Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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Good morning! It is a lovely, but very hot, day in Baltimore. I am trying to learn what various things mean as you discuss them, but I am still pretty new so I don't feel like I have much to contribute beyond my own story, except lots of encouragement and hope!
Yesterday we had our second consultation with the RE. He said, based on my tests, my TAC, DH's borderline sperm motility issue, and our ages and pregnancy history, that he wants to go ahead with the following plan: Start IUI treatment at the beginning of my next cycle (which should start between tomorrow and wednesday. Scan and bloodwork CD3, Clomid CDs 5 through 9, scan and bloodwork CD12, and based on that, probably a trigger shot around then and then the IUI, and then vaginal progesterone for two weeks. He said that he only wants to do two rounds of IUI before moving on to IVF. This all sounds fairly aggressive to me, which I am ok with, I think, but surprised by. I thought that we would try more rounds of IUI before moving on. He doesn't want to do any IUI with injectable before moving on to IVF because of the greater risk of multiples, which we are not sure that my TAC could handle well. I am very nervous about the clomid. I already struggle with depression and anxiety, and am in the process of weaning myself off of klonapin for sleeping so that I can start the treatment. Does this sound like a normal process to all of you? How did you deal with the Clomid side effects? I thought that I would be feeling relieved to get started after waiting so long, but my anxiety has only increased. I just keep remembering that the reason we are doing this is because we lost our dear Nico due to pprom and IC.
Have a lovely day, everyone!
Aimee, mom to Mirah b. 08/09/08
and my angel, Nico,
, lost to us at 19 weeks gestation, 12/27/12
Longing for our rainbow
Pregnant again after IVF, EDD July 6, 2015!
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