The road to fertility
So… its been 1 year since we have been trying to conceive and it has been such a difficult road. At first we just stopped avoiding it and it was really exciting to be trying to make a baby with the man I love. We waited 9 years to start trying and it never once crossed our minds that we could have difficulty conceiving.
As time passed and we still got negative results, I started to research more about it and started doing OPK (ovulation prediction kit) tests but to my surprise they would never come out positive. The Gyno said I had to try for 1 year before seeking specialized help but the process was is full of ups and downs that I couldn’t wait any longer and decided to seek some professional help on month 10.
They ran all tests on me, my tubes are not blocked, I have plenty follicles, good thickness of lining and good hormone levels, except for the latest thyroid exams who decided to go crazy on the 11th hour.
Andy also had a sperm analysis done and although the numbers weren’t great they were definitely normal and the fact that he was extremely dehydrated from drinking the night before didn’t help because is sperm is thicker than normal when dehydrated, so spermies can’t swim as well.
Nonetheless, this brought us together and I feel that we are working as a team. We have both cut caffeine and alcohol from our diets and have been taking supplements to help. Anything is game!
In December we did our first Clomid cycle. I took 100 mg for 5 days. It was a good month, we felt very hopeful, but unfortunately the test was negative… I decided at that point that after so many negative tests I would no longer take them unless I was really late… something about taking the tests made me feel really hopeful even though the symptoms weren’t there.
The following month we switched to Femara, 5 mg. Today is my 14th day after ovulation but I’m pretty sure it didn’t work. I should be getting my period tomorrow or the day after. I really didn’t like this medication, it made me very emotional, I cried a lot this month and had so many headaches. I don’t know if it was related to the pill or not, but it was definitely not my normal.
This week we’ll know for sure whether this round worked or not. I’m really hoping that Im wrong about this and its a big fat positive!
For now, I need to stay positive! I can’t wait until I have you in my belly!