hit me with everything there is to know about ivf.
saw my FS today and he said that he can't tell me what to do but DH and I may need to look at ivf. Have phoned my private health provider and yay I am covered.
I have Polycystic ovaries (but not the syndrome) and I don't ovulate on my own. Have tried medication and at present that isn't working.
What do I need to know/should I do with regards to potentially travelling down the ivf path?
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16-09-2014 15:49 #1Senior Member
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Ivf may be my only option...
16-09-2014 16:06 #2
Where do I start...
I would have all the tests done right at the start so you have a full picture of what you're dealing with. We did 3 rounds of clomid and 3 IUI's before I found out I had a chromosome issue which meant all those previous cycles wouldn't have worked anyway, so massive waste of time and money. Tests include chromosomal issues, egg reserve, sperm DNA break rate, natural killer cells etc.
Don't expect to get pregnant the first time.... Take 1 is usually a 'trial' so to speak. Understand it is a numbers game. IVF is like rolling a dice... Keep going for long enough and your turn will surely come. Took me 6 stim cycles but we got there!
Know and understand that just because you get say 10 eggs at pick up that that doesn't mean they will all fertilize.... There is an attrition rate sadly.
Try not to become obsessive. It is important to still enjoy life. Look after yourself emotionally.
There is probably loads more I could write but those are the top 3 I would say. Best of luck
16-09-2014 16:38 #3Senior Member
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16-09-2014 16:51 #4
Welcome to bubhub @DaniSam
Don't let IVF psyche you out there's lots to learn - I'd suggest joining the September thread and introducing yourself there, you can ask plenty of questions in that group.
Best of luck for your first cycle.
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