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Just a story of my journey; don’t ever give up. I never.!
I began ttc quite some time ago -
My first mc was Dec 2013. Advised likely chemical.
Long story short; after ttc for a long time; not successful
investigations etc, I eventually got a diagnosis August 2017 for endometriosis. Had surgery to remove.
Had all the tests beforehand and all hormone levels came back fine and partner fine.
Repeated after surgery and again all ok. No issues identified.
Told I had unexplained infertility. Was ttc over a year prior to diagnosis of endometriosis.
Told I’d unlikely conceive naturally or without help!
Referred for HSG test and to fertility consultant Feb 2018.
Low and behold - at appointment they do urine sample - pregnant! Discharged from them.
Sadly ended in mc 9 weeks April 2018..
Large bleed within sac and baby hb stopped.
Surgical removal due to issues and risk as I’m rhesus negative.
Tests carried out - nothing abnormal identified - ruled as a likely loss of natural cause.
Gave all clear ttc again.
Booked back with consultant - again got my BFP week before my appointment!
Referred for beta hcg and ultrasound -
Beta hcg taken two days apart - all fine and increased well.
told had pregnancy of unknown location at scan and likely ectopic - sent home and scan rebooked for two weeks after.
Attended scan - confirmed I had a likely continuing NORMAL pregnancy. Dated perfect at 6wks 3 days. Over the moon.
Fast forward -
first dating scan received after all booking in with midwife etc...
Was very scared as had been severely affected by morning sickness and terrified something would be wrong - scan went perfectly well and baby measured 3 days ahead at 12+6!
20 week scan - all ok and baby growing well. Still measuring ahead - growth charted as average.
Currently 25+2 with my miracle rainbow..
Pregnancy going well and looking forward to welcoming our bundle of joy.
DD 19th april 2019
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Latest 4 days ago
Weve been trying for a baby for months, after a chemical pregnancy in March I was really depressed and negative. Because our doctor gave us the go ahead we tried religiously in April and nevertheless AF reared her ugly face. Come may... i honestly thought there was no chance... my boyfriend works as a merchant mariner... he had left for a 56 day contract... because i didnt want him to spend his birthday alone I flew to LA not even thinking concieving as a possibility as I was slated to have ovulated 4 days before my trip and wasnt even tracking it... imagine my surprise when I realized today I was late and two dark pink lines appeared. Were elated! I hope this one sticks. Early pregnancy is such a delicate mix of excitement and nerves. Best of luck and baby dust to all!
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Latest 6 days ago
on Monday i went for a follow up and they always do the urine so i didn't think anything of it but yes i was supposed to be getting my period its a little irregular and so i was like it'll come because i just new the cramping and sore BBS was AF. soo im in the waiting room and she tells me to come back to her office and so she tells me the PG was positive and i began to sweat and continuously telling her this never happens this is impossible. i am beyond happy. i am very early in my pregnancy 5 weeks and 2 days to be exact. its been so hard for me and when i look back on my post of me being disappointed many time in a row. i just know that keeping hope has given me one of the most beautiful gifts of all time. im so in love and i cant wait to go on this journey of mother.
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Latest 35 days ago
I’m 43 years old. I have 3 older children from a previous marriage. I remarried and my husband had no children. He doesn’t believe in fertility treatments or anything like that so he always said whatever is meant to be will be!
We tried on and off for 3 years. I never even got pregnant once. We had excepted it wasn’t in the cards for us and made peace with it. My cycles became very unpredictable anyway. I used to be to the day regular every 26 days! Then it became 19 sometimes, 34 sometimes but mostly 23. I was sure I was going through the change.
We went on vacation and I when we got back I was 2 days late. It wasn’t unusual but for some reason that time I was thinking could it be? I didn’t want to keep wondering so I went out and bought a test and the line was immediately dark! I was shocked! There is no way!!
I had my yearly scheduled for the next day anyway so my dr told me to come in anyway and do a test in the office. It was + sent me for BW about 2 weeks later and my numbers were over 16,000 BUT I was bleeding. I started seeing the blood the day of my appointment. It was a deep almost wine color blood. And enough to fill a liner. I was so worried. I had many scans and they never found out why I was spotting. It happened randomly up until about 23 weeks. I had maybe one or 2 more episodes of spotting after that.
I had my baby girl 3 days before my due date! 7lbs 4oz!
She is now 9 months old, crawling, cruising and thinking she’s big stuff!
When they say to relax while TTC it sounds so cliche. but I truly believe sometimes u gotta block it out of your mind and just know it’s going to happen. I dunno when, how long it’s going to take but it will happen.
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Latest 9 weeks ago
After 6 years of trying I finally succeeded. We wlcomed our twin boys on December 10. Theyre everything to me. I am so grateful for them. After so many losses, we are finally parents! Dont quit! There is always hope!
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Latest 10 weeks ago
We had an amazing scan today. Our little baby had a hr of 122 and they say I'm due Oct. 6th!
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Latest 10 weeks 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 4 months ago
I took a frer at 9dpo there was a definite line and the next day was negative anyone had this and for a line later
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Latest 4 months ago
I'm here to share my success story and will keep it as short as possible. After getting pregnant off the second cycle off the pill (and I've been diagnosed with PCOS since 2008) and having unfruitful cycles with Clomid and Femara/letrozole at my GYN, I moved on to Bloom Reproductive Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. From there we went through some tests and I went on letrozole and Menopur injections to get ovulation going. (I have textbook PCOS and had a really rough time ovulating after my miscarriage and even before going on birth control years ago.)
We did 2 cycles with timed intercourse and the injections and didn't have anything, so we tried an IUI, or the 'salad spinner' as my husband called it. Negative on that one, although I think the timing wasn't quite right on the procedure and my trigger shot. IUI #2 comes around and I still kept that sliver of hope that God would finally give us a natural baby. If it didn't work we'd maybe try one more and then look into adoption, so when I nervously took a pregnancy test the day before my beta at the clinic, I was equally happy and scared that it was POSITIVE! I believe that the progesterone helped my body know that it was pregnant and to keep that little bean warm and snug, and as I type this I have a healthy, beautiful, smiley 7 month old girl, Evangeline Faith. She is worth the wait and the tears and the anxiety and the complications, and I want to tell whoever ends up reading this: DO NOT GIVE UP. The Lord with sustain you and keep you on the path you're meant to go on, and if that means going through infertility while it seems like everyone else just drinks the water, so be it. If you don't have God and the Word to be your helper, please find an outlet to reach out because it's TOO HARD to keep to yourself and your partner. It really is.
If you want to join another community on a super user-friendly app, get Kindara from your app store. I promise you will find women that are going through the same thing, whatever that may be, and you can encourage each other all while staying private. So many of us are now Facebook and Instagram friends now and even plan to meet in person! Keep advocating, keep hope alive, and keep treating the temple that you occupy with love and care!!
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Latest 4 months ago