March 21, 2009

Part 2

It is now getting closer for us to begin this process. So this week we went to a required IVF education day. Lets just say when we were finished we had a few drinks. The information they gave us was just too much to process in the 2.5 hours they shoveled it us. I am still looking over the information feeling confused. One thing I did not realize was the amount of drugs used to create life. I guess I assumed that since it was a male factor it would be easy. Well no...the same protocol is used as if it was female factor.

So we have been cleared financially and everything is in order. Over the next few weeks I will be posting more about this quest. Yesterday I received a shit load of meds and needles and I have no clue what to do with them. And the kicker is...that's not all the meds.

In the end I know it will be all worth it. Because this time next year I will be holding our first born child.

March 4, 2009

IVF Part 1

Starting a family is very important to my husband and I. During our journey to becoming parents I have decided to share our journey for others to see. I hope that through reading my blog, another couple going through what we are experiencing, will find this blog beneficial.

First let me give a brief history of my husband and I. We have been married for 1.5 years. We knew right away that we would not wait long to have children. At least that was the plan. After a year of "trying" we looked sought out the help of doctors. Well, I sought out the help because I assumed I was the reason we were not pregnant.

After seeing my doctor, she felt from her initial examination that there was nothing wrong with me. She ordered my husband to be tested. That's when it came to light what was going on. We were not getting pregnant for reasons related to my husband. From my doctors advice we sought out a fertility specialist.

So that brings me to today. I never would have imagined I would even considering fertility options. Today we decided with the help of our doctor to pursue IVF treatments. This will be a costly endeavor for us especially during this economic downfall of our country. We will soon be starting the process for IVF.

The first step is to attend a class! I have decided to blog my experiences so that I may be help to another couple facing the similar situation.