Monday, December 20, 2010

Spotlight On Infertility: Christopher and Christine

It's probably about time that I included our Spotlight

1. You and your significant others names? Christy and Chris

2. How long have you been trying to conceive? 18 months

3. What stage of Infertility are you in (Natural, Clomid, IUI, IVF)? We are currently saving for IVF. We have set a limit of 2 IVF cycles before moving on to other options.

4. What procedures have you gone through to diagnose you and your significant other? Christy=HSG, Thyroid, Sugar, FSH, LH, Genetic Testing
Chris: Lots and Lots of Semen Analysis, Karyotype blood test, Vericocelectomy, Vascular Ultrasound

5. If you have been diagnosed, would you please share? We have Severe Male Factor Infertility with a dash of PCOS

6. Are you seeing an Ob/Gyn or a RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) Reproductive Endocrinologist? We are seeing a Reproductive Endocronologist who we love: Dr. Maseelell at Reproductive Gynecology Inc.

7. What supplements are you taking (PNV, Fertile Aid, Etc.)? Pre-Natal Vitamins

8. Are you charting/using ovulation predictors/fertility monitor? If you are charting, would you want to post your chart link? I charted for over a year and just recently gave it up. I feel like it was becoming toxic for me. I still use ovulation predictors to tell when I'm ovulating. But if you would like to look at my past charts here is a link:

9. Have you ever been pregnant before? No

10. What are your plans for your future (infertility treatments, adoption, working with children)? As of right now, this changes sometimes by the second around here, we are planning on doing two rounds of IVF and if those don't work we will take it from there.

11. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about you? This journey has not been an easy one and not all couples can make it through it together. We are lucky to have each other and are holding the faith that we will be blessed with a child soon. If I could give advice to any other couple just starting this, is stick together and talk as much to each other as you can. Communication was huge for us.

12. Do you have a blog/website where you talk about your journey? If so, please link here: Yes, this is my blog. I want to Thank everyone who has participated in the Spotlight on Infertility.

If you would like to be featured in the Spotlight on Infertility, please contact me at with the above questions filled out. Also include a picture if you would like any pictures of you included in the post.

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