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I had my daughter by IVF - AMA

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wineandcheeseplease · 28/07/2018 13:20

As title!

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0hCrepe · 28/07/2018 13:22

Do you feel there’s a stigma attached to IVF? A friend put that recently on fb and I was quite surprised.

Namechangemum100 · 28/07/2018 13:26

What kind of stigma? I've never heard of this? Curious as dh is an early IVF baby.

wineandcheeseplease · 28/07/2018 13:28

Do you feel there's a stigma attached to IVF?

Not personally no. I think online people do make comments about NHS funded ivf but I have never faced anything like it in real life.

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0hCrepe · 28/07/2018 17:01

I don’t know namechange it’s just my friend who has recently had an ivf baby said there was a stigma still and I didn’t know what she meant which is why I asked.

ClaryFray · 28/07/2018 17:55

Currently looking like this may be the option for me, and I apologisw if this question offends, but does the feeling of hating your body for being unable to do what it should ever go away?

Thedutchwife · 28/07/2018 17:57

I’ve got two children through IVF and only ever encountered animosity towards it on line.

Why do you hate your body clay? I never did

Chrisinthemorning · 28/07/2018 17:59

ICSI DS who is 6. Never encountered anything but positive experiences.
There was a fab thread this week on FB on Care fertility where everyone posted their success stories Grin
Louise Brown is now 40!

wineandcheeseplease · 28/07/2018 18:28

Currently looking like this may be the option for me, and I apologisw if this question offends, but does the feeling of hating your body for being unable to do what it should ever go away?

I have never hated my body, but we had unexplained infertility so no idea whos "fault" it was. I hope it goes away for you.

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Annabelle4 · 28/07/2018 20:14

If Ivf hadn't worked, would you have pursued other options like Donor egg, surrogacy, adoption, etc?

Babysharkdoodoodoo · 28/07/2018 20:18

All my children are IVF. I never felt " why me " because why not me. I'm not special. It's a hard road but you know I think we came out of it stronger together. However we were lucky to have success ( eventually!) I don't think it's a big deal anymore, half the kids my kids go to school with are probably IVF Smile

FaithEverPresent · 28/07/2018 20:22

Interested to ask and follow here. We had DD naturally after a long time TTC (2 3/4 years) but have been told our only chance to conceive a second child now (due to changes in circumstances) is to have IVF. We aren’t sure if we want to go down that road - we can afford it but I don’t do well with artificial hormones and we are worried about the stress it will put on our family.

Is there any advice you’d give to someone who was about to have it?

wineandcheeseplease · 28/07/2018 20:30

If Ivf hadn't worked, would you have pursued other options like Donor egg, surrogacy, adoption, etc?

Yes we would have tried adoption

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