Category Archives: Surrogacy

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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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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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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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 Together we are attempting to change the current outdated, unfair Medicare laws which exclude Medicare benefits when a surrogate is involved.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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2 Week Wait is on!

This is our gorgeous little 5 day blasty! Apparently its perfect! And he/she (ok I’ll just go with he, given Michael’s hoping for a boy but I think its another girl) is now snuggly tucked into Chloe’s uterus. We are … Continue reading

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EPU

Just a quick post from me as I know lots of people are wondering how we went today with egg pick up. Today started with lots of well wishers. One of them that was particularly relevant was from a very … Continue reading

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All Systems GO

Well its all happening now! I had another scan this morning to check my follicles. I now have 10 good sized follicles ready for retrieval next Wednesday 30 January 2013. Dr Sterling estimates we should get 8 quality eggs from … Continue reading

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IVF Update

So I have now been on my stimulation injections for a week now and so far so good. The Gonal F in the pen form is simple, just glides into my belly, doesn’t hurt a bit. The Orgalutran is in … Continue reading

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We started IVF!!

OMG just gave myself my first injection!!! Woo hoo that’s right I have now officially started IVF. What a week hey – things have really got moving this week. So on Saturday night Chloe, Matt, Michael and I all went … Continue reading

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