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(4 replies, posted in Parenting and Life)

Solely pumping affects supply. Statistically, solely pumping causes a gradual decrease in supply and most moms aren't able to sustain an only breastmilk feed schedule up to the recommended year. Like PP stated, baby pulls from breast more effectively and maintains a proper supply and demand. Your feelings of supplementation with formula will ultimately factor in your decision to solely pump. No one can make you feel bad for your decisions. Honestly, the majority of people are here to help and sometimes internalized feelings about the situation get projected onto the moms that had apparent easy success. No one should feel bad for deciding one or the other, but (lets face it) we as moms are hard on ourselves. Make a decision that works best for your family. Maybe call an LC in your area or go to a BF support group, get some feedback from them or talk to a mom who made the decision to formula feed. HTH!

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(10 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

I'm an "oldie" so I know a bunch of you don't know our whole story. My wife and I have taken turns carrying our children. When our son was 3, we decided on a second child and had a tough go at that- which is when we found NW. In the end, I lost 3 pregnancies, we went through 22 vials of various donors, had many tests/procedures completed, and after 3 hard years we were gifted with our daughter. We decided then that we desired one more child and wished to just use the same donor since we had success with him. It wasn't a situation in which we wouldn't use a different donor if need be (that wasn't important to us), we just didn't want to go through the process of finding another we liked. Turned out that NW only had 3 vials left. My wife got pregnant second try giving us another beautiful girl and leaving us with one vial that we weren't sure we would ever use. Then about a year later we were contacted by NW about an IVF vial they had of our donor that we bought and about two years later NW did a change of ownership that lead to a major inventory being done that resulted in an ICI vial of our donor being located. Flash forward, our youngest is 5 and I get contact from NW telling me that the ICI and IVF vials don't meet minimum standards and they wished to destroy them. We strike a deal in exchange for allowing me to keep them due to the wife and I being on the fence about a 4th child. This past year we decided now or never. My wife was content with our family as is and I really wanted one more. So we decided to use the last 3 vials and if it happened then it was meant to be. We did do some basic tests (HSG, labs) and did go through an MD so we could up those chances since it was so difficult for me to get pregnant before. Our first cycle didn't go to well. My period never came on as normal, my uterine lining was lower than they recommended for an IUI, but we had already planned to have one ICI vial and the IUI vial sent to us and to use the ICI vial at home as our clinic doesn't wash vials. When we decided not to go forward with the IUI with the MD in order to save that vial with all the factors against us in combo with one vial with bad counts, we let our MD know. He decided to make an exception and washed our ICI vial. Our count was below 5 mil- combine that with a crappy lining and labs- we didn't have much hope for the cycle. Turns out, we had one that was just meant to be. After all the past struggling, I got pregnant first try! Never in a million years did we think this would happen. On August 21, we welcomed another beautiful daughter and she has been such an amazing addition to our family. Our 8 yr old was in the delivery room and was able to catch her baby sister as she was born (my wife is a midwife and we had all this planned prior). The birth went amazing- minus the 26 hours from start to finish due to bad baby positioning, lol. Otherwise, it was perfect. She was 7lbs 10oz and we named her Tiana Presley.


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(7 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Soooo, I found one! Rag & Bone Bindery sells two mom books. I ordered it and it was just what I was looking for ;-).

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(12 replies, posted in Trying to Conceive)

For what its worth, we were successful at home using ICI with a NW donor. However, the donor isn't one currently on the listing. We know many people that were successful at home using NW ICI vials. Most of the "older" folks that had this success don't frequent the boards these days and I don't keep up enough now a days on here to know of/how the success stories are now.

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(2 replies, posted in Parenting and Life)

I'm just wondering if anyone here might have completed a second parent adoption in Texas anytime in the recent past? Can you give me insight on the process? Can both parents go on the birth certificate at birth prior to it be completed?

We did our other children in Florida so we aren't familiar with the process here and kind of wanted an idea of what to expect. We are going to see a lawyer next week, but I wanted to get an idea beforehand.

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(7 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Well, we sold ALL of our baby stuff prior to moving 2 years ago so we are really starting from scratch again. If we had been confident we would even try for a 4th child we might've kept some of it and been more prepared....

The problem I'm having with the Molly West covers is that they are pink or blue with boats, planes, or flowers. The only one that isn't is the purple, green, and blue polka dot one that we already got for the youngest so.... The perils of not finding out the gender, lol. I like to have it on birth day because thats when we've done the footprints for all of our kiddos in their books...

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(7 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Its been awhile since I've purchased one of these and I wanted to know if there was anything new on the market that any of you guys would recommend? We have the "And Then There was Me" book for our oldest, the Tessera for our middle, and the Molly West for our youngest. Originally we were just going to get another Molly West. However, I don't want to get the same design as I have for our youngest and their gender neutral options are seriously lacking. I could go with the Tessera again since they do have a different gender neutral cover than what we got for the middle child, but I don't desire to be THAT detailed this time around, lol. Oh, yeah, it needs to have a gender neutral cover and be two mom friendly ;-).



Quick update since I'm here :-). Baby is doing good. I was classified as high risk for my previous pregnancy, but with new research we have opted to go a different direction. To further explain, I have FVL and one other blood clotting disorder. I was closely monitored and had daily injections with the previous pregnancy. To complicate matters, I lost 3 prior pregnancies. The latest research has found that pregnancy outcomes fair the same regardless of anticoagulant therapy...so we opted for this route. So far, so good! I'm 24 weeks now. Baby has been measuring a week ahead throughout. I've only had to have 3 ultrasounds vs the million I had with my last pregnancy. I feel A LOT more relaxed :-). I'm seeing a midwife- no need for an OB and MTF doc. This baby moves all.the.time. Its a pretty significant difference in comparison with my last full term pregnancy. The plan is to let this baby come when it wants to- barring any complications- and Mommy (my wife whom is also a midwife) is going to catch with my 8 year old assisting whom is super excited to catch her new sister/brother and cut the cord. My midwife seeing me throughout the pregnancy will be there too, but mostly for paperwork purposes and because she's a close friend. However, we all know that sometimes things don't go as planned so this may not even pan out- but I am lining up a good birth photographer so we can get some awesome pics of big sisters meeting their sibling in the delivery room, however it unfolds :-). For curious minds, big brother does not want to be in delivery room and I am a-ok with that as I am pretty modest as it is.

As far as how the siblings are adjusting, big brother is still pretty indifferent about another sibling. He's 14, so its not on the top of his list of things that excite him, lol. Middle sister is over the moon excited. When asked if she wants the baby to be a boy or a girl, she says "I don't care what it is, as long as its a baby something! It can even be a baby dog or cat or elephant!" Little sister was initially hesitant, but has come around with the excitement of big sister. She wants to be in the room when baby is born, but she wants to be there to hold Mama's hand :-). She, too, does not care the gender but likes to tell people that if its a brother then she hopes its a nice one because her big bro isn't very nice. Kids! lol

Moms are totally unprepared, lol. I mean, its the 4th so we know what we need/don't and what to expect, we just haven't gotten to prep phase yet. We aren't preparing a room for baby. We have a guest room, but we will only be here for about another year after baby is born (military) so we are just putting a bed in our room where they tend to stay anyway, ha! I've been graciously gifted and handed down a TON of cloth diapers and my mom has gifted some onesies, but we haven't done a darn thing, lol. We will get in gear soon I'm sure. Any bassinet recommendations?? ;-)

This thread is only meant for families to be able to locate more vials of their previously used donors that are since retired in order to expand their families. It is also meant for people to sell vials that they don't plan on using, but still have in their "possession." This thread is not meant to search specifically for donors of your liking. Please refer to NWAC donor listing in order to purchase vials of existing donors. If you are interested in purchasing a donor from a family here that has your interest then please just PM the person. As nice as I can put it, it takes my personal time to update this thread and I don't wish to keep having to modify posts from people who are looking for "a blond donor" or "a tall donor" or "donors 123, ABC, 567 (i.e. multiple donors of your liking)" etc. Additionally, if you are no longer looking or selling please let me know, either in this thread or by PM, so I can take you off of the listing. This helps keep the listing cleaned up and easier to look through.

Please let me know to either put your name on looking or selling. You may add as little or as much information as you'd like. I will only add what you give me. Number of vials, format of vials, and e-mails can be helpful. I will add your name in order of request (top to bottom). Please reply to thread to be added/removed. An italics indicates a match. Thank you!


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carebear430 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/9923/


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NOEM


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MomToBe85- 3 vials- $500 +$75 transfer fee- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10971/


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luvy444 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11038/
jdmcginley - jdmcginley@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26724/


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jones.mom02 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10210/

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Jccwill3 - 1 IUI vial

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MissTracy
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MissTracy - 4 vials - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/1340/
angels11rw - 2 vials
raekai - 2 vials - raekai@aol.com


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gardenmaude - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/8242/
BjKara - bobbijo1223@comcast.net - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/9517/

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raekai - 2 vials - raekai@aol.com

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luvlee2


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packermom- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26462/


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babymakes3


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sarahn46 - sarahn46@gmail.com


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nursekayla82005 - nursekayla82005@yahoo.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10557/
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cressida74


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shaymiller1 - shaymiller1@aol.com
lashae1985

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ttcbritt - 2 IUI vials
kayedmonds382 - 4 IUI - kayedmonds382@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26607/


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jenny95322
Starrbow19
arrowpeak


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saskal - jsaskal@gmail.com


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LeahT - me_thoeni@yahoo.com


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aderuiter
KandS - 14 vials


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cathyhardie - cathyhardie@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26805/


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andrea1281
leighdupuy - leighdupuy@gmail.com

mama23boys - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/2263/
sydney0523

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jzzoo - 2 vials
MamaC - 5 IUI vials


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anch4099 - 2 ICI/IVF vials - anch4099@gmail.com

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ericafreespirit - ericafreespirit@yahoo.com


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piewacketkitty - mezzovocekenny@yahoo.com


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wishing2bmom
amysue - amysuebundy@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26346/
RobinMB - RobinMcGeeBurns@gmail.com

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Ander's mom
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DaniKel
mrc1169 - mrc1169@yahoo.com


313
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hoping_for_a_baby - 4 vials

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serenachancey19- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11356/


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sarahn46


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Jeba

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MamaC - 1 IUI vial


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shutterbug518 - Shutterbug518@gmail.com


340
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nyx2001


345
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kelleymel - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/9729/


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2momsfulloflove



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EARTHYGIRLFRIDAY
bluemoon
SiblingSeeker


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baymoon85


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p09


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Sunshine4Baby


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EMGIO17


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ourlittlesmithfamily
starviewchick- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/856/


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faccendag - faccendag@hotmail.com
Thisredhead - kelli_howes@hotmail.com
cdemull-hillard - cdemull@yahoo.com

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akilabrooks - 3 IUI vials
coteamyk - 4 IUI vials


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sherrita18
starviewchick - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/856/

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Vermonter- 2 vials - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10721/


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VRasey


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mommab - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26345/ - malina.blankenship@gmail.com
alicia_rodarte
Mjpierce - Nutmeg465@yahoo.com


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Jaisquared
teacherin200829 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/8190/
emlklg444 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/9849/
Winged_Sea_Caribou - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/1859/
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johnsandi1 - 6 ICI vials - Johnsark@earthlink.net

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mstiffanypoole - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10371/


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natandjer09 - please text 318-470-0443

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lookingfor431


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lsbnmom
moogiid603


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Budenski

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aprok3 - 7 IUI vials - aprok3@yahoo.com


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mom2jack


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wylinz


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babystar - cm16105@aol.com


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sugar&spice4me
roses25
mforsyth - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/2690/


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auntyaya02


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Trae&Tracy

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Summer16 - yaninec1@yahoo.com
Jthaller82 - Jthaller82@yahoo.com


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raekai - 2 vials - raekai@aol.com


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seeking4304
karihead

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NandT - 3 ICI vials - enbush@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/9906/


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Cristii-Michii- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11156/
CD-30- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11718/


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tc0104 - 1 vial


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cyarmesch
K&MWilkinson

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Mama22 - 5 vials

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raekai - 2 vials - raekai@aol.com


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hollyandcara- hollymariehall15@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11658/


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mamalee2


518
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lucyann1 - lucy_anntx@yahoo.com
HerCharm - steelyoung630@yahoo.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/1816/


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lin0711


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searchingmamas - searchingmamas@gmail.com
HEIDIANN24 - h_ann24@yahoo.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11495/
jpmass - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/9812/


554
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slady357
2wannabemommies
sara291 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/173/


570
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karrotcole20 - 3 vials


5131
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mountain8 - 4 vials

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bamferguson
gellybean6903 - gellybean6903@yahoo.com


5341
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Vane2005
Suzee - bellk55@hotmail.com
DaniandCass
Vane2005

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milwas - 1 vial
Pollywog - 6 vials


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lola
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floradora70


669
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b02a04mom


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retroj78 - retroj78@hotmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11591/


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daniboo0904 - daniboo0904@gmail.com

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NewBeginnings- 1 IUI- http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26356/ or CPL1415@gmail.com
radmamadread - radmamadread@gmail.com



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calliebrown - cheshireskye@bellsouth.net


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katie1284 - katiewyckoff@yahoo.com


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cmoshell


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neumeyer84
mikki.tiffany - mikki.tiffany@gmail.com
gellmsa - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26531/
ctespinosa

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skwasnik - 4 vials
juliefrancis999 - 9 vials - juliefrancis999@gmail.com

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lpraxis - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26714/


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Tomato - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11772/




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hopefulforbaby#2
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jordan711us


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sammi616


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Max31
tboz33
les347
MNmommas
ybeasley2003
machokid


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lur&char - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11261/

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stwrr - 4IUI, 4ICI ($375 each)


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irene.mcgarrity - irene.mcgarrity@gmail.com
gsimms



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che_arami


7905
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fluffy - 3 IUI vials

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caliejones - caliejones@yahoo.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10043/
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Roeleen
2wannabemommies

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Fantastic4 - 5 IUI vials - 1goodfind@gmail.com


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Gatorgl


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SunshineBaby
sevenson
epley.b - epley.b@gmail.com

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luca3125 - 4 vials - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11592/


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cessna172girl

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sdanas25 - 5 vials - sdanas25@yahoo.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11015/
GeneticIUI - 2 IUI vials - nlzipfel@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/2126/


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NOEM


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saralee - 1 vial

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ashlettelopez27


8957
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kortgirl - 2 ICI, 2 IUI - k_killgore@msn.com
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cingetor - 2 IUI vials, $200 each

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lsaeedrn
natandjer09 - please text 3184700443
TiffandTaye
JamesJean23 - dill@med.mit.edu - text 617-412-8744
smith.marquita2 - Smith.Marquita2@yahoo.com - text 904-885-4745
elysejessalyn - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26578/

alizay318 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26788/


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piewacketkitty


984
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smallpony
nineeightfourbaby


9000
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roses25 - 2 vials


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Mom479 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26561/


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dr.pepp09 - dr.pepp09@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11617/
kandk - kandk0830@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/26375/


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christeacher
JustThe5OfUs - Samantha.Serpa@yahoo.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/10810/
kgrubbs
2NewMoms
jessykah03 - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11757/
Sus&Wen - martin.susanrenee@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11108/


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karpa3477


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Jacunningham44 - Jacunningham44@gmail.com

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saskal - 1 IUI vial - jsaskal@gmail.com - http://iamtryingtoconceive.com/user/11654/

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(15 replies, posted in Pregnancy and Babies)

Here is a great chart for you to refer to:

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Jdiana21/378233_449009445122630_393666175_n-1_zps3ff0d281.jpg

Source: http://beststart.org/resources/breastfe … kref09.pdf