(Closed) Did you know it would be difficult to conceive?

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 62
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had irregular periods without birth control and have struggled mightily with my weight and acne.  My doctor said that she thought I had PCOS and would have difficulty getting pregnant.   I was 32 when we got married so we started trying immediately, thinking it would take forever.  Nope.  I got a positive pregnancy test less than a month after the wedding and we welcomed DD in early 2013.  Even with that, I was convinced that we would struggle to conceive our 2nd as I know several people struggling with secondary infertility.   So, we tried a bit earlier than we might have otherwise.  This time, it took 2 cycles.  I’m currently 8 weeks.  So, just some encouragement for those who have been told to expect a long journey – sometimes you get blessed and it’s a really short one!

Post # 63
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

@MargaritaVille:  I had been hurting on and off for years but the doctor kept brushing it off. I had perfectly clear ultrasounds for years before I was diagnosed. Eventually it became so bad I couldn’t walk. My GP finally sent me to a specialist who immediately suspected Endo. He scheduled a lap and they found stage 2 Endo and removed it. I found out that my mom also had Endo only when I told her about the laproscopy- she had failed to mention it before then, even though I had been having pain for years:(

Endo is rarely seen on ultrasound- only if it’s quite severe, and even then it’s not always seen. The only true way to diagnose it is via laproscopy.  Also, I have been TTC for 8 months (perfectly timed) with no luck. I’ll be seeing a specialist next week to see what’s going on, whether my Endo (likely) or something else. I expected it’d take awhile to TTC due to the Endo, but I really hoped it wouldn’t:(

Post # 64
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are not actively trying but i am off BC and charting.

Thank goodness i charted because i discovered i have a very short 7-9 day luteal phase. I have beem taking vitamin B and it seems to have lengthened my luteal phase so far. But i’m really glad i discovered this before we were really trying because it would have been very difficult for me to get pregnant. 

Now that i am around the age where people are thinking about babies, i’m actually amazed at how many women i know have issues. I have known 3 girls within the last year to have late misscariages around 22 weeks and my BFF has beeen TTC for almost 3 years now.  

It does scare me. 

Post # 65
593 posts
Busy bee

I have moderate endometriosis and PCOS, so I’m expecting problems. So far, though, I’m staying pretty relaxed- I don’t want medical intervention (medicine, IVF, etc.) until it’s been at least 6 months with no progress. I am really hoping this is our month for a BFP, though!

Post # 66
1845 posts
Buzzing bee

I fear that not necessarily getting pregnant will be difficult, but that staying pregnant will be difficult for us.

SO and I found out I was pregnant while on the pill with twins at 19 and miscarried around 9 weeks. I just worry that we’ll get pregnant and miscarry multiple times and I’m not sure I would cope with that.

OP, I’m sorry that you and your husband are still TTC but it’s really good that not only are you with a new doctor that seems to be taking your concerns seriously, but that your uterus is perfect.

And I would totally blame your husband for being too big and causing you pain. I’m sure he won’t mind haha.

Post # 67
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I never worried about this growing up, but it has turned out to be an issue. I spend my whole life going to Catholic school and everything I ever heard was along the lines of “if you have sex even once and he pulls out and bla bla bla you will get instantly pregnant”. Ha! I guess maybe that is effective for teenage girls, but that couldn’t be further from the truth for me.

Post # 68
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think we may have troubles. My cycles are very off and I am trying to narrow it down by keeping an ovulation calendar with temps, cervical fluid observations, etc… tricky stuff this baby making.

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