The Fertility Clinic-Our First Visit

We had our first appointment at the fertility clinic last week and it left me feeling hopeful (Part of me wonders if everyone leaves feeling that way? Is that the fertility doctors job? To make us feel better about the situation? Or will they be honest and tell us the real truth?). Anyway, We finally have a treatment plan in place!

Our appointment began with a meeting with our new doctor. He was kind and thorough. He explained everything in detail and gave me honest answers. He seems to think that even with PCOS, we shouldn’t have to result to the “big tools” as he calls them. He believes we should get pregnant with a combination of medications and timed intercourse. The doctor told me I should try “light” dieting (nothing extreme) and that my husband should cut back on his tobacco usage. He also recommended my first step to be a HSG test (which I am terrified of).

After meeting with the doctor, my husband and I went our separate ways; I went to have a vaginal ultrasound and Pap smear and he went to do the semen analysis.

After those were done, we met with the Nurse Practitioner and she went over our actual treatment plan. We will start progesterone to jump start my period and then I will take letrzole to help with ovulation. I will take 1500 mg of metformin to help as well. I will have the HSG test once my cycle starts and then I will return on CD 14 for labs and ultrasound to check the follicles. If all goes as planned, we will be sent home to “get busy” for the next three days.

My lab work results came back and my thyroid levels are off and my vitamin d. So I will also start taking synthroid and vitamin d supplements.

I’ll be honest, I warned my husband before going in that I would probably leave crying. I just imagined myself having a breakdown while sitting in there. I must say, things went the opposite way. We laughed while waiting on the doctor to come in. We laughed on the way home about the awkward semen analysis. Overall it went along better than I imagined.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”-Antoine de Saint

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14 comments

  1. berry · July 16

    I always feel better when there’s a new plan. I hope yours goes as smoothly as your appointment!

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  2. TheUnforseenPath · July 16

    Good luck, I am glad the appointment went better than expected! I have PCOS and got pregnant with just metformin and clomid so this could definitely work for you!

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  3. Secret Sistah · July 16

    Sending Positive vibes and Prayer your way. A Plan is a great start.

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  4. Lauren · July 17

    A fellow PCOS girl! I just got diagnosed, our plan is much more complicated, but having a plan makes it seem much better!! Hope the best for you!

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  5. Julie · July 20

    Well done! Definitely found we laughed about/during more things that we thought we ever would! 😀 It’s good to balance out the bawl sessions! x

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  6. thedisnerdblog · July 31

    I am so glad that you were able to laugh your way through it. I think it is so important for us to find moments of joy throughout this journey.

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    • I agree! I would have probably fallen apart if I wouldn’t have had my husband there to add some humor to the mix.

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  7. jamiejenburnett · October 18

    Thank you for sharing! I totally get it, we went through that as well. ❤️

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  8. Know exactly how you feel, we’ve been trying for 3 years now and just started fertility treatment. ❤ xxx

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