How many IVF attempts did it take for you to become pregnant?

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Poptart27 Sun 17-Jul-16 08:27:18

I have two friends going through IVF and trying to supportive. Neither are on any forums like this, although I wish they would be.

Friend one has had failed IUI and 1 failed IVF (fresh). She has quite severe endo.

Friend two is had 1 failed IVF (fresh) and 1 failed (frozen) IVF. Her DP has low sperm motility and count.

How long did it take you to become pregnant on IVF? Each cycle is heartbreaking for both friends, I can't even imagine it sad

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TinyPaws Tue 15-Jan-19 07:54:46

3 pregnancies from 3 rounds of medicated IUI and 1 fresh IVF. No live baby though.

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Blondebrunette1 Fri 04-Jan-19 15:42:19

I have been wanting to ask this to help support my friends too, or at least have some idea when they talk to me. I have one friend who conceived first time ivf and miscarried and then second time ivf she went on to have her baby so I just presumed it will be this way for my other friends. Both of them have conceived before naturally, both only have problems with implantation/damage to tubes. Does this make ivf more likely to work first time for them taking into consideration they have strong sperm/eggs (sorry if im wording this wrong.) They are under 35 and fairly fit and healthy. Hope you don't mind me asking on this thread OP. X

Trups1234 Fri 28-Dec-18 11:40:34

Hi, Please share your success story. Kindly advise me as m going through the process.


Trups1234 Fri 28-Dec-18 11:37:23

I m going through IVf process. Embryo transfer not done yet due to thin endometrial lining. Kindly advise to thicken lining. What diet u maintained throughout process. Post transfer what precautions did you take. Kindly advise. Thanks smile

Indecisivejo Wed 03-Aug-16 09:26:08

1st attempt was a positive preg test but was an ectopic (already had one ectopic before this naturally) finally got preg again on 4th cycle and had a baby boy (now almost 5 yrs old) have had another 2 attempts since with frozen embryos but both failed. I'm counting my lucky stars at having my son and don't think I can do it any more even though he keeps asking for a brother or sister sad had to tell him mummy's tummy is broken. Ivf is mentally and physically horrendous!


closeyoureyes23 Mon 01-Aug-16 14:03:43

All in all I had 3 unsuccessful icsi and 1failed ivf. After this it was difficult to find efforts to continue and keep hope, but we succeeded. Already the next ivf attempt was successful. That was a miracle.

Hyland Sun 31-Jul-16 11:38:24

First fresh ICSI cycle 2x embryos failed.

Frozen cycle 2x embryos failed.

Next fresh ICSI cycle, 2x embryos we got our first positive result.
Only one embryo implanted and I am now 12 weeks+2 days.

We started private IVF with consultant appointment in August 2015 and our pregnant result was June 2016.

Good Luck

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 31-Jul-16 08:46:02

Thanks somerville we've talked over pm so you know a lot of my vast history and still shocked. I had to retest yesterday as didn't believe I was really pregnant a week later

Been a long 10yrs ttc and well as all the failed cycles plus dh dying 5yrs ago

Somerville Sat 30-Jul-16 19:37:18

Blondes shock grin grin grin
Few things I've read on here have made me this happy!

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 30-Jul-16 18:47:39

thanks banana xx

bananafish81 Sat 30-Jul-16 18:33:33

Huge congratulations Blondes! Everything crossed for a happy and healthy pregnancy xx

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 30-Jul-16 18:26:07

the 5th time has worked for us, still in shock tbh, still very early days but omg, cant believe im actually pregnant ......

SanFranDreaming Tue 26-Jul-16 11:07:08

Thanks for being kind. We are fine, I need some time away from all of this, drink some wine, have a holiday and then we will reassess.
Mumsnet has been a huge help x

Ilikesweetpeas Mon 25-Jul-16 11:04:28

So sad to hear that San flowers

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 24-Jul-16 22:18:34

Oh sans that's crap 💐💐

What medication did you take? Maybe hormones need to be higher?

SanFranDreaming Sun 24-Jul-16 21:56:44

Just had a miscarriage after fresh cycle 3. Had 3 fresh and one FET in total. 2 positive tests and 2 early miscarriages. Nothing frozen.

I was initially told I had 50% chance of success. Male factor issues.
Utter bollocks.
Feeling sorry for myself currently as we lost the biological lottery, and there is no cause/explanation/reason why.

However, I will pull myself together, and start all over again.

Infertility is a LONG road....

Ilikesweetpeas Sun 24-Jul-16 18:52:56

Third time for me, it is a horrible stressful process and I would have loved a friend to support me through it. All I seemed to be surrounded by was people thinking it would definitely work. Big good luck to your friend, and thank you to you for being there flowers

Jackie0 Sun 24-Jul-16 18:48:29

4 fails here.
We won't be having any more treatment

eurochick Sun 24-Jul-16 18:37:35

I had two rounds of iui and four rounds of IVF to get a "take home baby". I became pregnant from my first round of IVF but miscarried (utterly devastating). It was a horribly gruelling time.

PotatoesPastaAndBread Sun 24-Jul-16 18:26:26

Agree with pp that ivf doesn't necessarily equal pregnancy and pregnancy doesn't necessarily equal baby.

And your emotions swing dramatically from negative to positive and back again.

My advice to you is to ask how they feel and listen to what they say. Pithy advice and other people's success stories SUCK and don't help at all.

I read that "no empathetic statement starts with 'at least you...' or 'i had a friend who...' ". Rings true for me.

DesolateWaist Fri 22-Jul-16 12:58:59

I understand that IVF has a 25% success rate.

Sadly it is much lower than that. When I had mine my chances were about 8%.
I got pregnant on the third go and then lost the baby at 13 weeks.

As others have said remember that IVF doesn't always end in pregnancy.
We set ourselves very strict rules of only having 3 goes and we stuck to that. We have made our peace with never being parents.

YoureMyWifeNowDave Fri 22-Jul-16 12:48:04

I have a 5 year old DD who is the result of ICSI cycle number 7 and am 36 weeks pregnant with DC2 conceived on ICSI cycle number 14.

Amummyatlast Mon 18-Jul-16 17:36:50

Thanks AHedgehog

Bear2014 Mon 18-Jul-16 09:44:56

Our DD was a miracle first round success 3 years ago. Although as a same sex couple it's probably less of a miracle as neither of us has any diagnosed fertility problems. This year has been hard, after a miscarriage at 10 weeks after IUI and a failed IVF cycle this month. We will try a couple more times for a sibling but we can't justify clearing out our life savings or potentially going into debt.

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