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Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 10:21pm

Author: Addy

HOW MANY TO TRANSFER?

Hi there Nicci, The number of eggs to transfer back is really a matter for you and your other half. Is there any particular reason why they said triplets are likely? If you only have 2 put back, it's unlikely that you'll have triplets, though it can happen. I was desperate to give myself the best chance possible, so wee had 2 put back each time. On our first, we had a straightforward pregnancy with one baby, the other embryo just didn't take. On our second, we miscarried really early and whilst ...

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 9:12pm

Author: Addy

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Hi Emma, I'm sorry I can't really answer your query as we were in a completely different situation and got a letter through for an appointment when we thought we'd been struck off the list. I can't imagine you'll have to wait that long. You usually need a referral whether it's private or NHS, so I imagine it'll be just the 2 months that Moonshine was suggesting. Again though, I'd give them a call. You might be able to get a cancellation from them. Best of luck x Sadie, hope you're treatment is g...

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 8:58pm

Author: Addy

IVF in Norway

Hi Amanda, Sorry it takes me such a long time to reply. Yeah I think a lot of people like Norway. For me, it's where I'd go next if I ever needed to go through treatment again. We also have frozen embryos there so that's an option should we need it again. As for the trips out there, you'll need to do 2 trips if this is your first treatment. The first trip is literally for the consultation. You only have to be out there for the few hours of the consultation, however the Ryanair flights that every...

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 10:33pm

Author: Addy

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Hi Jo and Sadie, Best of luck with your treatments at BCRM. They really are an excellent clinic and I don't think you'll have any regrets about going there. Addy xxxx

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 10:14pm

Author: Addy

IVF in Norway

Hi Folks, Amanda, you'll have to pay for drugs on top of that unfortunately. Norway now send a prescription over to the Fazeley pharmacy in Tamworth and you buy your drugs from there. They arrive by courier, though they're much cheaper than you'll find anywhere and they're certainly cheaper than in Norway. On our first cycle in Norway, we bought ours over there and they were well expensive. The second time round, we bought our drugs from Fazeley (quite a new thing for Norway then) and it was so ...

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:58pm

Author: Addy

Just an update from us

Yeah Mavis, we've told Harry that he's having a brother and that he's called Matthew. He does call my belly Matthew and he puts cream on my belly, but I really don't think he has a clue what's going to be happening in several weeks' time. He's very gentle with other babies, so I don't have any worries there, but I know he's going to have some jealousy issues. He has 100% of my attention at the moment and it's going to be tricky. I think my biggest fear is Matthew being as big a feeder as Harry w...

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 9:43pm

Author: Addy

hiccups

Hiccups are so weird. My little fella has only had them once or twice that I've noticed. Harry had them the 4/5 times a day that you're talking about. It's funny how each pregnancy is entirely different. Harry was a real kicker and it was constant. With this pregnancy, I feel big sweeping movements rather than little kicks. I think he likes tumbling! Addy xxxxx

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 9:36pm

Author: Addy

Baby measuring small

Jane, So glad that everything's ok. It looks like you're getting really good monitoring which is what you need. Hopefully it will put your mind at rest and with your next scan/examination being in the next week, you should be fine. Best of luck Addy xxxx

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 9:30pm

Author: Addy

Just an update from us

Thanks everyone for your replies and thanks for thinking of me. Csam, I kept asking Laura about how you were getting on, so I was getting updates. So chuffed for you, though I bet it was a shock to get twins. Can't believe you're now 16 weeks. Doesn't time fly? Will you be finding out the sex? Moonshine, not long to go now eh? As with everyone, I can't believe how far people are now. I remember when everyone had only just got pregnant...now the babies are knocking on the door! Hope you have a he...

Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:26pm

Author: Addy

terror of giving birth

Hi Dizzyduck, Please don't be worried about the guilt feelings you have about fearing labour. I'm just over 10 weeks off my 2nd labour and when I think about it again, I absolutely dread it. I am truly grateful for where I am but if I could do it without the labour, I would. I unfortunately didn't have a positive experience with my first labour because I was induced at almost 42 weeks but having learnt from that, it's given me a few ideas for what I would like next time. The only thing I would s...

Monday, December 28th 2009, 10:43pm

Author: Addy

Just an update from us

Hi there everyone, Just wanted to give you an update as this is the first time that I've been on FertilityZone since we moved into temporary accommodation at the beginning of September. We finally moved to our house on Halloween, though we've been offline from then until these last few weeks when we finally got our Internet set up...yippee! Well I think Compley probably filled everyone in about our amnio. I think we moved just before we had it done. By that time, twin 2 had passed away and twin ...

Friday, September 4th 2009, 6:57pm

Author: Addy

A sad update about our twin situation-updated 22/9/09

Thanks everyone for your support and thanks for your replies. It's good to know the info on an amnio because I've been given a hospital leaflet and that's it. It just says no heavy lifting etc but doesn't give any time frames for taking it easy. I know you're meant to do that the whole pregnancy but I suppose you've got to be especially careful after a needle procedure. Grace, I think you're right about the figures. Given the 1:500, we would be considered low risk, or certainly not "high risk", ...

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 7:24pm

Author: Addy

A sad update about our twin situation-updated 22/9/09

Hi all, I'm so terribly sorry I've not been on here since Tuesday when I had my appointment. In short, twin 2 has died. It's really sad, but when we saw it again you could see that it was never going to make it. It had such a large pocket of fluid around its body and it had a massive tumour on its body. The tumour looked almost the size of the baby again. I just feel relieved really that nature has taken its course and that the poor baby is out of its misery and not fighting any more. I'm trying...

Monday, August 31st 2009, 8:57pm

Author: Addy

A sad update about our twin situation-updated 22/9/09

Hi everyone, Thanks so much for your lovely posts. This is the first time that I've come on here since I posted, so I'm sorry if I've been absent. I'm so overwhelmed by the support you've given. I hope I can repay it somehow. Well this week has been really hard. Tuesday and Wednesday were hell. I was pretty much in tears most of the time. By Thursday I came to be able to talk about it, despite being in absolute bits inside. It's stupid but I just read the report prepared by the specialist over a...

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 10:55am

Author: Addy

A sad update about our twin situation-updated 22/9/09

Just wanted to update you all about our situation as some of you will know that I was worried about our scans. In short, we went for our NHS dating scan on Thursday. Twin 2 (always been small for dates) was now almost 2 weeks behind and appeared completely abnormal. The sonographer was lovely and showed us a growth around its chest. She couldn't decide whether it's chest hadn't formed over its bits or whether its organs were growing outside its body. She told us straight that it wasn't right and...

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 10:04am

Author: Addy

clinics in New York

Bunny, I know it's a little late now as you asked this late last year, but a friend of mine has just been over to the Sher clinic in New York (I think that's how you spell it). They specialise in high FSH. Unfortunately it's very expensive and I know that the cycle cost them £15,000. She hasn't got pregnant although they were expecting her to. Over here, she's had a complete lack of response to stimming and hasn't produced anything. She produced 5 eggs on her cycle there and got 3 good embryos t...

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 9:59am

Author: Addy

IVF in Norway

Thanks Tippy and Tigerlily, Tippy, I really don't know what to suggest. Why are your chances just 2%? Is there anything you can do to improve that? What are they saying is your reason for the failures? I know it's got to be a hard decision as you don't want to keep ploughing money into something you don't know is going to work. I know hubby and I had a difference of opinion on the whole IVF/ICSI thing as I would have kept going, yet hubby would have had one more go and that was it. It's such a h...

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 9:52am

Author: Addy

Scan Health Norway

Hi Toffeelady, I was one of those who used Scanhealth in Norway. You will find posts from me on the thread Mavis has given you. I really loved the clinic and couldn't recommend them highly enough. I think they have really good rates too, as well as being quite cheap. The only thing is at the moment that the pound is weak and you'll find accommodation and food, if you want to buy any, a lot more expensive than it was when I went over there 2 years ago for the first time. I've had 2 cycles at Scan...

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 9:40am

Author: Addy

Lower sperm count on egg collection day

Hi Lizzy, I just wanted to say try not to stress about it too. I can't give you any particulars like Paul, as I'm no sperm expert but I don't know any clinic that would carry on thinking they may get poor results with IVF, when they could go on to do ICSI. If after washing, his sperm didn't make the grade for IVF, they wouldn't risk it at all and they would definitely seek your permission for ICSI. They obviously thought it was good enough to continue with the IVF. Neither doing IVF nor ICSI gua...

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 9:45pm

Author: Addy

Bit of advice about the size of our baby

No definitely not. You've been a great help Mavis. I've quite relaxed over these last few days about it. On Monday and Tuesday I was a complete wreck. I'm going to try to chill until we have our 12+5 week scan. We have a consultation then so may get some more information. Plus, we've got another scan next week so I'm hoping a tummy scan might show us baby 2 in a better light. Will keep you all updated with our progress. Am keeping my fingers crossed. Addy xxxx




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