Don’t have time to read my detailed TTC Timeline (or can’t understand the jargon)? Here’s the recap:
- 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 diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)/low anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH score = 0.6), an arcuate uterus that is also tilted and rotated, and suspected adenmyosis. Lots going on in there!
- We first began treatments and diagnostics with a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) in 2012. Because this RE’s office was two hours away (which was the closest office to our home) we had to stop treatments due to logistics.
- After three more years of 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 endless blood draws, doctor appointments, invasive procedures, medications, vitamins/supplements, 5 surgeries, and countless ultrasounds, we’ve done the following Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART):
- In April 2015 we had an unsuccessful intrauterine insemination (IUI).
- In September 2015 a fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle resulted in pregnancy #2; unfortunately, I miscarried at 11 weeks with a blighted ovum (BO).
- In April 2016 a frozen embryo transfer (FET) resulted in pregnancy #3; I miscarried again, this time with a chemical pregnancy (CP)
*Name changed. I like my privacy.