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    Default Same Sex Parents TTC List #2

    If your tubes are blocked, does that mean the egg can't get through? Do they just build up inside the tubes?

    I had a hsg test and was fine. I didn't want it but it was a requirement of my clinic.
    DP couldn't tolerate internals so refused to do this. Our dr did a hysteroscopy on her instead and thankfully put her through as a public patient! But I felt it was totally unnecessary!
    I get the reasoning behind it but we have no known fertility issues so I felt it was invasive and money wasting
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    @almai yes they do the hsg to check for tubal patency. If there is a blockage the eggs just break down and are absorbed into the body.

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    It's surprisingly common for people to have blocked tubes without any known fertility issues. As they are re absorbed, you still get a regular period, there's just no way the egg and therefore potential embryo can get into the uterus.

    Our FS won't do IUI without one because if your tubes are even a bit blocked you may as well be flushing $$ down the drain.

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    It's a fricken rip off though! But it's done in conjunction with Antral follicle count and a few other checks so we figured if we were going through the rigmarole we may as well check all the boxes.

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    I didn't get the tube check done, FS said it was a lot of money and someone my age (29) with no signs of fertility issues would probably show nothing. Just another thing to question now.

    I'm already preparing myself for IVF. We've picked a new donor. There is nothing wrong with our current donor but the new one has two girls (one donor and one from a relationship) so at least we know he can make babies. And we've picked our girl name so that would be a bonus

    I find the most frustrating thing is the money. I think I could deal with a few disappointing rounds otherwise. I'm a nurse and DP is studying, by the end of the IVF cycle we would have used all our savings. I guess it's probably time to get a big juicy credit card

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    Default Same Sex Parents TTC List #2

    I wonder why it's so important to be done for people doing IVF as well when the eggs are collected and doesn't have to pass through the tube.
    @A&S it's hard to know that you only have so much money that can be stretched into these procedures 😔 DP and I are hoping that we are being quite generous with the amount we are putting aside for IVF ($30k) but I worry we will need to tap into other savings too. Then what happens when that runs out?! FREAKING OUT and we aren't even there yet. That $30k should cover tests, sperm and two stim cycles (one for each of us at the same time to use the same donor) but what if one or both of us need a second stim due to bad quality or low numbers?! It's all very stressful!

    ETA - I've considered getting a CC just in case but I don't believe in using credit. Odd as I work for a bank. Only 2 exceptions are house and car although even my car loan is starting to annoy me and I want to just pay it off. Everything else I use cash for. I guess I might change my mind if it comes to that though.
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    We asked our FS why she wanted DP to have one when we are going straight to IVF, her answer was to check for any fibroids/polyps on the uterus as well as scar tissue (from the D&C) as these can all make implantation more difficult or miscarriage more likely.

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    Tortoise we are the same with credit. Don't use it. My in laws are gifting us some money to go towards our IVF though, which is amazing of them.

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    I used to have a CC but paid it off and chopped it up (cancelled it too lol). I just have this belief that if I want something I will save for it. I don't want to buy something that costs $1000 and end up paying $1500 because of interest as it sits there with me thinking yeah I'll pay it off at some point. That's just me though 😊

    That's beautiful of your in laws!!! It must take some pressure off you guys which is awesome!! Do you mind me asking how much you are setting aside for the whole lot of IVF (including tests and sperm)? I'm curious to see how much others are predicting the costs to be. Maybe we are so far off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TortoiseNotTheHare View Post
    I used to have a CC but paid it off and chopped it up (cancelled it too lol). I just have this belief that if I want something I will save for it. I don't want to buy something that costs $1000 and end up paying $1500 because of interest as it sits there with me thinking yeah I'll pay it off at some point. That's just me though 😊

    That's beautiful of your in laws!!! It must take some pressure off you guys which is awesome!! Do you mind me asking how much you are setting aside for the whole lot of IVF (including tests and sperm)? I'm curious to see how much others are predicting the costs to be. Maybe we are so far off!
    We had $20k set aside for both of us. We spent some on other things though. It would've been enough for 2 stim cycles of ivf though so with $30k you should be perfectly fine!


 

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