Topics in 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z 13567 13550 5 7 0 7840 7410243 Daily Accountability for 2017 2017-05-24T14:44:16Z 2016-12-30T15:01:01Z combatcutie combatcutie <p>Just wanted to have a place for anyone to post that needs help with staying strong and losing weight during the year. Cindy and I usually post on&nbsp;a daily basis about our workout routines, eating habits, and struggles. Please join in!!!</p><p><br /></p><p>Cindy, how was your holiday? Were you able to stay on track with food? Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve?</p><p><br /></p><p>AFM, ugh is all I'm going to say. Food and alcohol were terrible ALL week. Water was horrendous. Exercise is nonexistent. I cannot wait to get the tree down on Sunday and start working out again on Monday!!! </p> idea 170 4 1 comment 7495609 need ivf on donor eggs.. where to go? 2017-05-24T13:57:11Z 2017-04-10T09:21:46Z Tina Brown tina_brown_68khxb3w591pu Hi there!<br />I'm new here but want to share my story. I was diagnosed with ovarian insufficiency. The doctors say there's too few follicles growing in my ovaries. Besides those that I usually have do not develop to the state to release a mature egg. In addition to their not proper functioning they do not respond to the stimulation either. So, I have no another choice but use donor egg in this case. I've already looked through a lot of information about different clinics that deal with the issue but still have doubts. I'm happy there is a place like this one where I can get useful advice. Thanks in advance&nbsp; problem 28 3 1 comment 7470201 new round after 3 BFN 2017-05-23T13:21:41Z 2017-03-06T09:56:22Z Gwineth Black gwineth_black Don't know if this particular question were asked before but it was I can't find it sorry<br />Well, this is going to be my 3rd ivf&nbsp;round overall and 2nd egg donation ivf round<br />this time I have changed clinic and even country of the treatment but that's not an issue at all<br />the thing is that I am not really sure if it is ok to go for more than 4 ivfs&nbsp;in a row..? I mean is that really damaging to your health or maybe it is all very individual? Or you wouldn't advise it to anyone?&nbsp;<br />well, I am just thinking about the contract to conclude I have 2 preferable options: 1. 5 attempts ivf contract with the refund in case of 5 BFNs and 2. 2 attempts ivf with the transition to surrogacy.&nbsp;<br />I think &nbsp;that I might get advice for the local fertility specialists but I would like to know the issue before.&nbsp;<br />Thank you a lot! question 91 8 1 comment 7500856 my last steps in surrogacy journey 2017-05-23T12:46:38Z 2017-04-18T11:20:29Z LauraTa laura_tazzini Hello everyone<br />I'm new to pregnancy org and I regret I didn't find this community before. I was reading threads posted here and thought why not to create my own one. I hope you don't mind to see another success story. Well, my journey was pretty long and still it's not over but I'm close to the happy-ending. After 2 failed IVFs with my own eggs I decided to start egg donation program abroad. Unfortunately, my body decided not to give mte such opportunity. I was diagnosed with hypertension and this could cause difficulties throughout pregnancy. no need to say that I was in despair. I was meant to live a childless life with my lovely husband and it was not as I planned. Lots of difficulties were on my way to be a mother. My husband was cheating on me because I wasn't no longer attractive to him. But it's in the past.<br />We found a clinic which deals with surrogacy in the country where it's lega for foreignersl to have this pocedure done. Today was meant to be the day when our surrogate mother should deliver our little miracle but we are still waiting. Everyday she has ulttrasound and everything is fine. so we have to wait within a week although it can happen any moment. I'm very nervous now. I just can't wait. To be honest I need your support. I need to know that everything will be alright. problem pregnancy pregnancy, infertility 29 8 1 comment 7501564 First egg donation round. What to expect? 2017-05-23T11:57:39Z 2017-04-19T08:50:38Z MarsenAn maria_anna_senin Hi everyone!<br />It's my first post in such community ever. I used to read different forums and basically i found out about the process of in vitro fertilization but still can't pull myself together and feeling anxious about what is to be. Last week I signed a contract with a clinic for 5 IVF attempts with donor eggs. Because og early menopause I became infertile at 35. Unfortunately I couldn't have children before and the reason is pretty sad - my career. Now I realize that I achieved all I wanted but still I'm not happy enough. Please don't blame me for that. <br />My question is about my stimulation. It's not actually a follicle growth stimulation as I'm using donor eggs but my lining is too thin and I need it to be at least 10mm to move on. Has anyone faced with this? How much time does it normally take to have a thick enough endometrium for embryo transfer? And the process of transfer itself, did you have any side effects? The clinic I'm with performs 5 day transfer but I know that lots of clinics have even 2 and 3 day transfer and I'm confused, which method is better?<br />Thank you in advance x &nbsp;&nbsp; question 16 5 1 comment 7497259 The worse happened... 2017-05-23T09:24:33Z 2017-04-12T10:28:20Z Leah H leah_hogan Hello! I forced myself to write here...but I need to express my feelings.<br />In my last post I was on my 2WW...<br />But now I've already known the result. As you can see from the title, I failed!!! <br />My eggs betrayed me....I'm feeling myself It was the las chance to have my own children!!! now I'm unable to do this.oh, my Lord, why is this happening to me? problem 38 6 1 comment 7523832 Pregnant and Traveling by Car? 2017-05-22T19:44:46Z 2017-05-22T19:44:46Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen Memorial Day weekend is this weekend. Are you traveling by car and pregnant? Here are some <a href="" rel="nofollow">seat belt safety tips</a>. question pregnancy pregnancy 0 1 1 create 7522230 Caring for a Newborn: The Baby Basics 2017-05-19T19:58:50Z 2017-05-19T19:58:50Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen If you are going to be a parent for the first time, you likely have many questions on what to expect when you bring your newborn home. This <a href="" rel="nofollow">article </a>provides tips on caring for your newborn.<br /><br />If there any veteran parents out there, share your advice with parents-to-be. question baby baby 0 1 1 create 7398182 car seat recommendations? JULY 2008 2017-05-19T11:02:46Z 2008-11-28T10:52:00Z Optum maternity program Generic User optum_maternity_program_generic_user Dear Car Seat Expert:<br /><br /> heya, <br /><br /> i'm wondering if you have recommendations as to what convertible seats are better than others as far as safety ratings go. we have a good seat for my car and i'd like to purchase another seat for my sweet's car so we don't have to move the seat back and forth all the time. i'm and there are a coupla seats that i can afford. in your opinion, between the following seats, which are the best?<br /><br /> Cosco Alpha Omega Convertible Car Seat<br />Evenflo Tribute V Convertible Car Seat - Big Brown Plaid<br />Graco ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat in Marcus<br />Safety 1st 3 Phase Convertible Car Seat<br />Evenflo Tribute V Convertible Car Seat - Abby II<br />Cosco Convertible Car Seat - Scenera<br /><br /> I do understand that I'm only asking you for your opinion will also do my own research. <br /><br /> thanks!<br /><br /> heidi question 1 2 1 comment 7521362 Sleeping and Pregnancy 2017-05-18T14:39:45Z 2017-05-18T14:39:45Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen How are you sleeping at night? Pregnancy and a good night sleep typically do not go together. <a href="" rel="nofollow">Here are 8 tips</a> to help you sleep better while pregnant. question pregnancy pregnancy 0 1 1 create 7424287 Just need your advice 2017-05-18T13:47:19Z 2017-01-18T09:48:35Z Kathrine kathrine_ca0gd94l80yln Hi, everybody. I decided to write here because I need your help. I’m 37 years old, and I suffer from early menopause. Actually, I started to have problems with my periods 5 years ago. Everything started with short delays, and 10 months ago was the last time I had my periods. I’ve passed all possible tests, and my gyny diagnosed me with early menopause. Two years ago, I married a very good man. We love each other greatly, and we want to have a child. As I’m not able to ovulate any more, the doctor advises us to try egg donation. However, this procedure is very expensive in the place where we live. We decided to go to Ukraine and try our luck there. We contacted one Ukrainian clinic. The name of this clinic is Biotexcom. My husband and I decided to choose this clinic, because we’ve found loads of favorable feedbacks about this clinic. However, the things were quite different when came to Kiev to meet the clinic’s representatives.... Firstly, we didn’t like the way we were received. When we came to Ukraine, we were met by the translator and driver at the airport. The clinic supplied us with the apartment and meals, and it was really nice. Nevertheless, when we came to the clinic, we were unpleasantly surprised by the way we were treated there. Firstly, the clinic was located in a private villa overcrowded with visitors. There wasn’t even a vacant place to stand. The clinic’s administrator turned to be a very unfriendly lady. We heard how she had a loud arguing with one couple, and it was a little bit shocking.... The clinic was really overcrowded with visitors, and each couple required nearly half an hour to consult a doctor. We had to wait nearly two hours before the doctor was ready to meet us. Overall, we liked this fertility specialist, but during our talk her phone rang several times, and she answered to both calls. We visited another clinic in Kiev. Its name was Nadia. The things were quite different there. We were met by a courteous administrator, and the doctor was extremely soothing... However, the clinic was empty. Now we have to decide which clinic to choose... Frankly speaking, I liked the second one, but it was sooo empty. Bitexcom representatives can’t organize their work properly, but they do have patients... question pregnancy pregnancy, fertility 33 11 2 comment 7520835 Zika and Pregnancy 2017-05-18T08:19:20Z 2017-05-17T19:12:51Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen Summer is approaching! People like to travel in the summer or they&nbsp; live in an area with a dense mosquito population. Learn how Zika can impact pregnancy in this <a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Link:">article</a>. question 1 2 1 comment 7519883 Mother's Day: How Did you Celebrate? 2017-05-17T14:08:53Z 2017-05-16T14:32:53Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen Did everyone have a good Mother's Day weekend. Share the following:<br /><br /><ul><li>How you celebrated</li></ul><ul><li>Your favorite thing about your mom?</li></ul> question 2 2 1 comment 7519796 Pelvic floor kegel exercise 2017-05-16T12:40:24Z 2017-05-16T12:40:24Z LiliaFriendly liliafriendly &nbsp;I struggle with doing pelvic floor exercises because it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, unusual. So I hesitate and miss it often.Is there any additional MOTIVATION I can get in doing it regularly?<br />What is your motivation please? question 0 1 1 create 7505254 Pregnancy: Not Always Easy 2017-05-15T15:40:31Z 2017-04-24T18:45:15Z Grace Skogen grace_skogen What is the hardest thing about pregnancy? Share your experience with others in the community. question pregnancy pregnancy 2 2 1 comment