Hi! I am about to head to bed and I admittedly haven't read very far yet. I'm not quite where you are yet (OP), but sounds kinda similar. I wanted to go ahead and post so I can keep up with this thread and remember to post more later.
Hello again ladies! Here's the quick synopsis for us!
Me: 31, DH: 33
I have a 2.5 year old daughter, she's awesome. Conceived with same partner. Got pregnant on 8th cycle of trying. I started charting and using pre-seed maybe halfway through that process.
After my 6 wk pp visit, OB at the time recommended waiting a year to get pregnant again, so we did. I wanted a little space between kiddos anyway. Actually waited a little over a year because our insurance changed and I didn't want to be caught in the middle.
Got pregnant again on second cycle of trying. Had not started charting yet, just dtd when I felt I was probably ovulating, still used pre-seed. We were over the moon! The due date for that baby was exactly two years+1 day after dd's birthday. It seemed so perfect.
Miscarried at about 6 weeks, devastated. But we were ready to start trying again right away. We tried for a year before looking into getting help. Insurance was also changing again, so I was going to have to change doctors, which didn't please me at all. I loved my old doctors. I never imagined I'd have this much trouble conceiving again. We're on our 15th cycle (since the miscarriage) of trying now, though I haven't ov'd yet this cycle.
So I just had my first appt with my new obgyn early this month. He tested my TSH and prolactin levels, both normal. Waited for the new cycle to start b/c we didn't want to deal with the SA on the off chance I got pregnant that cycle. But of course I didn't. He had that done yesterday, and basically he has rock star sperm. Especially the motility and count, really good.
So in a bit I'm going to call the Dr office and see about scheduling the HSG (if I can afford it). And the doctor didn't mention this, but I'm going to see about having my luteal phase progesterone levels checked later on this cycle too. Sometimes I can really feel the progesterone symptoms, but other times I really wonder if low progesterone could be an issue, and not just because I don't feel the symptoms.
It is so frustrating, feeling left behind. We wanted our kids two years apart, absolutely no more than 3 years apart. And now we're looking at 3.5 years under the best of circumstances. Seems everyone my daughter's age (or younger!) is a big brother or sister now. I'm happy that those people are blessed in that way, and I wouldn't wish this journey on anyone, but I can't help but feel a little envious sometimes.
Lovely to 'meet' you eyemom, just too bad it's on a board like this! That being said all the ladies here are in the same situation and have all been really lovely and supportive to talk to. I'm sorry about your mc and your TTC troubles - it really is the most frustrating, impossibly difficult time.
I'm probably not the best person to talk to about tests etc as all I've had done is my day 21 blood works and hubby had a SA which seems to be our issue. That being said if his 2nd SA comes back with no improvement I think I have to go for a lap and dye and he will be referred to a urologist. Really hoping that doesn't have to happen. That being said I can't give much advice about tests but I am here to talk about everything else and be a shoulder to lean on!!
In this cycle I am 8dpo but I started to get sore breasts yesterday so thinking once again I am probably out for this cycle. So fed up - I really thought it might happen this month
Hi girls! Am a very happy lady cuz yesterday my dh had the all clear with his bladder issues, urologist thinks he could've passed a bladder stone but no evidence to be found. He also agreed to test his sperm again before we start treatment in October. His sperm has always been good so it's just to check since hewwas poorly really! Also going on hols for a week on Monday and the weather is looking good so excited!
Eye mom- me and dh have had all the tests done so if you need any advice let me know! Its always good to start with cycle day 3 bloods and day 21 progesterone! Congratulations on your hubbys sperm
Hey whiteorchid sorry your feeling out again this month let's just see what happens but I can normally tell too! How come you need to have a lap and dye test? My tubal test was with an ultrasound with no operation!
Thank you ladies. My obgyns office is closed until Tuesday because of the holiday (USA). I should hear back Tuesday though. Should still be able to do progesterone test this cycle but it'll be too late for the HSG. It's okay though. I'm just ready to get this show on the road now. :-)
WhiteOrchid not to give you false hope, but I thought that was a progesterone symptom which could go either way. I know what you mean though, I generally kind of know it in my heart when I'm not pregnant. Seems like I can never give up that tiny thread of hope though even though sometimes it hurts more to keep on hoping.
hope you all have a great weekend too. Thanks for being so welcoming and supportive.
IsaacRalph - maybe I misheard my Dr. All he really said is I would be sent for a procedure where the put dye through my tubes and watched it to make sure there were no blockages so I could be completely wrong - here's hoping as would much rather have what you did!! Im so glad you are feeling so good and that's great news about DH!! Woo-hoo!!
Eyemom - Thanks, I know you are totally right, it's just every month I get them and then of course AF follows a week later Also when I was pregnant with my son I had no symptoms at all (inc. sore breasts) so I always suspect it's the first sign I'm out. Although I'm like you and try and stay positive and always have a slight bit of hope I could be wrong. Only problem with that is I ended up being even more disappointed! I guess you just can't win!!! Have a great weekend ladies x
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