Egg Meeting Sperm
I am tired and ready to go home. Yet, I have another hour of work to go.
I haven’t gotten all my answers yet about this cycle, but I have gotten some. I have my baseline scheduled for tomorrow morning before work. I asked how much Iu of Follistim I would be on and my patient coordinator said they would decide that tomrorow at the baseline ultrasound. I guess they want to get a look at things and see what my hormone levels are doing. I’ll blog about that tomorrow.
The nurse who talked to my RE said that I have two options. Well really three. The first option is to do an injectable cycle like last time minus the femara. This is what I chose to do. The other option was to sit down with my RE for a consult with him to discuss my cycles and such. She also said that I could sit down with him in the middle of this cycle if I wanted to do that as well. I think the consult option came about because when the nurse called me yesterday and asked me what we were doing this cycle. I was like well I’m not sure, because I was thinking that you learn things from cycle to cycle and I didn’t want to say we are doing things exactly the same if things needed to be changed. I talked with my husband and he doesn’t think that we really have anything to talk to him worth having a consult.
However, I do have a few questions that maybe the nurses who do my scans can answer, I’m not sure. Or maybe you guys can give me some suggestions. I am not sure who the right person is to ask. It just seems like the Follistim worked really well and got me to ovulate and have a regular cycle length which is great. Now, my problem seems to be getting the egg to meet the sperm and implant. What can we do to make that side of the equation work more? I am already using progesterone suppositories twice a day during my two week wait and my lining was high 6 something and triliminar. I know it could be thicker and maybe it will be this time since we are starting out with Follistim straight out instead of using Femara as well. When we do BD I have my hips up in the air for 20 minutes each night. Is there anything else that I can do or is it just luck that the two meet and we get pregnant? Anyone have any suggestions? Do you think these questions warrant a RE consult? I’m thinking he would just say that doing an injectable cycle is not a guaranteed thing and all we can do is try.
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