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    Just from what you've said it sounds like ICSI (when they select a sperm and inject it into the egg) should work for you guys? I know it's daunting and bewildering. Xoxo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binky View Post
    Today was our first appointment with our FS.

    we had a fertility test done just to see that we are ok and that ages of late 30's weren't an issue for pregnancy as a possibility.

    I suppose in the back if our heads we kind of expected it all to be ok, but then it wasn't.

    i haven't taken in much in today's meeting.

    i am ok, in fact super happy healthy follicles and ovaries, yah! But my husband only had about 2million sperm in the 1ml sample, so really low, some mobile some not. I can't think of what else she said.

    The FS said that even if a sperm did get to the egg, there wouldn't be enough if them to breakdown the protective barrier of the egg and let one little guy in to fertilise.

    We have a whole lot of tests that we now need to undergo, especially him of course, testes ultrasound, bloods etc.

    We are using Repromed in Adelaide.

    I don't even know what questions we have, we don't know which way to turn at the moment. I just wanted to reach out.
    Hi BinkyI know its hard but try to stay positive. Many ladies Ive chatted to through bubhub have a husband with the same issue, some of the ladies would have been perfectly able to conceive themselves but some others also have issues as well as their husbands (blocked tubes, low egg quantity or quality etc) and those couples are now pregnant! With the technology we have available today there are so many things that they can do to help you conceive and have a healthy bub It does sound like IVF ICSI would be the first option for you guys where they actually implant the sperm into the egg then place the embryo back into you in in sync with your normal cycle. This is what my husband and I are doing as he had a vasectomy 3 years ago. I wish you the best of luck and you can start your IVF journey soon

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    Binky my husband had the same problem we did IVF and his sperm wouldn't penetrate my eggs so I put him on menevit and parental plus u can get both at health food stores, the second time around we did ICSI his sperm sample was amazing same as a friends sperm so it's worth a try! ICSI worked 3 top grade embys frozen and a baby on board I'm now 10w3d pregnant. I tell u this to give u hope if ur feeling a little overwhelmed and to maybe give those 2 tablets a try. Good luck and keep us updated xxx


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    Thanks for you support and comments.

    Yesterday was so overwhelming, but your few comments have really helped.

    Im going to keep updated on this board, and hopefully one day be able to post that we are pregnant!

    Bianca

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    Hi all,

    I haven't been on this website for a while because just I just needed a break from it all. We are about to start our first IVF cycle and I'm more than a little scared. I just want to thank you all for what you have posted on this thread. Some of you are so inspirational and you should be thanked for that.

    I never thought that going back on the pill would be an important part of me trying to get pregnant, but I got back on it yesterday. We're working towards an EPU on 15 October which still feels like so long away. I'm not at all worried about the injections as I had to use triggers for IUI, but am quite worried about the EPU. I have PCOS and endometriosis and was operated on last year to try and sort some of it out. I remember how painful my ovaries were after ovarian drilling and am not looking forward to it.

    In saying that, I am willing to do whatever it takes to finally get a baby of my own to hold in my arms.

    I wish everyone the very best of luck and to all!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra13 View Post
    Hi all,

    I haven't been on this website for a while because just I just needed a break from it all. We are about to start our first IVF cycle and I'm more than a little scared. I just want to thank you all for what you have posted on this thread. Some of you are so inspirational and you should be thanked for that.

    I never thought that going back on the pill would be an important part of me trying to get pregnant, but I got back on it yesterday. We're working towards an EPU on 15 October which still feels like so long away. I'm not at all worried about the injections as I had to use triggers for IUI, but am quite worried about the EPU. I have PCOS and endometriosis and was operated on last year to try and sort some of it out. I remember how painful my ovaries were after ovarian drilling and am not looking forward to it.

    In saying that, I am willing to do whatever it takes to finally get a baby of my own to hold in my arms.

    I wish everyone the very best of luck and to all!!!
    Hi Sandra, I wouldn't be too worried about EPU. Most women are different however I found that If I took a panandol I was fine and it was only mild pain for about 2 days. By mild I would say similar to mild period cramps.

    I hear you about the last sentence you wrote. I was freaking out about the injections but when it comes down to it I just did them hoping it would give us what we both yearn for. It is amazing how strong we can be when we need to be

    Good luck with your cycle I hope it comes qucikly for you and you get good results straight up

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    Hi Sandra,

    I have had both ovary drilling and multiple EPUs done. I can tell you in my own experience that the ovary drilling is a bit more painful to recover from. I think it was more to do with them blowing up your stomach for the lap more than the procedure. I agree with the above, EPU recovery is a lot like mild period pain. It can also depend on how many eggs you get. Ive had cycles where I get 8-15 and they were very mild and I was fine the next day, and I've had cycles where I've had 20-25 eggs collected. With the larger amounts, on a couple of occasions I ended up with mild OHSS (Ovarian hyper simulation syndrome). It's more uncomfortable bloating than painful. Just remember, leading up to your EPU, drink plenty of water & electrolytes and up your protein (I drank sustagen). They will help keep OHSS at bay, if you are at risk.

    Don't stress about the EPU. In the majority of cases you are up and moving the next morning without any issues. My sister (who donated eggs to me) was gardening the afternoon after her EPU (although it is not advised to be so active on the day).

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    Hi Sharlee32. I'm very happy to hear that it's not overly painful. I guess with it being my first time, my mind is just taking off ... I've definitely found a strength within me during this whole process that I never thought imaginable. Thank you for the positive wishes.

    Hi KtKing. I think you're right about the actual procedure. A lot more gets done to you so it's a relief to know I won't be dealing with that again. Mild period pain is a walk in the park! My nurse has warned me about OHSS and said that I could be at risk of it because of my PCOS. She said they will monitor me to make sure it never goes above mild (if I get it). Thank you for that good tip regarding protein. I remember the nurse saying something but I was too overloaded with the other information to actually notice. I will definitely get myself a good protein drink. Your sister sounds like an amazing woman!


    I definitely feel a lot better thanks to you ladies. I just have to look at this as a fun little adventure and not something painful and horrible. Ah, the wonders of modern medicine!

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    Hi all,

    well I'm very new to this bored. So here's alittle background on me. 28 year old with one amazing little boy who is 7. Been trying for number 2 for 5 years and have just found out ivf is our only option due to blocked tubes. Had our chat with the ivf doc yesterday and are very excited to say we will be going through with ivf. I am scared nervous and very excited all in one go. But this bored is helping to hear some other people's experiences!

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to this board too. My husband and I are just starting our first cycle of IVF. We've had our first appointment, starting on the pill next week and back to see them again on 12th Sept, hopefully starting hormone meds 13th Sept. I'm so excited and anxious about it. Can't wait to get started, but trying not to get my hopes up too high. It is really helpful to read other's experiences too, knowing you're not alone.


 

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