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    Default Success at first IVF attempt, are there many of you??

    I recently had an appt with nurses at clinic about trying IVF. She was nice but she didn't come across as optimistic for someone of my age to get success at first attempt of an IVF cycle. I am 39 with an AMH level of 6. I only have ONE attempt at this for I only have enough money for one cycle and will never be able to save that money again for I am a single mother now. Since I will be using donor sperm and my PHI won't be of any use (as can't access until next June) the costs are even higher. I am starting to feel like it is too much of a gamble to take and should be using that money I have towards my 9 year old daughters future. I really want another baby and my daughter would love a sibling but I have started to feel very apprehensive about it.
    Have many of you had success at your first attempt at IVF??
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    Me, I was! 1st bubba is due October!

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    Default Success at first IVF attempt, are there many of you??

    I was too! Due in December!

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    Me too. I was 36 at the time of my cycle with a low AMH and no other issues with myself or DH.

    To be honest, the nurses have seen so much that they never get too gushy or over confident no matter what your age or circumstances. I remember receiving lots of phone calls from the nurses which were very factual and polite but no one was overly effusive about how I was doing - follicles, eggs, eggs that fertlized, how the embies were looking. Which I found unsettling at the time. The only person who ever got excited was our embryologist.

    Don't know if this helps at all.

    Best of luck, OP!

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    Thanks!
    Out of curiosity how many appt's did you have with your fs before you started the IVF cycle?? I saw mine for the initial consultation but apparently if I go ahead I don't see him again until maybe the day of the scanning and then the EPU, the nurses do everything else. Is the usual practise as I thought I would have another appt with him before I actually begin the cycle? I am confused to how this all works. The nurse said that even sometimes she does the scans and the embryo transfers. I thought the fs would do it all.
    What has been the procedure that you have gone through?

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    Another who got it first go

    Since I was certain I wanted IVF and had been briefly with another FS, I started the process for IVF at my initial appt (prescribed pill etc), I didn't see a FS again until EPU. The nurses did scans, taught me how to do injections/correct dosage etc. It went very smoothly. I did it through Next Generation Fertility

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    To answer your question stormgirl

    *pregnancy and loss mentioned*

    I started seeing my FS about a year before IVF was on the cards. I was being worked up for pregnancy loss and given that I was around 35 when it all started to go wrong, everyone thought it was best to start investigating early.

    My plan was that if I didn't fall pregnant again naturally within 6 months of all my investigations being normal then going straight to IVF was the best option for DH and I. After all the initial non IVF appts, I saw my FS again when I wanted to start IVF and then as you say, everything was run through the nurses who spoke with my FS before calling me with the next step in my plan.

    As for consent and initial education, that was all run through the nurses of the clinic at an appt after the one I had with my FS.

    My FS did the EPU and ET.

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    Default Success at first IVF attempt, are there many of you??

    I was first time IVF pregnancy due in March 2013 I'm 33 hubby 35

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    Another one here, I got a BFP twice on the first go and now have two boys.

    I walked out with my meds and started the process on my first appointment.

    I mostly saw the nurses during scans but my FS always did EPU and transfer

    My clinic was the same as Ellymoes at Next Generation Fertility.
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    Hi ladies - i'm hoping to join your ranks in a months time! Sorry to hijack but this thread seems more appropriate then starting a new one.

    My question is if you don't mind sharing - were you relatively healthy pre ivf? i.e no PCOS/Endo and ovulated ok and perhaps just had blocked tubes (like me)?

    Also what supplements extras did you do if anything? i.e acupuncture, exercise, diet tips, royal jelly etc etc.

    thanks in advance.


 

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