Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Beginning - Initial Visit

I had my first appointment with Chicago IVF on Friday and it went really well. I really like the staff and I am looking forward to working with them.

The nurse practitioner told me that they could put me on Clomid and my husband and I could continue trying naturally, or we could opt to do the Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). I told her that we have been trying for so long and we are just ready to be pregnant. So...we decide that we are going to do the IUI. Unfortunately, I saw her on day 8 of my cycle and I have to take Clomid on days 5-9, so it was too late to do it this month. She told me that this month Mike and I have to try on her own, but that on the first day of my next period, I need to call to set up an appointment to come in for labs. It is going to be a rough month because the office is an hour away and I have to make my way up there 7 days in one month. Ugh. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have a crazy schedule with work and taking 3 classes. It will be worth it though.
This is the schedule for Ovulation Induction – Clomid:
Day 1 – Beginning of menstrual cycle
Days 2-5 – Go in one of these days for labs
Days 5-9 – Take Clomid
Days 10-13 – Go in Mon, Wed, and Fri for monitoring
Day 14 – Give myself  HCG Injection to promote ovulation
Day 17 – Go in for IUI 12-36 Hours after HCG
Day 21 – Go in for more labs
Day 28 – Pregnancy Test

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