(Closed) Journey of TTC after miscarriage part 5

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Post # 331
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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MrsBananas:  here is my chart. We decided not to TTC again now until september since I still haven’t ovulated. These are now identical to my normal pre O temps. I haven’t had any hcg tests post-miscarriage, but I imagine I dropped below pregnancy levels once my temps levelled out.

Post # 332
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’ll now isn’t that just a giant FF miscarriage chart all up in everyone’s face. Sorry πŸ™

Post # 333
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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priyawouldntwannabeya:  It’s okay, you’re not alone. Here’s mine:

(I know it looks pretty normal but I don’t think I O’d at all)

Post # 334
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

MrsFairyBee:  Yeah, I’ve definately stopped bleeding but haven’t been getting any blood draws.  I took a dollarstore preg test this morning and I’m still getting a faint positive so I guess that’s that.  My hcg was 41,000 at it’s highest so I guess the decline will take longer than I’d like.  I’m fully prepared for this ‘cycle’ to not be a cycle at all, I read that website back to front too.  But I’m still temping and watching for signs as I want to know whats going on. 

laceygrace:  That is a great drop, I hope you get below 5 next week!  I think I’m going to request some blood tests too.  My temps are very low post-O temps, right above my normal coverline, so fingers crossed they drop soon. 

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MrsFairyBee:  Thanks for sharing your charts, it’s nice to see them and compare.  And to know I’m not the only one charting right after πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 335
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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MrsBananas:  Thank you! I think things are going well as far as healing emotionally and physically. Good luck if you dtd this weekend! I will be marking on my calendar when the bleeding stops so I can look forward to the day when it’s our turn. I’m feeling mostly optimistic about that.

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MrsFairyBee:  Thank you πŸ™‚ I’m also glad they let my DH in. I was so out of it that I wouldn’t have remembered anything my doctor said about appointments and recovery, so it was helpful to have someone who was actually self-aware lol. It was nice to have him there holding my hand. It was a scary place to wake up.

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laceygrace:  Thank you! Recovery is going pretty good. I haven’t had many cramps or pain, so I didn’t have to take a lot of the pain killers I was prescribed. I noticed I haven’t been spotting much today, so hopefully it is coming to an end.

Post # 337
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hi All, I’d like to join…

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle):  MC Cycle

MC History:  MC last month at just shy of 6 weeks (after trying for 6-7 months).  I had a lot of bleeding/spotting since the very beginning, so I was sad and disappointed, but not surprised when I miscarried 2 weeks after getting my BFP.  

Issues (if any):  None that I know of.

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc):  I have an appt. with my obgyn on 8/18 so I’m interested in what she has to say.  This MC made me realize that I could actually get pregnant, which is a good thing.  I am now just anxious for my cycle to return to normal, I just finished MC bleeding a couple of days ago and OPK’s are blank white.  HCG is below 5 for 2 weeks now, it never got too high.

Link to chart:  Stopped charting after BFP, will probably start again on Monday.

What are your biggest challenges right now?  Trying not to stress and obsess.  This has taken TTC to a whole new level and I’m pissed I missed out on a month (so far) of TTC.  

Current coping strategies/favourite inspirational quotes:  Trying to lose weight and be as healthy as possible, maybe that will help with fertility.  

 

Post # 338
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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Spinwife:  I’m so sorry for your loss and that you’ve found yourself here, but you are in very good company.  It seems like there are quite a few women with recent losses so you are not alone.  {hugs}

Post # 339
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ladies, I’m so bummed. Just got back from vaca and has a BFN right when I got home at 11 DPO. I was really hopeful this month. I’m just so sick of this, we got pregnant on the first try in November, and absolutely no luck since my MC in December. I never thought I’d still be dealing with this. Knowing we were able to conceive so quickly was my only comfort at that time. I would have died if I’d known I’d be past my due date (which was this past Tuesday) and still be at the same place I was in January. And not that I don’t love you guys, but I’ve been on this thread for almost 9 months now and almost everyone else is moving on while I’m stlll here. I’m just sad…. ok pity party over.

Post # 341
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Roll call:

I can’t believe I have to go through this again but I really need the support/advice. We got to see the hb both times so risk was already lower. 

 

Status (MC cycle/rest cycle/TTC cycle): MC cycle

 

MC History: MMC @ 10 weeks November ’13, CP  Jan ’14, MMC August ’14

Issues (if any): recurrent MC’s? Also, it hasn’t been that easy to get ku

Action Plan for next TTC cycle (ie Baby Aspirin, progesterone, etc): I plan to get lots of testing done as we plan to do IUI next cycle. We had it all in place when we got our bfp. If anyone could give advice about testing i’d really appreciate it.

What are your biggest challenges right now? Wondering if I’ll ever hold a baby in my arms. 

Current coping strategies/favourite inspirational quotes: Just so despairing right now I can’t even think, though I may get back into exercise big time soon.

 

 

 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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phoebephoebo:  I’m so, so sorry. 

Post # 343
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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phoebephoebo:  Oh, Honey. I am so, so sorry. I cannot even imagine your pain and suffering right now. This cycle of hope and loss that you have had to endure is just terrible and unfair. In terms of your question about testing, I am just starting the process now. After my MC, I asked for a recurrent miscarriage blood panel, which my doc was reluctant to do because (at least here in the U.S.) they only run these blood tests after 3 MCs because is it expensive. It mostly tests for things like blood clotting disorders and autoimmune diseases. I’ve had a consultation with a specialist and they did a plain old vaginal ultrasound, which showed follicles and confirmed that I ovulated. I had 2 sets of hormone tests, which all came back normal. DH’s semen analysis came back normal. Now they want to do a day 6-10 saline ultrasound to check for abnormal structures or tube blockages. There’s also one they do where they use a contrast dye and look at stuff under xray (I am hesitant to do this because I’m allergic to iodine and could have a reaction to the dye). On a side note the fertility doc tested me for Celiac disease because she noticed I take lots of antihistamines for chronic hives. It normally presents as digestive symptoms, but I guess my case was atypical. Well, mine came back positive, which is really bad for TTC because it damages the lining of your small intestines to the point where they cannot absorb nutrients like folic acid. I’m just throwing that out there in case it could help you or somone else. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Spinwife:  I’m sorry for your loss and that you are now in our group. I can relate to your feelings on missing a month of trying to TTC. I got pregnant a few weeks after going off BC in April, so for me it happened sooner than we had planned. I was going into the TTC mode of thinking it would logically be a few months like most people say. But now that I can’t even TTC yet (just had my d&c last Friday), it frustrates me to no end. It’s a sad cycle. Those of us to can’t yet TTC are mad that we can’t at least be at that next stage of trying. Those who are TTC are mad that they just can’t get pregnant as easy as everyone else (or so it seems at the time). Those who are pregnant are worried about MC and TTC again after it – and the cycle repeats.  So I get what you mean!!

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GrannyPantiesRock:  So I can’t really relate on the TTC frustration front since I’m not there yet post MC. But we did get pregnant on our first try in April, so I am really worried it won’t happen as quickly for us this time around. I’m hoping that by the New Year I’ll be pregnant. But who knows how my body will react now… I hope your due date wasn’t too painful. I can’t even imagine how it feels. *hugs* There is still time for you to get pregnant before you were last year! To me, if it takes a long time again, I will just tell myself that I’d rather it take months to keep trying than to get pregnant multiple times and mc. It’s just a small comfort for me that hopefully my body knows best. But I am sorry you are so down. Hopefully your vacation gives you something to smile about.

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4littlekitties:  I’m so sorry you are having a hard go in TTC life and regular life πŸ™ Since you got “good” news, did your doctor give you any next steps? What do you do now, in other words. I also remember reading your post on how your life was going, and I couldn’t believe that one person was going through so much. No healthy, productive member of society should deal with so many problems at one time. My heart truly goes out to you and your families. 

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phoebephoebo:  Our paths haven’t really crossed before, but I am very familiar with your name. I was on the POAS board for April. I’ve been reading your updates on your scan post. I didn’t post, but I was very hopeful it would work out after your positive update before. I had a MMC a few weeks ago. I was suppose to be 13 weeks but the growing stopped at 9 weeks on the ultrasound. We had seen the heartbeat; I had not cramped or bled at all. So it was shocking to find out there had been a month of no growth and I hadn’t even a clue. I am deathly afraid of it happening again whenever we do get pregnant. I struggled when I was waiting to see if a natural mc would come. I was doubing that I even wanted to TTC again. Of course now that my hormones are returning to normal post d&c I feel more optimistic and happy about it. I was in such a dark place for a week that it feels so weird to me thinking back on it now. So my hope is that once your hormones balance out, you won’t feel so much sadness. We had told everyone, and I mean everyone, about our pregnancy. It was a crushing blow to tell our families, who were so happy for us. And random people still come up to congratulate me, so I kindly tell them thank you but it didn’t work out for us this time. It’s hard to deal with the guilt and feeling of failure. I struggled 24/7 during the week between appointments. After I came to terms with it, which obviously does happen, and I had made it through my d&c, I felt the happiness return. I have boxed up the baby items and maternity clothes I had. I am hopeful that I’ll get to use them one day. I know you’ve had multiple MCs, which I cannot relate to. But I hope you can make it through the sadness, because I know how crushing that can be. *hugs* I’m thinking about you.

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