Clomid was our first option, this is an oral medication that can be used to stimulate ovulation in women that are experiencing infertility. It works by blocking estrogen receptors in turn increases the hormone levels. By stimulating an increase in the amount of hormones this all helps to create higher egg follicles upon ovulation. If there are more egg follicles that increases your chances of sperm and egg fertilizing and becoming pregnant. We tried two months of Clomid with no success. Our next step was IUI, this is a bit more invasive but has a higher success rate so we were feeling optimistic. After three attempts at IUI with no success we had a long discussion with our doctor about our options...the other option presented was In Vitro Fertilization (commonly referred to as IVF). Of course we agreed to go the IVF route but this wouldn’t be as easy as the previous treatments we tried and would take a toll on my body like nothing I have ever imagined.
When you start IVF you have to prepare yourself mentally, physically and emotionally because it is a process, ooh girl!