know a loss is hard personally and i completely understand after having 2 about a year apart from one another i had the same thoughts but also tried to stay positive. that is the best thing you can do. and im glad i did because i was blessed with my wonderful little man who is the light of my life. it took a long time but i just kept telling myself my baby was just not ready yet and he will come when it is his time and he did. my doctor explained it to me this way. alot of women have m/c's early in the pregnany such as 5 weeks or so and never know because they are not actively looking for it. they assume their period was a little late if they even notice that. but because we are watcing it like a hawk we catch it the moment most of the time that it happens. i would suggest talking to your doctor making a plan. i am not sure if you and your dh have had all the tests done if not i would so so just to have an idea of where you stand and there may be a problem that is easily fixed if there is no problem then relax and work out a plan like i said with your doc on a course of action. not sure if i helped but know good people get good karma even if it is not in the way you planned or expected.View Thread
sorry to hear of all your troubles. i just started back on the boards too and i have not been completely where you are but i have had m/cs also so i post on this board as weel as the trying to conceive after loss board.
they did change everything about 2-3 years ago. so alot of the board look different r they removed them or they alllowed them to be member ran like the endometriosis and pelvic pain board i am an admin on. i hope you are still around and if you need anything let me know.View Thread
it is most definately worth it. i was to my breaking point definately and now i can't imagine my life without my little nugget. even on his worst days i feel empathy for his pain and sadness instead of anger,. me and the other ttc girls and endo girls just believe that we go through the hardship we go through to make us the best parents fopr any kids we have because we appreciate it that much more than no other person could understand. we are more compassionate and loving.View Thread
completely understand that. we were at that point too and were actually looking in to adoption agencies when we found out we were pg. its hard to have that much pressure on yourself. it seems to affect every aspect of your life. i mean i was ovulation testing while at work on my lunch break lol. it seems crazy now but making my little nugget was all i could ever think about.
taking a break never hurts and like i said if you just do the little things while you're not "actively" trying like cutting back on sugar and staying healthy you never know.
you should try loking into clinical trials in your area for unexplained infertiltity . i had friends who did that and it was for a shock patch(sounds worse than it was) that was to help stimulate ovualtion and got pg first round.View Thread
would suggest waiting another week. the way my doc explained it is most women do not know they are pg for at least a week after their period is late just us who track ours seem to catch it quick. so just take a deep breath lol
act as you would if you knew for sure and if it still comes up negative by next week i would make an appt with your doctor. all kinds of things can throw off your cycle even if it has always been regular like stress and eating habits and excersize etc. but i will cross my fingers for youView Thread
im sorry for your troubles i just recently started getting on the boards again. i know where youa re coming from and there is another discussion on here titles sigh that i responded to about trying some natural ways to gimprove your chances. also if you go to a vitamin shoppe like GNC they carry a fertility blend for men and women. which i figure what does it hurt to take another vitamin. getting on BCP's is good because like in my case it did help jump start my system and i did get pg naturally after stopping but they did not take. are yall seeing a reproductive endocronolgist or just your reguler ob? we did 7 rounds of clomid and 4 IUI's which none took. i got pg while on lupron for my endo which is generally not suggested ecause it is considerd a form of chemo but i have heard and read they they are now starting to see its benefits in reproductive medicine. it took us 7 years of actively trying before having my little nugget. we were the same way we knew i could get pg but to keep it was another issue. please feel free to give me a shoutView Thread
you sound exactly like me. i have stage IV endo and did a total of 7 rounds of clomid.
the problem with mixing those two is since clomid increases your hormones and endo feeds on hormones they dont really like each other. i had the worst cramps of my life on clomid (not saying you will) and it threw off my cycle. so i would get a "period" like yours with the spotting but nothing sustancial but then it would be followed with me actual AF visit. i would just wait until you are about a week late and then test again it may be AF coming or could have been implantation bleeding and just too soon to get a positive test.
as hard as i know it is just try to relax and do the agonizing waiting game. the more you test the more stressed you will become and if you are PG you know stress is not good. no sure if this is your first go around but i did this game for 6 years(once again not saying you will lol) but if you have any wquestions feel free to email me or even there is a endo pelvic pain board on webmd that i am a administrator of and those women are fantastic at support also. and most have gone through or are going through what you areView Thread
like that test also. it does get pricey so i also track mine through the webmd ovulation calender and cervical mucous along with tests.
i did go online after a while and found the highest rated ovulation tests and bought in bulk. after the first few years it seemed to make more sense lol.
the calender helps me keep track of whrther my cycle is running on time also because i always seem to not pay attention if it was off a day or two and in ovulation tracking thats a big difference.
also i think all men should be tested.
my hubby was tested 2 years into trying at the age of 25 and came back with a severel low count like it should be between 20 and 30 million and he had like 3000 and they were morphed and slow. so you never know its soo easy for them to get tested (wink wink) just a little embarrasing but they can suck it up and perform this one small task lolView Thread
never mind sharing. i have done some research because with all the fertility treatments i was on i was trying to keep everything else as simple/natural as possible. like eating lightly salted popcorn and taking a teaspoon i believe of robitussin. not the DM or anything just plain Tussin because it is meant to thin the mucous in your lungs but it thins all the bodies mucous including the lady stuff it suggest to take up to 200mg 3 times a day for 5the 5 days leading up to your ovulation day and for 1 day after. make sure guaifenesin is the only active ingredient but i am pretty sure it is. also cut back on coffe sodas etc. any acidic foods or drinks. this can throw off your PH levels and affect the sperm also tak evening primrose oil fromt he start of your cycle until you ovulateView Thread
it is perfectly normal to feel that way. do not feel bad for feeling bad or mad or angry or frustrated.
it is a hard thing to go through. me and my DH tried for 6 years before successfully conceiving and keeping the pg with my son. i made it through by telling my self the struggle is given to those who can handle it because it will only make them better and more compassionate and appreciative parents. until it happens the easiest thing to do is continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle. tyou can go to a vitamin shoppe and they make a vitamin called fertility blend for men and fertility blend for women. eventhough you both check out fine it never hurts to take an extra vitamin. also keep your sugar intake low. my doc told me that a study was done on diabetic women and that those who controlled their sugar intake were 50% more likly to get pg and not miscarry.
they say to live you life as if you are pregnant no smoking keep drinking to a minimum and keep your stress level as low as possible. theres a lot more little tricks to improve cervical mucous or what not so if you want any addtional info just let me know but im running out od characters lolView Thread