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#1 JacMac

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Here's an article about IVF from a male perspective on male factor. Also he talks about how they crowd sourced the cost of their IVF.

http://ivf-info.org/i-can-haz-family
  • TTC est.2013 likes this
Me - now 36 Him - 37
Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.

#2 hopster

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

I remember seeing this couple on the news in BC. So nice to see that they reached their goal via fundraising...also nice to see that they got preggers at the same clinic I go to. It would be great to see the news do a follow-up story on them once they have the baby.


Me 35, DH, 38

Unexplained IF, TTC since July 2011

clomid + TI X 3 months 

2013

clomid + IUI X3

gonal-f + IUI = ectopic, methotrexate 07/29

? IVF in Oct