I did. I kept it in moderation. A beer or glass of wine in the evening helps me relax. And since stress can absolutely affect fertility in a negative way (and I don't know that there's been any conclusive proof that alcohol does), I decided to stay relaxed. At the time I had an extremely stressful job.
Married to my amazing wife 6/12/10 TTC since 6/11Unmedicated IUI #1 - 6/28/11 - BFNUnmedicated IUI #2 - 7/25/11 - BFNRobotic Myomectomy (Fibroid Surgery) - 11/15/11Unmedicated IUI #3 - 4/24/12 - BFN Progesterone Supported Leuteal Phase IUI #4 - 6/21/12 - BFP!!Baby Boy G Born 3/24/13
On to #2, are we crazy?IUI #1 - 11/28/14 - BFP! Beta #1 (11DPO) 34, Beta #2 (13DPO) 101, Beta #3 (20DPO) 3043Ultrasound at 6w4d shows a single, fluttering heartbeat. Say hello to Sticky Ricki!
Me: 28 DW: 28
Together since 5/30/02. Married since 8/31/08
IUI#1 - 12/13/13 = BFN
IUI#2 - 1/22/14 = BFN
IUI#3 - 2/21/14 = BFN
IUI#4 - 3/23/14
As I respond to this, I'm sitting on the couch with a glass of Red Cat...deliciously sweet red wine for those who haven't heard of it. I'm not a huge drinker, though I've drank more in the past 6 months than probably in my entire life up to that point. That being said...I can get tipsy off of one Michelob Ultra. I'm not a beer drinker normally though. Anyway, when we first started I stopped drinking alcohol. Then we had our first BFN. Since then, I have just drank in moderation for the most part. I let loose a little bit before Christmas, but I also was waiting for my period to start after the surgery so that we could get going again. I don't think a little here and there is a big deal. During the TWW I do not drink and I do pretend like I'm already pregnant.
@GoaliesWife123 - I also have had a headache for the past few days, which I contribute to the Gonal-F. I have yet to take anything for it. Maybe the wine will help...
Me: 30 DW (aka C): 29
Together since 2/15/11 ~ Legally married in NY on 9/29/12
We've been working on baby #1 since July 2013 using Open ID donor sperm. 8 IUI attempts with 5 actual IUIs and one chemical pregnancy. We have one fresh IVF cycle under our belts as well as a FET. I have endometriosis and a uterine septum that was corrected via surgery in November 2013.
11/14/14 - Second HSG shows that tubes are still clear and ute is looking good.
12/6/14 - Started BCPs in prep for IVF #2
12/22/14 - Saline u/s and endometrial scratch (All was clear and OUCH!)
1/2/15 - Began stimming for IVF #2
We are Mommas to four fur babies - 3 dogs and 1 cat.
Queer coupled and having a BABY with the love of my life! Love my life and wouldn't have it any other way! First IUI 1/22/2013 BFN: 2/7/2013, Second IUI 2/21/2013 BFN: 3/9/2013, Third IUI 4/23/2013 BFN: 5/8/2013, Fourth IUI 5/24/2013 BFN: 6/7/2013, Fifth IUI 6/24/2013 BFN: 7/8/2013
C began IUI's 7/23/2013 C's first IUI BFN, 8/21/2013 C's second IUI BFN , Took a break in September and October, 11/05/2013 C's 3rd IUI (TWW...we meet again...) BFN, Took off the month to switch to an RE. 01/01/2014 C's 4th IUI...BFP!!!!!!!! Beta #1- 17, Beta #2- 34, Beta #3-140.... 6W Ultra-Sound Reveals nothing in Gestation Sack... Natural M/C at 7W, 2/3/2014
03/21/2014 IUI #10...BFP!!! Beta #1- 48, Beta #2- 416, Beta #3- 1018. GROW BABY GROW!!! 1st Ultrasound 4/22/2014 Baby Squints is PERFECT! Measuring at 6w2d with a heartbeat of 129. EDD: 12/12/14.
Ultrasound at 18 weeks on 7/14/2014. Baby is healthy and growing just as she should!
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