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Pregnant after about 1.5 years

I wanted to share our TTC journey because I found so much comfort from others on here who struggled as well. We were trying since Dec 2017. I had been off of Nuvaring for years anyway and we were using condoms for BC. We stopped and had fun the first few months thinking oh it will be quick... yeah right. I then started tracking ovulation with OPKs which were fairly consistent each cycle. We BD all around. Nothing. I started getting into more information like tracking fertile CM and body temperature a few months....nothing. By the way I am one who has VERY minimal detectable change in CM so I was getting very annoyed with that personally. I had a preconception appointment with OB about months 7ish months TTC which consisted of a sperm analysis and trying a few more months. Husband came back with the lower end of normal on most of the numbers. A few months later I went in again. MD said to wait until positive OPK to BD to optimize sperm count and schedule for an HSG test if nothing in the next months or so. Well I wasn't looking forward to an HSG bc they were somewhat expensive, were known to be painful, and I wanted to do this as naturally as possible. Besides, scheduling the test was super hard because it has to be a certain time frame after the start of your period which as a healthcare provider myself was hard to be able to take off so specifically last minute. I tried a few times earlier on to schedule but of course timing fell on a week my MD was out of town, on a holiday, and then when I was out of town. LOL REALLY?!?! I decided to wait after the holidays and got bogged down with work and life. In the meantime I had my husband taking Ashwagandha for sperm boost for months. I was already on prenatals for over a year, I just started taking Upspring fertility supplements for 2 cycles until ovulation started, we had been using Preseed just as a lubricant (not full applicator - we were over that a few months in) then I got this idea to just make this HSG test happen. My MD stated that sometimes the Fallopian tubes can be sticky even if there are no true blockages. She had to have the test done herself 2x for her last two babies. It was finally scheduled for June 19th 2019 CD 8. It felt like a really intense menstrual cramp (I can have really bad cramps anyway) which was tolerable for a few minutes, I just have a vasovagal response to stuff like that which was the worse part. BUT it was over quick enough. I loaded up on ibuprofen before and after. I was crazy bloated the next day and after that perfectly fine. I was told optimize BD for the next three months bc my chances of conceiving were higher. I got a positive OPK June 29th and 30th CD 16 & 17. We BD CD 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, and 21. I started testing I think around 6 dpo and did not realize I had a very faint positive at 9 DPO until I went to place what I though was my negative 10 DPO stick next to it!!!!! The last one in the picture was 11 DPO. I was pregnant the SAME CYCLE I had the HSG done... CRAZY . I also had a positive digital the next day. I go for my first appointment and US next week at exactly 8 weeks since LMP. Looking back I think that the timing was best because I ended up making some stressful yet much better career moves for me, my family, and our new addition coming soon. I hope this might help others who may be at the stages I was in and maybe help those on the fence of their next step. God bless all of you that are trying for your sweet babies. I pray the journey will be less stressful and will happen sooner than later in perfect timing.

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Congrats! Great story.

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12 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this! And congrats on your bfp. Gives me hope. :) Hubby and I have been TTC #1 since November 2017, so our timelines are similar. I *did* try the letrozole with the times ultrasound appointments and they are hard to work into your daily schedule! Plus the periods after were just awful for me, the most painful I've ever had. But I am extremely hopeful about your words on the HSG! I had one done on June 14 and unfortunately, the specialist wasn't all that forthcoming on the benefits, just that it was to give her a clear image of my uterus/tubes/etc. So THANK YOU for posting this! I have so much hope now! Wishing you a !

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