I wouldn't read anything into it since you tested so early. You do know that the trigger shot is out of your system so a positive after this is a true positive. My RE's office told me what day to test and I only let myself test one day early. I think it was 14 days after the trigger shot. I didn't want to test on Monday morning and have to go to work. I'm glad I did because when it was positive DH and I were in shock and just sat and stared at each other for a long time. Good luck!!View Thread
I didn't do IUI or IVF, but I did the injecables. I'll encourage you to shop around. My RE gave me a list of pharmacies and suggested I check prices with all of them. For the mix of meds I had the costs ranged from about $500 to over $2500! I was shocked and it pushed me to keep checking more pharmacies to make sure I got the best price. It made a huge difference for us and I ended up spending right at $1000 for the meds and monitoring total. That made it much easier for us to manage. I got pregnant on our first round with injectables and my OB said the gonadotropin injections was the heavy hitter that did it. Good luck!View Thread
What I did sounds like what your doctor is thinking. It was expensive, but worth it. Please ask away with questions. I remember how overwhelming it all seemed at first. My insurance covered the femara pills so they were about $12. My insurance didn't cover the other meds or monitoring. The gonal-f injections was the most expensive part. Freedom Fertility was the cheapest, but I called all on the list the doctor's office gave me and any others I could find. I'll tell you the local pharmacies didn't even know what these meds were and acted like I was nuts. I did 75 units of gonal-f per day for 6 days for a total of 475 units, which came as a pen for about $375. I think the trigger was $75. My office did an ultrasound as soon as AF started to check for cysts and at that appointment they showed me how to use the pen and gave me a calendar of when to do what. I went back after the femara and gonal-f shots were done for another ultrasound to check follicle size and an estradiol blood test. They called when the doctor had reviewed those results that afternoon and told me to go ahead with the trigger shot. I didn't do IUI, so from the trigger shot we proceeded with BDing every other day. My RE's office offered a 20% discount if I gave them a check for this cycle's monitoring at the first ultrasound. My total with the meds and doctor's office was $985. Good Luck!View Thread
There are definitely a lot of different things he could mean by injectables. I just thought I'd share what I did. After 4 failed rounds of clomid when both doctors agreed I ovulated I didn't get pregnant. Our HSG and SA came back fine so I was referred to an RE. The RE said clomid just wasn't the right drug for my body. He ordered femara (pills similar to clomid), gonal-f (follicle stimulating hormone injections) and a novarel HCG trigger shot. The gonal-f shots were pretty easy. It's like an insulin pen with a tiny needle given in my stomach. The side effects I had from it were a lot of pain and bloating. When I went for my follicle scan I had one follicle on each side the size of a normal ovary, which explained the pain. The trigger shot was powder that had to be mixed with sterile water and DH had to inject it in my hip muscle. I got really dizzy and almost passed out, but I really think it was the emotions of everything actually coming together. The RE was right and I got my BFP on the first round! I'm currently 6 weeks and excited for my first ultrasound next week. Good luck!View Thread
Anyone that knows me well knows how very strange the cleaning is. My friends are laughing at me. I hope it keeps up, but I'm just going with it. I go on the 26th for an ultrasound. Only 17 days to go. I wish it was earlier, but they wanted to wait until at least 6 weeks and the doctor is out of town that week so I'll be 7 weeks. You are getting close! How are you feeling?View Thread
I'm really close to my Dad and only 10 minutes away so I'm sure he'll be really involved. It will be his second, but the first lives 90 minutes away. I think I'm going to tell him by sneaking into his house when I know he's gone and hanging my ultrasound picture next to my niece's picture in the entry. My mom is completely absent from my life by her own choice. I have the worst in-laws so I'll be perfectly happy if they leave me alone. I am close to hubby's aunt so I've told her she's the designated Grandma because we need one. There's plenty of love for this little one, just not from the traditional people. My best friend also lives next door, so that will be awesome. You aren't going overboard. I've seen my sister do much stranger things and she uses me as her sounding board because I'll tell her if she's going too far. Her hubby called her an overbearing mother at 12 weeks when she said anyone having contact with her baby needs to have the whooping cough shot.
It's not scary to me. We know what the dangers are and do what we need to protect ourselves. Most things can be handled safely as long as we understand what we're working with. We have all agreed that we have to be a little nuts to love doing what we do. It will be easier once everyone knows, but I'm only 4 weeks so I'm trying to hold off until we know there's a heartbeat. It's still sinking in and I'm not sure I want everyone knowing if I miscarry. Right now I'm only telling people that need to know and I can always tell others if something comes up and they need to know. I have a few people looking out for me so I think I'm ok for now.
It is all slowly sinking in and we're starting to talk about the baby coming. I keep wanting to clean, which is very strange for me. I'm just going with it and have accomplished a lot this weekend.View Thread