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    Hi Ladies,
    Also a newbie to this stuff. Yikes!!! I had no idea about the dos and donts. Got no info from nurses except just relax. Yeah right!
    Had 1st et on mon, the p/hol and am having BT on 24th. I have a coffee everyday, well not anymore! Lucky I don't have baths but nearly did on sat night them opted out cause we had no radox. Also had a car smash on way home from transfer.... Not my month I'm sure! Have done two HPT, one on sat and one today, both BFN. Should I still be hopeful for a BFP or just face facts now?
    Ps just tipped out my coffee!
    Good luck everyone, you all sound so great!

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    Hi ladies,
    Hope u r all well Cindar - Joe did ur cycle go? Hope it worked out well for you xo

    I have a question- we did one antagonist cycle but only got 4 eggs and unfortunately none made it to day 5 and got a BFN So starting our next cycle now (back to back). Is there any advice u cud offer to making the back to back cycle as smooth as possible? Apparently it's not normally recommended but we are traveling soon and are short on time.

    Also does anyone know which cycle protocol is more effective? Antagonist or Long regulation? If this antagonist cycle doesn't work, my FS wants to change us to the longer cycle next time

    Thanks everyone

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    The most effective type of cycle depends on the individual. If one type doesn't seem to be working for you then try the other.

    I've done one long down-reg and five antagonist cycles. Both my worst (3 eggs) and my best (12 eggs) cycles were antagonist. The type of cycle doesn't seem to make any difference to my results.

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    Hi everyone,

    i'm completely new to all this so my apologies if my shorthand is not great or if i just say something wrong

    i just finished my first cycle with Monash IVF in melbourne. my fs put me onto antagonist protocol & recommended icsi & was of the opinion that 1st time around we should be lucky as apparently its not me but my hb - wasn't he optimistic!?

    well, the collection wasn't as i planned as they only got 2 eggs (last wednesday) & then only 1 fertilised and so the clinic called me in & i got an et on friday which was only a day 2 - they said there's no point waiting as theres only 1. my fs said et would be on day 5, so i'm bit concerned & disappointed

    i've kept so calm during the cycle, even the injections didn't fuss me too much & i know i'm supposed to be positive & all that, but now im struggling a bit.

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    Hi esrp, try and stay positive, you really do only need one egg. My acunpunturist said it's usually the stronger egg that makes it to the finishing line so don't get down hearted. I had a day 5 transfer on both of my cycles (we've just finished the second), having got over 15 eggs on both occasions, around 10 fertilised but by day 5 on both we only had one for implantation, no frosties. It makes sense that if you only have one fertilised to get it into a natural environment as quickly as possible, no point in leaving it hanging around in a dish when it could be hanging around your uterus looking for a comfy spot! ;o)

    I have to say the first cycle was the most fraught for me because of course you desperately want and dream it will work so all your energies go into it. Second time I forced my focus on everything other than IVF, with the exception of taking the meds on time I pretty much tried to ignore it. The good news is that I am 5weeks and 2 days pregnant today . It's such early days and I have to tell you the fraughtness doesn't end with a positive result, now we have to wait until Wednesday when we have a scan to make sure it's where it should be, ie. not ectopic, and then we have to wait another 2 months to get the all clear .... it's never ending!! So, my advice to you is (and you will possibly want to punch me in the face for this) do everything you can to occupy yourself, start a book, a project, a business, ANYTHING, because thinking about it over and over will not help in any way shape or form, tough as it is to stop yourself. You have to try to live as normal a life as possible in the meantime in hope for that little reward for your patience at the end. So, do you want to punch me in the face?!! ;o)

    Wishing you all the baby dust and luck in the world. By the way, we were in a similar situation to you, my hubby was the 'challenged' one, they did HA-ICSI the second time.

    ALSO, to add to my advice - I waited until the day before the blood test to do a home test so I was prepared the next day for the result. The home test was negative, we were devastated, dealt with our grief, talking about how to move forward, then the next afternoon the nurse called and said I'm up the duff, what a shock!!

    Keep the faith

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    Hi esrp
    I just wanted to let u know I had a day 2 transfer and am now 6 weeks pregnant. So many ladies on here get blasties do I was quite worried about a two day transfer but it resulted in a BFP. This was our first IVF/ICSI cycle. The nurse at my clinic said that they like to put embies back in Mum where they belong!!!
    I wish you best the best if luck and lots of baby dust. Let us know how you go xx

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    Hi girls!

    Thank you so much for your kind advice. It's amazing how comforting advice is from someone who's going thrhough this. Just makes you feel like you're not all alone.

    Congratulations to you both lizzieg & loulabelle, amazing result & I will be keeping my fingers crossed that all is smooth sailing from now on

    I have my bt on 1st of aug so will let you know the news.

    Thank you again for your kind words

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    Hi everyone

    Thanks so much for a great thread and for all the useful tips and advice.

    I am new here, and just trying to get my head around things, and still working out the acronyms LOL. We are just going through our first cycle with Next Generation Fertility (Sydney). Been taking the Gonal F and Orgalutran for the past week. Injections took a bit of getting used to, but am more used to it now. Egg collection on Fri. Hubby and I are excited and also nervous. Trying to be Zen and take it as it comes...

    I havent told my parents as they wont understand and I am afraid will judge us and tell us not to go down this path. I have told a few supportive friends and they are great!

    Looking forward to hearing everyone's stories, and wishing those TTC at the moment lots of luck and baby dust!

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    Hello
    I am curious as to what you mean by wearing shoes? I'm willing to try anything but I must say I never wear shoes and no socks. Have been trying for a long time!!!

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    Hi can anyone tell me what is with the accupuncture? How does it help? I am not a massive believer in this but am willing to try depending on the info.
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