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I have never written one of these before nor do I know if I'm doing it correctly or if there are rules but I felt like I needed to share my story.
I am 40 years old and the last time I got pregnant naturally was 10 years ago. I ended up terminating the pregnancy as it was far from an ideal time in my life and I knew I would not be able to handle a child at the time. Fast forward 4 years later, I was engaged and we were trying to conceive. We tried naturally and never once got pregnant. We finally visited a fertility clinic on Park Ave, supposedly one of the best in NY. The doctor suggested we first try IUI and, if that didn't work, we could move on to IVF. We did IUI several times and NOTHING.
We then moved on to IVF and went through the egg retrieval cycle and came out with ~15 viable embryos (my eggs were good!). We did a fresh transfer but it didn't stick. We did two more transfers after that and they both resulted in BFP but both ended up in miscarriages. Soon after that our engagement ended as did our journey to get pregnant.
By way of background, I would generally consider myself a healthy person but in my 30's I started developing allergies to a number of things, pollen being the most intense. By the time my late 30's rolled around springtime was almost insufferable. I got weekly shots for 6 months to build up a tolerance to pollen and it never worked. I was just as allergic 6 months into treatment as I was the day of the first shot. In addition to my allergies I had developed IBS, eczema, underactive thyroid, etc. I knew I had autoimmune issues but it was nothing I couldn't handle and my issues came and went.
Now back to my pregnancy journey....
About a year after my engagement ended I started dating someone. We have been together for 3 years now and have never once practiced safe sex and never once did I get pregnant. I finally called my doctor a month ago after reading a story online about how prednisone can be useful for some women with autoimmune issues. I asked him if he could write me a prescription for low dose prednisone so I could see if maybe this would help me. His response was "Absolutely not. I don't think that's what your issue is." I felt pretty defeated and we ended the call. Then I found a website online where you can request certain medications and someone will review your request and, if warranted, write you a prescription. Given my allergy issues I was able to obtain a prescription of Millipred 5mg. I started taking 5mg in the morning and 5mg in the evening starting two days before ovulation. I continued every day for two weeks. Don't you know after 10 years of infertility issues and 10's of thousands of dollars a $20 prescription got me pregnant.
I'm only 5 weeks pregnant at this point so who knows if this will end up being a viable pregnancy but so far my numbers are great and just getting pregnant is HUGE for me. I just wanted to share this story as I felt utterly hopeless for so many years and never once did one of the fancy Park Ave doctors recommend this to me. You know your own body best and for anyone who feels like they have autoimmune issues this might be worth a shot. It is literally the only thing that's gotten me pregnant naturally in a decade.
Best of luck to all. I know how hard it is to deal with infertility and who knows where my journey ends but I feel blessed to even have gotten this far. x
Latest 9 days ago
I’ve had another miscarriage. This one was at 6 weeks. My last miscarriage was in January at 9 weeks. Utterly devastated. Is there any hope? We’re lucky that getting pregnant has been easy. Both months of trying, I became pregnant.
I was on daily fragmin injections due to a previous DVT during pregnancy and was waiting for my early scan this Friday where I would have been prescribed Cyclogest. Just don’t understand why it’s happened again. Not sure what the point of this post is really. Just wanted to read other people’s success stories I guess. Thanks for reading x
Latest 17 days ago
I had my egg retrieval about 2 weeks ago and 6 eggs was retrieved. The next day, the clinic called to inform me all fertilised but only one was good for transfer. That was on Saturday. I cried the whole weekend and knew it was over. Worst part was, I was afraid the embryo will stop growing by Monday which was the transfer day.. I praid to God and believed a miracle could still happen. I went for transfer on Monday and the doctor told me my embryo was very good 8 cells. I knew my chances were like 10%. My Blood test is on this Friday 5th I couldn't wait anymore. I tested on Sunday i had a very faint positive and taught must still be the trigger shots. Yester I bought 5 pregnancy test tested it and it was positive. This morning, I tested again in the morning and was very positive I'm only 8dp3dt. (I live in Germany so our time zone may differ) I'm just writing to encourage any Woman trying to conceive through IVF not to give up hope no matter how many embryos you have, miracles still happens.
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Latest 9 weeks ago
Nervous to post... it’s been years of trying. I got a BFP this morning in a clear blue (free in ov kit). Posted it under photos. My chances are so so slim but please wish me luck
Latest 9 weeks ago
Okay so! During the pandemic I took a huge hit. I had two miscarriages and one of them was an ectopic pregnancy. I was devastated.
This year I started praying daily and that has kept me at peace and stress free.
So, I started taking sinus mucinex like crazy because I have sinuses really bad and I often get flare ups. We had sex as normal. But when my period (which is normally 27 days to the T) didn’t come... I was shocked because there were no noticeable signs. I was a bit hungrier but that’s it.
I had a prophet tell me that God was opening my womb, and I would be pregnant but I’m thinking it would be years from now. I took a test today in the evening at 13 dpo and low and be hold..... two strong lines appeared!!! Which gives me so much hope seeing as faint lines was the first thing that alerted me prior to having previous miscarriages.
Anyways, I can’t thank God enough. I had to share. Please believe there’s hope. It’s God who opens and closes wombs and I am so grateful. To God be all the glory. Blessing ladies.
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Latest 12 weeks ago
I am ttc 2 months now and no luck, hope it happens this month.
Latest 5 months ago
I saw a vvvvfl this morning at 8dpo so I tested again this afternoon and it was faintly positive and by this evening it’s was so clearly positive! Yay! I’m so excited and shocked that it’s so positive this early
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Latest 6 months ago
My husband and I have been trying to conceive baby number 3 since August 2018
I learned during my second time ttc that my mucus is very thick so it’s harder for sperm to pass.
I heard about the Mucinex trick,
Very first time with baby number two using it after a year trying we for pregnant with my now 2.5 yr old daughter
This time, very first time I used it this month, for baby number three and got my BFP at 9dpo very faint positive, I have tested everyday since and they continue to get darker!
100% convinced that Mucinex is my fertility drug.
We see the dr next week!
Baby wishes for all of you still trying ??
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Latest 7 months ago
2 dpo-itchy breast
3 dpo-shooting zapping pain in left boob, felt like lightening. Let down feeling too.
4 dpo- back ache, tired, sensitive smell
5 dpo-lots of lower back pain
6 dpo-tired, backache, had a dream I took a test and it was negative, so I did and it was negative
7 dpo- very tired
8 dpo-lower backache, a lot of acne around chin
9 dpo-back pain, negative test
10 dpo negative test, loss of appetite
11 dpo-had a dream I got a positive test. Took a test and got a positive frer!!!!!horrible lower back pain.
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Latest 11 months ago
Actually i didn't notice any symptoms except milky discharge that stretched i was 6dpo then i saw this discharge at 7dpo also .
8dpo i had this metallic strong taste in my mouth when i woke up i was angry because it was much i couldn't eat .then i felt this sharp shooting pain in my nipple also some pinching and shooting pain in my uterus at 9dpo nothing except a pink/orange discharge when i wiped
11dpo period cramps that was extremely dull with cervix pain.
12dpo tight feeling that comes and goes then i felt like testing and it was a very faint BFP i bursted into tears
Today 14dpo breast and nipple itch so bad while nipples feels like there is a pin in it. ...hope this helps someone i decided to post cause i got strength from other peoples success stories thanks to all of you mummies expectant,TTC baby dust to every.
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Latest 11 months ago