MGC - really sorry to hear you've had a bleed, has it developed into full AF or is it just spotting still? Must be very stressful, thinking of you Hopefully like the others have said, it's just the embryo nestling in and getting cosy I can understand your anger about not factoring in the early AF though, it seems like IVFA try to schedule everything around them and not around your body sometimes? We just had a call from the nurse to set the mTESE / EC date for 19th April (Yay!), but this seems weird to do it in that order and not from my cycle dates?? Every other FS we've seen has always worked things out from my cycle not the other way around!
Interesting about what you were told about mumps, yes we were told it won't affect a boy that hasn't gone through puberty, it is only a risk during puberty AND afterwards (in fact, most at risk afterwards, as a grown man). There are only very few cases of it because of the MMR vaccine (in fact hardly any cases in Australia), but when there's scaremongering going on about the vaccine like there was in the UK an epidemic can break out, so more cases were recorded. They still don't know why or how it all happens and have no way to reverse the damage, but it can only have been that as afterwards DH's testicles got smaller. (We know everything worked once upon a time as he got his girlfriend pregnant when he was 19).