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Forum: Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance


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September 6th, 2013, 03:13 AM
Lucy S.'s Avatar POAS addict
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An Infertile Woman Stuck in Pregnant Woman
I remember feeling that way and it reminds me of our grads here.
Due with #3
10 IUIs= one confirmed /IVF= BFN / FET= / FET2= Baby!
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September 6th, 2013, 06:26 AM
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Wow! I think that I could have written this! Great blog and explanation of the feelings. Thank you for posting!
~Tracey (42), mom to Reagan(born 08/07/11)

3 failed fresh IVFs, 1 failed FET
Surprise BFP in 12/10 after acupuncture & herbs!!
1 beautiful, perfect daughterl!

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September 6th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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Really great article!

There should also be a follow-up...Infertile Woman Stuck in a Mom's Body. People look at me now with my "herd" of children and just assume that I'm so fertile that a random passerby could get me pregnant. I often feel like wearing a t-shirt that proclaims how very much we wanted these children lest someone get the idea that we just "don't know how it happens." I don't want someone struggling with infertility to see me and go back to their car and cry...I want them to know that they could look like me in the very near future.

Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (5), Abigail (3) and George (3)

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September 6th, 2013, 07:43 AM
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That is a good article and so very true. Thank you for sharing - helps me feel a little more normal for feeling the way I do.
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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September 6th, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Fantastic article, thanks for sharing! Describes me perfectly. Been too worried to ever get excited about this pregnancy... after infertility and 3 miscarriages, I definitely don't feel like I belong in the "pregnant woman" group--the group of ladies that happily plans for their take-home baby and doesn't spend every minute worrying that things will go horribly wrong at any given second. I feel like I end up having to fake excitement, just because that's what's expected. People see me pregnant now, with 2 kids, and just have NO idea what we've been through to get here.
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September 6th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Great article! Melissa - I get that too. "How do you have fertility issues? You have three children!" I am blessed, I'm aware of that. But they were hard fought for.
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September 6th, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Yes exactly!
I have spend so much of my adult life dealing with IF it becomes a part of who i am. And the scars never really heal. i think it was you Melissa who said a while back that you will always mourn not being able to just get pregnant like a 'normal' person.
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September 7th, 2013, 12:48 AM
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And ... tears. Great article, thanks for posting

DD born April 2014 via Follistim and IUI

Baby #2 due August 25, 2016

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September 7th, 2013, 06:31 PM
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100% understand this writer!
Mandy (38 years old)

Mom of DD age 3
Due 2/1/18 with Baby #2
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September 9th, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for sharing!!! Great article!!!!

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