
Please let me know if there are any changes/updates to make.
Trying to Conceive #1
yoyonana (34) dh (31) TTC#1 since Oct 2009 after one year off OC pill. Going for 1st IUI next month
RosieL (29) DH (30) TTC #1 for 8 cycles with abnormal sperm morphology (large heads). Day e, Day 21, and HSG tests were normal.
Monkeyscience (27) and dh (25) TTC#1 w/ PCOS - going natural due to financial constraints... praying for some ovulation!
LuluRoo (28) TTC#1 since March 2011 after taking a break from TTC for a little while!!! Doing what I can to prepare for our first medicated cycle March 29th, 2011
Tantylynn (23) and DH (25) TTC #1 since May 2009 with PCOS. Started first round of a monitored Clomid cycle in June 2011
Renavoo (34) TTC#1 for more than a year. Tests all "normal." Argh! Starting IVF this month.
Blueyezz4 TTC #1 (technically #4 - long story) since 2006; Moving on to our first FET after 5 failed IUI's and 1 IVF. Hoping & praying for a miracle. Mother to our twins boys -lost at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 and another little IVF angel in heaven lost at 8wks!
deborahbgkelly (29) TTC #1 We are definitely moving on to a fertility clinic, Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado where we will see Dr. Tiffany Von Wald. Our appointment is scheduled for July 28 so I think we will end up with one more full natural cycle beforehand. Continuing OPKs and charting. Fertility issues: Me- Endometriosis and Hypothyroid; Hubby- Very low count and low motility
On sixth month trying. Age 29. TTC #1.CD 10 today.
SimplyRochelle TTC #1 since May 2007; one loss at 12 weeks in September 2008; seeking holistic treatment and continuing naturally at this point; 2 failed clomid cycles; crappy insurance and limited financial resources while in nursing school keep us from going further but we'll get there one day
Silverbird TTC #1 with MFI and one ovary
fierrbug Tiara (33) DH (34) TTC #1 since 2001, 3 mc’s. Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) which relates to other hormone/insulin/egg quality issues + some clotting properties. In limbo awaiting a miracle to get GH injections in conjunction with a future IUI
rhiandmoi TTC #1 since November 2008. Just starting to get tested to see what is going on
Trying To Conceive #2
Wendlynnn TTC #2 since Sept. '09. Have a 3yr old DD and 3 losses in the last year (11weeks, 5wks, 6wks). Now I'm doing the dr run around - trying to find someone who will help me, test me, ANYTHING!
Gozal (32) trying for number 2+ since 2009. Finally diagnosed with 5mm prolactinoma after extended breastfeeding and started cabergoline 2/11. PRL levels normal 4/11, trying a cycle with hcg trigger and then clomid + trigger
Lydiah Lidia (29) DH (28)....TTC #2 since October 2009 while handling my symptoms of Crohn's Disease with Remicade since March 2010. Have had 4 early losses, though those were while healthy. Going to a specialist in July 2011!!
Hope4light unofficially TTC#2. Severe MFI, only option is IVF w/ICSI. Down to 2 options for a new RE (we moved), and getting ready to have consults with them and decide where to go
Jenger TTC#2 since August 2009, diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism in August 2010
julieven (33) TTC#2 since December 2009. Waiting for CD1 to get a FET cycle going! Praying for another blessing!
tryingfortwo TTC#2 since Nov 2008. Unexplained secondary infertility, hoping that a naturopath can figure out what's going on and recommend something that will help us get PG!
Wallabi Sara, mama to a fabulous four year old who came home at age two and a half, fighting primary infertility on and off since 2002 with endo and gluten troubles - one year gluten free! - hoping 2011 will see me pregnant!
Gale (29) TTC#2 for 20 months. Have had the complete IF work-up and HSG and DH has had SA - everything checked out just fine. We have done 3 rounds of 50mg Clomid and had first iui on November 29th
CassnBeth TTC#2 for us since August 2010...TTC#1 for me for 2 years. Suffering from PCOS and remembering 4 early losses!
mindfulmomma TTC#2 since April 2009. Unexplained Secondary Infertility. Had HSG, bloodwork and Clomid challenge so far
Trying To Conceive #3
zanelee TTC#3 for almost 5 years now. Secondary IF due to cervical cancer surgery. Had extensive endo removed and cervix manually dialated (so dh's boys could get in!) in late fall of 2010, and now trying on our own for a few months. Can't decided whether or not to start clomid. Praying for a miracle!
Trying To Conceive #4
MoOnFiReGlOw TTC #4 since April '09. Had MFI due to medications. Now off meds for 1 month and hoping to get a bfp here soon
Those TTC who have not posted a Blurb
Taking a Break
Not Trying, Not Preventing
Brichole1214 Brandy (27) DH (31) taking a break in between our little precious bundle who came to us December 6th, 2010. Planning on starting out TTC venture again in Septmeber 2011 since it took us 31 months to get pregnant with her and technically took me 5 years of off and on TTC to finally get pregnant. I don't wanna wait too long!!!! http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/158654
(May everyone who passes through this thread find her way to this section!)
Kaydove, Brichole1214, Sweet.Bee, Lega, NishaG, Kewpie80, Tear78, ValH, Lesliesara63, no5no5, Minkajane, EastbayK, Grapesbunch, thtr4me, alexaskj, trumpcard, poetgirl, ann_of_loxley
Missing In Action
First Shot Photo
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DPO (if applicable):
Plan for this Cycle:
Link to Chart (if applicable):
Edited by tantylynn - 6/27/11 at 5:03am
T-lynn (23) married DH (25) on 28.07.2007 TTC baby #1 since May 2009 (with PCOS) 1st monitored Clomid cycle June 2011.
Brichole *Weekend Wrap-Up** Name: Brandy Age: 27 TTC #: 3 CD: 3 DPO
(if applicable): n/a Testing: i refuse to pee in another cup to dip a pregnancy test until i can make it 13
dpo!!! Trying Since: April 2011 Plan for this Cycle: OPKs and temping this cycle. Link to Chart (if
]\[1\] Thoughts: I'm excited to know that my cycles are
getting longer and in turn my LP is getting longer so my body is finally getting back into the swing of
things. I'm officially on the 5th month of not taking my BC pills and that means i've been not trying but not
preventing for 5 months!!! I am still holding out on "ACTIVELY" TRYING TRYING until September but i'm still
trying to go ahead and get to know my body again in the mean time and if i HAPPEN to end up pregnant then
that's a bonus....but i don't know that i'm going to be able to do this naturally like i've been wanting
to....and if that's the case i don't know if i'm going to be able to get my DH on board to going thru the
treatments again. It's not like he has to do anything but at least my RE is familiar with my body and we will
know where to at least START this time go round. I hope that every thing works out though...because it's
really depressing to think that i can't do this on my own again after doing it the first time. Me and DH are
also in the process of trying to start eating a little bit better and I know that me stopping Cola (or pop
lol) that it will help me a lot. I'm also walking everyday again and Emma is keeping me busy busy all the
time. I really don't ever have time to stop these days. That's one reason that even though i have a SMART
PHONE now and can get on line and check in on everything i don't really have time to sit down and respond
because Emma just doesn't believe in long naps...if she really believes in naps at all!!! I am sooooooo
feeling like July is going to be a good month for one or more of us ladies and I am really hoping that someone
is able to walk out of here with another BFP soon!!! PS Anyone that i didn't write to up at the top of my
post i am writing this...... HUGS, LOVE, and lots of PEACE be with each of you! I am so blessed to have been
given the chance to get to know you ladies while here in this forum and it's not everyday that you can find
someone who has had to go thru the stuff that you are going thru. I like being able to relate to someone
because even my DH doesn't understand me most day! I honestly love each and everyone of you and I think about
and Pray for you each night that your womb will be filled with the joys of a little one soon!! Thru all of the
pain that we've all been thru with either families not understanding, losses of little beans, and the
struggles with everyday life PLUS Infertility we still have each other to vent to and rely on if we just need
someone to talk to. : http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/158654
TTC #: 1
DPO (if applicable): n/a
Testing: Using IC OPKs again this month. Since I confirmed O with a progesterone test I'm willing to trust the not-really-positive lines I see in ICs.
Trying Since: 12/2010
Plan for this Cycle: Lots of BD.
Link to Chart (if applicable): In sig.
Thoughts: Well, we've done the major tests (Day3, Day 21, HSG, SA). Mine have all come back "normal" and we are waiting the results of DH's second SA to confirm or disconfirm abnormal morphology.
Positive OPK yesterday, but got sick last night so no BD. Hoping to wake hubby up soon :-). I am still charting BBT.
Plan for this cycle: Not a whole lot, but still going to BD before, during and hopefully after O.
Thoughts: Feeling a bit better about our fertility status now that we have our consultation at the end of this month. The timing for our consult is perfect because if AF shows up this month I will have just finished my cycle right around the consultation time. We will do one more SA for DH when we start at Conceptions.
Edited by deborahbgkelly - 7/3/11 at 8:55am