Sunday, May 17, 2009

Who knew eggs were so important?

When I got pregnant with my girls, I didn't take any fertility treatment. I got them natural & by surprise! But after I had them I got Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Which basically means, my ovaries produce cysts, instead of eggs. So I can have a lot of little cysts, one time I had between 40-60 cysts on each ovary. Both my sisters, & one of my close friends have the same issue. It is a lot more common then you would think & the cysts are treatable, with birth control. But that doesn't mix well with getting pregnant.
For the past few months we have been doing Clomid, a fertility drug. The first round I took half a pill for 5 days, and got 2 eggs! My older sister, and one of my friends take 4-5 pills a day for 5 days & get 1 egg, maybe 2. I did end up getting pregnant that first round, but it didn't stick. Which was a blessing in disguise since I had some gall bladder surgery a few weeks later :) We did our second round this month, and tomorrow I have a doctors appointment to check and see if my broken ovaries made any eggs. I am praying that I don't have more than 2 eggs, and at the same time praying I have at least one!
I just thought I would "blog" this down to get it off my chest. It is so much harder to get pregnant then I ever imagined! To much stress! Everyone wish me luck :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey i have the same thing i had cysts on my ovaries before me and Shane got married Dr J put me on some birth control and a lot of them went away and then well a few months after we got married i got pregnant well i think i have more on there again so i know how u feel my mom lost one of her ovaries at 30 so it must run in the families with all the crap us women put up with just to have babies. well let us know how it goes GOOD LUCK