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Advice for broken-hearted 36 y.o. who cannot stay pregnant

My best friend just lost her third pregnancy. She and her husband have been trying to have a baby for 3 years. Her first and second losses were both in the first trimester, causes unknown. This most recent loss was especially horrible - they terminated after profound birth defects (as in: the baby could not survive outside the uterus) were detected on the 20-wk ultrasound. She's 36, and wonders if she'll ever be able to carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Should she give up trying to get pregnant and give birth? Anyone been down this road before and have good advice for her?
posted by hush on Nov 24, 2013 - 28 answers

Do doctors actually tell their patients they "cannot have children"?

In my life I've heard a number of stories from women who claim to have been told they could not have children... who then proceed to have children without intervention. Sometimes, this is an extremely welcome development, other times, very much the opposite. Saying something like "you will not be able to have children" with such certainty seems like an extremely irresponsible thing for a medical professional to say to a patient and so I have a bit of a hard time believing that doctors say it, at least in any case where it is at least physically possible for someone to conceive. [more inside]
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night on Nov 15, 2013 - 46 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

Is my 7 year plan for quiet married life posing a risk to my 10 year plan for having kids?

I want to wait until I'm at least 35 to have a baby. But answers on Ask.Metafilter like this and information like this make me really really scared I'll be messing up my chances of having a healthy family. How paranoid am I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2010 - 49 answers

How much sharing is too much?

Should I tell my dear friend, who is currently undergoing fertility treatments, that I'm trying to get pregnant too? How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 - 26 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

What can I expect from Clomid?

I am considering taking Clomid to help me get pregnant. What kind of side effects can I expect? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Oct 30, 2008 - 14 answers

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