Tag Archives: infertility

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 Together we are attempting to change the current outdated, unfair Medicare laws which exclude Medicare benefits when a surrogate is involved.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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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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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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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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Pre Surrogacy Counselling – TICK

So we have officially completed our pre surrogacy counselling – yah!!! Yesterday Chloe, Matt, Michael and I had our final session with our counsellor Narelle. I was really nervous, wondering what issues she would bring up were we might disagree. … Continue reading

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The Truth about Surrogacy

I get asked so many questions, and hear so many inaccurate statements about surrogacy, I thought a post explaining surrogacy in Qld might be helpful. I probably should say up front that I am no expert in the process, but … Continue reading

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The Highs and Lows of Surrogacy

Well I must say, I am overwhelmed by the level of interest and support in our surrogacy story.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us. As you can imagine this is a rather stressful and nerve racking process.  I … Continue reading

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