You never really know what someone is going through behind closed doors—even someone who conceived naturally once, like me, can be struggling to conceive baby no. 2. Here are some things you should never say, and a few things you should never hold back.
To pick up where we left off, after I went on Clomid (and then cried), we decided to try IUI with injectable medications. For one reason: Better odds than IUI with Clomid, and better odds than Clomid alone. Not to beat a dead horse, but the age factor is always the giant elephant in the room.
Okay, it's confession time. Do you ever wish you could go back and change some things—like decisions you made, lifestyle choices, people you dated—even though you know thinking that way is a huge waste of energy and time? I do.
Adoption isn’t something Jay and I have really discussed yet, but it's something we'd consider if and when the time comes to consider it...if and when we felt it was the right choice for us. After all, my husband was adopted!
Leaning on your friends for support can be helpful, as well as knowing that so many other women like you have been down this same path, but you have to realize that their experience with infertility is not the same as yours.
After our initial tests the determination was made: His semen was fine (high five!), and so was my ovarian reserve and anatomy. The only problem they found, after one month of monitoring me, was that I didn’t seem to be ovulating regularly. (Hello, 37!)
Welcome to my new blog at the Fertility Files! I was very honored that Parenting asked me to chronicle my experience(s) with trying to conceive baby no. 2, but if I’m being honest? I never in my wildest dreams (or nightmares) thought I’d become the poster child for infertility. Me? The girl who blinked and got pregnant three months after her wedding? Infertility has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years now, and something I’ve always been keenly aware of, but never a topic I thought I’d be writing about from a personal perspective.
The results are in! My genetic counselor called me and told me the great news: I'm not a carrier for any of the Jewish diseases so this pregnancy is full-speed ahead! I'm so relieved, and now I can share the wonderful news that I'm pregnant with everyone in my life — including you, the readers of this blog!