INFERTILITY POAS – covid edition

posted 8 months ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Busy bee

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anev :  YES!!! The RE said that they don’t know how to handle the situation after the lockdown. They did freeze all for IVFs in March, and they will have all the couples waiting for a FET now.

Post # 32
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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anev :  Thanks for getting this started! I needed a little break from the forums. Last week was rough with my cancelled transfer day on Tuesday. And then yesterday we discovered that someone broke into my car, which didn’t help my mood. But it’s getting fixed tomorrow and I’m finally coming out of it and feeling a little better. 

 

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: almost 29/48 

Baby #: Long awaited first child 

Cycles TTC: I stopped counting. We started in 2018 

Usual cycle length: Very regular 28 – 30 days

Known fertility issues: Severe male factor – Sertoli Cell Only Syndrome. I am also on the borderline for PCOS but it only seemed to help us get a lot of eggs when we did our IVF cycle. 

Trying anything new this month?: Just being kind to myself as I try to move from surviving to being okay and adjusting to my “new normal” and new routines. Having my transfer cancelled was devastating. I felt so much anger and sadness. It still hurts, even though I know that it was for the best. Our IVF center offered us a 5/13 transfer date but we declined it. We haven’t reached our peak level of cases in my region – that’s not expected until the end of April. So I don’t feel comfortable moving forward anytime soon. I would love to start preparing in August for a September transfer if we’re on the other side of this by then. 

Post # 34
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Newbee

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anev :  That’s a pretty good improvement! I’m going to try to exercise every day to see if that helps with blood flow.

I was on bcp on and off for several years, according to my RE that could be one of the causes. When I was younger I had no idea this could impact fertility. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

Hey everyone. I’m so over this wait already!  I’m currently on CD10.  I’ve done four cycles of letrozole and one IUI so far. Back to trying naturally now. I wish my clinic had at least given me a letrozole prescription. I have PCOS and it’s tough not knowing when I’ll ovulate. We’ll BD every third day or so until I get a temp rise, which will probably not be until the end of April. We got pregnant naturally before so maybe we’ll get lucky again! (and this time not miscarry). 

I will say things are more fun and relaxed now since we aren’t so focused on hitting the right days. It definitely started to take the romance out of things, so now we’re getting some of that back.  I’m working at home and trying to enjoy the slower pace of my days. I’m very much type A though and the uncertainty of when things will start to gear up again is probably the worst part of all of this for me. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

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annili :  I’ve been taking baby aspirin for TTC purposes too.  I have celiac disease and there’s some literature suggesting it could help reduce chronic inflammation. I figure it’s cheap and doesn’t have adverse side effects so why not? 

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sunset456 :  I have a fairly thin lining too, usually around a 6-7 on CD12. I’m also on letrozole, or at least I was until covid. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee

Hey ladies! 

I have been on and off the other POAS boards for awhile– never thought I would end up here but I’m glad to have a community. 

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 31-28

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: 17

Usual cycle length: 30 days 

Known fertility issues: PCOS & Male factor (low count and low motility) 

Trying anything new this month?: our RE has us on a laundry list of supplements and we are starting clomid for a better chance to ovulate. 

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 34/34 (husband turns 35 this month)

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: 5+ years

Usual cycle length: 31 days (though hard to tell these days with meds)

Known fertility issues: Unexplained, 1 miscarraige after FET

We were supposed to do an FET this cycle, but we’re holding off for now. We have 3 frozen embryos that passed PGS testing, so while we’re impatient, we thinks it’s best to wait to ensure I’m healthy before we do the next FET.

Post # 44
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Busy bee

ROLL CALL

Your age/partner’s age: 30/32

Baby #: 1

Cycles TTC: since Sept ’19

Usual cycle length: varies… thanks PCOS! on day 31 of first letrozole cycle – expected to get AF soon

Known fertility issues: PCOS and low morphology for husband, also on synthroid for subclinical hypothyroidism

Trying anything new this month?: literally just trying to survive the next few months. just had a negative beta today, and I am kind of unsure what to do this month

 

Gahhhh I am so so sorry to all of you for what we are going through with covid 🙁 my heart just breaks thinking of everyone who has had treatment cycles affected by covid. I am at a loss of what to do this cycle. I work in the ER and so far management has been helping to keep me out of covid rooms, but we are expected to hit our surge this month. I just am a hot anxious mess. I hope everyone is hanging in there <33

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - City, State

Welcome to everyone joining.. ugh, it’s so rough not having a timeline of when we can start up again. 

Not surprisingly, AF arrived for me yesterday, so now I’m onto cycle 13 post-MC. On the one hand, it’s not the same “what did I do wrong” disappointment as in my pre-diagnosis cycles, or the crushing of my high expectations during IUI, but a different disappointment like a non-winning lotto ticket. It’s weird and new for me.  I’m trying to shift my focus from worrying about my eggs getting a little older each passing month, to staying healthy and squirreling away extra money for future treatments and/or adoption.

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anev :  It’s great that all of your tests came back normal!  Does that mean you’ll repeat a similar FET protocol when you try again? 

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sunsetsnmargaritas :  I’m so sorry about the negative beta. 🙁 Do you have the option do another letrozole cycle, or is your clinic putting everything on pause? Ugh and I can only imagine what it’s like being on the front lines of this in the ER.. I’m sorry you’re in that stressful position.

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