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10-12-2011, 09:45 AM   #31
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I am sorry to hear the test was negative. I sure hope you'll have success soon!
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10-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #32
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I would definitely recommend getting your DH tested. It's far less invasive than the tests done for women and you'll be able to rule that out quickly. DH and I both went through all the testing and found out he had miniscule numbers of sperm and the ones that were there, weren't mobile. They said there was no possibility of getting pregnant. No clue why, as he never had any injury or anything. I had an HSG (hystersalpingogram-they shoot dye into the uterus/tubes to see if there's a blockage) and found out I had a uterine septum (wall down the middle of my uterus). During surgery to repair that problem, they found moderate endometriosis, which they removed. I also found out I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). So obviously, the odds were stacked against us. Once my uterus healed, we proceeded to do IUIs with donor semen, but they didn't take. Long story short, we have two beautiful kiddos from Vietnam. Not trying to scare you, but there's no use in trying for years without at least getting tested to see if there's a problem. Neither of us knew we had a problem until we went through infertility testing.
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10-26-2011, 02:28 AM   #33
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Hi Teeny5
I've had Crohns since i was 18, i'm now 54. I had my first child at 23. took me nearly a year to get pregnant.i was on codeine phos, prednisone and salazypyrin at conception.had to stop salaz.my crohns all but disappeared while pregnant.it was like Nature stepped in to keep me healthy so as to protect baby.within 2 weeks of having her, i had a relapse and had to stop breastfeeding due to taking too much out of me plus i wasn't eating and she was always hungry.second pregnancy took longer to achieve- 3 years.i had acupuncture to get pregnant but also had first course of fertility treatment so don't know which worked.my problem was i only ovulated about twice a year so it was always guna be a hit and miss. i do believe that if you become too focused on it it won't happen.my second pregnancy went well too and i had no relapse afterwards as at her birth i had a massive dose of prednisone via injection.i was able to breastfeed for 6 mths.BUT my first daughter has had ongoing health probs.she is 31 now.she has lupus, depression and borderline personality disorder.i can't help wondering if my illness/meds have contributed.but that's just me blaming myself and looking for a reason.so i'd be finding out everything about your meds and effects on foetus.
10-26-2011, 08:35 AM   #34
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I got crohns when I was 5 weeks pregnant. And it was very hard. Bed rest the whole time. Lost 60 pounds. Doctors told me my Crohns was totally hormonal related. I had 2 GI Specialist, my OBYN and a Peds Specialist the whole time. We made it though but there were times I did not think we would. All my doctors suggested not to even think about having any more babies.
I would like to hear of anyone that crohns went away during menapals?Like everytime my body changed it got crohns now crohns is gone during menopals
Hey! I was just wondering how you were dx when you were 5 weeks pregnant? I was dx after I had my daughter about three years ago, and I am now pregnant with our second child, and I am having problems. Thanks!
02-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #35
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Still no baby for us...oh well. Dr's still saying everything is fine with us and we just need to stop "trying." I am also weening off Prozac now so maybe that will help????? Anyway, I got good at timing my cycle thanks to Fertility Friend! This month I am not temping or anything until my fertile window. I just couldn't take it anymore. I felt like I was living around my ovulation day and I was totally stressed out!

Just wanted to update everyone on how I was doing. I haven't been on the forums in a long time due to the baby obsession LOL.

Thanks for all your support and hopefully it will happen this year. 2012 is the year I can feel it!
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02-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #36
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Good luck to you!!!

It took me about 8 or 9 months to get pregnant. I know that is not very long. However, it did seem like once I wasn't really thinking about getting pregnant it just happened.

Keep us updated!! I hope you get pregnant soon.
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02-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #37
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Thanks! It is nice to not be temping and peeing on sticks everday for a bit LOL! I admit I was a bit stressed out about the whole thing and that is just not good for baby making.
01-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #38
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Hi Teeny5, how is it all going? I hope all is well.

My husband and I have decided to start trying for a baby so I have been combing the Crohns Forum for everything! We only decided a couple of weeks ago but I am doubtful it will happen anytime soon.
01-28-2013, 08:12 PM   #39
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No baby for me still We had a bunch of tests run by the infertility Dr. but nothing was found wrong. So...we just keep trying each month. Going to start some herbal supplements before trying the actual fertility meds. The Dr. said that I didn't need fertility meds but we could "try" it. That just didn't sit well with me. Made me feel like she had no idea why I wasn't getting pregnant. I don't need more meds than I already take. Honestly I feel like I just work too much and it puts too much stress on me physically and mentally. So my new year's resolution is to work less...we will see how that goes and if this is the year for a baby for us. Wish us luck! Any suggestions or thoughts are welcome.
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Just a quick update...still no baby

I feel it just isn't in the cards for us. I just turned 35 and though I know there is still time...each day seems to reduce the odds. So, if it happens it happens. I tried with everything I had for the last few years and I have lost the energy to try anymore. The herbal supplements greatly helped PMS issues and I'm still in remission...woohoo! There's always a silver lining I guess.

I am trying to move forward...the last 2 years have been very difficult. Feelings of failure month after month while everyone around me gets pregnant. Questioning why is this so hard for me? I thought once I got my Crohn's in control it would happen. So much for that. My GI seems happy with me not trying anymore. He felt it would be very difficult on my body. My mom was afraid I would go into a terrible flare if I got pregnant. So it will be husband and I and our 3 cute little doggies that make up this family.

Just have to try to come to terms with another unexpected medical issue...infertility. Just like Crohn's I feel my body has betrayed me. It is hard, but I can get through this.
06-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #41
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Hi Teeny,

Just reading your post has broke my heart. Our bodies can be so cruel! I see somebody suggested that you and your OH got your fertility levels tested? Did you ever go ahead?

Big hugs being sent to you, but 3 cute doggies and a husband sounds luxurious. Congratulations on being in remission.
06-12-2015, 07:36 PM   #42
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Yes we did. He is fine...they told me I have old eggs! Had several tests done. Tubes are open, I ovulate regularly, and my uterus looks amazing...or so I hear. So just a bad bunch of eggs. Several people have said "just do IVF" but I feel uncomfortable about it and believe it will be not only hard on my body, but also my mind to go through all that. They are unsure if IVF or other assisted pregnancy options will work because everything says I should have gotten pregnant already...even with the old dying eggs. If it's meant to be it will happen, if not we will move on. I feel we did all the testing we could up until IVF.

All the tests I had done were excruciatingly painful! Some they had to try multiple times because my cervix was not cooperating...one Dr said that would be an issue for any assisted procedure. My GI believes it's the Crohns, even though everything, everywhere says it shouldn't affect my fertility. He said my body might be stopping the pregnancy because of the inflammation. He said the body will always try to protect itself any way it can and inflammation might be signaling my body to not allow a pregnancy. At least that's what makes sense him...He added "I'm not a fertility dr though, just my thoughts."

I would say most days I am ok, but I always seem to have days where I get really down about it. Hoping that goes away soon. Just another possibility (infertility) that was completely not even on my radar. I always felt like a healthy person...then Crohns came and since then I feel like I have one issue after another.
06-13-2015, 02:45 AM   #43
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Did your OH ever have tests? I really like the theory that the doctor gave, with your body having to protect itself any way it can.

Sending big hugs to you, I know the feeling of one thing after another. Focus your love into what you have, your OH loves you and you have 3 darling dogs! Things will fall into place. I'm just sorry that it has happened this way.


06-13-2015, 06:11 PM   #44
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I can understand wanting a baby of your own but have you ever considered adopting? There are plenty of babies out in the world that need a mother's love
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06-13-2015, 07:30 PM   #45
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I'm very sorry that you couldn't get pregnant and have a baby of your own ..my sister tried to get pregnant for many years, then finally decided to adopt at age 44. She has no regrets.
06-14-2015, 01:11 AM   #46
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We have talked about it, but not ready for that. We didn't want kids for so many years, just figured that when we finally decide to try we can't. For me it's not a deal breaker. Yes, I would like to be a mother. Yes, it's disappointing that it looks like I won't be having a child of my own. But, I have my husband and we have a great life together.
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With my first pregnancy, all my symptoms vanushed and it was the best nine months ever. With my second I flared badly and I'm still struggling to get it under control again (nine months post partum). Talk to your doctor. It seems to be luck of the draw.

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