- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Age (if you care to share): Me 33, DH 33
TTC since: Jan 2012
Issues (if any): Severe MFI requiring IVF. I had a small uterine septum that was removed (via hysteroscopic surgery) last year.
Currently: Awaiting an endometrial biopsy to rule that out as a possible reason why our IVF/FET’s have been unsuccessful.
Supplements/how are you going about your BFP: IVF. For supplements I take a multivitamin/prenatal, Metanx (a prescription-strength Vit B complex, prescribed because my homocysteine levels were high), Vit D (I have low Vit D), calcium. Before our last IVF I also took Vit C, Vit E, and melatonin but they don’t seem to have done much good and I stopped them.
For anyone curious about my history, we have tried varicocele repair and supplements for DH (didn’t work) and then a series of IVF/FET’s. IVF cycle #1 with a fresh transfer –> CP. Then we did two frozen eSETS with blastocysts from that cycle –> BFN’s both times. Then we did fresh IVF #2, complicated by OHSS, got 2 blastocysts. Did one eSET –> CP. Decided to go ahead with IVF #3, couldn’t do a fresh transfer because of my progesterone levels, got 3 iffy blastocysts. So now have 4 frozen blasts and waiting for another transfer, likely an eSET because I don’t want to risk twins. Whew…that’s a lot! We’ve basically been continuously cycling with IVF/FET since Jan 2013.
When I get my BFP, I’ll celebrate by: Well, I’ve had two “BFP’s” already…both were chemical pregnancies. So I know well enough not to celebrate yet…I don’t think I’ll celebrate until out of the 1st tri.
If it’s not this cycle, we’ll: Well, it won’t be this cycle because this is my biopsy cycle.
Since TTC after 12+ cycles (or with IF) issues, is a very different experience than a fertile couple trying in the first month, how do you stay connected to your SO?
@HopefulForLittleOne: Too funny that I read this completely thinking that “stay connected” meant sex! And I was hoping that everyone would be writing great sex life tips because mine pretty much sucks right now! Oh well, maybe next thread! Aside from the sex life side of things though DH and I have stayed very well connected throughout this experience. I feel just as close to him now as ever. I’m not sure of any good tips…it helps that DH is extremely easy-going, and does so much to take care of things like the housework and cooking, etc. when I’m just physically and mentally exhausted. We also do take advantage of our single life by going out (we go out to dinner together at least 1-2 times per week).
Just for fun…What hobbies/activities do you do to give yourself a break from TTC or just for fun?
DH and I love going out to eat and probably drink too much wine and bourbon! I also have a job that is very demanding but that I derive a great deal of satistfaction from (most days) so am always busy with that too. We also watch a bit of TV every now and again, go out to movies, visit with friends, etc.