Hello all! I've been active on other infertility boards, but thought I would give 'the bump' a try. I'm really just looking for support and advice, it's been a bit of a journey for us. Anyway below is our story...
My husband and I started trying after we got married in 2011. We tried for two years without any success before seeking the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. We started with IUIs (7 in total- Clomid and letrozole) before moving onto IVF in April of 2016. We both went through a lot of testing and my husband was found to have no issues, I have pcos but regular periods.
In between IUI cycles we took a break and I got pregnant naturally, but at our 8 week ultrasound they were unable to find a heartbeat. I ended up miscarrying naturally, which took about a month, and a visit to the ER, because my gyno refused to do a d&c (we didn't go back to our RE because we thought we finally had our miracle- it was mistake- and a whole other story...).
Fast forward to today and we have been through 3 fresh IVF cycles and 5 frozen. I have always had a lot of eggs retrieved because of my pcos and right now we have 19 embryos on ice- 12 genetically tested as normal, and 7 abnormal (I'm not discarding the abnormal because I've read PGS testing isn't 100% accurate). So, after the first two failed FETs we did two era tests which showed I need 6 days of progesterone. We followed up with two more FETs while incorporating intralipid infusions, and then I was referred to a hematologist who diagnosed me with a blood clotting disorder (2 hematologists actually, the first laughed in our face- he was an ass). My aunt went through 4 miscarriages and 2 stillbirths before she was finally diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder and put on heparin- so the second hematologist took our case very seriously and put me on lovenox for my fifth transfer.
After that transfer failed my RE suggested a d&c followed by a month of antibiotics. During the d&c she found a lot of polyps that needed to be removed and a small septum. I'm guessing the septum started to form after my natural miscarriage or biochemical pregnancy from the second transfer. Anyways she felt very optimistic about the d&c and wants the next transfer to be a natural fet without intralipid infusions (we both feel it could be having the opposite effect).
So here we are: 6 years, 7 IUIs, 3 IVFs, and 5 FETs later... Again, I'm just looking for support and advice, feeling kind of lost at the moment. Looking forward to learning about other people's journey and making new friends.