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Throughout this fertility journey, no matter how much life has thrown at me, I will remember my blessings & affirmations each day.

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CD3, RE phone consult, & the cat

Our cat has already broke 1 cable box. Its only a matter of time before her fat butt fries this one too.

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So I had my phone consult with a Las Vegas RE today. I’d say it went well, was informative, & got me motivated. So motivated that I made my very first RE appointment at a fertility clinic in our nearest large city. FINALLY.

The RE doc disagrees that a LAP (laprascopy) is needed. He suggested a sonohysterogram instead. Since I have had 2 pregnancy + 1 chemical pregnancy the likelihood of my tubes being an issue are pretty slim. I tend to agree. He gave me a few tests he suggested performing, including NK cells (natural killer cell activity), karyotyping on myself & husband (looks for genetic issues), repeating my TSH & Prolactin levels (since they were a little high on his scale), plus a few more. Again, I was totally seeing eye to eye. 

Doc was onboard with starting Lovenox at the first positive pregnancy test also, especially due to my PAI-1 mutation. Plasminogen Acitvator Inhibitor relates to forming blood clots easier. I’m on aspirin now for multiple clotting issues. He did not, however, really feel like immune or autoimmune issues + implantation issues played a big role. This surprised me. Again, there is no way to ever know 100% what is and was the cause of my losses and fertility issues. But he offered up safe & easy resolutions to most all of the issues. This was reassuring to me.

A few rounds of Clomid to help with egg quality was brought up: naturally then if that doesn’t work, maybe an IUI or two. Because he said my husbands semen analysis was so good, an IUI isn’t exactly something we need. But I am becoming more open to it.

Tomorrow, I meet with the new OB GYN to get his insights, opinions, etc. Basically I am interviewing him and his office staff to get a feel for them… I am less than thrilled with the staff at my current office. I did call & leave a message regarding his thoughts on doing the sonohysterogram instead of the LAP… so we’ll see how long it takes to get a call back. Any guesses?? I say Monday. {Bangs head on wall}.

So until next time…

Info on sonohysterogram

Info of PAI-1 mutations

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