Jump to content

First IVF cycle... what to expect?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Three Of Hearts

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

I have all our appointments next week to find out what our action plan is for our first round of IVF, so I will have an answer then, but was wondering if anyone could give me some idea of what it will involve, as I have no idea!!

I've been on the BCP for 4 weeks now (is this called down reg or something?).  When I spoke to the FS in Oct he talked about having to use nasal spray to suppress everything and then having injections.  The nurse called yesterday and was only talking about injections.

So can anyone enlighten me to what sort of cycle to expect?  And what sort of drugs I'll have to use?  I know we're booked in for EPU and ET for the second week in Feb.

(And yes I know I'll have an answer next week, I'd just like a bit of an idea now as even though I've read a heap of stuff I still feel pretty clueless about it all! cool.gif ).

#2 FlipPhillippa

Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:15 AM

Hi,
How did the appointment go? I noticed you have blocked tubes and endo which is the same as me. I'm going in for a lap again next week to remove endo and adhesions and attempt to unblock tubes. Did you have anyone attempt to unblock yours? We're you given the same success rate for IVF with the endo?


#3 Three Of Hearts

Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Hi,

Everything went well, have had egg pick up and just waiting for transfer on Saturday.

My FS attempted to unblock my tubes but said they were unrepairable.  He said all the damage was at the opening where the ovaries are so it was too hard to fix.

He said he was pretty confident with IVF as he removed most of the endo and he said as I had no hormonal issues that it should be fairly straight forward.  So far things have gone to plan.

Good luck original.gif

#4 FlipPhillippa

Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:59 AM

Thanks very much for the reply  original.gif

My gynae is not at all positive about being able to unblock my tubes.. Mine are block close to the uterus. I'll know in a week if they are able to be repaired.

Good luck for the rest of the IVF cycle! I look forward to another post from you!


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.