Closed Thread
Page 54 of 102 FirstFirst ... 444525354555664 ... LastLast
Results 531 to 540 of 1014
  1. #531
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    124
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked
    319
    Reviews
    0
    Bertie I go to an acupuncturist recommended by my clinic. He is brilliant and practices Chinese and western medicine as a qualified gp. He has worked with my clinic before so understands ivf and the struggles that you go through. I am sure your clinic might have someone they recommend?

    As I had my transfer on a Monday I couldn't have a session the day before but I had it leading up to EPU on the evening before EPU and the same day as transfer. He told me the most important time is following transfer. I now go one a week until 19 weeks. I figure anything is worth a shot and reading material suggests it improves conception rates.
    The needles don't hurt at all because they are so tiny. Nothing like stimming!
    It is definitely worth you giving a shot you have nothing to lose.

    Sent from my GT-N7105T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Fudge09 For This Useful Post:

    MGC Bertie  (02-09-2014)

  3. #532
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    403
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked
    144
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Fudge09 View Post
    Hi Angels 4 me,

    What a frustrating journey. Fantastic that you can grow your eggs to blast that is something that I have never been able to achieve so I have only been able to have 3dt. I agree with Bongley it is unusual for you not to have a bfp at any stage even if it ended as a chem preg.

    On my last cycle the only thing I changed was to add aspirin as my Fs said that it increased the blood flow through to the uterus and increased the chances of embryo implantation. I also added acupuncture for the same reasons. This resulted in my first ever bfp.

    I have heard others mention success with an endo scratch and that was something I was going to discuss with my Fs if my last cycle failed. I have not had one but I believe (others can correct me if I am wrong) that it adds a roughness to the endomentrium surface which gives the embryo a better chance of attaching than it would have to a smoother surface. Many ladies have had success with this.

    AFM I have had light bleeding for the last 2 nights in a row. Rang FS and was told to just hang in there. If they scan now at 5 weeks they are unlikely to see a hb (too early) and it will just cause me more distress. They advised if I am still having bleeding at the end of the week to go in for a hcg test just to see if my levels are normal. So now I just wait until scan next Monday. A week is a long time to think, stress and wonder if every pain means this is it, it is over. This ivf business does my head in!

    Sent from my GT-N7105T using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Hi Fudge, thank you for your advice on having an endo scratch, I will definitely ask my fs about this.

    I am sorry to hear about your bleeding that must be so incredibly frightening for you. I have known a couple of people who have had bleeding in their first trimester and have gone on to have a healthy bub, I'm actually surprised at how common it is. You are right a week is such a long time to wait, hopefully the bleeding stops for you really soon :-)

  4. #533
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    403
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked
    144
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by MGC Bertie View Post
    Angels4me.... I've had 10 cycles now (my OE, donor eggs and donor sperm), with not a hint of implantation, so I really shake my head as to whether I can give any advice at all :-(

    The one thing I haven't ever done is acupunture, and I have read many on here really believe that is worth a shot. I really hate needles, just the thought of it, makes to go queasy, however, I'm really wondering if I should be brave and give it a go. My FET is booked in for this Friday, so what is everyone's advice, 1) considering I've never had acupuncture at all before, 2) can I just go for a before and after transfer sessions, I've heard 24 hours before transfer and 1 hour after transfer - is that about right?, 3) would any acupuncture place do IVF type, or do I need to find a specialised acupuncture place?
    Hi Bertie, I am really sorry to hear that you are also struggling, it's such a difficult time and really unfair. You are stronger than you think, if you can go through 10 cycles then you can definitely do acupuncture, I would go once before your transfer day so you know what to expect then on the day of transfer. I kept going up until after 12 weeks and I went to one that was experienced in fertility and ivf :-)

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Angels4me For This Useful Post:

    MGC Bertie  (02-09-2014)

  6. #534
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    403
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked
    144
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Octoberbaby2010 View Post
    Angels, my story is almost identical to yours although I did have low AMH and I didn't have great numbers. I transferred some good quality blasts which showed no attempt at implantation but by my last attempts my quality was very poor. Still, I felt it was an implantation problem. I was about to give up on #2 but convinced DH we should get a second opinion. New FS sent me for a specialized ultrasound which showed moderate to severe adenomyosis which they believe affects implantation. 6 months on zoladex implants then I cycled again. BFP with pretty average quality embryos and gorgeous 4 month old sleeping upstairs. There is a thread about adenomyosis on here. I'm sure it's what was causing my problem. Definitely worth looking in to. Good Luck!
    Hi Octoberbaby, thank you so much for this suggestion I will definitely be asking about this as well. Congratulations on your bub :-)

  7. #535
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    north coast
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    3
    Reviews
    0
    Hi there, , same boat here. I have a two year old. And have been trying for number two for over 18 months, no go. Make great embies no dramas there, just no luck sticking! So my doctor checked for killer cells and sure enough I've got a high percentage done through bloods and biopsy. I have been on steroids low dose since early June. Recent biopsy cells have reduced to a below average percentage! So worth asking and having biopsy done. I'm about to go into my 6 cycle still taking steroids and they have to continue until 8 th weeknof pregnancy. Will keep you posted on the outcome. Hoping it's our turn. Best of luck.

  8. #536
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,620
    Thanks
    5,875
    Thanked
    8,555
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi there,

    Im just re-posting this in here, as per Bertie's advice

    DH and I are both 40, we've been ttc 1 for 4 years, 2 natural pregnancies - 1 blighted ovum aged 36 and 1 ectopic in the space of 6 months when we first started trying. After the ectopic, i had all the tests, tubes clear but no pregnancies. DH has had both sperm tests and all good, we have no other issues, although I do have adenomyosis which hasnt seemed to be a problem.

    So we moved to IVF in Jan 13 - heres a run down of our IVF cycles..

    Jan 13-short cycle 225 gonal f - resulted in a cancelled cycle as there was 1or 2 eggs
    Mar 13 - short cycle 350 gonal f - 3 eggs, 2 fertilised and 1 8 cell 3 day tfr=BFN
    Jun 13 - short cycle 375 puregon - 6 eggs, 4 fertilised and 2 day 5 blasties, 1 tfred/1 frozen = BFP but mmc at 13 weeks due to chromosomal abnormality.
    Oct 13 FET - BFN
    Feb 14 - short cycle 375 puregon+saizen+DHEA 4 months prev= 3 eggs, 2 fertlised-day 3 1x4 cell and 1x5 cell - nothing to transfer at day 5
    May 14 - down reg cycle 350 puregon - 1 egg, 1 fertilsed and 1x4cell 3 day transfer - BFN
    Aug 14 - short cycle 375 puregon - 5 eggs/2mature-2fertilised - updated that we have both at 8 cells (day 3) which is a big improvement for this year!- transfer scheduled for wednesday (tomorrow)

    So it seems that as soon as I have hit 40, (feb this year) my cycles have turned to crap. Ive been cycling with RPA who I have found great up until this year when I feel that their approach is a bit too 1 size fits all and not having access to a FS as the cycle progresses has been starting to annoy me.

    My next step I think is to go and get another FS opinion - but someone outside of Genea. I think I need someone who is willing to try new things.

    Does anyone have advice or has been / is in a similar situation or has been and has had success? I feel that my time is running out and Im looking for some hope.

    Also if anyone has any FS recommendations in Sydney (Im in the St George area) could you pass them on via PM.

    thanks so much

  9. #537
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    608
    Thanks
    1,778
    Thanked
    1,488
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Any advice please ladies? My BT is in the morning, I still haven't poas, and today I'm 11dp4dt. I won't hear from the clinic until about lunch time. I'm so scared about being disappointed yet again. No symptoms since 3dp transfer (except for weird arm pins and needles at night). I'm meant to work tomorrow, but I know I won't want to be there if I get a negative result. Do I poas tonight to prepare myself? I thought about doing one prior to BT tomorrow, but if it's negative I don't think I will want to go into work anyway.
    The problem being my manager has gossiped to everyone that I'm doing ivf, and the ladies at work are lovely, but that's a whole lot of pressure, everyone asking if you're pregnant or not. No one knows my actual BT is this week. Do I just take a sick day??

  10. #538
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,055
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked
    698
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    @Petal40 - felt compelled to respond as I'm in a similar boat as you this week. OTD is Friday but unlike you I have been POASing for a few days now. Had faint positive yesterday and on the previous tests but today was stark white negative so I suspect the trigger was in my system for up to 2 weeks which really sucks. Such a personal decision POAS I think, before OTD but for me it was the best thing to do because hearing the news from a nurse Friday, whilst at work, with no heads up or time to prepare would not work for me. I prefer to have an idea now and start my grieving now, than be hit with it all later. But that's just me. And personally I prefer to be at work this week rather than having too much time to think about it at home.

    Also I think it's disgraceful that your boss has told people - a complete betrayal of trust, have you called her out on it?? My boss is a guy and has been the very model of discretion - he's a decent guy and just wouldn't dream of doing it. No one else knows at work except for my closest friend here.

    Sending hugs, I am feeling it all too this week and it ain't easy.

  11. #539
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,318
    Thanks
    5,142
    Thanked
    7,768
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Petal40 View Post
    Any advice please ladies? My BT is in the morning, I still haven't poas, and today I'm 11dp4dt. I won't hear from the clinic until about lunch time. I'm so scared about being disappointed yet again. No symptoms since 3dp transfer (except for weird arm pins and needles at night). I'm meant to work tomorrow, but I know I won't want to be there if I get a negative result. Do I poas tonight to prepare myself? I thought about doing one prior to BT tomorrow, but if it's negative I don't think I will want to go into work anyway.
    The problem being my manager has gossiped to everyone that I'm doing ivf, and the ladies at work are lovely, but that's a whole lot of pressure, everyone asking if you're pregnant or not. No one knows my actual BT is this week. Do I just take a sick day??
    Hi Petal, if it were me I would POAS, if its negative I'd take the day off so I could properly grieve at home. I've sat at work waiting for that call and it is torturous. If its a positive then you go into work with a spring in your step and wait for that call that will confirm the positive but yeah a very personal decision.

    Good luck, let us know how you get on.....no period yet? Thats gotta be a good sign!

  12. #540
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    496
    Thanks
    8,836
    Thanked
    1,574
    Reviews
    0
    Good luck @Kelly70 and @Petal 40
    i have been scared all week to or not to POAS?.. Too late now
    i changed/swapped my days off for today (a good thing to be in management at times)
    im waiting at home patiently for the call. Going out of my mind - I get all excited and then get upset. Bloody roller coaster ride this is
    only two hours left
    For everyone this week xx


 

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
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Baby Monitors
Looking to buy a baby monitor? :: Read viewer reviews of baby monitors BEFORE you buy :: Buy at a local or online Baby Nursery Shop
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!