Here we go ladies. We were hanging out in Summer when we need to move on to the next season in our lives. May this one be filled with the fullness of harvest.
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10/13/07 at 2:59am
I am so here!! I'm 42 TTC #2 - naturally..so far. I don't know too much about what a fertility specialist does, but I have been lurking around the TTC threads and trying to familiarize myself with "all things related to fertility." How many months would you all suggest TTC naturally before you make an appt. with a fertility specialist?
Can my regular M.D. schedule a FSH test? If it's a blood test that is. I'm trying to decide if that's the first step in determining that you are actually ovulating. Heck, before coming to MDC I thought you O every month...I never knew But, it sounds like if you get a FSH # below 10 that's good and means you're probably O? Is that correct?
Oh, geez, I need help :
Oh, one more thing to Veganmama. Obviously, talk with your fertility doctor about the thought of your sister being the donor. I totally see the logic if she's willing to do it. My first doctor said (when discussing the *many* options available when it was determined that my eggs were "toast") that while it would be nice to find a younger friend, sister or family member to be the donor, it could present problems in the future. What IF that person doesn't agree with how you're raising your child? What IF a problem develops in your relationship with that person? Would that other person at *any* time say something saying that your child is theirs (not legally but biologically)? Things like that is why my doctor prefers anonymous egg donors. They have no legal right to your child and no right to an opinion. Just something to think about, that's all.
Hi Juls! My sister and I are very close even though I am 8 years older. I think the only reason she might be unwilling is what she'd have to go through to harvest the eggs. She's kind of wimpy I know she thinks I am a great mom and she's very close to my kids but she loves to go home to her quiet house, LOL. She's due any day with her first (and she says only). Anyway, I totally take your (and your doc's) point though. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that however.
My DH's cousin has IVF twin DSs and an IUI DD. The sperm for all 3 kids was donated by his brother since he is sterile due to a childhood surgery. Now one of the twins (2 years old) has cancer and is currently undergoing chemo and radiation and has had surgery. He will probably be sterile too because of all this. There is already family joking about who is going to provide sperm for him when he is grown up!
I hope you find the perfect donor,