We shared with everyone that we would be starting the IVF process this month, so we thought with Christmas just a few days away, and that we would be seeing a lot of family and friends who I’m sure may be wondering how everything is going, we wanted to give an update.
We finished all of the lab work, mandatory counseling session required by our clinic, and paid our deposit last month and everything was set up and ready to start this month. Our medications were ordered and ready to be delivered last week, and I had started birth control as required so they can be in complete control of my cycle. Everything was going according to plan until……
We unexpectedly found out we had gotten pregnant on our own this month! To say I was shocked is an understatement! I had randomly threw up twice in a week and Mark told me to take a test. I told him that was silly because I had already had a period and started the birth control, but he insisted so I did. And it was positive, like the fastest positive I have ever gotten in all my times of taking pregnancy tests the past two years. So I took another, and another. I went for lab work that same day and my numbers came back good! I was still shocked and confused how this could happen, but we thought it may be a sign, given the timing of how it happened right before we started our injections for IVF. I had labs drawn again two days later and they were rising as they should. We still were being cautious and not allowing ourselves to get too excited, and two days later when it was time to have labs done again, I began to have some bleeding. My levels that day didn’t come back too reassuring, they had risen, but not as much as expected. We kind of began preparing for things to not go well again, but two days later, my levels jumped back up again like they should. When the nurse called she told me that they were now concerned that it may be a tubal pregnancy and we needed to come in the next day for an ultrasound. I had some pretty intense pain that day as well so that had us even more worried about an ectopic pregnancy. We went the next day for an ultrasound and it was not the news we have hoped for. I had labs drawn again that day and they weren’t dropping as the doctor had expected given my continued bleeding and ultrasound findings. We then began to fear that I would either have to have the Methotrexate shot or be taken to surgery due to the embryo implanting in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.
After having my blood drawn six times in the past ten days, and our second ultrasound, it was confirmed that we are having a tubal miscarriage. My levels are finally starting to drop so we think my body will be able to do this on its own and I will not have to do the Methotrexate or have surgery.
We are heartbroken and frustrated, but will be ok, and will continue this journey to getting our miracle hopefully one day soon.