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!
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Trying to Conceive #1
Lilacvioletiris (35, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40, initial diagnosis no sperm, azoospermia 3/23/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Waiting to see the urologist for DH and figure out where to go from there
mexilady (29) married to DH (32), ttc for over a year with short lp and spotting. All labs have come back normal so far, including normal SA. Seeing an RE, starting Femara.
Kparker (27) DH(34) married since 10/2008. TTC#1 since 9/2008 w/ MIF. Using sperm donor; 3 failed IUIs so far. HSG + IUI #4 in Jan 2012, suspected female IF. moved to graduates!!!!!!
krunchyk Me (32), DH (33), ttc #1 1/11. Diagnosed with PCOS at 19. Eastern Medicine diagnosis of phlegm stagnant. Currently taking 1500 mg of Metformin daily along with supplements and acupuncture.
Teresaresa (32) DH (46) TTC#1 since 04/09…. Married 06/09. 2.5 years of trying naturally with acupuncture, herbs, yoga, etc. "Unexplained infertility" 1 failed Clomid cycle w/IUI and 2 failed Femara cycles w/IUI. Starting 4th medicated cycle with Femara and IUI, Restoring Fertility DVD, new acupuncturist, a shamanic healing, and daily affirmations
Jukim married to DH since 01/01/09. TTC#1 since 11/11. Battling Hyperthyroidism since 04/11. The thought of it being a long journy is unnerving but God is gracious!
gtree TTC for a year, just started clomid. Hope 2012 brings babies!!
Gemmine (27) Me+ DH TTC #1 since July 2010. 1 loss at 5 weeks in April 2011.
moved to graduates!!!!!!
Shesaidboom (28) TTC #1 since early 2007. Four early miscarriages and one second trimester loss. Struggling with PCOS. Four failed IUIs, three on Femara and one on injectibles. Currently working on losing weight to achieve a BMI under 30 in order to qualify for IVF.
toothfairy2be (26) TTC#1 since 10/10, Failed Clomid/Femara/Gonal F, 4 IUI. Switched to NaPro Technology and diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometriosis with a complex chocolate cyst, all removed at laproscopy March 29th--- making a baby the old fashioned way in 2012.
Sourire (30) DH (33) - TTC # 1 since August 2010 with short LP, LP spotting and suspected endometriosis.
Monkeyscience moved to graduates!!!!!!
Renavoo (35) moved to graduates!!!!!!
Blueyezz4 TTC #1 (technically #4 - long story) since 2006; Moving on to our 3rd Fresh IVF in Oct. after 5 failed IUI's, 2 failed IVF's and a failed FET. Hoping & praying for a miracle. Mother to our twins boys - lost at 22.5wks on 6-20-09 and another little angel in heaven lost at 8wks!
deborahbgkelly (30) Began TTC 2/2011; BFP after IVF in 11/2011. Late second trimester pregnancy loss of identical twin boys in 3/2012. When we are allowed to DTD again, current plan is NTNP. Fertility challenges: Endometriosis, Diminished Ovarian Reserves (likely due to Endo) and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (anti-thyroid antibodies).
Chicajones (27) DH (30) TTC#1 since June 2010. Diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin Resistance in Oct 2011. Long cycles, currently taking Metformin and watching my sugar. Moving to the UK in the fall, but hoping for a BFP before we leave! moved to graduates!!!!
Tickletoes (36) & Hubby (45) TTC #1 since 8/10, 3 early losses on 11/4/10 , 6/14/11 , 1/19/12 . First fertility visit scheduled for 2/20. My chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Tickletoes
Charley: 38, husband 38. TTC our first. Me: One unsuccessful cycle with Clomid/IUI in Jan of ’12. In March of ’12 diagnosed with Hydrosalpinx in right tube and endometriosis, polyp at 2cm located in the “sweet spot” of uterus. Lap surgery scheduled for April 13, 2012. Other treatments: positive thinking, green juice, loads of supplements and creative visualization.
Trying To Conceive #2
Sila (26) DH (29) TTC#2 since 12/10 rarely ovulating with PCO and motility/morphology issues. 1/12 DH starts intensive acupuncture. 2/12 First Clomid cycle no response. 3/12 Motility up to 50%, penetration 100% all with acupuncture! 4/12 2nd Clomid cycle with IUI!
MammaBird (42) moved to graduates!!!!!!
rcr (38) TTC #2 since December 2007. Two failed IVFs, four canceled IVFs, five failed medicated IUI cycles. Considering donor eggs, sperm, or both. Trying to keep hope alive and not obsess about IF and TTC.
Gozal (33) trying for number 2 since 2009. Finally diagnosed with prolactinoma after extended breastfeeding; PRL levels normal 4/11; ectopic pregnancy 6/11; three monitored natural cycles after the ectopic, now on round 2 of Clomid with trigger and IUI. moved to graduates!!!!!!
Tinymama TTC#2. Male IF issues (poor count/quality/motility).
Marmo (31) Dh, age 36. Trying to conceive #2 since 3/10, unexlpained secondary infertility. Tried 4 rounds of clomid, beginning Femara/ovidrel and good old fashioned bd 2/12.
Hope4Light (31) DH 33. TTC #2. Trying Since: March 2011 (after PPAF came back) with severe MFI. IVF #2 Cycle 1; Lupron started March, stims in April. ER 4/16/12, ET 4/19/12, Beta 5/4/12!
Smilesarefree TTC#2 for almost 2 years, waiting on a diagnosis.
Trying To Conceive #3
Brichole1214 Brandy (27) DH (31) TTC#3 since March 2011! Waiting for an appointment with my GYN to see what our next steps will be with TTC! Praying for a baby in 2012!!!
Skeemama TTC#3 since 2006. Several losses along the way. Hopeful. (most days)
(May everyone who passes through this thread find her way to this section!)
kparker, gemmine, gozal, wissa19, Monkeyscience, Mammabird, Tenzinsmama, Renavoo, Tantylynn, Kaydove, Brichole1214, Sweet.Bee, Lega, NishaG, Kewpie80, Tear78, ValH, Lesliesara63, no5no5, Minkajane, EastbayK, Grapesbunch, thtr4me, alexaskj, trumpcard, poetgirl, ann_of_loxley, livelovelaugh
Join our graduates on the Graduates thread for Winter/Spring 2012
Missing In Action...but we're still thinking of you
(please let us know if you'd like to jump back in)
babymc, yoyonana, RosieL, Silverbird, fierrbug, rhiandmoi, aprilmom, wendlynn, lydiah, jenger, tryingfortow, wallabi, gale, cassnbeth, mindfulmomma, emski4379, kyliel, moonfireglow, Milletpuff, First Short Photo, Stretch358, InGodsHands, Simplymere, Indianagrl, Victorian Patch, lovebug, LuluRoo, catheleni, zanelee, JodiAriel
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Edited by hope4light - 4/26/12 at 5:10pm