Fertility

Heather's Fertility Diary: Health Insurance

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Coping, Experience, Fertility, Support | Comments Off

As some of you may know, I have been off work due to surgeries and my poor health. I have been off of work since mid-October, and I have had to cover my portion of my health coverage premiums. However, my checking account is running on empty. My husband and I have had to dip into our emergency funds a lot lately and our emergency stash is basically non-existent. Since I have been off work, we have had to pay $266 every two weeks for healthcare coverage. $532 per month for insurance premiums is more than we can handle now. As of February 15, 2013 I will no longer have health insurance...

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Heather's Fertility Diary: HSG Test

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Experience, Fertility, Uncategorized | 1 comment

%%anc%% if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link140″).style.display=”none”;} I had a hysterosalpingogram (HSG test) on Thursday. The HSG test is designed to assist fertility doctors in locating any blockages in the fallopian tubes and ovaries. I was extremely nervous about getting this test done because my fertility doctor had already mentioned concerns about why I had not experienced any pregnancies yet. He was also very concerned that my reproductive organs may have been damaged during my initial laparoscopy.  I really did not want to hear bad news, and was...

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Heather's Fertility Diary: RE Testing

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Coping, Fertility, Relationships, Support | 1 comment

Heather's Fertility Diary: RE Testing

Tyler, my husband and I had our first meeting with the Reproductive Endocrinologist last Wednesday (January 9, 2013). I will get back to the consultation in a moment, but first I want to share something with you. The night before the RE consultation, my 19 year old sister called me with news that I was not prepared for – she called to tell me that she was expecting. A million emotions ran through my head, and I feel guilty to admit that they were not all good thoughts. All night long, I tossed and turned trying to heal my hurt. I even had a good cry before my consultation. The next...

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Heather's Fertility Diary

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Coping, Experience, Fertility, Relationships, Support | 6 comments

essay writing Before I begin to jump in on sharing my fertility journey, and my personal feelings and emotions regarding the issue, I think that I should give you a short biography about myself. For starters, my name is Heather Pickens. I grew up in the Midwestern region of the United States before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona in the spring of 2012. I am 26 years old, and have been married for four years. Like many of you, I live with endometriosis. I also have been diagnosed with two other chronic illnesses, Interstitial Cystitis and PFD. I launched the Hello Endo blog in December of 2012...

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The WombRoom

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Coping, Diagnosis, Experience, Fertility, Support, Symptoms | 3 comments

The WombRoom is a wonderful resource to support young women dealing with reproductive health problems. Not just for endometriosis, the site is set up  to provide information and education services for young women under 30 who are affected by reproducitve health problems. The WombRoom provides educational workshops, inspirational talks and a wide range of online information for young women across the country. Founded as a result of a life changing experience of losing a right ovary and fallopian tube at just 19, the WombRoom has won business and innovation awards and seeks to reach out to...

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Ask an expert: restored fertility after surgery?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Expert, Fertility, Treatment | 0 comments

[is-gateway name="Cherry Sorbet Creative" id="main"] I’m scheduled for surgery in a few months after infertility/recurrent miscarriages, and I’m concerned about ovarian reserve. Are there other options for restoring fertility and dealing with the cause of recurrent miscarriages? Answer from our Gynae consultant expert Michael Cooper: Your question is quite complex and really depends on a number of other issues such as your age, other potential problems including anomalies of the uterus and the degree of endometriosis.  Endometriosis is not usually associated with recurrent...

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