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2nd Try... Natural IUI

I am so happy and wanted to share my story with others in hopes that it will help boost your confidence and help you stay positive! After 9 months of ttc with no luck, we decided to go to the fertility doctor and take some tests... we learned that my husband has a low sperm count and low motility. I have a low egg reserve. The doctor recommended a natural IUI (3 times before moving to the next option). 1st IUI... post wash my husband had 26 mil sperm. I had every symptom in the book.. loads of cm, weird twitches and cramps, tired, nauseous, everything! But got AF on the day she was due. 2nd IUI... worked for us... and my husband only had 2 mil sperm post wash. They weren't happy with that number at all. Here's what worked for me... I layed there for 15 mins after the IUI with my knees bent... then went home immediately after and kept my feet up for a few hours. I did the pineapple core thing (1 piece a day for 5 days)... took it pretty easy (but I have a 2 year old daughter so it's sometimes hard to). Then during the 2ww, I did a lot of things that would keep me relaxed and my mind off of it all (played games with my hubby, shopped, drank wine when I wanted to, etc). I stayed busy! Before I knew it.. the 2ww was almost over. I didn't track my symptoms day by day... but I hardly had any... 7 and 8dpiui - gassy, bloated 9dpiui - super gassy and weird cramping right below my ribs, bowel movements more often (2-3 a day) 10dpiui - same as above 11dpiui - super bad cramps to where I thought AF was coming... but could've been gas too 12dpiui - No cm (not normal for me.. I normally have a ton the week before AF), super gassy, bloated, waking up in the middle of the night wide awake, peeing 2 to 3 times in the night, woke up shaky and feeling like I had coffee but I didn't, can't stop eating, need a nap in the middle of the day, cramps off and on, BFP I hope this helps somebody! Don't give up and stay positive! It's not a bad thing to get double checked and tested either... baby dust!

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Congratulations!  Happy and healthy 9 mos.

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