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June 7th, 2007, 05:44 AM
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Hey ladies! I'm going to be trying a few new things to see what works & what doesn't. This Wednesday Wisdom has to do w/ giving your best advice on ttc w/ medical assistance. Every week, I would like to post a new topic to give wisdom & advice on. If you have any ideas as to what a good topic would be, please post it here along w/ your advice on ttc w/ ma. I will make a list. Here are a couple I have thought of...

1) Advice on giving yourself injections.
2) Advice on getting DH/SO to put his boys in a cup.
3) Advice on how to make it through the 2ww.

Now, to get back to today's topic. Tell us what is the 1 piece of advice or wisdom you would like to share on getting to or through ttc w/ ma.


My advice to those that are new to our board & to ttc w/ ma is that you really need to find an RE that understands your situation. S/he has to be willing to hear you out, answer your questions, & explain things in terms that you can understand. Our RE is great! He really has a way of calming us down when we go in there & giving us a positive outlook on what is to come.
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June 7th, 2007, 05:58 AM
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Now, to get back to today's topic. Tell us what is the 1 piece of advice or wisdom you would like to share on getting to or through ttc w/ ma.


My advice to those that are new to our board & to ttc w/ ma is that you really need to find an RE that understands your situation. S/he has to be willing to hear you out, answer your questions, & explain things in terms that you can understand. Our RE is great! He really has a way of calming us down when we go in there & giving us a positive outlook on what is to come.[/b]

My best advice, well I don't know. Always follow your gut instincts. If there is a test you want done, make sure the doctor orders it. If there is a procedure you are interested in ask about it. You are your own best advocate. When you feel it is time to move on to an RE, and the OB says no. CAll your insurance and ask if you can just go, or insist upon it. Always follow your heart, it is rarely wrong

I hope that was good lol, Since I went straight to the big guns (IVF) I haven't been through too much TTC with MEd ASSistance
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June 7th, 2007, 07:24 AM
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Learn to laugh. Dh and I cry about ttc and how long it's been, but we never would have made it this far if we didn't laugh about it too. Sometimes that's the only thing that brings us through the really hard patches together. Try to remember that you still have a great man that is willing to go through this with you and he has a lot of the same desperation you feel at your darkest moments
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June 7th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Now, to get back to today's topic. Tell us what is the 1 piece of advice or wisdom you would like to share on getting to or through ttc w/ ma.[/b][/b]
My piece of advice is to take things one day at a time! I only every let myself think about the next test, procedure, result or whatever and that really helped control my anxiety level (I'm a worrier by nature). If I started to think too far ahead, I would start to feel really overwhelmed.

My other little tidbit is to find someone elses cycle to obsess over when you're on a break lol. Makes the time go a little faster!!
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June 7th, 2007, 08:38 AM
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I wish I had advice to give. I'm in need of more advice than anything.
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June 7th, 2007, 08:55 AM
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Gosh one piece of advice...

I guess it would be to make sure you fully understand what you are going through. You don't need to be an RE to understand the basics of fertility and fertility treatments but the constant wondering will drive you nuts.

Oh and obsessing over other peoples cycles always works for me
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June 7th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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So far we have some GREAT advice! I think this thread may be a weekly keeper!

OMG!!!!! I think I am a day off, ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Today is THURSDAY! Geez! Where did the week go?
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June 7th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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my advice is to forget about your ob/gyn and go straight to an RE. This is what they do and specialize in this and do it everyday all day long. Also don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for what you want test and procdure wise. If you don't feel comfy doing this with your RE find one you do feel comfy with. This is your most important dr. right now he will be helping you have your family you dreamed of. Your children are in your RE's hands make sure you like him/her.
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June 7th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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Learn to laugh. Dh and I cry about ttc and how long it's been, but we never would have made it this far if we didn't laugh about it too. Sometimes that's the only thing that brings us through the really hard patches together. Try to remember that you still have a great man that is willing to go through this with you and he has a lot of the same desperation you feel at your darkest moments[/b]
This is possibly the best advice out there!! I cannot tell you how many couples I know who end up in counseling, trying to save their marriage after dealing with infertility. One of my best friends actually ended up getting a divorce after 2 years of ttc. I was blessed to have my DH by my side the whole ride. Love each other, respect each other and take time for just the two of you.

Besides that, do your own research! Spend time reading, searching, talking to people. Listen to your RE, but come prepared with your own information. You may come up with something your RE hadn't offered to you. Find all of your options and keep them all on the table.
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