My name is Brittany, my husband and I have been TTC since October 2013. We tried fertility treatments in 2015, but only with meditated timed intercourse. We stopped treatments after a few months, because my husband had to work out of state for a few months. We tried naturally again for a couple of years. I found a new RE in April of this year and we are on our 3rd medicated IUI. Our last IUI was yesterday (July 30th).
All of our testing comes back completely normal, so we have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility. The RE didn't seem hopeful that the IUI would work, but our health insurance requires 3 IUIs before moving on to IVF. We are grateful to have health insurance coverage, so we have been making the best of it.
Our next step is IVF. We will be taking a couple of months off after this IUI and will begin again in October.
I just found out my cousin, who is like a sister to me, is pregnant (not planned). A family member accidentally let it slip, so she has no idea that I know. She has been avoiding me, because she doesn't want to hurt my feelings. Now, it just feels awkward. Of course I'm sad that it's not me. I'm also very excited for her and her new husband. I'm also extremely hurt that she has avoided telling me. (so many emotions!) I hate that people feel like they have to tip toe around me to save me from getting hurt. I've dealt with lots of pregnancy announcements over the past 4 years, but never with anyone really close to me. Has anyone else had this happen and how did you deal with it?
Also does anyone have any tips for preparing for IVF?
I'm looking forward to connecting with women that understand what I am going through!
Me: 31 DH: 32
TTC since: October 2013
May 2017-IUI #1 Femara, Ovidrel
June 2017-IUI #2 Femara, Ovidrel
July 2017-IUI #3 Femara, Ovidrel