Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:14 pm
Hi Femsmurf, I remember you from a few years back. We chatted a bit when I found out about my husbands very low count.
I can't believe you're still waiting, 11 years must be so painful. At least things are getting going for you now, and its so good you get all those tries. Hopefully you wont need them tho and you will get your BFP first time.
The scan you will be having is probably a trans vaginal ultra sound, just an internal scan where they look at your ovaries and count how many follicles you have to see how well you will respond to the drugs, what the best course of treatment for you is and make sure you have no cysts or anything that would effect the treatment.
Keep in touch, I am hoping to be starting ivf/icsi in May
Yeah, was very stressful, really don't know how I managed to keep it all together for so long. It started to get to me though in the last year as inbetween appointments, we would be waiting months without hearing anything regarding next appointments that we had to get in touch to find out. they must have got sick of us being impatient.
Good luck for your IVF/ICSI in May
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:18 pm
femsmurf, good luck for your treatment. xx
fayelouse, congratulations. xx
Hope everyone else is all good. xx
Thanks Kaz, congrats on your BFP! I remember replying to your post when you were about to go through treatment. Nice to see it worked for you. It really gives me hope.
Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:37 am
Hello again, meant to say the last time we did ivf we had Icsi. We talked about it at initial consultation and they said it could be decided at time if any issue with sperm and then they said but as it's been a long time we might just do it anyway, but we thought it was something we be consulted on during the process but it seemed as tho it just got put on notes that we were doing it even tho there has never been any issue with sperm. Now that we are doing donor eggs they have looked at what we did last time and they are almost assuming that we need Icsi even tho we questioned it when we first saw the donor team. When speaking to them this morn they were like oh u had Icsi last time so u'll have it again. I was like no we questioned it when we came in because there has never been any issue with sperm and last time was because time ttc. They said oh well they might want to do it again cos of time but surely with fresh eggs we shouldn't be concerned about length of time ttc. They said would check about it and can make decision later. I feel like they are pushing us down the Icsi route even tho we might not need it, just cos it's on our notes. Guess we'll just have to keep questioning them this time, but I feel like we shouldn't need to.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:56 pm
Hi Karen hope you are doing well.
good luck Gillym.
Lady24:- Hubby and i have been trying for 6 years, We finally got to the top of the waiting list in November and started IFV the same month. We did try to go private but the Clinic told us not to bother unless we were going to use an egg donor as i have very low AMH levels think they were 1.7. IFV Wales started me on the Short protocal and on the 2nd December i had 6 folicles to collect from. Only 5 produced eggs and all 5 fertilised. on the 7th December i had two blastosys still alive one 4B grade the Other 3B they were going to bin the 3B but we convinced them to put it in. Just had my 12 week scan and Baby is doing well. I will be 39 in 4 weeks time. Before we started the IFV I did lose a lot of weight just to give myself a better chance got fit and i took DHEA for 6 weeks before and two weeks after egg collection but this tends to help the older mother to be with low AMH.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:17 pm
Eve ladies I Went for my cons app
today we had growth scan to baby measuring as should
They have detected blood and + protien in my urine
today so im worried over tht more so the blood than
anything . They said there sending it of to lab to cultivate
Ive got anouther app at 34wks and anouther scan
Just hope nothing can go wrong as we have come
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Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:16 am
Fingers crossed everything is ok jakesmommy. Try not to worry too much, I'm sure it will all be ok. Xx
Consent signing and teach for me today, although it will be more of a refresher as I don't u forget how to do the injections. Should start Sunday/Monday.
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:32 am
Hey all, had a bit of a go at the lady doing our consent yesterday as we got back on to the Icsi/ivf issue. I had to have a bit of a go and say this is third time we've had to bring up concern over this I feel that we were pushed along the Icsi route last time and we aren't being listened to now when we want to discuss it. At this point she got all horrified at how we were feeling and said we needed to talk to someone with the expertise. At last!! She got the chief embryologist up to talk to us and when she looked thro the notes the Icsi last time was purely down to time ttc as it was over 3 years they do it as a matter of routine. We were like that was never communicated to us we had a vague conversation about it. Anyway she said as this is a fresh treatment, we are using fresh eggs then we don't need to have it. So we are now down as ivf on our notes but can decide later. She explained to us in ivf, they might not swim towards eggs and lots of technical stuff so now we aren't sure what's best. We will maybe only get 4 eggs. Can u ladies give me thoughts, experiences when u only have a few eggs on whether u went for ivf or Icsi.
Hope everyone else is ok?
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:17 pm
It's not that we aren't keen on it, it was just that last time it was supposed to be something we were consulted on and we didn't feel we were, it just seemed to be added to the bill and when we were going for appointments they kept saying oh your doing Icsi and we thought it was something we would be making decision on depending on what sperm and eggs looked like but we never really got the choice. This time they were just assuming that we should do it cos had it last time with no consultation with any specialist. The appointments we've had have been with members of donor team and a nurse yesterday. The last time we had Icsi 5 eggs and only 1 fertilised and then didn't grow overnight so wasn't like we has great results, but that was down to egg quality. There has never been any issues with sperm numbers good, morphology and motobility good so if we get good eggs do we need it. Want to make the decision for right reason and not just because someone has looked at our file and said u did it last time so must have it this time especially as it is completely different this time.