Fertile Journeys

October 4, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — by lhoham @ 2:56 pm

One month of fertility drugs = $5,000

One box of pregnancy tests (a 3 pack, of course) = $17.99

Co-pay per visit to the Perinatologist = $20

Laying in bed with your husband and puppy dog, feeling your little baby boy kick you = PRICELESS ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been feeling the baby move for a while now, but I can finally feel kicks! And last night, for the first time, I felt it on my hand! Baby Boy kicked and I felt it inย  my belly and then put my hand over him and bam! He kicked again and I felt that little twinge on my hand. Amazing!!!!

*Disclaimer: Prices are estimates. I don’t really know exactly how much my drugs cost each month – $5,000 is a rough estimate*



  1. I love it! What an awesome feeling that must be!
    What meds did you take? If we go for GS, it looks like I’ll be pumping myself full of those meds again… joy.

    Comment by Brooke — October 4, 2009 @ 7:31 pm |Reply

    • Hey Brooke! So glad to hear from you!

      We took (not all at the same time – you know the drill)

      *Gonal-f – varried doses
      *Lupron – 5 units a night
      *Antibiotics (I forget which kind- whatever kind they would give you for a bacterial infection – I did this for 5 or 10 days profolacitcally (sp?)).
      *Baby Aspirin – still on
      *Lovenox (similar to Heparin) – still on
      *HcG shots
      *Ovidrel trigger
      *Pre-natals with DHL supplement
      *Intralipids – 2 treatments 30 days apart
      *Progesterone in Oil – til 10 weeks
      *Prometrium – til 12ish weeks

      I totally feel like I’m forgetting something…right now I’m down to one shot a day and a handfull of pills – so my life doesn’t revolve around medicine as much anymore! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have you thought about IVIG? I’ll post on your blog too – I read your blog earlier and couldn’t think of the name – IVIG is expensive, but does sometimes work when intralipids don’t and is used primarilly when there is a known antibody issue…? Intralipids has become more of a front-line med, but much of that has to do with the lesser cost. Have you tried antibiotics? That was another one we added this time “just in case.”

      Thinking of you!!

      Comment by Lindsey — October 4, 2009 @ 9:19 pm |Reply

  2. Thanks for the response. My insurance wont cover IVIg, so we did intralipids. Surrogacy would cost about the same as a pregnancy full of IVIg, not to mention the thought of other peoples blood in my totally skeeves me out. So we’re on to surrogacy or adoption. We did antibiotics “just in case”, as well as lovenox, prednisone and prometrium (though my blood levels of progesterone are always fine). No one can explain why we’ve had 10 losses, so alas, we’re moving on. Im just not meant to stay pg. We get pg very easily, just cant stay that way. We’re saving up for our cocktail o’meds now… joy oh joy. Ive done injectible cycles in the past (just incase, even though again, we get pg easily) but never the retrieval… so this should be oh so fun…

    Comment by Brooke — October 4, 2009 @ 10:15 pm |Reply

  3. I love it Lindsey! We should really submit those add’s to Mastercard!

    Congrats on feeling baby boy kicking away. I miss those days. Now the girls kick me in the boobs when I have them lying in my lap. That is a bit more painful for a nursing mom.

    Keep enjoying the best part in life!

    Comment by Amy on SK — October 4, 2009 @ 10:28 pm |Reply

  4. Oh how fun! I can’t WAIT until I can feel those little flutters! I can skip the kick in the ribs and, just you wait, the who-ha (totally serious) though!!!!

    Hope you’re feeling better! Are on strict bedrest still or are they letting you up and about more? Every stinkin’ doc has a different opinion…it’s so hard to know what to do. I’ve had a little bit more acitivity today per doc’s approval. Hoping I’m not ‘overdoing’ it!

    Comment by Eve — October 5, 2009 @ 4:49 pm |Reply

  5. Maybe he’s playing hockey in there! I wish I could see the look on Ross’ face when he feels his son kick for the first time! Love your Master Card commercial. Love you.

    Comment by Mom — October 6, 2009 @ 7:53 pm |Reply

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