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#1 Forum Moderator

Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

New thread time ladies.

Here's the link to your old thread.


#2 Madalem

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

GOLD!!!  biggrin.gif

Merry Christmas everyone.....   original.gif

#3 eskimoo

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

Oh Madalem, I just saw your updated sig, big congrats!!  Have yourself a very VERY Merry Christmas!!  xmas_tongue.gif

#4 Madalem

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Great to hear from you Eskimoo!!  How are things going for you?? You must be on the downhill run...   original.gif

Thanks for your wishes! Very early days, but trying to relax.....

Edited by Madalem, 24 December 2012 - 01:10 PM.

#5 eskimoo

Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Yep, on the downhill run original.gif
Everything is going great although we did end up having an amnio done at 15wks thanks to dodgy 12wk blood tests. Then 5 very long weeks of waiting to make sure bubs was all good (they did a full CGH Array for us due to our history of having things missed from a previous CVS). Found out at exactly 20wks that bubs is perfectly healthy so I've had about 5 weeks of enjoying my pregnancy original.gif original.gif original.gif

I'm so happy to see your BFP.  Hoping everything goes very smoothly for you!  I'll come back to check up on you after your scan, which I assume will be in the New Year?  Rest up and take it easy over Christmas if you can original.gif

#6 Fantales

Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

hehe came on to say hello and congratulations to romy! I hope since you are in sydney we might meet IRL ;p I had my 7 week scan yesterday, baby has a strong heartbeat of 138. I am over the moon, as you can see it has been 3 years of trying for us. I can't advocate aspirin and acupuncture enough if you are thinking of trying anything and everything to fall pregnant. hell I even took my belly button bar out when the acupuncturist said it was blocking my fertility point. wishing everyone the best of luck for 2013 xoxoxo

#7 Madalem

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi everyone...Happy 2013!  Hope for everyone's dreams to become realities this year.... biggrin.gif

*pregnancy mentioned*

We had our first early scan this morning at 6w3d.....and everything is looking good!  

Little bean measuring spot on, and with a heart rate of 135. After our journey, am having another scan in 2 weeks with the FS......and then the obstetrician the week after......

Quite nervous - and have had some spotting - but FS isn't at all concerned....... I should also be thankful for no morning sickness.....although I hope I haven't spoken too soon!

So Lily and Romy.......I'm just a week or so behind you both!    ddance.gif

Now back to the couch for me......not back to work until Monday....  

#8 April2608

Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Congratulations, that's great news.

#9 bright*future

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

Madalem that is the best news, congrats so far!! I know what you mean about early days but every day you get through is one day closer!  I'm so happy for you, hope this little bubba doesn't give you any grief for the next 7 or so months - see, already ticking off the months!!!! xx

#10 Madalem

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Thank you April and bright!! biggrin.gif

#11 Flavius

Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:38 AM

Hi everybody!

I'm new to this site. I am 38 and had an abortion a little over one month ago because of an unbalanced tranlocation of our baby and recently found out that my husband has a balanced translocation. Our best option is therefore IVF with PGD but we're trying to figure out if it is covered by my insurance (Aetna). We live in NY and my insurance as a general rule does not cover IVF but my doctor is pretty confident that it will be considered a medical necessity in our situation and therefore covered. He submitted the request a month ago and we're waiting to hear from them... Do you have any info to share on this regard??

Thank you for your help,

#12 bright*future

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hi Flavius,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your baby, how are you doing?

It looks like you are in the US? Are you an Australian?  I think insurance would be very very different over there so I'm not sure I can offer any advice on that side of things.

Best wishes!!

#13 Mixed_Spice

Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Hi everyone,

Another new comer. Me and my husband have been discussing PGD since we were teenagers, as I have a serious rare disability. We had a 25% chance of them finding the gene (or it costing us an extra $35,000) and we were so lucky they could track down what gene is causing it all. We now have an appointment with the geneticist and we both don't know what to expect at all except for what the web says about the procedure. I know what they do broadly, but how many steps are involved, how long does each take, what happens at the first appointment?

Flavius I'm so sorry about your loss, but fingers crossed it gets put under as a medical emergency.

#14 Madalem

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hi Mixed_spice.....  We did PGD for recurrent miscarriage, so my experience is very different to what you will be facing.  We basically only had to look for the right number of chromosomes!  There are ladies here who have been through the gene mark up tests though - so they will be able to help you with a bit more info about what is involved.

Although....it has been really quiet here for a few weeks.....everyone must be enjoying their holidays!   original.gif

Good luck on your journey....the ladies here offer an amazing amount of support!

Hello to everyone else..... waves.gif

April -  ph34r.gif - hope you are doing OK in the 2ww...... hands.gif

#15 AmberNut

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Hi All, I am another newbie. I've been a long time lurker around EB just not spent much time in here. But I am getting to the point where I need some support and I also think I can provide some support to others.
I'm going in for hystero tomorrow, then scan on Friday to start stimming on Sat with a OPU expected 7/2/13. Hopefully it won't be the epic fail that we have last time around.
Mixed Spice, as a previous OP said, we too are doing PGD for repeated failure and miscarriage so not the in depth testing that you are considering.
For our first PGD appointment though, we went and saw the FS first, then genetic counselor on the same day. The counselor went through both our families' histories and answered any questions we had. Then it was a matter of waiting for the 21 day to start sniffing and scheduling. I guess it was a little different in that we had already been through the mill so to speak with IVF so that part was all pretty much the same as previous treatments.

#16 Mixed_Spice

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Thanks ambernut, it great getting an idea of the first appointment, they just gave information, answered questions and we have referrals to get sperm tests and ultrasounds done closer to home.
Except I have been informed of an operation I should have, because it includes Botox, I can't have it while pregnant. If I decide to have it we will have to wait up to 3 years till we will have our baby. I have had plenty of operations that have stuffed me up in the past, so I don't want to make this decision, but feel I have no choice but to wait. After a major operation how long would everyone wait to get pregnant if it was only performed on their calves/Achilles heel?

#17 romy_syd

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

Hi all just a quick one to say hello to everyone..As you may see from my signature my BfP did not last long in Dec ..I've gone to see a reproductive immunologist now... I've been on Bondi protocol with Dr S since Feb 2012 but it hasn't appeared to be enough!We have been quite sad and frustrated as PGD was said to be the answer for us according to the FS Drs...the more I read the more I believe that the immunology component could still be holding us back,Will get test results back this week! Would love to hear how everyone is doing??Romy xx

Edited by romy_syd, 29 January 2013 - 08:57 AM.

#18 Madalem

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Hi Romy......so sorry to hear your news.

Are you now seeing Dr M?  I've been seeing him for this cycle....  Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about anything!   original.gif

AFM - *pregnancy mentioned* - 10w3d today, and trying to take each day as it comes, but looking as good as it can!  Haven't told family yet, and only a few close friends know....waiting until after the NT scan in a fortnight before we decide when to announce!

Hope everyone else is going well....   waves.gif

#19 bree18

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Romy- I'm so sorry to hear your news. Hopefully the reproductive immunologist can provide some answers/suggestions.

Madalem- yah!!! So happy that all is going well for you.

Welcome Mixed Spice and Ambernut.

AFM- I took a break from all things IVF-PGD after my MC and am now ready to start a new PGD stim. Should be starting in around 3 weeks depending on when AF decides to arrive. I think this will be our last attempt as it is so expensive so crossing my fingers for a sticky BFP this time and secretly hoping for a frostie but don't want to push my luck!

#20 Peta Feral

Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Hi All! I also took a break from everything over xmas bree18. I think we all needed a breather. Thats such great news Madelem!!

We just did another PGD cycle - I had 9 harvested, 7 fertilised, 4 positive for chromosomal abnormality, 1 abnormal for X and 18, 2 normal, one put back and the other poor little one didnt make it for freezing.

I have my blood test on Wednesday.

Not too hopeful, even if it is positive on Wednesday I have never gone past 7 weeks so if we get to that stage then I'll start to think about it!

waves.gif to everyone else

#21 bree18

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

Crossing my fingers for you for Wednesday Peta.
Even if I'm lucky to get a BFP this time I don't think I'll be getting excited about it until i at least have an US at 7 weeks so I know how you feel.

#22 romy_syd

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

Hi PETA Good luck I know the feelingDo ur best to keep positive, u never know!!Romy xx

#23 romy_syd

Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hi Madelem, I tried sending private message but it wouldn't work for some reason...Congratulations to u on ur pregnancy , that's great news.. 12 weeks will be a big step forward for you I am sure .. U must be excited and anxious!!. How u feeling??Yes, seeing dr m. What protocol did he put u on?? Did u learn anything u did not already know from all of his tests??Thanks for ur support, Romy xx

quote name='Madalem' date='31/01/2013, 02:07 PM' post='15287940']
Hi Romy......so sorry to hear your news.

Are you  now seeing Dr M?  I've been seeing him for this cycle....  Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about anything!   original.gif

AFM - *pregnancy mentioned* - 10w3d today, and trying to take each day as it comes, but looking as good as it can!  Haven't told family yet, and only a few close friends know....waiting until after the NT scan in a fortnight before we decide when to announce!

Hope everyone else is going well....   waves.gif


Edited by romy_syd, 03 February 2013 - 11:09 AM.

#24 Madalem

Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

Good luck for Wed Peta!   hands.gif

And Hi Bree! Welcome back! Fingers and everything else crossed for this cycle!

Ambernut - hope the stimming is going well!

Romy - I sent you a PM.....maybe that worked? EB PM are annoying sometimes.....apparently they are upgrading the system soon! Let me know if you got it.....   original.gif

#25 Peta Feral

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Got a positive blood test - EDD 14/10/13.

Not going to get excited until 12 weeks. I've been down this road too many times. But its a good start!


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