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Postby Rainbowfamily » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:40 am


Just want to say hi. Me and my partner are planning to start TTC#1 in September. We will be using a donor to help us become a family.
In the meantime I have been testing ovulation using the new dual hormone clear blue OPK :)
I am thinking of buying a CBFM though. I have also ordered a BBT thermometer so will be charting with FF.

Also my gp has been very understanding and has arranged for me to have my day 21 bloods done next week :)

Baby dust to all :)
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Re: Hi

Postby Menehune » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:28 pm

hi rainbow!

just wanted to wish you luck! i assume you're doing an IUI w/ donor sperm, right? are you doing clomid as well? if you can swing it, i highly recommend acupuncture. there's scientific evidence that it will improve your chances, it gets you a little more "me" time, and helps to manage the side effects of clo-mooood :D .

you could also check w/ your OB on vitamins or other supplements. i did coq10 to help improve egg quality and i know a lot of other gals swear by royal jelly and other supplements.

Me - 36 (PCOS/Endo/polyps), Him - 37
TTC #1 since Jan 2009
MM/C Apr 2010 @ 5wks
Clomid only Sept-Nov 2010
Clomid/IUI Feb-Mar 2011
Acupuncture 2011
IUI #3 Oct 2012
Started Metformin for PCOS
Clomid/IUI #4 Nov 2012
Laparascopy/Hysteroscopy/D&C Dec 2012 - Endo removed from both ovaries and bladder, uterine polyps removed
Clomid/IUI Jan-Mar 2013
Mar 2013 - Acupuncture to prep for IVF
Hysteroscopy/Endo scratch/polyps removed May 2013
IVF #1 June 2013, Long lupron, follistim/menopur, 30 eggs retrieved, 27 mature, 15 fertilized, 11 5-day blasts, freeze all due to OHSS
8/23/13 FET 3x5-day blasts transferred, BFP 6dp5dt, betas 380 @ 10dp5dt, 810 @ 12dp5dt, 38,185 @ 22dp5dt, U/S 9/26 Twins!
The twins arrived at 34 weeks, baby boy spent 2 weeks in NICU, baby girl spent 3 weeks in NICU
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