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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Well here is my story. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 3 years now. I have had irregular periods my whole life. I would go 5 years without a period and probably longer if b/c/p or provera wouldn't induce one for me. The doctor put me on clomid 50mg for 3 months and I didn't ovulate so now I'm trying 100mg but provera hasn't induced a period for me so I can't start taking it yet.

I think I might have PCOS but have never been diagnosed with it. I have all the symptoms. Sometimes I feel like the only one who can't get pregnant. Everyone around me is getting pregnant but me and not even having to take fertility drugs. Sometimes I want to give up and just say forget it.


IUI 12/14

Hi, I just wanted to let other females know that the IUI treatment is very simple and effective. I just went to have it done today for the first time and I was very scared about the procedure because I thought it was going to be painful. It was not, it was great, very simple and fast. If you are considering doing it, please give yourself a chance and try it.

Now, all I have left is time to wait. My pregnancy test is in 2 weeks.


The watiing period

I got my tubes tied after my forth pregnancy since my husband and I were content with the number of children we had. We ended up getting a divorce after 10 years of marriage. I recently got married to a man who has no children. We decided to do in vitro. The process before the egg retrieval has been really good for me. I had no side effects and my body has been responding really well even though I was already 36 years old. It's after the egg retrieval that my body has gone through some major pain and suffering.

My stomach bloated up to what seemed like I was at least 4 months pregnant. The doctor said it was because they harvested 16 eggs from me, which should seem like a really good thing but now I'm suffering. I had four embryos put back inside and now I'm still waiting. The pain has not subsided. I can hardly walk and I feel really uncomfortable.

I went back to the doctors and he said that because I had so many eggs at my retrieval my ovaries are swollen. That explains why my sides hurt sooooo much. I take my pregnancy test six days. Until then I have to hope and pray that these pains go away and I'll have a successful pregnancy.



I've been married for 10 years and have no children. We didn't try really hard, believing that at some point it would happen anyway- but it did not happen. Doctors say we are OK. We work a lot and travel, and do so many things that I wasn't sorry really and didn't want to go for any treatment- especially since my hormones were supposedly OK, too.

Well, my last cycle was a bit weird. It got my hopes high. I have this habit of taking my temperature in the morning for the sole purpose of knowing whether I ovulate or not- and suddenly my cycle was not as it used to be. Even my LP was longer by 1 day, and temperatures stayed up and up- but of course AF showed up.

At that point I realized that it would be nice to have a baby, just one. I'm 36, so it's kind of last chance. But the most frustrating thing is that the doctors say you are OK, and your DH is OK too...


Trying to get pregant

My husband and I have worked many months with doctors and finally tried our first IUI. My first day was actually painful and I bled a lot that night, I guess I had some scar tissue I must have been born with that was torn.

The second day of my IUI went fine; I couldn't feel a thing. Right now I have 4 more days to wait until the big "day 17" and tonight I got my period so am not feeling too good right now about being pregnant, but will have to wait and see and still hope.


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