October 2010 – Tie the Knot
Dec 2010 – April 2011 – Ditch the BCP’s and see what happens
May 2011 – Dec 2011 – Tracking ovulation with OPK’s and timing intercourse
Dec 2011 – Appointment with GYN to discuss difficulty TTC. Medical history reviewed, physical, and fertility tests to be completed reviewed.
Jan 2012 – All tests relating to my fertility come back normal. B’s SA comes back w/ a range of 0% to 10% morphology (all other #’s are great). Since I did Clomid Challenge Test, GYN suggested taking advantage and completing an IUI. BFN
February 2012 – B appointment with urologist. Physical exam shows everything normal. Second SA (more specific analysis) finds 0% morphology (0 out of 200) and notes heads are round in shape, not oval. Urologist recommends cutting out all alcohol and caffeine for 6 weeks and repeating SA. In the meantime my GYN recommended making an appointment with a RE.
April 2012 – Third SA, 1% morphology (2 out of 200). Urologist explains IVF is our only hope.
April 2012 (one week later) – First meeting with RE. Charts reviewed from both of our doctors and decide IVF with ICSI is our treatment plan. Then RE realizes what insurance we have and states they do not recognize “morphology” as a reason for infertility (WTF moment!!! Why is the insurance company dictating our treatment plan???) In order for our insurance to cover IVF, we need to have 3 failed cycles of IUI. (**I hate to complain about this because I am one of the lucky ones in a state that mandates infertility coverage, but it enrages me that insurance dictates treatment, not doctors).
April/May 2012 – 2nd IUI – 50mg Clomid days 3-7 and Ovidrel Injection. BFN
May/June 2012 – 3rd IUI – 50mg Clomid days 3-7 and Ovidrel Injection. BFN
June 2012 – Mandatory Infertility Overview Class. Find out the IVF unit is closed for 3 1/2 weeks in July/August, which is right in the middle of when I would have been doing my 1st IVF cycle!!! (Again, WTF!!!!)
June 2012 – Appointment with RE to sign IVF consents and discuss next steps since the IVF unit is closed when we should have been doing IVF cycle #1. Decide to go on birth control to keep my cycle regular in the meantime (I suggested this to my RE and she agreed). Now we wait…
Mid-August 2012 – IVF Cycle #1 – Protocol: Luteal Lupron Protocol – For details about the protocol click here. (BFN)
October 1st – FET #1 – For details about the protocol click here. (BFN)
Mid-October 2012 – IVF Cycle #2 – Protocol: Microdose Lupron Protocol – For details about the protocol click here. (BFP on 11/26 – Beta #1 = 245; Beta #2 on 11/28 = 491; 2 heartbeats found on 12/14/12…will be going back 12/28/12 for last ultrasound with RE office as long as everything looks okay. 1st appointment with OB scheduled for 1/3/13)