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I am thinking of undergoing IVF but my company insurance doesn’t cover the expenses incurred for the same. I live in Los Angeles and the rates here are pretty expensive. Can anyone recommend affordabl… more

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Had my egg retrieval today… was hoping for 8 but ended up with 3… 40 years old first month trying will find out more Tuesday… I know it’s maturity and quality of eggs but still a little disappointed… … more

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Has anyone here completed a fresh transfer with success? Just had my first retrieval and apparently I’m a good candidate for a 5-day transfer physically but mentally it’s been hard. Fighting feelings … more

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How do you explain all of the time off that you do cycle monitoring? I’m on my third cycle and this is becoming one of the hardest parts about it. Especially in big 3

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Does anyone experience light bleeding on day 10 or day 11? Is it due to ovulation?

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Did social egg freezing and the retrieval was on Monday, physically I had 0 downtime. Psychologically I feel depressed now, it started when my boss gave me had feedback (again) on Wednesday, first i w… more

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The amount of people who struggled with Infertility but also depends on the health insurance from their jobs (worry about job switching, layoffs, etc.) really make me feel sad! We just want to have a … more

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Has anyone had a miscarriage from IVF from a cold/virus? I would like to know if you were able to stay pregnant again full-term

PCOS- here

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Did anyone pay for Follistim out of pocket? If so where did you get it & how much was it? Right now we were quoted at $15k

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Can you guys explain the process of egg freezing in relation to your period? I feel like every doctor / consult I’m seeing is telling me something different. I’m not sure how it varies doctor to docto… more

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Hey ladies! How long was the entire egg freezing process (from first consult to actual retrieval). Wanting to leave my company / currently interviewing so trying to time everything appropriately. Than… more

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I regret telling people (my in-laws and my best friend) that I am pregnant. I experienced heavy bleeding and large clots. Seven week scan confirms that she is hanging on but she is measuring smaller t… more

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I have high TSH and I keep having emotional breakdown, that I can’t explain to my partner. How to stay strong and communicate in a way to help my partner help me..

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I live in a very red state and looking to move embryos out.

Can anyone share where they are doing longer-term storage in a blue state and the yearly cost? Thank you!

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I just found out about a super fruit called Cupuacu it's a good source of vitamin B1, B2, B3 (niacin), and amino acids. It contains at least NINE antioxidants including vitamin A and C, as well as… more

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Is anyone here affected by what happened in Alabama this week?

Makes my heart break for all the couples that planned on IVF this year.

If you live in a red state, I'd be worried. 😬😬😬

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Y’all, just want to throw out a resource - my RE has a podcast with a couple of other REs called fertilitydocsunsensored. It has a lot of great info.

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My job offers fertility benefits through Carrot Fertility but I’m so drained working at my current position. I contemplate leaving but I don’t primarily due to that benefit. My spouse and I are still … more

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Anyone who has been successful in managing their PCOS without hormonal intervention (birth control pills)?

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Hi
Does anyone know any any NYC based womens groups for mutual support whilst going through IVF etc?

Doesn't have to be anything too formal, even just a group of women going through a similar journey that can b… more

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I just found out that my only blastocyst is aneuploid. Missing chromosome 7.
I am devastated. I can’t do any more retrievals. This was my fourth one and this was the best my body could do. Does anyone … more

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Is there anyone in NJ who can share if they were able to get IVF benefits without enrolling in their company plan? There is a state required IVF benefit but I can’t tell if you have to have your emplo… more

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Has anyone here counseled with a Reproductive Immunologist? I’ve read about them and it appears there are few in the US but they all mostly trained under Alan Beer. I just read his book( is my body ba… more

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What brand of CoQ10 are you taking?

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Anyone here with a myomectomy and delivered successfully? I’ll need one per my obgyn and i just need to speak with someone who’s been on this journey 🙏

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On year 2 of TTC. They found a small thyroid nodule right before thinking of starting fertility treatments. Has anyone experienced a thyroid biopsy? If so, how did it go for you? I’m horrified of need… more

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I’m on my early 30s and have very low AMH. My RE suggested ivf or iui treatments and I opted for IUI. I wish to have two kids in future. Considering my low AMH and age I’m wondering if I should have c… more

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Anyone here with Sjögren’s who has successfully conceived via IVF and or have pointers for retrieval and transfer?

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New here, can I have a little help getting some likes so I can message people? Looking forward to reading posts in this bowl and contributing where I can :)

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My “Day 5” update…

1 at very early blast
1 at early morula (stage before blast)
1 degenerated and discarded

Not sure how to read this. I understand 1 is gone. But does it mean 1 made it, and 1 is still p… more

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I wonder which company would hire me if they knew m already undergoing a fertility treatment.
My contract concluded in oct 2023 with a major bank. I've been looking for a designers FT job since then in Canada… more

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Been trying with PCOS. Reports are normal. Tubes are open.
Finally they tracked ovulation with cycle monitoring and asked us to try for three days straight.
My husband kinda gave up on day 3. And got frustrated and said &quo… more

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Is it okay to take stool softener tablets to treat constipation from the meds? My clinic said it’s okay but would like an alternate opinion from the 🐠 here.

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If I have 21 eggs frozen and want to have 2 kids in the future, should I freeze more eggs?

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For those of you with low AMH, if your doctor prescribes a high dosage of gonal-f, talk to them about reconsidering the protocol. I just got back my results from a cycle of IVF with a high dosage of 4… more

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Anyone switch to Clomid and have better results?

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Would you freeze eggs if you were me? I'm 35+ with an infant. I want another baby in the next three years, but I am unsure if my husband is the right person to do it with.

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Has anyone notified their boss of their fertility treatment ahead of time for purposes of taking off work - just to make them aware? If so, what did you say? When did you let them know? Etc

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I was really confused by what doc told me today. I know they have to say this for compliance reason. But realistically, how likely can i have a baby if i freeze my egg? i was asked to sign so many for… more

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Just diagnosed with PCOS and we’re TTC. Any advice, supplements, recommendations to help us?

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