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Try #2 – Pregnancy Tests (HPT and hCG Blood Test #1)

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At 10 days post-transfer, today we had the blood pregnancy test…which was positive!  Truth be told, we actually did a home pregnancy test (HPT) last night, which showed the two joyful pink lines! I really had not wanted to do … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (hCG Blood Test)

This morning’s blood pregnancy test (beta-hCG) was, not surprisingly, negative.  It feels sad to know that the results are official, but it also feels good knowing definitively and to be able to let go of any residual, albeit suppressed, hope … Continue reading

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Cautiously Optimistic vs. Optimistically Cautious

I realized shortly after the second insemination of this cycle that I have been so focused on making sure we’re doing all we can to avoid getting pregnant with higher-order multiples that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time … Continue reading

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Try #7 – Pregnancy Test #3 (hCG Blood Test)

The beta-hCG pregnancy test (a blood test) today was 336 mIU/ml (normal range at this point is 5-426 mIU/ml). This is great news! Of course, I immediately consulted BetaBase and saw this is pretty much right on target for being … Continue reading

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Try #6 – Pregnancy Test (hCG Blood Test)

We learned today that our second try with Clomid didn’t work. The blood pregnancy test (beta-hCG) was negative. That was officially our last try while we are living in our current house. We’re moving across the country later this month … Continue reading

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Try #6 – Insemination

It is Day 16 of this cycle, our second using Clomid, and we did an intrauterine insemination (IUI). This is also our second time doing an insemination at the fertility clinic, which does only one insemination per cycle. We used … Continue reading

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Try #5 – Pregnancy Test (hCG Blood Test)

So our first try with Clomid didn’t work – we had a negative blood pregnancy test. Use of the ovulation-stimulation drug Ovidrel can cause a false positive home pregnancy test (HPT), because the drug contains hCG, the hormone detected in … Continue reading