I have polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS)
and after 2 years of trying without meds and 11 months of trying with meds,
Clomid, I am finally pregnant. My dh and I have conceived one son
together in 1993 without using meds and without planning. LOL. So,
we thought when we we're ready to have another child, it would happen.
But it didn't happen that way. I have always had irregular periods,
but it never really concerned me until I wanted more children (besides
we didn't have insurance to find out anything). Well, we started
taking provera to get my period to come and clomid to help me ovulate.
I took 50mg. of Clomid, did NOT ovulate. I took 100mg. of Clomid,
did not ovulate 4 different cycles but bled. Then finally after taking
Clomid/150mg. I ovulated. The first time we did not get pregnant.
The second time, we DID get pregnant!!! Our child is due August 9,
2000. We believe we are blessed!!!
In April of 1997 I found
out I was pregnant with my first child and miscarried a few weeks later,
I was about 4 weeks along. And then last September '99 I found out I was
pregnant again and at about 6 weeks I thought I was out of the woods but
I miscarried a second time. This is so heart breaking, I come from a family
of four children and out of all of us I am the one who always wanted a
baby, now I am the only one without a child. Today I went for a HSG at
the hospital, it came out normal which is good and bad. Good of course
because they found nothing wrong and bad because I wanted them to look
and say "oh here it is, something minor we can fix and you can pregnant
again and have no problems" but that didn't happen. My doctor said "well
since this is normal you'll just have to try again and see what happens",
easy for her to say. I don't want to go through the pain of losing
another pg so I have stopped trying. I may consider ttc in a few
My husband and I met in
college. We lived together for a year before we married. On
Septmebr 12, 1999, we celebrated our seventh year anniversary. We
have never used any means of birth control. I guess we were ready
to welcome any little gift God would send our way right off the bat.
We both have professional careers, and are under quite a bit of stress
so it didn't shock me when we were unsuccessful for the first two years
or so. Then we really started trying, using the basal temp.
and ovulation charts, etc. Still no luck. We began seeking
medical intervention in 1996. It was determined at that time that
we were dealing with male factor infertility. We tried several times
to conceive via artificial insemination with my husband's sample.
We have more recently
begun using a donor
sample. We have tried A.I., I think 8 or 9 times.
(...you know how one
tends to lose count...) We are as of yet, unsuccessful. We have exhausted
our insurance coverage. I am beginning to think that perhaps there
may be something else wrong. Anyway, we are taking a break from this
at present. My dad has been diagnosed with lung cancer, and I am
getting ready to take my comprehensive exams for graduate school.
The stress level is just too high right now for us. I am thrilled
to have found this club, and to be so warmly welcomed into it.
My name is Maria and I
am the mother of a stillborn child, born March 6, 1997. She was almost
7 months. I am also newly divorced from the man that fathered the child,
and considering trying to have a child with my boyfriend. He is a wonderful
man that understands how much this means to me. I am looking for advice
on what methods, home remedy type methods that you have heard of that can
increase my chances of becoming pregnant.
My husband and
I lost our first baby on March 12, 1998
after being married
2 1/2 months. Everything was going
fine until I went
to the bathroom one day and was
spotting. I went to
the OB an ultrasound was done with
no heartbeat found.
The doctor's only reply was "well
it looks like your
having a miscarriage, I will have
to do an internal".
There was not an ounce of
compassion- I couldn't
even call my husband. I had a
d&c that night
and went home in complete shock. I was
in denial for about
a week and then got extremely
angry. I just wanted
my baby back and no one seemed to
understand that I
was grieving. I even had someone ask
me what i had done
My husband and I agreed
not to try again immediately.
We wanted to move
back to New York from Tennessee to
be with our families.
We were able to make our move on
9/26/98 (my due date).
We started trying again
in February and we found out
we were expecting
again in August with a due date of
4/13/00. I was scared
to death. My OB did not seemed
concerned that i had
already had a miscarriage. During
my first pregnancy
I had an nausea every evening. This
time there was no
nausea but I did have breast
tenderness like before.
I figured that no nausea was a
good sign because
it was different from the first
pregnancy. I had my
first OB appointment and the urine
test indicated a bladder
infection. I was suprised
because i had no symptoms.
I was going to the bathroom
more but i figured
that it was because of the
pregnancy. I finished
my antibiotic and was feeling ok
other than being tired.
On September twentieth I went
to the bathroom and
once again there was blood. I was
all only at home and
just started shaking. I knew that
I would lose the baby.
I called my mom who told me to
call the doctor. She
then called my husband at work
who made ot home in
about five minutes. She also came
with my sister. The
doctor's office said to go to the
ER. When they checked
me in my temp was 102 - I had no
idea. I was flushed
and hot but that is a typical
reaction to stress
for me. They did a blood test and
another urine which
showed I still had an infection so
they said that the
would put me on IV antibiotics.
They checked for a
heartbeat with the doppler and
could not find it.
to treat it. They then paged the OB
who said he would
do an ultrasound. An internal
earlier that evening
showed that my cervix was closed
and there was no more
blood. I was also told for the
first time that I
had a tilted uterus so that might
make it difficult
to find the heartbeat. The OB did a
and said "I am sorry but the baby
is gone". I just started
wailing. I had a D&C again
the next day and they
treated me with antibiotics.
The OB agreed to do
some testing, I had to know why
this was happening
to me. I feel empty inside and ache
for a baby. I have
been tested for antibodies,
ureaplasma and mycoplasma,
all of which came back
negative. I will have
a hysteroscopy and endometrial
biopsy this month.
If they show nothing, my husband
and I will go through
genetic testing. At this point I
don't know if I will
ever have a child of my own. I
don't feel like I
could stand another loss. There are
days when I think
I won't try again unless they find
the reason for my
losses. Then I am desperate to be
pregnant again and
have a baby. I hate feeling so out
Contact Shawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sept 02,1998 I miscarried
a little boy at 15 week gestation. We named him Sean Tylor.
It was a very hard year but my husband and I got through itabout 10 months
later we desided to try again. Well we got pregant and on Sept 21,1999
we miscarried again. I was about 6 weeks. Things have been
though these last few days but we have already deside to try again as soon
as possible. I know that nothing will ever take the place of my little
boy or my angel baby but I would just like to have a baby of my own to
hold in my arms I know you all know what I am feeling.
I met my husband when
I was a senior in high school. I
ended up getting pregnant
& we got married two weeks
Now I have a beautiful 4 year old
daughter who is everything
to me & Jason.
In Feb. of 97 I went
off the pill to try to have
another child. In
June of 98 I got pregnant. We went
in for the first dr.
appointment & the dr did an
ultrasound & found
no heartbeat. I miscarried in Aug
of 98. I was devestated
& my husband didn't want to
try anymore. It was
very hard to deal with. I wondered
what I had done to
this child that made it miscarry.
So, now we are still
trying but are grateful that we
have our daughter.