Trouble TTC

Some of you may remember me...

from TTGP and some of you may not :D.

Brief intro: I'm 32, Canadian, and have been off BC (Depo) since Jan 2010.  Cycle restarted May 2010 and has been totally regular since then. DH had a local SA which only does count (fine), my bloodwork is fairly normal except borderline high testosterone.

DH has extreme sensitivity issues and so rarely is able to ejaculate from sex - after 6 months with only 2 decent chances we began home insemination. A year later still nothing and so was put on Metformin and referred to an OBGYN - who took one look at me and said "I don't help fat people have babies." 

Was obviously disheartened, and when DH work schedule picked up to ridiculous hours we stopped 'trying' and just let things go.

So here we are 3 years later, in a better place personally and professionally, and have decided that we are going to restart the testing and try find someone who will work with me instead of trying to write me off. (Yes I am a large lady - no I'm not morbidly obese or a glutton - and NO that doesn't mean I shouldn't be a mother.)

Oh, and yes those are puppies and rainbows in my avatar - I think they're cute and pretty and I like them. Big Smile

So, let's party on a Friday night!

First comes Love Nov 11,  2003, Then Marriage: Aug. 23, 2006. Baby??? TTC since May 2010. Started seeking additional medical intervention (again) Summer 2013, finally appointment is booked!
Formerly buttercupaug 06 - and I was almost silver :(
Aug 16, 2013 - SA done - All good strong numbers
Apr 3, 2014 - Consult with OBGYN to get my testing started.
Mar 6, 2014 - Surprise BFP!!!! EDD Nov 9th. Consult with OBGYN changed to prenatal meet and greet!
May 2, 2014 - NT scan perfect! Can't wait to find out what team we're on. 

June 11, 2014 - it's official, we're TEAM PINK!!!
Welcome Piper Laine!! November 10, 2014

Re: Some of you may remember me...

  • I can't believe that doctor said that to you. I hope you find a great doctor and I wish you the best of luck.
     TTC#1 Since April 2011 
    BFP#1 5.23.12 C/P 4w4d 
    BFP #2 10.1.13
    EDD June 10, 2014
  • That's a horrible thing for a doctor to say. I am on the overweight side but my RE never mentioned it being a problem. I hope you find an RE who will be more sensitive.
    Me: 29, PCOS (anovulatory, amenorrhea) w/IR. Off BCP 02/10. HSG normal.
    DH: 25, 1st SA shows low motility, 2nd SA normal.

    01/12: Clomid 50 mg + TI = No response. BFN
    03/12: Provera ends 72 day cycle. Started 1500 mg Metformin.
    05/12: Provera ends 49 day cycle. Clomid 100 mg + Ovidrel + TI = BFN
    06/12 Clomid 100 mg = poor response, cycle canceled. +OPK, still BFN.
    07/12-10/12 Cycle break. No O or AF.
    11/12 Provera ends 123 day cycle. Clomid 150 mg + Ovidrel + TI = BFN
    12/12 Clomid 150 mg = Cyst. Cycle canceled.
    01/13: Femara 7.5 mg = No response. Cycle canceled.
    Currently on a cycle break. Next cycle: Femara 7.5 mg + Gonal F + Ovidrel + IUI
    PAIF/SAIF welcome

  • I cannot believe what your doctor said to you. His/her words were repulsive! Seriously... I am speechless! Grrrrr...

    I hope you can find a doctor who you are comfortable with and your stay here is short. 


    Me: 32 DH: 35  TTC#1 since March 2012
    Dx: Poor Embryo Quality, Arcuate Uterus, Poor Uterine Blood Flow, Mild Endo, 
           Protein S Deficiency, Sjorgen's Syndrome 

    IUI #1-5: BFN
    Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy: minimal endo, partial septoplasty
    IVF #1: 10R/6M/6F ~ Day 3 ET = BFN
    IVF #2: 14R/9M/5F ~ transfer canceled ~ all embryos arrested at 1-2 cell stage
    IVF #3: 9R/5M/5F ~ 1 frosty!
    IVF #4 (FET #1): BFN

    IVF #5 (DE IVF #1 with Dr. KK protocol): Currently PREGNANT!!!!!!
    Synthroid + Prednisone + Metformin + Baby Aspirin + Supplements Galore = 15+ pills a day
    Lupron + Lovenox + Delestrogen + IVIG + B/W = 2-5 pokes a day
    19R, 17M, 17F - transferred two Grade A blasts 11/16, four frosties!!!
    Beta #1 11/24 (13dpo/8dp5dt) = 367 ~ Beta #2 11/26 (15dpo/10dp5dt) = 709
    Beta #3 11/29 (18dpo/13dp5dt) = 1,997 ~ Beta #4 12/1 (20dpo/15dp5dt) = 3,403


    My Blog: Running and Dreaming for Two ~ All are Welcome!
  • So sorry for the crappy experience you had in the past.  I hope you get a plan soon and don't have to stick around here too long, even though we are all pretty awesome ;)
    CafeMom Tickers
    TTC since July 2011
    BFP #1: 2/15/12-Ectopic/Mtx at 6 wks

    BFP #2: 10/12/12-m/c at 5 wks. 
    BFP #3: 8/27/13
    Me: MTHFR, Low AMH (1.1), High NK cells and Antiphospholipid Antibodies.
    DH:MFI-Low morph (1%), DNA fragmentation: Excellent!
    5 rounds of clomid, 3 IUIs, and multiple non-medicated cycles- BFFN                                                      
    IVF with ICSI in August 2013 brought us our babies.  ER-9R, 7M, 4F w/ICSI  ET of 2-Grade 2 blasts. 
    + HPT at 6dp5dt. #1 (8dp5dt)- 105    #2 (13dp5dt)- 510  #3 (15dp5dt)- 960  #4 (17dp5dt)- 1889
    Dx shortened cervix, PTL, and preeclampsia during pregnancy.  Lots of medications and 13 weeks of bedrest, babies were born healthy at 34w4d!

  • That is awful what the doctor said to you!! I hope you can find a doctor you feel comfortable with and get a plan in place. Good luck!!

    I like puppies and rainbows too.

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    Age: Me 26, DH 27, Married Oct. 10, 2009 ,TTC since March 2012
    Problem: Irregular menstruation, unexplained
    Nov&Dec-Provera because of no period after 35+ days
    First RE appt 1/10/2013
    Tests: TSH (normal), Prolactin (normal), SA (abnormal)
    Hysteroscopy (normal) and PCOS labs (negative/normal) 1/15/2013
    2/1/13- HPT BFP but Beta Hcg was negative
    Plan: Femara + Trigger + IUI in April if no real BFP before then Bloggy Blog!
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    So sorry for the crappy experience you had in the past.  I hope you get a plan soon and don't have to stick around here too long, even though we are all pretty awesome ;)

    This! OP I wish you the best of luck moving forward!!! 


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    Married October 2009. Me 29 H 28.
    After 1 year of infertility, our little miracle was conceived via our 3rd IUI on May 5, 2013.
    Holland Sophia was born Jan 24, 2014.
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • How can you not Love puppies and rainbows!? 

    good luck moving forward!

    Married July 2011.   TTTC since Feb. 2012
    DH (27): nice SA
    Me (26): PCOS
    clomd 50mg: no response x2
    clomid 100mg + trigger + TI:  BFN
    Femara 5mg + trigger + TI: BFP!!
    beta #1: 703    beta #2: ~2100
    u/s #1:  2 yolk sacs!!  edd: June 20th, 2014!
    Baby Girls! 3-14-14 at 26 weeks, preterm labor

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • What an awful thing he said to you. Good luck to you. Hoping your stay here is short. 

    **************SIGGY WARNING**************


    Me 32 :: DH 40

     TTC since November, 2011

    DH's SA : Excellent

    Lap and Hysteroscopy June 2012

    DX: PCOS, Stage III Endo, slight Adenomyosis, blocked tube, and probable LPD

    Treatments:  6 Months Lupron Depot injections; 1500 mg metformin; 3 cycles of Clomid + TI = BFN

    3 endometrial biopsies all were "out of phase" 

    September - December, 2013:  Break to lose weight and get healthy

    40 lb weight loss but still not ovulating "in phase"  

    February - March 2014: bcps + follistim + trigger + TI = BFP

     Beta #1 (12dpo): 30; Beta #2 (18dpo): 500; Beta #3 (25dpo): 7,000!!! 

    1st u/s 4/16: One beautiful hb at 144 bmp 

    2nd u/s 4/29: hb at 166 bmp.  Graduated from RE!!


    EDD: November 29, 2014


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  • That doctor is horrendous!!!  So sorry you had to go through that, but glad you are here now and moving on.  Good luck to you and I hope you don't have to be here very long!  ps - love the puppies and rainbows!
  • Welcome and lots of luck to you!

    DX: Unexplained
    6 Failed IUIs (Clomid and Gonal F).  
    IVF #1 began August 2013- BC, 4 days of Estrace, stimmed with Gonal F and Menopur, Ganirelix, 9R 5M 5F, Medrol and Doxycycline, 5 day transfer of 2 early blastocysts- good quality, Progesterone, Estrace, and baby aspirin, BETA on 9/20 BFN,   IVF #2 began September 2013, stimming with Gonal F (higher dose) and Menopur, Ganirelix, 18R 14M 9F with ICSI, 5 day transfer of 2 BBs one was starting to hatch, 2 frosties: 1  BB and 1 AC, BETA on 10/21, BFN BETA was a 5- chemical 
    Getting some more testing and trying to figure out what the issue is before FET in December, started acupuncture on 11/10, RLP and some other BW nothing major to report except slightly high Prolactin. Prolactin was slightly high when I started with my RE and I already had an MRI which was Neg.  Endo biopsy=negative.  WTF is wrong with us???
    12/18/13 FET of 1 BB and 1 AC.  Hoping for a miracle.  Beta 12/26 Low BETA-8 2nd BETA 5- chemical
    After 3 failed transfers IDK where to go from here.  Still no real answers as to why this isn't working.  Getting a second opinion in February and looking into immune testing.  
    2/14- NEW RE- Immune testing showed a partial dq alpha match with DH- On prednisone and did intralipids prior to transfer.  3/14 Lupron, gonal f, menopur, HGH.  ER 15 mature all 15 fertilized!  5dt of an early blast grade 1 and an expanded blast grade 2.  BETA on 4/21.  1 grade 2 embryo frozen
    BETA #1 59 BETA #2 148 BETA #3 283 BETA #4 2,783! US at 6w2d shows 1 bean measuring right on track! HR 121.  US at 8w3d measuring on track HR 177. Released form my RE.  EDD 12/28

    All Welcome
  • I'm not over this post.  What kind of insanity - I hope you found a new doc!
    Dx PCOS @ 16y.o
    9/2011: unplanned natural conception and MC @ 6weeks Cycle 1: 12/2012: TI & 2000MG Metformin & 100MG Clomid = CP
    Functional Cyst - fixed with 2wks BCP
    Cycle 2: 1/31/13: IUI #1
    Meds:2000MG Metformin, 100MG Clomid, HSG/Trigger, Provera 400mg 2DPIUI
    Stats: SA 20mil & 63% mot/follicles (as per 1/30 u/s): 22, 13, 14
    BFP! Beta #1 13DPiui: 79! Beta #2 15DPiui: 164! Beta#3 19DPIUI: 773! First US scheduled 3/5! EDD Oct 23!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    S/PAIF Welcome - You girls give me HOPE!
    Herbal Supplements: 1800mg NAC, Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Baby Asprin, Folguard, Multivitamin
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