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    Hi everyone,

    I've just found out a few days ago that I got an appointment with RPAH fertility unit on the 17th Feb. After 3 years of planning and all sorts of obstacles I am now kind of in shock.
    Has anyone felt the same way?

    Not sure what is going to happen yet. My plan to quit smoking hasn't happened yet. I think deep down I don't believe I have finally made it this far.

    I am wondering if anyone else has gone through RPAH too? Any recommendtions?
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    Hi Jay,
    ok I did not know it took 4 months for full effect, my Dr said it has an accumulative effect ie;it gets better the longer you are on it, but I don't have the time I suppose at my age.
    I hope you get the best out of your next cycle luv so just hang in there.
    Jen.

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    Hi Dannielle,
    Shock I think was one of many of my emotions before I had my first FS appointment. But afterward all I wanted was to get into it, full steam ahead. It was the first time I looked forward to getting my period!! It really feels good doing something towards getting pregnant.

    Just don't think too far ahead, one step at a time. The clinic will fill you in with each new step.

    Good luck
    Jaymie

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    Hey girls

    I know there have not been any recent thread but just wanted to say Hi

    My Dh and I have been on an awful roller coaster over the last 19 months ttc our baby number 3. Yesterday we saw a fertility specialist who has told us our only chance (due to defective tubes) of a successful pregnancy is IVF.

    My Dh last wekk said "I dont care what they recommend Im not doing IVF" til yesterday when we were told it was our safest chance..now today he has put in to do extra shifts at work and has been asking me heaps of questions about the process and the cost.

    I am fairly certain he is giving in...lol!! Anyway if we do go ahead we will be starting towards the end of April.

    I wish you all luck and hope to join you shortly on this journey x x

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    Hi Hopeful,
    ivf is more of a strain on the woman than it would ever be on the man. I have had 9 cycles, 7 unsuccessful, 1 m/c and 1 still going.
    as for costs, well it is expensive up front, about $8000.00.
    But after the cycle is done you can get back about $5000.00-$5500.00, from medicare, plus a little more from health cover for hospital costs if you have it.The rest you claim on tax keep the receipts.(when medical expenses go over a certain amount per year)
    In the end it is up to you, but remind your dh that the main thing he has to do is provide a specimen, or turn up for a relatively simple procedure to extract sperm (if necessary)
    basically you wait until your next AF, and then start injections on about day 1, daily injections in your tummy. you may then on day 5 start an additional injection, these usually have to be taken at the same time daily. You have to go in every few days for blood tests, and ultrasounds.
    When you are ready they collect you eggs, and the sperm, best option is for them to do icsi, and hope you get as many as possible fertilised eggs.
    about 2-5 days later you will go in to have a embryo transfer, which is similar to a pap smear.
    All cycles are different, I am just giving you my experience, some go longer than others, some are quicker, it depends what protocol your FS has you on.
    best of luck to you hope this helps!
    Jen xo

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    Thanks Jen!

    I think he is coming around to the idea!!

    My FS has outlined the drugs and what not and has said she wont do ICSI unless absolutely necessary.. she said she will put my egg and dh sperm into a tray and hope they meet naturally.

    I think DH is getting a little frightened about having to make a deposit!! LOL!! but other than that I am ready and willing to begin!!

    We will figure out how to come up with the money soon but right now my emphasis is getting a little bit of weight off before we start due to the expected weight gain during the cycle.

    I am scared..but excited..

    I dont think the needles worry me but I have never gone under a general before so that kind of scares me!!!

    Anywho thanks for the reply!!

    I hope we both get our bubbies real soon x x x

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    Hi Hopeful!
    yes one thing is certain, you can expect weight gain!
    best of luck, keeps us updated if you can.
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    hey,
    im still very new to this site, but this week just started IVF... excited but scared all in one.

    hubby and i have been naturally trying since 05, then had AI ( assisted insam) in 09, not lucky there. had a year off, and new here we are.

    Unsure if its stress this week, but headaches have been shocking. i usually suffer from them but they are just crazy this week.

    Well . I hope that soon i can tell you all how lucky we are and that we are expecting

    Good Luck to everyone else.xx

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    Hi Tigerlissy
    good luck with your cycle!! I just finished one (9th), and am in the tww (2 week wait)
    best advice is to be calm and stress free as possible.
    best of luck Jen xo

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    Hi everyone,

    I have just read through all the posts and it's great to know there is so much support out there. I have a feeling I'll be around here quite a bit

    My DH and I have been TTC naturally since Sept 09, and it was a big step for us to seek fertility treatment, especially considering we already have a 3 1/2 yo son who was conceived naturally (in just 6 months of TTC). But investigations have shown that my DH has problems with sperm motility and the FS has said that conceiving naturally again would be almost impossible. We started IUI this month but it turns out the motility is so poor that our chances of success were too low to consider continuing, so after pleading with the FS today we are going for IVF this month instead.

    It's already been a rollercoaster ride of emotions, information and financial stress. Not to mention the side effects of the injections I still can't believe we are at this point. We're doing IVF. Crazy. I look at my son now and think what a little miracle he is.

    Anyway, looks like there's lots of great info and support here, it's great to know there's other people in the same situation and feeling the same emotions and frustrations that I do. Good luck everyone, and let's get that BFP together!


 

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