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Created on : Thursday, June 30, 2005, 12:55:14 pm
Author : dataimport
After making the decision to get pregnant, you find you are unable to conceive. Sound familiar? Share your infertility journey with us.

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July 23, 2005, 1:16 pm CDT

Excited

Hello all-

 

I am very excited to report that my husband and i have PCS'ed to Turkey and the cost of IVF here is amazingly cheap. He learned the procedure in the states and was the first doctor to have a successful IVF babie. It seem as though most of his pregnancies are twins....but i will take what i can get. We are awaiting my cycle so we can start our IVF cycle. I guess because i am actuualy eager to see my period it wants to take its time. The cost of the IVF is 3,250 lira, which come out to be about 2,000 U.S dollars. You medication is an additional 1,500. Well guys thats all for now. Wish me luck....Hope to hear from someone soon...

 

Ryan

 

 
July 25, 2005, 2:09 am CDT

Congratulations on starting this process

Hello all-

I am very excited to report that my husband and i have PCS'ed to Turkey and the cost of IVF here is amazingly cheap. He learned the procedure in the states and was the first doctor to have a successful IVF babie. It seem as though most of hispregnancies are twins....but i will take what i can get. We are awaiting my cycle so we can start our IVF cycle. I guess becausei am actuualy eager to see my period it wants to take its time. The cost of the IVF is 3,250 lira, which come out to be about 2,000 U.S dollars. You medication is an additional 1,500. Well guys thats all for now. Wish me luck....Hope to hear from someone soon...

Ryan

 I have to admit, I am somewhat envious. That sounds like it is so much cheaper there! We definitely would be in the process now if we had access to that kind of cost.  I have no idea what PCS'ed means, but I get the gist of what you're saying. I'm thrilled for you.  It's so hard to believe it's so cheaply priced there.

Kim
 
July 26, 2005, 10:02 am CDT

congratulations

Quote From: sensual909

Hello all-

I am very excited to report that my husband and i have PCS'ed to Turkey and the cost of IVF here is amazingly cheap. He learned the procedure in the states and was the first doctor to have a successful IVF babie. It seem as though most of hispregnancies are twins....but i will take what i can get. We are awaiting my cycle so we can start our IVF cycle. I guess becausei am actuualy eager to see my period it wants to take its time. The cost of the IVF is 3,250 lira, which come out to be about 2,000 U.S dollars. You medication is an additional 1,500. Well guys thats all for now. Wish me luck....Hope to hear from someone soon...

Ryan

My fiance and I are also trying to conceive but I've been put on medication for fertility, I just want to say Iam happy for you guys and good luck with the IVF.
 
August 1, 2005, 6:08 am CDT

Still Waiting

Just posting that we are still waiting. With the opening of my cervix and clomid we still are waiting. Oh well, sometimes you just have to be happy with what you have and we have two healthy boys. The Dr. kept saying I was most likely pregnant, I started to believe it. Well, that is all for now-Lora
 
August 1, 2005, 6:11 am CDT

Ryan

How long are you stationed in Turkey? Hopefully it will be long enough to concieve-good luck and thank you for serving our country-Lora
 
August 6, 2005, 11:47 pm CDT

Lora!

Quote From: jevon34

Just posting that we are still waiting. With the opening of my cervix and clomid we still are waiting. Oh well, sometimes you just have to be happy with what you have and we have two healthy boys. The Dr. kept saying I was most likely pregnant, I started to believe it. Well, that is all for now-Lora
 It's so good to see you again. I am really hopeful for you. I know it's tough to get your hopes up and every month is the same difficult wait to see, but I really hope you get your next darling. Keep us updated. Hopefully I'll pop on one day and see it realized. I know it's kinda corny, but seeing other people get there is so satisfying and gives me alot of hope that even if it doesn't happen for us, the world is still balanced with all those other positives! Living vicariously is still great.

How's the clomid working for you? Are you having ultrasounds to check follicle growth? Go girl! And score one for the rest of us!

Kim
 
August 9, 2005, 11:00 am CDT

Newbie here!

Hello,  I am a newbie here and am in search of some support and perhaps some advice.  My husband and I have been TTC for 7 cycles now and I am getting very frustrated.  I try not to dwell on getting pregnant but it is getting more difficult everyday.  I am now on cycle day #14 and don't even know anymore if I have ovulated, i started to take my temps but am confused still as to how that works.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
August 11, 2005, 4:30 pm CDT

Well...

Quote From: kanatu

Hello,  I am a newbie here and am in search of some support and perhaps some advice.  My husband and I have been TTC for 7 cycles now and I am getting very frustrated.  I try not to dwell on getting pregnant but it is getting more difficult everyday.  I am now on cycle day #14 and don't even know anymore if I have ovulated, i started to take my temps but am confused still as to how that works.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 The basal body temp thing works by taking your temp first thing in the morning before you move or drink or eat or get up or anything. It's helpful to get an idea of if and when you are ovulating, it seems to have helped some who don't have fertility issues to get the timing right. You might want to visit an inferiltiy website for the specifics or maybe someone else will remember. I remember I had to have my husband help me there, because I couldn't remember to do the temping before getting up to take care of morning "functions".

It's not very reliable. Seven months may seem a long time trying, but it doesn't qualify as infertile, and fortunately for you, it's probably not due to an issue. It's just a matter of lining up the time. Maybe you can see your doctor and have them do some blood testing to try to help verify ovulation to ease your mind if you think that you're getting frustrated. You might try an ovulation predictor. They make the kits that come with several disposable ones. They also have the more expensive reuseable models that I've seen people have good results with. That would be an investment worth while.

I know it's frustrating and difficult to go through the process. I'm not going to tell you to relax and it will just come, cause that's just insulting. But, I will say good luck, and I hope you and your husband can welcome the newest member of your family soon.

Kim
 
August 12, 2005, 4:35 pm CDT

Basal readings

Quote From: kanatu

Hello,  I am a newbie here and am in search of some support and perhaps some advice.  My husband and I have been TTC for 7 cycles now and I am getting very frustrated.  I try not to dwell on getting pregnant but it is getting more difficult everyday.  I am now on cycle day #14 and don't even know anymore if I have ovulated, i started to take my temps but am confused still as to how that works.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I found it best to take my temp on waking.... before moving. My hubby would wake me and pop the thermometer in my mouth and then go down to make me a cuppa tea. I was only ovulating 2-3 times a year because of Endometriosis. I did basal readings with absolute consistency for 11 months combined with 2 procedures to help clear the blockages ("you'll feel a little bit of pressure" *lol*) and was about to go to the next step when I found out I was pregnant (3 1/2 years after first beginning to try to conceive). 

  

If you're consistent with your basal readings and you chart the results every day, you'll see a very clear pattern and you'll become familiar with your body rhythms.  

  

http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/bbt/bbtfaq.html 

This site has a lot of information on basal readings as well as a chart. There are also over the counter ovulation kits you can buy but since I was infertile in the dark ages (18 years ago) I don't know much about them. 

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Just  to add my own story to this topic.  

Began trying to conceive ... after 1 year I went to my doctor... 6 months later to an infertility specialist. Went through a number of tests and was diagnosed. Began charting my basal readings and the Dr. did a dye assessment of my tubes which he said often clears the way in cases that weren't too severe. Six months later he performed the same procedure as well as a surgical procedure to clear the worst of the blockages. At my assessment 5 months later, he explained that the fibrous blockages had returned and since I hadn't become pregnant, chances were good I'd need IVF.  

  

My husband and I decided to give ourselves a year to save and relax without even thinking about pregnancy since we wouldn't be able to do it until we could afford the IVF. 3 months later I had a summer stomach flu that lasted a few weeks *lol*.... it didn't even occur to me that I could be pregant because the doctor had explained that I was worse than ever.  

  

I was 3 months pregnant when I found out and my son is now 18. My specialist assessed me again a year after our son was born and let me know how lucky I was that I'd conceived because my tubes were severely blocked and conception would be next to impossible.  

  

When our son was 5 he asked for a little brother for Christmas... he told us in November that it was all he wanted and I went out and bought books about being an only child so I could explain to him how special he was and why we couldn't give him a brother. He was very sad on Christmas day because no matter what we said, he wanted a brother.  

  

Two days after Christmas I was feeling odd. I had the most bizarre feeling and I felt foolish even mentioning it but the feeling persisted the next day so I bought a pregnancy test without telling anyone. "Next to impossible" was born 7 months later and will soon be 13. :)  

 
August 13, 2005, 5:19 am CDT

HI CINEMAVEN...

Quote From: cinemaven

I found it best to take my temp on waking.... before moving. My hubby would wake me and pop the thermometer in my mouth and then go down to make me a cuppa tea. I was only ovulating 2-3 times a year because of Endometriosis. I did basal readings with absolute consistency for 11 months combined with 2 procedures to help clear the blockages ("you'll feel a little bit of pressure" *lol*) and was about to go to the next step when I found out I was pregnant (3 1/2 years after first beginning to try to conceive). 

  

If you're consistent with your basal readings and you chart the results every day, you'll see a very clear pattern and you'll become familiar with your body rhythms.  

  

http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/bbt/bbtfaq.html 

This site has a lot of information on basal readings as well as a chart. There are also over the counter ovulation kits you can buy but since I was infertile in the dark ages (18 years ago) I don't know much about them. 

........................................................................................... 

  

Just  to add my own story to this topic.  

Began trying to conceive ... after 1 year I went to my doctor... 6 months later to an infertility specialist. Went through a number of tests and was diagnosed. Began charting my basal readings and the Dr. did a dye assessment of my tubes which he said often clears the way in cases that weren't too severe. Six months later he performed the same procedure as well as a surgical procedure to clear the worst of the blockages. At my assessment 5 months later, he explained that the fibrous blockages had returned and since I hadn't become pregnant, chances were good I'd need IVF.  

  

My husband and I decided to give ourselves a year to save and relax without even thinking about pregnancy since we wouldn't be able to do it until we could afford the IVF. 3 months later I had a summer stomach flu that lasted a few weeks *lol*.... it didn't even occur to me that I could be pregant because the doctor had explained that I was worse than ever.  

  

I was 3 months pregnant when I found out and my son is now 18. My specialist assessed me again a year after our son was born and let me know how lucky I was that I'd conceived because my tubes were severely blocked and conception would be next to impossible.  

  

When our son was 5 he asked for a little brother for Christmas... he told us in November that it was all he wanted and I went out and bought books about being an only child so I could explain to him how special he was and why we couldn't give him a brother. He was very sad on Christmas day because no matter what we said, he wanted a brother.  

  

Two days after Christmas I was feeling odd. I had the most bizarre feeling and I felt foolish even mentioning it but the feeling persisted the next day so I bought a pregnancy test without telling anyone. "Next to impossible" was born 7 months later and will soon be 13. :)  

Oh wow, I've just finished reading your story and have to say, that God was good to you twice he gave you two beautiful gifts from him. You really have been blessed. 

 

My hubby and I have been blessed also with our own little gift from God, 3 years ago. Yes, we have a 3 year old daughter who will never thought we'd ever have, due to hubby having a Zero Sperm Count and he had been told many years ago that it would be very unlikely that he would ever father any children at all. 

 

So, yes we have been blessed by God as well. 

 

It did take many years before Stephanie came to us, but it did happen. 

 

Good for you and your family, please TAKE CARE. LOVE KELLY. 

 
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