CHerished, I am so very sorry to hear of your m/c. You seem to still be very positive and deserve a medal for that - you're an inspiration really! Take care and I'm sure you'll have a nice, sticky one really soon.
DH was on menevit for a bit, but now the naturopath has him on a huge mix of all different things that are a little stronger, to give things an 'extra kick start'.
Our naturopath has taken us off caffeine, wheat, dairy. I do sneak in a couple of coffees or teas a week but for a previous coffee addict, that's not too bad!!!
Doctors can be so confusing sometimes. I think that sometimes they forget that they are dealing with real people, with real emotions, in a very sensitive situation. Not all are like that though!
Good on you for stopping smoking etc. I'm sure that this made a great difference and that things will start looking up for you soon.
Take care of yourself,
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30-08-2011 17:45 #11
24-11-2011 20:46 #12
Hey girls... Interested on how you are going? Similar problem here :-/
30-11-2011 14:57 #13
30-11-2011 14:59 #14
Makes sense about not wanting to do ivf when you have had some m/c's
Here's hoping 2012 is our year!! :-)
04-01-2012 10:29 #15
We have just seen the FS and been told we have a 1% chance....
Do the FS make money off us if he sent us down the IVF track.... ????
We thought maybe that why he has told us that's our only chance... Well he said, never say never.... But said it could take us years & years & still it might not help..... He said we have a really good chance with IVF..... :-/ confused....
10-01-2012 20:52 #16
Thank you :-)
See I wonder to myself how you guts have conceived naturally with higher numbers... Sorry to hear of the 3mc hugs!!
We have nor even managed 1 bfp?! That's why I'm thinking we may not... Maybe there is something wrong with me they can't see. DH having another SA done Friday, we had a second opinion today and we will go from there... Will keep you updated!
Hope you are feeling okay? X
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17-01-2012 11:48 #17
So sorry missed your reply, had my wisdom teeth out & have been out of action but missed this one totally.
I would say menevit approx 3 months, cut right down on coffee, eating MUCH better & almost cut alcohol... Should get results any day now :-))
Umm tests.... I had a blood test for ovulation, thyroid - internal & external ultra sounds.
DH - 2 semen analysis, one just at a general lab but morphology came back @ 97%... the doc said they are not as accurate as IVF labs so sent him to Melb IVF where the result came back @ 91%.....
We got a second opinion & he is retesting Lee @ Monash IVF & hopeful for results any day now.
If his results come back any lower the Dr wants me to do a lascropy (can't spell) just to make sure I'm also not blocked... But I'm going to ask how much this really increases our chances when DH has poor abnormal sperm morphology :-/
Do you mind me asking what you and DH have been tested for?
17-01-2012 22:10 #18
Called the Dr today & our results have come back the same apparently.. I will pick a copy up tomorrow but I'm guessing about 91% & that is with all these lifestyle changes, it's really depressing. You got the spelling right :-) umm I thought that was where they go in and have a look and use the dye?? Maybe I should ask about that instead?! Was it painful & or expensive? Are you okay to share DH % of abnormal sperm? I'm just so curious how you have managed to fall pregnant 3 x and we cant even once in over a year!!! :-/ makes me think maybe there is something they can't find wrong with me....
I really hope they find out why you keep having m/c... Life just seems so unfair sometimes.
Think we are seriously considering trying our luck with IVF as they seem to think we have a really good chance!!
Just worried financially & how I am going to get around this with work :-/
18-01-2012 13:49 #19
I was totally petrified about IVF. About the financial constraints and also about work. Financially, it's not as bad as we thought, but does require some forward planning. We have health insurance that covers IVF, so for us, the cycle cost around $4000 out of pocket, but needed to have access to around $9000 (thanks to credit cards), before Medicare paid the rebate.
Work was okay. I told a couple of people just so they knew where I was, but debating whether to tell my boss this time. I agree, this part can be tricky.
As far as the rest of the process goes, I found that it wasn't as physically taxing as I thought. The emotional side of things can certainly take you by suprise - no matter how strong you think you are!
Saying this, I do hope you manage to fall pregnant naturally, that is the ideal option for us all. If you do happen to venture down the IVF path, or if you'd like to ask any questions etc, feel free to message me. I know how daunting it can be at first.
Take care, look after yourself and also, look after each other.
Sorry, also read your question above about the laparoscopy. My FS (also through Monash) prefers his patients to have a laparoscopy as it better prepares everything for the process and makes sure the uterus is clear etc... If you do have this, make sure you have a wheat bag ready for when you get home - it was a godsend to me!!!
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27-01-2012 08:47 #20
Cherished we r sort of in the same boat. Good numbers but low morph 4% and I ha some mild endo removed a few months ago and I also ovulate late (cd18 +).
We have been eating healthy eyc etc taking all the vitamins and when we did our iUi 2 wks ago our numbers were worse. That it works but after 2 yrs of ttc and nothing it's really hard. IVF ICSI seems to be our only hope but after the stress etc of the last 4 weeks I am ready to give up cause I don't know if I can do it.
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