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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Step in the Right Direction

Today I had my appointment with a RE Specialist. She was very nice, and informative. Through my many hours of research on infertility, I knew the basics of what she would provide as a next step, if she was truly an expert in the field.

Thankfully, she took us down the right road. She also was astounded to hear what my OB/GYN was saying about how I could stay on Clomid indefinitely, as well as being fertile a week AFTER OVULATION??

So, the next step is going to be an IUI. This is where I go in right on the day I see a surge on my OPK and they inject me with my hubby's washed sperm. According to her, this shouldn't be a difficult procedure. I gristled a bit when I heard the words "catheter" and "inject" but the Dr. assured me that it won't be the same as an HSG.

She also mentioned that if this didn't work, they'd be moving me over to Femara. I'm not super familiar with this medication, so I'm going to be looking into it further.

So, i have a follow up appointment for April 23rd to do an ultrasound to check my follicles and see how I'm doing "down there." (Which my inept dr should have done on the first round of clomid to see if clomid was even working.)

When she told me what we would be doing, I was like "you mean, we could do an IUI THIS MONTH?" She looked at me like I had two heads and responded with an "of course!"

Who knows, I might still be able to have a January 2011 baby!

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