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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!

First IUI not a success

This was our first IUI with 100mg of clomid for 5 days and I am struggling with the BFN.  I guess in my head I would beat "the odds" and succeed the first time.  DH and I are TTC for 10 months.  unfortunately we will be unable to try the second IUI until the end of July due to our two vacas planned over the next three weeks.  I am 33 and have a low ovarian reserve for my age.  DH has a low to normal morphology....I hope we will be successful eventually.  

PSYCHOsomatic?

I'm almost 31, husband is 39, and we're trying for our first child. I have a long history of irregular periods, sometimes going as long as 8 months without one. I started Metformin for PCOS 3 months ago. I also take Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. This has been the first month that I really started paying attention to period and ovulation dates.

I'm often tired due to the hypothyroidism, but I'm finding that I'm a different kind of tired these last couple of weeks. I don't feel run ragged, just peaceful, and able to relax my body and drift off more easily. I've noticed that my breasts seem more sensitive than usual. Not exactly PAINFUL like I've read some other women have experienced. More of a tingling, occasionally warm feeling, and heavy/sensitive to pressure. And I've had 2-3 mild cramps a day for the last 3 days, which I'm tempted to dismiss as gastrointestinal discomfort, but I wonder if it could be implantation cramping.

For some reason, I have been absolutely obsessed with picking out baby names for the last 3 days. There is an urgent need in me to prepare and to nest at the expense of all else I'm supposed to be doing. I usually hope that the test results are positive and accept it when they aren't. I tested today, 3 days before my "anticipated period" (which I really can't anticipate because it never comes in regular intervals), and it was negative -- but something in me is yelling, "WRONG!" Did I test too early?

Have I just completely lost my mind?

One Pregnancy Symptom I had and Ive not read Anywhere!!

Hey Everyone,

So I wanted to share my new pregnancy symptoms with you. Because since looking up pregnancy symptoms and hoping to get most of the common ones and not quite getting them I thought I should share.

Symptoms....

Numb Vagina Lips.....I know that sounds so strange but I haven't seen this experienced by anyone and I'm a symptom stalker lol ..... I notice this when I was wiping myself on 4dp fet 20po and really everyday since.

Implantation mucus....on 4dp fet 20po....it was so not noticably obvious but I always check the paper when I wipe during these stages cause I don't want to miss anything. It was so light pinkish brown that I had to look closely to see if it was blood and it was. So I'm 100% sure it was implantation smidge.

Days leading up to implantation I've been so lethargic and tired like I've not slept for a day, my body is so heavy and but I've been getting 7-8hrs sleep daily.

Sense of smell very sharp, smell things before anyone else and then once I've mentioned the smell, then and only then do people notice it.

Craving for sour drinks....I started drinking pints of water with a whole freshly squeezed lemon and really couldn't get enough. This isn't like me,  love hot fruit teas.

lots of cramping in left and right front pelvis area. Never get cramps until 2 days before and or on the day of AF. And cramps usually in my lower vagina and around ovaries.

No sore breasts but they feel fuller.

Getting spots, I'm lucky I don't get them even when AF is due.

The cold gets to me quicker, Im a normal temperature when people are roasting hot and as soon as temp drops a few degrees I notice quickly and get cold, even though its still warmer than room temp. 

Lost appetite for proper food and craving more fruit.

Lastly feel a little more agitated, little things are annoying my which isn't like me.

 

Hope some of these help...I think the first symptom is the most unusual but Im experiencing it x

 

Let me know if any of these have happened with you.

 

ICSI - BFP After Over 5yrs of TTC :)))

Hello Everyone, there is hope for everyone trying to conceive!!

Myself and my now husband have been trying to conceive for 5 1/2yrs and after the first year and only 28yrs old and no success we decided to get help. I'm a sufferer of endo I have stage 4 found out this year 2013 and we found out that my hubbys sperm has low motility although the count wasn't bad it also wasn't as high as it should be.

So 1st year of TTC I had my first laparoscopy and discovered I had slight endo at the time and my fallopian tubes were cleared. We continued to try naturally as we were told we could now conceive.

2nd year and still hadn't caugh pregnant. I had tests done and got diagnosed with Hyperprolactineamia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperprolactinaemia) So this could have been the reason why I wasn't conceiving naturally......

Now in the 3rd year and taking medication once a week to get the levels down in the pituitary gland. Once low enough we started having treatment for IUI x2 and they failed. My cycles are really regular so really didn't understand what was going on.

4th year Doctors realised nothing is really working. We tried ICSI after egg collection of 11 eggs, 7 fertalised and x3 of those 7 we're A* we had x1 fresh embryo put back after 5 days. On the day of transfer it was a difficult time for us because the doctor was having trouble finding my cervix again and couldn't suss out the correct size apparatus and cathetor to use on me and I strongly believe that in the end he just put my little embyro where he thought my uterus was and after 30 minutes of lying down I went to the toilet and naturally /i looked in the toilet to make sure I hadn't bled or anything and there was a blob of fluid like eggwhites in water, which I believe was my A* so it was never even inside of me :( I discussed this with the doctor and he was apologetic that I felt that way and put me forward for another laparoscopy becuase he did admit to struggling to find my cervix and said it would be better to find out properly what my internal issues were as they didn't do my first lapo. 6 frozen embryo blastasis waiting for me in a years time.

5yrs and laparoscopy done, disovered I had stage 4 endo the worst kind...bowels and tubes and ovaries stuck together. Laparoscopy done to release the ovaries, but bowels not released as no bowel surgeon on board in case of an emergency. Thing is my symtoms are almost non exsistant Im so thankful and lucky. But now that I know I have it that bad I've cut out alot of wheat, bread and caffeine completely and actually feel a whole lot better, my digestive system works so much better too. I changed my lifestyle, started fresh juicing and I tried to turn to natural medicine and found a natural product called A Womens Best Friend, its got really good herbs in it and it's great for people with endo. My cervix was tilted and so difficult to find and after taking this herbal tablets even the doctors were surprised how much my cervix had almost corrected itself. I believe that helped alot...only problem is it's expensive and you can only buy it online from America but its really worth it. 

5 1/2 yrs after giving my body a rest from meds and the surgery we had a few dummy trials to make sure transfer would go smoothly and they did. Then it was just timing with my natural cycle...couldn't go ahead with x2 of them becuase my egg didn't collapse but third time lucky we could go ahead with the frozen embryo transferr (FET) :))) Morning of the FET and the first two embryos have survived the freeze thaw process and they'll be both going back...so exciting. Went smoothly and I am so positive about this time round....I had accupuncture straight after this time too but have been going for over 2 yrs so didn't want to stop now.

Three days until TWW is over and I tested on the morning of my 6 DP FET out of curiosity because I read on here that people had success at 5DP FET so thought 6th day nothing to loose hopefully and well I got my 1st BPF EVER on my digital tester it said 1-2 weeks pregnant...I was surprised, and I didn't scream the place down or cry I just couldn't stop smiling and hubby just kept thanking me and we just kept looking at eachother in disbelief and laughing...wow finally our turn and so so happy.   

Keep the faith and don't always accept medicine from the doctors unless you really really have to...if you can change something in your lifestyle naturally for the better, do it....my body obviously wasn't ready to nurture a growing baby or maybe 2 :) and timing is everything. Looking forward to our official confirmation and every little twing and experience pregnancy brings. ***sprinkling lucky babydust on all TTC*** 

FED UP !!!

Needing to rant so feel free to move to the next blog lol

 

I'm only 7 dpo so have no reason to moan when I know there are others who are 15 dpo and more, but Im so blooming fed up. I kind of feel lucky with a lack of symptoms- the last time I had them so strong and early on we miscarried, so I think if it was like that again I'd be terrifed. But just something would be nice. The only thing I have to make me think hmmmmm is the serious hot flush I had yesterday. My small temp dip this morning is probably just be estrogen GRRRRRR. My nips have always been sore in my cycles- theyre not now- is a lack of soreness a sign??? I'm not my particular emotional self either- PMS usually has me crying at a washing up advert.

I know I'm not mad cos I have no doubt someone reading this is a serial googler trawling that search engine for some pregnancy sign that they may have missed. I just 'knew' when I was preggers with my sons, I think this is just wishful thinking. All of my backache has gone so I dont even have that now to go on. I will be grateful though when red arrives as I havent had that for nearly 3 months now, so at least it will mean my body is getting back to normal again. I know there is always a chance before its actually here but I think optimism left the room when I wrote the title up the top :-/

TEMP DIP !!!

Well after the hot flush & a little bit of right sided pain yesterday I had a 'feeling' that today would see a dip ! Lets hope it was Imp. Fingers xxed ******

TECHNICAL BIT:  

It went from 36.97 down to 36.84 (Not much I Grant you, but down is down) or for you Fahreners its....98.54 down to 98.31- I am praying I see spotting- if I see that then I WILL FINALLY BELIEVE !!!!!!!!

Trying not to go crazy

Hey guys, my husband i have been trying to conceive over the last 3 months. My last period was in April. We had sex every second day for 3 weeks. Ive been told by my doctor not to stress about ovulation and charting and to just have sex. I have missed my May period, tested a 4 timea with a hpt all negative. The only symptoms i have are sore boobs,moody/emotional,sore ovaries and twinging,bloating,ive even gained weight, a lot of my food just tastes off,cramping. My next period was due today 23/06. On friday i went for a blood test as i read so many stories about women who did hpt and all came up negative but a blood test was positive. My husband keeps telling me he has a good feeling and thinks that i may in fact be pregnant. The results  are in on Tuesday and i just dont think i can wait that long... 

ttc 1 year after mc clomid 150mg 2nd round 3-7

I am currently on cycle day 23 and I think I am about 10dpo...I had two + ov tests on days 12 and 13...I don't want to test yet but I need some opinions...so far I am running to the ladies room a lot more frequently, my breasts are very tender and a little swollen, my nipples are very erect and very very tender which is not normal for me (tmi im sorry), I have very noticeable blue veins all over my chest and legs, full feeling in lower tummy, sharp pains like ov that runs through my whooha, stuffy nose, mild backache, temp went up in lower 98's, and very creamy large amounts of cm all day... I don't ever remember seeing it this way. Im just very unsure that Im paying too close attention to my body. Could this be just the clomid giving me all these symptoms? Baby dust to all!!!

Feeling Hopeless

This is my first time blogging on this site.  Here is my story.

DH and I have been married for 6 and a half years.  We got married young (December of 2006) and therefore decided to wait to ttc until he was done with his Master's degree and found a decent job.  I had stopped getting any sort of regular cycle about 4 years ago.  Even if I did get a period it was very light.  My primary doctor at the time associated my light/non-existent cycles to the bcp I was on. 

Fast forward to January 2012.  I stopped my bcp in anticipation for ttc.  No period come April 2012.  My primary doctor sends me to a RE after Progestin withdrawl test failed to initiate a cycle.  She recommended 2 different RE.  One was affiliated with the hosptial I work for so I decided to start seeing her.  She was supposedly this "world renowned" specialist.  After several random test/labs, being ridiculed for "exercising too much" (30-60 minutes of Cardio 3-4 days a week and 2-3 days of light yoga), and never hearing back from her or her office staff I decided to search for a new RE.  The difference between the two was night and day.  She takes the time to talk with us, her office staff is wonderful, and for the first time in over a year, I feel like we are in the right hands.

So May 2013 I started seeing this new RE.  She did a thorough history and lab work up.  I was just finishing my 4th round of Clomid 100 mg/day from my old RE which failed to get us a BFP.  Day 3 labwork was drawn.  Estradiol was 61.7, FSH 2.0, Prolactin 12.4.  My genetic testing all came back fine.  A HSG was done which showed completely open fallopian tubes.  The devastating news...AMH of .16.  I have incredibly low ovarian reserve.  Now this all started making sense.  We decided to try IUI with that round.  Unfortunately AF showed up.  Back to the drawing board.

My RE started me on Letrezole 5 mg/day this cycle.  She didn't think we would need the IUI seeing as DH counts are perfect and to help save some money for probable IVF.  I know most places won't even consider IVF is your AMH level is less than .7.  My RE thinks it's worth a shot seeing as I just turned 30 and although I don't have many eggs left, hopefully the ones I have are good quality.

I'm feeling completely hopeless right now...feeling like we'll never have a child of our own.

Any words of wisdom/advice would be greatly appreciated.  I know it's out of my hands now and am praying for a miracle!

Confused please HELP!!

So i have a question I wanna know when exactly does the 2ww start!! I ovulated on Sunday 16th so when did my 2ww??? 

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