INFERTILITY POAS – covid edition

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Post # 106
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I guess no one has dealt with male infertility factors and supplements?

Post # 107
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Busy bee

Been POAS, currently 10 DPO from a Clomid cycle, BFN. But got the for sure green light to start our first IVF cycle from our clinic next week!

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi ladies! I haven’t roll called in awhile but I’ve just been feeling so lonely and defeated. We’ve been trying for baby#2 FOR YEARS. Our fertility clinic is closed because of Covid which makes it so difficult to talk to the doctor. I was hoping to get a other prescription for letrozole but they never called me back. Plus, my husband has gently told me he thinks it’s time to stop trying. My daughter will be 5 in October and he thinks it’s a large age gap and that we’ve really adjusted our lives for just one child. I’m heartbroken. 

Post # 110
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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anev :  thank you for the tips, I appreciate it 🙂

Post # 111
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Bumble bee

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mrsalexander :  I’m sorry. That sounds very difficult. If it’s any consolation, I am an only child and it is wonderful. As a child I was lonely sometimes but being involved in lots of activities really helped. As an adult it’s really great, and I am very close with my parents. Additionally, my parents were able to help me financially in ways that probably wouldn’t have been possible with more children. I got to go on trips to Europe (I’m American) starting at 8 years old and was exposed to a lot of culture that most kids don’t. I know it wasn’t your hope, but having an only child can be a blessing in a lot of ways. 

Post # 112
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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anev :  thank you!

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ladyvictoria :  thank you!  It is hard to come to terms with everything that is happening. It sounds like an awesome idea to touch base with your counselor. ❤️

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KittyYogi :  we have MFI and that’s why we originally pursued IVF with ICSI. We tried supplements for a while and it did nothing to improve anything for us. 

Post # 114
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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KittyYogi :  Hi! I am here due to male factor infertility but my husband’s ended up being genetic and no supplements could help in his case. Before we got his diagnosis, he took Best Nest vitamins for men and one from Therologix. I hope that they are able to help in your case! 

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Dfitzy :  I was able to schedule an appointment with her for Thursday thankfully. I know that this will not be the case, but I wish someone had the ability to just tell us the best thing to do. I had a reading with my spiritual counselor (psychic/medium) shortly after my transfer was cancelled and she says that August will be a turning point and a big month for us in terms of starting our family. I can only hope that means we will see some kind of improvement over the summer. 

Post # 115
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - City, State

I hope all of you are doing well, and getting closer and closer to resuming treatment. AFM, about to start cycle 14-postMC.  Although the European Reproductive Society has now given the go-ahead for ART, it’s unclear when things will pick up again here. At this point I’m hoping June.

 

Dfitzy :  Wow, congratulations on your pregnancy!!!  Also, I really appreciate you sharing your journey.  I’m newer around here, and was confused about why my RE would recommend a laproscopy if 3 IUIs failed. Obviously everyone is different, but it’s great to hear a real-life anecdote of a lap (potentially) helping.

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mrsalexander :  I’m so sorry you’re dealing with that. Completely understandable to feel heartbroken. 

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ladyvictoria :  Sending good thoughts as you make your decision. 

Post # 117
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Bumble bee

Well ladies, I have some good news. My temp has been elevated for a few days now so it looks like I ovulated on day 32!  Currently 5DPO. I’m a little bummed because our timing wasn’t great (O-3 and 0) but things aren’t completely impossible. We had been so good with EOD too; of course when it counted is the day we slipped. 

Post # 118
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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Dfitzy :  thank you. Yes, it doesn’t seem like supplements can do a whole ton. His total motility count is only ~2.5 million, so I think we might be looking at IVF when we’re able to. Congrats on the pregnancy!!

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ladyvictoria :  thanks for the suggestion, I will look those up! Also, I read your previous post about not knowing whether to go forward with IVF when you can. My husband is 47, so I understand the pressure of time too. I would encourage you to go ahead with it when you’re allowed to. My husband has had a rich, interesting life, but being a dad (we have a 1.5 year old conceived without intervention) is such a highlight. He wishes he could have had an earlier start to parenthood, of course, but he’s grateful to have this chance now. He treasures every year with our son and is already wistful about likely not getting to know him as an adult for as long as most parents do. The idea of being pregnant in a pandemic is definitely not fun and somewhat worrisome, but pregnancy and the newborn stage is also just a blip in the overall journey of parenthood. I hope this is coming across the right way…. mainly, I think I mean that if you have a successful IVF round, I think you guys would look back and be grateful that you did it. You do you, of course ❤️

Post # 119
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

Much to my surprise, my clinic is now saying that IVF cycles can start again and that I can probably do a retrieval cycle in May. I’m cautiously optimistic and terrified of getting sick. 

Post # 120
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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stellate23 :  Thank you, love! Honestly, it feels like we flip flop every day. Today we want to move forward. Tomorrow, we’ll see. 

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KittyYogi :  Thank you for sharing your experience. I actually remember connecting with you about our holder husbands back when I was WTT, before you had your son (congratulations!). That’s really great perspective. I think that once I get through this semester at work, I’ll be ready to pick back up. I know they’ll make me go on birth control for the month before the transfer, so they should be able to us in for a July transfer. 

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