TTC Timeline

It occurred to me today that I have a bit of a TTC story now and I know when I visit other blogs I like a brief synopsis of what has happened for them, just in case there are any clues for me. So here is my rundown of what has taken place.

July 2013 – commence TTC for baby #2 naturally. Baby #1 was conceived very easily (2nd try).

March 2014 – first BFP (natural conception). Line is very light though and gets lighter. Chemical pregnancy.

July 2014 – we start with IVF clinic. Decide to do IUI. BFN

August 2014 – second IUI. BFP – but same as last time. Light line getting lighter. Betas go down. Chemical pregnancy AGAIN.

Beta 1: 21    /      Beta 2: 12

October 2014 – IVF #1

  • We are told to expect a good number of eggs and embryos as I have high AMH and we’ve had a baby before. They are expecting things to go smoothly.
  • Stims – 150 Gonal F, 250 Orgalutran from day 5
  • 16 eggs collected, only 2 fertilised (a big surprise for everyone).
  • Only 1 embryo by day 3 (and not a very good one). We had it transferred but no joy. BFN.

January 2015 – IVF #2

  • This time we are doing ICSI in an attempt to improve fertilisation. We have also signed up for genetic testing of the embryos.
  • Stims – no change – 150 Gonal F, 250 Orgalutran from day 5
  • 13 eggs collected, 8 fertilised (ICSI), 3 day 5 blasts biopsied and put on ice. Samples sent for genetic testing.
  • All embryos ABNORMAL. No transfer.

March 2015 – IVF #3

  • We probably shouldn’t have done this round. The definition of insanity according to Einstein is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Anyway, we did it because we are baby crazy.
  • Stims – still no change – 150 Gonal F, 250 Orgalutran from day 5
  • 16 eggs collected, 9 fertilised (ICSI), 2 day 5 blasts on ice, samples sent for genetic testing.
  • All embryos ABNORMAL. No transfer.

At this point we changed clinics as our existing clinic was offering us no further options.

May 2015 – Exploratory Surgery

  • Laparascopic surgery revealed endometriosis on the right hand side and a convoluted tube on the left.
  • ANSWERS. I can’t tell you how relieved I am. Currently waiting for review with my Dr to find out where to from here but Dr O is great and has already suggested a number of changes for our next cycle.
  • We will do different protocol, and use melatonin, CoQ10 and a testosterone cream for priming.
  • To be updated post Dr visit this week.

July 2015 – Priming for IVF #4

Priming with melatonin – 3mg nightly, androgen cream, CoQ10.

July 2015 – Spontaneous pregnancy!

We are very surprised by this. Felt hopeful but first beta doesn’t look good.

Beta 1: 18    /    Beta 2:  29

Feeling hope again after beta 2. We went up! This hasn’t happened for our previous chemicals. I feel good and am having some symptoms. Beta #3 to come.

Beta 3: 190  /   Beta 4:  940  /  Beta 5: 2700

16 August – Miscarriage at about 6.5 weeks pregnant.

18 September – positive pregnancy test AGAIN while prepping for IVF cycle. Got the meds and everything as had a rather substantial bleed which I thought was my period and must have been implantation bleeding.

Beta 1 ~ 12dpo – 28

Beta 2 ~ 16dpo – 140  that’s 1.7 days or 41.3 hours doubling time – FAST

Beta 3 ~ 23dpo –  2000  doubling time 1.8 days or 43.79 hours. GREAT.

This pregnancy was successful and baby Holly was born by VBAC on 3 June 2016.

I blogged throughout the pregnancy and my birth story is also here for those interested. May all your baby dreams come true.


4 thoughts on “TTC Timeline

  1. Just came across your blog! There are so few secondary infertility blogs. Thank you for sharing your story and helping to take away the stigma of not only infertility, but of secondary. Best wishes for the remainder of your pregnancy!


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