Looking to Be a Mom Through DE

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  1. chose new donor View entire thread! - Sophie on Feb 14, 2014
    1. Congrats:-) - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 14, 2014
    2. Oh, good! - thesameboat on Feb 15, 2014
    3. So happy for you! - AC in Boston on Feb 15, 2014
      1. Not sure - Sophie on Feb 15, 2014
    4. Great news!!! - Mrs. M on Feb 15, 2014
    5. Best to you...sounds like a promising start to this cycle - BlessedThistle on Feb 15, 2014
    6. Congratulations - Antonialisa on Feb 18, 2014
     
  2. What about the ethics involved in this? How can you be sure View entire thread! - Daisy on Feb 14, 2014
    1. Ref Guatemala - Daisy on Feb 14, 2014
      1. Yes, well, bioconservatives and some hard line feminists . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 14, 2014
        1. Thanks Maggie. I' m definitely not anti surrogacy or right wing/hard - Daisy on Feb 14, 2014
      2. Re: Ref Guatemala - Dee on Feb 14, 2014
        1. That's why Unicef has tamped down on most sources . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 14, 2014
     
  3. Testing: Coding View entire thread! - Violet on Feb 14, 2014
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  5. guatemala surrogacy View entire thread! - mary on Feb 13, 2014
    1. Their clinic has come up before . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 14, 2014
      1. Problem with foreign surrogacy - Mimi on Feb 14, 2014
     
  6. Seeking Inspiration- Share success stories. I'm feeling really over it. View entire thread! - AC in Boston on Feb 13, 2014
    1. No inspiration but I'll join you... - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 13, 2014
      1. When I was a foster mother (kids) - BlessedThistle on Feb 13, 2014
        1. Yeah - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 13, 2014
      2. Quest Lady is a ... - Anonymous on Feb 13, 2014
      3. Ridiculous!!!! - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2014
      4. Are you kidding me?! - AC in Boston on Feb 13, 2014
      5. Holy cr@p! - Ginger on Feb 13, 2014
      6. Wow - Sophie on Feb 13, 2014
      7. I don't know what Quest is (multiple failures, success ment) - thesameboat on Feb 14, 2014
        1. Let's be honest - AC in Boston on Feb 16, 2014
      8. Idiotic lady at Quest - Mimi on Feb 14, 2014
      9. Oh, heaven, I am so sorry . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 14, 2014
      10. What a right old silly cow that woman at Quest is - THK on Feb 19, 2014
    2. I knew beyond doubt I would be a mother (success, loss) - BlessedThistle on Feb 13, 2014
    3. I'm so sorry AC - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2014
      1. tears of joy - AC in Boston on Feb 13, 2014
        1. Not crazy at all and you will see that when you read the book. - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2014
    4. Success, preg mentioned in above post - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2014
    5. You're not alone, hang in there (everything ment) - LTB on Feb 13, 2014
      1. What a journey (m/c and loss ment) - AC in Boston on Feb 13, 2014
    6. Hang in there (mc/succ mentioned) - Hopeful7608 on Feb 13, 2014
    7. commiseration - Sophie on Feb 13, 2014
    8. OMG...could have written this post myself - Violet on Feb 13, 2014
    9. so difficult (success mentioned) - Antonialisa on Feb 14, 2014
    10. Not 100% on point, but want to lend encouragement - Leeba on Feb 14, 2014
    11. hang in there (success mentioned) - scuba on Feb 14, 2014
    12. Been Where you Are. (succ. and Children Ment) - ks on Feb 14, 2014
      1. SGF - Anonymous on Feb 14, 2014
        1. SGF - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 14, 2014
          1. Thank you! - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2014
            1. Re: Thank you! - mary on Feb 15, 2014
    13. sending some hope - Rainey on Feb 17, 2014
    14. Thank you, everyone! Picking my head up. - AC in Boston on Feb 17, 2014
      1. dont give up maybe take a few months break - My years of tears helped another couple - THK on Feb 19, 2014
    15. Re: Seeking Inspiration- Share success stories. I'm feeling really over it. - susan on Feb 22, 2014
     
  7. Immunology Blood Test result View entire thread! - Dee on Feb 13, 2014
    1. Yes - Violet on Feb 13, 2014
     
  8. Update- no MTX, did a MVA instead View entire thread! - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 12, 2014
    1. If there's such a thing of good "bad" news - AC in Boston on Feb 12, 2014
    2. Wow. I am so sorry, but relieved for you . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 12, 2014
      1. MVA - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 12, 2014
        1. I am so sorry. That sounds wretched. - BlessedThistle on Feb 12, 2014
          1. Frosties - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 12, 2014
            1. embryologist - Antonialisa on Feb 12, 2014
              1. Embryologist - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 13, 2014
                1. Re: Embryologist - Antonialisa on Feb 13, 2014
        2. Well, yeah, I'm pretty much shocked/horrified, too . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 13, 2014
    3. Sending hugs - sugar on Feb 12, 2014
    4. Hope you are doing ok - Sophie on Feb 12, 2014
    5. OMG....no drugs - Dixiechic on Feb 12, 2014
    6. I am so sorry - thesameboat on Feb 12, 2014
    7. so sorry - Bteacher on Feb 12, 2014
    8. Oh honey! - Renata on Feb 12, 2014
    9. Oh Gosh! - ks on Feb 12, 2014
    10. Relieved- beta finally dropped - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 13, 2014
      1. Great news! Finally a break - Anne on Feb 13, 2014
      2. Glad to hear it - AC in Boston on Feb 13, 2014
      3. Glad for resolution - Sophie on Feb 13, 2014
     
  9. anti oxidants for sperm frag View entire thread! - Dee on Feb 11, 2014
    1. No we didn't, but there are studies showing it helps - Kenny on Feb 11, 2014
      1. Kenny is right, it does work. - LizLA on Feb 12, 2014
     
  10. lupron View entire thread! - Bteacher on Feb 10, 2014
    1. Hated the stuff (kids implied) - MW on Feb 11, 2014
    2. No problem with it - Mimi on Feb 11, 2014
    3. It caused me to have migraines and hot flashes - thesameboat on Feb 12, 2014
    4. Lupron - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 12, 2014
     
  11. Beta rose again -methotrexate questions View entire thread! - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 10, 2014
    1. Re: Beta rose again -methotrexate questions - green.elephant on Feb 10, 2014
      1. Misoprostol - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 10, 2014
    2. def need monitoring - Anonymous on Feb 10, 2014
      1. Local RE - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 10, 2014
    3. I am so sorry- (mc, pg ment) - Piper on Feb 10, 2014
      1. GP - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 10, 2014
    4. no advice - Antonialisa on Feb 10, 2014
      1. No advice either.... - Stacey on Feb 10, 2014
    5. Mine was given twice - Anonymous on Feb 11, 2014
      1. Mine was given twice - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 11, 2014
        1. Just very sorry - Sophie on Feb 11, 2014
    6. Your regular Gyn - Experienced on Feb 11, 2014
    7. At the ER - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 11, 2014
      1. HUGS - Anonymous on Feb 11, 2014
      2. I'm sorry - AC in Boston on Feb 11, 2014
        1. OOT patient - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 11, 2014
          1. You could ask your RE... - Mimi on Feb 11, 2014
            1. Local REs for monitoring bail out of ultrasounds as soon as there is a pregnancy - Anonymous on Feb 11, 2014
              1. I agree with this - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 12, 2014
      3. big hugs - Sophie on Feb 11, 2014
    8. So sorry, Mrs. M. . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 11, 2014
    9. Gyn vs termination doc - Anon for this on Feb 11, 2014
     
  12. Boston Ladies - Who is your endocrinologist? View entire thread! - Violet on Feb 10, 2014
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  14. blood test at RE View entire thread! - Anon on Feb 8, 2014
    1. I'd think they would if they charge you for the test - thesameboat on Feb 9, 2014
      1. Re: I'd think they would if they charge you for the test - Anon on Feb 9, 2014
     
  15. Overcomer- For anyone who needs a positive message today View entire thread! - futurebeauty on Feb 8, 2014
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  17. Choosing a donor View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 6, 2014
    1. health, physical and mental - thesameboat on Feb 7, 2014
    2. Re: Choosing a donor - lulu1974 on Feb 7, 2014
    3. Choosing a donor (child mentioned) - thK on Feb 8, 2014
    4. Not having a too-big list of criteria - Al on Feb 8, 2014
    5. Good advice - Mimi on Feb 10, 2014
      1. Re: Good advice - susan on Jul 31, 2014
    6. lots of good advice here - AC in Boston on Feb 11, 2014
    7. Thanks! - Anonymous on Feb 12, 2014
    8. don't over think it - susan on Feb 22, 2014
     
  18. MA/NH ladies - any counselor recommendation View entire thread! - Newbie on Feb 6, 2014
    1. Counselor - Anonymous on Feb 6, 2014
    2. what are the issues? - Antonialisa on Feb 6, 2014
    3. check... - Piper on Feb 7, 2014
    4. I see - Violet on Feb 7, 2014
    5. Re: MA/NH ladies - any counselor recommendation - Newbie on Feb 7, 2014
      1. newbie...(success, child ment) - Piper on Feb 8, 2014
        1. everything mentioned - Newbie on Feb 9, 2014
          1. I understand- (child ment) - Piper on Feb 9, 2014
    6. In Waltham and Chestnut Hill - Anonymous on Feb 8, 2014
     
  19. polyp? View entire thread! - Dee on Feb 6, 2014
    1. Polyp? - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 6, 2014
    2. Polyp removal is a very quick recovery - Thk on Feb 10, 2014
     
  20. How to look for someone to share donor eggs with? View entire thread! - Bella on Feb 5, 2014
    1. Re: How to look for someone to share donor eggs with? - Sophie on Feb 5, 2014
    2. I would ask your clinic - E&H on Feb 6, 2014
    3. Try SurroMoms - aussiehoneygirl on Feb 7, 2014
     
  21. Beta rose and other stressors.. Ugh View entire thread! - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 5, 2014
    1. Oh, no. I have no advice, but can't read this without commenting - thesameboat on Feb 5, 2014
    2. sorry - green.elephant on Feb 5, 2014
    3. U/s - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 5, 2014
      1. Re: U/s - Sophie on Feb 5, 2014
    4. So sorry - Mrs. M on Feb 5, 2014
    5. Oh, mrs. m - Violet on Feb 5, 2014
    6. So sorry! - aussiehoneygirl on Feb 5, 2014
    7. I'm so sorry! - AC in Boston on Feb 5, 2014
    8. Update - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 6, 2014
      1. I wish you got better news - AC in Boston on Feb 6, 2014
      2. Re: Update - Sophie on Feb 6, 2014
      3. Ugh - Ariadne on Feb 6, 2014
      4. Really sorry - Sugar on Feb 7, 2014
      5. Frustrated for you - Anne on Feb 7, 2014
      6. Hugs being sent - DeeinNYC on Feb 7, 2014
     
  22. Mystery embryo View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 5, 2014
    1. Ectopics can be anywhere - Mimi on Feb 5, 2014
      1. Re: Ectopics can be anywhere - Anonymous on Feb 5, 2014
        1. summary? - green.elephant on Feb 5, 2014
          1. Re: summary? - Anonymous on Feb 5, 2014
            1. thanks - green.elephant on Feb 5, 2014
        2. many hugs - Sophie on Feb 5, 2014
        3. Hugs - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 5, 2014
        4. I'm so sorry - Ariadne on Feb 6, 2014
    2. Re: Mystery embryo - Dee on Feb 5, 2014
     
  23. donor choice-- please help View entire thread! - Sophie on Feb 3, 2014
    1. You will get better advice than this but...(success) - BlessedThistle on Feb 3, 2014
    2. Donor choices - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 3, 2014
      1. thanks - Sophie on Feb 4, 2014
      2. change clinics - susan on Feb 22, 2014
    3. Re: donor choice-- please help - Anonymous on Feb 3, 2014
      1. didn't know this could happen - Sophie on Feb 4, 2014
    4. Re: donor choice-- please help - Antonialisa on Feb 3, 2014
    5. SG grad here - Dixiechic on Feb 3, 2014
    6. If I were you... - AC in Boston on Feb 4, 2014
      1. Re: If I were you... - CJ on Feb 4, 2014
    7. Thanks to all of you - Sophie on Feb 4, 2014
     
  24. Lovely story about baby in NICU View entire thread! - Mimi on Feb 3, 2014
    1. Link? - Renata on Feb 3, 2014
      1. I believe it is in one of her essays for the New Yorker- - Piper on Feb 3, 2014
        1. Here's the link - Mimi on Feb 4, 2014
          1. Thanks for posting the link! - Piper on Feb 4, 2014
     
  25. Endo Biopsy Today - Anxious View entire thread! - AC in Boston on Feb 3, 2014
    1. hugs - Sophie on Feb 3, 2014
     
  26. thoughts on lining View entire thread! - LateStarter on Feb 3, 2014
    1. That's a good lining - Thk on Feb 3, 2014
    2. lining - Dee on Feb 5, 2014
     
  27. is this a normal response for a DE cycle? View entire thread! - Mayb on Feb 2, 2014
    1. Re: is this a normal response for a DE cycle? - green.elephant on Feb 3, 2014
      1. :) - Mayb on Feb 3, 2014
        1. Re: :) - green.elephant on Feb 3, 2014
          1. Re: :) - Mayb on Feb 3, 2014
    2. Seems okay - AC in Boston on Feb 3, 2014
    3. my thoughts... - Anonymous on Feb 3, 2014
      1. That sounds right - AC in Boston on Feb 3, 2014
    4. Sounds good - Anne on Feb 3, 2014
     
  28. FET Questions about thawing View entire thread! - AC in Boston on Feb 1, 2014
    1. Thaw instructions - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 1, 2014
      1. Glad I'm not the only who thinks this doesn't make sense - AC in Boston on Feb 1, 2014
        1. They CAN be refrozen (success) - BlessedThistle on Feb 1, 2014
    2. they must thaw all fo the cycle at the same time - Anonymous on Feb 1, 2014
      1. With vitrification thaw time is ~1 hour - AC in Boston on Feb 1, 2014
        1. Confirming - if vitrified, then very quick thaw - Mimi on Feb 2, 2014
      2. Not correct - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 1, 2014
      3. it doesn't take a day or two to thaw - Anonymous on Feb 2, 2014
      4. They do thaw faster than that BUT many embryologists thaw the night before... - Kenny on Feb 2, 2014
    3. My FET Experience (success mention.) - Gigigirltx on Feb 1, 2014
    4. Follow up from the clinic - AC in Boston on Feb 2, 2014
      1. Sounds perfect - BlessedThistle on Feb 2, 2014
     
  29. new here. hello and nervous View entire thread! - Bteacher on Feb 1, 2014
    1. welcome! - green.elephant on Feb 1, 2014
    2. Welcome and good luck - AC in Boston on Feb 1, 2014
    3. Welcome, although I'm a graduate of this board (pg ment, child ment)...mI - Hope2009 on Feb 1, 2014
      1. amazing story...thx for sharing!! n/t - Bteacher on Feb 3, 2014
    4. I'd say don't be discouraged, but do be prepared . . . (kids ment) - Maggie in VA on Feb 1, 2014
    5. Welcome! (ectopic and child ment) - Jen in TN on Feb 1, 2014
    6. Welcome! - Stacey on Feb 1, 2014
      1. Success mentioned above! N/t - Stacey on Feb 1, 2014
    7. Comments - Mrs.McIrish on Feb 1, 2014
      1. Yes, probably right . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 2, 2014
      2. thanks, ladies - Bteacher on Feb 2, 2014
    8. Just wanted to mention (kids mentioned)... - Obie9 on Feb 2, 2014
      1. I am older as well (success ment) - delurker7 on Feb 2, 2014
        1. Re: few things - Bteacher on Feb 2, 2014
          1. Out of pocket - Stacey on Feb 2, 2014
    9. Welcome (success mentioned) - Antonialisa on Feb 3, 2014
      1. Hi - Becky on Feb 3, 2014
        1. good luck.... - Bteacher on Feb 4, 2014
          1. Re: good luck.... - Becky on Feb 4, 2014
    10. I'm also new - CJ on Feb 4, 2014
      1. welcome cj - Bteacher on Feb 5, 2014
     
  30. Donor screening fee at BIVF View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 1, 2014
    1. $4k - AC in Boston on Feb 1, 2014
     
  31. typical dosages of estrogen & progesterone during 2ww? View entire thread! - Anonymous on Jan 30, 2014
    1. ouch ! - Al on Jan 31, 2014
    2. A lot of P4 is a good thing, though . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 31, 2014
      1. Not PIO 3x/day - Mimi on Jan 31, 2014
    3. Similar, two deliveries - Anne on Jan 31, 2014
      1. You are right; muffed reading it. - Maggie in VA on Jan 31, 2014
    4. P4 - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 31, 2014
    5. PIO and Endometrin - Mimi on Jan 31, 2014
      1. Oops I misspoke - Mimi on Jan 31, 2014
    6. Thank you all! - Anonymous on Feb 2, 2014
     
  32. intralipids or IVIG & other meds for immunology View entire thread! - Dee on Jan 30, 2014
    1. Re: intralipids or IVIG & other meds for immunology - DeeinNYC on Jan 30, 2014
      1. NK cells - Dee on Jan 31, 2014
      2. also - Dee on Jan 31, 2014
        1. Re: also - DeeinNYC on Jan 31, 2014
          1. question! - Dee on Feb 3, 2014
    2. yes, Dr B let me swap - scubachick33 on Jan 31, 2014
      1. that's interesting - Dee on Feb 1, 2014
        1. LIT - Mrs. McIrish on Feb 1, 2014
          1. thanks - Dee on Feb 2, 2014
     
  33. Second ectopic in a row after FET View entire thread! - Anonymous on Jan 30, 2014
    1. So very sorry! - Sophie on Jan 30, 2014
    2. Ectopic - Mrs.McIrish on Jan 30, 2014
    3. Oh, sweetie . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 30, 2014
    4. I am so sorry - Dee on Jan 30, 2014
    5. another thing that just shouldn't happen..... - Al on Jan 31, 2014
      1. Re: another thing that just shouldn't happen..... - Anonymous on Jan 31, 2014
        1. My deepest sympathies... - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 31, 2014
        2. Big hugs - Sophie on Jan 31, 2014
        3. at least that was one "good" thing..... - Al on Jan 31, 2014
     
  34. No miracle... Just another m/c View entire thread! - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 28, 2014
    1. I'm so sorry - AC in Boston on Jan 28, 2014
    2. I am so sorry....it's too much i know. - Stacey on Jan 28, 2014
    3. Damn... - Renata on Jan 28, 2014
    4. {{{Hugs}}} to you, Mrs. M. . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 28, 2014
    5. I'm so sorry... - Piper on Jan 28, 2014
    6. I'm so incredibly sorry. - Erin on Jan 28, 2014
    7. so sad to hear this - Sophie on Jan 28, 2014
    8. Foo - BlessedThistle on Jan 28, 2014
    9. So sad to see this news - Mrs. M on Jan 28, 2014
    10. Beyond sorry - DeeinNYC on Jan 28, 2014
    11. Oh my, Sorry Mrs McIrish - futurebeauty on Jan 28, 2014
    12. Very sorry - Lovethebeach on Jan 28, 2014
    13. Oh no .... - LateStarter on Jan 28, 2014
    14. just not fair - keifel on Jan 29, 2014
    15. So very sorry - anonymous on Jan 29, 2014
    16. So very sorry - Antonialisa on Jan 29, 2014
    17. (((So sorry Mrs. McIrish))) - Dixiechic on Jan 29, 2014
      1. Recurrent m/c - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
        1. Oh yes! They have to do this! - Renata on Jan 29, 2014
        2. recurrent and immune work up and DH's karyotype - AC in Boston on Jan 29, 2014
          1. Tests - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
            1. During my SIRM time, I was tested with slightly elevated NK cells - BlessedThistle on Jan 29, 2014
              1. Question - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                1. No, it was additional testing SIRM required - BlessedThistle on Jan 29, 2014
                  1. Sperm - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                  2. Fish Oil - Dee on Jan 29, 2014
                    1. Mine had been elevated across the board - BlessedThistle on Jan 30, 2014
                2. Not in repeated loss panel - DeeinNYC on Jan 29, 2014
                  1. Also need - DeeinNYC on Jan 29, 2014
                  2. Yes, I ended up in lieu of intralipids/ivig on the fish oil and (loss, success) - BlessedThistle on Jan 29, 2014
                  3. Is it bad.. - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                    1. Not bad at all! I wish I put my foot down earlier. - Ann on Jan 29, 2014
                      1. Disagree STRONGLY with the content of your post - DeeinNYC on Jan 29, 2014
                    2. Nope - DeeinNYC on Jan 29, 2014
                      1. Nope - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                        1. Sirm & low cost testing - Sophie on Jan 29, 2014
                          1. Thanks - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                            1. Thanks - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                              1. Re: Thanks - Sophie on Jan 30, 2014
                    3. giving up & immunity issues - Dee on Jan 29, 2014
                      1. Giving up - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 30, 2014
                        1. Re: Giving up - Dee on Jan 30, 2014
                          1. Giving up - Mrs.McIrish on Jan 30, 2014
                            1. okay - Dee on Jan 30, 2014
                    4. Maybe it's time to refocus for a while. (kids ment) - Maggie in VA on Jan 30, 2014
                      1. Maggie - Mrs.McIrish on Jan 30, 2014
                        1. Sounds as though you're approaching this thoughtfully. - Maggie in VA on Jan 30, 2014
                          1. Clarification - Mrs.McIrish on Jan 30, 2014
                          2. Thanks for clarifying . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 30, 2014
                            1. It surely does get wearing over the years. I tried for 10 yrs - BlessedThistle on Jan 30, 2014
                    5. I understand that feeling (success ment) - Pandora on Jan 30, 2014
            2. Re: Tests - Antonialisa on Jan 29, 2014
            3. Re: Tests - Anonymous on Jan 29, 2014
            4. Can you switch docs? - Stacey on Jan 29, 2014
              1. Switch? - Mrs.McIrish on Jan 29, 2014
                1. I'm almost certain you can switch doctors within RBA. - Margolis on Jan 30, 2014
    18. I absolutely HATE this for you! :( - LupronCowgirl on Jan 29, 2014
    19. Oh, Mrs. McIrish - Sugar on Jan 29, 2014
    20. Shoot - Violet on Jan 29, 2014
      1. Forgot to say - Violet on Jan 29, 2014
    21. Honey - Thk on Jan 29, 2014
    22. I am so sorry - Nancy on Jan 30, 2014
    23. Oh that's just wrong..... - Al on Jan 31, 2014
      1. Just wrong - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 31, 2014
        1. Hoping it's the last negative ever..... - Al on Jan 31, 2014
          1. Sorry - delurker7 on Feb 1, 2014
    24. I am so sorry - Jen in TN on Feb 1, 2014
     
  35. Question about coding for immunology bloodwork View entire thread! - Dee on Jan 27, 2014
    1. Braverman def. codes for immunity. n/t - LupronCowgirl on Jan 28, 2014
      1. thanks - Dee on Jan 28, 2014
     
  36. Anyone use Genesis Egg Donation Agency View entire thread! - asiandonor88 on Jan 27, 2014
    1. Genesis - GulfGal on Jan 28, 2014
     
  37. DE clinics View entire thread! - Weeble on Jan 24, 2014
    1. The only really good clinics in the NE US... - Mimi on Jan 25, 2014
    2. Depends on what you want/need! (PG ment) - LupronCowgirl on Jan 25, 2014
      1. Wow - Mimi on Jan 26, 2014
        1. No, YOU! (and thanks) :) - LupronCowgirl on Jan 26, 2014
    3. Boston - AC in Boston on Jan 27, 2014
    4. yes - delurker7 on Feb 1, 2014
     
  38. Over before it started (lots mentioned in passing) View entire thread! - Sophie on Jan 24, 2014
    1. So upsetting - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
    2. Not over, this is a journey - futurebeauty on Jan 24, 2014
    3. BTDT at SG (success ment) - Julie on Jan 24, 2014
      1. kind of you - Weeble on Jan 24, 2014
    4. hugs from afar - Weeble on Jan 24, 2014
    5. devastating - Antonialisa on Jan 25, 2014
    6. Thanks everyone - Sophie on Jan 26, 2014
      1. I'm so sorry (SG grad/child ment) - Dixiechic on Jan 27, 2014
        1. Also, wanted to add - Dixiechic on Jan 27, 2014
      2. So sorry, but chin up and march forward (failure and success mentioned) - Leeba on Jan 27, 2014
        1. Thank you both - Sophie on Jan 28, 2014
    7. not exactly but close. (child ment) - finch9 on Jan 31, 2014
     
  39. high success rate RE not enthusiastic View entire thread! - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
    1. {{{Hugs}}} Try not to mind read . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 24, 2014
      1. Re: {{{Hugs}}} Try not to mind read . . . - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
        1. HSG - Mimi on Jan 25, 2014
          1. No HSG yet?! - green.elephant on Jan 25, 2014
          2. I had one - Dee on Jan 25, 2014
            1. gotcha :) - green.elephant on Jan 26, 2014
            2. 5 years is a looong time - Mimi on Jan 27, 2014
    2. Similar thing Dee (pg) - Anne on Jan 24, 2014
      1. Re: Similar thing Dee (pg) - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
        1. Sure - Anne on Jan 29, 2014
          1. thanks - Dee on Feb 5, 2014
    3. first interaction with him? - Sophie on Jan 24, 2014
    4. Oh Dee - THK on Jan 25, 2014
      1. thanks but - Dee on Jan 28, 2014
     
  40. HCG very slow to come down. Should I be worried? View entire thread! - AC in Boston on Jan 24, 2014
    1. quick correction! - AC in Boston on Jan 24, 2014
    2. You are in my thoughts - Mrs. M on Jan 24, 2014
    3. HCG slow - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
    4. My experience - sugar on Jan 24, 2014
    5. slow at the end - Sophie on Jan 24, 2014
    6. Update - AC in Boston on Jan 27, 2014
     
  41. Help from those who have trodden this rocky road before me View entire thread! - Weeble on Jan 23, 2014
    1. What little I know - KMM/Yes on Jan 24, 2014
    2. A few thoughts - DeeinNYC on Jan 24, 2014
    3. HPHC details - AC in Boston on Jan 24, 2014
      1. HPHC - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
      2. blue cross blue shield - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
    4. Re: Help from those who have trodden this rocky road before me - Deee on Jan 24, 2014
      1. Actually, I think most of western Europe cuts off at 50 or below . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 24, 2014
    5. I was almost 49 when twins delivered . . . - Maggie in VA on Jan 24, 2014
    6. It sounds like donor embryo may be a great choice for you (success) - BlessedThistle on Jan 24, 2014
      1. and - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
    7. Weebles wobble but they don't fall down - Weeble on Jan 24, 2014
      1. I hate the term "blessed" - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
        1. I am sorry, I should be more sensitive (loss) - BlessedThistle on Jan 24, 2014
          1. Blessed - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
            1. Thanks. I saw what I had written just above and felt bad (kids, loss, babbling) - BlessedThistle on Jan 25, 2014
      2. Re: Weebles wobble but they don't fall down - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
        1. judgemental fair weather friends - Weeble on Jan 24, 2014
          1. long term friends (children ment) - Dee on Jan 24, 2014
      3. ((Weeble)) (baby mentioned) - Antonialisa on Jan 25, 2014
     
  42. Mrs McIrish View entire thread! - Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
    1. Me too (nt) - Renata on Jan 23, 2014
    2. Thinking of you also Mrs McIrish (nt) - Erin on Jan 23, 2014
    3. Is the weather cooperating? - BlessedThistle on Jan 23, 2014
    4. Ditto - Dixiechic on Jan 23, 2014
    5. Good or bad, we're here for you! nt - Maggie in VA on Jan 23, 2014
    6. Beta # 2 is in... - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
      1. Re: Beta # 2 is in... - green.elephant on Jan 23, 2014
        1. Re: Beta # 2 is in... - sugar on Jan 23, 2014
          1. Dr. Check - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
      2. first of all - smrc on Jan 23, 2014
        1. P4 - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
      3. Re: Beta # 2 is in... - Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
        1. No spotting - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
      4. prometrium - futurebeaity on Jan 23, 2014
        1. Prometrium - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
          1. shaking my head - futurebeauty on Jan 23, 2014
            1. Shaking head - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
              1. PIO - Mimi on Jan 23, 2014
          2. B-b-but why? - Maggie in VA on Jan 24, 2014
            1. But why.. - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
      5. Some good news - Antonialisa on Jan 23, 2014
      6. Wonderful news! - Erin on Jan 23, 2014
        1. Erin - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
          1. I actually put it under my arse, not in my bra... - Erin on Jan 23, 2014
      7. Great!! - DeeinNYC on Jan 23, 2014
      8. Crimone & Optimism - AC in Boston on Jan 23, 2014
      9. Good news! - Mrs. M on Jan 24, 2014
    7. Beta 3 isn't til next Wednesday... Ugh!!! - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
      1. For sure - sugar on Jan 23, 2014
      2. Re: Beta 3 isn't til next Wednesday... Ugh!!! - Violet on Jan 23, 2014
      3. A good beta! - Sophie on Jan 23, 2014
        1. Waiting until Wednesday - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 23, 2014
          1. I only got two betas at 9 and 12 dp5dt (pg) - BlessedThistle on Jan 23, 2014
          2. You are very sensible - Sophie on Jan 23, 2014
          3. Good beta (success implied) - Dixiechic on Jan 24, 2014
        2. Just an FYI - Anon for this on Jan 23, 2014
    8. congratulations! - stacey on Jan 24, 2014
    9. You must be going nuts - AC in Boston on Jan 27, 2014
      1. Not going nuts - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 27, 2014
        1. I'm sorry - AC in Boston on Jan 27, 2014
        2. :( - BlessedThistle on Jan 28, 2014
          1. Me too. - Stacey on Jan 28, 2014
     
  43. heart test View entire thread! - Dee on Jan 22, 2014
    1. I did cardiogram. - LizLA on Jan 22, 2014
      1. Re: I did cardiogram. - Dee on Jan 22, 2014
        1. EKG I think. they stick some monitors on you, watch your heart rhythm - very fast and easy - BlessedThistle on Jan 22, 2014
          1. Re: EKG I think. they stick some monitors on you, watch your heart rhythm - very fast and easy - Dee on Jan 22, 2014
    2. That is probably what he wants - demomone on Jan 22, 2014
     
  44. Oh joy! I have to repeat the Clomid Challenge test View entire thread! - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
    1. Ridiculous - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 21, 2014
    2. Amazing -- and insurance will pay for it, too? - Maggie in VA on Jan 21, 2014
      1. CCCT is very inexpensive for insurance co compared to DEIVF - Anne on Jan 21, 2014
        1. not quite that cut & dry - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
          1. True. As difficult as it is, at least you have some coverage - Anne on Jan 21, 2014
    3. Don't understand - do they want you to pass the CCCT? Or fail it? - Anonymous on Jan 21, 2014
      1. rationale for ins co. - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
    4. Have you appealed that? - Mimi on Jan 21, 2014
      1. Not yet - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
    5. I'll be darned! I was approved without it! - AC in Boston on Jan 22, 2014
      1. Yay!!! - Mimi on Jan 22, 2014
     
  45. Can I hire someone to search the endless DE databases for me? View entire thread! - Lori on Jan 21, 2014
    1. The agency - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
    2. Donor Concierge - Mimi on Jan 21, 2014
    3. Re: Can I hire someone to search the endless DE databases for me? - Lori on Jan 21, 2014
      1. Good luck - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
        1. Thanks - Lori on Jan 22, 2014
    4. Gosh, I know how hard this is - Renata on Jan 21, 2014
      1. Thank you! - Lori on Jan 21, 2014
    5. I did...and was very happy with them - Al on Jan 21, 2014
      1. Wow, sounds like money well spent! - BlessedThistle on Jan 21, 2014
        1. Yep...I was uncertain at first, but glad after - Al on Jan 21, 2014
      2. Donor Concierge - Mimi on Jan 22, 2014
        1. Thanks - Lori on Jan 22, 2014
    6. So grateful for all of you who are or have walked this road - Lori on Jan 21, 2014
      1. teeny silver lining - AC in Boston on Jan 22, 2014
    7. Recently used Donor Concierge...feedback - DRC on Nov 18, 2014
     
  46. Anyone @ San Diego Fertility Center? View entire thread! - bella on Jan 20, 2014
    1. me :) - Al on Jan 21, 2014
    2. Yes, I used them(success ment) - LizLA on Jan 22, 2014
    3. Had a consult a couple weeks ago - Kat on Jan 23, 2014
    4. Thanks a lot, Al, LizLA and Kat. - bella on Jan 24, 2014
     
  47. Wondering where to find Asian/ Caucasian embryos? [X-post] View entire thread! - Snow on Jan 20, 2014
    1. Ask here excellent success rate - Thk on Jan 21, 2014
      1. heart2art experience - marg on Sep 26, 2014
    2. Check out PVED.org - Mimi on Jan 21, 2014
    3. West coast clinics - Leeba on Jan 21, 2014
    4. NCRM - Skye on Jan 21, 2014
    5. Grateful for all your suggestions! - Snow on Jan 22, 2014
    6. Skye, can you share about your experience with NCRM? - Snow on Jan 22, 2014
     
  48. Deja Vu-- Beta in View entire thread! - Mrs.McIrish on Jan 20, 2014
    1. HUGS - anonymous on Jan 20, 2014
      1. Not frozen - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 20, 2014
    2. UGH.... So sorry you have to go through this again - Dixiechic on Jan 20, 2014
    3. You'll get another beta Wednesday? - BlessedThistle on Jan 20, 2014
      1. Repeat Wednesday - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 20, 2014
    4. Ok. Stay positive - DeeinNYC on Jan 20, 2014
      1. Yes - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 20, 2014
        1. Don't think its a chemical - DeeinNYC on Jan 20, 2014
          1. Technically... - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 20, 2014
          2. Re: Don't think its a chemical - mary on Jan 20, 2014
            1. rooting for you and this embie!!! - stacey on Jan 20, 2014
    5. Re: Deja Vu-- Beta in - sugar on Jan 20, 2014
    6. I definitely understand your concern, BUT... - Erin on Jan 20, 2014
    7. hoping for you! - Sophie on Jan 20, 2014
    8. I'm with Dee - Violet on Jan 20, 2014
    9. hoping, hoping - Antonialisa on Jan 20, 2014
      1. I am rooting for you too - smrc on Jan 20, 2014
    10. Well just to tell you - E&H on Jan 21, 2014
    11. Dang it!! - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
    12. Beta will be delayed until Thursday... - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 21, 2014
      1. Thinking of you Mrs McIrish - futurebeauty on Jan 21, 2014
        1. Me, too - Antonialisa on Jan 21, 2014
          1. Same here - sugar on Jan 22, 2014
      2. Thinking of you - AC in Boston on Jan 22, 2014
     
  49. question about hysteroscopy View entire thread! - Dee on Jan 19, 2014
    1. HSG - AC in Boston on Jan 20, 2014
      1. HSG=hysterosalpingram - Mimi on Jan 20, 2014
      2. Re: HSG - Dee on Jan 20, 2014
        1. No, but getting to see the inside of your uterus is pretty amazing :) - BlessedThistle on Jan 20, 2014
          1. Re: No, but getting to see the inside of your uterus is pretty amazing :) - Dee on Jan 20, 2014
            1. It was required for my cycle. - AC in Boston on Jan 21, 2014
              1. Yes, I did not much enjoy my HSGs (3 of them) but what hurt by far the most - BlessedThistle on Jan 21, 2014
                1. cost of HSG - Dee on Jan 21, 2014
                  1. At the time, I never had more than my copay to pay - BlessedThistle on Jan 21, 2014
                  2. Mine covered it - AC in Boston on Jan 22, 2014
                2. radiation - Dee on Jan 21, 2014
              2. Re: It was required for my cycle. - Dee on Jan 21, 2014
     
  50. Second line fading away View entire thread! - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 18, 2014
    1. Not to be perky, but mine did not get darker even between betas - BlessedThistle on Jan 18, 2014
    2. It's a line. Those sticks suck. Even 2 in the same box can look different (pg) - Anne on Jan 18, 2014
    3. A couple if things - DeeinNYC on Jan 18, 2014
      1. Yes, I have found this, too - Sophie on Jan 19, 2014
    4. I agree, don't give up - Jen in TN on Jan 18, 2014
    5. I'm a total poas addict and make all my patients poas too - E&H on Jan 18, 2014
      1. It was FMU - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 18, 2014
        1. Mine was the same! - ks on Jan 19, 2014
    6. Re: Second line fading away - Dee on Jan 18, 2014
    7. You are not out yet - Sophie on Jan 19, 2014
    8. those sticks - Antonialisa on Jan 19, 2014
    9. FRER test issues - Anonymous on Jan 20, 2014
    10. I can't hear any fat lady singing here - Thk on Jan 20, 2014
    11. Don't go to the dark side - AC in Boston on Jan 20, 2014
    12. Thinking of you - DeeinNYC on Jan 20, 2014
    13. Thinking of you - Dixiechic on Jan 20, 2014
    14. Just updating for future lurkers - Mrs..McIrish on Jan 24, 2014
     
  51. infrared heaters View entire thread! - rafu456 on Jan 18, 2014
    1. Spam alert - BlessedThistle on Jan 18, 2014
      1. It's cause you gals are so hot - Thk on Jan 20, 2014
     
  52. Egg donation View entire thread! - rafu456 on Jan 18, 2014
    1. MODERATOR: please erase this !!! N/t - Mrs. McIrish on Jan 18, 2014
     
  53. Trying to choose clinic AND how on earth do you choose your egg donor?? View entire thread! - KMM on Jan 16, 2014
    1. A thought or two . . . (kids ment) - Maggie in VA on Jan 16, 2014
      1. Agree - Mimi on Jan 16, 2014
      2. I appreciate - KMM on Jan 16, 2014
        1. Nurture/nature - Mimi on Jan 17, 2014
    2. Dr. B knocked me up :) - green.elephant on Jan 16, 2014
      1. I liked - KMM on Jan 16, 2014
        1. me too - green.elephant on Jan 16, 2014
    3. Missed out on donors I "loved" and got the best kids ever! (OE kid ment) - Renata on Jan 16, 2014
      1. Ok, deep breaths - KMM on Jan 16, 2014
        1. Have you looked at agency donors? - Anne on Jan 16, 2014
          1. Cost of using agency donors - Mimi on Jan 17, 2014
            1. Re: Cost of using agency donors - Anne on Jan 18, 2014
              1. Eh, picky is no guarantee of superior children. Pot luck worked well for me (yes, bragging - BlessedThistle on Jan 19, 2014
                1. Gosh! - Mimi on Jan 19, 2014
                  1. PS re only agency that is $$ comparable to in-house - Mimi on Jan 19, 2014
                  2. You are right, I actually did not mean you specifically were seeking designer children but - BlessedThistle on Jan 19, 2014
        2. Those stats look good - Mimi on Jan 19, 2014
    4. I ended up doing donor embryo and did not have a lot of choice (success) - BlessedThistle on Jan 16, 2014
      1. WTF? - Anonymous on Jan 17, 2014
        1. Could you be so kind as to log in to leave a negative comment? - BlessedThistle on Jan 17, 2014
          1. I would like to think that 'Anonymous' was merely acknowledging - Daisy on Jan 17, 2014
            1. THAT must be it...thanks - BlessedThistle on Jan 17, 2014
      2. Thanks for sharing that, BT. - Ginger on Jan 17, 2014
        1. I had been very picky when doing donor sperm then donor egg/donor sperm (kids) - BlessedThistle on Jan 17, 2014
          1. Hopefully, it will happen by summer (or actually by spring). - Ginger on Jan 20, 2014
      3. donor embryo - question (considering donor embryo myself) - Dee on Jan 17, 2014
        1. It varies but my cycle was only $4500. With meds, local monitoring, travel etc - BlessedThistle on Jan 17, 2014
          1. Re: It varies but my cycle was only $4500. With meds, local monitoring, travel etc - Dee on Jan 17, 2014
        2. Don't forget about going abroad - Mimi on Jan 17, 2014
          1. When I considered CR, donor embryo was very inexpensive - BlessedThistle on Jan 17, 2014
            1. Donor embies in Czech - Mimi on Jan 18, 2014
    5. Starting the same process - Coco on Jan 17, 2014
    6. choosing donor (failure ment) - Dee on Jan 17, 2014
    7. btw - Dee on Jan 17, 2014
      1. $30K - green.elephant on Jan 17, 2014
        1. Re: $30K - Dee on Jan 17, 2014
          1. nope - green.elephant on Jan 17, 2014
    8. I can't answer your 2nd question definitively because (children ment.) - Ariadne on Jan 17, 2014
     
 
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