Looking to Be a Mom Through DE

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  1. weaning from PIO to prometrium View entire thread! - bbhoover on Aug 16
    1. No experience with this but justed wanted to say hello. - Mrs. M on Aug 16
    2. Hi, bbhoover! I was slated to start prometrium on Sunday, but - Veesha on Aug 17
    3. Re: weaning from PIO to prometrium - bbhoover on Aug 17
      1. hi bbhover and all! - cubb on Aug 17
        1. Cubb, I am sure that I speak for absolutely everyone on this board (children implied) - Veesha on Aug 18
          1. Thanks Veesha!!!! - cubb on Aug 18
     
  2. Two blasts on board View entire thread! - Aoife1 on Aug 16
    1. Excellent! - Maggie in VA on Aug 16
    2. Great news! - Melissa on Aug 16
    3. Sláinte (success ment) - Anonymous on Aug 16
    4. Yay!! - BlessedThistle on Aug 16
    5. Good luck!!! - Tracy on Aug 16
    6. That's wonderful! - thesameboat on Aug 16
    7. Fantastic!! - Mrs. M on Aug 16
    8. Great - E&H on Aug 16
    9. This is so great! - Veesha on Aug 17
    10. This is great! - Heather on Aug 17
     
  3. AF wont just come when desperately needed-advise View entire thread! - Maissa on Aug 16
    1. Well, you may have started menopause . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 16
    2. Do a round of provera...should force a bleed after you stop - BlessedThistle on Aug 16
    3. I think - E&H on Aug 16
     
  4. Kaycee -- lexapro View entire thread! - Kekona on Aug 16
    1. About a month before you start estrace. I know some people have started - Kacee on Aug 16
      1. thanks -- and when do you stop? nt - Kekona on Aug 16
     
  5. Acrm View entire thread! - Maggie on Aug 16
    1. Re: Acrm - Anonymous on Sep 26
     
  6. Aoife1 Thinking of you today View entire thread! - cubb on Aug 16
    1. Thanks cubb. - Aoife1 on Aug 16
     
  7. Egg donor in Georgia, USA View entire thread! - Peaches on Aug 15
    1. Very sweet of you to become a donor, - Dixiechic on Aug 15
     
  8. Bear with me ... rookie questions View entire thread! - Molly on Aug 15
    1. A few things to think about (child ment, prev m/c ment) - Julie on Aug 15
    2. Good info - minniet on Aug 15
    3. Re: Bear with me ... rookie questions - Denise on Aug 15
      1. True . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 16
    4. Welcome Molly from another Boston gal - Mrs. M on Aug 15
      1. boston agencies - elizabeth on Aug 16
    5. We cycled in the Czech Republic, where a lot of Americans go. (child mentioned) - thesameboat on Aug 16
    6. Hi Molly - karma on Aug 16
    7. explored a lot of options (success ment) - another Boston person on Aug 16
      1. Barge...some questions from another Boston person - Anon on Aug 16
        1. ins cov & testing - another Boston person on Aug 16
          1. Thanks - anon on Aug 16
    8. From Boston too - Anon on Aug 16
      1. CNY - Denise on Aug 16
    9. Thank you for your many replies - Molly on Aug 16
      1. BWH - Elizabeth on Aug 17
     
  9. just when I thought I could take a deep breath... View entire thread! - Melissa on Aug 15
    1. I'm sorry . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 15
      1. Thanks, Maggie - Melissa on Aug 15
    2. BCP's can actually cause this affect in some women. nt - Kacee on Aug 15
    3. Need to curse more - Aufrecht on Aug 15
    4. I think most of us have been there... - Jen on Aug 15
    5. Vent awy Melissa - Aoife1 on Aug 16
     
  10. 2nd Beta in ( kid Ment) View entire thread! - Aufrecht on Aug 15
    1. Great! - cubb on Aug 15
      1. Aufrecht - Aufrecht on Aug 15
    2. Great news!! congrats! nt - Mrs. M on Aug 15
    3. WONDERFUL! - Calm on Aug 15
    4. Sounds Great! Girl?:)nt - LizLA on Aug 15
    5. Great great great. - diaphanta on Aug 15
      1. wow - Aufrecht on Aug 15
    6. Yaay! - thesameboat on Aug 15
    7. Thanks for sharing your good news - Melissa on Aug 15
    8. That's great! I look forward to more good news. (nt) - Jen on Aug 15
    9. hurray again!! - cotton on Aug 15
    10. great news! - Pandora on Aug 15
    11. terrific numbers - lauranz on Aug 15
    12. Aufrecht, that is absolutely wonderful! - Veesha on Aug 15
    13. Delighted to hear it. Well done and best wishes (n/t) - Aoife1 on Aug 16
    14. Keep the embie growin'! - Maggie in VA on Aug 16
    15. Very happy for you :-) - Pict on Aug 17
     
  11. PIO shots. Bumps, cramps etc questions again View entire thread! - iliaT on Aug 15
    1. Ah, the bumps. - thesameboat on Aug 15
      1. Thanks TSB - iliaT on Aug 15
    2. PIO bumps, etc. (pg ment) - Jen on Aug 15
    3. For a long time, I had incredible lumps and pain - Veesha on Aug 16
    4. Are you heating the PIO? - karma on Aug 16
     
  12. Need recommendations for DE (known donor) in DC/VA area View entire thread! - Cassie_L on Aug 15
    1. Clarification - need DE clinic/doctor recommendation for DE cycle - Ca on Aug 15
    2. Not personal experience, but . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 15
    3. I used Shady Grove (success implied) - Julie on Aug 15
      1. RE: I used Shady Grove (success implied) - Cassie_L on Aug 16
     
  13. Not the best report on embie development View entire thread! - Aoife1 on Aug 15
    1. fingers crossed! nt - keifel on Aug 15
    2. Sending thriving vibes to your petrie dish . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 15
      1. Thanks Maggie and yes it is Reprofit (n/t) - Aoife1 on Aug 16
    3. those first 2 look great - E&H on Aug 15
      1. I hope I am as lucky as you! Thanks E&H (n/t) - Aoife1 on Aug 16
    4. Positive thoughts - Calm on Aug 15
    5. Sending positive thoughts you way for those embies to grow. - Mrs. M on Aug 15
      1. Yes thriving vibes - cubb on Aug 15
    6. OK - thesameboat on Aug 15
      1. Yes I know its not usual and - Aoife1 on Aug 16
    7. Sorry this isn't the news you were hoping for... - Melissa on Aug 15
    8. I think you have a great shot - Veesha on Aug 16
    9. THANKS for all your good wishes - Aoife1 on Aug 16
     
  14. DE agencies in NYC View entire thread! - Melissa on Aug 14
    1. NE Assisted - minniet on Aug 14
    2. I had a bad experience w/ the donor source - macphee on Aug 15
      1. Most agencies have the same policy - H40+ on Aug 15
        1. Peas in a Pod or proven - minniet on Aug 15
    3. Thanks! - Melissa on Aug 15
     
  15. Gr8tful1 relply below. n/t View entire thread! - AnnieB on Aug 13
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  17. ***Dixiechic*** View entire thread! - Bharani on Aug 13
    1. Just found her card - Dixiechic on Aug 13
      1. sent to you an email - Bharani on Aug 14
        1. Sent you one back - Dixiechic on Aug 14
     
  18. Thanks for the support and congrats to all the positive betas! View entire thread! - Bethphx on Aug 12
    1. I am happy to see you - Bharani on Aug 13
      1. Thanks bhrani... - Bethphx on Aug 13
    2. Glad you are able to focus on moving fwd (m/c ment) - Mrs. M on Aug 13
    3. It can be different for everyone. When I had this happen the first time - Kacee on Aug 13
    4. I'm so sorry.... - Tracy on Aug 13
    5. So sorry to see your news - Jen on Aug 14
    6. It's nice to see your post - keifel on Aug 14
     
  19. Five have fertilised View entire thread! - Aoife1 on Aug 12
    1. Everything crossed for you! I've followed your story - Anonymous on Aug 12
    2. Hoping for you! nt - thesameboat on Aug 13
    3. Wishing you all the best, Aoife! - Maggie in VA on Aug 13
    4. Aoifel, I am praying for wonderful results from your embies - Veesha on Aug 13
    5. Sounds like good news! - Heather on Aug 13
    6. GL!!! - Mrs. M on Aug 13
    7. Sounds wonderful! Good luck! nt - Jen on Aug 14
     
  20. Beta today (x-post) View entire thread! - Aufrecht on Aug 12
    1. Good luck Aufrecht - Zaytune on Aug 12
    2. Good luck to you - merina2 on Aug 12
    3. Very best of luck Aufrecht - Aoife1 on Aug 12
    4. BETA just came in positive!! YAY!! - Aufrecht on Aug 12
      1. congrats!!! - annie on Aug 12
      2. Wow, what a beta!!!! - BBG on Aug 12
      3. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! n/t - Anon7 on Aug 12
      4. Great News! - ks on Aug 12
      5. YAY!!! And let those tears of joy flow. You deserve to be that happy! - Veesha on Aug 12
      6. YAY!!!! - lauranz on Aug 13
      7. That is fantastic, Congratulations n/t - Dawn_2 on Aug 13
      8. so happy for you! - diaphanta on Aug 13
      9. wonderful! - CatMama75 on Aug 13
      10. Congrats!!! - Mrs. M on Aug 13
      11. That is fantastic! Congratulations! nt - Jen on Aug 14
    5. HURRAY FOR AUFRECHT!! - cotton on Aug 12
    6. fan - tas - tic wonderful news - THK on Aug 13
      1. Great to hear! - cubb on Aug 14
    7. Great news - Pinkduck on Aug 16
     
  21. Question about acrm View entire thread! - Maggie on Aug 12
    1. Curious... - Anonymous on Aug 12
    2. Re: Question about acrm - Anonymous on Aug 12
      1. Re: Question about acrm - Anonymous on Aug 12
    3. I posted that... - Audrey on Aug 13
     
  22. Reminder: Varicella! View entire thread! - minniet on Aug 11
    1. Thank you for the reminder! - thesameboat on Aug 12
    2. I did - iliaT on Aug 12
      1. I am not a doc - minniet on Aug 12
        1. It was hard for me to find a place to get this shot - minniet on Aug 12
          1. Thanks so much for the reply - iliaT on Aug 12
            1. Yes - minniet on Aug 12
     
  23. Shared IVF costs? View entire thread! - New Kid on this block on Aug 11
    1. Shared cycle cost - futurebeauty on Aug 11
    2. CNY Fertility Center - Denise on Aug 11
      1. Will they let you look at adult pictures of the donor? - Chris on Aug 12
        1. Re: Will they let you look at adult pictures of the donor? - Denise on Aug 12
          1. Thank you Denise... - Chris on Aug 14
            1. Donors - Denise on Aug 15
    3. I'm not familar with an OE IVF patient donating her extra eggs - Christine on Aug 12
    4. cooper says $9750, not including icsi and meds - Kekona on Aug 12
     
  24. Untitled View entire thread! - New Kid on this block on Aug 11
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  26. Beta dropped... View entire thread! - bethphx on Aug 11
    1. So Sorry - Aufrecht on Aug 11
    2. ((((((So sorry ))))))))) Hugsss - anon on Aug 11
    3. Re: Beta dropped... - New Kid on this block on Aug 11
    4. So sorry! - Mrs. M on Aug 11
    5. So very sorry for your loss - Calm on Aug 11
    6. Oh, bethphx I am so sorry - futurebeauty on Aug 11
    7. ah sh*t - cotton on Aug 11
    8. oh sorry... - karma on Aug 11
    9. I'm so terribly sorry (((hugs))) - keifel on Aug 11
    10. Bethphx, I am sorry to hear this news, - Veesha on Aug 11
    11. I'm so very sorry, Bethphx... - LadyMagoo on Aug 11
    12. Gosh darn it! I am so very sorry. nt - Kacee on Aug 11
    13. I'm sorry - minniet on Aug 11
    14. so sorry..... - little fighter on Aug 11
    15. Oh man, I am soooo sorry - Renata on Aug 11
    16. Oh Beth - THK on Aug 12
    17. I'm sorry - Christine on Aug 12
    18. So very sorry Bethphx - Aoife1 on Aug 12
    19. Oh, no! - thesameboat on Aug 12
    20. I am so sorry - Julie on Aug 12
    21. so very sorry (((hugs))) - Wish of Hope on Aug 12
    22. Beth, I'm so sorry - Ariadne on Aug 12
    23. No words, but wishing you peace . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 12
    24. I am so sorry - merina2 on Aug 12
    25. so so sorry this is happening..... - LMD on Aug 12
    26. I am so sorry!! - Heather on Aug 12
    27. So sorry - Pict on Aug 17
     
  27. any advice on non-anonymous ED? View entire thread! - TibetSupporter on Aug 11
    1. This is our situation... - JulieFish on Aug 11
    2. Word of advice - Obie on Aug 11
    3. Make sure you have a very good contract... - Renata on Aug 11
    4. we are semi open (baby ment'd) - birdy1600 on Aug 11
    5. My 2 cents (pg mentioned) - LadyMagoo on Aug 11
      1. and... - LadyMagoo on Aug 11
    6. I think knowing/meeting is a great idea - Kekona on Aug 11
    7. Its not a bad idea - THK on Aug 12
    8. Non-anon is the only legal form of ED here in New Zealand... - lauranz on Aug 12
    9. known vs anon - lkw787 on Aug 15
    10. Thanks to all - TibetSupporter on Aug 17
     
  28. So frustrated! View entire thread! - Maggie on Aug 11
    1. Sometimes we have to make a choice and - Anonymous on Aug 11
    2. Re: So frustrated! - Anonymous on Aug 11
    3. A silver lining to consider . . . - Maggie in VA on Aug 11
    4. yes, yes, and yes - minniet on Aug 11
    5. Not a problem! - BBG on Aug 11
      1. I agree with BBG - minniet on Aug 11
    6. Thank you - Maggie on Aug 11
    7. Our donor - Obie on Aug 11
    8. So sorry - hopefulindelaware on Aug 18
     
  29. And here we go again...<x-post> View entire thread! - Calm on Aug 11
    1. Happy birthday! - minniet on Aug 11
      1. Thank you and - Calm on Aug 11
    2. You're off to a good start Calm - Aoife1 on Aug 11
      1. Yes! - Calm on Aug 11
    3. Sounds like a similar story to mine (pg meant) - karma on Aug 11
      1. I hope so, Karma - Calm on Aug 11
     
  30. Any place you can get an ultrasound without a doctor's orders? View entire thread! - Chris on Aug 11
    1. Nope... - Dee.S on Aug 11
    2. Yes, call one of those 3D/4D places. Nt - Kacee on Aug 11
     
  31. Is this possible? Or sensible??? View entire thread! - Anonymous on Aug 11
    1. happens all the time - anon on Aug 11
    2. cooper center - Anonymous on Aug 11
    3. Other reasons young fertile women have IVF besides male factor - Anonymous on Aug 11
    4. Some clinics offer that as an option - sunshine7482 on Aug 12
     
  32. First beta 366 9dp5dt , X -post on pregnancy board . View entire thread! - Zaytune on Aug 10
    1. Congrats!! - Mrs. M on Aug 10
      1. Re: Congrats!! - Zaytune on Aug 10
    2. twins mentioned - Denise on Aug 10
      1. Re: twins mentioned - Zaytune on Aug 11
    3. Similar beta (twins ment) - Renata on Aug 10
      1. Re: Similar beta (twins ment) - zaytune on Aug 11
    4. No advice but congrats - Aoife1 on Aug 11
      1. Re: No advice but congrats - Zaytune on Aug 11
        1. could just be one! (success mentioned) - annie_h on Aug 12
          1. my singleton was 405 (pg ment) - Jen on Aug 14
    5. Congrats! - Intermountain on Aug 21
     
  33. **bethphx**, how did the beta go? View entire thread! - keifel on Aug 10
    1. Did I miss a post about the u/s she was going to do? - Renata on Aug 10
      1. She did her own transvaginal U/S - futurebeauty on Aug 10
    2. Still waiting on beta... - bethphx on Aug 11
      1. What a rollercoaster - I'm still rooting for you! -nt - cotton on Aug 11
      2. You continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. - merina2 on Aug 11
     
  34. My first time.. View entire thread! - Lukkudis on Aug 10
    1. Hi, Lukkudis! (kids ment'd) - Maggie in VA on Aug 11
    2. Welcome Lukkudis - Aoife1 on Aug 11
     
  35. FET Success View entire thread! - anon on Aug 10
    1. PG/baby mentioned - astrobodine on Aug 10
    2. our 3 day embie (preg and m/c ment) - Mrs M on Aug 10
     
  36. Theresa Erickson/Reproductive Attorney Pleads Guilty View entire thread! - Anon for this on Aug 10
    1. ONLY 5 YEARS!!! Are you kidding me???nt - Kacee on Aug 10
    2. OMG - she is Conceptual Options too...that's right! - minniet on Aug 10
    3. horrible! - lkw787 on Aug 15
     
  37. how soon can you HPT after View entire thread! - anon on Aug 10
    1. How many IU was the shot? Or was it Ovidrel? - BlessedThistle on Aug 10
      1. It was 10,000 UI... - anon on Aug 10
      2. I used a clear blue digital - anon on Aug 10
     
  38. ***Ks*** View entire thread! - Bharani on Aug 10
    1. I had... - ks on Aug 10
      1. I read their web site - Bharani on Aug 10
        1. Dr Stillman was my guy too! - ks on Aug 10
          1. Two more things and sorry typo error - Bharani on Aug 10
          2. barge -- stillman did one of my u/s (success implied) - Julie on Aug 10
            1. Julie - Bharani on Aug 10
              1. I am not sure why the 34K - Julie on Aug 10
                1. thanks and very confusing - Bharani on Aug 11
                  1. Hey Bharani (success ment) - Dixiechic on Aug 11
                    1. thank you - Bharani on Aug 11
      2. You can do DE IVF in Canada/Toronto - gg on Aug 20
     
  39. FETquestion View entire thread! - AnnieB on Aug 10
    1. I did ( success mention) - Gr8tful1 on Aug 12
      1. Gr8ful1 - AnnieB on Aug 13
     
  40. Lining is 8.4 mm today, not triple stripe yet View entire thread! - kekona on Aug 10
    1. Can you ask them to check your records for this? It's important - Anonymous on Aug 10
      1. I've only done 2 xfers at cny - Kekona on Aug 11
        1. For the two recent transfers, ask about the patterns, also results from mock cycle - Anonymous on Aug 14
    2. I never had triple stripe - GoldaM on Aug 11
      1. thanks so much! - Kekona on Aug 11
     
  41. how long should donor wait between cycles? (xpost) View entire thread! - birdy1600 on Aug 9
    1. Usually one cycle in between. nt - Kacee on Aug 10
     
  42. Is massage ok to do when doing a cycle?? View entire thread! - anon on Aug 9
    1. Definitely! - ks on Aug 9
    2. Well, I've heard that some of the massages are not OK. - thesameboat on Aug 10
    3. massage - lkw787 on Aug 15
     
  43. SG is giving away a free DE cycle. View entire thread! - Mrs. M on Aug 9
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  45. Transfer Today View entire thread! - Heather on Aug 9
    1. Congrats your PUPO!! - Mrs. M on Aug 9
    2. Get some rest - Aufrecht on Aug 9
    3. Good Luck Heather . nt. - Zaytune on Aug 9
    4. Congrats - those sound like great Embies! - Misty on Aug 9
    5. Congrats to you - merina2 on Aug 10
    6. Good luck! - thesameboat on Aug 10
    7. Good luck Heather - Pict on Aug 10
    8. Good luck Heather (n/t) - Aoife1 on Aug 11
     
  46. Bethphx - I keep logging on to see if you are OK View entire thread! - E&H on Aug 9
    1. me, too - keifel on Aug 9
    2. Also wondering how you are doing. nt - Kacee on Aug 9
    3. Me, too. nt - Ariadne on Aug 9
    4. Thanks guys..seems like small sac same size as Friday... - bethphx on Aug 9
      1. Still hoping...since you did it yourself, I am hoping that the sac - Kacee on Aug 10
     
  47. Anyone use Fertility Bridges for your donor? View entire thread! - Anonymous on Aug 9
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  49. which clinics have best DE success rates, especially for FET? View entire thread! - maybe1 on Aug 9
    1. I know mine is good - birdy1600 on Aug 9
    2. Re: which clinics have best DE success rates, especially for FET? - Zaytune on Aug 9
    3. Washington Center for Reproductive Medicine lists theirs at 70% - Pict on Aug 10
      1. Is that in WA state? Or DC? I don't see them listed on SART - Anonymous on Aug 10
     
  50. Is heparin (or lovenox)expensive for self-pay? Is it commonly covered even when IF is not? View entire thread! - kekona on Aug 9
    1. one box of lovenox - anon on Aug 9
    2. They now make generic Lovenox. You can also buy very - Kacee on Aug 9
    3. The new generic isn't that expensive - Christine on Aug 9
    4. Do you have any insurance coverage for it? - Ariadne on Aug 9
      1. wow, I'll call! - kekona on Aug 10
     
  51. supplements for successful FET? View entire thread! - nnj on Aug 9
    1. For what it's worth (success mention) - Gr8ful1 on Aug 12
     
  52. Thanks Misty View entire thread! - merina2 on Aug 9
    1. So excited for you! - Misty on Aug 9
     
  53. ***Kacee*** View entire thread! - Bharani on Aug 9
    1. Re: ***Kacee*** - Kacee on Aug 9
      1. Re: ***Kacee*** - Bharani on Aug 9
        1. Yes, 2 weeks before starting estrace or before. As far as EmbryoGlue... - Kacee on Aug 9
     
  54. clinics in the Bay Area for DE? View entire thread! - maybe1 on Aug 8
    1. There is also clinics with higher stats...Like 80+% for fresh and - Anonymous on Aug 8
      1. wow 65% for FET! - maybe1 on Aug 8
    2. Re: clinics in the Bay Area for DE? - Misty on Aug 9
    3. National averages for all clinics in 2009 (child ment) - Anonymous on Aug 9
      1. Guess my clinic didn't do too shabby! - BlessedThistle on Aug 9
      2. great point - maybe1 on Aug 9
     
 
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