Hi everyone, keen to hear ideas and experiences from people who have struggled with conceiving but for whatever reason, aren't going down the IVF route.
DH and I have a DD (3) who was conceived through our very first cycle of IVF after years of trying naturally. We had loads of tests which all came back neg, so we have "unexplained infertility". At the time we also banked one frozen embryo which we are just in the process of cycling to use this month.
Because I like to plan and think it's important to have a "plan b", I've been thinking about next steps if this isn't successful. On one hand I think I'll just let it be and walk away from the whole thing, but on the other I have a little nagging voice in my head that says I really would like a second child.
My problem is I'm not sure I have it in me to do IVF again after this. The cost is enormous, both financially and emotionally. My fertility specialist at Monash IVF has already said she's wanting me to consider another fresh cycle pretty much straight away if this doesn't work.
I'm wondering if anyone has opted to do other non IVF assisted fertility, (please no "natural therapy" suggestions, been there done that!). Things like blood testing, cycle tracking, clomid, etc? Did you use a fertility specialist or just GP ? Thoughts?