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
Fierrbugg (35), DH (37) - ttc#1 since 02/2001, 3 miscarriages (2000, 2004 & 2007), misdiagnosed as PCOS in 2002 and 2 failed Femara cycles at that time + lots of other misdiagnoses. Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (2009). Hypothyroid/Thyroidectomy (2012). TTC through charting for now, but looking toward aggressive medical intervention in 2013.
Haurelia (35) TTC #2 since July 2011 with newly diagnosed "borderline" PCOS. DH (34) with 3% morph and awesome counts/motility, repeating SA this month. Taking the "natural" route at this point with charting, weight loss, supplements, Preseed and lots of BD. Fingers crossed for a 2013 baby!
TickleToes (36) DH (46) TTC #1 since 8/10. Three early miscarriages (no known causes), recovering from PPD & anxiety after the third loss. Started clomid and IUI 9/12, doing acupuncture since 4/12.
Stevi (43) TTC#1 since December 2005 with NI donors. Two miscarriages in 2008. Hysterosalpingogram confirms clear tubes September 2012
Lilacvioletiris (36, DX hypothyroid 10/11) and DH (40), (zero sperm on 3/23/12, 25 sperm on 5/18/12, 5 motile sperm and 3 non-motile sperm for cryopreservation on 6/29/12 & 8/3/12, 3 motile, 2 shaking, and 3 non-motile sperm on 8/17/12) TTC #1 since April 2011. Got confirmation from fertility Dr. that we have enough sperm frozen for IVF cycle. Currently saving money for IVF.
krunchyk Me (32), DH (34), ttc #1 1/11. Diagnosed with PCOS at 19. Currently taking 1500 mg of Metformin daily along with supplements and acupuncture. Wading into the world of medicated cycles. One missed miscarriage at 8w6d in March. One early miscarriage at 5w4d in May.
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!
Shesaidboom (28) TTC #1 since early 2007. Four early miscarriages and one second trimester loss. Struggling with PCOS and very low AMH. Five failed IUIs - three on Femara, one on Puregon, and one on Gonal F. Currently doing our first (and hopefully only) IVF/ICSI cycle. Tentative retrieval date: Nov. 17th.
toothfairy2be (27) TTC#1 since 8/10, First RE- Failed 3 Clomid, 2 Femara, 1 Gonal F, 4 IUI. LAP 3/12 confirms Endometriosis. NaPro -6 unmonitored Femara cycles. New RE- diagnosed with anti-thyroid antibodies and DH MFI- morphology, IVF cancelled 11/12 due to cysts, hoping to start IVF with ICSI, 12/12.
Sourire (30) DH (34) - TTC # 1 since August 2010 with endometriosis. After 5 failed IUIs in 2012 (3 with Femara, 2 with Femara + injectables) and a laparoscopy in April 2012, I am moving on to IVF in November 2012.
Milk8shake (28) & DP (29) TTC #1 since 04/09. Battling endometriosis, a unicornuate uterus and unexplained RPL. Five little ones, gone but not forgotten. Hoping for a lucky 2013 baby, with the help of some serious medical intervention.
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).Tested homozygous positive for MTHFR mutation. good news on egg quality, minor male factor infertility (low morphology). Started IVF stimulation 11/26 Retrieval currently estimated for December 9 with transfer estimated for the 14th www.fertilityfriend.com/home/34bee9
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.
SimplyRochelle 24, Matt, 26. Married in May 2007 and ttc most of that time. Conceived in June 2008, miscarried at 12 weeks. Lap in April 2012 found stage 2 endo. Lots of failed Clomid cycles from 50mg-150mg. Finally seeing an RE in July 2012.
NievesStevens 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.
LuluRoo M (30) married to my E (36). TTC #1 starting 12/12 after taking a year off.
Trying To Conceive #2
darlawoods (28), DH (28) ttc#2 since 11/2010. MC March 2012. Clomid Cycle #2 starts Nov 2012. DH SA is above normal
devilish Me (32) and DH (34) TTC #2 since Oct 2011. Next cycle first one with Clomid.
SilaMarila (26) DH (29) TTC#2 since 2010. PCO/lack of ovulation and past motility/morphology issues. 4 failed Clomid (3 IUI) cycles. Calling it quits with the RE. Saving $ to begin our embryo adoption journey! Hoping to start the process Feb/March 2013. Continuing acupuncture and hoping for a miracle in the meantime.
rcr(38) TTC #2 since December 2007. Three failed IVFs, four canceled IVFs, five failed medicated IUI cycles. Waiting for another IVF cycle in December, and trying to keep hope alive.
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) DOR, DH (35) perfect. TTC #2 since Spring 2011. Missed m/c and D&C in March 2012. 3 failed clomid/trigger/IUI cycles starting July 2012. BFP on our month "off" ended in m/c at 5.5 weeks in October 2012. Figuring out what comes next.
TinyMama TTC #2 (DD is 5), with severe MF.
Trying to Conceive #3
planegreen (29) DH (33) DD#1 (9) DD#2 (3) - TTC since September 2010, missed miscarriage in Feb. 2011 at 9 wks, Failed 3 cycles of Clomid 50mg, 2 cycles of Clomid with IUI, one cycle of Clomid 100mg, 2 Femara/HCG/IUI. Looking to do an injectable cycle soon.
brichole1214 Brandy (28) TTC#3 since April 2011. Go for 1st consult with RE on October 2nd, 2012...praying for another miracle!
Tammy (35) Mild endo, left tube atrophy; DH (32) perfect SA. We're TTC#3 but our 1st together since Oct 2011. Lap/Hysterscopy/D&C/tube check 9/14/12, found left tube useless and mild endo. Started 1st round of 50mg clomid CD 3-7 mid October 2012, praying this does the trick!
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Edited by toothfairy2be - 11/28/12 at 7:14pm