I did a search and couldn’t find a similar ‘Ask the’ thread, so thought I’d start one. I know that if I were someone a few years or months behind me in the fertility journey, I’d want to read experiences too.
My husband and I have not been using protection for nine years, and have been actively trying to conceive for 35 months. Actively trying means I take my basal body temperature, use ovulation predictor kits, try to time things properly, etc.
Last April I had a laparoscopy and HSG, and everything is fine. My husband has done four semen analysis tests and everything is good or great except minor motility issues (the shape). My cycles are pretty textbook, with ovulation on day 13, 14 or 15, and a 13 or 14 day luteal phase. All blood work indicates that everything is fine.
I got pregnant and miscarried in May, 2007 at about 6 weeks (we weren’t actively trying at the time), and again last July and miscarried at almost 6 weeks. In June and July last year, I took 50 mg Clomid, and then once my miscarriage was over, 50 mg again in September, with no success.
I am on 100 mg Clomid this month and am on cycle day 10. My IUI will happen this Friday or Saturday (I have to use ovulation predictors to detect my surge, then go in the following day). This cycle is essentially unmonitored (no ultrasounds, blood work, etc.). We are trying three IUI’s before moving on to something else, possibly IVF.
The two weeks following the IUI are surely going to be the longest of my life. I am hoping with everything I’ve got that this works the first time, though I know that it probably won’t.
Any questions or stories to share?