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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 02:43 AM   1
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LTTTC/Assisted Conception - Due Autumn/Winter 2012


After 4 long years of TTC, culminating with IVF using DE, I am finally pregnant with #1!

I have got to know quite a few other long timers and IVF/IUIers over on the TTC boards and thought it would be nice to have a place that the graduates could gather.

So, if you've been trying for a long time, or needed some extra assistance to get your BFP, or both - and you fancy chatting away the spring and summer with others in a similar position, here's a place to do it.

I'll put the kettle on and make a cake and wait to see who arrives

Hall of Fame

sarahincanada - DD 7th October

urchin - DD 9th October

Mrs.Bear - DD 9th October

Dis3tnd - DD 17th October

Teta81 - DD 17th October

Care76 - DD 19th October

kleinefor3 - DD 10th November

marie44 - DD 11th November

Yellowbell - DD 17th November

Kiseki - DD 17th November

Berki - DD 27th November

sienna1 - DD 27th November

purple_hope - DD 9th December

lovie - DD 9th December

haj624 - DD 5th February



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 04:22 AM   2
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Yellowbell checking in here!

LTTC for 2 years with one possible blocked tube and low count, motility and morphology.
Had 1 failed IVF/ICSI and another failed FET.
Then got a miracle with a natural BFP!
I'm about 6 weeks along now, due in mid-November.

Thanks for creating this group, urchin, this is a fantastic idea!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 06:06 AM   3
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Great idea urchin.

I just got my first ever bfp after my first IVF/ICSI cycle, beta not until Tuesday (17 long days post transfer) but have been getting bfps since 5dp5dt and I got a pos 1-2 week digi on Tuesday. Ill be due at the end of November, so excited for all of us wooohooo

I am cautiously optimistic at this point



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:01 AM   4
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Thanks for the thread urch! Hi Ladies!

Berki, that is a long wait. I was supposed to wait 21 days for my first BFP, but I had to go to the doctor for something else (my GP who has known me since I was 11) and the nurse did a beta for me, lol. I totally cheated.

Yellowbell, how amazing to have a natural bfp!

AFM, we started trying almost 13 years ago. Then found out I had endo and had it cleaned up as much as possible. We did clomid and something else I can't even remember now for over a year. My FS didn't think IUI was going to work well for us and he recommended ivf, but we decided not to (I didn't like the drugs). 10 years later after our failed adoption we changed our minds and got our very first BFP after over 12 years!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 10:18 AM   5
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Congrats on your BFP ladies!!!!

Hi,
I'm so happy to be here

We had a mc in January of 11 and tried for the next 13 months to get pregnant again.
We did 4-IUI's heavily medicated, had surgery to see if I had endo, removed my level 2 endo and got a natural BFP before gearing up for 5th IUI.

I am totally shocked, I never thought I would lay my eyes on a BFP again.

We also have a DD 6yo, and DS 12 yo.
**this is hubby's first child**

I am cautiously expecting this little pea!
Again so happy to be here



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 10:29 AM   6
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Hi everyone!
This group is a great idea!

DH and I got married in August 2010. We decided to start trying right away. Before we got married, I was completely regular but had some fear it would take a while.

My first expected AF 2 weeks after we got married never showed - I wondered if it could already be a BFP but nope, BFN after BFN. Then September AF never came, or October, or November. Its as if getting married became my natural birth control and I just wasn't being able to start a cycle. Finally in December I saw my family physician, she decided we shouldn't have to wait the year for a referral to a clinic and referred me right away. That's when our journey started and we found out I had PCOS and DH had low count/morphology.

I never thought I'd need IVF, and DH didn't either. He was convinced IUI was all we needed - but after our second IUI ended in a chemical both of us wanted to be as aggressive as possible... so here we are 10 weeks along with our BFP from our first FET. We never did a fresh transfer.

Sorry for the long post!



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:11 AM   7
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Hi everyone! im on a few threads on here and its hard to keep up sometimes, but it will be nice to have a thread where we can talk pregnancy, as I feel bad doing that on my ttc threads.

I am 39 and TTC'd for 2 years. After 6 months I went to see my FS and had bloods, semen analysis and sono, everything came back great except that I had a polyp in my uterus. I had the removal surgery and was hoping that was what was stopping us and tried for 3 more months but nothing. Then we tried one month of clomid with intercourse, 2 months of clomid with IUI, and 1 month of injectables with IUI, all BFN.

As I was turning 39 I wanted to move to IVF and did a fresh cycle in November last year. I responded amazingly and ended up with 10 blasts! they transferred 2 but it was a BFN (or a chemical, was getting some faint lines but beta was a 6 then went to a 2). I had to have a month off to rest my ovaries then I did a FET in January. I decided as I had 8 frosties I wanted to transfer 1 blast per month, I knew it was conservative but I really wanted a singleton pregnancy. I was prepared for it to take a few months, but was so happy to get a bfp at 4dp5dt

All other info is in my spoiler, I had to wait 3 weeks for my 7 week ultrasound, I burst into tears when the heartbeat filled the room. Then this past monday I had my 11w3d ultrasound as part of integrated screening, bub looked great, HB great etc. I have a very small subchorionic hematoma but the midwife said they are usually gone by next scan so I hope that will be ok.

Im 12 weeks tomorrow, Im going to say Im officially in 2nd trimester in my 13th week, so not long. I have my next midwife apt mid march.

good luck to all of you waiting for your scans, I know how hard it is



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:15 AM   8
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Just wondering if anyone has announed/ how you plan to announce?

We already told our immediate families after our second beta. However, haven't told friends and extended families.

Our next scan is April 7th, and we're thinking to announce will have a bbq the weekend after that with all our friends over - and make miniature sized foods... sliders, etc.... to announce to everyone at once. Too corny?



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:28 AM   9
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Hi ladies! It is nice to see you here, and to hear all of your stories.

Dis, I think that sounds really cute!

A lot of people (close family and friends) knew why we were going to Mexico. They all knew we have been trying for over a decade and they all loved our boys and were devastated when they left. Having a plan gave everybody something to hope for I think. So when we found out, my husband told most people. I was hesitant. We haven't announced it to everybody, like on Facebook, but the important people know.



 
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM   10
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Its great you have such a wonderful support system around you Care!



 
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