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Dumbartongirl
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Registered: ‎09-12-2013

Re: Getting stressed about ttc

I found out that I have a unicornuate uterus and 1 kidney when I had my son. It took me 2 years to conceive him. I am pregnant again now after a year of trying. What finally worked: I threw out the charts and my thermometer and decided to have sex every other day as soon as my period ended until I knew I was a couple days past ovulation. My doctor said having sex everyday is bad if you are worried about sperm count and every other day is best. I just told my girlfriend to do this and she conceived immediately too. I think throwing out the charts got rid of a lot of stress and I still knew I was doing everything I could cause we were having sex every other day. Good luck and don't give up hope!
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chatrose85
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Registered: ‎09-12-2013

Re: Getting stressed about ttc

I understand how you feel. It took six years for me to have another child. Between me and my husband we have four kids. Two boys and two girls. I had a problem with miscarriages. It was a year with four miscarriages before I got pregnant with our (now) 15 month old. I misscarried at the start of August two years ago and by the end of the month I was pregnant. I know that it might seem like ttc is a chore. What my husband and I did was take a break for a few months and during that time I got pregnant but miscarried. If you and your husband can maybe taking a weekend get away when you know that you are ovulating. And maybe it won't feel like it is a chore. Just relax and don't stress about it. Now that we have a 15 month old I would like to have another child but for some reason it is harder for me. But I won't give up. Best of luck to you and your husband.

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saraleew
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Registered: ‎09-12-2013

Re: Getting stressed about ttc

First I would like to start with the fact that you are NOT alone in the world on this issue! My husband and I struggled with fertility issues of our own for 2-1/2 years. I know EXACTLY how you are feeling! I felt depressed my self, and everytime another friend or someone I knew was pregnant I cried. To help myself, I even deactivated my facebook account, which did help to eliminate some of my stress. (Try it, it will help) I started to focus on me and my husband and enriching our life and relationship. You may want to consider stopping tracking your cycles and only keep track of the days you start and end your periods as well as the days you have sex, in case you do get pregnant you will have a better idea of a conception date. For myself, I gave up the tracking ovulation, tracking sex, everything. For me, I got pregnant twice with the help of fertility drugs because I was told I don't ovulate on my own, and I miscarried with both pregnancies. After my D&C with the second pregnancy my OB/GYN wanted to do a HSG (Hysterosalpingogram), and I guess that must have cleared out my tubes because I ovulate on my own now.

 

There is hope out there for everyone! Don't give up on your dream! You are not alone, don't ever think that way! Put some extra love and energy into your kids and your hubby and leave the miracle in God's hands. Good Luck!!

 

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desireemccaig1
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Registered: ‎09-12-2013

Re: Getting stressed about ttc

Im so sorry your going through this! For 1: simply.. relax... (probably already heard it 1000 times but its true) ttc is hard enough without your nerves getting in the way. 2 when your close to ovulating maybe starting the week before only have sex every other night to let the sperm build up some. Thats what my dr told us to do... know your pain, my husband and I have a 3 yr old boy together. We started ttc for our 2nd shortly after our lo 1st birthday. 1st pregnancy in April of 2012 miscarried May 23rd 2012 startrd ttc right after physically healing from miscarriage... 2nd miscarriage 7 months later (with in days of the due date from my 1st miscarriage) on Dec 16th 2012. Since then was diagnosed with endometriosis... tryed for 8 more months. Still no baby. From the endo my period paind got too hard to handle so for endotreatment i am now on birth control. Exactly whst a mom ttc wants...
Anyways.. goodluck! When the time is right itwill happen, just breath, and congratulate them. I currently have 4 or 5 expectant friends on fb. Know the pain. Good luck, and God Bless!
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kfscas
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Registered: ‎09-06-2013

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I feel your pain.  I had 13 YEARS of secondary infertility.  After I had my oldest daughter, I went on the pill for a couple of years until we were ready to start trying again.  Years and years went by, I spoke to my the Nurse Practioner at my OB/GYN a few times and she just kind of blew me off.  So years more went by, I got divorced (not because of that), another year or so went by and got remarried.  We went several years married before we decided to try to get pregnant.  I had one short pregnancy that broke my heart.  After of over a year trying after that, I was FINALLY sent to a fertility specialist and found out that I have endometriosis.  Had surgery to have that removed and finally...FINALLY had #2.  Petrified the whole pregnancy...afterall, I was 37 and not in my prime by this time.

 

I guess the short story is don't give up until they run out of answers.  I know your pain and I feel for you. <3

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jmcrawford74
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Registered: ‎08-22-2013

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I understand the pain u all are going through! And iam so sorry. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage we were both devastated and it took 3 yrs later to get pregnant with my daughter who is now 17. I decided to go on the pill n wait to have another one so when we finally did after a few years of trying nothing because I was keeping track of everything. So I stopped worrying and stressing and kept myself busy with running and exercising. 10 years later I had another daughter and after her I decided not to take any kind of contraceptives. I kept running and doin my exercises then 2 years later I had my son and a year later I had another son. Whew! The point I'm trying to make is don't stress yourself out that is the main key and I know its hard to do at first but it will pay off in the end. Just take it one day at a time :smileyhappy: Oh and by the way I'm expecting again and we couldnt be more happy! Good luck ladies!!
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