About

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.

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  1. Hi there, I have just found your blog and look forward to reading all your past posts and following your new ones! I also have a low ovarian reserve – my AMH is 2.4 – although everything else is in working order. We only found this out in January after almost 2 years of TTC. I’m soon to be 36 and if we haven’t managed to coneive naturally by about June this year, then we are heading down the IVF route. We have to do this privately because the NHS here in the UK will not cover us, so we are in for a very expensive time too! Wishing you lots of luck on your journey and hope to hear some good news from you soon! x

    • Welcome. I’m sorry to hear you’re facing this. There are different scales for AMH. One of them says that anything around 2.5 and higher is fine – what scale or metric do they use in the UK? Good luck before June and onwards.

      • Hi there! I know, it’s the hardest thing isn’t it? My AMH is 2.4pmol/L which is very low in the UK system. It’s confusing that they use a differnet scale in other countries, especially when you start researching it! lol

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