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TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby riehlism » Fri Jan 21, 2011 07:29 pm

by riehlism (655 Posts), Fri Jan 21, 2011 07:29 pm

Hi Everyone,

I was getting a little jealous of the ladies on the Pregnant Again board as they have roll calls and updates of those who are pregnant again. I was thinking we should have something similar for those of us TTC and support each other. Let me get the ball rolling:

How Long Have You Been TTC?
I am almost 8 months post PE. We started TTCing, officially about 4 months ago. But we stopped using protection about 2 months postpartum (I know...not wise). So technically we've trying about 6 months.

What Methods Are You Using?
I just finished my 3rd round of Clomid. We've only been on Clomid.

Where are you now in your Cycle?
I am about 11 DPO (at least I think I ovulated).

What's the next step?
If this cycle doesn't work out, I will be referred to a fertility specialist.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Not fantastic. I know it's only been 3 cycles of clomid, but even on clomid my cycles are lasting 32+ days. It makes me feel like something else is wrong and that makes me anxious. I am overall optimistic that I can get pregnant again, but this is kinda taking it's toll, emotionally.
Jasmin: Severe PE/HELLP and delivered at 24+6 & PCOS (29) Hubby Bubby, Frank (29)
Baby Blue stopped in to say hello and goodbye on 6/3/10
Baby Lucas was born on 10/13/11, PE and HELLP-free! Thank you baby aspirin and Lovenox
http://www.ehd.org/pregnancy-calendar.php?id=18192
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby miamibunnie » Sat Jan 22, 2011 07:51 am

by miamibunnie (510 Posts), Sat Jan 22, 2011 07:51 am

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Hi Jasmine
So I read your post and I could not help it but write to you. I felt the same way you do reading post from other women that they are pregnant. It use to make me upset because I would say to myself preeclampsia and now ttc. Jasmine with my first daughter I was ttc...for awhile...I even started on the injections to ttc. Nothing....so after giving up I got pregnant. The same thing happen to my baby who passed due to pe. It took me years.
I believe in god and a miracle occurred I happen to get pregnant without seeing any Dr. It took Me 3 to 4 months. And the funny thing is that I think I'm fertile around Nov thru Feb. Because both my pregnancy were concieved around that time.

Sorry for the long story but I dt want you to get down you will get prego...just dt stress let mother nature take its course. Your body knows when it will be ready see it in a positive way. I was in your shoes and I know its hard. Sorry to ask when did you concieve in your last pregnancy. Also sorry to sound a little personal when done making love with your hubby...they say keep a pillow on your buttocks and stay in bed for an 1 hour at least.
You will see you will be posting soon to give us the great news!




quote="riehlism"]Hi Everyone,

I was getting a little jealous of the ladies on the Pregnant Again board as they have roll calls and updates of those who are pregnant again. I was thinking we should have something similar for those of us TTC and support each other. Let me get the ball rolling:

How Long Have You Been TTC?
I am almost 8 months post PE. We started TTCing, officially about 4 months ago. But we stopped using protection about 2 months postpartum (I know...not wise). So technically we've trying about 6 months.

What Methods Are You Using?
I just finished my 3rd round of Clomid. We've only been on Clomid.

Where are you now in your Cycle?
I am about 11 DPO (at least I think I ovulated).

What's the next step?
If this cycle doesn't work out, I will be referred to a fertility specialist.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Not fantastic. I know it's only been 3 cycles of clomid, but even on clomid my cycles are lasting 32+ days. It makes me feel like something else is wrong and that makes me anxious. I am overall optimistic that I can get pregnant again, but this is kinda taking it's toll, emotionally.[/quote]
Lisette 37 Hubby 37
Lisette 36 / Luis 36
1996 25 weeker due to Eclampsia with seizures daughter alive today 15 yrs old " Julyzah Caridad"
2010 23 weeker due to severe preeclampsia my angel left us

2011/27/July we beat preeclampsia and made it to 36.5 weeks 6lbs 1oz baby girl "Kendall Lauren " pe-free just bp started acting up.
Thanks to God, my doctor, Lovenox and Lda.
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby jean » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:02 am

by jean (675 Posts), Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:02 am

How Long Have You Been TTC? Four months...we got pg on the first try with our son, but are not having any luck now :(

What Methods Are You Using?
Trying mucinex, just started charting, have been using OPK's, trying sperm meets egg plan (but seem to never quite make it for all of those times in each cycle)

Where are you now in your Cycle?
I am about 7 DPO (I think)

What's the next step?
I have no clue...I don't know how long I should wait to go back in to see my OB or whomever..

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Frustrated, depressed, hopeful, and scared. Have been having some joint pain, which scares me. OB did testing-initial ANA was positive, but then further testing came up with nothing...so gave me the green light to try, but I worry about it still..
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby cmccaffrey » Sat Jan 22, 2011 08:16 pm

by cmccaffrey (458 Posts), Sat Jan 22, 2011 08:16 pm

How Long Have You Been TTC?
not officially trying... I am attempting a preconception preparation so that I will know more about my body and have a better idea for the future.

What Methods Are You Using?
beginning charting, temping...

Where are you now in your Cycle?
I am about 4 DPO, but it could be wrong because I had my first AF and it was not really normal.

What's the next step?
Not really sure, since it happened while I was on BC last time around. I am seeing a hematologist and a peri in the next coming weeks and I feel like that will give me an idea of where to go when we are actively trying.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
mostly scared... my past pregnancy was easy until it wasn't and then it was all over. I'm so afraid of miscarrying or not being able to carry a baby to viable gestational age. I'm also scared that my body will betray me earlier than it did last time.
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby danielsmom » Sun Jan 23, 2011 00:12 am

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Sun Jan 23, 2011 00:12 am

Me too! I keep stalking the pregnant again forum, excited for and inspired by those girls, but maybe with a slight pang of jealousy. ;)

How Long Have You Been TTC?
1 day :lol:

What Methods Are You Using?
Since we've just begun, we're just going to relax and see how it goes.

Where are you now in your Cycle?
Day 2

What's the next step?
If things don't happen the fun way, I'll start temping, charting, use ovulation predictors, etc... I guess! I've never had a problem getting pregnant before, only keeping it. What's different this time is LDA, folic, and possibly heparin once we're preg.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
I'm hopeful, but apprehensive at times. I keep reminding myself that I've prepared for this as much as possible, and to trust God. He's never put more on me than I could handle.
Miscarriage Feb 05 & Dec 07
Daniel born Feb 09 at 27w5d, 1 lb 1 oz/12 inches (severe IUGR) due to Severe Pre-E & HELLP. Now tall for age and no complications.
Diagnosed with MTHFR
Cornual Ectopic miscarriage Mar 11
Natalie born 6-5-12 at full term, 7 lb 11 oz & 21.5 inches, progesterone 2-8 weeks (for suspected luteal phase defect), lovenox 6-29 weeks, lda 0-36 weeks, folic.
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby sam10 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 03:29 pm

by sam10 (1441 Posts), Tue Jan 25, 2011 03:29 pm

How Long Have You Been TTC?
approx. 1 month (2nd cycle)

What Methods Are You Using?
- the conventional one ;)
I am temping, charting all and everything I possibly can, using a fertility predictor kit (one step up from the opks). The combination of all these things seems to give me a really good picture being right on time.

Where are you now in your Cycle?
CD17 or 4 DPO

What's the next step?
I hope a positive pregnancy test :)
If not, we will TTC for a few more months. I hope that we don't need any fertility treatments, which I found stressful enough last time around.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Hopeful and calm, for now.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby uncskristy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 04:19 pm

by uncskristy (171 Posts), Wed Jan 26, 2011 04:19 pm

How Long Have You Been TTC?
2 months. With my first, it happened the first month and with my second it was the third month and I am hoping it will be soon because I am way too impatient :)

What Methods Are You Using?
We know approximately when the eggy should be coming down so we increase "the activity" during those days. :D

Where are you now in your Cycle?
6 DPO maybe.

What's the next step?
I have no idea.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Frustrated because I swear all my friends are expecting. Angry because I should not be in this TTC boat right now. I should be a super stressed Mom trying to deal with a needy infant and his bossy three year old brother at the same time.
Kristy
Mommy of Three Boys- Davis 10/4/2007(No PE, overbaked at 40wks, 2 days),
Cooper 5/20/2010-5/21/2010 (born too early at 24wks, 2 days due to severe PE) and
Blaine 10/11/11 (35wks, 6 days, mild but quick moving PE)
Wife to Matthew since 6/11/2005
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby trish9 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 09:05 am

by trish9 (74 Posts), Tue Feb 01, 2011 09:05 am

How Long Have You Been TTC?
I just got the green light from my nephrologist yesterday. So it's a folllow-up with OB and MFM on Thursday to start changing my BP meds to "pregnancy-safe" meds. Hopefully we can start trying within the next 4 weeks.

What Methods Are You Using?
Old-fashioned way ;)

Where are you now in your Cycle?
I think I am due to ovulate later this week, but we will have to let this cycle pass on by.

What's the next step?
Changing from the ACE and ARB blood pressure meds to a calcium channel blocker.

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Excited that we are finally getting the go ahead to TTC and that the nephrologist feels that there is low risk to my kidneys to go through a pregnancy. BUT, really scared about getting pre-e or HELLP again and really really scared and anxious about the possibility of losing another baby. But I can't just give up without trying again. I hope all of us here can successfully get pregnant and have healthy take home babies!!!
Trish
Pre-eclampsia and HELLP at 23 weeks +2 days
My little love Alexander. Born and passed on January 3rd, 2010.
Underlying disorders: IgA nephropathy, chronic hypertension and Hashimoto's thyroiditis
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby rosalinda » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:13 pm

by rosalinda (578 Posts), Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:13 pm

How Long Have You Been TTC?
well, we're not "officially" TTC, but we're not preventing either---let's just say that and it's been about two months

What Methods Are You Using?
nothing at all for now, but not worried yet.


Where are you now in your Cycle?
I think I'm on cycle day 16 or so

What's the next step?
just wait

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
Confused...days I feel like I'm ready for the next pregnancy, at other times I think about it and give myself a panic attack (no, really my heart races and I bet my BP shoots up!) We have our official pre-conception consult with my peri on April 11th. I want my two living babies to grow up together, so I figure it will somewhat be easier than waiting 5 years and then trying again. PLUS, I'll be 33 next monday and I'd like to be done having babies by the time I'm 35.
-Elissa, January 2007: stillborn at 25 weeks, severe PE, IUGR, reverse-end diastolic flow
- Chronic hypertension as of November 2007
-missed miscarriage Feb 2009
- Ismael Jaden, June 2010, 36 wks, oligohydramnios & rising BP's, my wonderful little man & the love of my life
- Janelle, September 2011, 24wks, 3days. complete placental abruption & DIC, stillborn
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Re: TTC Story Exchange and Updates

Postby Olliesmum » Sat Mar 19, 2011 04:58 pm

by Olliesmum (13 Posts), Sat Mar 19, 2011 04:58 pm

How Long Have You Been TTC?
This coming month will be our first month TTC after PE forced the delivery of our son at 31+4 weeks, now a healthy 16months!!

What Methods Are You Using?
The good old fashioned way, it took us a couple of months with my son so fingers crossed it's a short journey :)

Where are you now in your Cycle?
I am about 10DPO

What's the next step?
Will figure that out if aren't having any luck, but again fingers crossed we'll be ok!!

How Are You Feeling...no really, how are you feeling?
A mixture of excitment and FEAR, as non of friends have been through anything like PE all delivering big fat take home bubbas they kind of don't understant the anxiety that is going along with having another child, we have chosen not to tell any of them what we are doing until a nice big round baby bump appears and all is well, goodluck ladies lets see all those BFP!!
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