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HeatherlovesCDs 08-14-2011 09:01 PM

Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
This thread is for women that have children and are either dealing with secondary infertility or have had children after dealing with primary infertility and know that treatment is the only way they will have more children. We also have women that due to either prior losses, or infertility don't feel like they should join a due date board till after the first trimester (12 weeks).

Please note: When your information needs to be updated, please highlight the area that needs to be updated. This will make it easier for me to update you. :goodvibes:

If you'd like to be added please post your info. Please note I remove names if you are inactive for one month. This really helps keep the list more manageable.

Women TTC: :ttc: :noaf:

Screen name: jennybeth
Age: Me: 28, DH 30
Current Children and age: Twins- Samuel and David- 15 months
losses: none
Diagnosis: high FSH, PCOS, mild endometriosis, narrow left tube, lazy right ovary. DH motility on the slow side and his count is on the low side but within "normal" numbers
Cycles TTC another: not counting. We're doing a FET in Spring 2012 but still hoping to conceive naturally. We have 3 frozen babies waiting for us

Screen name: mamacassola
Age (SO): 36 (DH 37)
Current Children and age: DS1 3.5 yrs DS2 1 yr
losses: 7 first trimester losses, one of which was ectopic
Diagnosis: one fallopian tube, high estrogen, highish FSH, still investigating
Cycles TTC another:only 4 so far [/COLOR]

[B]Screen Name: Wordmama
Real Name: Lucy
Age (SO):34 (32)
Current Children and age: DS (4.5 yrs) and DD (1.5 yrs)
Lost children: 6 early miscarriages, Libi (8 week ectopic, March 2011)
Diagnosis: Damaged right tube for me, poor morphology for DH
Treatment and meds:Prayer
Next Appointment: None scheduled
Cycles TTC another: Over a year

Screen Name: sdavis514
Real Name: Sarah
Age: 31 (DH 31)
Current Children and age: one DS age 4
Lost Children and Dates: none
Diagnosis: We were NTNP for 4 years then I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2003 and was put on clomid from 9/04-1/05 with no results, took break and became pregnant with DS with no intervention in Aug 2006. Recent blood work suggested no insulin resistance.
Treatment and meds: Provera to bring on period, prenatal vitamins
Next Appointment: August 22 to discuss next step with OBGYN (hoping for Clomid)
Cycles TTC another: NTNP for 4 years, Actively TTC since Jan 11 ( but only have had 3 cycles in that time!)

Screen Name: Sunyflwr
Real Name: Kris
Age: 28 (DH 28)
Current children and ages: Lillian - 20 mo
Losses: none
Diagnosis: unicornuate uterus
Cycles TTC another: We have been "whatevering" for 14 cycles, and seriously TTC for 6 cycles.

Screen Name: finleyjudemommy
Real Name: Susan
Age (DH): 47 (ME) 36
Current Children and age: B/G twins 6 and YDD 4
Lost Children and dates: M/C March 04, M/C June 09, Chemical Feb 10 and stillborn October 10
Next appointment: July 21 for follie check. This will be our 2nd IUI using Femara
Cycles TTC another: Entirely too many to count

Screen Name: Dewberri
Real Name: Joy
Age (DH): 26 (26)
Current Children and age: DD 2 yrs
Lost Children and dates: Dec. 2010 (6 wks); June 2011 (11wks)
Next appointment: We're going to hold of on any chromosomal or genetic testing for now. But I'm planning to get my lab draws for all the other stuff on Sept 1...
Cycles TTC another: We have no issues conceiving... just carrying healthy pregnancies :(

Screen name: sillyutalktome
Age: Me: 29, DH 29
Current Children and age: M - 6/08 our dd
losses: Etopic 7/09 (8 weeks) Possible chemical 6/10
Diagnosis: Blocked left fallopian tube, right was removed with ectopic pregnancy in 7/09
Treatment: I am having surgery 8/22 to see if my fallopian tube can be repaired, if not they will remove it. Starting IVF next cycle.
Next appt:8/22 for surgery
Cycles TTC another: we have never prevented since dd was born

Screen Name: Meldo
Real Name: Melissa
Age: 29 (DH 59)
Current children and ages: Katharine-6 Alison-2
Losses: 1
Diagnosis: DH has low sperm count/motility. Both of our kids were IVF/ICSI babies.
Cycles TTC another: We just started our 2nd IVF cycle for child number 3. It's our 8th (and last) IVF cycle. It's our last vial of frozen sperm from a MESE performed for the cycle DD2 was conceived.

Screen Name: yellowitchgrl
Real Name: Sarah
Age (SO): 30
Current Children and age: Andrew (age 7) and Luke (age 3)
Lost Children and dates: Zach (15 weeks), Toby (12 weeks), Simon (15 weeks)
Diagnosis: None
Treatment and Meds:
Next appointment:
Cycles TTC another:

Screen Name: Skyericsson
Real Name: sky
Current Children and age: DD, age 7.5, DS 3.5
Lost Children and dates: two early angels 9/10 amd 12/10 my journeys of loss are on here (struggles and support)
Diagnosis: I MC naturally but my cylces and AF were horrible and off after so opted to have Hysteroscopy march 21, 2010 (doc removed two small polyps which can cause embryos to not attach properly otherwise all looked fine in my uterous and Doc did ultrasound on my ovaries and all was fine.)
Next appointment: None yet
Cycles: 8 months

Screen name:Ardenne
Real Name: Dina
Age: me 39, DH 42
Children and ages: Kailyn, 13, Connor, 8, and Brianna, 2.
Losses: chemical loss, May 2010. Faith Elise, 14 1/2 weeks, September 2010. Emily Hope, 12 1/2 weeks, January 2011. Early loss, 6 1/2 weeks, May 2011.
Diagnosis: Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Treatment:81 mg. aspirin all of the time, plus 200 mg progesterone, 40 mg. Lovenox, and calcium/magnesium supplements to prevent bone loss from the Lovenox starting with bfp
Next Appt: not scheduled -- waiting to conceive again
Cycles TTC another: We've been TTC a baby who survives for about 19 months now.

Screen Name:tazzae
Real Name: Tara
Age (SO): 34 (35)
Current Children and age: DD Rowan, 7 years old
Lost child: 4 losses since 2007; 10 weeks, 16 weeks, 5 weeks, 8 weeks.
Diagnosis: Recurrent miscarriage, heart-shaped uterus (septum)
Treatment and meds: hysteroscopy to remove septum
Next Appointment: May 25-Jun 5 (yet to be schedules post-op appt.)
Cycles TTC another: 4 years

Screen Name: liz*rn*bsn
Real Name: Elizabeth
Age (SO): 26 (28)
Current Children and age: JT - 3yrs, Ethan - 2 years
Lost child: Early m/cs: 10/10, 2/11, 4/11, 6/11, 7/11
Diagnosis: Recurrent Miscarriage, Factor 5 Leiden Disorder, Poly Cystic Ovaries
Treatment and meds: Lovenox and Progesterone daily during luteal phase, baby aspirin every day, Metformin Daily
Next Appointment: No appt scheduled
Cycles TTC another: Over a year

Screen Name: lalakiwi7
Real Name: Liesl (pronounced leesal)
Age (SO): 26 and hubby is also 26 Happily married for 6 years. Together for 11.
Current Children and age: Noah is our oldest but not our bio child and he is 5. We will hopefully finalize his adoption by the end of 2011. Frances is our first born and only bio baby and she is two.
Lost child: early loss 7/2011
Diagnosis: unexplained infertility.
Treatment and meds: Femera and hcg trigger shots. Red Raspberry leaf capsules. False Unicorn tincture
Next Appointment: Sept sometime.... have to start my cycle again.
Cycles TTC another: 21

Screen Name: Vegan Princess
Real Name: Cindy
Age (SO):32
Current Children and age: Child 1: 2.5 yrs
Lost Children and dates: Chemical pregnancy (11/10), miscarriage at 9.5 weeks (5/11)
Diagnosis: Diminished ovarian reserve for me. Moderate or severe male factor (depending on who you ask) for DH
Treatment and Meds: Taking 5mg of femara. Trying naturally for 1 more month and then starting IUI in August. Plan to take 5mg femara + trigger shot for first couple tries at IUI and then move on to injectibles if that isn't working well enough.
Next appointment: Will start IUI cycle in August.
Cycles TTC another: Had IUD removed 4/10 but really have been trying since 6/10.

Screen name: Fleece Be With You
Real Name: Jessica
Age: 24
Children and ages: Hunter, born 9-18-09
Losses: none
Diagnosis: still working on it, the theory right now is Celiac disease, Adrenal fatigue, and fructose malabsorption.
Treatment: Diet, but it's really complicated right now.
Next Appt: Seeing a dietician next week to try to figure out what I can actually eat.
Cycles TTC another: We haven't been preventing since Hunter was born.

Screen name: heatherlovesCD's
Real Name: Heather
Age: me - 33, hubby - 38
Children and ages: Zack 5, Twins Samantha and Blake 3, Twins Matthew and Joshua 13 months.
Losses: March '07
Diagnosis: severe male factor infertility, not treatable
Treatment: IVF/FET, all 5 of my kids are from one fresh cycle of IVF done in 1/05. My first son is a result of that transfer. My first frozen transfer ended in early m/c. My second gave me my first set of twins. The third FET gave me my second set of twins. I have 4 more embryos frozen which we will continue to transfer 2 at a time (assuming they all survive the thaw) over the next few years.
Next Appt: None scheduled. We have a tentative plan to do our next FET in late winter early spring '12. We will try on our own until then as I desperately dream for a "homemade" baby. We don't expect to get pregnant until the transfer.
Cycles TTC another: I don't keep track. We have been TTC since 11/10.

Screen Name: amyltc
Real Name: Amy
Age: 28 my Dh is 31
Current Children and age: DD1 Allie, age 5, Hannah age 3
Lost Children and dates: none
Diagnosis: Endometriosis, had surgery to remove on 9/14/10, tipped uterus, mostly unexplained infertility
Next appointment: U/S Day 11 or 12 of next cycle
Cycles TTC another: 20 cycles of active TTC, no BC since our 3 yo was born.

Screen Name: Malenkaya
Real Name: Anastasia
Age (SO): 38 (47)
Current Children and ages: Ella, 5/19/08
Lost Children and dates: 9/04, 3/09, 9/09, 4/10, 7/10, 3/11
Diagnosis: Antiphosphilipid Antibodies, Recurrent Miscarriage, Chromosomal Abnormalities, Mild Ashermans, PAI-1 4G/5G Deficiency
Treatment and Meds: prenatals with DHA, Folgard, B6, baby aspirin and Lovenox daily.
Next Appointment: N/A
Cycles TTC another child: since January 2009.

Screen Name: love4leon
Real Name: Rebecca
Age: 36 (DH 37)
Current Children and age: Winnie 4 years
Diagnosis: Endometriosis (Me) DH diagnosed with Low sperm count, low motility, and liquidation. 5/11 diagnosed with testicular cancer. Began Chemotherapy June 27th.
Treatment and meds: IUI done 1/2/2011, 2/5/2011, 3/2011, 4/2011
Next Appointment: Waiting to finish Chemo before scheduling an appointment
Cycles TTC another: 24 cycles

Screen Name:Pretzelpirate07
Real Name: Leigh
Age 28 my Dh is 30
Current Children and age: Child 1: 2.5 yr old Kaiden child 2 Aurora 1.5 yrs old
Lost Children and dates: zelda march 2006 anecheaply 26 weeks
Diagnosis: PCOS, insulin resistance, gastric bypass and tubal reversal
Treatment and Meds: BCP then clomid, then onto injectibles and IUI
Next appointment: In the next few months
Cycles TTC another:either for surro parents or myself

Women Pregnant and praying to make it. :crossfingers: :preggo: :pray: If you need to be added to this list please give your EDD and the date you will be 12 weeks. Thank you! To find out how many weeks you are use thislink.

Screen Name: ncflanagan
Real Name: Noreen
Age: Me, 37 / DH, 31
Current Children and age: DS1 (15) and DS2 (2)
Losses: June '10 (6 wks), Sept '10 (8 wks, twins), April '11 (18wks 3dys, girl)
Date I'll be 12 wks: Sept 21st


Screen Name:poopstermomma
Real Name: Rochelle
Age:31 (DH 37)
Current Children and age DD ( 1 yr old)
Diagnosis: anovulation
Treatment and meds: 2nd cycle of Clomid
Next Appointment: Sept 24 to check progesterone
Cycles TTC another: 19 months (8 cycles)


:hide: :cheerleader2: Lurkers/Waiting to TTC/Graduates/Cheerleaders :hide: :cheerleader2:

Screen Name: flmamao2
Real Name: Sherrill
Age (SO): 30-31 next month (33)
Current Children and ages: Chloe (9), Hailey (7)
Lost Children and dates: 11/10, 1/11
Diagnosis: None as of yet, no testing until the 3rd MC per my Dr
Treatment and Meds: everyday meds: prenatals with DHA, Bcomplex, thinking of starting baby asprin and soy again
Next Appointment: None scheduled, respond to office for blood work as soon as a positive is seen for hcg draws and progesterone testing
Cycles TTC another child: 14
EDD: 1/23/12

Screen Name: Meeshkasheeba
Real Name: Tina
Age (SO): 27 (DH 27)
Current Children and age: DS1-4 yrs old, DS2-21mo old
Lost children and dates: 8week loss, 01/07
Diagnosis: endometriosis (stage IV in "04 and stage III now)
Treatment and meds: Laparotomy- 7/04, Lupron injection 11/04 Laproscope- 7/05, 7/08, 3/11
Next Appointment: in waiting
Cycles TTC another: 11

Screen Name: chmom77
Real Name: Helen
Age (SO): 31 (DH 37)
Current Children and age: DD (3 yrs old)
Lost children and dates: ectopic 6/10
Diagnosis:PCOS, endometriosis, arcuate septum, uterine polyps, unexplained uterine lining issues (all me) and varicoseles (DH).
Treatment and meds: hysterosocopy/lap surgery in Jan. '11, mini-stim FET in April with Follistim, Ganirelex, low-dose HCG, trigger, medrol, estrace, and progesterone in oil
Next Appointment: 5/9 follow-up blood work
Cycles TTC another: 25 months (16 cycles)
12 week Date: June 26
EDD: 1/8/2012

Screen Name:moonglowdesigns
Real Name:
Age(SO):29 (DH 35)
Current Children and age:Ds (10yrs), Ds (6yrs), Ds (4yrs)
Lost Children and dates:3 angels, ('04, '09 and '10)
Diagnosis MFI
Treatment and meds:We have decided to NTNP and leave it up to the fates on whether we will have another child or not.
Cycles TTC another: Since '09

Screen Name: kt~mommy
Real Name: Katie
Age: Me 29; DH 30
Current Children and ages: Oliver (3)
Diagnosis: Male Factor (high progesterone affecting sperm motility) plus LPD
Treatment and Meds: TAB from mine, DH taking meds to lower his progesterone
Next Appointment: blood retesting in January 2011
Cycles TTC another child: 17 months

Screen Name: McMamma
Real Name: Char

Screen Name: Sweetmama26
Real Name: Krystal
Age (SO):26 at the end of April
Current Children and age: Child 1: 7, Child 2: 4(in May), DS: 23 months
Lost Children and dates: M/C 1: 6wks(2000), M/C 2:6wks(2002), M/C 3:9wks(2003), M/C 4: Vanishing Twin Syndrome 8.5 weeks lost baby 1 had baby 2 in May of 06(2005), M/C 5: 6 weeks(2007), M/C 6: 11wks (2008), M/C 7: 4 weeks 3 days(april 2010)
Diagnosis: PCOS and Chromosomal Anomalies
Treatment and Meds: Progesterone
Next appointment:
Cycles TTC another:

Screen name: 3 Ladybugs
Real Name: Jennifer
Age (SO): 34 (DH 36)
Current Children and age: Maximillian (2 years)
Lost children and dates: Christopher (lived 28 minutes, July 31, 2006), Alexander (lived 11 days. Died August 11, 2006), Emily (lived 5 months 5 days. Died January 5, 2007), "Baby D" (Miscarried, September 2007)
Diagnosis: Insulin Resistant, Non-PCOS, Unexplained infertilty, in remission for Hodgkins/Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, possible chemo induced premature ovarian failure.
Treatment and meds: Will do FET (frozen embryo transfer) but need to wait 2 years from remission status to do cycle. Hoping for August 2012 for transfer.
Cycles TTC another: First "take home child" - 3 months short of 5 years. Had 6 cycles between me weaning my son, and chemo stopping my cycles. Haven't had a natural cycle since February 2010

HeatherlovesCDs 08-14-2011 09:07 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Thanks Ladies on the sympathy for my wonderful AF. I haven't talked my GYN about it. I haven't seen him since my 6wk PP check. :blush: I'm sure he would just want to put me on meds and I'm really not interested. However, next time I see him (which I should do soon), I think I might talk to him about it. If there is something super low dose that I could take for just a few days around AF, I might do it. We'll see.

Anyway, it turns out I was right. I did start early. I woke up to AF this AM. I'm a little happy because I don't have to wonder as I get closer to the due date. But, I also don't like that it came early. I like my body to do what it is supposed to do when it is supposed to do it. :giggle: I did go ahead and wean the twins completely this month. So, that could have thrown it off, but I wasn't producing much and they were only nursing twice a day, barely. (Hence the weaning. They just weren't really interested anymore.)

On a good note, I haven't be my usual monster self this month. I'm definitely feeling the hormones and a little snippy, but nothing like what I usually am for a few days. I feel almost like myself still. :yay:

Ardenne 08-15-2011 06:25 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Good morning :) I'm glad you're feeling like yourself, Heather! And I agree, weaning could throw things off, even though they weren't nursing all that much anymore it's still a change. IIRC it took 2-3 months post-weaning each time for AF to settle into a totally predictable pattern again.

AFM, I should be CD 2, but AF hasn't shown up yet. :headscratch: I'm getting pretty grouchy about it, because the tests are still consistently negative, and I just want to get on with the next cycle. DH and I talked it over and we're going to re-try the same regimen as last month, except this time with Robitussin CD 8-15 (or whenever turns out to be 24 hours post-O) to thin CM. Fingers crossed.

Liz*RN*BSN 08-15-2011 01:01 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Well I am back. We were out of town forever but I am glad to be back home.
We are adding Metformin to the Lovenox, Baby Aspirin and Endometrin. I feel like I am taking an entire pharmacy of meds... Think I just ovulated but I have not been temping so not sure when exactly.
Here are my updates.
Screen Name:liz*rn*bsn
Real Name: Elizabeth
Age (SO): 26 (28)
Current Children and age: JT - 3yrs, Ethan - 2 years
Lost child: Early m/cs: 10/10, 2/11, 4/11, 6/11, 7/11
Diagnosis: Recurrent Miscarriage, Factor 5 Leiden Disorder, Poly Cystic Ovaries
Treatment and meds: Lovenox and Progesterone daily during luteal phase, baby aspirin every day, Metformin Daily
Next Appointment: No appt scheduled
Cycles TTC another: Over a year

Vegan Princess 08-15-2011 03:07 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Welcome back Liz!

Heather - glad you are still feeling like yourself! Maybe weaning helped the hormone fluctuation?

Fleece: I'm glad your test day is pretty much here so you can get back to feeling good again!

AFM: I am 6 dpo trigger and still getting pretty decently dark positive on HPT. I bet it won't be out of my system until the end of the week. I feel like crap today. I had a couple beers at the show and didn't get to bed until 2! Plus I did a new yogasculpt class yesterday and my entire body is sore. Thankfully my dd went to her friend's house for a few hours so I got a nap in.

skyericsson 08-15-2011 04:49 PM

Welcome back Liz!!!

Heather I know my hormones were different at every stage of nursing ie.. Infant, toddler to weaning stage to ds
almost weaned now and he'll be 4 next week!! Glad your feeling better!

Ardene grrrr... I had an unusual cycle that went over a few mths back and I think my body was trying to ajust my hormones. Praying for your new cycle to have your BFP......

Baby dust to all of us :)

Dewberri 08-15-2011 06:19 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Heather, glad its going better for you this time around :)

Ardenne, hoping its a BFP for you!

Liz, welcome home.

AFM... just tired... DH traded some shifts so he's working long days for the next 5 days :( I'm gonna be so lonely and even more tired... Rar :fryingpan:

meldo 08-15-2011 06:47 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Dewberri: I'm going to be where you are starting Wednesday. Luckily, DH's trip gets him back home on Sunday instead of Tuesday, but still... It's going to be a long few days without him, especially during the 2WW. :(

AFM: I'm 4dp3dt and got another BFN today. My embies should be starting the implantation process around now and tomorrow. I got the call from my RE this afternoon and we have 5 frozen blasts! :jawdrop::yay: Totally unexpected since we've only made it to blast once. My RE said if those 5 were this good, the ones I'm carrying around will most likely be strong too. :yay: This is our best cycle, embryo-wise, so far. Did I mention: :yay:

skyericsson 08-15-2011 07:31 PM

Yay! Melissa for you and your frozen LO
:)

AFM I'm having one of those, "not sure what my body is doing" cycles (sigh) CD24 bfn...

NCFlanagan 08-15-2011 07:33 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Melissa: That's awesome news - keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Stupid question, forgive me - I've seen people taking baby aspirin. Why?

As for me, I'll be 7 weeks on Wednesday. I had an U/S last Tuesday, and I measured exactly on date and we saw a little heart beat on the screen. While this should make me happy, it just makes me more nervous. I don't go back to see my midwife until Sept 21st, when I will be 12 weeks. That's soooooooo ling from now!

Love4leon 08-15-2011 09:52 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Melissa!!! That is so exciting!!!

Vegan Princess 08-15-2011 10:13 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Melissa: Fantastic news!!! 7 dpo is too early for a BFP!! I have a good feeling for you!!!

Ncflanagan: Could you go see an OB in the interim for extra u/s? I would be very nervous waiting 5 weeks too. I used to be so anti u/s but after having a miscarriage, I have changed my tune and know I'm going to be needing a lot to get me through another pregnancy.

AFM: I spoke to my RE today. Good news and bad news. Good news: He was happy with my response to femara and thinks we should stick with it for the next couple cycles - should we need to keep trying. So I am happy not to have to jump into injectibles right now. Bad news: As far as DH's count going down, he said we are now on the border of who can be successful with IUI. He thinks we should def do another IUI cycle if I'm not pregnant. But if DH's count keeps going down, we are going to have to do IVF. He said def do 2 more IUI, maybe 2 and we'll see. DH has seen a urologist but he didn't do much so he is going to go see the urologist at the fertility clinic. I think the urologist asked him to do a blood panel but we found out I was pregnant (with the baby I lost) so he didn't end up doing them. So I'm guessing he will have to do them. Our insurance changes in a couple weeks so we need to hurry up and do this stuff while it's covered. Diagnostics with the RE are covered under our current insurance but this dr won't be on our new insurance. Not a huge deal though considering no infertility treatments were covered anyway.

Does anyone on here have Kaiser insurance? We might be switching to them. I think they might cover IUI but they have a long wait to get into their fertility clinics and I'm not sure the quality of care is as good. They don't cover IVF either though.

Cindy

Ardenne 08-16-2011 05:25 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Oh, Melissa, that's fantastic news! :yay: Prayers and :goodvibes: for you!


Quote:

Originally Posted by NCFlanagan (Post 13566238)

Stupid question, forgive me - I've seen people taking baby aspirin. Why?

Not a stupid question :) I, and several other ladies here, have inherited (such as Factor V Leiden) and/or autoimmune conditions (in my case, antiphospholipid syndrome) that cause clotting disorders, and if blood clots are allowed to form, the baby can't grow and thrive as he or she should. That's what happened to both of my later-term losses, before I had my diagnosis. A regimen of baby aspirin plus injected heparin is the best known treatment for those conditions. Depending on the severity of the clotting and the mom's medical history overall, some doctors recommend the heparin while ttc and some don't start it until after conception, but for people with our diagnosis the low dose aspirin is pretty much universally used both while ttc and after conception.

Dewberri 08-16-2011 06:28 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Melissa, :hugs: such mean husbands! ;) Oh, and :yay: Wishing you all the best!!

Noreen, that is a long time to wait.. and I've found that part of the pregnancy to be the most nerve wreaking time for me :hugs: Try not to worry, though :hugs: You can always go in to your OB if you decide you need to, right?

Cindy, its a little disheartening about DH :hugs: but I'm glad the femora is working for you! Hoping you won't need to deal with IVF :babydust:

HeatherlovesCDs 08-16-2011 11:41 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Melissa - Awesome cycle!! Lots of :babydust: to you!

Noreen - (that sounds so strange since it is my mom's name and I've never known anyone else with it. Actually, it is my DD's middle too. :)) Congrats on a good u/s. I can imagine you are nervous. You probably feel like you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm praying this one is a happy ending for you! :hugs:

Cindy - Well, that is good and bad news. On the IUI v. IVF front...We were told anything lower than 5 mil was pointless for IUI. My husband has 2 mil on a good day, which is why we went straight to IVF. I really hope you don't need to.

Also, I have had Kaiser. As far as I can remember, they do cover some IUI and other stuff (not IVF). I know Kaiser has a bad rep, but I have had really good experiences with them. I grew up with them and had them some as an adult also. (They treated my dad for his entire cancer and really were wonderful to him and approved several unconventional treatments and tests. They really went the distance for him.) I did not use them for any of our IF treatments. But, we did have an FET while with them. (Actually, we had 2. One ended in m/c) I was able to use them for some of the tests, especially the betas and u/s after the transfers. I would just call my OB and ask him to order it and then go to Kaiser to get it done. The thing to remember is for Kaiser to pay for it, a Kaiser dr. has to order it. So, you can't take your order from your RE to them, but you can call your OB and ask him to order a beta or go in and see him for an u/s. They were very on top of things when I was with them for my twins. (For the first 20wks) One annoying thing is though, for OB's, you don't really know who you will end up with. They have tons of drs. and any one of them could be on call when you deliver. You get who you get. But, like I said, we have had great experiences with them. (But, pay attention to their administrative side of things. They don't have it all together over there. You have to know your coverage and pay attention. :))

AFM - Thanks everyone for the input and well wish for my lovely AF's visit. She is on her way out and I'm happy to be onto the next month. :)

Vegan Princess 08-16-2011 01:33 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Heather: Thanks so much for the Kaiser run down! The feedback from my friends with it is that they too are happy with the doctors but to expect annoyance on the administrative side. It's great to get some feedback from someone w/IF though.

Why the heck aren't my HPTs getting lighter??? Tonight is 8 days past trigger and the line is still decently dark. As dark as a few days ago and almost as dark as the day after the trigger. The wishful thinking part of me says oh maybe my body is producing it's own hcg now so it's not getting lighter...but the rational side says NO - today is only 6 or 7 dpo so that's not really possible. Perhaps I'm just a slow metabolizer of HCG.

Cindy

Vegan Princess 08-16-2011 01:35 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Forgot to ask -Rebecca - how is the cleanse going?? I'm drinking a huge green juice right now - and eating brie and crackers. LOL.

finleyjudemommy 08-16-2011 01:40 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Fingers crossed for all of you! Things are sounding pretty positive~!

Just got the call from my RE's office that I've been waiting for....They had me do CD3 blood work...FSH, Prolactin, TSH, AMH and Estrogen. All of them came back great! I was so worried that they would call and tell me my ovaries sucked.....At least I feel that it will be a more positive cycle should we need to do one in Sept.

Our plan for now, which DH is very happy about is to BD every other day...I did 200 mg. of soy CD 3-7 and I am on CD 10 right now....vacation is going to be fun, fun, funnnnnnn! :lostit::lostit::lostit::giggle2:

Have a good rest of the day all...I'm trying to get things ready to go and I have my first appointment to donate plasma tonight...

lalakiwi7 08-16-2011 02:56 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Liz*RN*BSN (Post 13563701)
Well I am back. We were out of town forever but I am glad to be back home.
We are adding Metformin to the Lovenox, Baby Aspirin and Endometrin. I feel like I am taking an entire pharmacy of meds... Think I just ovulated but I have not been temping so not sure when exactly.

Cycles TTC another: Over a year

welcome back liz. Really hope that things are on the up swing for you guys.

Quote:

Originally Posted by meldo (Post 13565923)
Dewberri: I'm going to be where you are starting Wednesday. Luckily, DH's trip gets him back home on Sunday instead of Tuesday, but still... It's going to be a long few days without him, especially during the 2WW. :(

AFM: I'm 4dp3dt and got another BFN today. My embies should be starting the implantation process around now and tomorrow. I got the call from my RE this afternoon and we have 5 frozen blasts! :jawdrop::yay: Totally unexpected since we've only made it to blast once. My RE said if those 5 were this good, the ones I'm carrying around will most likely be strong too. :yay: This is our best cycle, embryo-wise, so far. Did I mention: :yay:

thats awesome!!!! SO exciting for you guys. Hopefully your three will be sticky beans and you will be bearing a baby bump before you know it!!!

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Originally Posted by NCFlanagan (Post 13566238)
Melissa: That's awesome news - keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Stupid question, forgive me - I've seen people taking baby aspirin. Why?

As for me, I'll be 7 weeks on Wednesday. I had an U/S last Tuesday, and I measured exactly on date and we saw a little heart beat on the screen. While this should make me happy, it just makes me more nervous. I don't go back to see my midwife until Sept 21st, when I will be 12 weeks. That's soooooooo ling from now!

Praying for peace for your heart. I can only imagine the hard part about being excited yet nervous all at the same time. Hoping the next few weeks fly by and your beautiful baby is growing healthy and strong.

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Originally Posted by Vegan Princess (Post 13571005)
Heather: Thanks so much for the Kaiser run down! The feedback from my friends with it is that they too are happy with the doctors but to expect annoyance on the administrative side. It's great to get some feedback from someone w/IF though.

Why the heck aren't my HPTs getting lighter??? Tonight is 8 days past trigger and the line is still decently dark. As dark as a few days ago and almost as dark as the day after the trigger. The wishful thinking part of me says oh maybe my body is producing it's own hcg now so it's not getting lighter...but the rational side says NO - today is only 6 or 7 dpo so that's not really possible. Perhaps I'm just a slow metabolizer of HCG.

Cindy

Mine were neon for the first week as well.... then by 8-10dpt I finally got a negative. I stopped testing after 6 days post trigger so don't really know when they started going down.

AFM: just waiting patiently to test...... i am probably 6dpoish today so really itching to test but going to try to refrain until friday or sat if I can hold out until then!!! my sons starts his first day of school tomorrow and I was a bit nervous for him. He is such a sweet heart and such a good kid but with his brain injury and speech delay I am scared that he will be mis-understood..... his teacher is amazing and was so awesome today and really helped me feel so much better. So that was good and I will be busy busy.
I have been busy trying to get together a food storage supply and buy a water filter in case of emergencies..... wow there are a lot of options and so much to think about!!! I had no idea!

Love4leon 08-16-2011 03:16 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vegan Princess (Post 13571020)
Forgot to ask -Rebecca - how is the cleanse going?? I'm drinking a huge green juice right now - and eating brie and crackers. LOL.

Hahahaha! Good work Cindy :) The cleanse is going pretty good- my husband loves it, but I had a rough day yesterday- being home is tough. I did better today while I was at work.

Heather and Cindy-
We have Kaiser (actually only my DH) but I will likely start on it in December. I'm not sure what it will actually do for us... we will probably need IVF, but I'd be interested in comparing costs at least. As you probably remember, my DH's numbers were really low also. The RE said they prefer to do IUI with at least 10 mil, but they did do a couple with us that were significantly low- 2 mil or less... no success though. Cindy- how much do IUI's cost in total for you with medications? Ours were less than $300 without medication. I know you asked before- but just wanted to clarify that ours were nonmedicated. We are also in Southern CA. I think you are north though right? Looks like I might be dealing with Kaiser along with you Cindy- though my experience so far has been FANTASTIC! They treated DH for testicular cancer- and the facilities, doctors, nurses were fantastic! Also- I love how much they do online. That makes them much more accessible for questions, etc.

Vegan Princess 08-16-2011 04:14 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Rebecca: The HR lady at my husband's firm is checking about infertility stuff and getting back to me. I have no idea what kind of variation in plans there are for kaiser. I'm sure mine won't end up covering anything, of course. We paid $850 for our IUI cycle (u/s, office visit for u/s, sperm stuff and actual procedure). That did not include any medications. Big difference b/w mine and yours! Is yours partially covered bc insurance? Mine is not covered at all. I'd be surprised if there was that much of a price dif. b/w northern and southern ca! I guess I am feeling better about kaiser after hearing how much people do like their doctors - especially knowing you went through such a major thing and have good things to say. Our non kaiser plans we have to choose from are high deductible and we would have to pay 20% out of pocket for outpatient surgery, emergency room visits and birth!!! My D&C was $11,000 - outpatient at the hospital. I paid a $25 copay with out current insurance. But the new PPO insurance would be a $2500 deductible and then 20% of the remaining $11k! Can you imagine??? I guess I'd rather have kaiser than have to potentially pay 10k out of pocket per year for our family. I'm just pissed bc DH asked them repeatedly to show him the plans before he took the job and the woman walked him through 1 that sounded similar to what we have - but left out the having to pay 20% out of pocket for those major things part. ARGH! Oh well, I can't complain too much bc at least we will have health insurance. Many people can't say the same. Glad the cleanse is going well! It is tough to be home around temptation.

NCFlanagan 08-16-2011 06:17 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HeatherlovesCDs (Post 13570132)
You probably feel like you are just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

This. Totally. I'm sure in my brain that I'll lose this one, too. The only thing that I don't know is when... what a horrible way to feel, I know - but I just can't shake it. :sadno:

Ardenne: Thanks for the info. We didn't have bloodwork done after the last loss because we have a healthy child together already. I'm wondering if I can ask about that when I see my midwife in Sept. Would baby aspirin hurt if I just took it anyway?

Susan: My DH would LOVE to BD every other day.... I'm just too tired! :giggle2:

Fleece Be With You 08-16-2011 06:47 PM

Sorry if I miss names, this is my first time doing this from my new phone :)

NCflanagan, :hugs: Hope you are able to find some peace and this pregnancy is a nice, long, 9 months with no complications!

Melissa, sounds so promising! Can't wait to hear how many of your embryos implant, I know it will be at least one, this is your cycle!

Got my blood taken today, I am DONE with gluten, YAY! I should get the results back in about a week. The bad part about requesting extra tests, they just kept grabbing vials to fill, LOL. Good thing I'm not squeamish about needles. The lab lady stuck me no problem, which is great since I have tiny veins.

Ardenne 08-16-2011 07:01 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NCFlanagan (Post 13572781)

Ardenne: Thanks for the info. We didn't have bloodwork done after the last loss because we have a healthy child together already. I'm wondering if I can ask about that when I see my midwife in Sept. Would baby aspirin hurt if I just took it anyway?

You're welcome! Ask your OB to be sure, but I think that aspirin actually *increases* the risk of m/c if there isn't a blood clotting disorder, so I definitely wouldn't do that without checking. You might want to ask about testing, but while some clotting-disorder tests (the genetic ones, at least) could be done while you're pregnant, I think others (like the ones for APS) would have their results too skewed to be useful. But by all means talk to your doctor -- she might have some insights that I don't :)

HeatherlovesCDs 08-16-2011 08:48 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
The one thing I really miss about Kaiser is their online stuff. I loved being able to get my labs online and to email my dr. (Really his nurse, but I had access to him through her and my computer.) I often had my lab results back before they were able to call me and I could find out. That was awesome with betas because I hate waiting for those! Plus, I really prefer to find out on my own rather than have them tell me. (Like when I m/c'd. I was glad to be able to react to the decreasing beta without the dr. or nurse there.) It is a wonderful feature of Kaiser.

Vegan Princess 08-16-2011 09:40 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
That's good to know. That is one thing I love about my OB's office. Fast, online lab results and contact w/my dr online. I was sad about the idea of leaving that. So glad I won't have to! Also, my friend told me she was able to e-mail her GP to get referrals to other docs without having to come in.

NC: I know you don't want to get emotionally invested in this pregnancy or get your hopes up but I wonder if you should try and change your thinking about just waiting to miscarry. I was so afraid I'd miscarry my last pregnancy (and I did) that I almost wonder if I didn't will it into happening. I knew the odds of miscarriage were higher for someone with diminished ovarian reserve, but that's all I knew. I'd never lost a baby before. I just convinced myself it might happen. And it did. When I am pregnant again, I am going to try my darndest not to think like that. Even if it means repeating a positive mantra to make myself try and believe it.

Cindy

Ardenne 08-17-2011 05:56 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Wow, getting test results online and being able to communicate with doctors online sounds absolutely wonderful :) I wish my doctor's office did that!

AF is 4 days late now. I guess I may blow another test today, though it seems pointless at this point. On the up side though, I've been realizing this morning just how grateful I am for hpts -- if this had happened to me and I couldn't test, I'd be sure I was pregnant again, and then when AF did arrive I'd have interpreted it as another loss. At least this way I know my body is just totally screwed up; it's frustrating, but far easier to deal with emotionally than another loss.

sdavis514 08-17-2011 06:22 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fleece Be With You (Post 13572959)
Sorry if I miss names, this is my first time doing this from my new phone :)

NCflanagan, :hugs: Hope you are able to find some peace and this pregnancy is a nice, long, 9 months with no complications!

Melissa, sounds so promising! Can't wait to hear how many of your embryos implant, I know it will be at least one, this is your cycle!

Got my blood taken today, I am DONE with gluten, YAY! I should get the results back in about a week. The bad part about requesting extra tests, they just kept grabbing vials to fill, LOL. Good thing I'm not squeamish about needles. The lab lady stuck me no problem, which is great since I have tiny veins.

YAY! Glad you are done with the Gluten. I know it was making you miserable!

AFM: Nothing new to report. I just took the last pill of my Provera today so now to just wait for AF to arrive. My OBGYN appt is on Monday so I am hoping AF doesnt start before Saturday ( so that I am not past CD 3 when I go to OB appt). Feeling positive about this cycle and hoping every thing works out!!

Dewberri 08-17-2011 06:53 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Susan, sounds like you are going to have a blast ;) Good luck! :giggle:

Ardene, :hugs:

My updated info:
Screen Name: Dewberri
Real Name: Joy
Age (DH): 26 (26)
Current Children and age: DD 2 yrs
Lost Children and dates: Dec. 2010 (6 wks); June 2011 (11wks)
Next appointment: We're going to hold of on any chromosomal or genetic testing for now. But I'm planning to get my lab draws for all the other stuff on Sept 1...
Cycles TTC another: We have no issues conceiving... just carrying healthy pregnancies :(

wordmama 08-17-2011 04:38 PM

I'm lurking and cheering all of you on (with the odd shout out when I get really moved). I just have no laptop right now and replying on my phone sucks. I am so glad to have all you ladies. Knowing I'm not alone in this journey is so sad and yet comforting at the same time.

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum

meldo 08-17-2011 05:24 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
I've taken my third hpt today and I *think* I might see something. I don't know why I'm so obsessed today. I'm not getting upset about not seeing anything but for some reason I just feel like I should see something. The only symptoms I have are cramping and hunger, but that's probably because my ovaries are still getting back to normal size and all the drugs I'm on. I even bought a couple of equate tests while I was at Walmart today cause I couldn't help myself. :gah:

HeatherlovesCDs 08-17-2011 07:21 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Lucy - :wave: I am glad to have you too. :grouphug:

Melissa - I'm really bad about testing. I test super early and I test a ton. :blush: Just remember to try not to get your hopes up over a shadow. But, I also want to say...:needpics:

AFM - Just hanging out waiting for O time.:needcoffee: (except picture a soda instead because I don't drink coffee. LOL.)

meldo 08-17-2011 08:05 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
LOL sorry! I didn't want to spread my craziness or make anyone upset by posting the pics here. I posted them in the main TTC forum and got a pretty solid agreement that there is in fact a second line. Here they are!

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...f/IMG_2903.jpg

same pic, colors inverted:
http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...IMG_2903-1.jpg

I'm not totally believing it yet but it has gotten me a little more excited about the wait, at least. I will (of course) do another round tomorrow with FMU even though this was my mid afternoon attempt and the only one I had any hint of a line on. DH went to Mexico City for work first thing this morning and since it's so faint, I haven't told him yet. If he were here I'd totally be making him squint with a magnifying glass though. :roflmbo:

meldo 08-17-2011 08:17 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
double post!

Vegan Princess 08-17-2011 08:27 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Meldo: I totally see it!!! Woohoo!! I can't wait for tomorrow morning's test! Glad to know someone else tests a few times/day. LOL. I can't help myself. I feel the same way you described.

Lucy: Hi there. I hate typing from my phone too. Hope you're doing well.

I had a frustrating morning trying to schedule DH's urologist appt before our insurance expires. I actually cried when I was done. That is not like me. So either I am way worked up over this stuff or something has me extra hormonal. I got all pissed at DH and cried at 7 dpo the month I had my chemical. Today is 7 dpo. Hopefully it's a sign! Thankfully I got the appt all straightened out and DH goes in a week from today.

I also mustered up the courage to go for my AMH bloodtest. I am dreading the results bc I know they likely won't be good. I'm so scared of what they will be. But I suppose knowing or not knowing won't change what it is - just maybe knowing will help us chart our course.

I also researched IVF costs and perhaps that was part of why I was so emotional. IVF w/ICSI at my clinic is about $11,500, not including meds. I talked to the financing place but the rates range from 5-19% so I doubt we'd finance. Ugh. Hopefully the urologist finds some easily fixable problem w/DH that will help his count go up.

Sorry for the rant. I am feeling better now anyway. :-)

So excited for you Meldo!

Cindy

lalakiwi7 08-17-2011 08:41 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
I feel like I see it! That's how I felt with my super squinters.....like I was imagining it but there really was something at the same time.
Oooooooooo oooooooooo fingers crossed!

Dewberri 08-18-2011 07:07 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Mel, So exciting! I can't wait to see what you get today :yay:

Vegan Princess 08-18-2011 09:28 AM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Meldo: Update????

meldo 08-18-2011 12:08 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Sorry, this is the first chance I've had to sit down with the laptop. My test this morning looks exactly like yesterday afternoon's so I'm not going to waste internet space with it. I'm hoping this afternoon may be darker, since that's when I got yesterday's shadow of a line. Thanks for all the support, ladies! Without DH around I can't obsess about this with anyone else! :hugs:

HeatherlovesCDs 08-18-2011 02:14 PM

Re: Blessed with Children Struggling for More, Aug 14-21
 
Melissa - I see it! Mine are always darker in the late afternoon/early evening. Anxiously awaiting the update. :babydust:

Cindy - That is about what mine was. It cost us a little over 13k total including meds. I took a very low dose of meds and my meds cost was low compared to others. I think it was around $2500. It has been a while. I just realized it's been 6.5 years since my fresh cycle. We paid totally out of pocket. We got a line of credit on our house. We paid as fast as we could after. Hopefully, you won't need the IVF.

Oh and not to get your hopes up, but I was super emotional without warning a couple days before I got all my BFP. Each time, it was like a water fountain turned on inside my eyes and I just couldn't stop crying. By the 4th BFP, I had an idea of what it meant. ;)


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