Friday, August 29, 2014

Our next step

It's amazing how life can get in the way of a simple thing like typing up a blog post.

On Caleb's 2nd birthday Mike and I decided we wanted to start trying to have a second child. We have always wanted two kids. With Zoey and with Caleb I got pregnant within the first month or two of trying. This time around it hasn't been so easy.

When I met with my neologist for the first time last year we decided to wait to take any MS drugs because I knew I was going to be trying to get pregnant soon. My Dr agreed but told me she wanted me to get pregnant as soon as I could. This was very stressful for me. The longer it was taking the more stress I was feeling about it. The reason my neologist was pushing me to get pregnant quick is because a woman is protected from MS flair ups during pregnancy.

I started seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist and found out I wasn't ovulating. The Dr had me take Provera to help force a period and then once it did I started taking Clomid. The first round of clomid didn't work. It is supposed to block estrogen receptors to make the body produce a growing follicle. After an ultrasound to find out it wasn't working we started again with provera and then increased the dose of clomid. This time it worked and created a good follicle. My Dr did an ultrasound to see if it was working and to see how many follicles were maturing. Because of the number of follicles and the timing I had to give myself a shot of Ovidrel to force ovulation.

Each cycle I have to call the Dr on day 1 of my period. Then by day 3 I had to have an ultrasound called a Baseline to check where I was at. On day 3 I start taking clomid until day 7.  On day 10 I start taking daily at home ovulation tests. Then on day 13-14, I have another ultrasound to see if the clomid was working. Having to keep track like this really makes me feel in tune with my body but also feels weird to report to the Dr about every little thing that is happening.

It is nice to know that it is finally working and we got all the medications and process figured out. I feel so much less stressed now.

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