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Not the News You Are Looking For

The two week wait has come and gone and sadly the pregnancy test was negative. It was harder on me than I thought it would have been and I spent a good deal of the day moping and periodically crying. Church was hard because we weren’t telling anyone it was negative yet and so I wasn’t able to get any support. A good friend of mine came over and we talked and she got me into a positive mood and ready mentally for the next cycle. We have now had some time to get used to the negative test, and wanted to let people know before Christmas to avoid being a downer at the family gathering. The odds weren’t great for the first cycle as it was with only two mature follicles. It is not uncommon for the first cycle to fail as the doctors are still trying to figure out what combination of medications will work best for you. Continue reading

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Finally Starting Treatment

Newest ultrasound, notice the complete lack of any cysts, yay!

Newest ultrasound, notice the complete lack of any cysts, yay!

So we had our cycle day 3 baseline ultrasound on Sunday and got some awesome results! We are ready to start treatment and try to get pregnant! I started taking Clomid on Sunday evening and will continue to take it for another couple of days and then we get to wait a few days before our next ultrasound on the 23rd to see how many follicles I have ready to go. If there aren’t too many (Dr. Amols has yet to mention what that cut off is) and they are ready to go, and my uterine lining is ready for pregnancy we will do the trigger shot and then 36 hours later we will do the IUI procedure.

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Results and The Next Steps

We had our “what do we do now” appointment with Dr. Amols this week. We got all of our testing results and went over what all of it means, and discussed what to do next. We finally got the results for Matthew’s testing. There is good news and bad news. The good new is he has a super high sperm count and they are all of good quality, the bad news is he also makes a ton of the fluid that transports the sperm. The end result of this is that while his sperm count is high, it is also very diluted because of the high fluid amount. Continue reading