Posted August 26, 2007
I am the proud mother of
a 4-year-old daughter, however, I had a terribly difficult
pregnancy and delivery with her (preeclampsia and premature
delivery by 2 month resulted in a month stay in NICU).
So, I waited for nearly 3 years before trying again.
I was so excited and innocently felt that I couldn't
be dealt a bad card again. I was very wrong. I became
pregnant right away in March of 2006, we were so excited,
however at the 3 month mark I went to the bathroom and
I was bleeding.
During a very long night
in the ER I found out there was no heartbeat and I was
sure to miscarry. I opted for a d&e. Then I became
pregnant in August, only to repeat the same thing with
a d&e in October. I was sent to a fertility specialist
and had all sorts of tests run. It seems the most recent
baby that I lost, a girl (probably shouldn't have found
out) was lost due to genetic causes or blighted ovum.
Many, many tests later and
1 month on Clomid revealed that my FSH is really high
(17). I am only in my early thirties so this came as
quite a shock to me. It is now 3 doses of Clomid later
and 5 IUI's and
I am again waiting my 2
week wait to see if I might have gotten lucky. I
am really not sure what I want to do next- continue
with Clomid, IVF
with donor eggs,
adopt. It is a difficult and expensive decision to make.