Infertility: Real and Raw

Note: This was written right after our second failed IUI. I debated as to whether or not I should post this, but this is what infertility is and I wanted to be honest, real and raw. I am okay, and I will get through this, in fact I am feeling much better now, than I…

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: 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…

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: 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…