TTC after 35


Hi. I haven't posted anything on any sites yet. I don't know if I should be on TTTC (we've been trying for a year) or TTCAL (we miscarried May '10). But I'm 36, so I know that I fit here. :-)

My poor DH. After the m/c I was an emotional wreck (more than usual!). I didn't even want to have sex in case we got preg and m/c again. Now, we're seeing a fertility specialist. (I'm a little better, but I have my moments.) So glad that I work for a Catholic hospital- insurance is paying 90%. They put me on Femara this past month. But since only one follicle looked like it was going to mature, they put off the IUI. Maybe next month.

The nurses and the doctor that I'm working with keep saying things like, "Next month we'll do blah blah blah, but maybe you'll get pregnant this month and you won't have to worry about it!" That is so frustrating! I don't want you to sugar-coat it. Don't try to cheer me up with false hope! Let's just plan on doing what we're going to do, and if, by some miracle, some oversight by the fertility angels, I do get preg, that HOORAY! But until then, just stop.

Anyways, hello, ladies.

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  • Hello, and welcome. :)
    ~ Married 14 years and counting ~
    Chandler 11/2000 ~ Bronwyn 6/2002 ~ Grayson 3/2010 ~ Matilda/Till 6/2012
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    BFP 10/20/11 ::sticky dust::
    BFP 9/11/11 - m/c 9/25/11 5w5d
  • Hello!  You'd be welcome on 3T and TTCAL too.  Good luck with your testing!  Many of us have been through it, so feel free to ask any questions you might have. 

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  • Welcome! You are definitely welcome and fit on all three boards (unfortunately.) As do I. Best of luck!

  • Welcome, I hope that you stay here is short and you get your BFP quickly. 
    TTC since 10/09 Me-43 DH-44 RE and testing 10/10-11/10, Recommending IVF 1/11 New RE AMA and DOR-DH low motility IVF #1.1 cancelled 3/11 due to poor response IVF #1.2 May 2011, one perfect 8-cell embryo, 3dt-BFN, IVF #2.1 Converted to IUI d/t poor response. New RE 9/2011. IVF 2.2 completed using HGH,EPP,DHEA, Q-10 and accupuncture. Transferred one 8-cell, grade one embryo on 10/19. BFP 10/31/11 Chemical pregancy on 11/2/11. Started stims for IVF #3, our final try, on 12-2-11. ET on 12/18. Transferred 3 Grade A embryos-BFFN Planning DE IVF, late March/early April- Donors ER expected to be 4/2-4/4. PAIF/SAIF welcome
  • Welcome! I hope your stay is short. I think many of us here post on other boards, too. (I frequent IF.) You can get different perspectives from different boards.
    TTC #1 since June 2010
    Me: 36, DH: 42
    Dx: DOR and MFI

    DH: low count + very low motility; hormones all normal; Sperm DNA Frag. test = poor to fair; male karyotyping normal
    Me: FSH 13.4 + AMH 0.26 + hypothyroidism; Scratch the hypothyrodism (?); Blood clotting and immune panel all negative; endometrial biopsy normal

    IVF #1 (MDLF - Jul/Aug 2011): BFN (9R, 5M, 3F with ICSI, 3dt of 1 10-cell grade 2, no frosties)
    IVF #2 (EP-antagonist - Sep/Oct 2011): BFN (6R, 4M, 3F w/ ICSI, 3dt of 1 6-cell, 1 7-cell, grade 4s, no frosties)
    DE IVF #1 (shared cycle - June 2012): c/p (6R, 6F w/ICSI, 3dt 1 8-cell grade A- and 1 7-cell grade A-; no frosties)
    DE IVF #2 (shared cycle with new donor - Nov/Dec/ 2012): - BFP!!!!! 12/14/12. U/S on 12/27 shows twins!!!!!

  • Hey there,

    Welcome to the board. Sorry to hear about your loss. I'm surprised your doctor wouldn't do the IUI with one follicle. That's all I ever get. Not to be a negative nelly but your insurance is unlikely to cover IVF since the church is against it. Hopefully you won't need it but just throwing it out there. How were your test results?

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:41 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! We are Team Pink x 2!!

    K & K born 11/21/14 at 38wks 4 days


    SAIF/PAIF Welcome

  • Welcome! I fit on 3T and TTCAL, too. And IF. There should be a Bump award for the person who follows the most boards : ).  But this is my "home" and I know you'll like the crazy, cool chicks here.

    Sorry for your loss. I was also a basket case after my m/c. Hormones sent me over the edge.

    And I totally get why you don't want sugar coating from your doc.

    I think you'll find there are a lot of very smart, fun women on this board who are both practical, knowledgeable, and incredibly supportive. 

    GL to you!





    Me = 38, Husband = 31. TTC since 1/10. M/C at 8 wks 5/10. Started trying again 9/10. All tests normal: AMH/MIS, FSH, HSG, SA. Estradoil high. 6/20/11 - Clomid+Ovidrel+IUI#1=BFN. 7/17/11 - Clomid+IUI#2=BFN. 2 natural cycles = BFN. 10/6/11 - Clomid+Ovidrel+IUI#3=BFN. 10/31/11 - Clomid+Ovidrel+IUI#4 = BFN. 11/26/11 - Follistim+Ovidrel+IUI#5 = BFN. IVF#1 - Menopur+Follistim. 2 ET 5/11/12 = BFN.
  • Welcome to the board!  You will find that the ladies here are very supportive & a wealth of knowledge!  I am sorry for your loss.  I haven't gone through a m/c, but I can only imagine how hard it must have been & continue to be.  I hope that you will find a home here with us & that we can be the support that you need along this journey!
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