Our Infertility Timeline

November 2010 

  • Went off Birth Control
  • Began monitoring my monthly cycle length, expected fertile days on “my period tracker” app

February 2011 

  • Began to intentionally TTC
  • Pulled out the big guns – Timed intercourse, temperature tracking, ovulation predictor kits
  • Still optimistic

March 2011 

  • Semen analysis – lots of confusion over interpretation of results.  Nephrologist was concerned, recommended we talk to someone further about it.  Urologist said the numbers were great. Drove us NUTS!
  • Optimism fading

July 2011

  • 1st appointment with infertility nurse
  • Lab work – perfect
  • Transvaginal U/S to check out uterus, tubes, ovaries – perfect
  • Stress, stress, stress!  What is wrong with us?  Why is this not working?

August 2011

  • Met with OB/GYN for the first time.  She said that things look great for us.  Our hormones were all within normal limits.  She thought we should wait on the HSG, give it a few more months, and even try IUI before starting fertility medications

September

  • Preseed purchased and utilized

October 2011

  • HSG – tubes open and clear
  • 1st IUI

November

  • 2nd IUI
  • Late November, started 1st round of Clomid, no LH surge detected, no IUI

December 2012

  • 2nd round of Clomid
  • Unable to detect LH surge = no IUI

January 2012

  • Late….!!!!!!!!!  My cycle was 35 days.  I thought I was pregnant.  My cycle has only been over 29 days 1 other time.  We were devastated and called our OB and figured out a new plan: Clomid, U/S, Ovidrel, IUI.
  • 3rd month of Clomid
  • Day 11 U/S showed uterine lining was good, 3 follicles, Ovidrel that night

February 1, 2012

  • Day 13 IUI
  • That same afternoon, we met with the Reproductive Endocrinologist, who revealed that my husband’s medication was possibly causing reversible male infertility, acting as a contraceptive

March 2012

  • Waiting stage.
  • Spermatogenesis takes approximately 64 days, other says 3 months…either way, WE. ARE. WAITING.

April 2012

  • Clomid + IUI # 4 – unsuccessful

May 2012

  • Pursuing IVF
  • May 9 – CD 3 U/S, blood work – After a year and a half of infertility and told it was “unexplained” infertility, I was finally diagnosed with ENDOMETRIOSIS.  Although it is great to finally know why we have had so much trouble, it comes with a whole new set of worries.
  • May 14 – Mock Embryo Transfer, Doppler U/S

June 2012

  • Begin IVF Cycle Meds

July 2012

  • July 10 – egg retrieval
  • July 15 – embryo transfer
  • July 20 – 1st positive pregnancy test
  • July 24 – Beta #1 98  (9dp5dt)
  • July 26 – Beta #2 427 (11dp5dt)

August 2012

  • August 13 – 6w6d 1st ultrasound – one beautiful healthy baby!!!!!!!!!!!

September 2012

  • September 6 – 10w3d – able to hear the baby’s heartbeat on our home fetal doppler!
  • September 12 – 11w1d 2nd ultrasound, 1st OB appointment – healthy strong baby!

October 2012

  • October 15 – OB appointment

 

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6 thoughts on “Our Infertility Timeline

  1. Godbleds you all! I have several friends that have experienced the same struggles your wrestling with. I happy to report they all conceived eventually and have more than one child now. Keep the faith and don’t give up! I can’t wait to see a post from you letting the world know you’re expecting! Good luck and God Bless!

    • Thank you so much for your very sweet and encouraging comment! It means so much to me! It’s great to hear that eventually all your friends were able to have children. I’m working on fighting the good hard battle of holding on to faith. I look forward to following your blog! Blessings to you!

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