Infertility: The Results (IUI Treatment Two)

I have to say that the two week wait this time around went so much more smoothly than last time.  I can attribute it to the fact that we have been through this before and therefore we knew what it would be like and which feelings to expect. From the beginning of this cycle, we…

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: 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 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: 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…

Infertility: The Starting Line (IUI Treatment One)

So it begins, the official start of our first IUI cycle… I couldn’t sleep last night, and I woke up this morning before my alarm went off.  I guess there was just too much on my mind.  So many things were going on in my head, but most importantly the realization that this is the…