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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

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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 #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

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Try #7 – Insemination #2

The second insemination (using Donor #2) for this cycle was done in the morning. They didn’t do another ultrasound, because they knew that Molly had already ovulated at least one of the follicles (as seen on yesterday’s ultrasound), and yesterday’s … 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

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Try #5 – Insemination

On Day 16 of this cycle, we did an intrauterine insemination (IUI) after having used Clomid. Although it was our first while using Clomid and our first at the fertility clinic, the procedure was much like the others. The fertility … Continue reading

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Try #4 – Insemination

The fourth cycle of inseminating was similar to the others so far. Since we only had one vial of Donor #1 left, we did only one insemination this cycle. The one natural intrauterine insemination was done at our local LGBT-friendly … Continue reading

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Try #3 – Inseminations

Our third cycle of inseminating was very similar to the second cycle. We again chose to do two natural intrauterine inseminations this cycle, again hoping that it will increase our chances of helping sperm meet egg. Both inseminations were done, … Continue reading