My Name is Kim, and I'd like to introduce myself. My DH and I have been married since May of 2007, we started for a family shortly after. Time (months) went by and nothing happened. After about a year or so of JLIH, we seeked a Doctors opinion. Hormones imbalanced, low sperm count & morph, PCOS, Insulin Resistant, annovulatory, etc... We went round and round with different doctors for a few years. Then careeers took over, we got settled in our house, enjoyed having only each other around, but still we wanted a family. So again we started with Doctors, Clomid, OPK, Temps, Charts, etc....and again, nothing.
We always believed a miracle would happen. We look for signs for on any universe to let us know everything would fall into place. "Every Little Things Gonna Be Alright" attitude towards it all. But here we are; not getting any younger, time is passing... and again, nothing.
So we recently decided to get back into the family making journey. We recentky attended a seminar in town being out on by a new RE. She listened, understood, let us ask questions, vent, etc. Somehow she let us feel that Hope and Faith should still be alive. Our situation is not "doomed", as I previously thought. We sat down this morning and had our very first consult.
Of coarse there are some underlying issues we need to clear up with PCP. Like diabetes, annual PAP exam, Bloodwork, and updated SA.
I have prescription for Provera to start a cycle. It is now up to DH and I to decide if we want to go forward with our first Femera, Injectible, IUI cycle with about a 10-15% chance of positive pregnany results. We could wait and clear up the above mentioned underlying issues and get magically healthier and pay longer-term associated fees--then try the Femera/Injectible/IUI plan. Of coarse all this information is new to us and DH had to get back to work shortly after appointment, so we didnt get time to actually talk one on one about it all.
I would like to take a few days (week) and get appointments set up (underlying issues) for treatment. If my cycle has not naturally started ("Every Little Things Gonna Be Alright" attitude) I would like to move forward with giving ourselves a breath of freash air, a light of Hope, and a glimmer of Faith and bank on 10-15% chance of finally getting our "foot in the door" into the Fertility Treatment World.
Just wanted to give everyone a background story as to who I am, and where I come from. I am sure some of you may relate to certain areas and points. I look forward to getting to know everyone. And pray we all provide a little answer and support to one another.
Hi Kim! I think it's a good idea to seek treatment for your underlying health conditions before embarking on the fertility treatments. It will definitely help for pregnancy. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005 and my husband was diagnosed with male factor as well. He has low counts and motility. In 2009 we found out the reason for my husband's male factor, he has a balanced transolcation of chormosomes 14 and 21. Long messed up story behind why we didn't know this until years later! We saught treatment from 2 different RE's and did many cycles of IUI's and even made 3 attempts at IVF over the course of our ttc journey (2004 through 2010). Then in 2010 I was diagnosed with POF (premature ovarian failure) at the age of 33. I have met women on other boards who have had MUCH success conceiving with PCOS and MFI. Try not to let the statistics get you down. The average couple who have no fertility issues have only a 20% (or maybe it's 25%) chance of conceiving each month. Does your husband take any vitamins or supplements at all? A friend of mine was recommended Proceptin for her husband. It takes an average of 3 months for a new supply of sperm to be created so you would want to take a supplement for at least that much time before determining whether or not it's really helping. It sounds like you have a great doctor helping you acheive your dreams of having a family. Wishing you all the best!!
Thanks for the warm welcomes, I am so ready, but also so nervous at the same time. So many changes, especially in my life emotionally, physically, work-wise, all around. I feel like everything is falling into place. I feel like I need to push through this hurdle and everything will run perfectly.
I could have written a bunch of what you wrote. I thing I have been learning lately in how to deal with my PCOS and diabetes is low carb/gluten free diet. Very, very hard and I am not doing a great job at it but it is supposed to help. Also any weight loss can help with the diabetes and pcos.
Good Luck, and I totally agree that getting your underlying health in order first. Pregnancy is rough on your body and then taking care of a baby or babies is exhausting.