Friday, May 6, 2011

Pretty much a waste of time!

As I mentioned before, I really wanted to skip the OB altogether and head straight to a Reproductive Endocrinologist. The RE is the specialist when it comes to infertility. But to make sure my insurance coverage wasn't messed up, I went to see the OB first.

I should have known things wouldn't go as expected when he said "So, you are here for a preconception appointment?" What? No. We have been trying to conceive for almost 14 months. Did he read my referral?! It says "Infertility - 1 + years." I have a copy of it. UGH. Then he asks me all the usual questions. I am fairly boring when it comes to medical history, so nothing to note there. We discussed the Mr.'s semen analysis and my blood work. Both normal. He said he agrees with me on having an HSG done. He also suggested 7dpo blood work to check my progesterone levels. Okie dokie, fine with me. We finished up and he said "I'll see you next time." I asked if I could have the referrals, especially since it's perfect timing for me to have the HSG this cycle and he said "not until next time." He then tells me they have to submit a request for infertility coverage on my insurance to see what is covered. Then I am supposed to make another appointment to come in, see him for 5 seconds and get my referrals. Really?! He said it's all "part of the insurance routine." ::roll eyes:: But what's new, just more waiting. I better get used to it.

Hopefully I will have the HSG sometime in June, and then I can get a referral to the RE. I know this OB's first thought is Clomid {he already told me that would be next}, and I absolutely do not want to take Clomid unless I am monitored. I will do whatever I need to get the RE referral after the HSG. I am not taking any risks, and if I am paying out of pocket anyways, I want to see the doctor I choose!

I feel like our journey is heading towards Unexplained Infertility. I don't want to make assumptions, but I am expecting my HSG to be normal like our other tests. It sure is frustrating when you don't have anything to "fix" to make this happen for us.

Mrs. B


  1. bleeeeeh. Sorry your appointment was lame. :(

  2. Hopefully you get some answers once all the testing is done! As someone dealing with unexplained IF, yes it is frustrating. Why are we doing treatments if nothing is wrong? And if nothing is wrong, why are we not pregnant? But at least if nothing is wrong, it is easier to feel hopeful. At least that is what I keep telling myself.

    Sorry you have to deal with the insurance headache.