Infertility

Even though infertility affects at least 10% of the population, most couples feel as though they are the only ones struggling through it. Help give some reassurance to those encountering fertility problems by talking about your experience. Did you turn to in vitro fertilization or some other form of infertility treatment? Were alternative or natural fertility treatments useful for you? We want to hear your encouraging anecdotes about infertility and fertility treatments.


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infertal and desperate


Hi,

My name is Eula and I've been trying to have a baby for what seems like almost forever. I had no problem with my first child when I was a teenager. I guess I didn't expect that one, he is now seven years of age and healthy.

Now I am 24 and almost eight years later I don't have any more kids. My first child is from a previous relationship... so my first thought was maybe my husband had a low sperm count; besides he doesnít have any kids of his own. So we tried for about a year, werenít successful and decided to go to a fertility doctor.

First we did a sperm analysis and everything was fine. He had a high sperm count, so the next step was me...

The doctor preformed Hexypingogram , I think thatís how it is spelled. It's when dye is put inside the fallopian tubes to see if anything is damaged that would be visible to the x-ray. So to our surprise one of my tubes was closed from scaring. The doctor advised me that my chance of fertility was still high; one tube was as good as two.

We tried for another year, detecting ovulation, making sure everything was fine organs-wise, but still nothing worked. Now I'm taking Clomid. It hasn't worked yet and I am really concerned about the possible side effects. I really think that there is something else that is wrong. I already proven than I ovulate, and exactly on the fourteenth day with a 28 day cycle Ė never one early or late. I think it's something having to do with the egg traveling through the tubes or the sperm traveling through.

I've tried the ovulation predictor kit but nothing seems to work for me. I am about to accept the fact that I might don't have anymore kids. I feel so guilty that I can't give my husband at least one child of his own and he loves kids and is so good with my son. It makes me feel like less of a woman that I can't produce.

The fertility doctors keep telling me to give it time and I have but after three years of trying I have started to give up. I've looked up websites on infertility and asked question to family members, friends, even strangers just to get more insight on whatís going on with my body.

Hopefully this will be the year, but for now I'm still hoping...


eula






Things are not going so great for me

Well I do want to say congratulations to all of the women who are now expecting. It's a bittersweet thing for me to see other women getting what they want. I myself have had a miscarriage in the past.

I found out I was pregnant in May of 2005 and about a month later I went in for my babies first sonogram and they could not find a heartbeat. It hurt so badly because having children is the one thing I want out of life most. I was not going to be able to pass the baby on my own so I had to have a D & C because I was already 12weeks along. I later found out that I also have PCOS and although it may not have contributed to the death of my unborn child I still blame it.

Since then I have just been anxious and way ready to have another baby and it just seems to not be working. It has been over a year and a half and nothing. We are trying not to use fertility drugs but it looks we are going to have to. We have no other choices.

If my baby would have survived he / she would have made one this month and I think it's time for me to move past the past and move toward the future.


Daiquiri






God will bless me!

I am only 18 years old (you guys are probably holding your breath just with the thought of an 18 yr old going through IUI.... believe me Iím not your normal partier, think I know all, and not willing to learn all, 18 yr old...so take a deep breath.)

I started my tests and monitoring in July of 2006... It is now January of 2007... I just got inseminated on the 4th... **crossing fingers so hard I think they may break!! **

Anyway, I do not have any fertility problems at all, I am just a lesbian, and obviously my girlfriend doesnít have any sperm. My follicles were wonderful, and I had 2 eggs on my left side, and my mom said she heard the nurse say four on my right, but I was too nervous to even hear... so all together 6 eggs... the only thing Iím worried about is that the Dr said the donorís sperm count wasnít "as good" as other donors, but he said there is still a good success rate... **deep breath**

I am young and donít see a reason why it would not work with all the meds... the profasi injection, the clomid, the progesterone, and they actually even put me on birth control pills for 12 days. After my insemination I felt little pinches in my belly and hope thatís the little sperms attacking my eggs... Maybe I will have baby chicks!

It is now 3 days after my insemination and I still feel little pinches here and there, and right after my insemination, and the day before I was sore... I donít know if thatís normal or not, but I just hope for the best. I raised my brothers, and have no doubt that I will be a good Mommy... Mommy with the capital M. **smile**

God will bless me Iím sure. When you believe you will see... not see and then believe. On the 18th I will find out if it worked or not, but in my heart I know it... Iím about to be a Mommy... me... a Mommy... who would have thought?


Debbie






discouraged

My husband and I have been trying naturally for almost 3 years and I was getting frustrated. That's when I decided to go and see an infertility specialist. I discovered I had PCOS. I was so devastated. I knew at some point it was going to be a challenge to get pregnant.

I started fertility treatment in September of 2006. I have been on metfromin, letrozole and got an HCG shot but still I am not pregnant. I felt so hopeless and discouraged. Every single pregnancy test is negative. Now I am on clomid 150g and itís making me sick to my stomach.

Ladies who are struggling with infertility, you not alone. Around me right now people are having kids like crazy. I told myself itís just not fair in this world. I will never give up


schedly






desperate

Well I have been married for 6 years. I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 years and no luck. I had an HSG performed and everything came back fine. My hubby had a sperm count and everything was OK also. I haven't gone back to the doctor because our insurance expired. Every month is the same thing, nothing happens.

I'm 26 years old and I am very scared that I will never be able to conceive. I cry myself to sleep every night. I know my husband wants a child very badly but he doesn't show it. He tells me he does not care and that he loves me no matter what.

I just hope that GOD listens to my prayers and sends me a miracle.


kimberly







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