Fertility & Reproductive Health: Meet others and share your story

Welcome to the Fertility & Reproductive Health group on Mayo Clinic Connect.
This is a welcoming, safe place where you can meet people who know first-hand about dealing with fertility complications and reproduction health. Together we can learn from each other and share stories about challenges and triumphs, setbacks and the things that help.

Pull up a chair and connect. Why not start by introducing yourself? What is your experience? Got a question, tip or story to share?

@loren12

Our news for 2020 is that we are also expecting our first after our fertility journey began this past spring! We are due the beginning of July! The fertility journey is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do but worth it!

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Congratulations!

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Join me in welcoming two new member to the group. @catchrstnsn and @bl2018, welcome. We look forward to getting to know you. Why not start by introducing yourself?

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Hi,

My husband and I have been on TTC journey since we got married in 2018. We have only had one pregnancy in November of 2018 that ended in a difficult miscarriage at 10 weeks. We had gone in for what was supposed to be a happy 9 week, see your baby for the first time, ultrasound. Only our ultrasound showed a 6 week baby with no heart beat. Since then we have not had any more positive pregnancy results.

We started looking into IVF in August of 2019 and have an unexplained infertility diagnosis. We started IVF injection in the beginning of January and had our first egg retrieval on January 17th with 17 eggs retrieved. Of those only 6 fertilized and 4 made it to blast. We transplanted 2 embryos on January 22nd and found on February 5th that none of them stuck. We are looking at completing a frozen transfer in April and trying really hard to stay optimistic.

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@bl2018

Hi,

My husband and I have been on TTC journey since we got married in 2018. We have only had one pregnancy in November of 2018 that ended in a difficult miscarriage at 10 weeks. We had gone in for what was supposed to be a happy 9 week, see your baby for the first time, ultrasound. Only our ultrasound showed a 6 week baby with no heart beat. Since then we have not had any more positive pregnancy results.

We started looking into IVF in August of 2019 and have an unexplained infertility diagnosis. We started IVF injection in the beginning of January and had our first egg retrieval on January 17th with 17 eggs retrieved. Of those only 6 fertilized and 4 made it to blast. We transplanted 2 embryos on January 22nd and found on February 5th that none of them stuck. We are looking at completing a frozen transfer in April and trying really hard to stay optimistic.

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I’m so sorry for the heartache you two have had in such a short period of time. It can feel impossible to stay positive sometimes, I totally get that. After three retrieval’s we have never had any to freeze. We start feeling insane for doing it again and expecting different results, but we never have any answers. Let me know if you ever want to vent or swap stories.

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Hi folks! I’m Kari. I am getting ready to start my second IVF cycle next month, following a failed cycle in Oct/Nov. My husband and I were fortunate to get pregnant with our first child after only 2 months of trying back in 2014. But, now we’re dealing with secondary infertility and have been trying to get pregnant with our second child for nearly 4 years. My husband is a non-Hodgkin’s survivor and now has a low count/motility. So, that’s what led us to IVF. I have also struggled with my weight for most of my life. But, I have lost 45 lb since our last cycle in hopes of improving my health and our chances. Here’s hoping it does the trick!

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@klindsay

Hi folks! I’m Kari. I am getting ready to start my second IVF cycle next month, following a failed cycle in Oct/Nov. My husband and I were fortunate to get pregnant with our first child after only 2 months of trying back in 2014. But, now we’re dealing with secondary infertility and have been trying to get pregnant with our second child for nearly 4 years. My husband is a non-Hodgkin’s survivor and now has a low count/motility. So, that’s what led us to IVF. I have also struggled with my weight for most of my life. But, I have lost 45 lb since our last cycle in hopes of improving my health and our chances. Here’s hoping it does the trick!

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Welcome to the group, @erinm2722. Pull up a chair and introduce yourself.

Hi @klindsay Kari. I invite you to join @minnesotamrsa in this discussion.
– Anyone else currently in an IVF round or in TWW? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-else-currently-in-an-ivf-round-or-in-tww/
Congrats on improving your health. When do you start your next IVF cycle?

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@klindsay

Hi folks! I’m Kari. I am getting ready to start my second IVF cycle next month, following a failed cycle in Oct/Nov. My husband and I were fortunate to get pregnant with our first child after only 2 months of trying back in 2014. But, now we’re dealing with secondary infertility and have been trying to get pregnant with our second child for nearly 4 years. My husband is a non-Hodgkin’s survivor and now has a low count/motility. So, that’s what led us to IVF. I have also struggled with my weight for most of my life. But, I have lost 45 lb since our last cycle in hopes of improving my health and our chances. Here’s hoping it does the trick!

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Wishing you the best of luck. Getting healthy helps so much.

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@bl2018

Hi,

My husband and I have been on TTC journey since we got married in 2018. We have only had one pregnancy in November of 2018 that ended in a difficult miscarriage at 10 weeks. We had gone in for what was supposed to be a happy 9 week, see your baby for the first time, ultrasound. Only our ultrasound showed a 6 week baby with no heart beat. Since then we have not had any more positive pregnancy results.

We started looking into IVF in August of 2019 and have an unexplained infertility diagnosis. We started IVF injection in the beginning of January and had our first egg retrieval on January 17th with 17 eggs retrieved. Of those only 6 fertilized and 4 made it to blast. We transplanted 2 embryos on January 22nd and found on February 5th that none of them stuck. We are looking at completing a frozen transfer in April and trying really hard to stay optimistic.

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Welcome to the group! I am so happy that you are here and hopefully having some people who can somewhat relate to what you are going thru will help as you move along the process. While each of us have a different journey we all know what it is like to start and how lonesome it can be! I am so sorry that your journey has gone the way that it has to this point. I am sending positive vibes your way with your next transfer in April!!

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@klindsay

Hi folks! I’m Kari. I am getting ready to start my second IVF cycle next month, following a failed cycle in Oct/Nov. My husband and I were fortunate to get pregnant with our first child after only 2 months of trying back in 2014. But, now we’re dealing with secondary infertility and have been trying to get pregnant with our second child for nearly 4 years. My husband is a non-Hodgkin’s survivor and now has a low count/motility. So, that’s what led us to IVF. I have also struggled with my weight for most of my life. But, I have lost 45 lb since our last cycle in hopes of improving my health and our chances. Here’s hoping it does the trick!

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Praying for you that those positive changes will make a world of a difference!!!!

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Thanks for the support, folks! I start Lupron on 3/11, with stimulation hopefully starting on 3/20. I am getting both nervous and excited for this upcoming cycle!

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Hi …it is a bit silly that I have this very late decision to conceive a baby…I have not conceived before so I got discouraged and the more of that feeling when my husband left me. Now I found someone who I think would be a good father and who wants a child too but he never had a child before too…I'm 43 he is 48…I had my blood test l, I will have the result tomorrow…i dont know what will be the result…I am just wondering if you people here have any advice to give..thanks

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@daphnev

Hi …it is a bit silly that I have this very late decision to conceive a baby…I have not conceived before so I got discouraged and the more of that feeling when my husband left me. Now I found someone who I think would be a good father and who wants a child too but he never had a child before too…I'm 43 he is 48…I had my blood test l, I will have the result tomorrow…i dont know what will be the result…I am just wondering if you people here have any advice to give..thanks

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I was 35 when I had my son. Now I’m 41 and pregnant. I feel great. I think our son made us feel younger. He certainly made us get off our butts. Being older I think made us calmer parents and we will be again. As for the pregnancy, I haven’t noticed any real difference.

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