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Monday, December 19th 2011, 10:37pm

Advice and support

Hello everyone!

I'm new to the forum and I'm hoping to get loads of advice and support.

After a Summer of tests, procedures and an op, we finally found out that ICSI is the answer.

Thankfully our funding has been approved and we're looking to start April/May next year.

So right now I'm trying to get as fit and healthy as possible, which with Christmas looming is easier said than done!

I'm really looking forward to hearing other member's stories and picking up lots of tips and advice.

Thanks in advance

Kate X

TTC since Jan 10
Me 32 DP 44
Tubal infertility and male factor

Nov11 Lap 1 tube clipped and laser of adhesions on the other
April12 ICSI :BFN:

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Monday, December 19th 2011, 11:11pm

Hi and welcome

I hope you like it on here, we have very friendly and supportive members that are sure to make your TTC journey that little bit easier, I hope you feel right at home with us all soon.

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There is a male factor section HERE there is loads of information here, plus there are others there that know what you're going through.

There is a Male Factor FAQ section HERE which give loads of information about male fertility, tests and helpful tips too.

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Wishing you all the luck in the world with your TTC journey

Angel baby April 07, Angel baby December 07, DD1 August 09, DD2 March 11, DD3 October 13



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Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 7:37am

Hi Kate, welcome to FZ. Polly Pockethas given you some great links to have a look around. I've just had a round of ICSI so any questions fire away. Good luck with your journey and have a great xmas xxx
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6 weeks early via c section


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Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:28am

Hi Hun welcome to FZ you will find lots of great info and advise on here and everyone is lovely.
I've had 3 rounds of icsi and start my 4th in march so well qualified to probably answer any of your questionsby now lol xxxxx good luck


ME 34 ( couple of immune issues Inc low progestrone)
DP 40 LOW [zx151] COUNT
2 x ICSI 2010/2011 = BFN's :bawl:
Icsi no.3 with immune meds nov 2011 = BFN! :bawl:
Round no.4 FET March 2012



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Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 3:09pm

Hi Kate and welcome to :FZ: , this place is fantastic and I wish you so much luck for next year. I was blessed with a first time lucky ICSI BFP and I so hope you are too. Any questions just ask, someone always knows, this site is so supportive and everyone is lovely xxx

1st ICSI - Oct 08 - :BFP:!!! DD born July 2009 : D
1st FET - May 11 - BFN
2nd FET - Sept 11 - BFN
3rd FET - Jan 12 - :BFP: DD2 born October 2012 : D
2nd ICSI - May 18 - BFN
4th FET - Sept 18 - BFP but Ectopic MTX 7+4
5th FET - Mar 19 - abandoned after 3rd scan due to ‘missed’ fibroid