Tag Archives: intrauterine insemination (IUI)


Try #2 – 5-Day Embryos / Embryo Transfer

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Today was embryo transfer day!  I thought the embryo transfer wouldn’t be much more than what an IUI involved, but it was kind of a much bigger deal. We arrived at the fertility center around 9:00 am for a 10:00 … Continue reading


Try #2 – Retrieval

Today was egg retrieval day!  And what a day it was! We arrived at the fertility center at 8:30am, and we didn’t get home until almost 1:00pm.  Obviously, I was going to miss all commitments, work and otherwise, to attend … Continue reading


Try #1 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test Molly took this morning was negative.  So disappointing.   She hasn’t had any of the “early pregnancy” symptoms at all, so I think both of us were expecting it to be negative anyway.  As I posted recently, … Continue reading


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


Try #1 – Insemination #2

The second of the two inseminations for this cycle was this morning.  They told us the motile concentration was 20 million (also “very good,” like yesterday) so we’re as on our way as we could be! Today we used one … Continue reading


Try #1 – Insemination #1

Today we did the first insemination of this cycle.  I thought I remembered them doing an ultrasound during the insemination last time, showing that all the “goods” were released and that they put half towards each side of the uterus…but … Continue reading


Try #1 – Ultrasound #6 / Ovidrel

This morning we went in for the sixth ultrasound of the cycle to see how the follicles are progressing.  Sure enough, as the doctor yesterday said, both follicles have matured (measuring 19.5mm on the left and 17.5mm on the right) … Continue reading


Try #1 – Back to the Fertility Clinic

I wrote a little while ago about Molly and I beginning to pursue the initial steps of trying to conceive again.  We had initially decided to use the reproductive services through our health insurance provider, because we had known some … Continue reading


Nuchal Translucency Screening

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At 12 weeks, 6 days pregnant with twins, this morning we had our first prenatal screening test – the Nuchal Translucency (NT) screening ultrasound. The NT is performed between 11 and 14 weeks (gestational age), and it is an ultrasound … Continue reading