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#151 of 178 Old 07-01-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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I got mine through my insurance carrier directory (to find one in my network). I have also gotten recommendations from my OB and at local online review websites (like Yelp, UC Berkeley Parents newsletter, etc).
Thanks! Yeah, asking an OBGYN won't work since I don't have one anymore. Mine was an First Rate Asshole/Idiot, so I dumped him after my last exam. Have yet to figure out how to find an OB who isn't so conventional. None of my friends have babies (just older "oops" kids), nor are any pregnant or TTC right now, so I can't get recs from them.

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You can also ask for recommendations in Finding Your Tribe area. Or, if you have names from insurance, ask in that section for any input or experiences with those doctors. If you do think you are heading toward IVF, success rates are on the CDC website for each lab. However, this might not matter if you don't need it. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the suggestions. I asked a long long time ago in the Tribe area & everyone recommended Vanderbilt Nurse Midwives, but they are like 40 miles from me & not sure if they would recommend someone to me since I'm not a patient of theirs.

At this point I just need further testing. Tested neg. for PCOS, but that's all that has been done so far & DH is getting his SA next week.

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I got a rec from my OB, but it turns out there are only 3 or 4 RE practices in the area on my insurance, so going off a list from my insurance would probably have worked as well.

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Ugh, it is so frustrating, isn't it? I decide we're not ttc for this cycle or that length of time, and my cycles seem to finally develop a pattern. When I get my hopes up and jump back in the game, everything gets wonky again. When do you see your ND? I'm debating on whether to seek out a new RE, since I'm feeling like a lost cause with our current dr (and they don't know what to do with us, either, it seems).

We're here to listen if you need to some ears and a cyber-hug.
I will be seeing her in about eight weeks. She is actually not in the area yet but will be coming to replace my current one. In the meantime, I left a message for my OB to call me.

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Shhhh....I've only told a few close friends and this is the only place I'm posting online, until I do the beta this weekend, but....there's a line. I'm pregnant!

With my second child, I saw the line 10 days post ovulation. It was a faint line, but it was there. This time, I started testing on Sunday and started to see the line on Monday and today it's getting darker.

I'm pregnant!!! Been 7 months, a hellish IVF process and a FET, but I'm finally pregnant. Thanks all for the support you all provided.:

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Shhhh....I've only told a few close friends and this is the only place I'm posting online, until I do the beta this weekend, but....there's a line. I'm pregnant!

With my second child, I saw the line 10 days post ovulation. It was a faint line, but it was there. This time, I started testing on Sunday and started to see the line on Monday and today it's getting darker.

I'm pregnant!!! Been 7 months, a hellish IVF process and a FET, but I'm finally pregnant. Thanks all for the support you all provided.:
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Congrats!!
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baturay ~

::: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :::

Here's to an incredible 9 months, and an uneventful time.

Me: 35, DH: 36, DD born 7/25/10 After 4 years of trying and failed IVF treatments (missing my angels). IVF/ICSI worked this time! DS born 1/8/13!



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To everyone who has joined since I was out for the last week, GL to you all and I hope that your stay here is short.

Everyone else - I hope you are all hanging in there!

quick update on me ~ I started my stims on Friday the 27th, I had my first b/w on Monday (so early b/c of all of my probs). My e levels weren't too bad - 205. So, hopefully I won't take off and it will stay at a reasonable level. u/s and b/w again tomorrow morning at 7:00am, so we'll see how that goes!

Here's to dust for us all!

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baturay, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! That's fantastic! :::

I'm going in for my insurance covered full infertility workup tomorrow! Yay! The HSG will be either Thursday or Monday (stupid holiday weekend) and then IUIs next week (assuming my tubes are okay). I'm excited but also a bit nervous. Do I need to take the day off work? Or will I be okay afterwards? The instructions they gave me say that I shouldn't drive (why?)

how's everyone doing?
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::: Baturay :::
Congratulations!! Have a happy and healthy 9 months!

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Baturay that's wonderful news!!!! How exciting for you!!!!

Biomama- everyone is different with the HSG. Mine was fine, not painful at all and I could have gone back to work right after it. Others have a terrible time with cramping and feel terrible. Hopefully yours goes as smoothly as mine did! It's probably best to plan to take the day off after and bring a driver and then if you feel fine, it's just bonus time to not be working. GL

I'm 4dpo and just waiting around. We are going on vacation for a few days next week so that will keep me occupied.

Anyone want to start up a July thread? If there aren't any takers, I'll continue.

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congrats on your BFP!! (or a few of them!)
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Shhhh....I've only told a few close friends and this is the only place I'm posting online, until I do the beta this weekend, but....there's a line. I'm pregnant!

With my second child, I saw the line 10 days post ovulation. It was a faint line, but it was there. This time, I started testing on Sunday and started to see the line on Monday and today it's getting darker.

I'm pregnant!!! Been 7 months, a hellish IVF process and a FET, but I'm finally pregnant. Thanks all for the support you all provided.:
YEAH!!!!! I know it would ahppen for you!! I am doing the happy dance for you over here!!!! How many embies went back? Maybe it is twins!!!!
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baturay, congratulations!

It doesn't look like I'm responding to the Femara. What can you all tell me about injectibles?

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It doesn't look like I'm responding to the Femara. What can you all tell me about injectibles?
Sorry about your body not responding. My RE recommended I go straight to IVF when I didn't respond to clomid. (He said there were legal issues with Femara, so he didn't use it.) According to him, injectibles would give me a high chance of a higher-order pregnancy (we're talking 4, 5, 6 + babies) since I have so many follicles on each ovary (PCOS). However, this may not be true for everyone, just be prepared so you're not blindsided like I was. Good luck!

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baturay, congratulations!

It doesn't look like I'm responding to the Femara. What can you all tell me about injectibles?
I wasn't diagnosed with PCOS just poly cystic-like ovaries but my RE did start me on Clomid and after two rounds of it not working for me I was told the next step was injectibles. I was never on Femara so I'm not sure what that is but I can tell you what my first round of injectibles were like. I was on Bravelle for 5 days and Gonal-F for 1 (they thought i was allergic to the Bravelle, turns out I'm probably not). I am scheduled for an IUI tomorrow morning with a trigger shot tonight because as Julia'sMom said, with injectables you run the risk of mulitple follicles maturing and they wanted to trigger me before all of the 9 (yes, 9) matured. 2 are mature and ready now, 2 should be by tomorrow. On 100mg of Clomid I only got 2 so the Bravelle did it's job, probably too well. The fear my RE is having now is that all 4 might fertilize. But the good thing about being on injectibles is that they can monitor it better than the Clomid. They changed my dosages 3 out of the 6 days I was on it.

Baturay, congratulations! LOVE the little pink lines!!
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Hi All. I'm new to the infertility section of this very warm and welcoming board. I just started clomid yesterday. I have no idea what to expect. All you pros out there tell me something - tell me anything.

We have been TTC for 10 cycles. I had one chemical pregnancy the 2nd time we tried.

I'm on cd5 and will go back to the RE on cd12 to see what's going on. Yesterday I had two small follicles already growing.

I guess I'll be injecting too next week - tell me about that too!

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Hey, Cori! I'm "new" to this area too. I've been through the same # of cycles, so I feel your pain. Unfortunately we haven't found the "issue(s)" yet, so we are planning further testing to see what/if anything is going on.

I don't have any experience with fertility meds, so I can't give advice there, but good luck with it all!

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Well I decided to follow baturay's lead....

I just got two lines (on two tests)!!! I'm sooooo excited! Now all we have to do is pray this pregnancy sticks!!

*Aly* Proud ARMY Wife and SAHM to our IVF miracle London Michael 2/28/09 We are so in love! We beat infertility once, lets see if we can do it again. TTC #2!
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Cori - The clomid wasn't bad for me, side effect-wise. Just be aware that every woman reacts differently. Basically they'll see you at CD12, if the follicles are mature than you trigger. If not, then they'll see you in a couple more days to see how they're growing. The trigger shot (hcg) isn't bad, especially since it's only once. If you're nervous, just ice the area beforehand and you won't really feel it at all. Then it's either timed intercourse or an iui, not sure what you RE recommended. Good luck!

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Well I decided to follow baturay's lead....

I just got two lines (on two tests)!!! I'm sooooo excited! Now all we have to do is pray this pregnancy sticks!!
::: Aly - I am sooooo excited for you! Here's to those sticky beans remaining sticky, and a happy and healthy 9 months ahead of you.... now we just have to wait and see how many!!! : ::

That's a couple now ladies - let's hope that these good vibes stick to us all!!!

Me: 35, DH: 36, DD born 7/25/10 After 4 years of trying and failed IVF treatments (missing my angels). IVF/ICSI worked this time! DS born 1/8/13!



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Cori - The clomid wasn't bad for me, side effect-wise. Just be aware that every woman reacts differently. Basically they'll see you at CD12, if the follicles are mature than you trigger. If not, then they'll see you in a couple more days to see how they're growing. The trigger shot (hcg) isn't bad, especially since it's only once. If you're nervous, just ice the area beforehand and you won't really feel it at all. Then it's either timed intercourse or an iui, not sure what you RE recommended. Good luck!
thanks julia'smom - i was really apprehensive about all of this, but now I'm feeling good about it. i think we are doing timed intercourse - but i guess we'll see on wednesday.
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Aly! Yes!!!! Woohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aly!!!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear how many are in there! I hope you have a wonderful 9 months! :::::::
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Hey, Cori! I'm "new" to this area too. I've been through the same # of cycles, so I feel your pain. Unfortunately we haven't found the "issue(s)" yet, so we are planning further testing to see what/if anything is going on.

I don't have any experience with fertility meds, so I can't give advice there, but good luck with it all!
Thanks. I'll keep you all posted!
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Well I decided to follow baturay's lead....

I just got two lines (on two tests)!!! I'm sooooo excited! Now all we have to do is pray this pregnancy sticks!!
Thinking sticky for you Aly!
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Congratulations, Aly! Here's hoping it's sticky!

Thanks for your thoughts on injectibles. The dr. told me that the only reason to go for IVF vs. injectibles is the risk of higher order multiples. I'm uncomfortable with selective reduction but not completely opposed. I'm worried about its risks, but I'm just as worried about the risks of a high-order-multiple pregnancy. Injectibles are still less invasive than IVF, so I'm still sort of leaning towards it, but I'm not completely sure.

I'm not religious, but just the idea of seeing 4 beating hearts on an ultrasound and thinking I should stop two of them...

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CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL THE BFP's!! That's great news! Couldn't be happier for you both! :


Songbird, I'm having the same reservations you are about reduction. I had my IUI this morning and there's no way to know right now if any let alone 4 will fertilize but it's def a thought in the back of my mind. My husband doesn't seem to have a real issue with reduction but I'm really uncomfortable making that kind of decision. On the other hand, I don't want to risk my health or the health of any or all of the babies, should 4 actually fertilize AND stick. After trying for what feels like ages (even though it's not), I just want to see 2 pink lines and then i'll start worrying. I'm not really convinced anything is going to stick this month anyway, so who knows...
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