Hi JB, we have been trying for 18 months. We always said to give ourselves 12 months before deciding on the next step. After a few months of trying, I tried acupuncture but that didn't help. I have quite a regular cycle (30 days) so didn't think too much of it. But after over a year, we agreed it is time to do more specific check ups. Our doctor confirmed after a laparoscopic that I have good tubes, no endo, etc. My husband unfortunately has antibodies in his sperm and also high number of abnormal sperm. We could keep trying and wait for a miracle. Or go for ivf. The doctor suggested ivf as our only option.
So here we are, ready for ivf. Have submitted all paperwork, just waiting to meet the nurse, accounts and counsellor.
We were upset but after a few days I was really relieved. It explain why we couldn't fall pregnant. And I'm quite excited that there's a solution for us. I can't wait to get started because it's one step closer to have a baby. Not sure if that makes sense?