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by Natalie Anne
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: For those that have done multiple IVFs, how do you afford it
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Hi we have medical insurance (BUPA) but it doesn't cover ivf treatment. However, it does cover investigations such as hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and some blood tests. Everything else we paid for ourselves, mainly by borrowing money at 0% interest from my very kind father and by cutting back on everyt...
by Natalie Anne
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Starting IVF again, after 2yrs!
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

We're also coming back to it after a 2 year break! After all those failed attempts, we totally lost faith in ivf and got a 2nd opinion for dh's situation. He had a vasectomy reversal but the count is very low so we're not going to get pg naturally. We've now decided to have another ICSI attempt, but...
by Natalie Anne
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Finally - Lucky #9!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Hi Kelly congratulations to you! I have had 9 failed attempts and am awaiting a hysteroscopy to see if they can find anything wrong with me. I've had every other test going. the only reason we're doing ivf is because my husband had a vasectomy during his first marriage. what did you do differently o...
by Natalie Anne
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Liverpool Womens hospital
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Hi We're at LWH. We've seen both Mr Kingsland and Mr Drakely. Mr Kingsland was mentioned in Harpers & Queen in their Best Doctors review recently. We've had 5 attempts at LWH and prior to that we had 4 attempts on a transport scheme from Leighton in Crewe (Mr Armatage was the consultant) where we st...
by Natalie Anne
Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Husband had vasectomy, low success chance in ICSI,????
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Hi my dh has had a vasectomy too. He had Surgical Sperm Retrieval (an op under general anasthetic) as it had been over 10 years since his vasectomy and a reversal would not have worked. They retrieved lots of sperm through surgery and froze it. You then have to have ICSI, not IVF as the retrieved sp...
by Natalie Anne
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 9 failed attempts. Could a hysteroscopy help?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

thanks for your reply. I don't know what tests were done on my dh's sperm when they retrieved it in surgery but it's definitely worth looking into so many thanks for the suggestion. I'll contact the clinic and see what they've done in the past and what further tests they could do. wishing you lots o...
by Natalie Anne
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 9 failed attempts. Could a hysteroscopy help?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

9 failed attempts. Could a hysteroscopy help?

Hi some of you on here will know i've had 9 attempts over the past few years down to male factor (vasectomy - he's had surgical sperm retrieval). I am 34 and they are yet to find anything wrong with me. I always get lots of eggs which fertilise well and so implantation is our problem. I've had a NKC...
by Natalie Anne
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Millionth IVF Cycle - September 2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Emma I am hoping you can give me some inspiration. If i've calculated it correctly, this is your 10th attempt and i too, have had 9 goes, a similar mixture of fresh, frozen and abandoned attempts. we are awaiting our follow up from our most recent -ive and are unsure if we can face another go. We ha...
by Natalie Anne
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Did my test this morning (test day - I didn't test early) and it's a negative for me too. Still getting the brown spotting (been 6 days of it now) and assuming that now I've stopped the meds, I'll get a proper period. Not sure we can face a 10th attempt. We can't imagine it ever working and we've pu...
by Natalie Anne
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Hi Emma

So sorry to hear you got a -ive but it's definitely worth testing again tomorrow.

I've had a few more pale brown spots and have started to feel really negative, I'm sure I'm going to come on any minute.

Hope you are coping ok, we are here if you need us.

Natalie
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by Natalie Anne
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Hi

I'm in Holmes Chapel, near Crewe.

I've always been really good and not tested til test day (next Weds for me). This 2 ww is the easiest ever for some reason and is going by quite quickly so I'm sure I can hang on til Wednesday!

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by Natalie Anne
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Hi this has put my mind at rest a bit too. I'm on my 9th attempt and have just found a pale beige spot in my knickers, about the size of a 5 pence piece. In all my failed attempts, i've never got my period until way after the test date so I'm hoping that this too is implantation bleeding and not the...
by Natalie Anne
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Progesterone and headache
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Hi headaches are a really common side effect of taking progesterone. Lots of women on the mini pill (progesterone only) end up coming off it because of the headaches but they are on it for contraceptive reasons and have a choice! It's one of the many things we have to put up with. But it will all be...
by Natalie Anne
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Anyone get a BFP on their 9th attempt or know s/one who did?
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

thanks for your replies ladies. Well done on your positive result Wendy and thanks for the words of encouragement, they really help. Malinka, my husband had Surgical Sperm retrieval. It is an invasive operation under general anasthetic where they retrieve enough sperm for many many attempts. We have...
by Natalie Anne
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Pregnant after treatment
Topic: Anyone get a BFP on their 9th attempt or know s/one who did?
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Hi

yes we have changed clinics once and are on our 3rd consultant.

thanks for your replies ladies.

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