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    Default Over 35's beginning the journey #2

    Sorry ladies quick update: scan today, bubs heart rate good, measuring spot on. Very relieved.

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    That is truly brilliant news Wunsi!! Makes me smile to think of your tiny little one making good progress. Look forward to more updates

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    Fab news wunsi... let the good times continue

    Nat, first step is waiting for next period. We have received the official go-ahead now so on Day 1 have to ring our contact & organise to collect drugs and slot in first scans/bloods (Day 5ish I think) to see how things are going
    We are doing antagonist so I start injections on Day 3 so we'll see how it all goes. Im a bit nervous about the impact of drugs on my sanity & juggling with my new job but we'll keep fingers crossed..

    That is of course if im not one of the last miracles of conception just before starting. Im DPO 3 so we'll see how we go..

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    Thanks Vivre. I'm really interested in the process. I am also worried about the impact of drugs on my sanity. It's such an unknown. Oh....and the injections! That sounds terrifying. Our initial appointment is this Wednesday so I'm looking forward to more info.

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    Default Over 35's beginning the journey #2

    Don't worry I didn't even know there was different types of IVF.
    They all seem to be variations of injections (multiple kinds), inhalers & pessaries (those freaked me out the most)
    The pattern seems to be the same - start drugs, scans & bloods, depend on results, more & then egg collection, egg transfer & then pessaries to keep luteal phase going & finally blood tests
    I've been told each stage is a huge achievement & you shouldn't get too excited or despondent depending on info. I've also been told that even when things go well you may bleed (!)
    So try & keep that in mind whilst pumped with drugs. Ha ha!

    I'm most worried about juggling my sanity & work without too many clues. Some one suggested the dentist & ongoing major work may help as an excuse but I'm not so sure

    Good luck for Wed & let us know how you go

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    Another question Vivre. I'm reading some info from my IVF clinic while I complete some forms and I'm wondering....if eggs are collected and embryos are created and then viable ones (the ones not transplanted) have been frozen, does this mean that in the next cyle you don't go through the whole cycle again but just get embryo transferred in the second month, third etc?? Sorry if I sound really dumb but I'm hoping that it means less drugs, egg collection etc each month if embryos are frozen. Is this right??

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    Default Over 35's beginning the journey #2

    Sorry to butt in Nat, but yes, if you get frozens (and that is a very big if as they have to be super duper quality) then you may do a medication free transfer if your lining etc is good. They may still whack you on progesterone anyway, but not stims, egg collection and such. Still have scans and bt's to track for ovulation and lining. Good luck.

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    Thanks Wunsi. So much to understand. Not wanting to get too far ahead of myself but it all helps me to get a basic idea of how things work.

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    Its funny I was going to say in my last post, maybe Wunsi can chime in and give her experiences, especially since you got the great result. Do you mind me asking Wunsi, which way was your pregnant cycle? My FS said 50% of her pregnancies are the frozen embryo route..

    When we heard the frozen embyro route, my hubby and I was like great, that sounds good, we'll do egg collection once and go from there but the more I read the more unlikely it seems, although it seems to be a bit of a raffle.

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    Default Over 35's beginning the journey #2

    My first round of ivf was a bit of a disaster. I got 20 mature eggs (which is excellent) but we got no fertilisation doing natural ivf (put sperm with eggs and let them connect and penetrate). Second stimulation cycle I got 25 eggs and we had them icsi'd (sperm injected into egg. We did a special plate to select best sperm first called HA). We got 15 to day 5 (also excellent) and 1 transferred and currently still snuggled in and 7 frozen. I have to say my experience seems to be a little uncommon although you ladies may find the same as you are in the unexplained group like me. Our stumbling block was the penetration of the egg which we overcame and now bubs is on its way.

    Lots of forum posters have male issues or pcos or annovulatory cycles etc or recurrent miscarriages which make their experiences quite different from mine.

    I'm more than happy to give you my experience, but everyone on this journey has a different take. I think a positive mind frame is a great start and forget about the money. We are on struggle street, but if you stress and become bitter about that side of the process it won't do your head any good. Accept it costs a bomb and move on from that. I really don't mean that to sound harsh sorry if it does I just found that helped me, just accepting it will be tight for the time being, but I have our dream growing now so we will cope!

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