+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    205
    Thanks
    71
    Thanked
    34
    Reviews
    0

    Default IVF Timing

    Hi Guys,

    I am new to IVF and a little confused about how it all happens.. even with all the reading I have done?!
    I am just trying to work out the timing of an ivf cycle. We have a holiday booked in mid feb next year and I am trying to work out if we could get an IVF cycle in before hand.

    We can't start IVF until January due to the medicare safety net. But what I am wondering is, Do you start the pill (suppression) part on exactly day 1 of your period?

    Then how long do you take it for? Once you stop, does your period come naturally? And then how long until ovulation and the transfer part? I usually ovulate on day 16-17, so would that be when it would all happen? Or is it different?

    I hope these questions make sense!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    788
    Thanked
    1,847
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    SOunds like you are doing a down reg cycle...there are longer and shorter cycles depending upon what your clinic think will work best.

    From memory..i spent 10 days on the pill when i did my down reg.

    When you normally ovulate will not effect your ivf cycle...they will scan you every few days to see how the eggs are growing and then you will have a needle to trigger the start of ovulation the night before egg collection.

    Again, depending upon you and your clinic they might transfer anywhere between day 1 and 6 after collection.

    I would talk to your clinic and see what they would like to do and then plot it out on a calendar....keep in mind that after surgery you can be quite sore for a week or so.

    If it were me, i would prob wait till after holidays.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to River Song For This Useful Post:

    beanie87  (05-11-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    455
    Thanks
    123
    Thanked
    91
    Reviews
    0

    Default IVF Timing

    I've gone on holidays mid cycle before - that might be an option if you are doing a long cycle and feel comfortable travelling with meds (I've done Fiji and qld). They just hold you on some drugs in a holding pattern. Not ideal but if it's not a long trip that might be an option.


 

Similar Threads

  1. At which point do you start timing your contractions?
    By Zanne in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-07-2012, 10:29
  2. Timing of appointments in pregnancy
    By jto83 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 15-07-2012, 16:14
  3. Timing for panadol and nurofen
    By ICanDream in forum General Health
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-01-2012, 21:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Bamboo Lulu
Unique, non-toxic wooden eco toys for babies. Water-based paints, saliva-resistant & baby safe. Super soft, prints & basics for baby, made from bamboo & organic cotton. Hypoallergenic - great for eczema relief. FREE gift with purchase. Code BUBHUB
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Softmats
Softmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwinguler™ Play Mats and Premium Bubba Mat™ range of floor spaces are the best quality in the world.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!