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  • Originally posted by BBBB View Post
    How’s everyone going?

    I’m at 17 weeks and think I’m finally feeling some tiny movements! We’re having a baby boy and are really excited about it. Looking forward to next scan in a couple of weeks but all looking good.

    It is an super interesting feeling thinking about how this baby has 50% of a stranger’s DNA, I agree. I’m pretty sure that’ll feel pretty different after we get to meet this little guy though and he’ll just be himself ❤️
    Now that I'm 6 weeks in I've barely given a thought to the oddity of a stranger's DNA being involved, other than being immensely grateful to them for helping us create this little hungry tornado.

    Hope you're tracking well and enjoying all those movements!

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    • Originally posted by Boxergirl View Post
      Well, I see that bubhub is closing down.


      I joined quite a few years ago, we struggled through the usual(and a bit more, I’m sure) IVF hurdles. We now, finally, have our 2 kids- family complete [emoji736]

      All the best with the families Ive talked with over the years.
      I just read about the closure, devastating. I don't know what I would have done without the support of bubhub IVF threads through our journey.

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      • Originally posted by Boxergirl View Post
        Well, I see that bubhub is closing down.


        I joined quite a few years ago, we struggled through the usual(and a bit more, I’m sure) IVF hurdles. We now, finally, have our 2 kids- family complete [emoji736]

        All the best with the families Ive talked with over the years.
        Congratulations!! That’s so wonderful! You were expecting a little boy is that right? I haven’t been on for a while but got a private message that brought me back on.

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        • Originally posted by TortoiseNotTheHare View Post
          Congratulations!! That’s so wonderful! You were expecting a little boy is that right? I haven’t been on for a while but got a private message that brought me back on.
          Hello [emoji2] Yes, a boy, who is now 13 weeks old. Unbelievable how it all happened. So lucky.

          Hope all is well with your family [emoji846]

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          • Originally posted by Boxergirl View Post
            Hello [emoji2] Yes, a boy, who is now 13 weeks old. Unbelievable how it all happened. So lucky.

            Hope all is well with your family [emoji846]
            Congratulations Boxergirl! We have our own little girl Willow!
            Last edited by Maeve88Troy; 05-09-2020, 15:00. Reason: emoji doesn't show well so I changed it

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            • Originally posted by Maeve88Troy View Post
              Congratulations Boxergirl! We have our own little girl Willow!
              Congratulations!!

              Any updates from anybody else?

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              • Hey guys! Pretty new here, happy to see that they're not closing down anymore! The wife and myself are at the beginning of TTC, looking into clinics in Sydney. I'm so confused over who or how to choose who to go through! Any advice on how you decided would be amazing!

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                • Same Sex Parents TTC#6

                  Originally posted by NeekNKirk View Post
                  Hey guys! Pretty new here, happy to see that they're not closing down anymore! The wife and myself are at the beginning of TTC, looking into clinics in Sydney. I'm so confused over who or how to choose who to go through! Any advice on how you decided would be amazing!
                  Welcome, and all the best with ttc.

                  We went through a Melbourne clinic, so not familiar with Sydney ones, sorry! Hopefully somebody else will chime in [emoji846]
                  [MENTION=137412]TandR[/MENTION] and [MENTION=156316]BBBB[/MENTION] how’re you going?

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                  • [MENTION=159865]NeekNKirk[/MENTION] welcome. We used IVFA. We were really happy with our experience both times around. We did reciprocal IVF first time round and traditional ivf second time round. We found the team to be very welcoming and supportive. I’d like to think patients get the same support during the pandemic but I’m not sure how it’s all working at the moment. Overall, I think they run everything really smoothly from your first appointment to your final one and everything in between. Well, it was for us anyway!
                    [MENTION=134638]Boxergirl[/MENTION], life as a family of four is going well. DD2 is now 7 weeks old. Time is absolutely flying by. She’s a joy and fits in perfectly to our family. It’s amazing how much smoother things are second time round when you know what you’re doing! DD1 loves being a big sister and has been amazing from the start.

                    How are you going!?

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                    • [MENTION=137412]TandR[/MENTION] Omg, didn’t expect you would have had a baby yet!! How quick did that go?!?! (Prob not for you lol)

                      Thing are well here, our little man is almost 4 months.

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                      • Originally posted by NeekNKirk View Post
                        Hey guys! Pretty new here, happy to see that they're not closing down anymore! The wife and myself are at the beginning of TTC, looking into clinics in Sydney. I'm so confused over who or how to choose who to go through! Any advice on how you decided would be amazing!
                        Welcome! No experience with Sydney as we went through Melbourne, but I can offer some really general tips! Hopefully by now you might actually have made some further steps in your journey and this might be redundant!

                        From the outset one of our first decisions was to go with the clinic that had the biggest donor pool, as we knew we needed an anonymous donor and we wanted to have good options rather than "well I guess he'll do". This information isn't exactly advertised, but a basic google search of sperm donation and Melbourne brought up Melb IVF as the top search result so that was our not really data-driven approach.

                        Our next step was to look at the clinic and see if there were any specialists dealing in my specific health needs. Some advertise their openness to assisting LGBTI families, which is lovely. I also needed to narrow my search parameters to specialists with PCOS experience. And then after that, well it's all about bedside manner actually. This is a person that will be assisting you through some of the most vulnerable moments of your fertility life, so you need to get along. For example, when I'm nervous I make jokes to set myself at ease. My first specialist was on fire with her retorts and we could laugh and get along as people. My second specialist (required because my first specialist went on maternity leave) was very clinical and stony-faced and I spent all appointments tense and worried I'd done something wrong.

                        I guess when it comes to choosing a specialist also have a think about what kind of approach you want to take to your own fertility journey. For me I wanted a really holistic, whole-body approach. I wanted advice from my fertility specialist about all of the things I could do to contribute to a better physical and emotional chance of falling pregnant. Did I need iron supplements? Could I be taking a better folate supplement?

                        Best of luck on your journey, it's all really exciting at the beginning!

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                        • Originally posted by Boxergirl View Post
                          Congratulations!!

                          Any updates from anybody else?
                          Hey! I’m stoked to see BH didn’t close down after all. And great to see everyone’s updates!

                          We’re hanging in there at 35 weeks and will be induced between 38-39 so the kid is almost here! Hope everyone is going okay in these crazy times ❤️

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                          • Originally posted by BBBB View Post
                            Hey! I’m stoked to see BH didn’t close down after all. And great to see everyone’s updates!

                            We’re hanging in there at 35 weeks and will be induced between 38-39 so the kid is almost here! Hope everyone is going okay in these crazy times ❤️
                            [MENTION=156316]BBBB[/MENTION] sorry, I missed replying to this!

                            How is Mum life? [emoji846]

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