I hope you are all having a great weekend. It's pouring rain here and DH, the doggie, and I are curled up on the couch, watching football. It's kinda nice.
Earlier today, I was thinking about a couple of things and thought I'd see what you all had to say.....
First, why does Cooper do a 6DPO ultrasound? I've never heard of doing this before (the 2 different REs I've gone to for IVF, IUI, and TI haven't done them.) What is the purpose of this ultrasound? Is it only done after IVF or all cycles? I'm going to see Check at the end of February, because I'll be on the east coast at that time anyway for work, but if a 6DPO ultrasound is a good idea, maybe I could do one at my local RE's office for this cycle....
Second, has anyone had a test to see if they are gluten intolerant - for Celiac Disease? Apparently if you are intolerant, it can lead to infertility. If that's the case, why did none of the 5 (!) REs I've consulted with suggest that I get tested for it? I have terrible stomach problems and did try to cut gluten out a year or so ago. But to be honest, I didn't get a test because I've just gotten used to my digestive issues and no RE or anyone said anything about it being important.
What have been your experiences or what are your thoughts about this? I am going to go get a test this week - (and believe me, I will feel HORRIBLE if I end up having it and took this long to get tested. But it's definitely better to go have it checked out, right?
Eager to hear your thoughts,
Celiac disease is a type of autoimmune disorder. This means that your body's immune system is attacking itself. People with Celiac Disease have this problem. For some people, the autoimmune response affects reproductive organs, but not all. However not all gluten intolerance is Celiac Disease.