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BFP in 2013

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RedRobin1 Sat 26-Jan-13 10:02:18

Hello - starting a new one as the old one filled up.....

Didn't want to start another...but I really hope this is the last thread for all of us.

Thingymajigs Mon 04-Mar-13 14:43:42

Yay! Glad to hear it went better than the last one. I had no idea what size they are supposed to be but I'm quite surprised they are that big. They just don't explain all this stuff in biology.

Alexandra6 Mon 04-Mar-13 14:51:58

Me too! Just hope I can pop this monster egg out soon! Apparently they can grow to 25mm-ish. Anything over 16 is a good sign that you might ovulate.

RedRobin1 Mon 04-Mar-13 15:18:21

Yay alex jump onto DH. I am ok now. Looking forward to the next cycle. Hopefully the holiday bfp is instore for this cycle.

winkle how are things at your end? What cd are you on?

Fx for you thingy

weechops Mon 04-Mar-13 18:05:32

Alex I have a strange slo-mo image in my head now of your monster sized follie exploding from your ovary and all the little spermies rushing to meet it. grin

I'm expecting af around friday/saturday and I'm going to start the EPO then I think. Hopefully that and praying to some obscure fertility gods will bring on ov a few days early smile

Alexandra6 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:16:10

grin - I get similar images wee but the prob is sometimes they pop into my head at annoying times, like when I'm dtd argh! blush

This month was out for you because your DH was away from work wasn't it, have I got that right? Good luck with the EPO, and lots of protein too and keeping your womb warm (that's the kind of thing my acupuncture lady says!)

twinklestar2 Mon 04-Mar-13 19:27:16

Good luck Alex, hope you catch that egg!

Red - I'm still around but not posting much. Got my HSG tomorrow on Cd13. Usually OV on Cd16 so we may catch it. We live in hope hey?!

RedRobin1 Mon 04-Mar-13 19:47:13

Good luck for your hsg winkle fx it goes well and you will catch ov this month x

We've got our fertility clinic appt tomorrow so hoping to get some honest answers on DHs antisperm antibodies.

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHopeful Mon 04-Mar-13 19:51:16

That's great alex

25mm is huge I had no idea they could get that big.

How is everyone doing?

Adsum Mon 04-Mar-13 23:30:14

Hi all. Sorry for being a bit absent! No news, waiting for af to show etc...

Good news on the egg front Alex! Sorry about af red sad and good luck for the fertility clinic appointment. And for your hsg winkle x
Fx for all on the 2ww - I'm actually jealous of you all! Never thought I would want to be on the 2ww! (Remind me in a few, when I'm whining about it, wink)

resipsa Tue 05-Mar-13 07:36:25

winkle hope HSG goes OK.

Hi when.

Hi ads. Hope you are OK. Don't envy the 2WW, seriously!

Alex hope a good one pops and it's your lucky month.

resipsa Tue 05-Mar-13 07:38:32

And last but definitely not least red, hope your app goes well and you get what you want from it. As I've said before, I think, my view is that talking about it all to a specialist really helps to make you feel more in control (rather than freefall).

twinklestar2 Tue 05-Mar-13 11:43:17

Dreading the hsg sad Why me? Why couldn't I just have a baby naturally and quickly like everybody else? It's not asking much is it?

RedRobin1 Tue 05-Mar-13 12:00:58

winkle the build up to the hsg is worse than the procedure itself. it will be over within minutes. I know how it feels though sad big hug. I want it to happen naturally for us too.

I was having a bit of mini feminist rant at DH - I feel fertility treatments are totally unfair for women whose ovaries are functioning and eggs are popping. Why are there are no fertility drugs invented for men when sperm quality is our issue. Why can't he pop drugs similar to clomid, why can't they check his testicles like they checked my ovaries, why can't he have an invasive procedure like hsg. Why does it always have to be the woman who has to pop the drugs, take time off work for fertility appointments, take the injections, have intrusive cameras up the pelvic, is it all just because we have to carry the baby?

RedRobin1 Tue 05-Mar-13 12:05:32

forgot to add - hi ad good to hear from you. never thought I'd say this, but hope AF arrives soon for you so you can get on with dtding again.

thanks Res really hoping to get some answers. i know what you mean about seeing a specialist making you feel in control. I think its even helped to make a plan about how we want to take this year, when we want to consider fertility treatments and assisted conception etc. Just having a marked point in time helps as everything else is so unpredictable sad

twinklestar2 Tue 05-Mar-13 12:44:18

I'm crying at how unfair it all is sad

twinklestar2 Tue 05-Mar-13 15:17:07

Hsg showed all clear. Anyone know when I can next dtd as I'm in fertile time.

RedRobin1 Tue 05-Mar-13 15:31:20

*winkle are you still spotting / bleeding / sore post hsg?

If not, you can dtd to your hearts content. I just couldn't dtd as I was spotting like mild period and sore for 3 days. But after that we shagged like rabbits.

RedRobin1 Tue 05-Mar-13 15:31:53

and Ooooooh Yaaaaay on the clear tubes smile

twinklestar2 Tue 05-Mar-13 16:30:05

I've more got a sore tum.

The hsg is embarrassing isn't it?

Kittenkatzen Tue 05-Mar-13 16:34:25

Hello lovely ladies, just been catching up on all your news, thought I'd de-lurk and wave my pompoms for you a bit smile

wee I know I'm a bit late to the party on this one but shockangry at your mental SIL. She sounds a right treasure. Oh, and not to get your hopes up, but I had just started EPO when I got my bfp so fingers massively crossed for you with that.

winkle glad the hsg went well, hope it wasn't too sore for you. Will be keeping my fingers crossed that DH giving up the fags and booze completely will be just the extra nudge you need for your bfp.

red hope your appt goes as well as the others' seem to have done!

Big pompommy waves to all of you, especially those in the 2ww smile

RedRobin1 Tue 05-Mar-13 17:47:46

Hiya kitten grin good to hear from ya!

Appt went well and we got a whole load of answers. The consultant told us not to worry about antisperm antibodies as the main parameters for measuring sperm have come back normal (count, motility, morphology). He said ASAs can hamper good sperm from penetrating and fertilising the egg sad but in the science world there is no concrete evidence that ASAs cause infertility, so we can still conceive naturally and the CP in July last year just meant that all it takes is one of those lucky buggers to get up there.

He said all my results indicated I was ovulating, hycosy showed tubes were clear, so he won't be putting me on clomid. I am slightly glad as I didn't see the point of clomid if I was ovulating.

So the next course of treatment he said would be assisted conception - IUI or IVF. DH and I told him we want to give it another 6 months and come back after if nothing's happened, for starting IUI.

We are relieved sperm came back normal. He said focus on the high count and good motility, and don't get concerned about ASAs. It's given us a lot of hope that maybe we might just manage to get one lucky strong swimmer to meet my egg this year. Fingers crossed.

KerryJewels Tue 05-Mar-13 18:27:02

Red that is really great news..all systems are go and it will happen when the moment is exactly right!!Hope it happens for all of us very soon..the trying,the waiting,and then the let down is so disappointingsad I'm about five days away from AF and not feeling pregnant at all...I still am hoping but it really doesn't feel like it..and I'm looking for any sign hard...Oooooo well,if not this month maybe the next...just feeling pressure due to my climbing age(38).Goodluck everyone!!!

resipsa Tue 05-Mar-13 19:52:07

Great news red. I guess you can (it's all relative!) relax a bit now and just see what happens. As you know, 11 was our lucky number so fx for you for next month and the five after that. Think we're going to go for IVF in April/May if no joy this month or next. It's not so bad once you get your head around it.

Good luck Kerry too.

Glad to hear all is clear winkle. Hope you feel up to DTD!

Hi kitten - how's pregnancy treating you?

RedRobin1 Tue 05-Mar-13 20:07:11

How long have you been trying for res? Hope you get your bfp soon too.

Thanks kerry hope it happens for you too. Fx.

winkle it is very embarrassing but hope you get your bfp this month. Supposed to have ermm cleared the route for the sperm!

Adsum Tue 05-Mar-13 20:28:03

Good news winkle and red now get shagging!

Thanks res - I am hoping for af too (aren't we women contrary?!)

Hugs to everyone smile

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