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Thursday, February 13th 2014, 5:34pm


Hi I'm new to this site, so don't really know how it works. I am almost 31 my partner 28 we have been ttc for over 2 years now. I have a daughter from previous relationship. We have both been to our doctors for tests mine have came back ok, although my partners sperm test came back that his sperm was 97% abnormal, although he has a high sperm count. He has no children of his own. We have been to the grove wellbeing centre in jean where they did my bloods, internal scan etc. His sperm test came back saying we are suitable for icsi. We are on the new patient waitting list for the royal fertility in belfast but due to go back to the grove in April. Just wondering if anyone is in the same situation as us, as we don't really know what to expect or when our treatment will start.
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Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:24pm

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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Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:00pm

Just wanted to say good luck and hope u can get started soon. We had icsi for the first time in november due to poor sperm quality/numbers and remember how daunting it was, unfortunately it didnt work that time as it turned out my eggs were also poor quality (even though im only 25) so starting again in april for round 2. I find this forum excellent for support and getting questions answered and hope you will too :) xxx



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Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:47am

Hi and welcome to FZ! This site is brilliant and I'm sure you'll find it a huge support, any questions just ask. We did ICSI and were very lucky to get a BFP first time, I have everything crossed you will too. It is daunting but your clinic will talk you through every step of the way, and we are here if you need us.

Masses of luck to you 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




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Friday, February 14th 2014, 10:54am

Hi thanks for your well wishes. I have found this site useful already just reading through everyone's stories has give me an idea of what to expect. I just can't wait to get started although I know it's probably going to be a long wait, think we are on the new patient waitting list from sept/oct 2013 so not sure exactly when we will get started. Hoping to find that out at our next appointment in April. That's brilliant it worked for yous dusky7 first time I'm sure yous where over the moon. Good luck for your 2nd time av13 and I hope April comes quickly for you. Xxx

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