So confused

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Mrs B
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So confused

Post by Mrs B » Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:32 am

Hi im new to this site, we are looking to start our first ivf cycle and are looking at clinics its just there is so much to take in. we live in reading, in berkshire and have norrowed it down to two i think either harley street or maybe oxford we also looked at arg, i jst wondered if anyone had been treated in them and could offer any advice.

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Post by bubblymichelle » Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:50 am

Hi Mrs B

I just want to say hello and welcome, unfortunately I am not from that area but I am sure there is someone who should be able to advise you. I wish you lots of luck with your tmt and hope everything goes ok. I hope that you get some help from someone on the site I am quite sure you will.

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Post by minnow » Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:27 pm

hi. i have heard very good things about ARG, although I think they are v expensive and very busy. we are having our first IVF attempt and are at te Lister, who although busy have been very good so far. good luck with your search - it's very confusing isn't it? hopefully people out there will have had direct experience of your choices so can fill you in.
minnow
age 38, DH 39,
TTC 15 months.
unexplained infertility
1st round of IVF feb 2005 -ve

Start downregging for 2nd cycle on May 2nd. natural conception discovered May 12th. OMG!

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Post by helenlouise » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:42 pm

Hi,
we live not far from you and had treatment at the Chiltern clinic in Bucks. I didn't fancy going into London reguarly and thsi clinic is small and very good. As you can see from my sig we had successful ICSi treatment there and will go back again in a year or two. I don't visit this site often, so if you want any more details feel free to e-mail me.

helen
Helen
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me 33, DP 35
ICSI cycle Nov 2003, tested positive.

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Post by nicolamark » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:55 am

Hello Mrs.B

I used to live in Lower Earley. We haven't lived there since 2000. that was before we started ttc. I have no idea but I am really surprised that there isn't any where closer than oxford or London.
I am assuming that you have been to the Royal Berks. What have they said?
I will ask some friends that I still keep in touch with from Reading and get back to ya ok.

Good Luck!! :)
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

Mrs B
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thanks

Post by Mrs B » Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:28 pm

Thanks for your replys, Yes i have been to royal berks i have spent alot of time there, i have been told that Ivf is my only real chance as i have very bad scar tissue which has kinked my tubes and stuck nearlly everything else down which causes me alot of pain most of the time and i have been told pregnacy may cure it all as well. Everyone laughs because im am quite young ( im only 23 dh 28) we have been ttc for over 3 years now. i have been in hospital over 5 times last year and off work for weeks at a time . Now dh and i having a family is the closest its ever been and im really nervous :? We have decided to go to harley street as they do alot of scans blood test at a local hosptal dunedin in reading im just worried i haven't made the right choice as i can't find anyone whos been there :wink:

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Post by Traci » Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:52 pm

Mrs B
I went to Oxford but after 2 cycles changed clinics to the care in Northampton I wont go into detail but I am happier now !


Trace x
1st cycle own eggs Neg
2nd cycle own eggs Neg
3rd cycle cousins eggs Neg
4th cycle unknown donor eggs Neg
Going to have sisters eggs Feb 06
NEVER GIVE UP!

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Post by nicolamark » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:22 pm

Hello Mrs B.
I think you're better off going to Harley St, but honestly at the end of the day it's up to u and ur fella.
I have asked some old mates in Reading, they seem to think London would be closest. I am still quite surprised, there isn't anywhere in Reading. Dont worry about ur age either, that doesn't matter. Better u do it earlier than leave it too late...........
Good Luck :)
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

Mrs B
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good to talk

Post by Mrs B » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:30 pm

Again thanks its good to be able to talk to people in the same boat and get it off your chest i have found this board very helpful. im going to stick with harley street as it was one of the first clincs i looked at. Fingers crossed if my appointment in march goes ok then they said we can start straight away im just scarred they will find something else wrong with me.

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Post by nicolamark » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:42 pm

Good luck dear!! Looks like u might be starting with me, I have appointment in March hoping to start soon afterwards. :)
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

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Post by Mrs B » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:13 pm

I was just saying to dh that u guys are going to be great when we start. i have many close freinds who i can talk to both my sister in laws one who i am close to had babies last year which was pretty hard. so its good to know i can talk to people who are going through what im going through

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Post by ogr1 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:29 pm

march will be full of bfp

that is when i got pregnant with our son...
becky
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!

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Post by nicolamark » Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:25 pm

:D We are all here for each other. I find this site a god send! :D

March is the lucky month huh?? :lol:
IUI using donor in 2005
1st IVF cancelled OHSS 2006
2nd IVF 4 eggs all failed to fertilise 2009
3rd IVF successful 2010 pregnant Miscarried early
FET negative 2011
ADOPTED DAUGHTER 2014

Mrs B
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Post by Mrs B » Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:33 pm

I really hope it is i try to be positive but i seem to be pretty cursed ! you have good days and bad days but you have to keep your chin up because its the only way to get through. :)

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Post by Ellie » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:37 pm

Hi Mrs B
I have been treated ar ARGC and they are very good but what I will say is they are very controlling and once you start stimming they do blood tests daily and twice daily for the last few days (well for me any way) I dont know if all clinics do this but it is worth thinking about akll the travelling involved when you make a choice. My advice would be to contact the clinics you are considering and get a feel for which one you like.
Ellie

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