Infertility Support Group

In vitro fertilization is one of the most common and utilized ways of treating conception problems. This support group is dedicated to those beginning their journey with IVF and needing support. Join the community and share your experiences, advice, and story with people going through similar challenges starting a family.

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  • hopefulmommytobe

    Exciting day, hope for us all!

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    Hi everyone,I am posting this mainly to provide encouragement to all of you who are struggling and feeling down, because this is SUCH an emotionally (and even physically) draining process! For those of you that do not know my history, my hubby and I have been trying to conceive on our own since we married (honestly, we weren't preventing before then) in June of 2014, and we have been going to...
  • turtle74

    Surrogacy

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    My husband and I have been trying for seven years to have our own baby, but to no avail.  I am 43 and have been diagnosed with PCOS, and very low chance of getting pregnant.  We finally found a surrogate, who is living with us.  It was just confirmed that she is pregnant and at 7 weeks.  We are going in for the first OB appointment today!I have told some people but with mixed responses.  One...
  • morgan_noel33

    Losing hope to misery

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    My husband and I have been trying for 4 years to get pregnant. The cause for our infertility is a male factor. We have been to several doctors that have never given us much hope. We go in May for an IVF consult but I'm not feeling too hopeful with that because the success rate is so low for the amount of money that we just don't have to spend on IVF. I'm struggling becaue it seems like everyone...
  • Jennlynn

    Feeling lost

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    struggling with infertility since 2012.... three fresh and one frozen cycle failed with one dr. Went to another dr in 2014 went through another failed ivf cycle and then decided to stop for good. We moved to a beautiful home a year later. That same year every one of our friends and some of our family members new neighbor and old owners of our home were pregnant. We went to an adoption meeting and...
  • lalalax88

    The dreaded 2 week wait...

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    I seriously feel like this two week wait is driving me crazy!! We are our embryo transfer Wednesday the 22nd, so I'm 5 days post today. All the symptoms drive you insane because you don't know if they are related to the progesterone or estrogen, if you are pregnant or even if your period is coming!! My symptoms range from sore breasts since the transfer, back pain, cramps...I want to stay...
  • lilie315

    IUI? IVF? Adoption? Just walk away??

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    Hi! I'm putting this out there for anyone else who has ever been overwhelmed with "what to do". For those of us who don't conceive naturally, we are constantly faced with decisions followed by a lot of waiting, and then to many times - disappointment.  My hubby and I had a frank talk this evening about what if IUI doesn't work? Would we do IVF if it wasn't so freaken expensive? How absurd  the...
  • mlong

    So Frustrating!

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    Hello There,This is my first time really reaching out, I feel like everyone around me is pregnant or already had a baby and would not understand. My husband and I have been trying for about seven months and nothing.  I am older (32) and know it only gets harder the older you get, I've spoken to my gyn, briefly, and am now trying to set up an appt for an HSG.  I have been trying for two months...
  • Luna_M411

    What next....

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    hello! I'm new to this. Just looking for some advice or words of encouragement because I'm losing hope.My husband and I been together for about 9 years. We got married pretty young. When we were both 25, we stopped using any contraceptives and Started trying to expand our little family. Well nothing really happened, but we were young and didn't have any reason to think something was wrong. When...
  • SML1018

    financials

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    Hi Ladies!I've tried to post this a few times today and not sure why its not going through. I was hoping you all could shed some light on a question i have regarding cost of IVF. I called my insurance company and they said they cover infertility treatments under my out of pocket max (~$7,000) as long as I go to a specific facility. In my mind that means I wouldnt spend more than that number....
  • ManifestingMama

    Hi all, having a tough time coping w/ another BFN!

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this group/site. I'm having a really tough time coping today, and could use some words of encouragement, tips, your stories, anything you can give. I'm feeling very discouraged, scared and sad. I'm 40, DH is 42. All of our tests have come back fine, no problems. They did find a small fibroid on the outside of my uterus. But the HSG test confirmed that it was not blocking...
  • hopefulmommytobe

    Hooray! Today is a GREAT day!

    Hi everyone!I just wanted to let you all know that we had our beta (HcG) bloodwork this morning, and found out today, in the words of our nurse that I am "definitely pregnant"!!!! EEEKKKKK I truly cannot believe it! This was our very first embryo transfer and it worked!!! Hubby and I are over the moon excited, as it has been an extremely long road!! After losing my mom in April of last year, and...
  • ATC_Alli

    Team Player

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    I just wanted to give my husband a shout out (and here is the only place that I feel comfortable talking about our fertility journey). He has been an amazing team player and the rock for me during this struggle. Today I texted him saying that we need to make some time to have sex (ovulation test says so, I'm so sick of peeing on sticks that are not positive pregnancy tests) and he responds "you...
  • lalalax88

    Update..

    I had my egg retrieval yesterday and they retrieved 21 eggs. Got my first call this morning and 11 fertilized normally..3 were abnormal and I'm guessing the rest did not fertilize..is 11 a good number for the first day? Thanks all ❤❤
  • Mich8712

    Sad for myself

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    My husband and I have been struggling with infertility for 4 1/2 years after having a miscarriage five years ago. We have been trying naturally, taking vitamins everyday and being healthier. We decided back in September to see an infertility specialists and found out my husband has a very low sperm count and mobility, the doctor said we should try IUI. I have been feeling very depressed lately....
  • rumnougat

    What's normal?

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    This week I started on a month of tests to maybe figure out what's wrong and to prepare for IUI or IVF (if we need to go that route).  I had to get an MMR booster because blood work showed that I no longer had rubella antibodies.  Did anyone on here have to do that, too?I also start a Clomid challenge test on Friday.  My RE said that the number one complaint she gets about Clomid is hot...