Dreaming of a Baby
Sean & Shaina!
The reality of how much money this is really going to take is setting in. The doctor wants to move on to In Vitro Fertilization. A $15,000 procedure.
1st Consultation = $350
1st Baseline Ultrasound = $284
1st Round of Clomid = $18
1st Semen Analysis = $115
2nd Semen Analysis = $115
HSG Testing to test for tube defects = $500
1st Mid-Cycle Ultrasound = $284
1st Trigger Shot = $109
1st Sperm Freeze = $250
1st IUI =$405
1st Beta Blood Pregnancy Test = $86 (NEGATIVE)
2nd Consultation = $150
2nd Baseline Ultrasound = $284
2nd Round of Clomid = $18
Grand Total so Far.... $2968
plus gas for the trips
"FertiliTea is the natural, healthful "“ and delicious "“ herbal tea designed to support the entire reproductive system and help optimize your chances of conceiving. Designed by fertility expert Amos Grunebaum, MD, FertiliTea is the only herbal tea that offers a complete spectrum of carefully selected fertility-enhancing ingredients.
How Does FertiliTea Support Reproductive Health?
Chasteberry (Vitex) stimulates the hormones involved in ovulation and restores female hormonal balance. It's useful in normalizing pituitary gland function and the balance of progesterone and estrogen levels. Vitex is used as an herbal treatment for infertility and is especially helpful for women with irregular cycles, ovulate issues, or a short luteal phase (a shortened second half of the menstrual cycle). The effectiveness of Vitex increases over time with continued use.
Red Raspberry Leaf is highly regarded for its ability to tone the uterus and muscles of the pelvic region. A highly nutritive ingredient, Red Raspberry is a powerful fertility-promoting herb, especially when used in combination with Peppermint.
Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that enhances reproductive health by repairing the oxidative damage that occurs naturally as the result of environmental toxins and aging. A study from the American Journal of Public Health found that drinking 1/2 cup or more of green tea daily doubled the odds of conception per cycle. Due to the inclusion of Green Tea, there is a very slight touch of caffeine (equal to just 1/25th a cup of coffee).
Ladies Mantle is a "tonic" (tones and brings health) herb that is useful in regulating a woman's monthly cycle. It also exerts a toning effect on the cervix.
Nettle Leaf contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals that are critical to good reproductive health, including Vitamins A, C, D, K, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron, and Sulfur. Nettle Leaf also contains Calcium "“ a mineral that affects a woman's ability to conceive and maintain pregnancy.
Peppermint Leaf gives FertiliTea a delicious flavor & has the added benefit of serving as a sexual stimulant!"
She did have a few tips that I never thought of"¦
1. Do not drink cold beverages "“ she explained as, just like in the winter when things freeze and slows things down, cold beverages slow down the flow in your body.
2. Try to keep your lower back warm "“ almost as in the answer as above, to keep the blood flowing properly in that area will help.
She had other tips but these were the ones that I found most interesting and had never heard before.
I have PCOS also and it can be very trying. I know it sounds really dumb and you may have already tried it but as soon as I started a regular exercise routine I was able to become pregnant. Good luck and prayers to you both. I don't know you personally but only truly dedicated, loving and strong people could do what you are doing.
I can't wait until the day your dream is reached, you both will make the most loving parents!