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6/9/2011 6:10 PM
Thank you for the encouraging words. I've been on hold with TTC for a few months now. If it makes you feel any better ladies, I've tried for about seven years, if not longer, I've never missed a menstrual cycle, his sperm is in great shape (says the dr.), and so am I, but yet, nothing has happened. I've tried Yoga, Meditation (maybe not for as long as needed), acupunture, chinese teas, etc and still no luck. I'm glad to have taken the time off because indeed it is a rollercoaster of emotions. I feel good and have Hope that it will one day happen, when I decide to try again. Next step for me is one round of IVF - if I can afford it. If not, we will leave it up to God. Good luck to you all.

4/2/2011 9:13 AM
Thank you for sharing that! I'm very happy for you. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 2 1/2 years now. I too have PCOS (though I am one of the few PCOS patients that is not overweight and has always been fit), and my husband's count and motility are on the low end. My OBGYN also put me on Metformin, but only for one cycle. Since it didn't regulate my cycle or help me get a period, we moved on to Clomid. I did not ovulate on the first cycle of Clomid, so my OBGYN added Synthroid for the next cycle. I was just on the borderline of being hypothyroid. The low dose of Synthroid combined with Clomid brought about an ovulatory cycle, so when I still did not get pregnant, we did it again...and again...I think about 5 times. She finally referred me to a fertility specialist. He had me do one more round of Clomid (with IUI), then told me I had maxed out the recommended limit for it. So we moved on to injectibles. I'm very responsive to the injectibles, but after 1 cycle on Gonal F and 2 cycles on Follistim with IUI, I'm still not pregnant. I'm taking a break right now. At the beginning of this cycle I had a terrible cold and I just felt like my body needed to rest. I had hoped I would ovulate with just the Synthroid, as I did a couple times before we started injectibles, but it seems my ovaries have gone into hibernation. So I am likely to start on fertility meds again next week. I'm happy for the break though - fertility cycles are real roller-coasters.

I too have been very hesitant about IVF. Our plan is 2 or 3 more cycles of injectibles, then we face that decision. I'm so glad it worked for you. Best wishes with the rest of your pregnancy!

3/28/2011 9:03 PM
Thank you for sharing this! My husband and I are set to do our first (and hopefully only) IVF cycle this April. We have had three failed IUI's. Congratulations on your pregnancy and your long awaited baby girl!

1/24/2011 9:45 PM
If you're still reading this blog (as you may be busy with your little girl) I just wanted to say that your story brought tears to my eyes. A site of Hope is always good - thank you for sharing your story. Congrats!

9/9/2010 6:08 PM
Congrats and best wishes!

9/8/2010 5:24 PM
My husband and I were married 3 years ago today and started TTC shortly after. I have PCOS and he has a low sperm morphology, so we knew going into it things would be difficult. I saw an OBGYN in February of 2008 to get things started and was on steadily increasing doses of Metformin until the end of the summer, never getting a period the entire time. By August 2008 my doc realized she couldn't help me and referred us to a fertility specialist in the area. The plan of action was to do a few rounds of Clomid with IUI and see where to go from there. I did 3 rounds of Clomid, but never responded to it, so no IUI's were performed during those cycles. After that we switched to injectables with IUI. We finished one round of IUI with Follistim, but it didn't work. The second round got canceled half way through because I was overstimulating and it would have been dangerous to continue. At that point my doctor advised us to switch to IVF. I was heartbroken. I had vowed I would not do IVF, mostly because I was uneducated about the process and what I did know about it terrified me. I've never been good with medical stuff... especially needles. My husband and I decided to take 6 months off to decide what to do. I started researching and realized I could do this. I made an effort to get in shape, loosing 40 pounds and running my first 5k while doing do. I also learned to meditate and to relax, which is key with this sort of thing. In November of 2009 I called the fertility center and made an appt for early December to talk to a nurse about IVF and get our month scheduled. We chose February of 2010 to do the first transfer. My period came early without any help of Provera (which was a total suprise and I attribute it to my weight loss and exercise), so I did my moc transfer in mid December, started on meds in late December, and we did our egg retrieval and transfer the last week in January.

Afte the retrieval I was excited because we harvested 7 eggs and 5 of them were supposedly mature and fertilized, but I was crushed at the transfer when I was told that only two were good enough quality to transfer. That meant we had no eggs to freeze if this didn't work... and I was sure at the time it wouldn't work on the first try. Again I was heartbroken. The next two weeks waiting for the blood test were excruciating. The day of the blood test my husband was out of town for business. We decided we would have the nurse leave a message on our answering machine at home, then I would call my husband from my cell so we could listen to it together. I left work early that day and got myself so worked up on the way home convincing myself it would be negative that it took 20 minutes for me to calm down enough to call my husband and listen to the message. I was absolutely floored when I heard the nurse on the machine say congratulations. My husband was very quite and I was crying again, only this time it was happy tears.

I am due October 21st, 2010 and having a baby girl after two years of trying to conceive and one round of IVF.
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