- 8 months ago
- Wedding: July 2012
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.
my RE in Toronto is sending an Rx for letrozole in the meantime while we wait. And he wants to repeat basically every blood test I’ve ever had.
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.
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.
the posts on TTC thread urging people to not get pregnant (mostly by people who are pregnant), are really getting to me. I’m sure all of us would happily take miracle pregnancies at this point, full well knowing we could get limited monitoring and appts, our spouses not being able to be present at ultrasounds, etc. I feel so discriminated against that us infertiles are not allowed to proceed with treatments, while the major medical associations have not said a peep to the general population about avoiding pregnancy at this time.
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.
also, I don’t really feel sympathy for people who have missed out on baby showers etc. The baby is what’s important, everything else is just extra. This is such a challenging time, extras just aren’t necessary. Maybe others don’t agree with my opinion, which is fine. I struggle a lot these days, infertility has really taken a toll on me.
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.
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.