Let me start by saying that I am 32 years old and am beginning the adventure to have a baby. This is something I have wanted my whole life and am so excited for. While I am beyond happy about this prospect, I am also aware that it is not a sure thing. I want to share my experiences with other hopeful mothers out there. I know all women’s bodies and experiences are different, but information is always a friend when going through murky waters.
My husband and I have been off birth control for just over a year. I have been tracking my ovulation with an app (Ovia) and more recently with test strips. I don’t know if it is because I haven’t done it consistently enough, but I am getting all negative tests. The app says I should be ovulating, but the test strips are coming out negative. Before I worry myself too much (and oh man am I a worrier!) I decided to see my doctor to check under the hood and make sure everything is running smoothly.
First I had to head to get some blood drawn (11 viles-eek!). Luckily I had one of the best phlebotomists and did not feel one thing. Today I had an ultrasound. I tend to just listen to the doctor and not ask many questions, so I was not sure what to expect. This procedure did require a vaginal probe ultrasound so that pictures could be taken of my uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
Later this week I will have an HSG (hysterosalpingogram). This doesn’t sounds very pleasant as they have to insert something into the cervix to inject dye into the uterus and Fallopian tubes. I am a bit nervous about this one, but I know I would rather get it done and know that everything is OK. The hubby also has to go in for his appointment to check sperm motility. For some reason I expected him to be resistant to the idea, but he has been very supportive.
October 31st we go back for all of our results and I can’t wait! Until then I will still be tracking ovulation.
Feel free to share your experiences below!