Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Back in the Game!!!!!

YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!! So. It has been decided that we are back in the 'trying to have a baby' game! :-) What changed? Well. Nothing really. haha. okay. Some things did but I don't feel like going into that... At least not now. ;-) Fair?

So. Here's the game plan. Since my current cycle is being all screwed up I'm throwing my hands in the air. I don't know what my body is doing. Argh! After some phone calls today, We now have TWO Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) appointments coming up!

The first is with Dr. Barry Witten. I've heard GREAT things about him! This appointment is on March 3. Oh. Guess I should have gotten the time. *Mental note. Call back about time...*

The second, if we decide to keep it, is with Dr. Anthony Pearlstone on April 13. Again, nothing but fantastic things about him too!

The differences between the two. Well, the hopsitals (and how long of a waiting time. Dr. Witten is earlier becuase they just had a cancellation!). Dr. Witten is associated with and delivers at St. John's Mercy (Community hospital) and Dr. Pearlstone is associated with and delivers at Missouri Baptist Medical Center(Private Hospital). Fortunately, I do not have any experience with either of these so I've got Charles poking around work to find out which is better. I've done a little reading up on them online but that doesn't provide a true discription on them... Anyone out on blogger world know???? :-)

The deciding factor. Well, Insurance. :-) Our insurances covers infertility, just not invasive (IUI, IVF, GIFT, etc...) It will cover monitoring and meds though. So, if it comes down to one of the more advanced options, we'll have to wait until January 2010 when we can get the high end insurance that does cover all that! :-)

I'm just SOOOO excited!!!! And so is Charles! So, less than a week to go for our consult to see where he wants to take us! :-) I'll keep the right side bar updated as well on appointments and such for future references.

1 comment:

areyoukiddingme said...

I used SIRM to help my pregnancy - but it was only Dr. Ahlering then. He was wonderful and the staff was great too. Dr. A made me feel very comfortable and confident. I didn't need IVF, so there is nothing I can add on that score - or on Dr. Witten's abilities.

I delivered my daughter at St. John's - they're the baby factory of St. Louis. I chose them because they have such extensive experience. MOBap is supposed to be an excellent hospital too.

Good luck!