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January Poas

  1. flowercrown

    pea / 21 posts

    Cycle Day: 21
    TTC Cycle: 4
    Ovulation Date: 13 or 14 (not sure not charting or temping)
    POAS Date: 1/27
    Baby #:2

    Favorite winter activity: living in SoCal the coldest winter weather we see here is high 50’s - 60’s so not much winter activity here

    Had a mc in October (and another one back in July) cycle returned again in December. I’m not charting or temping or using opks so just kind of going off cm. I generally have long irregular cycles usually around 34 days long.

  2. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    January Poas      

    POAS Date

    Bluemasonjar: 1/15
    Yogifish, greencraftycello: 1/17
    Mrslavender: 1/19
    Nicollette1189: 1/20
    AFC061018: 1/22
    Flowercrown: 1/27
    Msmermaid: 1/31
    All the          to us all this month!

    Any updates please reply

           JLC53, CRAZYDOGLADY,  MrsBucky, Coopsmama 

  3. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    @flowercrown: welcome!

  4. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: Thank you!! Will keep my fingers crossed for you too!

  5. Ms.Mermaid

    kiwi / 616 posts

    I’m so annoyed. I went to acupuncture today and I’ve been going for my wrist but mentioned trying to get pregnant and the guy today only put in the points for my wrist? I feel frustrated and like I don’t want to go back. If you’ve done acupuncture for fertility, how often did you go?

  6. Mrs Lavender

    grape / 93 posts

    @Ms.Mermaid: I tried acupuncture for 1 full cycle. I stopped because I had the shortest LP ever, 7 days! I was so upset and that's when I made my first RE appointment. I went once a week but I'm kinda glad it didn't work out for me. It's expensive where I live and insurance doesn't cover it. Did you tell them specifically you wanted a treatment towards fertility or did he put the needles in your wrist for the fertility, and you wanted more? Sorry you are annoyed!

  7. crazydoglady

    persimmon / 1121 posts

    @Ms.Mermaid: I didn't go to acupuncture specifically for fertility, I went for stress and for a tense back. I mentioned infertility and he said that since my insurance doesn't cover fertility, he wouldn't be able to treat me for fertility. I still thought it was really beneficial and he put the needles all over my back. The month I started doing that was also the month I got my BFP, so I don't know.

  8. Bluemasonjar

    kiwi / 614 posts

    Woke up early this morning and took another pregnancy test (12dpo) and it was

    Still feeling a little shocked since I was so sure I was out a few days ago but excited and now anxious about how things progress from here.

  9. afc061018

    apricot / 301 posts

    @Bluemasonjar: Congratulations!! Love seeing all these for everyone!

  10. yogifish

    cherry / 122 posts

    I'm officially out.

    Baby dust to all those still waiting!

  11. YogiRunner

    clementine / 772 posts

    @Ms.Mermaid: (Sorry, thread-stalking but haven't posted my POAS date here yet because I'm too terrified, ha) So I had acupuncture but it was *specifically* for fertility. She asked detailed questions about where I was in my cycle and my fertility treatments, and catered the session based on that. It's my understanding that you'd need to have a deeper conversation with the practitioner before being treated, and as someone else mentioned, bill it correctly to insurance.

    Also, with acupuncture, I am told that it takes a few cycles for your body to respond, and the first cycle during it could be wacky. So, one session or one month wouldn't necessarily give you the results desired. Hope this helps.

  12. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    @Bluemasonjar: Congratulations!!!

  13. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    @yogifish: So sorry!! Hope you get your BFP next month!

  14. yogifish

    cherry / 122 posts

    @greencraftycello: you too!

  15. Bluemasonjar

    kiwi / 614 posts

    @afc061018: @greencraftycello: Thank you!

  16. JLC53

    cherry / 174 posts

    @Bluemasonjar: Congrats!!!

  17. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    So I got a very, very faint positive on a FRER (not showing up well in pictures, but the line definitely looks pink). Going to test again tomorrow morning and check back in!

  18. Ms.Mermaid

    kiwi / 616 posts

    This OPK is positive, right? Even without letting the pink settle?



  19. crazydoglady

    persimmon / 1121 posts

    @Ms.Mermaid: Get to it lady!

  20. crazydoglady

    persimmon / 1121 posts

    @Bluemasonjar: Congrats!

  21. crazydoglady

    persimmon / 1121 posts

    @greencraftycello: Fingers crossed!

  22. MrsMom

    apricot / 466 posts

    I wont be POAS until next month But I just wanted to jump in and wish everyone luck and big congrats to those who already got their BFP!!

    @Bluemasonjar: Congrats!! That is so exciting!

    @Ms.Mermaid: That looks pretty positive to me!

  23. crazydoglady

    persimmon / 1121 posts

    @greencraftycello: Fingers crossed!

  24. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    Thanks! Hoping for a darker line tomorrow

  25. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    Tested this morning, and the line is still very, very light (maybe even slightly lighter than yesterday’s). Hoping it’s just because I had a big cup of peppermint tea before bed, but it’s making me nervous. Feeling a little crampy this morning, too. I know that can be a normal sign of pregnancy, but period would normally be due tomorrow and I think I’m just freaking myself out. Going to retest once this afternoon, and then tomorrow morning. Hopefully by tomorrow HCG will have doubled and I will see a more solid line. If not, I guess we’ll be trying for next month.

  26. afc061018

    apricot / 301 posts

    @greencraftycello: Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    8dpo today, and my temp dropped a full 0.5 degrees this a.m. to right above my coverline, so I'm expecting that it'll drop below the coverline tomorrow and AF will be on its way a day or so early. I also have some mild cramping on my right side. Sigh.

  27. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    @afc061018: Ugh, so sorry. Hopefully next month will be your month!!

  28. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    January Poas       

    POAS Date

    greencraftycello: 1/17
    Mrslavender: 1/19
    Nicollette1189: 1/20
    AFC061018: 1/22
    Flowercrown: 1/27
    Msmermaid: 1/31
    All the            to us all this month!

    Any updates please reply

             JLC53, CRAZYDOGLADY,  MrsBucky, Coopsmama, Bluemasonjar.

  29. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    @greencraftycello: would you like me to add you to the bfp list? Or wait until your next test? 😊

    @afc061018: your temp can fluctuate a ton! I would try not to worry too much about temp drops. Ha I say this and do exactly the same every month!

    @Bluemasonjar: congratulations!!

  30. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    My period was a day early but was normal, no crazy cramps or being sore for days so I'm excited! Hopefully things are back to normal and we'll get a bfp soon!

  31. afc061018

    apricot / 301 posts

    @MamaBear87: There is a tinytinytinytiny part of me that wonders if it'll go back up tomorrow. Since I've been charting, my luteal phase hasn't varied at all (10 days). And I don't have any of my normal pre-AF symptoms, which are like clockwork. But I've also been convinced of a BFP other months only to be burned by AF. So basically I don't trust my body for anything.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  32. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    @afc061018: I'm pretty sure our bodies love to mess with us every month! It's the worst! But fingers crossed so hard for you 😆

  33. Mrs Lavender

    grape / 93 posts

    Blood work this AM, it's a negative. We are going to do another IUI, same protocol. Was told everything looked perfect and they wouldn't want anything to be different. I never in my life would of imagined TTC would be this hard. This sucks.

  34. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: I'm sorry!! I was hoping so hard for you 😣 do you have a diagnosis or just unexplained?

  35. Mrs Lavender

    grape / 93 posts

    @MamaBear87: Thank you. I have PCOS and a LPD. My hormone levels are all normal except for high AMH/antral follicle count. I’m also hypothyroid. DH has B motility and low morph but count is normal.

  36. MamaBear87

    pear / 1541 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: fingers crossed that next month works. I'll be over there with you!!

    And that's quite the list but glad there's things you can do that help!

  37. Mrs Lavender

    grape / 93 posts

    @MamaBear87: Thanks! I'm hopeful, I responded really well to letrozole and DH samples were good. We have a few more months before jumping into IVF which terrifies me. See you in the February thread! Bringing for all of us!

  38. afc061018

    apricot / 301 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: Sending big hugs your way. I didn't realize you were doing IUI this month. Lots of for February!

  39. Ms.Mermaid

    kiwi / 616 posts

    @Mrs Lavender: I’m so sorry.

  40. greencraftycello

    olive / 73 posts

    @MamaBear87: Yes, please! Just tested again tonight, and the line was more visible. Not really believing this is real right now!

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