Monthly Archives: July 2013

Follicle Song

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IVF round #1, scan #7

The third of my supplementary scans post-retrieval today. We’re on the mend: ovaries are smaller and the pool of fluid measures around 4cm, against nearly 7cm on Friday. It was a man scanning me today, that’s a first. Dr P. … Continue reading

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Embryology report

I’ve been vacillating between relief that we cancelled the transfer and heart-stopping fear that maybe we made the wrong decision, I would be left with no embryos, I’d have to start again from scratch, I’ll be at least 41 now … Continue reading

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Shame

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Anniversary

Exactly one year ago today, I had my first consultation at the fertility clinic. Thinking that if I got pregnant by, say, September, I’d have a June baby. A few months before, in April, I had started on folic acid … Continue reading

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What’s the OHSSS?

So, IVF fans, I had an extra scan this morning to monitor the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome situation. Or OHSSS, as I like to call it. I was finding it hard to work out whether I had OHSS or not, which … Continue reading

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Labour relations

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