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by Warren Dew
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Infertility
Topic: We have been trying for the last 5 month but I am no
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Re: We have been trying for the last 5 month but I am no

That semen analysis is fine. If the morphology is also good, the sperm are unlikely to be the problem.
by Warren Dew
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Seeking Boston Area online friends for IVF support
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Seeking Boston Area online friends for IVF support

Is Dr. Niaraki still associated with Reproductive Science Center? We finally got our first child on our 4th IVF at RSC, albeit with Dr. Lee rather than Dr. Niaraki. May 4th time be the charm for you, too!
by Warren Dew
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Ghost & everyone
Replies: 12
Views: 1873

Re: Ghost & everyone

My wife was in her late 30s and we went for 3 IVF cycles hoping for good luck, but without a pregnancy. At that point we were ready to change. However we visited our RE one more time, and she suggested substantial changes to the protocol that were in line with what we thought we needed and what anot...
by Warren Dew
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Questions for Moms of Older Babies
Replies: 4
Views: 6138

Re: Questions for Moms of Older Babies

1. We were told to avoid an almost completely different set of foods - nuts, peanuts, and eggs. Our first child was breast fed to almost a year, but started to get solids around 9 months including yobaby simply plain yogurt. Note that many yogurts have added sugar, which you may want to avoid. She g...
by Warren Dew
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Need help...
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: Need help...

Oddly in the US, most IVF is paid in cash by the patient, and clinics compete on both quality and price. While it's obviously nice for the patients to have insurance coverage for IVF, insurance pays only a small fraction of what cash patients are charged, so if all patients were on insurance we'd b...
by Warren Dew
Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Menstrual cramps before and after pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 8707

Re: Menstrual cramps before and after pregnancy

It's so weird. I mean, no needles? No anesthesia? We don't have to go to the clinic? No "discussions" with the doctor about how many embryos to transfer? Is this really how it's supposed to be done? Without the daily progesterone in oil shots, we're kind of lost. At least since she is 40 now, it cou...
by Warren Dew
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Menstrual cramps before and after pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 8707

Menstrual cramps before and after pregnancy

I have a weird question and don't know of a better place to ask it, so here goes. How did peoples' menstrual cramps compare before and after pregnancy? The reason I ask is because, well, we were getting ready to start the IVF process again with my wife's next period, only she got a positive home pre...
by Warren Dew
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Need help...
Replies: 21
Views: 2604

Re: Need help...

At this point it just means you tested early. Best to wait for the blood test.
by Warren Dew
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: What’s the risk of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: What’s the risk of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

The original post is a spam post. He probably has an advertising link on his profile page.
by Warren Dew
Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 10178

Re: NOT SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! HELP

As others have said, you're not doing anything wrong. It's natural for babies to wake repeatedly through the night. Our daughter finally slept through the night at aroun a year and a half, I believe; our son, at 13 months, is still waking constantly.
by Warren Dew
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Ghost: "cytoplasmic transfer"???
Replies: 22
Views: 11465

Re: Ghost: "cytoplasmic transfer"???

First, I did more research. This was the most helpful article if you're interested further: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2004/jun/26/medicineandhealth.familyandrelationships Thanks for the information. I think I understand the reasoning behind it. Cell division requires a lot of energy, and un...
by Warren Dew
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Celebrities and IVF...
Replies: 19
Views: 2344

Re: Celebrities and IVF...

MamaBoo wrote:If someone denies they had IVF when they really did, they probably feel it's no one's business.
They could just say it's no one's business, rather than denying it when it's true.
by Warren Dew
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: so disappointed :(
Replies: 6
Views: 7241

Re: so disappointed :(

If she is growing perfectly, you are producing plenty of milk. If you get an ounce per hour, that's 24 oz per day which is about right. You don't have to pump every hour; my wife pumps every 3-4 hours at work. It sounds to me like you are doing a great job. Newborns are supposed to nurse at least 8 ...
by Warren Dew
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: POLL: How many IVF cycles for your BFP???
Replies: 22
Views: 4587

Re: POLL: How many IVF cycles for your BFP???

Wife's Age: 37 by the start of the successful cycle
TTC: 3 years
Other treatments before IVF: clomid, IUI
# of IVF cycles before for BFP: 4 including successful cycle
How many transfered: 3
POAS: no
How many stuck: 2 initially but one resorbed, leaving one to become our wonderful daughter!
by Warren Dew
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Parents after treatment
Topic: Vanishing Twin? Experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 6804

Re: Vanishing Twin? Experiences?

In our first successful IVF, we originally had two embryos, the smaller measuring around a week behind the larger. I think the smaller made it to a 6 week measurement or so. It then disappeared over the next few weeks. I don't think there was any cramping or bleeding; it just got resorbed. We would ...