Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Take the Poll!

I've noticed that there seem to be a lot of lawyers and a lot of writers who are struggling with their fertility. Maybe this makes sense, because more writers blog than other people, and lawyers tend to wait to have kids later. Or maybe I'm just crazy, and that's not really the case. Anyway, I've set up an informal poll. Please play along and vote!

I ovulated around CD23 this month. Each month ovulation seems to be getting later and later. I am feeling too lazy to walk out to my mailbox right this second, but I know that the new book I bought on fertility and nutrition is out in my mailbox. Or maybe my garage. . .I know this because I looked online, and Amazon says it is here at my house somewhere. It's not the new fertiltiy diet book that's been all over the news in recent weeks/months. The one I ordered is more than 15 years old, and published by some sort of Catholic organization. It supposedly has some good nutritional advice that might help fix my late ovulation problem. Since we still don't have the green light to start to TTC again, and since Dr. HooHoo isn't overly fired up about my late ovulation (but I'm neurotic about it), I figured that I might as well give the "natural" route another month to get my cycle in order, before I make a decision on Clomid (which Dr. HooHoo is willing to prescribe).

Incidentally, for those of you on Clomid, any idea how much a month's supply cost, if you are paying out of pocket?


Nit said...

I have also noticed that there are many lawyer/IF blogs. I just graduated from law school :)

I don't know about the cost of clomid, but I don't think it is too much out of pocket.

Also ~ we are doing IVF next month & I have also planned us a "if it doesn't work then we are going to Mexico trip"....gotta have something to look forward to. Although, I'd take the baby in a minute!

Take care :)

~Jess said...

I know my body is ovulating later and later. Not sure what's up with it. I know that we're doing DIUI and I'm just worried that it's going to be an issue.

Busted said...

To address the IF lawyers - most I know aren't AMA, so I don't think it's the fact that lawyers may postpone childbearing for their careers (not that they don't, but I don't think that's the correlation). I think it may be that many lawyers are frustrated writers and just like hearing themselves talk (write), so we're more apt to have blogs.

Io said...

There are a lot of teachers too. I'm not a teacher, but I used to teach high school English.

Portraits In Sepia said...

I remember Clomid being surprisingly cheap and I have an HSA qualified plan which means the entire cost would have gone towards my deductible (and out of my pocket). I was expecting it to be expensive. Good luck!!

JamieD said...

I have also noticed a lot of writers and teachers in the blog world. Which makes sense, but makes me a little self conscious about my spelling. :-)

I have never done Clomid, but my Femara is $30 for one cycle (I only take it on days 3-7) and it isn't covered by my insurance.