Post # 1
Im struggling with the realization that conceiving a baby naturally is not in the cards for my husband and I. We’ve been trying nearly a year now. I am in my late 30s and I know my window is shrinking. I had an ultrasound and everything checked out, but my husband tested very low on his sperm count analysis. We were told we most likely will have to seek IVF treatments. We have an appointment next week for my husband to see a urologist to check if there are any underlying conditions that we can possibly cure to up his count. Please give me all of your stories of conception after you thought or were told it may not be possible. I am trying to keep my spirits up as much as possible after days of tears from this news.
Post # 2
I got pregnant naturally after 2.5 years of trying. I found out I was pregnant 4 days before an appointment to learn how to do the IVF injections – all the drugs were in the fridge.
my tests were all ok but there were some issues on Darling Husband side. We were told to take proxeed to help with his sperm and I think it worked (packet said to take for 4 months or until you got pregnant, I fell in month 4)
we were both 32 when I got pregnant.
Post # 3
Not my story but someone I know. She tried for a long time to get pregnant and couldn’t, tried IVF, still didn’t get pregnant. Her marriage broke up. Then with her new partner she unexpectedly fell pregnant. Sad thing is he didn’t want the baby (even though he was already a father). Lucky for her she is an independent woman and happily raising the baby on her own 🙂
Post # 4
I’m so sorry you guys are struggling. My friend Julia began TTC when she and husband were 26. They tried for 7 years and paid thousands out of pocket for ivf with no luck. She loves children and worked with infants. After 7 years of trying, and no real answers as to why she could not concieve she accepted that motherhood was not to be for her. She quit the job she loved because it was too painful to be around all the babies when she couldnt have one of her own. Two months later she missed a period, took a test and lo and behold she was pregnant. He’s a happy healthy 2 year old now. Miracles do happen!
Post # 5
A friend of mine just gave birth in October after 2 1/2 years of trying. Both mom and dad are 35 and they did not use any medication or IVF. I do know they overhauled their diet (whole 30) and she was seeing an acupuncturist.
Post # 6
kittytwo : we’re both 36. Darling Husband had an SA done in September after 6 months of trying. Turns out he had low motility and poor morphology, as well as a prostate infection. Many, many tears were shed and I made an appointment with a fertility clinic for January 2018.
My hubby is a physician and has been interested in supplements for as long as I can remember. So he did some research and started taking a powerful combination of fertility supplements, mainly q10, fish oil, arginine, creatinine, astanxanthin, inositol and even pholates.
I don’t know if the supplements did the trick or it was simply a fluke, but I found out last Friday I’m pregnant after 9 months/10 cycles of trying. We couldn’t be happier!
Sometimes, numbers are just numbers. Life’s stronger. Good luck Bee.
Post # 7
I just commented about a similar thread the other day that my SO’s parents tried for 10 freakin years before they had their first child. This was in the 80’s when fertility assistance is not even as close to today’s and not as accessible. Have they stopped trying, I would probably be single right now! LOL
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framarianna : Congratulations!!! That’s fantastic!!!
Post # 10
My son now 20m is an IVF baby. He’s the most amazing thing. And #2, from an FET will be arriving soon. We struggled for 2 years before conceiving #1. It took its toll emotionally, physically, and financially but worth it.
I joined 2 local support groups and made real life friends going through IVF. That was so beneficial!
Post # 11
It was unexplained infertility for us. But I conceived naturally after an HSG exam and after 1 yr + 4 mos of TTC, right before we were going to try IUI. Unfortunately we lost the baby due to a missed miscarriage at 10.5 weeks. Then we were going to try for a few cycles before trying IUI and guess what, we conceived naturally again! This time after 1 yr + 9 mos of TTC. I had always hesitated to move on to IUI or IVF because I didn’t feel emotionally ready to take that step.
I reached 15 weeks today. And to show you that miracles do happen, our baby’s due date is the anniversary of the exact day that we discovered the missed miscarriage and had to get a surgical abortion. I like to think that God and baby #1, together in heaven, didn’t want us to forever mourn and be reminded of what happened that day. If I actually end up delivering on the due date, then it was meant to be! Your rainbow baby will be here when it’s time. 🙂
Post # 12
My friend and her husband, both around 37, had their baby this year with IVF, after a couple rounds of IUI that didn’t take. She has fantastic insurance through her job that covered a certain number of rounds, but they got pregnant the first try with the IVF. I believe the insurance plan made you do 2 or 3 IUIs before you could move on to IVF. Their son is adorable! And I think they have another embryo in case they want another, though for right now they definitely have their hands full!
Post # 13
kittytwo : we tried for 2 years and got pregnant on our first round of IVF. Our little miracle is almost 6 months old! IVF is hard but totally worth it. And if you want multiple goods hopefully you can stick a couple embryos in the freezer. We have 3 left and I think it’s kind of cool that my babies were all conceived on the same day.
Post # 14
14 cycles, 12 months of trying. Third IUI was Dec. 19, 2016. “This is never going to work,” I kept telling myself. I was 36.
This reply is short because my 3-month-old is waking up and I have to go grab him. 🙂
There IS hope, bee. Good luck and sending you lots of baby dust!