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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 2, 2006
  • 07:35 PM

i want to know if there is any other treatment besides ivf that can be done for my 'blocked tubes'. i truly believe that ivf is a means for the medical society to rake in big bucks on unsuspecting families. please respond

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  • try some natural cures, alot of them work.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2006
    • 07:17 AM
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  • if you are talking about the actual act of intercourse. i've been trying for more than 2years. trust me, i would love to be as natural as possible.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 3, 2006
    • 09:14 PM
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  • My heart truly goes out to you! I have a great deal of experience and thought the way you do now. I'm not sure how long you have been trying...but as for myself...it took us 6-years of failed basal body tempature charting/Clomid, IUI's, Hysterosalpingogram (spelling), even an exploratory laproscopy to see if anything was wrong. Everything was checking out okay, I was "unexplained infertility" and continued on Clomid forever it seemed. My doctor offered the idea to try IVF but it had been about 4-years into this ordeal and I was totally against it! To many issues around it, especially cost and ethical ones (what to do with frozen embryos later). But I had somehow come across a southwestern Wisconsin medical clinic (Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI) that didn't freeze embryos and I was awake for the procedure. In 2000 the cost was between $4000 - $5000 for a cycle. My husband and I were at our last straw and had been on the emotional roller coaster way to long and thought "If it's meant to be, it will happen..." but we agreed to try only once. Very scary, since there still is only roughly about a 20% chance of successful pregnancy (same as a natural conception). We didn't want to go into major debt for something so precious, but with no guarantees. Fortunately, everything went terrific and today, we have a beautiful 5-year old son, Jerett. Exactly 1-year after having Jerett, we were just starting to think about going back to try for baby 2, when we found out we were pregnant naturally. Cullen and Jerett are both May babies and are 2-years apart. So who knows...it just depends on how badly you want your baby and what are you willing to try after a certain amount of time. I never liked to hear it "Your trying to hard" has, unfortunately, a lot of truth to it. I believe was a major contribution to our infertility. I was so worked up about it, and how can you not be. You want a baby so desperately bad and every time you turn the news on, there is somebody abusing their babies or worse! It was so frustrating that they could have babies, and I couldn't. In my case, IVF was a great choice, but one I wasn't willing to look at because it felt like I was admitting to defeat. And I didn't want to have to deal with fertilized eggs I didn't use. But do some research. One of my life-lines was a forum called www.fertilethoughts.com and there are many women like you and me available to chat with. Some successful like myself, some still trying after 12-years and than BOOM! Remember..."If it's meant to be, the first step is up to me." I wish I could tell you remedies for blocked tubes, but just consider how long you are willing to wait to try and open them up. The plus about IVF is it bypasses the fallopian tubes completely! Just don't let years pass you by that you would possibly regret. The older us women get, the rougher it gets. We started when I was 24-years old and had the IVF when I was 29. If only I wasn't so stubborn, maybe it would have happened earlier. Happy Holidays, Wendy;)
    WendyCherie 2 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 05:43 AM
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  • My heart truly goes out to you! I have a great deal of experience and thought the way you do now. I'm not sure how long you have been trying...but as for myself...it took us 6-years of failed basal body tempature charting/Clomid, IUI's, Hysterosalpingogram (spelling), even an exploratory laproscopy to see if anything was wrong. Everything was checking out okay, I was "unexplained infertility" and continued on Clomid forever it seemed. My doctor offered the idea to try IVF but it had been about 4-years into this ordeal and I was totally against it! To many issues around it, especially cost and ethical ones (what to do with frozen embryos later). But I had somehow come across a southwestern Wisconsin medical clinic (Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse, WI) that didn't freeze embryos and I was awake for the procedure. In 2000 the cost was between $4000 - $5000 for a cycle. My husband and I were at our last straw and had been on the emotional roller coaster way to long and thought "If it's meant to be, it will happen..." but we agreed to try only once. Very scary, since there still is only roughly about a 20% chance of successful pregnancy (same as a natural conception). We didn't want to go into major debt for something so precious, but with no guarantees. Fortunately, everything went terrific and today, we have a beautiful 5-year old son, Jerett. Exactly 1-year after having Jerett, we were just starting to think about going back to try for baby 2, when we found out we were pregnant naturally. Cullen and Jerett are both May babies and are 2-years apart. So who knows...it just depends on how badly you want your baby and what are you willing to try after a certain amount of time. I never liked to hear it "Your trying to hard" has, unfortunately, a lot of truth to it. I believe was a major contribution to our infertility. I was so worked up about it, and how can you not be. You want a baby so desperately bad and every time you turn the news on, there is somebody abusing their babies or worse! It was so frustrating that they could have babies, and I couldn't. In my case, IVF was a great choice, but one I wasn't willing to look at because it felt like I was admitting to defeat. And I didn't want to have to deal with fertilized eggs I didn't use. But do some research. One of my life-lines was a forum called www.fertilethoughts.com and there are many women like you and me available to chat with. Some successful like myself, some still trying after 12-years and than BOOM! Remember..."If it's meant to be, the first step is up to me." I wish I could tell you remedies for blocked tubes, but just consider how long you are willing to wait to try and open them up. The plus about IVF is it bypasses the fallopian tubes completely! Just don't let years pass you by that you would possibly regret. The older us women get, the rougher it gets. We started when I was 24-years old and had the IVF when I was 29. If only I wasn't so stubborn, maybe it would have happened earlier. Happy Holidays, Wendy;)
    WendyCherie 2 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 05:45 AM
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  • i truly appreciate your encouragement Wendy?? i will put all things into consideration. Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 16, 2006
    • 11:31 PM
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  • Natural cures might work I suppose. Prayer. Doctors don't know everything! An egg could possibly get thru...you never know.I went thru a cycle of IVF after 6 failed IUI's and all kinds of tests. It was 57 days of shots (up to 3 a day) by my husband. My ovaries were swollen with up to 17 eggs each and my tummy was so swollen. You aren't allowed to lift over 10lbs. (1 ream of paper = 10 pounds)b/c you could twist an ovary. I went thru the Embryo retreval and a few days later the transfer. I elected to have all surviving embryos transferred. I didn't want to freeze any b/c they charge $1000 a year and if you don't pay then they become the property of the facility. NOT COOL. I got pregnant when one of the embryos attached successfully. It was a female. I miscarried. ( The 6th miscarriage out of 7) that I have had in my life. It would have been worth it had I actually gotten pregnant & had it lasted, but looking back it was awful (drugs, appts every 2 days, etc...). Some people are put on this Earth to adopt babies that are already here. I have decided I am one of those.I suggest exhausting all your medical options and never give up --- you will make the right decisions for you!Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 10:34 PM
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  • response to #7. My heart does go out to you, and I appreciate the info and insight. I pray that you will be able to find the child of your dreams soon. Your response have been the most encouraging to me thus far. May God truly open the door for the opportunity to become a mom through adoption. All the best!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2006
    • 09:56 PM
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