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This thread is for women that have children who are trying to have more and struggling with infertility (IF). You fall into the IF category if you have been trying for more than a year or if you have known fertility issues. Some have secondary IF and some have primary IF. Some of us are TTC naturally and some need treatments of some type. All are welcome!

We also have women who are praying to make it. Due to prior losses or IF they don't feel like they should join a due date board till after the first 12 weeks. We are truly happy to support you as you transition. Please just keep in mind that we are a group of woman struggling with IF and be sensitive to that as you post. If you put a pregnancy ticker or smiley in your signature, please turn off your signature when you post in this thread. Thank you!

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Women TTC:

Screen name (Real Name): CurlyQ215 (Jenny)
Age: 31
Children and ages: daughter (2)
Losses: May 2013, chemical
Diagnosis: PCOS
Treatment: unsuccesful Femara/Trigger Shot/IUI June 2013
Next Appt: July 9
Cycles TTC another: 1 year (but not 12 cycles because my cycles are totally wacky and range from 19 days to 60 days)

Screen name (Real Name): TexasMelanie (Melanie)
Age: 35
Children and ages: X (7) and S (2)
Losses: None
Diagnosis: Endometriosis
Treatment: Lap in 2003, Lap in 2007, Lap in 2013?
Next Appt: May 30th - OB/GYN specializing in endo treatment
Cycles TTC another: 19

Screen name (Real Name):JasmineMama/Kristin
Age:age 35
Children and ages: 2 boys 8/09 and 6/11,
Losses:two early losses Oct. 2012 and March 2013
Diagnosis: doctor suspects I'm "getting old"
Treatment:
Next Appt: Doctor appt in March for 3 day test,
Cycles TTC another:

Screen Name (Real Name): hope4more (Mel)
Age: 33
Current Children and age: ds, 2y9m (and potty training - eek!)
Losses: 10/12 8wks, 1/13 4.5wks, 4/13 5wks
Diagnosis: PCOS, hypothyroidism, possible Antiphospholipid Syndrome, MTHFR mutation, Asherman's Syndrome (uterine adhesions), ovulary disfunction (habitual CD 19-24 ovulation), low progesterone.
Treatment and meds:
Currently TTA with synthroid 50mg, 500mg MTHF, aspirin 81mg daily, 200 mg prometrium 4dpo-14dpo. Suggested TTC treatment from crazy non-telephone-answering doctor after surgical adhesion removal to include heparin/lovenox from bfp through 6 weeks post partum, famara/trigger, 400 mg Prometrium 4dpo +, and continued aspirin, MTHF, and synthroid use.
Next Appointment: New RE doctor appointment July 19th for second opinion with someone who answers questions via telephone, August 30 appointment with RI in Chicago. Waiting for third dRVVT + ACA levels (first was high, second was low) to confirm or refute APS diagnosis. Also waiting on DH MTHFR mutation information so we know best how to proceed.


Screen name (Real Name): Dani_Phen (Danielle)
Age: Me -24 DH - 23
Children and ages: Reu, Soon to be 2
Losses: The last week of September '12
Diagnosis: PCOS and possible blocked ovary
Treatments now: Clean eating (Paleo diet). Provera and clomid. Starting BC 5/13 for 3 months to try and jumpstart then doing 3 more months of clomid starting at 50mg, then 75mg, then 100mg.
Cycles TTC another: 1.5 years
Next appointment: First week of may 2013 before starting BC if no bpf by the end of April for more testing.


Screen name: ChihuahuaMama13 (Real Name): Samantha
Age: 26, DF 28
Children and ages: Gabe (Jan 2011)
Losses: none
Diagnosis: Possible PCOS, otherwise unexplained
Treatment: On 1000mg/day Metformin, and trying Bona Dea; tried Soy Iso (made cycles about 2 weeks longer) and B6 with no results
Next Appt: First fertility specialist appt is November 12th at 3pm
Cycles TTC another: Since April 2011

Screen name (Real Name): SlyFoxy (Robin) Age: me- 41 ,hubby-48 Happily married 20 years
Children and ages: 2 girls 15 years old & 2 yrs old took 12 years to get our 2nd
Losses: None
Diagnosis: DH did have LSC but after 25mg Clomid they are prefect now. Me- Endometriosis, surgery remove mild endometriosis in 6/2010. Got pregnant after had endometriosis removed in 2010 Endometriosis surgery plus others thing done had mild endo removed 10/23/12.HSG 3/4/13 unblocked both tubes
Treatments now:5mg Femara 3-7/ start opk testing, BD'ng CD11 ultrasound Showed 1 follie at 22mm an lining was 6mm then 3 days later had IUI done. Lining was @ 11+
Cycles TTC another: Soon 2 yrs TTC#3
Next appointment: 5/6/2013 Blood Draw to check progesterone results in showed 22. Still on TWW.
Next appointment: Maybe JUNE with NEW RE

Screen name (Real Name): Melmonkey (Mel)
Age: me - 34, hubby - 35
Children and ages: girl almost 18 months
Losses: Sept 5 2012
Diagnosis: unexplained
Treatment: Clomid 50mg cd 3-7
Next Appt: don't have one, hopefully in the next few months we'll be doing OB/Gyn appts again!
Cycles TTC another: AF showed Dec 2010....we have not prevented since then....

Screen Name (Real Name):lalakiwi7 (Liesl - pronounced leesal)
Age (SO): 27 and hubby is 27, Happily married for 7 yrs. Together for 12.
Current Children and age: Noah is our oldest miracle man, adopted- 6yrs old. Frances is our first born who is 3.
Lost child: early losses 7/2011 & 11/2007 and DS-Haven (12 weeks) 7/2012
Diagnosis: Stage four endometriosis. Re-occuring losses. 2ndary infertility
Treatment and meds: ASA, MV, Decadron, Femera, HCG trigger, Progesterone post O and Lovenox with BFP
Next Appointment: Will be a follie scan CD 12 once I start AF again.
TTC: Since Francy was a baby... almost three years.

Screen name: kricket24 (Real Name): Kristen
Age: 30
Children and ages: (DS#1) Dakota 04/04/2003 and (DS#2) Colton 06/04/2009
Losses: Identical Twins, May 1, 2008. I was 9 weeks along, DH and I believe they would have been baby girls.
Diagnosis: Unexplained Secondary Infertility (I believe it's a progesterone/ovulation issue)
Treatment: Hoping to do IVF in Oct/Nov! For now I'm taking prenatals, B-Complex & Omega 3's.
Next Appt: Seeing an RE for our first IVF appt tomorrow night! 9/27 @ 6pm
Cycles TTC another: No birth control since DS #2 was born, started TTC a little over a year ago.

Name: flynnsmom/ Lilo (real name)
Age:30
Current children: 3 year old DS
Losses: I think several very early MCs
Diagnosis: none yet
Next apt: none yet
Cycles TTC: on and off for 3 years as frustration permits. During an 8 yr. marriage have only prevented 6 months

Screen Name (Real Name): meeshkasheeba (Tina)
[ COLOR="RoyalBlue"] Age: [/COLOR]28 (DH 28)
Current Children and age: DS1 6 DS2 3
Lost Children and Dates: 8 Wk Miscarriage Jan, '07
Diagnosis: stage IV endometriosis, adenomyosis, and PCOS
Treatment and meds: multiple surgeries, Lupron (COMPLETE!), gluten free diet, and a slew of vitamins
Next Apt: ? DH is very off the fence about IVF so it is totally on hold
Cycles Trying: 31 (counting my 6mo of Lupron TX)

Screen Name (Real Name): slimy72 (Laurel)
Age: 30 Dh 32
Current Children and age: DS 5yo
Lost Children and Dates: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, Sept. 2011, Sept. 2012
Diagnosis: Endometriosis, do not ovulate regularly. Dh- MS, Celiacs, Ulcerative colitis.
Treatment and meds: Femera, Brevell, HCG trigger shot and IUI cycles. From 8 days past IUI start prometrium Always on: baby aspirin and a host of supplements and vitamins. Laprascope '09, lupron shots '09, Laproscope March of 2013.
Next Appointment: July, either for an ultrasound if we get a BFP or for our next round of IUI if we don't.
Cycles TTC another: 4 1/2 yrs for DS, 4 yrs so far for #2.

Screen Name (Real Name): JCPACandMommy (Carissa)
Age: 31 (DH 35)
Current Children and age: one DS age 4.5Lost Children and Dates: Oct 25, 2012 Blighted Ovum and Ectopic on Right Ovary at 6w3d
Diagnosis: PCOS as of Jan '12 but I am ovulating RE said I have Old Ovaries and No PCOS?
Treatment and meds: Past: Femara 5mg once daily CD4-8,Metfomin 500mg 3x dialy, Prenatal Daily, HCG trigger ~CD12
New Treatment: Follistim CD 3-8, Estrace CD8-11, Ovadril Trigger CD9, IUI CD11, Endometrin CD 15 on
Next Appointment: Nov 21 F/U from MC and D&C with Methotrexate x2
Cycles TTC another: Mirena Out April 5, 2011 was NTNP till Aug, then active TTC since then with No luck we are on Cycle #18

Women Pregnant and praying to make it. 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 this link.

Screen Name (Real Name): sdavis514 (Sarah)
Age: 32 (DH 33)
Current Children and age: one DS age 5
Lost Children and Dates: none
Diagnosis: We were NTNP for 4 years, diagnosed with PCOS in 2003 and put on clomid from 9/04-1/05, 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: IVF
Next Appointment: 12/19 another beta check
Cycles TTC another: NTNP for 4 years, Actively TTC since Jan 11
EDD: 8/20/13
12 week mark: 2/5/13

Screen Name (Real Name): love4leon (Rebecca)
Age: 38 (DH 38)
Current Children and age: Winnie 5 years
Diagnosis: Endometriosis (Me) DH diagnosed with Low sperm count, low motility, and liquidation. 5/11 diagnosed with testicular cancer. Finished chemo August 2011
Treatment and meds: IUI done 1/2/2011, 2/5/2011, 3/2011, 4/2011 Clomid days 5-9, trigger shot and IUI on 2/14/2012,IVF starts June- Egg retrieval June 20th. Have 8 Day 5 embryos waiting for us.
Next Appointment: November 26th for u/s
Cycles TTC another: 3 years
12 weeks: January 11, 2013

Screen Name (Real Name): finleyjudemommy (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:
Will be 23 weeks on Friday. Due date is Feb 8 although will be induced before that. We have opted not to find out the gender.


Screen Name (Real Name): Carriek38 (Carrie)
Age: 34
Current Children and age: Elliott, 3yrs
Losses: 02/12 CP, 05/12 6wks, 10/12 CP
Diagnosis: no known fertility issues, same-sex couple
Treatment and meds: 1 natural/4 medicated IUI cycles, 2 IVF cycles
Next Appointment: one more RE appt, then graduating to OB
EDD: 12/3/13 (will be 12 wks 5/23/13


Screen Name (Real Name): amyltc (Amy)
Age: 29 my Dh is 33
Current Children and age: DD1 Allie, age 7, DD2 Hannah age 5
Lost Children and dates: 7 weeks, 12/7/12
Diagnosis: Endometriosis, surgery to remove 9/14/10, mostly unexplained infertility
Treatment: This was a natural cycle, taking baby aspirin daily, iron supplements for anemia
Next appointment: 5/31 for 12 week checkup
Cycles TTC another: about 4 years
Due Date: 12/15/2013
12 week mark: June 1, 2013

Screen name: KotzurK (Real Name): Kelsie
Age: 29, DH 28
Children and ages: Noah (Dec 2007)
Losses: Sept 06 twins 8 weeks, Feb 11 molar twins 8 weeks, Aug 12 triplets 10 weeks (Also lost DS's twin at 16 weeks) Feb 13, Baby A at 11 weeks
Diagnosis: PCOS, cervical cancer (in remission) and male factor
Treatment: Injections (Bravelle and Menopur) Ovidrel and IUI
Cycles TTC another: Since Sept 2010, including losses
BFP: Jan 14th, 2013
EDD: Sept 25th, 2013 (But will deliver early)
IT'S A BOY!!



Lurkers/Waiting to TTC/Graduates/Cheerleaders

Screen Name (Real Name): Vegan Princess (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), possible chemical pregnancy (9/11)
Diagnosis: Diminished ovarian reserve for me. Moderate or severe male factor (depending on who you ask) for DH
Treatment and Meds:Beginning 2nd IUI cycle w/5mg femara, ovidrel trigger and prometrium. Will do this cycle and one more IUI and then meet with doctor to discuss IVF or using donor egg. - Moved to IVF
Next appointment: Follicle scan on 9/ 29. IUI on 10/1 or thereabouts. Will meet with RE to discuss game plan again in November.
Cycles TTC another: Had IUD removed 4/10 but really have been trying since 6/10.


Screen name (Real Name): heatherlovesCD's (Heather)
Age: me - 33, hubby - 38
Children and ages: boy 6, Twins girl/boy 4, Twins boy/boy 22 months.
Losses: March '07
Diagnosis: severe male factor infertility
Treatment: IVF/FET, 1 fresh IVF cycle = 1 boy. FET's = 1 early m/c, 2 sets of twins, 1 BFN
Cycles TTC another: I don't keep track. We have been TTC since 11/10.
Due date: Oct 15th
Date I'll be 12wks: 4/2/12


Screen Name (Real Name): Sillyutalktome (Jeanette)
Age: 30 (DH 29)
Current Children and age: Dd - M - 6/08
Lost Children and Dates: Etopic 7/09 (8 weeks) Possible chemical 6/10
Diagnosis: tubal infertility & male factor
Treatment and meds:1st IVF 10/18/11 BFN, FET planned for January
BFP: 2/7/12
EDD: 10/12/12[/QUOTE]
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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I will slowly over the next couple of days be making all the updates, and cleaning up the thread of folks we haven't heard from in a few months. Let me know if I mess something up.

Will everyone do me a favor, if there is someone on the list that isn't stopping by anymore will you please me know so I can delete them. Thanks.

Edit: I'm leaving updates in all color for now so folks can let me know if I've gotten them in teh right spot, then let I'll go back and fix color. Be patient with me, I'm having a busy week but trying to get this done.
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My brain is telling me there should be an update for Liesel and Melmonkey but I can't remember what it is. Does anyone know?
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I think most of the "lurkers" have stopped popping in.
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I think most of the "lurkers" have stopped popping in.
I still check in on you ladies. I pray and think of you often. I'm fine with being removed from your list, but I really am cheering you on.

Hope4More - A lady just told me she's on 17p injections after recurrent 1st trimester loss. Its for preterm labor but she had one successful pregnancy taking it from 5 weeks to 36.

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I wanted to pop in and say thanks for all your support last week. Out of 9 fertilized eggs, 4 survived to day three, and then all arrested on day three, so that, today's 5dt was a no-go. We're at the end of the line with TTC; natural conception is not possible for us. I won't be lurking anymore, but wish you all the best, and hope each of you gets your THB.
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I wanted to pop in and say thanks for all your support last week. Out of 9 fertilized eggs, 4 survived to day three, and then all arrested on day three, so that, today's 5dt was a no-go. We're at the end of the line with TTC; natural conception is not possible for us. I won't be lurking anymore, but wish you all the best, and hope each of you gets your THB.
I'm sorry

My appointment is tomorrow, I am so so nervous. I worry that they won't find a heartbeat, or that it will be a blighted ovum, or ectopic, I know its silly but I can't stop worrying, I just want to fast forward through tomorrow and see how things are going.
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I'm sorry

My appointment is tomorrow, I am so so nervous. I worry that they won't find a heartbeat, or that it will be a blighted ovum, or ectopic, I know its silly but I can't stop worrying, I just want to fast forward through tomorrow and see how things are going.
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I think most of the "lurkers" have stopped popping in.
ok I'll go take them off. They can submit an update to be added back. Unless I recognize them as active. I know there are a bunch on the active list that I haven't seen in a while, but I don't want to delete them and hurt someone's feelings.
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I wanted to pop in and say thanks for all your support last week. Out of 9 fertilized eggs, 4 survived to day three, and then all arrested on day three, so that, today's 5dt was a no-go. We're at the end of the line with TTC; natural conception is not possible for us. I won't be lurking anymore, but wish you all the best, and hope each of you gets your THB.
I'm so sorry.

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