Infertility Journey

Infertility Journey

July 1999 - Undergo exploratory Laporoscopy - Unicornuate Uterus is discovered

August 1999 - Undergo HSG - Unicornuate Uterus is Confirmed

August 2000 - Pregnancy Loss at 8 weeks

August 2001 - Pregnancy Loss at 12 weeks

Spring 2003 - Ovarian Cyst

Fall 2006 - Ovarian Cyst 

Spring 2009 - Doctor recommends pregnancy via surrogacy due to age, prior losses, size of uterus (only 21 cm volume - normal uterus is 60 cm) 

February 2011 - Undergo Tubal Ligation to avoid accidental pregnancy (I cannot use an IUD due to abnormal uterus shape)

September 2011 - Go to IVF Information Night - decide to start pursuing IVF in 2012
 
January 2012 - Ovarian Cyst 

May 2012 - Initial consultation with clinic (Polycystic Ovaries are noted on ultrasound)

July 2012 - Decide to hold off on IVF until gestational carrier (GC) is found

August 2012 - We have someone offer to be our GC

December 2012 - GC backs out

February 2013 -  Friend offers to be GC

May 2013 - Back to clinic to start IVF planning

June 2013 - IVF Training

July 2013 - 1st IVF Cycle - Cancelled due to poor response despite great labs

September 2013 - 2nd IVF Cycle- 10 eggs retrieved, 8 fertilized, 4 frozen day 3 (3 grade 3, 1 grade 4)  
October 2013 - Follow up with Doctor - another IVF is recommended with addition of DHEA to try to boost egg quality

April 2014 - GC starts process with clinic

May 2014 - I agree to additional IVF cycle if FET doesn't take.

June 2014 - GC is not medically cleared

June 2014 - Decide to pursue surrogacy in India, start DHEA and other supplements to boost egg quality.

July 2014 - Identify Clinic in India

August 2014 - GC is identified and contract is signed

September 2014 - Start 3rd IVF cycle

October 4 2014 - 8 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized - Quality?  No Embyrology report received.

October 7, 2014 - 4 embryos transferred, 2 frozen 

October 27, 2014 - Finally get BETA results - 25 at three weeks - not great but a positive

October 29, 2014 - BETA is now under 5 -  lost pregnancy

December 1, 2014 - FET with last two embryos in India 

December 18, 2014 - BETA is negative - FET was not successfulOut of embryos in India, looking into shipping the four we have frozen here.

December 21, 2014 - A family member offers to be our GC.

January 8, 2015 - The family member is medically cleared to be our GC. 

January 25, 2015 - All parties in agreement on gestational surrogacy

February 10, 2015 - Psychological Screening clearance for all parties.

February 25, 2015 - Receive draft gestational surrogacy contract

March 7, 2015 - Gestational Surrogacy contract signing

March 18, 2015 - Consent Signing

March 24, 2015 - Notified of our infertility clinic closing.

March 26, 2015 - New Infertility Clinic identified

April 23, 2015 - Consent Signing (again)

May 7, 2015 - Embryos transferred to new clinic

May 13, 2015 - GC starts Lupron.

May 22, 2015 - GC's baseline ultrasound is good.  Cleared to start Estrace.

June 6, 2015 - GC's lining check ultrasound is good.  Cleared to start Progesterone.

June 9, 2015 - We lost one embryo in the thaw - we are now at 3

June 11, 2015 - Our last remaining embryo was transferred - a day 5 grade 3 morula.

June 22, 2015 - Beta 1 results - 42 (we are a little pregnant)

June 24, 2015 - Beta 2 results - 101 (we are a little more pregnant)

July 10, 2015 - Confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound - we are indeed pregnant with a singleton

July 29, 2015 - First OB appointment - everything looks good and healthy heart rate of 155 bpm

August 6, 2015 - Genetic counseling appointment - have carrier screening and harmony tests done

August 12, 2015 - Harmony comes back negative

August 14, 2015 - Nuchal Translucency Screen and Anatomy Scan look good.

August 21, 2015 - Carrier Screening shows that we are not both carriers of any disorders.

September 21, 2015 - APT test shows extremely low risk of Spina Bifida.

October 8, 2015 - Anatomy scan shows 52% growth (right on track) and all seems normal.

October 23, 2015 - Check in with OB shows that GC is measuring right on track for 22 weeks.

November 20, 2015 -  Check in with OB shows that GC is measuring right on track for 26 weeks.

December 18, 2015 - Check in with OB shows that GC is measuring right on track for 30 weeks.

January 8, 2016 - Check in with OB shows that GC is measuring right on track for 33 weeks.

January 22, 2016 - Growth scan shows that Baby S is measuring on track, but may be a bit Uber.

January 29, 2016 - Check in with OB shows that GC is measuring right on track for 36 weeks.

February 5, 2016 - Check in cancelled due to doctor being called out of the office.

February 12, 2016 - GC measuring 35 weeks at 38 weeks.  Scan scheduled for next week.

February 19, 2016 - Scan shows that Baby S has dropped, but not engaged.  About 8 lbs at present.

February 27, 2016 - We welcomed Baby S. at 8:42 pm.  7 pounds 10 oz.  A very healthy boy.


Present - Enjoying our little one.  Baby S. was our last embryo so our journey has ended.





 

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