I thought it would be a good idea to give a bit of info about what we’ve been through fertility-wise. It’s been about 3 years since we visited the doctor after trying to get pregnant for a while. We were referred to an IVF clinic where we had three rounds of unsuccessful IUI followed by our first IVF round last year. One of the two IVF embryos we put back implanted but, as one of my posts tells, I miscarried within weeks. There were further complications as my levels took ages to go down and they were a bit worried about a risk of ectopic pregnancy, fortunately this wasn’t the case. Following a few months off we tried our two frozen embryos – both of which were ICSI and a good grade, we were told. Having moved the embryos to a clinic closer to home they explained, upon thawing, that the grade wasn’t as good as we had anticipated – turns out there isn’t a standard grading system all clinics use. The result was negative both times and now we are embarking on what will possibly be our last round of IVF. We have decided to head to the ARGC for this round, rather than leave it to the last resort which I believe many people do, understandably. Some people live their lives in the IVF wheel for years, decades even, I just don’t think we can do that. Me and my husband think this might well be the last time we try. Never say never and all that but for now we’re thinking this is it. Fingers crossed!
At this point I have chosen to remain anonymous. Talking publicly about what we’re going through isn’t something that comes naturally, although I have to say I am getting better with time. Having said that, I am in my late 30s and my husband is a few years older than me. We don’t have children at all but whether we have them or not we’ll be happy together, of that I am sure.