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Trying-to-Conceive Blog

If you’re anything like me, you’re reading everything you can get your hands on when it comes to trying to get pregnant. Thank goodness for the Internet – I don’t know how anyone got pregnant before the advent of personal computing….

We have a place here on TWW for ladies to tell their BFP stories, as well as a spot for submitting their symptoms to determine if they might be pregnant. We have a wonderful TTC community where you can get valuable support and ask questions. But until now, we didn’t have a spot for the detailed monologue of your trying to conceive experience.

Introducing the Two Week Wait Trying-to-Conceive Blog. This is where you can create your very own blog of your TTC experience—every detail, blow by blow. Note that you’ll need to create an account with us first in order to create your blog. It’s free, of course. That’s how we roll here at TWW.  *there is a 24 hour waiting period on new accounts before you'll be able to start posting to your new blog.  In the meantime, have a look around and get to know the site!

Happy blogging!

Maybe baby?

So today is CD21.. Hubby and I have been TTC for a year now. We started seeing a new gyne in Aug and I was on Fertomid from CD2 - CD6. Dr told us to start OPK on CD13 until CD16 but i never got a positive out of that. Dr ordered me to do the Ovidrel trigger shot on CD17. Hubby and i BD CD17 - CD19. I felt ovulation pains CD19 and last night laying in bed trying to fall asleep it kept feeling like something was bouncing in my stomach and i had cramps and so much gas (sorry for to much info)..i thought maybe i should go to the loo but nothing happened. My cycle is normally 32 days so i know its very early in my cycle and im going to wait and see of AF comes or not and will do a pregnancy test if she does not come. Hubby and I can noy help bit feel hopeful, the past year has been an emotional ride and all weve been doing is praying so hard for a little mericle. What do you guys think, maybe baby? Looking forward to hearing feedbacks.

Keep Calm & Stim On!

Well, after lots of sorting and stressing and scheduling, we've finally made it to stims!

I think the past week for me was just one long stress headache, but with a lot of the administrative and prep work behind us, we're coming up on the main event - woo! I finished up bcp, got the okay on my baseline ultrasound, and I start meds tonight. It's a minimal stimulation protocol, which consists of Clomid and Follistim (and some standby ganirelix, if they get worried my body might try to trigger ovulation). Daily monitoring starts on day 5 - Monday. My goal at this point is to hold onto my sanity and do my best to go with the flow. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we'll have some embryos. Man, how crazy will that be? 

I love reading all of the messages and well wishes. I haven't been on here a ton, but please know that they're much appreciated even if I'm spotty with my responses!

Sending you all my best. 

Cautiously Optimistic -8dpo bfp?

Im sooo nervous right now! stepped away 2 months ago...  is our 13th month ttc and everything up to this point led me to believe it wasn't gonna happen this time either. I was SICK at the beginning of my FW and couldn't BD till CD17. Thought I might've Ovd CD16 or 17 but we did it so late at night I thought we missed it for sure.

I should only be around 8dpo and decided to use a cheapie just to see the bfn and feel ok about still having a beer w hubby tonight. At the 3min mark, I saw a shadow. Hmmm ok. Nah, I'm seeing things. Cleaned up, went to the room and sure enough, faint Bfp. Looked again at the 6min mark and ...there could be no mistake... obvious, pretty dark bfp!! I'm still in shock. NEVER had one this dark, and NEVER had one this dark so early either!!! 

After soooo many chemicals, I dont wanna get excited. But none of my chemicals were dark lines.... idk. Crossing fingers and praying at this point. 


My SO and I (both 30 yrs old) have been TTC for years now with only one unsuccessful pregnancy. This month around Sept 4-8 had some bleeding which lasted about 4 days which was two weeks early for my normal period. I usually last 6 to 7 days with the 7th being brown spotting. This past week Sept 18-22 I noticed light pink spotting which lasted about 5 days. Mainly when I wipe or a few spots in my underware. (Sept 18-22 was supposed to be the time of my actual period). The light pink spotting has been off and on since. No other symptoms other than beimg super tired and grouchy! Could I be pregnant? It's probably to early for HPT or a BFP but I'm hopeful and discouraged at the same time bc I dont want to have another miscarriage :( Any advice would be great as I am wondering if this has happened to someone else and they may have seen their BFP! Thanks!

9dpo-still cramping

greetings! I'm new here but have stalked the site for a while. I need help! I'm 9dpo today. Since 1dpo I've been cramping almost nonstop (kicks in more at night when I'm laying down), my back has been achy like it gets pre AF, and three days so far I've had bouts of nausea where I dry heave. Lastly, I'm constipated and bloated. It's been a long time since I've been pregnant so I was wondering if anyone has had these symptoms and gotten a BFP. THANKS!

Pregnancy chances with only one tube

I found the following information really useful. People always ask about the possibility of a tube picking up an egg from the opposite ovary. As I know a lot of us have lost a tube I thought this was a really good explanation from a US fertility specialist and wanted to share it with all of you and hopefully give you a little more hope! 
" Normally, it is possible to get pregnant when you only have one tube and one ovary that are opposite from each other. In fact, in nature, the egg ovulated from one ovary, say the right side, does not necessarily go into the right tube. This is a misunderstanding. The Fallopian tubes actually hang 2 cms (1 inch) down below the ovary and the egg can be ovulated from any part of the ovary. In reality, the egg is expelled from the ovary with all the fluid that surrounds it in the follicle. That fluid rushes out taking the egg with it. It then falls into a space called the culdesac located behind the uterus, where the ends of the fallopian tubes hang. Then by simple fluid motion (think of a spec of dust in a small puddle of water), the egg either contacts one tube or the other. It does not always find a tube. So in this way, it can contact either the right tube or the left tube ."

Hope everyone is doing ok x

OPK - 1st time

So we saw dr on CD10... he is happy with the work the Fertomid has done and has not prescribed a 2nd course. He advised that I start with the OPK on CD13 which is today.. I have taken the 1st test now and it came out negative. My cycle is normally about 32 days but dr said it might be slightly shorted this month because of the Fertomid.. Holding thumbs that we will get a positive ovulation within the next few days! 

Bfp update

Hi guys, xxx   so I just got back from  our first ultrasound  and they didnt do bloods  but the Ob said the ultrasound  puts me at 6 weeks and 5 days.  Strong heartbeat of 138 bpm. So  just have my fingers crossed till the  10 week mark and ill breathe easy! 

 One weird thing that the ob found was that i actually ovulated from the side  with no fallopian friggin  tube!ha ha! He found the corpus luteum on that side! Which is kinda cool info for all you girls out there like me with only one tube.  

His exact words were "Thats weird,  but not that impossible"

Turn-out that my other good tube reached around and snatched that little egg up! He said that cases of this happening, in his experience,   were the execption not the rule but it does happen!


First gyno visit

I went to the gynaecologist today. She did a thorough exam and took my history. She doesn't think it is endometriosis, but she is going to consult with a further specialist to see if further tests are in order. I'm glad there are no obvious signs of endo. Hopefully that means I don't have it at all. Personally I still think low progesterone comes into play, but I'll have to see what the doctors decide is best to do next.

My First IUI

Hi All, I really need to hear from some of you your experience on iui.


I am 44 and my hubby is 35. we just did our iui procedure on 16.09.2017 at 11am. I was triggered on 10pm 14.09.17. I have 4 matured eggs on D11. So my gynae triggered me on 14.09.17 at 10pm. 


I was on injectibles with Pergoveris 150, Saizen 3.33mg, Serophene 50mg for initial 5days.


my ovarian reserve is 3.2.. due to my age though. I have a 14 yo daughter from my first marriage and had terminated 4 pregnancies previously.


So now the question is whether my first iui done on 16.09.17 will be sucessful. i started to have some cramps ard my both ovaries on the veryday. so after the iui abt 2 hrs later, the cramp was so unbearable. I asked my gynae and he told me that my eggs were releasing, thats why have such pain. He also advises me n  my hubby to try one time sex since we are at the 'window' period, so we did on sunday night 17.09.17.


I started my Progesterone Vaginal Gel on 18.09.17. It got to be 2 times a day for the next 14 days. 


My hubby's sperm was 39M after washed with swim up method. but initial volume was 2.5ml but after wash left 0.4ml. Not sure is it enough or not. Now I sitting at home doing nothing and i'll be back to work tomorrow.