IVF for the 3rd time.

After my miscarriage and the subsequent discovery that it had been a ‘blighted ovum’ which was not compatible with life, I started dreaming of ways to do one more round of IVF. I was in the process of selling the house I owned with my Mother (but didn’t live in) and buying another property where we could both live in separate abodes. This certainly wasn’t leaving me with any disposable income but what it did do was to clear my debt.  In order to qualify for a mortgage I had to roll my existing debts into my new mortgage.  My … Continue reading IVF for the 3rd time.

A Guide to Understanding IVF

While every protocol for IVF is different there are some steps that are pretty much the same for everyone.  If you’re just starting out here’s what you can expect; Initial consult with RE to discuss protocol Wait for start of period. You may already be taking estrogen/birth control pill. Vaginal Ultrasound to assess baseline Start injections Another Vaginal Ultrasound to see how you’re doing and to tweak meds if necessary More injections Another Ultrasound, maybe add in another shot to stop you ovulating. More injections until they finally tell you to do trigger shot. 36 hours after trigger shot you … Continue reading A Guide to Understanding IVF

The Importance of Finding the Right Fertility Doc for you.

Once I had picked a donor, done a couple of IUI’s, had the HSG and had a couple more failed IUI’s I came to a realization; I couldn’t stand my RE!!! I had thought that all you had to do was find a Reproductive Endocrinologist and they would unlock the secret to getting you pregnant.  This was not the case.  I didn’t feel like I had an advocate in my RE.  I felt like I was walking through glue.  After 6 months of this I was ready to move to IVF and a new RE. This time I did some … Continue reading The Importance of Finding the Right Fertility Doc for you.