Getting Pregnant

The Second Little One

I've never written a blog before. I am almost 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I decided to write this because I wish I had an account of my first pregancy. My son is 13 months old so it wasn't that long ago that I was pregnant with him, but it all feels so different, and it is difficult to remember. I wish I knew what I was thinking then.

Surprise, You're Pregnant!

Wow. Talk about a big surprise. My hubby and I have 3yr old twins and an 8month old baby. All our children were conceived with fertility treatments. We were told we couldn't get pregnant on our own. Now I'm 6 weeks pregnant and freaking out!! Four children under 4 years of age is going to be alot to handle. Anyone else out there who has gone through the same thing??? I'm looking for all the advice I can get!

Am I?

So, here is my situation. I'm 27 (28 in 3 weeks but who's counting?) and I have had 4 MC. My last 3 were back to back spanning from November 23rd 09 to February 14th 09. I went through a round of blood testing to find out if the problem is me. Everything came back normal except that I am hypercoaguable which means my blood tends to clot quickly. My then Fiance already had a 1 year old daughter, so the likliness of it being him are lower, and my ex-husband and I were both going to be first time parents with my 1st MC in 07.

Want to cry

I want to cry. I feel like i might. I have been very nauseated and vomiting. I am having a ton of cramping. I have been having increased clear discharge. I am completely miserable and getting very easily dizzy. And now I know I am not pregnant. Or at least that my HCG is 0. Not even a hint of being pregnant. I don't have a UTI either. What the hell is wrong with me? Am I crazy. I now have my husband so concerned for me that he has started saying lets stop trying if this is how bad it is going to be. I want to cry this is just miserable. I want to crawl into a hole and sink int the ground.


I knew when I recently married my husband, that he would want children right away, being that he is 41 yrs old and has no previous children. I have one child from a past relationship, but have also been plagued by two miscarriages. There is so much fear and uncertainty trying for another baby. After 8 months of unprotected sex with my husband, the question aroused, "can you have kids?" We went to a urologist and found he has a variocele that was causing his infertility. Hugh? Who would have guessed?

Not sure what to make of my husband

So we have decided. We are going to try for a second child. He is all for it. We are increasing our sex and not using any barriers. Yet, he keeps saying well I want to go on vacation before we get pregnant. Your not really ovulating right now are you? This is just practicing right? He keeps confusing the heck out of me. Either we are trying to have a child or we are not. There is no in between on this because what happens once I am finally pregnant? Then what. I don't understand and I am horrible at speaking guy.

Progesterone Levels

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Dear Midwife,
I am 39 years old. I got pregnant six months ago, everything was going well, but at 8 wks. suddenly I did not feel pregnant at all, two weeks later I had a miscarriage. My doctor said sometimes there is no explanation why this happens.

Since I want to try to get pregnant again, the doctor recommended to do some test to check my progesterone levels. Results came back with a 7.5 and he recommends to be at least a 10. He is going to put me in treatment to raise the progesterone level.

Trying to get Pregnant is Hard

I’ve been married for five years and for the past two years my husband and I have been trying to conceive. I have had two spontaneous abortions within the first month of conception. It has been so emotionally stressful for me to the point I want to stop trying. I have two children, he has three, we would like one together, and it does not seem like it going to happen. Every time I get my cycle, I get depressed. I’ve spoken to my doctor and he suggest my husband to submit a sperm sample to see if the problem is with him. My husband is embarrassed to put a sample in a cup.

I never thought I'd want to have my period

I am 5 days late and not pregnant 3 tests over. I took one at home and then I had my appointment for my yearly pap and she did a urinalysis and a blood pregnancy test. No baby. I never thought I'd want to have my period while I was trying for a baby, but now I want to have my period so I'll get around to ovulating again. I've ordered some Pre-Seed lubricant after reading some reviews. Anything to help the process along. My gyno told me just to watch for the change in my CM and if I wanted to, get an ovulation predictor kit.