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Hello Everyone... My name is Tashia and my DP is Rhonda and we are engaged to be married after four short years of dating:D We are hoping to complete our family on our fourth and prayfully final cycle . Our very first cycle here at NW was successful however 7 weeks later we had to terminate the pregnancy due to an blighted ovum. So here we are again on our fourth cycle trying for our baby girl (i'm hoping for) or boy (Rhonda's hoping for).

*waving babydust at everyone*

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Hi,
My name is Caroline. I'm 44 and planning my first round of AI in January. I kept waiting for the right guy to come along to have a family with and it didn't happen, so finally I decided to just do it! My family and friends have been really supportive. I had to deal with some feelings of inadequacy for not being able to find a guy . . . but I think I'm mostly through that. I know I'm kind of old to have a baby - "Elderly Primip" - but I still ovulate regularly and really want to have a baby. So .. . . here goes!

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Hi,
My name is Robynn (38).  My partner and I have been planning for about 5 months and we'll be doing our first iui in Jan.
I was wondering why the price here is a lot less than cali cryobank.  Is anyone here from california that uses NW's sperm ?  Any tips you might have for us?


Thank you,
nnybor@gmail.com

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Tracy (32) and my partner's name is also Tracy (40), but everyone calls her Trae'.  We have been together for 8 years and are getting ready to do our first home insemination in January.  We are super excited and nervous and anxious and all of those emotions that this whole experience brings along.  I guess you could say that we are doing things a little backwards since we are getting married in August but trying to get pregnant now; I have no problem with being a pregnant bride! We currently live in SC but are originally from MA, which is where we will be married.  I have been ready to be a mother for quite a few years now but Trae had reservations, she just wasnt ready, but over the last few years everything changed.  We are both very much on the same page now and ready to be married and to be parents and to start our family.  I know this sounds so cliche but I faithfully watch 'A Baby Story" on TLC every day on my lunch break and I cry every time I watch it (even when I watch repeats) LOL.  Anyway, I have been tracking my cycles for about a year now and started taking prenatal vitamins a little over a month ago.  I was very overweight and in my research learned that it is more difficult for women who are overweight to conceive so I have recently lost 50 lbs. I am still not at an ideal weight for someone of my height but I am making strides.  I was so happy to find NW and this blog forum on NW's website!  It is so nice to interact with other people who are going through the same experience.   I know that this is going to be an emotional roller coaster ride and the supportive atmosphere here in the forum is going to be a huge help.  Good luck to everyone else TTC!!!! big_smile

7 home ICI's (2010-15) - BFN
1st medicated IUI w/RE - March 2016 - BFN
2nd medicated IUI/wRE - April 2016 - BFN

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I am Hedy (34) and I live in Washington State.  My wonderful husband and I have been ttc for 3 1/2 long years.  We have tried many things, and are now trying some donor insemination.  My husband had one child who passed away, and he and I have my son from my previous marriage--whom he calls the child of my body and his heart.  Our trek has been long and hard, as I know many on here have experienced, and I am trying to have some positive energy for our newest attempts.  We have had one BFN, but are ready to try again this month.  I am new to the board, and would love to meet some new friends.

Hedy

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hello my name is fatham and me and my dh is ttc he had a vasectomy 8 years ago so we are going through AI Im hoping it wont be along journey will see..

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smile I am Melissa and My Partner and I are starting this process now. I am very excited, but so new to the whole thing. Most of what I know is from the research that I have done, and I also know of one woman who has concieved through Nw, and has a beautiful baby boy!

I am so anxious to do everything I can to get the ball rolling. I am nervous about picking the right donor. I am also hoping that I can get my ovulation tracked correctly. I am looking for the saliva test.. thought I would be able to get one on here but i cant find one. I am making an appt to have blood work done asap, and starting on prenatal pills. Is there anything else I can be doing? Or any advice anyone has to give would be wonderful!!


Thank you so much!

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Hello, everyone! I'm no good at this introduction type thing, but here I go. I'm Stephanie, 23, and ready to start a family. I'll be ( hopefully! ) a single mommy with the support of my friends and family. I've simply given up on finding a husband based on the horrible experiences that I've had with men. I'm looking to start the journey in January, and hopefully I won't have to try after that!

Good luck and may God bless and protect each and every one of you during this special time of trying to expand ( or start ) your family! Happy New Year, ladies! May it bring you stinky diapers, beautiful cries of joy, and enough smiles to last a lifetime! smile

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My wife (Turtle) and I (Frog) are TTC our first child. Turtle will carry first. As we are so new to this process, we are enjoying reading the forum posts and following several blogs. We are learning so much! We started our own blog recently (www.turtleplusfrog.wordpress.com) to help us document our journey. Best wishes to you all!

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Hello Everyone! My name is Natosha and my wife and I are on our second time TTC. We are using donor 478g, which has confirmed pregnancies and are hoping that we will be part of the confirmed...And successful! My wife's name is Sara and we have been together for alomst 6 years.

Right now I am currently on CD 29 and still no AF. I took a HPT yet got a BFN, so I am hoping AF either arrives soon so I can order my swimmers or not in which I will test again. I never realized how stressful TTC would be.

I just wanted to find some support out there that was able to relate to us. There are so many contradictions online about what to expect, its nice to just have someone to talk to that is currently going through what you are. I would love to hear from anyone who is interested...

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So I realize that I posted without actually introducing myself. Again my name is Natosha. My wife is named Sara. We have been together for alost 6 years..."Married" for 5. I am 25 and she is 24.

Currently I am in school finishing up my degree in Psychology before starting on the path to getting my P.A. (Physician's assistant). My wife is almost finished with her degree in FHS (Family Human Studies) or Teaching Degree...She only has a few semesters so she will be making her final decision about her degree shortly. She eventually wants to open her own private daycare seeing as everyone we know has children and she is AMAZING with them! We call her mother hen, lol...

This is our 2 time TTC, in which I hope is stuck...I am CD 29 with no AF but I have some cramping which could mean she is on her way sad

We are using donor 478G.

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OK so Ive been lurking on NWAC for about a year.  Im not exactly sure what I am.... LOL Part SMBC part no luck with relationships till now but now I have the loving relationship,  he has infertility issues. 
Me 38, 39 in May.  Registered Nurse in the private non profit world giving free care to the low income uninsured.  I love what I do!  I have lived in several places over the last 15 years had several long term relationships that just werent right.... So I put off having a family cause I wanted it all.  Perfect Husband, Warm and Loving home, Financial Security ETC.....  SO I got the Warm and loving home ON MY OWN three years ago, I have Financial Security ON MY OWN, I have a wonderful supportive family.  Ive really been so ready to have a baby for like 3 years, but was holding out for the husband.   I got to the point where I was just going to do it on my own and met my BF.   Great guy, 46, never married no kids.... Seems perfect right?  Well he has ED and the cause is low Testosterone which gives him seriously sub optimal sperm.  Low count, no motility, poor morphology.  The kicker is to fix the ED and the Low T, he has to take Testosterone replacement which completely stops his testes from making any sperm.................. So its been a long year of Doctors appointments and dissapointments all around.   We have finally decided this is the way to go...........  Trying to preserve his swimmers is a very long and involved process with lots of different meds and injections and no garantee it will work.  NO THANK YOU!
Ive been tracking my cycles for three years and have the Clear Plan fertility monitor.  Aside from two or so annovulatory cycles(by monitor) over the last three years I am super regular 27day cycle with O on day 13 EVERY TIME.  I had my pre pregnancy check up and all hormones are in line.  I am slightly concerned my periods are lighter than they used to be.  I used to be a heavy flower for five days now Im heavy for one day and im done in three.  Ive been taking a prenatal and a baby asprin a day for a few months and I go to accupuncture twice a month.  Im placing my first order as soon as AF starts which should be this week!  Im praying for a beginners luck BFP!
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I am all new to this so hopfully I am posting right. i am considering using this bank I have never used a bank before but I am 31 and I really want to be a mommy to a houseful before I die. I am very interested in the success of this bank and if it is for real or not.
lisa

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Hi everyone...I used to be on here alot last year but things never worked out so we took a break...and now I am back and so ready for this to happen for us. I have two older children...13 and 15. I am 33 and married to my high school sweetheart. We are using donor sperm because my h is no longer fertile. We have wanted this for the last 5 years. 2 years ago I had a miscarriage and we waited a year to try with no luck and now we are back again. I am very VERY hopeful that this is my time!!

Baby Dust Wishes Sent to Everyone!!!

**Laura**
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Hi everyone!

I have been a lurker here for several months now, but this is my first post. I'm Rhianna, I am 36, and I live in south Florida. I'm single - like so many other SMBCs, I've just never found Mr. Right. Unlike a lot of you though, I never really thought much about having children before. I guess I just assumed that some day I would find the right guy, and everything would happen "the way it's supposed to" - ha! roll

About a year or two ago though, my biological clock, which has been very quiet most of my life, suddenly started ticking very loudly. It has gotten so loud the last few months, I knew I had to do something, I just didn't know what. I never even knew AI was an option until recently - I was idly doing a Google search one day on sperm banks after seeing an episode of "Flash Forward" on TV that touched on it, and now here I am. I was so shocked and excited to find this place, and even more excited after I started reading the forums and found out that I am NOT the only woman in the world to be going through this!!

My first shipment of little swimmers arrives late this week, and sometime between then and early next week should be my first TTC. Thank you NW for providing this forum, and thanks to all the ladies out there who provide such support and encouragement for everyone. I am very honored and excited to be among you! big_smile

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Hello everyone.  I'm brand new to NW but have been considering AI for about a year. I'm 37, live in Phoenix and after realizing I may not find Mr. Right before the window closes on my oppurtunity to become a mother, I've decided to go the route of SMBC.  I'm scared, nervous, excited, happy and overwhelmed all at the same time.  A part of me is still mourning the idea of what I thought my family would be like and I'm trying to come to terms with a new vision.  I worry if I'll feel lonely going through a pregnancy on my own and what that day will be like when I bring my baby home from the hospital by myself.  I do have the support of my friends and my mother, however she lives 2600 miles so she wont be around on a regular basis to help out.  Even with all my uncertainties I know that to go through life without ever knowing the joy of motherhood would be devastating to me.  So here I am.  I've just registered and still "shopping" for a donor but plan to give it my first try next month.  Writing this makes it seem more real.  Soon I wont have to stand in front of the mirror with a pillow under my shirt to imagine what I would look llike pregnant and wont feel like the creepy lady wondering the aisles of Babys R US without a purpose.  Wish me luck

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Hi, I am new here! I have been lurking for a long time but finally got the courage to say hello. DH and I are planning our first attempt around the fourth of April. So many emotions but just tracking my cycle and trying to drop a few pounds. Also trying to wean off of paxil, anyone have any experience with this? My doc says to do it slowly but I am worried I will have  issues after being on it for over 3 years.
Looking forward to getting to know you all smile
lavender10:)

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Hi, all!
I'm Molly and my DW is Courtney. We are new to all of this as most seem to be. Planning our first AI in June and have been tracking for a couple months.
Any advice or helpful suggestions would be great.

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10/2012- TWW....

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Hi-my name is Melanie. My partner and I have a daughter that is almost 4. She is from another bank. She has albinism. She is wonderful. We are so blessed. We would like to conceive again. Melanie-we are looking at Cli

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Hello everyone. I'm new on NW, I am hoping to soon be SMBC, I am considering ICI at home by June,  but first I have to take care of some health issues . I just turn 36 last month and around a year ago I realized I may not find Mr. Right , I've decided to be SMBC. I'm so happy but also scared. I was born on a big family and I have an identical twin sister, but because my family and I, are so religious, I am not able to show how happy I am to hopefully soon be a mom. I worry of a lot of thing but I know that will be a blessing the day I bring home mu little angel. I am hoping to find in this forum the support I need. Thank to all of you. Wish me luck, lol, sorry for my english, my first language is spanish....

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Hello everybody!

I've been lurking on the forum for a couple of weeks and figured I should register and introduce myself.  I'm Landry and I'll be 31 later this week; my wife, Natalie is 27.  We currently live in Las Vegas, but definitely want to move out of Nevada within the next few years.  She and I were legally married in Massachusetts on 9/8/09 (with just the two of us and the Justice of the Peace) and we are in the middle of planning our big wedding celebration (with our family and friends) for 4/24/10.  We are very excited about starting a family shortly after that and hope to be pregnant later this year.  I will be carrying the first time around and she will carry the second, preferably with the same donor.

I've been doing lots of research on AI and have been tracking my cycle, plus I'm trying to be as healthy as possible for my future baby.  These forums are great and I love the honesty and encouragement that I've seen so far.  I'm sure the time will come when I am incredibly overwhelmed, but right now I am just very excited about this new chapter in my life.

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Hi all!

My name is T. I've been lurking for several months and have been wanting to be a mommy for as long as I can remember. I'll be 30 this year and decided I don't need to wait around for a man to achieve the ultimate dream and obtain what I really want for myself which is to be the best mommy that I can be. So I've decided to start the journey to become a SMBC. I haven't submitted my paperwork yet. I've just been doing as much research as possible and these boards have really helped. I'm very excited to start this journey and I'm so glad that I found all of you ladies on this forum. smile

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Hello!

I have been lurking on the site for a couple of years now and decided it's finally time to jump in! I live in the Seattle area, just turned 30, and will be a smbc! I did a couple of at home IVI's in early 2009 then took a break for a while. I am now working with a nurse practitioner who will be doing my IUI's starting in the Spring(Mar-May). I love all how supportive you all are of each other and really appreciate all of the great info I have learned from your posts!

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Hi!   I"m 29 and my partner is 28.  We live in St. Pete florida.  March 10thish will be our first TTC.  We are sooo excited.  We picked donor 6144 who doesn't have any preg's listed so that's a major concern for us.  Why is there only one black donor?  We've been reading this forum for months in preparation for our first TTC.  Of course we are crossing our fingers this first time will be BFP but are prepared for several months of trying.  My gyno says I am perfectly healthy so we will start without any meds.  We don't want to be the next octomoms!  This forum has been a blessing for us in learning about AI and increasing our chances!  Thank You!:D

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Hi! I'm Tiffani & my partner is Kori. I will be the one carrying as physically Kori isn't able to. With our blended family we have four kiddos & really want to have one of we can call ours. We're getting ready for our third attempt- at home, no medications. The first attempt was disastrous lol big_smile our second attempt we thought went well, thought I was pg but to no avail.. We feel more prepared knowledge-wise & hoping that the third time really will be a charm! wink

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Hello Everyone!! I am Ashlee in TN and live with my girlfriend Katherine (KK). We just registered with NW this morning and are starting to get the ball rolling. I have no idea how to do this, so I'm excited to have found this forum!! I will be the one carrying this time..and trying to get things in order! Is anyone ever really ready though?!! lol We plan to start trying after the summer!! Best of luck to everyone here!!

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Hi. I'm J.B. I just joined this board. I'll be trying my first AI in March. I'm single and a little on the young side but I want to have my children young. That's all I can think of!

Joy.
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Hello, NW Family!!

My name is Cristal(32) & my life partner is Jenna(25) we have been together for 4 years.  I conceived in 2004, and on April 29th 2005 the result was a "Beautiful bouncing baby boy!  He's my reason for everything I do.  Jenna and I started talking about trying to conceive in early 2009.  Our first attempt was in June last year.  Our 6th attempt was the charm!! We got our BFP on Valentines Day 2010!!!!! Thrilled ! Best Wishes to all!!! smile

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Hi Everyone!
My name is Stacey(33) and my Partners name is Trina(32) we are new at this TTC journey and super excited!!  I have 3 wonderful children 11,8,and7, two boys and 1 girl, from a previous relationship.  Trina will carry for us this time and it will be her first. Thank you for all your help in advance because I am sure we will be asking tons of questions.  Our first attempt will be in March 2010, wish us luck! Good Luck to all on your TTC jouney's!

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Hello and welcome to all the newcomers!  I hope your time here on the ttc side is short and all of you get your BFP soon!  smile

Becky

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Hi everyone!!

Well, short story...my husband and I have been ttc for 5 years. We found out he has Azoospermia two years ago and we took a "time out" to figure out where to go and what to do. After a very long and hard two years, we have came to the decision to try DIUI'S...

We are both very excited! We (me!) are in the midst of doing all the testing right now. I have my saline sonogram and HSG this week! We meet with the RE on the 17th to go over our game plan. We should know more then when our IUI will start!

Looking foward to getting to know you all and share our stories...:D

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Hello!
My partner and I have been together for - almost - five year and now we feel ready to start a family. We are TTC this month for the first time. Our first AI (@home) will be next week (!!!!!) and we are very, very, very hopeful that everything its going to be POSITIVE... We originally thought about try this with a doctor but after lots of reading and talking we decided that we wanted a more intimate ambience to 'make a baby'. Hopefully, next Tuesday we will be 'making' our baby girl, Amara... big_smile

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Hello,
    My name Is Brianna and my Husband Is Ash. We have been TTC for about 4 years when we finally decided to give this a try. We are so anxious to start a family but at the same time are very aware of the ups and downs. Hope to get a BFP soon....:)

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Hello.  My partner and I are oldie-goldies!  We successfully conceived through AI at home in 2005.  We have a beautiful 4-year-old daughter named Kate.  She is truly the light of our lives and we hope to make her a big sister very soon.  We are trying to conceive this month, in a few days actually.  My partner carried Kate and is carrying this time as well.  I am shaking the rust off and getting back on this forum.  I wish everyone the best and hope for baby dust all around!

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i never did introduce myself, so here goes!  i'm g and have been on this forum since mid-2006!  my dp d and i have 2 sons both conceived using anonymous donor sperm.  i carried our oldest son b and he was born in 2007.   my dp carried our newest arrival f and he was born in january this year.  smile  we were able to use the same donor for both boys. 

we plan on having a third baby and will start down that path next year.  my dp will carry again since i will be 41 this year and have some blood clotting complications.

we both had to battle some fertility issues along the way and are lucky to have found a wonderful re!

i wish the best of luck to everyone and hope to see more bfps soon.  smile

g

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Hi all -- I've been lurking on this forum for several months, even though my fiancee and I aren't planning to start TTC for another year.  We're getting married this May, and have a year's worth of home improvements, savings and general life-preparations before we'll actually start our TTC journey.  But I'm one of those annoying type-A listmaking obsessive-planning type ladies, and so I've been eagerly studying up on fertility and TTC techniques in order to hopefully be in the best babymaking condition possible when we're ready to get started.

My name is Meg, and I'm currently 30; I'm a social worker.  My fiancee is Shasta, and she's six months older than me; she's a massage therapist and personal trainer who works from home.  We're planning to have just one child -- I'll be the pregnant one because I have health insurance through my work, and because I've always wanted to experience pregnancy.  smile  We currently live in Denver with our two miniature pinschers and three cats.

I spent my high school and college years working in a preschool/daycare center and I absolutely adore kids -- I'm really looking forward to being a mom!  Shasta has seven (yes, SEVEN -- with three sets of twins) brothers and too many nieces and nephews to count, so she's excited to have one of her own as well.  She's understandably hoping for a little girl, so for her sake that's what I'm keeping my fingers crossed for -- though IMHO, boys are super fun too....  wink

We haven't yet decided whether to try eliciting the *cough* services of a known donor or use frozen (though if we go with frozen, NW is our bank of choice!)  We have plenty of time to decide, of course, but that issue and countless others are part of the reason I'm hopping into these forums early -- I'd love to pepper everybody with questions and get feedback as these decisions are made over the next year.  Hopefully we'll have some good conversation to contribute and at the very least, an extra set of pom-poms for cheering on those BFPs for all the current TTCers!!

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Howdy everyone!

My partner and I have been stalking this site for a couple months now, so I figure it's time to say hello and introduce ourselves wink

We live in Georgia and just celebrated our 6th year anniversary this past week tongue . I am 31 and she is 27...I'll be carrying 1st simply because I'm older (ha!) but she will go next time around. We would like to have 2-3 children when all is said and done, but we will be overjoyed with whatever is destined for us!!I am so happy to have this forum and NW!! We are super excited to begin our journey and can't wait to order our 1st set of swimmers, hopefully around April or May!!

Amy smile

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Hi,

My name is Kewanna and my partners name is Robin. We will be TTC this year and are praying to conceive early. We will be working with the fertility doctor in the beginning because of MY PCOS. We are very nervous about having another child. I have two from a previous relationship and they are not even happy that my partner is with me. Marriage and a family are important to us. We have been together for 9 years and endured everything. So I wonder how everyone else deals with naysayers? Has anyone tried IUI at home and has anyone conceived at home? We are new too this and could use lots of information. Best wishes to everyone. smile

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Hi Ladies,

My name is Gayla and my partner is Tisha. She has 3 children from a previous relationship (all girls 15,13, and 11). I have decided that I want a child of my own so we are starting the TTC process.

I have been reading and trying to follow ya'lls blogs, but I am not quiet sure of all the abbreviations yet...lol. We were both a little shocked at how complicated all of this seems. I have a very irregular cycle and have no clue even where to start trying to track it or figure out when I am going to O.

Any advise from anybody would be greatly appreciate. Like I said we both are completely new to this and have no clue whats going on or really where to start. Thanks!!!

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HI

My name is Nicole and my wonderful partners name is Jessica. We live in Oklahoma and have been together for 7 years. We have decided its time to start trying for the baby of our dreams. For the past three years, our two chihuahua's (Sakari & Aspen) have been our life so I hope they will be able to share the attention with a new one!

Ive been a lurker for a few months now so I finally decided to register. I have been tracking my ovulation for about 5 months and ordered my first order (and hopefully last for atleast nine months!) of swimmers.

I'm so excited to be apart of such a great site. Thanks:)

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Hello Just wanted to introduce myself I am from Nevada and My name is Dawn I'm 36 my partner is 38 and we're ttc for a few months now with nw help.I have one daughter she's 13mo diffrent bank and trying for #2.we used 2 ici vials 1st time 2nd time 2 iui vials. with no luck.we changed donors this time around.if anyone would like to be my ttc buddy.I'm on cd 11 start opk sticks on thurs.

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Hello Gayla and Tisha I read your post above and if you don't know when to start testing try to test on cd 10 to 12.you have to really keep a log of the cycle days (probably for 3-6 months) to really know for sure.its pretty easy after you know.when I first started out my periods were somewhat normal 31-33 days.get yourself a ovulation test and they have a q and a and a timeline of when to start testing. the real good ones are clearblue easy and first response.the generic kinds you get are not accurate for me anyway.I hope this helps you out loads of luck and baby dust to you...

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Hello!
My name is Val, and my husband and I are finally ready to TTC.  I have PCOS, and my husband had a failed varicele repair (went from a a few swimmers to zilch in addition to nerve damage).  So, now, we've decided to try to conceive w/DS.  It's been a difficult choice, but after trying everything for him, it's the best answer for us (everything happens for a reason, right?!).  I look forward to chatting w/ya'll!

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Hello.  My name is Dee.  I'm 37 years old and like many others, I decided to stop waiting for Mr. Right to start my family.  I have been thinking about using a donor for about a year and decided to take the plunge this month.  Did my first AI at home this weekend.  Now for the two week wait!

It is so nice to find so many people willing to share their stories.  It has been a great help during my pre-planning.

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Hi, I'm Partner B (a pseudonym coined by my wife.  It is also my official designation on our domestic partnership paperwork.  She's Partner A.)  You can call me PB for short.  smile

I've been hanging out here in the forums for a while, as we've been waiting and preparing to start the baby-making process.  We were hoping to start trying last October, and after a setback or two we are FINALLY in the game!  I am currently 8 DPO.   After my +OPK, there was some debate about timing our inseminations (as if we haven't been researching this stuff for almost a year) but I think our decisions were good.  Now we wait...some more...

I've also spent most of the past year trying lots of natural treatments (acupuncture, Vitex, dietary changes, Chinese herbs) to even out my long, irregular cycles.  I've seen some improvement, but it's still very frustrating, and I'm excited to see how many of you have had success with less-than-perfect cycles. 

When I'm not peeing on sticks, reading "The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth," or hanging out in NWAC forums, I work as a nanny for a group of kids ages 4 months to 3.5 years.  I'm also in school part time, taking prerequisites for a degree in the health care field.  When there's free time (ha!) I crochet, cook, and spend time with Partner A.

I'm glad to meet you all!  Good luck to everyone!

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Hello everyone!  My name is Lindsay and my DP's name is Jodi.  We will shortly be trying to conceive #3 in a couple weeks.  We have two girls, Alyssa, 4, and Addison, 2 from a previous donor who is no longer available.  I carried both of them and this time around Jodi will be taking a turn.  If that doesn't work out, then I will be trying again at the end of this year.  I was supposed to be trying this month, BUT, the day I ordered, I broke my ankle.  My job only lets me take off so many 6 weeks at a time, so I thought it best to just wait till my ankle heals, obviously!!  Good luck to everyone!  We're glad to be back in the game!!

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Hi,

I am Nikki.  I'm 33 and I live in Central PA and am attempting to become a SMBC.  I have been thinking about doing this for years, but finally decided that it was 'now or (maybe) never' last year.  Did attempt with a known donor - but found out that I had issues with one of my ovaries, which appear to have resolved themselves, so now I am trying again with NW.  I ordered my 'boys' last week and am counting the days until AI.  Glad to be here!

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Hi, I'm new ... I have not yet started trying. I'm having a really emotional morning and need to talk about it. I think I have waited too long, as I'm 42. I don't know. I never consciously decided not to have children, but it wasn't a priority before...I never met their father, and never felt financially secure enough to do it on my own. I didn't ovulate regularly in my 30s (ironically, I do now), and felt like I wasn't missing out until I was about 40.

Now, I wish I'd made different choices. I am in excellent health, apparently ... am super active ... and reuniting with so many old friends on Facebook has finally kicked off my maternal drive. It's very hard, because the odds of me getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy are so slim now, and I worry whether everyone will see me as selfish for trying at this point (I'm single, I work full time, I have a dog...although, I work from home and my boss is very pro-motherhood, almost to a fault in terms of being a fair boss).

I'm here because I worry that my ob/gyn may discourage me. Last year he suggested trying if I wanted to; this year, a week ago, he didn't mention it, and neither did I.

I want to run throughout the land and tell women in their mid-30s who think they have so much time to please, please rethink that. I know so many like that; I was one.

I want to try, maybe just once. And if it doesn't happen ... well, it doesn't. I know the odds of getting pregnant on the first try are ridiculous.  I know I may get a little flamed for what I'm saying, but maybe someone here might be going through something similar. I am at the point where every month, when I know I'm ovulating, I mourn. (today I'm PMSed, so I guess I mourn twice a month...)

Thanks for listening smile I don't feel I have anyone in my real life with whom I can be this raw right now.

I am considering adoption as well.

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I am a 37 yo female who has TTC 7x via IUI, all unsuccessful.  Four times, natural IUI, 3x on clomid.  I am now going to try IVF and I am praying it takes.  I am having such a hard time selecting a donor.  I am really down about this.  I do not know what these vague descriptions mean and all I know is I want healthy child.  So far I have got my eye on 074.  I have tried other sperm banks but I want to try something new so maybe I will get better results.  I will be 38 in a few months and I am really feeling the pressure of it all.  Wish I had been brave enough and smart enough to start as young as some of you all.  Lots of beautiful kids on here.  Trying to stay hopeful.

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I am TTC #4, we have 3 children (12, 10, 9). The youngest was born with Congenital Heart Disease and we were told we had a very high chance of having another child with CHD, so we decided to do a vasectomy. We regret that and are now trying again, with the hope of being able to reverse the vasectomy sometime within the next year. For financial reasons not sure how many cycles we will be able to do or when we can get the reversal.

We are doing home inseminations and trying to figure all this out. We are originally from NY state (or I am hubby is from Vermont) and now are in Florida. I am 32 and he is 35.

Kirsten (32) DH (35) Matthew (12) Catlin (10), Emily (9, and Open Heart Surgery Survivor) and TTC #4

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