Intro **TW: DD** — The Bump

Intro **TW: DD**

This will be short and sweet!

We successfully conceived DD within 6 cycles in 2016, and started TTC again for #2 Mar/Apr 2017 (stopped BF'ing early - different story). Since spring 2017 I've been tracking BD/CM/OPKs etc. and as far as I can tell, I'm regular. Anyway, life went by and a couple of months ago I realized it had been like 20 cycles of good timing and no results. Boo.

Our first RE appointment is on Thursday! I'm cautiously optimistic. I know nothing about infertility. I read some posts on this board, I see a lot of big words which I'm assuming are a combination of pills, needles and creams? Slightly terrifying.

Hoping the results from this initial appointment come in quickly. I wish I had started this process earlier :(

Me: 31 | DH: 33
TTC #1 Oct 2015
BFP Mar 26, 2016 - DD born Nov 2016
TTC #2 since Mar 2017

Re: Intro **TW: DD**

  • Tulips29Tulips29
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    Hi there. Welcome and I'm sorry you have to find yourself here to begin with. This process may seen scary and overwhelming. Good thing is that you found this board before jumping in and there's a wealth of information here. There are a ton of supportive and wonderful ladies (and some gents) here who can provide guidance, moral support, explanations, don't be afraid to ask all the questions. Once you find out your protocol, join a monthly IVF/IUI thread to chat with others who are going through the same thing as you. I hope your stay here isn't long and I wish you success. 
    ***History & TW in Spoiler***

    ***bfp & child warning***
    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020

  • @PrettyPalomino I was the same way when I first joined over here. Reading people's protocols had me lost! We're all here if you need help! Hope your appointment goes well 🙂
    TTGP August Siggy Challenge - Camping

    Me: 30 DH:32
    Together since 2007
    Married 7/2/16

    TTC #1 since 7/2017
    Dx: unexplained

    IUI #1-3 all BFN

    IVF #1
    6 total biopsied for PGT-A and frozen, 5 normal - 3 girls, 2 boys

    FET #1
    Scheduled transfer date 9/10/19

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  • k_mama91k_mama91
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    @PrettyPalomino I agree with what they’ve been said. These boards are wonderful for guidance and support. When I first started my journey with ivf I was so overwhelmed and nervous. Don’t let the big words scare you, the process isn’t too bad. Best of luck!
  • Welcome! I'm sorry you have a reason to be here, but you've come to a good place for support, guidance and understanding. It can definitely feel overwhelming, but the thing that has helped me most is to try to remember to take it one day and one step at a time. Also don't hesitate to ask questions! A lot of my stress early on came from the unknown. Come prepared to appointments with a list of questions and don't hesitate to follow up with your clinical team after appointments if you still have questions once you've had time to process any new information you have received. Best of luck! 

    History in Signature 
    Me & DH: 33
    September 2015: Chemical pregnancy/Miscarriage
    October 2016:  1st IUI - BFN
    November 2016: 2nd IUI - Cancelled due to cyst
    December 2016:  3rd IUI - BFN
    January 2017: 4th IUI - BFN
    April 2017: 1st IVF Retrieval - 3 embryos (1 transferred, 2 frozen) - BFP 
    May 2017: Missed miscarriage @ 7 weeks, D&C
    August 2017: 1st FET - BFP & Miscarriage @ 6 weeks
    November 2017: Hysteroscopy to remove adhesion 
    December 2017: 2nd FET - BPF & Miscarriage @ 6 weeks
    February 2018: 2nd IVF Retrieval - 1 embryo, PGS tested normal 
    August 2018: 3rd FET - BFP & Miscarriage @ 5 weeks
    September 2018: DX with blood clotting disorder
    November 2018: 3rd IVF Retrieval - 2 embryos, both abnormal 
    February 2019: 4th IVF Retrieval w/TESA for DH - 2 Embryos, both PGS tested normal
    April 2019: ERA test
    June 2019: 4th FET - BFP & Miscarriage @ 5 weeks
  • Follow up: diagnosis is in.

    Yes I have polycystic ovaries, but not the syndrome. Turns out it’s severe male factor, sperm count is at 2 million, which doesn’t even qualify us for IUI 😞  

    The waitlist for IVF at my clinic is 12-14 months, so I guess we are benched for now. 

    Good luck to everyone, FX for all!! 
    Me: 31 | DH: 33
    TTC #1 Oct 2015
    BFP Mar 26, 2016 - DD born Nov 2016
    TTC #2 since Mar 2017

  • BusinessWifeBusinessWife
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    edited July 14
    I'm so sorry to hear your next stop is IVF.  It's a tough pill to swallow.  Especially because there's SOMETHING!  (Azoo wife here, I know nothing about sperm counts lol) but that was us too.  Do not pass go, go directly to IVF, if we were lucky enough to find viable sperm to work with, which we were, thank goodness, but not everyone is.

    I do know from LOTS of experience on the bench how hard that can be. :/ there is a benched thread on ttgp if you wanna, as well. (((Hugs)))

    ETA have they mentioned supplements or prescriptions yet to boost his counts?  I wonder what could have happened between your previous time ttc and now...
    Me: 35 | DH: 42 ~ TTC May 2015 thru Dec 2017
    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | 10/16 - MFI Azoo dx confirmed. No known genetic cause. Vas deferens absent.
    3/17 - DH started Clomid to prepare for MESA/TESE | 4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | 7/17 - Successful retrieval for DH!
    9/17 - Two BTB IVFs  | 10/17 - Polypectomy  |  11/17 - 1st FET ended in CP | 12/17 - 2nd FET ... BFP!!! <3 EDD: 09/09/18

    Our little miracle is finally here!

  • I'm sorry about your diagnosis. We are male factor as well and yeah, IVF is our best shot in this case. I'm sorry it's such a long wait at your clinic. Have you checked other clinics in your area?
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
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