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From effort to patience

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2011 by makchief

Throughout the journey, I’ve done lots of research on fertility, conceiving, babies & etc. …& i must say googling is the fastest way you can reach bundle of information. DH also joined me researching for his part, truly i’m glad that he’s very committed to learn. Hehehe..Some of the websites that i find very useful, informative & really help mommy-to-be (like me) are:

 

  • myfertiletime – indicate which best fertile days for TTC
  • justmommies – give the pictures of what happens from menstrual cycle, ovulation till the next cycle.
  • countdowntopregnancy – symptoms by days past ovulation, early pregnancy symptoms & success stories shared by readers good to motivate you to not give up but to keep trying.

 

Ever since we decided to have a baby, now we’ve been TTC for 5 months. Tired of trying & waiting thru the natural way, we have tried to pursue other alternatives. We went for checkup at a private hospital to see if both of us are healthy to conceive a baby. Some queries that Ddr had asked us were whether my period is regular, do i have tyrod & our family diabetes history. I answered that my period is regular & we are perfectly healthy with zero diabetes and tyrod. To our Ddr, we had passed this 1st test towards conceiving a child & next is to have blood test & DH for semen test.Blood test was done at my 2nd cycle of period while DH semen test can be done any day.

The result is positive, DH’s semen is in good condition…similar to my blood test, the outcome of hormones test seems pleasing. Again Ddr said we’ve passed the 2nd test. However, Ddr concern was my FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)  result which is 10.49 seems a bit high though standard number that is OK for pregnancy (follicular phase) stated by the hospital is from 3.5 – 12.5.Other fertility centers set .3.5 – 10.00 at normal follicular phase.

FSH is an important hormone in woman’s reproductive health. It stimulates female ovaries to produce a mature egg for fertilization, measuring this hormone give the ideas of the quality eggs a woman has as well as the chances to have successful pregnancy. From few research i’ve read, high FSH means the woman is likely to have a poor ovarian reserve ( she will most probably grow few eggs, of poor quality) when ovulated. However high FSH level does not mean a women cannot get pregnant but the chances are dropping because of egg quality is impaired. Knowing this small info gave me big impact, for i’m afraid if i had slim chances to have successful pregnancy. Ddr comforted me that this is not a big deal, she then gave me Clomid pills to be taken at CD3-CD7. Clomid is useful to help the ovaries to produce eggs & hormones needed in the pregnancy process. By strengthening the weak egg producing processes, the ovaries produce more eggs. This greatly increases the chances of becoming pregnant!. The symptoms of having Clomid? Hot flashes….yes, i experienced it that i asked DH to switch on A/C at 3 am in the morning which at that time is winter!! (Can you believe this). After 5 days of Clomid, i was instructed to come to the hospital again for u/s scan to see weather Clomid had given any effects to my ovaries. Hurmmm…can’t wait for the day. Cross-fingers~

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