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    Hi. I am new to this site. My husband and I were told a week ago that to have a child we would have to do ICSI. Can anyone out there tell me what this procedure and process will be like.

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    Hi there, my husband and I also have to do ICSI. I can only give you my personal experience, so please get information from your particular clinic as clinics can vary. In my area (not a major city) it is all medicated due to the doctors etc coming from Melbourne and doing pick ups and transfers etc on the same day. For us it went this way: Began the pill in order to down reg, this is wear the doctors basically take control of your cycle. Then did a synarel spray, which stops you ovulating on your own. Began the needles which were used to grow my follicles. Ultrasounds were used to check on my lining and the size of my follicles. Trigger shot, which matures the follicles ready for egg collection. Day of egg collection, i went first and as soon as i woke up and said Hi to DH they took DH in to have his sperm extracted (failed vasectomy reversal, if your DH can produce his own then he will just provide a semen sample?). The best sperm are chosen and injected into the eggs, they were then 'grown' for the amount of days required (5 for us). I had 20 follicles, 13 fertilised. One was transferred and four put on ice. Hope this helps, some of the details are a little fuzzy but this is the general gist. Clinics and locations cab vary, including individual circumstances so make sure you get the info you need from your clinic. Good luck!

    Edited to add: If you have any more questions let me know. It can all be very daunting!
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    Hi. Thank you for the advise. It is very overwhelming and quite a test for our relationship. We are pulling together and doing ok though. If you don't mind me asking, how many ICSI attempts have you had and have you been successful? Have you heard of any icsi success stories?

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    We are an ICSI success story. It worked first go for us and I am now 22 weeks! If you would like ant info, let me know!

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    That is great news for you. Congratulations. I have my first appointment in a week with a new gynaecologist as my other gynaecologist has suddenly fallen ill and referred me on. I have been told though that ICSI is a definite as my husbands sperm are so low. I have an appointment with a nurse co-ordinator at the fertility clinic the next day where I have been told that I will be educated re: drugs used for women during ICSI. If my period has just finished a week ago does anyone know when it would be likely that I will begin these drugs and begin the ICSI process? Because of my old gynae being sick I feel like I have no info and would really like some idea as to when this process will begin.


 

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