Infertility

2WW- What do you do?

Is anyone else on their 2WW?  What do you do to stay positive?  What do you try to take your mind off of the wait?  Do you drink or eat anything different?  Do you avoid certain things as if you were pregnant (medications, alcohol, food, etc)? 

I am on my 2WW after femara, ovidrel and timed intercourse.  This is my 26th 2WW since I started TTC.  I feel really excited about my new medication and have high hopes for this round!  I pray often.  I try not to get myself too excited so I won’t be so let down.  I avoid any pain medication except Tylenol.  I have an occasional alcoholic beverage on the weekends during my 2WWs, but keep it to around 2 drinks.  I am drinking raspberry leaf tea- which I just heard about (I would love your thoughts on that!) I just started avoiding all soy products. I’m sure there are other things I do, what about you? 

Re: 2WW- What do you do?

  • FYI - DO NOT drink red rasperry leaf tea in the TWW!!!!! It causes uterine contractions and is contraindicated in pregnancy unless it's to induce labour. Only drink red rasperry tea from CD 1 to O and then stop.
    Me: 34 I DH: 37
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD born: 2006
    Dx: Unexplained secondary infertility - working with RE
    DS (finally!) born: 2011
    TTC #3: another 5 years of secondary infertility - working with RE again
    Spontaneous BFP: 04Oct16  m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH); D&C
    Apr 17 - IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17 - IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17 - IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO); NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17 - IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation
    Sep 17 - IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies) - mild OHSS
    Nov 17 - IVF #1 - Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue
    Dec 17 - IVF #2 - FX it's a go!
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    @tosh24 Thank you for the heads up.  I will no longer drink it until my cycle restarts!  Better to be safe than sorry.  I literally just poured out my cup of tea.  Luckily I haven’t been drinking hot tea the past few days due to the weather here being so warm! 
    sparkle0404
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  • @haleykp87 I am also in my a TWW. I go in for my beta on Wednesday the 8th. I have been going along as if I am pregnant. Not drinking, staying away from caffeine of course and only taking tylenol. 
  • @bassetlover1 I hope everything goes well tomorrow!  Caffeine is one thing I need to focus on reducing.  Tomorrow I’m going from two cups of coffee a day to one.  It’s hard to go along like I’m pregnant since it’s been so long with no luck TTC.  
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  • @haleykp87 I feel you on that. It feels like I have been pretending 2 weeks out of every month for like 2 years now!
    @tosh24 Good to know about the tea. Thanks for the heads up.

    Anyway, just wanted to take a poll, do you guys do normal workouts during the 2WW? I'm almost afraid to do like a normal high intensity workout because I don't want to screw anything up. Also, what about the pineapple core, I've heard that helps and I like pineapple?
  • @haleykp87  Not the most helpful, but mostly this:  https://www.babble.com/pregnancy/the-8-stages-of-the-two-week-wait/ (which I must have found in stage 4, but I think I moved on to stage 7 yesterday). 

    @bassetlover1 Fx for you’re beta today!  

    I’m also in the TWW (even though it’s only a week and a half from my first FET) and my beta’s on Saturday.  Afraid to POAS b/c I don’t want to know if it’s negative :(. At least with the ignorance I have left I still have hope!

    @kerryann124 I was advised to avoid high impact exercise until beta after FET.  I think also (avoid) anything that would heat the body a lot.  But tons of people get pregnant naturally with regular activity.
    About me:
    ***TW***
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 40, DH 42), TTC #1
    BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B :( )
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal :( )
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare cycle w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 of one PGS normal XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(


    emmasemmtinjp78
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  • @artemis618 thank you for that article! I go between stage 2 and 3 every hour haha. It’s nice to know it’s not just me!
    artemis618
  • @haleykp87 You’re very welcome :). For this TWW (again my first IVF FET - we’ve basically waited a year to get to this point), in addition to avoiding alcohol, even decaf coffee, and drugs other than Tylenol, I decided to cut out refined sugar (still eating blueberries and mandarins, and I did do the pineapple thing), simple carbs, and gluten for kicks (basically trying to eat like a gluten free diabetic!) -  just for the TWW (so started whenever I started progesterone/my fake ovulation day).  I don’t have a gluten sensitivity but I was just trying to avoid things that might be inflammatory, and the sugar, well if it works, I’d pretty much have to cut that out anyway since at 40 gestational diabetes is a real risk.

    When are you due to test?

    BTW, I totally caved and POAS (actually 3 different brands) yesterday morning (7dp5dt or 12DPO equivalent) and *TW* it seems to have taken.  Betas tomorrow and Monday will hopefully confirm.
    About me:
    ***TW***
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 40, DH 42), TTC #1
    BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B :( )
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal :( )
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare cycle w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 of one PGS normal XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(


    emmasemm
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  • @artemis618 The RE wants me to POAS next Friday. I have one more week to go crazy! I have cut out all alcohol this 2WW because it’s just not worth it- DH and I are social drinkers so going over to friends and not drinking causes lots of questions. I got my last Chinese buffet trip in a week ago, it’s my weakness and the sodium and iffy food temperature keeps me away from it. You seem to be a much better eater than I am in general!  Hope you continue to do well and good luck tomorrow! 

    @kerryann124 what is the pineapple thing? 
  • @artemis618 Ahh that is so exciting! GL on the betas! I'm currently 10 DPO and really trying to resist the urge to test....

    I guess pineapple cores contain bromelain, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and supposedly may help thicken uterus lining and encourage implantation? I try to eat some pineapple during the TWW, couldn't hurt right?
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  • I had to POAS today- even though I cheated and did yesterday.  BFN :( both times.  So now I’m just waiting for AF to come.  Until then I’m praying for a miracle but trying to mentally prepare to start the whole process over again.  I believe everything is in God’s plan- so trying to be positive and think maybe that the uterine polyp they found during his cycle will be a key to my IF- they plan to remove the polyp if indeed I’m not PG.  

    How is everyone else doing?  

    I’m having a hard time finding my place on these boards- which is why I started this conversation, but now I’m not even going to really belong on this one.  Any suggestions?  Just doing femara and timed intercourse right now until IVF becomes necessary/ the best path.  
  • @haleykp87 hey, so sorry for the bfn’s. As far as where you belong... are you on the daily boards in TTGP? That may be the closest to what you’re doing since it’s TI. If you are feeling Infertility is more your place (which I get.... ) then maybe start a monthly Timed Intercourse thread. As you know, we girls are always just starting our own threads here... I’m sure you’re not the only timed intercourse girl. Or if there’s not enough appetite for that, maybe hop on an iui thread (since that’s the next level up from TI.  Believe it or not you’d likely be welcomed on any of our threads (and we all are always lurking on threads we are not even part of and commenting ) because once you need help to get knocked up, it’s sort of a sliding slope. Anyway, that’s my thoughts..., hth!

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  • @haleykp87 I’m on the trouble TTC boards too - there are weekly checkins there that aren’t specific to what you’re going through. That might be a good start!
    TTC #1
    dx: DOR
    8 cycles Clomid (1 BFP & MC)
    3 failed IUIs (Follistim & Trigger)
    IVF #1
    dragonette505
  • @haleykp87 Sorry I haven’t posted. **TW I got a BFP on my beta on Nov 8th but started bleeding over the weekend and ended up with a chemical pregnancy. It was a really hard day, even tho it was our first cycle and we only had 20% chance I was still a bit excited with the initial BFP. We are going in for a follow up on Dec 1st to discuss the next cycle and protocol. I’m ready to get started again. We didn’t have any viable embryos to freeze last time so we have to do the whole process over again. 
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