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The Infertility Guidebook: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF… you’ve made it all the way here! First of all, I’m sorry. I’m sure it’s been a beatdown getting here, and it probably hurts your heart. You might be feeling like a failure; like you’ve let down yourself, your husband, your family, your bank account. You might be struggling with how to reconcile this with God. You might be struggling with how to reconcile this with your own plans and dreams. It’s a lot to work through.

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

The Infertility Guidebook: Femara + Injectables

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.

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The RE consult can be an intimidating part of the infertility process, but it may be the best decision you ever make. Check out this guidebook for what to expect at your first RE appointment!

The Infertility Guidebook: Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) Consult

So, at this point, you’ve probably already had some initial testing done through your OB/GYN, and maybe you’ve done a few rounds of Clomid, with no success.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably filled with anxiety at the mere idea of having to see an infertility doctor and being branded “infertile.” I get it. I cried and cried and cried when we were sent off to our fertility doctor. It felt like such an ominous, daunting step, and I was not emotionally ready for it.

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