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Sorry, I've been MIA for a few months. Still no luck conceiving #2 yet, so DH and I are taking a step back from TTC. We'll take a few months off just to have fun with no pressure. He's set to be working long hours over the summer anyway. I may have to look in to the b vitamins to see if it will help lengthen my luteal phase. I have lost almost 10 pounds and am going to try to lose about another 15-20 in the next 6 months. Then we'll revisit trying again late summer/early fall. I'm just so frustrated with my body.

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3/30/15 9:55 A

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Amproske; I can imagine. Secondary infertility is still unfair, because most people can choose exactly how many children they want, and it's out of our control completely.
Don't give up! It hasn't been a year of trying yet, and you have been successful before!

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We are ttc baby number 3 since July and so far nothing. The good thing is since I have been tracking everything my cycles seem pretty normal which is different than they were before baby number two. AF showed yesterday right on time but I of course hoped she wouldn't. Before I would be sad but could tell myself it's ok we will try again next month. This time I was really sad and don't think I have the strength to keep going after all that we went through for number two. I am so grateful for the children I do have. I think I felt frustrated that it doesn't seem to be my decision that I don't get to have anymore. But maybe I will be ok with that soon.

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3/5/15 3:36 A

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Glad to hear you already have that referral and many appointments to keep you occupied while waiting and considering. Good luck with everything!

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3/4/15 6:04 P

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Thank you!! We are going to an IVF educational seminar tomorrow night, so we'll have plenty to discuss this weekend! We have a referral to a urologist, but I'm afraid it's going to take too long to get in to see him, and then take at least 3 months for any treatments to start working. On the other hand, it might be nice to have no pressure or expectations for a few months. We also have a follow-up with our RE in a week or so, so we'll just keep gathering information and try to support each other in the meantime. There are just so many options!

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3/3/15 11:10 A

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KT-So sorry for what you are going through. As I mentioned before, male factor was our issue, but unfortunately we could never find a cause for the low counts & motility. However, having my husband see the urologist for testing helped us to get a better idea of what we were in for. I will say never close yourself off to any of the options. :)

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I'm so sorry Katie. At least you know more about your options now. I can't tell you what to do. What if you took a timeout of a few months while you talk things through? Can you get a referral to a urologist? He/she might find the underlying problem in your husband. Having low testosterone can cause troubles later on in life. Maybe it's treatable? I think all too often gyn:s don't care about the male factor enough, but I wish we had seen a urologist.

Whatever you decide, I wish you good luck! Have a nice business trip!

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3/2/15 3:14 P

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Just got results back. DH has low testosterone and low enough counts that they couldn't even do the SPA. There's a dr we can see to try to increase his counts, or start IVF, or start thinking about adoption. To make matters worse, this is CD1 for me AND I'm leaving on a business trip this afternoon. I don't even know what to do now. Any advice is very much welcome!

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Good luck, Amproske!

Thanks, Haushinka. We're in the 2ww of another natural cycle, but will have lots going on in 2 weeks: DH's test and results, IVF seminar, and a lot more information. I just wish I knew everything now!

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Kate: good luck! Hope you get some answers and a action plan to feel like you are making progress! Yes, I have read somewhere that 2/3 of the infertile couples will become biological parents eventually. And then there is adoption as well. I hope something works out for you, keep us posted how the progress goes!

AMPROSKE: 6 months is not long, hope you see some progress with SP soon! How long did it take you to conceive nr 2? Keep going, it has happend before and it will likely happen again! :)

AFM: Can't say that we are trying (more for the lack of intimacy because of sleep deprivation an general tiredness) but I am cycling again. Husband seems anxious to get started again and I can't blame him. Who knows how long before we conceive and how many miscarriages before we might get lucky again... :/

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Currently trying for number 3. I think after #2 my PCOS has calmed down and don't have some of the symptoms, so I was trying to go without my medicine and ttc naturally. But after 6 months of still nothing, my husband finally said I needed to do whatever I could. So I am back on it now and hoping that that is all it will take to get preggo in the next month or two!

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I'm trying to read up on our options and costs and timelines....DH is a more patient type. He doesn't feel the need to research anything until his next SA on the 23rd, then wait for the results, then see what the doctor recommends, then make a decision. They say opposites attract, right? Maybe I can learn some patience from him and maybe he can learn some initiative from me emoticon

Everyone says they know lots of people with IF, and that they almost always end up with a baby. I just wish I knew our path forward and that we'd also be successful!

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Oh, Katie, that's a lot to take in.
We were also diagnosed with MFI (but I also have endometriosis). I swear, when we walked home from the fertility clinic, it was like every single couple we saw were either pregnant or pushing a pram. We said nothing for 45 mins. We were so crushed. It was really really hard, especially for my husband.

I hope you are both doing well now and are discussing your options?

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Thanks, MCK0582. Congratulations to you and your husband! I'm glad things are working out. It's helpful to hear success stories. I've run the gamut between thinking we'll just have to do IUI, to thinking IVF isn't a big deal and we should just go straight to that, to getting freaked out by all the meds involved with IVF and thinking we should just adopt, to finally figuring that we can only take one step at a time and DH's next SA will hopefully lead us in the right direction. It's both a blessing and a curse that there are so many options for us!

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KTLUND99, our infertility stemmed from MFI. If that is the case & you have any questions, let me know. Unfortunately we never could figure out the cause of my husband's low motility & counts, but after a lot of thought & discussion (and failed IVF), we chose to use donor sperm. I am now almost 18 weeks pregnant and we could not be more excited with the path we chose.

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Just got back from our RE appt. For a nice surprise, I got a TVUS. Awesome. But it showed that I'm fine, which makes them think it's MFI, which made DH feel bad. We're doing more tests, but they also said we could forgo the tests and leap straight to IVF if we want, or do the tests to see if IUI could be successful. Lots to think about! I just hope DH is ok. Unfortunately, he has a thing tonight, so we can't really discuss this much until Thursday night.

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Zippida I started taking a b complex vitamin and it lengthened my luteal phase. My little miracle is 19 months old and at 13 months we decided to start trying for number 3. So far no luck but I just started the vitamins and I am hoping that helped for this cycle.

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RE appointment 1/28/15. Trying to focus on one more good try this month, and also not get too stressed out about possibly paying for whatever the RE recommends. The website is intimidating with so much IVF info!

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Good luck, Savannah! I'm sorry for your struggles and know how frustrating it is to see others around you conceive so easily. Both my sisters had no problems and now have healthy boys, and three friends of mine are all due between Jan 30-Feb 6, so there is no shortage of reminders of babies!

I got referred to an RE today and am trying to be patient while waiting for the care coordinator to call to make an appointment. Hopefully we make progress soon. I'll be happy just to get more and better information on what comes next, what the costs are, etc.

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Hi Savannah, and welcome to the team! I'm sorry I didn't reply sooner, I was travelling over the holidays.
I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles. It sounds like you are taking action and I hope you will be succesfull with clomid.

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Hello, my name is Savannah. I'm 26 and I have been with my husband a total of 8 years (married 3). We decided that when we got married that was when we were ready to try to conceive. I am the type that would rather do things naturally, I don't like taking medicine for headaches and such so we tried to conceive naturally. I had a miscarriage at the beginning of this year due to stress from work and home life. So I switched jobs to try to relieve stress only now my periods are irregular. Finally after 3 years of TTC and seeing so many people getting pregnant and in my husbands culture (he's traditional, but doesn't believe in this) if your wife is unable to have children then you have a reason to leave her and get a different wife. So for me the pressure is on. Due to this I finally put on my big girl pants and decided to find out what was wrong. My husband was tested and his count was good but on the lower side so we had myself tested. I didn't test positive for PCOS, but I'm not ovulating. I was prescribed Provera to see if I would ovulate, but no success. I still didn't get my period after that so we tried Clomid. It still didn't work so now I am on my second round of Clomid at 100mg a day (after I get my period which should be soon due to once again having to take Provera). My cousin had a baby yesterday and while I should be happy for her it makes me feel more disappointed in my own body because every day she would talk to me about how blessed she felt that she could have a baby so easily.

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Merry Christmas, team! I'll be travelling over the holidays, so I'll check in after them. I hope 2015 will be the best year ever for everyone! Love; Anna

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12/3/14 10:59 A

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Congratulations, Zippida! Has the first year just flown by? I'm sure you already have many great memories with Emma. Good luck on the next one! I'm putting off visiting the RE for the same reason -- it feels like admitting defeat. But we'll go next month; a coworker knows a good clinic in the area that helped her get her 2nd, and then a 3rd followed naturally soon thereafter!

Haushinka - Hockey definitely helps having a reason to look forward to the cold weather!

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Hi Zippida! I was thinking about you some days ago!
Congratulations to baby Emma on turning 1 already!

When you say your LP is only 10 days. Do you mean your period starts 10 DPO? Or do you merely spot and then start AF 3-4 days later? Because I have had many cycles when I start spotting 4 days prior to AF, but that doesn't count as full flow if you know what I mean.
I did have some success with vitex for the premenstrual spotting.
This is a tough one, as most Dr:s will say it is not a problem, but IMO (and this is my personal opinion) it could be a sign of a short luteal phase. On the other hand, I bet a lot of women have cycles like these and get pg without any problems at all. Maybe check with a gyn soon anyway?

I admire all female hockey players, I'm not nearly brave enough for that! Good for you!

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Hi all, I haven't been on here for a good 6 months or so, but welcome to all the new faces. Though I'm not happy that you are here because you are experiencing trouble TTC, I am happy that we have such a knowledgeable, and comforting place that we can air our concerns, get support, etc. Our miracle baby, Emma just turned one a couple of weeks ago. My husband and I have been trying for a few months now to get pregnant again with no success. By my tracking I have found out that I have a relatively short luteal phase (9 or 10 days at most. Ideal is 10-12). Has anyone had any success lengthening their luteal phase? I eat relatively healthy, I could stand to lose a few pounds. I don't want to start with the doctors again yet, as in my mind that would be admitting defeat. But we really want our kiddos close in age. And with me already having a child with Down syndrome, I don't want to wait too long as my odds will go up exponentially as I get older.

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Thanks, Haushinka! We are in need of any information, so there's no such thing as TMI! I really do think we've had a bunch of bad timing while we've been TTC, so we'll try to focus more on those dates. We're out another month and hoping the timing isn't such that we're with family on the key dates this next cycle.

And yes, I play hockey in an all women's league. There are levels depending on experience and talent, so even those of us who are inexperienced and none-too-talented have a place to play. It's very fun!

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We also had MFI, and quite bad, too. Somehow we still managed to conceive 4 times in less than 2 years, after first going through 15 cycles of nothing. I miscarried 3 times though.
This might be TMI, but what we think "did the trick" was knowing when I ovulate and then "doing the deed" every single day from three days prior.

Hockey season sounds fun! Are you a player? You seem to have a good plan, I wish you a nice upcoming winter! :)

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10/30/14 11:21 A

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Welcome, Nicole! It can be hard being around babies and pregnant women when you're trying so hard for your own. I'm sorry about the GI news, but hope it gets you to a point where you can carry a pregnancy through. Good luck!

Hockey season has started for me, so we're trying to do it on our own (with increased frequency, Haushinka! emoticon ) The tricky thing for us is that DH's counts are a little low, so it's been recommended that we BD every other day or every 3rd day, which makes me feel like we're susceptible to having bad timing. Then I worry and wonder and I'm sure that's not helping anything.

When hockey is over in February, if we don't have a BFP by then, we'll see the RE. Maybe do our initial consult in January. A friend at work had secondary infertility and needed IVF, so it's nice having someone to talk to and also nice that she knows the places to go locally.

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Welcome, Nicole! I'm so sorry for your health issues. And it must be tough living in the same household (?) as a baby.
Come chat anytime. This is a very supportive team.

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Welcome, Nicole! Are the meds temporary or long term? Is it something you can stop taking if you get pregnant? I know it can be overwhelming, but don't lose hope.

I'm 44 and pregnant after 12 years of infertility. All my cousins are actually starting to have grandchildren now. :)

You could be a total blessing to this 16 month old and help this young mother be the mother she needs to be. But, I understand how that could be difficult. Sorry.

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Hello everyone, my name is Nicole. I am 31 and will be married 1 year Halloween. We both enjoy Halloween and that is why that day got picked lol. We have been trying for almost the entire year and no luck. I finally went to the doc since I do have abnormal periods and she said everything down there was normal and put me on the pill to regulate my period. I went to my GI doc and didn't get a clean bill of health and put me on meds etc., I then went back to my obgyn and told her since she was gonna give me something to get pregnant. Well I now come to find out if I do get pregnant there would be a chance the child wouldn't live or it would come to my hubby choosing between me or the unborn baby. My body is more out of wack then I thought. I feel so defeated and depressed. We have some roommates, another couple with a 16 month old and my brother in law. You can't imagine how it is not to step in and be a parent. This child is delayed and the mother is very young and doesn't know what she is doing. On top of all this I found out my cousin who is 10 yrs younger then me got his give pregnant p

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Katie, did your gyn blame not conceiving on bad timing? Maybe it is time to see someone else.
Although I have to say, I have heard of couples who are considered infertile after about a year of "trying" only once a week. I mean, dude, you need to "step it up", and that should be the first advice from the dr as well. But, instead, to my big surprise, the first order of business from dr was to prescripe clomid! I can not believe how much stupid dr:s there are...

Anyway, rooting for you and hope you see that bfp soon. It will be worth the wait. :)

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It'll be November by the time we can test for this cycle. Our big decision now is when we realize that it hasn't just been almost 2 years of "bad timing" and see an RE for help. The OB/GYN and urologist haven't given us any answers.

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I'm glad you're able to get out to the gym, even if it's not often yet. It's a great habit!

I'm not doing well this month. It's CD 21 and still no signs of O, so we gave up for this month and are re-considering our earlier plan to stay away from doctors for the rest of the year. It's not normal for me to not ovulate, so now I'm getting more worried.

Otherwise, staying busy and trying to enjoy fall!

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How is everybody doing?
I am going to the gym once a week on average now. Not as often as I'd like, but I don't have time for more.

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Thank you, Haushinka! That's what I try to tell myself as well - it helps when it comes time to lace up the shoes for some exercise or to get through the 2 week wait. The stories of friends who have gone through it and now have beautiful kids also helps!

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Good luck Katie. I'm rooting for you this month! And every other month as well. :)

I think, being infertile, the probability of us falling pregnant is much lower each month. So we need to try consistently and longer to "rack up" those odds. That's what I have told myself when I was feeling the most hopeless. If it makes any sense?

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My husband and I are out for another cycle. We're trying to figure out the best path forward without putting too much stress/strain on ourselves. After the HSG, and no answers about why we're having trouble, we thought we'd give it another couple months. Now I'm not so sure, so to feel like we're doing something, I'm going to look into some of the over the counter remedies we can try. I've heard good things about preseed (from someone here maybe?), so we'll try that in September and see what happens. We're trying not to get too frustrated.

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Welcome, AGIBSON54!

Keep us posted!

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Katie- I'm glad the HSG went well. Better it shows nothing wrong then the opposite! :) Good luck!

Hi to the new members! I'm a bit slow at logging on at the moment, but I hope everybody feels welcome here!

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Wow can I just say it is amazing to be a part of a group like this! We've been doing testing and hsg was a nightmare. ...then to a specialist (thats a hour and a half away) and after 4 months we are told the clomid starts havin a reverse affect. (We kne that starting off it would only be 5 tries then we'd have to replan) but now they want us to so ivf which is triple what we just paid foe treatment and thats not an option...so we are taking a few months off (back to ovulation strips and we'll go back for another 4 rounds of natural or we'll save up for 1-2 rounds of ivf....lots of thinking and discussing things with the hubby. Good luck ladies and again its awesome to tall freely to woman who get it! :)

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Bel - good luck! Hope all goes well.

We're going to be on our own for a couple months. I was really optimistic after the HSG, but now that it's getting close to HPT/AF time, I'm not. It's tough to relax and let time pass.

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Bellses, welcome!

Hoping for success with your IUI!

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Hi, I'm new here. Trying my first round of IUI with donor sperm on Sunday. On clomid, then Bravelle today, and Ovidrel tomorrow. Hoping for the best!

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It was ok-ish. It didn't take too long once I got to the room and the doctor came in -- maybe 5-10 minutes? That was nice. The not-as-nice part was waiting in the waiting room in my lovely hospital gown ensemble. I thought it wasn't going to hurt, but I had a couple uncomfortable moments and did feel crampy. Then they told me it was totally normal, so I had the, "yay! nothing's wrong there!" moment, followed by the, "then why aren't we pregnant yet?" moment. I'm not sure what's next for us - I might get a mild thyroid medicine, or we might just try to relax more and time things better and see what happens.

The other part that made it a rough time was that I worked late the night before and my car got towed from my work parking lot! It took an hour and a half and a 20-mile trip to get it straightened out, so it was not a great 18 hours for me.

...I haven't gotten the bill yet, but I'm not excited to see it.

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How did the HSG go? I never had one, but I've heard it can hurt a bit :/

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I had to have an HSG. Few years ago when we were looking for what could be preventing us from getting pregnant. I too was shocked when they told me how much it would cost. What to do? Not medically necessary but needed nonetheless. The procedure wasn't that bad for me.


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I am having my HSG tomorrow. I got distracted from worrying about the procedure when the hospital called me for my pre-check-in and mentioned how much we have left before we hit our family yearly deductible (over $2000...gotta love high deductible health plans). I asked how much the procedure costs if that's the only number she's quoting me, and she couldn't answer, so now I'm really wondering what this bill will look like!

In the meantime, I got some hormone testing back. I have an elevated thyroid antibody, but I don't know what that means, or what it means that some of my other tests, like the TSH, came back normal. We'll see when we meet again next week or so. I'm not sure if I want them to find something or not!

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I agree that waiting is hard, especially when you add the confusion of negative opks! I know everyone is different, but I thought I was missing O or using opks wrong, but instead got a positive on cd19. Not that it did any good last month, but after a couple months of never seeing a positive opk (but seeing my temp go up and down), it was reassuring!

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Just posting because we started ttc again after finally getting our sweet baby boy last year. He is 14 months old and it took us years to get pregnant after finding answers. We have only just started trying again but I am finding myself getting frustrated at negative opks on day 16 of my cycle. I am doing everything I was doing when we got pregnant before. I feel like my cycle should be regulating. I don't want to go through what I went through before but I do want another baby. It's so hard to play the waiting game. :(

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Thank you! They did tell me I could have food and ibuprofen. I usually try to fight through the pain if I can, but since I'll be heading back to work afterwards, I should probably take some. Can you tell me how long the procedure takes?

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Welcome Katie! Good luck with the testing. Not fun, but it can give some answers.

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Welcome Katie! The testing part is no fun at all, but I hope you get some answers and that will help you plan a way forward soon. The process is frustrating, but thank goodness we live in a time when there is help and hope.

The HSG is not too bad (I've had two), but my suggestion is to take an ibuprofen (or some other pain reliever that works for you) beforehand. The procedure itself wasn't much more uncomfortable for me than the usual yearly GYN exam, though others have reported somewhat more difficult experiences, but I had some fairly significant cramping afterward. I didn't take anything before my first one and regretted it. I had a second one last year (after an ectopic pregnancy, to make sure everything was OK), and did much better after having taken an Alleve beforehand. Good luck with yours this week!

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Hi everyone, I'm new and read a bit to see how things are going. It seems like a great team with lots of knowledge and support, which is awesome! I thought I was prepared and knowledgeable when we started TTC, but that's not the case since we haven't ever gotten a BFP. My husband's had a couple appointments but seems to be normal enough (ha!), so now it's my turn. Blood test for hormones on Sunday, HSG on Friday. I'm nervous, plus I'm already crabby because AF is here, but I'm glad that it feels like we're making progress beyond charting and hoping. I hope for happy news for everyone here soon!

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Kristy -praying for you as you decide what to do next.

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Also thinking of you, Kristy, and hoping you are OK. Let us know how you are doing.

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Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you today, Kristy.

Not sure where you are at now, but hope things are better after your hard day last week.

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I can't decide if I should be happy over this month's chart or not. It was looking great yesterday but my temps took a big dive today. I did look into an RE and possible treatments. For just a medicated cycle and 2 ultrasounds it will cost between $600-$1000 depending on a couple of things. We just can't afford this. I'm just kind of having a hard time today.

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How is everybody?
I've been MIA because of travelling for 3 weeks, but now I'm back!

I'm sorry about the BFN Kristi :( I wish everyone could get IF treatments on their insurance. Over here in Sweden everybody gets at least 1 IVF for free, some places it's 3 fresh cycles, but it depends on where you live. BUT, the waiting list is sometimes long, 18 months or so!

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Thanks ladies. It's hard not to get emotional...especially with the hormones and everyone who has not dealt with this trying to give advice...I'm so grateful for all of you who are willing to share this journey.

CSROBERTSON-I checked into that link you posted. Virginia is not one of them :( There was some valuable information on the site. Right now I'm just keeping this stuff in the back of my brain as we continue to hope and pray this works. My cm has been ewcm since yesterday, which is kind of early for me. Normally I don't see that until around CD 16-17 and then o around CD 18-19. I don't remember this when she upped my dosage last time. Maybe that's a really good sign? Maybe I'll o early...who know?!

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I'm sorry, too, Kristy, about your last cycle.

emoticon and prayers for success next cycle.

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KLMAYS -- sorry last cycle was a bust, but fingers crossed for this one!

W/R/T seeing a specialist and the cost involved, have you checked with your insurance to see what is covered? You may be surprised. (Some states even require health insurance to cover infertility treatment: www.resolve.org/family-building-opti
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Last cycle was a bust. I'm now in my last cycle before she refers us to a specialist...which we know we can't afford. Praying this works...

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Hoping the best for you, KLMAY!



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I'm nearing the end of my 2ww...fingers crossed...

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+opk on Monday...gradual temp increase over last couple of days with a big spike this morning. I'm concerned though because I woke up late and had a rough night because of the baby. Hopefully it's not too off because of these things.

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No ultrasounds. I have very irregular cycles. I'm on CD17 so I'm okay but typically I've already shown a positive OPK by now. We'll see :)

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Kristy, are you having ovulations confirmed by ultrasounds? Which cycle day are you on?
I ovulate on my own, but it differs from CD 14-18. I wouldn't give up hope just yet. Hoping for some good news from you soon! :)

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Another round of Clomid...in the past I've always ovulated on day 16 or 17. Nothing yet...getting a bit anxious...

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TXPATRIOT - I was just going to ask you how it went today. Heading over to the success thread now! emoticon

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Kristy, I put my update on the success chat thread. It's good news!

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Thanks for sharing that, Kristy. I love your blog! It is a great reminder that He is enough. :)

Yes, tomorrow is another big day. I think tonight is my last progesterone shot, too! Woohoo!

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Understand, KLMAY.

Next u/s is on Tuesday, 6/4. Praying that we hear the heartbeat again. I am 9w1d today. Most of the time, I'm good, but there are moments...it is so hard sometimes.

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Thanks TXPATRIOT! We're praying for the right timing with everything. To make the most of my maternity leave we'd love a March-May baby but we'll take whatever the Lord gives. I hope things are still going well :)

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That's awesome AF returned on her own. Praying for wisdom for your doctor and a successful outcome!



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AF has returned on her own...so on one hand, that is a good thing. I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor to see if we're upping the meds or if we will try another round at this dosage. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We're so blessed and may we never forget that.

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Yes. I'm sure it will start to fly by. The nursery right now is an office/junk room. So LOTS to do!

What a sweet picture, ZIPPIDA! I can't believe that she is 6 months old!

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I know it seems like a long way away, but I assure you it will fly by. Up until the last couple of weeks. Then it will seem like it's taking forever for the baby to get here. Then once he or she is here, it will start flying again. I can't believe Emma's already 6 months old! I need to update my picture of her. emoticon

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My estimated due date is 1/1/15. That seems so far away!

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TXPATRIOT - I am so excited for you! What is your estimated due date? The heartbeat is truly amazing to see and hear. It's such a miracle. I bawled like a baby the first time I saw Emma's heartbeat. I was so relieved and just in awe. My first loss, we found out at our 13 week appointment. We went to hear the heartbeat, didn't hear it, so had an ultrasound. There was no heartbeat. The second loss was to early (7 weeks). So we waited until we had seen the heartbeat 2 or 3 times before we announced to our family.

EMOLESUGAR - my first beta 14 dpo was 24 (not "technically" pregnant). It wasn't even high enough to turn a regular pregnancy test positive. So don't give up hope yet.

KLMAYS08 - So sorry this round of Clomid didn't work. Hoping for better results for you next round.

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Wooho TXPATRIOT!

EMOLESUGAR-I got my BFP 10dpo with my daughter after having a lot difficulty conceiving. It is possible...but as we know, it could take up to a couple of days after your period should start for a BFP to appear. I am hoping for wonderful things for you. We are back to TTC. This round of Clomid was a bust. My doctor is planning to up the dosage this next round.

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Congrats TXPATRIOT on a great ultrasound! So happy to hear that things are progressing so well!

If I am right, today I'm 10 dpo. Started testing with cheapies this past weekend because I didn't have the will power to wait, but so far only BFNs. Now trying to hold out a few more days. I'm feeling especially anxious this month knowing that we might be headed towards IVF. If we could only conceive on our own again and somehow have a happy pregnancy so much money, time, and potential heartache could be avoided. So much to think about...

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