I'm finally caught up in my blog. I hadn't been keeping my blog here and had to copy and past my July entries from another blog/online diary account I have.
My husband and I decided to take a break from the infertility treatments and have been on a break for about a month now. I also decided to ad herbs to go along with my acupuncture. I've been doing acupuncture for over 3 months and herbs for just about a month now. So far the herbs have helped with CM and lengthened my luteal phase by 2 days. With out progesterone support I have a short luteal phase (slight progesterone deficiency) I'm enjoying not being on the fertility drugs and will be taking at least 1 more month off before I go on the BCP for IVF. My acupuncturist wants me to be on the herbs for 3 solid months before I do my next IVF. I can take them with the BCP but I can't take them with the Gonal F injections.
At this point I can't even think about doing IVF #3 with out feeling sick so I chose not to think about it. I know our chances are slim but I'm hoping we can get pregnant on our own in the mean time. LOL I honestly think I'd pass out from shock if that happened!!
I've had 4 IUI cycles in which I had 6-13 follicles each time (my doctor was more aggressive but I trusted her since she was very experienced) all cycles ended in a BFN. My first IVF we transfered 2 embryo's, one of which was perfect and given a "high chance of implantation." that didn't work either. Not to mention that even with ICSI only 40-50% of my eggs fertilize. Given the fact that I only ovulate 1 (some times 2 ) eggs on my own means that I'd have to have THE perfect egg and THE perfect batch of sperm. It would be a true miracle if it worked....
well it's late and I have to get up early for church tomorrow.