I just discovered this website. It's wonderful!
I am nearly 50 years old, and trying for a baby.
I already have two miracle children; a 21 year old daughter conceived with my almost infertile first husband and a 4 year old daughter born when I was 45 years old, and my second husband 48 years old.
Both were conceived without any assistance. Most of my friends and all of my family think I should leave it at this, but inside I feel 'unfinished'. I still have hope, though in the last 3 1/2 years of trying I only got pregnant once, and miscarried at 10 weeks.
I started to feel really lonely when people became more pessimistic and negative. Even my doctor is now against us even trying (she says it could endanger my health, which I don't believe), so I don't mention it anymore.
I hope to surprise her one day! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's stories.
Rayna (in the UK)
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
by Aprill Fasino Lane
-- This book takes you along with Aprill while she and her husband battle infertility. The facts, the joys, the disappointments, the treatments, the emotions, and the outcomes. You will cry. You will laugh. You will cheer. You may find answers. You will be amazed at the amount of information that is contained in this book.
We're on our 3rd round of IVF. We have been waiting since our miscarriage in February to get started. Currently, I am on birth control to get my body ready to produce lots and lots of eggs. I have no problems producing eggs. As my AMAZING Doctor once said “She puts my other patients to shame.” Maybe when people make condescending comments I should fire back “Please, you can only produce one egg a month. I can produce 20. Top that.”
On June 9th, I will start Lupron injections. Lupron basically induces menopause. The goal is to stimulate my ovaries to produce a lot of eggs. What we don't want is for my body to naturally ovulate and release the eggs on its own. That's where Lupron comes in. It prevents my body from releasing the eggs. On June 25th (yes, my birthday and the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death) I will start Gonal-f injections. Gonal-f will be my friend for about 12 days. After that, it's egg retrieval and embryo transfer time. I'll explain all of this in detail as time goes on.
Paperback: 392 pages
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