I am a 31 year old teacher with an awesome husband and an amazing Chihuahua pup. We are a happy family right now but we are excited that I am FINALLY pregnant after a year and a half of trying and fertility treatments. I am still nervous (ok...paranoid) that something is going to go wrong. I find this blog a great place to find support and relate to people who are going through similar struggles!
Oct 2008- Bye bye BCP! But not "officially" trying. Mar 2009- still no period since quitting BCP
Apr 2009- Fail Progesterone Challenge test, refered to gynecologist June 2009- Blood work and Estrogen/Progestren challenge with gyne. All normal. July 2009- HSG- too painful to complete and gyne recommends Laproscopy. I'm too nervous about it and want a second opinion. Delay scheduling surgery.
July 2009-Get a natural period...Yeah! Aug 2009- No monthly period...guess last month was a fluke Sept 2009-make appt at private fertility clinic Oct 2009- meet with RE, he is great. Promises to get me pregnant, suggests Clomid won't work for me. Prescribes Menopur (injections) Nov 2009-after 2 weeks of injections of Menopur, daily ultrasounds and blood and a trigger shot of ovidrel I enter the 2ww. Nov 2009-ovaries over stimulated in injectible cycle, feel extremely bloated, sick, fluish. Two weeks days of progesterone suppositories (yuck!). BFN.
Nov 2009-residual ovary cysts, BCP for 2 months due to timing of Christmas break. Booooo.... Jan 2010-Start cycle #2 with Menopur and Ovidrel injections! Feb 2010-HSG shows tube "fill/spill", one tube NO fill/spill! Blocked?
Mar 2010-Start medicated cycle #3 which will be IUI #1 using with Menopur and Ovidrel injections! April 2010-HCG beta confirms pregnancy!!!
Second beta more than doubled! 12 week u/s and NT screening on May 31st went great! So happy to be done the first trimester!