Hello! I've followed along for a number of months and am finally coming out of long-time lurking status to introduce myself!
I am 38 (turning 39 in July) and about to begin my first round of IVF in March. After a year of trying naturally, I found out I have a blocked Fallopian tube this June. I started seeing an RE in August, and they suggested trying three rounds of an IUI.
*TW* The second IUI try was a BFP. We saw the baby's heartbeat on ultrasound three times and heard it on a doppler once, so were cautiously optimistic. I completed Materniti21 testing in early December, which was all clear and showed we were having a baby girl. I have two younger kids (7) and (4), and we are trying for a third to complete our family. Two days after telling the kids we were expanding the family, I started bleeding. The next day in the doctor's office, we learned the baby had no heartbeat and quit growing at 11 weeks 4 days. I had a D&C right before the holidays and am now waiting for my period to come back. *TW end*
I'm now moving on to IVF, with a tentative start date of early March. Due to my age, the doctor recommends PGS testing and a FET, so that is our current plan. It's all overwhelming and a ton to coordinate and handle mentally. Doing my best to get as healthy as possible before March - I'm taking a slew of supplements and attempting to cut down on caffeine and wine (my weaknesses).
Looking forward to supporting everyone through their journey!
Me: 39 DH: 38 Together since 2007, married since 2010 Baby girl born: 7/12 Baby boy born: 10/15 IUD removed 3/2018, TTC naturally until Summer 2019. Seeing RE since 8/2019. Current DX: blocked fallopian tube. IUI #1 (9/19): 50 mg clomid + Ovidrel --> BFN IUI #2 (10/19): 50 mg clomid + Ovidrel --> BFP Missed miscarriage and D&C: 12/19 IVF #1 + PGS: March 2020 [5R, 4M, 3F, 2B, 0 PGS normal] IUI #3 (6/20): 50 mg clomid + Ovidrel —> BFN IVF #2 (8/20): changed clinics to try new protocol [7R, 6M, 4F, 1 biopsied so far, waiting on PGS results]