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Introduction (TTC)

I'm Amy, age 37 and my female partner and I are TTC our first. We're in Pittsburgh, PA, so we're thrilled that as of last week we can soon be legally married.

I've done three rounds of natural cycle IUI, all BFN, and my RE followed that with HSG to be sure that wasn't the issue. Did my first round of aggressive cycle Clomid, Ovidrel, and progesterone suppositories with IUI this month- BFN too, AF this morning.

Looking forward to being part of this community and having a place to come to support and chat with others. At my age, I didn't want to tell too many people that we're TTC and get their hopes up, in case it doesn't work out. I'm over on the TTC over 35 board and third-party repro board as well. We're using anon donor sperm (we were open to an open-i.d. donor, but the one who had the characteristics we wanted the most was anon). 

As for my user name, yep, give me all the tacos. I went to the movies last night with a taco in my purse. I am not ashamed to admit it. And it was delicious.

Me:37;  Female Partner
TTC#1 since 12/2013

Natural Cycle IUI #1 : BFN, December 2013
No surge, Possible No O: January 2014
Natural Cycle IUI #2 : BFN, Feb 2014
Natural Cycle IUI #3: BFN, March 2014
HSG- all clear: April 2014
Clomid + Ovidrel + Progesterone IUI #4: May 2014, BFN
Clomid + Ovidrel + Progesterone IUI #5: June 2014, BFN
Clomid + Ovidrel + Progesterone IUI #6: July 2014, BFN
Clomid + Ovidrel + Progesterone IUI #7: September 2014, BFN
Gonal-F + Ovidrel + Progesterone IUI #8: October 2014, BFN.
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  • Mmmmm... I'm a huge fan of breakfast tacos! Welcome and best of luck to you both moving forward. :)
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  • Best of luck. I'm having a hard journey too. Hopefully we won't need to keep each other company too much longer. :) welcome to our lil nook. It's a very supportive and diverse group. My name is Amber. I'm in Raleigh, Nc

    10 medicated IUI's (3 with injectables). 
    IUI #1 (medicated) Jan. 2013-BFP!!!!- Beta's didn't double, MTX shot for possible ectopic.
    8 IUI's between April 13-April 14 = BFN 
    IUI #10 and final before IVF, injectables May 2014- BFP!!!!  TWINS!!!!

    7 week ultrasound showed 2 wonderful heartbeats!
    8 weeks to the ER with vaginal bleeding while on vacations!  Diagnosed SubChorionic Hemorrhage.  Babies are both great.
    9 week ultrasound showed both babies are still great.
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  • Welcome, glad to see you here!! I grew up in Erie and went to Duquesne for a year. I love the 'burgh! Sorry you're having trouble TTC, but this is a great, super supportive lgbt community. :)
    Lil'mamaz was born on Aug 21, 2014! She's PERFECT!

    It's been a long road to here...
    Me (43) and J (45) - same sex couple. And we don't feel 40+!
    June'12 - First RE Visit
    Sept. '12 - Tubes removed
    Dec. '12 - Donor Egg/Donor Sperm IVF Cycle - 4 good embies!
    Dec. '12 - Fresh transfer, BFP! EDD 8/29/13
    Mar. '13 - Missed m/c at 16w1d, baby boy stopped growing at 15w4d
    Loss due to umbilical cord was perfect. :(
    Jul '13 - FET#1 - c/p
    Sept. '13 - FET#2 - BFN
    Dec.' 2, 2013 - FET#3 with our last chance embie - BFP!!!
    Dec' 26, 2013 - hb!!
    EDD 8/20/14 with a baby girl!
    Little S was born on 8/21/14 - 8lb, 14 oz and 20 inches long.
    We live in Seattle and used SRM for our donor egg IVF cycle


  • Welcome! Good luck and I hope the rest of your TTC journey is short and sweet. There's no such thing as too many tacos- I like your style of bringing one to a movie, yum!

    A & K, married 7/1/13.

    After 10 months of ttc via medicated IUIs and two early losses, we finally got our boys- Perfect premie twins born 5/27/14.



  • Welcome :). Again, sorry for your BFN.

    Me: 30  DW (aka C): 29

    Together since 2/15/11 ~ Legally married in NY on 9/29/12

    ***CP mentioned***

    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

     ****All Welcome!****

    We are Mommas to four fur babies - 3 dogs and 1 cat.


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    Welcome and best of luck with your next cycle!

    Me - 30, My wife - 31 , Together for 10 yrs - Married August 2012

    5 medicated IUIs w/ RE (March - July 2013) = BFN

    Fresh IVF Cycle in September 2013 resulted in 18 mature eggs, 16 fertilized, 12 made it to day 5. Transfer of 2 Grade A blastocysts on 9/15/13, and 10 embryos in the freezer!


         *****BFP on 9/25/13 - betas: @10dp5dt = 232; @12dp5dt = 465; @15dp5dt = 1,581


    *********William George born June 4, 2014*********

  • Welcome! This community is awesome! Thanks for joining our community and hopefully you'll find a lot of support here!

    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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  • Welcome! Glad to have u posting over here too!
    Same sex couple, Married 8/6/11
    Baby Oliver born 11/27/13

    TTC stats with donor sperm...
    IUI #1 with trigger, 1/4/13 - BFN
    IUI #2 with trigger, 2/1/13 BFN
    IUI #3 with tigger, 2/28/12 BFP EDD 11/21/13
  • Welcome!  I am also AMA (turned 36 today actually) and had some trouble getting pregnant (see siggy for the details).  Any fan of tacos is a friend of mine!  Good luck with your next cycle and congrats on being able to legally marry!  I'm in MA so I've been married for almost 7 (gulp) years, but it is so great to see other states following suit!
    Married my wife 8/2007 ~ TTC #1 since 7/2011
    9 IUIs = 9 BFNs
    IVF October 2012: 22 eggs retrieved, 17 fertilized, 5 frozen
    ET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Blighted ovum discovered at 7w5d; D&E
    FET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Missed m/c discovered at 9w5d; D&E
    Karyotyping: normal ~ RPL Testing: normal ~ Hysteroscopy: normal
    FET #2: 1 blast transferred 10/25; BFP 10/31!
    EDD 7/13/14 ~ Induced at 37w4d due to pre-eclampsia ~ Born on 6/28/14
    *Everyone welcome*

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  • Welcome! I hope you get your BFP soon, you will find lots of support here. 

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