Welcome Nic - so glad you found the site. It really has helped to have these lovely ladies to download to throughout this "wonderful" adventure called IVF. It is up and down but all the needles and heartache will be a blur when we have our much loved babies in our arms... but in the meantime we stick together and it makes a world of difference. I'm sorry to hear that your first cycle didn't bring you the news you were hoping for. It really is hard, especially because your expectations are so high on your first round. I hope your appointment with Dr Ong answers the questions you probably have and gives you a clear direction for round 2. I find our FS has a way of giving us hope and lifting our spirits.
Jen - oh lovely, I really hope the spotting is not your AF. It breaks my heart to hear you so upset. You have had a long journey and it must be heartbreaking but I still hold hope for you. Has your FS narrowed down what may be causing the BFN? Is it an egg or uterus or sperm problem? I wish there were answers and an easy fix for these things. I really don't want you to give up. When do you see your FS again?
Calli - early pregnancy is more stressful than the 2WW I reckon. I really hope all is going ok for you though. Thinking of you. Try and stay positive. What date did you end up booking in your scan? Each little hurdle is one step closer.
Beck - I'm glad to hear you are starting to feel a bit better. Its a roller coaster isn't it. Nothing like loosing yourself in a good book. I'll have to track down that series. Sounds good!
Sandy - It is hard to know what to do re changing clinics. But ultimately you have to put yourself first and if you are at the point of comparing and really thinking about changing then I think it is worth giving Dr Ong/Monash or QFG a go. Lots of the girls see Dr Ong and I think he really thinks outside the box and sees value in the extra things that may increase fertility. We are really happy with Dr Flynn at QFG and when we went to the acupuncture lady that Calli recommended she made the comment that Dr Flynn was very good (so that was reassuring).
Calli - we love the acupuncture lady at southport. She did give us a massive bag of herbs that we boiled up and Kate almost spewed trying to drink it. We are switching to the capsules this weekend!! Did you drink any of that stuff??? Kate is also taking CQ10 and Royal Jelly this round. We'll see if it helps!
Kristin - great to hear everything is going well for you.
AFM - I have been struggling to stay positive this week. The impatience has crept in and I just feel annoyed that things take so long. Why can't we all just fall pregnant like those annoying 18 year olds who accidentally get pregnant. Like how does that even happen!! It seems so damn impossible sometimes.... Must snap out of it though. It doesn't help or change anything. I did get some wonderful news today that I thought I would share - my friends gave birth to a little baby boy after 7 full rounds of IVF. So there is hope ladies. We must just keep on keeping on.
I am not sure if anyone is still up for a coffee on Saturday arvo 18th August - but if you are let me know.