This is my journey to motherhood. It's a bumpy road, but I'm traveling it whole heartedly.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Back In The Stirrups Again
Well my first U/S for this IVF was yesterday morning. It was an early drive at 4am and our appt was at 7. Things went just fine. Nothing out of the ordinary. Our RE did look over my chart for a little while after he did my U/S. He didn't say much for a little while, then said something about you got 17 eggs, and did 2 transfers and have no embryos left, not very good values, blah blah. I was like I know, but maybe this time will be different. He said my protocol will change as far as my dosages for my stims. Instead of starting me out really high like last time and then me getting OHSS, we are going to go a little slower in the hopes that we still get enough eggs, but maybe better quality. I'm really wondering if the OHSS didn't have an effect on the quality or if maybe my stress during the whole cycle didn't contribute. I mean honestly, we've tested for EVERYTHING! I don't have any chromosomal issues, I don't have clotting disorders, my hormone levels were perfect, then WTH happened?? He can't say, other than quality is an issue. I really like my RE, he's super nice and very gentle when doing all the exams, but I guess I just wish he was more aggressive about trying something different or really looking into why things ended the way they did. I guess I'm just hoping that the acupuncture I'm doing will help and that if I don't get OHSS this time, maybe my eggs will be better. I know there is usually always some loss of embryos along the way for one reason or another, but I still can't help questioning how we ended up with so many and that each day we lost a few at a time. My next U/S is scheduled for Friday morning. Hopefully I'll have some nice follies on both sides beginning to appear.
My name is Melissa and I'm 28 years old. I've been married to my husband for six years. We've been together since we were 18. We started TTC in May of 2007. I've been thru 8 rounds of Clomid, 3 IUIs, and IVF#1 which all resulted in BFNs. FET#1 and IVF#2 ended in chemical pregnancies. FET#2 resulted in our little miracle Liam, born 8-17-11. This is now my journey through motherhood and past infertility.