I was on Clomid from my OBGYN for 3 months when Teddy and I got serious about trying. It didn’t help me ovulate whatsoever.
We started seeing a fertility doctor that my OBGYN referred us to. He pushed IVF from the very start.
I had a HCG done and was told there was slight blockage and it was slow to fill. IVF was pushed even harder.
We wanted to get a second opinion. We got ALL of our medical records from the first fertility doctor. Including the HCG results and took them to another doctor that my OBGYN suggested.
Our new fertility doctor (Dr. C) was AMAZING from the start and during the first meeting with Dr. C we never even heard the words IVF. In fact she said that my HCG results weren’t bad at all and gave us a lot of hope.
We felt much much better about our options and future. Whew….that was a good idea to get a second opinion….thanks TEDDY!
I was on Clomid for 2 months and still no ovulation.
Dr. C gave me the highest possible dosage of Clomid along with a trigger shot and wanted to take this next cycle very serious and possibly try IUI if I did ovulate. A person can only be on Clomid for up to 6 months at a time and this was my last month to try with this particular medication.
We ovulated! Whewhew! And on a whim we decided IUI would be our best bet! Go big or go home! We were ready to give it our best shot and this was our best shot! Teddy held my hand the whole way through and before we left that room we held hands and said a prayer I’ll never forget. A moment shared with my sweet husband that might not have been our ideal way of conceiving but it was where we were and we were blessed to be there.
We waited the 2 weeks after the IUI…..
And on the second to the last day of waiting I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I was so sad. But Teddy reassured me that they make you wait for a reason.
I woke up the morning of the day we were supposed to test and it was POSITIVE! I couldn’t believe my eyes….so I took 5 more tests. We went to Dr. C’s office that morning, had my blood drawn and sure enough….the IUI and the prayers had worked. We were Baby carrying fools and oh so happy!
Some people might think this post is over sharing but I want this to give someone hope that might not have any. And if you think it’s over sharing then I’m not sure why you’ve read this far down.
Before you are ready to start trying I suggest having your OBGYN run tests on both! Like my dad always says….If you’re going to do something do it right. You can’t get pregnant if you aren’t working right!
If you or your Teddy have a diagnosis of something that will hinder you from having children don’t be scared to ask your insurance if you have to wait the 1 year before seeing a fertility doctor. Our insurance did not make us wait the year since my PCOS was stopping me from ovulating. You have to ovulate to get pregnant….duh.
If you have a tug at your heart-strings to get a second opinon DO IT! Don’t be scared! Some doctors just aren’t a good fit and that’s why there are lots of them! What’s right for some couples just might not be what’s right for you! It’s that simple!
Sorry this post has taken me so long to write….I’ve been busy going to be at 7:30 PM CST. I’ll be back soon to touch on the much more important topics like baby bumps that are confused with overeating and tummy fat and seeing your baby move on the ultrasound the first time. It’s pretty amazing stuff….this being pregnant.
Lots of love,
Spooniest and Baby Spooniest