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Welcome, we are glad to have you. I had a 10 week loss at the end of August myself, it is so hard isn't it?
I wish you luck ths cycle, & I agree the post O part can drive you batty!

Laurie,
Big Hugs...this TTC stuff stinks sometimes.

Hi everyone.. I am still so excited for Anamom & can't wait to see if there are 2!

happy weekend,
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Jeuneau, so sorry for you loss of Daniel. That must have been so very, very hard and is still, I'm sure. I've had a couple losses also but they were much earlier than yours. Welcome! And Best of luck with this cycle.

Stone Fence and Lisa, yes, I'm pretty antsy for the U/S myself. I want to see a heartbeat--we didn't reach that milestone last time. I know it doesn't mean all is in the clear but it would be reassuring at least.

Best to all,
Sara
 

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Welcome, Juneau. My thoughts are with you and Daniel. I'm so sorry.
Hi Caren. Thanks for popping back in to say hi.
AnaMom, keep us posted. Spider, how goes the 2ww?

Laurie, I'm on a break, too - at least for a few cycles. I hope to ttc again in December after my move. I'm getting nervous about closing in on 43 (March 2007). IVF often isn't available after 42, and I'm not quite sure what to do now. Do I rush to spend loads of cash on IVF, travel abroad to do it for less $$, skip IVF altogether, quit ttc until I get into a relationship, or just keep buying swimmers and hope for the best (while spending every last dime on that effort)? I don't want to give up, but want to be realistic, too. Help!

Off topic, the pooch is hanging in there, but her leg is perpetually swollen and warm to the touch, and often hurts to the point of snapping at me. I try to ice it down a few times a day. She's on antibiotics and homeopathics for cancer/infection, but isn't improving. We did take a long walk yesterday (with her support sling) and she got super excited when a squirrel ran by and up a tree, and we stalked a cat for a few minutes until it ran home, too, so it was a "good" day.

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving week already! Enjoy the time with your families and friends - they're the ones who love us in the here and now!
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome. I am 43 today and off to the West Coast for a week with family. With a 3-hour time change I don't think temps will mean much so maybe I will take a break from charting, relax, and just hope that AF stays in the Midwest and that I can POAS on Sunday for a BFP!
 

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I've decided not to temp this month. I am just going to pay attention to my body and continue trying to get in shape. I did get some Instead cups while flow was here. I am going to talk to DH about using them after BDing during the fertile window. I don't how he might feel about that. Maybe after the first of the year.
MsGB I will be 44 this coming May. Our only hope is to conceive naturally (okay with as much supplemental help etc... I can do but no medical intervention for us). Of course we have 4 children and a different situation than you do. I hope you find the right solution for yourself. One that you can feel comfortable with. I am also glad to have a buddy to be on break with.
 

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Laurie,

Have you visited an RE? I visited one back in May and he was very interesting. I learned a whole lot from him.

He found that I was ovulating on Day 17-18. I would have concluded that to have been a luteal phase defect. But he was rather pleased with the later ovulation. He said that cycles shorten as you age, so if you are ovulating a bit later rather than earlier, you weren't as close to menopause as you think. He said that I clearly didn't need Clomid, as I was ovulating late enough in my cycle.

If your insurance covers an RE, I recommend it.
 

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I will see if I am covered. I have actually always Ovulated on or around day 12-14 Then I have a 12-14 LP. My cycle itself was a bit longer when I was younger than it is now by a couple days. But my O date has stayed fairly consistent.
 

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RE question
My insurance covers some infertility stuff. There is no provider however listed as an RE. Any other suggestions to look under. There are OB/GYN docs that list that they treat infertility or later in life pregnancy. But I dont' want to waste my time. If I am going to go see someone I want them to know what they are talking about.
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Originally Posted by massaginmommy View Post
RE question
My insurance covers some infertility stuff. There is no provider however listed as an RE. Any other suggestions to look under. There are OB/GYN docs that list that they treat infertility or later in life pregnancy. But I dont' want to waste my time. If I am going to go see someone I want them to know what they are talking about.
Thanks in advance

My doctor comes up as an RE under my insurance providers. I always thought that he was an infertility specialist, but I had no idea that he was actually an RE. You might could call the listings of infertility specialist and ask if they actually are RE.

I spent about two hours at his office. He spent 90 minutes with me on talking one on one about my reproductive/family history. He also did an exam and an US to see follicles. He determined that with my history with dh, that we probably will have another pregnancy. It may take longer to get a GOOD egg as they are bit aged, but not out of the question. I think that the total bill was around $500, but he certainly spent enough time with me.

He asked me to drop him a note if I did in fact become pregnant again. I still need to do that, but I want to wait until after my US (twins??).
 

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Thanks for remembering me, MsGB. I'm doing Progesterone creme for the first time and it's really hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm only on CD5 but have been positively exhausted all weekend. I slept through my son's lessons on Friday, made it to the skating rink, and then was almost too tired to go to the grocery store when I got home. I slept all day Saturday and most of the day Sunday, which is not unusual for me in early pregnancy but not before there is even a chance of implantation, for Pete's sake!

It helps to know that it's from the Progesterone and I suppose I should enjoy FEELING pregnant even though I know that the symptoms are because I'm messing with my hormone balance. I've somehow made it to the age of 41 (42 in February) withgout ever taking hormonal BC, which has something to do with why I'm being so whiny.

I'm at work now and had my first whiff of cigarette smoke since I've been using the Progesterone and
: :puke :puke :puke

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you're used to this stuff, the first trimester itself should be a piece of cake for you.

I'm planning on testing next Saturday just for fun at 10dpo, but if Juneau, my cycle buddy, can talk me into waiting a bit longer, it would only be a good thing.

My teenagers are so much more on board about the whole thing than they were with the last donor and I've told my two closets IRL friends. I'm afraid I've got my hopes up too high again and it's going to hit me pretty hard if I'm statistically normal; I mean, the chances aren';t very good for any single in-home insemination for an over-forty with Bio-Tranzed semen, but I know it's going to feel like losing something I never had.

I'm definitely going to take a complete break for the next cycle if I'm not pregnant; I've only had two insems but I've been charting and researching and obsessing for seven months.
 

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mamov4 my break consists of not temping. I have always marked down BDing on my calender. I mean my entire marraige. LOL I am still doing that. Maybe I should say I am taking a break form obsessing about my cycle each month. LOL
Temping and FF drive me crazy I have done it for 10 cycles. I need a break from that. I am going to just make love to my husband whenever and try not to worry about what day it is etc...
I am working on shedding some pounds and getting into better shape. So right now I am thinking of not actively ttc until after the New Year.
 

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Bump!
Oh..I get it now Laurie...


Fingers crossed for those who could use some luck!

I am wishing (a couple of days early) a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you wonderful women.
I am thankful for my children,good music,chocolate,fresh air,my dogs and that the Republicans are now a minority in Washington
. (No offense to Republicans as unlike in my younger all black/white days I actually have friends of that persuasian)

take care,
Lisa
 

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Lisa,
I'd be surprised if many women here are Republicans, as I can see them poo poo-ing what some of us are doing (IVF, donor eggs, donor sperm, etc.), although I've never actually heard them say anything against these methods of achieving pregnancy...

Gobble, gobble...

I am thankful for my family, my friends, my health, my ability to ttc using some "affordable" alternative means, my pooch, my job/income, the comforts of life I enjoy every day, my safety....and for the connections I've made here on MDC!
 

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I am subbing. I am ttcing after I have a myomectomy in Jan. I have seen my repo-endo who has suggested donor eggs because of my age. I have three months to consider and prepare for this possibility. Will write more later but certainly looking forward to being among women my age going through similar situations.
Lisa (yet another one!)
 

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Welcome Purple Girl,
I wish you luck on your TTC adventure.
I think the name Lisa is just one of the side-effects
of being a girl of our generation,not so many new Lisa's floating around but I expect a revival coming up as we have (Yikes!)grandchildren.
Lisa
 

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Great forum for you..purple girl(Lisa).
Fertility Friend has a great active forum for those going the donor route.(most are in there 40's)
If you want to I can post a link...don't know how seriously you are considering
it. I can tell you that they have pretty darn good success rates.You just have to promise to hang out here too!
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Hi Y'all! Been out of touch for a while because of sickness and............ pregnancy! I'm almost through 1st tri now, and wanted to share.

Keep your spirits up and your hopes working, and thank you for inviting me to your wonderful forum!

Another Lisa.......
 
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