My Story

Beginning of the Quest

Posted by Juno on June 01, 2011


I always feared I wouldn't be able to get pregnant.  I had a deep-seated belief that I would not be able to conceive.  It's hard to trace the origin of my anxiety but it started in my teenage years (long before I had any evidence of problems) and was constant -- the irony being, of...


Posted by Juno on June 01, 2011


After six months of attempting to chart my cycles with no success (and no pregnancy), I did what doctors suggest and reluctantly went to my first Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). 

“The fertility process is complex in both men and women, and the inability to conceive affects nearly...


Posted by Juno on June 01, 2011


Before prescribing any drugs, the RE wanted to run the standard tests.  DH got a semen analysis  (passed with flying colors)  and I got and HSG (1)  to check for blockages (clear)  and Day 3 blood work. 

Freaky numbers started showing up.   My FSH was 0.8, my LH 0.28.   I explained to...


Posted by Juno on June 01, 2011


I did 7 IUI’s -- four using Clomid, then 3 using Gonal-F.  I started at 150 units for 5 days,  went up the next month to 225 units for 13 days, then up the following month to 375 units for 10 days.  And even with that I had few follicles.  I was what they deemed a “poor responder”.  All...