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Sunday, August 8th 2010, 7:48pm

Author: Saro

London Women's Clinic

I've just checked to see if it says on their price lists as I have one and it doesn't. Maybe it says on the website. I thought it was around 38 or 39 but I'm not sure to be honest.

Friday, August 28th 2009, 9:32am

Author: Saro

Post pregnancy-optimum time 2 try ivf again?

Sadly no frosties. That's the thing with being older maybe - embies not quite good enough. The clinic that I was at would only freeze grade 1, 8 cell embies and all of those were used each cycle. They said that with the freezing and defrosting they lost quality so they'd only do it with top quality ones. Thanks everyone for the advice. Sar xxx

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:20am

Author: Saro

Will 45 be too late for me?

Hi Diane, I'm afraid I don't know much about TTC naturally but I know that after 42 the national average is around 5% success with IVF. When I went to the LWC, which I did at the age of 38/39 they said that it's really down to your hormone levels, if you have no other problems (I just don't have tubes so natural conception is clearly out of the question). The tests that you're having sound exactly the ones they were talking about. I'm pretty sure that one of the hormones, which I believe is your...

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 8:59am

Author: Saro

Post pregnancy-optimum time 2 try ivf again?

After 4 goes at IVF/ICSI our dream came true and we now have a wonderful 5 month old boy. I am almost 42 and am wondering whether I really ought to just thank my lucky stars or whether to return to the clinic to find out my chances of having another child, which I know are already slim at my age. Does anyone know if there is an optimal time after pregnancy when you have the best chance of success at IVF/ICSI? Or is it just luck of the draw? I have just finished BF so the AF will be along soon an...

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 5:36pm

Author: Saro

Placenta still low

Excellent news. Apparently the placenta can move right up until 37 weeks. With the placenta now out of the way it means that the baby can turn and engage his/her head. Glad to hear your good news. xx

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 5:37pm

Author: Saro

Placenta still low

I hope your appointment went well. xxx

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 9:24am

Author: Saro

Placenta still low

I'm so annoyed - I've just written a huge reply to you here about my experience. I don't have time to write it all again but please feel free to pm me if you'd like more info... Briefly I had low lying placenta, then I had a massive and totally unexpected bleed which resulted in me calling an ambulance and being admitted to hospital for a couple of weeks. When I was released I was told ABSOLUTELY NO SEX and to stay local to the hospital and to carry my notes with me at all times. I was naughty a...

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 8:51am

Author: Saro

C Section

I had a c section due to low lying placenta and breech baby. Although I was naturally worried about having an operation it went really well and saved me hours of horrible pain! In my condition it was the only safe way to have the baby so I was totally fine about it, although I was a bit jealous when everyone else was talking about their birthing plans etc. beforehand. But on the other hand it was very nice to know what day my baby was coming when all of my pregnant friends were still willing the...

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 8:45am

Author: Saro

Lack of sleep

I had whopping back ache at the end and I didn't find any pillows helped at all - a hot water bottle definitely helped but, like you, I only slept for a couple of hours at best. Sorry - I think that's just life at this stage. Best of luck though.

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 8:42am

Author: Saro

DH Gone off me

As I recall there was rather a lot of 'Rabbit' talk in the third tri when I was there - need I say more......

Monday, May 18th 2009, 4:13pm

Author: Saro

London Women's Clinic

I think it's either 38 or possibly 39. I know that I was too old by 1 year when I started so I'm guessing it was 38, but I think that if you check out their website it gives the details on there. The only thing that I would say about costs is that you will probably need to buy some extra drugs and if you need icsi or if you want assisted hatching or anything else then that also adds to the cost. I had icsi and assisted hatching and had to buy extra drugs on each cycle, and I think I was working ...

Friday, May 8th 2009, 9:23pm

Author: Saro

surnames

Hiya - I have looked into this cos I wanted my son to have my name and not his fathers. You can put any surname you want on the birth certificate. It wouldn't matter if it wasn't even the same as either of you. If you look on the website for births, marriages and deaths - can't quite remember what it's called but it's a dot guv one (google it) it's all on there. Sarah x

Friday, May 8th 2009, 9:20pm

Author: Saro

Advice for after a breakup (mans side of story)

Hi Billie Forgive me if I'm repeating what others have said. I've only got a limited time between cries and feeds... I contacted the CSA and they were pretty helpful. You don't have to get them involved if you have an amicable arrangement and they will do a calculation for you so that you know what would be a reasonable payment. All you do is ring and say that you would like a calculation. They want to know your (the man's) weekly/monthly net income and then they tell you the payment. I think fr...

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 10:27am

Author: Saro

Parenting Chat

Hi, May I join you? I need to change my ticker but I had Alex 15 days ago and this is all very new to me. Hopefully I may recognise a few names from previous threads. Speak soon. x

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 9:21am

Author: Saro

London Women's Clinic

I'm sorry I can't remember but I do know that when I went to the clinic they gave me the option of having my gp do some of the tests (as they are expensive when done privately). I'm sure if you give them a call and speak to one of the nurses they'll be able to tell you which ones you can get done by your GP. They were always very helpful. If the nurses can't help you then when you go for your initial appt with the cons they will definitely be able to tell you. (I was in a rush so just got the wh...

Monday, February 9th 2009, 10:42pm

Author: Saro

London Women's Clinic

I agree. I was at the London one and they were wonderful. They have a good reputation for egg sharing as far as I'm aware too - one of the quickest in the UK. Really good luck to you. xx

Friday, February 6th 2009, 9:17am

Author: Saro

I'm been discharged !!!

Great news - I got released from hospital yesterday but was just too shattered to log on and let you know. I've not been sleeping at all well in hospital, mainly due to the small bed and the terrible hip and back ache I've had when sleeping. I've been getting up every hour to walk about so by yesterday afternoon I was like a zombie. My constipation has also been increasing since being in hospital despite medication and it's been very uncomfortable to say the least. The consultant who I saw yeste...

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 8:53pm

Author: Saro

Saro is in hospital

Hello all, Thanks for your kind words and support - it really does mean a lot. The update is that I have seen a consultant yesterday and again today on the ward round. They say that I will be in hospital until at least my next scan which will be in about 2 or 2.5 weeks. They will see whether the placenta has moved away from the whole (the oz) and if it has, which they doubt, they may let me home with strict instructions. It is only about a 10% chance that it will have moved cos it really should ...

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 9:28pm

Author: Saro

Hello it's me

Hi guys 1 of my very clever high tech friends has brought me a thing into hospital that plugs into the computer and let's me go on line - hurrah!!!! Thank you all for your kind wishes. It was absolutely awful on Friday morning and I was terrified, I'll be honest but I'm happy to say that I'm feeling fine now and the baby is also fine. I've managed to stay on the ante natal ward all day today without once being threatened with delivery and taken to the delivery suite - so I'm quite proud of mysel...

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 10:52am

Author: Saro

Hospital Bag List

A friend of mine got her mother in law to knit her some leg warmers so that she could wear them for the birth - she was that upset about having to expose her fat thighs !!! Actually - guess what, when it came to labour, being slightly chubby was the last thing on her mind and she showed all !!! Made me laugh BTW that list is very helpful - cheers. xx




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