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    What meds will you be on? Do you know what type of cycle your doing yet? Long down reg or antagonist?

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    I was on puregon, orgalutran and pregynl for my antagonist cycle, then crinone afterward. I didnt have any side effects with the injections, but the crinone made me a little bit sad. More emotional than usual. My second cycle I used progesterone pessaries instead of crinone and they didnt effect my mood at all.

    I think its more the drugs they use to surpress you in the down reg cycles that make you moodier. I was on lucrin for my down reg cycle and I was soooo moody haha. I went through all the emotions and symptoms of going through menopause.

    Hopefully the drugs dont do much to your moods. At least you will have a good excuse when you want to let it all out anyway xoxo

    Goodluck

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    Take it step by step, and break it down into stages. Get some eggs, get them fertilised, hope they keep growing and most importantly, hope one is nice and sticky. After my last cycle I was told we had less than a 10% chance of conceiving even on IVF. My FS started talking about donor eggs and sperm...4 weeks later I found out I was pregnant. NEVER EVER give up hope, there are so many miracles being made every day!
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    This is really helping hearing what others have to say in similar situations. Of course it also saddens me to hear of the struggles and sometimes long journeys and complications.

    It especially gives me hope to hear some that are recommended ICSI can have a natural miracle. (congrates hopefulthisyr) It's what I want and would love to have without all the extra interference and meds and poking an prodding an dealing with extra ppl involved and stress an worry.. I've been hopeful for a water birth for a long time now (partly because a dr or nurse wouldn't be staring so much down south while i'm in water) but I'm not sure it will happen with all of this.

    For those doing IVF or ICSI can the birth be natural? Or is there still more poking an prodding likely then too?

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    Meshell23 although I'm at the start of my journey I think I can understand what you wrote in your post. I'm having some thoughts of doubting myself, will I be a good mother, is my relationship strong enough to invite a child into our lives. The idea of giving it all up almost sounds easier.. But I know I don't want that.

    We have decided to tell very few ppl in our lives because we don't want to be judged or our child/children to be judged. MIL an SIL already offended me about this. SIL added more pressure, telling me in her words what she thinks I should be doing as if its her choice, asking too many questions. MIL the same, told me I should just give up an adopt.

    Why is it so important they have to tell me their opinions. What I would like to say to them (which I wont of course..) is that their opinions is like their arseh*les I don't want to know about it. When we told them about our problem, I told them just to accept what I tell them, please don't push for more information and be mindful its a sensitive topic.

    They could have taken a nicer approach and just lent their ears to listen. After all their not specialists, their not in this situation and their also biased because their related to HB. An this is our decision only, how we will start our family, I don't want or need any pressure from them. I feel like their interfering with my marriage. (sorry for the rant, feels good to let it out somewhere)


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    I have low AMH and my HB has low and slow swimmers.

    I also find it hard to talk to HB about it. I seem to have the need to talk about the different scenarios we may end up with and he can't stand to think more than a few days ahead.

    I have talked to my Mum a lil but she is freaked out that I may get cancer as a long term side effect. It makes me feel better actually that someone is worried about me, but I know that I'd better not tell her too much detail along the journey as she may freak out an that in turn will make me freak out more.

    I have one friend that I've talked to about it, an she's been a great listener but I don't get to see her often enough.

    An the IL's are just a pain in the ****, I wish they didn't know about it. I felt pressure from them before we found out we have a problem as they would ask every now an then, so when are we having babies.. as if I'm stupid an unaware of my own biological clock, an like I really want to discuss it with them.

    Our clinic offers counselling but only one session and its otherwise expensive, so I'll go to that one an then I'll have to see..

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    We are MF too. We have zero chance naturally but a good chance with ivf.

    Even with an ivf baby you can natural birth so you can still have a water birth unless of course there becomes a medical reason

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    Hey Dreamin,

    Just on the religion side of things - ask your counsellor at your clinic if they have any good material that helps explain the medical condition to your family. Our counsellor gave me some brilliant reading material and letters to send to family which I wish we had had before we told them. It goes into how this is a "medical condition" not and option, and that we're not playing god anymore than someone who uses contraception or has a vasectomy (or for that matter any medical procedure). Its a diagnosed medical issue and can be treatd so why should we not take up the opportunity?

    Our family wasnt against it for religious reasons but was concerned that we were "chosing" this option when im so young and it was a bit of a battle to get them to realize that it wasnt a choice it was an option that we couldnt wait to take.

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    Hi Dreamin,

    It sounds like all your fears and thoughts are very natural before starting IVF. I’ve just started this year too, and found it all a bit daunting. I think it’s a very good idea to only tell a few people. Just start out that way, and see how you go. It is good i think to only tell people who will be supportive because IVF is hard enough, and you don’t need other people’s negative opinions. My MIL tells us to go and see a naturopath, chinese medicine (both of which we have done) and just “take some herbs” to increase DP’s swimmers. He’s had countless tests, and the dr’s have put him at a 1% chance at best, of a natural conception. So don’t listen if people tell you things because you know better what your situation is.

    This forum really helps too. When you decide to start, jump on a forum for that month and you’ll find lots of girls that will support you and help you out. They have all been through it so can help you out when you are unsure of things.

    My only other advice would be to take one day at a time, and don’t expect too much too fast. We had our first cycle cancelled and we’re quite upset, but now i’m onto my 2nd my expectations are lower which makes it a little easier. Just try your best to get through one step, and then think about the next. i.e. try to make it through the stims (drugs), then to the EPU, then worry about the transfer when it happens. As to being poked and prodded down south, believe me you will just get used to it! I was the same at first, but now i don’t think anything of it.

    Best of luck with your cycle!! We might see you one of the IVF forums soon.

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    Hi Hope,

    Thanks for the advice, I will have to remember to ask the councellor if they have something like that. Sounds like it might help..


 

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