Me and my husband found out in August this year that IVF is the only way we will be able to have a baby due to his sperm count. I believe the words used were 'its not impossible but its less than a 1% chance per month'.
We have now started our first step in this terrifying, expensive and confusing journey, I've been really lucky because a work collegue is currently pregnant through her first cycle of IVF which is more useful for questions than I could have ever imagined, great for bouncing ideas and comparing experiences with and gives me hope every time I see her.
My main question is when does everyone choose to tell their family that they are going through IVF?
Currently the only people that know are myself, husband and the girl at work. (Close family know we need IVF, but not that we have actually started.)
Im worried that if I tell my family that I will lose my strength and crumble into a big blubbering mess. I have a phobia of needles and so far have managed (with the help of numbing cream so I dont feel them at all)
I'm not looking for advice really, just more curious as to what other people did, and what felt right for them?
Thanks for reading
happy thoughts and good luck with your baby plans