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.
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.