Hi ladies! My DH and I, both 30, are planning an IVF cycle for early this year - hopefully March. I'm so nervous and excited and scared all at once! I am not entirely sure if this is the right board for me to spend time on...although I have mild endometriosis (diagnosed with a lap. when I was 16 due to severe premenstrual cramping), we are not sure whether I will have trouble TTC through IVF...my situation might be unique, because we have purposely avoided TTC on our own in order to avoid passing on a family genetic disorder (x-linked...I'm the carrier).
We met with our RE and had our IVF consult last week. It went SO well! I really loved our RE, our IVF coordinator/nurse, and even the financial gal was really warm and welcoming. We are crossing our fingers that we might have some insurance coverage, but we have been saving and are prepared to pay OOP if necessary. I am just now digging in to all the details of an IVF journey. I feel a lot of joy and a lot of concerns all at once. We have shared with our parents that we are doing IVF, and my sister knows. Aside from that, we plan to keep it private. I'm a very social person though, so DH and I thought it would be great for me to be on the bump to chat anonymously with other people going through similar processes. I'm looking for a place where I can support others, learn, be supported, and just get some feel-good time with other ladies who are going through the process of TTC with advanced reproductive technologies.
Is this an okay place for me to hang out? Is anyone else here doing IVF and PGD for a single-gene defect? Just curious. If you prefer, a PM would be fine.
Hope 2013 is full of baby blessings for all of us! Cheers.