Introducing Myself

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Introducing Myself
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Fri, 09-17-2010 - 4:13pm

I just wanted to introduce myself to the members. I have not spoken of our TTC #2 with anyone but my Mom and I sure could use some others to talk with about the experiences. Glad you all are here to share.

I am 42.1 my DH is 40.4, we have one son who is 8years old. We are in the process of TTC #2. Due to my age and the lack of getting pregnant on our own the last year we are getting help. We are currently in the early stages of the journey. Have had the tests on our fertility done. It looks like hubs has good sperm and I am in the low normal zone for egg reserve. Our first step is to try and increase the amount of eggs produced at ovulation to have a better chance of conceiving by using clomid. We are not doing IUI just doing the BD.

I am not familiar with all the lingo or the procedures so any advice on things to do or ask our RE would be appreciated.

It's good to be here!

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Registered: 01-27-2009
Fri, 09-24-2010 - 4:13pm

welcome, Madonna! please let us know how we can help.

best,
martha

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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 3:34pm

I am a mother of 5, my youngest is 4 years old.

Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 3:17pm

Welcome!



I think there is nothing wrong with trying the low-tech or low cost first, and leaving the bigger guns for later only if needed.



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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 2:43pm
Thanks for your reply. I didn't think of it that way (DH understanding that DE is the next step and already being there) And since it is an involved process it would be good to start along the path sooner than later like you said and maybe the beginning process can be done while we are trying with the clomid the first few cycles. Thank you for the welcome. This board and members are so wonderful to be helpful and supportive.
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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 3:11am
Hi and welcome! I think most women here have struggled with having their DH on the same page at the same time when it comes to all of the options, it can be quite the challenge. However, most have trouble convincing the other half that it is time to move to the next step, not the way that you are facing it! We have not looked into DE at all, but from what I understand it can take quite awhile to get it all worked out. If you are looking at only a few months of using your own eggs and not using your own for IVF, then you might want to start the process of DE sooner than later, even if you still continue to try on your own. Something that is worth discussing with your doctor at least. Whatever you decide I hope it comes together quickly for you.

Michelle



Loving Mom to three

Michelle


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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:38pm

Thanks for the warm welcome! This sure is a great forum, you all sound like fertility Dr.'s. I feel like I am still learning how my body works on a much more basic level.

Was it hard for you and your DH's to get on the same page at times about what path to take? My DH and I are already disagreeing as to what to do. He thinks we should just go straight to a DE scenario (which I am fine with) but since the RE thinks that I have a good ovarian reserve and the cost is much less I would like to try a few cycles of the clomid first. Already disagreeing makes it hard since I know the road will get rougher and we need to be able to be supportive of each other.

Thanks for the welcome again!

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 1:07pm

Welcome to the board!

Yes we are a hoot, but Susan is the class clown! She keeps us all in stitches!

Elizabeth

41 YO - Mom to 3 year old boy

TTC #2 since April '08





Elizabeth-41 Y/O

Mom to 3 Y/O boy

TTC #2 since April '08


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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 11:54am
Welcome to the board.
 


 


Susan V

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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 4:57pm

Welcome to the board where you will find a wealth of information and supportive TTC women.



Best Wishes for a BFP real soon!

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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 11:53am
Hello and welcome to the board. I just came 2 cycles ago and these girls are great! I too am in the early stages of TTC with my soon to be husband and was on Clomid last cycle, I did O on it and my labs came back good so I am hopeful! Good luck. =)
 
 
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