HISTORY

Treatments
BABY #1- 6 Clomid cycles, 2 IUIs with Femara, 1 IVF with 3 embryos transferred, 2 more IUIs with Femara & Follistim, and finally 1 IUI with Follistim.
BABY #2 - 2 Follistim cycles and natural conception

Timing
Decided to start a family May 2005. After testing & un-related delays, began first treatment cycle Oct 2005. First pregnancy confirmed Sept 2007. Second pregnancy confirmed Mar 2011.

For other IF couples
If you want to skip back to our infertility adventures, please see the history on the right hand margin. There you can find our journey from 2005 through 2007.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Take Action: Oppose SB 169

I received an email from the American Fertility Association today about legislation that could impact fertility treatments. This particular legislation is in Georgia, so please ask your Georgia friends to take action this week! If made into law, the bill will limit fertility treatment for many couples along with taking away the right for parents to choose what to do with any frozen embryos after they are done building their family. Full details at the link below.

http://www.resolve.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ta_stleg_home

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thin Women PCOS

As a woman with PCOS, I still read about the condition from time to time. It's not something that magically goes away with or after a pregnancy. I still have symptoms though they rarely are significant enough to bother me. That said, I recently came across a site that caught my attention called soulcysters.com. I would have loved this resource when I was initially diagnosed!

On one of the forums there, I found interesting information about thin women & PCOS (I was originally told that obesity is a common factor in PCOS). I've never read anything that talked specifically about PCOS in thin women. Not only does this article cover treatment in thin women, it talks about potential causes of PCOS in thin women. It's very detailed & lengthy so I wouldn't suggest it for my casual readers but I wanted to link it here for any of my PCOS readers. (It covers PCOS for all body types as well).

http://www.jarrettfertility.com/PCOS%20patient%20handout.pdf