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    Hi Everyone,

    I had been feeling odd over the last few days and plucked up the courage to take a pregnancy test.......and it was positive! DH and I are so excited! Please pray that it sticks! I hope everyone else has the same success in the near future..Baby dust everywhere!

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    Oooh congrats. That is so exciting. For me I am still in tww. It is going to be a strange feeling if I conceive again. Two pregnancies in 2 1/2 months! I will anticipate that I will be feeling very anxious. Congrats again

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    Congrats Debstar! That means it's a honeymoon baby for you, right? Sending sticky vibes your way

    Sorry I've been away for so long - DH and I were on a three week holiday overseas and I tried to forget about the whole TTC thing while we were away. I even left my OPKs at home and didn't even temp some days! I think I was subconsciously thinking that if I took my mind away from it for a bit, I'd get pregnant. No such luck so far (and I'm not usually prone to magical thinking like that). I'm not even sure I ovulated; my temps are all over the place but I think that's jetlag and a bit of Montezuma's Revenge :/

    So we're starting IVF next month too. Could be as early as next week - if I ovulated when I thought I would, then AF is due on Monday. We've done all the form filling and deciding, and I just need to meet with the nurse and learn how to inject myself. Scary; I don't like needles.

    My concern, like many of you, is how to fit all the IVF appointments around work without letting on what I'm doing. My boss knows we're TTC but no more, and most of my colleagues don't even know that. I liked the suggestion earlier in the forum of pretending it was dental surgery with ongoing complications - does anyone else have other ideas too?

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    Congrats Debstar!! All the best for your pregnancy.

    RoRo, Nat and Vivre. I hope you don't have to start IVF and if you do, that it is a short journey. RoRo, friends of mine went through IVF. The first cycle, my friend used an existing condition as an excuse. I have forgotten what it is called. What happens is that she gets ringing in the ears and dizziness. It lasts a few minutes but leaves her worn out. She hasn't had any episodes for years but she figured it was a good excuse as you can be all right one day, but then it suddenly comes on. She just called up one day and used it as an excuse, then she just used it when she needed to.



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    What herbs has your practioner given you, Byline? I've got a huge pile of tablets - Ovarianne, Q10, an anti-oxidant, fish oil, a prenatal, folic acid, vitex, calcium & magnesium, and vitamin D. Probably don't actually need to eat a meal with all that lot!

    Gentoo, I am on a variety of Chinese herbs. I have looked up what it is in it and it seems to be twigs and leaves and it tastes like it. The taste isn’t overly bad, it just tastes like earth. The majority of it seems to be aimed at my liver and spleen The two ones that I am getting the most of are dong quai and bupleurum and peony and they are for the reproductive system. The reason she doesn’t want us trying until she tells us to, is because of the dong quai. Apparently it can cause a miscarriage if you take dong quai whilst pregnant. The practitioner looks at my tongue and where I am in my cycle and then goes and makes up the powder accordingly. From time to time she also gives me tablets.

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    Thank you everyone for your well wishes! Yes it is a honeymoon baby for us which is super special but a bit of a shock. I had the confirmation blood test today (although 5 positive HPT's can't be wrong) and have my first obestetrician check up/scan scheduled for 12/10. I am relaxed and feeling more calm than usual although I have been feeling a little 'off' and am exhausted - although that may just be the jet lag. I hope everyone has a short journey to their goals and have my fingers crossed that all will go according to plan with our little one

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    Congrats Debstar76.

    RoRo...I'm debating what to do about work too, and leaning towards just telling them the truth because I can't handle the thought of having to make up cover stories.

    Fortunately, where I work I think they will be understanding and supportive of me. I definitely appreciate that not many people will have that luxury though. It's a really hard situation. When I went to first FS appt I just went with the 'toothache' line, so I think dental work is a really good one!

    A question for those of you who are already starting or started IVF. How long did it take between deciding with the doc to go for IVF...and actually kicking off with an IVF cycle? Is there a waiting list or do you kick straight in from start of your next cycle?

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    Congrats DebStar and best of luck with your pregnancy

    From my perspective on IVF once we completed all the pre-work i.e. paperwork, nurse, counseling & payments session we could start whenever.
    Ive got the impression so far that the Drs are more keen than us to start but thats through a private practice so I guess it depends where you go..
    also we are antagonist which starts Day 3 but if you are Down I think you have to start at end of your last cycle so it will depend on your requirements

    Im really glad we didnt start last week as we had a really nice weekend away where I decided to have a few drinks and chill out and now I feel like we are ready so we'll just wait to see what the next few weeks hold
    Im going to try and not let anything slip atleast initially and we'll see how it goes. My FS I found out recently starts at 7am so she has promised to try and give me lots of early morning appointments so fingers crossed..

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    Congratulations Debstar Keep us updated with your progress.

    I've been wondering about the work issue with IVF a fair bit too. Especially since for us it means 2-5 days out at a time and even for scans it's a minimum half a day to travel to and from a larger centre where this is possible. Lately, through blood tests, laparoscopy etc my boss has gathered something is going on but he knows I'm a very private person so he isn't asking for details. I think I'll just keep this 'private' face on and hope that no one is rude enough to pry.

    If I have more than 3 days off in a row I need a doctor's certificate, so I'll cross that bridge if I come to it. With travel to the city it's highly likely I'll need a few days. Our front office lady is a vault with private info and the only one I'd trust to tell if I had to, so I figure I'll slip her the certificate privately if need be and I know I can trust it won't go further. Wish I could say the same about others in our small town...

    I downloaded a short book on my Kindle called 'Laughing IS Conceivable' about IVF. It was a good giggle if anyone uses e-books and is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsErinR View Post

    A question for those of you who are already starting or started IVF. How long did it take between deciding with the doc to go for IVF...and actually kicking off with an IVF cycle? Is there a waiting list or do you kick straight in from start of your next cycle?
    Just noticed this question MrsErinR. For me it didn't take long to see the IVF specialist (I just waited until their next visit to our area) and if I had all the blood results etc I could've started at the beginning of my next cycle. However I need to have some more scans and blood tests so they have their own results as my others are about 6 months old now. This needs to be done at beginning of cycle so I'll have them and then start the next one. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks Nat256. I'm just so eager to get started. If we're going down that road then let's go!!!

    Our next FS appointment is Oct 18 but we've already sent off our IVF registration and I'm hopeful of making counselling appt soon so that after the 18th we can get started on the very next cycle. I might be kidding myself that it could happen that quickly though.


 

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