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    Thanks Hoping & Crabby.
    KMP, I hear you about not knowing what my baby (god willing) looks like. I did double donor, I'm a single mother. According to the 'celebrity I look most like', I'll get a cross between Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt.

    Thank your lucky stars you are not in Canada, it is snowing today.

    For those looking, EDSA is the only agency I looked at as I was almost overwhelmed by their choices and I figured that they would work best with CFC. I found a proven donor, who is in university, who looks somewhat like my niece. Those were my only criteria.

    Also for those thinking, my fertility specialist here was very impressed with the quantity and quality of the embryos from CFC. I have never seen him smile like that before.
    Happy Easter to all.

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    Canuck and Crabby, congratulations on your faint positives, sounds like 2 positive HCG blood tests coming in the next few days.
    I take Clexane twice a day (same as Heparin) and yes, they sting like a b**ch!
    Pinkshootingstar, how are you going luv?

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    Congrats Canuck and Crabby!! Hope the lines continue to get stronger!!

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    Big congrats Canuck1 and Crabby! Canuck, I started testing at 4dpt and had a total squinter. It stayed light for a few days after. But, I had looked at enough pregnancy tests that were negative to know that that line was a BFP! A line is a line!

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    Canuck and Crabby, congrats on first faint positives I'm sure the lines get stronger with further tests!

    Enjoyed reading all your comments re choosing a donor and what the baby might look or be like! Having one donor baby already (known donor), it's quite amazing how much of mannerisms and habits and everyday things that he picks up from me! I'm a bit of a clean freak and tidy...my DH thinks I've got minor OCD well my lil man is exactly the same which is just hilarious! He looks more like my DH but clearly has donor's looks too. Our new donor had described her celeb look alike as Paris Hilton...I hope that it's just based on looks lol I agree that gut feeling is what you have to follow and quite frankly it's quite hard to decide as every person has their unique points and every family has some health issues. If I was a donor, no one would choose me due to some of the health issues that run in my family, so I've given a better start to my little ones already because they don't have my genes from my fathers lineage. Anyway, t the en of the day, they are and will be our most loved children and we will be their extremely proud, happy and ever grateful loving mummies!
    Love to you all!

    Oh...afm - feeling better as can have a few outings here and there and also cook I'm happier! Belly grows already....scary, it's only 9,5w today! And my appetite is humangous

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    A quick question...

    reading back through the SA DE threads there has been a bit of debate about using a donor who smokes. What other health conditions do you look at and screen out?

    eg would you accept or exclude on the basis of allergies, acne, eczema, blood pressure or others? Are there any conditions that as soon as you see them you say 'no chance' and move on?

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    Sunnygirl04 one of the other things we consider is BMI. If they are outside of the healthy range then we rule them out.

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    Yep, BMI but for us also cancer, especially female cancers on female line. High blood pressure seem to be in many families so it didn't sway our decision making. Mental illnesses were something to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck1 View Post
    Hi there,
    I have been POAS for the past three mornings and today I had a very very faint positive. I am using dollar store sticks so they may not be as sensitive. My transfer was on Monday, so it is 6dpt for me, I am guessing it may be too early. I never test, so I am finding this somewhat nerve-wracking. Dr. Google came up with this, which jives with my dollar store tests:
    Here's what I've seen for a 5dt:
    -1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing
    0dpt... Embryo is now a blastocyst
    1dpt....Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day
    2dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
    3dpt.. Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
    4dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining
    5dpt.. Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells &
    fetal cells
    6dpt...Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
    7dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops
    8dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops
    9dpt...HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected on HPT

    I am exhausted. I have had a fever for the past day and (TMI) stomach upset (nausea yesterday morning and severe diarrhea since then). Could this impact my results? I am guessing no, but rational thought has gone out the window.
    My last 2 pregnancies to make it past 7 weeks I had severe gastro at 4 weeks - fever/nausea/diarrhoea and thought no way could a baby survive that but one of those pregnancies is my super energetic DS2 and the with the other (which was a 5dt) I'm nearly 11 weeks along and all looks ok so far. A midwife told me it is the best time to get sick because the embie is the most protected at this time. Best of luck

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    Congratulations Crabby and Canuck on your positives!! How awesome and exciting!

    I decided to follow suit and POAS given the fact we all transferred on the same day, mine had no second faint line though. I know I've still got a couple of days to go but feeling quite devastated particularly as we have no embryos left given they defrosted all four to get two good ones to transfer.

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