Category Archives: IVF

Low expectations

Best hold off eating until after reading this post. My ghost-like cramps became stronger on Tuesday (25dp5dt) and I noticed a little red-orange blood when wiping before going to bed. My limbs were shaking with exhaustion, as they had been … Continue reading

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The ice lady thaws

Okay, so I finally cracked a smile when the clinic rang with my blood test result, after feeling like a robot all week. The result was 516, which is so strong they’re happy not to do another test. I’ve asked … Continue reading

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Dealing with a positive home pregnancy test when you’ve been bitten several times before

Obviously I caved and did a test on Sunday (9dp5dt) and Monday, neither with first morning urine, and they were both positive. On previous occasions, I’ve been elated or teary at a positive result, but this time I feel nothing … Continue reading

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IVF FET#5 7dp5dt

I had my transfer on 17 July. Dr L did it, which was a lovely surprise and also made things go very fast, as she is super-efficient. The embryologist was also super-quick. Sometimes they leave you hanging in there with … Continue reading

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Round like a circle in a spiral

A lot of women compare trying to conceive with being on a rollercoaster. For me at this moment, ttc feels like being on an eternal roundabout. Not a sexy roundabout in Rome with cute little cars racing past and gorgeous … Continue reading

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42

I’m 42 now. I started trying to conceive at 39 with supposedly no fertility problems except a lack of sperm. €30k, three IUIs and two IVF cycles later (eight embryos transferred in one fresh and four frozen cycles), I’ve had … Continue reading

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IVF #2 CD10 scan

Cycle Day 10 scan today. Eight promising follicles on the right and six on the left, plus a perfect lining. We’re good to go for egg collection on Tuesday morning. Originally my plan called for a Neupogen injection (one of … Continue reading

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