Detailed TTC Timeline a bit too much? I get it—it’s jargon-y.
Here’s the quick version:
- In late 2010 I was diagnosed with severe stage IV endometriosis.
- In June 2011, my husband, Jake*, and I officially began trying to conceive (TTC).
- Nine years before we started TTC, Jake and I had had one miscarriage from pregnancy #1, which was a surprise pregnancy.
- In addition to severe endo, I also have diagnoses of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)/low anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH score = 0.6), an arcuate uterus that is also tilted and rotated, and suspected adenmyosis.
- Jake and I began fertility testing and treatments with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) in 2012. But this RE’s office was two hours away (which was the closest office to our home at the time), so we stopped treatments due to the impossibility of logistics.
- After three more years natural TTC and no pregnancies, Jake and I begin treating with a new RE in 2015 (we had since moved to a better location).
- Even though I only have one ovary, we were able to confirm that I’m ovulating normally, which was a major score. Jake was checked out too, and he passed with flying colors.
In addition to blood draws, doctor appointments, multiple procedures, medications, vitamins/supplements, 5 surgeries, and countless ultrasounds, Jake and I have done the following Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART):
- April 2015: Unsuccessful intrauterine insemination (IUI).
- September 2015: Fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle resulted in pregnancy #2; unfortunately, I miscarried at 11 weeks with a blighted ovum (BO).
- April 2016: Frozen embryo transfer (FET) resulted in pregnancy #3; I miscarried again, this time with a chemical pregnancy (CP)
*Name changed. I like my privacy.