The process with Clomid is pretty simple but it requires a lot of planning and timing things just right.
Step 1: Start your period.
Step 2: Start taking Clomid on days 3-8 of your period.
Step 3: Start using ovulation tests on day 10 of your cycle.
Step 4: Do the diddly for 3 days in a row after you get a positive.
Step 5: WAIT
Step 6: Start taking pregnancy tests the day of your missed period.
Step 7: Which no one wants to happen...up your dose of Clomid and start all over again.
I am on my second round of step 5. Yep. Clomid didn't work for us the first time. Well...it actually did what it was supposed to and I actually ovulated. The egg just never fertilized.
So, when I started my period, I called the doctor and she increased my dose to 100mg. Let me tell you...I'm seriously hoping it works this time. If not, I'm not sure I'm going to do it again. Clomid gives you the worst...I mean the worst hot flashes ever. Plus when it's time to "think" you're pregnant you have every symptom you would if you really were. Sore boobs, cramps, lower back pain, moodiness. Yikes. Everything that indicates that there is a little peanut growing in there.
If we go three rounds and nothing happens then it's Mike's turn to get poked and prodded to see if there is anything wrong with his little guys. We are believing it won't come to that.