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06/09/2013 at 11:41
I know there is a thread for Summer 2013 but i thought for us newer IVF/ICSI Ladies we could start our own to share our stories.
Where is everyone at?
I have only just started on the injections and i have a scan on Friday 13th! Not ever sure if this is a lucky date or not.
Good luck to you all and lets hope the stories at the end of this thread are as lucky as the Summer 2013 Thread - Massive Congratulations to those ladies too.xxx
07/09/2013 at 09:19
Hi alittlewish4usall, we just have got approval and have my first blood test next week. Then I have to wait for af so that will be oct start for me.
How you finding the injections? See it as lucky I reckon!! Xx
i have a couple of questions if you don't mind, on an nhs cycle do they freeze eggs for you? Or freeze embryos? And if it doesn't work first time do they count using the frozen ones as part of the same go?
07/09/2013 at 18:43
08/09/2013 at 08:03
08/09/2013 at 09:32
08/09/2013 at 10:22
Miss k sorry to hear that Hun, sounds like there is a treatment for it though. We should all be starting this around the same time frame then! Yay bfps for us all xx
09/09/2013 at 13:28
To answer your questions levi pink. Injections are going well and we wont know what is going on with them until Friday (which i am taking all of your advice and deciding that it is going to be a good day) and i will keep you posted on this.
I am having treatment through the NHS and yes they do freeze the eggs and as far as i am aware, the embryos too. The clinic we are going through only class it as a cycle if the embyo has been implanted, if it doesnt take and they use the frozen eggs/embryo, this is then classed as a second treatment.
Can someone help me with some of the terminology on here please for the following:
As we knew we couldnt concieve naturally, i have never really looked into the temperature taking and other things that you would normally monitor! But, whatever it is Mrs K and ANDI30 I will keep my fingers, toes and everything crossed that there is something that can be done to help you.x
09/09/2013 at 13:36
i now know the BFN and BFP.
09/09/2013 at 18:42
Thanks alittlewish4usall, thats useful info! Yes let us know any updates xx
found this abbrievations for you:
AAC = Abdominal circumference - a measurement of the mother's belly in cross section, as an indicator of fetal weight/growth, and used with BPD and FL to estimate fetal age and weight.AC = Assisted Conception AF = Aunty Flo or PeriodAH = Assisted HatchingAMH = Anti Mullerian Hormone, used to predict ovarian reserve.Amnio = Amniocentesis APA = Antiphospholipid AntibodiesART = Assisted Reproductive TechnologyAVD =Absence of Vas DeferensBBAVD = Bilateral Absence of Vas DeferensBBT = Basal Body Temperature BCP = Birth Control PillBD = Baby Dancing or Make LoveBF = Breastfeeding BFN = Big Fat NegativeBFP = Big Fat PositiveBH = Braxton Hicks BIL = Brother-In-LawBTW = By The WayCCD = Cycle DayCF = Cervical Fluid CM = Cervical MucusCOCP = combined oral contraceptive pillCTG = Cardio-Tocho-Gram (used for monitoring fetal heart rate & movement)CVS = Chorionic Villus SamplingDDB = Dear or Darling BoyfriendD&C = Dilation and curettage - a procedure for cleaning out the uterus.DD = Dear or Darling DaughterDE = Donor EggsD&E = Dilation and evacuation - a procedure for cleaning out the uterus by suctionDF = Dear or Darling FiancéDG = Dear or Darling GirlfriendDH = Dear or Darling HusbandDI = Donor inseminationDP = Dear or Darling PartnerDPO = Days Past Ovulation D/R = Down-Regging , hormones taken to shut our bodies down to stop producing follicles naturally, (this is done before stimulation)DS = Dear or Darling SonDW = Dear or Darling WifeEEC = Egg CollectionEDD = Estimated Date of Delivery Endo = Endometriosis EPT = Early Pregnancy TestEPU = Early Pregnancy UnitET = Egg TransferEWCM = Egg white cervical mucus, the kind you get when you are most fertile.FFAM = Fertility Awareness MethodFAQ = Frequent Asked Question(s) FER = Frozen Embryo ReplacementFET = Frozen Egg TransferFFS = For F**** SakeFIL = Father-In-LawFSH = Follicle Stimulating HormoneFWIW = For What Its WorthGGA = General AnaestheticGBS = Group B Streptococcus GD = Gestational Diabetes GIFT = Gamete Intra-Fallopian TransferGTT = Glucose Tolerance TestHHCG or hCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – hormone produced in pregnancy.HFEA = The Human Fertilisation and Embryology AuthorityHPT = Home Pregnancy TestHSG = Hysterosalpingogram (an x-ray, similar to a Lap) IICSI = Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm InjectionIMHO = In My Humble OpinionIMO = On My OpinionIUGR or IGR = Intra uterine growth retardationIUI = Intra Uterine InseminationIVF = In Vitro FertilizationIVM = In Vitro MaturationIYKWIM = If You Know What I MeanJ & KKW = Knicker WatchLLAD = Leukocyte Antibody DetectionLap = LaparoscopyLH = Luteinizing HormoneLMP = Last Menstrual PeriodLO = Little OneLOL = Laugh Out LoudLP = Luteal Phase, the gap between ovulation and your period.LPD = Luteal Phase Defect, when the second half of your cycle is too short for implantation to be successful (many doctors consider anything less then 10 days to be too short for implantation).MMarmite Down = How you feel on blue daysM/C = MiscarriageMIL = Mother-In-LawM/S = Morning sicknessMW = Midwife N & ONK = Natural Killer CellsOHSS = Ovarian Hyper Stimulation SyndromeOI = Ovulation InductionOMG = Oh My GodOPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit&nb
10/09/2013 at 13:21
OMG there are loads lol. I am never going to remember all of them, but thank you for finding that for me. I am sure i will be resorting back to it lots.
10/09/2013 at 19:51
13/09/2013 at 14:34
First scan after injections today went well.
I am growing folicles and they are a size 10 to 12 and need to be 17 so more injections for me for me and then another scan on Tuesday.
I dont know if anyone else is on the same treatment but i wasnt told that i needed to drink plenty of water! apparantely a minimum of 2 litres a day, which help dispell old hormones and generate new ones.
A little bit more excited today than i have been as we have been told that all going well, EC could be Thursday/Friday
How is everyone else getting on?
13/09/2013 at 18:02
Great News!....Im so excited for you.
Im sitting here completing my paperwork for my consultation on the 23rd of this month to start IVF....
14/09/2013 at 06:11
Ooh just speaking to you all in the other thread Hee Hee! glaf to hear it went well!!
Andi30 you still have to wait for your af to arrive Hun? Xx
should we combine the threads? X
14/09/2013 at 17:16
17/09/2013 at 15:33
Yeah, we are going to the next level of EC now nervously excited. Not looking forward to the uncomfortableness I have been told to expect but hey, we are heading in the right direction. Looks like I have produced about 10 follicles with a 16 to 19 size so hopefully the smaller ones by thursday will be up to 17 .
How is everyone getting on and feeling?
17/09/2013 at 17:42
Great news Alittlewish....Im excited for you.
LOL! The forms..really? I had to complete the same information over and over again but really happy this part is out of the way. I called IVFMD and they have my forms and verified my insurance coverage...moving right alone. I really do not have anything to share at this point...still waiting on my appt September 23rd, 2013, consultation. I know Im a candidate for IVF...recommended by my Dr and IVF is covered with my DH insurance...counting douwn the days to find out what/when plan or treatment will start.
18/09/2013 at 11:03
You must be getting excited now. Good luck for Monday and i hope you are able to start your treatment soon. i had to wait a week for af to start and then on day 21 i started the nasal sprays. Everyone is different though and your treatment may not be the same as mine and you may therefore be able to start sooner..eeeek keep us posted though.
18/09/2013 at 14:53
My AF started today. AF is normally 4 days so by Saturday, it's over and then my appt on Monday. Im not sure if this will cause a delay or not?
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