I am so happy to have found this group! I haven't told any friends about
this yet and husbands just don't understand sometimes so I know this is going to
be a big source of support.
I am 32 years old and I got pregnant quite easily 3 years ago with my first and
only child. The pregnancy was text book until I woke up in labor one morning @
7:30 (which I really had no idea it was going on) and my son was born 2.5 hours
later - I barely made it to the hospital and there was no time for an epidural.
He was born at 30 weeks and 3 days @ 3 lbs 9oz and spent 33 days in the NICU.
Drs could not tell me why he was early and that will haunt me forever. It's
been a tough road but we are so lucky that he is a completely normal little boy
- no one can tell that he was a preemie.
I count my blessings every day because it could have been so much worse with my
son, but I cannot control my maternal instinct to have just one more child
(which is a thousand times stronger for #2 than #1.)
Thinking and hoping that we paid our time to the "baby gods", we finally got up
the nerve to start trying 9 months ago and I just can't believe that this is
happening to us. We started fertility testing with my current cycle and
everything has come back normal so far (semen, tons of blood work, HSG,
UNTIL YESTERDAY. Yesterday was Day 10 of my cycle and I did the Clomid Challege test so
I went for blood work. I got a call from a nurse about an hour ago
saying all of the blood work looked fine except the FSH - it was a 13. She said
that 13 is a grey area; that they would like to see it under 11. This means I
just don't have the egg quality that I used to and that we may need to try more
aggressive forms of treatment. I was speechless and not prepared to ask
questions and the nurse said that we could talk more about it when I return
Monday morning for more blood work and an ultrasound. I was hoping to get some
feedback from some of you (that are on my side of things, not the DR side of
FSH Level of 13 - any comments/suggestions/success regarding a 13?
More aggressive treatments - what would you guys suggest?
FYI - Our insurance covered most of the testing but will not cover anything
I just need to be prepared for some serious discussions with Drs next week and
would appreciate anything anyone can say.