Hi I am very new to cafe mom and I have to say that I am very happy that I found this group.  First I would like to invite you to take a look at my page, I am looking forward to making (and supporting) as many friends as I can...this is an exciting journey we all are on, and we need to know that there are others out there going through the very same thing.  My husband and I have decided to keep our efforts private from our family and friends in order to keep the added pressure away....this is OUR journey, but I am happy to have all of you to share it with.  I would like to ask for some advice though...

On 01/02/08 I am sched. for a chromotubation......I have already had an HSG ( which was VERY unpleaseant but tolerable) I was wondering if any of you have gone through this procedure and can you let me know what I am in for????  What can I expect.

I appreciate all responces....baby dust to all!



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Dec. 23, 2007 at 11:06 AM I am sorry.  I haven't gone through any of this, but I truely wish you the best of luck!

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Dec. 23, 2007 at 5:03 PM Hey! I just wanted you to know that I have both tubes blocked also. I had surgery on july 31st and according to my last hsg in sept only one is open. Iam still convinced that my right is open but Iam going to the dr on dec 28th to schedule another hsg test.I just have to keep believeing and trusting in god that Iam going to be a mom somehow someway. Um can I ask what exactly is the chromotubation?

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Dec. 23, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Well, this is how my GYN explained it.....when I had my HSG the dye that they used never even filled my uterus....it simply pooled behind my cervix spilling out on to the table I was laying on.....so the chromotubation is kind of like and HSG but they will make an incision in my belly button and insert a camera, basically watching the HSG from the inside trying to find out why the darn dye (or my husbands swimmers) won't get to where they need to go.  He also stated that if they happen to see something that is fixable "laprascopically" (did I spell the right?) like tissue that HE THINKS might be holding my uterus in the UNREACHABLE position or a blockage  then they will make another incision at my hairline and  hopefully fix it!  I am nervous but it is all worth it.

I have faith that WE will be parents....I can see it in my husbands face....and I knew from the moment I knew I loved him....I want to be the mother of his children....Keep believing and it will happen.  We are that masters of our thoughts, and I am positive and keeping that energy with me over every single hurdle, one day I will look into the eyes of my child and they will read this and know just how badly mommy and daddy wanted you.

I hope you have an amazing holiday!!!!  Thank you so much for sharing your story with me...I have my pre surgical  testing on the 27th....I will let you know how it goes!!

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Dec. 24, 2007 at 3:40 AM

I had an HSG about a year and a half ago, but I didn't have any blockages or anything. I was just not ovulating.  I had my 1st baby just fine only 5 weeks into being married I was pregnant.  Our 2nd baby is what I couldn't get pregnant with.  So I had to go through all the test and all the emotional stuff each and every month, I know it's hard. My HSG showed that everything there was fine, but I did start clomid after that then after 4 rounds of that he said it helped me to ovulate but my folicles were few and little so it wasn't really working, and we were getting ready to stop because we couldn't afford the next step which was injectable durgs ast 1800 dollars a cycle so I told him we were just going to have to be done because  I couldn't see going into major or more debt we already did have one beautiful healthy child. We'll he said we could try one round of Femara and see if it helped and well that was my miracle drug because we got another beautiful healthy little boy.

   I was amazed myself how emotional all this was trying to get pregnant with our 2nd baby,  I can only imagine how difficult it is trying for your 1st.  I just wanted you to know that I have been there ( sort of and you are definately in my thoughts and prayers)


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