Our appointment with the fertility clinic could not have gone better.
D and I met with Dr. T, who is very nice and seems really good at what she does. I loved that one of the first things she said to me was, "Let's get you pregnant, shall we?" Music to my ears.
First Dr. T went over all our lab results and blood tests. Everything was totally normal, except for D's sperm counts, which were even better than normal! The doctor commented that D's results were extremely high, thus ruling out any question of male-factor. His counts were so high that if it weren't for my ovulation issues, D's spawn would likely be taking over the city by now. All good news, and whew! What a relief.
Then Dr. T laid out our options. She said we could 1) do another Clomid cycle with IUI, 2) try a superovulation cycle with IUI or 3) go straight for IVF. We talked about the pros, cons, advantages, disadvantages, success rates and costs associated with all the options. I definitely did not want to do another Clomid cycle, considering my record of not always ovulating on it. So between Superovulation/IUI and IVF, WE DECIDED TO DO IVF!!!
Dr. T gave us fabulous success rates for IVF. Their "take-home baby" rate is 51% per cycle at the clinic. However, considering my age (30), D's crazy high sperm count, and the fact that I've been pregnant before, she said it could be even higher for us. When I asked her about our chances of success, she actually said they're "better than a coin toss!" I loved hearing that.
I left the clinic grinning ear to ear. I am so happy with this decision and it feels so right. I haven't felt this hopeful since...probably ever. I really feel like it could actually finally happen for us.
So the next step is an "orientation" which I've got scheduled for October 30th. That's when we'll pin down dates for everything going forward. If all goes well, we estimated that I'll do the transfer early-mid December. Here's hoping that I get a really awesome Christmas present this year!