Infertility Timeline

Here is the cliff notes version of our infertility thus far. Please feel free to reach out to me  if you’re in a similar situation, have any questions, or just want to talk.

October 2012

  • Ditched the BCP and began TTC!

July 2013

  • R & I both began the testing for infertility at my OBGYN’s office. R’s 1st SA resulted in a very low count and he will need to be re-tested.

August 2013

  • After the repeat SA R was diagnosed with low-sperm count 9 million, 78% motility, 12% morphology. At this time we were referred to a RE.
  • 8/2 – R began taking Fertility Blend for Men (2 pills daily) in addition to the multivitamin he was already taking.

September 2013

  • 9/5 – First appointment with our RE.
  • 9/11 – R began taking Clomid to *hopefully* help increase sperm count (25 mg/day) in addition to Fertility Blend for Men and a multivitamin.

November 2013

  • 11/8 – IUI #1 – BFN
    • 100 mg Clomid CD 5-9
    • IUI performed 36 hours after trigger shot
    • 3 mature folicles, 1 “almost mature”
    • 7 million post-wash sperm count, 87% motility, 12% morphology
  • IUI #1 resulted in a cyst on my right ovary, so we were forced to take a cycle off.

December 2013

  • 12/4 – HSG Test – right tube blocked

January 2014

  • 1/5 – R stopped taking Clomid – it was doing nothing for his sperm count and he gained 20lbs in the 4 months he was taking it
  • 1/8 – HSG/Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy surgery – Both tubes are OPEN!! It appears that I must have had a spasm during first HSG test and made it look like I had a blocked tube when I really didn’t, excellent news! 

February 2014

  • 2/3 – IUI #2BFN
    • 100 mg Clomid CD 5-9
    • IUI performed 36 hours after trigger shot
    • 3 mature follicles
    • 6 million post-wash sperm count, 87% motility, 12% morphology

March 2014

  • 3/6 – IUI #3BFN
    • 100 mg Clomid CD 5-9
    • IUI performed 24 hours after trigger shot
    • 1 mature follicle
    • 9 million post-wash sperm count, 60% motility, 12% morphology
  • IUI #3 resulted in a cyst on my right ovary, so we were forced to take a cycle off.

May 2014

  • 5/4 – IUI #4  – BFP – Chemical Pregnancy
    • 100 mg Clomid CD 3-7
    • 1 ampoule hMG CD 7-12
    • IUI performed 36 hours after trigger shot
    • 2 mature follicles
    • 17 million post-wash sperm count, 66% motility, 12% morphology
  • We decided to take a break from fertility treatments for the summer after learning about our chemical pregnancy.

August 2014

  • 8/16 – IUI #5 – BFP – Ectopic Pregnancy
    • 100 mg Clomid CD 3-7
    • 2 ampoules hMG CD 7-13
    • IUI performed 36 hours after trigger shot
    • 12 mature follicles
    • 16 million post-wash sperm count, 75% motility, 12% morphology

15 thoughts on “Infertility Timeline

  1. Wife and I are on the same schedule. So much work!! Neither she or I have any issues but still no BFP. Next step for us they’re recommending is IVF. Feel terrible about that.

  2. Hi Jen, I came across your blog after searching for #MFI on Instagram. Hubby and I just got tested past month. Me blood work, him SA. His numbers are not good. But mine are not good either.
    Following you to get inspired. And send a lot of baby dust in your way :)!

    I’m also thinking about starting a journal too 😛

    Best, Angela

    • So sorry to hear about this diagnosis. Honestly, starting my blog was one of the most helpful tools during my infertility journey. There is an amazing group of women I’ve been able to connect with, share stories with, get support from, and learn a few things along the way. I HIGHLY recommend some form of journal! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to reach out to me via email (infertilityblues@gmail.com) if you want to talk further!!

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