I’ve been an ever-lurker for GOSH I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG.
My situation: DH and I have been trying IVF and donor for 8 years…won’t go into lengthy details of why it took so long but suffice it to say that no RE had so much as suggested an HSG to me in all these years (despite my long history of endometriosis and having started my journey at Mayo Clinic IVF). Ugh.
Just got back from Czech Republic, this was our 3rd round of donor ivf there and this time I had two grade A embies implanted on day 5 after having a hsg-ectomy and myomectomy on my birthday last July (pursued this entirely on my own and bullied the world’s bestest obgyn into operating and he said it was a heinz 57 job - said I had more lil’ things wrong inside - took him 4.5 hours of surgery time to nip, tuck and facelift the ol’ uterus).
Date of my ER was 11-7-11 and able to get my 1st BETA HCG by my GP on 11-29-11. My beta was 2480. 2 days before the test, I started to bleed, what seemed like a lot but then it went down to a light brown spotting by the next morning and has remained there off an on since, only creating light brown and maybe a little pink when I wipe. OK, TMI - sorry.
I live in a rural community with a MEAT MARKET obgyn office - it is like a cattle call over there and I’ve had one too many RN/Nurse friends who were pregnant and these doctors overlooked preeclampsia again and again.
The RE that I did have, was 2.5 hours away in Flagstaff AZ and he has since moved out of the state.
I would like to see an obgyn (no periontologists or RE in Flagstaff anymore) in Flag with the hopes of delivering in Flag but don’t know how I should go about my research and I need to make it FAST at that too as I am sure I’m in need of an ultrasound in a few/three weeks to confirm heartbeat and number of beans floating around.
The only high risk docs in the state of AZ (my insurance restricts me to stay in AZ unless it is an emergency) are in Phoenix, over 4 hours away by car. How should I proceed? Any ideas from you baby dust keepers?
P.S. Thought I was the most barren female on the face of this planet - turns out that it was mainly the endometriosis that got in the way and I never had any docs who addressed it. :grr: but I think it may be all good now in that department
Thanks for any insight or help you can provide.
Scaredy Cat in Arizona
there’s a lot of supportive women here: http://forums.fertilitycommunity.com/40-trying-conceive/272778-just-joined-40-happy-have-found-you-655.html#post1108254526
I don’t have any info on Arizona Dr’s, but just wanted to say congratulations! What a long road you’ve been down. The first thing my RE had me do was the HSG, complete requirment or we didn’t move forward.
Thank you both for your input.
Wishes4Baby: I had only thought, vaguely, that HSG’s were done on those doing IVF with their own eggs (to check patency of the fallopian tubes) so when no RE’s ever mentioned the procedure, I naively followed their lead as I kept opening my wallet. It was later, when I kept reading that Shady Grove REQUIRED an HSG (even for donor eggs) that I thought, uh-oh, something serious is missing in my diagnosis history and treatment.
Thank you for the Congrats. I still have the light brown spotting and light cramping from time to time which doesn’t appear to change upon exertion, so I’m still nervous. However, I have read this can be normal for many women. I can only pray and cross my fingers and toes and try to pass the time as the weeks move forward. Gulp.
If anyone has insights to the best course of “doctoring” as I move forward, please give me your thoughts. I could really use a set of instructions from women who has been there and done it all (x1, x2, x3 ).