Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My dr appt... fertility mentioned

Man I can't believe I'm posting this in a public blog but it's a big part of my life so why not?
I had a dr appt today with my lady dr... always a fun treat right? I wanted to talk baby talk. And so we did. Because of my irregularity, chances are I'm not ovulating. I had a hunch time I temped for awhile and never saw a regular pattern but man that was frustrating and exhausting in itself. So now she wants to check my hormone levels, do more indepth thyroid testing, make sure I'm not diabetic since it runs in the family, make sure my ovaries work, etc... luckily it's just blood tests. If all is as it's expected to be, we'll start a few months of clomid. Of course the risk of multiples is increased but only by 7-8% so I can handle that. I think if nothing happens with that and I'm not pregnant at the end of 5-6 months, we're just gonna let it go sadly. The dr said they would then refer me to a fertility specialist but honestly, I don't want to do that. The expense alone would be very hard to swallow. I think clomid is enough "help" for me. So I'm praying it works.. and if not, it'll be a sad day but like I have said before, we have been blessed so much already that we'd be okay.

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

Hey, I have some more info. about this subject that might help. It's sort of a natural remedy but also increases your chance for multiples. Remind me to tell you about it if I don't think to post later on, but I have to pick up Keilana from pre-school.

Jill said...

It will be Shannon and Jon plus 8. We'll have to work on the name, cause it doesn't ryme. JK I have a couple friends that went throu the same thing, and they are both prego. So there is hope.

Shannon Harris said...

lol Shannon and Jon plus a TON!

Cait said...

Good luck with clomid. I've been on it since June and I'm obviously not pregnant. =/

Shannon Harris said...

thanks

Vanessa said...

I changed URL's finally!
http://togetherisenough.blogspot.com/

Here's that information I told you I would pass on:

"African yams increase ovulation. A well-known tribe in Africa called the Yorubas has the highest twinning rate in the world, one in 22. Their diet consists of large amounts of a particular species of yam (Dioscorea rotundata). This yam contains a high level of a substance similar to the hormone estrogen, which is thought to bring on multiple ovulation.

The Mexican yam supresses ovulation. Some hormone from it is used in birth control pills."

There is your lead, start researching and let me know what you find out more about AND where you can buy them.

Rebecca said...

You are a trooper. Hang in there. :)

Kenningtons said...

How sad!!! I will be praying for you! I hope it all works out for you but it sounds like you are preparing for either outcome.
p.s. I would LOVE to buy some vinyls from you!! To make myself the cute little saying. Where do you get the supplies? I'm the farthest thing from crafty there possibly is...do you think I can make one of those?

Melissa said...

good luck. i will keep u in my prayers.

Becca Sue said...

Good luck with the Clomid! I had good luck with mine, both girls were conceived with it! May you have the same results! The world needs more cute kids like yours! Especially with that curly hair! Miss Ya!