***BABY DUST TO ALL ***
I hope this helps. We’re all different, so the more stories the better, right?!
Baby #1 CLOMID
I had gotten married at age 22. By age 26 I was having trouble conceiving- Doc’s diagnosed me with PCOS.
January 2008, I was prescribed Clomid. Took it January, February and by March we had kinda “given up” stopped trying so hard. And Bam! BFP, just shy of my 27th birthday. Healthy baby boy . C-section 41 weeks. 9 pounds 5 oz. 12/18/08
Babies #2 & 3. TWINS INJECTABLES IUI
(DPO listed at bottom)
Started trying again in 2011 on Clomid via OB.
Few months nothing.
Referred to fertility clinic...
2 rounds of Clomid at clinic/ being monitored/ 2 IUI's. No dice.
March 2012, the 3rd and last try, we did injectable hormones in place of Clomid. I also did acupuncture before and after the procedure (it was upstairs of the Clinic), and at night I would listen to pregnancy mediation.
It worked, just shy of my 31st birthday! Two Healthy baby boys! C-section 38 weeks. 6 lb 4 oz and 7 lb 4 oz. 12/11/12
My husband passed away when my twins were 6 months old.
Last year I got remarried to a wonderful man, God -sent.
For the last year I used OPK’s and realized that I DO OVULATE! I have erratic cycles....
I’ve been clocking all my physical symptoms for a year. I know my body pretty well at this point.
I used progesterone cream to do an ovulation “shut down” and after that I ovulated every cycle! (not monthly. because it was sometimes 60 days. but every CYCLE). I have been taking Ovaboost and Fertile Aid. Womans multi, Viatmin D3, Glucomannan, Cod liver oil, Adrenal Health, Evening primrose cd1-O, PMS pill O-end. Stopped taking them last month just because it was getting to be too much... I hate taking pills and I never remember and i’m inconsistent. It also makes me feel like i’m trying too hard, and it’s too “in my face”.
Twice in the last 8 months I got stuck in an annovulatory cycle, at which point I would take the natural progesterone cream and by the 8th day I would have a break through bleed, allowing me to start a new cycle.
I was psyched I had this all down to a cycle! It may not be a traditional one but i was bleeding, i was ovulating, and i wasn’t in hormonal agony!!
We used this as a method of birth control, seeing as though we weren’t trying for our own baby just yet.
April 2016, we unknowingly DTD during my fertile cycle, as It wasn’t until 4 days later I got a +OPK. So we decided to just try that night too. What the heck, we thought.... it won’t happen that fast...
I coincidently had a new patient visit with my OB during this week, to talk about my options, and just talk about my history. I was afraid she was going to be quick to tell me I need clomid. But she was super supportive of what I was doing, and she told me that as long as my luteal phase is 14 days --THEY DONT USE THE TERMINOLOGY LATE OVULATION--. She assured me that egg quality isn’t an issue, its if there’s a short luteal phase that’s concerning for viability.
She did say because I am going to be 35 next month that if I do decide to use medical help, she would refer me to a clinic for safe measures.
But I didn’t need that!!!
Baby #4 ALL NATURAL
BFP just shy of my 35th birthday! DD January 21, 2017
Tuesday (cd26): DTD <3
Wednesday (cd27): - OPK
Thursday (cd28): - OPK, but darker
Friday (cd29): woke up from a dream of a positive test, couldn’t shake it. +OPK second morning urine! Digi and POS all positive, took 3. DTD <3
Saturday (cd30): Assumed Ovulation Day. - OPK
1DPO: Good day, good mood, mild cramps but nothing too noteworthy (because of PCOS i’m always crampy-ish from O-AF)
2DPO: Lower left Cramping.
Fertility Luteal Phase Yoga.
NEW this cycle~ Acne, Gassy
in addition to my
NORMAL ~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, joint paints- pretty normal, neck-ache- maybe slept wrong.
3DPO: Woke up in the middle of the night to pee- cramps on left when i went, but not a lot came out. Bloody snot- not abnormal. While doing yoga laying on my right side I got a sharp pain from my left side when moving to the sitting up position after 2 mins of holding uterus pose.
NEW~ Gassy-ish last two days. ACNE! Like a teenager, Hungry!!
NORMAL~ Runs- not too abnormal, light cramps, light backache,
4DPO: DTD <3 Really gassy last night. Stuffy nose. Sleepless night DH up a lot. Hate the dog! So aggravated with the kids. Mean and sarcastic. I feel unattractive.
NEW~ Thirsty!! Acne bad. Hungry. No discharging.... that’s odd for me.
NORMAL~ Backache, light cramps, dreams, irritable
5DPO: Tried to be calm today. the twins are just testing me.
NEW~ Thirsty! Weird “after sex” odor down yander. Acne. Hungry again! Indigestion (maybe because i’m eating like a pig).
NORMAL~ Weird dreams, impatient, light cramps and backache
6DPO: (new moon) OBGYN appointment/ annual pap.
NEW ~ Acne chin and jaw/ one or two new a day small white heads.