Ugh the steroids are awful. What does see you on? I’d set yourself an alarm to take them as early as you can face in the morning (ie 6 or 7am) then go back to sleep before they kick in, unless that’s when your up anyway. I found taking magnesium before bed helped too.@IzzyQ and @#babybrady sorry to hear that.
@RoseLondon and @PDream1980 fingers crossed and you can get started.
@CamiB I think we are cycling similar times. I have a scan tomorrow maybe then Monday/wednesday with transfer week of 8th!
I've started the steriods and am totally buzzy with awful reflux despite the PPI. Slept so badly last night. Hope this passes soon. Scan tomorrow
It’s such an insensitive and thoughtless question!! I would always say ‘We’d love to but we haven’t yet been blessed with a second’ which says it all without being too rude back to them! Or you could list all the drugs and procedures you’ve done so far, in excruciating detail, that will shut them up!!!Also was asked that awful question today at work....why don't you have more. ......(internally I scream...I'm trying....)
Hi Izzy . I think we will get there . Emotionally so hard though . Im 44 and don’t have a hold yet and planning to move to donor egg . For me I just waited too long to start trying . Like many i didn’t understand your eggs aged and so fertility gets less and less as you get older . I’ve been trying for a year and in that 3 rounds of ivf and this is my fourth cycle I am on now as 2 have been cancelled . To save the emotionally burden a little bit I am just doing natural ivf now. I am only going to do the next two months to see it through with my own eggs and then I will be looking overseas , I thought of ivf spain too for donor egg . I refuse to miss out of motherhood like so many women do because of bad relationships or financial issues or job instability or even personally just not ready .Thanks @Melissa87, it’s just very sad because it’s our last embryo and i can’t help thinking of it as a little life even though I know it wasn’t, yet.
I’m gutted it’s the end of the road for my own egg babies. Had a tough day today. AF arrived this morning and so it feels like a miscarriage though I know it’s not as it never was really a pregnancy. Also a psychiatrist confirmed today that my son has ADHD so I am feeling am like a bit of a genetic failure all around! I burst into tears when we got home, unsurprisingly!
I had a chat with my consultant yesterday and he told me that in his whole career (and he’s not young!) he hasn’t had one over-45 year old have a baby with their own eggs, and he’s had some women try again and again. He strongly advised from a financial and physical/mental health point of view to move to DE. He works with Shady Grove in the US for DE IVF, which I didn’t know. They do a shared risk scheme, so you pay an amount up front that’s the cost of probably 2 cycles but they give you a money back guarantee. If you don’t get pregnant in 6 cycles, or choose to stop, you get all your money back. He believes it’s the best solution as it gives you excellent, tailored treatment, it’s in their interest to get you pregnant, and all their donors are under 25. Also you get to choose the sex which is tempting when I’d like a girl! I’m going to talk to both them and IVF Spain in any case and compare costs and procedures.
*child not holdHi Izzy . I think we will get there . Emotionally so hard though . Im 44 and don’t have a hold yet and planning to move to donor egg . For me I just waited too long to start trying . Like many i didn’t understand your eggs aged and so fertility gets less and less as you get older . I’ve been trying for a year and in that 3 rounds of ivf and this is my fourth cycle I am on now as 2 have been cancelled . To save the emotionally burden a little bit I am just doing natural ivf now. I am only going to do the next two months to see it through with my own eggs and then I will be looking overseas , I thought of ivf spain too for donor egg . I refuse to miss out of motherhood like so many women do because of bad relationships or financial issues or job instability or even personally just not ready .
Please do share your next steps with donor eggs . I am not too far off approaching them to organise an appointment for de . After I’ve done this cycle then I will be selecting a clinic . Much love to you as I know the griefy bit you are in now but once we accept that our only
Option is de then I think we might start to move on and get a little bit exited 😊😘x
That’s good news ! Yes blasting ovaries with lower eggs reserves I think can work for some but for the most it’s better a mild push ! I am on the exact same cycle day as you , day 7 today ! Mine not so good news . I had three cysts on day two scan and only 1 , possibly 2 follicles . I have my next scan on Thursday . I have a new female doctor who I like who also does the egg collections so she said she will have to puncture all cysts on egg collection as she wouldn’t know which one had the egg as they are varying 10mm to 15mm on day 2 .@PDream1980 where are you at so far? I had my scan yesterday on CD6 and this month things are moving much faster, one of my follicles was already at 15mm and I hadn’t taken any meds yet this month, so I started on some Gonal f and an antagonist last night (fyremadel this time instead of certrotide, not sure why, but it still gave me a red rash so I assume it’s a different name for the same thing.)
this cycle seems like it is progressing way faster than my first one. My body clearly really didn’t approve of the high dose stims before. I am back in on Wednesday to check progress. Fingers crossed for a better outcome this time, were 4 follicles visible so I am really hoping for 3 mature eggs.
Hello ladies - hope everyone is getting on as best they can! I flew back into London late last night for my scan this morning, thankfully it's all looking good and don't need another scan so i can return to my holiday tomorrow morning. Lining is at 8.3mm and good blood flow. Starting pessaries on Thursday and transfer booked in for Tuesday! eeeeeee so excited to finally be here. This will be my first frozen transfer from my first cycle, feeling cautiously positive.
One thing i'm a bit worried about is that they're going to use my best embryo that was frozen on day 3 (graded AA) and then culture it for two days before transferring. I just don't want to waste an embryo as i only have 4 on ice. But i guess if it doesn't make it through culturing it won't survive the transfer.
Any tips for pre/post transfer?