Fertility Poll – Infertility Awareness Week

posted 3 months ago in TTC
  • poll: What has been your experience TTC
    Not infertile (achieved pregnancy in < 12 months TTC) : (46 votes)
    39 %
    Active TTC < 12 months : (14 votes)
    12 %
    Active TTC > 12 months (no formal diagnosis/not been to specialist) : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Infertility Diagnosis : (24 votes)
    20 %
    Secondary Infertility : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Infertile and achieved pregnancy with ART : (7 votes)
    6 %
    Infertile and achieved pregnancy naturally : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (12 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 17
    2608 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    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
    464 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2017


    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
    1736 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    969 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    1708 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    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
    3266 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    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
    9096 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    2 beautiful children, needed IVF to conceive both.

    Post # 26
    9245 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    7286 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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
    909 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    4471 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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). 

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