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Old May 1st, 2013, 22:08 PM   11
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It does feel a bit weird doing an introduction

Hello! My name is Nichole and I am 25. I am happily married to the love of my life who is 33. Together 4 1/2 years married almost 2. We have been ttc since Sept 2012 with a few month break in between. I am currently cd12 of what I am hoping isn't an anovulatory cycle (I have problems with those) Besides two temps, they are looking good! FX'd they stay this way!



 
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Old May 1st, 2013, 22:27 PM   12
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Rachel I want to wait till mothers day, but ill be 16-18dpo, and my LP is usually 13 days. So what do you think?



 
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Old May 1st, 2013, 23:24 PM   13
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Hi, I'm Amanda! I'm 22, OH is 25 and we are trying for our first baby! I am currently 1dpo and anxiously waiting to POAS! I miscarried in October at 11w6d and haven't had a pregnancy since-- although we took a few months off after the d&c to recover. We started actively trying again around nov/ dec 2012

Waves-- it's worth a shot if you don't get a period anytime soon. Acupuncture also works wonders for me!

Cassidy, I hope AF decides to show up soon!



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 00:57 AM   14
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My name is Ashlee. I'm 23, DF will be 25 this month. We are getting married June 23rd this year. After 3 months TTC and dinking fertilitea, I got my and am super excited! Have my first appointment with my midwife on May 9th, can't wait to see my little bean! Hope to see a lot more BFPs this month so I can have some bump buddies!



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 00:58 AM   15
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Sonia-The fertilaid and fertilitea are made by the same company and they encourage you to take them together so you should be fine. Also, they say you can start taking it as soon as you get it, not wait until your next cycle starts.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:42 AM   16
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We do intros every month for any newcomers.

Emily - the market here is crazy right now. By the time we see a house it's already under contract. It's so annoying.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:44 AM   17
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I say if AF doesn't show by then, test. But you know me, I am all about testing early! I'm trying hard not to this month though. I didn't use any opks so I'm on the right path!



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 08:24 AM   18
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Blarg... I am leaning towards this month being anovulatory. My temp jumped .43 degrees this morning and I know I didn't O. It only does this during bad months. I am just going to keep on exercising and hope for the best....



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 09:18 AM   19
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Hey all, I had posted on the old thread in the beginning of the month but then just followed it mostly as I needed a break. My name's Alissa. I'm currenltly 7-8dpiui. DH and I have been ttc for over a year now. I wanted to post on this thread regarding my experience with working with the fertility clinic and having to pay completely out of pocket because our insurance doesn't cover anything related to infertility. Nikki, I know that you might be headed toward IVF and have mentioned that you will also be paying out of pocket... some thoughts/advice. (warning - sorry this will get kind of long but I'll try by best to explain it).

With the IUI procedure, it is protocal for them to do infectious disease testing prior to the procedure, so they tested for HIV and Hepititis A and B (I think). Anyway it was two Heptititis tests. This was required of both my DH and I. All because such things can be transferred to a baby if pregnant so I'm sure it would be required before doing IVF as well, yada yada yada. My main point is that if the fertility doctor tells you that you need to have these tests done, request that you go to your general practioner and ask them to do the screenings so then insurance will cover them. If the fertility doctor orders/does them, they will most likely code the diagnostic reason for the testing as infertility and your insurance will kick it out because of not having coverage for that. But such tests are done frequently just as STD screenings with general practioners so wouldn't need to be coded as infertilty by them. Plus, the day of the actual IUI (which is basically like having a pap) they take a culture for Chlyamidia and Ghonorrea, since they are all up and in there anyway. (I believe for the same reasons as before - preventing any sharing of the disease with the baby). Inquire if these will need to be done as well for IVF or any other procedure. If so, request to have them done by your general because again, they are common tests done for many reasons other than infertilty.

Unfortunately, I had to learn this the hard way. Well not really, the clinic told me that ins. should cover them because they are common tests not always done because of infertilty, but ins. didn't cover them since the code the doctor submitted with the procedure was female infertility. Had they not told me ins. would cover them I would've inquired about going to my general.
Now, I'm not 100% guarenteeing that it will work to go the general practioner route but I definately would've tried it knowing what I do now. Also, if you do see your general for these tests, it might be a good idea to explain to them what's going on and make sure they don't code the reason for the testing as infertility but rather simply for general screening as if you had had multiple partners and just wanted a clear bill of health or something. And then of course, you would have to have your results/records shared/transferred ot the fertility clinic if they are not part of the same hositpal, etc. The total for the just the testing I've mentioned here will be close to $500 which is the near the cost of the actually IUI procedure alone. Had insurance covered some or all of this testing, we could've gone onto do another IUI without hesitation (should we need to but really praying we wont).

Sorry this got so long...let me know if you have questions or if something doesn't make sense.

Hoping for many May-be Babies this month!



 
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 10:08 AM   20
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Hello, you can call me ST or STG or whatever The only interesting tidbits that aren't in my ticker are that I've been married to DH for 5 years , I'm in constant battle with the "it will never happen for you" feeling , and my next no-bfp consolation trip is planned for August to Cedar Point (yay, Cedar Point).

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STG - gosh im down with the allergies too...soo sooo disgusting feel better soon babe
Hope you feel better soon too!

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In other news: Got my positive opk today Hopefully DH will have some energy left when he gets home from work.



 
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