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    Default What to expect when trying to expect?

    Hi! I am new to everything! Married for over 10 years and 35 years old. TTC for almost the entire time. This year we sought assistance and have a great doctor. We have completed all our tests, (husband still waiting on results of the final one) medical procedures and all the paperwork leading up to it and we are about a month off our final appointment before we (fingers crossed!) start treatments. We are not telling family or friends as we are trying to keep pressures and stress to a minimum. Now the question: What should we expect?

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    This is kind of a hard question to answer - there are so many variables in this process depending on individual circumstances...
    An IVF cycle starts on CD1 (Calandar Day 1) of your period (first day of full flow), you call this into clinic and notify nurses and pay the patient admin (there are lots of payment methods depending on clinic). If you haven't already, you will collect meds from clinic and start around day 5 - you may use a nasal spray or an injection to stimulate your overaies into producing more than one egg which will be monitored by internal scans and/or blood tests. A second medication will be required to stop you ovulating (releasing the eggs you've grown) until a scan shows they are mature. Finally you will be given a specific time to use a trigger injection to release the eggs and the collection scheduled. If hormone support is required this may start prior or after collection. Assuming you have some eggs collected and they fertilize & grow properly an embryo will be transferred 2-5 days later and (fingers crossed) a pregnancy test and/or blood test will reveal you are pregnant two weeks later. There are soooo many other specific things during this process as everyone is different! Many are sucessful first try but no one knows exactly how your body will react to the drugs until your doing it so there's no guarantees. If you have more detailed questions, I'd be happy to try and answer them (unfortunately, experienced many cycles...with a very happy ending).

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    Thank you! It's difficult to know what we are going to be doing. I am hoping our next appointment will be when we begin the discussions on what is going to happen. I've been reading posts on here and it's comforting to know that we aren't alone. At the moment we are trying to be so level headed and not get our hopes up... Any experiences people a willing to share would be gratefully received. Thank you again for your reply 😊 I knew it was a very open question and wasn't sure if anyone would reply.


 

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