My Journey

8/2008 – Met a handsome Marine while at 80’s night with friends

 

11/2010 – Married that handsome Marine

4/2013 – Began our TTC journey

10/2013 – First positive pregnancy test

11/2013- Blighted Ovum. Tried to wait it out and have a natural miscarriage, but didn’t happen. Took Mistoprostol. Miscarriage #1

2/2014 – Positive pregnancy test

3/2014 –  5 week ultrasound was great, but told I have a bicornuate uterus and that keeping a pregnancy may be challenging. Major tears. (Later found out the I have a slight septum, but not bicornuate) Follow up ultrasound at 7 weeks showed no growth past 6 1/2 weeks. Miscarriage #2. Miscarriage didn’t happened naturally. Took Mistoprostol. Doctor encouraged me to keep trying, that likelihood of having another miscarriage is very low.

5/2014 – Positive pregnancy test, again.

6/2014 – 6 weeks, heart rate detected, but very low. Follow up ultrasound revealed that it stopped growing at 6 1/2 weeks. Miscarriage happened naturally. Miscarriage #3. Doctor encouraged me that it probably won’t happen again and didn’t see the need to run tests. Time to find a new doctor.

Summer 2014 – Took a break while HCG levels took a while to get under 3.

Fall 2014 – Met with three different RE’s to discuss my situation and find out next steps. Decided to go with Dr. B at Oregon Reproductive Medicine.  Encouraged to pursue IVF with CCS due to unexplained infertility.

10/2015 – Hypothyroidism detected, put on medication to level out TSH.

10/2015 – MRI to see if bicornuate  uterus…Not detected, just slight septum.

1/2015 – Positive pregnancy test. Following week cramping and bleeding landed me in the ER before I could get an ultrasound. Miscarriage #4.

2/2015 – Supposed to start IVF, but was postponed due to polyps.

3/2015 – Polypectomy scheduled and performed.

4/2015 – Began Stims for IVF. Good Responder Protocol.

IVF #1
7 eggs retrieved * 5 fertilized * 1 day 5 blastocysts sent off for CCS biopsy * 2 day 6 blastocysts sent off for CCS biopsy * 3 embryos normal.

5/2015 – Transferred 1, 5 day blastocyst

6/2015 – First healthy heartbeat detected at 6W3D. Follow up ultrasound at 7W showed no growth since 6W5D and no heartbeat detected. D&C Performed. Miscarriage #5. Sent tissue out for testing and came back with normal chromosomes.

Summer 2015 – Waiting for HCG levels to drop to below 0 and for two normal periods to occur.

10/2015 – FET protocol started.

11/2015 – FET #1. Two little 6 day frosties transferred.

11/2015 – BFP – abnormal Beta levels. Rising, then decreasing, then rising again. 5 week ultrasound scheduled to rule out ectopic. 1 perfect yok sack and fetal pole detected.

12/2015 – Normal HB detected at 6.5 week ultrasound. Two sacs detected, but only one HB could be heard. Continued PIO shots. 8.5 week ultrasound no HB detected & no growth since 7.5 weeks. Miscarriage happened naturally one week after PIO was stopped. Miscarriage # 6.

XO

 

13 thoughts on “My Journey

  1. I just read your story and my heart breaks for you: I didn’t realize what a terrible past few years you’ve had. This journey has been so unfair toward you. I truly hope you get an explanation soon.

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  2. Thinking and praying for you. I am on IVF #5 we have also been diagnosed with unexplained infertility which I have now found out is only a working diagnosis. We just did PGS testing for the first time on IVF #4 in Colorado. IVF #5 will also be PGS tested. Good luck and know you are not alone in this. 🙏🏻💕💋

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  3. I’m feeling rather emotional today, so please excuse my ridiculousness, but I found your blog and have been reading through it, and my heart goes out to you. I am in a similar boat. I’ve had three unexplained miscarriages (from conventional pregnancies) and now I am trying my first cycle of IVF, and I fear that I will just be met with more disappointment. I try daily to stay positive, but, as I am sure you know, it gets difficult. There are good days and bad. (Today being one of the latter, I suppose.) But, I wanted to commend you for your strength and thank you for sharing your story. I’m new to the TTC/IVF Internet community, but I am already loving all the insight and support I’ve been receiving. You women are warriors, for sure. If you ever want to collaborate or connect, I blog at ThreeLittleBeans.com and my email is threelittlebeansdotcom@gmail.com. Thanks again for putting your words of wisdom out there!

    Kelly

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    1. First off, you are far from ridiculous. 🙂 Welcome to the community and so sorry that you have to be a part of the infertility & RPL club, it’t not a place anyone wants to be. I’m glad that some of my words can help you…I just figured it’s easier to talk to complete strangers than with friends and I am so glad that I started blogging…it helps a lot. I hope that you have lots of luck with your IVF cycle! Heading over to check out your blog now. xo

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  4. my heart was breaking for you as I read through your journey. loss after loss is just heartbreaking. I can imagine it must have been so difficult getting BFP but then the extremely anxious waiting for hcg levels and ultrasounds. I have had 5 embryo transfer attempts, 3 egg collections, and 2 ectopic pregnancies. The waiting game of abnormal HCG levels, bleeding and waiting for scans and doctor appointments, it was hard really hard. I really wish you all the very best. xx

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  5. I’m so sorry this is happening to you. Really hope it all turns around for you. Infertility sucks so much. Thanks for sharing your story. Prayers to you xx

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  6. You have been through a lot for sure but I am looking forward to reading through your posts and getting to now more about you. Miscarriage is something I haven’t had to experience on this journey and my heart hurts for you. Keep your head up, the future is so unpredictable it may surprise you.

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