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    How many IVF cycles have you attempted?
    One

    How much has IVF cost you financially (roughly)?
    Around $6000
    What were the reasons for trying IVF?
    Hubby has very low sperm morphology.
    Has IVF affected your relationship with your partner, and if so how?
    It was hard for him to deal with because the problem was due to his infertility problems, but having our baby girl has made our dreams come true.

    Have you been offered counselling at your clinic?
    Yes
    Has your clinic advised on lifestyle, diet and alternative therapies such as acupuncture etc and how they may impact your success with IVF?
    Acupunture, but I didn't get the chance to actually try it.
    Do you have a cut-off point or maximum number of IVF cycles you are willing to try?
    Nope!
    Has your IVF specialist discussed with you how many cycles you should attempt?
    No
    Have you thought about life after IVF and what you will do if unsuccessful?
    Didn't get to that, luckily I got pregnant on my first fresh transfer and I have now just given birth to my sweet baby girl!

    In your own words, and as many words as you like, describe how you feel IVF has changed who you are and/or impacted on your life.

    I am honestly the happiest person in the world! Nothing means more to me than my baby girl. She is the reason for life and for me to breathe. I don't worry about small stuff now-just her. IVF made her possible and I will be forever grateful for science and God. My family are so happy now and we spent the first Christmas and new year celebrating our new baby girl. I will be using ICI again to try and give her a little brother or sister soon! I now forever have a best friend in my daughter and I owe my doctor my life! Yes, there are needles, hormones and lots of stress-the results is the best gift you could ever possibly imagine! And after so many needles and blood tests-pregnancy needles mean absolutely nothing. I remember the nurses being nervous to take blood during my pregnancy, not realising that I have been through IVF and did not even bat an eyelid at blood tests or needles lol! Nothing this good comes easily and I will appreciate my daughter more than others ever could because it was so hard to bring her into my life!

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    Hello everyone,
    let me just thank you all for sharing your experiences and I'm so happy that I have found this website.
    I was just wondering to know if any one has any experience with using donated frozen eggs?? And what the success rate has been?
    I would very much appreciate if anyone could share their thoughts and experiences with me.

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    Hi,

    I just want to share my experience and ask other users about the problem I am having. I am 30+, had IVF recently and it was fine, though there was only 1 cell collected but thats what you need. I had small ovary and my husband had only 4% good shaped sperms, though doctor said both of these factors do not say we cant be parents but can delay and as we have been trying for 2 years so we thought to go with IVF. It was good 1 embryo which was transferred and yes I am 6 weeks pregnant. My blood test shown that I am pregnant and my scan is due but yes i can feel now that I am pregnant.

    But from last 1 week I feel tired which I never used to feel earlier. I feel short of breath which is my real worry and have cold too though I am allregic as well so cant say is it just regular or what but yes my head paining badly because of all this. Can anybody suggest if they had same symptoms.

    How many IVF cycles have you attempted?
    1
    How much has IVF cost you financially (roughly)?
    About 5000

    What were the reasons for trying IVF?
    small ovary and spem unshaped
    Has IVF affected your relationship with your partner, and if so how?
    it has made us experience new things and we had been more supportive and accepted the things as it came on our way.
    Have you been offered counselling at your clinic?
    Yes
    Has your clinic advised on lifestyle, diet and alternative therapies such as acupuncture etc and how they may impact your success with IVF?
    No
    Do you have a cut-off point or maximum number of IVF cycles you are willing to try?
    didnt had to think of as first one turned positive.
    Has your IVF specialist discussed with you how many cycles you should attempt?
    No
    Have you thought about life after IVF and what you will do if unsuccessful?
    Yes
    In your own words, and as many words as you like, describe how you feel IVF has changed who you are and/or impacted on your life.
    It has lot of emotional changes and the way you look at things. You learn patience.
    Last edited by prags; 03-10-2014 at 08:24. Reason: to add details

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    Default Trying ivf

    Hi all. Im currently considering starting a 3rd round of ivf. My first cycle was successful. I made it to 15 weeks and tragically misscarried. It was an awful experience. I had strted contractung 2 days befor i lost the baby. I went to the hospital and sent home. A few hours after returning from tbe hospital my contractions became unbearable, my water broke and i gave birth at home. I then got tbe courage to fo a secoynd cycle but it wasnt succefull. Any one have any advice on trying a third time.

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    Default Monash cost

    Hi everyone, I thought I would write here how much ivf costs per cycle. The true out of pocket cost after the rebate is $7,860. Not cheap. Just for anyone wondering it's a lot more than 5,000.

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    How many IVF cycles have you attempted?
    4 own egg cycles and one donor egg cycle.

    How much has IVF cost you financially (roughly)?
    I've never added it all up, but including medication, travel for our donor cycle etc I'd estimate $30K or so.

    What were the reasons for trying IVF?
    Hubby had a vasectomy and my eggs were crap - We married late in life and I was 41 when we started.

    Has IVF affected your relationship with your partner, and if so how?
    I'm not sure if it was the IVF or just the natural progression of our relationship. We don't seem to talk as much anymore and I feel that I had to shoulder the lion's share of the load as far as IVF went. I was the worrier and the planner. I think I felt the loss of our first pregnancy harder too.

    Have you been offered counselling at your clinic?
    Yes, we were offered counselling early on, and had to do mandatory counselling for our egg donor cycle.

    Has your clinic advised on lifestyle, diet and alternative therapies such as acupuncture etc and how they may impact your success with IVF?
    Nope. They never mentioned anything other than foods to avoid while I was pregnant.

    Do you have a cut-off point or maximum number of IVF cycles you are willing to try?
    We had a financial cut-off. If not for money we would have cycled forever had we needed to. We couldn't afford to do that though, and our donor egg cycle was always going to be our last.

    Has your IVF specialist discussed with you how many cycles you should attempt?
    They didn't specify the number of cycles we should do. They just suggested that we 'keep going.' I put a stop to our own egg cycles myself as I couldn't foresee us having success with them.

    Have you thought about life after IVF and what you will do if unsuccessful?
    We were successful with our last round so thankfully did not have to think too much into it. The thought of not having a baby always worried me though. I was very angry that we might not have a baby due to financial reasons only.

    In your own words, and as many words as you like, describe how you feel IVF has changed who you are and/or impacted on your life.
    IVF gave us our gorgeous daughter. IVF gave me life! It was the most painful, exhilarating, frightening, joyous experience of my life. Such a rollercoaster, but for us - worth every minute of it

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    Default Empower and Connect through IVF

    Hi Ali

    I was wodnering if you are free for a chat and would you be happy to share your research with me. I went through my own journey - which you can hear briefly on my facebook page - I am hoping to talk to as many women and couples as possible to help shine a light on how we can empower and connect women going thorugh the IVF journey.

    Please check out my page
    https://www.facebook.com/empowerandconnectivf/
    And please share your details with me and I will egt in touch with you.
    Many thanks
    Katie


 

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