Feeling very hopeful and positive :)

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Feeling very hopeful and positive :)
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Sat, 06-27-2009 - 8:43pm

So it's been about 2 weeks since we started thinking about IVF and the possibility of DE ... and I'm feeling really really good about it all.


I've found out that it's just not going to be feasible financially to do more than 1 cycle w/ our local RE (they have a risk sharing plan, but donor costs aren't part of that, and you're not allowed to share donors w/ the risk sharing, so it's *more* expensive that way).

 


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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 8:53am

Hi Spencer,

That's great that you are feeling good about the decision- I feel the same way. This is just how our family is going to be, and if this is what gets me PG then I'll take it!

A mock cycle is where you go through the drug protocol and the monitoring so they can see how you respond to the meds. It's sort of like a practice run. If you haven't done IVF before this is a good idea. Some clinics require it no matter what, and some don't. We won't be doing it because we've done many medicated IUI's and 2 IVF cycles. Lots of luck to you...I hope you get accepted by Shady Grove, I have heard amazing things about them!!

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 8:57am

Thanks Amber, for the info and the support :)


Good luck w/ your upcoming cycle!



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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 9:59am

The mock cycle was pretty straightforward Spencer, I just finished mine a few weeks ago.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 1:25pm

Hi Spencer:


SG's mock cycles consist of using delestrogen to check lining build up. I took that every 4th night for about 2 weeks than had a u/s and blood work there. I recommend also trying to meet with a nurse in addition to the DR while you're there. If you live far away, you might be able to combine the following into one visit you will need before you get started:


1) bloodwork & u/s


2) social work session


3) DR appointment


4) sperm freeze (if you won't be there the day of retrieval).


The donor coordinators are really great if you are traveling from out of the area. I did mine in two trips because DH was going to be in TX for my mock cycle (we're both active military) but your DH has to meet with the social worker with you. In our case this was 2 weeks before the mock cycle. They may want you to come with some baseline labs from your local DR (I think they asked us for HIV, RPR, E2, Hep series, PRL and a few other things). Your screener should be able to tell you.


I also made sure

Franklin and Callan

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 2:01pm

Thanks for that info!


I spoke w/ the coordinator today and got an appointment for July 24th, so 3.5 weeks from now.

 


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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 2:14pm

Glad I could help...it seems like things start slowly but then build up and get rolling. Which office will you be going to?


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Franklin and Callan

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Mon, 06-29-2009 - 3:15pm

LOL about addictive profile browsing ;)


We did see one profile I was very interested in (I browsed a half dozen).

 


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Wed, 07-01-2009 - 7:51pm

It's seeming pretty real now!

 


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