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    Default How long would you try??

    How long would you keep going with TTC??

    After 8 long years and beginning to wonder whether it will ever happen and whther we should throw in the towel.

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    Hi Shazb,

    I don't think that you should ever throw in the towel. I'm so sorry about your loss and the heartache that you must be going through all the time. That is a very long time ttc but give IVF another go and see what happens. I've known plenty of women that have had to go through 3+ IVF cycles before getting their little cherub!! You just do what you can afford and cope with and I wish you all the very best!! It will happen when you least expect it too!!
    May I ask what your age is?? What are the reasons for having to be on IVF??

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    I am 38 years young!!

    I have PCOS and was born with my fallopian tubes and ovaries stuck to my insides, they have been released and drained back in 2000, but they are very scarred. This was all found when i had an ovarian cyst removed.

    If money was no object I would happily try and try again, but sadly this is not the case and I dont have age on my side either.

    Maybe I am having an off day, AF is due and it just brings it home to me that another month has passed and I am still not pregnant.

    Must try not to be so negative.

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    Aww hun I just want to give you a &

    I honestly couldn't tell you unless I was in the position.

    I do know that my aunt and uncle got married and started TTC straight away and it took them 11 years to concieve. The doctors said there was nothing wrong with either of them so it was unexplained infertility.

    They now have 2 kids 15 & 12 so anything is possible.

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    Oh shazb, I'm so sorry you're feeling the way you are. This time around I've been trying for over 2 years (I also have PCOS), so I can imagine the frustration you must be feeling. I do already have a child so if I never fall pregnant again I am extremely lucky to have my DD. No wonder it's taking a toll on you, TTC#1 for such a long time. It shouldn't be this hard should it? There are women out there who fall pregnant at the drop of a hat, some who don't even want to be pregnant, and here we are going through so much anticipation, heartache and frustration. I would have said keep going until you can't do it anymore, but as you said IVF costs alot of money. I don't think we could even affort 1 round of IVF. Have you considered adoption? My cousin & his wife couldn't have kids and had several tests/interviews done for IVF, but decided at the last minute not to go through with it because of how invasive it can be, the expense etc., and they adopted. Over the years they have adopted 2 girls (who are both teenagers now). Just a thought! That's not cheap either, I know, and I think it's quite a long process but .....

    Goodluck, I hope you're feeling better tomorrow and also that you're feeling more positive about continuing on your TTC journey

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    Of course no one can make the decision but you but if it were me, I don't think I'd ever be able to give up. Something that is possible is something to keep fighting for I'm so sorry to hear about your journey and your loss and wanted to wish you all the luck in the world!!

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    I think its a deeply personal decision and I also think you wouldn't know until you were faced with the realities of the situation. Big massive

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    BIG HUGS..

    I have only been trying for 18 months and are already frustrated.

    You have been so strong to still be trying for your dream after 8 years .. so as hard as it may sound chin up and I'm sure all our hearts and thoughts are with you.


 

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