Author Archives: makiely

Pics of my family

Some of have asked for some pics of my family and I – so here are a few of my favorites. Advertisements

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Our family is complete

Well I don’t really know what to write – I am still shattered, but many of you have asked me for an update, so I thought I better do a post. As the title suggests, we were not successful with … Continue reading

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Medicare Rebate Campaign

Some of you may know that I have been working on a campaign with 2 other women, to have the government change the laws which prevent Medicare Rebates being paid for IVF when its related to surrogacy. I have been … Continue reading

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Final Embryo Transfer

So I haven’t written a post for a while, a new coping mechanism – less focus on having a baby. Anyway Chloe has been back on the drugs getting her uterus nice and cosy for our little embryo. Tomorrow our … Continue reading

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Are you crazy? Why are you doing this in Australia and not overseas?

Another great post on surrogacy from my good friend. Well worth a read. Are you crazy? Why are you doing this in Australia and not overseas?.

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Round Two

Well we have now started our final IVF cycle. On Monday we had an appointment with Dr Sterling. Poor Chloe has once again started taking a bunch of hormone tablets to prepare her uterus for transfer. Provided all goes to … Continue reading

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Originally posted on medicareless:
We may not represent a large % of the population, but we represent the very segment of the population that Medicare should be most likely to assist. We pay our Medicare Levies. We work, we pay…

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Negative

So today we got the news that our first little embryo did not make it. Chloe is not pregnant; there will be no baby in 9 months. This is going to be a self-pity post, so if you don’t want … Continue reading

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General IVF Costs vs Surrogacy IVF Costs

Please find below a link to a post I wrote about the difference in IVF costs when doing surrogacy due to medicare rebates not being payable. General IVF Costs vs Surrogacy IVF Costs.

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Campaign to change Medicare Laws to cover Surrogacy

I have just joined forces with some other amazing women. Together we are attempting to change the current outdated, unfair Medicare laws which exclude Medicare benefits when a surrogate is involved. I urge you to have a look at this … Continue reading

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