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Decisions, Decisions

November 27, 2009

What’s a girl to do?  Until today, we thought our pathway to parenthood was pre-determined…IVF.  Not so fast.  Dr. RE’s nurse called this morning with our results from Mr. B’s repeat SA.  Total count is up to 22 million, motility decreased to 33% and morphology increased to 31%.  The sample had 0 WBCs.  It looks like the antibiotics worked.  This should be good news, right?  Apparently, according to Dr. RE, this sample is “BORDERLINE”.  We are now candidates for IUI.  The nurse told me we could try an unmedicated IUI in December only if I would ovulate before Christmas Eve.  Otherwise, the office is closed until the following Monday for Christmas.  Well, wouldn’t you know, I’m due to ovulate right around Christmas time.  Is it worth the gamble?  If we decide to move forward with IVF, I would start the Birth Control Pills in December and Egg Retrieval (ER) would happen the week before Mr. B goes out of town for work.  In a wierd way, I was hoping that the results would have been worse…the decision would have been out of our hands.  But what now?  Is it worth the gamble to do IUI’s with little chance for success or do we go straight to IVF where we have the better chance?  When do the struggles end?

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  1. Sarahlouise1980 permalink
    November 29, 2009 10:46 pm

    Wow, that is a hard one. I’m not sure what I would do. I think that I would probably try the IUI, just because of financial issues. The thing is though you would have to be prepared to do quite a few because they very rarely work the first time round.

    I know what you mean though about hoping it was worse. It at least makes sense for us to have a “plan”. Even if it was not the plan that we thought we would be on in the first place.

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