Intro ~ New to all of this

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Registered: 01-28-2010
Intro ~ New to all of this
Thu, 01-28-2010 - 4:39pm

Hello Everyone ~

My name is Annie, 39/Divorced and for the first time in my life I realized that I want a child, because I finally found the man of my dreams. Unfortunately...I am late in the game, and kicking myself because I am worried that I blew my chances.


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Registered: 06-24-2009
Thu, 01-28-2010 - 10:09pm

Hi Annie -

I am new too, but just to this board.

~ Jodi ~

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Registered: 08-12-2008
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 11:31am

Welcome Annie. You are young and you certainly did not wait too long so stop thinking that way!

I am sorry to hear about Ryans issue and hopefully the urologist will be able to help him out over time. I have been with a couple of men who have claimed to be "desensitized" due to alot of masturbation so I can see how that could have happened to him.

IVF and IUI are certainly expensive. There is always the "home remedy" of using an instead cup-have you considered that? If you are temping and using OPK you are on top of the "when".

Here is an article on it, incase you have no clue what I am talking about!

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 1:00pm

Welcome Ryanniebaby,

I too found the man of my dreams a little later in life and just married 3 yrs ago. But that does not mean you are old at all. So get that out of your head! :) If you scroll down to the bfp section, you will find many ladies who are pregnant or already have had their child.

I agree with previous posts, have your partner see a urologist. Our RE ( specialist) suggested IVF treatment for us as well, but price range it's way out of our league, especially when dh still owes $19.000 in tuition... DH Ins.plan doesn't cover IVF, so we are just trying IUI in hopes this would work. In NY prices vary- $200 for our first try then $400 each additional. Each state is different and prices may be chaeper elsewhere.

Keep us posted and know that we are all in this together.

Plenty Baby Dust your way!


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Registered: 10-20-2009
Fri, 01-29-2010 - 3:31pm


Well, I don't think you need to jump right to IVF.

Susan L.

Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!