honeydew / 7909 posts
@lilyofthewest: gotcha! That would be hard!
nectarine / 2806 posts
I said "whatever it takes" but I don't think we'd do donor egg. Maybe donor embryo. I just don't know how I'd feel about the baby not being biologically mine, but his. Maybe that's selfish?
bananas / 9899 posts
@CatchAFallingStar: Nah I think it's totally understandable. It would really bother me too.
honeydew / 7916 posts
@lilyofthewest: Don't know what exactly your hours are, but a lot of clinics start super early in the morning to accommodate work schedules!
kiwi / 693 posts
We would have gone as far as IVF, but not used donors.
@CatchAFallingStar: @pui: We felt it wasn't for us. Then again, when it's one of our last options who knows how we'd all feel? I have seen many women with DOR decide it's their best choice.
blogger / pear / 1563 posts
I'd like to add that we are interested in doing lots of different things to build our family. We LOVE adoption! But, another option to get pregnant would be donor embryos. Which would be using embryos that are donated by couples that have done IVF but didn't use all the embryos, so now the embryos are currently frozen.
kiwi / 636 posts
I chose whatever it takes. I initially did not feel comfortable when a friend suggested that I ask my OB for clomid because of my concerns regarding side effects and wanting to try as naturally as possible. Now, fast forward a year later, and I'm on 150mg of Clomid and will be getting trigger shots.
grapefruit / 4770 posts
I told DH I didn't want kids period when we first started dating, and he said adoption was not something he wanted to pursue. Fast forward four years later, and we are ttc, so obviously I do want kids now! However, he is still pretty adamant that he doesn't want to adopt. I always knew fertility treatments were out as it's not something he is comfortable with for religious reasons, whereas I think I would be okay with IUI and/or clomoid. Who knows, if it takes 1 year+ ttc he may change his mind, or not, and we never become parents.
persimmon / 1085 posts
@spaniellove: I looked at donor embyros last year online and couldn't find any that would "match" us either. I'm white, husband is Indian.
Already have done IVF for baby #1 and will doing IVF again in the next few months. We wouldn't use donor eggs or sperm. Would consider donor embryos, but only if they matched our races, which I don't think is possible to find. So we would have just adopted if IVF didn't work the first time.
GOLD / squash / 13576 posts
@dc yoga bee: It's always funny how your opinion changes based on your TTC journey. A year ago, I would have NEVER considered IVF and now it's on the table.
persimmon / 1404 posts
We're not totally sure at this point but we're leaning more towards minimal/no treatment so no IVF, no IUI. My husband is very sensitive to what IF treatments can do to a marriage and I respect that, especially knowing the background of what makes him feel that way. I would consider IUI but I don't think I would want to go the IVF route. Adoption is not something that either one of us is interested in so we most likely will be child free.
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