We are on day 8 after our second transfer attempt with our surrogate. On our first transfer many months ago, our surrogate took a pregnancy test exactly one week after the transfer. She peed on a stick and then called us on the phone. I remember feeling so nervous and excited thinking it had to be positive!
She was very confident about testing one week…
Following treatment for Asherman's Syndrome, the resumption of normal cycles is generally high ranging from 45-50%.
The pregnancy rate is around 30-40%, but the term birth rate is usually about 30-40%. Ashermans’ syndrome is a difficult condition to treat with good results.
What are the obstetrical complications of pregnancy with…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on January 25, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Knowing your fertility starts with knowing your menstrual cycle. It is important for you to keep track of your menstrual cycle each month including when (and if) you ovulate in your cycle. MyHopefulJourney.com is a web-based organizer designed to meet the needs of women that are trying to conceive with an emphasis on infertility…Continue
It has been 3 days since our day 2 transfer was cancelled/postponed. Our surrogates lining was not thick enough for a transfer. We decided to try acupuncture for four days to see if that would help improve the lining. Acupuncture was the only thing we didn't do this cycle that we did in a prior cycle. Will it work to improve her lining?
Well, the verdict is in....it was a…Continue
Gynecology in Chinese Medicine has always emphasized the need for women to take extra care of themselves during their menstrual cycle. The reason for this is that the uterus is open and discharging blood. A very famous Qing dynasty text states, “When the period arrives…it is important to avoid cold and damp…During the period, the lower body is open…too much cooling foods and environments can lead to infertility...”
Here are the factors that can…
Our embryos are day two. There are 9 that are still growing. Two that have dropped out of the running. Our surrogate has made her way to my doctor's office to have her lining checked. All week her lining was questionable. One ultrasound technician said it was thickening just where it needed to be. Another was saying it was only 4mm which was way too low for a transfer. The…Continue
The American Fertility Society has developed a classification system to define the extent of disease.
The stages are based upon the extent of involvement of the cavity, (the entire cavity or a part of it), the type of adhesions, (thick, band like or thin and filmy), and the menstrual pattern, (absent or scanty periods).
Stage I. Mild Disease.
Involvement of a small part of the cavity with filmy adhesions and a fairly normal menstrual…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on January 20, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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You may have seen Global IVF while on Bridge To Baby, posting updates about new articles or personal fertility journeys. You may be wondering what is exactly is Global IVF, and how can it help you? Well, here's a short summary….
Global IVF is a free,…
Added by Global IVF.com on January 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
So my egg retrieval went well. The procedure actually only took 10 minutes this time so I woke up from anesthesia on my own feeling rested and ready to hear the number.My doctor came in with a smile on her face saying she was able to retrieve 11 eggs and everything went well. My husband has just brought in his sperm and we head home to wait to see what tomorrow brings. The egg and…Continue
The occurrence of scar tissue in the uterine cavity was first described in 1894. However, the term Asherman’s syndrome did not come about until 1948. The syndrome included the presence of scar tissue in the cavity, coupled with the absence of a period. The scarring caused the walls to stick together, obliterating the cavity.
The definition was altered to include the presence of scar tissue together with light periods, absence of periods, and…
Some women could tell you to the penny how much they have spent on their infertility treatment. But I am guessing that most of us pay the bills as we incur them and try to forgot the actual dollars that we are spending. I am encouraging you to make this a priority for 2012 especially if you don't have insurance coverage or you have a lot of out of pocket expenses. You could be missing out on a tax deduction that could put money back in your pocket and keeping this information…Continue
Added by Lisa Drouillard on January 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine (hormone) disorders and is one of the leading causes of female infertility. PCOS is the unbalance of a woman’s sex hormone and affects as many as 10-15% of women, half of which are undiagnosed. It can cause irregular periods, weight gain, depression, acne and excess…Continue
My love affair with tea began years ago when I was in my twenties. On Saturday afternoons, I loved treating myself to high tea at the Elizabeth Anne's, a local tea shop. The whole ritual of having my own beautiful porcelain pot of tea and scrumptious crumpets and accoutrements to go with it, made me feel like a character from one of Jane Austen's novels. When the shop suddenly closed its doors, I realized that I could create that special feeling at home. Over time, the tea…Continue
No one ever said this process was an easy one. I certainly never expected to be doing this again. We really thought the lack of a workable uterus was our issue -- not my eggs. So we are back to grind of daily shots, blood work and ultrasounds. Oh and of course the moodiness that comes with it…Continue
Dear Bridge to Baby Members,
Did you eat way more sugar than you wanted to during the holiday season? Are you having a hard time hitting the re-set button on your eating habits? Do you constantly crave carbs, sugar and junk food?
As you probably already know, gaining control over sugar and…Continue
Added by PCOS Diva on January 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
ATLANTA — The number of twins born in the U.S. soared over the last three decades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase.
In 2009, 1 in every 30 babies born in the U.S. was a twin, an astounding increase over the 1 in 53 rate in 1980, according to a government report issued Wednesday.
“When people say it seems like you see more twins nowadays, they’re right,” said…
Added by Bridge To Baby on January 5, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments
The future is looking bright for Elizabeth Banks.
Amidst her upcoming roles in Man On a Ledge, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and the highly-anticipated Hunger Games, the actress is also still finding her groove as a first-time mom to 9-month-old son Felix.
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