Hi all, I've just joined this site and am just starting the IVF journey. Hubby and I have been trying for 8 years, and we finally found out what the problem was (low ovarian reserve) a year ago. Unfortunately my BMI was 41 so now I've lost 3 stone and hit a BMI of 34, I can do IVF privately. I turned 33 last week, and am going to start the down-regulation injections very soon - I'm waiting impatiently for day 1 so I can start counting. I'm excited but terrified. Apparently we're around a third less likely than normal to succeed, which at my calculation is a 1 in 5 chance. We can afford 3 rounds using my eggs, but only 1 egg donation if it turns out in this first go that I just don't have enough eggs. I've always wanted kids and my heart aches whenever someone else tells me they're pregnant or asks if I'm planning kids. I am so scared of it not working. How do you cope with the emotional side of it? Good luck everyone. K x
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