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Old 05-20-2015, 12:31 PM   #1
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Anyone Struggling for Their First??

I see lots of women on there struggling for their second, third, etc. but is anyone else struggling for their first?

I started ttcing in 2013, then took a year off to pursue adoption, but I'm going back to ttcing now while saving for IVF/surrogacy. I'd love to hear from others struggling just to become mamas.

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Old 05-23-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone Struggling for Their First??

I was told I'd never have a child of my own. I gave up even. Then without even trying I conceived. Thought my body was playing tricks on me. Sure enough I now have a beautiful 11 month old son. I hope it works out for you.


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Old 05-23-2015, 07:16 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone Struggling for Their First??

Thanks. I'm single so highly unlikely I will conceive "without even trying". Just feeling down seeing people have one baby after the next and still be struggling just for one.
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Re: Anyone Struggling for Their First??

We aren't really trying I guess. I would love it. But, with pcos I was told it would never happen. Going on 5 years. We have no kids together. He has 2 with his ex wife. Teens. I would love to get pregnant. Good luck to you.
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Re: Anyone Struggling for Their First??

We have been struggling to have our first for, well many years. We actually ended up adopting, at which point we decided to stop using medical interventions to TTC and leave it up to God. Well, I did. I think DH just gave up and has decided it will never happen. Not very optimistic is he? We both have contributing factors that make it less likely to conceive, though not impossible.

Even after all these years, I still think, "what if" every month. I no longer chart my temps, but do try to keep track of my cycles (they got back to their 'norm' recently, which means the cyst I had been dealing with must have gone away?), and keep up my health. There was a book I read last year that was helpful in showing me some specific ways to help my body. I can not think of the title, but it leaned more towards Eastern Medicine than the traditional book. It was also just a very good general health book. I made some changes and felt better, even if we did not conceive due to the changes.

I think back at times to all the time and worry I wasted using the Pill. At other times I wonder if that has not made it even more difficult for us, as it really threw my body off but I was stubborn and kept using it. Now I would never recommend it for use 'just because'.

I have not been on this site much in the past few years as there were other things in my life requiring my attention. There used to be a very strong presence of those who were TTC their first, but struggling to do so. I think some of them are still around, but may have accomplished their goal and are now on to their 2nd or 3rd. Maybe you can be the one to start a 'new' group of those of us struggling to TTC our first.
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:12 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone Struggling for Their First??

Still here and still trying..... I think I'm moving on to IVF in the spring/summer of next year. Since I'm single and using a donor I can't NTNP

I met with an agency for international adoption but as much as I would love to adopt the process is so discouraging after what I've already been through with private adoption. Just tired of it all.
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