2007 – Summer
Diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) due to irregular cycles, was put on the 21 day birth control pill. Never thought anything of it, and didn’t realise at the time that it could impact fertility!
2009 – January
Got engaged to my boyfriend of 4 years, started to talk about kids
2011 – September
Got married, stopped taking the pill and starting ttc
2013 – October
After two years of no luck, and very irregular cycles, we found out I was 9 weeks pregnant as I kept needing to go to the toilet! No other pregnancy symptoms funnily enough. After 5 days of wonder I unfortunately miscarried.
2014 – January
“chemical pregnancy” just after new year, and referred by our GP to the local NHS fertility specialist
2014 – April
First appointment at the NHS specialist – put on metformin and told to loose weight (I was quite a heavy lass!)
2015 – January
Over 3 stone lost and started my first of three cycles of clomid to help me ovulate (and therefore concieve!). No sperm tests done as yet. The scan and bloods during the first clomid round showed I had ovulated so we were very excited.
2015 – May
Three failed cycles of clomid, and had a HyfoSy which showed that my tubes are open. Hubby had sperm test at the same time showing lower than average count.
2015 – June
Told by the NHS specialist that the next step is IVF with ICSI, due to our fertility problems being both me and my PCOS and hubby and his low count. Unfortunately told that I do not quality for a cycle until January 2016 and I would only get one “go” at it on the NHS – decision made to go private!
2015 – August
First private IVF with ICSI round – and AMH tested for the first time which is shown to be high. Short protocol (also known as antagonist protocol) begins!
2015 – October
Positive result from IVF with ISCI (fresh cycle) – Pregnant! Baby Due June 2016, and 2 embryos in the freezer.
2016 – June
Baby Eddie born at 4:49am, healthy 8lb 4oz
2017 – February
Decision made to try for baby no.2 and re-start IVF
2017 – May
FET cycle begins!
2017 – July
Initial positive result from FET ends in heartbreak – missed miscarriage at 6-7 weeks