Infertility: Trigger Shot (IUI Treatment Two)

This would be the first time we would have to administer the shot ourselves.  Last time the nurse did it for me and gave me the step by step instructions on how to do it myself.  Jon would be the one administering it going forward, and he was unable to come to that appointment, so…

Infertility: Monitoring Ultrasound (IUI Treatment Two)

I got to the office, just in the nick of time.  I was worried I was going to be late, but that didn’t happen thankfully.  I went to this appointment by myself as Jon couldn’t get the time off work.  Even more so than the last time, I knew what to expect.  I was both…

Infertility: Clomid Recap – 100mg (IUI Treatment Two)

I had an idea of what to expect, however so many months had passed since the last time I took this medication, I kind of forgot the details.  The great thing is that I had my last blog post about Clomid, to look back on. This time I was prescribed the same dosage as I…

Infertility: Baseline Ultrasound (IUI Treatment Two)

I made my way to the Downey office for our baseline ultrasound.  I knew what to expect this time, and because Jon’s company isn’t as flexible as mine and therefore taking a couple hours off here and there is pretty difficult for him, I went alone.  We figured it would be better for him to…

Infertility: What’s Next?

I waited a long time before I finished writing this post.  In fact, I started writing this on December 12th, 2018 but held out hope that the contents of the post would be different.  Needless to say they weren’t and we are still infertile. After receiving the all clear during our second HSG test, we…

Infertility: Open Enrollment

It’s crazy how something as simple as open enrollment can throw you for a loop when dealing with infertility.  After a few months of not having to deal with it, it all came down like a ton of bricks.  With my second HSG scheduled, and open enrollment falling just around the same time I began…

Infertility: Second HSG Test

Here we go, the moment I haven’t been waiting for, the second HSG Test. I was hoping this day would never come, that I wouldn’t have to put myself through the immense pain of another HSG test all over again but I guess when the first one is inconclusive and your only other option is…

Infertility: What does California think?

Are we in an episode of the Handmaids Tale or something?  No but seriously, I am a bit upset, not a bit, a lot! I was doing some research about infertility insurance coverage.  Basically I was trying to figure out if there was either a supplemental plan or better insurance plan altogether that we could…

Infertility: Common Misconceptions

Information is key to understanding the world of infertility and how to be an empathetic friend or family member to those who are suffering with this disease. Infertility does not mean that a person can never have children. Taken directly from resolve.org –  Infertility, as defined by The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies…

Infertility: The Options

At this point what we know is that the IUI was not successful.  Even though the we had the perfect numbers and what seemed like the best situation.  What we don’t know is why it failed.  What we can safely assume is that there may be something wrong with my Fallopian Tubes based off of…