April 2019 POAS – The Infertility Edition (6+ mon. TTC + Other Issues)

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Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

ROLL CALL

You’re age/ partners age: 34/33

Baby# 1

Cycles Trying: I stopped counting we’ve  been TTC since 08/16

Current cycle date/ DPO: CD25

Ovulation/ Procedure date: FET #2 4/11

POAS/ Beta date: POAS 4/19, Beta Date will be 4/22

Known fertility issues: MFI

BFP Plan: FET 4/11, prenatals, adding vitamin d this time, today’s my last day of BCP, I’m on lupron, start estrogen patches 3/23, then PIO, estradol, and I forget the name of the antibiotic they put you on before transfer.  I’m skipping accupuncture this time.

Trying anything new this month?: vitamin d and FET, it’s our second though so not sure if it’s new anymore

For fun: Favorite Spring Activity? I’m excited to be able to walk the beach and shell collect again.  I didn’t really get to the beach over the winter, I feel like I haven’t felt the sand under my feet in forever.  

 

 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 30/38 – I was super depressed when I turned 30 without being pregnant, and here I turn 31 in April and I’m STILL not pregnant!

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 18

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD1

Usual Cycle Length: 31-32 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Estimated April 3rd

POAS/Beta Date: April 18th

Known fertility issues: Unexplained infertility

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Prenatals, Vitamin D, baby aspirin, CoQ10, Vitamin C

Trying anything new this month?: No, we did one IUI last month and I think I’m done with them. We’re started the consultation process with the doctor we want to go with for IVF, but they’re out of state, so I’d guess it will be early/mid summer before we actually start. My current/previous RE didn’t feel the need to do much testing, but I’ve got my annual OBGYN appointment and she’s really great so I’m going to ask for some additional testing to be done.

Link to your chart if charting: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6eb6c1 (I mostly just chart around time of O to confirm)

For fun: Favorite spring activity where you are?: The beach!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 38/37

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: we tried naturally from Dec 17-May 18.  We decided last summer to move to IVF due to my extensive endo.  

Current Cycle Day/DPO: doing IVF

Usual Cycle Length:  ??  Who knows?  After 4 egg retrieval’s and 2 laps in the past 10 months, my cycle is all over the place!!

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: I’ve had 3 laps to remove endo.  The most recent one was last month, and both my fallopian tunes were removed due extensive damage from endo 

POAS/Beta Date: doing IVF 

Known fertility issues: male factor (poor motility), stage 4 endo and DOR 

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Since September, we’ve done 4 egg retrieval’s.  We have 8 frozen embryos (all frozen on day 3).  We were planning on waiting until summer to do our first FET, but the surgeon who did my most recent lap has recommended we not wait, and transfer ASAP.  Still trying to figure out what to do, as my body desperately needs a break!

Trying anything new this month?:   I went back on birth control to keep my endo at bay until we transfer 

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: Favorite spring activity where you are?:  wine tasting!!  Though, I won’t get to participate this year 

Post # 5
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Newbee

I probably won’t get to start tying again until May, but I just wanted to say hi over here because the regular POAS board isn’t the place for me anymore. I started trying in August 2018 and get pregnant quickly, but have had 2 miscarriages since then. We just had our intilal consult with an RE earlier this month, and now I’m waiting to start my next cycle to do bloodwork and HSG. This inactive waiting is killing me, but hopefully we can get some answers in April and start a treatment plan soon after that.

Your age/partner’s age: 25/24

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: about 7 months

Current Cycle Day/DPO: 3 DPO and waiting for next cycle to start diagnostics

Usual Cycle Length: usually 28, but the MC’s mess it up for a while

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Who knows? Let’s say April 11th

POAS/Beta Date: unknown

Known fertility issues: 1st MC was Trisomy 14, 2nd was too early to test, but I had very low progesterone the whole time

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Doing whatever the RE says. I’ll probably stop temping soon

Trying anything new this month?: Sitting this round out

For fun: Favorite spring activity where you are?: It’s still pretty cold, but would love to do something outdoorsy for my 26th birthday coming up. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I can’t roll call since I won’t be POAS until late May but I’m gonna hang around in the meantime anyway.

Currently on the BCP, and will start stims in mid April ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคž

Wishing everyone here the best of luck in April ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Your age/partner’s age:  34/35

Baby #:  6th with 2 miscarriages

Cycles Trying: This will be the 5th since our loss in September

Current Cycle Day/DPO: cd6

Usual Cycle Length: 33-45 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: possibly looking at March 30th

POAS/Beta Date: which would make my poas date April 13th

Known fertility issues: Somewhere between baby number 3 and baby number 4, I quit ovulating on my own.

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Clomid, first specialist appointment this afternoon

Trying anything new this month?: meeting with a specialist for the first time, added mucinex and raspberry leaf tea to the mix

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: Favorite spring activity where you are?: I’m just looking forward to getting outdoors again. We’re planning a trip to St Louis for the zoo in May with our 4 year old and I’m trying to plan a shopping trip to Galena for a friend and I in April.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Aprilbride2717 :  I’m so sorry about your miscarriages. They’re truly heartbreaking.

Good luck to everyone trying new things this month! I’m so nervous about our appointment this afternoon. My husband keeps telling me everything will be fine, but I’m bordering on terrified. I really hate seeing doctors, especially new ones. They have the power to tell you horrible things. I just want our rainbow and I’m tired of peeing on sticks lol. Clomid made me sob through a kid’s movie on Saturday. My husband just passed me tissues lol.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Hi all, Just hanging out here as well since we completely missed this cycle…ugh.  We did go to new fertility specialist so we will hopefully have something done next cycle.  For now just tests..

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

NicLE1218 :  Those follicles sound amazing! I have the appointment this afternoon on Tuesday. They did double my Clomid dose, so I’m on 100 mg now. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

cbn8787 :  I’m glad you’re getting more tests done by your OB in the meantime!

pigpug10 :  I’m doing a transfer in April too!  Have you ever had a transfer before or only retrievals?

Aprilbride2717 :  Sorry about the MCs.  I hope the RE has some answers for you.

RaccoonKitty :  I just stopped BCP yesterday.  If you have any questions about stims feel free to ask.  I found stims for retrieval not that bad.  

angel_baby_12_9 :  Sorry about the MCs.  Good luck with your appointment today!  It’s normal to be nervous. I felt so much better after my first RE appointment.  It felt like we were being proactive and moving in the right direction.

NicLE1218 :  That’s great news about your follicles!  I really hope this is it for you!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That appointment sucked. He won’t do anything including monitoring the Clomid cycle I’m currently on until I get a bunch if testing done. I don’t care why I’m not ovulating, I just want to. The treatment is the same no matter what. He also said if 3 cycles of femara and 1 of Clomid didn’t work, our chances of conceiving that was are very small. Adding iui ups our chances to 5 or 10%.  My husband wants to talk about it and I just want to cry and throw things.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

angel_baby_12_9 :  Sorry your appointment sucked! I did 4 cycles of Clomid and my RE told me that if it didn’t work after 3 cycles, it pretty much wouldn’t work. We just did one unsuccessful IUI and I’m over it because of the low chances of success as well. My doctor did not monitor during Clomid because I ovulate, but monitoring is definitely the preferred method these days so I’m surprised by that. What testing does he want you to do? Are you open to doing a consult with a different RE?

My RE didn’t do any testing for us besides an ultrasound and SA because everything looked normal for us. We’re not doing IVF with him because it’s outrageously expensive, but I’m going to push for more testing between my OBGYN and new RE to give us the best possible chances with IVF.

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