My name is Tasia and my husband and I have been trying to have a child for two and a half years. We were naïve and assumed everything would happen quickly and easily. Six months in, my doctor ordered plenty of tests: bloodwork, HSG, semen analysis. All came back normal. We received the dreaded unexplained infertility diagnosis. We tried 3 rounds of Clomid which were unsuccessful. In my frustration, after a year and a half of no progress, I went to a fertility clinic. My RE suggested trying a medicated IUI with letrozole and injections if we were not ready to leap into IVF. I was ready for IVF, but my husband was not. We did 2 IUIs with no success. After lots of discussion, research, and tears we decided to move on to IVF. My RE ordered some more tests: bloodwork for both of us and a SHG. Again, everything was found to be normal. We will be starting IVF very soon, but we have decided that we will not move on to any other treatment after IVF. This is our last chance at becoming parents.
I never thought in a million years that we would be in this place. I knew nothing about infertility until it happened to us. This community has been a godsend for me. Knowing how common infertility is and learning from other warriors’ experiences has significantly helped me mentally throughout this process. While I am still learning how to use my voice in this community, I am happily educating close friends and family on this dreadful disease. The sooner we can erase the stigma surrounding infertility, the better.