I’m a 33-year-old gal experiencing unexplained infertility (I like the medical term idiopathic). I appear to ovulate regularly and normally; it just doesn’t do any good. Along with my husband of three years (“R.”), I live in a nice little house in a fabulous city in the southern part of the U.S. Before embarking on IVF, we tried for 18 cycles to conceive on our own with no luck, followed by three unsuccessful Clomid/IUI cycles.
In other parts of my life, I like writing, running, and crafting.
Update: In September 2012, we discovered I have diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), by way of not responding to the drugs on our first IVF cycle. So, disregard that “unexplained” bit I said before. I mean, I still feel plenty unexplained, but my infertility is no longer without a cause.
We were able to make it through a full IVF cycle in late 2012. We transferred two top-grade embryos on day 3. Neither survived. We are hoping to try again in 2013.
I tend to avoid putting specifics like numbers and dosages on this blog, because I don’t want it to become a space in which people doubt themselves and question their doctor’s decisions. However, if you would like to know things like AMH scores and specific protocol details, please leave a note and I will share privately.