Making a Baby, IUI 4 – Results


I feel like each time we get a negative result, it should be easier, but it’s not. The progesterone kept me from getting my period, which was a huge letdown. I always hold out so much hope, but we took 2 tests, one a day before, and one a day after the end of our TWW (two-week wait) and they were both negative. The doctor told me to stop taking the progesterone inserts so that I can get my period again and come back.

My period arrived about 3-4 days after I stopped taking the progesterone, but it was really light compared to normal. I went back in to do my follicle scan on Friday and we got more bad news..

I have a cyst on my ovary, which could’ve been caused by the change in medication – basically, a cyst kept growing after we triggered to ovulate and the cyst didn’t ovulate with my eggs. The cyst was measuring about 20 and anything over 4-6 could be cause for concern. This means we have to skip this cycle. If they continued with treatment this month, then any medication they give me would cause the cyst to grow, which could be damaging to my ovaries. This was likely the source of my light period. It’ll dissolve on its own, but we have to skip this cycle and try again next month. The doctor said it isn’t a recurring thing, so the likelihood of it happening again is slim.

The good news is that I can eat sushi again! LOL always reaching for that silver lining.

Until next time.



Ovary Scan: $65

Total baby-making cost to date: $7322.39


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