Posts from 2013 – some info on our journey
I had a Hysterosalpingography done today to check for any abnormalities in my uterus. It was an uncomfortable procedure.
What is a Hysterosalpingography Examination?
This procedure is an x-ray examination of the woman’s uterus and fallopian tibes that uses real time x-rays (fluoroscopy) and a radiographic contrast material. After filling the uterus and fallopian tubes with the contrast, the radiologist is able to view and assess their function.
The results of my test are all good, my uterus is fine. The tubes are clear, so relieved.
First Published – 16/05/2013
Not sure how to feel, had my progesterone levels checked today, the results came back at is 21. The nurse said that it is not very high, and they can’t tell if I am pregnant or not. Not sure if I even ovulated. I now have to wait to see if my period starts or not, and take a pregnancy test within the next two weeks. So no answers could be bad or good news.
I must admit I am pretty bad at always “Googling” information to get more. One website said that 21 was average and not bad? The waiting game begins again.
Check out this website, very interesting info, especially when you get test results back.
First published – 04/05/2013
Today was my 3rd visit to my fertility specialist Dr Ramdeo. I was referred to him due to my infertility problems in August 2012. I miscarried and he performed my dnc. I knew that I had made the right choice to leave my regular gyne and choose a specialist. You experience a sense of relief when you are in the hands of someone you trust and someone who knows what they are talking about.
Last week I was put on a course of clomid 50mg/1 tablet over 5 days. I tried clomid before with my previous gyne with one pregnancy resulting in a miscarriage. There was no follow up appointment. Just take these tablets when I say… and see you if you get pregnant.
With Dr Ramdeo there is no playing games. Last week Wednesday I started my course of clomid. This morning I had a follow up appointment. The doctor checked to see if I had any successful folicils. The scan showed two on the left side. The game plan now is as follows… in the next 3 days I will be injecting myself with a hormone to help mature the eggs for release.
Let’s get one thing clear. Injections and I are not friends. My husband will have to be brave. Following this on the 15 May I will be having another blood test for my progesterone levels.
First published – 29/04/2013
What options do young couples have when they have infertility problems and very empty pockets? In South Africa medical aids don’t cover any fertility procedures.
The argument could be if you can’t pay for treatment how can you afford a child? Well… are there not plenty of people with minimum amounts of additional cash with children? It’s hard to put forward R20 000 on a gamble. How much does heart ache cost these days?
First published – 29/04/2013
This May it will be three years from when my husband and I started our journey to be parents. When we made the decision for me to stop the pill we did not think we would be on a road filled with ups and downs and plenty tears and frustration.
This past Saturday I felt a need to reach out and share my story. I have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome as my infertility problem. I still have further tests they plan on running.
Over the last couple of years I have had a number of Clomid courses. Resulting in one pregnancy that I miscarried at 4 weeks. Last year we managed to get pregnant again without the use of Clomid and miscarried at 6 weeks. We only found this out at the eight week scan. There was no heart beat.
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