Positive clomid story - I hope this gives you hope x
Lunarlyte · 28/04/2012 14:39
Hello, I just wanted to share my experience of things turning out fine after infertility investigations and treatment with clomifene (clomid).
We conceived our first baby girl naturally after 9 months of trying. We wanted to expand our family very quickly so started TTC 7 months after her birth. Nothing happened, but I didn't feel too badly about it or the first year as it had taken almost that long the first time (I had secretly hoped though, that I'd get pregnant much faster, but anyway ...)
However, 15 months of TTC later and still no pregnancy and I started to get quite depressed. We got ourselves a referral to an NHS fertility clinic as I was desparate to have another baby.
I have to say that all of this and the next few months were a low-point in my life (doubtlessly for DH, too). Having the HSG being the lowest. I felt tremendous guilt for DD1 somehow not being 'enough' for me, and guilt at not being able to provide her with a sibling, all mixed up with my own feelings of desparation and sadness. Just a mess. Friends who were announcing pregnancies were unbearable to be around.
All of the investigations showed that we had 'unexplained infertility', so were put on a 3-month course of clomid. Cue follicle tracing at 8 in the
morning, just hoping that this drug would help! But it didn't in the first 3 months so we were given another 3 month prescription.
I was seriously beginning to lose hope by this point. I met up with a good friend when I had just one cycle left before having to go back to the clinic to discuss other treatment options. Her child is the same age as my eldest so I was hoping to re-focus and enjoy the day with our toddlers. Then she told me that she was pregnant again and I just broke down in tears. Not the reaction one would want, so I had to tell her what we were going through. She was so kind; telling me that I
still had time and that it would be okay, but I just felt numb (and, sorry to admit, v.jealous). I just remember crying for days afterward. Something about her child getting a sibling and mine not really bothered me.
After this, I kind of started to think that if the last 5 cycles hadnt worked, then the 6th cycle wouldn't work. I was starting to come to terms with the idea that it was going to be just the 3 of us, and maybe that would be okay. But for whatever reason, the 6th and final cycle DID work! I couldn't believe it when I read my positive pregnancy test! I was elated an relieved and instead of going back to the clinic, I was able to see my GP and inform them of my pregnancy. I still can't believe it sometimes, that almost two years of trying and the pregnancy finally happened.
Our second daughter was born on April 19th and she's absolutely perfect. I get overwhelmed with love and thankfulness that she's finally here. I wanted to write
this post so that my story can give hope. I sincerely hope that things work out for you, whoever you are reading this xx
queenofthefairies · 19/05/2012 20:58
Thank you for sharing your story. I'm on my 3 round of Clomid 50mg... Your story gives me hope. x
Lunarlyte · 28/05/2012 20:06
Bless you queenofthefairies Good luck and I hope everything works out for you xx
Jaffacakeeater · 28/05/2012 20:51
Proud mummy of beautiful Clomid twins. It can work! Good luck to all xxx
bump6 · 16/06/2012 19:37
Congratulations to you all.
After 3 years of ttc, having all the fertility tests & being told it was unexplained infertility.. I was prescribed 3 months of clomid I am happy to say that on cycle 2, we finally got our BFP!! And have a beautiful 6 month DD! It really does work and have my little miracle to prove it..
Don't give up hope. I read so many positive stories on here which really helped me to think positively.
I honestly believed at one point we would have to try ivf or adoption.
Hope these stories help those of you who are going through the frustration & sadness of ttc & I hope you get your little miracles very soon. X
RIBS · 18/06/2012 15:33
Im so glad ive found this post. Ive been trying for 18m, had mmc in dec and would have been due in 10 days time. AF got me on Sunday. Clomid is making me ov, but this will be my 4th cycle of it and im running out of hope.
Thanks for that ladies. Twins here I come...
bump6 · 19/06/2012 19:04
RIBS, glad you found this thread.. Sorry to hear you had a mmc.. Truly awful for you.. I am keeping everything crossed for you to have your BFP really soon... stay positive.. Good luck x
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