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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!

IVF consult

Today, we met with Dr. Silber at the Infertility Clinic of St. Louis. We spent an hour in the waiting room and about 15 minutes speaking directly to him about what our best option would be. He thinks that mini IVF would be the best, and sugested that I do more than 1 ER because my antral follicle count is so low. I was very suprised that he gave me a 60% chance to get pregnant with his protocol. Dr. Pineda said I probably had a 42% chance. I know those numbers arent set in stone and it might not happen at all, but they have given me a bit of hope. 

So here's the plan:

1. Begin birth control pills on cycle day 1 (around 7/25) of my next period to suppress any cysts that may develop

2. 8/20 stop birth control pills

3. 8/26/13 start stim monitoring and Clomid 50mg

4. 8/28/13 Follistim 150iu every other day begins

5. 8/30/13 Monitoring daily or every other day

6. 9/6/13 Target day for egg retrieval !!!

Now if only they would negotiate on the price 9,200 plus the cost of meds, ouch!

2 days late and BFN is that right?

Hi I'm Sara I have a 30 day regular cycle this our first month ttc #2 I only used opk's this cycle...Today is CD32 and still waiting for AF I thought when I woke up this morning I would have AF but I didn't so I ran out and bought an HPT I pee'd in a cup but I hardly pee'd (I didn't have to go) still I dipped it in and waiting the 20seconds it was negative, is this correct? Any advice? please and thank you 

Tips to Ease the Pain

After trying for 19 months now I have learned a few tricks to help keep me from the edge of an emotional breakdown constantly. These tips haven't taken the tears away completely but have helped to ease the pain. Also - if you are like me I have constantly heard "Don't stress about it" "Stop thinking about it". Completely unhelpful and insulting. Hopefully you find this more helpful. :-)

1. I gave up facebook. It seemed that every time I logged onto to facebook the top wall post was a baby announcement - guaranteed tears.

2. If people wanted to know about my situation I was honest with them about everything. I was also honest about the fact that I wasn't looking for advice or encouragemnet. I welcomed their prayers though. 

3. I knew my limits. Unfortunately, I had to avoid baby showers and celebrations where I knew there were going to be several pregnant women. 

4. I work full time and my supervisor of course got pg the same time I was trying. I shared a cubicle wall with her so had to listen to mulitple conversations about being pg. I had a pair of ear phones readily available to drown out the conversation. 

5. I went on strike. I stopped talking about it for a while. I didn't even talk about it with DH who has been incredibly patient and supportive throughout. This helped heal some of the old wounds created from the beginning that never had a chance to heal.

6. I had to realize that even among women who were struggling TTC, we all had different stories and cannot completely relate to each other. We are still more qualified to encourage each other than those who do not know what this is like but I made the mistake of assuming I could talk to anyone woman struggling and get the encouragement I needed.

I hope this helps even just one of you courageous women. This trial is not for the weak.


Could I still have a chance??


I am currently 10 DPO. At 9 DPO I had some mild cramps on and off, which I thought could be implantation. I tested this morning (10dpo) and got a BFN. I haven't had any real sypmtoms today. AF is supposed to arrive in 5 days...Do I still have a chance to be pregnant?? 




6 days late

My husband and I had intercourse on the 6th. I was due for my cycle on the 28th I'm 6 days late. Between June 17-28 I had been nauseas durning the morning and early afternoon hours more especially during breakfast an when I drank milk. That stopped finally on my 6th late day I am now cramping a little but my left ovary hurts a little bit of a lot no spotting however. what could this be? 

Missed pills and missed period???

Hi :) 

Two weeks ago I missed two pills in a row and had unprotected sex in that time. I then discarded the missed pills and continued taking one-a-day for the next 5 days. I was due to take my last bc pill on Monday, but I consequently forgot that too (and had in protected sex on the Sunday late evening) as of today I am a week late on my period. 

took a test at docs yesterday and was negative and was told to stop taking pills and wait two weeks and come back in. 

im going insane waiting and just want to know what the chances are? 

If I'm pregnant I will be scared but happy too, it's not going to be a disaster. 

i just hate not knowing!!!

The "two week wait" that has speed bumps through the tunnel before you get to the light!

Good Morning Ladies!

I am back with good/bad news depending on how you look at it... I am trying my best to stay positive but it's difficult. The results came back from my fertility tests and all levels were good for the point in my cycle that they estimated I was at (this is somewhat difficult given the lack of AF). "Well that's fantastic news" I hear you say? Hmm, only fantastic were there any logical reason why I am not having periods, ergo not ovulating, and not getting pregnant!

Unfortunately, one of my swabs came back positive for BV which is apparently due to the body multiplying bad bacteria instead of good because of the hormonal inbalance causing the absense of AF. This isn't too bad news as I am apparently in the 'aysymptomatic' group which does not affect pregnancy and it can be cleared up by a small course of antibiotics.

I spoke with the Dr who explained that due to the lack of AF and because there is no obvious reason for it provided by my bloodwork, she was going to refer US to the fertility specialist at our local hospital. Note the 'us' means both me and the hubby... this means she won't refer us until he has done his SA. This is quite deflating seeing as it is clearly me which is the main problem currently but more so because my hubby is self employed and in order to complete his SA it involves him pretty much having a half day off work. Our local lab is nearly an hour away and therefore it means him making his deposit, travelling the entire way there and back and all on a week day because they aren't open on evenings and weekends. :0( Talk about fighting a losing battle. If he does not work we don't get paid simple as and like I've said before - baby needs money!

So, once I can get my hubby to take the morning off to do his SA and we get the results back, it's onto the next chapter I guess.

Which leads me quite nicely to my point at the beginning about this being a difficult one to call as to whether it's bad or good news.

I'm normally a glass half full kind of person, which my brain would ordinarily say; "hey, at least you know your hormones are right, you just need to find the next piece of the puzzle that fits and you can be on your merry way to making a baby".

But this just doesn't quite cut it for my current mind state which is swaying further towards the glass half empty way of thinking; "oh, so there's actually nothing wrong with me, no logical reason why I am not ovulating and therefore not having AF. Furthermore, there is going to be just waiting, waiting, waiting until the SA is done / the results are back / we get referred / we get an appointment / we go to an appointment etc... Only for them to possibly tell me that we should keep trying until the 1 year mark (A stark possibility according to the Dr, because of the bitter sweet reasoning that 'I'm still young')."

Life's like a 'car park, come maze'; where you enter and are desperately trying to seek the correct path, whilst symultaneaously battling those ridiculously giant speedbumps that you're just certain are going to wreck your car one of these days, but equally somehow managing to pass each one without any idea of the next direction your are going to take. FUN.

From here, I have no idea where to go, I am praying that I do not get told to wait until a year has passed - personally I don't see the logic there whereby I would understand completely if I were having regular cycles, but since I'm not, I would really hope they might see that they at least offer me a fighting chance at making our family.

I wish all of you your BFP's this month, looks like I'm unlikely to get mine for a while yet. But hey, anything can happen (oh, there's some of that optimism in me... there must be some left!)

Good Luck and Much Love and Baby Dust to all xxxx

how can i ovulate twice in one month? well now going also into 2nd month! ?

I'm so confused, how is it I ovulated June 17& 18, 2013(OPK ++on both days) after  AF June 6 2013 and as of June 30 and today July 1st 2013 I used my OPK and both day again are ++?WHT- it's positive for OV but neg for HPT. but yet i am supposed to be 14DPO!!!

I don't even know how to feel or what to think, im normally 28 days 14 L, im like a clock or appearntly im not anymore! go from AF 2/14/13 before surg, then 3/9/13 when i got the go ahead to DTD with DH after 6week wait from TR-done on 2/25/2013, then AF was 4/11/13, 5/9/13 and 6/6/13. 28 days baby lol. so why this new ov thing happening to me? im just feeling some type way right now and its not good! NOT to mention I have all the early preg & PMS plus other PG symtoms, such as areola is darking, boobs are way heavt & growing, throwing up urination every so often, fatigue, queasy ect, you ask me to  name em all and i wont be able to but you list some for me and im sure i have least 1 in each list. UGHHH!


TTC 19 months

Hi All!

My amazing hubby and I have been TTC for 19 months now. The emotional roller coaster this has taken us on has been just that - the most intense longest roller coaster you will ever be on. Six Flags has nothing on this ride. I never had one clue that I would have trouble TTC. Regular AF, no cysts, totally healthy. Hubby and I started trying and one month turned into three then six then a year and not we are past a year and a half TTC while all our friends and family members TTC were getting pg at the same time we were trying. Several blood tests and one hubby test later showed there was no reason we should not be pregnant. The first 12 months were the most difficult - crying/sobbing constantly. Emotionally I am definitely handling this much better now. I still cry sometimes but I don't think that will ever completely stop.

I have charted my temp, used OPTs, kept track of what my body was doing around ovulation and decided to give it all up this year because it said that same thing every month. I didn't need anything to help me predict when I ovulated. My body did it all for me. We planned to do an IUI in February 2013. Our Dr. put me on a low dose of a "Clomid-like" hormone and for some reason I failed to even ovulate that month. We basically took this as a sign that it is just not our time.

We took a short break from trying and decided to start acupuncture in June. Hubby and I have had several sessions so far and I have noticed a huge change in libido, energy, and sleep. Hubby feels some changes as well. I am also taking an herbal supplement for maternity. AF comes 7/14. I'll keep you posted.

So glad to be a part of this community. So many people try to give well intended advice but if you have no clue what this is like the advice can be so hurtful.

15 dpo...

Welp, I am now 15 dpo with no AF and BFN this morning. Super frustrated because I have no idea what is going on with my body! I usually get lots of cramps and pms before AF but nothing. My hubby says that I get a weird smell sorry (tmi lol) right before AF but nothing. I have creamy/lotion white CM, high soft cervix I could barely reach it this morning, high temps ranging from 98.6-99, my boobs feel full and a little soar on the sides. The weirdest thing that I have experienced is this pain in my hips and thighs. I have had some hot flashes and some dizzy spells while standing and talking on the phone. Lots of nausea today but no AF like cramping...anybody suffering from this? ha

Baby dust to all!