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Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 9:43pm

Author: Macksie

Alcohol pre I'vf

I think you just have to use common sense and keep a well balanced diet with everything in moderation obviously the healthier you are the better but also the odd glass of wine or chocolate cake is going to mean the ivf won't work. You can get plenty of protein from normal things so I've never been a fan of the shakes just drink more milk, eat mode meat like Turkey and chicken and nuts seeds things like that. The key is that you're as relaxed as you can be so don't give yourself more to worry abo...

Friday, April 18th 2014, 1:46pm

Author: Macksie

Any Pprom ladies out there?

Just an update of anyone reads this I gave birth to a baby boy on the 15th April I managed to keep him cooking for 4 1/2 weeks to 32 + 4 and he weighed just under 4 pounds. I had a natural labour albeit very quick and Freddie came out screaming he needed a little help breathing at first but is now on lower dependency care taking my expressed milk through a feeding tube so I'm hoping he'll get big and strong as each day goes by.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 8:00am

Author: Macksie

Any Pprom ladies out there?

Ah thanks for posting RB I'm glad to hear your lo is doing well I have been told so many good things about neonatal care we've not looked round the unit yet I think it's part of the positive thinking we're trying to maintain!

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 9:37pm

Author: Macksie

Any Pprom ladies out there?

Hi ladies Hopefully I've posted in the right place I've been searching around but it's hard to find some support in the UK for pregnancies where your waters break early. I've seen some fab American sites but I dabble only a little as it gets a bit scary. All was well with my pregnancy until at 28 weeks I started leaking fluid I was admitted to hospital and they confirmed it was amniotic fluid so I had suffered a ruptured membrane as it was more of a trickle it's likely a little tear or hole alth...

Friday, February 28th 2014, 7:50pm

Author: Macksie

Ovulating

Ovulation can vary from women to women month to month. It's not strictly 14 days after af. The best way to find out when you ovulate is to either use fertility friend and track your Basel body temperature each morning as your temp rises after ov or buy some ovulation sticks you can get cheap ones on eBay that work at detecting the hormone surge before ov or you can buy the clear blue monitor kit which is very reliable but a bit pricey.

Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:25pm

Author: Macksie

Clexane injections

Great result from ec hun your hard work is done now I always felt drained after ec and et so don't be hard on yourself. I think the clexane helped me this time round it can sting a bit but it's finding the patch that doesn't hurt so much I find the sides of my tummy bid best where I can pinch a load of fatty skin (not that I'm fat lol) you'll be fine once you get used to the needles x Good luck for Monday x

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 7:42pm

Author: Macksie

Clexane injections

I took clexane this cycle and now 25 weeks pregnant not sure if that's what did the trick this time round. I find pinching a good pinch of skin helps they're not painful but can bruise a bit you can do any where on the tummy under the belly button or the tops of your legs anywhere you can grab some fat. I'm still on the clexane and feel like I'm running out of places to inject anyone taken it during pregnancy with any tips gratefully received?

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:05am

Author: Macksie

All of this is a first for me...

You're certainly not alone I've also been through icsi and its rather daunting when you get started. Have you had a look over in the cycle buddy section you can join the March or April thread there are always lots of ladies there going through the same and its a great way to share your experience and ask questions. Good luck x

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 9:36pm

Author: Macksie

New and in need of some support

Ah hun I feel your pain we had a 5 year journey in total I'm almost 38 now so don't go thinking you're old because by ivf standards you're definitely spring chicken territory. All my friends had kids and all my nieces (I have few!) announced their pregnancies and I was kicked in the gut each time. Our journey was interrupted by cancer which left hubby infertile and sometimes we felt no hope. I guess what I'm trying to prove is that there is hope I'm now 23 weeks pregnant. So don't give up hope a...

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 1:21pm

Author: Macksie

New Member seeking some advice

Hi and welcome I believe argc are great but what I would say is to have your amh and fsh levels looked at first basically looking at your ovarian reserve. The only reason I say this is they won't run a cycle unless your fsh is at a certain level to maximise the chances and a lady I know waited nearly a year to get started. And other clinics argue that you shouldn't wait around when age is not on your side. Have you looked at the lister? Also just be careful with places like argc they seem to rec...

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 5:45pm

Author: Macksie

Mid Essex changes rules on ICSI/TESA procedure how do I appeal??????

Have to agree with Maria as you say your wife has low ovarian reserve time is probably not something you can spare if you can afford it I would definitely go private. You're definitely not alone there are many couples facing similar problems and places like this forum help us to come together and support one another I couldn't have survived without it. I wish you all the best in your quest for a sibling for your daughter x

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 7:24pm

Author: Macksie

Mid Essex changes rules on ICSI/TESA procedure how do I appeal??????

I'm under east herts pct and its my understanding that we get 3 fresh and 3 frozen in order to achieve a live birth if we wish to approach the clinic after having a child we will have to pay. We have a frozen embryo so may consider going back to have an fet cycle but will have to pay. My husband is infertile as a result of testicular cancer so I can appreciate your grievance on the matter but we're lucky to get as many funded cycles as we do as in some areas they only fund one if any at all. It'...

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 12:32pm

Author: Macksie

Advice re increasing our chances of success

Yes the stress thing with knowing when you're going to need time off while keeping it from people is awful I worked in a college teaching so it was rather full on. A good acupuncturist should guide you on how many appointments but I had a couple during down reg and stimms mainly for the side affects and to keep me grounded then one before ec and the a pre and post transfer one they're the most important apparently. It can cost you a few bob but I found it well worth it x

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 9:58am

Author: Macksie

Advice re increasing our chances of success

For me I really have no idea on the magic combination but to help a healthy balanced diet as much as possible I changed to filtered water and unrefined sugar in my tea! Supplements I took pregnacare, fish oil in high dose (not cod liver) and co enzyme q10. I think the biggest factor for me getting pregnant was cutting out stress as much as possible I gave up my job and slowed things down a bit. I found a brilliant support group for infertility who kept me on an even keel during my cycle and had ...

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 9:47pm

Author: Macksie

Importance of progesterone?

Thanks rianon think I still can't quite believe it lol x

Friday, January 17th 2014, 9:58pm

Author: Macksie

Importance of progesterone?

On my first go of icsi I had this exact same question as I started bleeding 4 days before my otd. Although technically my otd is day 18 which means af was actually on time. The clinic assured that the pessaries wouldn't affect anything they are a supplement to help support the lining of the womb but they won't stop your period from arriving. Needless to say I followed exactly the Same protocol this cycle and in a now 20 weeks pregnant so as frustrating as it seems the clinics know this stuff. Un...

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 7:05pm

Author: Macksie

WHEN ARE YOU DUE?

June 5th here! Please add me x

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 11:10pm

Author: Macksie

What to tell my employer

If you have blastocyst embryos then the thaw rate is pretty good on both my fet cycles our embies defrosted fine on the morning of transfer. Unfortunately those cycles didn't work for me but don't let that dis hearten you because we found a for me a different approach did the trick. I've seen lots of ladies have success with using frozen embryos. As for work I never told my employer as I didn't trust them so just made stuff up to get the time off for appointments and stuff then booked holiday fo...

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 11:57am

Author: Macksie

No baseline scan

If you're nhs my clinic don't do baseline scans they take the bleed as knowing it's all fine. So don't worry it's normal hun. Good luck with your treatment x




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