Thanks so much for your replies!
so, we did try IUI three times since I posted and none of them worked. But, both my husband and I have been deepening our sense of what wellness means to us, and I began doing acupuncture, among other things. Not sure if it will help, but I feel better and more clear. My husband does, too.
I think getting over the scary hump of turning 40 actually helped. To my amazement, I didn’t suddenly wake up elderly and senile and decrepit on the morning of my 40th birthday. Isn’t it crazy- the things we imagine that make no sense? LOL
I’ll be giving birth at 41 at this rate. And we may try IVF very soon. But I’m so lucky, which I see more clearly now, with more holistic doctors, that I’m actually in pretty good shape at 40. Huge shout-out to Cleveland Clinic for doing such a good job on my J-pouch 11 years ago. I do get pouchitis from time to time, especially if I eat sweets, but I’ve learned a lot about different probiotics and supplements and I think I’m on my way to making this work. I hope so, at least!
And, I would love to hear more encouraging stories. I’ll take all that healthy baby energy I can get! <3