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I have lightly been TTC for 17 months. July 2021 started to get serious with OPKs. I have a pretty regular textbook cycle. Except I have super heavy bleeding and produce milk midway after ovulation ontop of cramping causing me pain. About 5 months using opks, I investigated vitex to manage the cyclical breast pain and milk production proceeding ovulation and went to bbt to pinpoint underlying thyroid issues. 2 months after taking vitex, the breast pain went away and the production dropped significantly. I also called clinics to start infertility workup as my bbt was super low. (35.90 before ovulation and coverline 36.10). I had an appointment the 27th of January where I was given paperwork for 3/4 day labs and 20-22 day labs. Imaging of complete pelvis and breasts ordered too. Dr advised to stay on vitex (month #3 starting) and a schedule of every other day starting on day 10 of cycle. OH had set up a SA for February too.
This month (#8) I am pretty sure I was sick with C*vid and had taken 2 weeks of mucinex religiously. I also used a menstrual cup (FLEX IS AWESOME!!!) and a new form of fertility lubricant (clean love as Pre seed was awful and sticky. Clean love has 0 smell, 0 residue, and my OH said it felt more natural than Pre seed). We did not follow Drs schedule. I think one day, day 12, we dtd 2xs. I ovulated later that month on CD 15 confirmed by bbt and opk but this cycle, I had TONS of EWCM. I honestly dtd when it felt right and left it at that. February 10th, I received a positive hpt after not feeling like myself. I was on a trip and I love planes. This plane ride as awful and I was super dizzy. I also was in training for work and had to do a physical where it included running. My energy levels during that run tanked and I got dizzy too afterwards.
Well, no imaging or bloodwork is required now and I'm cautiously waiting until March 24th to see a flickering heartbeat and little small embryo with 2 arms and 2 legs. Hpt's are getting darker and that makes me happy.
Latest 11 weeks ago
Here again for my 6th pregnancy. It’s my third baby, if all goes well.
Crying at EVERTHING (not like me at ALL)
Knew I was pregnant
My period seemed to be late
Knew I was pregnant
POAS (vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvfl) dismissed it
Knew I was pregnant ????
Waited a day and took another test.. vvvfbfp. Took another frer, an IC, and three Walmart tests… AND a digital with the same urine. All positive.
Here’s the kicker. I have an IUD, a paragard I got in 2019 after my last baby.
I’ll update when I know more, but as of now I’m 5 weeks. Wish me luck and sticky dust!
Latest 7 months ago
After 5 years TTC. We found out I didn’t ovulate naturally. We began seeing a fertility specialist. I started with Letrozole 3 cycles no luck. I had an HSG, and Hysterscopy done within the 10 month period. Started back on Letrozole still no luck. Then we took a break. Once we met with the specialist we to decided that we were only going to try IUI one time then rethink our game plan. Started Letrozole 7.5 CD 3-7, ovidrel CD 13, and IUI #1 was July 11th CD 15. Found out I was pregnancy via HPT only 8 days after testing out my trigger. It was official July 26. I was pregnant. First HCG was 419.7, then 48 hours later it was 1217.3. I just knew something was up my levels were tripling. Then August 11 I go in for my first sono at 6weeks 3 days, and there’s twins. We couldn’t be more excited. Twins run deep on both sides of our families so this was a little expected, but definitely a amazing surprise!!!
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Latest 9 months ago
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 10 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 1 year ago
I am ttc 2 months now and no luck, hope it happens this month.
Latest 1 year 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 1 year ago