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    Hi Angelique,

    Reading through these posts has just reminded me what I went through to concieve & I really identify with the feelings around infertility & the IVF process. It seems I have been emotionally caught up in these last few days/weeks of my pregnancy when I really should be humbled & rejoicing.

    I am only human though..... anyway, I have written an extensive journal that is 95% concerned with my IVF experience/journey &, if you have the time, there might be something of value in there for you.

    Every little piece of hope helps Good luck to you & everyone that experiences 'empty arms'. My heart goes out to you. :hbeat:


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    Dear Melody - saw your are due today - a very precious IVF bub
    I am wishing you all the very best as your dreams are fulfilled.

    I will check your website again

    wow miracles happen and they will again

    thanks for your encouragement - we are appreciate it.

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    Hi Melody,

    You should not feel bad about getting caught up in your pregnancy. I would too as well. You deserve to get caught up in it and be as happy as you can be.

    I am getting the egg pick you tomorrow so I will see what happens. Is there anything in particular that you did to get your IVF pregnancy to work? How many times have you gone through it and how old are you?

    Sorry about all the questions. This is still all so new to me and it is nice to have someone to talk to that knows what you are going through. I hope that I can offer that to people once my journey ends.

    I was also wondering, where is your diary located? Do I need to be a platinum member to access it at all?

    Love

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    No Angelique, questions are fine..... one of the worst things I found about IVF was that I knew absolutely nothing about it. Here I was pinning everything I had on a process that no-one actually took the time to fully explain to me.

    Just click on my 'www' & go to "My Journal" (at the babiesonline website)

    I am very lucky, we were succesful first time around, but cannot concieve naturally (DH's sperm quality is very, very poor) so I always have that in the back of my mind because I know we will have to re-do the process when it comes time to expand our family (we also have two eggs 'on ice').

    As far as doing anything to increase the odds of implantation.... nothing. I'm not a relegious person but it truly is in the lap of the gods. I did my best to stay calm, I ate well & just gave myself a lot of love. I was also very detirmined NOT to get too excited or carried away with every little symptom that cropped up over the next 17 days. I was constantly reminding myself that I had just been through an intense process, both hormonally & emotionally, so be wonderfully positive but also realistic about the odds.

    My heart is with you

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    Hi Melody,

    I am like you, very clueless about it all. I am just taking it a day at a time. I am going through IFV Australia and they have been ok but they could better explain everything and be a bit nicer. I did work out how to get to your website and realised you went to Hunters Hill for the procedure - like myself.


    Something is bothering me lately that you may help me with. I am due to have the egg pick up tomorrow but am experiencing light cramps in the lower belly similar to period cramps (pinches and pulling). I keep getting paranoid that my periods are going to come!! Did you get tenderness, pinching and pulling?

    How many days after implantation does it take to feel some sort of pregnancy symptoms? Did you get period like cramps as well?

    You seem to have the right frame of mind about everything. I try to take each day as it comes. With these things I think, you cant really rush ahead and think to hard about anything. I just hope I am as lucky as you have been.

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    I was SO tender! Remember though.... I always tended to be a bit 'bloaty' during ovulation & that is with one egg. You have several eggs inside you & your body is pumping far more hormones than usual around so it is no wonder you are tender & sensitive around the abdomen.

    I looked hard after the egg was put in for any sign of 'implantation' pain but felt nothing.... I looked hard for absoutely ANYTHING I had very sore breasts after only a few days, loads of viens & was pretty 'loopy' in general quite quickly but these symptoms had presented themselves before (during the long months we were trying to concieve) so I was aware of the power of my own mind & tried to keep all of that at a distance just to protect myself.

    I have two sets of everything crossed for you & don't hesitate to ask me anything or contact me at any time.

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    angelique,

    don’t worry, sweets, you won’t get AF now. It’s normal after your trigger to feel variously full, twingey, crampy and generally uncomfortable. If your pick up is tomorrow, then that’s when the discomfort will likely peak, but don’t worry, it’s all pretty normal.

    Like Melody, I had no symptoms for most of the TWW for this cycle, where I got my first BFP in 8 IVF/FET cycles. I honestly think it’s all luck, and nature/God/moon aligning that decides what happens.

    Just go in being realistic and hope for the best. That’s about all you can do really. Many fingers and toes crossed for a good result for you.

    love
    sushee

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    Hi Melody and Sushee,

    Thanks so much guys for your input, it is so nice to be able to turn to someone when you are confused or stressed about something. It makes me feel soo much better.

    I got really emotional after the egg pickup today as the specialist only took 6 out when I had 10 good ones. The excuse was he didn't want to take too many out in case of overstimulization. I guess he know's what he is doing and I have to leave all the process up to god now. I did all that I can now.

    Thanks so much for all the luck being thrown my way, I really appreciate it and I wish everyone on the road to conception all the best. I will keep updating everything and thanks again for all the wonderful words.

    love

    ange

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    Ange
    hope you are feeling okay after opu - I have not heard of that taking only 6 with 10 follicles - most consevative clinics will take more -no wonder you are upset
    After all we go through we want every egg there is to make it.

    Best of luck for 100% fertilisation and then a successful implant.

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    Ange, glad to hear that you got the chance to get to pick up and 6 eggs is a good number. I am wondering whether you had 10 follies and only 6 eggs, as you dont always have an egg in every follicle... :-k or the other thing might be that the remaining ones may not have been mature. I know when I had hyperstim problems the vast majority of my follicles didnt have any eggs or had ones that were not mature enough to do anything with. In my last cycle of the 48 follicles I had, only 19 eggs were collected, and in the end of it all I only had 1 left to transfer and 2 left to freeze... so you just never know how it will all end up.

    Hang in there and hope the wait does not drag out too painfully for you!

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    Hi Baby amore, KeenAs and anyone else posting,

    Perhaps you are right KeenAs, the did tell me they did not take more because of the risk of overstim. Maybe the 6 were the best in the pack.

    This is all out of my hands now. I am trying to get on with my life and not think about it. My DH is ringing the scientists on call to see how everything is going. I am a bit more relaxed than him which I am surprized. I guess I am just over being stressed about the same thing day in day out. There is more to life don't you think?

    To alll those on their 2WW best of luck. I just cant imagine how hard it is. My turn will arrive soon though.

    Will keep you posted on what happens with me and thanks to everyone for their lovely words - means the world to a newbee to IVF like me.

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    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted to let you guys know that all 6 have survived!! They were originally mistaken and one already ready for insemination. They are assuming I will have 5 left over after the transfer to freeze.

    Insemination is tomorrow morning - I am a bit scared, nervous, excited.

    Realised today that this is it, on to the final stage. The rest is up to my body. I have butterflies in my stomach!!! I think the progesterone gel is making me emotional now!! Plus I have really sore boobs. Is it tooo early to have sore boobs? It is all too confusing, feel like my head is in space.

    Sorry I am babbling

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    That is fantastic for all your 6 eggs to make it to blasts -they sound like very good quality - and sticky babes. =D>

    I will be thinking of your for your Embryo transfer tomorrow Ange

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    Hi Baby amore

    Thanks for your well wishes.

    How are you doing? I went to your website on the weekend and was in tears after reading your story. I am soo sorry for your loss. I pray that you get the little bundle you dream of. Keep on the positive vibes.

    Are you waiting for the 2ww? How are you going with that at the moment? U looking after yourself well?

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    thank you Ange
    I am hanging in there by tips of my fingertips

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    Hi Baby amore,

    How long have you got till you get your blood test? What are you filling your time with while you wait?

    Lots of xxxoooo


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    bETA is on the 31st August - so 8 days :boggle:

    have a look at our 2ww activity post - bit of fun
    also working fulltime but working NOT - too hard because I spend too much time on :smt024 BB :smt082
    : [-X when he catches me :smt018

    ps my dh is clean shaven

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