Sunday, March 21, 2010

Welcome, ICLW!

Hello, and welcome to my blog! My name is Alex, I’m 34, TTC for #1, and I’m completely new to this blogging world. So I’m diving in, and participating in my first ICLW this month!

Hubs and I have been trying for a little one for a year – we started trying a few months before we were married last May. So far, we’ve had all the tests run, received the official diagnosis of Unexplained Infertility, did one IUI with injections, and was successful – for six magical (although hard and scary) days in early February I was pregnant and happy, until they told me that it was ectopic. That was awful, and one of the worst things I’ve gone through in my life. But we made it, and I’m feeling better, and last week AF finally decided to show, so we’re back on the TTC wagon. We have our WTF appointment with the RE this Wednesday, but we’re not doing fertility treatments until next month. For this month, I’m doing acupuncture, and herbs, and TTC naturally like we’ve never done it before... Because I REALLY don’t want to keep doing fertility treatments!!!

But assuming I will have to go back on the treatment path, are there any suggestions for what I should ask the RE in my WTF meeting? I assume we’re basically just going to do the IUI and injections again, because it technically worked, so I’m not sure why I even have to do this meeting before we start treatments again, but they insisted. I’d love to hear if I should be pushing for something different. My understanding is there’s not really anything they can do to prevent an ectopic pregnancy – is there?

I’m off to find more blogs – looking forward to it!!!


  1. Hi Alex! Glad you found me. I love your blog so far and I'll for sure be back regularly (I am posting a link to yours on mine right now). Even though it was short and sweet, I really liked you "I guess I'm still not over it" post. This keeps happening to me, too. Just not as frequently as it did at first.

  2. This is also my first time doing the ICLW! Fun so far. I really hope you don't even have to go to the WTF meeting. I know so many people who have gotten pregnant on their month "off," and the acupuncture and herbs will definitely increase your chances.

  3. I Alex...I'm new at ICLW's great!

  4. Happy ICLW! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I've also been doing acupuncture and herbs also for awhile and although I'm not pregnant yet, they have made a difference both physically and mentally. I think if you can, keep doing both! Good luck!

  5. Welcome to ICLW. First, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    I've only been blogging since October (and was skeptical at first) but have found it really, really helpful.

    I don't have much to offer about your RE appointment. They may be of the mindset, as you said, that it technically worked. I don't think there's anything to do to prevent an ectopic either, but I could be wrong.

    I'm looking forward to following your journey.

  6. Hope you have fun on your first ICLW! :) I do it almost every month now. No advice on what to ask at your appt but I hope it's productive for you.

  7. Hi Alex. :)

    It's our first ICLW to.

    Good Luck with your appointment.

  8. Welcome the ALI Blogosphere and your first ICLW!!

    I wish you nothing but look for your future ttc adventure and hope it's a short adventure with a successful and happy outcome that involves a live healthy babe.


  9. Happy ICLW! I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm not familar enough with ectopic pregnancies to comment. My husband and I have been trying for 2.5 years and have just recently decided to adopt so we are beginning that process. Hoping that your next cycle will end with a BFP!!