I have made the decision to take the time to document our journey with IVF. IVF is short for In Vitro Fertilization, a fertility treatment where eggs are fertilized by sperm outside the womb. There are many different reasons a couple may need to go this route. Our story goes like this…the Mr. and I have been married 3 1/2 years and trying for baby for about 2 1/2 years. After a lot of Dr. appointments and such we learned that the Mr.’s sperm morphology ( the shape ) isn’t great. Here is a picture with normal and abnormal sperm. Notice the shape of the abnormal sperms head. This is our problem, these sperm cannot penetrate the egg.
So with this we were sent to a Fertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist named Dr. Gabriel Garzo from Reproductive partners http://ucsandiegofertility.com/. They have been nothing short of wonderful at RP and I couldn’t be more comfortable with our choice of Dr. and nurses.
I am not sharing this news with many people, just close friends and family of course. I don’t know how to explain the way it feels to not be able to get pregnant naturally. Shame, or embarrassment, I guess it a good way to describe it. It’s hard to talk about infertility with people because you will usually get some nonsense back. “Oh you just need to relax” or ” just go on vacation” or “it will happen when you stop trying”. Nope, people we have done all this and now we know why it didn’t work. Science…DH sperm just can’t get the job done without assistance. It’s as simple as that!
So within the next few weeks our journey will begin and I would like to share it with you! I will admit I am nervous, but know in my heart that this treatment will eventually give me the baby I so badly want to love with all my heart!
So let’s venture through this journey together!