Post # 16
lanibug : I’m sorry 🙁
JiminyCricket : has your sister been successful? It’s so fantastic to have a irl support group! I think because infertility really isn’t discussed openly in conversation it can really seem like you’re alone.
saratiara2 : that’s great that you got pregnant without needing any intervention!
mrspuppylove : congratulations!!! I’m so happy to hear that iui was a success! Were you guys unexplained?
catmom17 : how long do you have to wait for your RE appt? Will you go back on metformin and dexamethasone?
dublingirl : are you on thyroid meds?
Dr_dazzle : I hear you ❤️❤️❤️❤️. So hard to be trying everything and not having a bfp.
Post # 17
We have bed trying over a year, have infertility diagnosis’ on both our ends with MFI being draw main issue. Going through IUI with donor sperm and on the third cycle currently. Everyone’s journey is different but I am so glad I found the ladies in the infertility poas board.
Post # 18
Ive been trying for five years. At first, we werent actually trying, but I became accidentally pregnant, and we were happy about it. Unfortunately it was ectopic, and caused me to lose a uterine tube. We then started actually trying and I became pregnant within six months, only to miscarry. Then I didn’t conceive again for a couple of years. My third pregnancy was also ectopic, and treated medically with methotrexate. Its two years later now, and I havent become pregnant since. I am currently waiting for government funded IVF. My specialist has been very positive – she says all my tests look great, my AMH is really high and all the evidence suggests the only real issue is the function of my remaining tube. Hopefully next year I will finally get my rainbow baby.
Post # 19
anev : I’m hoping I can get in within the next two months. I went to a women’s health centre out of town for my laparoscopy and HSG, and they put me on vaginal progesterone for LPD which helped some. So I’m thinking I’ll need Metformin again and more progesterone, maybe even PIO since the suppositories didn’t help that dramatically. And maybe Femera since it took 10 cycles to get a good ovulation on just Metformin and dexamethasone before. I’m in a new city now and this RE is a little more aggressive with treatment for PCOS and endo so I’m hopeful. After two CPs I’m not really wanting to keep trying with poor/weak ovulation as that can contribute to miscarriage.
Post # 20
I chose no formal diagnosis but longer than 12 months. I have no idea where I am on this spectrum, our story is kind of weird.
It took us 19 months to conceive my son. The first few months were NTNP, so we may have missed on our timing. But the rest of the time I was temping and using OPKs so I know I was ovulating and just not getting pregnant. We finally decided to start fertility testing, and my husband had a semen analysis and everything was actually well above average. I cried because that meant the problem was with me…but then two weeks later we found out we were pregnant! I had a perfect, easy, happy pregnancy and we now have a beautiful 2.5 year old 🙂
we started trying again for baby#2 in December, and it only took us 2 cycles to get pregnant. However it suddenly ended in a MMC at 10 weeks, that we discovered at my first midwife appointment. We don’t know why but baby died just a few days before the ultrasound 🙁 it was devastating. So now here we are, one cycle after my d&c, and we’re trying again. Part of me feels like we have gone through infertility because it took so long for my son, and then the miscarriage. But yet we got pregnant so fast last time. Idk! I’m scared/excited to see what happens next on this journey…
Post # 21
anev : yeah, unexplained. You hear a lot of stories about people being more fertile with their second so I am really hoping by the time we are ready for baby #2 we can do things the natural way! But I am so so grateful for our son and that IUI worked. We were starting to lose hope. Having no reason for not being able to.get pregnant is hard – there was nothing to focus on or to fix.
Post # 22
This is not my story but one of my really good friends and I think it helps. She tried for 4 years to get pregnant, did 3 IVF rounds, and finally got pregnant on the 3rd with her beautiful baby who will be 1 in 2 weeks.
Post # 23
I voted “secondary infertility” since that’s our official diagnosis. We haven’t been able to conceive again after the loss of my tube from an ectopic pregnancy over two years ago. Have sought ART, our first IVF cycle failed.
Post # 24
I guess I should have chosen other. I’m 27 weeks with my second, but we had a MMC with a twin pregnancy at the end of the first trimester that was bookended by multiple CPs before we conceived this one.
Post # 25
2 beautiful children, needed IVF to conceive both.
Post # 26
I voted “not infertile” because I do have one child, but I’ve also had 3 miscarriages. So, not exactly unicorns and rainbows if you know what I mean.
Post # 27
anev : we tried for a year before seeing a doctor. Tried an IUI which failed (unsurprising due to our MFI issues) and then moved onto IVF which worked on our first try. It had been two years from when we started trying to when I finally got pregnant. I got pregnant naturally at 9 months PP (the cycle after my period returned, while breastfeeding, and only having sex once…) but that ended in miscarriage. We’re getting ready to use one of our frozen embryos this summer!
Post # 28
We’ve been trying for over 2 years now and are technically diagnosed as unexplained infertility. Initially my husband had poor sperm morphology and borderline low sperm count. His count is still on the border of being low, but his morpholy has greatly improved.
We’ve been through 4 failed IUIs, 2 cancelled IVF cycles, and 2 IVF egg retrievals. Our first ER was a pretty big failure as we only got one poor quality embryo on Day 3 that failed with transfer. Our second egg retrieval was last week and we are excstatic to know we have 4 frozen embryos. We still have 9 growing, albeit slowly, but we are supposed to hear later today to see if any others made it to freeze.
We are really hoping this is our time! We will have our first FET next month.
Post # 29
Trying for 4+ years, diagnosed with unexplained infertily. Clomid, TI, and 5 IUIs with no success. Took a break from treatment, but now moving onto IVF (with aggressive drug approach due to very low AMH).
Post # 30
NicLE1218 : the Infertility POAS boards are my saviour in all this!
altaira : omg what a rough journey it’s been. There are several bees on here that had an accidental pregnancy that ended with loss and have been unable to succeed since. I’m hoping ivf is the answer for you. Are you in the uk to get government funded ivf?
catmom17 : hopefully your new RE can find the right combo for you! Was the dexamethasone for possible auto-immune disease? I don’t see that mentioned often on threads. Hopefully you can ovulate early on Femara and avoid the poorer quality eggs that can happen with delayed ovulation! My appt is June 5th (waiting 6 months to get in, been TTC 22 cycles).
Equine_Breeder : it certainly sounds like there is a somewhat unexplained infertility happening, but what a great surprise to get pregnant! It seems there aren’t many natural pregnancies reported 16+ months TTC. Hopefully you’ll get your second sticky baby soon!
mrspuppylove : I’m unexplained as well and it’s so hard. I’m really debating if we will do iui or go straight to ivf, but it is encouraging to hear your story! Hopefully you’ll be one of those statistics who get pregnant in the “normal” time frame for #2!