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    Default 24year old newbie weeks off starting our first ivf cycle.. :/

     24year old newbie weeks off starting our first ivf cycle.. :/

    Hi all my name is Amy im 24 from Sydney.. my husband and I found out 1year ago that we had a 5% chance of having a baby naturally so our best chance of having a baby was suggested that we go through ivf..
    So we are finally starting our ivf journey just in a few weeks as we are waiting for my periods to start so we can pick up the needles and start the process.. 

    Due to hubby having very low sperm we both need to have day surgery as I get my eggs taken out and he has to have a cut in his ball area and take the sperm out that way ( sorry for to much information lol)


    We are both very scared but we know that this is all we can do to have our family that we dream of.. I was wondering If anyone has gone through the same and fill me in what to expect...

    Im looking forward to hear from you all soon 😊

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    Hi Amy,

    my DH and I are looking at the IVF path also.
    I don't have any advise but I would like to wish you the best of luck xx

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    We started our IVF journey at 24 as well. It sometimes feels a bit rough being young and needing IVF - I felt as if we didn't deserve to need IVF cause we'd started young. If I was 42 then it might have come with the territory but at 24!! Infertility doesn't work like that unfortunately. The good news is (as annoying as this phrase is) you have time on your side and being young I found my ability to physically bounce back from stim after stim after stim was better than when I was older. Only found this in retrospect. We got successful when we were 26 and have once again been successful just a few months ago, I'm currently 29. It's not a fun journey but if it's the technology you need then it is what it is, you just need to ride the rollarcoaster and see what happens .

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    Thank you ladies for commenting its a nice feeling hearing that others have either started ivf or have gone through it already

    I find it hard sometimes due to my work
    ( childcare teacher) and being younger but I rang ivf today and told them that we want to start so the wait is on for my periods to start so I can go pick up the drugs..

    fingers crossed it all works for us due to costing us 12grand (we didn't think it was that much) but hopefully worth every cent..

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    I started IVF at 25. It's tough, be prepared for some highs and lows! I have a supportive husband and a close friend who I told everything as well and that helped. We weren't successful until our third transfer and I'm now expecting a baby this week. Good luck x

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    Good luck with your first cycle Amy I hope it's a success. $12,000 sounds like an awful lot. You can certainly shop around other clinics. I have done 2 cycles this year at westmead fertility centre and my total out of pocket was less than $2000. Best wishes x

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    @amy111 RPA is a cheaper clinic too, I don't know how much they would charge for the day surgery for your husband but the female side amounts to around $5000ish which amounts to $1500 out of pocket.

    We went private (genea) to get all the access to top doctors etc and then moved to a cheaper clinic when we realised we had to do it a few times and our funds were getting low. The money side of it can really add a lot of pressure and stress.

    good luck, I hope your journey is short and sweet, IVF really is amazing.

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    Thank you all for your kind comments.. yeah we have heard of cheaper ivf clinic's we are doing our first ivf cycle at kograh hospital due to that's where we got referred to due to living in gymea.. but hubby and I spoke about it and if this first cycle doesn't work we will defentily be going to another cheaper ivf clinic...

    Im a bit scared about the day surgery of taking the eggs ( ive never broke or bone if had a operation lol) what was it like? And whats better light drugs or being knocked out?

    Xx thankyou 💖💖

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    You are very lucky in 1 aspect that you know whilst your younger .. I was 21 when I started IVF .. 10 years later and I'm still at it :-D

    Always remember that you and your husband come first .. so always make time for yourselves as it's a very tough road (emotionally, physically and costly)

    Best of luck with your first cycle

    And nothing is to much info around here .. With IVF comes the lack of dignity lol you will learn this

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    This was my first IVF cycle using ICSI I was really scared about my egg pick up too. my Specialist uses a light general to the the procedure, and to be honest for me it has been the easiest part of the journey. I worried for nothing. I'm an early childhood teacher too and the part I have found difficult is the fact that our jobs are not the sort that we can just waltz in late to. as staff/child ratios need to be kept so I actually ended up telling work that I was doing ivf. If you live/work close to the clinic it makes it easier. I live 45 mins from my clinic (one direction) then my work was 1hr 15min in another direction so getting to all the bloodtests and ultrasounds (we were long protocol) before work (while trying to get to work on time) was really taxing on me. But I LOVE my specialist and would drive double that to go to her.
    Good luck with your cycle

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