Welcome to those visiting from ICWL for July. I look forward to checking out your blogs and getting to know you better!
Hubby and I have been married for 7 years and trying to conceive for 5+ of that. We have not been very aggressive with our treatments, and are *hoping* for that miracle. We have lower than normal, but not horrible counts for him, and not so impressive AMH and FSH for me. We have done 3 unsuccessful IUIs and multiple months of Clomid and Femara. In September 2010 we were surprised to find out I was pregnant after my period started and them promptly stopped. This was during a month of no treatments. Unfortunately, it was short lived, and at 7 months I miscarried naturally the day of our first ultrasound.
In January of this year, after much thought and deliberation, we decided to move forward with one round of IVF starting in May, however, two nights before I was to start the birth control pills, my husband decided he was no longer interested in proceeding with IVF.
We are now in couples therapy (and I continue individual therapy) and are making slow, but steady progress. We have found a wonderful therapist (we had tried therapy a couple of years ago, but found a really great guy who promptly told us about how he and his wife got pregnant 2 months after they got married, even though they were older at the time). I am hopeful we may look at IVF again, or move towards adoption.
Most of the time I wonder if we would be one of those couples who gets pregnant after we stop trying (since we've been pregnant before which we were told would never happen naturally). Unfortunately, I don't know how to *stop* trying. I don't know how to shut off all of the thoughts and feelings going through my head.
I am over 35 and believe strongly in alternative medications and treatment such as vitamins, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and just simple clean living. I do not believe that numbers are destiny, and that they can in fact be changed for the positive. I will not let numbers rule my life and I hate it when doctors treat them like they are a death sentence (i.e. just because my AMH was low and my FSH was slightly high ONCE, then there is no chance of us conceiving -- whatever!)
I don't know where this journey is leading us, but thanks for joining us!
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