I’ve written before about my doubts about my fertility clinic. I can’t change clinics until January 2018 when I change my health insurance. See, it’s complicated. I work at a university that offers its own free health insurance. The only caveat is that you have to use their health center that is only for students,… Continue reading How Do You Choose An IVF Clinic?
I had my sonohysterogram today. The good news: everything looks good! That’s what was expected, though, as I’ve had two before and no reason to suspect any changes. So, I consider myself able to deal with cervical pain well. Like all of us, I’ve had countless vaginal ultrasounds and internal exams. I’ve had HPV and… Continue reading Zen and the Art of Cervix Maintenance
Lately I am struggling with a bout of “why me?” and feeling hopeless. I so rarely have cried over my infertility and pregnancy losses, and I don’t feel like I have suffered even though I have. Even the day I literally physically miscarried at 9 week pregnant I went to work a full day and… Continue reading “What do Lady Gaga and Judy Garland have in common?”
What makes an otherwise sane woman pee on a stick (or dip a stick in pee) once, twice, three times a day, starting on 5 dpo? What makes that woman stare at that stark white test and take pictures of it and tweak the contrast options until a line, that may or may not actually… Continue reading Hello Darkness My Old Friend (CD 3)
I am 1 DPO. My two week wait is usually a 12 day wait, and based on when I usually get a positive HPT, more like a 10 day wait. My husband and I decided to try this month with timed intercourse. Even though my follicles weren’t budging two weeks ago, I am fairly certain… Continue reading Two Week Wait
I saw Dr. J for acupuncture last night. I told her my IUI was cancelled because of the follicles not growing and estrogen not increasing. Last cycle when my first IUI was cancelled, she said that I needed to be taking her herbs and seeing her for acupuncture for three months before I'd be ready… Continue reading Too Fat For IUI, Too!
IUI #2: Cancelled. Today on CD 10, my uterine lining actually went up to 7.4mm, but my follicles continued to not grow. Not even after four days of 300 iu of Menopur. I did all the tips and tricks I found online all weekend. I used a heating pad, I drank a ton of whole… Continue reading Another Cancelled IUI