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March 4th, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Hi you all. I have been lurking around here for about a week or so, trying to figure out if I wanted to TTC #2. I will give you ladies a background of why I am looking to hang out here.

I have a son who is 19 months old. He was a miracle in my eyes. My DH and I had worked for over 8 years to have him and it took medical intervention to have him.

I was married in 2000 and after one year of TTC #1 I went to the doctor and he told me that I had nothing wrong after I had surgery to check out a suspicious ultrasound in 2001. All he could tell me was to lose weight. In 2003 I lost 110 pounds and still no positive test for a baby. In 2004 I lost my cycle all together and they prescribed Progestin. I got pregnant instead of regulating. I stopped the Progestin as it causes birth defects and a week later, I lost my baby. I had my DNC after an unsuccessful attempt to pass the miscarriage on my own. Three months later, I was diagnosed with a dermoid, a blood filled cyst and a cyst filled with endometrium all in my LO. I had surgery, but I lost my LO and only have my RO at this time.

I didn't have anymore positive tests and it was 2008. I wanted a baby really bad, so I went and got tests done. All my hormones were great except for Progesterone, as I expected was low. My DH also had only 4.5 million and they were slow moving on his tests as well.

The OB wanted me on clomid, but I declined. I used Prometrium and charted and conceived on the first cycle and that is when my Jojo was born. This I believe was a miracle and a stroke of luck. I have only conceived while on Progesterone.

Now I am on the venture to TTC #2 with secondary infertility and LPD. Even though the OB said that the first baby should have cleared up my LPD, it hasn't and it is now worse.

I plan on trying to use progesterone cream, vitamins and charting again, but I am so afraid of disappointment as I have had many negative tests and sad emotions from many undetected miscarriages since then.

I look forward to TTC actively and finding new friends who are dealing with similar issues. Thanks for listening
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March 4th, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Welcome to the Board!! I hope you BFP comes quickly!
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March 4th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Welcome!!!! I hope you get your BFP soon!!!!
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March 4th, 2010, 02:26 PM
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thank you! i hope that you all also get BFP's soon....Gotta find some baby dust to spread around us!
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March 4th, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Welcome. Good luck and baby dust to you.
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March 4th, 2010, 04:38 PM
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I hope you get your very soon!
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March 4th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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Welcome to the group!
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March 5th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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HI! I'm glad that you found us. You will find SOOO much support here while you are trying for your second miracle baby. I hope second time around is A LOT quicker than the first one ended up being. Are you going back in for more tests before starting out this time around?
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March 5th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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I'm Kimberley and my DH is Jason. We're just starting the IVF process. Hopefully it won't take you as long to conceive this time around.
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March 5th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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Thank you everyone.

I have decided to try for a few months with progesterone only to see if anything on my chart changes before I go in for testing again. I tend to obsess about my numbers too much.

I was on Prometrium before and I was so exausted while taking them,but it did work the first cycle I took it. I hope that the cream works the same and I have fewer symptoms then last time.

I am mad that I won't get an accurate chart this month as I have been sick the last couple days.


If I don't conceive in 3 months then I will have another b/w test and go from there.

I am glad I found you ladies too. No one I know that is near me has gone through anything like this , so they don't understand the feelings behind not being able to conceive and also losing a baby to M/C.
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March 5th, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Sounds like a plan!! Welcome to the group!
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IVF#2/FET#1 (Jan/Feb 2011):Transferred two (7&8 cell) grade A (PERFECT) embies- BFN again.
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March 6th, 2010, 08:04 AM
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