I have read message boards along the way on this journey, and now I feel like I really could use the support of a community. I also feel like it's been a long road and I would love to reach out to give encouragement and support to others that have gone through the same thing. Along the way, I have had a few friends that have experienced infertility, but none that are contemplating or doing IVF.
I'm 30. My husband and I have had been trying for 22 cycles. We have a diagnosis of unexplained. Seven months in to trying on our own, we got an early BFP at 10dpo, but miscarried at just 6 weeks. We thought for sure it would just happen for us after that. How could it not, since it already happened once, right?
After a year of trying, I had an HSG and DH had a semen analysis with very low volume, but good count. Besides that, everything was normal. We started doing IUI this summer and did 6 failed cycles. Each time everything looked perfect and the sperm count was excellent. Just got the news today that the 6th, and last IUI failed. Looking back on it now, I can't believe we did that many. It seems like such a waste, especially since I'm a third grade teacher and could have done IVF during the summer when I wasn't working. We just switched doctors, since ours retired. We are moving on to IVF in January. I just set the date for starting stems today: January 2nd. Hopefully 2018 will be better than 2017! Any encouragement or advice you have for someone trying to cope with moving on to IVF is welcome! Thanks!
me: 30 dh: 31
TTC since May 2016
MC November 2016
Summer 2017, started IUI
IUI #1 - natural, BFN
IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18