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Don't Want to Give Up!

April 6 2012 at 11:22 AM
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Julie  (Login wannabmom)


Hello all - I am new to the site I have been ttc for almost 2 years. I am 43 years old and I've had 3 miscarriages - 2 chemical pregnancies and a loss at 8 weeks. I have done 4 insemination cycles with no luck (last mc was on the first IUI cycle). My doctor did a hysteroscopy last month and removed a polyp and scar tissue that were blocking the openings from my tubes. In my post-op meeting with my dr, she informed me of my high FSH levels and told me I have about a 5% chance of getting pregnant, and that she really didn't think the blockages were the issue. We cannot afford IVF or donor eggs because insurance will not cover it.

I have been trying to track my ovulation this month with OPKs and it's day 18 in my cycle. I have never been able to detect a positive LH surge on one of these tests before. Because of the IUI treatments and polyps, my cycles have been anywhere from 22-29 days so it's hard to know when I'm actually ovulating, if at all. I finally got a dark line on my OPK this morning but I am not sure if I am actually having my LH surge this late. I may be trying to read into a positive result but who knows....

We are trying on our own this month and will resume IUI treatments for the remaining 2 cycles our insurance covers.

If I am ovulating this late, I am thinking it's too late to get pregnant this time. Any thoughts?

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  • Re: Don't Want to Give Up! - Erika on Apr 6, 2012, 11:44 AM
  • Welcome and.. - Kim on Apr 6, 2012, 12:41 PM
  • I have missed my surge when only testing 1x/day - RJH on Apr 7, 2012, 1:23 AM
  • No not too late at all. - Raindrops1 on Apr 9, 2012, 12:46 AM
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