We've been trying to conceive two-and-a-half
years. Early on we knew there was some kind of problem
with my husband's sperm. A year ago, I got pregnant
spontaneously, but miscarried in the 6th week. After
the miscarriage we decided to get serious and start
IUI (intra-uterine insemination).
During the pre-IUI testing, we the problem with the
sperm was more severe than we had thought and our doctor
recommended that we skip IUI and go straight to IVF
to avoid wasting time.
I insisted on trying naturally as long as possible
and I truly believed that if we were patient enough
we would succeed. I refused to take hormones. After
just two IUI's, I got pregnant... only to discover that
the pregnancy was ectopic. The pregnancy ended with
bleeding in the sixth week and then with a D&C I
could have lived without.
We took two months to recover before getting back on
the roller-coaster. This time my doctor was able to
convince me to take just one shot... It caused me to
have terrible mood swings and nausea. And I didn't get
It was time for something new, so we went to Safed,
where we had heard about Eyal
Politi. He too was not optimistic about my husband's
sperm, but was ready to give us two months to try naturally
before sending us on to IVF. After two weeks of taking
the herbs he had prescribed, we went for IUI. Amazingly,
the sperm quantity and quality was 50% better than it
had been before. Still nothing to write home about,
but definitely looking better! The IUI failed and we
decided to take a break and work on our relationship
that had taken a turn for the worse during the last
During those months, we kept the doctor happy by showing
up for the semi-daily ultrasounds, but slyly skipped
the IUI's... We were just sick of our sex-life being
taken over by doctors and labs.
And then, just when I told my husband that I was sick
of it & that despite my age I was ready to quit
and didn't care even if it would take another year...
and I ate like a pig, drank, and smoked like there's
no tomorrow... everything I shouldn't do... It happened!!!
I had really bad PMS and still no sign of my period...
Two days late... I picked up a home pregnancy test &
there they were -- two pink lines!!!!!
We're still at the beginning of the pregnancy - first
ultrasound just a week ago (in the beginning of the
7th week) and we already saw a tiny pearl with an even
So, there you are! Sending all you TTC's lots and lots