Just a small bit about myself - My husband and I had been TTC since Sept 02', I was diagnosed with PCOS in Jan 03. The first month on Clomid 50mg in February produced a nice 20mm egg, I took the HCG shot and we got pregnant! However it only lasted 10 weeks, as I was lightly spotting and we checked the ultrasound to see the heart beating. The 2nd ultrasound there was no heart beat. I miscarried on May 1st.
Since the miscarriage, we're back to trying again. My first cycle in June at day 14 the egg was only 16mm, my doc said to wait 4 days (avg growth 1mm/day) and have fun. No sucess. Plus she said at 16mm, the HCG shot should not be used, cause it's not ripe.
My second cycle day 12 I"m at 17mm. DAy 15 I'm at an estimated 18.5. I say estimated cause when the doc did the measuring it was 17mm in one direction and 20mm in the other direction and he says that you're supposed to take the average of the two = 18.5 I asked if the HCG shot was an option, at first he said no, it should be at 20mm. I was disappointed. I don't think the insurance is going to pay for a 3rd ultrasound in the same cycle. He said if I wanted it I could have it. So I did.
Now I'm wondering.....should I have. I mean did I do the wrong thing, at an estimated 18.5mm ?
I know I"m desperate to get pregnant (I'm epileptic and been off my meds for 15mo's now with no seizures but it's only a matter or time before they come back, and there are no safe epileptic drugs for pregnancies. So Yes, I want to get pregnant & soon)
has anyone else had the shot at a smaller than 20mm size egg?