TTC after miscarriage / miscarriage support, Take 3

posted 4 months ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 28/34

How long you have been together/married: together 3.5 years, married almost 9 months

How long you have been TTC: 8 months / on my 5th cycle

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: just a longer cycle as far as I’m aware of. One CP in June  

Your TTC plans for the next few months:  CoQ10 and zinc for both of us…prenatal, Apple cider vinegar capsules, inositol, and RRL capsules for me. I will be asking for further testing (progesterone levels, etc) if we haven’t concieved by September. Hubby is willing to do whatever it takes, including an SA is needed. Diet changes recently and ongoing. 

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? I LOVE to go to my parents cabin and spending time at the lake. We were out on the lake for about 4-5 hours yesterday on floaties and the pontoon with snacks, good music and good company. We also love to grill and spend time outside when it is nice. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

sleepymelis :  thanks for making a new thread!

 

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 28/31

How long you have been together/married: 10 months

How long you have been TTC: 10 months

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: MMC dec 2017 8 weeks, MMC March 2017 10 weeks. All tests point to bad luck. I’m currently waiting to schedule a hysterocopy due to retained tissue 

Your TTC plans for the next few months:  hysterscopy asap then getting back on the horse. Currently just taking prenatals with folate and changing nothing else. I’m trying to be more relaxed this time and somehow keep myself sane in the first trimester.

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? Summers where I live are amazing. I love patio beers and bbqs. We just bought a house so hoping to squeeze in a few more bbqs after we move in next week!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

sleepymelis :  So sorry you’re still here bee 🙁 A drink by the pool sounds heavenly right now! I was at my parents’ right after my CP and thoroughly enjoyed drinks by the pool. It helped me feel less sad to enjoy something that I couldn’t while pregnant.

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 25/31

How long you have been together/married: Together 3.5 years, married 1.5

How long you have been TTC: Not currently TTC 

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: I have suspected endometriosis and PCOS. Was diagnosed with chronic anovulation before we conceived DS. Since DS was born we had a CP in June. I’m suspecting I might have a blood clotting disorder and/or MTHFR since I had lots of issues with my first pregnancy as well and we almost lost DS. 

Your TTC plans for the next few months: Currently waiting to TTC until I’m more healed physically and emotionally. I’m trying to get my doctor to order an HSG and ultrasound to look for fibroids or other abnormalities that might be casusing me to have such heavy periods since they’re making me anemic. 

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? Swimming! We don’t have a pool though so I don’t get to go often. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 36 me / 41 dh

How long you have been together/married: married

Oct 2016

How long you have been TTC: since Oct 2016

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: I went through my 4th miscarriage this week. I got pregnant our 1st cycle, lost it after only a few days, 2nd seemed to be an implantation issue and most it about 5-6 weeks, 3rd was a trisomy 16 loss at 9 week after seeing a heartbeat at 6.5 weeks, and this recent was a loss at 6 weeks buyback I think the progesterone was keeping things going longer than it should (I declined hcg testing this time because they cause me a lot of stress)  

Your TTC plans for the next few months: I’m still not sure. I start making calls for doctor appts tomorrow. We’ve had a 2nd and 3rd option after the last which all said “just really bad luck” but with a 4th one, we are starting the path of all the testing. We’ll work with a local RE on the normal RPL testing and then I’m making an appointment with a reproductive immunologist in Chicago. We are okay with IVF and genetic testing but really need to know if that will even help at this point so all the testing first, then we’ll make a plan  

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? We both love to travel so we keep busy as much as possible. That and home projects. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 30/30

How long you have been together/married: Together 7 years this week! Married Sept 2015.

How long you have been TTC: since June 2017

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: MMC in Nov 2017 at 9 weeks after a faint HB the week before and slowed growth. Last month, we started testing and Darling Husband has low morphology (.5% normal). So far, no issues for me, but I still need to do CD21 testing and an HSG.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: Fertility Urologist for Darling Husband and whatever supplements he recommends. Likely moving to Clomid + IUI in Sept/Oct if DH’s morph goes up at all. 

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? I clearly need more pools and lakes in my life! Summers are spent with picnics in the park and a lot of novels.

sleepymelis :  Looks like we’re on a similar timeline with our REs! What are you guys doing to help morphology numbers? Darling Husband is game for anything with sufficient data to prove it helps, but I feel a little in the weeds on what to recommend for him.

mandapanda1022 :  So sorry to hear about all those losses. That must be devastating.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 25/27

How long you have been together/married: Together almost 9 years, Married  2 years this fall

How long you have been TTC: Since August 2017

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: Got pregnant on 4th cycle which ended naturally at 6 weeks. Had to take provera to jump start cycle in January. Got pregnant on 1st cycle which ended at almost 22 weeks due to our Baby girl having Neural Tube Defect.  Genetic testing results came back Friday with no sign of anything so doctors think it was just bad luck unfortunately.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: Currently waiting for my cycle to return.  Doctor said that if it doesn’t come back by 6weeks (August 3rd) to let them know and they will give me provera again.  We will then start trying right away. We haven’t had issues getting pregnant the last two times so we will just stick with temping and OPKs to time BD.  Trying to stay positive that we will get to bring home a baby next year.

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? Well I pregnant for the beginning part of summer, but now I just try to stay busy with anything to keep my mind off losing our baby girl. Husband and I have been trying to fill our weekends as much as possible.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 32/40

How long you have been together/married: 4 years married

How long you have been TTC: 3 years

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: I had my son 3 years ago and have been TTC since then. For an entire year we struggled to even get pregnant, followed by 4 miscarraiges.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: IVF- We started with IUI’s in January (I had to do 3 rounds of that before insurance would cover my IVF) We just had our first transfer with IVF last week so we will see how that goes.

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? Lots of travel with family!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 26/34

How long you have been together/married: married 3 years this fall

How long you have been TTC: too long to remember? April of 2017 

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: TTC and got pregnant our 4th cycle,  ended in MC at the end of first tri after seeing a perfect hearbeat at 8 week scan. That happened last fall and we’re still TTC since. We’re working with a RE now and I’m doing monitored Femara, no trigger for now. Trying this for 4 cycles and then evaluating what we want to do if not successful.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: Started a new diet in May (PCOS diet), so sticking with that and the Femara. 

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? I love gardening and the beach, so I am all about the summer months.

Also- shout out to those of us still around from the first TTC after MC board. Hang in there!  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Well, unfortunately still here, but glad I have you all for support.

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 32/32

How long you have been together/married: Together 7 years, married 5 at the end of the month

How long you have been TTC: 2 years – since June 2016

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: Ectopic in October 2016, followed by a MMC in July 2017, and another MMC in December 2017. Started seeing an RE for RPL at the beginning of this year. After having an HSG, we found my right tube had a hydrosalpinx and I had a lap surgery to remove it in April. I have an almost 4 year old DS that was conceived with no problems.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: I’m currently on CD22 and should see AF on Sunday. Starting next cycle, we are doing clomid, monitoring and a trigger shot to see if we can get a few more eggs each cycle. If we don’t see any results by November, we’ll move to IUI.

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? Hiking and camping. Gotta be in the mountains when I can

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

A little bummed to be here, but thankful for the support of everyone here! It’s a tough day as my SIL just found out she is pregnant and wasn’t trying, and my sister is due in the next couple of weeks. We were TTC before both of them, so while I am thrilled for more nieces/nephews, it’s hard to be positive.

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 30/37

How long you have been together/married: Together 3.5 years, married almost one

How long you have been TTC: 10 months/cycles

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: No fertility issues for me, one MC around 6-7 weeks on cycle 6

Your TTC plans for the next few months: H needs a SA done, but he’s had 2 pregnancies (both MCs, one late term previously but no issues there). He was supposed to do it last month, but has been sick/on antibiotics, so they’ve had him wait. I started Clomid this cycle (in the middle of taking it now) and we’ll try IUI starting September – October if no BFP by then.

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? Travel anywhere! I’m spoiled to live near the beach and not too far from the mountains, but I still can’t get enough of it. We’ve got a few quick trips planned this summer/fall, so looking forward to getting away.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

ROLL CALL

Your Age/Partner’s Age: 29/38

How long you have been together/married: 2 years married

How long you have been TTC: since April 2018

Known Issues/MC/TTC History: MC at 6w5ds in April. We got a BFP on our first try so it was a rollercoaster of emotions. Took 2 months off for physical and emotional healing and then now back on the wagon.

Your TTC plans for the next few months: I started using OPKs just to better understand my ovulation date bc it was giving me massive anxiety not pinpointing it. Taking a prescription prenatal. Doc said she didnt think it made a diff but after the MC i needed to feel proactive in preventing the next one. I expressed my fears to my doc and she wants me to come in for early HCG monitoring once I get a BFP. Cut down on caffiene drastically. Almost no alcohol. Getting more exercise and cutting back on workload at work for decreased stress. Sleeping more. 

Just for fun: What is your favorite way to pass the summer (or the winter, for our southern hemisphere bees)? If you put me next to a beach or pool and out in the sun I am as happy as a clam.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Hi Everyone, sorry to see you still all here. I could use some opinions/support today. I posted in the last thread about heavy bleeding after a SHG. The bleeding continued for 2 weeks and I ended up back in the ER where they still saw the retained tissue on an US. The bleeding has since stopped (finally!) and yesterday I was back at my RE. He wanted me to try Misoprostol once more before we went the surgical route. I took it last night and literally nothing happened besides feeling really sick, I’ll be taking the second dose tonight which I’m assuming won’t work either. What id like some opinions on is my next steps. If I want a hyteroscopy rather than a D&C he won’t be able to book me in until September. I could have a D&C next week, which is what he’s suggesting to try. I’m worried a D&C will miss the retained tissue (1cm piece), also since it’s been 4 months I’m guessing it’s pretty embedded, and worried about complications too of course . But the idea of this dragging on until September sounds horrible. What do you guys think?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

sophie89 :  That’s terrible. Do you have an OB you trust? My OB did my hysterscopy. In your case, I’d recommend a hysterscopy over a d&c. Partly to make sure that small piece is found and also because a hysterscopy has a diagnostic element with the camera.

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