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…

Life: Favorite Podcasts

I newly discovered Podcasts…  I mean I have always known about them but never really listened to any.  I am more of a visual person, so I guess that maybe why I didn’t indulge, but oh my gosh!  What was I missing?  Podcasts are a great way to pass time, are easy to listen to…

Infertility: Second Guessing Our Decision

To HSG or not to HSG that is the question… Maybe too much time has passed since that horrible experience for me to be thinking rationally (read about that here: Infertility: HSG Test), but I am seriously considering going through with an HSG test again. Bottom line, I think I just want answers, a definitive…

Infertility: IUI on hold?

If you need to get caught up on our infertility journey, check out these blog posts: Infertility: Infertile Myrtle Infertility: How to Support your Infertile Friends and Family Infertility: Ultrasound and the Next Step Infertility: First Appointment with the Infertility Specialist Infertility: HSG Test Infertility: Male Testing and How I Support my Wife Infertility: And…

Infertility: And The Results Are…

If you need to catch up, you may want to read these blog posts first: Infertility: Infertile Myrtle Infertility: Ultrasound and the Next Step Infertility: First Appointment with the Infertility Specialist Infertility: HSG Test Infertility: Male Testing and How I Support my Wife In reality the wait was rather brief, however I felt like it…