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
Polyhymnia (29 - 30 next month), DH (30). IUD removed 6/2011, no luck since then despite regular cycles. Just scheduled one-year-of-trying appt with an OB/GYN next month. http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3606ed/
Lilacvioletiris (35, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40), initial diagnosis no sperm, azoospermia 3/23/12, second sperm assay found 25 sperm on 5/18/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Waiting to see the RE on June 12 and 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. moved to graduates!!!
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 4/09. Tried holistically for 2.5 years. 1 failed Clomid IUI and 4 failed Femara IUIs. Now a regular poster on the Summer IVF thread - hoping science can help us make a baby!
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 endometriosis. So far I've done 3 IUI's with Femara and had a laparoscopy in April 2012.
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); DH (30) Began TTC 2/2011; BFP after IVF in 11/2011. Late second trimester pregnancy loss of identical twin boys in 3/2012. Fertility challenges: Endometriosis, Diminished Ovarian Reserves (likely due to Endo) and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (anti-thyroid antibodies). Trying the good, old fashioned way over the summer.
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.
Simply Rochelle: Rochelle, 24, married to Matt 26, ttc #1 since May 2007, lap in 4/2012 revealed stage 2 endo, onto 150mg of Clomid for three rounds before re-evaluating. My chart is here.
NievesSteve: 40, diagnosed with Grave's Disease in 3/10, married my awesome DH and partner in '09. TTC since 2010, lost a pregnancy on 5/12/12 at 5-6 weeks and now working with RE, fall into the unexplained category. Had 3rd IUI w/Clomid 6/10/12. We moved to CT (Hartford Area) in September where we live with our two dogs.
Trying To Conceive #2
Stretch358 Waiting for PPAF
TinyMama TTC #2 (DD is 5), with severe MF.
SilaMarila (26) DH (29) TTC#2 since 2010. Rarely ovulating with PCOS and motility/morphology issues. 1/12 DH starts intensive acupuncture. 2/12 Clomid #1 - failed, no response. 3/12 Motility up to 50%, penetration 100% all w/acupuncture! 4/12 and 5/12 Failed Clomid+IUICycles . http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SilaMarila
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!!!!!!
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! Moved to graduates!!!
Smilesarefree TTC#2 for almost 2 years, waiting on a diagnosis.
BucketofRain (32) dh (33) ttc #2 for 18 months. Unexplained infertility...all tests have been good, with regular cycles. 1st cycle of 50mg clomid plus iui...
SKJ2011 (34), DH (35). TTC #2 since Spring 2011. Missed m/c and D&C in March 2012. First RE work up in June 2012.
Trying to Conceive #4
baileyandmikey Kristin (31), DH (36), we have 3 kids (10, 7,3), and one angel (miscarriage and D&C back in 2001), we've been trying for number 4 for over 2 years with no luck. My cycles got all crazy, having multiple in a month, the OB put me on Clomid, I'm currently on cycle 4. I've done 50 mg (ovulated, but no bfp), 100mg (no ovulation), 150 mg (ovulated by no bfp), and this cycle was 100 mg. I'm currently on 8dpo.... and I'm praying it worked this month. I'm done stressing out about it, and just want to be pregnant already!
(May everyone who passes through this thread find her way to this section!)
Hope4light, Mexilady, Chicajones, 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, Silverbird, fierrbug, rhiandmoi, jenger, tryingfortow, wallabi, gale, cassnbeth, mindfulmomma, emski4379, kyliel, moonfireglow, Milletpuff, First Short Photo,InGodsHands, Simplymere, Indianagrl, Victorian Patch, lovebug, LuluRoo, catheleni, zanelee, JodiAriel, Skeemama, Jukim
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Edited by deborahbgkelly - 6/18/12 at 8:34am