So now we’re trying to decide when we should try for the last IVF attempt. (In our state, we get three tries that are paid for by insurance.) I don’t expect it to work, but figure we might as well give it a try since it’s paid for.
Here’s the thing: I have to get my FSH re-tested in September. If it’s too high (and it was on the border in March), the fertility clinic will refuse to treat me alltogether. But if I wait, I might be giving the acupuncture and herbs (including DHEA) the 3 months for optimal benefits. For those of you not in the infertility research circles, most of the research about DHEA and ova quality recommend 3 months of DHEA before attempting IVF. My acupuncturist (who has his Chinese M.D. and has published research on IVF and acupuncture) would also prefer I wait 3 months.
Doing the basic math: Fertility clinic says “Let’s start ASAP,” which would probably be mid-late August for beginning IVF stimulation drugs. Ideal world for Acupuncturist: October.
Update: Apparently, there’s no real rush after all. Because I respond reasonably well to the drugs (and got pregnant), I guess they’ll still see me and won’t reject me from the clinic. Hoo-freakin-ray. Not that I expect any of it to work. (Screw “Think positive.” Don’t even get me started.)