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helpless where should i start

Postby ella121 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:43 am

hii ladies im new here im 29 been ttc for 3 years without any positive results now i feel i need to get help where do i start. im really confused and this is really beginind to affect my relationship, in the past we have just chilled and laughed about it but now im thinking about it more than normal pliz how do i start and where.

God bless you all
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Postby chelly180 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:08 pm

ella you need to make an appt with your OB/GYN or a reproductive endocrinologist specialist...sometimes insurance's require you to have a referral.
They will ask you several questions regarding you and your partner's family and medical histories. They will likely to an ultrasound and bloodwork on you and a semen analysis and bloodwork on your partner. They may order additional tests like a hysterosalpingogram to check to see if your fallopian tubes are clear or blocked. Once they establish a reason for the infertility (whether endometriosis, blocked tubes, low sperm etc) they will recommend a course of treatment ie. IUI/IVF etc.

Our initial consultation was in Jan 08, I had testing done Feb/Mar, I started meds Mar/April and I was pregnant by May. Of course, we paid cash upfront and did not have to wait for insurance preauthorization.

IVF can be a long stressful experience and both partners need to be fully invested for it to work. I would recommend yall discuss how much/how far you are willing to go once you get the recommnedations but before starting treatment. Sometimes it requires women to go through several cycles before a pregnancy, and yall need to establish at what lengths you are willing to go.

Good Luck!
Me: 29
DH: 33
TTC: 2 years
1st IVF/ICSI April '08- BFP!
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Postby wishfull27 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:09 pm

Hi Ella - in Uk it works slightly differently to USA - would suggest you and your partner make an appointment with your gengular doctor and they can arrange all basic tests - it took us about a month from making appointment to getting test results and then GP referred us - where i am in Northamptonshire there is currently no funding for IVF so we have paid uorselves and cos I don't have gae on my side either :lol:

If you got any other questions or queries just post back or PM me - all the luck in the world

Carolyn xx
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Postby ella121 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:12 pm

thank you all i will go to my Gp on monday forst thing.
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Begin IUI next month

Postby jliberta » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:57 pm

Hello, I begin my IUI next month for the first time using clomid, the hsg shot, and the two IUI's back to back. I am nervous...I was told by my doctor to order ICI sperm for the IUI. Has anyone heard of this? He said there is more motiles??? The doctors office will wash it.
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