Friday, September 30, 2011

Did it, Did it, Did it! Ack!

We've been on the "do we, don't we?" baby #3 merry-go-round for about a year now. I knew trying to convince myself I didn't want to give birth to a baby wouldn't work, but I started thinking about all the reasons things are already hard with two (financially and logistically) and why am I so special that I need a bio-babe when I already have two awesomely delicious kids. At the end of the day though, I feel like there's really no logic in the decision to have a baby or not. I want to have a baby, and if I don't, I know I'll regret it.

So I made the appointment with the fertility doctor today. We go in next month for our consultation. It'll be the same place we went for the girls with the same doctor. This time, we're going straight for IVF. With our donor not around, we need to conserve the vials we have and use them wisely. So many months of trying last time were so disheartening- plus who can do all those appointments for months with two small children!

I just really pray this works right away. Please please please. Since I decided I wanted to go for it, I've been seeing 11:11 often again, just like I did when we were trying to get pregnant with our girls. I believe this is a positive sign.

If you did IVF, did you do acupuncture too? At what point in the process did you start acupuncture treatments!


  1. Hooray for a super-exciting decision!!!

    I did acu with all three of our IVFs (2 worked) and loved it. Don't know how much it helped (I believe it helped our odds a lot) but if nothing else, it's great for reducing stress and I feel like that must help too! I went to the Brooklyn acupuncture project and LOVED all the ladies there. They have a sliding scale too which was the only way i was able to afford to go as often as I did. Let me know if you have any questions about it!

    Sarah allen

  2. glad i decided to check for new posts. so happy you made this decision!

  3. I too did acupuncture for our IVF cycle. I went 2-3 times a week and then before the transfer. I also wore the ear buds for about a week before the retrieval and then had more placed the day of transfer. I started a little over a month before the transfer and I think it mostly helped with the stress and pain from getting ohss. I also did a IVF fertility CD at night and added affirmations. Both suggestions from the acupuncturist. Overall it was a really good experience. I went to a community practice - which means it was in a room with others. It was a more cost friendly option as most of our funds were spent on the IVF. I actually really liked the community setting and would do it again without question. GOOD LUCK!