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About beachalice

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    Carrying - 2nd Trimester

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  1. Insurance changes every year so your best resource will probably be your HR department and the certificate of coverage for your surrogate's policy. You might be able to get a written statement from the insurance company. There are also third part companies like Art Risk who can evaluate the certificate of coverage for clarification. There are secondary policies that could be used to help cover medical costs if a first policy doesn't have good coverage, but to my knowledge there is not a resource for copays and deductibles. My guess is that a platinum policy will have a very low out of pocket cost, which can help budget for those set fees. How exciting for you!
  2. beachalice update

    The IPs asked for the Panorama test at 14 weeks - one healthy little boy with minimal risk of trisomy! After 2 months of bleeding , the SCH finally tapered down to spotting at 16 weeks. At my 17 week check up with midwife, I was measuring 2 weeks ahead and baby's heart rate was good. 18 week ultrasound with the MFM and the SCH is completely gone so I'm finally off restriction. I had hired a housekeeper to come twice a week so I gave her a week notice that I'd be able to handle my own house now. Baby Boy is measuring 1-2 weeks ahead in various spots and is estimated at 9oz now. The MFM recommends a routine echocardiogram for all IVF patients, so that is scheduled for February. I'm pleased so far with the midwives, and I have an interview tomorrow with a doula. My IM has been able to make it to one appointment. I video call her for all the other appointments, and send her any baby development news from the Ovia app to try to keep her included. I'm moving to a new city hopefully next weekend. I'll be much closer to the IPs and within 5 miles of a top notch hospital. I'm looking forward to this new chapter, and I'll try to not overdo it with moving now that I'm off physical restrictions.
  3. I am new.

    My only advice is to read, read, and read some more. There are so many varied experiences shared here from challenges with IPs to wonderful birth stories, from complications of IVF to dealing with the postpartum experience after Baby has gone home. Feel free to ask any questions. Best wishes!
  4. 2nd transfer

    Congrats on such positive news that your baby is growing well. I hope your agency can find a solution for insurance. If there is truly no option for insurance, I hope your agency can help you negotiated a pre-paid discount for your baby's wellness care.
  5. (Almost) 12 week update

    Aww. Yay for a boy! Healthy healing vibes to you!!
  6. Facebook Support Group

    Best wishes
  7. Facebook Support Group

    I don't use facebook much but you can probably do a search for February 2018 transfer group. There are probably 1-2 groups already established. If you're in the larger surrogacy forums, they might have a list of transfer groups as well.
  8. 4dp5dt Opinions on symptoms??

    When is your beta scheduled?
  9. I would ask if you intend to be a surrogate OR a mother to the child. These are two mutually exclusive roles. If it is your intent to become a parent with your co-parent partner, I would suggest a parenting agreement for child visitation and child support much the same as if you have just gotten a divorce. This would be the only way to protect yourself, your child, and your child's father. This agreement would not be considered surrogacy in any form. If it is your intent to be a surrogate, it is a requirement in most situations to wait until your family is established and you know whether your body is capable of handle a healthy pregnancy. There are gestational surrogates in their late 30s to early 40s so there is time to complete your family. Your psychological evaluation and legal contract need to be complete before contacting any clinics.
  10. On II Trimester

    That's exciting that you get to see your baby again! Do you know your baby's gender yet?
  11. Birth Plan - Delivery

    Congrats on an easy labor! I hope you're able to rest and heal quickly. I'm so sorry your IM had a change of heart. I know it hurts. You were trusted for so long, and all of a sudden not at all. Will you be able to see the baby before she goes home?
  12. On II Trimester

    Sounds like great results! The numbers are related to the age of the egg donor and how far along the pregnancy is, so I can't say what normal ranges for any of the numbers are. But you have very very little risk for Down Syndrome or Trisomy 18. Congrats!

    Best wishes!
  14. beachalice update

    That sounds completely normal to me. Some women gain a lot in pregnancy, and some women do not. As long as the OB is pleased with her health and your baby is growing well, that's all that matters! Pregnancy is similar to trying a new diet or going to the gym. Each person is different, and the exact same routine will have different results for different people. Hopefully your GC starts to feel better so she can enjoy some holiday meals with her family
  15. beachalice update

    Sorry - I used abbreviations and I forget that we have members from around the world. BH ctx = Braxton-Hicks contractions. They're little practice contractions that do not hurt the baby or start labor. It's like doing bicep curls at the gym. They can sometimes be triggered by dehydration, but I drink about 80-100oz (2.5 - 3 liters) of water per day so the Braxton Hicks are simply my uterus trying to tone up for labor and birth in June. Merry Christmas to you @D&J2017! How is your baby doing?