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07/03/2015 at 10:15
Hi all. Sorry I was AWOL last week, work was MENTAL. Still, our conference and Biggest Campaign Ever has gone out of the door so things will be calmer next week (hopefully).
Sally - everything crossed for you. Hope you have distractions during this 2ww!
MadamRed - I'm so sorry that your endo is giving you trouble :( Glad that you're trying to think positively but at the same time, I hope you don't beat yourself for feeling down sometimes. It is so so SO emotional and you know what, we're allowed to feel down about it. Hope you're ok xx
Tayto - I have been thinking about you LOADS. I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's results and that he's being pigheaded about it. Again, you don't have to tell us what's going on but we're here if you need us. If it's any consolation at all, my hubby was diagnosed with the same back in August (his second sample containing 0 sperm), but today - after two months of cutting down alcohol, upping oily fish intake and taking folic acid + a multi-vit - he delivered a sample with a 30million count. I hope that you and hubby are able to talk through it, Lord knows my H and I had rows about this, and when you guys are ok, remember that sperm count and motility can be environmental. My hubby is proof that it can improve SO much. Huge hugs my darling girl. Xxx
Hopeful - glad you have your referral, I hope you can get some answers soon.
Lulu - did you get your referral?
Peanut - hope you're ok. It's ok to struggle sometimes. You know where I am if you need me xx
Mrs LG - it doesn't matter how long you've been on the journey, it's a painful one no matter how long (apart from maybe one month but even then you go through the horrendous 2ww). Don't apologise. It's completely normal to feel like that when there's another announcement. My good friend at work confided in me that him and his wife got pregnant first time trying and it hit me. Thankfully, most of me was just happy that don't have to go through the fertility stuff and of course I'm happy for them but a small part of me felt like they'd almost cut in line. Which is ridiculous, but again, I'm allowed to feel that way.
AFM - just had second round. As I said to tayto above, hubby managed to deliver a super count of 30million, which is INSANE. I'm nervous but keeping hopeful whilst at the same time trying not to get my hopes up too much. Difficult to find a balance! my new yoga mat arrived the other day and I've found a great channel called Psyche Truth on YouTube which has fab yoga tutorials for all levels. I've also decided to stop drinking, pretty much. The other night I had three beers and when I got home I was just so sad, and even worse the day after. I figured that whilst I'm going through all this stress and anxiety I'm going to lay off. At least until I get better mentally. Then I plan on doing yoga every morning and some evenings too. It's incredible how much it sets you up for the day.
Hope you guys have good weekends. Thinking of you all. X
08/03/2015 at 08:23
Morning all, I've been AWOL too this week. It's been a very strange one and I've had a lot to try and get my head around but hopefully things are moving in the right direction. I've just been catching up on what's happened since I posted last....
CC - Great news on your 33 day cycle! Have you started on your high does Folic Acid now?
Peanut - Sorry that you are struggling at the mo. I think that we've all been through times like this and it is really tough. Huge hugs. I'm sorry to hear that your H is unwell too. I hope that things improve this week X
MadamRed - So sorry to hear that your endo is giving you grief. One of my friends has it so I know how debilitating it is. I'm glad that your specialist has suggested a referral in summer if nothing has happened by then. When do you get married? It sounds as though you have a busy year ahead!
SallyLou - The name of the weekly thread really threw me when I first saw it as it says May!! I still can't believe that we're in March already - the year is flying. Sorry to hear that you've been so ill. That sounds absolutely awful so I hope that you're feeling much better now. Fingers crossed for the 2WW. I hope that you can keep yourself occupied!
Tayto - I have been thinking of you. Sorry to hear what's going on with your H. It's really hard when as a couple you're not on the same page as things like this are hard enough anyway, without one of you making it harder. Like Enjayee said though, there is so much that can be done to improve a man's SA. Maybe he feels as though his pride has been dented but I hope that he can see that he can take control of the situation and take steps to improve things.
Hopeful - Great news on your referral and that you could choose the hospital. Now that you've got your appt booked, I hope that the date will come around quickly for you. I hope that your appt at your local fertility clinic goes well too! Sorry that AF arrived and that you've been suffering. I hope that you're feeling a bit better now. Boston sounds exciting! How long are you out there for?
Lulu - I hope that you've managed to get your referral too and that you don't have to wait too long for an appt.
Mrs LG - Lovely to see you again but sorry that you've been struggling too. I think that we've probably all been there and have had thoughts about it not being fair when other people seemingly fall pregnant so easily. I hope that you get your positivity back soon but in the meantime, huge hugs X
Enjayee - Lovely to see you too! I hope that you can put your feet up at work this week so to speak! Great news on your H's SA again - I am keeping everything crossed that you have success this round. I also pretty much gave up drinking last year and cut right down on caffeine. I have no idea if it's had any effect but I feel better mentally for having done it. Good luck on your yoga plan!
AFM - I had my follow up appt with the consultant at my local hospital and this one was a million times better than the last one. They were still running nearly an hour late but fortunately the TV was switched off in the waiting room so I didn't have adverts for baby products and breastfeeding shoved down my throat while I sat there. The tissue sample came back normal which I am seeing as good news as the consultant I had seen privately had suggested that perhaps my problem was that my body was 'receptive but not selective' so was basically letting anything implant. As I had been pregnant three times last year I was thinking that that could be the case, but hopefully that now rules that out as I'm not sure that there would be much that I could do about that, apart from persisting and hoping that I have one decent egg! The consult
08/03/2015 at 08:38
Sorry, I've just read that back and have realised how ungrateful I sound. I don't mean to at all, I just feel as though I'm being pushed around from pillar to post and no one wants to deal with me, and in the meantime, there's a high chance that things could go wrong again...
08/03/2015 at 23:14
Hope you've all had a good week, it's been some good news for me, I had my first natural period after coming off the pill last month, bang on my estimated time. This is good in two ways, one being that I have a hormone disorder thing that meant I wasn't ovulating (so no periods which I only found out in a brief spell off the pill last year) and also I believe it can take a while for some peoples cycles to return after coming off the pill.
I know we still have a way to go before baby but i am happy to know that I don't have a wait (for my body to be able to get pregnant) upon a wait to actually get pregnant. Assuming there's no other issues, which as I am always the pessimist I am expecting! I don't know if you prefer to use euphemisms here, so I havent, but please correct me if that's what people tend to prefer!
Also, is it always so quiet here?!
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