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Postby Mars » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:49 am

Hi everyone,
I'm new to this site and have been browsing the topics and discussions over the past few months. I have found discovering that we're all sharing the same anxieties and frustrations over failed attempts at whatever infertility treatment we're going through, most enlightening. Finally, I know I'm not alone and decided to come on board. My DH and I have been married eight years 10/11 and we've been TTC for 4+ yrs. I recently got my anovulation problem corrected with two cycles of clomid but 2 failed IUIs. We took a month off in Sept. and have decided to get more aggressive this month. I just started my period and will be calling my clinic to schedule an HCG to check if my tubes are opened.

My DH's sperm count is low and we may be dealing with male factor infertility depending on the results of my HCG. From there we will be trying our first IVF w/ ICSI. I've read a lot about ICSI and am a little concerned about long term effects once the child is born. It's a relatively new procedure so no conclusive studies are out there. I guess it's enough to actually get pregnant and deliver a healthy child then to worry about the future.

This has been an extremely frustrating time as I'm sure all of you know. 2 failed IVFs were very painful but we're stronger now and ready to start our first IVF cycle.

I just wanted to share my prayers and support for all of you who are going through treatment currently. You're all very brave and I'm excited about sharing my journey with you.

Good luck to all of you and for those of you who have been successful - I hope with all my heart to join you and God Bless!!
Me: 32 DH: 35
TTC: 4+yrs, 2 failed IUIs
Keeping the Faith
Mars
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Postby Sand » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:36 am

Hi there Mars - Glad you've decided to post at last. As you've seen, very a very supportive bunch ! If you've been reading for a while you'll no doubt have seen our recommendation to read Zita West (she has a couple of recent-ish books out).

Good luck with the HSG - hope it's good news. I look forward to seeing you cycle ..!

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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Postby Mars » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:16 pm

Hi Sand,

Yes, I've seen Zita West's book mentioned quite often. I'm going to definitely check it out.

This really is a supportive bunch =) I'll probably post as I learn more where we are in our cycle and the results of the x-ray. I too, hope the results are good.

Thanks!
Me: 32 DH: 35
TTC: 4+yrs, 2 failed IUIs
Keeping the Faith
Mars
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