Post # 1
I am 33 and AF came today. We are now going into our 8th cycle TTC. I have done accupuncture (caused migraines), meditation, yoga, and mucinex. I have been charting, and I consistently ovulate CD 15 with a 12 day luteal phase. DH and I have no risk factors for infertility. I have a moderate amount of stress and timing is a challenge, but we have been doing pretty well with that. This past cycle I gave up “trying” but we did BD the day before and the day after ovulation (didn’t chart, but it is always day 15).
I really thought this was it- my smell was abnormally strong a few days ago and I have been having sharp breast pain. I feel like it is never going to happen. Meanwhile, EVERYONE around me is pregnant. I have to go to a bunch of holiday events with small children and it’s awful.
I would love to hear encouraging stories from people who had a baby after trying for 6+ months. Thanks!
Post # 3
@guitargirl: sorry about af:( ttc can be so frustrating- fx you get your bpf soon!
Post # 4
I’m so sorry! It’s such an awful feeling when AF shows up. It took 18 months for my BFP. And that included some fertility treatments and a whole lot of money. I have no words of wisdom but I do feel your pain and understand completely. Wine always helped!
Post # 5
I don’t yet have my own personal story to share, but I do know of three women who could not have children. Two of them finally each adopted a child and later were stunned to find out that they were pregnant. One of these surprise pregnancies actually occurred while the couple was in the process of adopting a second child. That particular woman (a relative of mine) also went on to conceive a second biological child as well (she has four children total.) And a third woman I know was infertile, and testing revealed that she could never conceive. God had other plans for her, however, and her doctors were astonished when she conceived and bore a daughter, who is now almost five. 🙂
Post # 6
I’m sorry you’re still trying and still waiting…
When my Mom was diagnosed with aggressive cancer, they told her the treatment would most likely make her sterile.
She went through with it. A year later, the cancer was back. This time the treatment was even more intense (full body bone marrow transplant).
After she pulled through, her doctor assured her she would NEVER be able to have kids again, and that there was no reason for her to be on birth control.
Two years later, my sister was born! And the doctor said “You are a medical miracle. I can’t explain it. But it’s a miracle, it can never happen again.”
He even used her/her pregnancy in a speech he gave for a medical conference!
And BOOM! Two years later, my brother was born.
Post # 7
@guitargirl: It took me 8 cycles to conceive. I’m similar age to you. I started to get frustrated and upset at 6 months. I was driving me crazy. Acupuncture actually helped me to relax which I think, did the trick. If that doesn’t help definitely keep doing anything that help you relax. I also started on the road of looking into fertility issues. Thankfully we never had to keep those appointments. It’s no harm to look into it thOugh. You could get bloods and SA for your DH fairly cheaply. Best of luck and hopefully, like me, your BFP is just around the corner..
Post # 8
I got pregnant on cycle #8. We tried to focus on doing things that made us feel happy. I quit doing all of the tests and temps and only took 2 opks when I thought I was ovulating to confirm. The only thing we did differently was BD everyday in the morning instead of at night (during the FW). Not sure if that was what did it.
TTC is so hard! I hope this month is your lucky #8 too!
Post # 9
I’m in a similar boat, no family history of infertility, no obvious issues (28 day cycles, normal periods). I had a miscarriage in June so I had further testing done and discovered that I was borderline hypothyroid, but borderline hypo for a regular person is over the line hypo for a pregnant woman so I saw an endocrinologist and am being treated for that. It’s now normal. It might be worth looking into further testing, although I know a lot of doctors won’t test you until you’ve been trying for a year. I hope you don’t get to that point!! One more cycle for me and i’m there 🙁 It sucks. I hope the best for you!!!
Post # 10
@guitargirl: I don’t really have a lot to add, I just wanted to tell you that I’m sorry. I know 8 cycles is a long time, and you’re starting to get antsy. I hope you get your baby soon. <3