Trying to Get Pregnant

Newbie Intros - week of Nov 28

Welcome, new members! Please read The Ultimate TTGP Guide pinned at the top of the board ( It's full of information about TTGP and about our community here on The Bump. 

Please introduce yourself and share as much (or as little) as you would like. Once you're ready, feel free to jump into any of our daily/weekly threads to participate in the community!

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 Intros - week of Nov 28

  • @mambo5-2 Hi! I have my fingers crossed for you on this next transfer <3 
    PG #1: 36w5d 12/25/19
    PG #2: EDD 8/15/23 Miscarried 9w1d 1/11/23
    PG #3: EDD 12/15/23
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  • Welcome back @mambo5-2 ! I hope that this removal helps and your time here is short! 

    *Live, Love, Laugh, Learn*

  • @mambo5-2 welcome back, long time no see!!!
  • Ages (you and SO): I’m 32 and my DH is 33

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

    What are you doing to get knocked up (WAYDTGKU)?: BD daily and OPKs

    Tell us about yourself! (Kids, pets, job, hobbies, etc.): Our story is a bit complicated. *TW* we got pregnant while I was on depo very soon after getting married and that ended in MC. We went on to conceive a year and a half later in the first month trying when my DH came home from a deployment. My pregnancy was an eventful one with Cholestasis, pre-E, and my heart nearly failing during labor. I had a sustained HR of 208 and was put in the ICU for delivery with a slew of specialists at my side 24/7. I also had an epidural that resulted in a spinal headache and the need for a blood patch. Ultimately though myself and our sweet DS ended up just fine after some time in the NICU and recovery for myself. *end TW* For a year following, we used NFP for birth control as I was no longer able to take any medicinal BC. Ultimately, we decided it was safest for my husband to have a vasectomy with guidance from my doctor. BUT it has now been 4 years since his vasectomy and we have learned he is in the very small percent of men whose vasectomies have late recanalization AKA failure, as I fell pregnant last month. We found ourselves surprisingly overwhelmed with joy and felt that this was a blessing and a sign from God that it was ok to expand our family. *TW* Sadly, our excitement quickly ended when my HCG levels dropped over the week and I experienced another MC. *end TW* So now here we are! A bit confused and unsure of his current fertility but sure that we want more children. It’s a place I never thought we’d be, yet I welcome it! For now we are BDing daily (FW for us!) and saying our prayers for another miracle. Late next week DH will be having a SA that should give us a better understanding of his vasectomy failure. If all is well we will continue on. However, he is military and will leave in January for a period of 7 months with a 3 week reprieve at home in between. So that certainly throws a kink in our plans! If the SA comes back less than we hope for, we will be going through with a vasectomy reversal around September!!

    On a different note, I’m a pediatric nurse and absolutely love my job! We have the pleasure of living in Hawaii currently and I am all about anything outdoors!! I also obsess over home decor, cooking/baking, and fitness! Thanks for the welcome! I’m excited to be a part of this group and anxious to see what’s in store for us. This sure has been a whirlwind!
  • welcome @acaverrn. thank you for sharing your unusual story. i wish you the very best as you and your family navigate this process! hopefully your time here will be short and sweet.
    I am doing this on my own. Left ovary and fallopian tube removed due to cyst/necrosis just after birth. Right ovary and tube still purport to function.
    Began TTC in Aug '18 @ age 35
    5 or 6 (or 7?!) cycles using frozen donor sperm, ICI. All BFN
    Mar-Jun '19 IUIs, all BFN
    Began process of referral for RE in spring of '19, blood tests confirm low AMH (.54) but all else is good.
    May '19 HSG shows open tube, but ultrasound suggests fibroids
    MRI in June '19 confirms two large fibroids, one growing through wall of uterus
    In June '19 I move from California to Oregon, disrupting my insurance, referrals, etc. 5 months spent piecing it all back together.
    Nov. '19 attempted myomectomy (vaginal approach) failed. 2nd surgery using laparoscopic method in Jan '20 is successful.
    April '20 --> June '20, natural IUIs, all BFN.
    July? saline ultrasound and bubble test demonstrate open tube
    July '20 clomid cycle cancelled for thin lining
    Aug-Oct, 3 femara cycles, all BFN
    RE referral. While waiting to set up an appointment Nov-Jan,I continue with natural cycles and ICI, using a known donor, BFN...
    Jan '21 more bloodwork, AMH is worse (.30), FSH high albeit not catastrophic at 13.2. hysteroscopy all good. "looks cozy!" says the RE.
    Feb '21, injectables (menopur, novarel), iui, BFN (doc said the frozen donor sperm sample had the "best numbers she'd ever seen!")
    Mar '21, injectables, iui cancelled due to lack of follicles, converted to at home-insem. BFN
    May '21, first IVF round cancelled due to cyst.
    July '21 IVF: standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 7; 6 days of stims. 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilize, 4 made it to blast. 3 are 4AB, 1 is 4BB. PGT-A results all abnormal.
    Oct '21 somewhat improved AMH (.51) and significantly improved FSH (8.9). Maybe it's all the pills I swallow.
    Dec -21, standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 5; 11 days of stims. retrieval yields 5, 4M, 2 reach day-6 blast (4AB & 4BB). 1 low-level mosaic (chr. 3 deletion), 1 complex abnormal.
    Feb '22 FET (low-level mosaic): CP.
    May '22 egg retrieval, lupron flare protocol. HGH priming for 1 month before stims; md lupron 20/20u daily; menopur 225, follistim 225, 10k trigger after 8 days of stims; AFC 10; 13 retrieved; 10 mature; 8 fertilized. All frozen at 2PN for later thaw, grow, and biopsy.
    July '22 egg retrieval same protocol: 9 days of stims; AFC 8; 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and frozen.
    Sept '22 ER same protocol: AFC 10; 12 retrieved, 11 mature, 11 fertilized.
    From the 3 retrievals, 7 survived to day 5-6 blastocyst, from which I have 2 normal embryos!
    Jan 20, Fully medicated FET, baby aspirin, dexamethasone, acupuncture, and as much woo as I can stand (which isn't very much). BFN.
    July 23, Natural FET + baby aspirin. BFN.
  • Welcome @acaverrn hope your stay is short!
    Me: 26     DH: 25
    DS1 -- 9/30/2016

  • @AmMcc12 & @optimistgardener thank you so much! I hope so too. Best of luck to you both!
  • Welcome @acarverrn I’m sorry that you’ve been through so many traumatic things. I hope your stay here is short and wish you all the luck!

    *Live, Love, Laugh, Learn*

  • @acarverrn I’m sorry for your losses, but welcome to this group 
  • @acarverrn I have cholestasis and pre-e babies as well! FX for a short sweet stay for you!
    Spoiler for History 

    Me - 30 DH - 32

    April 2009 - 8+ week MC
    January 2012 - BFP - DS Born 10/21/2012
    May 2013 - BFP - Twins MMC @ 13 weeks D&C
    Oct 2013 -  BFP MC @ 6 weeks
    Dec 2013 -  BFP  DD Born 8/16/14 - Cholestasis at 36+5
    Nov 2016 - BFP MC @ 6 weeks
    Dec 2016 - BFP  DD Born 6/19/17 @ 28+4 Severe Pre-E, IUGR, Cholestasis 
    Nov 2017 - BFP MC @ 6 weeks
    Jan 2017 - BFP MC @ 6 weeks
    Jan 2019 - BFP MC @ 6 weeks
    DH Vasectomy Aug 2019
    Feb 2022 - TTC #4 with IVF - RPL testing
    Protein C and S Deficiency - Blood Thinners for Treatment - Maybe we don't know!
    June 2022 - IVF - 2 embryos - 1 transfered 6/22/22 - Transfer Failed
    July 2022 - FET

  • @acarverrn My brother in law is also in that category after 4 years and they unexpectedly had a 4th child last year. It doesn't seem so rare around here but very exciting it has led you guys to expanding your family further! Good luck!
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