Destination Parenthood

The journey of infertility and what it sometimes takes to become a parent

Bringing you up to date… February 3, 2010

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First off I would like to say that I come from the most fertile family on the planet. I am 1 of 6 children, my mom is 1 of 9 and my dad is 1 of 5. My sister also had 3 kids with no problems.  My whole life I’ve always had a nagging feeling that pregnancy wouldn’t come easy for me. That said; you never REALLY think you’ll be one of those people that have trouble. Two and a half years ago the Hubs and I had recently purchased and moved into our first home. We decided it was the perfect time to start a family. Personally, I wanted to start the second we got married but it kept getting put off. So we start off on this adventure of creating a life together. Several months passed and nothing happened and we didn’t really think too much of it. Then we came up on the year mark and decided it was time to see the doctor about it. My original OB-GYN wasn’t to concerned which really frustrated me so I switched to a new OB-GYN. Right a way I knew it was going to be a great fit. Dr. G was very understanding and really seemed to want to help me. After an initial exam he suggested I have a laparoscopy done because I showed signs of Endometriosis. I also had blood work done. The blood work came back positive for MTHFR which is a gene mutation that prevents my body from absorbing folic acid and also causes my blood to clot. So I was put on a special pill and a daily aspirin for this. In February 09 I had my laparoscopy done and it did show endometriosis. The good news was that my tubes were all clear and all spots were lasered off. We did another few months trying to conceive naturally and still nothing happened so Dr. G suggested Clomid. My body did not like the Clomid. I was a bear to be around!! I had Horrible hot flashes and terrible insomnia. I would go for weeks at a time without sleeping more then an hour or two a night. So 7 months of Clomid came and passed and I still wasn’t pregnant. I went to visit Dr. G and he wanted us to continue on this current path. I broke down in his office. I knew something had to change. That is when we decided to see the Reproductive Endocrinologist. Dr. W and his staff are nothing short of amazing. The second you step foot in their office you are surrounded my sincere kindness and optimism. It’s a When you get pregnant mentality around there! I’ve had several ultrasounds done and a  hysterosalpingogram that showed everything to be normal. Our first IUI failed, and our 2nd one is scheduled for February 5th. We’re really hoping this is our month… we would have an October baby and that would be perfect! Also, because Dr. W thinks it would be best to move on to IVF after this IUI and that means $15,000 which is a big number. So we’re saying our prayers and keeping our fingers crossed that it works this time.  I hope I didn’t bore you to death, I know that was a terribly long post.

~Ashley

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2 Responses to “Bringing you up to date…”

  1. Candice Sears Says:

    Not boring, inspiring! All of your hard work and patience will pay off! Big hugs and prayers for Friday!!!

  2. kellykate21 Says:

    I just found your blog and it was like reading my own experience so far… My own Dr. G was my second OBGYN. The bloodwork he ordered found that I was also positive for the MTHFR gene mutation. I am scheduled to have the endometriosis surgery in 2-1/2 weeks.

    I will keep you in my thoughts!


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