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Fertility Bowl

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A place to discuss fertility issues, benefits, and ask for or offer support.

I’m really confused right now. My period is a week late but I have taken 3 pregnancy test and they all negative. Not sure what is going on with my body.

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Has anyone had luck with increasing sperm count? My husband’s SA test results aren’t ideal (good morphology and motility but 10 million sperm count). He’s not overweight, not a smoker, drinks only occ… more

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Any recommendations for a good gynaecologist and fertility specialist within the kaiser network in San Francisco Bay Area ?

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I’m 30 and starting my egg freezing journey in a few weeks! I have PCOS! Curious if anyone has any tips for someone beginning this journey!

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Hi ladies - I’m 29, my husband & I are planning to start TTC in a few months. I’ve been diagnosed by pcos when I was 17 and I’ve been on birth control ever since due to irregular periods. I’m nerv… more

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Omg! I’ll just start by saying I’m so glad to find this bowl! Infertility is so HARD! We are about to start our first round for IVF. Any tips or advice? How many rounds does it normally take (I’m… more

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In need of advise! 4mo TTC, period is 3 days late. My husband and I got into a huge stupid fight 2 weeks ago (added stress), and a started a new job last week (added stress). I chalked up being a few … more

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Saw a very very faint line on the Walgreens test. I’m 7 days before my next period. Is it too early to test ? Is a faint line (barely visible) normal, even when you are not pregnant? Trying to underst… more

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My best friend is starting her second round of IVF this week. She had thankfully a successful IVF live birth with her first round and we spoke every few days about it all, but she ended up developing … more

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Starting estrogen patches for a FET cycle. Anyone else experience bloating/cramping during this phase and some constipation? Tia!

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Anyone go a full pregnancy taking Ritual? Ever burp up the fish oil taste other then that, not bad besides the price per month

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I had my stimulation day 8 ultrasound this morning. They kept the medication doses same as I started and said the progress looks promising 8 follicles. Any thoughts? Is it good or bad or okay? Usually… more

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For those TTC, did you completely cut out alcohol? Wondering if it's OK to have a couple lower alcohol drinks now and again.

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If you took a baby aspirin in your first trimester, when did your doctor start you on it?

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Has anyone ever taken the Modern Fertility's fertility hormone self test? If so, what did you think of it?

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So sick of spending $8-$12 per box of pregnancy tests. Has anyone used these? Do they work / give early results accurately?? Love the price but skeptical...

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I’ve heard from a friend that the injections (hormones) for IVF is really bad for the body. Especially in terms of making a woman age faster. Is there any truth in this? She doesn’t know that I’m goi… more

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Just asked my clinic about storage costs for my one embryo. The billing coordinator wrote that the cost is 41000 annually regardless of how many embryos. I nearly fell out of my chair. Luckily we conf… more

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Talk to me about side effects from progesterone. I’ve been on suppositories for 2 weeks in my TWW and im having the WILDEST side effects but also similar to pregnancy. I have the CRAZIEST dreams about… more

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Anyone consistently take Coq10? How long have you taken it? Dose? and any side effects

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Anyone have a successful baby after first IUI or first IVF?

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Have BMI ~30. TTC for few months. Getting scared and disappointed every month. Trying to reduce weight and eat healthy. Don’t know what to do. 😞

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🤞🏼. Need some baby bust over here! 💖

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Any recommendations for a good RE in greater seattle area? TTC for almost a year without any luck 😞 over 35 years old, I am bit nervous to try just any RE and waste more time.

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I’m 7dp6dt and just took a pregnancy test. It was negative. I know I’m not supposed to test at home but couldn’t help myself and now I’m so sad. Has anyone gotten a negative home pregnancy test that t… more

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Anyone’s tried donor eggs ? Trying to understand the process and the cost ... after many failed iui and ivf

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TTC for 3 months. Would you suggest anything differently to make it happen? Naturopathy/acupuncture/anything else? Want to keep trying and with some motivation :(

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Have issues with my periods and I’m looking for good gynecologists in the Seattle area. Anyone know a good gynecologist in Seattle? Thank you!

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Has anyone hired a private nurse for IVF injections in NYC or is there a service that provides that? If yes, any recommendations? I am too scared to inject myself.

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I have an interesting dilemma and could use advice. A friend of mine is starting fertility treatments after a year of trying, but...

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Any recommendations for an acupuncturist in Chicago? Starting IVF in a month... TIA

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Anyone else had their periods get lighter over time? I am 33 so I think young for menopause to be a cause. Periods and cycle are very normal/regular other than that they are light. Like, light tamp… more

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Had a D&c after miscarriage and lab results came back as partial molar pregnancy. Trying not to freak out and over research. Has anyone else had this?

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My employer offers 3 smart cycles through Progyny. We used .25 cycle for an IUI so far. It was diagnosed that one of my fallopian tubes is blocked. RE is suggesting that we keep trying through IUI whe… more

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like I am being punished for being broken. I have PCOS and my husband has non-ideal semen results, so we need to do an IUI. But my RE is making me jump through… more

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Started IVF from today. Day 1 - 16 follicles. Not sure what it exactly means but the nurse said good number to start with. Any thoughts?

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I had a frozen embryo transfer on 12/23 and had 2 positive pregnancy blood tests (HCG was 70 and 140 respectively on 12/31 and 1/2). Fast forward to today (1/14) my HCG is only around 1100 though it’s… more

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Building off a thread from a few days ago on how long you waited to consultant an RE. If I am under 35 and have not been trying for 12 months, do I need to spin it to my doctor like I have? It seems… more

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