My fiance and I have been trying to have a baby for over 2 years now. I am 33 years old and she is 27. We have tried different positions (heard that may help), tried certain times of the month like when she is ovulating! She still has hope however, I am really negative about it. I have come to the conclusion that I am sterile and unable to bring a baby in to this world. We have discussed that surrogacy or adoption may be a solution. But, I am afraid we may not be able to afford that. Though, I am ignorant to how much any of it would cost. It is killing me inside that I cannot make this miracle happen and I get depressed when I see other people having luck. It seems to me everybody I know is either pregnant or trying for their second. I know I would be a wonderful father and she will be an exceptional mother. I was a step-father from a previous relationship and loved every second of it. Any ideas on what we can do?View Thread
My husband and I have been trying for about 2 years now. We have been trying constantly and with no luck. I also find myself heartbroken every time I see a pregnant woman or little baby. My husband and I both were adopted and all we've ever wanted is a family of our own. It's stressful and discouraging at times. It's also hard when I mention something like "I have some news...." the response I get is how far along are you? It breaks my heart. I continue to pray about this and I know that there is a bigger reason as to why this isn't happening. My husband and I are going to stay active for the rest of 2012. After that we are giving up and looking into adoption. Apparently if it makes it to that we will know that that was what are purpose is......to provide for a child who has nothing.....like we were once upon a time.....View Thread
My boyfriend and I have been TTC for a very long time now. I tried Clomid for a few months but it didn't seem to help. The doctor kept upping my dosage but it hasnt made any difference. I started to think of some people I know and how they ended up pregnant. They all had a common denominator....they were on the shot and missed a dose. So I thought..hey, why not give it a shot. Well, I'm scared of going on birth control..cuz I've heard of people gaining weight while on it. So we are trying something different...we started using condoms thinking that maybe if we use condoms for a few months and then skip a time or two , maybe that'll do the trick. What do ya'll think of that?View Thread
I just needed an outlet to vent my anxiety and my nervousness for our first IUI attempt. I will be doing u/s and bloodwork on cycle day 3 with 100mg Clomid on cycle days 5-9, then on cycle day 10 I am going to start using OPK's to detect an LH surge so that I do not miss it. If not detected I am already scheduled to go in for an u/s on cycle day 12 to see how many follicles and their size. Then I will receive the prescription for the HCG trigger shot (ovidrel) to induce ovulation. The following morning DH will go in for collection and then an hour and a half later I will go in for my insemintation. After the insemination, they will insert a sponge to keep the sperm close to the cervix and in the uterus. The sponge can be removed 4 hours later. And this process will be repeated again the following day. Then the 2ww begins. Normally this would be the time that I would go crazy, but with the new quarter beginning Jan. 9 and being 10 weeks long, my brain will be certainly occupied with school work and interning. Hopefully that will make the time fly by.
But the point of this rant, I have been trying for so long and expect every month for AF to show her uninvited face that I feel that I am not emotionally prepared for the treatment to work. And if it does, I would be afraid to do anything for fear of harming or losing the baby. It will required a lot of coaching and support for me to do anything remotely active. Thus far it has been just trying, trying, trying...once it happens it will be all about carrying the baby to term, making it to deliver the baby..then I would feel once I am able to see and hold the baby that I would be able to breathe a sigh of relief until the panic of the real world dangers set in.
my hubby and i have been trying to conceive for over a year. we both have mild issues. My prolactin,...
Posted by An_242314
my hubby and i have been trying to conceive for over a year. we both have mild issues. My prolactin, testosterone, progesterone and FSH level are all OK likewise my husband's.Also His semen test showed no problem. i noticed i started having irregular mensturation when i got married. i met a gyne who said i have anovulation and he put me on PRIMOLUT N for 3months with guildance on how and when to take the drug. After the 3 months i took clomid 50mg to help my ovulation. But neither the primolut n stopped the irregularity of MENSTURAL CYCLE after the 3months nor the CLOMID helped in my ovulation. after few months of no improvement, the gyne now put me on another 4 months of same primolut n. pls is this treatment not much for someone who is trying to conceive. PLS I NEED HELP.View Thread
I figure it will only help to hear what goes on here. Hubby and I have been trying for almost two years now...and after two depressing miscarriages still no luck. I have PCO and have been on provera, metformin and clomid. I went to discuss the results of my lab test yesterday and I am positive to 2 of the testings. I am not sure what the names of them are but it looks like I will need to take baby asprin the next time I get preg. This will be the 4th round of clomid for me within 2 years.. I am excited and nervous and scared about trying again. My problem is maintaining my pregnancy (as both miscarriages did not pass 12 weeks). I've read some of the discussions and I understand how everyone feels. This is very frustrating and everything in between. Worst part for me is my best friend and I got pregnant at the same time and her baby is now 5 months and my cousin is expecting in January..I lost mine in August this year... How is everyone coping with TTC?View Thread
It's depressing. It's excitement. It's sad. It's stressful. It's frustrating. It's a roller coaster. It's...
Posted by Anon_82195
It's depressing. It's excitement. It's sad. It's stressful. It's frustrating. It's a roller coaster. It's all I think about every day. It's a different kind of jealousy I don't want.
Everyone always talks about how exciting it is ttc. No one ever talks about how hard it could really be. It might be exciting for those "normal" people. But, I guess I just am not one of those people. It has been one of the hardest time of my life, honestly.
I just wish women would be real when it comes to ttc. I want understanding and compassion from others. I don't want to share my story with everyone I meet. I don't want advice on getting pregnant. I've obv. read enough of that in the last year and a half. I don't need those ignorant remarks.
These are just a few things I bite my tongue about every day.. but, I really don't have the guts to say.View Thread
I've had late periods twice in the year and half we've been TTC. I was seven days late this month and...
Posted by Anon_76132
I've had late periods twice in the year and half we've been TTC. I was seven days late this month and started last Friday morning with really dark brown. It continued all day and into Saturday getting a lighter pink but never red. Then on Sunday, nothing at all, all day. Today I had some more brown spotting for a couple of hours and now gone again. I'm normally a spotter for two days and heavy for three and back to light for three. This is nowhere near normal. I've been queasy today and it seemed like I could barely hook my bra this morning. Am I just getting too mental or could I really finally be pregnant?View Thread
I have never posted anything like this. My and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for about 1.5 years. I just recently found that I have PCOS. I go for about 6-7 months without a period and I never know when it is going to occur. It is heartbreaking. Sometimes I feel like I am a failure even though there is nothing I can do about the problem. I am trying to remain positive but the doctors have told me that it is going to be near impossible for me to get pregnant. I feel like I have been on an emotional roller coaster because we got married around the same time as three of our friends and one of them is on their 4th child and others have had no problem getting pregnant. When we talk they ask me when we are going to get started and I really don't know what to say. I want to be excited for them and I don't want them to feel bad for us. I have tried Provera to help me regulate but it works for one cycle and then I go back to waiting. I have been told about Clomid but someone told me that it rarely works for woman with PCOS. Is this true? I need some tips or opinions or something!View Thread
I just got my lab results back for my cycle day 21 and I am at a 14.5, which I am told is great. The nurse...
Posted by Anon_227638
I just got my lab results back for my cycle day 21 and I am at a 14.5, which I am told is great. The nurse said I probably wouldn't be put on Clomid because my level was high enough.The nurse then said they would like to do a semen analysis on my husband. Well, he doesn't seem too thrilled about it. ( He may be scared but he won't admit it. Now what?? Could they even do anything for him if his semen is low or low mobility?? This is a new territory that I know nothing about. Please help!!! I am scared!View Thread
We have tried for 20 months. We had 5 months of "not trying" in between. We've tried everything! I've had dr. visits,I've taken the temp. for months and months, taken xrays. Going back to the dr. in five days to see what the next step is. I've honestly lost hope. I feel unhappy every day. I don't want to think about it but, I teach pre-k I'm reminded all day how fun and energetic and challenging kiddos are. I have to see friends with their families in Christmas cards. I want that too. I just feel like each month I lose something inside, I feel so hopeless. I would really like to consider adoption, my husband is not there. He's not anywhere near there. I want to be a mommy. That's all I'm asking for, I just want to be a mommy.View Thread
My husband and I have been TTC for 2 years now. We had a bump in the road back in October when I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma insitu. I had a cone biopsy done and everything came out great. So we are back to trying even harder this time. My cousin told me yesterday that she's pergo. I am so happy for her but can't stop feeling jealous and sad. I don't want to feel this way towards her because I love her so much. She wasn't even trying. She said it just happened.Why can't that just happen for me? Why is it that when you want something so bad and it keeps happening for other people? I'm severely depressed about the way I'm feeling. I feel like I need to just appect the fact that this may not be in the cards for me. It makes me feel like a failure as a woman and a wife.View Thread
My husband and I have been TTC for over 3 years--running the usual tests. My husband's sperm testing had come...
Posted by An_241933
My husband and I have been TTC for over 3 years--running the usual tests. My husband's sperm testing had come out normal. But, it was discovered that I had mild endometriosis that was treated with laproscopy surgery. Following the surgery, our doctor, without much follow-up, determined we needed to do a dye test, which came out with normal results. Again, without follow-up, we finally decided to seek a fertility specialist as suggested by a family member. The specialist required that we do mucus charting for four months at which time we have had frustrating paperwork to even have our records reviewed by the doctor. We have finally decided that we are through waiting. We have felt the heartache and frustration of "sharing" the joy of family and friends' pregnancies. When will it be our turn? If anything, this entire process has made our marriage stronger, but I feel my will wavering every disappointing month after month. We have begun looking for doctors that specialize in IUI. Has anyone else had experience with this procedure? Any suggestions?
Hi everyone, I feel silly posting on here, but I don't know what else to do to help myself through all of this. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant since last December. As soon as I got off the pill I got pregnant, but only carried my baby for 6 weeks. I was completely devastated! We started trying again a couple months after that. I made an appointment with an infertility doctor to start discussions on what may possibly be wrong. I don't know what else to do!!! I feel like there is something wrong with me!View Thread
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I am 45 y.o. My husband and I are looking to get pregnant. We consulted a fertility specialist who tested my...
Posted by An_241790
I am 45 y.o. My husband and I are looking to get pregnant. We consulted a fertility specialist who tested my FSH level. Found it to be high...reflecting a likelihood of poor quality eggs. My husband has very low sperm count, so the sperm must be extracted from his testicles. The specialist recommends egg donor. I want to try for my own first however. I want to try IUI with fertility pills. I appreciate any insights. Thanks.View Thread
So My period is 8 days late but yesterday I started spotting. I heard that you can still get your period and be pregnant. With that being said, if I take a pregnancy test while spotting will the test be as accurate as if taken without spotting?View Thread
My husband and I have been "trying" for 2 years now and have still not conceived. There are a few factors which may be hindering our efforts, but one is particularly concerning to me. My husband is a healthy 31 year old, and yet, he has very little ejaculate. It has been this way for at least the last two years, and I am wondering what might be the cause of this. He doesn't take any medication, and though he does drink alcohol frequently, it is not every day. Please help!View Thread
My husband and I are 24 and 26 and have been TTC for 1 1/2 years. We decided to try IVF last month and they retrieved 11 eggs and by day 5 transfer we only had 2 viable embies to transfer in. Sadly we got a a BFN 2 weeks later. We were devestated.
We have had all sorts of testing. I have been deemed normal besides having polycystic ovaries, but not PCOS. My husband was perfect! So we are unexplained...which is SO irritating!
We are considering trying Follistism with a trigger shot and natural intercourse. A friend of mine did this and had success with it after 3 cycles and is now pregnant with twins.
I think the IVF may have been too invasive on my body and stressed it out too much. Im hoping this new method will be less stressfull on my body and mind and we will be able to relax a bit more.
My husband and I have been TTC since June 2010 with 1 miscarriage last November. I scheduled an appt next week to talk about options and to have blood work done. I am soo scared that the doc will tell me something is wrong with me or my husband! And I want to have a list of questions ready to ask the doctor or tell her what route I want to go down next. Does anyone have any advice of either what to ask or suggest?? Also, my cycle is still off my my D & C. This month my cycle was 35 days!! I've used OPK's and charted but either I am not ovulating or it's not regular each month. So frustrating!! Any insight please!View Thread
My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for over a year now. I was checked by my OBGYN and everything was fine. My husband went to his PCP just for a physical and we found out that he has low testosterone. He's had an MRI of his brain to make sure his pituitary gland was working properly and we were told that everything was fine. His PCP decided to put him on AndroGel to see if that would help get his testosterone back to normal. He recently went to see an Endocrinologist and was told that AndroGel completely wipes out your sperm count...so needless to say, we've been trying for months and more than likely his sperm count is zero. What should we do? We're at a loss...help View Thread
Hi. DH and I have been trying to get pregant for 22 months. I have PCOS with insulin resistance and DH had low sperm motility (as in 0%). We are taking vitamins and supplements to help and have given ourselves until January to get pregnant. If we are not by then, we will begin to look into fertility treatments. While doing some research for a local fertility Dr., I can across a clinic that talked about fallopian tube sperm perfusion. It sounds like it might be more beneficial than IUI. Does anyone have any experience with this or have you spoken with your fertility dr about it?
I am 36 and DH will be 46 in January so we are feeling the clock ticking away. SO glad to have found this forum where there are people that are having the same feelings I am. I feel so alone. DH is amazing but there is still a part of my desire to have a child that I don't think he (or any other man) will ever be able to fully understand.
Praying that we all end up on the graduation list SOON!!!!!!View Thread
Ok, so, I used to lurk on this board way back when we just passed the 12 month mark of ttc. That was approx 3.5 yrs ago. (yes, you read that right, over FOUR YEARS of trying). Well, up until I got a new job about 6 months ago, we didn't have insurance. At all. Hard to get fertility help when you can't afford it. Anyway, did some testing recently, found out that my DH has low sperm count AND low motility. Everything else is normal. Our doctors answers were more sex. So, that we did. Not too bad, right? lol. Now, a while back (few years) I had gone through the temping, the charting, the ovulation tests, etc, etc, etc. DH and I found that this wasn't right for us, too stressful, too much worry and it took the romance completely out of our marriage. So, we decided to let the cards fall where they may, we prayed and asked to be blessed with a baby when the time was right and we waited. Our relationship grew, we became closer, we've managed to move out of my parents house (sadly, we were stuck there....finances...blah), I've secured an amazing job with amazing benefits, life has seemed to be heading up. Now, the only thing left was that baby. We scheduled tests, had to decide whether or not to try any fertility meds, which I ultimately decided not to. I don't like taking anything and I'm too stubborn to not succeed with my own body and equipment. So, on 11/11/11, I had a *feeling* and even though AF wasn't due until the 17th (so, yes, in two days), I decided to take a test. Imagine my shock and disbelief when it was a BFP. And then I took another one, another BFP. I've taken a few more in the days since then, and all BFP. I'm not naive enough to think this could be the end of the journey, I know there's a possibility that we could miscarry, I know it's early. However, I'm excited to know that we CAN get pregnant. It IS possible!!!! And, while the tests keep saying +, I'm going to keep smiling. I hope everyone else can experience this as well, I know it's possible.View Thread
Hello: This's my story. I am 38 yeas old, and I have polycystic ovary syndrome. We are trying to conceive...
Posted by Anon_126162
Hello: This's my story. I am 38 yeas old, and I have polycystic ovary syndrome. We are trying to conceive for 2 years. We have Insurance, and only paid for evaluation or initial Fertility consultation; no for studies or treatments. We have no money available to do for ourselves without help. I think the worst is not be able to know what is happening in our bodies that we are unable to conceive. I checked in others countries for affordable studies and treatments but the travel and the time we need to spend there is too much for us too. I am desperated. He maybe is able to conceive but he keeps saying me that he is married with me only because he loves me. I dont want to interfere in his right to be a father if he wants to, but infidelity or sharing is something unaceptable for me. Adoption: too expensive, takes too long? I dont know. We are talking about resignation and God's destiny all the time. I love to be a mother. What do you think about this. Please, you can be totally sincere with me, brutally sincerity is ok, too. I prefer honest people that polite ones. Thank you.View Thread
Hello All. My husband and I have been TTC baby # 2 since July 2010 so we are 17 months of trying. I will say it is much easier having my son now. He is 2 and since i've had him it hasn't been as bad at all as it was the first try to get pregnant with him. With my son we tried for 9 months and nothing happened and then I took clomid and got pregnant the first month on 50mg so I just knew this time it would happen just as fast as I took clomid the last time. Well little did I know that normally doesn't happen the first try with Clomid especially clomid alone without anything else. With baby #2 we have taken 3 rounds of clomid with timed intercourse only(w/o IUI) and didn't get a BFP so I took 2 months off to rest. Now I am back into trying our first IUI with Clomid 50mg and it failed for the month of July! The month of August we are taking a break from trying again and having surgery on the 25th. After surgery they found I had severe scar tissue on abdomen, bladder and uterus all stuck together, ovaries had mild endometriosis and interstitial cystitis on bladder and took appendix out. Husband went back to the urologist end of September and he put him on vitamins to help boost his low motility. We are hopeful that after 3 months on the vitamins his counts will improve and we can do another IUI with clomid around December or Jan.
I am so blessed to have my son and know that if we can't have anymore I am completely satisfied with him alone but we do want another baby one day and feel adoption is something we want to look into further and have already starting looking into it. We will see what happens, we could end up with 3 babies in the end one day
I took a test tonight and after us trying for 18 months I am hopefully pregnant it showed two lines. I will go to the dr. to confirm but don't give up hope. We weren't on any meds or anything just on vitamins and God made it happen in his perfect time. I am praying it will stick! Baby dust to you all!
Hi, My name is Jessica. Me and my husband have been TTC now for 16 months. We have had all the initial testing done. His SA came back great. Really high count and 87% motility. I had a HSG done and had an allergic reaction to the dye. but that was good too. My estrodol level came back 120 for my mature 18 mm fallicole... and that was low they like to see it close to a 200. I am hypothyroidism... and my insulin level came back a 13.5 so they started me on metformin because they like to see it under a 10 to increase chances of conceiving. I have another appointment with my Fertility Specialist Nov. 18... I just need someone to talk to, to keep me from stressing out.... it would be nice to hear other ppl's stories for motivation!View Thread
So, I used to frequent these boards back when dh and I first started "really" ttc. That was about 2 yrs ago....Already 2 yrs into us not getting pregnant. Now, we're going on 4+ years....I'm just wondering if there's anyone else out there who has been trying this long as well. We did recently start fertility testing, we just got insurance good enough to cover the cost. Found out that dh has low sperm count and low motility. Haven't found anything with me yet, but that's next. I just never hear about people trying as long as we have. Feels like we're all alone in this and that's hard to deal with.View Thread
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