Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The start of our Journey to parenthood

So I said as soon as we started IVF or adoption I would start blogging to keep everyone in the loop of this crazy time.  The day has come!  Today was my consultation at the Fertility Centers of New England.  I met with Dr. Hill.  I walked into the clinic and all over the walls were awards that Dr. Hill has received.  That's is always a good sign.  The staff made me feel really comfortable.  The best part of the practice is you see only Dr. Hill and you also only see one nurse.  The only time I might see a different doctor would be during the egg retrieval but other than that I know my care team.  So I got to meet Jessica, my nurse as well.  They are so helpful and friendly there.  So the best part of the consultation was my chances.  We have a few test that we need to do.  I also need to lose about 25 more pounds.  With the test coming back good and me losing the 25 lbs, I have about a 50% chance.  With acupuncture it will boost me to almost 70%!  Normal couples doing it the "fun" way only have a 20% chance in one month.  Dr. Hill said that if everything comes back as good as he feels we can  get pregnant and carry to full term in one shot!!!!  The past week Nate and I have really considered adoption and we are not ruling it out yet, but I am excited to possibly carry a child that Nate and I made.  So the next couple weeks I will be having ALOT of tests but the good news is those are all covered by my insurance.  The clinic already called and got everything in order.  Tomorrow Nate has a "fun" test and I have a not so fun one.  I will post more on those test tomorrow.


  1. I am so excited for both of you, Nate and Emily!!! You will make awesome parents whether through IVF or adoption...Cant wait to be there with you every step of the way!!!!

    Nicole Monahan

  2. YAY, I'm so excited for you guys! Can't wait for more updates!