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I Am Dealing With Infertility

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    Start Of The Two Week Wait

    So yesterday I had my donor IUI so I start the dreaded two week period of an or not. Last time I was do sure I was I felt so devasted when the test came back negative. The hyper awareness of my body is driving me bonkers. You know my boobs hurt maybe I a pregnant? Reviewing...
    Supervixen76 Supervixen76 31-35, F 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    Guess This Is Really It

    My wife and I have dealt with infertility for our entire marriage. About 6 months after we got married, she got pregnant with our first. She has a son from a previous marriage. The week of my birthday that year, I got a call from her at her dr's appt. It was her 16 week check...
    ezrider ezrider 36-40 2 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Another cycle started

    and I have to wonder if I'm ever going to get pregnant. I mean me an my husband had been trying now for almost 3 years now! Please don't comment if you're just going to say to just give it time or not to think about it because you obviously have no idea what it's like to have...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 4 Responses May 18

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    Does anyone know how accurate a urine test is

    at the doctors if you are a good 9-10 days away from your period?
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F Apr 14

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    On My Way To Healing...

    It has been 4 years...trying naturally, inseminations, surgeries, progesterone, Clomid...I feel like I have done it all (but I know that that is not the case). Back in January my Specialist suggested we try IVF.  That news jolted me into a whirlwind of emotions which eventually...
    Suebaby Suebaby 31-35 1 Response Jun 1, 2011

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    I'm 27, almost 28 my husband

    and I always talked about having children and I love them my nieces and nephews are my world , knowing had had some issues I decided to seek to my dr about trying to have kids as we have been unsuccessful in getting pregnant for well over a year . I had some tests run and my...
    cg531 cg531 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Has anybody tried clomid?

    Just wondering if it's really as good as I've heard, and what, if any, side effects there are...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Been trying for more

    than 2 yrs but the heartache is still so painful when I get my period every month. Not to mention the piercing pain in the gut when I hear another unplanned pregnancy news in the office and I have to force a smile with a half-hearted congratulations wishing it should have been...
    surfiehall surfiehall 31-35, F 8 Responses May 9

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    Trying To Deal

    Well me and my husband have been trying for about three years now, and i also tried with my ex-husband (which was a blessing we never had a child). Well i have found out i am not ovulating and my husbands ***** count is low. I am still trying to cope with everything i know there...
    BabyGal6488 BabyGal6488 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2013

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    Depressed

      My Husband and I have been married for 7 years. It wasn’t until our 2nd year of marriage that we decide we would try to conceive. To make a long story short. It has been a tough road for my husband and me. My husband and I both have taken a series of Clomid and still no...
    truelybless truelybless 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Grieving My Lost Hopes...

    All my sexual life I've been trying Not to get pregnant- watching young girls getting knocked up on accident.  And now I'm married and we have been trying for a year to get pregnant.  The first few months of tracking ovulations and periods was fun for us... I just assumed that...
    northernwoodsgirl northernwoodsgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses May 26, 2012

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    Maybe

    we had it easyer as we knew up front we both could never have kids but it never stopped us from loving each other and we had plans to adoopt a child but my wife was killed at 19
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Oct 27, 2011

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    I hate seeing on the news

    or just out in public where these moms are neglecting their kids and being awful parents! I don't understand why they were blessed with a child and not me... I'm happily married and financially stable yet 13 yr olds are getting pregnant and thousands of babies are aborted...
    Young1513 Young1513 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    I Don't Know Who I Am If I'm Not A Mother...

    Last week I found out that I can't have children as I have no eggs left and do not ovulate properly anyway. At the age of 43 and being single, most people seem to think I chose this life of so-called freedom! Well I didn't and I would do anything to change it. Ever since I was...
    doolies91 doolies91 41-45 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    I was blessed at 21 with a beautiful baby girl.

    Getting pregnant at 20 was not easy. It took 13 months to make it happen. The pregnancy wasn't easy. Spotting every month. Couldn't lift over 5 pounds. Worries about the hemotoma found in an ultrasound. Due to lack of elasticity, a c-section was scheduled the day before my due...
    lilmetalhead lilmetalhead 36-40 1 Response Mar 25

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    I Feel Lost!!

    I feel so lost since I have been told that i will never have children... thats all i have ever wanted to be a mother and now everyone i know is having children and its killing me slowly .... they want me to be a god mother ...but to tell you the truth even that hurts like hell i...
    whoooty whoooty 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    My husband and I haven't used protection

    for over 4 years with the attitude of "it will happen" but it hasn't. We are in our mid 30's and decided it was time to see what was going on. He has an extremely low ***** count and what is there isn't healthy. The doctor has referred us to an infertility clinic, however it...
    Janeunderground Janeunderground 31-35, F 1 Response May 1

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    We have been trying for over two years

    and nothing yet. I'm trying not to give up on him because i really love him. But this is really getting to me.
    gamergirlx gamergirlx 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    7 Years Of Heartbreak

    My husband and I met February 10, 2006, a week later I moved in with him and we got married November 13, 2006. We've been trying to have a baby since the beginning, with no luck, several tests and heartbreaks and still nothing. I find out I have hyperthyroidism, which is weird...
    silentlyscreaming2 silentlyscreaming2 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    I am feeling very depressed with my infertility

    I just need some support from any if you who understands as even my husband is avoiding talking to me about it. My boss at work has just announced she is pregnant with her third child. And here I am, being unsuccessful for more than 2 yrs, high hopes crushed by my period that...
    surfiehall surfiehall 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Overwhelming Depression Over Infertility

    I've had two losses...one was ectopic 6 years ago and the other a miscarriage 3 yrs ago. I wasn't trying when these happened. Now I've been trying almost 3 years, its been a year since i stopped ovulating on my own. I took clomid 50mg and this is my last round. It has made me...
    PhoenixRising78 PhoenixRising78 31-35, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Knowing It Will Never Happen

    Been with my husband for 6 years now have tryed to have a baby over and over again knowing that in his past relationships that's where the issue lied exs cheating b/c they couldnt wait ,I belived it would be diffrent for us I would not cheat we would have a child so after year of...
    SLTJ SLTJ 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    "Circumstantial Infertility"

    Let me make one thing clear. By posting on here about the subject of "circumstantial infertility", a term raised recently in an article published on the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-notkin/childless-women_b_894535.html), I in no way wish to diminish the...
    andyj823 andyj823 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    My dr told me to research Primary Ovarian

    Insufficiency in order to have a better understanding of what's going on. I don't know if this is really helping or just more depressing... Any thoughts?
    Young1513 Young1513 22-25, F Jun 4

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    Myself and my husband have been trying

    for 6 years to get pregnant. I have had 2 miscarriages and 2 failed attempts at IVF. I have had every test and so hast husband and we have been told there are no problems. I've seen ally friends one by one have children and today became an auntie for the first time. As much as I...
    Tombes Tombes 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I have pcos it was so hard

    for me to get pregnant. God knows every month I would cry because I wasn't pregnant. It took me 9 yrs to have a baby. My first boyfriend cheated on me because I wasn't able to give him a baby. I was overweight hair loss it was bad and I was depressed. Thank god I finally figure...
    NatashaX NatashaX 31-35, F May 14

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    Is anyone else tired of hearing just give it

    time and it will happen???!!! Or stop trying so hard and it will happen???!!! And all of these comments coming from people who got pregnant the 1st time they tried??? Maybe I'm bitter because it hasn't happened yet for me...I don't know...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    Working In The Field Of Infertility

    Ready to give support and help for those who are facing infertility with my knowledge and experience.
    samueljohn33 samueljohn33 31-35, M 2 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Life Goes On

    I've only recently found these pages - and thank you. I am single, 43 and have been undergoing IVF treatment for nearly 2 years, with donor *****. I'm almost at the end. It is now I am starting to face the reality that I won't be a mother. I have well meaning friends who say...
    Dekireba Dekireba 41-45 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    No Choice But To Become Sterile

    Hi, i am 28 years of age and been with my partner for 9 years. I made the plan to get a good job set up home and be financial secure for the baby. Unfortunatley this has come back to haunt me. I have been having test upon test to find out why i have not fallen pregant and...
    kghope kghope 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    The Pain of Infertility

    I am 25 years old. I am suffering from infertility. I have been trying to conceive for six years now. I have been unable to go to a specialist due to it not being covered on my insurance.  My husband and I have been married for a little over six years now and have been...
    Samantha2008 Samantha2008 22-25 5 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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    'Relaxing' And 'Letting Nature Take It'S Course' Will Never Result In Pregnancy

    I have PCOS. I know that it makes getting pregnant difficult. I know it requires a complete lifestyle change to manage it properly. I know that a lot of women in my situation can get pregnant. But for us, it's not an option. My husband has azoospermia - the kind that isn't...
    twitchivixen twitchivixen 26-30 3 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    Another pregnancy announced by a girl I know in

    which neither one of them have a job! Why is life so unfair???!!! Both me and my husband both have stable good paying jobs. Why can't it come easy for us??? Depression is a month to month thing for me now, I never thought it wouldn't come easy. I feel like I did everything right...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Just had a friend of mine find out she was

    pregnant who was going through some of the same things as me...this gives me hope for myself. I need lots of baby dust sent my way!!!
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I Just Wish It Would Happen!

    Hello, I'm jaz I'm 23 years old and I have never been pregnant, ..ive tryed several times with my partner whom I've been with for 3years. It depresses me because I love the man I'm with and I truly want to be a parent. I no I have time I guess but I must say its so annoying to...
    mfcmodel mfcmodel 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    My Prayers

    God answers so many of my little prayers, so why not the big ones too? I just can't understand it Why does He do the things he decides to do? My deepest desire lies unfullfilled I feel so hopeless inside I know I should be thankful and not so full of pride. I ask God every day...
    ghaliafs ghaliafs 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    I met my breaking point finally.

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about two years now. Infertility treatments and appointments are just out of the question for us at the moment. Out best friends came over to tell us they were expecting a baby (unplanned of course). I am so happy for them but...
    belcher13 belcher13 22-25, F Feb 8

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    Another cycle started.

    .. 😕 Can't help but feel like when is it gonna be my time???
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F Apr 18

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    Trying to have a child,

    but no luck... 😕 have been trying for 2 years now. Month after month when my period starts I am heartbroken...sometimes I'll be a week late and it will get my hopes up so high and then I start! I just need someone to talk to...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 8

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    Kisses For a Little One

    I've always wanted a family.  My husband and I got married in August 2001 and started trying to conceive in October 2001.  I went nearly 6 years without ever being pregnant.  In July 2007, thanks to Clomid, I had my first positive pregnancy test.  We lost that...
    siskisses siskisses 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2007

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    Chemo Made My Husband Infertile

    Hi, I am Leslie Hardin, and my wonderful husband is Randy Hardin. Our hearts ache not just for a baby, but to be a real family. Every day we are hoping and praying, wishing and waiting for our baby to come into our life. We have so much love to give, and can't wait to share it...
    LeslieSD1981 LeslieSD1981 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    Got my hopes up, I should have know better.

    ..thought I felt myself ovulate last month and got so excited because we did everything we were supposed to. I was 3 days late and I was gonna go buy a test and take it that day...then I started and I was crushed. I'm so depressed and feel like giving up hope. Has anyone ever...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Trying To Stay Positive

    So after another bad doctor's appointment yesterday, I am taking a mental health day and having a small pity-party.  It is hard to smile at work everyday and be my usual happy self when EVERYBODY around me is pregnant. or newly-mothered. I can not go on facebook anymore...
    jazzybelle53 jazzybelle53 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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    Why is it that when you are dealing with

    infertility, there are those who are instantly telling you to look into adopting??? I mean don't get me wrong, I have nothing against adoption at all, and it is something I would be willing to look into eventually if things don't work out the way I want them too. But when you're...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 1 Response May 27

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    I definitely am not good at it. I try to act strong but I cannot handle it. I responded to a post here and misunderstood her statement about a guy on EP. I said that I thought he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 2

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    So I finally had the courage to ask for a divorce but I feel like ****. The marriage was never going to work out as we both had different values and beliefs, and there was nothing...
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    My mother isn't even 60 years old and has early onset altzheimers. I can only work 30 hours a week while I go to trade school, so I can't move out. I would have more sympathy for...
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    So my girlfriend broke up with me, and says she wants to be friends and doesn't want commitment, but still wants to have sex with me and hangout and stuff...she still texts me...
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    10 months ago today I lost my boyfriend to a car wreck. I currently have a new boyfriend, and friends, but no one seems to understand the real pain I feel. I was supposed to be...
    meganmartinez11 meganmartinez11 16-17 Aug 13

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    Hi...I have long history with my big time ex for about 5 years and still going on because we are working together... Here is my story in short before I need advises and comments...
    LongtimeEx LongtimeEx 31-35, F Aug 16

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