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We have been TTC for over 3 years, without treatment there is not much chance of conceiving. 

Hopefully we will be starting ICIS treatment early this year depending on weight issues....I am still too fat for treatment after loosing 3 stone (I am now a size 14 so not exactly big).  Only another 1/2 stone to go.

After having an ectopic pregnancy nearly 3 years ago we decided against telling family members about the treatment, mainly due to the weight issue as I was very embarrassed and upset about it.  Although we have told a few close friends who have been very supportive.

Any advice on things we can help would be appreciated.
 

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to FF, Claire! This is a great website for support, information, laughter and friendship, it has kept me (relatively!) sane though all my treatment. Have a good look round the site, post in whatever section you want and make yourself at home. There are so many sections here with a huge amount of information, so whatever you are going through there will be someone here to help you.

Congratulations on losing 3 stone! That is amazing!!! ^pompom^ I had to lose weight for my treatments as well. With that motivation I am sure you will soon get rid of those last few pesky pounds!

Here are a couple of links that I think might help you.

A Rough Guide To IVF ~CLICK HERE (This is a breakdown of the procedure of IVF which is the same as ICSI up until the point of fertilisation, With ICSI the embryologist injects one good sperm into one good egg, and repeats until all are used. So it gives them a helping hand, with IVF the eggs and sperm are left to fertilise by themselves)

ICSI chat ~ CLICK HERE

While undergoing treatment, you might find it useful to join other ladies having treatment at the same time. The Cycle Buddies threads are just for that. Just pop along to the appropriate month and say "Hi" when you are ready to start treatment ~ CLICK HERE

The What Every New Member Needs To Know (includes a list of common abbreviations) thread will give you some info on how to navigate the site ~ CLICK HERE

We also have a newbie night in the chat room every Wednesday where you can meet other new members and a few more experienced (I won't use the term "old"!) members will be there to answer any questions you have about the site. CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON NEWBIE CHAT

If you look on the main forum index you will find location boards. You can find others in your area, and even people going to the same clinic who will provide invaluable advice - some groups even have meet ups.

Please feel free to ask more questions here, or on any other part of the site, there will be wonderful helpful people there to give you lots of support, information and cyber hugs if you need it. We go through all the highs and lows of treatment together.

Good luck! ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ ^reiki^ Positive thinking - 2011 WILL be the year!

Sue ^hugme^
 
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