Testing Testing

fertility testing

Crikey the hospital was busy. Gynae was full and I couldn’t even get in the door for blood tests.

The appointment was nothing like the horror I had prepared myself for. The doctor I saw was very matter-of-fact (and it was a doctor not a nurse!).

I am being tested for the following things, which in total will take around 8 weeks to complete:

  • Chlamydia
  • Thrombophilia
  • FSH levels
  • LH levels
  • Thyroid function
  • Folate levels
  • B12 levels
  • Karyotyping (for both me and DH) to check for hidden chromosomal abnormalities
  • Pelvic abnormalities via an ultrasound

He did say that they usually find no cause for recurrent 1st trimester miscarriages.

That’s cool with me. If they find no cause then maybe it will psychologically help me accept that I can have a healthy pregnancy.

Well, more waiting now.

Of course, I am slightly worried about them actually discovering something.

What if they do?

How will I feel?

Would it actually be better if I just didn’t know?

Probably not. Knowledge is power in my book.

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