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Try #4 – Pregnancy Test (HPT)

The home pregnancy test (HPT) was negative. This is very disappointing. In a way, we were preparing ourselves for this. We recently had a consult with a Reproductive Endocrinologist at a fertility center, who recommended starting Clomid, just in case … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Insemination

Even though the cycle before this one was abnormally long (56 days), all of her bloodwork on her 3-day labs was normal. So, we decided to do our first insemination this cycle! Only three months behind our initial goal of … Continue reading

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56-Day Cycle

After Molly’s last cycle was 80 days, thus pushing our first possible insemination date further into the future, we were hoping for a normal cycle the next time…with no such luck. She just got her period, and the cycle starting … Continue reading

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AI Enrollment and Counseling

Molly and I attended the second of the two-part Alternative Insemination Program orientation at our local LGBT-friendly healthcare provider. This included an enrollment visit and a preconception counseling visit. The enrollment visit consisted of reviewing the last five months of … Continue reading

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Preconception Lab Work

Molly had her preconception lab work done, as required by our local LGBT-friendly health care provider where we will be doing the inseminations. The lab work required included: CBC and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Lipid profile HIV Blood type and RH … Continue reading

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Introduction to Alternative Insemination

Molly and I attended the first of a two-part Alternative Insemination Program orientation at our local LGBT-friendly healthcare provider. We chose to go to them for a couple of reasons. They are certainly cheaper than a fertility clinic, but they … Continue reading