blinky that is brilliant to hear. My DH struggles with being consistent with the supplements too. He is majorly stressed right now by studying for his MBA plus working a full on stressful job and all this donor cycle stuff that I really worry about his sperm levels doing the job. I've enquired today with QFG about donor sperm and there's only one donor of African American heritage they can access quickly enough for our cycle (maybe use 1/4 or 50/50)...and he's mixed race (Irish/African American) so the same complexion as our sons. Any Bub we had using our egg donor and this sperm donor's wouldn't look like full mixed race child though - more like the kind of complexion our future grandchildren would be...
Anyway, So glad for you that Both your DH and your donor did so well! Wow I'm quietly hoping we can follow suit with results like those and that my egg donor's 21 year old eggies can do the trick with DH's swimmers.
Just out of interest did you transfer one or two with your twins? Are you here in Brisbane? Warren's told us only single transfers for us ladies doing the Known Egg Donor program....
MamaKes my DH is doing a masters too, is sole care for critically ill parents, has a very stressful job, and travels a lot, but with Wazza's supplements we are getting better sperm - as measured by increased fert rate, more day 5s, and some normal PGDs (good for our age). Wazza said stress-theory was rubbish. I'd really encourage him to follow Wazza's regime. May I ask why does he struggles with being consistent with the supplements?
I thought with DE you could only have SET due to donor age? You'd only be allowed more if you have multiple failures? I thought it was QFG rule in line with best practice recommendations?
When is your DE pick-up?
We've had done good news too! One of our two PGDs are normal, so we now have two in the freezer for the FET we're starting. Not sure what grade the normal is, but crossed.
(PS @Heyside that was 8-day turnaround since biopsy, so hopefully you'll get yours quicker than 3 weeks too).
MamaKes they just move your day 2, so in my case don't start Ethinyl Estradiol or Sandrena Gel until I get go ahead at second scan. I still started pred and feldene. My AF was weird this month - I seemed to have a false start on Sunday night making Tuesday day 2, but lining too thick, so rebooked for another scan Friday. I had flooding yesterday, so hopefully by tomorrow's scan we'll be good to go.
Gagingi - that's fantastic news! A sweet relief. Ok so if your DH is doing a masters too you know the pain I'm going through! Sorry to hear about his ill parents. My DH's dad lives with us in an apartment/granny flat which is connected to our house and there's a lot that needs to be done for his ill health too.
He struggles because he 'forgets' to take them, hates the pumpkin seeds and refused to drink the aloe juice. I'm going to start hiding in drinks I think. He's good with wearing boxers now and ' icing' night but the rest, slack. I asked him once would he rather a needle in the testicle or swallow some tablets, after all we have all had those needles in the 'vag' each egg collection so how is swallowing tablets hard??
EPU for our donor is 14 April! Not long to go!
Yeah SET is best practice, just wondering..
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