Pregnancy and Parenting After DE IVF

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  1. Update/Crazy Woman View entire thread - Darrias on Oct 20, 2017, 8:26 AM
    1. Yeah, it made me pretty crazy. - Maggie in VA on Oct 23, 2017, 7:50 PM
      1. Thank ypu for the comfort and reassurance Maggie - DarriasD on Oct 29, 2017, 8:38 PM
        1. The LOs aren't so little, but fine. - Maggie in VA on Nov 2, 2017, 3:13 PM
     
  2. Oh no.. but liveable View entire thread - DarriasD on Aug 28, 2017, 6:08 PM
    1. Sorry you're hit this setback. - Maggie in VA on Aug 29, 2017, 10:30 AM
    2. kitchen sink - Al on Aug 30, 2017, 7:06 AM
    3. I had a lot of fun procedures over time - AprilFresh on Aug 30, 2017, 7:21 AM
     
  3. Update, looking for feedback View entire thread - Darrias on Aug 24, 2017, 9:46 AM
    1. scratch - Serendipitous on Aug 24, 2017, 5:54 PM
      1. Thanks Everyone - DarriasD on Aug 27, 2017, 3:05 PM
        1. anecdotes - Al on Aug 28, 2017, 6:23 AM
          1. Busy at Chez AlinAsia - DarriasD on Aug 28, 2017, 6:14 PM
    2. Steroids etc (success ment) - AlinAsia on Aug 25, 2017, 6:26 AM
     
  4. Just had FET View entire thread - Serendipitous on Aug 23, 2017, 7:03 PM
    1. Positive thoughts - Darrias on Aug 24, 2017, 9:27 AM
      1. Yes it is - Serendipitous on Aug 24, 2017, 12:54 PM
        1. Hope - DarriasD on Aug 24, 2017, 7:37 PM
    2. I hear you :( - AlinAsia on Aug 25, 2017, 6:14 AM
    3. BFN :( - Serendipitous on Sep 30, 2017, 6:14 PM
      1. Just seeing this - Darrias on Oct 19, 2017, 6:17 PM
     
  5. Updates from a lost soul. View entire thread - DarriasD on Aug 12, 2017, 4:30 PM
    1. oh, Darrias - thesameboat on Aug 13, 2017, 12:47 AM
    2. Hi DarriasD. I know how anxious we can be to get going again but (m/c, success ment.) - Daisy on Aug 13, 2017, 12:55 AM
      1. Thanks Daisy - DarriasD on Aug 14, 2017, 5:19 PM
        1. Hi Darrias - Daisy on Aug 15, 2017, 2:28 AM
          1. Lots of stuff to review - DarriasD on Aug 16, 2017, 11:48 PM
            1. Hmmm - Al on Aug 17, 2017, 6:38 AM
    3. Thinking of you - AlinAsia on Aug 15, 2017, 7:37 AM
      1. OOps Al, see above - DarriasD on Aug 16, 2017, 11:48 PM
     
  6. Thinking of getting a consult View entire thread - DarriasD on Aug 5, 2017, 11:33 AM
    1. Best advice can give - demomone on Aug 5, 2017, 2:05 PM
      1. Thanks Demomom - DarriasD on Aug 5, 2017, 3:02 PM
        1. Labs - demomone on Aug 5, 2017, 7:04 PM
    2. My thoughts - Anonymous on Aug 6, 2017, 10:38 AM
      1. Thanks anon - DarriasD on Aug 6, 2017, 9:30 PM
     
  7. Not my month. Ments View entire thread - DarriasD on Aug 5, 2017, 11:27 AM
    1. one more thing - demomone on Aug 5, 2017, 2:06 PM
     
  8. Considering Adoption (Baby boy for adoption ) View entire thread - ghcgncn on Jul 25, 2017, 12:01 AM
    1. Moderator, please remove. - Maggie in VA on Jul 25, 2017, 4:54 AM
     
  9. Paralyzed for a few days, but View entire thread - DarriasD on Jul 23, 2017, 4:08 PM
    1. It's not a venture for the faint hearted, for sure - thesameboat on Jul 24, 2017, 2:16 AM
    2. Only through a glass darkly . . . - Maggie in VA on Jul 24, 2017, 4:43 AM
    3. It sounds like those that were mature are doing beautifully! - AprilFresh on Jul 24, 2017, 9:32 AM
      1. Thanks everyone. Tomorrow will be one more step. Nt - DarriasD on Jul 24, 2017, 12:44 PM
        1. I hope you have a promising update? Thinking of you! - AprilFresh on Jul 27, 2017, 12:13 PM
          1. Update - DarriasD on Jul 28, 2017, 7:03 PM
            1. so 6 dp5dt now!! have you broken down and tested yet?+ - AprilFresh on Jul 31, 2017, 9:05 AM
              1. Re: so 6 dp5dt now!! have you broken down and tested yet?+ - DarriasD on Jul 31, 2017, 12:48 PM
                1. So 8dp5dt today? Is your beta tomorrow? - AprilFresh on Aug 2, 2017, 7:15 PM
                  1. Hanging in there - DarriasD on Aug 3, 2017, 12:09 AM
     
  10. Chugging along View entire thread - DarriasD on Jul 18, 2017, 9:40 AM
    1. Have you looked into lactoferrin? I took it while nursing though hadn't heard of it when - AprilFresh on Jul 19, 2017, 3:26 PM
      1. Great to hear - DarriasD on Jul 19, 2017, 10:08 PM
      2. Aprilfresh - DarriasD on Jul 23, 2017, 10:54 AM
        1. Yes, it is - AprilFresh on Jul 24, 2017, 9:28 AM
          1. Understood. Please delete ASAP UR PIST. SUCH A SHAME. Ppl with too much misery they want t - DarriasD on Jul 24, 2017, 12:47 PM
     
  11. XPost Lab Quality/Final Countdown View entire thread - DarriasD on Jul 15, 2017, 6:06 AM
    1. I had no idea there were clinics with that kind of numbers - thesameboat on Jul 17, 2017, 12:31 PM
      1. Thank you for the feedback, and support. It makes a difference nt - DarriasD on Jul 18, 2017, 9:35 AM
      2. I was surprised, too . . . - Maggie in VA on Jul 18, 2017, 2:11 PM
     
  12. Feel like I am going insane... View entire thread - DarriasD on Jul 11, 2017, 9:24 PM
    1. Oh, hon, {{{hugs}}} - Maggie in VA on Jul 12, 2017, 6:59 AM
      1. Thanks Maggie. I am trying nt - DarriasD on Jul 12, 2017, 7:22 AM
    2. Sure does sound like you've got all bases covered! - thesameboat on Jul 17, 2017, 12:27 PM
     
  13. Xpost Heating up.. View entire thread - DarriasD on Jul 7, 2017, 10:02 AM
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  15. San diego Fert. Center View entire thread - looking foward on Jun 23, 2017, 9:41 AM
    1. Yes. They are wonderful. - Venellope on Jun 30, 2017, 5:26 PM
     
  16. Checking in for some warm connections at this time XPost View entire thread - DarriasD on Jun 18, 2017, 5:21 PM
    1. Quick response - Al on Jun 19, 2017, 6:34 AM
      1. Thanks Al - DarriasD on Jun 25, 2017, 4:00 PM
    2. Wishing you luck! - Maggie in VA on Jun 19, 2017, 7:26 AM
      1. Re: Wishing you luck! - DarriasD on Jun 25, 2017, 4:19 PM
     
  17. Guilt and fear of not bonding View entire thread - Lacey on Jun 12, 2017, 10:44 PM
    1. You are definitely not alone. - Maggie in VA on Jun 13, 2017, 8:49 AM
      1. Maggie - Anonymous on Jun 13, 2017, 3:36 PM
    2. I forget most days - thesameboat on Jun 13, 2017, 10:14 AM
    3. I had some of the same fears - Sunflower on Jun 13, 2017, 1:51 PM
      1. Sunflower - Anonymous on Jun 13, 2017, 3:31 PM
        1. Me too :) - Al on Jun 15, 2017, 7:03 AM
    4. My first DE baby I thought the same - E&H on Jun 20, 2017, 3:54 AM
     
  18. Schedules to manage 2 kids ? View entire thread - Al on May 31, 2017, 6:01 AM
    1. A few thoughts. - Maggie in VA on Jun 9, 2017, 9:29 AM
      1. Thanks heaps Maggie :) - Al on Jun 15, 2017, 7:04 AM
        1. Not really, DH was always around . . . - Maggie in VA on Jun 16, 2017, 12:14 PM
    2. Quite late Responding but.. - DarriasD on Jun 25, 2017, 4:18 PM
     
  19. New baby :) View entire thread - AlinAsia on May 25, 2017, 6:35 AM
    1. I am so dang happy for you, friend! - thesameboat on May 25, 2017, 10:26 AM
    2. So happy you have a new little one. - Maggie in VA on May 26, 2017, 1:32 PM
    3. AlinAsia Is it you? - DarriasD on Jun 16, 2017, 5:00 PM
      1. It sure is :) - Al on Jun 17, 2017, 12:25 AM
     
  20. Happy Mother's Day View entire thread - GIMB on May 14, 2017, 8:05 AM
    1. Happy Mother's Day to all of my pink and jaded ladies! - Anonymous on May 14, 2017, 3:15 PM
    2. Happy Mother's Day - demomone on May 15, 2017, 3:46 AM
    3. Still here . . . - Maggie in VA on May 15, 2017, 6:27 AM
    4. Happy Mother's Day - Lovethebeach on May 15, 2017, 2:03 PM
    5. Happy Belated Mother's Day! - Kenny on May 17, 2017, 7:09 PM
    6. Happy mother's day from here too :) - AlinAsia on May 25, 2017, 6:40 AM
     
  21. Alert for those treated abroad - Ada Clinic in Cyprus View entire thread - Serendipitous on Apr 11, 2017, 9:54 AM
    1. Horrible. - Maggie in VA on Apr 12, 2017, 12:12 PM
     
  22. worried child will grow up to be angry View entire thread - Serendipitous on Mar 6, 2017, 1:17 PM
    1. don't worry - d on Mar 7, 2017, 9:01 PM
      1. Thats great to hear - E&H on Mar 8, 2017, 12:10 AM
    2. We have to be ready for anything. - Maggie in VA on Mar 9, 2017, 9:18 AM
     
  23. 8 days post FET beta 13 View entire thread - Karen on Feb 17, 2017, 4:33 PM
    1. Well, at bit early to test . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 18, 2017, 5:39 PM
    2. Any update? I hope you've had some lovely doubling - AprilFresh on Feb 21, 2017, 12:47 PM
      1. No it dropped - karen on Feb 21, 2017, 8:11 PM
        1. sorry :( - green.elephant on Feb 21, 2017, 8:35 PM
        2. Awww, man . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 23, 2017, 7:07 AM
        3. I'm so sorry, Karen - thesameboat on Feb 28, 2017, 8:08 AM
        4. sorry to hear this - mbunny on Mar 24, 2017, 2:58 PM
     
  24. Can we do a what happened to... thread? I'd like to know how birdy, De22 and angmc are! View entire thread - AprilFresh on Feb 17, 2017, 1:01 PM
    1. Sounds great - Anonymous on Feb 17, 2017, 1:40 PM
      1. Oh yes, me too...OurTime...Murph..we are thinking of you! - AprilFresh on Feb 21, 2017, 12:43 PM
    2. i pop in occasionally to make sure everyone is still here :) - divababy on Feb 21, 2017, 3:04 PM
    3. Happy and healthy family here in Germany - thesameboat on Feb 28, 2017, 8:12 AM
    4. I'm in touch with some of the oldtimers - thesameboat on Feb 28, 2017, 12:48 PM
    5. Birdy here!! Renata? you still here? my update (preemie mentd) - birdy1600 on Mar 2, 2017, 6:26 AM
    6. Re: Can we do a what happened to... thread? I'd like to know how birdy, De22 and angmc are! - Obie on Mar 15, 2017, 11:48 PM
     
  25. Gestational Carrier (prehnancy mentioned) View entire thread - Teddyjacks on Jan 30, 2017, 6:47 AM
    1. pregnant at 50 - LizLA on Jan 30, 2017, 1:01 PM
    2. I just delivered twins at 52 - EH on Jan 31, 2017, 1:31 AM
    3. Agree with PPs - Maggie in VA on Jan 31, 2017, 10:32 AM
    4. I also wanted to chime in and suggest.....m - Hope2009 on Feb 6, 2017, 11:07 AM
     
  26. My courage was tested today (x-post) View entire thread - Leeba on Dec 23, 2016, 2:33 PM
    1. Woo-hoo! - green.elephant on Dec 24, 2016, 8:19 AM
     
  27. Do I have legal rights View entire thread - karen on Dec 17, 2016, 10:01 PM
    1. No, sorry... - green.elephant on Dec 18, 2016, 12:28 PM
    2. That's exactly what I had on my Czech cycle. (BFN, BFP ment) - Maggie in VA on Dec 19, 2016, 9:02 AM
    3. same results here (succ ment'd) - mbunny on Dec 19, 2016, 7:51 PM
    4. How's it looking, Karen? - Maggie in VA on Dec 30, 2016, 7:56 AM
      1. Re: How's it looking, Karen? - Maggie on Dec 30, 2016, 10:22 PM
     
  28. What are your holiday traditions? View entire thread - Piper on Dec 12, 2016, 7:56 AM
    1. Well... - Aufrecht on Dec 12, 2016, 11:07 AM
    2. We take the same picture every year - thesameboat on Dec 17, 2016, 12:24 PM
     
  29. Whats a good egg donor number View entire thread - Karen on Dec 11, 2016, 8:34 AM
    1. Low, but not unusual if . . . (kids ment) - Maggie in VA on Dec 12, 2016, 7:47 AM
      1. Thanks Maggie - Karen on Dec 12, 2016, 8:27 AM
        1. Should add . . . - Maggie in VA on Dec 12, 2016, 8:20 PM
          1. Thanks Maggie - karen on Dec 13, 2016, 5:56 PM
    2. a little low... - Piper on Dec 12, 2016, 7:53 AM
    3. There was a poster here who only got five eggs maybe six years ago - AprilFresh on Dec 14, 2016, 6:21 AM
      1. That's me! - ks on Dec 26, 2016, 5:16 PM
    4. I only got 7 or maybe 9. All fertilized. All went to blast. - Divababy on Dec 24, 2016, 4:57 AM
     
  30. Help! Embryo donation legal issues- piper and others? View entire thread - sophie on Dec 6, 2016, 3:40 AM
    1. agree - green.elephant on Dec 6, 2016, 12:12 PM
    2. Your concerns seem very valid to me - Anonymous on Dec 6, 2016, 7:34 PM
    3. Yikes! - Piper on Dec 12, 2016, 7:29 AM
     
  31. my smart son is super interested in DNA!!! LOL View entire thread - birdy1600 on Dec 4, 2016, 5:00 PM
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  33. Giving thanks View entire thread - Jen in TN on Nov 27, 2016, 7:00 AM
    1. Happy thanksgiving to you - Margolis on Nov 28, 2016, 6:16 AM
     
  34. attorney reccs DC area? View entire thread - sophie on Nov 13, 2016, 4:11 AM
    1. Hi sophie! - Piper on Nov 14, 2016, 12:48 PM
      1. Thank you! - sophie on Nov 15, 2016, 3:41 AM
    2. Hi, I can ask the NV Parents of Multiples list, but . . . - Maggie in VA on Nov 15, 2016, 8:26 AM
      1. Re: Hi, I can ask the NV Parents of Multiples list, but . . . - sophie on Dec 2, 2016, 5:05 AM
     
  35. Does this sound crazy to you? View entire thread - lauren on Nov 9, 2016, 10:08 PM
    1. Too Much - demomone on Nov 10, 2016, 8:32 AM
      1. Thank you! - Lauren on Nov 10, 2016, 9:07 AM
    2. Yes - green.elephant on Nov 10, 2016, 11:28 AM
      1. Thank you - Lauren on Nov 11, 2016, 9:02 AM
     
  36. How to tell my son his story View entire thread - Krobins on Oct 28, 2016, 11:16 AM
    1. album - green.elephant on Oct 28, 2016, 3:18 PM
      1. thank you! - Leigh on Oct 31, 2016, 8:22 AM
      2. Thank you - Krobins on Oct 31, 2016, 10:04 AM
    2. more thoughts - green.elephant on Oct 31, 2016, 6:01 PM
    3. Hi. I work for the Donor Conception Network in the UK and also am a single mum... - Daisy on Nov 7, 2016, 9:25 AM
      1. Love these ideas - lauren on Nov 9, 2016, 10:14 PM
     
  37. Re: Returning to share an article I knew this group would appreciate View entire thread - Anonymous on Oct 24, 2016, 3:44 PM
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  39. I've been away SOOO long. I've missed this space so much,and now I need some advice (LONG) View entire thread - Veesha on Oct 17, 2016, 9:19 PM
    1. The SG dr was a little outrageous - Serendipitous on Oct 17, 2016, 10:16 PM
      1. Thanks for your response, Serendipitous - Veesha on Oct 17, 2016, 10:27 PM
    2. Deciding to have another child.....m - Hope2009 on Oct 18, 2016, 12:32 AM
      1. Oh, Hope I most certainly remember you. I just worried (religion ment) - Veesha on Oct 18, 2016, 9:59 AM
    3. Re: I've been away SOOO long. I've missed this space so much,and now I need some advice (LONG) - Butterfly on Oct 18, 2016, 9:11 AM
      1. Yes, Butterfly I agree that a high risk OB is key - Veesha on Oct 18, 2016, 11:56 AM
    4. Sorry for taking so long to reply! - Maggie in VA on Oct 20, 2016, 12:41 PM
      1. Hi Maggie, I did speak to the Endocrinologist today - Veesha on Oct 31, 2016, 10:02 PM
     
  40. Maggie and renata. I need you baby bird got tested View entire thread - Birdy1600 on Oct 16, 2016, 5:11 AM
    1. Hear you. - Maggie in VA on Oct 16, 2016, 3:26 PM
     
  41. Used Baby Bottles and Milk Storage Bottles View entire thread - Finch9 on Oct 4, 2016, 2:21 PM
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  43. Omg the best book View entire thread - birdy1600 on Sep 23, 2016, 6:42 PM
    1. Love that quote :) nt - Anonymous on Oct 1, 2016, 6:50 PM
    2. Love that quote :) nt sorry about the double post - Divababy on Oct 1, 2016, 6:50 PM
    3. What's the name of the book? - Finch9 on Oct 5, 2016, 11:53 AM
      1. Juniper: born too soon - birdy1600 on Oct 5, 2016, 5:53 PM
     
  44. Thyroid? View entire thread - Serendipitous on Sep 21, 2016, 1:49 PM
    1. I did- - Piper on Sep 22, 2016, 11:29 AM
    2. Multiple people are advising me to get a full thyroid panel . . . - Maggie in VA on Sep 23, 2016, 8:13 AM
    3. I've made an appointment. - Serendipitous on Sep 23, 2016, 7:49 PM
     
 
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