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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Conception seems like forever

I have four children and had a still birth last year and have been trying to conceive since. I have tried several cycles of clomid and nothing as yet.
I am now on pregnil so I will keep my fingers cross to conceive this month my period is due in a few days.
I am already have pregnancy symptoms but I am thinking its mind over matter but I am indeed looking forward to being pregnant.
Pray for me as I do for you all...Baby Dust and good luck!

Delene Smith

IVF - home pregnancy test

I am on my 3rd IVF procedure, the embryos were transferred on October 26th. I go for a blood test on November 9th. It is November 4th - I took a home pregnancy test today and it was positive! I know, I am on fertility meds, but if it remains positive up to the 9th, can I assume that my blood test will be positive with the doctor?

Please help if ANYONE KNOWS OR HAS GONE THROUGH THIS BEFORE. My last two times, I never got a positive test.


The waiting game

It's amazing to read all these entries of women just like me who are hoping, wishing and praying to be a mom...I used to think that I was the only one who feels like this. And to think that I spend agonizing hours wallowing in my miseries only to find out that I am not alone in this and that there are still others as pained as I am. Everywhere I look, every turn I make there are babies all around. It hurts to look but I can't seem to stop myself. I know what it feels like to want something so bad that you physically hurt.

I haven't told my family or friends about all that I feel for fear that they would not understand. I just pray everyday and do what we can to make it possible. My husband and I play the waiting game, leaving us both drained out and depressed when we do not win. But at the end of the day, when tears were shed and prayers said I still manage to keep my hopes up once again, that maybe. Just maybe...tomorrow will be the day.


Bad news

Hi ladies, well my husband and I have been ttc for 3yrs without success.

On October 16&17 we did our first iui/w clomid, and it is sad for me to say that my beta was negative. I am upset and I feel like there's no hope for me.

I feel like I've given up, but I know I can't b/c I want a baby so bad.


Sad and blue

My name is Rolanda. I have been trying to have another child for almost a year without any success. I never experienced this let down before. When I was younger I was so fertile now all of that has changed I have spent so much money in the hopes of getting pregnant again, but every month my period shows like clock work. I try to hide my feelings because I do have children.


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