Category Archives: Surrogate

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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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 Together we are attempting to change the current outdated, unfair Medicare laws which exclude Medicare benefits when a surrogate is involved.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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Posted in 2WW, Blastocyst, Embryo transfer, Embryos, IVF, Life Fertility, Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Surrogate, Thankful, Uncategorized, UTD, Uterus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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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Surrogacy Agreement Signed – Yipee!!!!

Just a quick one from me – very exciting news today – Chloe and Matt signed the surrogacy agreement. This means we have now completed all the requirements to start making our little baby!!! Chloe and Matts appointment was at … Continue reading

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Legal Advice Done / Hospitals

Things are starting to feel a little real for us now. Less than a week till our IVF appointment and hopefully start getting ready for egg stimulation. Yesterday Michael and I had our appointment with our lawyer – Kate Cherry … Continue reading

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Bring on 2013

Well one last post from me for 2012. Its weird what a year can bring isn’t it? This time last year Michael and I had the smallest inkling that we were expecting our second child. This was soon confirmed in … Continue reading

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