Newbie to MN not new to failed IVF's
Loubell118 · 20/01/2018 12:01
This is the first time i have looked in to this site, well any site of this nature really, conscious not to bore everyone i will give a very brief history about by journey. started TTC at 25 i am now 36, 1 failed ICSI, 7 failed IVF's over a 7 year period with Birmingham Womens fertility clinic (there were great by the way), had a break for the last 20 months, it never goes away does it! My partner of 13 years is 47, we decided that this year we would look in to the "unexplained" fertility issue i have one last time, before deciding what the final last cycle (if at all) might look like, i thought i had, had it all but looking on here there seems to be some information that is new to me. looking for the best, financially reasonable clinic in the midlands/london area, but most of all at this point looking for guidance, and hopefully i can share experiences with other who might of had a similar journey to me.
Sorry if this is TMI not sure what is or isn't enough. Look fwd to chatting xx LouBell118
Persipan · 21/01/2018 09:29
Hello! Welcome, and sorry to hear about your situation.
I don't have a specific clinic recommendation for you, but I wonder if you feel able to share any more details about how your previous cycles went, since people may have suggestions for clinics that would be good for different issues? I mean, I know you said you're unexplained, but after 8 cycles I'd have thought some sort of pattern might be presenting itself - like, did you not get many eggs collected, or was fertilisation the problem, or did the embryos not develop well, or did they not implant after transfer? Knowing that might help people make suggestions.
Loubell118 · 21/01/2018 19:13
Thanks for the reply - great nudge on the details so the pattern of fail changed most times for all of the cycles I had good egg collections and I always seemed to respond well to the injections it all went wrong from transfer day . The first few I started to bleed 4 days after embryo transfer so each time they did something different like increase the pesserie dose then after the second failed round I had daily injections of the pesserie that I did in the muscle in the tops of my legs(bloody killer) this was to try and keep the lining thick. For the next 2 cycles we did this and still a bleed came a few days after implantation. The following cycles were again diffent and supported with EVA which at the time was basically cctv for the development of the embryos ( what was apparent for the next 3 cycles was that only 1 or 2 embryos were good to transfer even got to blast fir a few but the remaining never got to a stage where they could be frozen . Also had implantation glue for the last round and a procedure where they scratched the inside walls of my womb to create the freshest cell environment to improve implantation- the last cycle I did manage to get to day 12 before test day but again stated bleeding just before. In a nut Shell based on the money we had spent and my body feeling punished we stopped after 8 times. The consultant said another round could identify the quality of the embryos or they could investigate the reasons of defragmentation but it would be a benefit for us to consider other avenues. Top line is it’s either the lining of my womb or the embryo quality or the dna not being great is the unexplained reasons for them all failing - phewww bet you wished you never asked now lol🤗
AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered · 24/01/2018 20:07
I'd contact Yacoub Khalaf at Guys and St Thomas in London - me, a good friend and my GP all went to him and got our BFPs after years of unexplained fertility and BFNs from elsewhere. DS is now 6 months and we're hoping to go back to him for a sibling in the summer.
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