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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!

Any input or tweakers?

8DPO (early I know) but I'm a POAS addict. Anyone ghink that this could be the beginning of a BFP?

Symptoms at 5dp5dt??

Hi ladies,

I'm hoping you can all help me out if you have been doing IVF like I have. This was my first cycle of IVF (I'm 28 and have been diagnosed with endometriosis). Everything I read online seems to say that when you do a 5 day blastocyst transfer, the embryo implants about 2-5 days after the transfer. I am currently 4 dp5dt (we transfered one 5AA blastocyst) and i havent felt any symptoms. In fact, I didnt even get the cramping from the transfer that the doctor said i was supposed to have. I have lost weight from the progesterone shots and i havent been bloated at all. Everyone who gets a BFP from IVF seems to say that they had "period like symptoms." I have none of these except occasional shooting pains in my underarms/side of breasts (possibly from progesterone in oil shots I am taking?) and major hot flashes (definietely from progesterone?

Is it safe to say I'm out this month? What were your symptoms after transfer leading up to a BFP or BFN??

 

Kylie

Age 26/ Hubby 28

2 failed clomid IUIs/ 3 failed femara IUIs

First IVF 09/2017

 

2nd IVF Attempt

So we had our first attempt in May that ended in a week 6 miscarriage. We just had our second and last attempt on September 6. I do in tomorrow for my first beta test - of course I tested at home because if the little bugger was in there it would have attached already. Well big fat negative test. 

This happened to us last time, I didn't see a positive pregnancy test until 13 days past transfer. Tomorrow we will be 9dp5dt FET. Last time this happened we had a positive beta of only 15 it slowly climbed and then stopped = miscarriage. 

I am worried that we are headed down this road again. We are not well OVER $20k in this and just had to refill more meds that was over $1200 that I may or may not be able to use.....

Why the hell is this so difficult?!? Why does it seem so easy for those who don't want kids, who can't support their kids on their own with out state help to be able to pop out kids every year?!? And here we are doing all the 'right' things, full time jobs, owning a house and cars, able to provide for our families, good people....ugh I don't get it. 

Infertility

Almost seven months after the birth my period returned and for one year after we did not use birth control. Not entirely my choice, but that's a different story. I guess it would count as ntnp. What I was wondering is if one year of ntnp under 35 would count as infertility? Maybe timing was just off, but it did make me wonder.

Stupid migraines

I'm in bed at 21.50 with another migraine. For several months I've been having them once a week and it's hell. I was planning on getting the paperwork done for my gynaecologist appointment next Tuesday, but I guess that will have to wait until tomorrow. I have so many issues I like to do written overviews of past history, treatments, current issues and if possible previous doctor's reports to take with me to appointments. I also have my menstrual history in an excel sheet. Not sure how she is going to take the suggestions for diagnosis, but I feel I have to at least tick some things off the list. I really hope she'll let me try progesterone, which might help with the frequent spotting, bad skin and these horrible headaches. Ah well, tomorrow is another day.

They should offer Chill Pills when you order from those specialty fertility pharmacies

It's four weeks until my target date, which means crunch time for scheduling appointments, making payments, and trying to coordinate everything that goes into an out-of-state ivf, so all of that calm clarity I had in the beginning has mostly been replaced by general panic and a yeast infection. Even though I know it was most likely lounging around in that wet bathing suit on Labor Day (rookie mistake), I couldnt help feel sort of responsible when my doctor looked me over, in my rumpled work clothes and rained-on hair, and told me to make sure I'm taking care of myself during all this. So naturally I went home, was snippy with dh, cried about being snippy with dh, and took an essential oil bath. Yayyy stress.

Dh has been so amazing since we started this. He really wants to feel involved, which can be hard for guys, when we have to do all this stuff and all they have to do is turn in their specimen cup, so communication is everything. Even though my instinct is to close up like a turtle when I'm feeling stressed, we talked it out, and I know everything is on track. It's kind of funny how we went from weeks of renewed "baby making" intimacy to me being a crazy stress monster, but that's ttc, right? :,D

In your head you've got this glowing picture of how well you'll handle ivf and then you realize you're only human. It's a lot. But after I make these last few payments I'm going to relax and stop thinking about it for a while. I trust this doctor, I trust that this is the opportunity we've been given, and I know that God has always had my back. I was actually praying for peace or guidance or something the other day during a walk, and at that exact moment a dragonfly flew straight into my head. It got stuck in my hair and everything, I had to free it, and it jetted off. But I feel like that was God smacking me upside the head, being like, "Stop being ridiculous. I got you."

Anyway, I also recently confronted one of the chief offenders in the family who was making inappropriate comments about our fertility situation (she was super mad and defensive, but oh well), so at least I've marked that off my list of stressors going forward. I'm in the best shape of my life, physically and spiritually. It's a long road yet, but I've got good company (like Frodo!), so let's do this. Onward!

Positive?

I'm 9 DPO, which I know is a bit early to test, but I'm anxious! Does anyone else see a faint line there? Or is it a BFN? 

Help ME !!!!!!!!

My first day of my last period was August 4 2017 I had sex during my fertility window we even had sex on my most fertile day and 6 or 7 days later Aug 26-28 I had a light flow of bleeding which I believed to be inplantion bleeding after my missed period I took a pregnancy test and got  BFN I got 4 negative test I haven't tested again yesterday I experience have a nosebleed still no period no signs of AF please help me and I check my blood pressure and its was high but not bad .. I'm nervous and its starting to weigh a heavy toll on me PLEASE LADIES HELP ME OUT PLEASE

Never thought I'd be back here...

5 1/2 years trying...so many loses. Fallopian tube removed, other fallopian tube 10% damaged, Dr. Said no chance naturally, wait for a year on ivf waiting list get the call that it's our turn in 2 weeks...BAM pregnant NATURALLY!!! I'm officially 17 weeks tomorrow. So excited but constantly worried!!!

Just wanted to check in and see how all my old ttc friends are.  Haven't been on here in two years

 

Starting the journey

Two years ago I was delivered of my first baby by cs. We survived 18 months of domestic violence. Recovery is ongoing, but it is time to focus on our new life now. I really want my baby to have siblings and since I am almost 35 I don't want to wait too long. Since the cs my cycle has been about 27 days long and ovulation seems to be about day 14 of my cycle. Sadly I have been having terrible symptoms around ovulation and af. I am fearing endometriosis. My gp is hopeless, but I've finally gotten a referral to an gynaecologist. Two weeks from now I should hopefully get some answers. Since I am now single and plan on staying that way I intend to do at home insemination with frozen donor sperm from a sperm bank. If the doctor advises it and my insurance covers it I will consider IUI, but I would rather avoid it. So far my back story.

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