My New Year's Resolution: Get pregnant. Anyone else? SIX BFPs so far!!!
Five BFPs so far!!!
Grace10209 - on February 1st
SuzyQ - on April 4th
Butterfly67 - on July 2nd
Shinyshoes - September
SweetMel - October 21st
ME! Official November 15th
Who will be next?!?!
Bound and determined to make this baby thing happen this year, preferably before my would-have been due date (4/27). Anyone else?
Here's my plan:
- We BD'ed every other day during the entire fertile window.
- I'm taking prenatals, Vit D, iron, and a B100. Just started CoQ10.
- Took guafenesin and used pre-seed.
- During the TWW, I will eschew vigorous exercise (swimming and walking, but no running), and will munch on pineapple cores (who knows? Whatever it takes!)
Next two months:
- SMEP using OPKs.
- Exercise every other day up until O.
- Preseed, and guafensin as above.
- Gentle exercise during the TWW as above.
If those two months don't do it, I'm marching my butt down to the FS.
I've been thinking the same thing about "this is our year" but I'm afraid I'll jinx myself. I guess with a thread we can't ALL be jinxed
So far, I've been to the FS and have all my stats from Aug 2012. They are below.
Day 3 FSH = 11.3
LH = 5.1
E2 = 46
AMH < .16
So yeah, early menopause so I have no time to wait! To prepare and strengthen what eggs I have I've taken the following:
Prenatal with DHA
CoQ10 - 200 mg per day (6 months so far)
DHEA - 50mg per day (2 months so far)
Vit D3 - 2000 IU (1 month so far)
And just yesterday I had an HSG test and my tubes are all clear. After 5 months of trying, I'm moving on to clomid in February. This month is my last "natural" cycle. I look forward to sharing all the tips and tricks as we all get our BFPs in 2013!
I was cd1 on 12/30, was bummed for a while but now I am beginning to get hopeful. We have to sit out this first cycle but I plan to go full force after that...I hope my OH can keep up with my baby fever
I am taking: prenatal, vitD (2000IU), maca (1000mg). I want to start exercising regularly and try to get my weight back to the normal range (current BMI is 27, so need to work on that). I also want to get my cd3 hormones checked to see what my ovarian reserve looks like.
He is taking: multivitamin, maca (1000mg), vitD. Need to get second OH's SA, if the numbers are not good, need to convince him to go to urologist or get his testosterone levels checked with GP.
I need to find a new FS that I feel more comfortable with. He/she still may only be willing to move forward with IVF, and if that is the case we have to look into changing insurance companies. I was not ready for IVF but slowly considering the idea. OH also does not want to go the IVF route so we'll have to have some conversations to see what is best for us.
Good luck to all! I hope it is our year...for all of us!
I'm in!! Lol - I just sat down to spend a few hours on here researching what people are up so and to grab some ideas so this is great!!
AF arrived today - grr - so before I got too down in the dumps I gave myself a good talking to and decided positive action is needed. Dr's appointment made for next Friday (couldn't get the one I wanted before then) and I'm going armed with what tests I would like and see if they will do it. I also have a scan next Fri - not related to this (kidney check) but am hoping I can pursuade them to have a good look at my ovaries etc whilst I'm there - it's all in the same area after all!!
2013 is going to be my year too!!
Not sure all changes I'm going to make yet as I've just started researching however I've upped my CoQ10 to a higher dose, I'm going to exercise moderately, bed every other day. I've also heard a daily orgasm increases blood flow so hey - it'll be tough but I'll give it a go.
Suzy, glad to hear your HSG test results were good. Sorry your other numbers aren't as good. I haven't had all that done, so I'm only hoping mine are okay. How long have you been trying? And I don't think we'll all be jinxed--I'm going for a 100% BFP rate int he next six months for all of us!!!! (I get a little ambitious sometimes. )
Charm, sorry about AF. What are you taking Maca for? I'm not familiar with that one. And why do you have to sit out a cycle? Sorry if I'm being nosy. Exercise really is supposed to be great for TTC, so long as you don't do it too vigorously (i.e., aim for low impact).
Shiny, sorry you got AF, too. Daily orgasm??!! Wow. Good for you. And good luck with the tests! Def post your results here, and we'll crowd source some wisdom. Are you already doing all the usual things like charting?
I love your enthusiasm and I am trying to change my way of thinking to that as well! I would certainly LOVE 100% BFP odds. This is also a great day for changing things in the right direction. I had my 'I am not pregnant yet' follow up appointment with my OBGYN today. I call it that, because I don't know what to call it and this sounds better! It is now time for Hubby to have his sperm analysis and I will be having an HSG done as soon as AF comes and goes again. So that should be early February. If all goes well, I start Clomid on the following AF which should be sometime in March. So here is to hoping the hubby and I have good test results and we can get this ball rolling and maybe even be pregnant by our first anniversary!
Right now we're not messing with any meds or supplements. I am just sticking with my Metformin XR, Pregnitude supplement, and Prenatal Vitamins. I took Royal Jelly and Vitamin D3 in the past, but they never seemed to help anything for me.
pbl_ge, maca is supposed to help balance hormones and give energy. I researched it more for my OH's infertility but I also take it. My SO and I are in different countries this month. He had to take a job in another city last year which has made TTC difficult. Lots of driving for BD LOL.
I`ve been trying since Summer. I am resolving to try harder. We are seeing a fertility specialist and going to plan a course of action next cycle. I have a little hope left for this cycle but 2ww is hard. What is wrong with running during 2ww maybe that`s what I`ve been doing wrong. Also I take a prenatal, i was taking hemp seed too but stopped because I thought it might be negatively affecting my ability to get pregnant. Can you explain why you take what you take?
Charm - I too need to lower my BMI a little. I run 5Ks every now and then but still have to lose a few pounds. I'm doing the "Insanity" workout but now have to worry if my workout will interfere with fertility
Shiny - Love the daily orgasm strategy... may have to incorporate that into my 2013 plan.
pbl - This is my cycle #5 and I'm TTC #1 (my one and only b/c of my age/stats). I'm trying to be proactive, hope for the best but expect the worst.
Elpha - We may be taking Clomid at the same time. It'll be nice to have others to go through that new journey with. I have yet to get the OH to get the SA... I really hope that happens without too much drama. Men can be such drama queens sometimes!
35andttc2 - A lot of the supplements I take are based on information found here and from my FS. My FS recommended prenatal vitamins (with DHA), CoQ10, and DHEA. I've added Vitamin D3 based on my low vitamin D blood results and I've read it may help with fertility.
AFM - I'm not very optimistic this cycle because the HSG did make me spot and the day after the procedure I had a positive LH surge. So, we that day and will again tomorrow but I'm not optimistic. Oh, and I use softcups which give me some peace of mind that the are were they need to be. BUT (TMI) softcups showed more "spotting" from HSG procedure so I think this month is going to be a bust for me. So ladies, I need you to all get your BFPs this month to keep me positive!
Elphaba, good luck with the FS! The last time I was at the doc's, she recommended that I see one sooner rather than later. The logic, I think is that it can take a while to get pregnant, the chances of a m/c are high, so this whole thing can theoretically take a long time to generate a sticky bean. I know that I can theoretically get pregnant now, but it's less clear that I can get one in the right place and/or get one to stick, which is why I'm giving it three good months of trying before I go there. I hope your tests work out to be perfect!
35, the evidence on exercise is pretty spotty, and I'm just being conservative. I'm sure you know that if you're exercising TOO much you may not ovulate, and/or your body may be too stressed and it can reduce your chances that way. (The stress thing is also debated, FWIW). What I'm going on is the evidence that exercise in the TWW can reduce the chances of implantation. This is primarily based on IVF studies, as I haven't succeeded in finding any good studies for typical conception. For IVF, the evidence is pretty strong, although the mechanism is not clear. I understand it as mechanical disruption of the fairly complicated implantation process, but that may be wholly off-base. So I'm trying to take it easy and not do high-impact things. I don't know if it really makes a difference, but I'm willing to do whatever to try!
For my supplements, I take iron and Vit D3 for prior deficiencies. The B100 helps with luteal phase problems/spotting before AF, which with I have historically had problems.
The CoQ10 thing is really interesting, and the medical evidence is still ambiguous. You can read more here: COQ10 statistics
35, sorry you're having trouble with this. FX you get a sticky BFP soon!!!!
And Suzy, sorry you're not optimistic right now. I hope you're wrong!
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