(Closed) 6+ Month TTC Thread- Part 28

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Post # 166
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Bumble bee
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redux:  If it would have been offered to me, I would have taken it. Anything to get/stay pregnant. And you’re not old! I’m 32, DH is 39 and this would be number 1. If you’re old, I’m ancient.

Post # 167
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This keeps happening to me lol – I’m away from the board for a couple of days and it explodes! I know I should comment on what I’ve missed but…I’m just going to do it from now on πŸ™‚ I don’t think anyone asked me anything specific, but just yell if I’m ignoring you!

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GrannyPantiesRock: First and foremost – congratulations!! I never see squinters but I saw yours on the first pic you posted. So proud of myself πŸ˜€ But far more pleased for you – well-deserved, FX now for a sticky bean πŸ™‚

AFM, I think O was today or yesterday – I’ll wait and see what FF decides. But if we’re doing POAS dates, I could probably bump up a little. Let’s say Oct 12.

Went to this fertility conference thing at the weekend – I’ll start a new post to try and summarise what we learned…

Post # 168
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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GrannyPantiesRock:  Big congrats! Happy and healthy 9 months πŸ˜‰

Post # 169
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Busy bee
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So, they covered various topics – NHS funding and criteria, including waiting times (not relevant to most of you girls, unless I’ve failed to notice other UK bees!), initial fertility investigations, counselling, adoption, donor issues, camera technologies, acupuncture, male fertility issues… I think that’s it. There was a brilliant lady speaking of her personal experiences who had gone through 11 (yes, 11) rounds of IVF and still no happy ending… Oh, and we got a decent free lunch.

TBH, I’m not sure I learned a huge amount, but I’d say DH did. The speaker on MFI talked about a really fascinating new test (google ‘SpermComet’ if you’re interested) to look at DNA fragmentation within sperm. Kinda scary – the basic gist of it is even if the sperm look great in a SA, they could be totally f*cked up DNA-wise and causing all kinds of problems. 

The most valuable part of the day for me was having access to doctors that you would normally have to pay hundreds of £s for. There was a specialist from the clinic we’d been to already. We mentioned that we still hadn’t had any luck, and they invited us to come in a for free (!) consultation to discuss what other testing might be worthwhile. Actually, since I’ve been typing this response, the doctor just called me and we had a chat about what the next steps might be. She’s suggested getting my thyroid checked and being tested for Coeliac (spelling) disease, but other than that – BEES, LISTEN UP – she really emphasized that the chances of getting pregnant in your second year of trying are very good.

However, we also spoke to a doctor from the other clinic in our city (I hadn’t chosen them previously, because they were a bit more expensive and I’d heard less great things about them). When we mentioned that we’d been trying for just over a year (yes, I always hike it up when it comes to doctors – mainly due to NHS/waiting list issues over here in the UK), she gave us The Most Bewildered Look Ever. Cue a small lecture on being part of the ‘want-it-instantly’ generation (I bit my tongue!). But basically, like the doc who just phoned me, she doesn’t think we have anything to worry about until around the two year mark.

Now this is good news, because it means that even if we hit the one-year mark, or end up on the 1 year+ board, I’ll feel that we’re actually still not in a terrible place. However, it’s bad news insofar as I am one of the world’s least patient people. I wanted this to happen on the first try, because that was my plan and I had decided on it for a reason!!! Grr πŸ™ But I came away feeling WAAAY more positive about being successful naturally.

I have a feeling most of you are gonna throw your arms in the air and be all like “That’s ridiculous! How can it take over a year and there not be something wrong?!”… But I’m gonna try and roll with it for now and just try to work on my patience…

Post # 170
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Sugar bee
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whybee:  ooooo i’m excited to see what you learned!!

Also, i keep going to the washroom thinking AF will magically show up since i’m due for it tomorrow. I’m waiting until 15 DPO to test and if its negative i’ll stop the progesterone cream. 

Post # 171
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Busy bee
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Swizzle: damnit woman 14dpo?? why aren’t you testing?!?!?!!!! πŸ˜€

Post # 172
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Sugar bee
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whybee:  thats actually really awesome. I totally understand the doctor calling us the “want it now” generation. Alot of people probably seek medical help when it could eventually happy on its own. But since women are getting married later and later they dont have the luxury of time!

Post # 173
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whybee:  because i hate negatives!!!! and i have no symptoms at all. No AF or preggo symptoms NOTHING lol. So i’m just waiting until i know 100% the test is correct or if AF shows up by herself. 

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Helper bee

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GrannyPantiesRock:  No no, it’s not that I’m old. I don’t get too hung up on age. It’s just that, like many here, I cannot believe that it has taken so long that I won’t have a baby by next birthday. Just like I couldn’t believe I wasn’t pregnant at my friends’ wedding in May. Or on my birthday THIS year. Or at my SIL’s bachelorette party in August. Or at her wedding in September. We usually don’t make a BFD about birthdays, but I threw a huge, kickass murder mystery party for my husband’s 30th and this past year, he’s had fun tossing out ideas of what I might like to do with our friends. None of these plans/ideas took a pregnancy into consideration. A newborn, maybe.

It just puts into perspective, for me, how much time has passed. Not that I even give a single flying fuck about a birthday party. Now I’m just hoping that I am pregnant on my next birthday, because if I’m not and we’re still trying in June, we’ll really have a problem.

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Swizzle:  Put us out of our misery and POAS!

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whybee:  That sounds like an awesome event, and I’m glad that you are feeling so positive about all of this! Let me know if you come with a solution for impatience . . . 

Post # 176
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Bumble bee
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GrannyPantiesRock:  I also see that line on the Wondfo.  I’m officially saying CONGRATS!!!

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redux:  I know what you mean.  There were so many instances in the past 7/8 months where I thought I would be pregnant.  Like I can’t do this or I have to be careful when we are there, all these scenarios I THOUGHT I would be pregnant at, and I wasn’t.  And I am still doing it!  Oh, well I won’t be able to drink around the holidays because I will be knocked up…. it’s just never ending!

Post # 177
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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GrannyPantiesRock:  Totally see that line! Congrats!!

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Swizzle:  I agree with everyone! I can’t believe you haven’t test yet!

I have a question that may be silly… I have a doctor appointment on the 15th. It’s just an annual appointment, but I’m going to take the opportunity to ask her to make sure my uterus looks fine post D&C. I’ll be 7/8 DPO at that point. First, would she be able to see anything if I were pregnant? Second, would it do any harm? Haha, I just don’t want her knocking my egg out with the internal US. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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Helper bee

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alove31:  LOL. I don’t think you need to worry about a trans-vag ultrasound knocking your egg out. I mean, the wand doesn’t go IN your uterus!

I don’t think they’d be able to see anything conclusive at that point. Even 5w is pushing it to see something on an ultrasound. 

AFM, my OB’s office gave me some bad intel. The more inconvenient clinic location does SA collection five days a day. The one that is more convenient only does them one day a week, but it’s on Wednesdays, not Tuesdays, so I think my husband can maybe do one then. Oh, and insurance does cover it! So, I guess that rant earlier was unwarranted. 

I’m sure my husband is healthy, but I’m almost scared to find out for certain that our TTC problems are mine all mine. 

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Post # 179
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redux:  Haha, okay, I know, I know. Silly question, I prefaced! A friend of mine had her husband do a SA recently. I know I’m late to the game, but are your cycles regular? Do you work out a lot? I only ask because this friend was trying for a while, had cycles ranging from 30-50 days, had her husband do the SA, and was about to go on clomid because she could never get a positive on an OPK. She stopped working out so much and tada, she started ovulating like clockwork. Just a thought.

Post # 180
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Sugar bee
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redux:  questions. can your husband just ask his doc for an SA? I’m wondering if DH can just go get one and cross himself off the list before January

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redux:  haha i’ll test wednesday to make you all happy if AF hasn’t arrived. I’ll be 13DPO then so it should be accurate. 

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