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TTC through Donor IUI or Donor IVF or just undecided - all welcome! #makeithappen #loadsofBFPs!!!!

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kwick Mon 31-Oct-16 20:06:49

This thread is for anyone trying to conceive... or thinking about doing so through donor IUI or donor IVF. Nothing TMI - feel free to join, we are a lovely group here to support and help keep the cray-cray away!
Here is the link to the previous thread:

Here is the link to the thread before that:

kwick Mon 31-Oct-16 20:10:34

Kwick aka footloose and fancy free
TTC #1
Age: I only admit to 21 42
I have been trying since September 2015 - I have done 4 un-medicated IUIs, 1 medicated IUI and a stimulated IVF, which resulted in a BFP but I sadly MC at 8 weeks. That was back in April 2016. In September I did another IVF, "natural" this time. Unfortunately no BFP. I am now just starting a cycle of "natural" IUI.

StorkAhoy Mon 31-Oct-16 20:53:40

Stork here, single 38, using own eggs and donor sperm.

TTC#1 and currently undergoing my first round of IVF (2.5 wks in).

Welcome all newbies! Ahoy to thread friends.

Pez82 Mon 31-Oct-16 21:26:37

Hi ladies,

So glad I found this thread! I joined another SMBC group a few weeks back but they're based in America/Canada so thrilled this one is UK based smile. I'm 34 and live in London.

I've had my 1st appointment nearly a month ago and it's my second month charting (I also started taking Pregnacare vitamins which messed up with my cycle this month so I'm sticking to Folic acid, Vitamin D and a few other fertility friendly supplements as well as a proper fertility diet to make sure I have good eggs once I'm ready to start in January). I stopped drinking and seriously cut on coffee and so far so good!
I'll be doing the Hycosy next month as well as the blood tests. I will be using the European SB (already have chosen my favourites but need my CMV status to confirm). The plan is to start with a round of 3 IUIs.

Is anyone here going to the fertility show next weekend?? It's in Shepherd's Bush - London. I'm going on Sunday and have registered for a 'single women' session. Would be great to meet others going through the same!

taydex Mon 31-Oct-16 21:33:07

TayDex here
Age: 37
Method: IUI using own eggs and donor sperm
Clinic: Bourn Hall, Cambridge
One of this thread's success stories smile Baby Mya born 20 October 2016 after 5 rounds of IUI (plus a further 2 where they messed up the medication and cycles were stopped early). All rounds were medicated apart from the last one (the one that worked) which was "natural"/non-medicated.
We did IUI as I am married to a woman so therefore little wrigglers missing.
Best of luck everyone, positive mental attitude, this really can work!
TD x

HopingForALittleOne Mon 31-Oct-16 21:57:06

Hoping for a little new
New to mumsnet still learning all the lingo
Just starting to move towards first try with natural iui- had fertilty checks done, at screening test/ smear phase. Hoping to try in Dec / Jan pending on whether I can spot my ovulation in Nov or not
Age 34
Bmi 35 right on cusp so trying to lose weight.
Still getting used to peeing on a stick/ peeing in a container right lol

Thanks kwick for starting new post

HopingForALittleOne Mon 31-Oct-16 21:57:54

Should have added single woman trying to have baby with donor sperm.
London women's clinic in London

CautionHormone Mon 31-Oct-16 21:58:45

I'm Caution & i think I might be the baby of the group at 25?? Correct me if I'm wrong ladies!
I have my first consultation on the 9th December, and have already had an appointment with the donor coordinator in July. Hoping to go ahead with IUI (unsure on natural/medicated yet) beginning of next year depending on weight. sad

Welcome pez! How did your first appointment go? What clinic have you decided on?
You'll find that we're all a bit crazy on here but you won't get better support anywhere else. taydex is the perfect example of how it can work - even if it doesn't feel like it sometimes!!

CautionHormone Mon 31-Oct-16 22:01:12

Oh yeah, and I'm a single woman!!

Have an appointment with my gynaecologist on Thursday that I COMPLETELY forgot about - he will not be happy with me because of my weight, even tho I have lost since I saw him last he expects miracles!

Pez82 Mon 31-Oct-16 22:51:14

Thanks Caution! I'm using Create (the one by St Paul's). It's only a 10min walk from work so I plan on sneaking out during breaks for the scans and treatment wink. 1st consultation went very well, all was normal.

Next step for me is a GP appointment on 14th Nov for the blood tests and the hycosy shortly after (it's a bit pricey but I guess it's worth it)

CautionHormone Mon 31-Oct-16 23:12:35

I've heard about Create - they're meant to be good pez. So handy that it's only a 10min walk from work... What a bonus! So glad that everything went well and everything was normal.
Good luck for your GP app & hycosy - not looking forward to mine when I finally have to have it done!

taydex Mon 31-Oct-16 23:14:56

Totally agree with the other ladies. You won't get better support anywhere else. This is a lovely bunch of people, really supportive and genuinely care about each other.

hoping - made me laugh about peeing on a stick. I recently had to pee into pots whilst heavily pregnant. I was terrible at it and mostly missed and got my hand. Oh the joys you guys have ahead of you wink

Karendvm Tue 01-Nov-16 00:05:57

Karen here. smile. I'm 37, single, trying to have a baby on my own. I started this journey a year ago. It's been up and down, got pregnant with my first iui with donor sperm. Sadly had a mmc at 10 weeks. Many months later and I'm currently starting a medicated iui cycle. I'm in Canada, which makes me an outsider of sorts. But I love being part of this group! The support I have received has been incredible.

Welcome pez. Good luck with the hycosy! My advice is to load up on painkillers before. Helped a lot when I had to do my second one.

Finally ran out of candy and have shut the front door.

pickle162 Tue 01-Nov-16 06:55:10

I'm pickle 32 also single lady. I've got my AMH booked for 2nd Dec and all being well I will be seeing consultant in January and then have first iui cycle May time(unless amh results are poop and I'll be rethinking the plan (&panicking). I finally decided this is the way for me whilst sitting on a beach in menorca last September and started telling close friends and joined this lovely group. Since then I have been paying off credit card/finishing house improvements and now trying to save save save. I will be using the CARE clinic in Tunbridge wells which is about 50mins away so will be a bit tricky for work- so very jealous of 10mins away wow pez lucky lady
Welcome to the gang pez, Is it this weekend for the fertility thing or the next? I'm away this weekend with my auntie but the following one I might be able to do... I'll go and google x

INeedNewShoes Tue 01-Nov-16 07:07:27

34, single
Currently 12 weeks pregnant on my 4th IUI attempt
Stork Klinik, Copenhagen (but I live in the UK)

Welcome Pez smile - the Hycosy is definitely worth the cost, not only for investigation purposes but because it primes your tubes so apparently it ups your chances of conception in the first three cycles following the procedure.

taydex Tue 01-Nov-16 07:40:52

Shoes - sorry I'm a bit behind. Thats amazing news. Congratulations! Have you had your 12 week scan yet?

kwick Tue 01-Nov-16 07:56:32

Welcome pez!!!
Great idea to do Hycosy before you start kwick wishes she had done the same just take loads of paracetamol before hand.

karen YOU ARE NOT AN OUTSIDER!!! <stern look> you are part of our tribe and we love you!
kwick considers whether karen can be her maple syrup mule
Are those your doggies???? So cute!

I will think about going to show - although cannot do this weekend.
Trying not to stress panic... looks like my IUI may fall bag in middle of work meeting... frickerty fcuk!

INeedNewShoes Tue 01-Nov-16 08:18:00

Karen - cannot believe you said you're an outsider. Ridiculous! You are firmly one of the clan!

Thanks Taydex smile I had my dating scan last week. I think I'm 12+5 today. Still awaiting results of the various tests but generally feeling positive! Just in case you didn't see my message on the other thread, here's another congratulations to you star smile

Kwick - you'll somehow work out the work vs IUI logistics. You always do! You know what the priority is smile

INeedNewShoes Tue 01-Nov-16 08:21:46

Wow Kwick - that's quite an end to the last thread grin

Lovelyholiday Tue 01-Nov-16 09:17:30

Marking my place so I can keep up with you ladies 😊
Single 40 (this month)
Ivf August 2016 successful
Currently 14 weeks. With 3 that made it to freeze

Karendvm Tue 01-Nov-16 11:24:49

kwick don't stress about when your iui falls. It will work out.

Yup, those are my doggies.

Woke up this morning and thought it was Saturday. Massive disappointment.

Latenightreader Tue 01-Nov-16 11:53:23

Just turned 38, single, Manchester UK.
Unmedicated IUI and donor sperm.

Three unsuccessful IUI attempts, made trickier by awkwardly shaped anatomy, meaning it is very hard to insert the catheter. The second attempt 'didn't count' so I've technically had two goes. Just had two months off for timing issues, now gearing up for another try at the end of this month.

Pez82 Tue 01-Nov-16 13:15:46

Thank you all for the warm welcomesmile

Yes I'll definitely take painkillers before the hycosy and I've also read that going on a full bladder helps at it makes it easier to insert the catheter.

pickle and kwick, i think the fertility show is this weekend only
I'll share my findings here if I hear anything useful
Link to the event in case some of you are interested and can make it.

Congrats taydex, newshoes and lovelyholiday, it's great to read about success stories smile

CautionHormone Tue 01-Nov-16 13:51:57

karen - you're not an outsider!!! You're part of us whether you like it or not wink You could also say I am an outsider because I am under 30!!

It's nice that we've all had to reintroduce ourselves because there's so many of us that I've kind of forgotten where everyone is (how many previous attempts etc).. Is that bad? blush

I've put on 3lb from doing absolutely nothing different. Starting to stress now. angry

INeedNewShoes Tue 01-Nov-16 14:14:33

3lb isn't much Caution. My weight fluctuates by that amount according to time of the month. Don't let it dishearten you - keep up the effort and you will get there!

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