PCOS & TTC Graduates

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Excited to be part of this board too! 

What’s your TTC story? I’m 26, almost 27 and hubby is 30. We were trying for just over a year when we got our BFP. Started in August 2013 and thought we were pregnant in October but turns out I had pocus and just wasn’t ovulating. 3 rounds of 50mg Clomid – nothing. First round of 100mg and got our BFP at 10dpo 🙂

Where are you in your pregnancy? I’m just over 9 weeks pregnant! EDD May 5th. Had dating scan – everything looked good and saw the heartbeat (146!). First prenatal appointment October 14th and 12 week scan (but I’ll be almost 13) October 26th. 

What symptoms are you having? Just tired, sore boobs but that’s lessening, hunger and really sore lower back. No morning sickness thank goodness! 

What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? Being pregnant is my favourite, lol. Waited so long! Least favourite part is just the nerves and waiting (impatiently!) to get to the next week, month, etc..

What are you most excited about? Meeting whoever I’m cooking in there! Very close second is finding out gender 🙂

What are you most scared about? Losing our precious gift

What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? Basically, the fact I never gave up hope and always believed I would be a mommy. That’s what got me through, even though there were days I doubted my optimism. I can’t stress enough the importance of staying positive (and as hard as it is, patient) that you’ll have your miracle baby. I’m positive we got our BFP because I was way less stressed that month because I resigned myself to “if it’s meant to happen, it will”. 🙂

 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  MrsTwister.
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

  • What’s your TTC story? – well after being blissfully on the pill for 12 years we started TTC after my wedding (I was 28 and DH 33).  After about 5 months my periods started getting irregular – like non-existent – i was diagnosed with PCOS.  We had fertility testing done and the same month I did HSG and he did SA in which we were told the odds of conceiving without any help were slim to none – BAM – BFP!
  • Where are you in your pregnancy? 16w4d – made it to the 2nd trimester!
  • What symptoms are you having? the symptoms have all but disappeared but during the first trimester it was exhaustion to the max and sore boobs.  Other than that – just more emotional.
  • What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? my favorite part is knowing that we are gonna have a baby in a few months – least favorite is just the worry and kinda feeling off – like my body is not my own
  • What are you most excited about? – so excited to be parents and meet this little one
  • What are you most scared about? just scared that everything is going to be okay with our little nugget – i think thats pretty normal
  • What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? – it was nice to read the boards on here – i wasnt a very active participant but it was nice to hear success stories.  And stupid and cliche but just relax and don’t let it stress you out too much.  It will happen and it will be worth it.

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Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

 

  • What’s your TTC story? Went off of birth control in August 2013, spent the next 10 months attempting to ovulate.  Went on metformin in September 2013, and did round 1 of clomid, 50 mg in May 2014.  Still didn’t ovulate.  Upped to 75 mg clomid in June 2014, finally ovulated, and, DH made the most of the opportunity by knocking me up!
  • Where are you in your pregnancy? 19 weeks today!
  • What symptoms are you having? Nausea still here.  Diclegis is a modern miracle but I keep thinking it’s time that I can stop taking it. Nope.  And girls, constipation is REAL.  Colace for the win!
  • What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? Favorite: Not TTC anymore! That was awful.  And knowing I’m quitting work in 4 months (come soon please!) Least favorite: not drinking.  I HATE NOT DRINKING.  It’s really horrible and it hasn’t gotten any better.
  • What are you most excited about? Seeing my husband with our little girl. He’s going to be the best dad.
  • What are you most scared about? That our child will have some sort of disability.  I have a little brother with Down Syndrome and while I treasure him, I feel like I’ve paid my dues with special needs children, so to speak.
  • What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? I thought buying the more expensive tests– the clear blue digital ovulation kit and the FRERs– were the most helpful because I got way better results from them than the WONDFOs.  Also the key is just to bug, bug, bug your doctor.  You shouldn’t have months go by with no ovulation and no contact.  I kept asking for a game plan and they were receptive.  Don’t waste time trying to fix something, be proactive!

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011
  • What’s your TTC story? We TTC for 6 months, which included one cycle of clomid and two doses of progsterone to start periods. Clomid made me feel like I was in menopause, so I decided to not do it again after cycle 1. We actually got pregant about 6 weeks after that on our own! In the 6 months we tried I did not have one period on my own, and I think I actually got pregant the very first time I ovulated in that time frame.
  • Where are you in your pregnancy? 17weeks and 5 days 🙂
  • What symptoms are you having? Tiredness and headaches. Luckily no nausea. Food aversions and some cravings, but all mild. And my skin has been intermittenly breaking out since I got pregnant.
  • What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? Favorite: watching my belly grow and imaging the little guy in there getting bigger. ANd getting to see him on the U/S machine moving around! Least: Headaches! And not enjoying adult beverage hang time on the weekends!
  • What are you most excited about? Meeting my baby. I am so excited to see him and what he looks like! And I can’t wait to have a little family with my husband, son and myself.
  • What are you most scared about? It was miscarriage after bleeding due to a subchorionic bleed at 8 weeks. Now it’s just worries about anything being wrong with the baby. Autism for some reason – no rationale for this.
  • What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? Most PCOS women do end up having children of their own – it can just take longer! Don’t lose hope. And don’t get so weighted down with the TTC that you forget to love and enjoy life and take advantage of fun non-pregnant activities!

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Lone Star:  I cannot wait until I’m as far along as you. So excited! 

AmyintheTARDIS:  yay! Let us know how the next scan goes. Post a pic if you get one! I’ll post a pic of mine on October 26th! 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

AmyintheTARDIS:  I’m the same way – easy to gain but ridiculously hard to lose. I know I shouldn’t gain too much and I’ll have doctors watching me I’m sure, but I’m keeping the mind set of if I gain and baby is healthy, I can always diet and exercise when it’s here, because obviously now is not the time for that. I’m just happy I have an excuse to be chunky right now, lol. Plus I’ve heard it’s easier to lose the weight if you breastfeed – don’t know if I’ll be able to cause of my reduction, but hey, if it helps I’ll try. Don’t think about it too much 🙂 focus on growing that baby! 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012
  • What’s your TTC story? I’m 28 and husband is 31. We have been together 8 years but wanted to wait to start a family until we were ready.

We tried for about 6 months with temping and OPKs with no luck. It did help me realize I wasn’t ovulating on my own. I had previous medical issues that made it likely that I would need help, so after 6 months I went to my OBGYN. I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin. It helped drop a couple a pounds but still wasn’t ovulating. Tried 2 rounds of Clomid. Second round I ended up with a BFP. It took us 11 months to get there.

  • Where are you in your pregnancy? I am 15w3d. Have a 16w ultrasound next week to make sure my uterus is not incompetent (I had a LEEP several years ago). They took me off the Metformin at my 13 week appointment.
  • What symptoms are you having? No vomitting, but still nauseous, lots of lower back pain, and the headaches have started.
  • What’s your favorite and least favorite part of being pregnant? Favorite part is watching my belly and the baby grow. Least favorite is not feeling well pretty much constantly and not feeling like myself because of it.
  • What are you most excited about? Everything. We’ve waited a long time to be parents.
  • What are you most scared about? Pre-term labor before the baby is big enough to survive.
  • What was most helpful for you getting through the TTC period, and what do you want to pass on/pay forward to our future grads? Be direct and firm with your doctor. Do your research! If you have a doctor that isn’t respecting you or taking you seriously, then find a new one. I went into my doctor’s office knowing what my problem was and she was ready to find a solution. When I said I would rather be more aggressive with treatment (she didn’t want to start me on Clomid for 3 months after when I actually started) knowing that I wasn’t ovulating, she was on board with me. If she hadn’t been or tried to pressure me into something else, I would have looked for a different doctor.

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Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just stumbled across this board.  I have PCOS, TTC for 18 months and got pregnant my first cycle off Clomid (was prepping for IUI the next month).  Baby boy is almost 15 months old now.  Congrats to all of you!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mrs.D:  congrats! Glad to hear stories like yours 🙂

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