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
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.
Why don’t they teach this stuff in school along with periods, wet dreams and sex? Continue reading Why you shouldn’t wait to get your fertility checked out…
My son is nearly 18 months old and yet not a day has gone by where I haven’t mentally stopped time for just a moment and marveled that he is here. I am still in awe of the woman who … Continue reading He is here.