Please offer some advice…
My husband and I have been on the baby making journey for over three years now. We have experienced many different tests and surgeries, etc. I am 31 and have been told after 2 tests (I wanted to be sure) that I have an extremely low egg count. I have had hsg procedure, laparascopy, etc. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility two years ago.
We have tried every avenue to fall pregnant naturally, such as a nutrionist, fertility acupuncture, changing my diet, increasing my fitness, etc, but without any positive pregnancies.
At the end of December last year, 2012, we began IVF. I was given a higher dosage of medication (250) in the hope that they would harvest more eggs to create our family with. They harvested 12 eggs. Unfortunately only 5 fertilised, with 2 of those letting in 2 sperm. L We were left with 3 embryos.
Following the harvest I experienced terrible pain. The pain was extreme for five days and I told myself that it was too much to bare and I wouldn’t do IVF again. I think I will though, we really do want a baby. Did anyone else have thoughts like this?
On the day of transfer, Monday, there was only 1 viable embryo, but we were assured it was a very strong one which was making great progress.
While doing the ivf I have also been seeing a special fertility acupuncturist.
So… On Friday we found out that we were pregnant! We were so happy. We told our family and close friends the great news, as they had walked each step with us and were also waiting eagerly to know. I was told my level was 63 and that I needed to have another blood test on Monday to check how things were travelling.
Following the test I rang during my break at work on Tuesday to find out the results, not thinking it would be bad news at all…
Unfortunately they told me I was going to loose the pregnancy. I was 5 weeks pregnant. That my level had only gone up slightly to 72, although my estrogen and progesterone were rising. I felt absolutely devastated. I thought maybe they could give me some other hormone to keep it, but they said they couldn’t do anything.
A follow up test on Wednesday showed that my level was falling with it now being 28, my estrogen now dropping with it at 4100 and my progesterone now dropping at 112. Has anyone else experienced this and still had a successful pregnancy?
My Doctor has said that it is a chemical pregnancy and it will pass. It is now Friday and it has still not passed. How long is it meant to take before it will pass? How long was the process? Pain?
This waiting seems unbearable as I just want it to be over so we can move on.
Waiting for advice and caring people to share their stories. Thank you!