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    @Maxwellsmum In no way am I meaning to cause upset in any way. I just wanted to say I've had my concerns about this project since I heard about it. And my concern is for the first March/April-ish recipients. I can only hope for those gorgeous women that it does indeed go ahead.
    I'm worried so much attention will get pointed in the program's direction, more questions will be raised, public opinion will come into the picture and the QLD gov't will hold the program's 'reimbursement' policy to further scrutiny...which could potentially delay things for the women who are the first off the blocks.
    I can completely appreciate where @MamaKes is coming from with not wanting to draw further attention to the program via media outlets. I would also suggest treading very cautiously. (If that's what you meant @MamaKes)
    Again, I am in no way judging other women's choices.

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    No upset at all Tahli, in fact I said almost the exact same thing when I read the first article, attention like this might cause the program to go pear shaped to the detriment of a lot of ladies. I know how backwards the Australian Government can be but I trust that everything continues to go smoothly from here on in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    @Maxwellsmum In no way am I meaning to cause upset in any way. I just wanted to say I've had my concerns about this project since I heard about it. And my concern is for the first March/April-ish recipients. I can only hope for those gorgeous women that it does indeed go ahead.
    I'm worried so much attention will get pointed in the program's direction, more questions will be raised, public opinion will come into the picture and the QLD gov't will hold the program's 'reimbursement' policy to further scrutiny...which could potentially delay things for the women who are the first off the blocks.
    I can completely appreciate where @MamaKes is coming from with not wanting to draw further attention to the program via media outlets. I would also suggest treading very cautiously. (If that's what you meant @MamaKes)
    Again, I am in no way judging other women's choices.

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    I know. Imagine if a bogan flame-haired female politician got wind of the program. Imagine her 'educated' contribution to the discussion!!
    PS: I very much like the idea of doing a squat and out drops baby, very gently of course because I've not lost control of my lady muscles. I do 10,000 kegel exercises a day. It almost equals my Jaffa consumption.

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    Haha my bladder is crap when im running on the treddie. Any tips greatly appreciated.

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    I very much hope that not too much media coverage is centred on the upcoming recipients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnite01 View Post
    Haha my bladder is crap when im running on the treddie. Any tips greatly appreciated.

    Gaffa tape?!

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    Hahaha i use the lite liners which work ok.

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    The Gaffa Tape also saves on waxing costs...bonus!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahli View Post
    I have a problem with these statements:

    "It is very problematic that people are literally being 'sold' the idea that this is a reasonable way to form a family," she said. (Not 'reasonable' hey??)
    "Once you open the door to such trade, yes, there are problems. People desperate to have a baby are charged huge amounts of money to access treatments that have relatively unknown 'success' rates. (If they're a proven donor then yes, indeed we do know their success rates, plus I'm sure QFG's success rates are transparent!!)
    "Young girls are transported across borders so that their eggs can be procured. The people profiting most are the agents, the industry."

    I don't disagree with the profiteering bit though!! The rest I find offensive and inaccurate.
    Yes, you can see from the wording what they are insinuating. The first red flag went up for me when they were referring to the donors as 'girls' (and the rest of it, referring to them being transported across borders etc). Yes, it does sound like there could have had a more informed response. So easy to put a sleazy slant on the whole thing.

    Although I think they must be stretching the reimbursements requirements surely somehow, the donors can't be doing it altruistically? Are they just doing it to get a free flight to Australia? Not much of a holiday I would have thought!


    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwellsmum View Post
    I mean drug addicts, pedo's, rapists, murderers, alcoholics, Michelle Bridges.... they can all have families.

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    Geez you girls are all very funny! I've only just caught up on the thread and saw that BIB is about to be put down, Tahli's having triplets and Michelle Bridges squatted her baby out! LOL

    Am definitely taking notes about the relationship between Tim Tams & pred bloat - great scientific enquiry going on there - and I see Jaffa's have made the grade in relation to LBL - note to self "must start new Jaffa study, stat!"

    @Blossom74 very cool that you're starting a cycle - YAY!!!

    @Green lady I can't begin to imagine how disappointed and upset you are after getting two abnormal results. It's hard to take and I really hope the one you have frozen is the normal 1 in 5 for you. Is the next step a transfer of your frostie?

    I seriously looked at the Known Donor program because if we do DE we would prefer a known donor, but I just couldn't quite come at the cost, when we could do two full SA cycles or one cycle and three or four trips for the same cost. It looked like a good program, so I hope it all goes smoothly for the ladies involved and the government doesn't ruin it before it even starts.

    AFM, having an emotional day today which I guess was on the cards after everything I've been through the last couple of months. I just want a baby so, so badly the pain of that just cripples me sometimes and I end up howling on the floor just unable to contain the heartbreak. Today I'm back to thinking, what is the point of my life if I don't have a child? With all the custody stuff my envy of DH's ex is surfacing again too, knowing that he shared pregnancy and birth and all those beautiful little milestones of having a baby, with that awful woman... So I think I'd better start getting some solid plans happening so I can feel like I'm heading somewhere. What I would give to be five years younger...

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