Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Come on in, the water's fine

I have to interrupt my crusade for IVF funding to tell you something my darling husband said. Something that had me falling off my chair, laughing so hard I could no longer breathe.

We had just finished dinner and as we are sitting on CD15 and haven't begun bding yet, I turned to Hubby and said "Honey, Want to come to bed?" (or words just as sexy at the time).

He turned to me and said "Don't you know you have to wait half an hour after eating a meal before you can go "swimming"?".

Don't ya just love it!


At 5:28 pm, Blogger Katt said...

Thats funny! Your hubby has a wicked sense of humour!


At 6:14 pm, Blogger Lesley said...

Lol, too true, you don't want to get cramps now do you.. Good luck with the bd and I so hope this is a positive cycle for you. Come on BFP'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs and have a great day.

At 9:30 pm, Blogger Burnt Karma said...

That's so cool!

With all the crap going on with IVF funding, I have everything crossed the you get lucky and don't end up needing it.

At 11:28 pm, Blogger vixanne wigg said...

I missed the link to the article. It can't find the page anymore. Since I am not Australian (mate) I am not entirely sure what this is about...Does the government there help fund IVF...are they putting some restriction on IVF?

At 3:10 pm, Blogger Bugsy said...

Vixanne - the article I linked to has expired - sorry about that. Here is the same info in another article though - from the australian newspaper website.:

"New restrictions loom on IVF funds
By Selina Mitchell and Samantha Maiden
April 21, 2005

Health Minister Tony Abbott's office refused to confirm or deny speculation that restrictions may be placed on Medicare funding for IVF treatment in the May budget.

Under the plan, which would reportedly save the Government $7 million a year, women aged under 42 would be able to claim rebates on three IVF cycles per year and those over 42 three cycles in total.

There are no limits on the number of IVF cycles presently available to women.

Medicare subsidises about half the $8000 cost of each IVF cycle.

The Health Department released figures showing that 90per cent of women who undertake IVF only do three cycles. In 2003, Medicare payments totalled $50 million and last year, $78.6 million.

"The reported changes could limit the possibility of patients getting pregnant," said Michael Chapman, head of the IVF Directors Group which represents IVF units in Australia and New Zealand.

Thirty per cent of IVF pregnancies occur after the third cycle of treatment, Professor Chapman said.

Sandra Dill, chief executive of ACCESS, an advocacy group for people needing infertility treatment, said forcing patients to pay in full for further treatments would make IVF an option only for the rich.

"This reported move would further jeopardise the success of couples in their attempts. Women will be one year older, their fertility will be compromised further, and they will have less chance of success," she said.



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