Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy National Infertility Awareness Week !!

Today is day 1 of National Infertility Awareness Week, So my Blogs are going to be a little more on the informal side...Information on Infertility


  1. Infertility affects 6.1 million American women and their partners — about 10 percent of the reproductive age population.
  2. Infertility is a disease that affects the male or female reproductive system with almost equal frequency.
  3. Recent improvements in medication, microsurgery and in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques make pregnancy possible for more than half of the couples pursuing treatment.
  4. Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.
  5. In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility.
  6. Fallopian tube blockage and/or peritoneal factors (abdominal wall) account for approximately 35 percent of all female infertility problems.
  7. Irregular or abnormal ovulation accounts for approximately 25 percent of all female infertility cases.
  8. Endometriosis is found in about 35 percent of infertile women who have laparoscopy as part of their infertility assessment.
  9. Approximately 30 percent of couples who have a complete assessment are diagnosed with unexplained infertility because no specific cause is identified.
  10. More than 70,000 babies have been born in the U.S. as a result of all assisted reproductive technologies, including 45,000 as a result of in vitro fertilization.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

5 MONTH check up/review/whatever u wanna call it

So is been almost 5 1/2 months since iv talked to my Fertility Doc so i made an apt awhile back..and well today was the big day.....Alot of info was given to me today...But good info...She new i was getting frustrated and i wanted to know what to do..keep doing what were doing or move forward to different things!?! So here it is

1) she wanted to check my thyroid so we did a blood test today..came back perfect
2) she wants to have a hysterosalpingogram(in a nut shell die put in my tubes to make sure there is nothing wrong with them) Can't get that done until my period arrives
3) Leo get another sperm test don
4) keep doing timed intercourse or move on to iui

So we wanna do iui more then anything..however up front it cost 1300$ we just don't have that much were going to either try to get a small loan for a few rounds or just save up for it....But we might do a few more rounds of timed intercourse and then do the iui...but we shall see what the "dye" test says and what Leo's test come back to be...So in a nut shell everything is still going good..just more test and more test..and need more money and more money!!

What is a Hysterosalpingogram?


A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them


1St Round of Gonal F
2nd round of Gonal F
3rd round of Gonal F
Start Dose on Shots
End dose on shots
Days I did shots
Estrial dial blood test
After 6 days it was at 100
After 3 days 193
After 3 days, 62.8 , After 6 days 180
Follicle measured
1 measured at 18 a few little ones under 10
1 measured 26  *21 a few little ones under 10
1 measured 18 *9 , and 3 more that were greater than 10 but less than 18
Took Ovadril Shot
Timed Intercourse
Yes 12 and 36hrs and in-between
Yes 12 and 36 hours and in-between
Yes 12 and 36 hours and in-between
Yes, ended in Blight ovum pg ,,Had D&E on Halloween 2011
Progesterone Suppositories
Yes morning/night
Yes morning/night
Yes morning/nights

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fast Facts

With National Infertility Awareness Week coming up at the end of April...Im going to be posting Info on Infertility In Hope to spread the word about Infertility and that is nothing to hide, or be a shamed of!!

Fast Facts About Infertility

Infertility is a disease that results in the abnormal functioning of the male or female reproductive system. Both the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), World Health Organization (WHO) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recognize infertility as a disease.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse (six months if the woman is over age 35) or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
  • Infertility affects 7.3 million people in the U.S. This figure represents 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1 in 8 couples. (2002 National Survey of Family Growth)
  • Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. (
  • A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month (National Women’s Health Resource Center). After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance. (Infertility As A Covered Benefit, William M. Mercer, 1997)
  • Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth. (Infertility As A Covered Benefit, William M. Mercer, 1997)
  • Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF). (
  • The most recently available statistics indicate the live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 41.2% if the woman is under 35 years of age and 31.6% if the woman is age 35-37. (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, 2009)
  • Fifteen states have passed laws requiring that insurance policies cover some level of infertility treatment: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and West Virginia. (For more on this visit the insurance coverage section of
  • Offering a comprehensive infertility treatment benefit with appropriate utilization controls may actually reduce costs and improve outcomes by eliminating the inappropriate use of costly covered procedures and allowing specialists to use the most effective, efficient treatment for a specific type of infertility. (Infertility As A Covered Benefit, William M. Mercer, 1997)
  • A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (August 2002) found that the percentage of high-order pregnancies (those with three or more fetuses) was greater in states that did not require insurance coverage for IVF. The authors of the study noted that mandatory coverage is likely to yield better health outcomes for women and their infants since high-order births are associated with higher-risk pregnancies.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Well as  you can all figure out...last month we didn't get a bfp we got a we have decided to take a month or two off from medication to give my body a break..I do have a doctors appt on the 18th to figure out where to go from keep doing what were doing or move up to IUI or try something else...Im ready to be a mom more then anything in this world...I am however sick and tired of all the shots and medication and doctors appt..I won't give up...But its alot of work!! Anywho thats kinda where we are at the moment..I have enjoyed this month off so far..I lost 7lbs gained 4 back...But my goal is to get them 4 off and another 10..i know i can do it...I just need to kick myself in the butt and get going....

On another Note

Went to Illinois and visited my family...brought my best friend Mike with me...We had a fantastic time..I got to meet my half brother Jacob  who is 20 for the 1st time ever...that itself was fantasitc..Also April 1st we were swimming in the was 95!! Crazy huh!! Sad that time went so fast..but enjoyed every min of it..and glade my friend Mike got to meet my family!!!

My Brother Jacob and I

Easter was just celebrated the other day...we had a nice little family cook out..nothing to fancy...and helped my sister Renay move into her aparment...and i spent the night with her...all around pretty good day!!

well hope everyone is doing great!!