Looking to Be a Mom Through DE

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  1. Thinking of you today, Seymo! (n/t) View entire thread! - Hopeful in Delaware on Feb 18, 2012
    1. Still going up! - Seymo on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Yippee! Great news! (n/t) - Hopeful in Delaware on Feb 18, 2012
      2. Fantastic!!!! - Mrs. M on Feb 18, 2012
        1. Just an US - Seymo on Feb 19, 2012
          1. When is your u/s scheduled? - Mrs. M on Feb 20, 2012
            1. I think they are just following a protocol - Seymo on Feb 20, 2012
              1. Good luck Seymo - Katie Robins on Feb 20, 2012
    2. Yay! - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
     
  2. Thanks for your posts about my huge blood clot last week! - Update (m/c mentioned) View entire thread! - Hopeful in Delaware on Feb 18, 2012
    1. Very interesting (mc ment) - Seymo on Feb 18, 2012
    2. Glad you were able to get some answers. - Mrs. M on Feb 19, 2012
     
  3. Looking for experience.. View entire thread! - jmassage on Feb 18, 2012
    1. Welcome ... you came to the right place - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
    2. Hi Jmassage. - Raindrops1 on Feb 18, 2012
    3. Welcome... we're all in a similar situation...(preg/mc mentioned) - Leigh on Feb 18, 2012
    4. The process... - green.elephant on Feb 18, 2012
    5. I would say most of us have been down that same road - GulfGal on Feb 18, 2012
    6. I understand - Seymo on Feb 18, 2012
    7. Welcome! (m/c mentioned) - Mrs. M on Feb 20, 2012
    8. Welcome! (m/c mentioned) - Mrs. M on Feb 20, 2012
    9. Welcome! (m/c mentioned) - Mrs. M on Feb 20, 2012
      1. Sorry for the repeats. don't know what I did. nt - Mrs. M on Feb 20, 2012
     
  4. They're waiting for me! View entire thread! - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
    1. That is so cute! - Raindrops1 on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Yes, I picked the set! - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
      2. **smiles** - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
    2. congrats! - Seymo on Feb 18, 2012
    3. Oh wonderful!! - BlessedThistle on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Exactly - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
    4. congrats! - Leigh on Feb 18, 2012
    5. OMG! So happy for you, Good Luck!!!nt - lizla on Feb 18, 2012
    6. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you. - Hopeful in Delaware on Feb 18, 2012
    7. Great news!! - Mrs. M on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Re: Great news!! - mary on Feb 18, 2012
    8. great - THK on Feb 19, 2012
    9. Oh, my... - Funintheskies on Feb 20, 2012
     
  5. Advise on Proven donor with mental illness in family View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012
    1. Difficult question - demomone on Feb 18, 2012
      1. thanks - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
        1. As my clinic put it... - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
    2. I like the younger one better - GulfGal on Feb 18, 2012
      1. thank you so much, it really helps to have advise - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
    3. I'm still leaning towards the unproven donor. - Raindrops1 on Feb 18, 2012
      1. happy to hear your unproven was a success - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
        1. I hope she is the one for you. (preg ment) - Raindrops1 on Feb 18, 2012
    4. JMHO, but I would go with the unproven (children ment.) - Ariadne on Feb 18, 2012
      1. thank you - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
    5. Proven vs. Unproven (success, m/c, child ment) - cotton on Feb 18, 2012
    6. If it were me - THK on Feb 18, 2012
      1. I feel the same way - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
        1. good for you - THK on Feb 19, 2012
    7. I would go for the unproven one too - E&H on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Yes, unproven - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
    8. Re: Advise on Proven donor with mental illness in family - lizzie on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Wow that is awesome - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
    9. Agree with pp's - Mrs. M on Feb 18, 2012
      1. Thanks and my prayers are with you for this to work - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
        1. good choice - green.elephant on Feb 18, 2012
    10. from my experience - minniet on Feb 18, 2012
      1. So sorry Minniet. - Raindrops1 on Feb 18, 2012
      2. I agree - Adrah on Feb 18, 2012
        1. Thanks raindrops and a drag - Minniet on Feb 18, 2012
          1. Raindrops and Adra - auto spell errrr - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
            1. LOL...n/t :-) - Adrah on Feb 19, 2012
      3. I hear you - birdy1600 on Feb 18, 2012
    11. ask to speak with genetic counselor - birdy1600 on Feb 18, 2012
    12. Not sure if this was mentioned but...(kids ment) - BlessedThistle on Feb 18, 2012
      1. So true. - Raindrops1 on Feb 18, 2012
    13. My family has both alcoholism and schizophrenia - futurebeauty on Feb 18, 2012
    14. Re: Advise on Proven donor with mental illness in family - Anonymous on Feb 18, 2012
    15. Makes me a bit angry! Doesn't answer fully but... - emilyr99 on Feb 24, 2012
     
  6. Thank you for your support View entire thread! - minniet on Feb 17, 2012
    1. Just added to the post below (nt) - Renata on Feb 17, 2012
    2. Beautifully put - CrazyLady42 on Feb 17, 2012
    3. Re: Thank you for your support - Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012
    4. ((Minniet)) - Ariadne on Feb 17, 2012
    5. We will never fall over M - THK on Feb 18, 2012
     
  7. PLS. HELP w/Advice...making myself crazy/depressed & sick/sad... View entire thread! - Anon4this on Feb 17, 2012
    1. Big hug to you! - Hopeful in delaware on Feb 17, 2012
    2. Hi, one thing to check out . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 17, 2012
    3. Honey, you need to fill up your tank! (ETA) - BBG on Feb 17, 2012
    4. Also... - Jen in TN on Feb 17, 2012
    5. been there too... - anon on Feb 17, 2012
    6. Petal you will be ok - THK on Feb 18, 2012
    7. Sending cyber hugs your way. - Mrs. M on Feb 18, 2012
    8. Been there, too - Anon on Feb 18, 2012
    9. I have been there too - Seymo on Feb 18, 2012
    10. You've been through so much (failed cycles mentioned) - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
     
  8. Diagnostic hysteroscopy done... but operative hysteroscopy now scheduled for Monday. View entire thread! - Leigh on Feb 16, 2012
    1. Congratulations on your beautiful uterus!:) - Hopeful in delaware on Feb 17, 2012
    2. Well, let's hope your doctor's right! - Maggie in VA on Feb 17, 2012
    3. It's good you did this - minniet on Feb 17, 2012
      1. can you elaborate? - Leigh on Feb 18, 2012
        1. Oh yes - minniet on Feb 18, 2012
          1. interesting... - Leigh on Feb 18, 2012
            1. Just my experience but.... - BlessedThistle on Feb 18, 2012
            2. Not trying to scare you - Minniet on Feb 20, 2012
              1. You didn't scare me... :) - Leigh on Feb 20, 2012
     
  9. Could you send us positive thoughts? View entire thread! - minniet on Feb 16, 2012
    1. I'm so sorry Minniet. - Mrs. M on Feb 16, 2012
    2. I am so sorry to hear this - BBG on Feb 16, 2012
    3. You've got 'em.. - Leigh on Feb 16, 2012
    4. Sending prayers - Jen in TN on Feb 16, 2012
    5. Of course..... - Raindrops1 on Feb 16, 2012
    6. I'm sorry you are having to deal this with cycling - E&H on Feb 16, 2012
    7. aw minniet - you've got it (DS ment) - cotton on Feb 16, 2012
    8. minniet, positive vibes - KerriA on Feb 16, 2012
    9. Thank you so much! - minniet on Feb 16, 2012
    10. Oh no - Seymo on Feb 16, 2012
    11. thinking of you - Bharani on Feb 16, 2012
      1. Hi Bharani - minniet on Feb 16, 2012
        1. thanks Minniet - Bharani on Feb 17, 2012
          1. ivig - minniet on Feb 18, 2012
    12. Wishing you strength and peace - Veesha on Feb 16, 2012
    13. prayers - demomone on Feb 16, 2012
    14. absolutely! - Bethlyn on Feb 16, 2012
    15. you got 'em... - lauranz on Feb 16, 2012
    16. sending you oodles of prayers and good thoughts - birdy1600 on Feb 17, 2012
    17. Always... - Dee.S on Feb 17, 2012
    18. Sending prayers and love - Hopeful in delaware on Feb 17, 2012
    19. Postiive thoughts and a {{hug}} - Maggie in VA on Feb 17, 2012
    20. Just seems so unfair - Renata on Feb 17, 2012
    21. you bet! - CrazyLady42 on Feb 17, 2012
     
  10. Success stories with PGD? (x post) View entire thread! - birdy1600 on Feb 16, 2012
    1. We do CGH on frozen embryos - E&H on Feb 16, 2012
     
  11. LadyMagoo, hope you see this View entire thread! - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
    1. Hi Anon - LadyMagoo on Feb 16, 2012
    2. Hi Anon - LadyMagoo on Feb 16, 2012
      1. thank you - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
        1. Hi there (pg ment) - LadyMagoo on Feb 16, 2012
          1. I also should have asked you - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
            1. also... - LadyMagoo on Feb 16, 2012
              1. thanks again (child ment) - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
     
  12. how many dp5dt do most clinics test *to be sure to account for possible late implantation* View entire thread! - anon on Feb 15, 2012
    1. My experience the test date is the same regardless of 3 or 5 day transfer - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
    2. 14 dpt -- regardless of 3day, 5day or 6day embie/blast (success ment) - Julie on Feb 16, 2012
      1. congrats to you and another question - anon on Feb 16, 2012
        1. in all cycles tested before beta but never before 13 dpo (bfps ment) - Julie on Feb 16, 2012
    3. 9 days - green.elephant on Feb 16, 2012
      1. FYI green elephant... (and note to anon) - cotton on Feb 16, 2012
        1. I am sure I won't see a thing - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
          1. I'm sorry it doesn't look good . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 16, 2012
            1. mine too... - lauranz on Feb 16, 2012
          2. ugh, anon... i'm sorry. - cotton on Feb 16, 2012
          3. I think all would say until you get a definite on your beta, keep taking your meds n/t - Veesha on Feb 16, 2012
            1. Beta neg - Anon on Feb 17, 2012
              1. Sorry to hear it... - CrazyLady on Feb 18, 2012
     
  13. Thinking of you tonight, Seymo View entire thread! - CrazyLady on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Thinking of you to Seymo - Mrs. M on Feb 16, 2012
    2. sending lots of good beta vibes - Julie on Feb 16, 2012
    3. You guys are the best - beta #2 - Seymo on Feb 16, 2012
      1. HOORAY!!! - smrc on Feb 16, 2012
      2. GREAT NEWS SEYMO!!! - cotton on Feb 16, 2012
      3. yipeeee! - lauranz on Feb 16, 2012
      4. Yippee!!! - Mrs. M on Feb 16, 2012
        1. Saturday - Seymo on Feb 16, 2012
      5. *Smiles!* - Maggie in VA on Feb 17, 2012
      6. Yahoo! - CrazyLady42 on Feb 17, 2012
    4. Hooray, Seymo!!!! (n/t) - KerriA on Feb 16, 2012
    5. So happy for you! - Leigh on Feb 16, 2012
    6. Congratulations, Seymo!! - Hopeful in delaware on Feb 17, 2012
    7. yeah!! - anon for now... on Feb 17, 2012
    8. Fantastic!!! Sending you good vibes! - MacRita on Feb 17, 2012
     
  14. Frozen donor eggs View entire thread! - Rachel on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Welcome and good luck Rachel - Mrs. M on Feb 16, 2012
    2. Here's what I remember (success ment) - Jen in TN on Feb 16, 2012
      1. Re: Here's what I remember (success ment) - Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012
     
  15. if you have had a WTF meeting in the past for donor could you share any questions asked? View entire thread! - birdy1600 on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Well, I would start with tests for her and DH to eliminate other - Daisy on Feb 16, 2012
     
  16. Anyone have cycled with IVF NJ View entire thread! - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Re: Anyone have cycled with IVF NJ - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
      1. I must say that sounds a bit trollerific . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 16, 2012
        1. Re: I must say that sounds a bit trollerific . . . - Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012
    2. Yes (m/c mentioned) - GIMB on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Well, years ago, - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
     
  17. Any Single Mothers by Choice View entire thread! - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Me (Kids ment) - Aufrecht on Feb 15, 2012
      1. I hope to be a SMC - CrazyLady on Feb 15, 2012
    2. Yes, single mum by choice here (children/m/c ment). - Daisy on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Daisy - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    3. Yes, kids mentioned - BlessedThistle on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Happy for you - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
        1. No, I did donor embryo - BlessedThistle on Feb 21, 2012
    4. I'm currently pg with ds/de and am mid 40's ++ - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Thanks and I dont care what anyone says - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
        1. I live in a VERY conservative, big city! But, no need - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
          1. It's not really that conservative a city - GulfGal on Feb 16, 2012
            1. I'm sorry, do I Know you??????? - Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012
              1. I think you do - GulfGal on Feb 17, 2012
                1. Honestly, you're obnoxious as all get out. - Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012
                  1. Pardon me? - GulfGal on Feb 17, 2012
                2. And seriously creepy and stalker-ish n/t - Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012
                  1. I just figured you forgot to log in - GulfGal on Feb 17, 2012
                    1. "GulfGal" = Troll, Don't respond to him/her n/t - Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012
                      1. I'm not a troll. I'm sorry you're reacting like this. - GulfGal on Feb 17, 2012
      2. Is this anon7? - BlessedThistle on Feb 15, 2012
    5. Me - KerriA on Feb 15, 2012
    6. Me also - Al on Feb 19, 2012
     
  18. Proven vs Unproven View entire thread! - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    1. From my experience, I would go with proven (prg mentioned) - Aoife1 on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Very Happy for you - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    2. I went with unproven. - Raindrops1 on Feb 15, 2012
    3. all things equal... - green.elephant on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Very true - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    4. Unproven - GulfGal on Feb 15, 2012
    5. Separate question -- - minniet on Feb 15, 2012
      1. High FSH - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
        1. Well -- - minniet on Feb 15, 2012
      2. That's my exact same thought - E&H on Feb 15, 2012
    6. Unproven - Beansprout703 on Feb 15, 2012
      1. congratulations - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
        1. Unproven - Beansprout703 on Feb 15, 2012
          1. Congrats - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    7. Always go proven when you have this choice (success ment) - THK on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Is difference in age 22 vs 27 - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
      2. Proven Donor Age - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    8. I did not get pregnant using DE from proven ED, but got pregnant with unproven (preg ment) - Veesha on Feb 15, 2012
      1. that is great - ArleneT on Feb 15, 2012
    9. Proven (child and pg ment) - ladybugsox on Feb 16, 2012
    10. I can relate (child ment) - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
    11. we went with a proved donor in her late 20s (success ment) - LadyMagoo on Feb 16, 2012
     
  19. Donor using Mirena - concerned View entire thread! - Mrs. H on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Hi Mrs. H. - Raindrops1 on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Re: Hi Mrs. H. - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
        1. Yes, the hormones are the concern - Mrs. H on Feb 15, 2012
          1. I think they would be about the same as BCP. - Raindrops1 on Feb 15, 2012
    2. My donor had a Mirena IUD - Catherine on Feb 15, 2012
     
  20. Where to post for Donor Sperm donation? View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
    1. When I was in this position, I was able to get a free membership to DSR - BlessedThistle on Feb 15, 2012
    2. We donated it to our fertility clinic - Kenny on Feb 15, 2012
     
  21. Options for DE in NY/NYC area View entire thread! - Anon on Feb 15, 2012
    1. Success ment. - Denise on Feb 15, 2012
    2. I wouldn't limit your search to NY - anonforthis on Feb 15, 2012
      1. child ment - anon on Feb 15, 2012
    3. Albany IVF - Calm on Feb 15, 2012
    4. We used SIRM (success ment) - LadyMagoo on Feb 16, 2012
      1. Re: We used SIRM (success ment) - Anon on Feb 16, 2012
     
  22. Advice..Please... View entire thread! - Hopeful Cely on Feb 14, 2012
    1. For now, try some distancing and compartmentalization - minniet on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Thanks, Minniet - HopefulCely on Feb 14, 2012
        1. Yes, that's a long wait - minniet on Feb 14, 2012
          1. Re: Yes, that's a long wait - HopefulCely on Feb 15, 2012
    2. disenchanted with my job, too - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Thanks, Crazylady..BTW I love the username - HopefulCely on Feb 15, 2012
    3. Going through this now.... - Dee.S on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Dee, We are definitely in similar situations - HopefulCely on Feb 15, 2012
      2. Re: Going through this now.... - Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012
    4. Couple of questions for you - BBG on Feb 14, 2012
      1. BBG, your questions answered.. :) - HopefulCely on Feb 15, 2012
        1. I'm glad it was helpful and wanted to say one more thing - BBG on Feb 16, 2012
    5. Minnet has the right idea - THK on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Thanks THK - HopefulCely on Feb 15, 2012
     
  23. Reality check - beta 57 View entire thread! - Seymo on Feb 14, 2012
    1. I think that may be fine - demomone on Feb 14, 2012
    2. Well, it's a little low but not out of the game. Mine was that at 9dp6dt (success ment.) - thesameboat on Feb 14, 2012
    3. I feel like people are sick of this story but (pg ment) - BlessedThistle on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Re: I feel like people are sick of this story but (pg ment) - Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
        1. Yeah, I am so grateful to you! - BlessedThistle on Feb 14, 2012
          1. Re: Yeah, I am so grateful to you! - Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
      2. Wow - Seymo on Feb 14, 2012
      3. I'm not sick of it! - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
    4. so you're 16 dpo? (success, DS ment) - cotton on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Yes - Seymo on Feb 14, 2012
    5. will be keeping my fingers crossed for you - smrc on Feb 14, 2012
    6. Congrats! - Mrs. M on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Thanks and good luck to you too - seymo on Feb 15, 2012
    7. Re: Reality check - beta 57 - MamaBubbles on Feb 14, 2012
    8. no such thing as a little bit pregnant - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
    9. Seymo congrats :) - THK on Feb 14, 2012
    10. Seymo, - KerriA on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Thanks - Seymo on Feb 15, 2012
    11. Thanks to all - Seymo on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Keep the faith - Katie Robins on Feb 16, 2012
     
  24. What is the difference between Gestational Carrier vs. Surrogate??? View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
    1. A gestational carrier IS a kind of surrogate but... - BlessedThistle on Feb 14, 2012
      1. Barge to BT or others who might know: does anyone really do traditional surrogacy anymore? - Maggie in VA on Feb 14, 2012
        1. Re: Barge to BT or others who might know: does anyone really do traditional surrogacy anymore? - Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
    2. Re: What is the difference between Gestational Carrier vs. Surrogate??? - alima on Feb 14, 2012
    3. Both terms are used - Obie on Feb 14, 2012
      1. exactly - D on Feb 14, 2012
    4. Both are fine terms to use - Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
    5. A gestational carrier carries someone elses embryo, a surrogate - Kacee on Feb 15, 2012
      1. Not for gestational surrogates n/t - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
      2. Re: A gestational carrier carries someone elses embryo, a surrogate - Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012
     
  25. feedback on Cooper in NJ? View entire thread! - birdy1600 on Feb 14, 2012
    1. Re: feedback on Cooper in NJ? - Mary on Feb 16, 2012
     
  26. Already a Mom...just don't have a child :) View entire thread! - minniet on Feb 13, 2012
    1. I hope it will be soon for you, Minniet - thesameboat on Feb 13, 2012
    2. nurturing is nurturing... - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
     
  27. Blastocyst culture transfer and recurrent miscarriage View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012
    1. Have you had immune testing done, including natural - Kacee on Feb 13, 2012
    2. Kacee gives a good list of things to check out... - Kenny on Feb 13, 2012
     
  28. flying with meds View entire thread! - green.elephant on Feb 13, 2012
    1. Re: flying with meds - Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012
      1. Re: flying with meds - green.elephant on Feb 13, 2012
    2. No problem traveling - Katie Robins on Feb 13, 2012
     
  29. BFN (child ment failed cycle ment) View entire thread! - karen on Feb 13, 2012
    1. this happened to us too (success, child ment) - cotton on Feb 13, 2012
    2. So sorry Karen. - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2012
    3. Yes...so hard! - minniet on Feb 13, 2012
    4. My heart goes out to you - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
     
  30. A Women's Gift in NJ...anyone have info.??? View entire thread! - Anon4this on Feb 13, 2012
    1. Re: A Women's Gift in NJ...anyone have info.??? - Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012
    2. You would need a gestational carrier, not a surrogate. nt - Kacee on Feb 13, 2012
      1. Re: You would need a gestational carrier, not a surrogate. nt - Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012
        1. To clarify - Obie on Feb 14, 2012
     
  31. Anyone need Progesterone to Re-start cycle after mock cycle? View entire thread! - DeeinNYC on Feb 12, 2012
    1. Not understanding the mock cycle here - Anonymous on Feb 12, 2012
      1. Re: Not understanding the mock cycle here - DeeinNYC on Feb 13, 2012
      2. What anon said - thesameboat on Feb 13, 2012
    2. Yes - Seymo on Feb 13, 2012
      1. Really? - DeeinNYC on Feb 13, 2012
        1. I would call them - Seymo on Feb 13, 2012
        2. can't imagine not taking it... - Leigh on Feb 13, 2012
        3. Parsely tea - Seymo on Feb 13, 2012
      2. You're your own best advocate - minniet on Feb 13, 2012
    3. Thanks..I called - DeeinNYC on Feb 13, 2012
     
  32. PIO question View entire thread! - Mrs. M on Feb 12, 2012
    1. Re: PIO question - Anonymous on Feb 12, 2012
    2. I always - Seymo on Feb 12, 2012
    3. i was always on 1cc (success ment) - cotton on Feb 12, 2012
    4. 2 cc's for me - Katie Robins on Feb 12, 2012
    5. The amount of PIO I took varied by clinic - Bethlyn on Feb 13, 2012
    6. I believe at SG 1 cc is pretty much the standard (pregnancy ment) - Veesha on Feb 13, 2012
    7. Thanks to everyone! - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2012
    8. I was on 1cc a day in morning and 2 prometrium supp at night - anon lala on Feb 14, 2012
     
  33. Hi ladies update (Ariadne, Cotton, Minniet) View entire thread! - Bharani on Feb 11, 2012
    1. Hey, there (children ment.) - Ariadne on Feb 11, 2012
      1. Do u think - Bharani on Feb 11, 2012
        1. Bharani - I will email you later - E&H on Feb 11, 2012
          1. I hope too! - Bharani on Feb 12, 2012
        2. Hmmm - Ariadne on Feb 12, 2012
          1. Los Gatos - Bharani on Feb 12, 2012
    2. I 'worked' with a doc who trained with Dr Beer - THK on Feb 12, 2012
      1. I did some - Bharani on Feb 12, 2012
        1. Hi Bhrani (success ment) - THK on Feb 12, 2012
    3. Not sure how to help, but it sounds really good - minniet on Feb 13, 2012
     
  34. I have a calendar....hooray! View entire thread! - Mrs. M on Feb 10, 2012
    1. yea! - Jen in TN on Feb 10, 2012
    2. Yea!! - Tracy on Feb 10, 2012
    3. How exciting!! - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    4. Good luck with it Mrs M :) - THK on Feb 10, 2012
    5. Excellent! - thesameboat on Feb 11, 2012
    6. We'll be cycling together!! - Leigh on Feb 11, 2012
    7. cool! - keifel on Feb 11, 2012
    8. Congrats! - Seymo on Feb 11, 2012
    9. cycling too - green.elephant on Feb 11, 2012
    10. YAY!!! - Veesha on Feb 13, 2012
    11. Thanks everyone for all the good wishes! - Mrs. M on Feb 13, 2012
    12. Great news!! Congratulations! - Hopeful in Delaware on Feb 13, 2012
    13. Great to hear Mrs. M!!!! - Calm on Feb 13, 2012
    14. So exciting!!!!! - anon lala on Feb 14, 2012
     
  35. still have a concern about my age (OE ment'd) View entire thread! - anon on Feb 10, 2012
    1. Sorry...last one made me laugh. SORRY:) - LizLA on Feb 10, 2012
    2. You've got to let go of what people will think . . . ETA - Maggie in VA on Feb 10, 2012
      1. Of course your kids will be embarrassed by SOMETHING - thesameboat on Feb 10, 2012
    3. I reckon get thee to a good IF therapist - lauranz on Feb 10, 2012
    4. As my RE says... - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
      1. CL, I love that. - margolis on Feb 10, 2012
      2. Amen to that! - thesameboat on Feb 11, 2012
    5. Agree w/other responses (child ment) - Jen in TN on Feb 10, 2012
      1. Good answers, Jen! - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    6. It's part of the process...m (child ment/ oe and de kids) - Hope2009 on Feb 10, 2012
    7. understandable (sucess ment) - THK on Feb 10, 2012
    8. Your last sentence is magnificent. I love it. Never truer words written nt - THK on Feb 10, 2012
    9. I had my daughter through DE when I was 47 - Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012
      1. you mean DE I think! - lauranz on Feb 11, 2012
        1. Re: you mean DE I think! - Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012
    10. Well if age is a concern... - Dee.S on Feb 11, 2012
    11. you have to realize... - JoyfulMother on Feb 12, 2012
      1. Re: you have to realize... - Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012
    12. Thank you for posting this... - llamasocks on Feb 12, 2012
    13. At the end of the day, all that matters is that you do what's right for YOU - BBG on Feb 13, 2012
     
  36. Update on the CrazyLady (death of spouse, DE failure, and embryo adoption mentioned) View entire thread! - CrazyLady on Feb 9, 2012
    1. Re: Update on the CrazyLady (failure mentioned, embryo adoption mentioned) - Denise on Feb 9, 2012
    2. good to hear from you :) - THK on Feb 9, 2012
    3. Thanks for the update - Cranberry 2010 on Feb 9, 2012
      1. Glad to hear from - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    4. Another SMC here. - margolis on Feb 9, 2012
      1. Thanks for the reminder - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    5. so glad to hear from you! (child mentioned in passing, numerous failures ttc) - thesameboat on Feb 10, 2012
      1. Thanks for the clarification - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
      2. Yes, my thought is that you can't adopt hope (kids mentioned) - BlessedThistle on Feb 10, 2012
        1. Just lovely - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    6. I was not single going into DE IVF - E&H on Feb 10, 2012
      1. Death of spouse mentoned above nt - Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012
        1. Thanks - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
      2. Thanks E&H - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    7. go for it - samys on Feb 10, 2012
    8. Hey back - Funintheskies on Feb 10, 2012
    9. Glad to have you back - futurebeauty on Feb 10, 2012
    10. I was older than you + thought I'd be a single mom . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 10, 2012
      1. so sweet, thanks Maggie - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    11. Lovely to see you again CL! I know I may have said this to you - Daisy on Feb 10, 2012
      1. check, check and check! - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    12. welcome back... - lauranz on Feb 10, 2012
      1. you made me smile - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    13. Welcome back, CL! - Jen in TN on Feb 10, 2012
    14. I would change your board name to Courageous lady...m - Hope2009 on Feb 10, 2012
      1. Wow! and the story of how I got my nickname - CrazyLady on Feb 10, 2012
    15. Yes, it's absolutely ok to try on purpose - Renata on Feb 10, 2012
    16. Something I read once which really helped me... - Al on Feb 11, 2012
      1. That is a beautiful sentiment - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
    17. Hi Crazylady! - Raindrops1 on Feb 11, 2012
      1. Hi Crazylady - mary on Feb 11, 2012
        1. I remember~ - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
      2. thanks, RD - CrazyLady on Feb 14, 2012
     
  37. hysteroscopy questions View entire thread! - Leigh on Feb 9, 2012
    1. Different kinds - minniet on Feb 9, 2012
    2. Just had a hysteroscopy Tuesday - CrazyLady on Feb 9, 2012
    3. Was required by our clinic too - Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012
    4. Having one done next cycle suspected T uterus - Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012
    5. I've had 3 diagnostic and 2 to remove a polyp (same one, doctor was incompetent) - BlessedThistle on Feb 10, 2012
    6. thank you... - Leigh on Feb 11, 2012
     
  38. Foster Care, Adoption, G Carrier ..... Have ?'s if someone can Pls. Help.. View entire thread! - Anon4this on Feb 9, 2012
    1. Post to the green board, too . . . (kids ment'd) - Maggie in VA on Feb 9, 2012
    2. Don't know but... - minniet on Feb 9, 2012
      1. Ditto this - it's totally different by county... - Kenny on Feb 9, 2012
        1. Yes, private adoption - minniet on Feb 9, 2012
    3. Re: Foster Care, Adoption, G Carrier ..... Have ?'s if someone can Pls. Help.. - Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012
    4. The best information source for your questions... - Piper on Feb 9, 2012
    5. THANK YOU so very Much for all your info./advice and well wishes... - Anon4this on Feb 9, 2012
    6. My local newspaper advertises - Pinkduck on Feb 9, 2012
    7. looked into it all - Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012
      1. No, Korea is really hard - minniet on Feb 9, 2012
        1. Yes, something to consider . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 10, 2012
    8. hello (success ment) - THK on Feb 9, 2012
    9. I think you may be thinking of legal risk placements - BlessedThistle on Feb 10, 2012
     
  39. lining not shedding all the way View entire thread! - KerriA on Feb 9, 2012
    1. I think 3 days of Provera or norethisterone - E&H on Feb 9, 2012
      1. thanks, E&H - KerriA on Feb 9, 2012
     
  40. frozen egg bank success stories esp. Shady Grove and RBA View entire thread! - birdy1600 on Feb 8, 2012
    1. Re: frozen egg bank success stories esp. Shady Grove and RBA - DeeinNYC on Feb 8, 2012
    2. I am an RBA success story. - margolis on Feb 8, 2012
    3. RBA success - Maggie on Feb 9, 2012
     
  41. Lupron not working...can't even do fresh cycle. Need advice/thoughts/encouragement? View entire thread! - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
    1. so so sorry... - Melissa on Feb 8, 2012
    2. Re: Lupron not working...can't even do fresh cycle. Need advice/thoughts/encouragement? - Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012
    3. @Melissa -- Does this mean we might never get to cycle? - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
      1. Re: @Melissa -- Does this mean we might never get to cycle? - Denise on Feb 8, 2012
        1. @MacRita and Denise - Melissa on Feb 8, 2012
          1. Thank you, Melissa. - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
        2. To your point, Denise...opposite lupron effect? - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
          1. Re: To your point, Denise...opposite lupron effect? - Denise on Feb 8, 2012
            1. that's my next conversation with the dr...thank you. - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
    4. I don't have an answer for you but maybe a little hope (success ment) - Julie on Feb 8, 2012
      1. Thank you. ((hugs)) I will meditate on that response. - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
        1. So sorry, MacRita.. - Leigh on Feb 8, 2012
          1. Told it was rare! So don't worry too much... - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
      2. 6 day blasts? - Mamaheart on Feb 9, 2012
        1. Barge to Mamaheart (success mentioned in passing) - thesameboat on Feb 11, 2012
    5. That sucks - Seymo on Feb 8, 2012
      1. My simple understanding... - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
        1. Success ment. - Denise on Feb 8, 2012
    6. I'm so sorry. And I have a question. - thesameboat on Feb 8, 2012
      1. I know, nuts, right?! - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
        1. Actually, I wasn't menopausal with my successful cycle (numerous failures, 1 success) - thesameboat on Feb 8, 2012
        2. this is what I've been wondering, too... - Leigh on Feb 8, 2012
    7. I have seen this happen - E&H on Feb 8, 2012
      1. Nope, white chick of Northern European decent. But... - MacRita on Feb 8, 2012
        1. ha, descent...also, thanks for adding the woman's success ;>} You guys are the best. - Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012
        2. Stop all soy - E&H on Feb 8, 2012
          1. Yep, many years ago... - thesameboat on Feb 9, 2012
      2. E&H you advice here:- could she be injected with a depot injection - Daisy on Feb 9, 2012
        1. we do that too but - E&H on Feb 10, 2012
    8. I don't use lupron, just go straight from BCPs to estrogen... - Kenny on Feb 9, 2012
    9. Re: Lupron not working...can't even do fresh cycle. Need advice/thoughts/encouragement? - Mamaheart on Feb 9, 2012
     
  42. Does estrace delay ovulation?(m/c mtd) View entire thread! - DeeinNYC on Feb 8, 2012
    1. I don't know - thesameboat on Feb 8, 2012
      1. Thank you... - DeeinNYC on Feb 8, 2012
    2. estrace - Antonialisa on Feb 8, 2012
      1. same experience - Tracy on Feb 8, 2012
      2. Thank you ladies.... - DeeinNYC on Feb 8, 2012
     
  43. can I ask you ladies an odd question about FETs & genetic testing? (OE baby/embies ment.) View entire thread! - Jamie on Feb 8, 2012
    1. We do 5day screening - E&H on Feb 8, 2012
    2. That is how CCRM does their testing on frozens - Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012
    3. thanks ladies! - Jamie on Feb 8, 2012
     
  44. New 2010 SART stats up-X-post View entire thread! - DeeinNYC on Feb 7, 2012
    1. Hey my clinic is #2 for women under 35 fresh transfers - BlessedThistle on Feb 7, 2012
      1. And 85% success for donor egg too though only 20 cycles (success) - BlessedThistle on Feb 7, 2012
        1. I think there must be a mistake with Cooper. - Kacee on Feb 7, 2012
          1. Huh.....that is weird. - Raindrops1 on Feb 7, 2012
          2. Wow... - DeeinNYC on Feb 8, 2012
            1. Re: Wow... - mary on Feb 8, 2012
     
  45. help.....fet 1/26 beta yesterday low # 5 View entire thread! - Karen on Feb 7, 2012
    1. sorry to hear this - smrc on Feb 7, 2012
      1. yes it did - karen on Feb 7, 2012
     
  46. hi from me, and thanks..... View entire thread! - Bunnygal on Feb 7, 2012
    1. Good for you! - Maggie in VA on Feb 7, 2012
      1. thnx, Maggie (de,oe ment.) - Bunnygal on Feb 7, 2012
        1. It's your call . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 7, 2012
          1. sounds good... - Bunnygal on Feb 7, 2012
            1. Hi Bunnygal. - Raindrops1 on Feb 7, 2012
              1. hi, Raindrops.... - Bunnygal on Feb 7, 2012
                1. Thanks Bunnygal. (pg ment) - Raindrops1 on Feb 7, 2012
            2. Sorry, I just saw this . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 8, 2012
          2. My RE said the same thing (success ment) - Jen in TN on Feb 8, 2012
    2. Good for you! - thesameboat on Feb 7, 2012
      1. thnx, thesameboat... - Bunnygal on Feb 7, 2012
     
  47. Question about Taxes & DE View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012
    1. It's pretty much all deductible . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 6, 2012
    2. Look at your actual Schedule A - Itemized Deductions document - Bethlyn on Feb 6, 2012
      1. OK, that's a good point . . . ETA - Maggie in VA on Feb 6, 2012
    3. It gets tricky w/ some donor expenses - Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012
      1. Re: It gets tricky w/ some donor expenses - Denise on Feb 6, 2012
      2. Donor Comp and Agency Fee are deductible - GulfGal on Feb 6, 2012
        1. Thank you! I'm gonna send this on to my accountant! n/t - Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012
    4. Re: Question about Taxes & DE - Amelia on Feb 6, 2012
      1. Re: Question about Taxes & DE - mary on Feb 6, 2012
    5. Wow. Thank You. So, I don't need to include - Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012
      1. you don't give the IRS receipts unless you're audited - D on Feb 6, 2012
      2. You should get receipts from your RE. - Raindrops1 on Feb 6, 2012
    6. If I do taxes myself, am I more likely to be audited? - Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012
      1. Re: If I do taxes myself, am I more likely to be audited? - Denise on Feb 7, 2012
        1. There was a news story a few years back that said yes . . . - Maggie in VA on Feb 7, 2012
      2. receipts - green.elephant on Feb 7, 2012
        1. Re: receipts - Denise on Feb 7, 2012
     
  48. Minniet View entire thread! - E&H on Feb 5, 2012
    1. Thanks E&H! - minniet on Feb 5, 2012
     
  49. Now I Know Why My Cramps Were So Bad....Advice Needed (m/c and gross things mentioned:)) View entire thread! - Hopeful in Delaware on Feb 5, 2012
    1. I would call your RE tomorrow - futurebeauty on Feb 5, 2012
    2. I would have this - demomone on Feb 5, 2012
    3. Thanks - Hopeful in delaware on Feb 5, 2012
    4. Thrombophilia panel - minniet on Feb 5, 2012
      1. If you do have a thrombophilia (clotting disorder) then acupuncture and TCM (m/c ment) - Daisy on Feb 6, 2012
    5. If you're working with acu and a herbalist... - lauranz on Feb 6, 2012
    6. Seek medical advice and tests (baby ment) - THK on Feb 6, 2012
     
  50. uncomfortable question View entire thread! - Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012
    1. Tell your doctor. - Raindrops1 on Feb 5, 2012
      1. I agree... - Dee.S on Feb 5, 2012
    2. Re: uncomfortable question - Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012
      1. Definitely call your doctor. - Raindrops1 on Feb 5, 2012
    3. You can use - demomone on Feb 5, 2012
    4. Pretty common, no big deal - minniet on Feb 5, 2012
    5. Re: uncomfortable question - Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012
    6. Lots of people have it - E&H on Feb 5, 2012
     
 
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