IVF was an easy choice.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Welcome family and friends to the new blog - Harrisons’ Square! Micah and I have decided to start sharing our IVF journey. We believe it is important to share our story and experience because we found it comforting to read other couples’ stories. I wrote these posts as we went through the process and we are finally ready to start sharing…

As many of you may or may not know, Micah and I began trying to grow our family immediately after getting married. Fun fact: I actually stopped birth control before my wedding in a last ditch effort to lose weight. We knew from the beginning we wanted a family so we figured we would let it happen when it happens. After about three months, I knew something wasn’t right but my OB/GYN told me that it takes your body time to adjust to not being on birth control. She told me that after a year of trying to get pregnant, we should see a fertility specialist.
Well right after our one year anniversary of being married, we made an appointment to see our first fertility doctor, or reproductive endocrinologist. After seeing two different doctors, our second RE had some testing done on both of us. She diagnosed Micah with male infertility and me with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). 
Dr. B explained that we could try doing IUI, aka the turkey baster method, however our chances of an IUI working would be low due to Micah’s male infertility. She thoroughly explained the process of IVF and why it would work best for us. IVF was an easy choice because it was our only choice. Once we agreed to IVF, I was put through a few more tests. In the meantime, I began acupuncture as a last ditch effort to get pregnant naturally. 
From September 2016-December 2016, we continued on with acupuncture and preparing for our first IVF cycle. I completed a sonohysterography, initial ultrasound, and blood work. Micah and I also attended an official IVF consult and genetic counseling.


The next step in our IVF journey was our egg retrieval...

XO, Emily

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