If you're trying to conceive and it's taking longer than you had hoped, what frustrations are you running into? Is it that just about everyone around you seems to be pregnant? Or, something someone said? Or, is you-know-who (your mom, his mom...) pressuring you or asking when way too often? Does it sometimes feel like TTC is more like Trying to Cope?
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Conception Frustrations II
on Nov 5, 2009
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 9 months now. I went to my regular doc in Sept because I thought I was sick. They said I was pregnant (BFP) but 2 days later I started bleeding. I went to my OBGYN and they did an ultrasound and saw nothing. I feel as though it was false positive and has discouraged me from wanting to keep trying. Every time I turn around, someone else is pregnant and not me! We want to start a family more than anything and I feel it's my fault it hasn't happened yet!
on Oct 29, 2009
3 years and still trying
My husband and I have been TTC for over 3 years. I only started fertility treatments this year. I have been taking clomid the last 3 months, each month after my 24 day progesternoe bloodtests the dr says that I didn't ovulate. Which doesn't make much sense to me since I OPK at home and it shows ovulation. The dr has increased my dose every month. I go Tuesday for this months bloodwork, keeping my fingers crossed that it shows i ovulated. Does anybody have any words of wisdom.
on Oct 27, 2009
Cannot let it get me down
My OV date was 10/13/09 and tried on the 11th. I immediately began to experience symptoms right after my OV. I was suspicious because I usually get PMS a week before AF. My breasts were beyond tender, bloating, queasy, fatigue, and heartburn. I just had a feeling. Well, I told my BF today eventhough I am due to have my period to day. I really thought I ws pg. Well, by the time I got to work, MY AF arrived. I was so shocked. I felt stupid telling my BF before I knew. I would have bet a millions bucks that I was pregnant. All I can say is that Iam a highly spiritual person and truly believe that I will have a baby. I am 37years, have lupus, and I know through the grace of God I will have a baby. DO not despair ladies, our time will come. Good luck to all....
on Oct 23, 2009
Too many frustrations. We've been TTC for 3 years. As soon as we got married, we knew we wanted to start a family (a large family at that ☺). Nothing. I'm taking Metformin. I've taken it before. I took it for a couple days and couldn't cope with the nausea. So I stopped but kept the meds in my drawer. I decided to start again a month later. I took it for a couple weeks. Out of frustration I stopped. We moved. I saw a great doctor here and she prescribed it to me again. I just started it yesterday. Just took it and had two slices of pizza and kinda feel icky (it's only been 15 minutes, too). I also had an HSG a couple weeks ago. Left tube's blocked. Yay. She called me a few days after the appointment and said she can no longer take my case from there because it is beyond her scope of practice and referred me to an actual fertility clinic. I got off the phone with her, sat on the couch, and cried. Do you know how horrible it is when you have to be reffered to another doctor because the one you have can't do any more? I just had this sinking feeling. So I'm waiting for my appointment in December. Until then it's BBT and metformin. Yay.
In our bouts of moving, Ive made my share of friends. And I have my few friends back home. The 2 back home got pregnant and are pregnant again. My sister's had 3 kids. At least 6 of my friends in OK got pregnant. Now I warn everyone I know that when they're around me theyll get pregnant. I want to be happy for them but at the same time, I'm bitter & angry.
I've told lots of people we're TTC. I don't tell all of the little details but they know we're having problems. No one has said anything hurtful or tried to help when they've never been in this situation. We were talking to my Gma one day about it and she goes "Does he need viagra?" It was so funny. It's a little joke we can tell now to lighten the mood.
But yeah, the process has been frustrating. But no pressure. Just TTC (and it does feel like Trying To Cope).
on Oct 17, 2009
TTC and obsessed
is anyone using Robitussin or Baby aspirin while TTC?? Has anyone had experiences with either, do you think it helps, notice any results?? I am taking baby aspirin and thinking of trying Robitussin to thin CM, just not really sure about either. amd how often/when do you take??
on Oct 16, 2009
TTC first child, with PCOS
I have been married for 2 years, and in March '09 my husband and I decided we wanted to ttc our first child. At the time, I didn't foresee us having any problems, why would we?
But after ttc for 6 months I made a doctors appointment, and after three blood tests was informed: at the age of 23 that I have PCOS.
I'm not going to lie, there are days when I'm aware it's going to take time, love, and effort to make our dream come true, but recently I have crumbled into a sobbing mess.
A close friend has just found out she is pregnant to a male friend of hers, completely out of the blue and un-planned. They are going to stay friends for the babies sake, but are not going to be together as a couple. I'm trying my hardest to be happy for her, but I genuinely can't. I have not yet met up with my friend, and dread the day I see her baby bump develop.
Being bitter is a new emotion to me, and I absolutely hate feeling this way. But, I feel i'm not in control of my emotions anymore. My poor husband has the hard task to console me every couple of weeks, when the effort to concieve begins to take its toll on me again. I feel like my main purpose in life is unattainable.
I had a Doctors appointment today, hoping to seek advice on Clomid and other fertility options. However, the doctor insists I try using Ovulation kits in the first instance. So right after my appointment, my husband and I went to our local chemist and ordered a Clear Blue Digital Ovulation Kit, which I will pick up in store tomorrow.
I'm going to keep trying, but for now, I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel.