So as we have gotten over the disappointment of last week's iui mistiming, we have begun the process of thinking about our next cycle which will probably begin Jan 2 or 3....
Our doc was insistent that we should do one cycle au natural, but we were also talking with a queer couple we know who is also seeing her and she told them she'd pretty much do whatever a couple wants in terms of meds or approach when using frozen sperm...
So for me, that begs the question: should we ask about clomid or femara this cycle? We will definitely talk about a trigger shot....
I am of two minds on this one:
1. Despite my ovarian issues, last month I had an almost normal AFC and a normal FSH and produced a good follicle and two small ones naturally. Seems like my ovaries are working for now without meds so why mess with what's not broken? I am fully expecting my ovarian function to drop dramatically in the next year or two, but if its working now....
2. As a lesbian couple, we don't have the luxury of unlimited amounts of sperm or money to buy it. given my fertility issues, I have committed in my head to trying only for four cycles before accepting that maybe we should focus on my partner. Many of the queer couples we know IRL end up turning to clomid to get the job done faster.... Seems like a reasonable idea, but am not sure...
How have you guys made these decisions?
We also have the third option on the table of just saving up money for IVF with my partners eggs, but my recent dx of having autoimmune antibodies means any pregnancy I carry could end up being highrisk anyway...
Just thinking of the options today, and not really sure how to weigh them out.
queer couple - 32 (me) & 33 (my love) years old - donor sperm,
Our IF/TTC journey since Nov 2012.
Me: dx of DOR in Nov. 2012. Low AMH, AFC - 6, Normal FSH, SS-A (RO) Antibodies (Autoimmune issues), tubes clear, Sono (November 2013) NORMAL! <p>
7 IUI's - December 2012-September 2013. Medicated, Injected, Triggered.... all BFN.
My Love: (the amazing @Healz413)
Normal AMH & FSH, AFC ~27, blocked tube dx'd via HSG in 2012. Hydrosalpinx & ovarian cyst dx'd in May 2013.
dx of Stage IV Endo & bilateral salpinectomy in June 2013.
Partner IVF#1a- December 2013 - H's eggs, my Ute - CANCELLED due to low response
Partner IVF #1b - February 2014 - H's eggs, my Ute - ER February 4 (10 retrieved, 3 fertilized), Transfer Feb 7 of one Grade 1 and one Grade 2 day 3 embryos. 1 - Day 3, Grade 1 frosty saved. BFP - 6dp3dt via FRER, Beta #1 - 110, Beta #2 175, Beta #3 - 348, Beta #4 - 2222!, Beta #5 - 4255. Ultrasound (6w1d) - 2 heartbearts!
We lost our beautiful Twin baby girls on June 18, 2014. Tavin Sara and Casey Elizabeth were born at 21 weeks gestation and were absolutely beautiful, precious, amazing babies. We miss our daughters every day and love them with all our hearts.