Officially Pregnant

Our infertility, miscarriage, IVF, and pregnancy journey x 2 (still waiting on pregnancy #2)

Throwing in the Towel

on October 2, 2015

I know I have another blood draw Monday.  I know they want me to continue with the Estrogen and Progesterone.  I also know there is 0 chance this is a viable pregnancy.  So I’m throwing in the towel and moving on.

Tomorrow I start working out again and cleaning up my diet a little more than I already have.  I have also just ordered $320 (about $100 a month) worth of vitamins and supplements for the hubs and I.  I spent much of last night looking up ways to increase egg quality and sperm morphology.  Pages and pages of research and testimonials later I pieced together a hodgepodge for both of us.  The way I look at it is if we can fix this and up our odds of natural conception or making better quality embryos if we do IVF again than the $100 a month was well worth it and a good starting point.


  • Prenatal (already taking)
  • Fish Oil (already taking)
  • Baby Aspirin (already taking)
  • Folic Acid (already taking)
  • CoEnzyme Q10, 200 mg, twice daily (currently taking 100 mg daily for migraines)
  • Probiotic
  • myo-inositol – 2 g twice daily
  • Melatonin, 3 mg, bedtime
  • L-Arginine, 1000 mg, twice daily
  • DHEA, 25 mg, three times a day


  • Multivitamin
  • L-Arginine 2000 mg
  • Pycnogenol 100 mg daily
  • L-Carnitine 500 mg daily
  • CoEnzyme Q10, 200 mg daily
  • Conception XR

They say it takes 90 days to see an improvement so that is my goal.  In 90 days, I want to get healthier through diet and exercise and with the help of the supplements.  If we can manage another spontaneous and viable pregnancy on our own within 9 months – awesome.  If not, then we can rethink one more IVF cycle.  I want to do more research between now and then as to discounted cycles as we’ve used up our insurance.

That’s all for now friends.  Thanks for bearing with me as I put my thoughts together.


9 responses to “Throwing in the Towel

  1. I think you’ve got a great plan. Keep us posted on how it goes and what changes you make.

  2. I took all those supplements as well three month prior to our twins conception as well as evening primrose oil. I felt better and my eggs seemed healthier too. I had less side effects from my injectables as well. I hope it works for you.

  3. This sounds like a great plan. I hope that it works for you. Have you checked into IVF grants at all?

  4. Sorry I’ve been catching up…sending love to you. 😦 ❤

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