Any old members still TTC?

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Registered: 12-03-2007
Any old members still TTC?
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Sat, 03-23-2013 - 10:59pm

I was a regular on this board for a couple years... 2009 - 2012? 

Wondered if anyone still frequents this board. I'm not BFing anymore... and still TTC four years later. woo... not exciting is it?

I suppose I can't say we've really been trying recently... but thinking this month may be the time to start TTC more seriously again. It's so depressing that I usually try not to think about it much. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:30am
Hi emedoodle I'm still here and remember you. Not currently ttc but might be hanging out here a bit. How's your cycles doing?
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:31am
Hi emedoodle I'm still here and remember you. Not currently ttc but might be hanging out here a bit. How's your cycles doing?
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 2:41pm
I'm so sorry that you are still TTC :( Are you seeing an fertility specialist?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-02-2010
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:22pm
We're BFing, not trying, our baby making days are done, but totally gonna root you on! What's the plan? Anyone given any ideas why it has been such a long road for you- I can't even imagine how difficult it has been!
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Registered: 03-20-2006
Sun, 04-07-2013 - 7:01pm
I was on here at the same time. My son is now 6 and we are still trying for a second child. I've watched board members have multiple children in the time we've been trying for one. I'm turning 43 in two months, so I know it isn't looking good for a second child. Nothing wrong with us, just age. We can't afford major fertility treatments so if it doesn't happen naturally, it won't happen. I feel your pain. As my cycles get wackier with age, it really seems like a long shot. My mom got pregnant at 42, so I know it can happen but she was peri-menopausal and I know I am, too. I'm,just doing the best I can to stay healthy and give myself the best shot each month and not beat myself up if it doesn't work. At the very least, I've avoided the middle age weight gain, my skin looks great and I'm not having any peri-menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, etc.) Supplements, acupuncture and light exercise and positive thinking are all we are doing. Fingers crossed for both of us! Deb
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Registered: 03-30-2012
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 8:42am

Hi, I've been on here since 2011. My second child is now 11 weeks old so we're just waiting the long wait for AF to return.  It took 15 months last time so I'm resigned to something similar this time.  I'm breastfeeding exclusively so probably not much chance of TTC for a while.  Haven't really had that conversation with hubby yet....he knows I want at least one more, but he hasn't said definitely one way or the other.

I check in on here every now and then, but it's gone very quiet hasn't it?  I think that since they changed the hosting of these pages, no new people seem to find it anymore.  Which is a shame because I found it invaluable when I was TTC no.2 while still breastfeeding DD1.

Still keeping my fingers crossed for you ladies actively ttc...hopefully luck will strike soon

sophie x

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Registered: 10-26-2007
Fri, 07-26-2013 - 10:16am

Wow. Time Flies. I've been on iVillage since 2007 and this board since 2008. My daughter is alsmost 5 and she breastfed for 3 years. My son just turned 2 but I was not able to breastfeed him as he is special needs and would never take to the breast. He was 5 weeks early and I pumped for about 3 months. I had to stop becasue he was allergic. But at least he got 3 months. I want to start TTC for #3 in about 2-3 years.. I miss you ladies! Hope all is well with everyone. Natalie, how old is your #3 now? I'll try to get on iVillage more - I just have so much to do!

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Registered: 09-07-2009
Wed, 07-31-2013 - 3:40am
Heather I remember you! And the other ladies :) my number 3 is 9 months now we are still bf he hardly eats much food. My cycles came back really quick after no 2 and even sooner after no 3. I've only had 1 full 14 day LP so far. Would love more babies but things have changed a lot with my health. I had septicaemia and lost one of my ovaries, had multi organ failure, heart got damaged, been on kidney dialysis but don't need that now and lost a lot of skin off my tummy from an infected surgical wound so had a skin graft from leg put on so i don't know if I will ever get back to how I was, if I could physically cope with another pregnancy. But my fertility seems very determined! Ovulating every cycle from my one ovary. I hope we do have another but if we don't I'm very contented with our little family. Maybe we should set up a Facebook group with the ladies from here. I know I'd probably use that more. Xxxx
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Registered: 03-30-2012
Mon, 11-04-2013 - 5:23am

Nat, what on earth happened?  How did you get septicaemia???  Sounds like you must have been in hospital a while.  How did you manage to keep breastfeeding?  I had septicaemia when I was a teenager and it nearly killed me.  You are one strong lady!  I have to say, reading your birth story inspired me so much I got some natal hypnotherapy cds to help with my birth.  I thought, if you can give birth at home without assistance then I can trust my body to birth on it's own too.  I'm high risk and I was supposed to be going to the hospital to give birth.  However, we live 3 hours away from the hospital and my body had other ideas.  I ended up giving birth in the ambulance half way there, but my hypnotherapy cd kept me calm and I didn't need any drugs or intervention (which I would have no doubt have to have had if we'd got to the hospital).  So just wanted to say thank you for posting your inspiring birth story.  Hope your health recovers and maybe you'll have a chance at another baba x

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Tue, 11-26-2013 - 2:50pm

OMG the page is working again! maybe it will busy up :)so 2 days after i gave birth i started feeling unwell and pain in side. after midwife and dr saying id probably pulled a muscle i eventually took myself to the hospital as i was in so much pain. the drs didnt know what was wrong so they just opened me up, thought is was a stomach ulcer or ruptured bowel but apparetly a cyst had stranged my ovary and it had died. i had it removed but got a group a strep sepsis which mainly left me with multi organ failure, i was yellow, kidneys not working, on a ventilator and had 2 stays in intensive care totalling 15 days. i was in hospital for 2 months alone without baby :( and needed a lot of help once i got home. also the extensive wound on my tummy from the surgery wouldnt heal. i was determined to breastfeed so as soon as i was concious enough i asked for my breastpump and just kept trying to express. the first 3 weeks baby couldnt have my milk because of the drugs i was on. after that he could and so i just kept expressing to increase my supply. at home DH was feeding baby donated breast milk from the ladies at my la leche league group. after being home a month i just kept trying with the feeding what i could physiclly manage and with my supply. by 3 months old he was EBF by me :) proud mummy momenti feel a million times better today. got a lot of scarring. but im hopeful i will keep recovering and one day add another baby or more to our family :)

how wonderful skyesoph my story inspired you. ive had a few people also say this to me after reading it. go you!  birth is so amazing :)

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