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user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:" This contest needs votes :) Dahlia is #10 btw.. http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2393554.html ETA: My baby will not be a binky baby. It was hard to break DD of the paci!"


Voted! :) She's so adorable!!! I just broke the little boy I nanny of the binky, granted the parents still give it to him at night but nap time has been a success!

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12

I'm not sure if anyone will know this, but I wanted to ask here before I created a post about it.



Since I have no fertility issues myself, will our RE insist that our IUI cycle be natural? Not that I want meds, but donor sperm is SOOOO expensive, and I'd hate to spend $1200 dollars, for the first vial to just go to waste.... I'd rather up my chances... Can I request a medicated cycle or is that not allow?



On another note, I just got a HUGE bill from the test lab for the testing of DH's biopsy, 1k .... which might set up back a little :( not sure yet! The world keeps knocking me down but I won't stay down!

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16143 posts
5th Dec '12

REs are so careful to avoid multiples these days, I honestly don't know if they would do a medicated cycle for you or not. I do think at the very least they should allow you to trigger though. Also keep in mind that Clomid especially can cause issues with lining etc. so in your case it might actually be counterproductive. It's something I would definitely discuss with your doctor though. Anything you can do to increase your chances per cycle!



$1,000 bill...ouch! I take it that was unexpected?

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Amelia [13 Weeks]:" REs are so careful to avoid multiples these days, I honestly don't know if they would do a medicated ... [snip!] ... your doctor though. Anything you can do to increase your chances per cycle! $1,000 bill...ouch! I take it that was unexpected?"


Thanks for your input. I don't want any crazy meds or anything, maybe just something to up my chances.... Donor sperm is $615 for ONE vial, used for ONE IUI cycle, I really don't want to keep purchasing sperm if it doesn't take one the first shot. I realize it's unrealistic to be asking for meds when I have no infertility issues, but I'd hate to waste $600 bucks, after just using $2500 for DH's unsuccessful surgery



Yes, it was unexpected... Although I should of expected it knowing that DH's insurance covers NOTHING to do with infertility.

Wanted: #2 Due August 26 (boy); 33 kids; Illinois 4726 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" I'm not sure if anyone will know this, but I wanted to ask here before I created a post about it. Since ... [snip!] ... DH's biopsy, 1k .... which might set up back a little :( not sure yet! The world keeps knocking me down but I won't stay down!"


As Amelia said, I would bring it up with the RE and see what he says.
I understand your concerns, however I would trust my doctor. I am sorry the surgery was so expensive. Its incredible what this all costs. I am lucky because my insurance will cover this IVF cycle. All in all it was $17.000 . If this doesn't work we will have to pay everything out of pocket next time. To say the least I am really hoping for a good fertilization report today!!!

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Wanted: #2:" As Amelia said, I would bring it up with the RE and see what he says. I understand your concerns, ... [snip!] ... have to pay everything out of pocket next time. To say the least I am really hoping for a good fertilization report today!!!"


Thank you! Its terrible how expensive all of this is. My IUI will be covered by insurance, but they dont cover donor sperm. I'd love to NOT flush 615 dollars down the drain, however many times if it doesn't work ya know? I'll defintely see what my doctor thinks is right.



I'm praying for you!!!!

Dr.Clandestine 1 angel baby; Stockholm, Sweden 1220 posts
5th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.O♥:</b>" Thank you! Its terrible how expensive all of this is. My IUI will be covered by insurance, but they ... [snip!] ... however many times if it doesn't work ya know? I'll defintely see what my doctor thinks is right. I'm praying for you!!!!"</blockquote>




Can you wait to buy it and get scans done to make sure you have follicle growth and everything?



I mean typically I wouldn't say ask for Meds but I rather up the chances, but I am not very tolerant to waiting.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2749 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" I'm not sure if anyone will know this, but I wanted to ask here before I created a post about it. Since ... [snip!] ... DH's biopsy, 1k .... which might set up back a little :( not sure yet! The world keeps knocking me down but I won't stay down!"


I honestly have no idea if you'll be on meds or what. I know some RE's give you Clomid to better time the IUI and everything. I've been O'ing on my own but my eggs aren't good, so I take Clomid to improve egg quality. Amelia is right about Clomid and it making your lining thin. I am lucky I haven't had that issue yet but it is common. If you do medicated, maybe you could do Femara?



My only advice is do OPKs at home. You know the fiasco I went though with my RE.. I'm sure yours is better but you want to be on the safe side.

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Hugger-Mugger:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.O♥:</b>" Thank you! Its terrible how expensive all ... [snip!] ... everything? I mean typically I wouldn't say ask for Meds but I rather up the chances, but I am not very tolerant to waiting."


I'm not fond of waiting anymore either lol, I wouldn't want anything crazy... just a little help.

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:" I honestly have no idea if you'll be on meds or what. I know some RE's give you Clomid to better time ... [snip!] ... do OPKs at home. You know the fiasco I went though with my RE.. I'm sure yours is better but you want to be on the safe side."


Good to know, Thank you!



What is femara, and what does it do?

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2749 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Voted! :) She's so adorable!!! I just broke the little boy I nanny of the binky, granted the parents still give it to him at night but nap time has been a success!"


How old is is the little boy you nanny for?



We just broke Dahlia of the paci a month ago. From newborn to 10 months old, she hardly used the paci just as a nap time thing. Then as she got older, she wanted it in her mouth constantly. I felt bad taking it away but it needed to be done. I didn't want it to hinder her speech. Speech wise she is a little more advanced than kids her age but with the paci it made the words come out weird.



I was hesitant to take the paci away before a year because it can help reduce the risk of SIDS. A lady from my June 2010 due date group lost her daughter at 1 month old due to SIDS. Since then I've been nervous about it happening to us. We also co-sleep with Dahlia. She has a twin size bed that she can get in and out of but every night she jumps into our bed.. I will no co-sleep with my next child either. I'll put the baby in a PnP or cib next to my bed but that's it!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2749 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Mrs.O♥:" Good to know, Thank you! What is femara, and what does it do?"


It's actually a breast cancer drug, it's also used like Clomid. It works just like Clomid. It has less side effects than Clomid. It doesn't cause the uterine lining issue that Clomid does. The multiple pregnancy risk: 2-4%, less than Clomid.



What is Femara? Femara is typically used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Femara can also be used in male and female infertility. Femara works like Clomid and is usually used after the patient doesn't conceive using Clomid. Femara temporarily decreases the amount of estrogen in the body sending a message to the brain to increase the production of substances that stimulate the ovaries. This often causes ovulation in women who do not normally ovulate or who do not ovulate regularly.In many ways, Femara works similarly to Clomid. However, Femara may be less likely to cause certain problems with cervical mucus. Clomid often causes cervical mucus problems, leading to vaginal dryness or cervical mucus changes that interfere with the motility of sperm. Femara is also less likely to cause the lining of the uterus to thin, as Clomid sometimes does. A thin uterine lining can make pregnancy less likely.
Side Effects: Femara is known to have less side effects than Clomid. Femara side effects include; hot flashes, breast tenderness and headaches. Please note that everybody responds differently to medication, some people may have no side effects, some people may get mild side effects.
How Successful Is Femara?Monthly chances for getting pregnant using letrozole are about the same as with using Clomid.
Multiple Pregnancy Risk: 2-4%

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:" How old is is the little boy you nanny for? We just broke Dahlia of the paci a month ago. From newborn ... [snip!] ... into our bed.. I will no co-sleep with my next child either. I'll put the baby in a PnP or cib next to my bed but that's it!"


He just turned 2 years in September of this year. Once he hit a year, the binky became a bigger habit than before. I started weaning him off of it and would only allow him to have it at nap time. Now, since Monday I just stopped giving it to him when I put him down for a nap... if he doesn't see it in his crib or on his dresser, he doesn't ask for it. He's behind in speech, so I'm not sure if that's whats hindering it.



When I tried a few months ago to take the binky away, he cried and cried. Now he doesn't, so it kind of shows him that he's ready and doesn't really need it. I told his mother to keep it for night time, and lets just work on nap for now... Once he sees that he doesn't need it for nap, he'll be more prone to give it up at night time on his own.

user banned Due December 8 (boy); 16 kids; Massachusetts 6396 posts
5th Dec '12
Quoting Spookshow Baby☠:" It's actually a breast cancer drug, it's also used like Clomid. It works just like Clomid. It has less ... [snip!] ... chances for getting pregnant using letrozole are about the same as with using Clomid. Multiple Pregnancy Risk: 2-4% "


Thanks for the info! I'll have to bring it up with my RE next friday :)

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2749 posts
5th Dec '12

Tomorrow I have my progesterone check! I think my progesterone is at an okay level because of the symptoms I've been having. Bloated, my breasts aren't sore but they're very full, I'm also fatigued.