INFERTILITY POAS – covid edition

posted 8 months ago in TTC
Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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anev :  Unfortunately I won’t be one of them. My third IUI failed so we are moving to IVF. We spoke with our RE yesterday and I’m waiting to hear back from the finance counselor so we can go through our options. I think we’re going to go through the retrieval now and then transfer later. Our area isn’t hit much with COVID so our clinic doesn’t think they will close. 

Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - City, State

anev :  It’s great to hear that you’ve uncovered those potential clotting factors and have some plans in place to help.  I really hope that things calm down enough for you to transfer again soon.

And thanks for the miracle wishes!  Extending them right back to you (all), along with the deepest empathy for everyone just waiting this out.

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piscesinsc :  I’m sorry to hear about the failed IUI.  I hope that your finance meetings and pre-retrieval prep go smoothly.  How soon do you think you could get started?

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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stellate23 :  My cycle will start tomorrow so I’m waiting to hear from the IVF coordinator if they can squeeze me in. We are going to use their single cycle refund plan where we get a single retrieval and unlimited FETs within 12 months. We’ll either do the retrieval this month or next month and then do our first FET when the COVID threat is over. 

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - City, State

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piscesinsc :  I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the timing works out for you to start soon!  I’m not well versed in the IVF world, but it does seem nice to have the option for multiple FETs if needed.  Sending lots of good thoughts; I look forward to hearing about how things go!! 

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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anev :  Well, I just called the IVF coordinator and she’s calling in my birth control prescription now. We have orientation on the 20th. 

We looked at all our options in full and we chose this one because even with only 3 FETs we will still be saving money than if we pay for each one separately. Also, this program is actually a refund program where if the cycle doesn’t result in a live birth you get 25% back. Plus they are offering 25% off now if you sign and pay in April, even if you defer part of all of the treatment as late as October. We feel like this is the best option to give us a baby but if it doesn’t work out, we will still have some money to use if we decide to purse adoption. My husband and I agreed that we will only be doing one retrieval and whatever embryos we get out of that is what we will use. With our ages we don’t have the luxury of time to keep trying unfortunately. 

Post # 68
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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anev :  FWIW i’ve had an HSG with Dr. B and didn’t love him. He’s nice enough, but I prefer others there. 

Post # 69
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Bumble bee

Just got a message from my doctor’s office that they will not resume any infertility treatment for “at least another month.”

Woof.  CD20, no sign of ovulation any time soon. 

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My cousin who got pregnant at the same time I had my first and only pregnancy (ended in mc) is due soon. She is having an impromptu pregnancy photo shoot today and has asked to borrow the only maternity item I own, a flowy maternity dress for photos. It is the only thing I kept from my miscarriage as it is my hope item that I would be able to wear when we hopefully do get pregnant again. She has lost out on her birthing plans, her baby shower, etc. due to COVID, so I feel like I would be an awful person to deny her request, especially since she cant really go buy one right now. I feel so selfish about not wanting her to wear it so I am lending it to her, but its the first time I have cried over the infertility stuff in awhile.

 

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anev :  I totally feel your frustration, I too would take being pregnant for the lost experiences as well.

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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anev :  I knew the pregnancy wasnt healthy and would end in MC because of low progesterone. She is actually the only family member who knew because I couldn’t be around her growing belly for awhile…I bought the dress in a moment of weakness and stupid hope. I guess it’s not the dress, it’s what the dress represents. 

I agree with you that the baby is what matters and I would happily give up the extras for a healthy baby, but I guess that’s the difference between us that struggle and those that don’t. I’m so sorry you’re struggling. I am feeling it too.

Post # 74
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Newbee

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mrsnitti17 :  Please do not feel like an awful person for denying her request! It is so insensitive for her to ask especially since she is the only family member you confided in.

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a restful weekend. The new ASRM guidelines are supposed to come out tomorrow. Not sure what schedule the relevant societies are in other countries as far as when they plan to update the guidelines, but I’m hoping that the ASRM is going to further loosen their recommendations to recommend that standalone clinics can move forward if they are in an area that is past its peak (or which don’t seem to be in danger of having an outbreak). My clinic is unfortunately not a standalone clinic and I am in a hotspot so I don’t think that would help me but hopefully that would help some of you. I recently saw a webinar where it sounded like some areas in the U.S. (and this is probably the case in some other countries as well) are really not affected right now and are having a much easier time managing and enforcing social distancing, and where it really is not necessary for standalone clinics to give up their resources to hospitals. As far as the need for possible medical care during the first trimester, I agree that’s always a risk, but it doesn’t seem like that is always going outweigh the risks associated with putting off fertility treatment. In addition, some women have not had a retrieval and may be able to wait to do a transfer if they can at least get a retrieval cycle started up sooner than later. 

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