Hi guys, I'm new here (still getting to know the lingo too).
My partner and I are having our first meeting with a fertility specialist in a couple of weeks to get the ball rolling for IVF.
I am incredibly nervous about the appointment, as I have no idea what to expect and I haven't been able to find any advice for younger women who need to use fertility treatments.
A bit about us: I am 21, with no known fertility issues. My partner is 29, and suffers from cystic fibrosis which causes male infertility. We've met with our GP, with his CF specialist, and were referred for genetic counselling at the women's and kids. The genetic counselling was really daunting but we've gone and found out that I am not a carrier for cystic fibrosis, so there is little risk that we'd have an affected baby. So, we have the get go on that side! Now we've been referred to a fertility specialist as it is certain we'll need to have his sperm aspirated and then have IVF (probably with icsi too).
I'm just very anxious about the whole process and I realise that were probably coming at it with a slightly different reason than most couples so I just don't know what to expect. Any advice??