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Forum: Infertility   07-15-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By alphahen
Completely agree with Xerxella. Keep asking...

Completely agree with Xerxella. Keep asking questions and definitely get 2nd and 3rd opinions INCLUDING opinions from practitioners who are willing to look beyond western medicine and what has been...
Forum: Infertility   05-28-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 470
Posted By alphahen
I have been using donor eggs as well and have...

I have been using donor eggs as well and have never used lupron or BCPs - just progesterone pio and estradiol.  Of my three FETs, all resulted in pregnancy. 
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By alphahen
Thank you so much for your kind words and...

Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendations.  I checked the DCUM Board and it is certainly is a wealth of information (although I also see what you mean about mean-spiritedness).  I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-28-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By alphahen
Hi all, I was a little more active on this...

Hi all,
I was a little more active on this Board a while back while TTC but became more reclusive after experiencing several losses.  After a very long journey, it looks as if we may have one that...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-15-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By alphahen
Hi Laurilj, I mostly lurk here but felt...

Hi Laurilj,
I mostly lurk here but felt compelled to respond.  I have been undergoing IVF treatment and had three miscarriages in a period of about 8 months.  The last was in June.  I know that so...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-25-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By alphahen
Thanks, Jnine, for pointing out the...

Thanks, Jnine, for pointing out the international options.  Once we run out of insurance (which will be soon), that may be something we have to explore further. I will point out that the legal...
Forum: Infertility   04-23-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 13,368
Posted By alphahen
Blue - I second RCR. That made my day!!  Sure...

Blue - I second RCR. That made my day!!  Sure wish I could train my pups to do that!
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-09-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,471
Posted By alphahen
NOSREVES - Félicitations!! I am so very happy...

NOSREVES - Félicitations!! I am so very happy for you both! 
Forum: Infertility   04-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 13,368
Posted By alphahen
Gelly - Very sorry about the BFN.  Sending lots...

Gelly - Very sorry about the BFN.  Sending lots of positive energy your way.
 
Hello to everyone else.
 
Sorry for my long absence.  After the last loss I needed to take a break but have started...
Forum: Infertility   03-20-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 22,523
Posted By alphahen
Blue - Thinking about you today!  Everything...

Blue - Thinking about you today!  Everything crossed!
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-16-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By alphahen
My partner and I are going through this process...

My partner and I are going through this process right now. My partner is the donor and I am carrying.  We have got pregnant twice but, unfortunately, I have miscarried both times.  My doc has...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,772
Posted By alphahen
Forgive my not posting personals and my long...

Forgive my not posting personals and my long absence from the Board.  I do not want to bring everyone down so I will spare the details but my spotting intensified to bleeding over the weekend. ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 63,182
Posted By alphahen
Hey ladies, Forgive my not posting personals...

Hey ladies,
Forgive my not posting personals and my long absence from the Board.  I do not want to bring everyone down so I will spare the details but my spotting intensified to bleeding over the...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 63,182
Posted By alphahen
Kewpie - They are so beautiful.  No wonder you...

Kewpie - They are so beautiful.  No wonder you are madly in love http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif.  Hoping things are going a little better with the bf-ing and that little Maizie...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,772
Posted By alphahen
Hi everybody!  I am taking a very tentative step...

Hi everybody!  I am taking a very tentative step onto this board.  I have felt a bit in limbo between the QC and Q&P boards but finally summoned up some courage to post.
 
Huge congratulations to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 63,182
Posted By alphahen
Hi everyone!   Belly and Blue - Thank you so...

Hi everyone!
 
Belly and Blue - Thank you so much for checking in on me. 
 
Blue - I hope the m/s eases soon. 
 
Deborah - I hope you are feeling better soon too.
 
Kewpie - Was so thrilled...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,480
Posted By alphahen
Carmen - Congratulations!!! That is wonderful...

Carmen - Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!!!...
Forum: Infertility   01-05-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 22,523
Posted By alphahen
RCR and Vegan:  My heart goes out to both of...

RCR and Vegan:  My heart goes out to both of you!  It is just horrible to be in the position where you have invested so much time and money and emotion into a cycle and have to face results you...
Forum: Infertility   01-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 22,523
Posted By alphahen
Deborah - YAY for no more bleeding and lighter...

Deborah - YAY for no more bleeding and lighter cramps!  I am so glad things are looking up for you!
 
Blue - How are you doing?  I love the picture of your pup. He is so adorable.  I attached a...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-03-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,480
Posted By alphahen
Carmen - Progesterone gives me very weird and...

Carmen - Progesterone gives me very weird and often very scary dreams.  Sometimes I worry about how much I might be stressing out my body with all that craziness while sleeping.  I have been trying...
Forum: Infertility   01-03-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 22,523
Posted By alphahen
Hi, Kewpie, so excited to see that the big day...

Hi, Kewpie, so excited to see that the big day is so close for you!  It is such an inspiration to see you so close to having those little ones in your arms!  To answer your questions, it was my...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-03-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,480
Posted By alphahen
Happy New Year to everyone!  I went off the grid...

Happy New Year to everyone!  I went off the grid for much of the holiday season but it is good to be back. I couldn't agree more with those of you who are glad to get a fresh start in the new year....
Forum: Infertility   01-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 22,523
Posted By alphahen
Happy New Year to everyone!  I went off the grid...

Happy New Year to everyone!  I went off the grid for much of the holiday season but it is good to be back. 
 
Vegan - So glad to hear someone else finds the guided meditation as helpful as I do. ...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 5,113
Posted By alphahen
Desert:  You are so creative!! I love the book...

Desert:  You are so creative!! I love the book "On the Day You Were Born".  What a wonderful idea!  If we get lucky in this cycle, I might just have to steal your...
Forum: Infertility   12-22-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 22,523
Posted By alphahen
Mole:  Congratulations on the BFP!  What...

Mole:  Congratulations on the BFP!  What incredible news!  I wish I had some advice for you.  Like a few others, I am using progesterone.  If I end up with a BFP, I will likely stay on it through...
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