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    Hi again,
    CHerished, I am so very sorry to hear of your m/c. You seem to still be very positive and deserve a medal for that - you're an inspiration really! Take care and I'm sure you'll have a nice, sticky one really soon.

    DH was on menevit for a bit, but now the naturopath has him on a huge mix of all different things that are a little stronger, to give things an 'extra kick start'.
    Our naturopath has taken us off caffeine, wheat, dairy. I do sneak in a couple of coffees or teas a week but for a previous coffee addict, that's not too bad!!!

    Doctors can be so confusing sometimes. I think that sometimes they forget that they are dealing with real people, with real emotions, in a very sensitive situation. Not all are like that though!

    Good on you for stopping smoking etc. I'm sure that this made a great difference and that things will start looking up for you soon.
    Take care of yourself,
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    Hey girls... Interested on how you are going? Similar problem here :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherished View Post
    Hey marttc, basically I am still ttc naturally- I really don't see the point in ivf if we can conceive naturally and we know we can it's just getting them to stick that's the problem (3 m/c in 12 months) I dont want to spend thousands on ivf just to m/c again! Also our last result back in jan was only 2% normal and we have still conceived! Like I have said in the above - get dh on a health kick, no smoking no drinking, eating right, get him on menevit or spermax, wear loose fitting jocks, don't have hot baths. I hope that some lifestyle changes make all the difference for the both of you! Goodluck
    Thanks!! I'll be sure to update you after our appt with our fertility specialist... Does it seem to take you long to fall pregnant? We have been trying 12 months!!! :-(

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    Makes sense about not wanting to do ivf when you have had some m/c's
    Here's hoping 2012 is our year!! :-)

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    We have just seen the FS and been told we have a 1% chance....
    Do the FS make money off us if he sent us down the IVF track.... ????
    We thought maybe that why he has told us that's our only chance... Well he said, never say never.... But said it could take us years & years & still it might not help..... He said we have a really good chance with IVF..... :-/ confused....

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    Thank you :-)

    See I wonder to myself how you guts have conceived naturally with higher numbers... Sorry to hear of the 3mc hugs!!
    We have nor even managed 1 bfp?! That's why I'm thinking we may not... Maybe there is something wrong with me they can't see. DH having another SA done Friday, we had a second opinion today and we will go from there... Will keep you updated!
    Hope you are feeling okay? X

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    So sorry missed your reply, had my wisdom teeth out & have been out of action but missed this one totally.
    I would say menevit approx 3 months, cut right down on coffee, eating MUCH better & almost cut alcohol... Should get results any day now :-))
    Umm tests.... I had a blood test for ovulation, thyroid - internal & external ultra sounds.
    DH - 2 semen analysis, one just at a general lab but morphology came back @ 97%... the doc said they are not as accurate as IVF labs so sent him to Melb IVF where the result came back @ 91%.....
    We got a second opinion & he is retesting Lee @ Monash IVF & hopeful for results any day now.
    If his results come back any lower the Dr wants me to do a lascropy (can't spell) just to make sure I'm also not blocked... But I'm going to ask how much this really increases our chances when DH has poor abnormal sperm morphology :-/
    Do you mind me asking what you and DH have been tested for?

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    Thanks.
    Called the Dr today & our results have come back the same apparently.. I will pick a copy up tomorrow but I'm guessing about 91% & that is with all these lifestyle changes, it's really depressing. You got the spelling right :-) umm I thought that was where they go in and have a look and use the dye?? Maybe I should ask about that instead?! Was it painful & or expensive? Are you okay to share DH % of abnormal sperm? I'm just so curious how you have managed to fall pregnant 3 x and we cant even once in over a year!!! :-/ makes me think maybe there is something they can't find wrong with me....
    I really hope they find out why you keep having m/c... Life just seems so unfair sometimes.
    Think we are seriously considering trying our luck with IVF as they seem to think we have a really good chance!!
    Just worried financially & how I am going to get around this with work :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARTTC View Post
    Thanks.
    Think we are seriously considering trying our luck with IVF as they seem to think we have a really good chance!!
    Just worried financially & how I am going to get around this with work :-/
    Hi, I just came across this thread and thought I'd reply to your post. After I had test, after test, after test to try and work out why we couldn't fall pregnant, DH was tested too and turns out that he has very low sperm count and poor morphology. According to various FS, there isn't in all honesty, much they can do to fix male inftertility problems, unless something else has been detected (such as a blockage, varicocele etc). After this test, I went in for a laparoscopy, which found very mild endo, which was removed, but no other problems. We were told that IVF using ICSI was our best bet. So, we had our first cycle in December. Unfortunately, this wasn't successful. We are about to start our next cycle where they're using a method called ICSI-HA, which is a better way of sperm selection and encourages embryo growth when previous growth had been poor. I'm much hopeful this time around.
    I was totally petrified about IVF. About the financial constraints and also about work. Financially, it's not as bad as we thought, but does require some forward planning. We have health insurance that covers IVF, so for us, the cycle cost around $4000 out of pocket, but needed to have access to around $9000 (thanks to credit cards), before Medicare paid the rebate.
    Work was okay. I told a couple of people just so they knew where I was, but debating whether to tell my boss this time. I agree, this part can be tricky.
    As far as the rest of the process goes, I found that it wasn't as physically taxing as I thought. The emotional side of things can certainly take you by suprise - no matter how strong you think you are!
    Saying this, I do hope you manage to fall pregnant naturally, that is the ideal option for us all. If you do happen to venture down the IVF path, or if you'd like to ask any questions etc, feel free to message me. I know how daunting it can be at first.
    Take care, look after yourself and also, look after each other.
    xx

    Sorry, also read your question above about the laparoscopy. My FS (also through Monash) prefers his patients to have a laparoscopy as it better prepares everything for the process and makes sure the uterus is clear etc... If you do have this, make sure you have a wheat bag ready for when you get home - it was a godsend to me!!!
    Last edited by lannie; 18-01-2012 at 13:51. Reason: forgot something!

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    Cherished we r sort of in the same boat. Good numbers but low morph 4% and I ha some mild endo removed a few months ago and I also ovulate late (cd18 +).

    We have been eating healthy eyc etc taking all the vitamins and when we did our iUi 2 wks ago our numbers were worse. That it works but after 2 yrs of ttc and nothing it's really hard. IVF ICSI seems to be our only hope but after the stress etc of the last 4 weeks I am ready to give up cause I don't know if I can do it.


 

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