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…

Infertility: The Great Debate

Do I really want this?  Of course I really want this!  The question is, at what expense?  Fudge (thinking another word in my head), why do I even have to deal with this?  It’s just not fair.  Almost everyone else in the world gets to have a baby with no ultimatum, but I don’t. I…

Infertility: The Results (IUI Treatment One)

The two week wait is the period of time between insemination and the pregnancy test where you learn the results. Needless to say, it is grueling. During this period I found comfort from my family, friends and those in a few online support groups I joined. A week after insemination I was to go get…

Infertility: The Cost (IUI Treatment One)

The cost incurred during infertility treatments is massive.  The cost here is for one treatment, just one and this pales in comparison to the cost of IVF.  Keep in mind this is just 50% of the total cost as thankfully, my insurance covers the other 50%. Here is the breakdown… Provera: $10.00 Baseline Ultrasound &…

Infertility: Insemination (IUI Treatment One)

The night before the procedure Jon and I put our heads together and to kind of plan the morning of.  Basically we wanted to make sure that we had plenty of time to collect the sample and get to our RE’s office in Downey on time.  We were told that if we are more than…

Infertility: Monitoring Ultrasound #1 (IUI Treatment One)

As per usual, I got almost zero sleep the night before as I was super anxious about what the results of the Ultrasound would be.  I woke up groggy and tired but ready to get this done, after all it was the next big step in our journey to babyhood.  We left early, giving ourselves…

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

From what I read this medication was supposed to be a doozy! I went in prepared and willing to take on what ever side effects this medication threw my way knowing that this is what I had to endure to try and get the results that we wanted. Going through all of this really put…

Infertility: Baseline Ultrasound (IUI Treatment One)

The moment we had all been waiting for had finally arrived.  We were instructed to come in on the 3rd day of my menstrual cycle to have an ultrasound.  The ultrasound was necessary to check that all the conditions were appropriate to start officially start our IUI cycle.  I would be lying if I said…