BABY #1- 6 Clomid cycles, 2 IUIs with Femara, 1 IVF with 3 embryos transferred, 2 more IUIs with Femara & Follistim, and finally 1 IUI with Follistim.
BABY #2 - 2 Follistim cycles and natural conception
Decided to start a family May 2005. After testing & un-related delays, began first treatment cycle Oct 2005. First pregnancy confirmed Sept 2007. Second pregnancy confirmed Mar 2011.
For other IF couples
If you want to skip back to our infertility adventures, please see the history on the right hand margin. There you can find our journey from 2005 through 2007.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Last try was at 50mg daily for days 3-7 which is apparenlty the lowest dosage. So he bumped me up to 100 mg this time. AF didn't show on her own though, so I'm stuck waiting another two weeks for my progesterone to kick in.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
I needed to take my progesterone to start off a cycle before I could take the Clomid. But, I also couldn't be on Clomid and away from home. So to be sure I didn't have timing issues, I held off til I got home before taking any of it.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
They said to take some aspirin or something beforehand, but I didn't bother. We went in a big room with a doc & nurse who were really nice. They prepped me & inserted the catheter up into the cervix (that stings) and then filled me up with dye (ok technically it's 'contrast' but looked like ink on the screen to me). The neat part was that I was able to watch too.. it looked like an xray but it was moving instead of still. I was able to see the dye as it spilled out of my tubes (a good thing, means no blockage). All in all, they didn't find any problems here.
Turns out that my progesterone levels (the blood test back at the OB) were REALLY low. Like post-menopausal low. Apparently this is an indication that I'm not ovulating on my own. So with all the results, doc says lets try Clomid. So now we are into fertility treatments...
Monday, July 25, 2005
Anyway, he says we've got to be tested in three areas 1-sperm, 2-eggs & 3-tubes/uterus.. this results in a blood test & a HSG for me plus a semen analysis for DH. So we're off for tests & will see where we get..