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#makeithappen TTC through Donor IUI or Donor IVF or just undecided. All welcome. Thread 10

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kwick Sun 13-Aug-17 12:10:24

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!

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We also have a weight loss spin off thread:

kwick Sun 13-Aug-17 12:16:21

So let me kick off our shiny new thread with an intro:
I am kwick
43 21 and single
Have done 9 treatments so far - natural IUI, medicated IUI, stimulated IVF and natural IVF. After 2 BFPs followed by two devastating MCs I am now turning to donor egg IVF. But first I must get my BMI down to 35 or below.

kwick Sun 13-Aug-17 12:20:55

Turtle I contrarily done limited research and was not at all prepared for the probing questions of the counsellor - but I found the session really useful to confirm that I really wanted to do this - despite how difficult it may be.
I wish CRGH had been as forceful about ensuring I had counselling post MCs rather than pre-treatment.

Epigenetics ROCK!!!!!

Snorkmaiden85 Sun 13-Aug-17 12:29:27

Wahey new thread! Thanks kwick and hello everyone smile

I'm snork
32 and single
Was at BCRM but didn't feel like I was getting anywhere with my treatment and then found out they're discontinuing so switched to LWC Wales and about to start my first ivf cycle tomorrow!!
Baseline scan at 8:30am and start gonal F (I'm doing a short protocol so no down reg stage).

Snorkmaiden85 Sun 13-Aug-17 12:34:08

Ps kwick did a bit of study of epigenetics on my masters - it's so fascinating!! Must learn some more smile

Everhopeful76 Sun 13-Aug-17 12:34:28

Hi Ever here, aged 41 (just) and single. 2 ivfs, first producing my angel baby mabel in the sky and 2 nd zero fertilisation!!
Just embarking very shortly on a DE cycle at serum clinic in Greece. Epigenetics does indeed rock kwik Best to stick to basic principles with it though I ve found, bought a book, been blinded by science. Baby dreams to all xx

StorkAhoy Sun 13-Aug-17 13:20:10

StorkAhoy here!

39, single. 3 ivf and icsi since October 2016, all bfn.

No real reason for the fail to launch as it were, but I've produced 40eggs over those three rounds and only got 3 x early blasts and 2 x three day embryos from them and none in the freezer, so Ive decided to move onto Serum Clinic in Athens, Greece, where I hope to use Donor Embryos. At least then I will get a clearer idea if it's an eggs or a lining issue....

epigenetics rocks! And infertility sucks!

Wishing your babies all find their way to you my ttc sisters. Xx

TinyPaws Sun 13-Aug-17 13:20:59

Hi, I'm Tiny!

I'm 31. I have a girlfriend, we don't live together but are serious about each other.

Currently awaiting a hysterosalpingogram to check tubes are patent then planning to try IUI with donor sperm from a bank.

Looking at alternative clinics due to the long wait for appointments at my current one, but not found anything better so far.

pickle162 Sun 13-Aug-17 15:11:38

Hi I'm pickle 33 and single
1st medicated iui was May =bfn
2nd medicated iui was July = bfp and I'll be 6weeks tomorrow. My viability scan is on 25th August.
I'm using internet cheapies and testing every day to check I'm still pregnant. Hoping for a sticky bean smile

LondonGirl80 Sun 13-Aug-17 15:58:07

Hi everyone and thanks kwik for the shiny new thread!

I'm London, 37, happily shacked up with my girlfriend. I'm hoping to carry, and we're using my eggs & donor sperm from Xytex, being treated at LWC.

We did our first medicated IUI this month, and are in the two week wait (which you ladies have taught me to call twot!) Testing day is Weds 23 August, so am trying to relax and have fun til then! smile

TurtleTree Sun 13-Aug-17 15:58:13

I'm Turtle, single, 34
Just starting out with Herts&Essex FC, first appt on Fri. Hoping to qualify for egg sharing and impatient to get on with things!

Thanks all, for the advice on the counselling. I'm happy to do it but it's another thing to fit in around work and before I can get started proper. Good to hear there's phone appointments available. I was imagining me lying on a couch in a bookcase lined office!

Wonky what's the cost at HEFC?

Pez82 Sun 13-Aug-17 16:43:44

I'm Pez, 34 (for a few more weeks), single.

Expecting my mini Miss Pez for 19 Dec (just reaching 22 weeks). I used Create FC in London and got pregnant on my first mild ivf following 3 unsuccessful attempts at IUI.

I'm sticking around as I NEED to know what's happening with all of you ladies 😊

pickle162 Sun 13-Aug-17 21:44:28

Bestest of luck tomorrow snork. YOU ARE FINALLY STARTING WAHOOOOOOOO 🤗

kwick Mon 14-Aug-17 08:08:22

snork !!!!!!! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

kwick Mon 14-Aug-17 08:37:16

Just learned about this as an aid to fertility - if nothing else you will get lovely tummy skin!

StorkAhoy Mon 14-Aug-17 08:55:15

Kwick I know someone who did this as she had a cyst at the beginning of her FET cycle. It disappeared!

LondonGirl80 Mon 14-Aug-17 09:58:07

Good luck today snork!

Wonky35 Mon 14-Aug-17 11:56:27

I'm wonky, 34, single.
Starting first attempt at IVF in a couple of weeks so am super excited about it. Decided to go straight for IVF as low ovarian reserve. Am also at Herts and Essex.

Turtle I can't remember the exact cost but think it will end up being about £7000 all in (including sperm (2 vials from xytex), initial appointment, drugs, ICSI, SIS and pipelle). Saved some pennies by getting my GP to request the blood tests and going to my sexual health clinic for the Chlamydia screening (very glamorous).

Good luck today Snork. Really exciting to get started. Fingers crossed.

Bear1980 Mon 14-Aug-17 17:18:10

I'm bear 38 and single. 2 unsuccesful cycles so far and aboit to embark on my 3rd cycle after a couple of months off for a holiday.

I have kind of lost track a bit on where everyone is so catching up. Good luck today snork i hope the scan went well.

In other news my upper back has gone into spasm today and I don't want to take ibuprofen because I have read it can affect ovulation so just trying to deal with the pain 😢😢😢

kwick Mon 14-Aug-17 18:01:35

That sounds painful bear have you tried applying heat and cold?

pickle162 Mon 14-Aug-17 18:47:12

Awe bear sorry to hear about your back sad
When is your cycle due to start? Excited for you, are you medicated or non medicated I can't remember

Got my booking midwife appointment through for 12th September 😁
(Hope it's ok to stay around, want to know like Pez, how your all getting on & this thread has been a massive saviour for me smile )

Bear1980 Mon 14-Aug-17 19:13:53

Yeah thanks yeah currently sotting with an ice pack which is helping a bit.

I am expecting my cycle to start sometime in the next week or so pickle (depends on when af appears) i will be 5 days of letrozole but no injections. Hoping timing all works out to avoid IUI on 7th Sep because I am away that day. It would be rotten lick if that was the day. Actually thinking I should probably call clinic to pay and arrange meds.

Of course its ok for you to hang around pickle always good to have a reminder that it does work, especially when we have had so many bfn's recently

pickle162 Mon 14-Aug-17 19:35:59

I'm hoping I've shifting our run of bfns and we are going to get a huge stack of bfps
Good luck for the next one bear

Thanks 😘

Munrowalker Mon 14-Aug-17 20:46:53

Hello! I'm munro
33 and married. My DH has a genetic condition that means he doesn't produce sperm.
We are currently 5 unmedicated iui all BFN
Having a 2 cycle break for holiday and mental break
Then likely 1-3 more iui tries before trying IVF

StorkAhoy Tue 15-Aug-17 10:27:01

Hi ladies! Has anyone utilised their private healthcare to get fertility procedures carried out? Specifically Im wondering if I could get my GP to refer me for the hysteroscopy my clinic is suggesting I have - and Im wondering if BUPA will agree.

Anyone any experience in this kind of thing?

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