March 2019 POAS – The Infertility Edition (6+ Months TTC + Other Issues)

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

NicoleLyn1218 :  I’m sooo hopeful for you this month! You get all the good juju. I’ll probably be joining you here in the next day or two. 

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Busy bee

Yayyyy! I’m so happy someone else took on this board! Best of luck to you this month! I need to figure out when O is and then I will roll call! NicoleLyn1218 :  

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to TTC this month or not, my FW will only be 3 weeks since my laparoscopy but I’m healing well so we’ll see!

 

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 31/31

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 26 I think

Current Cycle Day/DPO: had 2 days spotting think this will be CD1

Usual Cycle Length: 26 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: 22 Feb but it can be pretty variable

POAS/Beta Date: 7 March

Known fertility issues: endometriosis 

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): want to get on ivf waiting list but won’t see consultant til mid or end March. Otherwise I just had my laparoscopy and take prenatals, haven’t charted in a while found it stressful.

Trying anything new this month?: no

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: Favorite TV series (bonus if it is on Hulu or Netflix) right now?: it was Outlander but series just finished! Looking for something new. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age:  34/35

Baby #: 3 living children, 2 angel babies, this will be our 3rd together

Cycles Trying: 6 months before getting pregnant in June, but lost him in September. 5th month trying this time

Current Cycle Day/DPO:  cd3

Usual Cycle Length: 28-42 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: hopefully February 23rd

POAS/Beta Date: March 5th?

Known fertility issues: somewhere between baby 3 and baby 4, I quit ovulating. They think it has to do with the stress of my job and the shift work.

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): I’ve been using  Easy at Home ovulation strips along with baby dance lube and soft cups. 3 failed cycles on Femara so we’re trying clomid this cycle along with estradiol and progesterone suppositories rather than pills this month. I’m going to try temping again, but it’s really unreliable due to my sleep schedule, so we’ll see how that goes.

Trying anything new this month?: Clomid and we have an appointment with a fertility specialist on March 19th in case this cycle ends in another bfn.

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: Favorite TV series (bonus if it is on Hulu or Netflix) right now?: I love all the Chicago shows. Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med

Post # 11
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Busy bee

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 30/31

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 25ish

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD7

Usual Cycle Length: 27 Days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: It should be around February 22nd.

POAS/Beta Date: March 4th!

Known fertility issues: Borderline low sperm count and low morphology… however, we are technically diagnosed as “unexplained infertility.” I suspect I may have low quality eggs after our epic fail of IVF last month.

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): BD EOD during FW… Prenatals, CoQ10, DHEA, Myo-Insitol, Melatonin, Omega-3, wheatgrass… I think that’s it for me… charting.

Trying anything new this month?: Melatonin, DHEA, Omega-3, and wheatgrass (all suggested by my RE to help with egg quality). In March, we have consultations with 2 new doctors. We’ve been with our current RE for a year now and just keep having failure after failure. I’m really hoping a second opinion will be the answer to our prayers.

Link to your chart if charting: https://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6deed3

For fun: Favorite TV series (bonus if it is on Hulu or Netflix) right now?: Ugh. So many. A Million Little Things (Hulu), Shameless (Netflix, I think), Friends (Netflix)… I am sure there are others I am forgetting!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Come on March!!! 

ROLL CALL 

Your age/partner’s age: 35/34

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: 14 actively trying, but 5 years off birth control

Current Cycle Day/DPO: I’m roll calling in advance since we’re not actively trying in February, so ??

Usual Cycle Length: 26 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Tentatively March 10th

POAS/Beta Date: Tentatively March 20th 

Known fertility issues: Officially we are unexplained infertiltity

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): We are going to try to BD EOD until ovulation is confirmed, and then a few days after. I just want to make sure that we aren’t missing the window and thats the issue. I am taking CoQ10, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Omegas, prenatals, going to fertility acupuncture. I made my husband start taking CoQ10 and all the vitamins too, haha! Charting and using OPK strips. We have cut out all caffiene and are working towards a whole foods diet with organic meat, mostly plant based protein, whole grains, and a majority of fruit and vegetables. Also – this is probably kind of woo-woo but I’ve started doing positive thinking and repeating positive mantras and positive visualization about being pregnant and how its okay to be pregnant. It can’t hurt right? Certainly helps with the negative feelings I have. 

Trying anything new this month?: We are going to have our first appointment with our IVF doctor. My acupuncturist thinks I have a luteal deficiency based on my 10 + days of spotting per month and short cycles, so I have started taking B6 to try to lengthen my cycles. I am considering taking melatonin too since I’ve heard that helps. 

Link to your chart if charting: I don’t know how to do that, haha!

For fun: Favorite TV series (bonus if it is on Hulu or Netflix) right now?: We are watching Designated Survivor right now and its sooo cheesy but still entertaining! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Iʻll roll call since this cycle is looking anovulatory and extremely long:

Your age/partner’s age: 27/31

Baby #: 1

Cycles Trying: Got off the pill end of Sept. 2017

Current Cycle Day/DPO: CD34

Usual Cycle Length: 21-88 days, average 43 days

Ovulation/Procedure (and what kind) Date: Last +OPK was a week ago

POAS/Beta Date: waiting on O confirmation

Known fertility issues: lining + low progesterone + high testosterone

BFP Plan (BD Timing, supplements, charting, prenatals, etc.): BD as much as possible, temping, OPKs, bromelain 3dpo-7dpo, fertilaid 6dpo+

Trying anything new this month?: nope

Link to your chart if charting:

For fun: Favorite TV series (bonus if it is on Hulu or Netflix) right now?: LOVED the Ted Bundy tapes on Netflix; but otherwise, Married at First Sight and Live PD are our faves

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

heartandstars :  “Also – this is probably kind of woo-woo but I’ve started doing positive thinking and repeating positive mantras and positive visualization about being pregnant and how its okay to be pregnant. It can’t hurt right? Certainly helps with the negative feelings I have.”

my SO and I actually looked up car seat safety ratings and carriers and made a secret Amazon list of things we liked (including a crib!). It was a first. Idk why it felt like progressing, as I clearly canʻt even confirm O this cycle, but idk, maybe if I wish it real, it will be? le sigh

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