Since I last posted I discovered that the Obamacare plans in Connecticut do cover infertility and right away, so I’m including our insurance costs in this, because otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased it. You can see the updated costs here: http://lifewithadane.wordpress.com/about/
The Dane had the bloodwork for his tests and chromosomal analysis done this morning. He’s got his repeat semen analysis with something called a HA-binding assay that will take a look at the maturity and quality of the sperm and their ability to fertilize an egg. He has to make a special appointment with the center’s andrology specialist after that.
I finally got a positive OPK and other fertility signs today, day 26 of my cycle. *rolls eyes* So hopefully, I will actually ovulate and then can start the countdown to my bloodwork and HSG.
I so much just want to get the ball rolling on whatever we are doing – IVF, IUI, whatever, plus all these delays are just delays in us moving to our new house.
Interestingly enough, our new RE didn’t deem it necessary to do the invasive and not loved endometrial biopsy. New RE also wanted to do a lot more bloodwork on the Dane and a more comprehensive semen analysis and also a ridiculous ton more bloodwork on me. All in all, I’ve found our experience with the new RE to be so much better.
My blood work will include the following tests:
What they call pre-natal: HIV, Blood Type, Hepatits, Syphilis (RPR), Vitamin D, Chlamydia, Complete Blood count, Chicken Pox (Varicella), Rubella immunity
Normal CD 3 stuff: AMH (this is to test my ovarian reserve), Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), Prolactin, Fragile X, FSH, LH, Estradiol, DHEA, testosterone
Then some more specific ones to me being overweight and having multiple miscarriages:
Homocysteine – From reading up on it, this seems to be related to the MTHFR gene and an increased risk for miscarriage
Glucose tolerance testing, metabolic panels, lipid panels, progesterone, insulin response, Chlamydia antibody screen, iron, thyroid peroxidase antibody, B2 glycoproteins
Factor V (leiden) mutation, antithromibin III, protein C, S, etc.
Then some more: Chromosome analysis, anti-thyroglobulin, prothrombin gene mutation
My husband has some similar tests being run, but obviously less of them.