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Introduction, been lurking for quite awhile so it's about time! (REALLY LONG POST, SORRY!

Hi everyone, 

My husband and I have been together for 13 years, were married in 2011 and began TTC shortly after the wedding.  I have PCOS and do not ovulate on my own so I knew it would require some professional help.  In 2012 we saw an RE for an evaluation, went off birth control and started some testing.  Everything checked out fine for both of us, except again, it was definitive that I do not ovulate on my own and would require at a minimum Provera to initiate AF with clomid and/or letrozole.  However, due to job changes and my husband returning to school we took the next couple years off, tried naturally with no success.  In May 2015, we decided it was time to really get serious about TTC.  I was 30, my husband 36 and we went back to the fertility specialist, completed all evaluation testing again, but with some additional tests such as HSG, endometrial biopsy and additional bloodwork, same results.  The RE at this point recommended I try to lose 10% of my body weight to increase chances of pregnancy as well as reduce risk for complications, although it was not a requirement.  I started in a weight loss program and had surgery in February 2016.  After six months of weight loss, approx. 50lbs down, we went back to the RE and were told that "our chances were much better" for an easier time getting pregnant as well as experiencing a healthy pregnancy.  

However, since September 2016, easy has definitely not been our journey.  We started with two rounds of letrozole at 2.5mg and 5mg with the goal of an IUI during each cycle, however we never got there as my body had no response to letrozole. In fact, the response was so obsolete that the doctor recommended we move onto IVF as she did not believe, we would have any different outcome with an increased dose of letrozole or trying clomid.  I also questioned if we could do injectables with IUI, but at a baseline ultrasound, my follicle count was around 40 (because of PCOS), so she felt it would be impossible to control follicle growth with injectable medications and the cycle would most likely be cancelled because of too many mature follicles.  She assured us that our highest chance of success would be an antagonist IVF cycle.  

After talking it over with my DH, we decided to move forward with IVF in November, hoping for a fresh transfer beginning of December.  I was started on Gonal-f, then Menopur added on CD5 and then cetrotide added two days later.  I stimmed for 13 days and had around 30 follicles between 13-18mm at time of trigger.  16 eggs were retrieved, 12 mature, 9 fertilized (without ICSI), however I was disappointed when only 2 made it to 5 day blast stage.  We went through two consecutive single embryo FETs in January and February of this year, both resulting in BFN.  

At this point, I sought a second opinion, who agreed with my RE that the protocol used was most likely the best one for us based on my PCOS.  However, she suggested some additional endocrine testing which I completed and everything was normal.  At my follow-up with my RE, she discussed possibility that our lack of success was most likely poor egg quality because of my high androgen levels (Thanks again PCOS).  She suggested I restart on metformin (had been on five years ago but could not tolerate GI side effects), and she also reassured me she would increase frequency of monitoring at start of cycle and start me on higher doses of stem medications as last time, it took approx. 10 days for my estradiol level to get over 100.  

Toward the end of March, I started my second IVF cycle, same medications but higher doses.  Instead of gonal-f 125u daily we started on 225u daily.  Whoa did this make a HUGE difference.  Within 3 days, I could feel pressure and sharp pains in my abdomen and when I went back after just 3 days of medications my estrogen level was already well over 100.  After six days of stim medications, I already had 25 follicles 13-16, so she had to significantly decrease the medications.  After eight days, there were 30 follicles 14.5-19 and I was triggered.  However, also the identical outcome on retrieval day as the first cycle. 15 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 9 fertilized, this time 3 made it to 5 day blastocyst stage.  We discussed PGS testing, however my RE was opposed to it, as I am only 32 and she stresses that she believes the first cycle failed due to quality of embryos, most likely d/t decreased egg quality.  

We were not able to do fresh transfers for either cycle as both times my progesterone elevated, so a freeze all was required.  My doctor put me on cabergoline for both retrievals to try to prevent OHSS and while I had a tough time recovering from both procedures and may have had mild OHSS, it was tolerable and I recovered within a week each time.  We discussed an ERA test to confirm lining receptivity, but decided to hold off until after this most recent IVF cycle and transfers, as we are hopeful it was an embryo quality issue and my lining has been optimal thickness each time.  

After getting insurance approval for a double embryo transfer, I was prepped with estradiol patches in late April and just underwent my double FET yesterday, May 2nd.  I am now in the dreaded TWW and hoping that this one goes by more quickly and calmly than the last two.  For my first TWW, I couldn't help but POAS every day starting on 3dp5dt as it was the first time, there was even a remote chance we could be pregnant.  However, after seeing negatives each day for 8 days in a row, it was really depressing and I swore I wouldn't put myself through that again.  For the second FET, I started on 4dp5dt and POAS every other day but when still BFN on 8dp5dt, I again lost all hope.  This time, my goal is to not POAS until the day of beta (as I don't want to be surprised with phone call, too anxiety provoking for me), which is next Friday 5/12!  Luckily, I am going to be much busier during this wait, as my DH and I have a planned trip Friday- Wednesday and so hopefully I won't even be tempted until 9dp5dt, which day I have work meetings all day and so won't test before as I need to be composed that day.  

Sorry for the REALLY long post, if you read my entire history I really appreciate it.  I have been reading your posts and following many of your stories for many months now and I truly admire the strength you all have and your ability to fully support each other through the struggles and successes.  I hope to become part of this wonderful group and am also here to support each of you through your journeys.  This is not an easy road for any of us, but I know this community makes it just a little bit easier.  As many of you, I am reluctant to share my infertility struggles with my friends and most of our family members as they do not understand.  They try to be compassionate, but after trying to share with a few people and getting responses such as "Just relax, I swear, my friend was having trouble getting pregnant and finally after she stopped trying it worked" and "oh my sister has trouble with her periods, we always thought she'd have trouble getting pregnant, but as soon as she stopped the pill she got pregnant the first month, I'm sure that will happen to you."  It will be nice having a place where I can participate, and share with people who truly understand.  T
hank you so much and I look forward to getting to know everyone!

Beth



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Re: Introduction, been lurking for quite awhile so it's about time! (REALLY LONG POST, SORRY!

  • Thank you so much for sharing, Beth! I'm so sorry for your struggles, but so appreciate all the details.

    Maybe your friends and family don't understand/know enough to care about the dosage/follie counts, but I for one am both interested and hopeful that your second IVF cycle, with the difference in dosages, made such a huge difference - I very much hope that means better egg/embryo quality!

    I also don't really talk to other people about IF that much, mostly because I do not like the "just relax" advice, and am not so good about biting my tongue. (Read: I have been vicious to some who've offered more obtuse comments.) It's amazing how much ignorance there is, and I'm trying to choose my battles. I would never, ever tell anyone who is struggling with a medical condition to: "just take a vacation, that'll solve it!" It makes me so mad that IF is seen differently, that this one medical issue so many people feel such licence to ignore the advice of doctors and researchers, and to say: "it's maybe because she's just too tense." It makes me want to spit, and it makes me think that there's even more misogyny in our world than I realized. (end rant)

    Anyway, FX that this transfer is the one! I find out if my IUI worked on 5/12 too!

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - BFP

    BusinessWifeSugarbreak
  • Welcome! Sorry you've been through so much but FX that this transfer is the one! 

    I have a phone consult for an RE tomorrow morning and we will move forward from there... I definitely understand people not understanding IF. I've told only a few people after my mom made some harsh comments because I want to avoid any negativity. People don't understand that just adds to the stress of TTC. :/ My mom said if after 3 months nothing happened that something must be wrong with one or both of us... 

     I'm here to talk if you need it! And you'll find the ladies here are immensely supportive.
    BusinessWifeSugarbreak
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  • funkykey- Thanks for the welcome and it really is too bad that there is such a lack of understanding and empathy when it comes to infertility.  While my mother-in-law knows that we are going through fertility treatments, she also always says "I just feel so bad, it's supposed to be so natural and easy." Until that point I had only told my mom, my two sisters and my best friend who were all very supportive.  But what my MIL expressed in words seems to be a pretty common thought/feeling that people have and it's just so sad.  I'm a nurse and when I was working in home care, I came across many older patients in their 80s to 90s who told me they never had kids because they were "infertile" and they lost family, friends and even spouses because of it.  I realized that back in their generation it was even more unacceptable to not be able to get pregnant or have children, and there was no technology to help them conceive.  It makes me grateful that we have so many advanced treatments available to help us, and that more of the population is at least open to discussing and accepting differences.  
    funkykeyBusinessWife
  • brittlefebvre- Thank you for reading my long post and welcoming me to the boards! I'm sorry your mom said that about something being wrong with one or both of you....its disappointing the lack of understanding of most people.  Like we don't question and doubt ourselves enough as it is through the process, and whatever the factors are, they're out of our control.  Good luck with your phone consult, if you have any questions or want to talk, feel free to send me a message.
    BusinessWife
  • srh18- Thank you for lurking, for reading my ridiculously long introduction and for sharing your amazing story of hope.  As someone else said recently in one of the discussions, IF is an island and sometimes it's hard for us to not feel alone.  I remember when I started this journey of IVF, my RE was just so positive that it would not be difficult because of PCOS patients having such high follicle counts and success with maturing eggs.  The disappointment when only 2 blasts made it and then the two back-to-back failed FETs was worse because I felt like the optimism and hope from the start was dashed and I just kept wondering if this would ever work.  It renews my hope to hear other's stories, so similar to mine, with optimal outcomes.  Good luck with the remainder of your triplet pregnancy, I am so happy for you!
    BusinessWife
  • brittlefebvrebrittlefebvre
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    @Bethybear1756 Thank you! And same to you as well. My consult turned into day 3 testing for me and a SA for hubby with an in office consult scheduled for the 23rd... AF started sneaking up today so it was perfect timing for the bloodwork. Happy to get this started but really want answers. It's definitely frustrating when it comes to sharing. A close friend of hubby's struggled with getting pregnant and they actually went through the same steps so I've been talking to her a lot. She actually was the only one who remembered my consult was today and checked up on me.  :(
    BusinessWife
  • @Bethybear1756  best of luck - hope u get your positive!!  This is a very hard road indeed!! TW* I MC twins and was heartbroken!  Couldn't tell you why, and it was from a fresh transfer so no testing.  I was 10 weeks and had testing done after.  Baby A I wasn't able to do testing on but baby b tested normal so that made it even tougher!TW*  Once my body was ready I did another round f IVF but did PGS this time.  I'm 41 and now want to bank embryos in hopes of having more then one child so now is the time to get my healthy eggs!  Especially having low AMH, the clock is ticking!!! I responded well that cycle and even got 3blasts to test.  All come back abnormal, i'm devasted beyond and feel broken.  AND I was in the middle of stemming (the lab tested before they were suppose to) that cycle I was lucky and had 6 to test.  Just found out I finally have 2 normies. yay!!  My journey isn't over as I'm doing another cycle of IVF.  Hopefully I can get some more normies and then an FET.  I was distraught thinking am I never going to make another normal embryo.  5 IVF cycles we've gotten about 21eggs and finally 2 normies.  Its hard cause we all want to be mothers already.  Just hang in there and ur time will come.  We all have a journey and its not an easy one!  Everyone always says once we have our bundles we will forget this all!!  

    srh18 i just wow'd out loud and scared my OH!!  Such a wonderful miracle indeed!!  Did one egg split 3x or 1 split 2x?  I'm thrilled u got your healthy embryos!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    BusinessWife
  • srh18srh18
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    @Bethybear1756 we had the same experience of our RE telling us we would get pregnant no problem, and even encouraging us to wait longer and try more iui cycles before moving on to ivf. Then, after ivf cycle #2, my nurse basically said "so this is why you haven't been able to get pregnant, sometimes we don't know there's anything else wrong until we move on to ivf." It was frustrating to say the least!! But yes, I know exactly what you mean!! 

    @Hopeful_mom I am so thrilled for you finally getting your two normal embryos!! I know this has been a long road for you. When will you transfer? For me, both embryos stuck and one split, so we have a singleton plus identical twins! A miracle indeed. :) DH and I joke that we're still getting a baby for every year we've been trying, God just didn't want to give them to us the normal way. Haha!
    BusinessWife
  • srh18 Do you know the genders?  Its so exciting and such a miracle indeed!  Its a great story to share with your babies one day!!  G-d certainly had his way and is going to may you work so hard for it!  I pray they keep growing stronger with you everyday!  It has been a long road that doesn't seem to be ending!  I wanted to be pregnant yesterday like everyone else but the fact is my age and low amh makes it now or never to get healthy embabies.  I'm hoping I can get a few more healthy ones and then move on to an FET.  The percentage is 60-65% with a normal embaby I still have to pray my body is up for the challenge.  they usually say 2-3 normal ones should give you a healthy baby.  I would love to have more then one child so I'm hoping I can bank a few more and have the best odds.  Its scary as my last round gave me zero normies back, its such a heartbreaking process!  I would've loved more this round but 2 is more then 1 and 1 is more the zero :)  Just praying I'm not a step closer to being pregnant again and g-d willing my take home baby!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    BusinessWife
  • srh18srh18
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    @Hopeful_mom We don't know the babies' sexes yet, hopefully soon! We are hoping for a mix but of course will be thrilled with whatever they are. We've discussed adoption in the future if we don't get both sexes, but that's a wayyyy future scenario. We've got to get through raising triplets without losing our minds first, ha!

    How many more retrievals will you do? I know the process is certainly disheartening at times. I'm hoping you get a few more normal embies so you can have your miracle baby(ies). I'm rooting for you! 
    BusinessWife
  • srh18  I hope you get your mix isn't that what we all dream about!!  When I was pregnant I thought girl, then when i found out twins i thought girl/ boy BUT as time went on I thought 2 girls...I was so sick!!  How are you feeling?  Once I hit 6w i was sick morning, noon and night!  It sucked but I knew it was worth it.  (TW Sad after the MC it almost instantly went away TW)  My OH talks about adoption all the time as he hates i'm going through this and has always wanted to adopt, which is fine BUT I would like to first have a baby if I can.  Apparently my MC was very traumatic for him and my sister was the one with me at the time, so go figure ;)
    I need every cheerleader and prayer I can get!!  I keep saying this is a group effort!!  I've started my 6th cycle of IVF anf hopefully make it to ER which will make it my 4th ER.  I'd love to think its my last but its up to my body to decide that.  Maybe I'll do 2 more, I would love for this to be it but we shall see.  Honestly I never want to have to stem and go through IVF again soooo the fact I'm in it I just want to get this part over with once and for all.  Come on healthy embryos!!!  Its just unfortunate I MC for one and my age does factor into this process for me.  The fact that I am making unhealthy embryos means it only going to get worse as time goes one...why I wish I didn't waste so many months on IUI!  I'm excited for you to find out the genders soon!!  How many weeks are you?
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    BusinessWife
  • bethann1022bethann1022
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    @Hopeful_mom I've been following your story on these boards for awhile and am so sorry for the loss of your twins, how devastating and painful.  I am impressed at your strength and resilience in continuing to move forward.  Sometimes, it is just easiest to get back up and keep going. I am going to send you a PM
    BusinessWifeHopeful_mom
  • @srh18 Thank you for the continued support.  Unfortunately my last FET with 2 embryos was another FET.  Do you mind me asking if/what you changed between your IVF cycle protocols?  I am so happy that you are pregnant with triplets, how is it going so far?  How did you feel when your RE tried to discuss moving onto donor eggs?  I am nervous that my new RE will suggest that at my consult next week?  I usually have good intuition with these things, as I have known going into each of my last few RE visits what the suggestion was going to be, including when we would move onto IVF.  Each cycle, we are able to get 2 or 3 blasts, but it has just been disappointing as the FETs continue to fail and the question remains, is it strictly an egg quality issue or is there also an implantation problem? So many unknowns in this crazy world of IF.  
    BusinessWife
  • greenhillgirlgreenhillgirl
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    @bethann1022 Thank you for sharing your journey so far and I'm really sorry to hear about your struggles.  I completely agree this is a great community and a wonderful place to share with other people going through the same thing. I decided a while back that there is just absolutely no way for anyone who is not going through this to understand what it is like. My mom is one of the most supportive and sensitive people I know and struggled for 5+ years to have kids (were married 10 years before they had my older sister) and even she doesn't seem to truly get it or really know what to say. And as much as I love my sweet and supportive husband he doesn't struggle in the same way that I do and sometimes doesn't realize how much I'm hurting. I've really tried to let go of the expectations I had for others about the support they could give. Otherwise I would just keep being disappointed that they don't understand. It's hard to let go of that and it's a work in progress, but I try to take responsibility for giving myself the support that I need. Yesterday, when I was struggling with Mother's Day I got on this forum and talked to others. Giving myself strength and taking care of myself as well as this site has worked a lot better for me than trying to get support from even the best intentioned friends and family. I can think of a hundred examples of well meaning friends and family saying things that make me cringe but I try to let it go and be happy for them that they don't know what this is like.

    I don't have any specific knowledge or expertise on all your struggles with PCOS and unsuccessful IVF attempts but my heart is with you. Please keep sharing and know you are supported!


    Me: 32  Husband:  47

    TTC since 7/2015 Severe MFI

    2017 2 Failed IUI's

    2/2018 IVF #1 & PGS

    FET #1 failed

    FET#2 BFP with girl! Est. Due Date: January 17



    BusinessWifeSugarbreak
  • mrsa2017mrsa2017
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    I met my husband back in 2011 and got pregnant in less than a year that we were dating. In my previous long term relationship I never got pregnant so I thought I was barren. What a relief it was to finally be pregnant with C1 only to find out that it was an ectopic pregnancy. Imagine finding out your pregnant for the first time, learning it's an ectopic pregnancy and having emergency surgery all in less than 12 hours (devastated is too light of a word for how we felt). My right tube was removed during that procedure. After switching doctors I learned that I had PCOS.
    We lost C2 Apr 2015 (ectopic) but my obgyn was able to save the left tube. We were told that IVF was our best chance. So I got on bcp for about 6 months,stopped, then decided to go back on and found out we were pregnant again with C3. I made it to 7 weeks 3 days and found out it was another ectopic. I felt that getting pregnant naturally was not going to be my testimony but that IVF would work for my DH and I. We got married  3 months ago and decided it's time to start our family. We have our first initial visit with a fertility specialist in about a month. A friend of mine who went through IVF and now has a beautiful baby boy told me to read "It Starts with an Egg". I'm eager to learn how to get the best eggs possible. 
    So I pray that God grants us all our hearts desire and that next Mother's Day we are either holding babies in our arms or carrying them close to our hearts with swollen feet and 3am cravings.. Be encouraged!
    Lanell

    Me:28 DH:33
    01/10/12 : First ectopic pregnancy  :'(
    Dx:PCOS
    2012-2015: TTC #2 (2 rounds of clomid + metformin)
    04/13/15: Second ectopic pregnancy  :'(
    02/29/16: Third ectopic pregnancy  :'(
    Tubal Infertility
    Married: 2/11/17  <3
    7/21/17 : Consult with RE  :#
    10/12/17 : Second consult with a different RE
    1st IVF Cycle scheduled for Feb 2018
    02/13/18 : ER
    (22 follies,16m Eggs, 11 fert, 5 blasts)
    02/18/18 : ET 
    - 2 beautiful blast 3AA,2AA (highest quality)
    02/27/18 : First Beta - 193!!!
    03/01/18 : Second Beta - 546


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  • srh18srh18
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    @bethann1022 When is your consult this week? I hope it goes well and you're able to feel peace with whatever options your dr presents you with. 

    I have been doing very well and the triplets are also progressing nicely. I'm 14+3. Thank you for asking! 

    For my fourth cycle I added acupuncture (started about 5 weeks prior to starting stims) and we increased my meds pretty significantly in an "aggressive protocol"--just aggressive for me, mind you, I think I was on maybe 2 vials of menopur and 175 gonal f or something. It was pretty high compared to what I had been on previously. Those were the only differences. 

    It was painful but surprisingly comforting when my re began to talk about egg donation. I had been in a tough boat where the dr was so confident that I would get pregnant so fast and then when I didn't it became more and more disheartening. I wanted a baby and I knew no matter how it happened, when I held the baby in my arms, he or she would feel like the specific human being i had been waiting for. I just really believed that, and so to have an option that I knew would end in a baby was a good thing for me. 

    I am sorry there are still questions for you regarding quality/implantation. I was fortunate in never doubting implantation was not a problem; my lining was always thick and after my chemical my re had no worries about implantation. Have you asked about tests for your lining, like a scratch or ERA, I think it's called? I'm not super familiar with the tests but I've read about other women on the boards having them done. 

    Best of luck to you!!! 
    Hopeful_mom
  • SugarbreakSugarbreak
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    @greenhillgirl
    "I've really tried to let go of the expectations I had for others about the support they could give. Otherwise I would just keep being disappointed that they don't understand"

    That part really hit home for me. It's one of the many lessons I've learned about life/people from the IF/IVF process. As someone who finds it difficult to ask for help, this has been especially problematic for me.
    BusinessWifegreenhillgirl
  • Thanks for sharing @bethann1022. I can certainly relate to your feelings about loneliness. I hope you find some solace here and I wish you the best of luck.
    BusinessWife
  • @Sugarbreak- Thanks for reading and responding to my post, I have already found a lot of comfort and support in these boards, it is so nice to be able to talk to others who truly understand!

    @srh18 sending you a PM 
    BusinessWife
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