TWW and cramps

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I had a great time here with S. and our family.  I started pecan pies on Wednesday evening and woke yesterday morning about 6AM to make sure I got the ribs and turkey on. Yep, ribs.  We like to have a lot of options.

I don’t know if it was because I was moving around so much or if it was because my body is just doing what it wants, but I spent a good portion of yesterday and some of this morning with some pretty strong cramps. These cramps felt like impending period cramps, so of course I had the “well, guess this isn’t going to work”. I tried to maintain a positive mood for the rest of the day, but these cramps can’t be ignored.

I don’t know if I am cramping because of the progesterone suppositories or because my body is notifying me that the IUI didn’t work.  I’m trying very hard not to dwell on it, but I keep thinking that if this doesn’t work, we’ll have to scrounge together high amount to go forward in an IUI or even higher for an IVF which our RE actually believes will work better.  But it’s so expensive and not covered under insurance.

Sigh.  I hope this works.  Has anyone ever had cramps (bad ones) during their TWW after IUI and received a BFP after?  Your input would be greatly appreciated!


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