With a nod to DD, here is my year in review:
January: The start of our first IVF.
February: The worst moment of our infertility career – only two follicles at first stim scan and the realisation that we could be dealing with an ovarian reserve problem.
March: Two eggs retrieved, both fertilised, two embryos transferred and a pregnancy against all odds. And then another miscarriage. Followed by baby #3’s due date. Not a good month.
April: Another failed cycle.
May: Another pregnancy, another miscarriage, another missed birthday. And then the hardest blow of all, confirmation of our worst fears – an FSH of 17. Definite ovarian reserve problem and virtually no chance of a baby. IVF #2 begins.
June: Only one slowly developing follicle despite antagonist flare protocol with max dose stims. Cancelled. TSI. Pregnant again. Devastated again.
July: Another pregnancy. Looking good this time. Ha ha, only joking. Massive hair loss. Time to stop.
September: Back to the clinic on the sly. Pregnant again.
October: Still pregnant.
November: Still pregnant.
December: Still pregnant.