Fertility Problems

Kim - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My husband and I have one child that I actually got pregnant with while on birth control. Last April we found out that I was pregnant again. we were so excited, but then in May I had a miscarriage. We have been trying since July to conceive, but have had no luck. last week I went to my doctor to see if there is something wrong with me. I found out that I am not ovulating. I was devastated, how can I so easily become pregnant and now not be able too! I have just started a cycle of clomid and am really hoping that this works for us. Is there anyone else faced with the same situation or do you have any advice to help us through this trying time? also if you have any success stories on clomid please share them! I would love to hear them and give me a little more confidence that this is going to work for us!!

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Misty - posted on 02/15/2009

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I did have success with clomid, I also do not ovulate and they give you a shot to make you.  They will monitor you closely, we did have to go one step farther and use clomid and flostrim(sp?) (gonal-f) injections with the clomid and progesterone suppositories and then the ovulation shot.  Stay strong and have faith.  My daughter is 19 months and we have been actively trying since she was born and nada so we are heading back to doc this summer for round two.  Good luck, and I will be praying for you.

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Britney - posted on 08/11/2014

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Hi, Kim. Once your doctor has ruled out other medical conditions, he or she may prescribe fertility drugs to stimulate your ovulation.The drug contained in both Clomid and Serophene (clomiphene) is often a first choice. You can expect to start ovulating about seven days after you've taken the last dose of clomid. Most doctors suggest taking Clomid for no longer than six months. If you haven't gotten pregnant by then, you would try a different medication here http://aboutgettingpregnant.com . You will know everything about fertility problems, ovulation, diet, womens cycles, and much more. It is filled by so much things to be known. It will works to you. Good luck :)

Theresa - posted on 05/22/2009

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Kim, sorry to hear about the loss. Unfortunately I cannot share any success stories or fertility treatments. Amongst my long road for a baby, I did undergo Clomid treatment, Metformin (usually used for diabetes but was told it would help the Clomid work), HSG shots, and two monthly IUI treatments. The good news was it did regulate my cycle and my hormones were exactly where they should have been. I did this treatment for 5 months. When the treatment wasn't working, my OBGYN suggested we start saving for IVF. We couldn't afford IVF at the time (3 yrs ago) and we stopped all treatment. I was diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility. To our surprise, March 2008 I found out I was 1.5 months pregnant without any treatment. Now our daughter is 7 months old and is perfectly healthy. We are about to start trying again for another baby. I'm hoping that it'll be easier this time around because since I had my daughter, my cycles are now more regular (get my period once per month rather than once every 45-60 days as they used to be). If I'm not lucky enough to have another baby, at least I have my one miracle baby!



Kim, keep your head up. One thing I used to hear alot from friends and family was that "things happen for a reason". That is one piece of advice I actually believed throughout my 6.5 yrs of heartache.

Desiree - posted on 04/22/2009

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I had my tubes tied 13 years ago but really want a baby. Fertility treatments are so costly, as I have gone through a cycle in the past, unsuccessfully. Any suggestions on lower price fertility meds or other options?

Stacey - posted on 04/02/2009

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kim dont worry keep up the hope and the faith im quite sure everything will work out for the best i will continue to keep you in my prayers. i'm so sorry for your lose but with positive thoughts all things happen for a reason with better things to come in the future. it will happen again just as it has before.

Brooke - posted on 03/31/2009

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I am so sorry to hear that.  I pray that you will be blessed with another child.

Kim - posted on 03/27/2009

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well, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am no longer pregnant. I had to have emergency surgery last night (3-26-09) because I had a tubal pregnancy...I'm devestated, but have not given up all hope of having a healthy baby!! At least I am blessed enough to have one little boy!

Stacey - posted on 03/27/2009

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dear kim i dont have any success stories but i would love to wish you an your husband good luck on your situation and dont give up hope it will happen at least thats what i tell myself  no woman wants to feel like she's broken but all women must stick together at a time like this in our lives i have 3 kids and i would love to have more but thats not happening for me as well . i will keep you in my prayers. GOOD LUCK!

Kim - posted on 03/14/2009

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I just wanted to let you guys know that the clomid worked!! I found out a couple of weeks ago that we are preggers!! I am so excited, I just hope the little bean sticks! We went in for blood work and the doc said that everything in progressing as it should...I am 6 weeks now and just so scared!  I lost my last baby at 7weeks, so I really feel I will be more comfortable after 8 weeks or so! Thanks to all of you for sharing your stories! This can be such a stressful time and a lot of people do not understand the stress and feelings that you have. It is nice to see what other people go through and Thanks for the support!!

Andrea - posted on 03/13/2009

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I also was not ovulating due to PCOS. I used Clomid for a few months and then used Clomid along with HCG injection. Basically the Clomid would stimulate the ovary to mature an egg then the HCG injection was used mid cycle to allow the ovary to release the egg. It all required a great deal of monitoring and patience. Eventually we decided to use Bravelle (daily injections) along with the HCG injection and got pregnant on the first cycle. One of the reasons we switched from Clomid to Bravelle was due to the side effects of Clomid. I was MOODY (at times uncontrollabe tears) and I was getting migraines with it. I think we would have continued on with Clomid and HCG if it hadn't been for the side effects. We tried for about a year and a half but it only took 4 months of trying with the fertility specialist. My little one is now 17 months old and SOOOO worth it all.  We're getting ready to start trying again soon and I often wonder if we'll have to do it all again. In my experience, the doctor was willing to do as much or as little as we wanted to do. I think it is very important to find a doctor who thinks your getting pregnant is as important to him or her as it is to you.  And why do people feel the need to say "you just need to quit thinking about it and trying so hard. Just stop stressing about it." Those people completely do not understand.

Andrea - posted on 03/13/2009

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I also was not ovulating due to PCOS. I used Clomid for a few months and then used Clomid along with HCG injection. Basically the Clomid would stimulate the ovary to mature an egg then the HCG injection was used mid cycle to allow the ovary to release the egg. It all required a great deal of monitoring and patience. Eventually we decided to use Bravelle (daily injections) along with the HCG injection and got pregnant on the first cycle. One of the reasons we switched from Clomid to Bravelle was due to the side effects of Clomid. I was MOODY (at times uncontrollabe tears) and I was getting migraines with it. I think we would have continued on with Clomid and HCG if it hadn't been for the side effects. We tried for about a year and a half but it only took 4 months of trying with the fertility specialist. My little one is now 17 months old and SOOOO worth it all.  We're getting ready to start trying again soon and I often wonder if we'll have to do it all again. In my experience, the doctor was willing to do as much or as little as we wanted to do. I think it is very important to find a doctor who thinks your getting pregnant is as important to him or her as it is to you.  And why do people feel the need to say "you just need to quit thinking about it and trying so hard. Just stop stressing about it." Those people completely do not understand.

Brooke - posted on 03/12/2009

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I have PCOS and was put on clomid a few years back.  I took it for a few months with no results so they doubled to dose.  I think it was the 5th cycle that I took, it worked!  I had a boy in february 2007.  I also have a 5 week old girl.  It took 6 cycles of Clomid to get pregnant with her.  Both times it was the last cycle they were going to give me before sending me on to specialists.  I  got hot flashes when I took it but that was a small price to pay for my beautiful children.  I wish you the best of luck.

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I took Clomid, HSG shots, and eventually injectable drugs and did artificial insemination with all of them. It was a long, difficult road but absolutely 100% worth it. I read the book "A Few Good Eggs" and I think it kept me sane. For me the drugs were actually worse hormonally than when I eventually did get pregnant. I was a crazy person for a good solid year! My best advice is to find a reproductive endocrinologist that you trust (mine was incredible) and to find people who understand what you are going through and not tell you things like "to just relax". Clomid affects everyone differently but I did develope some acne and had weight gain. It sucks but it's not the worst thing in the world. In the end I had a gorgeous, healthy baby boy and I would do all of it over again. I hope you it works for you quickly but if it doesn't do not think that it won't ever work. It took us almost a year, a whole lot of drugs, and 9 artificial inseminations but it did work and that is all that matters in the end. And I promise you that it is sooo worth it. Instead of feeling sorry that it took so long I have adopted the notion that it just took God that long to make my son so unbelievably perfect :)

Angela - posted on 02/03/2009

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I am going through a very similar situation. My husband and I also have one child that is now 3. The year he turned 1 I became pregnant again and it ended in a miscarriage. We have been trying off and on since then (2 years) with no luck. I went to the obgyn last week. He didn't do any tests to see if I was ovulating. My husband is getting a semen analysis tomorrow. If everything is good with him I will be starting clomid. I've searched for any info on clomid or any other women going through this same situation, with not much luck. We're just keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best. I would also love to hear any success stories on clomid! Thanks for sharing... It's good to hear that we aren't the only ones dealing with this.

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