Trying to Get Pregnant

Newbie Thread w/o 4/15

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Ages (you and SO): 

How many months have you been TTC?: 

What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: 

Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.):

Re: Newbie Thread w/o 4/15

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  • @doilycart welcome! I’m so sorry for your loss the ttcal thread has many supportive women there, as well as the rest of the board.

    @peppyj9 Welcome! I hope your stay here is short! 
  • @em719 Welcome! Those are the PNVs I was on for a while, but I have been marching through a variety of different brands since then. Who knows, maybe I shall return to those. Right now, we're using Best Nest ("we" bc I also make MH take his daily!) Congrats on yr recent marriage! <3

    Also, hi to all the rest of you who are new this week! Looking forward to getting to know everyone more. 
  • em719em719 member
    @kagesstarshroom Thank you!  If there's a BFN this cycle, then I'll be trying a new PNV, so thanks for the recommendation!
  • Welcome @em719! If I'm not mistaken I think a lot of us are in the 35+ age category. You're in great company! :)  
    Me: 37 | H: 44
    TTC #1: May 2015
    IF DX January 2016- Me: Right sided hydrosalpinx 
    Right tube removed: February 2016
    Acupuncture + TCM: March 2016
    BFP: July 4, 2016 | DS: March 2017 (39w 2d)
    TTC #2: April 2019
    BFP #2: April 2019 | CP: April 30, 2019 (4w 2d)
    BFP #3: July 15, 2019
    EDD: March 23, 2020

  • whitealbum29whitealbum29 member
    edited April 2019
    @bluebirdbluebird - re: PNV, finally someone else said it so I didn't have to be the first! Thank you. :D Totally thought that and still think it when I see it!
    I'm on the east coast too and my SO and I are around your ages! I'm 35, he is 40.
  • @bluebirdbluebird welcome! I was confused about PNV too! It's not in the list of acronyms (I think) so I totally get it

    @jandawg welcome! That's awesome that you inherited some great landscaping! When we bought our house the lot is nice and large but everything was overgrown and ugly. Like 3 foot tall thistle weeds ugly! It's come a long way but still needs lots of love 🙂
    *TW* History:
    Me: 34 DH: 35 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

    TTC #1 since 7.2017
    Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies

    IUI #1-3 all BFN
    IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
    FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
    RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
    FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
    2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
    Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
    TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20

    Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
    Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
    Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
    Bloodwork | 10.21.21 high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies
    BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 B) | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX to maintain pregnancy
    DS born 7.19.22 after induction

    TTC #2 begins in 2023
    Consultation with RI | TBD
  • @Peachie89 @em719 @bluebirdbluebird @jandawg @chellisam Welcome! Hope your stays are short 🙂.

    @chellisam please share pics of Wilson if you're
    comfortable with that. Westies are one of my favorite dogs 😍. 
  • @chellisam Hey! I remember you (or more accurately your profile pic). Welcome back!
  • @chellisam he looks so sweet. I wanna snuggle him haha. 
  • @chellisam Hi! I am a poet! Cool to have another creative writer on the boards. I thought about going into copywriting for a bit, though copyediting is more my jam. I'm sucking it up in a PhD program now, hoping to land a TT job somewhere--we shall see.
  • Welcome @johopingtobemummy! I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It sounds like your mother is so lucky to have you <3 

    Regarding age, there are many of us in the 35+ category. I'm 36! And my DH is 43.  :)
    Me: 37 | H: 44
    TTC #1: May 2015
    IF DX January 2016- Me: Right sided hydrosalpinx 
    Right tube removed: February 2016
    Acupuncture + TCM: March 2016
    BFP: July 4, 2016 | DS: March 2017 (39w 2d)
    TTC #2: April 2019
    BFP #2: April 2019 | CP: April 30, 2019 (4w 2d)
    BFP #3: July 15, 2019
    EDD: March 23, 2020

  • @johopingtobemummy - Welcome! I also turned 35 recently and it was definitely a weird feeling to turn that age we've all always heard about re: fertility, when I'm trying for my first! But yeah there are several people 35+ here with SO's in their 40s, so you're not alone! 

    I'm so sorry about the loss of your father, it must be hard to see it have that effect on your mom. 
  • Ages (you and SO): me 25, husband 30

    How many months have you been TTC?: On 4th cycle now (I am on CD 5)

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Exciting development, I recently bought an Ava bracelet secondhand. I am tempting, using OPKs, checking CM/CP, BD-ing, taking a prenatal and recently added a vitamin B Complex, as well. I also follow a Paleo diet.

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): Hi! *TW* I have a 2 year old daughter, born Jan 2017. My hobbies are cooking, yoga/working out, and crafting. Shortly after my daughter's birth, I got diagnosed with Hashimoto's, got put on Synthroid, and continued on with my life. In June 2018, I decided that I was sick of feeling so fatigued and hated what I saw in the mirror. I did some reading & researching and realized that with an autoimmune disease, a diet/lifestyle change needed to occur. I decided to do a Whole30 and then I continued on with a Paleo diet, and I lost 50 lbs. In Oct 2018, my husband's job moved us from Tampa, FL to the UK. Once we got settled in the UK and found our permanent home, we decided to start trying. I also decided to read Taking Charge of Your Fertility recently and I was looking at my TTC data on Fertility Friend..... I am having short luteal phases. Or I am ovulating too late in my cycle. I am at a loss about what to do! 
    Pregnancy TickerMe: 26, DH: 31
    Diagnosed with Hashimoto's 06/17
    BFP #1: 05/11/16 DD born 01/01/17, Happy New Year
    TTC #2: 01/2019
    BFP #2 09/24/19--Ended in chemical pregnancy
    BFP #3 07/02/2020 Due: 03/10/2021

  • @nolemama24 Welcome. Your story sounds exactly like mine!
    *TW child/pregnancy mentioned*
    I had my DD Nov 2016, had a lot of issues after, fatigue and weight gain being some of them. Tried working with my PCP to test my thyroid from June 2017-Jan 2018, she said it was fine. I did a couple Whole30s in that time and it only made my thyroid symptoms more clear and not bogged down by all the other stuff. Finally saw a functional medicine practitioner at 18 months pp (May 2018) and was diagnosed with low sex hormones and hypothyroidism on it's way to becoming Hashimoto's (TGAb were slightly elevated, TPO antibodies were fine). Got put on NDT since I have low FT4 & FT3, progesterone cream, and went 100% gluten free (gluten molecules can mimic your thyroid and can cause your body to attack your thyroid if you have Hashi's). Here I am a year later and finally feeling myself again.
    TTC#1 July 2015 
    • BFP: 9/16/15 — MC: 11/8/15 Blighted Ovum
    • BFP: 3/10/16 — Baby Girl born 11/20/16
    TTC#2 April 2019 
    • BFP: 9/12/19 — EDD 5/15/20

  • @shannie36 Welcome!!! 
    BFP 6/3/19 EDD 2/14/20 BFP 4/15/21 EDD 12/20/21
    Diagnosed with PCOS & Hashimoto's
  • @shannie36 I’m so sorry about your Furrbaby:( Rotties are so amazing ❤️

    Welcome to the group and happy early anniversary!
  • Welcome @shannie36! I am so sorry for loss.  <3

    Welcome @czybura
    Me: 37 | H: 44
    TTC #1: May 2015
    IF DX January 2016- Me: Right sided hydrosalpinx 
    Right tube removed: February 2016
    Acupuncture + TCM: March 2016
    BFP: July 4, 2016 | DS: March 2017 (39w 2d)
    TTC #2: April 2019
    BFP #2: April 2019 | CP: April 30, 2019 (4w 2d)
    BFP #3: July 15, 2019
    EDD: March 23, 2020

  • @chellisam I remember you too! Welcome back! Also Wilson is adorable! <3
  • Ages (you and SO): I will be 33 in June and DH is 40

    How many months have you been TTC?: 2

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: Temping, Pre-Seed, PNVs

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): DH and I got married last November. When we met he already owned a restaurant and last summer we opened a second little cafe together. I love reading, list making, planning, and throwing parties.
  • @shannie36 Have you been to see an RE yet?  If not, I would suggest making an appointment ASAP.  Even without taking age into account, the standard is to do fertility testing after 1 year of trying.

    "It's time to try defying gravity."

    Me: 38  DH: 38
    Married 6/11/16
    TTC Since 6/2016
    12/2016 RE appt; 1/2017 SA & HSG results - all normal
    3/2017 Dx Hyperprolactinemia; 5/2017 Prolactin levels normal; 8/2017 Low Ovarian Reserve
    8/2017 TTA for personal reasons; 10/2017 NTNP; 12/2017 Re-start TTC
    7/2018 Clomid+IUI
    11/2018 Letrozole+TI
    12/2018 Letrozole+IUI
    2/2019 NTNP
    5/2019 Stopping all TTC efforts; living Childfree
  • I was here back in 2016 but under a different username (Marriedhamstermom) so I thought I’d introduce myself again

    Ages (you and SO): I am 29, DH will be 30 in July

    How many months have you been TTC?: This is our first month trying again

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: I’m planning on OPKs, tracking CM, Pre-Seed, PNVs

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): I have one DS born in March of 2017 (was on Feb ‘17 bmb). I became a SAHM after he was born. I enjoy reading, TV/movies, crafts, and am surprisingly enjoying getting into exercising and eating better! We no longer have any pets (hence why I felt I needed to change my username as mentioned above) 
    Me: 33 | DH: 34
    Married: October, 19, 2015
    EDD 2/22/17 <3 DS1 born on 3/2/17
    EDD 3/8/20 <3 DS2 born on 3/10/20
    EDD 11/24/23
    (Formerly Marriedhamstermom Feb ‘17)

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