Another week – another appointment! The next step in our baby making process is to go over all my results and setting up the insemination plan! Missy and I really want to try the IUI process first so that’s what we were hoping to hear at this appointment.
Not only is the cost of IUI less expensive than IVF the process is a little less intense. With IVF you have to remove the eggs and manually combine the egg and sperm in a lab dish. Then the embryo is transferred into the uterus! For me (doing the IUI process) they just place the sperm inside of my uterus to facilitate fertilization.
When we sat down with our doctor she only had one concern… my endometriosis! Endo is basically tissue that grows outside of your uterus and can also involve your ovaries and Fallopian tubes. The reason why this is an issue is because most women who have endometriosis have an issue with getting pregnant. The doctor doesn’t think it’ll be an issue for me!
The other thing is that my ovarian reserve number was really low. The ovarian reserve basically checks your ovary capacity to provide egg cells. My numbers were really low for my age. I am producing as if I was 35 years old.
BUT with all of this info… She still thinks that we can go with IUI!
We were super excited to hear the IUI news! If this procedure doesn’t work… we might have to have surgery and then TRY AGAIN after the surgery!
The next step before the insemination is to see a therapist. This meeting with a therapist isn’t really to determine if whether or not we will be good parents… it’s more about the questions we might face in the future. It is to educate us on how we may feel if our child wishes to find out about their donor when they turn 18. At first I was like WTF why do we need counseling? But I’m starting to realize that this meeting will be an essential part of this journey. So that’s next! We will let you know how it goes!
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