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Old 02-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #46
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OP, I'm in the same boat. We've tried for 10 years with no luck. I took fertility drugs but have not done IVF. I'm getting too old to get pregnant (43) and we've decided that we will try to adopt. We had hoped to have our affairs in order by May to go for international adoption. May will be 1 year after completing my PhD. Hubby would not consider IVF while I was still in school. Anyway, one of three schools I teach for fell through on me today. Anyway, we had hoped to go with International and now that seems in jeopardy.

Why does my life keep getting in my way, and why does hubby keep insisting that our life be in order? Plus, I don't know what a social worker will say at this point.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM   #47
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My husband and I went through seven years of infertility before conceiving our twins via IVF. It's a painful journey.

I have several friends who had multiple miscarriages that were finally able to sustain a pregnancy by taking progesterone as soon as they found out they were pregnant. It's also something that they have you take when you do IVF. I'd highly recommend you see a reproductive endocrinologist if you aren't already and discuss progesterone. It's easy to take. I've always done ******l suppositories and friends took it orally.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:22 PM   #48
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Hearing the success stories does give hope, but it does not make your heart hurt any less. My husband and I tried for nine years to have a baby. I felt like a failure and less like a woman. We were lucky because we only had one miscarriage during that time. We finally decided to start infertility treatments and made an appointment because I was going on 30. Two days before the appointment to get a referral to an infertility specialist, I found out I was pregnant and began spotting. I was terrified, but everything was fine. My wonderful daughter is now 14 and I had no problems getting pregnant the second time with my now 11 year old son.
Some go the adoption route, some decide just to enjoy the family they have, some manage to suceed with IVF or other options, and some just get lucky. Just do what is right for you and your family (you and your husband are a family no matter what it may feel like).
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #49
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Dear Lemonaidmouth, You came to my mind today, so I decided to log in & see if you have any news. I am hoping you came to my mind because beautiful things are happening for you.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:28 PM   #50
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Dear Lemonaidmouth, You came to my mind today, so I decided to log in & see if you have any news. I am hoping you came to my mind because beautiful things are happening for you.
No news yet. We are in the looking for a surge on the OPK's stage of this cycle. We skipped last month because I had a 5cm cyst on my left ovary. This month it had gone down half the size on it's own. My doctor switched me to clomid, and we will be doing another IUI once I get my positive surge. All fingers and toes are crossed. It is my birthday month and it would be an awesome birthday present!!! In fact aunt flo is due on my birthday. so I'm hoping and praying.
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No news yet. We are in the looking for a surge on the OPK's stage of this cycle. We skipped last month because I had a 5cm cyst on my left ovary. This month it had gone down half the size on it's own. My doctor switched me to clomid, and we will be doing another IUI once I get my positive surge. All fingers and toes are crossed. It is my birthday month and it would be an awesome birthday present!!! In fact aunt flo is due on my birthday. so I'm hoping and praying.
March is a month of beautiful people I love dearly's birthday. Hopes and prayers you receive the ultimate birthday gift. Happy Birthday. I have loved ones whose birthdays are... 5th, 7th,16th,18th,20th,24th and 28th!!! I love March! And IF you conceive in March there is a possiblity your baby could share my January bday....depending when in March. Regardless...good luck with the surgeon. I was on clomid at one point. Best of luck. fingers and toes crossed here for you also.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #52
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Without reading the whole strand, have you been tested for Factor V, MTHFR protein s and c, and other clotting factors? I have had four m/c. I had to double the amount of Lovenox I took in order to carry my my son to term. Lots of doctors will say that Factor V and so on does not cause early m/c just late term loss. However, there is newer research showing otherwise. (((HUGS))) I was almost 39 before we got our son.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #53
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Now, this may sound bizarre, but I have known at least 3 couples in my lifetime who had the same difficulty in conceiving ( some with medical problems and some without) that were able to have a child after they gave up trying so hard and just became happy with each other.
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1st couple: no medical problems but couldn't seem to get pregnant after 10 years of trying...after that they determined it wasn't meant to be. Adopted a child, and a year later the adopted child got an unplanned sibling! Relaxing and not having the pressure of counting best fertility times..etc. helped.

2nd couple: thyroid had to be taken completely out for cancer and had to take hormones...told she would never have a child. Also, she was obese and lost about 60 pounds. She now has a cute 2 year old girl.

3rd couple: had cervical cancer and had to have cervix completely take out. Told she would never have a child. Had 8 miscarriages. Given up and said she must have dogs as her adopted kids. 4 months later...she got pregnant, had a high risk pregnancy but carried to full term. She now has a healthy 4 year old girl.

So give up...but not entirely? Relaxing, making things fun and not freaking out worrying if it happens or not seems to be the key
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Update!!!!


Today I am 5 days late. I took two tests and both were +. My RE had me go in this afternoon for bloodwork, and they said they should get it back first thing am. I'm excited out of my head and its going to be hard to keep it under wraps for two more months. Hoping for some sticky dust.
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Today I am 5 days late. I took two tests and both were +. My RE had me go in this afternoon for bloodwork, and they said they should get it back first thing am. I'm excited out of my head and its going to be hard to keep it under wraps for two more months. Hoping for some sticky dust.

Lots of sticky dust, and love and hugs.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:33 AM   #56
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Now, this may sound bizarre, but I have known at least 3 couples in my lifetime who had the same difficulty in conceiving ( some with medical problems and some without) that were able to have a child after they gave up trying so hard and just became happy with each other.
Ex.
1st couple: no medical problems but couldn't seem to get pregnant after 10 years of trying...after that they determined it wasn't meant to be. Adopted a child, and a year later the adopted child got an unplanned sibling! Relaxing and not having the pressure of counting best fertility times..etc. helped.

2nd couple: thyroid had to be taken completely out for cancer and had to take hormones...told she would never have a child. Also, she was obese and lost about 60 pounds. She now has a cute 2 year old girl.

3rd couple: had cervical cancer and had to have cervix completely take out. Told she would never have a child. Had 8 miscarriages. Given up and said she must have dogs as her adopted kids. 4 months later...she got pregnant, had a high risk pregnancy but carried to full term. She now has a healthy 4 year old girl.

So give up...but not entirely? Relaxing, making things fun and not freaking out worrying if it happens or not seems to be the key


I read somewhere that it happens to about 4% of adoptive parents, but apparently we're in that 4% and I've met quite a lot of people in there too.

(According to Parents Magazine, it's about 5%: Myth 5: Once a couple adopts a child, the woman will become pregnant.

This particular myth is not only painful for infertile couples to hear, but it's also untrue. First of all, it suggests that adoption is simply a means to an end (a pregnancy), and not, in and of itself, a valid and wonderful way to form a family. Secondly, only about 5 percent of couples who do adopt later become pregnant. This success rate is the same for couples who don't adopt and become pregnant without further treatment.)


OP and others, just don't wait too long to start the adoption process. At some point, you start to age out of some of the programs.
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I got off the phone with my re's office. Bloodwork came back good, retesting tomorrow. Was put on progesterone supplements.
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Just got out of the hospital. Turns out it was a chemical pregnancy. An ultrasound showed no gestational sac and my hcg levels dropped to 22. I'm beyond devastated and do not know what to do with myself. I cannot seem to stop crying. Everytime I'm lucky enough to fall asleep I wake up crying.
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Just got out of the hospital. Turns out it was a chemical pregnancy. An ultrasound showed no gestational sac and my hcg levels dropped to 22. I'm beyond devastated and do not know what to do with myself. I cannot seem to stop crying. Everytime I'm lucky enough to fall asleep I wake up crying.
Many women have reported being extra fertile the cycle after a chemical pregnancy. My mother and 2 of my friends included. It's like your body is warming up and the first time was a practice. Unless your dr advised you otherwise, I would try again this month.
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Just got out of the hospital. Turns out it was a chemical pregnancy. An ultrasound showed no gestational sac and my hcg levels dropped to 22. I'm beyond devastated and do not know what to do with myself. I cannot seem to stop crying. Everytime I'm lucky enough to fall asleep I wake up crying.
Are you eating right? Pray for your baby and prepare for your baby by eating like you should when you get a baby - only healthy foods. Fresh fruits, veggies, only organic meats and dairy. Limited grains if prepared properly. No white sugar. Cut out table salt (and limit your sea salt). Google getting pregnant diet - may come up with more info (make sure the source is credible). I saw you were loosing weight - Is that 'cause you started doing some of this already? Practice eating healthy, getting all the nutrients your baby will need.
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