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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!

Trying to conceive

Hey! My names kristin and me and my wife have been trying to conceive through IUI for a few months and no such luck, I started my period 17 days after IUI not sure if it my period or part of getting pregnan, it lighter then normal and my cramps aren't as bad as normal usually I have to take a bath and 6 ibuprofen before the cramps even start to go away, this time I didn't take anything or lay in a bath.... could I be pregnan?? 

TTC #1 after Depo

Okay, so here's a little background info. 

I'm 24 and this is my first time trying to conceive. But when I was 19 & in college I wound up pregnant & miscarried at 7 weeks. That time I only had unprotected sex twice and was pregnant after missing one week of birth control. So it is very irritating now that I actually am trying to conceive it is taking longer than I hoped!  

In March of this year I regrettfully got the depo shot (I did not know me and my boyfriend were going to try for a baby) and had had terrible side effects and bled the entire 3 months. My boyfriend and I decided to have a baby when the shot wore off in June. I had went to my doctor and she told me I should take one month of the pill to regulate my cycle since it is hard for women to get pregnant after getting off of depo. I finished the one cycle and AF came July 4th-11th. I had tons of pregnancy symptoms and was convinced. But after countless money spent on tests and countless BFN, AF came again August 5th-10th. And then AF came AGAIN August 17th-22nd. My boyfriend and I have had LOTS of sex and am really hoping it happened this cycle. We BD 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, Sept 1, 2, 3, and 5th. I got the Ovia app which told me my fertile window was the 30th - 4th. 

I believe I ovulated on Saturday the 2nd due to left pelvic pain. I had coldlike symptoms two days prior. And now, if I ovulated the 2nd, I'm 5 dpo and have had breast pain on the sides since the 2nd. I however have had no egg-white cm this cycle. I started taking a prenatal vitamin about a week ago. This morning I had terrible nausea. 

The wait is killing me to test!

PS - my boyfriend has a two year old son, Judah, with his exwife. He said it took her 9 months to get pregnant with him. 

I'm what???

im like that hyena on the lion king you know, the crazy one, laughing... i just sat on the toilet seat while I'm housitting...and I'm preggas. 3+ weeks indicator but my periods like due today? a stronger pg maybe? maybe I won't lose this one! how the hell did this happen naturally AGAIN ! the doctors are all so wrong! ppppft! in your face doc! 

so happy and excited again! round two attempt fingers crossed ! omg! was literally just about to start ivf AGAIN and it happens again! 

Clomid/Brown Menstrual Period/ Longer Cycles

Hi, we were trying to conceive for almost a year. Last month I tried clomid without a prescription from a doctor, our friend gave us the medicine who has a source from it. My first cycle on clomid was unsuccessful, i got my period at exactly on 28th, but i had a brown discharge or period instead of red blood. And that was all brown till it ends... one more thing i noticed is that it didnt end at 7 days it continued upto 10 days menstrual period. I have been reading about clomid and they said that clomid causes the brown discharge but i havent read that somebody had experience a longer menstrual period. And now this is my second month on clomid, my period was late... i am usually 28 days, and now i am on 32 days. I am experiencinv brown spotting and felt like AF is now here...cramps and sleepyhead. So Clomid is not working for me. I guess I need to be checked after this. I know that the OB will not be happy if she knows that i took clomid without having any test before using it. I am losing hope... we really wanted a child so bad.... it is really hard to encounter the AF monthly. I hate AF.

8dpo, a very faint line?

Hi everyone. God bless everyone! 

Woke up this morning took a frer. Saw line within 5 min. Still seeing same line maybe darker after 2hrs. Does anyone see a very faint pink line? Thanks.

HELP Am i pregnant?

So for quite a few weeks now I been under the impression i may be pregnant. I have had seveal test that show a very faint line, but wasnt sure if this was an evap line or just to dull to be pregnant. I dont have a docter currently. Working on that. So I cant get a blood test. If I am guessing I would be around 4 weeks. I get headaches and ive never had them my whole life, my "period" happend once july 28th, very very light for 3 days. Usually my periods are painful and last about 5-6. My next one was a week or two early I think. I bled off and on very lighty for about 2 days. My expected ovualtion was suppose to be the 9th of august. Which would have been my most likely day to get pregnant, and that was the day we had sex. My breasts feel sore and tender which never has happened since I was 10 and they started growing. My nipples hurt too. I see a little bulgde or inflamation under neath my stomach where my uterus or bladder would be. I have had tests that show up for high white blood cells in urine but no bateria.Not sure if it is maybe cysts, something related to the kindeys, inflamtion, or if I am pregnant. please contact me by email if you have ever been through this and what your opinion is on if these tests are postive or not, thanks!

BFP with clomid 1st cycle!!!

First and formost let me say that after this journey I have a new found respect for women trying to conceive, it takes an emotional, physical, financial and sometimes mental affect.  With that being said I'm pretty sure I have read about 90% of the stories here during my many two week waits so I am so excited to share mine so here it is.... My dear husband and I are both 28 and have been trying for almost a year now after lots of tears and frustration my doctor prescribed me clomid for unexplained infertility.  I took the clomid cycle days 3-7 I also drank pomegranate juice to help thicken my uterine lining and took mucinex to thin my cervical mucus.  We also baby danced every other day with preseed starting cycle day 10 and when I got my positive opk cycle days 16 and 17.  Now for the two week wait symptoms...

1-5 dpo- NOTHING absolutely nothing

6 dpo-NOTHING starting to get discouraged at this point thinking the clomid didnt work this cycle and already planning what to do for the next cycle.

7 dpo- I remember this day in particular because I had a lightening strike of pain on my right ovary that stopped me dead in my tracks it only last about 10 seconds though so I thought for sure aunt flo was on her way.

8 dpo- NOTHING

9 dpo- husband and I slept almost 10 hours which never happens this is when I started to get suspicious but wanted to wait until atleast 12 dpo because I was so tired of seeing negative tests.

10 dpo- stopped at walgreens to get a drink and decided well I'll just take a test to be sure since I had a party to attend the next day and I didnt want to drink if I could be pregnant....peed on the stick waited the two minutes when I picked up the test there it was two lines it was quite faint but it was there I was shocked.  Later on my friend bought me some digital tests so I  took one of those a few hours later and it said Yes!!! BFP

Honestly I really did not think I was pregnant because I had no symptoms for the most part except for the excessive sleep.  So dont think you may not be pregnant because you dont have any symptoms especially if your taking clomid. I can remember the many months before when I swore I had every symptom in the book and then AF would come on time every month.  I hated when people told me to just relax so I wont say that but what I will say is please keep the faith God does not make any mistakes. Good luck to all you ladies out there waiting for your BFP it is all worth it in the end.

Heartbroken to be back here after 8w5d

My husband rushed me to the ER Monday night due to extremely sharp pain that made me feel faint and nauseated. The pain then decided to come and go like labor is the only way I could describe it. After lots of tests and my husband being able to see the baby and the heartbeat at 179 on the monitor the doctor told us we were experiencing an ectopic pregnancy and that I was bleeding internally. They told us there was no way to save the baby or my damaged tube. They did surgery at 3 AM and now I'm no longer expecting in April  We need all the prayers we can get. We were told everything else looks good and that I should have no problems conceiving again soon.


So I've been TTC for 6 years and have had ZERO SUCCESS. I am 27 with no pregnancies ever. I was diagnosed with stage 3 endo, ovarian cysts and a tilted cervix in 2011. I was told that I needed to start TTC immediately if I ever wanted to have a chance at being a mommy. Half of my right ovary was taken with my initial lap and the cysts and some endo was removed.   Cysts came back within a week (happens every single time). 7 months later, another lap, removed cysts and endo. Another year and a half passed, another lap to remove cysts and endo. One year after that, another lap, but this time, I was having my left tube removed due to a hydrosalpinx (blocked and enlarged Fallopian tube), had the surgery, removed the cyst and endo. Ended up keeping my tube (it wasn't blocked, only had a cyst growing inside of it) and dye test showed that my tubes were actually clear aside from that. Also found out that part of my uterus was stuck to my bowel, so had to get a piece of mesh put in the separate the two. About a month after this surgery, I started TTC again. Had my egg reserve tested (everything looked great), used Clomid and trigger shot. Had great follies- NO SUCCESS. I have a 26-29 day cycle and I am very regular. My periods are extremely painful and heavy the for the first 3 days. I've tried ovulation tests in the past but they always showed negative. I have NEVER recorded ECWM, (always creamy/lotiony), so I've never been sure when or if I even ovulate. However, recently I have been experiencing some severe ovary pain mid cycle, but can't tell whether it's ovulation pain or cysts. And more recently, my internet cheapie ovulation tests show positive mid cycle, but still no pregnancy success.  Started taking evening Primrose Oil and vitex recentl also. So here we are 6 years, 4 surgeries, heaps of birth control, lupron and pain medicines later and STILL NO BABY. Doc says he doesn't want to do anymore surgeries because it will cause too much scar tissue and basically it's nothing else he can do for me. I am helpless ladies and feeling like I am at the end of my rope! Why is it not happening for me?!! I'm devastated :'(

The longest wait

While all I feel like I have done since starting this journey is wait the last 14 months have been the longest. I have been away from this site for a while just focusing on living my life while waiting for our government funded ivf cycle. We were put on the wait list June 28 2016 and in May of this year we got the call that we were at the top of the list. During that call they told me I had to lose weight to qualify and I worked my butt (literally) off and lost 20 pounds so during my cycle in July we updated all my tests so we could get started.

While originally I was told I had low ovarian reserve these tests showed I fell in the mid range which was exciting to hear. With the results my Dr has put me on the patch protocol. They don't want to over suppress me so estrogen patches are used just to stop and early follicle growth and I will start those 5-7 days before my day 1. I will be on Gonal F, Luveris from day 1 and from day 5 of stims they will add Cetrotide. I will be on the highest dose of stims right from the start due to my showing a lower reserve in the past. 

My husband goes on Sept 7 for his TESA as he has a blockage from a failed vecetomy reversal. Preying all goes well there they can extract with needle and no need to make any incisions.

I am excited and nervous and just need to work on keeping my stress low. What did you ladies do to keep your stress down during ivf. I found and app called mindful ivf which walks you through meditations and will also be doing fertility massage. Wish me luck! And good luck to all you ladies!