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Dealing with Infertility


Dealing with Infertility

A group for diabetics who are dealing with infertility and exploring reproductive assistance options (IUI, IVF, etc).

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Mar 16

Diabetes Forum

Hello and looking for support

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Sharon (Sneetch by the Beach) Mar 16. 3 Replies

My husband and I decided to try and get pregnant. My endo was not supportive. I am at 7.2 A1C. She wanted me down to 6.5 or lower. We decided to try anyway when my other doctors thought I was fine.…Continue

IVF and Side Effects

Started by Jackie Sep 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, (I am posting this here and in the "Oh Baby" forum so please forgive me for the double posting!)I am hoping for some feedback from anyone who has gone through IVF. My husband and I are…Continue

IVF drug protocols? How do they affect blood sugars?

Started by Kaitake. Last reply by Kaitake Aug 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm in NZ and my husband and I have finally qualified for public funding so we will be doing sperm retrieval in about 6 months, and IVF/ICSI in about 18 months time. Hooray to finally…Continue

Tags: New, NZ, Zealand, blood, affect


Started by Jackie Jun 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am new to the group and hoping for a bit of info. My husband and I have been trying for years to get pregnant. I finally got pregnant last year but had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. Once…Continue

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Comment by Heather on February 19, 2013 at 8:00pm

Hello Ladies! I hope everyone is doing so very well! Its been a long time! I am on my second round of clomid doing 100mg on CD 5-9. I have an ultrasound on Thursday afternoon just to check my ovaries to make sure they are cyst free but I am hoping they can tell me if I have any follicles as it will be CD16...Hoping for some good news in the next few cycles = )

Comment by Lori on November 16, 2012 at 1:55pm

It's good to see an update from you Rachel!
Argh, I'm so frustrated for you that you still don't have answers, but I hope that you get some good news (or at least helpful info) at your appointment in December. I will keep my fingers crossed for you! :)
I'd love to hear how everyone else is doing as well! I can't believe the holiday season is already around the corner. :S

Comment by Rachel on November 15, 2012 at 8:41am

Hi all
been a crazy few months, and still no word as to whether we are able to try without the use of a surrogate carrier. We SHOULD (although there are never any guarantees are there?) know on December 20. Hopefully, good news for Christmas this year.
How is everyone else doing? There are SO many new people here, I would love to hear about you!

Comment by Lori on August 19, 2012 at 10:53am

It has been so quiet here! I hope you are all having a great summer. :)

Comment by Heather on June 20, 2012 at 1:15am

mhynes congrats to you and your family!!! I could not be any more happy for you all. So glad to hear you and baby are healthy and happy = )

Comment by Lori on June 18, 2012 at 5:26am

That is such great news! Congratulations mommy, daddy, and baby!

Comment by mhynes on June 16, 2012 at 6:27am
Sorry for being so quiet ladies. I was due June 19, but my.little one has been persistently breech since week 20. I had a scheduled c-section on June 7th and Rachel Coletta Hynes was born at 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long she was very.healthy and only had a brief low blood sugar so they kept her in.the.nursery for 2 hours to be sure they stabilized and then she could stay with us. We were released Sunday evening. My husband and I are enjoying every sleep deprived moment.

I hope our story helps give some hope and please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers to finally have the little ones we all want so badly.
Comment by Lori on June 16, 2012 at 5:45am

Oh my goodness! I just counted back and by my calculation, mhynes was due sometime this past week (if she didn't deliver early)!

Thoughts and prayers are with you! x x x

Comment by Lori on June 16, 2012 at 5:39am

As for everyone else, I hope you are all well!

mhynes: I'm not sure how many weeks you are now... any news yet? :)

Comment by Lori on June 16, 2012 at 5:37am

From Jackie Mc:

Hi Everyone,
I am new to the group and hoping for a bit of info. My husband and I have been trying for years to get pregnant. I finally got pregnant last year but had a miscarriage at 9 weeks. Once we were able to start trying again, we started on Clomid. All of my progesterone tests have come back with a good number, but after 4 cycles, I am still not pregnant. We are now going to start with IUI. Has anyone been through this? I want to make sure that this is my best option. I researched success rates for women my age (I am 42) and they do not seem that high. Any info I could get would be great! Thanks!

Hi Jackie, we didn't try IUI, we just went straight to IVF. We did discuss IUI with our doctor, but chose to do IVF because it had better chances of working (however, unfortunately it didn't). Of course though, the expense for IVF vs IUI is much higher.

I think the chances of success with IUI all depend on your circumstance. If you don't have blocked tubes and your husband's sperm are of good quality, then you should have a decent chance.

I'm not sure if I helped at all, but if you do decide to proceed with IUI good luck and if you don't mind sharing, please keep us updated on your progress!


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