Non-ovulating bees, how did you get your BFP?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
jaguarMember
6617 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Annovulatory cycles here. 🙁

I tried Clomid for 6 months, no luck. Only ovulated twice on that, at a high dose. We moved to IVF because of hubby issues as well.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I got pregnant on my first cycle with clomid:)))

Post # 5
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369 posts
Helper bee

After not ovulating for maybe, 2.5 months, I started acupuncture and taking herbal supplements provided by the acupuncturist.  A month into acupuncure, I read the book “Making Babies” and started following their guidelines.  Not sure what it was,  but when I ovulated (after about 1.5 months doing acupuncture) I had so much cervical mucus (way TMI, I know), and I think it really helped us conceive.

Post # 6
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3680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

metformin + hsg + letrozole meds & injections from fertility specialist

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I looked like I was ovulating but had cycles ranging from 28-45 days, and finally had a hormone check that showed progesterone was too low for ovulation. I saw a naturopath and think the main thing that made me ovulate was liquid vitex. But made other diet and lifestyle changes too. Cycles regulated after one cycle of treatment, bfp after four cycles.

Good luck, I’ve been lurking and hoping Clomid would be your answer!

Post # 9
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Worker bee

We were TTC for almost a year and I only had 5-6 cycles during the time. I’m finally pregnant and due in December. What I think did the trick for me was a combination of metformin, charting and OPKs (for the unpredictable cycles) and the cycle before my BFP, I took FertileCM and Femaprin (Vitex).I would’ve done my first round of Clomid if that hadn’t worked but thankfully, it did.

 

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BOGB:  hey hun, I’m so sorry to hear that the increased dose of Clomid didn’t do the trick this time around. I would definitely look into starting the metformin, I was on 1000mg daily for about a month and a half before my first clomid cycle. It made me feel like poop but maybe it helped us get our BFP in the end. The 100mg of Clomid with metformin did the trick for us, combined with acupuncture twice a week. My acupuncturist was amazing, he would trigger certain areas depending on my day of the cycle, and would basically do a hyperstimulation session when I was gearing up to O. My next step would have also been to combine the vitex, so that totally could be worth a shot. I seem to remember that you were going through your dr for the clomid, is there a fertility specialist/RE that you could be referred to help you along this journey at all? 

I am so sorry you are going through this, I know how frustrating it is to have long cycles that just don’t seem to want to cooperate. I know some people from my clinic who didn’t respond to  clomid DID respond to Femara, not sure if that has been tried yet or not. 🙂 

Good luck honey, you’re going to get your baby! I know it! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@BOGB:  oh girl do not worry. i was going into it very blind as well. it was all so overwhelming but it worked out! & thank you!!! you are too sweet 🙂 

hoping good things for you! xo

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@BOGB:  I’m great thanks, nearly 25 weeks along and feeling very grateful. I second the recommendation for the Making Babies book, great mix of western and eastern approaches, really opened my eyes to natural therapies, but I know that no one approach works for everyone. Can’t wait to see you over on the pregnancy boards 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BOGB:  That’s SO exciting! Keep us posted on your journey. I find that the specialists have dealt with so many different issues that they can really figure out the root of any issues quickly and have a ton of experience with helping people get their BFP, and usually, pretty quickly! I am excited to see your updates and see what is in store for you. We are all sending you heaps of baby dust! I also can’t believe you are 25 weeks @hamikay:  !! Holy poop!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@BOGB:  @StaceyA:  I know, in some ways it’s taking forever and others it’s flying… But loving every (well, most) minute. Here’s hoping that specialist gets everything working for you, great news about the insurance!

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