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s/o - IF poll (clicky)

In honor of infertility week, I thought I'd make a poll.
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  • I marked other. We had some fertility troubles including a previous m/c, but felt confident we could/would still get pg when we started our adoption. We did some fertility treatments prior to accepting our referral, but took a medically induced break 4 months before we got our referral (I had a myomectomy surgery). Then we decided we would weight to resume IF treatment until after our kids were home. I found out I was pg 4 days after accepting our referral.
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    I marked other. We had some fertility troubles including a previous m/c, but felt confident we could/would still get pg when we started our adoption. We did some fertility treatments prior to accepting our referral, but took a medically induced break 4 months before we got our referral (I had a myomectomy surgery). Then we decided we would weight to resume IF treatment until after our kids were home. I found out I was pg 4 days after accepting our referral.

    Wow. Just. Wow. That's amazing.

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  • I chose the first option only because we knew that we would adopt regardless of whether or not we had biological children.  Fertility-wise, we did multiple clomid/femera cycles plus 2 IUIs before finding out that b/c of the severity of my endo that I would need a total hysterectomy (took place last May).  So after my surgery we just switched gears and have been hot on the adoption trail ever since!
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  • I did?injectables?with IUIs. That's somewhere between Clomid & IVF.?
  • We discussed before TTC that if we couldn't conceive on our own, we would bypass fertility treatments and go straight to adoption.  We had no issues getting pregnant, it was the adoption that was the surprise.

    When I was 5 months pregnant my sister gave birth.  The baby tested positive for meth and was placed in foster care (after the entire family scrambled and could not find a suitable option immediately).  My sister worked toward getting her baby back for 4.5 months, but got into trouble (unrelated to drug use) and was incarcerated.  Social services decided to potentially pursue having the baby adopted to a foster family.  At this time I had just given birth to my DS wasn't in a position to step in, plus my DH and I discussed that we didn't want to do anything temporary--we only wanted to take her if we could adopt.

    Within a few weeks we found out that she would be placed for adoption and we requested that she be placed with us (after talking extensively with family and figuring out who would be the best to take her).  Within a couple months our DD came home.  The adoption is expected to be finalized on May 20.

  • your stories are all so heartbreaking and amazing.

     

    We're just doing the basic tests - but won't do anything to pursue fertility if it comes up that there are issues. I have endo (a "textbook case" apparently) and cysts that are bad but not quite PCOS. I'm having blood drawn to check my progesterone on Monday and at some point I'll schedule an HSG. Then the next blood test, and a follow up sonogram...in the midst of all of this, Husband gets porn and a cup. There is injustice there, I'm sure of it. So by June we'll know if we've just had bad timing or if there's something physically interfering. But like I said, we won't do any hormones or procedures after that.

    I go home to Dallas for two weeks in July and when I come back we do our FBI checks, physicals, and Homestudies.  I like the idea of having what my aunt calls "Existential Twins" but I know that isn't always possible. It's still my Best Case Scenario. :-)

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  • I marked "Other."  We've done Clomid and are going to try a couple rounds of IUIs but that will be it.  For many reasons, no IVF for us.  Two of my sisters (13yo and 10yo) are adopted, so it's been part of our family for many years now, and something I've always had in the back of my mind that I would like to do as well.  My husband and I even talked about it before we got married, but we both thought back then that it would be in ADDITION to biological kids.  Now it looks like it will be instead of biological children, which on some days I am okay with, and on some days I am a little sad about.  The sadness honestly has less to do with the "bio-ness" if of it all, and more to do with mourning my own sense of fertility and the loss of "control" over when and how many kids we have.
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  • I voted "other".  As I've shared before, I am a cancer survivor x three. 
    I have a rare cancer that feeds off of new blood vessels.  Needless to say, maternity would be a great "feeding" ground for tumor cells. 

    My husband, my oncolgist, and I do not think it is prudent for me to attempt to carry a baby.  I am not sure if I could get pregnant but if I did it would be a scary time...for a few years since the mets don't always show up right away.

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  • I marked other as well. I had a hysterectomy.  The story is too long to explain here.  I do still have my ovaries, so surrogacy is an option if we want to go that route.
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  • I marked other.  I have PCOS, but have been able to conceive twice (see my siggy) with the help of Clomid.  However, both pregnancies have been very high-risk, pre-eclampsia twice, emergency pre-term c-sections twice, NICU twice, and dangerous blood pressure problems (for me) for months afterwards both times.  Our family is not yet complete, but I have zero interest in reproducing again.  DH and I are both very very excited about adoption for the rest of our kids!
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