36 (nearly 37) and TTC

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36 (nearly 37) and TTC

Postby nicolettesharpe » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:26 pm

I am going to see my PCP in a week or so and then going to talk to an OB/GYN or fertility specialist, but does anyone have any advice I should consider?

Here is my story: I am married and we have been trying for nearly two years. March/April 2011, got pregnant and then in May 2011 had a miscarriage. Since then we have been TTC and we have been very actively trying for the last 7 months or so to no avail.

I have no children and really want a baby (like most people here :)). I am probably about 15 pounds overweight (per the BMI charts for my height).

I take my temperature as religiously as I can which means I do sometimes miss a day or two but I am getting better (Not all my charts are on fertility friend just yet, but I am trying to go back and add them). I am using the clear blue opk (after trying many - I like the smiley face - it seems more clear to me).

Maybe I forgot something that you should know? Just ask and I will supplement. Thanks for taking the time to read this and help with my assuage frustration.
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Re: 36 (nearly 37) and TTC

Postby hazelbazel » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:03 pm

I just wanted to say hi and wish you luck. I'm also 36 going on 37 and am TTC #3. I have a DS who is 4.5 and a DD 2.5. DS was concieved after 2.5 years and after 5 rounds of IUI/Clomid cycles, through a clomid/IUI cycle after my husband had a varicocele repaired. Has your husband been checked yet? How about you? Have you had any testing yet? I'm happy to help out with any questions you might have re TTC with assistance. We did everything but IVF. Fortunately, it appears that my husband's varicocele was the issue all along because we were able to concieve our daughter after only 1 try. I'm just hoping and praying things go smoothly this time as well. It looks like I'm out for this cycle right now though because I had a blood test yesterday and it was negative. Just waiting for AF to show up. I also wanted to say sorry re your miscarriage. :(

Oh and regarding temping, I think its a pain in the butt and only did it for a few months! LOL! It was good to know i was regular and ovulated, etc, but I grew tired of it and found it made me obsess all the more. I just did the OPK's and we'd BD every other day the week of ovulation.

Good luck! All the best to you. Hopefully we'll both be getting our BFP's soon! :)
DS born 4/1/08 after 5 IUI's and vericocele repair
DD born 1/29/10 natural conception
IUD for 2.5 years, removed 8/13/12
Cycle 1- 8 weeks long
Cycle 2- induced by provera and lasted 3 weeks
Cycle 3- clomid cycle.... BFP 11/12/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found out TWINS! Born 7/8/13
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Re: 36 (nearly 37) and TTC

Postby nicolettesharpe » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:34 am

Good luck to you!

Well - this morning I got a BFP. I guess that spotting two days ago was just spotting....??? I hope this is real and it sticks. What is a good reason to tell people I am not drinking? (I have something this weekend that I can't get out of and I work wit these people - so I don't really want them to know).

I hope this is real :)
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Re: 36 (nearly 37) and TTC

Postby hazelbazel » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:18 pm

Oh wow!!!!!! Amazing and wonderful news re your BFP!!! All the best to you. Let me know how everything goes. Have a healthy and happy 9 months!
DS born 4/1/08 after 5 IUI's and vericocele repair
DD born 1/29/10 natural conception
IUD for 2.5 years, removed 8/13/12
Cycle 1- 8 weeks long
Cycle 2- induced by provera and lasted 3 weeks
Cycle 3- clomid cycle.... BFP 11/12/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found out TWINS! Born 7/8/13
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Re: 36 (nearly 37) and TTC

Postby hazelbazel » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Oh and re drinking... LOL! You could always just get cranberry juice and tell them it's a mixed drink? Or I've told people I'm on a diet and am not drinking alcohol right now... it works! All the best!
DS born 4/1/08 after 5 IUI's and vericocele repair
DD born 1/29/10 natural conception
IUD for 2.5 years, removed 8/13/12
Cycle 1- 8 weeks long
Cycle 2- induced by provera and lasted 3 weeks
Cycle 3- clomid cycle.... BFP 11/12/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found out TWINS! Born 7/8/13
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Re: 36 (nearly 37) and TTC

Postby nicolettesharpe » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks! I am excited, nervous but very happy & hopeful :)
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