Unexplained Infertility Success Stories?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you often and I know in my heart that you will get your sweet baby soon. <3

Post # 5
2740 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a good friend who was TTC for over a year with no success.  She and her husband had some testing done and the doctors couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t happening.  They weren’t ready to consider any high-level interventions or adoption yet so decided to take a TTC break (quit charting etc.) over the holidays and then re-evaluate their next steps in the new year.

… And during their “break,” BAM, pregnant.  They now have a healthy son!

I know people hate the “just relax and it will happen” advice/stories, but I wanted to give you some hope.

Post # 6
4514 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@hardtoconcentrate:  I don’t have any advise as I am pretty much on the same boat as you.  I just wanted to send you the biggest virtual hugs. I saw your chart this morning :((  I hope some bee has a great success story to share!

Post # 7
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am so sorry you are having to go through this, I can only imagine how difficult it must be. My sister had the exact same problem, they were trying for close to a year without any luck and without any explanations. They decided to take some time off and went travelling together – she said she was able to let the stress of TTC go and, shortly after returning home, she found out she was pregnant! Her second pregnancy happened much quicker and she now has 2 beautiful little girls! 

Don’t give up hope, I am keeping my fingers crossed that you get your BFP soon!

Post # 9
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@hardtoconcentrate:  My heart sunk when I saw who wrote this post.  I don’t have anything to add, but I just wanted to reply that I wish I could give you the biggest bear hug.  I lurk on the TTC boards every now and then wishing that I won’t see you on there.  Like MrsMaskatoBe, I think of you often and know you’ll be getting that BFP soon.   xoxoxox

Post # 10
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Sorry you’re going through this, that must be so frustrating.  I have a friend who tried for over a year, normal testing for her and her husband, then they did IUI and got pregnant the first cycle.  So basically, they have no idea why it didn’t work prior to then, but they did end up getting pregnant as soon as they started seeing an REI.  Good luck!

Post # 11
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@hardtoconcentrate:  so sorry you’re having so much trouble. In my readings about IVF, I came across some info about how sometimes unexplained infertility turned out to be because the mother had an abnormal immune response to the pregnancy and the body attacks the embryo. This doctor gives all his IVF patients a course of steriods to prevent that response. He’s had success with women dx with unexplained infertility getting pregnant after the steriods. 

Have you been seeing an RE?

Post # 12
64 posts
Worker bee

I understand your concerns. I only want to say that there were no problem with my parents but it still took almost 6 years before my mom got pregnant. Don’t stop believing your time will come, even if it is really hard. It can happen any cycle!

Post # 13
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi lovely lady, my heart is hurting for you. I know your situation well, and has a similar one myself, in that doctors kept saying we were both fine (even though I had wonky cycles). Would you/have you tried some natural approaches? For me I think it was just a few hormones that needed rebalancing, and hubby had to get a bit healthier, both of which we addressed with a naturopath. And I there was something amazing about being listened to and respected that I wasn’t getting from my doctors, too! We would have been sent through exploratory procedures and medicines if it wasn’t for our naturo, and they probably would have labeled it “unexplained fertility”.

I liked the book Making Babies for opening my eyes to eastern approaches (without ruling out western medicine).

I know how patient you’ve been – I’ve been desperately hoping for your happy announcement!!  All the best xx

Post # 14
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was also bummed to see the author of this post 🙁 I am so sorry, it has to be even more frustrating with no definitive answer to what’s wrong. I don’t have a personal story, but I know my brother and his wife were in the same situation–had all the tests run and couldn’t find a problem with either of them. They tried for 2 years I think, then just proceeded with infertility treatments, starting with Clomid (still no luck), IUI (didn’t work either) and then finally IVF (got 3 embryos that were “good enough” to transfer and one stuck). They basically exhausted all of any savings they had to get ONE child, and there was nothing wrong with either of them that doctors could find. That may not have been what you wanted to hear as far as a success story, bit they DID end up getting their baby, it was just a very long and incredibly expensive road. 


Since it took so much to get their first, they never really planned on having a second because they couldn’t afford to do IVF again…three years later they got pregnant naturally with their second. So obviously nothing was ever really wrong with them, for some unknown reason they just couldn’t get pregnant naturally the first time. Maybe it would have happened if they kept waiting, but they just got so tired of waiting they decided to pursue fertility treatments, and I think their doctors approved even though they couldn’t find anything “wrong” with them. 

I really hope you get your BFP soon, you deserve it so much! I think about you often and still stalk your chart Sometimes. Hang in there and let me know if there’s anything I can do.

Post # 16
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@hardtoconcentrate:  The book I read was very informative about all the different options for medical interventions to make babies. I’m a good year away from starting IVF but from what I’ve seen here (and on HelloBee) is that RE’s can sometimes assume a certain level of understanding in their patients, but in reality, you’re scared and confused and can’t even think of the right questions to ask because really, what little girl dreams of having babies via IUI or IVF, let alone knowing the ins and outs of how the process works? Anyways, the book is called “In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T (assistive reproductive thechnology) of Making Babies” by Dr. Geoffrey Sher. He explains a lot about infertility causes, the different treatment options, how to find a good RE, etc. I feel like it gives me some knowledge of the process to be able to ask questions.  I hate finding myself thinking of what I should have asked hours later after being emotionally overwhelmed by what the doctor just told me.  

I hope you get your baby sooner rather than later!

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