Saturday, June 06, 2009

Maybe Baby #2: Saline Infusion Sonogram

Before I get started with the next installment of "Maybe Baby", I wanted to address something that came up in the comments of my last post. (lovely comments by the way!) I wanted to clear up a common misconception about IVF. In our culture we are hearing a lot more about couples having super twins (3 or more) babies through infertility treatments. Most people assume that these multiples are from "In-Vitro" when in-fact super twins are from a procedure called IUI or intrauterine insemination. With In-Vitro you have more control over how many embryo's are placed back into the mothers womb and can put a concerted effort into keeping your litter to twins or smaller. With IUI some women are given egg enhancing drugs and then sperm is inserted into the uterus and that's when the possibility of the woman turing into a human gum-ball machine is risky. Under the care of a quality doctor both procedures can be done responsibly and when it doesn't I have put quite a bit of blame on the medical staff for not being careful. Nadya Suleman is a perfect example of someone who had a clown for a doctor and now is raising a circus. So for me and my house, we will at the most be transferring only two at a time. So no reality show in my future.

That ain't right!
Friday I checked off the next appointment procedure for our frozen embryo transfer (FET). It's called a Saline Infusion Sonogram (SIS) or trial transfer. This is a quick appointment that involves being on antibiotics for a few days before to prevent infection during the procedure. Without going into how this is done (you can read the link if your really curious) I'll just say that the doctor is looking to see if your uterus has any abnormalities they need to take care of before involving the actual embryo's. The doctor said that my uterus looked, "beautiful". And then I blushed. My mom always said that it's better to be beautiful on the inside. Boy was she right.


Jenny vick said...

oh my goodness. that video was so super funny :) Thanks for the Ivf vs. IVI or IUI clear-up :) I didn't know that. No matter how many babies you will be cuter and nicer than John and Kate. No contest :) Have fun making babies ;) ..oh..that sounded funny ..oh well..

KLB said...

I am praying hard for you guys!! Good luck my friend!

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Angela said...

I'm laughing over here!

Lindsay said...

You need to have a column in a magazine or paper. You have to!

In all seriousness ... I'll continue to pray that God keeps you strong and healthy as a new adventure begins!!

Rachel said...

You and your beautiful uterus.... I wish you all the luck!

Kim H. said...

Great - and here I am starting an IUI cycle... :-)

Good luck to you and your beautiful uterus. HA!!!

Lindsay said...

Wow, Becca, this is fascinating! Thanks for sharing your journey. I wish you the best!

momaof4 said...

OH my goodness!!! I had no idea, I'm a bit behind :) No comments now!

Oh, please know we are praying for you and Matt and all those little cells to do what they need to do.

Stefanie said...

Right back atcha babe:

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

February Jill said...

This is so cool to have a peek into this world. It's really nice to have the veil pulled back on all the mystery (and technology) and terminology!

You rock. Those little embryos are lucky to have you for a mommy.

priscilla tilgner said...

You best believe I was cracking up over that video! Oh my word! That's crazy! Hope all goes well!