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The Clements’ IVF Journey

Up next: FET February 19, 2009

Filed under: Medical appointments and stuff,The process — Aria @ 4:08 pm

Hiding away from the world sometimes helps me. When I stay home, I can control what I see and hear a lot better than when I go out and about. Today it just hit me that I’d be in the second trimester if we hadn’t lost the ones in December. This stuff is just so damned hard.

We are gearing up for an FET (new one, Frozen Embryo Transfer). This may be the closest to a natural TTC cycle as I’ve ever had. Instead of weeks of multiple shots a night for an IVF cycle, it’ll be transvaginal ultrasounds, using OPKs, and then finally a trigger shot to cause ovulation. Then frozen embryos will be transferred.

Now I have no clue how to properly use an OPK or which brands are best. What I have found simply states not to use the first urine of the morning. What about if I wake up five times during the night to go, which happens sometimes? Then what? So I’m trying to do some quickie-research.

Our next appointment is on Monday at 10:20.

We’re lucky. Two people we trust completely have seriously offered to surrogate, if it comes to that for us. Hopefully it won’t, but it’s on the table.

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