Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:48 PM
Although I wasn't on STD during fertility treatments, I did have to use short term disability once, and in my experience, a vague doctor's note won't work (at least for my company - Morneau Shepell is the STD company I dealt with).
In my experience, you deal with the short term disability company so that your reason for being off is kept confidential from the company you work for (unless you decide to let them know on your own). The STD company will inform your company as to whether your application for STD was approved or not and if so for how long and what your expected return to work date is.
You are sent an insurance form that must be filled out by your doctor. It is quite detailed and a specific diagnosis and full details of that must be filled out by the doctor.
If your STD program works the same as mine, the details of that form will be kept private from your employer, but the doctor must go into a lot of detail. I know for companies that don't use STD companies - a vague note is sometimes accepted, but if your company actually uses an STD company, they make you jump through more hoops to get time off work and ask for complete details of the issue before deciding whether or not to approve you.
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Me: 40 = High FSH (ranges from 8 - 15), Low AMH (2.7), Low AFC = DOR
DH: 43 = borderline sperm analysis
Started TTC#1 January 2010
2011 - 2012 - First fertility clinic, lots of testing, operative hysteroscopy to remove polyps, multiple unsuccessful IUIs, 1 IVF (150 Menopur/150 Gonal F) converted to IUI due to poor response
2012 - got second opinion and after AMH results came back, advised at 36 I had a less than 5% chance of conceiving via IVF. Donor eggs strongly recommended but not yet ready for that (I should say - hubby not ready for that. I was ready for donor eggs - I just wanted to be a Mom). Decided clinic wasn't for us and back to clinic #1
2013 - IVF #1 (after 1st converted to IUI). Estrogen Priming protocol - start Climara patch 7 days post ovulation and change every other day. 3 orgalutran injections beginning day after first Climara patch applied. Start stims day 2 triggered on night 15 of stims = 3 eggs retrieved, 0 fertilized via ICSI = no transfer (300 Gonal F/150 Menopur & Orgalutran)
2013 - Switch clinics
Office hysteroscopy = all clear
IVF #2 (37 years old) June 2013 - Estrace priming protocol. 4 mg estrace started 7 days post ovulation. Start stims Day 3 (300 Gonal F/150 Menopur & Orgalutran)
Slow response as usual
Triggered on night 12 of stims (given the option to cancel as it looked like we'd get 3 eggs - knew we wouldn't do any better so continued).
ER: 6 eggs, but advised some were small and would be immature
Fert report: 5 of 6 eggs immature. 2 fertilized via ICSI (including one of the immature eggs)
ET: Transferred our only 2 embryos - a 5 cell and an 8 cell
11dp3dt = BFP - HCG = 65
16dp3dt = HCG 1,305 (cautiously pregnant)
7 week ultrasound = 1 baby HB = 141
12 weeks ultrasound NT scan = NT = 1.7mm all looks good. Combined with blood work risk is 1/1,400
Got Harmony blood test results back (done for peace of mind) - all clear and we're having a GIRL!
EDD = March 2014 (cautiously looking forward to that date)
However - baby had plans to arrive early. After PPROM and managing to cook the little one a bit longer, our bundle of joy arrived at 33 weeks. After a 3 week NICU stay, she is finally home. We are totally in love and forever thankful for our little miracle baby - Ashley Nicole.