Post # 1
Let’s try this again… but with the correct month this time in the title…
As with before, this board is for those who have been struggling with TTC for 6+ months (35 years old+), 12+ months (under 35 years old), or those with other reproductive issues (for example, but not limited to PCOS, endrometriosis, male factor infertility, etc.).
Baby dust and special thoughts to everyone POAS this month!
Your age/partner’s age:
Current Cycle Day/DPO:
Usual Cycle Length:
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date:
Known fertility issues:
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.):
Trying anything new this month?:
Link to your chart if charting:
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019?
Post # 2
Your age/partner’s age: 30/31
Baby #: 1
Cycles Trying: 24 months-ish
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD3
Usual Cycle Length: 26-27 Days
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: I’m guessing O is going to be around December 24th, but my last couple of cycles have been wonky due to cancelled IVF cycles, so I am not completely sure what to expect. (I am really hoping this cycle goes back to normal though!)
POAS/Beta Date: January 3rd.
Known fertility issues: Unexplained infertility, leaning toward MFI. Very poor morphology and borderline low sperm count.
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Prenatals, CoQ10, Myo-insitol, charting, BD EOD during fertile window… thinking about adding Mucinex into my routine again to help out with CM.
Trying anything new this month?: Mucinex. I’ve used it before to help with CM but haven’t bothered with it in awhile. I usually forget anyway…
Link to your chart if charting: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6deed3/
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019? I don’t really make resolutions… however, I want to get back into therapy at some point this year, so that will be a goal for me.
Post # 3
Your age/partner’s age: 27/31
Baby #: 1
Cycles Trying: 15months, cycles donʻt line up
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD9 and spotting/cramping *eye roll*
Usual Cycle Length: 28-85 days
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Waiting on O
POAS/Beta Date: would LOVE a Christmas baby since my mom got her BFP xmas morning with me
Known fertility issues: no lining, cysts, irregular cycles
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): OPKS, temping, BDʻing regularly, prenatals
Trying anything new this month?: back to regularly scheduled crappy cycles
Link to your chart if charting: not sure how to link mine?
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019? build back my savings
Post # 4
Your age/partner’s age: 27/26
Baby #: 1
Cycles Trying: N/A we are a same-sex couple but we started seeing an RE in May
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD3
Usual Cycle Length: 33-75 ish, very unpredictable
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: FET tentatively scheduled for 1/4/19
POAS/Beta Date: Beta would be around 1/16/19
Known fertility issues: “Lean” PCOS. My wife and I started seeing our RE in May to discuss treatment plans. After a long discussion, we decided to skip trying IUI’s and go straight to IVF (for multiple reasons). Did egg retrieval in July freeze all cycle because my estrogen was crazy high. I then developed a 6 cm cyst on my right ovary after egg retrieval and had to be put on birth control for two months to clear it. Ultrasound today revealed that it has dissolved and we are clear to proceed with our frozen embryo transfer.
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): FET of 2 day 5 blastocysts. Taking prenatals and baby aspirin. Started lupron injections on Dec 2nd and today I start estrogen pills. PIO shots will start 5 days before transfer.
Trying anything new this month?: Actually being able to do a transfer!
Link to your chart if charting: Not charting
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019? Get our finances into check!
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Post # 5
danakxox : Please update us with your POAS date when you figure it out! Fx for your Christmas baby!
1111makeawish : Yay for a scheduled FET! Please keep us updated with how your FET goes! Very excited for you, especially after waiting so long between retrieval and transfer!
Also, after seeing both of your NY resolutions… really realizing that I should have listed something about my finances too. Eek.
Post # 6
Thanks for hosting again!
Your age/partner’s age: 30/38 next week
Baby #: 1
Cycles Trying: 15th, 8th past MC
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD1
Usual Cycle Length: 31 days
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Expected Dec 27th
POAS/Beta Date: Jan 11th
Known fertility issues: Nothing at all, officially unexplained infertility
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): Timing, charting, prenatals, baby aspirin for inflammation (I’ve had unexplained high inflammation levels most of my life), maca
Trying anything new this month?: Taking a break from medicated cycles at the moment, prepping for IUI in January. Thinking about adding CoQ10 and elderberry syrup for the inflammation.
Link to your chart if charting: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6eb6c1
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019? Other than hopefully get pregnant/have a baby, nothing in particular. Try to keep up the diet/exercise/savings routines where we have been.
Post # 7
cbn8787 : Sorry that you are back here. 🙁 I’m hoping this is your month so you don’t have to worry about IUIs or anything else!
Post # 8
tulipdazey : Thanks! That’s my hope for all of us (I know you’ve had your fair share of IVF/IUI mess already), but we all seem to keep rolling over unfortunately. Hope 2019 is the year for all of us!
Post # 9
I just got the news that we will be having our next attempted IVF egg retrieval in January! Yayyy! Really hoping that the third time’s the charm….
Post # 10
tulipdazey : Thank you! I am so excited to finally be able to transfer. Good luck with your retrieval. Am I reading this correctly that this will be your third? So much power to you. We could only afford one retrieval so thankfully it was successful.
I am having really bad night sweats from Lupron. Has this happened to anyone? It’s awful.
Post # 11
Actually, it’s just our third ATTEMPT at a retrieval. My first one was cancelled because I wasn’t responding to the meds. My second one was cancelled because I somehow managed to ovulate in the middle of my meds (which you’re obviously not supposed to do). So, luckily we haven’t had to pay for the actual retrieval these past two times, but we did have to pay for the meds both times. Ugh. We are lucky that our insurance covers 90% of the procedure cost, but it doesn’t cover much of the meds. By the time we finally get to a retrieval, we will probably have spent more in meds than in the retrieval itself!
Also, I HATED Lupron. It gave me the worst headaches and night sweats. Darling Husband would put cold washcloths on my forehead throughout the night to help with the headaches and to keep me cool. Maybe that will help? My RE said Lupron literally puts your body into temporary menopause, so the headaches and hot flashes totally make sense. 1111makeawish :
Post # 12
tulipdazey : Oh no, I am so sorry that has happened to you! I hope this time is successful. It must be so frustrating to start shots and then have to stop. That’s amazing that your insurance covers so much. Mine covers diagnostics only. So basically they will pay to tell me what is wrong with me but not to fix me. Sigh. Hence the reason we need to get our finances in check haha.
Thank you for the tip! I will try it. I usually love to cuddle but I won’t let me wife get anywhere near me at night right now haha. Hoping taking the estrogen now will help the menopause symptoms subside a little.
Post # 13
1111makeawish : Yes! Extremely frustrating. If we don’t get to a retrieval with this protocol, we are looking to switch our RE.
Good luck! I am a cuddler too but neither Darling Husband or my dog have been allowed to cuddle for awhile now. Haha. And I think once I started estrogen/other meds, a lot of the Lupron symptoms went away! I hope it gets better soon!
Post # 14
Your age/partner’s age: 28 (will be 29 on the 18th) and 34
Baby #: 1
Cycles Trying: month 12, cycle 10
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD10
Usual Cycle Length: on average they’re about 35 days long…they’ve been as long as 56 and as short as 23 though.
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: ovulation should occur somewhere between December 22-December 26 (CD20-24) although this last cycle it was CD28. I’ll keep you updated.
POAS/Beta Date: around January 10…I’ll keep you updated.
Known fertility issues: have PCOS and a probable bicornuate uterus. I have an appt on December 20 to do an SHG to see if it is a bicornuate uterus or a septum. If it is a septum, we will schedule the procedure….if its just a bicornuate we leave it. Darling Husband has azoospermia but is on clomid to hopefully boost and start sperm production….SA on January 15 and his urologist appt is January 22nd. If they find sperm in there, they will freeze it and wait until I can lose the weight to be able to do egg retrieval and IVF. If no sperm is present, we will discuss what direction to go in next.
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): BD EOD during FW. Wearing the Ava bracelet for temping. Charting symptoms. OPKs when I remember, although I have read they aren’t always effective for those with PCOS. Vitamins (a whole laundry list) for both Darling Husband and I. Continue metformin for me and clomid for Darling Husband. And continuing a PCOS diet/lifestyle change.
Trying anything new this month?: nope, other than trying to relax and decrease stress….and have fun with my husband.
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019? Continue making healthier food choices, exercise more, and lose weight to be able to do Egg retrieval and IVF. And to also build up my savings again after paying off a couple loans. Buy a new vehicle in the fall.
Post # 15
Your age/partner’s age: 39/39
Baby #: 1
Cycles Trying: 20 including 2 MC’s
Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD4
Usual Cycle Length: 28 days during a natural cycle
Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Currently on BC waiting for the lab to re-open so I can start my FET cycle. FET meds scheduled to start on 12/27!
POAS/Beta Date: 1/30 (?) to be confirmed…
Known fertility issues: Lean PCOS, MTHFR, subclinical hypothyroid, otherwise unexplained
BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): FET this cycle!
Trying anything new this month?: I’m lightening up on my supplements and diet restrictions since I have embryos waiting in the freezer. Still waiting on PGS results so hopefully this doesn’t bite me in the butt. But I needed a break. Back on the wagon in January.
Link to your chart if charting: Nope! And it’s glorious! 😂
For fun: What are your NY resolutions for 2019? Not sure yet. But it should probably have something to do with self care or working on my mental health. The past 2 years have really taken a toll.