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Created on : Thursday, June 30, 2005, 12:55:14 pm
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After making the decision to get pregnant, you find you are unable to conceive. Sound familiar? Share your infertility journey with us.

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October 10, 2007, 3:32 pm CDT

Looking for help.

Hello everyone. I am new to this message board thing so bear with me. I was reading some of the other stories and am interested to see what other people have gone through and what I might be in for. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about a year and a half now. I have had severe endometeriosis for about 6 years now so we knew that may be a problem. I have under gone 4 surgeries to help clear out the endo but usually within about a year or so of each surgery my pain returns. So we have seen my doctor numerous times, we have done my bloodwork which each time shows that I am ovulating which is good, we also do the body temps and the home ovulation kits, my husbands sperm count is good although the Dr. said the motility is a little low but does not think that this would be a problem. So we now have moved into intrauterine insemenation. Which so far we have done 3 times with no sucess. On my last visit with my doctor he advised us to try the intrauterine insemenation 2 more times and if we did not concieve then he would refer us to a specialist. But of course that will not be so easy because we live in a relativly small town so we will have to drive several hours away to that specialist. Which if that is what it takes we will totally do it but it is all just getting so overwhelming. And of course on top of all that you have family members that are kinda bugging you about it and then telling you just to relax-like that is so easy. And no doubt all those people telling you to relax are the women who got pregnant at the drop of a hat and have no idea what we are going through. Plus I really love my job but the hours and the work are long and can be very stressful which I know is not helping.  Anyways enough of my rambling. If anyone has any advice or suggestions on what to do next or things that maybe worked for I would so love to hear it. Thanks a million.

 
October 13, 2007, 8:55 pm CDT

Depressed

I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ).  The doctors that I've been to have told that I may or may not be able to get pregnant. If anyone that is reading this has the same thing and has had children,will you please let me know how I might be able to get pregnant?It's not because I don't try. I've been married for over 4 yrs and we have been trying for almost 5 yrs to get pregnant. I don't have the kind of money it's going to take to go to fertility doctors.I just want to be able to have children,I've always wanted to be a mother. I see these people out there killing their kids and yet I would be a great and loving mother and I can't have them. I want to adopt but I don't have that kind of money that it would take. It makes me depressed sometimes because I want children so bad.

 
October 24, 2007, 3:21 pm CDT

I am lucky to be in Denmark

Quote From: sensual909

Hello all-

 

I am very excited to report that my husband and i have PCS'ed to Turkey and the cost of IVF here is amazingly cheap. He learned the procedure in the states and was the first doctor to have a successful IVF babie. It seem as though most of his pregnancies are twins....but i will take what i can get. We are awaiting my cycle so we can start our IVF cycle. I guess because i am actuualy eager to see my period it wants to take its time. The cost of the IVF is 3,250 lira, which come out to be about 2,000 U.S dollars. You medication is an additional 1,500. Well guys thats all for now. Wish me luck....Hope to hear from someone soon...

 

Ryan

 

Hello Ryan, I am going to wish you good luck on your IVF... In Denmark its free and i am trying myself to be pregnant but nothing is happening ... I have one final trial and after which i have to pay just like you guys now.. But right now on the 4th of november, i will be going for an operation also here in Denmark  too.. Please pray for me if  you can or you can wish me luck too... I wish  for the best for all of us out there looking for children.....

Before i end this, i just want to say that i have had children before but lost them actually they were 2 boys and they were beautiful.. But they are gone..  Good luck to you guys, and i hope you get twins a boy and a girl or to boys... GOOD LUCK

 

Princess

 
November 6, 2007, 11:50 am CST

PCOS

Quote From: txgirl18

I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ).  The doctors that I've been to have told that I may or may not be able to get pregnant. If anyone that is reading this has the same thing and has had children,will you please let me know how I might be able to get pregnant?It's not because I don't try. I've been married for over 4 yrs and we have been trying for almost 5 yrs to get pregnant. I don't have the kind of money it's going to take to go to fertility doctors.I just want to be able to have children,I've always wanted to be a mother. I see these people out there killing their kids and yet I would be a great and loving mother and I can't have them. I want to adopt but I don't have that kind of money that it would take. It makes me depressed sometimes because I want children so bad.

Hello - I have PCOS as well and have been married now 6 1/2 years.  I was TTC to concieve for over 6 years, almost 3 years in infertility treatment.  Keep positive, trust me (I didn't all the time and it was very difficult at times, I know...especially when everyone around me was getting pregnant). I was in monitoring evry cycle for over 2 years and only ovulated twice in those 2 years due to the PCOS.  I maxed out on fertility meds (Clomid, Femara, Dexamethasone) to no avail.  

 I finally found a fertility specialist here in Canada and he performed Ovarian Cautery and removed Cysts from my ovaries (~25 from each side) and used a laser to put small cuts on my ovaries.  1 month later, I ovulated and had Intrauterine insemination and am now 21 weeks pregnant.  I honestly did not think it was possible.  Keep looking for the right doctor, meds and even ovarian cautery I believe are not that expensive (Mine were covered by my work medical plan except 200.00).  Keep your chin up, I know it is a tough ride!

Also - at the same time I was seeing a naturopath and they have many types of treatments for infertility as well.  Good luck!

 

 
November 23, 2007, 4:25 pm CST

INFERTILITY PROBLEMS ! HELPPPPP!!!!

Quote From: sensual909

Hello all-

 

I am very excited to report that my husband and i have PCS'ed to Turkey and the cost of IVF here is amazingly cheap. He learned the procedure in the states and was the first doctor to have a successful IVF babie. It seem as though most of his pregnancies are twins....but i will take what i can get. We are awaiting my cycle so we can start our IVF cycle. I guess because i am actuualy eager to see my period it wants to take its time. The cost of the IVF is 3,250 lira, which come out to be about 2,000 U.S dollars. You medication is an additional 1,500. Well guys thats all for now. Wish me luck....Hope to hear from someone soon...

 

Ryan

 

what is the name of the infertility center/website that dr phil sent some of his guest to --for them to get help getting pregnant? the show aired a while back and i cant find it in the archives.

i appreciate any help. thanks chas

 
November 23, 2007, 4:41 pm CST

Infertility Info

Quote From: chasedie

what is the name of the infertility center/website that dr phil sent some of his guest to --for them to get help getting pregnant? the show aired a while back and i cant find it in the archives.

i appreciate any help. thanks chas

I beileve this page will have the resources you are looking for.

 

 

http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/312/

 

 

Dr Phil Board2

 
November 23, 2007, 9:02 pm CST

Dealing with PCOS

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 7 months ago, (got pregnant right after i found out too) but the funny thing is I self diagnosed myself about a yr and a half ago. I think that everyone thought that I didn't know what I was talking about because at the time I was about 20 yrs old. Anyway I have yet to seek a fertility doctor, because I know that I am able to get pregnant I have had 4 pregnancies since I was 18, but due to the cyst I haven't made it full term through any of my pregnancies. I still want to have children even after all my heartache but not right now I just lost my son Jordan a little over a month ago so I'm not looking forward to jumping right back into getiing pregnant. My doctors have told me that I should try fertility meds so I will be more able to maintain a pregnancy which I may try somewhere down the line when I am ready to face pregnancy again. But I just want to say to everyone who is trying to have children I know it's hard and depressing,but just be happy that you haven't had to go through the process of kissing your stillborn children and burying them (not trying to upset anyone btw). I'm just saying  I know it's hard but it's even harder to get pregnant buy clothes and feel your baby move and then never be able to watch them grow up. So ladies trust me if I can lose 4 children and still want to try I think that the rest of you can too. I wish everyone the best of luck with their situations hopefully we'll all have beautiful babies and be the world's best mom's since we waited so long for our precious little ones to come along.
 
December 6, 2007, 1:50 pm CST

Getting more and more frustrated

So, I am new to this and don't know what will come of it, but at least it is nice to see that I am not the only one trying for a baby... It seems that everyone around me is pregnant and it is so frustrating, though I try so hard to stay HOPEFUL, sometimes it sure is hard... My husband and I knew from the get go that we wanted to have babies, I wanted 4 and he says 2... now after 14 mos. of trying, nothing... not a thing!!! I just recently had a D and C, hoping that my cervix was the issue, now they are going to hopefully be able to get through to check for blockage... My husband, of only 18 mos... (high school sweethearts) He has already been checked and all is good for him... We did the Basal Body Tempt thing, and all looked good there, so... the Dr. said I seemed regular at the ovulation end... I just see so many people around me that aren't ready or are very open about saying they don't want kids and they don't seem to have problesm... My husband and I have all we feel we need to have kids and can't wait to have that joy to our new marriage... I am just babbling on now, but it is nice to see and hear that others have problems too... Any advice would be great~~~~
 
December 6, 2007, 1:53 pm CST

Infertility

Quote From: babybelle_ca

Hello - I have PCOS as well and have been married now 6 1/2 years.  I was TTC to concieve for over 6 years, almost 3 years in infertility treatment.  Keep positive, trust me (I didn't all the time and it was very difficult at times, I know...especially when everyone around me was getting pregnant). I was in monitoring evry cycle for over 2 years and only ovulated twice in those 2 years due to the PCOS.  I maxed out on fertility meds (Clomid, Femara, Dexamethasone) to no avail.  

 I finally found a fertility specialist here in Canada and he performed Ovarian Cautery and removed Cysts from my ovaries (25 from each side) and used a laser to put small cuts on my ovaries.  1 month later, I ovulated and had Intrauterine insemination and am now 21 weeks pregnant.  I honestly did not think it was possible.  Keep looking for the right doctor, meds and even ovarian cautery I believe are not that expensive (Mine were covered by my work medical plan except 200.00).  Keep your chin up, I know it is a tough ride!

Also - at the same time I was seeing a naturopath and they have many types of treatments for infertility as well.  Good luck!

 

Hello, sure wanted to let you know that my best friend has PCOS and was just getting ready to start the invetro process and she was maxed also on all the meds as of Clomid, Femara and ther was another on, can't remember, but they did a check for blockages and the next month, the meds she took to have her cycle, didn't work, nothing came and she took a test and it was positive... Stay strong, I too am having problems getting pregnant and they don't know what is wrong or why we are having problems... Good luck, I know staying hopefully is hard but that is my only advice!
 
December 6, 2007, 2:43 pm CST

Infertility for 9 years

After 9 years of infertility, my husband and I are in the middle of our 4th IVF attempt.  The first two were did not result in pregnancy, but the 3rd did.  However, at 7 weeks, the baby hadn't grown any larger than week 6 and hte heartbeat had stopped.  I was completely devastated and wasn't sure what was going to happen next.

 

We waited a year, and after an adoption fell through, decided that since we were actually had enough embryos left to freeze the last time, we would try again.  So...here we are.

 

We are fortunate in that my insurance covers IVF, to a certian degree, which has saved us a fortune.

 

I wonder how to deal with another failed attempt, so I am terrified.  I'm 35 yoa and my husband and I have been together since high school.

 

I have always had mentrual issues (often going 4-6 months without a cycle) for almost all of my ovulating life.  Then we discovered that my husband has a lower sperm count.  Our dr said that if either of us were with someone with a normal reproductive system, this would be loads easier.  How horrible to think if I hadn't fallen in love with my husband, I'd probably be a mom by now.....talk about irony.

 

Anyway, I try to be positive, but with all the hormones a-raging, that's not too easy. 

 

I just wanted to share and let everyone know to be thankful for any children in your life, not matter how many or few you have, because it could always be worse.  I mean, after all, I have a neice who now has two children and a nephew that has one.  I am thankful for all of their children, but I always wonder .....

 

Why not me?

 

 
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