Had my daughter via IVF, successful first round. Almost fed up of the annecdotal references to how it’s likely to happen naturally second time round (we were unexplained fertility).
Has anyone experienced/not experienced it?
Currently using condoms as we are not ready for no.2 yet, but I am tracking my periods via an app, and certainly noticing more CM than I did previously. Is it really possible by body is more ready for a natural conception now?
My cousin had two rounds of IVF for her first (didn't respond to first lot of stims). Her second was a bit of a surprise 17 months later. She was 38 by then. A third was a massive surprise for her at 43. They were unexplained too.
It happened for me :-) unexplained infertility, successful pregnancy after first IUI then natural pregnancy. But I had done some research and decided that my problem was hostile mucus so I tried the cough syrup trick (lots of the stuff containing guanesifin (google it).Also used OP tests and made sure I had the syrup a few days before each O. Two strapping boys later
I had a friend who fell pregnant when her first (IVF baby) was only 6 months old - I commented that she was brave to get pregnant again so quickly - it was a complete surprise to her! They'd been trying for the best part of five years before that.
Yes- have a 2 year old via ivf (several rounds) and currently pregnant naturally after being told impossible (and trying for years before the ivf) . I’m down to one tube, and that one is supposedly blocked. I suspect it’s highly unlikely, but obviously possible.
DD1 took almost four years to conceive: endless tests/investigations, surgery (including removal of a fallopian tube), hormone therapy (to treat endo), IVF. I stopped breastfeeding her around her first birthday, planning to start IVF six months later. However nine months later I was giving birth...
My infertility was down to endometriosis (which took 3.5 years to diagnose), and I do think pregnancy and breastfeeding help to suppress symptoms and thus raise fertility. After so long TTC #1 and losing a tube in the process we were shocked to find I was pregnant naturally and without actively TTC.