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Nikki's Story

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 pregnant.

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 several months.

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 tinier heartbeat!

So, there you are! Sending all you TTC's lots and lots of baby-dust...



 

 


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