John and I made our way to the RE's office on Friday, just hours before I had to be at St. Paul's Church in Richmond for the rehearsal for a friend's wedding. Our doctor performed the post-coital swab and then did an ultrasound to check on my lining and ovaries. He confirmed that I had ovulated the night before, from my right ovary. He was pleased with my lining and said that it looked like I had produced a good sized follicle. So far, so good.
I got dressed, and we headed to his office for the results. When he walked in, the look on his face immediately told us that things weren't good. The good news - John's sperm count looks to be excellent. The bad news - all of the sperm were dead. He checked the ph of my cervical fluid, which was very acidic, and which explains why all of John's swimmers were still. And it probably explains why we're not pregnant again.
We rushed out of the office to purchase supplies for a home brew involving baking soda, warm water, and a hot water bottle. I'll leave the rest to your imagination.
So here's the plan, assuming that we don't get pregnant this cycle:
-A round of doxycycline at the start of my next cycle. We used this the last time I got pregnant, and the RE thinks it may have changed the ph of my cervical fluid in a good way.
-Another post-coital test a few days before ovulation next cycle
-Use baking soda brew and have another post-coital test at the time of ovulation next cycle
-If the home brew doesn't work, move on to insemination
The other good news is that he doesn't think that injectibles are what we need.
I can't help but think that using clomid in Nov 2006 into Jan 2007 did something to change my body chemistry. I haven't been able to find out much information on this. Any thoughts?