The Infertility Guidebook: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI (or artificial insemination) is a big step in infertility treatments – get all the info on the process here.

You’re ready for an IUI! This one is exciting. For me, this protocol felt like the first real fertility treatment. Artificial insemination – the ol’ turkey baster method – like you hear about in movies and TV shows all the time, right? Sort of. Continue Reading

The Infertility Guidebook: Femara + Injectables

Everything you need to know about Femara and Injectables for Infertility treatments.

The first line of treatment with our fertility doctor (Reproductive Endocrinologist, or RE) was an oral medication called Femara along with FSH injectables – also known as a “combo cycle.”

Many women will just do a round of Femara, the same as you would’ve done Clomid, and respond great to that. I have pretty severe PCOS and “stubborn” ovaries, as my doctor lovingly likes to say, so she thought the combo would work better for us. Continue Reading