Re: Questions about insurance, RE's, and water....October 21 2011 at 6:27 PM
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Response to Questions about insurance, RE's, and water....
As was said above: DON'T MENTION INFERTILITY unless you know you have coverage. You can say, "I have a hormonal imbalance and want to see a specialist so I don't go into premature menopause" all of which is true! You do want to balance your hormones and not go into premature menopause. You would also like that to result in your having a baby as well but they don't need to know that yet. But, you'll have to tell the RE that hormonal balancing is all you want to do for now, so that you are billed correctly. You will then have to change this once you start try to conceive with anything other than a natural cycle.
So, the questions are:
Coverage for hormonal imbalance
Coverage for blood work and and other tests (don't say 'sono' as it might be a red flag.)
Do you need a referral for every visit
Is the place you want to go one of their 'in network' places?
Also, have some tests ordered by your OB. Have you had a HSG? (HSG = Hysterosalpingogram) It is not a fun test but not the worst. It checks for clear tubes. With what you have written I think you really should have one if you have not already. It can also, some rare times, help clear some blockage. If your OB sends the order I believe it won't be seen as infertility. Blocked tubes might be the cause of your implantation issues and at least then you will know and could save you tons of time. Most RE's ask for one anyway so better to get one ordered from the OB. I am kind of surprised no one mentioned this on your previous post. The fact that the eggs are fertilizing is a very good sign. If all this comes down to blocked tube there are things you can do, including IVF (so avoiding the tubes altogether) or surgery. Or, possibly, the HSG itself could push thought the blockage. It does help some people.
Minnesota? Nope, no info. I'd Google for the clinic name and your Dr. to see if they come up on another board or with reviews. At the RE. as them exactly what the plan is, what they are looking for and how they are going to go about it. And take notes. Lots of notes! Or, if they let you, bring a tape recorder. At Cooper they send you a detailed letter of the notes that Dr. Check recorded. I find them very helpful to go over.
Water: Good. Hydration. Good. But, everything in moderation. Too much a=of anything is bad. As far as sleep I find sleeping with a fan to add some white noise to the room. (I just to find I work up every night at 5:10... turn out that is when the furnace was kicking on and knocking but it would only do it once, enough to wake me but not to hear it until i was up early one day and Boom! There it was. You never know what it could be.) Also, I love taking half a melatonin. So, about 1.5 of the 3mg. Really helps me get a great sleep without being drowsy in the morning. Look up melatonin for yourself, some people swear by it for lower FSH but some Dr. hate it as, in a woman with normal FSH, it can lower it too much causing, you guessed it, infertility. Just check it out first but I love it. And, it's cheap and non-habit forming. As far a a correlation I'd say it can't help but I don't think it would stop you from success.
Blessings to you.
- I have - Jen on Oct 22, 6:34 AM
- and blessings - Jen on Oct 22, 7:29 PM