I need some feedback from you all.
I am really, really not sure that I'm the best person to run this check in. I am going to be open about this and I'm hoping for some open and honest feedback in return.
I put a kind of disclaimer in the one this past week that at the present time I know absolutely nothing about medicated cycles. The truth is, I am not sure that I ever will just based on my own personal decisions about what I want moving forward. I may change my mind about that decision for myself in the future, but that's where I'm at right now. That doesn't mean I don't want to learn about all of it, but right now I need to admit that I just don't have a good understanding of most references.
So, I feel kind of uncomfortable running this check in when it seems like most ladies on this board (and really most ladies on the bump) are choosing to use medical interventions. I feel like I don't know the right questions to ask. I feel like I may not be as good of a support to those that need it. I am just having a lot of doubts about whether or not this all interferes with my being a good check in host person.
Also, I have only been offering my own replies to everyone on the weekly basis, not as replies are posted. So I'm feeling like maybe I should be doing that. Is that something people would prefer?
Based on all of this, I have a few questions I'd like to get feedback on -
1) Does my lack of experience/knowledge about medical interventions cause any problem with my leading the check in? Of course I know I will learn as I go but right now I feel like a dolt.
2) Would you prefer responses right away (same or next day) to your replies from me as the host or is what I'm doing fine?
3) Is it a valuable check in and worth keeping?
4) Would someone else prefer to be running it?
Please feel free to reply here or PM me (but notify me please). I just want to have an open discussion on it because I don't want to be continuing it if it is not valuable to others and to the board or if my current lack of knowledge equates to people not feeling like I would be the best leader for it.
Thanks in advance!
Married the love of my life 10/13/07; DS born 2/13/10
TTC #2 since 12/11
6 1st trimester losses, all before 9 weeks
4 in 2012, 2 in 2013
Feb 2013: Primary DX: DOR, heterozygous MTHFR; RE advised to keep trying w/o IVF (AMH under .16)
Nov 2013: New RE re-ran tests (AMH improved!), advised to try IVF
Feb 2014: 1st IVF cycle w/ICSI underway; stimming at max dose of Gonal F & Menopur
3/9: Day 11 stimming: I'm totally confused about my follicle count but I know there are enough growing to expect to go to egg retrieval phase hopefully 3/11 or 3/12! Next monitoring tomorrow.
***All always welcome!!***