We tried IUI three times...Three strikes...I was out. I had at least two good eggs EVERY time! I was defeated and devastated and emotional...my hormones were crazy, I was on several of the below drug combinations:
- Clomid (pill) and Ovidrel (shot) which triggered my ovaries to release eggs
- Follistim (shot) that stimulated my follicles
- Progesterone (pill) that helped prepare my uterus for the fertilized egg.
All of these drugs made for one emotional Lisa. Poor Matt.
At this point he suggested In-vitro fertilization or IVF. My insurance covered all of the above but it did not cover IVF. And, IVF can range from $10,000 - $15,000 a TRY! Sooo...with me working in non-profit and Matt being a youth pastor, that wasn't a realistic option at the time. So, I took a few months off.