Preparing for Pregnancy

How Do I Prepare forArtificial Insemination?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My question is relating to my preparations for artificial insemination.

I'm 38 and dr suggested my egg reserve was low and I'd need to conceive in possibly 4-6 months. I've taken meds and injectables under the direction of my fertility doctor.

As of today, we have three eggs, two perfect ones and one small one. The next step is to inject Ovidrel (I think this releases the egg?) and to come in for insemination. We will be using cryogenically preserved sperm for the insemination.

Getting pregnant at age 38+

Hi all. I am just about to get engaged to my girlfriend who is 38 years old now, turning 39 very soon. My girlfriend is very hesitant in regards to having a family together with me (in 1-2 years from now)...this is mainly due to the reason that she unfortunately had a stillborn child a few years ago in her earlier marriage. She was quite traumatized from this experience and had gone thru cognitive therapy to get out of her depressed state. I see often on now that women are getting pregnant much later in their lives, pushing into their 30s and some even in their early 40s.

Trying!

I have made my decision to have another baby! I am very excited and looking forward to start trying. I am a little nervous but i think that is normal. I had to have a C-Section with my first daughter and I was not a fan! But i am jsut hopeing because that C-Section was not planed that it made it even harder. But I still remember the day that I got to take little Hayden Ashley home, the most perfect day! Seeing her little hands and feet was amazing, seeing her today is just crazy! She is three years old and just full of life!

This is hard work

Well finally I have a place to release all of my emotions!!! My husband and I have been married for 6 months and we started TTC in April. Now I know it is easier said than done especially since my husband had surgery 2 months ago to remove a brain tumor that was screwing with his hormones bigggggg time. Well now that everything is almost back to normal we decided to try to have a baby. Well we tried last month and it didn't really work out. I'm 23 and I'm new to this whole new world of trying to have a baby.

Feeling stupid.

Ok here is the thing, I just recently got married about 9 months ago and we had planned on starting to try getting pregnant in August and I started taking folic acid about a month ago. However I noticed during my last period that it was way light and not the normal length. No biggie right? I started on wenesday and then it stopped on saturday morning when it should have gone til monday evening when it usually stops. I thought it was stress and my husband and I did stuff on sunday, before I took my pill. So on monday I got spotting early the next night and it stopped after about 15 minutes.

All Confused

They say when a woman's pregnant, she just "knows." Call it woman's intuition, call it whatever you want but it's been known to happen. It worked for my grandma, my mom, and my sister. They just knew they were pregnant and then took a test. It was positive. Now, enter me: I feel like I am. I totally believe that I am but when I took one test, positive, and then another, negative. How often does that mean someone is pregnant?

I'm just so confused. I want to be pregnant so bad. I want to have a baby but it seems like I can't get pregnant and then this crap happens.

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