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Seeking an OB/GYN or RE recommendation in greater Seattle area

I'm looking for an OB/GYN or RE in the greater Seattle area after experiencing 3 early miscarriages in the last 10 months. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2014 - 2 answers

 

Freezing, thawing, and using one's eggs with professional help

Please tell me your experiences, thoughts and advice about egg freezing (the ones you make babies with, not the ones you eat). [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Feb 3, 2014 - 5 answers

A question about sperm banking and long-distance relocation

I will be banking sperm in the next few months. Right now I live in Texas. When it comes time to use that sperm, Partner and I will be... well, wherever the job market takes us — probably hundreds or even thousands of miles away. [more inside]
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. on Oct 14, 2013 - 5 answers

What is wrong with my long menstrual cycles?

Screenshot of the past two years. This is not an aberration, I have been this way since I was 13. There was even one year that I only had 2 periods the whole year. I have never taken the pill, or any contraception. I do not take any medications. I became sexually active in my early 20's. my first time meeting with a gyno was at 32, my current age. I have always worried about my fertility, but I comfort myself saying I am holding onto my eggs for an important time instead of letting them go. Do you know what is wrong with me?
posted by squirbel on May 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Coping with infertility

Any advice for coping with infertility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Male Fertility Test

What is the chepest way to get a male fertility test in US? Don't wanna pay for doctor too. Not cheap just tight right now. Any labs I can go directly and get these done both count and analysis? I called few and was told I need a doctor's note, sounds like a scheme for doctor to make money. Why can't I just get this done with the lab myself, it is not a surgery or procedure. This is just asses alone, not involved in any relationship. Just wanna be sure if my boys can swim and get the job done!
posted by daveg02 on Mar 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Cold Feet or Reasonable Doubts?

My boyfriend treats me wonderfully, like I'm the most important thing on the planet. Now, we are taking our first steps down a very quick path towards Full Lifetime Committment: moving-in, with the understanding that marriage and kids will follow shortly. (Why the speed? I'm 37 with some history of ladytroubles that require maximum time to try and get pregnant.) I was feeling very ready for all this 2-3 months ago, but now am having doubts. Help! Are these standard cold feet, or do you spot any red flags here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2013 - 26 answers

How to get pregnant at 38 with a sterile partner?

I'm 38. My partner is 53 with a 20 year old vasectomy. I spent ten of my most fertile years in a lesbian relationship and I feel like I've missed my chances to conceive. What are my options? How much is it likely to cost? And what can I expect my insurance to cover? [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr on Feb 17, 2013 - 11 answers

where is my baby bump?

Trying to get preggos AND also trying to be patient. But, would like to prepare just in case. When should I go in to a doctor to discuss fertility, and who/what kind of a doc should I discuss this with? (OB/GYN? A reproductive specialist?) [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Feb 11, 2013 - 21 answers

How to make happy time for my reproductive organs?

What can I do, as a mid-twenties female, to ensure my reproductive organs will be as healthy as possible by the time I want kids? There is also history of problems in my family. [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Feb 3, 2013 - 19 answers

Books to prepare us for making babies?

My wife and I are planning to start trying to conceive in the next few months, and being academic bookish types, would like some books on the whole process. Specifically, we're interested in fertility issues (we're in our mid-30s) and generally the logistics of the whole process - prenatal nutrition, choosing a doctor and a hospital, preparing for the kid, and so on. My personal preference is for books that are more detailed (citations to back things up are great) rather than touchy-feely.
posted by pombe on Jan 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Should I second guess my surgeon?

I was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and will be having surgery next week to remove the testicle with the tumor. Should I be thinking about preserving sperm yet? [more inside]
posted by zrail on Dec 6, 2012 - 7 answers

The stork is fleeting the coop.

How do you let go of what you want (fertility version)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2012 - 39 answers

Help for the husband of an IVF patient?

My wife and I are trying to get pregnant. We've resorted to IVF (in vitro fertilization). But meanwhile, my wife is going to pieces, "terrified" that she might never have a natural child. Anyone been through this? Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Anonymousness on Nov 28, 2012 - 28 answers

Is this as impossible as it seems?

How do I date, as a late-30's woman who still wants kids? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleSockPuppet on Aug 13, 2012 - 9 answers

I'd like to put my eggs in a freezer basket.

Interested in donating some eggs. Genetic longevity and the like. Tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Ovarian Cystectomy Freak-Out

I'm set to have an ovarian cystectomy (and possible oophorectomy) at the end of the week. I'm pretty scared about the surgery, the recovery and my future fertility. [more inside]
posted by Aquifer on Apr 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Mirena and Fertility Awareness

This may be naive: is there any way to have my fertility tested while I have a Mirena inserted? [more inside]
posted by swingbraid on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Does my partner really need a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) when we have no reason to believe she has fertility problems?

Does my partner really need a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) when we have no reason to believe she has fertility problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Maybe baby? Please?

My partner and I have been trying for a while to conceive. We’ve used charting and ovulation predictors and, after six months, it’s not happening. I’m 38, he’s 37, and we want to get ourselves to a fertility clinic stat. Where we are, there are three to choose between. How do I make that choice? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Can I donate sperm to my former girlfriend?

Can I donate sperm to my former girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2011 - 34 answers

I want a baby.

[Fertility filter] I've been trying fruitlessly to get pregnant for about 10 months. At what point do we talk to a doctor? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by fluffysocksarenice on Oct 17, 2011 - 38 answers

When to have Baby #2?

When to have Baby #2? (Welcome to my personal/professional snowglobe.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 20 answers

Fertility iPhone App

Please recommend a fertility tracking iphone app that doesn't infantilize me. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jul 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Possible perimenopause or other? Is it worth checking it out?

Menstruation every other month. Should I go to the OB or just chalk it up to craziness? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jun 2, 2011 - 19 answers

Least expensive source for Follistim?

Where can I find Follistim at the lowest possible price? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on May 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Transgender people and pregnancy, babies, kids?

My partner and I are a lesbian couple. One half of our happy couple is pregnant with our first child, the other half is a transsexual woman, and because of that we have been able to conceive a child that is genetically related to both of us. We know one other couple in the world who has dealt with these issues. Is anyone else out there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Baby in a baby carriage without K-I-S-S-I-N-G

I'd like to get pregnant artificially, but without going through a doctor - seeking tips. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2011 - 22 answers

How to restore fertility in a male with rheumatoid arthritis?

Medical Filter: My (male) friend with rheumatoid arthritis and his wife are trying to get pregnant. After months of trying, they've learned that he has very low sperm count and mobility. The doctor suspects that this is caused by the RA medications and not by RA itself. Unfortunately, none of several doctors has been able to give specific advice about which medications are problematic and how long my friend would need to be off of them in order for his swimmers to recover. Any personal experience here, folks? Links to credible info? [more inside]
posted by Kalatraz on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

What time is it? It's BABY TIME! ...we hope!

Has anyone here had experience with conception post-IUD? Is there anything I should know ahead of time, or start doing a few months in advance to smooth the transition? How long after removal will fertility return? [more inside]
posted by kitarra on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

Where can I donate my eggs?

Is there an organisation in the UK I could donate my eggs to that offer free fertility treatments to women who can't conceive? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Jan 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Are we oddly fertile?

Given 'optimal' circumstances, what are the typical odds of conception from a single act of unprotected intercourse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for Fertile Minds to Discuss Fertility!

Trying to Conceive communities: alternatives to babycenter.com? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Metformin woes (diarrhea-free!)

I'd like to hear about your experience taking metformin for PCOS, especially if it didn't work quite as you expected... [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Aug 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Infertility doctor in NYC (no clever titles are coming to mind)

Recommend a good fertility doctor/reproductive endocrinologist in NYC? [more inside]
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 on Mar 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Fertility related app

Is there a good iPhone app for documenting menstrual cycles and fertility related stuff? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jan 13, 2010 - 12 answers

frequent masturbation and sperm count

Male fertility question -- does excessive masturbation reduce sperm count? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Is there a gadget that's good enough for birth control?

Can I use a Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor as birth control as well? Is there another device I can use? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Jul 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Question about insurance and male fertility

Me and my wife have been trying to get pregnant for over a year with no success. She has had tests and found out she might have trouble getting pregnant. She wants me to get my sperm tested for fertility, as well. The problem is that she has insurance, but I do not. What are my options for testing, and how much are they likely to cost? If we both go to a fertility doctor, is it possible that her insurance will cover getting me tested?
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2009 - 11 answers

From needle to baby

Pros and cons of egg donation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Have you grown your family through surrogacy?

Calling all experiences with surrogate pregnancy - on any side of the equation. I am considering having a child through a surrogate mother, and wondered if anyone had any anecdotes, experience, advice, warnings, etc. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Mar 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Red States vs Blue Pills

Dumb birth control pill question: why don't I need to use a backup method while taking the sugar pills? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2008 - 25 answers

Help me get knocked up 2008-style: woman seeks info and advice on getting pregnant non-traditionally.

Help me get knocked up 2008-style: woman seeks info and advice on getting pregnant non-traditionally. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2008 - 19 answers

Bowlers in Bolivia and Peru

There are two different stories about how bowler hats came to Bolivia and Peru. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Mar 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Balls? Check. Ovaries? Not anymore...

Help me understand the methaphor/mythology behind female sci-fi characters losing their ovaries (slightly spoilery for Alias, X-Files, and S2 of Battlestar Galactica). [more inside]
posted by junkbox on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Epidydimitis and fertility/conception?

About a year ago I was diagnosed with epidydimitis, which has become a chronic (but low-level) pain. I am now interested in having a child (to be precise: being a sperm donor for a close friend; not via a clinic). I know that there is some chance of decreased fertility with this disease, but is there any chance the sperm themselves will be weird, mutated, or otherwise unsuitable for fertilizing an egg? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2008 - 3 answers

Gemstones for Fertility

Are there any gemstones/crystals that are traditionally tied to increasing fertility? [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas on Jan 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Diseases which affect gender ratio of births

Hepatitis B causes mothers to give birth to fewer girls. Are there are any other diseases that affect births in a gender-specific way?
posted by Burger-Eating Invasion Monkey on Oct 8, 2007 - 9 answers

What's your take on "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"

What's your take on "Taking Charge of Your Fertility," especially to prevent pregnency without birth control?
posted by dial-tone on Apr 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Female fertility testing

Female fertility questions. I'm in my mid thirties and married within the last year. I want to know what my chances of having kids are, but everything I find on the web says you can go to a "fertility clinic" after you have tried to have kids for a while and not succeeded. That's not going to help me, because we're not ready to have kids RIGHT NOW. Also, what are fertility tests for women like? [more inside]
posted by Go, now. Go! on Oct 31, 2006 - 17 answers

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