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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Ready for IUI

Three years ago I gave birth to my daughter. It was so easy to get pregnant with her that when my DH and I decided we wanted a second we thought it'd be that easy. We were wrong!

After trying for about 4 months, I decided to start using the Clear Blue Monitor, Seven months passsed and nothing happened. So I went to see my obgyn who referred me to a infertility specialist. My DH and I went and it actually gave me peace of mind, knowing that I was doing something and that it might actually work. Lots of tests were done and they in fact identified that I have PCOS and some hyperthiroidism. They also saw that my husband's sperm count was more on the low side. However they gave us good hopes for IUI. My husband and I were ready to start the 1st round on March, so I was just waitingfor my period to start so I could call my doctor. I was hopeful!

The day my period was supposed to come I decided to do a pg test, just because I felt like it. I have done tons of tests this past year that I was llike why not? (And I have a bulk of cheap tests that I bought for 8dlls). Anyway I did it in the morning and as I was expecting, 1 line appeared, whatever I am going back to sleep! but like 2 minutes after that, a second line appeared. I am so used to negatives that I couldn't believe it. Anyway I've done 6 different tests and all with faint positives. My husband wants to do a digital test, so he can be sure it says PREGNANT. So we'll do that tomorrow.

For now, I'm happy and wanted to share my story. I know everyone says the same thing but for me it was true.
For 1 year, I was obsessed with becoming pregnant, I tracked ovulation, counted days, took prenatal vitamins, drank grapefruit juice (I read somewhere it improved cervical mucus), put pillows beneath my hips, cut caffeine, hated pregnant women, and so on. But the month where i did nothing and didn't think about it, because I was waiting for my IUI to start the next month, I got pregnant.
All the best


1st IUI


This is my first time posting on a website relating to fertility/ here goes.... I had an IUI on Aug 24, started Hcg injections 2 days later, with .5ml every 3 days for a total of 3 times....also started prometrium vaginally every night. Also, I take 2 81mg aspirin daily for anticardiolipin antibodies.......On Sept 3 my upper lip swelled like a bee sting, took Benadryl had some relief, then today went to Urgent care center at Doctors request for swelling again, while there had a blood test for pregnancy which was negative.... I was and still am devastated......I don't know what to do next, I want to suggest to my doctor a different approach after reading up on a things, but do not wish to piss her off. Any suggestions or prayers appreciated.

I had a miscarriage this past March, and one in 2010, and have had difficulty conceiving for 8years....



TinaMarie C

IVF does work

My husband and I tried to get pregnant for 5 years and never managed to conceive. We turned to IUI then IVF a bit more than 2 years ago. The journey was not easy as we were already in our late thirties and our firat few attempts did not work. I was maybe too stressed out about the process or too hopeful each time...i went through 3 courses of IUI without success, then had 2 IVFs with one pregnancy but I ended up miscarrying. I turned to acupuncture to relax and decided to have one more round of IVF. I set up my mind that this was it and that if it did not work, then we will adopt. I had an IVF transfer at day 3 (not great) and I am happy to report that not only I got pregnant but I also gave birth 9 days ago to a healthy baby boy (8lbs 12oz and 21 inches). Ny advice is to believe in yourself and to listen to your body. Stay away from websites and blogs that will make you freak out at each new symptoms. Keep believing and it will happen.


beliving in ivf

i had got into my thirtys until i went an found out if i could concieve i was to scared to hear what the experts where gonna say but i new if i left it for to long it would end up being to late .I had been with my partner for eight years an together we decided to go on this wonderful we went to see a doctor an did all the test an at first the results suggested that it was my partner we were told that he had a low sperm count an that i was fine.Now i wasn't happy with my results

gemma lawrence


When I was 16 I was told I had pco which is common and I should be able to have children. I am now 24 and on my second course of IVF I have two days left until I find out if I'm pregnant. but I don't feel any different I don't think I am pregnant. Just hoping. And if not ill try to stay strong and do it again


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