Our stories...

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Our stories...
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Thu, 09-30-2010 - 7:51am

So I was thinking I 'know' a lot of you ladies, but I dont know everyone's TTC/MC stories. Anyone interested in sharing? Share as much or as little as you'd like.

*child mentioned*

So here's my story...
DH & I werent ready for kids until later so we started TTC#1 when we were 33. It took 3 cycles to conceive DD and after 1st cycle I was TTC crazy & I thought 3m was a long time!

I had a Paragard post partum. I had it removed in May 2009 and we started TTC right away for #2. I noticed my LP was really short at last count it was 9 days. I got some progesterone, but only 100mg/day. I upped my Progesterone dose on my own to almost 200 but an extra suppository and some cream. I got pregnant in Nov/Dec 2009 and had a chemical.

I switched to Prometrium & increased dose to 400mg (orally). At some point I decided to do 1/2 orally & half vaginally & then I got pregnant again in Apr 10. I started bleeding @ 5wks & it didnt go past 5.5wks, had my last u/s @ 8wks & then D&C.

Lastly, got pregnant Oct 10 & here I am miscarrying for 3rd time.










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Registered: 09-23-2010
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 8:20am

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Registered: 07-28-2009
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 8:42am

All of you know most of my story but I will tell you anyway…



When I was 22 and DH was 31 we had our DD within 3 cycles of coming off bc. It was a perfectly healthy, non-eventful pregnancy and birth.



When DD was about 2, I removed my IUD and started to TTC #2. That was in 2006. After about a year, I went to the OB concerned. I was given Clomid for a few months. Prog tests showed I was O’ing every month but we still weren’t getting pg. We were referred to an RE in 2008.



RE did all kinds of tests on DH and I and concluded there was nothing wrong with either one of us and suggested Femara with IUI’s. We did one and it didn’t work. We decided we weren’t going to obsess and get into aggressive IF treatment (funny in retrospect) and we went back to TTC on our own armed with the knowledge that we were both healthy and there was no medical reason we couldn’t get pregnant on our own. We tried for another year with no results.



In 2009, I’d had it and I wanted to pursue IF treatment again but did not have the money. I did an egg donation cycle in order to make $6,000.00 for my IF treatment. Somehow, that money ended up being used to pay down some debt.



In Feb 2010, we took out a bank loan for $10K and DH and I decided that if that money did not get us baby we would not spend another dime. We had to draw the line somewhere. We have a DD to think about. We did our first Femara/Bravelle hybrid cycle with IUI and got our very first BFP. You can imagine my joy but it was short lived. My first beta was 9.8. Second was 25. Third was 9.8. Passed a minor amount of tissue a few days later. I went into a kind of depression after that I was sure I would not survive intact and in some ways I didn’t. I am forever scarred by that week of my life.



We did another hybrid cycle the very next month and got another BFP in Mar 2010. My betas were almost identical to my first BFP. Lost that pg within a week. I was less affected by this one as I didn’t get attached from the get go. I had learned my lesson.



Ironically, I never had more than 2 follicles with my BFP’s. We didn’t expect it to work at all and I guess in the end it really didn’t.



We switched RE’s at that point because I was very unhappy where I was. Not with their protocol but with the staff and my dr in regards to bedside manner and the lack of compassion they had.



The new RE put me on two very aggressive cycles. No more hybrids. Straight injectables, almost daily follicle checks and blood draws, trigger, back to back IUI’s 24 hrs apart. I had great response to the injectables. Between 5 and 10 follicles each month. But defying all logic, both cycles were BFN.



The money was gone, our hope was gone…I was done. So we have been trying on our own since April of this year. I am busy trying to pay down the loan we took out which should take me about two years. If in two years, I am not pg I may consider IVF.



Sorry that got long – it’s a long story to tell… L

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Registered: 09-24-2004
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 9:08am

Hi ladies...



I started my journey here in 2004.

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Registered: 07-28-2009
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 9:49am
My DH is also perfectly happy with one child. Would he like another? Sure. Is it the end of the world if we don't? Not even close...
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Registered: 04-13-2010
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 9:53am

Well, mine is a long story too, so in the interest of keeping a long story short, I'm gonna give the "short and simple" version.

DH and I got together in 1998, got pg in 1999 and miscarried twins at 9w4d on June 16, 1999. We couldn't get pg again and over the next 14 months, we did treatments with my OB and then an RE, we were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". After 14 months, we decided to do the whole "not trying, not preventing" thing and 7 years after our first loss we got pregnant again. I miscarried that baby at 9w6d on November 6, 2006. We decided to continue with not trying, not preventing, and 3 years later, I got pregnant again. That pregnancy was "textbook perfect" until the 35 weeks, I developed a sudden onset of severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome (I had absolutely NO prior symptoms) and my baby boy was stillborn at 35w1d on March 26, 2010.

So here we are, 11 and a half years later, and still trying and praying for #1.

"life is just not fair..."



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Thanks to Cheryl2005 for the awesome siggy!!

she came on her own again, will the third time on her own be the charm... I'm over her coming - let her be gone!! doing the clomid & metformin thing... praying to God that it works this time!!! Please God, send me my rainbow!!!





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Registered: 02-18-2005
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 10:43am

*Pregnacy/children mentioned*



We started TTC in October 2004, I found out I was pregnant in February of 2005.

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Registered: 10-05-2006
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 11:15am
When I met my husband he never really wanted kids but he knew that I desperately wanted kids so he agreed to the plan. We got married in 2001 and I was so ready but he wasn't yet. For our honeymoon we went to Paris because my husband wanted to visit there before having kids. I wanted to go to Greece but changed my mind because I wanted kids. In 2006 he agreed that we could start trying so I got off of birth control pills. Fast forward to 2010 and still not pregnant. Last year I wanted to see an RE but he himed and hawed about it so I dropped it. Early this year I brought up the subject again and he finally agreed. He wanted things to happen naturally and I don't think he was 100% committed to trying. We got tests done and they were normal. We decided to visit his sister and family in Ecuador (brother-in-law is a Nurse Practitioner for the US Embassy in Quito) and we went to the Galapagos. After we got back we focused on aggressively trying for a baby. In June 2010, I took my first fertility drugs (Femara) and had my first IUI. I was over the moon when we got PG but sadly that ended due to an ectopic. This loss really hit my hubby hard and he said that he never knew how much he wanted a baby until ours was lost. He said he is 100% committed in the ttc process. We will be doing another Femara IUI cycle at the end of next month. I can't wait to try again even though I am so nervous about having another MC.
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Registered: 03-19-2007
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 12:56pm

My story
PG and Children mentioned

DH and I got married in June of 02 and decided to start trying right away. We had already been together 4 years and thought it was time. We continued to try and got no where. The dr checked DH out and even did exploratory surgery on me to figure things out. Nothing was wrong. Finally June 1 2005 I got my BFP. It was the easiest pregnancy ever. My water broke at 37 weeks and due to decelerated heartbeat had an emergency c section. He was born January 06. When DS1 was 12 months old I decided I wanted another. Didn't really discuss it with DH. March of 07 FIL and MIL sent us to a bed and breakfast and it just so happened to be the right time. 2 weeks later I had my BFP on the 2nd month trying. He was born Dec 07. Jan 08 I had a Mirena put in. Dec 08 I had it removed so we could start trying in May 09. I wanted to give my body time to readjust. June I didn't get AF and thought that it worked right away. No, I just stopped getting AF for some unknown reason. Between June and December I had my period medically induced 3 times. All of a sudden in January every thing went back to normal. Thus started our clomid. I got pregnant on my first cycle but it didn't implant until late, after AF, so we were already on our 2nd set of meds. When I got my BFP I was so excited but something seemed wrong. CD11 my beta was 66, cd 14 it was 164 and cd it was 30. I was devastated. I never thought something like this could ever happen. All together we did 5 rounds of clomid. I have been trying on my own since June. End of July I got faint BFPs but they never got darker so I figured another chemical. I chose not to go to the doctor. I plan to give it a few more months by myself and around tax time maybe try some more clomid. I responded well to the 100 mg. I O pretty regularly around cd 14.

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Registered: 06-17-2008
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 1:22pm

I hope no one minds if I post my story, even though I am new here :)



children/pregnancies mentioned



I got pregnant in July 1996, total surprise! We weren't married and certainly weren't trying, I was even on bc.

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Registered: 06-29-2010
In reply to: lashwish
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 2:32pm

I was TTC with my ex husband for over 2 years. He had low sperm count, poor motility, etc. I was so sick of TTC. But our relationship started to fall apart and that's when I stopped TTC, because I knew a baby would not fix anything. Now in retrospect I am glad we didn't have a child, but all that trying really wore me out mentally.



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