I posted a while ago (several months) introducing myself, hoping to give and receive support in this hell of infertility. I then fell off the face of the Earth because I had a lot of issues and I needed to just "chill." My definition of "chill" was ignoring everything pregnancy/baby/infertility related. It didn't work. I mean, it sort of did. I relaxed (*gasp* dare I say that word?) and I was able to regain my (broken) composure. But, let's be real. You can't ignore the miracle of life.And by that I mean you can't ignore everyone else's miracle. So here I am. Back fo' realz.
Name's Kristin. I'm a chemist. I'll be 25 in a month. Married since September of 2014 and TTC since then. We did get pregnant three times (May, August, November) and had early m/c in each. We never technically had the pregnancies confirmed since they were early and I was working odd hours at the time (so difficult to get appointments outside 9-5!), so the doctors don't necessarily "count" those pregnancies. I am fairly certain they were "real" only because I had very dark pregnancy tests (none of those *squinters*) and I had symptoms that I'm certain weren't imaginary. When the bleeding started (period? m/c?) I was two weeks late, which has never, ever happened, since I have never had a period that wasn't 28 or 29 days in the last five years... but than again, who knows?
Anywho, We had testing in February. Mine came back normal (though we didn't investigate past the normal CD3 tests). My husband's SA, on the other hand, came back with some issues. Docs were surprised I ever was pregnant (If I was...?). His sperm count was 9.2 mill. Morphology (WHO standards) was 9%. The Motility was fine at 59%. Total sperm count was 36 mill. Uh-oh. So we have a repeat test in May and then off to a reproductive urologist (OMG, 4 hours away!).
We are at the beginning of our journey, but the docs are already talking about IUIs, IVFs, and adoption. Doesn't sound good, does it?
I sincerely pray that each lady on this board finds just what she wants. Infertility sucks, but the people I have met thus far make it almost (almost, but not quite, I think) worth it.
TTC #1 since September 2014Diagnoses: RPL, Endometriosis, MFI
(count, morph, DNI, DNAS, multiple bilateral subclinical varicoceles), low
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Loss History (TW):
BFP: 3 May 2015, loss confirmed 4 June 2015
BFP: 15 August 2015, loss confirmed 23 August 2015
BFP: 16 November 2015, loss confirmed 22 November 2015
BFP: 18 July 2016, loss confirmed same day
BFP: 04 March 2018, loss confirmed 23 March 2018
BFP: 12 June 2018, TWINS; D&C 06 July 2018
TTC History (TW):
3 losses in 2015
Met with OBGYN in January 2016
Me: all clear, H: OAT
November 2016: HSG = All
January 2017: H tested again, High DNA fragmentation and stainability
February 2017: Clomid + TI + Progesterone = BFN
March 2017: Clomid + HCG + IUI + Progesterone = SA/wash: zero count on attempt
#1, <1,000 on attempt #2= BFN
Varicocele Embolization- 5 May 17
December 2017 SA: Zero improvement after embolization
January IVF- 25 retrieved, 11 mature, 8 fertilized, 3 frozen day fives (3AA, 3AA, 3AA), 1 frozen day 6 (5BB), 1 frozen day 7 (3CC)
Three PGS normal (3AA, 3AA, 5BB), one inconclusive (3AA)
FET #1: 27 February 2018, 3AA & 5BB, one stuck! BFP 04 March 2018.... Loss confirmed 23 March 2018
May 2018: SHG/SIS = all clear "beautiful uterus"
FET #2: 04 June 2018, 3AA PGS normal embryo, 3AA PGS hatching inconclusive embryo.
BFP: 12 June 2018, EDD 20 February 2019
Ultrasound, 25 June 2018: There are two!
Lost Baby A 02 July 2018
Baby B not growing, D&C 06 July 2018
Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, chromotubation: 23 July 2018: blocked right tube, heavily inflamed, covered in endo. Removed right tube. Removed more endo from uterus, tubes, ovaries. Endo remains on bladder and bowel.
TTC Naturally, possibly IUIs for remainder of 2018.
ER#2 ~Jan 2019