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The Beginner's Guide to IVF

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The Beginner's Guide to IVF
I asked on my Instagram Stories what questions people had about the IVF process and I got a pretty good mix of seriously in depth questions about medication types, avoiding OHSS and tips for people who will be going through IVF & a bunch of general questions about the process itself for people who haven’t been through IVF/don’t need IVF to get pregnant. So I’m breaking up this post into two parts: Part 1 will be the questions for those who have never been through IVF/won’t need IVF to get pregnant and Part 2 will be the more in depth questions as well as how to avoid OHSS + my tips for your next IVF cycle.

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IVF Process | Part 2

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IVF Process | Part 2
I asked on my Instagram Stories what questions people had about the IVF process and I got a pretty good mix of seriously in depth questions about medication types, avoiding OHSS and tips for people who will be going through IVF & a bunch of general questions about the process itself for people who haven’t been through IVF/don’t need IVF to get pregnant. So I’m breaking up this post into two parts: Part 1 will be the questions for those who have never been through IVF/won’t need IVF to get pregnant and Part 2 will be the more in depth questions as well as how to avoid OHSS + my tips for your next IVF cycle.

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How to Pay for IVF

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How to Pay for IVF

IVF is a tricky treatment. The cost can vary greatly depending on which clinic you go to. There are grants available. Sometimes insurance covers stuff, but more than likely it doesn’t. Clinical studies can lower costs, but you have to qualify for the study and they have specific terms that you have to agree to. Anyway, the cost varies.

IVF is a tricky treatment. The cost can vary greatly depending on which clinic you go to. There are grants available. Sometimes insurance covers stuff. Clinical studies can lower costs, but you have to qualify for the study. Anyway, the cost varies. Visit our website for ideas of How to Pay for IVF.

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Infertility Q&A with Parker

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Infertility Q&A with Parker
I get a lot of questions about what our infertility journey was like for Parker. I’ve never really answered these questions because his side of the story isn’t mine to tell. I asked him a few weeks ago if he would be willing to do a little Q&A with my most frequently asked questions about his experiences and he said yes. These answers are from him and are his opinions and experiences. They might not be the same as your husband’s, but I would recommend asking your husband these questions and truly listen to his answers.

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Fertility Products You Should Know About: Proov Test Strips

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Today’s Fertility Product You Should Know About are Proov Test Strips! Let me tell you a little bit more about Proov Test Strips so you can know whether or not they are right for you at this time. This post is sponsored by Proov, but all opinions and words are my own. Proov Test Strips test the progesterone levels in your body to indicate successful ovulation. Aka, they help you know if and when you’re ovulating!

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