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    Default New here...planning for our first pregnancy October 2016!

    Hey everyone, I'm new here and just seeking similar stories from other lesbian couples.
    Me and my fiance are planning to try for a baby October/November 2016.
    With a few different options, its hard to decide which is the best way to go.
    Of course we have looked into the QLD Fertility Clinic, however the cost is something that we are a little hesitant about, but obviously this is for all the treatment, quality and peace of mind that the 'donations' are safe and clean.
    We are also looking into AI at home, using a decent, clean donor that we can find. Its all very exciting, and know it is going to be a long process of getting pregnant, preparing my body and finances in tip top shape before trying in a 12 months time. And then there is the journey to find our donor.

    Has/ does anyone recommend any family planning doctors, in the Brisbane area that are same sex friendly, and can provide further information about beginning to plan?

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    Welcome, Kate.

    I'm from Melbs, so not can't give too much advice for qld.

    You will get more help/advice in our little ttc thread Have you seen it?

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    @KateM4 welcome I can't offer any advice on doctors or home insem but can shed some light on using a clinic as a same sex couple.

    We used QFG Gold Coast for both our babies 6m and 2yo using anon sperm from the US. I did iui to conceive both babies and was pregnant on the second attempt both times. Iui is less invasive and a lot cheaper than ivf, at the time we paid $1000 for iui cycle and $950 for sperm and received around $600 back from Medicare. To us it was a small price to pay for a lifetime assurance that no one could break up our family and for a good screening process.

    We did have offers from friends to donate but we were worried if they never settled down we could have their one and only child as our own.

    Do you or your partner have any known fertility issues? My best advice would be to either get your GP to do s work up on you both and check for any issues or get a referral to a fertility Clinc. The fertility specialist will do all the necessary testing and ultrasounds at your appt and advice you if iui or Ivf is best suited, then you can start to save and plan for conceiving.

    For us I had no known issues I was 25 with baby number 1 and 26 with number two, fit and healthy so we were advised to try iui first.

    I'm a bit of a planner so I would like to know what I'm up for before starting to try after all it's not just a physics experience but emotional too.

    Hope this helps feel free to ask any questions and good luck

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    Hello,
    Thank you so much for your response, it was very helpful.
    At this stage, no known fertility issues, however, are planning on taking a trip to the fertility clinic in January to get screened and tested to start off with. Then, we will be planning the next step from there, in regards to if iui or ivf is best suited.
    At this stage, beginning to track my cycles, and temperatures, so hopefully things can get off to a good start on this end.
    Thank you again

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    Welcome Kate, we are also in Brisbane. We have a 1yr son. We went thru city fertility

    We had 3 failed iuis and on our 1st IVF fell pregnant

    Here is you wanna chat

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    Hi there,

    We went through Monash IVF on the Gold Coast using donor sperm also from the US. We found them very gay friendly and luckily for us the IUI worked quickly so the cost wasn't too bad. The whole IUI process though is very medical which is something that my partner (who didn't carry) struggled with. Our son is now 15 months and we just considering / discussing trying for a second child.

    Its a 90 minute drive from us in Northern NSW but it was definitely worth it as the closest clinic here requires you to take a known donor with you and then have a cooling off period for 6 months etc.

    Good luck!

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    Default Help

    Hi Kate,
    If you guys are looking for a donor, i would be willing to help.


 

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