I’m new to fertility treatment, but not to infertility. I am in search of advice, pros and cons, and all around support.
Here’s my story:
I got pregnant at age 15, when my ex-boyfriend put holes in the tips of the condoms so he could “feel it more”. I did not know he was doing this, until 2 years after we broke up and still don’t know how I didn’t notice. I ended up losing the baby at almost 3 months. It was such a horrible experience. I still have a hard time with this. After that, I began getting ovarian cysts and had to be placed onto birth control.
Fast forward to 3 years after the break-up. My best friend of 7 years and I started to get closer than friends should be. Thank goodness, because I knew almost instantly after we got together that he was “the one”. My husband and I have been married for 5.5 years, and have been off of birth control for 6 years. During the first two years of marriage, we spent every month disappointed when I would start my period. Exactly 2 years after marriage, I found out I was pregnant. It was our little miracle.
Although being my beautiful little boy’s mother has been the biggest blessing in my life, I don’t feel complete without more children. When I was a child, I always wanted to be a mother and a teacher. I got both, but when I said mother, it meant to 2-3 children. I know I have one child already, and I know some may say to be happy with that because some can’t have any; I understand that, but the feeling of being incomplete is just as predominate in me as it is another person. We all need something to make us whole.
With that being said… 3 years after our baby born was born, we will begin Clomid. In June I had a long period, and then 6 days later began bleeding badly again. I went to my gynecologist to see if something was wrong, and he believes I’m not ovulating. I’ve already had ultrasounds (I have cysts on my ovaries, but everything else looks good), and bloodwork to check for thyroid problems, etc. Everything was within normal range. He placed me on 100mg of Clomid at days 3-7. Most things I’ve read say that you usually begin at 50mg; will beginning on 100mg increase the risk of multiples? I’m so nervous to begin, but excited to try and conceive with help. Also, my last delivery ended in an emergency c-section due to heart rate changes on Pitocin, as well as a blood transfusion for my little boy due to blood loss in the womb (nurse ruptured placenta while checking me, while we didn’t know my placenta had separated some). Will being on Clomid keep me from having a VBAC? Thanks for much in advance! I will start my 1st round of Clomid around July 14th.