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01/11/2013 at 09:19
Hi! Hope no-one minds me starting this :) Looking forward to a monthly thread.
I had my doctors appointment last night and its official, we are being referred to the fertility clinic. Pleased, but apprehensive. Probably best explained as mixed emotion. I've been this morning to have a CD21 test done, its a test slip I've had since the beginning of the year for when I can actually time the test properly! This cycle is the only time (thanks to temping!) that I think I've actually pinpointed ovulation (I'm 6DPO I think) - so have therefore been able to time the test more accurately. Hopefully its a good result, would be nice to know the only thing I'm battling against is the length of my cycles rather than anything else. H has to contact his doctor for a SA today too.
01/11/2013 at 10:56
Hey Pep. I've sent Sarah @ mumdrum a request to unsticky the MTTC thread so that people know to come to this one now instead :)
I can't help but be a little jealous you've got a referral so soon - your GP is clearly alot more helpful than ours (or the rules are diff in your area?) The wait for the fertility appointment will give them a chance to get the other basic tests out of the way first too so all the information is there and ready for them x
01/11/2013 at 11:02
Star thats understandable. I think my past history is the only reason why it is happening though. You should def go back and argue your case! Yes, doctor said I shouldn't have to have tests redone - I've had them all including ultrasound scan so they should just work off those results. Not sure though, most people usually have to have a round of tests done after their first appointment so we will see.
01/11/2013 at 11:05
Ah I didn't realize you'd already had the ultrasound etc done previously - if it's already on file then perhaps they don't need to do it again? I've got to go back to docs on 12th Nov anyway as the GP surgery rang me saying there was abnormalities picked up on my scan and that they need me to come in and discuss the results with a fertility specialist GP so looks like I'll be getting somewhere after all :( bit of a surprise as the lady doing the scan said everything was normal but I'm guessing that was either a poor attempt at reassurance OR she didn't know what she was looking for and just took the photos to be sent on for someone else to check.
01/11/2013 at 11:12
Yes, had them all. GP said they wouldn't be re-done but my gynaecologist said they would! So who knows. Gynaecologist thinks they would re-do them as she said, I quote, that they "would be even more brutal with everything", and "would be looking for things that others hadn't"! So we shall see. Sorry to hear that abnormalities have been picked up, I hope its nothing serious. Do you suspect it might be cysts or similar, i.e. PCOS? Just with your irregular cycles it seems like it might be a considered diagnosis?
01/11/2013 at 11:38
I'm guessing PCOS is most likely but I asked the woman doing the scan about cysts and she said there wasn't any. So if they now say there is when I go back to GP I won't be too amused!! Just hoping it's nothing worse than that - I know PCOS is cr@p but at same time it means I can going with some sort of drug to help with ovulation especially as we know H has super sperm and he's working fine :)
01/11/2013 at 11:43
Yes, I understand. The unknown is a bit frustrating sometimes! A fertility doctor sounds good too - someone who actually knows what they are talking about! I think you should be able to have a productive appointment with them :-)
02/11/2013 at 09:38
How are we all?
Sorry i havent been on much recently - i have had a crazy couple of weeks! I became an aunty to little princess, she is perfect - she is very small and was early though, so i have been doing lots of visiting, looking after the other kids, making food and stuff!
Not much to update from me, my appointment is on 11th - very nervous! Think im about 8/9 DPO of my first ever cycle that has been shorter than 30 days, miracle hey!
02/11/2013 at 09:53
Suzie that is great, hopefully it starts a 30 day cycle pattern off for you!!! Congrats on becoming an Auntie too :)
02/11/2013 at 12:13
Hey Suz and Pep. Can't believe now we've migrated to a monthly thread we've had so many MTTC'ers leave us this week! Amazingly pleased for them all though :)
I have my fingers crossed Suzie that you never need that appointment because you get a bfp first xx
Pep how are you feeling today?
AFM: Got awoken by surprise dtd this morning which was nice as I was a bit upset yesterday when H said he was too tired. Trying to do it every 3 days this cycle to give ourselves a really good chance. Based on my shortest cycle I might ovulate any time from 5th Nov onward (based on my longest cycle I'm not even going to think about it!!) so I'm hoping it does happen earlier rather than later in case he gets bored of doing it so often!!
02/11/2013 at 12:49
I know! Its fantastic though, it really makes me feel positive when I see MTTC'ers getting their long overdue BFPs.
I'm OK thanks. Still feel a bit weird about the referral, more along the lines of just because we might start treatment doesn't guarantee us a BFP and how scary that thought is. I'd never really thought about it, still trying not too!
Star, great news about the surprise DTD ;-) Lets hope H keeps on surprising you. I hope you do ovulate soon and its not another long cycle for you. Do they seem to be coming down at all yet? My last one was 41 and I think this one will be around 47, so hoping it means I'm starting to balance out a bit more rather than being completely over the place like I have been for the majority of this year.
03/11/2013 at 09:40
Morning All. A little whine from me :( Me & H had a family party yesterday, and I decided to drive rather than drink. This really isn't that unusual for me! Anyway, it started off the 'are you pregnant' and so on from his siblings, including one comment to 'hurry up' with it :(. H wants to tell them not to mention it to us, that we are concerned it might not be that easy for us, and we will tell them when we are pregnant so they don't need to ask. I said not to, he's already told his parents, which is fine, but I don't want people to start feeling sorry for us or being scared to ask questions and thinking things are so much worse than they are as a result of that. Maybe I still find it slightly reassuring that people assume we will just be able to get pregnant? I don't know. I don't mind it generally, I think, but the hurry up comment did hurt, and it does get tiring saying over and over again 'No, I'm not'.
03/11/2013 at 10:08
I had this dilemma Pep too. My parents kept dropping hints about it constantly until I snapped at them one day and told them you need ovulate to get pregnant and then burst into tears and left (oops!). I have told them a bit more since just so they understand a bit better but I don't tend to talk to them about stuff like that - I talk to my MIL about it a bit more as shes a Social Worker who specializes in adoption so she's seen couples go through problems in the past whereas my family are all fertile to the extreme and have had no problems concieving and don't understand it what so ever.
I would say if you've a few close friends who ask most often then just say to them you are trying but things aren't going to plan but you'll tell them as soon as anything does happen and leave it at that. It's definately stopped the constant questioning from our families!!
03/11/2013 at 12:01
I was talking cycles etc with Tiny-Tiggs on FB the other night and realized that even if I get pregnant this cycle (whenever this cycle decides to ovulate) that a baby won't be due until I'm at least 27yrs old. I know 27 isn't really old but it's much older than I ever anticipated having a first child and I worked out this cycle is my last chance to get a bfp this year which is even scarier!!
04/11/2013 at 20:29
I hope you're all alright. CD1 for me, right on time as usual. Before I went on the pill I used to have terrible period pains - terrible cramps, I'd faint, throw up and then be exhausted from the pain. So far, since coming of the pill 18 months ago, I've not been too bad, but slowly the PMT has been getting worse. Today it was awful, I came very close to fainting at work and ended up being sent home. I've been dreading this happening, its going to be awful if it gets bad like this every month. Sorry to be so woe is me.
06/11/2013 at 08:51
Raincloud - that sounds so unpleasant. Can the docs do anything for you?
11DPO today (no testing done, quite proud of myself for this!). Still waiting for my CD21 blood test results that I had on Friday. FX I get them today and that they are good :)
06/11/2013 at 12:57
Raincloud that sounds horrible. The first day of my period really hits me hard too with really bad cramps and upset tummy but never fainted thankfully! I hope you are feeling better today :)
Pep - Well done for not testing! When are you going to do one? There will be hardly any of us left on MTTC soon - which although lovely means it's going to be very quiet here lol
06/11/2013 at 13:07
Hey ladies, I'm still about too, our numbers have depleted rapidly lately haven't they... it's a good thing though!
Raincloud sorry to hear you're feeling so rubbish, I hope it's just a one off for you.
Pep well done for not testing stay strong! I hope the blood test results are good.
Hi to everyone else!!
I've not got much to report its CD16 using the CBFM which has read as high for a couple of days now but no peak yet.
06/11/2013 at 13:13
Star - I don't think I'll need to! I'm temping so expecting that to dip day before AF and I'll know from there, or AF will show (hopefully it won't, but realistically it probably will). I cannot even fathom the idea of testing because I did so many last cycle (god knows why) and I foolishly somehow really made myself believe I was going to get a BFP. This time I'm not getting my hopes up, and thinking about testing feels like I'm doing just that.
06/11/2013 at 13:18
Hey ladies, yeah theres not many of us left here anymore eh!
PS, I understand how u feel, I'll be at least 28 now if I get a bfp, which yeah isn't exactly old but a lot older than I thought I'd be too :( hope u ovulate soon
Raincloud, sorry you're having such a horrible AF, hope you're feeling better
Pep, well done for not testing! Fx as ever for you and hope your results are nice and normal
Dolly, hope you get a peak soon!
Afm, am about 7dpo and trying to stay positive.
Hope we get some more mttc good news soon :)
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