2013 New Year Roll Call!

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2013 New Year Roll Call!
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Mon, 12-31-2012 - 2:10pm

Please check in with your name, age, how long you've been trying and what types of fertility treatments you are doing.  Also, what are your wishes for the new year?

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 11:24am
Hi Heather! That's so frustrating, especially when it causes you a delay in working on the issue. I'm glad you are with a center that is more thorough, I hope you get answers soon. Did they have any initial thoughts about why you are having problems?

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 11:27am

Hi

I'm Heather, and I am 27 years old. I have a 4.5 year old daughter (no issues conceiving) and have been TTC for 21 months now. We were told a year ago that DH had issues. We went to a new reproductive center a few weeks ago to see what we can do about it since "give it time" didn't work. Come to find out, he's fine and I am the issue. Still dealing with the frustration of being misled and consequently not checking into my fertility. We started with blood work this cycle (last week) and will have more blood work done 7-9 days after the ovulation prediction test says yes. Then next cycle I will have an HSG done.

My wish for the new year is to get answers and, of course, to get pregnant. I just found this board today so I'm going to do some looking around.


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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 2:03pm

Hi Misty!  I just started a new chat thread on the IVF forum for women who will be starting IVF cycles during February and March if you would like to join: 

http://www.ivillage.com/forums/pregnancy-parenting/trying-conceive/ivf-support-advice-friends

Good luck!

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Sat, 02-02-2013 - 12:17am
My name is Misty, I'm 30 years old. My husband and I have been TTC for over 4 years. We determined 2 years ago that we are dealing with a severe case of male factor infertility. He has a sperm count of less than 400,000, making natural pregnancy a virtual impossibility. Complicating matters is that of his very few sperm, almost none (less than 10%) are moving at all, and of the tiny amount that are moving, less than 5% are moving well. the majority of them are either not moving at all or are deformed. We had him on Anastrazole for about 7 months, hoping that the testosterone boost would help his sperm count, but no such luck. We are set to start our first IVF w/ ICSI cycle in the next month or so. Crossing fingers it works quickly, and thanking our lucky stars that my wonderful mother-in-law is willing (actually, insistent) on helping us with the financial burden of fertility treatments. Without her help, we'd never even be able to afford one cycle.
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Fri, 01-11-2013 - 4:24pm
That's great that they are going to be proactive with you, keep us posted!

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Thu, 01-10-2013 - 9:30pm
My doc said when I get my next BFP I'll get betas and progesterone tested right away! So I think my cycle is goin to be back any day now (been almost 6 weeks since last mc)....so I can start trying again!
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Wed, 01-09-2013 - 1:07pm
You might ask your doctor about progesterone levels being checked and trying a supplement. I'm not if it would help, but it's worth looking into.

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Tue, 01-08-2013 - 9:57pm

<p>First was 8 weeks and the second was 5 weeks</p>

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Wed, 01-02-2013 - 2:11pm
Hi Amanda. I'm so very sorry for your losses :( How far along were you with each one?

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Tue, 01-01-2013 - 8:56pm

My name is Amanda and 29 years old. Been TTC for a year. Experienced 2 miscarriages this past year. Not on any treatments yet, just got a slew of blood tests and all results were normal. Trying to figure out where to go from here.