Just reaching out...

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Helsbee16 Sun 06-Oct-19 06:41:03

I've never used a forum like this before but have been reading through some threads and can see how much support is offered between people going through similar situations so thought I'd reach out.
Our journey started 3 and half years ago, 1 failed IVF last summer due to zero fertilisation, 2nd round (this time ICSI) got as far as transfer but resulted in a BFN and started down regulation for our 3rd round yesterday! Here we go again 🤞🏻
Such a roller-coaster of emotions especially when friends are announcing their pregnancies left right and centre. It's not that I'm not happy for them, because of course I am! It's just a constant reminder of what we're struggling to achieve.
Wondering if anyone is going through a similar journey and feeling the same things?
Take care xx

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shazzz1xx Sun 06-Oct-19 12:13:57

I had IVF ( ICSI ) due to male fertility (really low/poor sperm)

my first cycle last year resulted in 5 eggs only 1 fertilised.. transferred that one 3days after and it was successful but we miscarriaged at 10 weeks.. no eggs left so had to start another cycle 2month after my miscarriage and it cost £5000 we got the same outcome at egg collection only 5 eggs retrieved and only 1 fertilised.. so we transferred it again 3 days after and ive just got my baby girl 🥰 she’s 10 week old... July 2019... don’t give up..
Good luck for the future ❤️

shazzz1xx Sun 06-Oct-19 12:14:50

My 1st cycle was long protocol but the second cycle was short protocol.. have you changed your protocol for the 3rd attempt ?

Helsbee16 Sun 06-Oct-19 13:13:12

Hi @Shazzz1xx thank you for your reply.
We've always done long protocol and the same for this cycle. That's really encouraging to hear your story and congratulations on your beautiful little girl 😍
Husbands sperm is lacking in a protein crucial for fertilisation to occur, which is why we had zero fertilisation using conventional IVF the first time as they didn't know at that point. Our clinic is using an activation protein at the time of ICSI to help things along...which worked last year and we have 2 embryos put back. Unfortunately though they didn't stick 😞
Fingers tightly crossed for this cycle.
Thank you for your well wishes 😘

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shazzz1xx Sun 06-Oct-19 14:48:37

il try short protocol.. the ivf consultant said when try something that failed before which made sense hence why I went for short protocol and to be honest it’s not have as long or brutal on the body as long protocol.. injections for a matter of days then your in for egg collection after about 12 days.. if I was to do it again it would be short again.. that’s the protocol that gave us our beautiful little girl 10 week ago
Would love to hear the outcome and I really hope it works for you 3rd time lucky 🍀

shazzz1xx Sun 06-Oct-19 14:49:58

Sorry that’s supposed to say id try short potacol as why do a same protocol that failed before which made sense really

Helsbee16 Sun 06-Oct-19 16:05:07

Thanks lovey! We're underway with this one already so will see what the next few months brings 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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HJF84 Sun 06-Oct-19 20:34:43

Hey @Helsbee16 - I'm a few cycles behind you but definitely feeling the sentiments of your journey. I've just found these forums and knowing that there are other people in the same boat as me is bringing me a lot of comfort.

I definitely get the announcements. I'm avoiding Facebook at the moment as it seems there is a new announcement every week and my heart breaks every time.

You're not alone. And from the few days I've been on this forum, there's always someone to help, offer advice or a shoulder to cry on.

Sending you a big hug x

mypuddin Sun 06-Oct-19 21:07:08

Hopefully you will have success in the future, but this thread and the previous threads (links are on this thread) were a massive support to me when I was having to come to terms with infertility. Uber barren ghetto, elite squad 9th battalion http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/infertility/3191089-Uber-barren-ghetto-elite-squad-9th-battalion

Helsbee16 Sun 06-Oct-19 21:56:54

Hey @HJF84. That's exactly how I feel and quite a relief to know I'm not the only one. I've actually deactivated Facebook for a while as it all started to get a bit too much.
Thank you for your lovely message ❤️
Sending positive vibes and lots of luck for your cycle 😘 x

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