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Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 9:37pm

New to this!!

Hi everyone!

Hope you all don't mind me joining, have been reading through a few threads haven't got the hang of it just yet! We had our first appointment today at the Grove centre in Belfast with Dr Tang. DH had been for a sperm analysis and semen has came back as slightly low. I also have PCOS. Dr Tang recommended another sperm analysis and that I get my BMI down (need to lose a stone) before he can put us on the waiting list for IVF/ICSI. Was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience/ any advice or info??



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Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 9:54pm

Hi stace18

Haven't any advise for you specific to your query but just wanted to say hello and welcome. Only recently joined this forum myself. Everyone here is really helpful and it's nice to know ur not on your own throughout the journey x



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Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 10:02pm

Hi wishing123

Thanks for getting back to me :)) Lots to take it daunting time lol! xx



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Thursday, February 12th 2015, 6:20am

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