December 2018 POAS – The Infertility Edition! (6+ Months TTC + Other Issues)

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Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 28/33

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: not sure how many cycles but 3 1/2 years

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD38

Usual Cycle Length: who knows! PCOS so it varies massively but shortest natural cycle was 40 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: it’s our first cycle of IVF really soon, starting stims on CD1 or 2 of next cycle

POAS/Beta Date: hoping it’ll be around 23rd Dec but depends massively on whether a) I respond to the drugs at all b) I over respond (high OHSS risk)

Known fertility issues: PCOS and low motility. About 9 clomid cycles with no response at all, even after ovarian drilling.

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): first cycle of IVF, if I don’t get AF naturally then I’ve got provera to take for 5 days starting on Wednesday then first scan and stims soon after. We are both taking prenatals (pregnacare him and her) and just trying to stay healthy. 

Trying anything new this month?: IVF (finally) 

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: What is your holiday wish for this year (besides a little one, of course!)?  If this cycle doesn’t work then we are going to start planning a big holiday I think 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

tulipdazey :  thanks! Sorry you are here too, I did see the November board but it was too early for me. Did you start stims today? What protocol are you on? 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 30/37

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 14 or 15 I think

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD3

Usual Cycle Length: 31-32 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Estimated Nov 28. Taking a break from meds for the rest of the year before diving into IUI in January (only becuase my insurance covers that) and then starting to evaluate IVF options, probably out of the country

POAS/Beta Date: December 11

Known fertility issues: Diagnosed unexplained fertility

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): All of the above

Trying anything new this month?: Not this month, trying to take a little bit of a break from adding more and going too crazy

Link to your chart if charting: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6eb6c1 (only charting around expected O)

For fun: What is your holiday wish for this year (besides a little one, of course!)? We’re spending two weeks with my mom and near my 10 (soon to be 11) nieces and nephews. So looking forward to the time, but hoping I’m in a good emotional state!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 29/31

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 3 since last MC, but really over a year

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD6

Usual Cycle Length: 27 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: ~Nov 21

POAS/Beta Date: Dec 1! Starting the month off

Known fertility issues: 2 MCs in the last year. Maybe have Adenomyosis, maybe have nothing. Who knows anymore! 

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): not tracking at all this month for the first time ever πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ we will just BD regularly. Trying not to obsess (HA πŸ˜‚)

Trying anything new this month?: not tracking, I’m really looking forward to a much needed mental break. The last few months have been extremely hard for me. 

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: What is your holiday wish for this year (besides a little one, of course!)? I’m hoping to be laid off from my job. It has been a huge source of stress for me the last 4 years with quarterly layoffs. I’m hoping for a nice severance package. If this happens we will be fostering a puppy over Christmas and I’ll be going back to school for Nursing! πŸ˜„

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

tulipdazey :  I just wanted  to say hi to everyone on these boards, I’m still waiting on AF, but this will have been our 11th cycle trying (and I don’t think it’s happened based on temps and everything else), so we will be moving on to our 12th cycle. I won’t roll call till I get AF, but just wanted to say hi, and looking forward to a supportive group! I feel very down on the regular boards, and I felt too shy to join the infertility boards since many on here I know have been trying for longer, and I feel odd sometimes worrying at 11 cycles. But I was told by some lovely ladies to join here. Looking forward to chatting with you all! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

tulipdazey :  Thanks dear, I have some issues with my TSH levels, and I went for bloodwork this morning, as my last bloodwork indicated I was still not in the range my doctor wanted. So she upped my dosage, and now checking again after the dosage increase. This has been ongoing since about June. 

Also I am going back to my doctor if AF shows up to refer me to a specialist because I would like some further information, and know what my body is doing. Darling Husband is also finally going to the doctor to get his side of things checked out. We already track BBT, OPKs, and I’m pretty sure I am ovulating, I have a consistent surge every month, but I would like to know for sure. I also lost 30lbs (I still have more to loose) in an effort to be healthier for pregnancy (if/when it happens). 

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