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#1 of 502 Old 02-28-2011, 05:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Here's we go ladies...! I am going to try and not screw this up! I've shortened the list just a bit, and deleted the 2008 & 2007 graduates in order to merge the list a bit. If anyone objects, and wants me to put them back, I'll gladly do it. For now, here's the current list. Please let me know if you need moved to another location.

 

Let the BFP's begin...

  

 

 

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* cnmk14

* Nosreves

* Smilingsara BFPChart2.gif

* Indigoscot & DP

* Maybeababy

* Gellybeangrl BFPChart2.gif

* CrystalPerez

 


fingersx.gifWaiting to Know... Braving the 2WW

 

* Go_Vegan

* Qmama42

* Cananny

* Graceie

 

 

 

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* MaxK


 

 

af.gif  Waiting for AF  
 

* Kgulbransen    BFPChart2.gif

 

 

om.gifTaking a Break/Figuring Things Out/Waiting to be Ready 

* Happycalm

* IrishBabies

* AmandaMom BFPChart2.gif

 

* FiveGrandBaby

* RainbowValleyMama

* Glados

* NAMW

* SwtRainbowBrite

* Prettyisa  BFPChart2.gif (May 2011)
* DesertSunset (August 2011)

* KSDoulaMama (May/June 2011)

* KellySF

* Lisedea  BFPChart2.gif

* Serepartera (February 2011)

* Miss Scarlett BFPChart2.gif
* MrsPP
* Milletpuff
* Chiquitayy BFPChart2.gif chart1.gif
* Carmen358 BFPChart2.gif
* onemommyonemama (April 2011)

* Lyndzies

2011 Graduates!

 

March   * Seraf BFPChart2.gif   broc1.gif* 2ezforyou broc1.gif *Mommy55 broc1.gif * Mami2mami broc1.gif

February * Escher12  BFPChart2.gif  joy.gif  *SharriKitColorado  BFPChart2.gif joy.gif * DAWNMP1  joy.gif

January    * Starling&diesel joy.gif

 

 

2010 Graduates!


November * Mizyellow 7/25/11 * AmyPDX 7/30/11 * AmandaHope 8/3/11 * Cejae 7/4/11

September * Solejean 5/19/11 * Painefaria 6/5/11

August * Bttrflygypsy 4/10/11 * 2happymamas 4/15/11 * LibraryLady 4/15/11

July * Beastie 3/21/11 * Gumshoegirl007 4/2/11 * Wehrli 4/1/11

June * Coco & DP 2/14/11

May * Burg 2/4/11 * Korey 2/1/11

April * Calimeow * Mtnlisa * Kimlyn32

February * Mistral * Quasar & smartycat * Monarchgrrl * Erthe_mama & DP

January * Lyndzies * FtMpapa

2009 Graduates!

December* Osker * Megan sacha * Mkpgoddess

October * JJNoho * Mommies 2 Be * Megincl & Ktcl

September * Elismum1908 * KSDoulaMama * Pleasantlyfurious

August * Chicagoml * Wishin'&hopin'

July * Hbog

May * Indigoscot's dp

April * Kelmendi * KJM * Whoabethy * Carmen

March * Scalpel * Katwomyn4

February * Deny_zoo29

January * Jodybird511
 


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so I'm a rather impatient girl right now, waiting for AF seems to be taking forever so I can get ready to start testing to try next month. I had some mid-cycle bleeding again this month and went to the OBGYN today to have it checked out. She did a pelvic and then an ultra sound and found a cyst that is 22mm on my left ovary. My lining is 12.5 mm and she said the reason I'm bleeding is because I'm ovulating. Its day 24 for me, I thought I had a positive opk on day 17. I've had no temp jump (infact my chart is all kinds of crazy right now). My mom also told me that she had mid cycle bleeding when she was younger (would have been nice to know) and thats how she knew she was pregnant. 

 

So I have some questions. I took a "First Response" OPK tonight and it for sure has a faint pink line (not ovulating). Does anyone know if the cycst is still on your ovary, when it comes off and you actually ovulate (how many days after about)? She said the blood means that I'm having a really good ovulation. I'm a bit confused. I'm going to keep testing, but this seems so late in my cycle to actually ovulate. OY!


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hope you get it straitened out before your first insem sara

afm bought the test I will be poas in the am

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Hey Sara - I can't speak to the EXACT specifics, but last month, I KNEW I was ovulating and was at my RE's office the day it happened. They told me I had 2 cysts on cd17, and no follies. So when I was there on cd24 for my injectibles class, I asked for an u/s. This time, I was told I had 3 cysts and 1 follie. (My "knowing" was based on a positive OPK and CM.) I had a progesterone test done 2 days later, and results came back at a 5. It's not terribly high, but anything over a 3 (I think) is considered O, according to my RE. My point is that even with a cysts or multiple, some sort of O can take place...even at cd24. Because of the multiple cysts, I decided not to insem last month. I didn't want to waste the one last vial we had in storage. Not sure if I helped any, but I had a somewhat similar experience. I never seemed to be amazed at what our bodies can do.

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Ummm....not sure if I should post a separate thread just to introduce myself or just get things rolling here. Opting for the latter---My partner and I are just about to embark on attempt #3. #1 and #2 were late last fall with a known donor. His counts were low, we ran out and had moved across the country since he had made his "deposits". So we had to start over. We found an anonymous donor we like and are back on track.

I had a BFN for attempt #1 and a chemical pregnancy for #2. Wow was that a fun 3 days when we thought we were pregnant (or were but it didn't stick).

I am due to ovulate any day now, probably 3/2 or 3/3. We are using physician assisted iui with just one insemination per cycle.

Oh, and a bit more about us. We live in Oregon. I am an acupuncturist and my partner is in grad school studying nutrition. I'm carrying because she has no desire to, I do and she's 6 years older than I am anyway.

Have been lurking on other forums on Mothering for a while but only stumbled here recently. Can I join the party?

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Sara~ I can't help you with your problem, but I'm sure that the wise women around here will give you great advice. I'm keeping everything crossed for you though.



Happy~ WELCOME!!!! You've certainly come to the right place and please do hang out with us! Congrats on your insem~ I look forward to your journey!

2ez~ Hello!!!!! xo

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Ok! So I'm brand new (this is my very first post though I've been lurking for awhile now)

 

I'm not sure if I should make another thread to introduce myself, but these current month threads seem to be the meeting room for everyone so I thought I'd start here, besides I like reading about everyone else too. =) 

 

I'm 27 and my partner is 35. Although age wise I should be the logical choice for trying to get pregnant, I have a medical condition that would make things a little more complicated for me so, she volunteered to be the one to get pregnant. 

 

A little history on her, she had twins at the age of 23 while she was in a relationship with a guy. Two years after that she got pregnant again but had a miscarriage, the doctor suspected that pregnancy was possible twins as well. She is a fraternal twin, as are her kids, so its likely that she either hyper ovulates or maybe it was just a coincidence that a twin almost had two sets of twins? 

 

Why all the background information on the history of twins? Because to be honest, if she does naturally hyper-ovulate, I'm worried about her having twins again. They have a higher chance of miscarriage and I rather not put her through that again, especially at the age of 35 after she already went through this already 10 years ago.

 

I'm of course being paranoid and getting ahead of myself, we haven't even decided how we are going to try inseminating but I through talking to others first would help. I have several concerns, first being age. Her kids were a result of the first time she had unprotected sex, I doubt we'll get that lucky with artificial insemination 12 years later, although I've heard that its easier for women to get pregnant in their 30s if they already have had children before. No idea if theres any evidence to support that.

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Good morning everyone,

2ez, thanks for the shiny new thread! Looks good.

HappyClam and Gados welcome to the board. It seems like here is a fine place to post (that's what I did anyway) because if you post on the main board someone says, why don't you come join us? Glados, I like your stat about if being easier in your 30s if you've been pregnant before, since I'm now in my 30s...

Escher, new job is home health. 14 hour shifts, 3 days a week. The 3 days I don't have the kids. Super nice people, keep asking about my husband.

Graceie, how was your test??

AFM, I woke up and took my temp after a week of no temping. It's only cd 13, so it's not like it would have been anything weird. Sara asked if I was going to test. I said, I don't have any tests. She said I do.... I have a box with a "fertility test," I totally would have tested if I'd had a test, even tho that wasn't the plan.

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thanks for the shiny new thread 2ez. smile.gif nothing much to report here on the ttc side - today is cd8, tomorrow the monitor will begin pestering us for urine covered sticks. dp is still waiting for bloodwork to come back from our appt on friday and her sis is on thursday. that about covers it i think.

our BIG exciting NEWS though is that dp's uk visa for our civil partnership was APPROVED yesterday! joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif her passport (with it's official visa sticker) and packet of supporting documents just arrived via ups and now we can mail the paperwork to the registrar's office. we are SO flippin' excited. smile.gif

welcome to glados and happycalm. i hope you have very short stays on this thread and graduate to q&p soon! smile.gif the ladies on here are very knowledgeable and supportive.

since there are so many newbies, a quick bio on me: my dp and i have 2 sons - b and f. i carried b, she carried f and she will carry our next baby too. our sons have the same donor and we have 2 tries left with him before we'll move onto our backup donor. we have been together almost 8 years. <3

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Indigo: Sara said you guys are trying early too?! When do you guys plan to start trying? I'm impatient and figure if the folks are gonna disown me, they might as well three months in advance and I can try for a 2011 baby! Are your partner and I still going to be ttc together?!

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Well I wasn't sure where I had read that women had an easier time getting pregnant in their 30s if they had children already in their 20s, but I hope its tru because my partner and I probably won't be ready to start until she's actually closer to 36. My main concern is the combination of age, possible hyper ovulation (having twins again is a big possibility) andthe fact that she's had a miscarriage before. We have completely opposite personalities, she's not worried about a thing, which is great!

 

I worry about everything, I feel like she's taking a bit of a risk. If I wasn't taking Methotraxate for my condition, I would definitely be the one TTC.

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Glades welcome 36 is nothing and lots of women miscarry then go onto have heAlthy bAbes it's three miscagares that's. Concern slay about typos in bed with the babe. On the iPad dme self correct

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Welcome.gifHappy and Glados! Let me know if you'd like to be moved into one of the categories listed on the first post.

 

Indigo - Shall I move to you/DP to the "Waiting To O" section?

 

Graceie - Waaaaaay to early for a BFP. Hang in there. There's a spelling button above on the tool bar if the iPad auto correct gets on your nerves too much. thumb.gif

 

AFM - I am a mid 30's who is NOT finding it easy to get preg. irked.gif Every month it seems to be one thing after another. RE said "oh it's soooo much easier in your 20's." Thanks doc. Anyway, I just told DP this morning that if these injectibles do not work, then I wonder if anything will EVER work. It seems we're doing so much more this month to try and make it all work, that all I can do is cross my fingers and pray it does. Here's my current rundown - morning: take pills: pre-nat, evening primrose, and bromelain, eat pineapple, drink green tea, then in early afternoon: drink pineapple juice, and have a ton of water throughout the day, while limiting the dairy, evening: more pineapple and eat somewhat healthy dinner and inject just before bedtime. Sheesh! My taste buds are gone, and I really hate drinking pineapple juice and so much water. But....hopefully it works! And all that pineapple and bromelain had better make my uterus thick! LOL. I will go in for my u/s on Thurs to check things out.


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2ez: thanks for your help and good luck Thursday!

What does everyone think about which OPK is the least sensitive one? We were using the Answer Daily opks and I don't know how well they were working for me, as I never got a SUPER dark test line. So I sprang for the First Response tests and am now second guessing not buying the smilie opks (clear blue). My doc said I'm ovulating now, but last night and this morning were both neg. Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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Glados and Clam~ Welcome!!! I've never heard of hyper-ovulation and such a history of twins, but it totally sounds possible. I do know it's easier to get pregnant in your 20s, but it's far from impossible later on (as my 'elderly maternal' butt will prove!) Hope your journey is short and successful!

Indigo~ YAY for your CP visa!! I'm glad they didn't hassle you this time around and that everything happened as it should. And double yay for finally getting to your conception cycle!!! Everything crossed for you.

2ez~ A big hug for you. I'm sorry it's been so tough. I hope you are able to stick with it and not give up. I'm sure you'll succeed xoxo

Graceie~ Way too early to mean anything. I mean, realistically the baby'd only be implanting now so it'll be a few days before you could know anything.

Sara~ When are you going to try again? You probably said before but I've forgotten. Sorry....


AFM~ SO SLEEPY!!!! Had a doc's appointment today. All's well. I lost 4 pounds, but apparently had it to lose since no one was worried. Had our last ultrasound and actually got to see Miss Thing punch me in the bladder. Nice. She's apparently big for her age~ 51/2 lbs with the head size of a baby of 36 weeks (I'm 33). So this should be fun.

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I have been using the clear blue easy smileys for 8 months and I really like them. I have O'd every month though (as far as I know) and am very regular. I like the clear yes or no, no futzing with lines.


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Indigo whoo hoo!!!! on the visa.

Thanks ladies today would be the absolute earliest and odds are low lots of hope
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Hey, Glados--glad I'm not the only newbie.

Indigo--what great news about the visa!  How many vials per cycle are you using?  We decided to just buy 3 vials and use only one per month so we have 3 tries with this donor.  We'll try to get more of this donor but move on to another if we need to.


2ez--it's just not as easy as we want it to be, right?  I feel for you with all the pineapple.  Good luck with the ultrasound.  I guess one question I have for you is how are you keeping your enthusiasm up?  I feel like my excitment about ttc is waning.  And I've only had two unsuccessful cycles!  Too early to be jaded, right?  

Graceie--crossing my fingers for you!  

 

LibraryLady--Thanks for the welcome.


Smilingsara--I've always used the Clearblue digital OPK (the smileys like Go_vegan uses) because I just can't handle the "look for the darkest line".  I never felt like I had a test line that was darker.  But the digital definitely picks up on my surge.  

 

AFM (just figured out what that meant, I kept looking for someone named AFM!)--I'm waiting to ovulate (can you add me, 2ez?).  I'll probably get a smiley tomorrow or the next day.  Will report back once I'm in the 2ww.  I've gotten a bit paranoid about missing my smiley.  I can't always hold my pee for as long as I'd like and I seem to only have one pee when the smiley shows up.  So if I miss it, I might just miss the whole cycle.  Yesterday, I totally flaked and forgot to test until it was too late (too bad you can't use it once it lands in the toilet).  My cm was such that I didn't think it would be positive anyway but I got worried and called the advice nurse at my RE's office.  She said just to test again later in the day because the surge should be present for 12 hours.  Do any of you find that to be true?  I have only gotten 1 smiley per month.  But I hate the OPKs that are not digital.  Any advice?

 

Oh, and one more thing.  I absolutely LOVE that happycalm gets read or typoed as happyclam.  I think I might even like happyclam better.  This might spur an online identity crisis.  :) 



 


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Good afternoon ladies! Just taking a quick break from my paper (which has been killing me!) to check in. 

 

Library - you said you hoped it was on a good topic, it is! But it is still killing me. It's for my group counseling class and the purpose of the paper is to come up with a group proposal for our fictional agency - my proposal is a support group for lesbians ttc! It's great and I am enjoying writing it but it's long and time consuming - but I'm in grad school so what do I expect, right? winky.gif I'm sorry you're so sleepy today! And holy cow - big baby! I bet you just can't wait to meet her - not long now!!!

 

Happy and GladosWelcome.gifYou're in the right place! And Glados - I'm glad you brought up the hyper ovulation - it is something that has been on my mind lately too. My great-grandmother gave birth to triplets and twins (they were in the paper all the time!), as well as several other single children. My grandmother is one of the triplets. She did not have multiples but some of her siblings did. My mother did not have multiples either but she didn't have trouble conceiving AT ALL (my little brother is an "oops" baby). I am dying to know if I carry the gene too! Sometimes I see two distinct temp shifts on my chart which lead me to believe I ovulated twice. I don't know. It's all very interesting! 

 

2ez - thank you for the lovely new thread! You can actually remove the March 2011 from next to my name as we will not be trying this month - thank you! My fingers are crossed for a great u/s on Thursday!!!

 

Indigo - Hooray for the visa being approved! Great news!!!

 

And...Vegan, SwtRainbow, Mami, NAMW, Qmama, Graceie, AmandaMom, AmandaHope, seraf, Sara, RainbowValley, Isa, KSdoula, Max, Carmen, gelly, lisedea - HI!!!! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their day!!!!

 

AFM - So a few months ago I downloaded a countdown app for my iPhone. I woke up this morning to a little message that said "It's Baby Making Month!" - no, iPhone, it's not. Awww. I actually thought it was kind of funny lol.gif I don't want to jinx anything but I think we might be getting closer....I'll know more in a few days. Ok, back to work!


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Thank you for all the warm welcomes everyone. =)

 

Mrs PP (hilarious username btw) I don't think my partner was even aware there was such a  thing as hyper ovulation genes. But early in our relationship when she mentioned being a fraternal twin, and having fraternal kids herself (and almost has a second pair!) I just had to do some research on my own. I think its quite possibly genetic for her. I'm hoping it might work in our favor and make it easier for us now.

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Welcome, happycalm! An acupuncturist! Very cool. I happen to be heading to an appointment this afternoon :)
 

And welcome to Glados, too! 35 is a great age to get pregnant! I had DD when I was 39 and had no problem getting pregnant. I don't think age alone is a good predictor of fertility these days. And unless a specific condition is known to cause a m/c (or the m/c caused damage) then it should have no bearing on future pregnancies smile.gif

 

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2ez: thanks for your help and good luck Thursday!

What does everyone think about which OPK is the least sensitive one? We were using the Answer Daily opks and I don't know how well they were working for me, as I never got a SUPER dark test line. So I sprang for the First Response tests and am now second guessing not buying the smilie opks (clear blue). My doc said I'm ovulating now, but last night and this morning were both neg. Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks!


I always just used internet cheapies and for a few months I never got a positive (but I did get pregnant 2 of those times so was obviously o'ing). You might already be doing this but I ended up testing twice a day and I eventually was able to get very definitive positives - I tested at 11am and 2pm (ish). I was just testing first thing in the morning. So maybe mix up the time you test and try a couple of times a day.

 

 

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AFM~ SO SLEEPY!!!! Had a doc's appointment today. All's well. I lost 4 pounds, but apparently had it to lose since no one was worried. Had our last ultrasound and actually got to see Miss Thing punch me in the bladder. Nice. She's apparently big for her age~ 51/2 lbs with the head size of a baby of 36 weeks (I'm 33). So this should be fun.


Glad to hear everything is going well! Don't worry about size. DD was 9lb7oz and came out just fine!

 

Afm: cd 32 which would normally be the end of my cycle. I'm feeling more confident that I o'd on cd25 as my cm dried up after having tons for 3 days. Hoping af shows up again in 5ish days! I'm off to acupuncture again this afternoon. I'm soooo looking forward to it. DD slept even worse last night than usual due to a new tooth coming in so I welcome the hour rest!

 


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2ez - Sue and I recently saw "The Kids Are All Right", though Sue didn't want to watch it at first. It was disturbing that one of the mothers slept with the donor, but like I said before, that seems to be a theme in mainstream films with lesbian characters. rolleyes.gif We did choose a WTBK donor in case our child ever wants to know more about his/her genetic background, but like seraf, we're not too worried about him/her spending a lot of time with the donor because we live so far away. Glad to hear the injectibles aren't giving you too much of a hard time. Are you paying out of pocket for them? I've heard it costs thousands of dollars.

Library - I also watched part of the Oscars. I was so happy Natalie Portman won best Actress. She was amazing in Black Swan. What a movie.

qmama - So sorry about AF. hug.gif Hang in there.

Brite - I would maybe do a test shipment of his swimmers and check them out under a microscope to see how they hold up. We're actually thinking about trying the same thing with a close friend who lives in Arizona... if this cycle doesn't work, that is.

maybeababy - greet.gif So glad you found us. This is a great place to get advice, information, and support.

smiling - I wish I had answers for you, but I'm confused about whether you're talking about a cyst, a follicle, or a corpus luteum. Anyway, here's hoping you have clear signs on your chart to show when you ovulated! thumb.gif As for the OPK's, I never get a super-dark line either, no matter what test I use. I know it's positive when the test line gets as dark as the control, but it never gets darker.

Glados - Fraternal twins (more than one egg) can be hereditary, so that may explain things. If you're very concerned about twins and your partner's health and well being, you can always consider selective reduction. That would be a very hard decision to make, though. I've also heard it's easier to get pregnant in your 30's or even 40's if you've had children before. I hope you have beginners luck! shamrocksmile.gif

Happyclam smile.gif - Welcome! Fingers crossed for you the third time's the charm! fingersx.gif

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Carmen - I hope you and DD are able to get some rest tonight!

AFM, 9DPO and nothing to report. Still no symptoms. I could not feel less pregnant.





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Whew!  Trying to catch up on everyone's news after being away for about a week and a half.  Congrats to everyone with good news and hugs to everyone with not so good news (it will happen!).

 

AFM, I spent the last 10 days in Phoenix helping my sister with her newborn.  I think I posted here before I left that I hoped it wouldn't be hard for me--and it wasn't.  As soon as I held my niece, I just felt happy--and even more convinced that I'm doing the right thing by TTC.  She's a beauty!

 

I have about a week and a half left in this cycle that I've been sitting out...and then we'll start up again with a couple of IUIs next cycle, with Clomid/ultrasounds/trigger.  I'm in the process of getting my medical records from Kaiser (annoying) in order to give them to the at-home midwifery service we're going to use.  I'm super excited about doing at least one at-home IUI and then one in my doctor's office.

 

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Glad things went well Kelly good luck !

Amanda your no symptoms is probley better then my drifting me crazy possibly not real but hopefully real symptoms I don't think it's a bad sign fingers crossed when are you testing ?
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Hey ladies...... Does anyone use kaiser for their health insurance? If so, do they charge to store your swimmers for you? How much does it cost? How soon after the first consultation can you start? We have our first consultation next week and I am due to "o" a week later. I wonder if that will be too quick. I hope not..... I am sooooo ready to get this thing started..... Lots of baby dust to everyone! Welcome to everyone who has been lurking and has decided to chime in!

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Hey ladies...... Does anyone use kaiser for their health insurance? If so, do they charge to store your swimmers for you? How much does it cost? How soon after the first consultation can you start? We have our first consultation next week and I am due to "o" a week later. I wonder if that will be too quick. I hope not..... I am sooooo ready to get this thing started..... Lots of baby dust to everyone! Welcome to everyone who has been lurking and has decided to chime in!


I've been seeing the REs at Kaiser San Francisco for the past year and I've never been charged for having our sperm stored there.  Granted, it's never been there for more than a month or two, but they never said anything about charging for storage and its never been on one of my bills.

 

I think your question about how soon you can get started after your consultation just depends on your medical history.  Are you planning to do in-office IUIs?  Have you already had fertility testing?  I had to get a bunch of testing done when I first started with Kaiser, but it all went quickly because it was just blood tests.  The RE practice (in SF, at least) is used to moving quickly so as long as you don't have any major problems you might be able to get an ultrasound (if needed) and then be ready for your IUI(s).  Good luck!

 


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CNM  I hope they can start right away !

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My partner was able to start with her first O following our appointment with Kaiser. I think there were about 2 weeks in there? But there were tests and stuff to be done.

 

Now we're just waaaaaiting for a BFP. The Kaiser folks said to check 16 days after the IUI, so we can check 3/15.

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Library: I'm trying next month. I was going to be a good girl and patiently wait until June but I have come to the end of being patient and I'm trying in March (if AF ever comes).

 

Go_Vegan: Thanks. I think we have two lucky smilie ones left from Max that I'm going to use next month to double check my First Response tests. 

 

HappyCalm: Hi orngbiggrin.gif, and welcome welcome welcome! I am feeling a bit more calm about finding the darker line of these new tests, but maybe I'm making stuff up. If I feel uncertain next month, I'll go buy some smilie tests to double check my line spotting abilities. 

 

MrsP: Hi! Best of luck with your paper. At least its a topic near and dear to your heart and sounds like good fun to write! 

 

Carmen: I do think I'll start trying two times a day. I tried tonight and think I got a positive (I'm waiting for the camera to charge to take a picture of it to show to sara when she gets home). My mucus is really good tonight (best its been in two months). Hopefully trying twice a day will get me the answers I need. How was your hour of relaxing and acupuncture?! Fingers crossed for AF for you! 

 

Amanda: Its a cyst (according to the ultra-sound print out the doc gave me a copy of). Its 22mm. That's all she said, nothing about a follicle or corpus luteum (I dunno what the last one is). Tonight I think my line is just as dark as the control, but I could be looking too hard at it. Who knows?! I hope you start feeling pregnant soon soon soon! 

 

Kelly: Seeing your niece sounds like an amazing wait to make the month go by quickly! Hope you get to see her again soon and there's a play mate coming for her in the near future! 

 

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MayBeaBaby: Welcome to MDC! biggrinbounce.gif

 

Thanks for all of the input about OPKS girls! You all rock!

 

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Welcome to all the new folks...HappyCalm, Glados, Maybeababy...I hope that your stay is short and sweet!!!! hola.gif

 

Indigo~ Yah for the Passport! Glad that worked out for you and DP!!!

 

2EZ~ are you on injectibles? I think that you said that you were. Oh and can you add me to waiting for AF!!!! eeeeeK...we are back!!

 

Gracie~ cd9 is way early...your BFP is just around the corner.

 

Kelly~ Welcome back!

 

MrsPP~ Yeah for almost being done with your paper. Sorry this isn't baby making month, but it will be here soon!!!!

 

AmandaMom~ Cd9 is still very early in the game...I have my fingers crossed for you and I'm sending you baby vibes!!!

 

AFM~ Well, I finally, finally, finally got in to see the RE. My appointment was 3hrs long. She is sooooo great! My DW wasn't able to go tot he appointment with me, so the RE let me put her on speaker phone. I don't know if you all remember that a few weeks ago I had a mini-meltdown because I thought that I would have to sit out March because I couldn't get the insurance company, and my OBGYN to move fast enought to get my records to the RE so that they could schedule me. Well, everything worked out. I went in today..CD28 and when I woke up this morning I was feeling a bit crampy so I know that I would be starting here SOON. Part of my 3 hour appointment was a full physical...with vaginal ultrasound. When she looked at my uterus she could see that my lining had already began to disentigrate, oh and my lining was a 10.4 (which I think is good)...and AF is here tonight! Yeah! 

 

She also told me that she does not think that I have PCOS...it would not be a diagnosis that she would have made. So, she thinks that my getting knocked up shouldn't be too hard. She did warn me about the "advances maternal age", so she decided to start me off with injectables...since I have already had tried clomid and femara. Anyway...I am on follistem 150 units for 7 days...starting with CD3 to CD9. I think that I will go in for my u/s on CD9..she will adjust the dosage and when the follies are readywe will trigger and inseme. The only thing that I had a little issue about was that she doesn't really think doing 2 insems a cycle increases our chances. If we really want to do two insems then she will. I am just so excited that I got in and that we will be able to get started this cycle. We will do one IUI this cycle and then take it from there.

 

Oh...and she told me to hang up my BBT thermometer...that I didn't need to track my cycle anymore. I told her thanks but I like to know what is going on. I have to be my own advocate. She seemed to respect that.


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