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Forum: Queer Parenting   07-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By rs11
angeebaby: Welcome to the group! I hope this is...

angeebaby: Welcome to the group! I hope this is your month. We've done several IUIs and have only had one chemical pregnancy even though I have a very good prognosis, so the doc was concerned...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-24-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By rs11
August: Good luck! Fingers crossed. I hope this...

August: Good luck! Fingers crossed. I hope this is your month.

AFM: I hurt fairly bad from the lap, but it went as well as could be expected. My left fallopian tube is congenitally deformed, but...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By rs11
August and Dani: Welcome! I got some good...

August and Dani: Welcome!

I got some good news from the RE yesterday: I ovulated on my own this month! Yay! The cysts are looking better too.

My lap is less than a week away. :)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By rs11
I understand that you don't like that idea, but...

I understand that you don't like that idea, but after everything we've seen and gone through, I have to agree with the premise. I think that it is possible to support reunification while also wanting...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,454
Posted By rs11
I'll start. My lap is two weeks away. After that...

I'll start. My lap is two weeks away. After that we'll decide if we're doing IUIs or IVF.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-09-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By rs11
If you really want to adopt, you are better off...

If you really want to adopt, you are better off going through an agency or doing a private adoption. Otherwise, you may have to wait 10 years and go through several dozen failed placements. Or you...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-30-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By rs11
jwaite -my cycle is also irregular, but the meds...

jwaite -my cycle is also irregular, but the meds make it tick like a clock!

splashing -any news?

babyfaith -good luck this cycle!

AFM: The hsg was a bit painful, but I got through it, and...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-30-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,682
Posted By rs11
Congrats redrock! Enjoy your time as a new family.

Congrats redrock! Enjoy your time as a new family.
Forum: Infertility   06-29-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By rs11
Xerxella, the RE is willing to do 2 more because...

Xerxella, the RE is willing to do 2 more because we did have success with the chemical and we didn't know I had a tube blocked at the time.

Radio, one of the things I really like about my RE is...
Forum: Infertility   06-28-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By rs11
Xerxella, in our case we have the choice between...

Xerxella, in our case we have the choice between the two right now. When we were doing fertility treatments a few years ago before we had our surprise adoption, we did four IUIs (two with oral only,...
Forum: Infertility   06-26-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By rs11
IUIs or IVF?

Which did you decide? What factors led to your decision? Did it work or did you go from one to the other?

We're trying to decide what to do and we want to be sure to weigh all the factors (cost,...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By rs11
BF: I'm sorry about the BFN. Good luck with your...

BF: I'm sorry about the BFN. Good luck with your next cycle!

AFM: My hsg showed a blocked tube, so I have to have a lap done in a few weeks. Yay surgery! :eyesroll
It looks like there's a good...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-16-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By rs11
Question TTC Decisions

We've decided to try and have a second child. Our first is adopted. I go in tomorrow for a consultation with an RE to evaluate my situation. We're going to do the standard bloodwork/ultrasound and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By rs11
As soon as possible, preferably at least 3 months...

As soon as possible, preferably at least 3 months prior to TTC. You might also want to consider taking some of the supplements that have been shown to help with egg quality, such as CoQ10.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,564
Posted By rs11
I intend to do what my family did growing up....

I intend to do what my family did growing up. It's harsh, but it works and it completely wipes out picky eating. Starting around preschool, the child eats what the family eats. Or doesn't eat....
Forum: Vaccinations   06-14-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,871
Posted By rs11
That's not exactly correct. The vaccine prevents...

That's not exactly correct. The vaccine prevents the strain within the vaccine from circulating; what is in circulation is a different strain that has not been added to the vaccine. "All recent...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   06-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By rs11
Most early losses are due to chromosomal...

Most early losses are due to chromosomal abnormalities in the egg, and many women have 2 or 3 over the course of their life, often without ever knowing they were pregnant. Other causes include...
Forum: Infertility   06-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By rs11
Kidnred, the studies I've read show a positive...

Kidnred, the studies I've read show a positive correlation between hypothyroid women taking synthroid and becoming pregnant and carrying to term.

Mocha, but that's without Hashimoto's, which...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-13-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By rs11
BF: There's a good-sized window, so you're...

BF: There's a good-sized window, so you're probably 'in the zone.' Good luck and baby dust to you! :smile:

Frederike: Thanks! How are your baby preps going?

AFM: I took your suggestion,...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,871
Posted By rs11
I vaccinate against some diseases to protect my...

I vaccinate against some diseases to protect my child and others to protect other people, so I do it for both reasons. Granted, there are a couple of vaccines my child didn't get (rotavirus and...
Forum: Fertility   06-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By rs11
Ask them to check your prolactin. I start leaking...

Ask them to check your prolactin. I start leaking milk when mine gets high. Good luck!
Forum: Infertility   06-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By rs11
The medicated cycles work with most couples,...

The medicated cycles work with most couples, truthfully. If not, an IUI is your next step. Very few couples have to move on to IUI and almost none have to do IVF. Good luck!

Also -have they...
Forum: Infertility   06-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By rs11
Good for you! You may be one of the easy PCOS...

Good for you! You may be one of the easy PCOS cases that is resolved just by metformin, then. With your PCOS and the one miscarriage already you shouldn't have any trouble getting in to see an RE...
Forum: Infertility   06-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By rs11
Even with a normal A1C (mine is also normal,...

Even with a normal A1C (mine is also normal, btw), you should probably ask to be put on metformin. PCOS causes insulin to build up in the ovaries, which impacts ovulation. This happens whether or not...
Forum: Queer Parenting   06-04-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By rs11
Freiderike, I'll look up what an antral count is,...

Freiderike, I'll look up what an antral count is, but I have a very good response to the drugs. We did 4 IUIs before; the first two I did oral medications only and had 4 follicles each cycle. The...
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