- 4 weeks ago
- Wedding: August 2019
My resolve is struggling, but I’ll make it to AF or Sunday, whichever comes first, even if it kills me.
We got DH’s SA results back and everything looked ok
volume- 4.4 mL
Count- 23 M/mL
total motility count- 57 million
They didn’t report morphology which I thought was strange. 23 M/mL seems on lower end but she said anything above 15 M/mL was normal. RE said we can consider Clomid + TI with next cycle though I think we’ll probably give it a few more cycles before going that route. Still holding out hope that HSG this month may have helped our chances!
Mind if I join you ladies? I love the regular POAS boards, but I have to admit it stresses me out to see all the 1 cycle BFPs. I’m truly happy for those people, wouldn’t wish TTC struggles on anyone, but it makes me worry for myself.
Age / Partners age: 29/30
Baby no. : 2
Cycles TTC: 6 with an early miscarriage on cycle 2.
CD/DPO: Waiting for AF, should be here Saturday.
TTC plan: Charting BBT and CM, OPKs
Undergone any tests to date: Going to get CD3 bloodwork done next week.
Any known issues: No, but I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of worrying about poor ovarian reserve and/or early perimenopause. My cycles have gotten shorter over the years (used to be 34 now 30ish), my periods are light, I get the occassional night sweat, and I don’t get PMS symptoms anymore. I’m hoping it’s just my anxiety getting the best of me, and my CD3 bloodwork will put me out of my misery lol.
How is everyone else doing this week?
@SweetCaroline89: Just scrolling through the old posts–that’s excellent news that your RE thinks you just need to try a little longer! I’m sure she wouldn’t say that unless it’s almost certain you will eventually conceive. Fingers crossed the HSG helped this month!
I really wouldn’t worry that you have DOR or are going into early menopause. The fact that you got pregnant recently, I think argues against that. But I know the feeling because as soon as I got my day 3 labs back I had a panic attack for 2 weeks straight before I could get in to see the RE. Hopefully you can get labs drawn and it’ll give you piece of mind!
Do youguys use softcups after sex? It seems kind of quacky and nonscientific, but I’ve heard of many couples finally conceiving with those after months of trying. I haven’t tried them myself since I assume our issue is on my side, but I wonder if those could be helpful if borderline sperm is an issue?
At first, I took my miscarriage as a sign of healthy fertility. I figured we would quickly conceive again and there would be no problem. But now, several cycles later and still not pregnant, I’m starting to wonder if it is actually indicative of a poor ovarian reserve. I’ve gone down the Google rabbit hole and found many stories of people with DOR who conceive only to have an early miscarraige. Then struggle for months or years to get pregnant again, only to have another miscarriage, and on and on until they finally seek treatment and discover DOR. Really hoping that I’m just being paranoid. Tomorrow is CD3 bloodwork, so at least then I can either stop worrying or move quickly to treatment.
If there is still a Facebook group? If so, I’d love to join. As it turns out, my AMH does indicate low ovarian reserve (1.1 at age 29). Trying to restrain myself from panicking😩… On the bright side my FSH and estradiol were normal at 6.8 and 34. Not sure why the discrepancy, but I’m definitely concerned about the AMH. The wait for a fertility consult is over 2 months, so I’m glad I got this ball rolling sooner rather than later.
There are only two of us in the group, so I don’t even think I’ve looked at it! Anyone who is interested in it, PM me and I’ll get the invites out and we can get it going. I’m not sure I’ll be up for the regular POAS boards once we start trying again, so I definitely will be back here. The doctor said he suspects that the pregnancy was absorbed, since it wasn’t in (or out) of my uterus and I hadn’t really bled much at that point, which has been a blessing in a way…it’s just felt like a really shitty period, and everything should pass fairly quickly. We have my follow up on Wednesday, and I’m hoping that since it was so early, we get the go-ahead to begin again soon. They ran every blood test under the sun to make sure I was in good shape, and it was all great…my post-COVID issues are gone, so I think I should be fine physically. Emotionally, I guess we’ll see, but I know that that is a longer-term recovery process.
I sent you a message for the FB group 🙂 …I will also be on this board. I am still on the regular POAS board but I’ve been less and less active only because it’s stressful to see all the quick BFPs. They send me into doom and gloom thinking: if a successful pregnancy hasn’t happened by now, then it never will. Ugh, TTC sucks.