Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Infertility Conundrum

Dear Lord,

We are in the middle of the infertility conundrum. We have been officially told that we fit the description of infertility and can see a specialist. The tests are invasive, expensive, inconvenient, and more.

How far do we take this process? How much money should we spend? Should money matter? When should we (or should we) adopt instead? I am not thrilled to go through the testing already, but fear shouldn't stop me, I suppose.

Please guide us. I know that You open and close the womb, so some (all) of the efforts seem somehow futile. But, You could put us through this trial to refine us before opening my womb. So much to think about! I feel peace in Your plan and excitement about adopting. But, we would love to have biological children, too.

Please help us communicate clearly with each other and remain on the same page throughout the process. Please help us to root out sin in our lives and honor You now and always.

In Jesus' Name,


Saturday, March 16, 2013

I read my husband some information about the HSG, and he was very sympathetic. Then he looked at a diagram and officially freaked out. We may wait on that test for a while.

Friday, March 15, 2013


HSG. They will do what, how? As painful as childbirth and very expensive? Thanks to my internet research, I need to think about that one.

Shouldn’t we fully rule out the progesterone drop first?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Test Results

Tests confirmed that male factor infertility is not the problem. That means it’s me, not him. More tests and treatments are available for female factor infertility, so I guess that is good news.

My progesterone level is good, so the doctor said that’s not the problem. I’m not a doctor, but I think the level would need to be checked on more than one day. Couldn’t it be normal one day and still drop too early? She wants to schedule an HSG. I feel like we have been put on the one-size-fits-all infertility track. I also need to look up HSG.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Infertility Consultation

We met with a doctor to start the testing process. She said that two years of TTC was long enough to meet with a specialist.

She said the specialist would want to see results from an ultrasound (which had already been done), blood tests, and a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). They would also want to make sure male factor infertility was not a cause. I had the blood tests done right away.