Where do I belong?????? (pg. mtnd)

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  1. Red, what an incredibly nice thing for you to do!

    I would also add, that there is a "Buddies Updating Buddies" board, where people at all stages of this lovely process can have a thread, where anything goes. I imagine this would be a good place where former cycle buddies can catch up - some of whom are parents, some pg, some not pg, etc.

    Your directions will be so helpful to many people, not everyone knows about subscribing to boards/threads, etc.

    erica

  2. Someone on one of my threads asked very nicely what the 2ww (two week wait) board was and I realized not everyone knows there are specialized boards or how to find them!! I hope this is helpful to those who are new to this site.

    How to find the boards that are available:

    At the top of the cpapasi, on a pink band is an underlined heading in brown that says "All Boards". If you click on it you will get a listing of the various boards available. Many of them are specialized and will allow you to find answers to questions of special interest or to find other people going through the same thing as you. Often you can get a better answer in the special category than on the general board such as the lining issues board

    Examples:

    There are IVF buddy boards by month and IVF boards by age group so you can find people who are in similar situations to cycle with.

    There is a "beta board" to compare betas listed under the pergnancy category

    There is a Two week wait board for all the people going throughthat tough time

    There is a birth anouncements site to post the info about your baby so that people who cycled with you that do not want to go to the pregnancy boards can follow up on you.

    There are many other boards too!

    Luck & Wellness

    -Red

    PS - another handy tool is using the subscribed threads function. It will let you see all the threads you've posted on and shows which ones have new posts.

    To get to it click on "quick links" on the dark purple band at the top of the cpapasi (its second from the right) then when the menu drops doen click on "subscribed threads" You can edit your subscriptions at the bottom of the cpapasi. good luck

  3. Red -

    Thank you SO much for posting this. As someone quite new to IVFC, I've been trying to figure out the format and guidelines here, as it is quite different from other infertility sites I've been on. With the recent brouhaha about posting the appropriate boards, I've been very mindful of trying to find the right place for my questions, and being new to the site - its not always easy.

    Thanks again.

  4. nanakweku - glad it helped someone. It is mostly about helping people find the best info, I feel bad when somone ask a question here that gets only 2 real answers when if they had posted it on a board about that topic they might get 8 answers. It seems that in this quest information is key.

    Luck & Wellness - Red

  5. Also want to thank you for posting this, as I sometimes get lost on this site. (I can be "technologically challenged" at times.)

    And want to apologize for having posted on a cylcle buddy type of thread on the general board. Thanks Admin for moving the thread.

    JHY

  6. Just bumping this up

  7. Ashley...click on the "New Thread" icon at the top or bottom of the board you wish to poat a new thread on...

    Red...this post was VERY sweet of you...good thinking.

    Stacey

  8. What if you want to start a thread? How do you do that?

    I also am technically challenged!

    Thanks for the help,

    Ashley

  9. Hi, your responses are really helpful. Is there a place where all the abbreviations/acronyms appear?

    thanks.

  10. Ashley, I saw your post asking how to start a thread.

    When you are on the general cpapasi for any forum that shows all the threads there is a band near the top that has two purple sections on the right hand side. One is "forum tools" and the other is "search this forum". If you click on "forum tools" it will drop a menu with choices, one of them is "post a new thread" . Whatever you write in the title: section is what becomes the name of the thread and shows up on the main board. Be careful writing this as it can't be changed/edited once posted.

    For example if you were on the beta board and posted "looking for a beta buddy" you would get several responses but maybe not what you were looking for. But, if you posted "looking for a buddy for a 7/? beta" You would probably get the appropriate buddies.

    I hope this is what you were looking for. Good Luck

    -Red

  11. Ellie,

    Yes there is a list of acronyms By clicking on IVF Connections you get to their front cpapasi (or use this link) on the left hand side is a list of choices, one of which is Acronyms (or use this link).

    I hope this helps

    -Red

    Note to Anyone: In that same list on the left hand side is a choice called question/answer it is a link to a great list of information that I highly reccommend taking a look at. I think many people don't even know its there. It has great info like How long does it take to get suppressed? What is ICSI? it talks about symptoms and all kinds of good stuff!

  12. If you don't have the color options....

    How to get COLORS, fonts & S etc. to work:

    1) Select "User CP" from the purple bar towards the top of the cpapasi. (it will open a menu that will be on the left of the cpapasi)

    2) select "Edit options"

    3) the bottom section is "miscellaneous options" in the little window click on the arrow to get the pull-down menu and select " Enhanced interface-Full WYSIWYG Editing"

    4) click on "save changes" button at the bottom of the cpapasi.

  13. Butterfly - I have not seen a gender selection board here. You might try the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) board for others who are going through the same choices as you.

    To get to the PGD board:
    At the top of the cpapasi, on a pink band is an underlined heading in brown that says "All Boards". If you click on it you will get a listing of the various boards available.
    On the left side under the heading special "IVF procedures" is the PGD board.

    To request a new board or send a comment to the management (which isn't me) there is a "contact us" link on the purple band at the bottom of the cpapasi.

    Good Luck,

    Red

  14. I cannot find a board for gender selection. Is there one? There really needs to be, if there isn't one. I don't want to hurt others by my mention of children. I had 3 miscarriages, and then could not get pregnant for 3 years. I know the pain...well...

    I have 4 boys nows, but have had 2 more miscarriages. I have recently learned I carry the C766T gene and have to take high doses of Folic acid and have Heparin shots while pregnant. My last m/c was at 14wks and was a girl, no chromosomal problems. I did Microsort, IVF/ICSI for two cycles and would like to have support with others who are using microsort. Thanks

  15. I caution you about posting about gender selection on the PGD board, as most people there are struggling for their first child, and do not agree with gender selection. There's a good possibility you'll be flamed.

  16. I don't want to hurt anyone. I have been hurt enough over the years with my own struggle for children. It was so hard to lose 3 children, then not be able to get pregnant for those 3 years. I have been pregnant 9 times, but have lost 10 children, because of multiples. If only they tested me earlier for the C766T gene. My last D & C was a 14 week girl with no chromosomal problems. If only I had known to have heparin during her pregnancy. I am hurt right now. I just found out that for the 2nd time my eggs did not fertilize. I need somewhere to write about this. I am in a lot of pain...

  17. butterfly, I understand how much that hurts, I have lost three pregnancies. But some will be shocked to learn that you have three children already.

    Do you know about the secondary infertility board? I think that might be a safe haven for you to post if you want to mention your living children.

    Otherwise, if you keep mention of your children out of the conversation, the rest of the boards are here for your support, there is a recurrent pg loss board, the dealing with a negative board, etc.

    I'm sorry you are hurting.

    erica

  18. butterf;y
    may i also chime in and offer some boards that i have found helpful?
    IVF after Loss
    Loss of a Child
    Repeat Pg Loss

    All of them are great for what you are dealing with. My best to you

  19. I don't want to hurt anyone. I have been hurt enough over the years with my own struggle for children. It was so hard to lose 3 children, then not be able to get pregnant for those 3 years. I have been pregnant 9 times, but have lost 10 children, because of multiples. If only they tested me earlier for the C766T gene. My last D & C was a 14 week girl with no chromosomal problems. If only I had known to have heparin during her pregnancy. I am hurt right now. I just found out that for the 2nd time my eggs did not fertilize. I need somewhere to write about this. I am in a lot of pain...

    I agree that the secondary fertility board sounds like a safe place that can offer you support. Personally I have never been pregnant ever but, I do know what it is like to want a baby and not be able to conceive. You can email me if you would like...I am a good listener but, again my experience is different and you may want to chat with ladies who share your specific experience. Infertility is painful any way you look at it. All the best in finding support and I am hear if you would like to chat. Lulu hoping to be pregnant one day soon....always keep the faith

  20. copy of initial post:

    http://www.ivfquestion.com/ Where do I belong?????? (pg. mtnd)
    Someone on one of my threads asked very nicely what the 2ww (two week wait) board was and I realized not everyone knows there are specialized boards or how to find them!! I hope this is helpful to those who are new to this site.

    How to find the boards that are available:

    At the top of the cpapasi, on a pink band is an underlined heading in brown that says "All Boards". If you click on it you will get a listing of the various boards available. Many of them are specialized and will allow you to find answers to questions of special interest or to find other people going through the same thing as you. Often you can get a better answer in the special category than on the general board such as the lining issues board

    Examples:

    There are IVF buddy boards by month and IVF boards by age group so you can find people who are in similar situations to cycle with.

    There is a "beta board" to compare betas listed under the pergnancy category

    There is a Two week wait board for all the people going throughthat tough time

    There is a birth anouncements site to post the info about your baby so that people who cycled with you that do not want to go to the pregnancy boards can follow up on you. (this is a great site and under used, a quick link to it in a post "for more info about my baby" on your regular board allows you to keep info to a minimum on a buddy board and lets people choose whether they want to read about a baby that day)

    There are many other boards too!

    Luck & Wellness

    -Red

    PS - another handy tool is using the subscribed threads function. It will let you see all the threads you've posted on and shows which ones have new posts.

    To get to it click on "quick links" on the dark purple band at the top of the cpapasi (its second from the right) then when the menu drops doen click on "subscribed threads" You can edit your subscriptions at the bottom of the cpapasi. good luck

  21. Nice going Red.

    Great post

  22. After waiting four years for my husbands company to agree to pay for IVF, (they refused previousley because my husband had three kids from a previous marrige and three was considered the limit!!) now I am terified, lost and excited all bowled in to one.

    I don't really know how to use this site either and haven't a clue if I am doing the right thing but I will continue to write any way. Who knows it might catch someones eye!

    I have be diagnosed with Stage 4 endomitiosis six years ago. I have had four operations and have refused to have any more. My attitude was what's the point? I can't have children and the cysts just come right back at ya straight after the operation.

    But, finally they have agreed to pay for IVF and it is all green lights. I don't have a clue what my success rate will be like and even though I have read up about the procedure on the internet, I still feel like I don't have a clue what will happen. I am also terrified of it failing. When I was originally told that I couldn't have kids I was devestated. I just felt like walking out in front of a bus. My poor mother didn't know what to do or say.

    As I am writing this six years later you gathered I over came that urge. Since then I have met and married this wonderful man here in Indonesia and have become an Indonesian citizen. Although I have moved on, if you wanted me to be honest, I would cry every time I saw a women give birth on tv.

    Now I have decided that I need some support, or rather I need to talk to someone who is going or has gone through this same procedure. I am currently waiting for my cycle to begin and on the thirfd day I have to go for scans and blood tests. But that's all I know.

    Is there anyone out there who would like to join me sharing in each others journey?

  23. Hi Red ~ I found your thread today and thought it was a good idea. After several more tries to find where I should post my question and not having any luck, I remembered this one.

    I am looking for someone that has successfully tried FET unmedicated/natural. My cycles have been regular. Hopefully they will return to normal. My first time with a fresh cycle was on July 8th. BFN. We are doing our treatments in Calgary, AB at the Foothills Clinic.
    I think that answers all the questions I can think someone will need to know in order to answer my question.

    Thank you,
    Leanne

  24. Hi hayet,
    I think this thread may be on it's way out. I wrote on it and never got any responce.
    Your best try is to find a thread that is local to you and write on it. I have found that each clinic does things very differently. In the start of IVF Connections you can go to IVF by Location. There are also threads by topic.

    I totally know how you feel about the "bus". I used to get mad when my friends would get pregnant and say stuff like... I'm so fat. They weren't fat, that was a BABY!!
    I'm sorry, I am no help with endomitiosis but keep asking on different threads someone will answer.
    Good luck

  25. Leanne & hayet (& others)

    The best way to find groups that might have the answers to your questions is on the main board. To get there you click on the brown title at the top that says "All Boards". This board is the IVF Connections Bulletin Board Index here you can find the group or groups that have the best chance of providing the information or support you are looking for.

    The best place to find answers to what IVF entails is the "Answers to Common IVF Questions" section, it is the 3rd choice across the top of the blue square on the main cpapasi. This is a great cpapasi that many people miss and can answer a lot of questions!!!!!

    To find people who have had success with FET you can try several locations: PG after IVF or the FET Board would be good places to start. The FET board also has cycle buddy groups that are FET oriented and many of the regular IVF by Date buddie boards will have FETers on them too.

    To find support for your cycle you can also look in several locations: My suggestion would be to join a group either by age or by date, I would try the sept-oct board as you are waiting to begin On the big board those can be found under the categories "IVF cycle buddies" and "IVF by Age Group". I didn't not see a group for Indonesia but you could post on the general board asking for "any Indonesia IVFers?"

    Best of luck to each of you on your ivf journey

    red

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