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    Mia's Mama, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't get any healthy embryos to transfer Please don't take it all out on yourself. I was extremely surprised when out of two cycles and 18 embryos that were tested, we only got one precious embryo that was free of chromosomal abnormalities. I had no idea the rate of abnormalities was that high until getting all the results.

    If you are unhappy with your doctor then I think it's a good idea to have a change. When I initially started going through MIVF I saw a lovely doctor that was really supportive. Her name was dr. Manuela Toledo.


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    So very sorry to hear about your results Mia's mama
    Also sorry it's taken so long for me to reply - our internet at home has been out of action for 2 weeks or so.

    I saw Dr Michael Gronow at MIVF - he was the second Dr I went to as I was getting frustrated with my first Dr who just kept wanting to do the same things despite things obviously not working. Michael was great, was very sympathetic to all our failed attempts plus was willing to try whatever I wanted - quite rare in a doctor I think!
    You could ask him about Luveris too, which may (??) have helped with egg numbers and/or egg quality - it's a 5 day course of injections from D1 of the FSH injections. Also are you and your partner taking CoQ10? I think this may (??) have helped too (but who knows).
    I also went on a gluten and dairy free diet (crazy, I know), no caffeine, no alcohol, no sugar. I nearly went crazy and I have no idea if it helped or not.
    Also weekly acupuncture for "egg quality".
    I have no idea what worked but maybe it was a combination of things plus also just plain good luck finally...


    I know how incredibly frustrating/upsetting/devastating it is, also how no one else seems to understand - try not to give up if you can because you will definitely get there and it all the pain/heartache/devastation/even money is worth it when you do.
    Your time will definitely come.

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    Yesterday was a really bad day for me. My cat gave me three deep scratches on my right palm. While I was waiting in the medical centre for a clean-up, I started to have bad bleeding and severe cramping. The u/s this afternoon showed that the baby has died though my OB thought this pregnancy was promising, which had normal heartbeat 4 days ago. There was good news. The technician said it is going to be a natural miscarriage- the sac has moved to the lower uterus, and I am waiting it to happen.

    I reported this pregnancy to my IVF Doc, he is really good and monitoring the progress although we havenít started the IVF/PGD with him yet. The PGD set up should be ready next week. I have to prepare myself for that both physically and emotionally very soon.

    Miaís mum, I guess we both need to hang in there and try not to give up. I am not a very optimistic person, but I will definitely try my best.

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    Oh Molisa I am so sorry. So so sorry. I just don't understand why people have to go through so much pain and heartache. I just hope your pgd cycle is a success. You really deserve it after everything you have been thru. Please keep us posted.
    HUGE (((((hugs)))))
    Xoxo

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    Molisa, so sorry to hear your news. That's so not fair and devastating. I hope you have good supports around you. Thinking of you in this difficult time.

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    Its very quiet in here!
    Molisa how are you holding up?
    Mias mama, how are you? Any wheels in motion with regards to a new doctor etc?
    Kimmi- Jan is getting close... are you on track for your next cycle?
    Foxy- hows it all going with those bubs?!? I wish you'd update your sig and get a ticker so i can stalk you better! Haha

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    Hi there everyone!
    Molisa, so very sorry to hear the news...nothing anyone says can make it better. But, let's try and hold onto some hope. God, it makes me cry...I hate this. I hate this for you.
    Jaki, dear, over half way. Wonderful!!
    Foxy, Thanks so much for all the info-it was all the answers I needed! I am currently in the US. On a much needed holiday...staying with mom and dad, visiting with my bff. Will be back before kinder begins. Got an appt with THE MAN who wrote the book on IVF, literally the textbook for the doctor world. He lives here in my home city. So, hopefully, I'll get some good advice from this guru. Back to you...are you feeling well? How's the pregnancy and bubs going?!!!
    Kimmi, What's up girl?! Hope you're well and things are falling into place for your next cycle.

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    Mia's mama thats great! What an amazing opportunity to see such a knowledge in person!

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    Hey Ladies..... I've been on a little down time from belly belly while I catch up on my life!! Darrin, my partner and I have decided to wait until after our wedding in June to do our next cycle. To be honest, with work, uni and wedding plans, I just don't know how much more I can take on. And I think it will be best if I try to do one thing at a time for once.

    Molissa, you are in my thoughts. I know that life just throws the most unfair spanners at times, but I have faith that one day that all us girls still trying will be pregnant and loving every minute of it!

    Mia's Mumma, wow.... what a fabulous opportunity! I've got my fingers crossed that you get some good advice.

    Foxy, when is your due date again?

    Jaki, haha, I'm loving the belly pics. You look about 8 months along. Geez hehe

    I just wanted to say that this thread has really been my lifeline. I'm so happy we all have each other. It just makes me feel like things are really possible when I talk to you all.

    All my love.

    Kimmi

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    Hi Ladies,

    This miscarriage left me a big mess. I was spotting/bleeding for almost a month after M/C and it finally stopped last week. While I was doing U/S to monitor the remained products, I witnessed the growth of two large ovary cysts. Because of them, my PGD would have to be delayed until they disappear. Has any of you ever had them? Is there any ways to get rid of them quickly?

    The hospital ER put the embryo specimen into the wrong solution so no Karyotype test was done for this pregnancy. To make things worse, the latest u/s even found a fibroid in my uterus which has never been reported before though I have done 8 u/s in the last one and half months. Things are going totally against my will and they are driving me crazy. DH is very guilty and depressed for putting me through these. What Can I do?

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    I'm so sorry you are having a hard time Molisa. Do you have a genetic counsellor? Xxx

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    Hi Jaki,

    yes, we do. But We already had the knowledge of what they told us.

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    Ok Hun. I was thinking more for your hubby to have some extra counselling to help with his quilt. Xx

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    Molisa - so sorry to hear you've had such a hard time. That totally sucks big time. I don't know anything that can get rid of ovarian cysts except an operation but sometimes they put women on the pill in between IVF cycles which can reduce the cysts in size so women can start again. How many cm in size are they? And where is the fibroid located - if it's inside your womb, that can sometimes impact on implantation but not on embryo quality. Make sure to ask your Gynae if anything needs to be done about it. I have a small one on the outside of my womb, which doesn't really cause any problems. That is no good that they put the specimen in the wrong jar. How disappointing for you both. I'm so sorry. I hope you can go ahead with another cycle soon if that's your plan.

    Mia's mumma - glad to be of help. How have things gone with THE MAN?? It's so good to get the most expert advice you can, I hope he has some good advice for you both.

    Molisa - sounds very sensible to put PGD on hold for now, it's so hard to go so many things at once hey?

    Jaki - glad to hear things are going well!

    AFM - I guess I'm proof that it can happen against all odds - severe endo, high FSH, multiple miscarriages (3), multiple cycles failed IVF, 1 cycle failed PGD with no normal embryos... I seriously had almost given up hope. So try to keep hanging in there everyone! I'm 18 weeks, completely stressed out of my brain as usual - what's new?? I think after all the effort, expense, emotional devastation to get to this point, it feels so scary to contemplate it not working out. Just keeping my fingers crossed... and hoping like mad.

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    Awwwww foxy your having girls!!!!!! How sweet. Glad you updated your sig

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    Foxy, I did another U/S at a much better imaging centre. One cyst is gone and another one should be able to disappear soon. My specialist is in holiday, but according to the Dr who did the U/S for me (he is a very good GYN specialist himself) ,that tiny fibroid doesn't affect my pregnancy at all. They are even not sure if it is a fibroid or not because it doesn't have a clear edge. It might be caused by my last miscarriage. I am planning to start the PGD in Jan if everything is going well. So great to hear you are having two girls! I have asked my IVF specialist to implant two if possible but he didn't agree.

    Wish you all a merry Christmas and all the best in the new year for you and your family!

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    Molisa - It sounds like everything is falling back into place. I really do hope the best for you next month. I'd want two embryos too! Spouses/partners go through a lot.... It's good you know it, so you can support him. I would get so focused on myself, procedures, meds, bullsh#t...I'd forget about him and his feelings. The second go of IVF was much better for us.

    Foxy - Awww, girls. That is sweet. You're almost halfway! Awesome. Over here, I can't wait to see the man. Can I call him the dude?

    Jaki - Hope you're doing well! My brother and his wife just had a baby boy Dec 11...he's so sweet.

    Kimmi - That is so good to recognize you needed to slow things down. It's a good reminder for all of us.

    My husband flies in tonight! We are so happy he'll be here for Christmas! I hope you all have wonderful holidays!!! Take care. I second Kimmi in saying thanks for listening and just being there.

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    Molisa - great news! Are you still planning on doing a cycle in Jan?

    Mia's mama - how are things going in the US? How did your AP go?

    Hope everyone is well, it sure is quiet around here!!

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