I have to rant for a minute about today's appointment...
We're doing an unmedicated IUI with donor sperm. There's no reason to think I have any fertility problems...
Today is CD17 for me. I normally ovulate around CD16-18, though of course I've ovulated late on occasion due to stress. While I've been a little.... down lately, I certainly haven't been stressed to the point where it would affect my ovulation date, or at least I don't think I have been.
Anyway, I was in last Wednesday (CD12) and my estrogen level was 56.2, no dominant follicles on the u/s. They asked me to come back today (CD17). I thought waiting 5 days was a little long, but what do I know? Well, the u/s tech again found no dominant follicles. And yet, I've had tons of fertile cervical fluid over the weekend. I feel like she should have at least been able to see SOMETHING, but she did the u/s very quickly and didn't tell me anything like my lining measurement. Moreover, she really offended me, which is making it hard for me to trust her. I expressed surprise that there were no dominant follicles and mentioned that I usually ovulate by now. She said, "Well, sometimes when they stim you it takes a little longer." I pointed out that I'm doing an UNmedicated IUI, and that in my natural cycle, I usually ovulate right around now. She replied, "Well, maybe that's why you're not getting pregnant!"
I responded, "Nope, it's not that. It's the sperm." And left the room without thanking her.
Is it just me, or is that royally insensitive of her? She's not my doctor. She clearly didn't read my file to even see what kind of procedure I was having done. She was not at all helpful when I was clearly confused and surprised. She made the assumption that I just don't know when I ovulate/don't understand how a cycle works when actually I've been dealing with this for two years AND IT IS THE SPERM that is the problem!
So, I guess I haven't ovulated yet. Don't know what all this fertile cf is from, then... I'll have to see what the bloodwork results are this afternoon. Is it possible I ovulated over the weekend and we missed the egg?? Would that show up on an ultrasound or not? She did say there were a lot of small follicles, but that's also what they said last Wednesday. I really find it hard to believe there's no growth, although I am willing to accept that I just haven't ovulated yet. I'm just so confused because I know my cycles/body so well by this point.
If someone can tell me I'm being crazy, I'll listen, but right now I just don't know what to think.