Coming out of lurkdom

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Registered: 09-29-2010
Coming out of lurkdom
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Wed, 09-29-2010 - 10:57am

Hello. This is my first post. I have been lurking for the last couple of weeks. It seems like a great group, so here I am.

I am 43 and just started TTC. So far, we are just doing it naturally. I know my chances are slim, but I figure we will give it a go and see if it is meant to be or not. I have one DS, who is now 8. I had one MC in July 2008, when I unexpectedly got pregnant.

Any advice for me from you seasoned TTC'ers?

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Registered: 09-29-2010
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 4:10pm

Thank you all for the wonderful advice. I will definitely be taking much of it.

Congrats Paula! I hope I am lucky like you are.

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 12:08pm

Hi and welcome!



I double what the other posters said, my insurance covers zilch in the fertil. dept but they covered a ton of diagnostics at 50% (yet I haven't seen any bill so it seems they picked up more than that).



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Registered: 05-31-2004
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 4:14am
Welcome here, we can always use a little more sunshine! Although I am not pursuing further treatment, I would suggest that if you are considering doing anything assisted, that you at least look at booking appointments if you can, and start the basics just because it can often take quite awhile just to get to the right dr.

Michelle



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Thu, 09-30-2010 - 12:45am
Hi, welcome to the board! You are right, it is a great place, you will get lots of support and encouragement here! I turned 43 in May, my new husband turned 47, we are going mostly natural since we conceived that way back in February but testing last month showed I had low progesterone so I am using clomid to help with that. I didn't use it this cycle but will next if I am not pg., my OB did the basic blood tests on me, I have not been to an RE but may look into that in the spring.
 
 
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Registered: 09-22-2010
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 10:55pm

Hi, welcome and I agree with Pix: Most insurance will cover the tests and workup and consults to determine fertility or infertility--what they often don't cover is the *treatment* for actual IF (like IVF, IUI, etc. Though it sounds like your SO's will, so yay!)

Call the company you're with now and ask. The basic work up is just a couple sonograms and a few blood tests. A cinch to do, and then you're much more informed! Just to get a sense of where you stand.

CCRM is widely regarded as THE best place in the country for help conceiving over 40. No contest! You are a lucky duck for being so close by! :)

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 9:55pm

might be worth

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Registered: 01-05-1999
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 2:31pm

43 does not mean your chances are low automatically. I just turned 43 and conceived naturally in June... after just having a baby in February... and I only have ONE fallopian tube!

Age is not an automatic heavy factor by itself. At least not at our age! :)

Welcome to the board!!

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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!









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Paula = 43; Mike = 38; Tubal reversal 12/4/08, one tube reparied; Healthy baby girl born 2/16/10; PG again, EDD 3/18/11!


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Registered: 09-29-2010
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 2:30pm

Thank you ladies for the warm welcome and advice. Right now my insurance through my work does not cover fertility related expenses, but I will be getting on my DH's insurance plan during open enrollment which is Nov or Dec and be on his insurance after Jan 1. His covers it. I live in Denver and I heard that The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine is great. Anyone else in Denver and/or know of it?

In the meantime, I will just keep trying and hope for a miracle. I am charting, using OPK's, taking some supplements, eating healthy and exercising.

From reading I know this will not be easy, so it is nice to have a supportive group of gals going through it together.

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Registered: 01-30-2010
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 1:49pm

Welcome aboard sunshine.

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 1:41pm

Hi!

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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