Nervous Newbie with lots of questions
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|Tue, 08-03-2010 - 6:53am|
I have been lurking for awhile so just thought i would introduce myself & say hello.
My Dh & I have been ttc since his vas reversal last March. I have 3 children they are 12, 11 & 9, he has 2 , 7 & 11 yrs. They all get along so well, but we still would just like one of our own :(. The VR was a success and DH has had 2 normal SA since. The last SA was in May all normal.
I have never had a problem ttc, my first two children are 10.5 months apart. I found out when my daughter was 10 weeks old that i was 6 weeks pregnant and that was with fulltime breastfeeding and the mini pill. I always thought being so fertile when i was younger was such a burden :( now i wish i appreciated my fertility a lot more :(
We did manage to get pregnant last November which resulted in a M/c in Dec on xmas eve the day before our wedding :( I also had a chemical pregnancy the month after. I have a history of recurrent miscarriages that was my 5th m/c. Needless to say we have not had much luck. I know we have not been ttc for as long as many of you here and i take my hat off to you all. This struggle with infertility has been so so hard. I am not the wife, mother i usually am. I feel like it has sucked me dry. I am also a registered nurse/midwife, but i am only working one day a week in a sexual health clinic at the moment. I had to take break from being a midwife last year as it was just too tough with our ttc journey.
The good news is I went to see a an RE back in May, who has agreed to help us with assisted conception. He doesnt think we should try IUIs as DH sperm has already proven it can meet the egg so its ivf. I wanted to try a few more cycles first, but its been 3 more with no success. I even tried clomid last month on the sly and that didnt work.
My next appt with the RE is this Thursday to do all the pre-ivf bloodwork and consult . I have everything crossed that it goes well.
I have so many questions but no idea what to ask, if that makes sense :(