Our doctors orders after last months miscarriages was to prevent conception this cycle so that we could have the slew of recurrent pregnancy loss tests done 6 weeks after testing negative for pregnancy from that cycle. Well since I’m not wired to “not try” unless the ramifications are “its bad for the baby if you get pregnant” or “you will die”-we decided to map out the potential scenarios (being the logical thinking people we are) we figured there were only 4 ways it could go…
1. Try to get pregnant on our own, not get pregnant (woah big shocker there) and go into the tests at 6 weeks post with a clear conscience knowing we didn’t “miss out” on anything.
2. Try to get pregnant on our own, get pregnant, have it miscarry (adding even more validity behind my stance that there’s something wrong with me) and then have to wait 6 more weeks before being able to run the tests.
3. Try to get pregnant on our own, get pregnant and have it be a healthy pregnancy ending in a live, take home baby.
4. Don’t try to get pregnant, then spend the rest of my days wondering if we missed the only good cycle that could have turned into a take home healthy baby only to have tests run that might tell me ABSOLUTELY nothing.
I’m sure I don’t even really need to tell you what option we choose, because by this point, you all know I want nothing more than to get the f off this ride ASAP, so if course, we tried.
And as it turns out-Option # 1 it was.
So now on to yet another natural cycle while we continue to wait to be able to take the tests and get the results back so that we can finally know if there is anything wrong with me and get on to planning our next assisted cycle. However, after my freak out last month I might have demanded a second hysteroscopy while screaming about fibroids and scar tissue… so for me this cycle includes ANOTHER fabulous hysteroscopy (click here for the deets from Novembers fun) for me sometime in the next week.
Hysteroscopy uses a hysteroscope, which is a thin telescope that is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. Modern hysteroscopes are so thin that they can fit through the cervix with minimal or no dilation. Because the inside of the uterus is a potential cavity, like a collapsed air dome, it is necessary to fill (distend) it with saline solution during the procedure. Diagnostic hysteroscopy and simple operative hysteroscopy can usually be done in an office setting. And if you are really lucky, your doc will find some scar tissue in your cervix and without warning, any numbing solution or drugs for pain in your system-proceed to rip it up with the telescope while you get to watch the blood bath on the screen.
Yaaaayyyyyyyy for me!