Any other mamas out there who dealt with infertility before becoming pregnant? Please come hang out with me!
I don't wish any ill on those who got pregnant on their first try, or who are having a "surprise" baby, but those of us who tried for a long time sometimes need our own place to be!
I was diagnosed with PCOS in April 2010, a month and a half before my wedding. As I have had irregular periods from the beginning, and knew from charting that I very rarely ovulated, this wasn't a big surprise. We decided not to prevent from the get-go, since we figured we shouldn't be picky about when we had a baby, as we might not get one at all! We started seeing an RE in January of 2011 (I hadn't ovulated at all up to this point), and final started a cycle of Femara in April 2011. My cycle coincided with my grandfather passing away, and traveling for his funeral. This was not super-conducive to BD, and though we did try, nothing came of it. BFN on Mother's Day 2011, and it was crushing. We had both been so sure that if I could just ovulate (dh has "excellent fertility" according to the urologist), I would get pregnant. We discontinued treatment after our BFN both for financial reasons and because we disliked our RE. In August, I miraculously ovulated on my own again, and was completely crushed when it was another BFN. Another ovulation in October, another BFN.
At the beginning of November, I saw a new OB/GYN about my PCOS. I was concerned because I gained about 15 lbs in 3 months, and no amount of exercise seemed to be touching it. He recommended the South Beach Diet and BCPs. I started the diet, but the BCPs never happened because I ovulated on November 22nd and got my BFP on December 3rd!! So after a long year and a half of (mostly fruitless) TTC, I am excited to be here and hopeful I can stay!
Hoping to find some other mamas who've been waiting awhile for their new little one!
Edited by monkeyscience - 12/16/11 at 9:12am