First round starts today...


#1

Hi ladies! My name is Tracee and as you can probably deduce, we’re starting clomid this month. Today actually. I’m trying not to be too nervous.

Any tips or things I should know? Anything I can do to increase our chances? Dr. said “Don’t piss off hubby” when I asked her, lol. My hubby is in the USAF and I think our process is a little different than most but unless we want to pay for it we have to do it their way. I haven’t ever been diagnosed with anything, but do get cysts. I’m pretty sure I have PCOS, I have almost all the symptoms. However, military dr.s… they don’t really care to diagnose any one with anything we’ve realized.

Quick infertility background - We have a bio son, age 11 who was an “oops”. Started TTC when he was 1 year old, maybe a few months before that. Around 2 years trying we found out hubby had a varicocele, he had that fixed. 4 years trying we got pregnant after an HSG test but lost the baby at 11 weeks. We lived overseas with military and they don’t really do anything for infertility and we couldn’t afford to pay overseas prices. So we weren’t able to do anything. In 2007 we moved to Texas and became foster parents and adopted 2 little girls in 2009. So we are TTC bio #2 but child #4. We have had no birth control for 10 years and also only done basic fertility work up a few times, no clomid before. That is the short, short version. So 10 years TTC, but naturally I guess. We also are still foster parents and have 2 foster kids currently who I’d love to adopt, but hubby still needs to come around. We’ve only had them 3 days :slight_smile:

That is me in a nutshell!


#2

Tips are you might get some of the side effects from clomid. Headache, moodiness… They suck if you get them but i managed through them. Another tip is if you dh doesn’t have any sperm issues do the deed everyother day until a +opk (ovulation test) then go every day for 3 days (if you can) then skip 1 day then do it again. That is called the sperm meet egg plan and i’ve heard alot of girls getting BFP once doing that.

Where are yall stationed?? We are a Navy family stationed in SC right now. We drive to NC to a MTF RE for all our infertility stuff. There are a few MTF that offer infertility RE’s for a discounted price. While you might have to drive to get to them, its a price cut and tricare can’t tell you no LOL. If you have any questions or wanna chat please send me a PM.


#3

Thank you Tiffany! We may have the option of going to Wilford Hall, however there have been rumors that they may be closing their fertility department. Not sure if that’s true or not. I am not sure we’ll do that. I’ve spoken to some people about the process and it’s stressful with no kids, let alone 3. Plus we are still foster parents, so we actually have 5 right now. I love my adopted children just as much as I do my bio son, however when I had him I knew he was mine… I didn’t have to wait for a judge to decide if he got to be mine or not… plus I loved nursing and I loved being pregnant. So if we can have another but not put our family through too much stress we will. Driving 5 hours 3x per month… I’m just not sure will be best for our family. Know what I mean? I’m just praying the clomid works, then we won’t have to make that decision.

I’m so mixed feelings right now… it’s been a long 10 years. I am afraid to get too excited at the prospect of finally seeing a doctor who will help us. Overseas all I got was “your blood work looks fine! You should be pregnant in no time!” :grr:


#4

Wilford Hall isn’t shutting down as far as i’ve heard. There are a few girls i know who are cycling there and haven’t said anything. So who knows. If you are driving 5 hours for Wilford Hall, are yall stationed at Dyess? Thats my hometown, hehe! Maybe instead of driving that far there is a local RE in the tricare network.


#5

That is good to hear, there are always rumors you know? We are at Dyess! We like it here. There are no local fertility specialists in Abilene, and the PA I’ve been seeing on base said that the only place we can go is Wilford Hall… is that correct? I know they say one thing but it isn’t always true…


#6

I just did a quick search for Reproductive endo’s in Abilene and a few popped up. search the tricare website and see if one pops up. Heck driving from Abilene to Weatherford or a town that has one would be cheaper than WH. DFW is only 3 hours from you, and they have alot!

You DO NOT have to be seen at WH. The only reason they are pushing there is bc IF IUI/IVF is needed you can get it done there for a discounted price since tricare doesn’t pay for it. But if you have a local RE that is in the tricare network then you can do anything up to injections and TI. You can sometimes get around tricare and atleast have IUI paid at a civi clinic. You would need a referral for the RE who is in the tricare civi network.


#7

[quote=mominashoe]Hi ladies! My name is Tracee and as you can probably deduce, we’re starting clomid this month. Today actually. I’m trying not to be too nervous.

Any tips or things I should know? Anything I can do to increase our chances? Dr. said “Don’t piss off hubby” when I asked her, lol. My hubby is in the USAF and I think our process is a little different than most but unless we want to pay for it we have to do it their way. I haven’t ever been diagnosed with anything, but do get cysts. I’m pretty sure I have PCOS, I have almost all the symptoms. However, military dr.s… they don’t really care to diagnose any one with anything we’ve realized.

Quick infertility background - We have a bio son, age 11 who was an “oops”. Started TTC when he was 1 year old, maybe a few months before that. Around 2 years trying we found out hubby had a varicocele, he had that fixed. 4 years trying we got pregnant after an HSG test but lost the baby at 11 weeks. We lived overseas with military and they don’t really do anything for infertility and we couldn’t afford to pay overseas prices. So we weren’t able to do anything. In 2007 we moved to Texas and became foster parents and adopted 2 little girls in 2009. So we are TTC bio #2 but child #4. We have had no birth control for 10 years and also only done basic fertility work up a few times, no clomid before. That is the short, short version. So 10 years TTC, but naturally I guess. We also are still foster parents and have 2 foster kids currently who I’d love to adopt, but hubby still needs to come around. We’ve only had them 3 days :slight_smile:

That is me in a nutshell![/quote]

Im doing fertility treatment in Germany right now because hubby is Army… I also have PCOS… I know what you mean about the clinics… I lost 2 babies within 3 months of each other… And the Clinic didnt care at all not to mention hubby and myself have been TTC for 2 plus years… I have been pregnant a total of 5 times :frowning: but out of those five times i have to admit i have an amazing DD :slight_smile: But hubby doesnt have one… (well he says he has mine when someone asks… he was just “deployed” the first 3 years of her life is how he puts it :slight_smile: I dont know where you where overseas but i have found that fertility treatment is a LOT cheaper over here… some of the meds are not but most of it is… Well i wish you the best of luck… and let me tell you… If you know something is wrong MAKE THEM figure out or send you to someone! Cause if your not a butt to them they will DEF just push it off… That is what i have learned over here… I was never a pushy person until i was a “spouse” Married to a soldier… THey dont care… At least for the army and the base we are on … Cant speak for all… Well wish you the best of luck once again…


#8

Thanks Armywife!

We were in England. We did go to a specialist off base, but because of the exchange rate it was going to cost almost double what it would cost in the states. The doctor told me “we are going with IUI” I said “I’d like to try clomid first, it’s less expensive” and he said “we don’t just give clomid out like candy like they do in the US”. Also, you have to have all these interviews and references for them to help you get pregnant. Your children have to have psych evaluations to make sure that a sibling is in their best interest and that having another baby is ok for your family. I walked out and cried for days… and we decided not to go back. I mean, how dare someone else tell me if my family can have another child or not! I get to decide what’s in our best interest not some doctor. I don’t know if it was just that clinic or if that was their policy in England but either way by then I was so completely an emotional mess, between the doctors on base giving me the run around and then that doctor… definitely not the best years for us.


#9

:babydust: WOW… The doctors on base here where we are at they didnt want to give me a referral he said “its not hard having a baby you just need to try harder you already have one if it doesnt work out” well i just cried we had been trying for 2 years at that time… And lost 3 babies in the last 1 year before that visit… I dont see how england does that… do they screen the parents that have a second child to see if they can bring them home? I mean really? REALLY? Im so sorry you had to go threw that! I have an AMAZING fertility doctor… BUT his english isnt as good as i would like we mostly communicate via eamil i dont call his office because he wants to answer my questions but he has to make sure he understands them… We email back and forth CONSTANTLY it just takes a little time to get a question answered… Im hoping this IUI i had done on the 11th worked… Because we wont be able to do any other thing for months until deployment is over :frowning: Well good luck with everything :):babydust: