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    They're scientists. They know how to select the best sperm. It's their job. You get higher fertilisation rates with ICSI in all IVF regardless.

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    Thanks @KMP, good article. Maybe I'm looking for reasons but this interested me:

    "When fertilization occurs in IVF, there is still a natural selection of sperm, even if from a smaller, less qualitative cohort. In the ICSI procedure, there is no such selection, and “forced fertilization” can be achieved using spermatozoa that might never have attained natural fertilization. "
    They also say that more A grade embryos are achieved using natural IVF rather than ICSI.

    Makes sense I guess. I'm just looking for reasons why two seemingly perfect hatching blasts may not implant. tomorrow is 14dpo and still BFN.

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    Leyshoja the process of implantation is far greater and more complex than the quality of the embryos. Male factors kick in after early fertilisation and I have had one of my own embryos highest grade that they rarely see, not implant.

    The process of fertilisation and implantation relies on many cellular processes and cellular interactions, of which we have no control. That's the miracle of child development.

    Yes embryo quality is a factor but all the little factors overlap for an outcome. If it was so predictable then natural cycle outcomes would have more than 20% chance each month.

    We cannot control any of this, unfortunately, and frustratingly. I'm acutely aware things go wrong, throughout this pregnancy stage, the birth and beyond. The fact that this part is OK for me does not mean I'm complacent about the birth and what I may have to deal with once bubba is born.

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    For a 4 year old (esp boys who hate shopping ....)
    Pirate ship from the water front was good fun. Not so many play parks as in Australia .... Swimming if warm enough at outdoor pool in seapoint .... Spier hotel and vineyard was brill for kids lots to run around, climb, bouncy chicken (like a castle), the vineyards all did grape tasting for kids as well.... Took a stack of dvd's, and I pad for adult dinner time....

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    For a 4 year old (esp boys who hate shopping ....)
    Pirate ship from the water front was good fun. Not so many play parks as in Australia .... Swimming if warm enough at outdoor pool in seapoint .... Spier hotel and vineyard was brill for kids lots to run around, climb, bouncy chicken (like a castle), the vineyards all did grape tasting for kids as well.... Took a stack of dvd's, and I pad for adult dinner time....oh yes the vineyard hotel turtles kept him entertained for hours - we kept trying to find them all!

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    Patsy73: thank you, you are an Angel.

    August Girls: we will be in Cape Town from 16th to 26th; happy to meet up.

    good luck Leyshoja, stay positive.

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    Kay2015 - we found lots to do with our 4 year old boy.
    his absolute favourite was the Scratch Patch at V&A across from the aquarium (Dr W recommended it). Our son asked every day if he could go back. He loved the penguins at Boulders Beach, Ferris Wheel and the playroom at Maccas at V&A. We would go there for a coffee and just let him play in the magic room! The Red bus was also a hit, especially on the top open deck, and he loved going up the Cable Car to table Mountain. We also did a helicopter flight but he wasn't that keen on the noise. Loved all the free entertainment and buskers etc at the V&A. We went there almost daily.

    Patsy - Sorry for the tardy reply. As Miss Sagi said our OB likes a positive outcome and to avoid any problems for his patients. I tend to grow big babies too which helps. If you have any complications such as diabetes, older age, small/large baby, he would rather get baby out than risk complications. I know a friend who lost her baby at 42 still born at 40.5 weeks and it scares me. Her OB never mentioned the risks at all. I'm sure your know what they are doing and have you dry well monitored, not long to go. Looking forward to hearing hour news! Xxx

    I must admit I do like the input of a private OB as they seem to be way more flexible than the public system. This week alone I have had blood and urine tests, another growth scan, an OB appt and back again tomorrow for another checkup. Might drive some made but I really appreciate the individual care. Xx

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    I love my private OB. Appts every 4 weeks then after my next visit it will be fortnightly then weekly. Breath holding for the final countdown.

    Too many stories about premature deliveries which is scaring me no end preparing to be away from work.

    Found my beautiful cat has peed in the nursery. Let the fun and games begin. Not in the cot, but on the single bed I made into a day bed and on a gorgeous new pillow. Jealous much!?!? Awful cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay2015 View Post
    Blinky great suggestions - I just looked and sadly the Atlantic railway is not running on the dates we are there, otherwise I think that would have been the highlight of our trip as our 4-year old loves trains!
    It was the highlight for DH too.... Too bad it's not on the right weekend 😕
    Other suggestions would be the spier wine farm family experience, mouille point blue train, the Penguins @ boulders beach (near Simons town - a great short distance day trip), the red bus tours, bird world and the kirstenbosch gardens (they have a good skywalk).
    I found this too
    http://m.capetownmagazine.com/to-do-kids


 

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