I am very new to this and I'm finding that the TTC journey through intervention is moving pretty quickly. This is our first month of talking to an RE. We have two children and I have had two confirmed miscarriages in between them. I had my son at 35 and my daughter at 38.
I am now 41; turning 42 in December and we are doing a bunch of tests in what appears to be a rapid ride to IVF. In the previous year and a half, we have been TTC and I have had 4-6 unconfirmed early losses in which I've had implantation symptoms, a very early period and then a wonky 19 day cycle afterward (32 is the norm for me for several years.)
Today was my day 3 test of my ovarian reserve (AFC of 37). I start Clomid this weekend and I have the HSG coming up next week. I am not at all fond of invasive examinations from a range of uncomfortable experiences with my losses (hospital visit post D&C after a MMC in 2012 and exam during a loss in 2015) and also from induced labor in which everyone and their mom in the hospital needed to examine me while on Cervadil (makes your vagina feel like a skinned knee).
I'm starting to feel like I'm not ready for the HSG but I'm having mixed feelings. I would like the tiny boost that often comes following the procedure and I'd like to be ready to do IVF in the event that it is necessary but part of me wants to wait until next cycle and see how we do with Clomid.
Should I just do all the tests I need and be ready or does it make sense to wade in a little more slowly? TIA for advice.
Natural MC 10/01/14