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Registered: 04-22-2003
Hi new here
Sat, 01-06-2007 - 5:38pm

I am Michelle and I am new here, I will be 40 in February. DH and I were married in Oct, second marriage for both. He has 5 children already and is 54, I have none. He at one time said he did not want any more but as we grew closer and closer he started to think about it and now he is excited about it. I had tried with my first husband, I have mild pcos and he had NO motility so it was several years of frustration. I got kind of nuts about ttc back then and I really do not want to now. I am trying to have the attitude "if it happens it happens" sometimes that is hard. DH got me a puppy for Christmas so that has diverted my attention for a little while.

I am seeing a great doc right now, or I thought she was great, very into hormonal treatments etc.. but she had me using progesteron cream the first half of my cycle and once I started thinking about that I am wondering. I am going to set up an appointment with an RE. I just want to give us a good chance, we will not go through anything like IVF. Although now I actually have insurance that will pay for it.

So sorry this got long


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Registered: 11-25-2005
In reply to: maugspur
Sun, 01-07-2007 - 1:33am

Welcoem Michelle : ) I hope you get your BFP soon.




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Registered: 11-04-2006
In reply to: maugspur
Mon, 01-08-2007 - 2:43pm
Hi Michelle and welcom! Glad you found us!

Emily (Ada's maman since 3/14/04)

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Registered: 12-06-2006
In reply to: maugspur
Mon, 01-08-2007 - 9:29pm
Hi Michelle:
My nickname is T, Im 46 living in sunny Florida
I have been married for 2 yrs to my DH who is 39 yrs old.
I was married before, this is Dhs 1st marriage.
neither of us have children. Im currently on my 2nd ivf cycle
today was egg retreival day, 3 eggs!
Very excited and yet nervous, want this to work this cycle
If you have total insurance coverage for Ivf,you might want to consider it.
My hubby and I have not been that lucky and have had to pay for both ivfs.
I wish u and your hubby the best of luck with whatever path you decide to take
Just stay positive
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Registered: 03-28-2003
In reply to: maugspur
Thu, 01-11-2007 - 10:25pm

Wishing you lots of luck and welcome to you !!! Good call on going to see an RE. Progesterone is normally used in the 2nd 1/2 of your cycle from day after ovulation until you take a pg test or around the end of when your cycle usually is.....proegsterone is what the corpus luteum secretes so that you do not start sloughing off your lining....You need estrogen in the first two weeks of your cycle and proegsterone in the last two weeks....

When you go see your RE go in w/ a list of questions...and remember You are paying THEM so pick their brain !!! No question is a dumb question.....

Keep us posted !

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Registered: 01-14-2007
In reply to: maugspur
Sun, 01-28-2007 - 10:13pm


Welcome! And you are so smart to think about the progesterone cream and what it means... My doctor has me taking progesterone oral pills AFTER I ovulate and have tried to conceive (usually about 2 to 4 days after we suspect I may have conceived). They said that if you take it before you try to conceive the child, it could actually hinder the process.

Good luck to you! I look forward to hearing GOOD NEWS from you (and everyone else...hopefully me, too).


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Registered: 12-21-2006
In reply to: maugspur
Sun, 01-28-2007 - 11:30pm

Hi Michelle,

I just turned 40 last week, and I have PCOS as well.


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