Hey T, Well this is certainly a coincidence, because, I'm 9 weeks pregnant!!! We did the IUI on September 26 and it worked! This is amazing, both of us have struggled and managed to get what we've so desired almost at the same time. I am so excited for both of us! I haven't been on webmd in such a long time. How are things? What symptoms are you having? I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and everything looked good so my RE released me to an OB care and I have my first appt with her at the end of this month, which will make it either 10 weeks or 11 weeks (I have no idea how to count these things). So far the only symptoms I've had is going up a cup size in bra (husband is very happy) and fatigue, which seems to be getting better. Thankfully no morning sickness. I've gained probably 7 or 8lbs, but I think that's mostly due to the fact that as soon as I found out I quit smoking. I'm glad things are going so well for you T. When's your due date?View Thread
Can I get feedback on ovulation? I haven't had a period since going off of bc in May 2011, just last week I, by chance, checked my cervical mucus and it was consistent with impending ovulation! I know it's possible to ovulate and not have a period--but I'm just curious to see if anyone else has had this experience. I'm about to do ANOTHER round of Provera then Clomid, so I should probably wait a couple of weeks and take a pg test before doing this...just in case the cervical mucus thing wasn't a fluke? Hope this makes sense, I'm kinda all over the place this morning View Thread
I think I've had the progesterone test done--after my first round of Clomid my gyno gave me.They took blood and tested my progesterone, prolactin and something else? Anyway, it showed I didn't ovulate. I just went to my RE for the 2nd time this week yesterday, I had done my 2nd round of Clomid and he saw 4 follicles (2 on each ovary) on Monday, but they weren't quite the size he wanted (18-22cm is best), so I went back yesterday and two on my left ovary were a great size. I had to go home yesterday and have my hubby inject ovidrel into my tummy. I was so nervous! I don't hate needles, but the thought of having someone untrained do it scared the bjeezus out of me. Anywho, he must have missed his calling in life bc it didn't hurt a bit. Per my RE's instructions we were to have intercourse last night and today (ovidrel is supposed to trigger egg release within 36-48 hours of injection). We're planning on throwing an extra day of baby makin in there for good measure! sorry if TMI!! Then I have to wait 16 SIXTEEN!! days before I can take a hpt. That's going to be a miserable twoish weeks. As for Clomid, the side effects I had were hot flashes (night sweats mostly) and bloating, but they both went away about 2 days after I stopped taking it. I wish you all the best of luck. God has a plan for all of us I'm sure View Thread
well that sounds promising! I'm very happy for you!! I just took the last two clomid doses this morning and will go back to the RE on Monday to do another transvaginal ultrasound, then I have to pick up a dose of Ovidrel (it's a shot that's injected into my stomach to speed ovulation? I think). This is all foreign to me, I just rely on what the doctor says, anyway, after the shot we have two choices, IUI or trying to conceive thru intercourse. I'm torn, on one hand IUI seems like it's a better chance of sperm and egg meeting, but my hubby really wants us to try to do it the "old-fashioned" way first. I'm okay with that, however, if it doesn't work then I'll have to do ANOTHER round of Provera for a period and ANOTHER round of Clomid and I think they only give you 6 rounds and that'll be my 3rd. Anywho, seems like we're both headed in the right direction! Best of luck to you and yours and, who knows, maybe next time we post it'll be a baby announcement!! View Thread
I understand that, but if you read the comment after that: "I say that like THAT will make me feel better"--everyone copes with things differently. I would never want to be disrespectful to anyone, but I'm trying to figure things out/cope like everyone else. I tend to keep most of my emotions on the inside and only those very close to me get to see them. I don't like sympathy and attention when it's geared towards me, so sometimes I blow things off as if they're "no big deal". I know and you know it IS a big deal. I'm sorry if I offended you or anyone else, never my intention.View Thread
Have you been to a reproductive endocrinologist mrsG? I've had the trans-vaginal ultrasound and something called a hccg (I thiink), where they run dye through your fallopian tubes to make sure there's no blockage. I am 30 years old, and sometimes I feel like I waited too long to ttc ---but I know that women are having babies later and later in life, if that makes you feel any better best of luck my dear.View Thread
ATT76--perhaps I wasn't clear in my conversation with Tara, I am of the mind that if I have children I want to give them everything I can, I do not want to spend all of my money on ttc only to have to get food stamps or assistance once we have a child. I don't think it's fair (and AGAIN, my thought process could CERTAINLY change) to selfishly bring a child into this world and then NOT be able to give him/her a comfortable life. That is all that I meant. I am very sorry that you have not been able to conceive, it's an awful feeling and we've only been ttc for 1 year. I wish you all the luck and I will be praying for you ATT76.View Thread
Hi Tara, I feel exactly as you do. I've told my hubby that if we can't get pregnant he is to pay for me to have my boobs done! I say that like that will make me feel better?!? Anyway, we had another semen analysis done and this time it came back at 29 million!! Very good news. I called my gyno to see if we could do a higher dosage of clomid and she told me that it was "out of her hands" since I had gone to see the RE. She said his recommendation was either "gonadatropin" or "genotropin"---I couldn't hear her clear enough--which is bad because the first one is for men with low sperm counts and the second one is human growth hormone! I'm very confused because the RE initially (before getting 1st semen analysis back) said that I'd have no problem getting preggers on a higher dose of Clomid. I've called the RE's office and OF COURSE had to leave a message--so I'm just waiting on them to call back. It's so frustrating, especially when I see my friends preparing to become mother's. My best friend recently went off of BC and had her first period like clockwork (if you remember, I've not had a period since stopping BC). Another friend is getting a bigger car in preparation for motherhood. My husband and I've talked and at this point (who knows how we'll feel in 5 years) IVF just isn't financially worth it. It costs a lot of money and my feeling on it is that we'd spend ALL of this money trying to get pregnant, get pregnant and then have NO money to support the child!! I just don't want to bring a child into the world and not be able to give it everything that I had and more. Don't get me wrong, we're both fairly successful in our careers--but I just don't want to blow through savings and then have something happen to one of us. Guess I'm venting too huh? I'm so sorry you're having a rough time. I am very glad though, that I've found someone to talk to as I know NO ONE that is going through what we are. I hope you have a great week View Thread
Hi!, I hope all is well with you. I'm still on my "journey" it would seem I saw the RE and he did all kinds of blood tests, transvaginal ultrasound and even the HSSG (where they run dye through your fallopian tubes OUCH) and all came back normal. He said he could see eggs, and all my blood tests were good. My hubby provided a semen sample, and sadly, his sperm count is low. As of right now our only options are IVF and sperm donor My hubby has an appt w/ a urologist TODAY to make sure there's nothing wrong with him. My doc said there was no medical reason as to why I wasn't having a period--weird huh? Like my brain is telling my body NOT to ovulate?? Anyway, I hope you're havin better luck than me.
I hope everything works out for you!! I'm going to get a second opinion for sure. My hubby is constantly berating BC on a daily basis now--he says it is the cause of all of this (I had normal periods prior too). I need a doctor that will do an ultrasound or sonogram or whatever they can do to make sure there's not a fibroid/tumor/mass or something else that could be affecting me internally. I hate the way drs nowadays just remedy everything with a pill instead of trying to get to the "root" of the problem. Please keep me updated on your journey and I'll do the same with you!!View Thread
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