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    Default Starting IVF tomorrow!

    I am starting my injections for my first IVF cycle tomorrow... I have three naturally conceived children from a previous relationship, and due to scarred tubes from surgery (no other fertility issues) we need IVF. I just wanted to see if anyone out there is going through this as I have no idea what to expect. And IVF is a lonely way to start a pregnancy... Don't want to tell too many people just in case it doesn't work!

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    Would also love to hear success stories (especially from only 1 cycle) oh and I am 31 yrs old, healthy weight range, and no fertility issues. Hopefully someone out there needs to talk as much as I do!!

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    On a positive. ..we had success on first cycle! Only collected 4 eggs, 3 fertilised successfully and transferred 2. One didn't progress and one split so we have identical twin girls.
    Of course not everyone is lucky first time but i hope it's nice to hear it's possible.

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    Hi and welcome I'm in my 2ww of my first IVF cycle. In a very similar boat to you but also have PCOS.

    I found the part up to egg transfer pretty cruisey but the last week has dragged and I'm expecting the next week will also lol.

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    First cycle worked, was 35 with endometriosis. ( had it cut out first) didn't get a lot of eggs only 4 embies but the one put in took!

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    Thank you everyone! That was definitely helpful to hear 😊 We just did my first injection - completely sooked out and covered my eyes while my partner did it haha! It was no where near as bad as I was expecting.... Did any of you have any side effects from the injections?

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    I didn't have any side effects at all. I made sure i drank heaps and heaps of water as suggested. Perhaps that helped. My husband always gave my injections, i couldn't do it. Good luck, look after yourself and be prepared for a longer journey if need be, it really is worth it in the end....as I'm sure you understand.

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    I haven't even been told to drink extra water... And should I already be taking a pregnancy multivitamin? Yes it's very hard trying to balance between staying hopeful it will work first time round but preparing that it might not.... Ours seems to be such a quick and straight forward cycle compared to others I've researched and I don't know if that's a good thing or not!

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    Mine was simple too. And yes, i'd be taking at least folate, if not a multivitamin. I did. Folate is very important for bub from conception. I was told three litres of water a day to help with bloating etc that can be a side effect. It seems the opposite but i did it and didn't have any issues. The first round will be a little experimental but for me, even though we had low numbers at egg pick up, it was fine. And i was 39!

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    I didn't have any side effects from the hormones but then again this helped sort mine out so I actually felt less highly strung for a change.

    My DH hates needles so I had to do all mine lol. But I've had steroid shots to develop Bubs lungs before and nothing hurts more than that lol.


 

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