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: Insemination (IUI Treatment Two)

Insemination day started off with a bang, literally.  I woke up early that morning because I couldn’t sleep.  I think it was a mixture of the excitement and the upstairs neighbors making too much noise as usual.  I closed the bedroom door so Jon could sleep in and proceeded to do something cleaning around the…

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: 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: 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: 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 &…