[Oops, just realized I’m a day early! :)]
Well hello there and welcome to Venting Vagina! I know, my blog name is slightly offensive but IF has lots to do with vaginas and we all know the extreme need to vent comes along with IF. So there you have it! Read at your own risk.
You can read the gist of my story in the left side bar and you can get details on my current and past cycles here. I’m just starting IVF #2. I’ve been on a much-needed break since FET #3 BFN at the beginning of September. I’ve been on nasty BCPs for 5+ weeks already and I’ve been spotting for almost 2 weeks. I start Lupron on Saturday (yay!) and stims on 11/3. I get lots of acupuncture and I’m taking Chinese herbs this cycle, too. Oh yeah, I’m also trying the Circle + Bloom IVF meditation series (so far, I love!).
Since we transferred a total of 9 (“perfect”) embryos over 4 cycles and didn’t get a sticky pregnancy, we decided to do a lot of testing this go around. We’re unexplained and we’re ready for some answers. Hysteroscopy looked great and biopsies came back normal. Immune testing came back fine. Karyotyping came back fine. Thrombophylia panel came back fine, except for one tiny thing: I am homozygous for MTHFR c-mutation. This means I need to take extra Folic Acid, B6, B12 and a baby aspirin (I think) for the rest of my life. My RE doesn’t think this is the reason why we haven’t been getting pregnant so we’ll treat it and keep looking for answers. The only remaining test is to do CGH embryo testing, and we’ve decided to do it. Maybe all my perfect embryos are crap?! We shall see.
Here’s to hoping MTHFR treatment and CGH get us our baby, finally! (Man, that’s a whole lot of nonsensical letters in those weird acronymns.)
One random fact about me: I may be a yankee, but I can turn on a great southern accent. I lived in the south senior year in high school through college.
Tell me a random fact about you and be sure to let me know if you have a blog so I can follow along!