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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Vitro Fertilization

Infertility is the inability of a couple to become pregnant (regardless of cause) after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse -using no birth control methods. For Dale and I it has been 10 years with no innocents or close calls.
Infertility affects about 6.1 million people in the United States, about 10% of men and women of reproductive age. New and advanced technologies to help a woman become pregnant include in vitro fertilization (IVF), 
intracytoplasmic sperm injection(ICSI), and other similar procedures.  IVF offers infertile couples a chance to have a child who is biologically related to them.  With IVF, a method of assisted reproduction, a man's sperm and the woman's egg are combined in a laboratory dish, where fertilization occurs. The resulting embryo is then transferred to the woman's uterus (womb) to implant and develop naturally. Usually, 2-4 embryos are placed in the woman's uterus at one time. Each attempt is called a cycle.  The term test tube baby is often used to refer to children conceived with this technique. I am not sure if I like that so called term or name for the baby.  Less than 5% of infertile couples actually use IVF. IVF is usually the treatment of choice for a woman with blocked, severely damaged, or no fallopian tubes. IVF is also used to overcome infertility caused by endometriosis or problems with the man's sperm (such as low sperm count). Couples who simply can't conceive and have tried other infertility methods that have not worked for them can also try IVF.  I think this is our next step.  In a year, we will decide if we want to spend 12-40 thousand dollars on this method.  We will see how the Creighton Model works for us first then we will be trying other methods of conceiving.  I just hope something works for Dale and I.  I will keep a positive attitude :)  That is all I can do for now!  Hope it works for me!  Much needed prayers needed.


Dale and I were talking about the whole baby topic which has been getting a lot easier for both of us.  Yesterday we discussed what sex of a child we both wanted, and to my surprise Dale wants a girl, just as long as it takes his personality.  He said we might be in trouble if it takes my personality.  huh!! We will see when that actually happens for us, but we will do what we can to produce a child.  I hope it happens for us, but if it doesn't I guess there is other alternatives.  I am just going to keep a positive attitude and maybe things will happen for us :)  We sure need your prayers...Thank you!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creighton Model FertilityCare System

So  you are probably thinking to yourself this is a really crazy way to become pregnant.  I guess they say it is 99.8 percent effective to conceive a child to done completely with this model.  With this system it allows you to learn how to count your cycles by accurately reading and observing the cervical mucus.  This system can be used for conceiving a child or preventing a child from being conceived.  It can also be used for maintaining good gynecological health.  I think maybe this system will work for Dale and I.  I am going to give it a shot.  I know your all probably thinking what the heck is she wasting her time with this for?  But really am I wasting my time or is my dream and belief big enough that it will happen eventually.  
With this system the couple is taught the ability to mutually value, respect, and understand each others fertility.  With this system the woman watches for fertile days by watching the cervical mucus by assessing its appearance and texture.  Did you know that the true sexuality is learned in a simple word such as SPICE?  Spice stands for Spiritual, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional.    Many at which I have to learn and I have to become better at.  I will do everything in my power to achieve this one goal.  Dale and I have decided to try for one year and if it doesn't happen, well we will look at other alternatives.  I just want to do one step at a time.   I am to the point where with normal fertility we are not getting anything out of it beside enjoyment.  I just want to experience that special gift from god, a baby of our own.

Monday, July 26, 2010

NaProTechnology A Contemporary approach to conceive....

You are probably wonder what is she talking about??  Naprotechnology is counting the days when you are ovulating by using a natural way to conceive children.  I actually check my cervical mucus every time I urinate.  Yeah, it sounds way funner than it really is.  But, if this is the only way Dale and I can conceive our children I will do anything in my power to be as up beat about it as I can about the whole disgusting situation.  Dale and I hope to become pregnant before next January... But we will see.....We have a long road a head of us.  I just wished it would be a little less frustrating and be a lot more simple for us..  But we are both very strong individuals we will make it through this whole situation and maybe next summer we will have a wee little one that completely flips our world up side down with all the love we have to share.  But, Dale and I are not sure of what life has planned for us, but  I am totally hoping that god has children in our plans.
We actually see our fertility doctors in November so maybe we will get started on some medication and soon we will have a so called, "BUN IN THE OVEN."
Have a great day!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A lot about nothing.

So that July 16th date is creeping up slowly, but I think I am going to invest in a digital ovulation tester anyways.  Maybe that will help me realize when I am truly ovulating.  We will see what good ol' Dale says about that!
So, jumping on to another subject, I haven't talked to my mother since probably Mothers day and she was such in a hurry she didn't care what I had to say.  I guess its all about her again, like usual.  I just have to adjust my life with her NOT in it.  I thought maybe I was going to tell her that Dale and I were trying to have a baby, but then I realized, maybe that wouldn't be such a great idea for then the whole family would think Dale and I were incapable of having children.  Which really wouldn't be that far from the truth, it just would be harder if the whole family decided to start gossiping about the whole dang topic amongst themselves.  Sometimes family just stink, my family has never gotten along as long as I can remember, everyone is always mad at someone.  It so sucks that my family can't be as close as I would like us all to be.  I know for sure that if have a family we will be a closely nit family.  I guess with me, I just wanted to tel my mother so maybe I  I could confine in someone, but I am so glad my gut told me not to tell her at all.  I am not sure if she will even know when I am pregnant if I ever get the chance to become prego.  I guess, sometimes you just have to completely cut ties with people no matter how hard it can be.
For now,  I am okay with blogging about it on here, but to have a close friend, to talk to besides Dale would maybe help matters.  I wouldn't say I have any really close friends, for I have never in my life had a best friend until I met my husband.  Sometimes, he just kind of brushes me off about the whole baby topic, he says he wants children, but I think he doesn't know how to respond to us not being able to carry out that dream of starting a family.  I feel so worthless sometimes, just thinking I can not give him a child.  Is it me,  is it him, or is it both of us with the problem?  Who knows, but soon we will learn how to count and we will see the doctors around the end of September and first part of October, keep us in your prayers~ for we will greatly appreciate prayers coming our way!!!
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010


So yesterday afternoon, I got the call for the fertility clinic and they want to readjust my appointment, because they were having some big meeting or something on the day that we were going to meet.  So I guess instead of going on July 23, we will now be having the appointment on July 16th.  I am so glad it is a week earlier and not a week later.  Dale and I are getting excited to go to the fertility clinic together, and he even said he was going to go to each appointment with me.  So hopefully we will finally get this ball a rolling, or should I say this bread a baking!!!  Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, and be safe...