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Sunday, January 8th 2012, 11:22pm


Hi Everyone! I am not quite new here as registered a little while ago now but, I haven't been on much since just basically reading posts and just plucked up the courage to introduce myself. I am 29 my DH is 46. We have been trying to conceive both of our first since June 2003 without success. We were referred for fertility tests in Dec 2008 and after nearly 2 years of appointments for tests, counselling and procedures, my dh was diagnosed as having NOA. We were referred for treatment at GRI in Aug last year and got our first appointment through last month for 3rd February. We think it will be ICSI we will be offered as DH doesn't produce enough swimmers for regular IVF or IUI with his own sperm and we will only consider DIUI as a last resort when it's absolutely proven we cannot have a biological child together and there is evidence we can as DH had a TESE biopsy in Feb '10 & they found 1 sperm although it was non-viable (their explanation was that it was 'too immature' We had this along with our fertility tests done in Hampshire but we have since moved back to Scotland to live as it's where I come from originally and we were living in Scotland before moving South three nearly four years ago.

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Monday, January 9th 2012, 8:59am

Hi and welcome to FZ. I'm afriad I can't help with male facture problems as the problem lies with me and not my DH. However, I'm sure there will plenty of others on here who will be able to offer you some advice if you need it.

Wishing you the best of luck with your appointment in February and your ICSI journey.

TTC since 2008
6xClomid 2010 :BFN:
3xIUI 2011 :BFN:
1st IVF Feb 2012 :BFP: Identical twins :boy: :boy: born 23/10/12

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Monday, January 9th 2012, 5:42pm

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.

Here are some links that you may find useful.

There is an abbreviations section HERE so you know what we're all going on about.

There is an IVF/ICSI section HERE with a FAQ section HERE where you will find a great introduction to IVF/ICSI.

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.

There is a thread, Life in the lab – for all your sperm questions HERE where you can ask for advice.

There is a cycle buddies section HERE so you can get to know others having TX at the same time as you.

There is a 2WW section HERE and a 2WW CHAT thread HERE so you can compare every twinge and symptom with everyone else.

There is a clinic feedback & chat section HERE so you can look up your clinic and ask others any questions about it.

There is a ** GETTING STARTED - FZ FACTS, TIPS & HELP ** thread HERE this contains everything you need to know about getting started on FZ. We would appreciate it too if you could take a quick look over our brief terms of the site HERE so you can familiarise yourself with the one or two small rules we have, which help to keep FZ the safe and friendly site it is!

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There is a how to search thread HERE so you can get the maximum benefit from the forum.

FertilityZone is free to join and 90% of the forum is free to use. You may however like to become a member and take advantage of all of the special benefits and fun bits that this gives you! We have a thread HERE which tells you how to subscribe and explains all of the extras that you will enjoy as a member!

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

6 x IVF, 3 x FET
3 x MMC, 3 x :BFN:, 1 x failed thaw
Two gorgeous boys.



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Monday, January 9th 2012, 7:26pm

Hi Femsmurf and welcome to :FZ: I was so lucky with my first ICSI (DH had a failed vasectomy reversal but they aspirated some) and we have DD, I wish you all the luck in the world hon, if you have any questions just ask. This site is really fantastic, everyone is so lovely and supportive :goodluck: xx

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


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Monday, January 9th 2012, 8:58pm

Hi and welcome

Oh hun you have had a long journey so far. :sadface:

If I can help with the forum in any way, drop me a PM or post in the ** NEW TO THE SITE? A BIT LOST? POST FOR HELP HERE!!! ** thread HERE

Also, there is a how to search thread HERE which will really help you get the maximum benefit from the forum

Fingers crossed all your dreams come true soon.


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