Unfortunately, we had to cancel the IUI. Something came up unexpectedly – financially. Plus, I hear from Dr. Kwak-Kim today with my test results and follow up. She may have bigger plans for us, so it’s not a bad idea right now to not spend that money. We have conceived before with timed intercourse (luckily), so fingers crossed that we will again – and stay pregnant for 9 months or so! I feel good that one of those 4-5 eggies is a good one (I hope)! 🙂
I triggered Monday morning, and I think I either ovulated late last night or I’m still ovulating today. Monday afternoon, I had my first fertility massage! It was an amazing, unique experience! She combined regular massage over my entire body, reflexology on my feet, “cupping”, and fertility massage – to my abdomen, uterus/ovaries, and hips/legs. She spoke a lot of soothing words, used guided imagery, and had me work on letting go of my feelings and emotions. She also taught me how to do my own massage to improve blood flow to my uterus and ovaries! It was awesome, and I loved it. I would highly recommend checking into this specific kind of massage if there are any in your area.
I had never done “cupping” before. It’s hard to explain, but here is a link for it. It is supposed to improve circulation. My back did not have big welts on it afterwards like in the pics, though thankfully! She used suction cups on me. It felt kind of strange, but nice! 🙂 Some people who perform acupuncture will also do this.
My follow up is (via phone) at noon today! I’m kind of nervous, but looking forward to hearing what she has to say. I will update once I process all the information, because I’m sure there will be a lot to take in.