Hi all! I'm new to this board, but we've been ttc for a while now. I am 44, and was on birth control pills for 8 years, until a year and a half ago. I have been to a R.E., who says I'm in good reproductive shape for my age, and have no medical issues. DH checks out fine, too. But, as we know, a 44 year old egg isn't a 25 year old egg. Sigh... We've tried several IUI's, to no avail. I tried 2 cycles of clomid, which only prolonged my ovulation and caused lots of side effects, and 3 or 4 rounds of Femara, which worked well, but obviously didn't result in pregnancy. I tried one round of gonal-f, which cost a bloody fortune, and it was the only cycle where I didn't ovulate! Grrr! I still O every month on my own, (monitored by U/S, so I know). My insurance doesn't cover IVF, and I'm ready to move on to a donor egg. The problem: it's prohibitively expensive. Does anyone know of a true egg donor program, where women donate their extra frozen eggs to couples wishing to conceive? I am so sad, and want to experience pregnancy, and start our family already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
i have been trying to research donating... i am 24 healthy and do not plan on having anymore children... i was just curious where you lived... if there was anything possible that i could help with i would love to... i know this sounds crazy, but i would really like to help someone... my name is melissa.... i would love to speak with you...
Wow, how kind you indeed are. Hope you guys were able to make a connection and work things out. I too have heard about people that have been on OCPs for too long having problems about getting pregnant quickly. Your whole physiology is now changed and the body needs some time to 'recover' it seems in some cases.
But the important thing is that the body does recover ultimately and hopefully in quick time! There is no irreversible damage as far as I have read. There's nothing like going natural. Keeping away from OCPs for a while should get your natural rhythm back together and I wish you all the best!
OMG, Pumpkinface, you are so sweet! I didn't see your reply sooner. We live in NY. Where are you located? My name is Lisa.
i have been looking into it for a long time like i said... email me so we may speak further... i do not want to post my phone number on the internet!! ha ha ha.. i live in ny as well... long island...i have attached a picture of my pride and joy....please email me so we may get in touch!!! email@example.com.. will be looking forward to hearing from you!!!!
How adorable! I got your message and will be calling you tomorrow!