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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

ttc | pregnancy | birth after loss > Blocked Tube

Hi everyone,

It has been six cycles trying to conceive since my son died in November. I didn't want to wait much longer without answers, wanted to be proactive in getting my next BFP. I decided to go to an RE. I told her my history of trying to conceive so far, and about my son's stillbirth. She didn't consider me infertile as it's only been six months trying and I've gotten pregnant before, but because of the "trauma I suffered" (her words), she agreed to help me get pregnant again as soon as possible.

We did an ultrasound of my ovaries, sperm analysis, I am now tracking my BBT, and bloodwork. She actually took my MTHFR concerns seriously and agreed to check my homocysteine levels. Additionally, I had an HSG today. It showed that my right fallopian tube is blocked. She tried to push dye through it to remove the blockage, but it didn't work. My left tube is functioning perfectly.

I am still waiting to schedule an appointment where were can discuss all of the results, but I am nervous. She told me after the HSG that I will still get pregnant with one clear tube, but is that really true??? Is my fertility dramatically hindered now? I have a million possibilities running through my head...but I will have living children, and a complete family, one way or another! I am not sure if I can get pregnant naturally with just one clear tube, or if I have to do IVF.

Has anyone conceived naturally this way? Did you have to do IUI or IVF? Clomid or Femara?
August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNada
Hello Nada, I was told both my tubes were blocked so we didn't even think of trying, went straight to IVF. That was a big failure, only one fertilized egg which didn't stick. So I was told that my egg quality was terrible due to my age (39 at the time). And then, without any assistance whatsoever, I got pregnant in the next cycle. Just like that! And my rainbow baby was born alive and well.
September 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCee
I think you can get pregnant with one functioning tube. However, maybe it would take longer because if you ovulate on the side with the blocked tube you wouldn't be able to get pregnant because the egg wouldn't make it to the sperm. IUI would only work if the egg comes through the clear tube. I think there are ways to unblock a tube. If you use clomid maybe you would recruit more follicles and increase chance you ovulate on the good side. I am sure your RE can easily answer these questions. Good luck!
September 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDenise