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    Not in QLD, but NSW. Love the conception story Lucky bubba!We're so excited, I have babies on the brain and cannot wait to start TTC. Already been to my GP to get some medical tests done and a referral to the FS!Do you have facebook? There's a wonderful group for lesbian parents that I find invaluable. If you want to join, PM me! (Just so you realise - I was Forkie up there ^^ but have since had a name change!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinJess View Post
    Hi 2ofakind,
    Congratulations on your twins! I can't help you with you doula question but I can tell you not to be too worried about the ipswich hospital. A friend of ours was due to have her boy there but he decide to come at 31 weeks on the 23rd dec, so the hospital transferred her to the mater mothers in an ambulance for an emergency c-section because that was going to be the best place to care for them both. He is now doing well and was transferred back to ipswich 1 week later. Hopefully you have a hassle free pregnancy but it is good to know that if the hospital felt they couldnt give you and the bubs the best care that you would be taken to Mater or RBWH.

    My partner (31) and I (25) live on the Gold Coast and will be having a first attempt at IUI in Feb with QFG at Pindara Hospital, we had our FS appointment late last year and I will be doing a natural cycle. We cant wait it has felt like the longest couple of months waiting.

    We have the full support of our families and friends but it is good to be in touch with other same sex couples who are going through a simular process. I hope you have smooth pregnancy.

    Hi Erin/jess,

    Thanks for the story, I'm not as worried about the hospital anymore but that helps!Wow thats exciting for your TCC journey dp and i didn't try IUI so I can't give you any advice but I hope your Journey is smooth sailing as well.

    We used to live on the gold coast (moved for work) our families are there still and cannot wait for the babies but although they are extremely supportive, we find we don't have many gay friends and think this is important for us to have especially when we have kids to show them that they arent the only kids with two mummies or daddies!

    Can I ask why you are waiting? We had to wait 6 months but that is becuase we used a known donor.

    QFG in Bris are fantastic I hope they are as amazing for you as they were for us!


    Goodluck and if you want to chat feel free to PM me!

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    Hi 2ofakind,

    Thanks for your reply. We are hoping all goes well with the IUI too, I don't have any known problems and the doctor is very confident at getting a quick positive outcome for us. Its a little hard to be excited when he couldn't help but say 6 times in our consultation that I will be a great candidate for keeping his success rates high.

    We had our consultation in late November, then had our counsellor and nurse appointment in early December followed by picking our anonymous donor. We could have started right away but our doctor was on leave over the Christmas new year period which is when we would have done the insemination. We preferred to use him as the other specialist available isn't great with same sex couples, so we are waiting to for this cycle.

    If you don't mind me asking did you use a friend or relative for your known donor? We had considered using my partner's brother and also had two other friends offer but we felt that although their intentions were good they weren't stable enough in their lives. It cost us $950 for one ample of donor sperm which we felt was a small price to pay for peace of mind.

    We are in a simular situation to you both and don't have many gay friends, especially that are going through TTC. We are good friends with a lesbian couple at work that are planning to have children in a few years and they doing it the same way as you using her partners eggs while she carries, they are very excited and supportive every step of the way but they just aren't in the same part of life as us. So we are also hoping to meet other couples that we can be friends with so our child doesn't feel like its the only one with two mummies.

    We have found QFG to be great as well, really supportive and friendly.

    I'll keep you updated with what happens with our first attempt

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    just read thru ure thread and OMG twinnies CONGRATULATIONS. we use had our baby girl after a LONG time of IVF, we are in NSW but i just wanted to say congrats. love hearing positive same sex couples baby story's.....ok in truth any baby stories lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ofakind View Post
    Hi,
    Today made me wake up and realize my partner and I need some supportive people in our lives with similar families, we are both in our early 20's (feels more like 30's! We are nannas who stay in a lot) and live on the southside of brisbane and currently pregnant 10 weeks with twins, I also want a doula who is good with same sex parents if anyone can let me know of one it'll be in Ipswich Hosp. (unfortunately!) if anyone wants to chat let us know :-)
    You might want to check out Rainbow Families Queensland who are on fb and web. Another way to meet families like yours. Good luck with your twins x

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    Hi 2ofakind, congratulations on your twins, how very exciting! I'm new to bubhub but was reading this post n thought u guys sound so similar to my partner and I. I'm 25 and she's 27 and we're nannas to lol we also don't have many lesbian friends and definitely none at the same stage in life as us. So it's always good to have contacts who know exactly what this is like and can relate to us. we have our first FET this Friday. Its been a long road but will be well worth it in the end. We've used an anonymous donor from the states. We've gone thru qfg mackay. We didn't have a choice but to use ivf as the fs said there wasn't enough donors at the moment to try any other process. We were also told that We weren't allowed to do what u guys have done with biological mum and birth mum (much to our disappointment). They told us it was like surrogacy and that the decision to allow it had to go before some committee and they would make the final decision. They also said we were looking at costs of $30,000 upwards. So we went away from that idea as it just wasn't viable. They also said they would not transfer more than 1 embryo as I was under 35. I guess, reading ur post has given me a little hope that next time I can be birth mum and my partner biological mum. Maybe we've just misunderstood what they told us or maybe they thought we meant something different coz it's just surprising that the same clinic just different locations is so different. With that said, qfg mackay have been absolutely fantastic n I don't want this to sound like I'm speaking badly of them as that's just not so. How is ur pregnancy going?

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    Hi SNK I couldn't private MSG you ! When we initially spoke with qfg the person we spoke to thought it was surrogacy but after discussion with our dr etc it not surrogacy as the birth mum will still be the mum and the bio mum is parent too so it's considered egg donation! So speak to them about that next time around if that's what you want to do because it's very possible and it only cost around $17000. We were lucky seeing as we had 14 embryos and had saved every penny we had to do the cycle our amazing dr let us transfer 2 because we couldn't afford todo another cycle for a couple of months. Good luck on your journey :-) I've made two beautiful friends through bub hub it's a great forum to get to know like minded people. I'm 30 weeks today pregnancy is going well although today my feet have finally decided to swell :-/ but I have about 7 weeks to go before my csection unless they decide to show themselves early, it's such a long thing ... Pregnancy.... Can't wait for a ham mayo sandwich and a coca cola !!! Good luck girls :-D so you did Ivf not IUI?

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    Hi 2ofakind,

    Yes I don't really know how to use this website and for some reason it says I don't have permission to use the messaging function. I did change a setting that i found that wasn't allowing me to receive messages though. So it might work now but I'm not sure. Sorry about that. Wow that's awesome news, we'll definitely look into it a lot further next time. 7 weeks to go, that's so exciting! Like everything with this whole process, although in reality it isn't long, it feels like forever but I hope it just flies for you and your partner! You guys will be holding your precious bundles of joy in no time! We have gone through ivf n I was unlucky enough to get hyperstimulation so that delayed everything a bit to. But we finally got there, now it's just the waiting game for us to hopefully get a positive result. We're feeling quietly confident as our dr seemed pretty positive about it. Time will tell I guess. Glad ur pregnancy has gone well, please keep us updated on how everything is going. I wish you guys all the very best!

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    Hi,
    We aren't based in Brisbane, we are in WA and looking to start TTC .

    I am 20 and my partner is 25 did you ever feel judged by your age at all??
    We did that as soon As we mention it we get looks etc .And congrats again on the twins .thats amazing !!!

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    Hi 2ofakind,

    My partner and I are about to go down the same path as you guys where we will use her eggs but I will carry. Can I ask which doctor you saw at QFG and did you have private health at all? I know that Medicare will not cover the costs due to being 'socially infertile' and not medically so we were hoping at least some of the hospital fees might be covered by private health.

    Thanks heaps


 

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