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.

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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.

Friday, September 29, 2006


Apparently I have PCOS. DH & I went to the fertility clinic for our first consultation and Dr. Toma quickly determined that I had PCOS & that it's the cause of my infertility. The more I read about it, the more I realize how many warning signs I had. But apparently being overweight & hairy are 2 of the big symptoms that indicate this disease (for those of you that can't see me, I'm a little thing & hopefully not too hairy!).

DH was upset that I'd been going thru all this for so long & no one else had diagnosed this (esp. since doc found it so quickly on the first appt.). I agree.. but it's just nice to know there really is a reason that we've had all this trouble. So we went thru our options and we came up with a treatment plan. 2 rounds of IUI with clomid (lovely.. more of my favorite) and then onto IVF if necessary. The financial side is terribly scary.. which is part of why we're trying IUI first. It's both less expensive & less invasive.