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Hi my name is Siera (21) and my partner ashley(22) have been together over 6 years, even though we are still young were ready to have children, actually very excited! I have found that your post have been very informative but I do have a question. What are the chances of having multiples with IUI? We're considering ordering the swimmer and insemenating at home and I'm very nervous about multiples, we are considering having more than 1 child but not sure if we want them at the same time. Hope you all can help : ) thanks

TTC #1= October - ICI-BFN
#2= February 2014- IUI 4 hours- BFN
#3= IUI- 10 hours 2nd IUI- 33 hours
#4= June 2014- 2 vials - BFN
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sgibson0082 wrote:

Hi my name is Siera (21) and my partner ashley(22) have been together over 6 years, even though we are still young were ready to have children, actually very excited! I have found that your post have been very informative but I do have a question. What are the chances of having multiples with IUI? We're considering ordering the swimmer and insemenating at home and I'm very nervous about multiples, we are considering having more than 1 child but not sure if we want them at the same time. Hope you all can help : ) thanks

Not  very high.
Same as any other pregnancy.
You'll still probably only release 1 egg, which usually controls the # of embryos
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TTC #1
7 plus iui- all BFN
On to IVF this June!!!
IM PREGNANT!!!!:))
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Hi,

My name is Tereva I am 25 and just starting everything on being a smbc. I have PCOS and it has been hard for me in the past. I have lost weight and I'm ready to become a smbc. My family and friends are supporting me every step of the way. Planning this month for all the test and praying that next month will be the right month for me. Thanks for reading. Looking forward to reading everyone's story and learning something new.

Thanks

Tereva

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Hey Everyone,

I guess I should finally get around to introducing myself smile. My name is Amanda and I am 23 working full time as a secretary for the State of Missouri Department of Corrections. My first try was last month and it was a BFN. I had felt like the first time would be the charm but some life events happened causing a ton of added stress and I am sure that didn't help. Nevertheless, I am so excited about trying again this month! I will be a SMBC as I refuse to let life go by simply because I haven't found a partner yet. I was raised by my grandparents and want my children to have as much time as possible with them. I hope to have at least one child that shares my genetics and to foster/adopt down the road. Eventually I would love to have 5 as I grew up as an only child and have always loved the idea of a large family. I am so hopeful and ready to start the journey of motherhood!

At home ICI - 3/31 & 4/1 - BFP!
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Hi. I'm Kaycee from Oklahoma. I am 37 and single. I have had a myomectomy and a polypectomy and have had multiple problems with Ovarian Cysts and Endometriosis. I am TTC on my own and have been seeing an RE. I just began Femara and will start Follistim on Monday. Hopefully at my appointment next Friday I will receive the green light to Trigger! I have been TTC since May but had to have a polyp removed and then had a couple of large E2 producing cysts come up so had to wait another month each time. Finally it's here!

Best of luck to all of you reading this! smile

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Hi everyone. You can call me Reina. I'm a first year medical student, 23 (almost) and for the most part single. I've wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember, and now that I'm on my own I'm ready to start making that a reality. I won't be TTC for another couple months yet, as I have things to get in order first and I need to track ovulation, but I'm hoping to start early next year.

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Hello there, I'm Brenda!

I'm 30 years old, and I work full time from home for a software company.  I am very new to this process, and am still learning a lot from everyone! 

I've wanted to be a mother since I was a young child.  I've grown up and things haven't gone as planned for me - by this point, I should be on my 3rd child!  I've learned a lot, though, from my past and am at a point now where I am ready to try to have a family.  I am single but am fully committed to being a parent.  According to my doctors, I have no known issue with fertility.  My problem is timing!

I've already done one at-home cycle with NWCryobank, and while that didn't yield any great news, I am still excited to try.  Though, if it doesn't work out the next couple of times, I've decided to see a doctor to aid in the process.

One question though, if you don't mind (I've seen this answer before, but I can't seem to find it now):  how long does thawed sperm remain viable inside the female body?  (Please, excuse the phrasing - I am having a tough time trying to come up with a delicate way to ask it smile )

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I believe I read somewhere that the sperm lives approx. 12 hrs inside us since it was frozen? its either the egg lasts 12 hours and the sperm lasts 24 or flipped? Basically not a whole lot of time to work with since fresh stuff lasts for days!

At home ICI - 3/31 & 4/1 - BFP!
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Not sure where to begin with this introduction but here we go....

My name is Erin and my partner Jaime and I are trying to conceive our second child. We did our first at home insemination back in June and were thrilled when we found out we were expecting. Unfortunately, we lost the baby at 9 weeks. This will.be our first time trying since the miscarriage and we are currently in day 1 of the dreaded 2 week wait.

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Hello! Well, here goes my intro...My name is Jane and I am 34 years old and I am currently TTC my second child. I have a gorgeous 5 year old little girl from my first marriage who is the center of my universe. Once I got divorced, I assumed that I would not have any more children. However, I was lucky enough to find my DH in 2010 and we married almost exactly one year ago. My DH is 38 with no children of his own, but he sooooo wants to be a daddy! He loves my daughter like she's his own and is an awesome stepdad. Unfortunately, we aren't able to conceive without a little assistance since my DH has spina bifida. So in order to make things a little less complicated (and invasive and expensive), we've made the decision to go the donor route.  We are seeing a RE and will do our first cycle of IUI + clomid + hCG (and possibly progesterone) once we've made it through the holiday madness. I have no known fertility issues, but we're taking a pretty aggressive approach to TTC so that we can, in my RE's words, "get pregnant and get out of here!" We are so very hopeful that we are successful and can add to our family soon!  big_smile

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I'm Jean, 41, hoping to be a SMBC. I wish I had known about going this route 10 years ago when my ex left, after I got extremely healthy and was ready to have a baby. Then I got really sick and finally found out 2 years ago I have celiac disease, which has really taken a toll on my body. It has taken me almost 2 years to get my severe adrenal exhaustion under control and get all the foods that were causing me problems out of my diet (I am now up to 16 foods I react to, soy being even worse for me than gluten). I also have PCOS that I am trying to control naturally, doing what I did 10 years ago that worked, a low carb/high protein diet/no starches or sugars. Now that the adrenal exhaustion isn't so bad, I can start working out again. I have lost 40 pounds in the last 2 years, mostly because of taking out the foods I react to and not eating junk or drinking sodas because I can't eat it or it makes me very sick. My diet is very clean now, organic, totally NOT what I want to do but I have to do. I did look into adoption and 3 times was close, but they changed their minds. I also looked into foster/adopting, but my state actually sent me a letter stating they don't have enough funds for doing it anymore (huh?), so I'm at a standstill there. I'm going to do this by myself until the end of the year before going to medicated assisted IUI, but I'm hoping it works before then because I don't have any fertility coverage.

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Hi there! My name is Jerri, I'm 27 and my wife Katie is 29 and we've been together 13 years and married for 3 of those (high school sweethearts  smile ). Originally from North Dakota we busted out to the wonderful San Francisco Bay and feel like we've found a place we can be ourselves and raise a family! We love kids and have wanted them for over 13 years now. I'm an RN and she works in childcare. We've decided that 2014 will be our year!! I'm going to try and carry, I've been tracking my cycles for over 6 months and have started my multivit. I'm fairly irregular but have never missed a period. I am having a hard time getting a direct + with the urine dipstick. I've been using the dipstick, CM and saliva microscope but mostly I can tell by my mood and body cues. We are purchasing vials this week but need to narrow down a donor!! So excited to finally try this out in a couple weeks after so long and so much research! Good luck to all! big_smile

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I'm waiting for my vials to be delivered and it better be soon, my OPK was positive this morning!  I am 37 and will be a single mom no previous children so this will be my first and only.  I have a very supportive boyfriend who has his own children and doesn't live with me but is helping em with the process (I'm very lucky!).  Just never met Mr right and never want to go through an ugly custody battle so decided to go this way after a lesbian friend told me about how it worked for them.  I'm fertile like crazy and it runs in the family - my mom was on the pill with me and had an IUD when she had my sister so I'm hoping to have good odds of getting it done on the first try, especially since I need to have as much money as I can save for all the expenses down the road.  Thanks to all for the helpful information they have shared on everything, I really appreciate it.

Now hurry up UPS guy!

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Hi Everyone.  My name is Stacy.  I am 29 and my wife, Cheryl is 28.  We have been together for almost three years and married for a bit over one year.  We have been actively TTC since August 2013, with me as the carrier.  We completed 3 IUIs (medicated with Femara, third one with Ovidrel trigger as well) which were all BFNs.  I had a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in November.  At that time, my RE found that I had endometriosis and a much worse uterine septum than what we had already knew was present.  Those were both fixed and we are ready to try again.  I have been using Gonal-F injects for a week now.  We go back up Friday for another check, and I imagine I will trigger Friday night for IUI #4 on Sunday.  As of Tuesday morning, I had three dominant follicles.  We are hoping that this will be the cycle for our BFP.  We did switch donors; however, I fully believe that there was nothing wrong with the first donor we used.  The issues I had were enough to keep me from getting pregnant.

Attempted the TTC game from 2013-2015 with much heartache and one c/p.  Pulled out almost all the stops, including two fresh IVF cycles and two frozen.  Diagnosed with endometriosis and have had two surgeries since 2013. 

Fast forward three years and a divorce later, my girlfriend and I are holding out hope that it just wasn't meant to be for me in my previous life and we're giving it a go at home.  Maybe we are crazy, but we sure do have some hope.

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Hello everyone I'm Nikki, 31 years of age and single mother to a 9 year old son. I had a MC back in 12/2003 and conceived my son in 1/2004. I have had endometriosis since I was 13 and was told a few years back that I have underactive thyroid, but was never prescribed any medication. Lately I have been using OPKs & charting changes in CM but hopefully I can start charting my BBT in hopes of getting my BFP with my first IUI. I am hoping to start TTC next month to give my son a sibling. Baby dust to everyone and good luck!!

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Hi all!
My wife and I are starting our TTC journey in the new year.  We have been married for a year and a half, and have been together for 6 years (we are 27 and 28 years old).  We absolutely can not wait to start a family of our own (we currently have a hedgehog, of whom we joke is our spiny son) :-)
I will be carrying, and have started prenatal vitamins and tracking....haven't gotten a handle on charting yet, but making attempts.  Crossing our fingers because my cycle is to the 28th day each month.  Hoping not to find any infertility surprises along the way, but we have very limited info on my body and how it handles swimmers (never had NI, no previous IUI attempts).  We are very excited to hopefully have settled on NW Cryobank for our future children, and ideally will be buying vials for our first attempts in the spring.
Pleased to meet you all!

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Donor 3399 tried this summer& donor 5260 in dec... No luck trying 255m this month - Helen & Natalie

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Hi all I am soon to be beginning my TTC journey. This will be my first child and if all goes well I would love to add a sibling or two for my future little one. I am fairly young being close to but not over 25 and will be a single mom though will have the help and support of my amazing Momma whom herself was a single mom. I've not had much luck in the dating field and have many friends who think they have found Mr. Right only to have to go through ugly custody battles and that alone scares me so when I heard about NWcyro bank things just kind of clicked and I had an "this is it" moment. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here smile

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Hi Everyone! I am very new to the TTC journey. I have been viewing/researching for a while with last year more or less being the year to put my "ducks" in a row. I am single with the plan to be a SMBC. I just turned 30 and my plan is to really TTC this summer. I've just started charting and taking vitamins to start my prep work! Like many other women that have made the choice to try it alone- I just have ALWAYS loved children. I've always wanted children. I thought I would meet someone in my 20s, but it just didn't happen. I'm financially secure (I've been patient to wait until I was) so I can be the best mom I can be. I can't tell everyone enough how inspiring you all are! I am a nerd by trade and I'm looking forward to learning more from ya'all!

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Hi everyone.  I have an awesome set of twins from donor 051L and I was hoping to find someone with extra vials they would like to sell to me so I can give my kidos a little brother or sister.

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Hello,
My name is Chrissy and my wife and I are just starting our journey to conceive. We are foster/adoptive parents and we have adopted 2 boys, we are fostering with the hopes of adopting 2 more boys. I have always said that I wanted a large family I just didn't realize how large until I was trying to get my double stroller down an aisle at publix while keeping my two bigger ones in view! So I think we are done adopting for a bit and I would like to experience giving birth one time. My boys are 3,5,9,13 and my wife and I are both 26. We live a very active life and we are excited and crossing our fingers to add a little girl to the mix. We have fostered an infant and we don't think we could handle it again. Ollie leaving us was the hardest thing I have ever experienced so it's time to add our own little one into our village.  Time to delve into these great forums and see what we are getting ourselves into.

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I'm 41, dh & I have been together 18 years and have a 12 year old son.  Dh got a vasectomy soon after ds was born, believing we were done. We started regretting a few years after.  got a reversal, TTC for 2 years before realizing that although his swimmers had returned, they were damaged.  we were told our only chance  for a shared biological child was ivf w/icsi. after a brief crazy period where we considered going deeply into debt, we decided to admit we just can't afford it  sad  and yet, we would still be so happy to have another child, so we decided to try donor sperm.

my first 2 vials arrive tomorrow, and  at-home ici will probably be weds & Thurs iif opk has same timing as last month (fingers crossed).  I feel tentatively confident about the procedure after studying the boards and researching as much as possible, but it's still nerve wracking!  I wish it hadn't taken until i was 41 to figure this out.  because of my age, our financial position, the stress, and other factors, we've decided to limit ourselves to just three tries, 2 vials each time, and then move forward from there.

I'be been really grateful for all the info shared on the forums--  it's wonderful to be able to learn from others and know someone else is going thru all the craziness too!

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Hi all! I'm a single mama by choice and I'm just starting the journey for #2 after several years of figuring out which path is best for me and my kiddo. I have decided to go the known donor route and I've been working with a great donor since November. Unfortunately, all of my attempts have been thwarted either by weekend ovulation or inclement weather, so I haven't really gotten a good go at it yet despite my best efforts. Hoping this cycle will be the one! smile

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Hello! I'm Eemabird (eema is Hebrew for mother and what my two kiddos call me).  I have a ten year old son with a known donor/dad (he's actively involved and known as "Dad") and a five year old daughter who is a NW baby conceived with donor sperm.  My new wife is in the process of adopting my daughter, and we're now in the process of trying to have another child together.  The first time I went about the AI route I was much younger, more naive, and didn't know enough to be daunted by the whole process.  I got pregnant on the fourth try, and I don't think the first one should even count because I had no clue what I was doing.  Now I'm 36, better informed, and cognizant of how lucky I got my first time out and how difficult this whole process can be.

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Hello!  I am Kim and my wife Ali and I are new to this TTC thing.  We are super excited to have done our first insemination TODAY!!  We have been married almost a year, but from the moment we met it was all that she wrote!  I definitely am hopeful that we are one of the lucky ones who gets preggos the first time, but if not we will try again!  Good luck to everyone!!  smile

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Hi! My name is Katy, and my wife's name is Tonya. We have been trying for four months now, and are currently in the final days of our tww on the 4th try. The first three times were IUI's with a fertility clinic. The first try I got a bfp, but ended in a biochemical pregnancy at 5wks6days. The second two were not successful, and that's when we decided to switch to NWcryobank. The previous one was way too expensive and the donors kept selling out causing us to have to do a new search every month. So, this month and going forward we are using a trigger shot, but doing at home inseminations. We absolutely love our new donor and are hoping for a BFP in a couple days. I'm 11dpo right now, and had a bfn this morning. I got a faint bfp on day 12 the first time, so my hopes are still high! I didn't have what felt like could be implantation cramping until yestarday, so I'm guessing we have up until probably day 15 (Sunday) to get our bfp. Send some baby dust and positive vibes down to Texas for us!

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My name is Stacey and my wife is Shawna. We have been married for about three years and legally married for about a year and a half. We are just starting out with ttc. We have been wanting to try for a very long time, but we seem to be in the right place now. We are very excited and anxious to get started. I will be carrying. If anyone has any tips or tricks we are open. We probably wont get to actually start trying for at least a month or two, I have a few medical issues that I believe will effect my fertility, but unsure. But we hope to poke around the boards and try to learn as much as we can.

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Hi everyone!  I'm almost 30 and just starting out on this ttc journey.  I'm turning 30 next month and done waiting .  The one thing I've always wanted was to be a mom.  It was never if, always when, and when has come.  I'm ready to do this on my own, and  if I find a husband in the future, then great.  I'm planning on starting off on the at-home insem route and hoping for the best.  I'm hoping to start my first round next month!

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Carwanda, 32 and my wife, 29.  We have been together for three years and married for almost 2 years.  We are proud parents to 4 fur babies (2 dogs and 2 cats).

My wife and I have decided to start our TTC journey and we have been actively TTC since February 2014, with me as the carrier for the first child. We have completed 1 OB/GYN IUI (medicated with Clomid) which was a BFN.  I have previously had a Laparoscopic surgery in 2005 to remove ovarian cysts, unfortunately due to extensive scar tissue my left ovary and fallopian tube was removed but I have experienced regular cycles and ovulation every month. I started a prenatal vitamin 3 months ago, tracking my cycle for over a year, and began BBT charting Jan.  2014. We have #2 IUI scheduled for 3/31/14 and I can’t wait.

We wish everyone lots of sticky, sticky baby-dust! I look forward to all the tips and advice from the ladies on this board (I have been lurking for months and you ladies have provided AMAZING knowledge and support to other members) 

TTC:
#1= February 2014- Clomid 50mg - IUI: BFN
#2= March 2014- Clomid 100mg + Novarel – IUI @ 36hrs: BFN
       April/May 2014- BREAK

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Hi everyone,

We are Jaime and Arianna, we are a married lesbian couple living in Maryland. We have a 3 year old son, who was born with down syndrome and are looking to expand our family. We are new to the process of using a sperm bank; Our son was conceived by insemination at home from a known donor. We have a lot of questions as to the whole process, if anyone wants to share their insight on the best procedures but we will start other threads with our questions.

Also, we are looking for anyone who wants to share donor pictures. We have donor 4206 and 510P pictures that we are willing to share as well.

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I haven't done the "introduce yourself yet". Here goes:

My name is Abby and I'm 36. My wife is 49. We have been together for three years and married for one. We will begin ttc in April 2014. Hoping for a one hit wonder!

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Hi, My fiance and I have known each other for 13 years. Been together for 5 in March. Ohh I'm 31 and she is 32. We want a family.  big_smile This is all new to us. I read posts and there are numbers and letters. ?? In feb we purchased some swimmers. Hope to do it in May.  I have always wanted to be a mother, But as the days get closer to ?TTC Im freaking out lol. She is a cook at the hospital and I'm in Roofing. I hate the internet but I need answers and a community.

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Hello!  I thought we should go ahead and introduce ourselves on the board!

My wife, Tiffany, and I are FINALLY starting the process of expanding our little family.  We have been talking about it for years, but are finally in a place to make things happen. 

We had a consultation at the RE last week and everything is good to go to hopefully try in April or May. 

Exciting!

Thanks,

Jessica

http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt1d4410
Jess 29, Tiff 30 (carrying)
Started TTC in 2014
IVF, July 2016, Flare Protocol, retrieval on 7/17 (freeze all), 14 out of 17 mature, all 14 fertilized!
FET on 9/22, 1 5-day blast transferred, BFP! 1st U/S on 10/24! Expected due date is June 10, 2017!

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Hi! My wife and I lurked around these boards a few years back, but ultimately decided it was not the right time for us. However, it finally is the right time for us! smile My name is Rebecca and my wife's name is Christen. We're 31 and 32, respectively. We've been together almost five years, married almost four, and if everything goes according to plan, we are inseminating for first time next month! We are both very excited and kind of nervous and have lots of questions still so if you see us around on the message boards, please say hi! smile

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Christen & Rebecca

1st IUI - 10/02/14 - BFN

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Hi Everyone,

My wife and I have been together for 5 years and are finally planning on taking the next step towards making our family complete. We are planning to purchase 2 IUI vials next month for our first at-home insem. We are super excited and, thanks to many in this forum, very optimistic. We understand this might be a long process and are happy there are others going through this with us. Like Mrs. Olsen, we'll have PLENTY of questions as we near our "special day" so please feel free to share your expertise and experiences.  big_smile

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Hi my name is LaTeisha and I am 39 years of age and I reside in Yonkers, New York. What an awesome community that you guys have formed, and I am so glad to be a part of it.

Well here goes!! This week I hope to start my very first IVF cycle and I am hoping that it results in a pregnancy. I am a straight female who was very blessed to have a loving husband and two amazing kids, but in 2009 all three of them were taken away from me as a result of a drunk driver running head on into them. An unfortunate event, but an event that has given me so much courage and strength to embark upon this next journey within my life. I will be a single mother, and thanks to a strong support system know that the task will be not as hard as it would be if I had no help at all.

I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and adenomyosis, so I will do my retrieval and take lupron and wait three months before implantation. Sucks right? Yea I know, but it will try to talk him out of me waiting that long. That's like torture. Anyway, I will be using donor 7836...so wish me luck guys!!

Me(39) SMBC
Tubal ligation(1999), Adenomyosis, Endometriosis
DS (19 week preemie) DS (24 week preemie) ^^IC^^ Daughter(19) and Son(14) ^^FET #1: BFP...7 week mc (triplets). FET#2: March 2015(chemical) IVF #3: April 2015

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Hi all! I introduced myself once about 3 years ago, but since we are getting ready to try for another tiny child I decided to introduce myself again smile. My wife (29) (officially as of 7/8/14  big_smile ) and I (24) are from Oregon and have 3 beautiful kids already, Jarrod Daemion (10), Jaedyn Devynne (5), and Jaycee Dylanne (2). The older 2 are from my wife's previous relationships and Jaycee we had together.  We have been together almost 5 years, and every single one has been amazing. We are trying for our 4th child now (starting tonight) and we couldn't be more excited!

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Hi I'm Tanya,

I'm 36 and will be attempting my first IUI as a SMC via a fertility center very soon.  I have PCOS and had a battle with complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia a couple of years back.  It's been quite a journey just to get to this point.  I've always wanted to be a mommy and have finally  decided to reach for my dream.  I've been on Provera for two years.  My RE just added Metformin to the mix.  I will also be starting Clomid with a trigger this coming cycle.  If there is anyone out there who has a similar background I'd love to hear about your experiences.  I just purchased two vials of donor 3122 and hoping for lots of luck.  It's great to be here!  smile

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Hello everyone I'm new to this site I found out about nw cryobank  and was excited that the prices aren't that high,
I'm 36yrs old and hoping on have another child I already have one little miracle a little girl who turned 4 last month I say miracle since it took me through a long journey of just 13 yrs just to conceive her.. After 13 miscarriages and 1 ectopic , so my little girl was my 15th pregnancy, was she a miracle or what. I've had 3 D & C's a hystrosalpingogram , fertility drs and after everything you name it. I've seen two doctors in mexico great doctors I might say..but no one can compare to my gyno from texas he found why I was losing the pregnancies something my fertility drs at uc davis  in California couldn't . my blood clots when I get pregnant, all the dr did at uc davis was get me pregnant with the iui not helping me find out why I was losing them.  I started to see a dr in mexico and I was on injections and clomid and I did it for 2 months but I stopped since I have having problems with my husband I kicked him out of my house. well the following month I went to see him and we had a quickie and I left and guess what happened off meds and all I got prego shocker , I guess after that quickie couple days later got back together and then to find out I was prego wow, I went to see my gyno here in texas and right away I was put on lovenox to thin my blood, when I heard the first heart beat I started to cry, I just couldn't believe it. well I was considered a high risk so I saw two doctors, my daughter was giving contractions starting on my 6month so I was given a shot to stop the contractions  and put on contraction meds also, I was in and out of the hospital 2 to 3 times a months I was admitted each time from 2 to 6 days at times, it was hard. I'm so thankful; my parents found out I was pregnant and my dad retired and they moved down to texas from California to take care of me , I was not living with my hubby he wanted me to abort once he found out. I have the blessing of having great parents. thank you god.with out my I don't think I would of been able to inject myself every morning she was my nurese. the funny thing is every time my dad took me to the hospital they thought he was the baby daddy, lol  Well I had went to my gyno  and told him I couldn't walk anymore I had really bad preeclampsia and I was admitted to the hospital and had to wait 24hours to try and deliver since the lovenox ( blood thinner meds) was in body and I could bleed to death. I had an emergency csection 3oclock in the morning and it was a terrible experience.. well after all I had a great and beautiful daughter and Now I started and new journey to have another child I already talk to my dr and I will start my injections on my next cycle September can't wait. smile

Mommy to a 5yr old daughter

I've had 13 miscarriages and 1 ectopic
My daughter was number 15 miracle

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Hi, I'm not real new here but never fully introduced myself.

My partner and  I have been together almost 6 years. We have tried a total of 5 times over a two year span and unmedicated at home. All BFN's :-( we were ready to try again in May but I ended up injuring my back. Now it's almost September,  and we are ready to try again. I was curious as to what everyone's ages were that are trying at home unmedicated? I'm nervous that it won't ever happen for us if we keep trying at home. It costs a small fortune to use a fertility doctor to do the inseminations, and it cost us the same trying at home using 2 vials as it would with a doctor with only one vial.

My partner had breast cancer and can not carry due to having chemo and radiation as well as current med to keep cancer from returning. I just turned 36. I know as we get older it's harder to conceive. I pray it happens for us, and nothing more would make us happy then her being the one who knocked me up in the privacy of our home vs the clinical environment. Please say a prayer for us and we will keep all of you in our prayers as well!

39 TTC baby # 1 for 4 years. Starting IVF in January.

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Hello,

I'm 28 and have 2 fur babies, now ready for the human babies! I registered with NW, have been doing research, and snooping around this forum for the past year. I have learned many things yet there is still so much more to learn. I like NW, glad there is such an awesome community here.

Celebrating 10 years together with 2 precious babies.
Born: Jan, 2016 Home 2 IUI, partner carried
Born: Nov, 2016 Home 1 ICI, I carried

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Hello all we're Tina&Shan, newlyweds (4/26/2014  big_smile ) and we are TTC. We have been to a Dr but he seemed as if he really didn't care so we opted to DIY so here we are. We've been stalking the profiles and lurking in the forms for awhile but totally not in a creepy way lol. We have two fur babies, a 5 yr old Shih Zue and a 3 yr old cat who are spoiled to the max but we are wanting a little one of our own.

Sept '14 iui's- BFN; Oct '14 ici & iui- BFN; Nov '14 iui as ici- BFN; Dec '14 iui's-BFN; Jan '15 Break; Feb '15 iui's- BFN; Mar'15 iui's BFN: Apr, May-Break, June '15 iui'es-BFN, Jan'17 iui-BFP with baby girl.

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My name is Amanda.  New here!  But not new to TTC.  You can see my signature for all those deets.  Anyway, just waiting for my cycle to begin so we can place our order at try at home insems this time!

A (33) married to B (33) with male factor infertility
IVF with ICSI: baby boy 2007
IUI with donor: Twin boys 2010
Trying again for our grand finale baby.  Doing ICI at home this time.

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Hello everybody!  My name is Penny and I live in Florida.  I will be 32 years old shortly and have always wanted to have children.  I just finished my Masters degree early last year and didn't focus 100% on finding a husband and future father while in school.  After I finished I looked and looked and had no luck.  I have been thinking about trying to become a single parent by choice for a year now and decided a couple months ago to do it.  I know that it may take a while to get pregnant and stay pregnant (my mom's first child was a miscarriage at 6 months and her mother had to have hysterectomy after she was born) so I want to try now and I don't feel that no having a male partner should hinder my potential of being a great mother.  Sorry, I've been thinking about this for awhile and tend to get carried away...and wordy.   smile   I've been tracking my menstrual cycle for a year and my ovulation for about 4 months now.  I'm hoping to try for the first time at the end of October!

December 2014 -BFN
February 2015 - BFN
April 2015 - BFN

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Hello,

     Nice to meet all of you! My name is Charity, and I am attempting to become a SMBC. The majority of my focus has always been invested in my work, education and building a life in which I could have children and remain well off. I have thought about AI many times throughout the past as a viable option for myself. I've never really met anyone I felt the desire to have children with and I have reached that point in my life wherein I'm ready to begin my family.
    I did some research on various cryobanks before deciding to use nw. I've read through the forum and really appreciated the stories and advice people have shared here. If anyone has experience regarding TTC with PCOS, I'd like to hear about your experiences.
   

Charity

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Hi everyone,

I'm Elizabeth. I'm trying to become a single mother by choice. I've tried to conceive with a known donor without success, but I decided I wanted to switch to an open donor through a bank this time around. I'm happy to have found NW because I still want to try to conceive at home.

I am having some difficulty using the website. I tried to purchase an expanded profile and photos for a donor, but the website wouldn't let me complete my order without purchasing a vial. I obviously don't want to purchase a vial before looking at the expanded profile. I contacted NW for help and I'm waiting to hear back. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this or where to look for a solution, I'd appreciate it.

Best of luck to all!
Elizabeth

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Have you and your wife gotten pregnant by donor 605? I user him the first time and now I am 7 weeks pregnant

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Hello all,
Finally found the right one at 44! We have decided to have a baby but my insurance doesn't cover IVF so although we haven't given IVF a try with my own eggs and have only tried for 3 months, we are going the egg donor route. Since we can only afford one loan, we want better odds of having a baby.
Anyone have egg donor success? My RE feels the frozen egg route is not great odds with 6 oocytes. That maybe we'll get one embryo!
If you've had egg donor success, can you share baby photos of you baby and egg donor # if still available?
I'm looking for blonde, blue eyes.
Thank you!

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Hi my name is Gemma

I am 32 single and from New Zealand.

In New Zealand there is law and sperm cant be shipped in and the waiting list for a local sperm donor is years I have already been on the list a year and a half.

So I have booked a flight to the States for the 24th of December and I am going to give ICI one hit while I am there and hope for the best. I will be attempting this in a hotel in LA early Jan. Any tips or good advice is totally welcomed.

I am really excited to be heading to America (Disneyland) and giving this a shot but kinda nervous about DIYing on my own.

So many donors to chose from I cant decide!

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Hi!

I'm Allison and have actually been looking at multiple pregnancy boards for over a year.  I'm 29 and my wife and I are trying concieve our first baby. 

Yes....I've been a lurker but after almost a year of trying to concieve (2 at home, 5 IUIs-both femara and hybrid cycles), I've decided I'm done being quiet.  The frustration of waiting has been so hard.  I have since been diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis.  Though, I don't show typical signs as I've always had a period, ovulated, responded REALLY well to drugs, never had to skip a cycle, etc.

Where we are at now:
Our insurance begins coverage on IVF starting January 1st.  However, we have to do one more IUI cycle (apparently 6 is the magic number to be covered).  So I started my fertility drugs today.  sad It's hard to know you're walking into another roller coaster and truthfully I had just swallowed the idea of doing IVF at 29.

Is anyone else also dealing with fertility problems along with TTC?

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Lucky cycle #9: IVF Antagonist Cycle in February 2015! 5dt of a grade 4AA blastocyst and got my bfp 5dp5dt
Ruthie Evan born 10/19/2015 at 36+6