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    Quote Originally Posted by writergirl26
    Hey, combatcutie, if you are trying, a GREAT web site is tryingtoconceive.com. I love it. I've been visiting it since early 2002, and they were a great source of comfort after it taking us so long to get pregnant. It also has great advice for those who aren't having any trouble but are just trying naturally. It's a discussion board format.

    thanks writergirl. It was another depressing month for me I am definitely going to check that site out.

    Congratulations sunray on your pregnancy. Wish you the best of luck with it.
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    Applesauce -- I doubt this is going to be much help, but I know people with Siennas and Oddeseys and no one has a bad thing to say about either.

    Veejer -- that is horrible the way you got screwed over at work...ugh. I bet you are sooo glad to be out of there!

    CombatCutie -- Even though I have read this whole thread over the past few weeks, I don't remember if you posted more about your situation -- ie, how long you've been trying, what kind of doctor you're seeing, etc. I also had a hard time getting pregnant. I was reluctant to go to a specialist, because I didn't want to believe that my case was that serious. I thought I'd be wasting the specialist's time that he could be spending helping someone that REALLY needed it. And my ob/gyn was giving me "basic" treatment and telling me that's all a specialist would do at that point.

    Someone had told me about Resolve, another great organization w/ support for people TTC. They also have a website (don't remember if it's .com or .org), and they have local chapters around the country. I checked out their website and called my local chapter. The woman stayed on the phone with me for two hours. And probably about 1/4 of that time was her telling me to get over my silly issues (in a nice way) and to GET MYSELF TO A SPECIALIST! She gave me names of three local doctors and sent me on my way.

    The specialist was really methodical in his diagnostic approach and testing, and also had an amazing staff with a great sympathetic yet positive "bedside manner". He diagnosed my problem (part of the diagnosis was already done by my ob/gyn --- but the ob/gyn missed another piece that would have almost certainly led to miscarriages if I HAD gotten pg without treating it).

    So after several months seeing the specialist, careful monitoring, and a pretty routine surgery, they started me on drugs and official "treatments". And now I am 15 weeks pregnant!


    I know everyone is different, and I know I am one of the lucky ones. I sure didn't feel lucky during the years I was TTC, but success on the first round of treatments is more than I had ever hoped for.

    The point of spilling all this was to share what others will hopefully find to be an uplifting story, and to also encourage anyone that is "on the fence" to GET TO A SPECIALIST! My biggest regret is having waited so long to do that, because it would have saved me a lot of heartache if someone had told me this story two years ago. Again, I know that not everyone is going to be as lucky as I was, but it still helps to do whatever you can to stack the deck in your favor.

    Best of luck!

    OH -- and thanks again to all for the advice about telling at work. I broke the news last week. The deciding factor for the timing was that I feel like I'm really starting to show, and I will have to switch to maternity clothes really soon. As expected, my boss seemed really genuinely happy for me (on a personal level) but of course is concerned about work and timing if/ when I'm coming back. He told me that his wife had every intention of going back to work after their first...then she went back for 4 days and quit and has been at home ever since. I kind of took that as his own lamenting that anything can happen, and he needs to prepare for that. Only time will tell if I just sabotaged my future with this company!

    And I know I've said it before, but one of these days I really will try to write a normal-sized post! Thanks for your patience with my mini novels.

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    Someone had told me about Resolve, another great organization w/ support for people TTC. They also have a website (don't remember if it's .com or .org), and they have local chapters around the country. I checked out their website and called my local chapter. The woman stayed on the phone with me for two hours. And probably about 1/4 of that time was her telling me to get over my silly issues (in a nice way) and to GET MYSELF TO A SPECIALIST! She gave me names of three local doctors and sent me on my way.
    My sister is heavily involved in Resolve. It's been a great comfort to her through some rough, rough times.

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    PianoGal, I haven't been to a specialist. We have been trying for 4 months (which I know may not seem like a long time to you guys, but for me it's an eternity especially since most of my friends are pregnant) I will check out that site. Thanks for the information. If anyone has the correct address for it, I would appreciate it if you would pm me with it.
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    combat, so maybe it's not time to see a specialist but have you at least spoken to your ob/gyn? Maybe she/he can at least give you some guidance or words of advice. My friend is pretty much in the same spot as you right now. She's been trying for 5 months. She feels like she spent half her life trying not to get pregnant and now that she wants to, it's not happening. Plus, everyone keeps asking when she's going to have a baby. It's very frustrating.

    I hope that things work out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by applesauce
    combat, so maybe it's not time to see a specialist but have you at least spoken to your ob/gyn? Maybe she/he can at least give you some guidance or words of advice. My friend is pretty much in the same spot as you right now. She's been trying for 5 months. She feels like she spent half her life trying not to get pregnant and now that she wants to, it's not happening. Plus, everyone keeps asking when she's going to have a baby. It's very frustrating.

    I hope that things work out soon.
    Thanks applesauce. That is the exact same position I am in. I am married 1 & 1/2 years, but with him for 15 (high school sweethearts) Everyone is constently asking when we are going to have a baby. It gets very frustrating. People should know not to ask a question like that. What if we can't have children. Like you said, I spent so much time trying to make sure I didn't get pregnant and now that I want to get pregnant, it feels like it is taking forever.
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    Combat, were you on the pill? I've been told that it takes about 6 months for it all to get out of your system, and it took exactly that long for me to get pregnant after I stopped birth control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TARfan_Carrie
    Combat, were you on the pill? I've been told that it takes about 6 months for it all to get out of your system, and it took exactly that long for me to get pregnant after I stopped birth control.

    I've heard that same thing...particularly if you were on the pill for a long period of time.

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    Combat - do NOT minimize your problems just because it's "only" been 4 months!! This is an incredibly frustrating and heartbreaking ordeal, whether it lasts months or years. I remember 4 months being a particularly scary time because it's when I started to consider the possibility that I was really going to have a long road ahead. It also coincided with my sister-in-law announcing she was expecting #4 -- which was such a mixed bag of emotions because of course I was happy for her but I had wanted to be "next" in the family.

    And yes, the comments from others really stink! I never actually did this, but I had so many mini-fantasies of snapping back at people, telling them my whole story, and making them feel awful for asking such an insensitive question.

    I agree w/ Applesauce -- definitely start w/ your ob/gyn if you haven't already done so. There are also some "home remedies" you can start to think about. You can pick up the ovulation kits in any drugstore, also a BBT thermometer and chart. Both of these things basically help you know when you're going to ovulate, so you know what days give you your best chances for trying.

    Oh, and the web address is www.resolve.org.

    Best of luck!

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    I need to whine. If you're not interested, then skip this post.

    I have about 7 weeks to go and have started to swell up in my legs, feet, arms, face. I looked in the mirror earlier and barely recognized myself. This happened at the same point during my last pregnancy and became so bad that I could barely move. At the end of my last pregnancy I gained 12 pounds in 1 week (water weight) and you could make big indentations in my legs when you pushed in on them. (lovely image huh). I hope that it won't be so bad his time around but. So far it's not too bad but definitely noticeable.

    My bigger concern is the feeling that my water bag is getting punctured by a foot or hand down between my legs. Whenever I walk around, I feel like the baby is jabbing his/her foot down there and get a sharp pang of discomfort. Sometimes, I actually have to stop walking and catch my breath. I feel as though I am walking with my legs wide apart and that a little someone is going to fall right out. I am going to the Dr. in the morning. I'm sure it is all fine but the level of discomfort is very high right now. I know I shouldn't complain but can't help it sometimes.

    Whining is done. Sorry.
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