Hi. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 18 months. We’ve been unsuccesfull.
We had all the infertility diagnostic testing done by a Reproductive Endocrynoligist, and I sat down with him today to review the results.
I should mention that both my husband and I are 36. We’ve never had children, and would like some. I never used birth control. I’m about to turn 37 in two months, so I’m feeling the pressure. And I’d like to have a huge Catholic family, and yet here I am with zero.
So, everything came out healthy. I have regular cycles (about 28 days). I chart my cycles and have marked thermal shifts showing ovulation (about day 14), I can turn an OPK positive at mid-cycle. HSG showed clear tubes. Blood work was all perfect. Semen analysis came back healthy. Progesterone healthy high.
We look fertile on paper.
The Doctor has no explanation for our infertility. He suggested we could do “ovarian stimulation” which would entail me taking Clomid (or some other fertility drug) to make me ovulate more than one egg per month, thereby giving us more chances.
**Is it within Church Teaching to take a fertility drug to make me ovulate MORE than one egg? ** I can understand taking a drug if I had irregular cycles and didn’t ovulate, but I do ovulate, and it wouldn’t be correcting a medical condition. On the other hand, the doctor says, “we don’t know for sure that you ovulate every cycle.” THAT got be confused, because I get those thermal shifts on my chart every cycle. And I am almost 37 and SCARED TO DEATH that I’ll die childless. And the older I get, the more my fertility keeps declining, right?
Please help!!! I’m very confused.