February 2019 POAS – The Infertility Edition! (6+ Months TTC + Other Issues)

posted 9 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016


Your age/ partners age: 34/33

Baby# 1

Cycles trying: lost count started TTC August 2016

Current CD/DPO:  CD14

Usual cycle length: 30 day

Ovulation/ Procedure date: First FET 2/7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POAS/Beta date: 2/16 Beta, I did buy a pack of wondfo hpts because I know I won’t be able to hold out until 2/16 I think I’ll POAS 5dp5dt.  

Known fertlity issues: MFI

BFP Plan: prenatals, pio, estrogen patches and pills, lupron, currently on BCP I’ll stop BCP 1/14.

Trying anything new this month? FET.  I’m so excited we did ER in November and I was going to do a fresh transfer but developed moderate OHSS so it had to be cancelled.  Couldn’t do FET in December due to dr scheduling, and couldn’t do FET in January due to my sister getting married in early Oct. 2019 and I didn’t want to have a newborn since I’m Maid/Matron of Honor.  I decided I’d rather be super pregnant at the wedding so we waited until February.  This is our first round of IVF, we have 4 frozen embryos and I’m really hoping the first one sticks!

Link to chart: gave up on charting long ago

For fun: What’s your favorite chick flick/ sappy movie:  A leauge of their own.  


tulipdazey :  I’ve been waiting for this post, so glad to be joining the POAS group again.  I’m so sad to see you here though 🙁 I hope you get your BFP.  

Post # 4
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

tulipdazey :  fingers crossed for a good IVF cycle for you!

Post # 6
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

tulipdazey :  

Your age/partner’s age: 36 at end of January / 35

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: this will be our 7th

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD3

Usual Cycle Length: average is 27 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: FF shows 1/16 as ovulation day. 

POAS/Beta Date: Feb 2

Known fertility issues: No known issues as of yet… have first RE appt on 2/13. Darling Husband went to urologist yesterday and will get his results on 2/26.

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Sperm Meets Egg plan. A ton of supplements – Ovavite, D, K2, Zinc, B6, Omega 3, LArginine, Baby aspirin, Probiotics, Super enzymes, and Natural Calm magnesium. I use Ava bracelet and chart w FF. 

Trying anything new this month?: Adding B6 daily. Castor oil packs once my period ends for 3-4 nights. Starting fertility acupuncture on 1/17. 

Link to your chart if charting: [url=https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6de48b/][img]https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6de48b//thumb.png[/img]
My Ovulation Chart[/url]

For fun: What is your favorite chick flick/sappy movie? I am a sucker for “The Family Stone”

Post # 8
263 posts
Helper bee

tulipdazey :  



Your age/ partners age: 32/36

Baby# 1

Cycles trying: This is the 14th

Current CD/DPO:  CD2

Usual cycle length: 29 day

Ovulation/ Procedure date: I ovulate regularly

POAS/Beta date: February 5th

Known fertlity issues: Looks like we might be unexplained, still waiting for an appointment with the specialist. 

BFP Plan: prenatals, COQ10, BD ED during FW, healthy eating, yoga, no alcohol, temping.

Trying anything new this month? No, keeping things as simple as possible

Link to chart: NA

For fun: What’s your favorite chick flick/ sappy movie:  Ever after 

Post # 11
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017


Your Age / Partner’s Age: 29 / 34

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: I always have to look this one up….we are on month 13, but cycle 11 thanks to long cycles and PCOS. 

Current CD/DPO: CD2

Usual Cycle Length: Around 35 days or so….give or take 5ish days, sometimes more. 

Ovulation/Procedure Date: Somewhere between CD22-27 typically….I’ll say O will be around 2/1 (CD25). We will have to see what happens next week with hubby’s SA and then contact the RE for our next steps. 

POAS / BETA Day: Depends when O happens but if it happens around CD25, then I’ll be POAS around 2/14. 

Known Fertility Issues: ME = PCOS and bicornuate uterus. I am on the journey of losing weight in case we need to do IVF because my BMI is too high for an elective egg retrieval. Darling Husband = “no sperm” x2 SA’s (azoospermia) and has been trying clomid since November. He has an SA on Monday and we will find out next week if the clomid has helped sperm production. 

BFP Plan: Me = prenatal, zinc, metformin, inositol, vitex, vitamin E, Vitamin D, CoQ10, L-Carnitine, B6, ACV (pill form, liquid is gross)….then evening primrose from start of AF to O to help with EWCM. I use the Ava bracelet to chart temp and HR…much easier with working all shifts as a nurse. Darling Husband = clomid every other day, multivitamin, CoQ10, viramin C, vitamin E, CoQ10, L-Carnitine and zinc. Even though Darling Husband has azoospermia as far as we know, we are still trying as if there is a chance in case something sneaks through. Depending on the results of his SA, we will go from there…but if they find any sperm in the sample they will freeze it until I lose enough weight to do ER. 

Trying anything new this month?: We shall see 🙂 We may be having me continue to lose weight and do IVF when I can….or prepping for IUI with donor sperm.

For Fun – What’s your favorite chick flick / sappy film?: Oh gosh, this one is a hard one. I love the sap. Pour it all on. One of my favorites is 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler…another is How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days. I also love most sappy christmas movies even though I can predict 99% of them.  


Random: Is anyone watching The Bachelor? 

Post # 12
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

On another note, Darling Husband and I had a wonderful conversation he brought up on Monday evening…considering things are mostly male factor in our fertility journey as of right now. He started the conversation out saying he thought of it on his break at work, because it hit him that his SA was only a week away and he was nervous and then asked what I thought of using donor sperm if the results were no sperm again. I asked what HE thought and we went into a conversation about how he knows the reality that there may not be any, and that he googled some stuff and looked at a few donor sperm sites to see what the heck was out there. I asked him about the surgery, and he said he didn’t want it to be only about money….but that he would like to not waste $8,000-$15,000 out of pocket (without the costs of IVF) only to have a 40% chance there MIGHT be sperm in there, but that it’s not a guarantee. He said he would be okay with us doing donor sperm and finding a donor (on the sites given by the fertility clinic when we brought it up back in October) who somewhat matches his profile, and starting with IUI. He admitted it would be a little hard at first to accept the fact that it wasn’t his kid, but knows the child will still love him even if it is not biologically his and that we will be raising the child. He just wants us to be able to have kids and raise a family together. I reassured him it wouldn’t change our intimacy, my love for him, and the fact that he would be a wonderful dad and father to a couple amazing children. 

His family still does not know that we have even been seeing anyone due to some issues with them, and we discussed that they will also not know this – whether we get to do IVF with his sperm or that we do IUI (and maybe IVF if it gets that far) with donor sperm. My side of the family will know everything. It’s such a relief to know we have a plan B in place in case no sperm are found next week, and that he came to the conclusion on his own terms. I had a feeling he would, but I just needed to be patient and let him do some research and come to terms with it. I know it is a lot to give up (having your own biological child). I get that. And I was patient while he narrowed his thoughts. <3 

Post # 13
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

NicoleLyn1218 :  That’s a great talk!  I’m so happy your hubby is on board with donor sperm.  

Post # 14
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

NicoleLyn1218 :  I am so happy for you that your hubby is so willing to do whatever it takes to have a baby.  I know that decision must be so so hard.  We used donor sperm because we obviously had to being two women.  If you need any help or advice when it comes to sperm banks, what to look for, etc, feel free to reach out.  We looked through about 6 sperm banks and hundreds of donors before we found the one.  

Post # 15
2188 posts
Buzzing bee

Dfitzy :  Can’t wait for your FET! Mine’s next week with the first of my 4 frozen embryos. I also have ample tests because there is no way I’m making it to beta. Here’s to hoping we both have some first time success!

mrswannabemomma :  Oh man, I forgot about Ever After. I might have to go watch it again now.

NicoleLyn1218 :  I normally half-watch the Bachelor but I really dislike Colton, so I’m sitting this season out.

tulipdazey :  As always, I love your board theme. You make such pretty calendars for us!

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