We are finally starting IVF! Unlike some other couples struggling with IF, DH and I have not tried Clomid, Femara, or IUI. We will not be trying these methods. When I met with my OB last year, he immediately referred us to a fertility clinic due to DH’s sperm issues. After meeting with two different RE’s, they both agree that with DH’s low sperm counts, motility, and whatever else they look at, the chance of anything succeeding besides IVF are very slim.
It took me a couple weeks after I decided that we’re ready to begin to even email our RE. The nurse has since emailed me the consent forms, and info packets on PGD. There’s not much information about what the timeline is, so I’m kind of at a loss.
I need to call the clinic on CD1, and start BCP (Marvelon) on CD3. I think I’m supposed to go in for a U/S on CD3 as well, but I’m not sure. There was also a mention of a saline scan. But I’ve already done a HSG, is that not the same thing? I think we won’t be scheduling an injection training day until I go for my U/S. But again, I’m not sure. I’m also guessing I’m on the antagonist protocol based on what I’ve read about the different protocols. Also, my insurance doesn’t pay for agonist drugs like Lupron, so I really hope I’m on an antagonist protocol.
I hope some of you ladies will be able to give me some insight as to what happens the first couple of days!! Thanks in advance!!