Girls, lets share out TTC journeys here. Hopefully it will help other women when they read our stories so they know they are not the only ones going through similar problems
When I first started TTC, it was May 2005 and I was 23 yrs old. My hubby was 23 too. I was birth control pills prior to TTC and it had messed up my cycle...even though I was a little irregular prior to BCPs. I hadn't had AF for 6 months. So in June 2005, I went to the OB for my annual exam and mentioned that I hadn't had AF in 6-7 months and we were TTC. She suggested clomid. I had to first get some bloodwork done first - all came back fine. I was just irregular, she stated. I started on 50mg of clomid, but first used provera for 10 days to bring on AF. On CD55, I hadn't O'd yet and my progesterone test on CD21 was less than 1. She put me on provera again to jumpstart AF and we would try 100mg. On CD21, my progesterone test showed no O but my temp chart showed I o'd the next day! AF came 14 days later - I wasn't preggo but happy I O'd!!! I did 100mg again and O'd again - not preggo. I tried 100mg again and got a BFP this cycle! Unfortantly, I miscarried at 5 weeks. I started bleeding on a Saturday and we went to the ER to get checked out. That was the worst experience!!! Made having a m/c 10 times worse...never doing that again. Well, I was set to take a cruise 2 days after that so I was happy about that. We were on the boat ready to leave and my doc calls. She said that at the hospital they took blood showing I was a negative bloodtype and need some Rhogam shot within 72 hours! Umm...that's a problem since I'm heading to the Florida Keys and won't get there until Wednesday. She told me to do it then so we wasted our whole day in Key West at the ER getting the shot. Barely made it back to the boat! Sooooo, I took a cycle off in December and didn't get AF again. So I went on provera again at the end of January to bring on AF. Tried 100mg of clomid again - I didn't O. Provera again then 100mg of clomid. I o'd but not preggo. Another round of 100mg and I was preggo again. This was May. About 10 days after my BFP I went to my first OB appt. They had me take a urine preg test and it came out NEGATIVE! WHAT!?!?! I couldn't believe it - took another one in case it was faulty...nope, negative. I had miscarried again. They took blood to see my hcg levels. I took off work the next 2 days - I was so depressed. What was wrong with me/DH?? So, this time I got the Rhogam shot and talked to my doc. She told me, "some people just miscarry a lot, you're young, you're okay." Seriously, that's what you have to say!?!! I want tests done. A few weeks later, she gave me a u/s and did more bloodwork....all okay. I said forget this, I"m going to a RE. I kept charting just to see if I would O by myself. I did book a appt with the RE and he was awesome. He said we'd do u/s's to check follies, a HSG, trigger shot, clomid, progesterone in the 2ww. I told him I was charting and I think I O'd. He told me to wait and see if I did and then we'd start after that. If I didn't O, I'd do provera. I did O on my own on CD46 (YES!)....I never thought I'd be pregnant. We weren't "trying" or anything. I was due to get my wisdom teeth out - I would have been 7dpo. Too early to test, didn't really want to cancel the appt...took a chance and got them out. I was obviously focusing on the pain in my mouth so being preggo escaped my mind. It was 14 dpo and AF should have showed that day. It didn't. I thought, I will test at 15dpo since I'd be late. Well, I took at test and it came out POSITIVE! Okay, that's awesome.......but am I going to m/c again? I called the RE and he had me get a hcg done and progesterone. Hcg was like 2,000 at 17dpo! And progesterone was about 15...he put me on progesterone to rule that out if I m/c'd. I kept taking tests everyday and they kept being positive. I got an u/s at 6.5 weeks and we had a heartbeat. At 8.5 weeks, everything still looked great. It was just a tiny little blob..........now this tiny little blob is 6 months old today I had a happy ending, even without clomid. I feel truly blessed.
Sorry this is so long!
Last edited by stephzac04; 09-18-2007 at 01:32 PM.
It's not really much of a story yet. My dh and I decided in April 2006 we wanted to ttc since he wasn't scheduled for deployment. I was diagnosed with PCOS March 2005 so I already knew I probably didn't O. Well before we could really actively try, he picked me up from work on May 3 2006. I knew what he was going to say before he said it. He was going to deploy in like 3 months. That was so hard for me. I didn't try to get an RE or anything b/c there was no point he would be gone, but we still tried. Just being a bit hopeful. He left in August 2006. Well I started talking to my dr about wanting to ttc. Well she told me if i didnt have AF by the end of the year she was going to put in a referral to an RE. Well in January I got my referral. My first appt. was in march 2007 right before my dh came home. In April we had another appt and my dh was home and we went together. He had prescribed prometrium in March. So I was already having AF when I saw him in April. He prescribed 100mg ofclomid and I was to take it CD 8 to 13 since I was aready on like cd 5. Well I O'd my husband could've swore I was pg. No such luck BFN. In May he prescribed 100mg of clomid again. No O. I had over a 50 day cycle had to take prometrium. Didn't start clomid again until July, we went to AL for vaca and I O'd there. We Bd'd like everyday still a BFN. Did it again in August, BFN. Now we are in Sept and I'm O'ing today or tomorrow. So I'll be in the 2ww soon. Wish me luck.
For my previous pregnancy 4 years ago. I was 17 had normal periods and O. And got pg after 4 months of not preventing it. I'll be honest I wasn't ttc but you know he's the best thing that happened to me. My dh was in boot camp and corps school and then Field Medical Service School, so we didn't live together until ds was 4 months old. I think one of the biggest reasons we want another child is we didn't get to experience it together my last pregnancy. I want to share that with my dh, it's an amazing time.
Last edited by GabesMom; 02-09-2008 at 08:37 AM.
I got off BCP in Aug 06 since I wanted to give my body a chance to go back to "normal" before starting TTC in summer 07. I had pretty regular periods for the next 5 months (30-35 days). Then in Feb 07 we had a "pregnancy scare" after unprotected sex. Turns out I wasn't pregnant, but realized I secretly hoped I was - so then we decided to officially start TTC...earlier than anticipated afterall. So the next few months we BDed, but my cycles at the same time got progressively LONGER - like 50-60 days! It was so frustrating!
So I read some research about Clomid and decided to get checked out. U/S and bloodwork checked out Ok so OB/GYN prescribed 4 rounds of clomid and only come in on day 21 for PL test. First round I was SURE It would work, O'd and had great PL, but BFN, then round 2, same thing, BFN.
SO now I'm on round 3 - and PRAYING REALLY HARD!!! I've always felt my "calling" in life was to be a great mom and I can't wait to be a SAHM! But oddly enough, I've alway had a lurking suspicion since I was younger that TTC would be difficult for me, and maybe I'm making it that way for myself - self-fulfilling prophecy. My sister and mother never had any problems getting PG - so it's hard for me to comprehend all this. I just keep telling myself it's God's timing, and so I'm trying to relax and enjoy the journey.
I'm so glad I have all you gals helping me get through the tough and confusing times!Baby Dust to all!
ok - I am Flo - 29 DH Ike 37 - always had irregular periods - for the first 4 years we did not use protection - was put on BCP to regulate periods but it really did help - I had lap done to rule out endo - year after that we got BFP - so again we tried "just let it happen" it has been 7 yrs and in July DH was the one to actually tell me to see a RE - I've had all my test - HSg - all clear - DH S?A showed 0 sperm - we are awaiting his appt with UROlogist - and his 2nd S/A ....
My name is Rachel, 28, and dh is Jerry, 30. I came off BCP in Mar '06, the day we came back from our honeymoon. I knew from a previous marriage that I might have trouble TTC. I made myself believe that it was God watching out for me since my 1st marriage didn't work out. Anyway, my cycles weren't quite normal after coming off BCP's but I was going to wait it out until it was time for my yearly exam. In June '06 I was 2 weeks late and was going out for a bachelorette party so I took a test just to be on the safe side. Boy was I surprised when I saw it said "PREGNANT" We were so excited. I had gone to all my appts and we were able to hear the heartbeat at 11 1/2 weeks. I had to go out of town the following week and everything was fine. The next week I started cramping and bleeding, so I got into my dr. office and they sent me for an u/s. There wasn't a heartbeat. We lost our little angel at 14 weeks. I had a d&c the following day. This was August '06. After this my cycles went crazy again. I was having 40-50 day cycles and they had never been that bad before. I went back to the OB and they sent me to their infertility dept. I have taken 5 cycles of clomid and only O'd on 2. We are now moving to clomid and injectibles. I am hoping that we finally get our BFP with this new combo platter of drugs.
Wow, this was so long and I also shortened it a little. I hope we all get our BFP's soon!!!!
My husband and I have been TTC for over 3 years. He has a dd(15) and a ds(9) from a previous marriage. They live with us and I have pretty much raised them since she was 6 and he was 1. I have wanted my own child for the longest!!! I feel blessed that I have such great stepchildren( or I rather call them my own cause it seems like they are) but I have wanted to experience what it is like to be pregnant, and know that they are allll mine..hehe. As of right now I am going to get a PL test next friday to see if I am ovulating, and then most likely take provera to start af then being my first round of Clomid. I'm really excited. I love reading everyones stories and I usually break down in tears because I feel just the same way and have gone through a lot of the things as well. I'm so glad I found this site, and thanks to all of you for your advice and support!! I wish you all lots of baby dust!!