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First time IVF success stories?

BabyHope
BabyHope

Hello,

I am going to be starting IVF next month and would love to know how many of you have had first time success with IVF. We have been trying for over 3 years and had polyp removed in June. I am 32 hubby is 35. Unexplained infertility. Any success stories would be appreciated. It really helps stay positive. Xx

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Hey hun I'm a first time success story with twins! The little monkeys are 9 weeks old on Christmas day. Similar to you hubby and I had been trying for over 3 years. Unexplained fertility - no other explanation etc.

We had IVF & chose to have 2 eggs put back in and both were obviously successful! The girls are awesome & celebrate their first Christmas tomorrow bless them! My journey was not without scares though I had bleeding at 12 weeks approx & all the way through pregnancy (because it's soooo wanted) I think you do become a bit paranoid....have the babies moved enough today, should I be lifting certain things, is that pain normal etc.......but I got there. Planned C section at 38 weeks & my little miracles arrived 👶👶.

Wishing you & all the other ladies on here lots of luck in 2016 hun. 🎅🎁🎈. xx

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Mooster1

Awwww so happy to hear your story, it really keeps me going 😊. Just can't wait to start my first IVF cycle.

Wish you and your family a very happy Christmas! xxx

Tlove
Tlove in reply to Mooster1

I'm a bit behind Mooster - also had 2 embryos transferred and both took so I'm expecting twins too. I'm 11 weeks tomorrow and still worrying all the time. My next scan is still 2.5 weeks from now, maybe then I can relax a little. Although from what you describe, you never stop worrying!

My reason for IVF is recurrent miscarriage, found out I had APS which was treated in my last pregnancy but still ended in mc. Found out earlier this year my AMH levels were low and this was the likely cause of mc, along with the APS. And my thyroid levels are low too. I only had 2 good embryos that made it to blastocyst but it seems this is all you need!

Good luck babyhope, make sure you get yourself ready for it, take your folic acid, prenatal vitamins, drink lots of water and eat well - they say high protein diet is good. You are still quite young so your eggs should be good quality. Try and read up on the process too, it was much harder going through it than I had expected.

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Tlove

Thanks Tlove for your reply. 😊

after reading all success stories there is positive hope inside me. Can't wait for my period to arrive so that I can start with my short protocol treatment. I had my AMH test and doctor said it's very high(54) for my age but it's good she said. Wish you a very happy Christmas ! Xxx

Tlove
Tlove in reply to BabyHope

Your AMH is good - 22 is normal. I was 3, so very low which came as such a shock as I had been getting pregnant really easily up to a year ago. You have good reason to be positive and do keep that way as I believe that mindfulness plays a big role as well. The first few days of injecting are tough, I found once I got to day 3 it was a little easier and you just have to remember at all stages why you are doing this.

Have a great Christmas - keep us updated in the new year with your progress!

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Tlove

Yes sure I will keep posting . . . ☺️

I'm also a first time success story. I'm 35 and hubby 43. Our issue was mainly hubby's sperm so we had ICSI. I have mild PCOS but no idea if that effects our fertility - once they discovered hubby's issue they stopped doing tests on me as they said it would result in same route anyway. Good luck with your cycle!

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Lynnr54

Thanks Lynnr54 for sharing your story ☺️Xx

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Loving these stories as I am also a first timer hopefully starting in Jan xxx

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Hidden

Awww that's great, Button - 123 when are you suppose to start your treatment ? Is it short protocol? Wish you good luck and happy Christmas Hun xxx

Hidden
Hidden in reply to BabyHope

Hello I have to phone clinic on 1st day of my period. I am on short protocol as I have low egg reserve. Just excited to get started after waiting ages. Enjoy your Xmas xxx

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Hidden

Looks like we are in same boat 😊. Keep us posted your progress. Xxx

Hi, I got my first ever bfp 2 1/2 weeks ago. It was our 1st ivf with icsi, I'm 34 and my hubby is 43, unexplained infertility and had been trying for 4yrs. I had short protocol and 11eggs collected, only one fertilised tho so was preparing for the worst. We had a 2day transfer, at the time it had 5 cells and was 'good quality'. The ride is still ongoing as I started bleeding before my bfp which is still continuing, scary but the baby is still there so so far ok. Good luck, it can happen, but if it doesn't 1st time round take comfort in knowing that the 2nd round will be far more tailored as they will know better how you react to treatment, the 1st round is always a bit experimental. XX

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to tindog

Hey Tindog,

Thanks for sharing your success story. Wish you a very happy Christmas and new year! Xxx

Hello

I am 33 and my hubby is 39. We also had a diagnosis of unexplained infertility. We had been trying for approx 2.5 years and got our BfP after our first round of IVF in the summer. I am now 26 weeks pregnant.

I honestly couldn't imagine it happening for us but it did, so try to keep positive.

Good luck with your treatment in January!

x

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Hopeful1982

Hey Hopeful1982,

Thanks for sharing your success story. Do you mind if I ask you if you were on short or long protocol?

Wish you a very happy Christmas xxx

Hopeful1982
Hopeful1982 in reply to BabyHope

I was on the long protocol so

started to down regulate on day 21. Do you know what protocol you will be on?

Have a nice Christmas! x

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Hopeful1982

Yes. My doctor said I will be on short protocol. So I was told I will have to start my injections from day 4 of next cycle. Xx

Hi

Check your clinic for results we are starting ivf next year no date as yet as all paperwork has just been sent. We are going with care clinic and will be using one of there satellite clinics at our local hospital we will only have to attend the care clinic for egg collection and embryo transfer. I'm 31 and hubby is 30 I've looked into the clinic and the success rate for first attempt for women under 35 is almost 60%. We only get 1 nhs full funded cycle so we are using the term when not if. Do your research I'm under no illusions and have the fact in my mind it may not work first time but we are trying to remain positive and using the term when it helps me along. We are so excited for the new year. May I wish you and your hubby all the very best for the new year ahead and hope you are granted with your miracle xx

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to hope84

Thank you :-)

And wish you and your husband a very good luck and happy new year!xx

Also first time success with care. I had vv low amh and partner had zero sperm count and required an ssr. Our odds were vv low.

First full cycle (month before I injected but nothing grew) success for us! I'm 34, hubby 38. I had severe endometriosis and PCO (not the syndrome that's different apparently!) Rubbish cycle really too - my cysts grew so they could only get 5 eggs from 19 follicles, 3 fertilised and only 1 was good enough (Day 3). I bled week 7 and week 9-10. However, I'm 33 weeks now and expecting a little boy.

Its a tough journey but worth it for the end result!

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to EllieD

Thanks EllieD for sharing your success story. I am very excited to start my first IVF cycle in just 2 weeks. Happy new year! Xx

Just want to wish all the best xx

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to nicknick

Thanks a lot nicknick 😊

Hi BabyHope, I start my IVF for the first time next week, got my medication today. When do you start yours? Was a bit nervous when I saw the needles but looking forward to it now, really would love it to work first time x

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Daisy32

Hi Daisy32,

Thanks for your reply 😊 And all the best for your treatment. I start my treatment w/c 11th January so not too far. I really hope it should work out first time for us ☺️

Can I ask you if you are on short or long protocol ?

Happy new year & lots of baby dust everywhere xx

Daisy32
Daisy32 in reply to BabyHope

Hi BabyHope

I hope so too. I hardly slept last night thinking about it! I am on long protocol, you?

Good luck to you too xx

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Daisy32

I understand, but try not to think about it. Just keep positive hope, eat well, drink loads of fluids. I am on short protocol. I have my baseline scan in few hours today and will start injections from Sunday or Monday. Can't wait to see my first ever BFP Lol.

It's so good to have buddy on this site, to share experiences, joys, sorrows. Keep us posting your progress Hun xxx

Daisy32
Daisy32 in reply to BabyHope

It is really good to talk to people in similar situations, keeps me sane! Keep me updated on your progress as well, I hope it goes well for you xxx

Hi, BabyHope! I'm so happy for you! Great deal for the new year!

It won't sound soothing but it took us a long period of time to achieve the pregnancy. I was in case of endo, some complications, no male infertility. We couldn't conceive for two years when at last came to the fertility clinic. First we were offered to try IUI, and we did. No result, then ICSI - the same. After considering the facts our previous clinic wasn't clear enough as for the necessary procedure, so we changed it. It was biotexcom where we were supposed to take DE IVF. And from the third attempt only we were blessed to get pregnant. Now we are bringing up our 8 mo!

That was the deal in our case. But think you'll cope quicker as for ex. a friend of mine. Her infertility was unexplained, the partner was ok. It was her first IVF cycle when they started with twins. Unfortunately one vanished later. But still that was first time IVF success.

Good luck. I'm sure you'll do it quickly! x

Thanks Karinyaa for sharing your and your friends success story 😊

Xx

Hidden
Hidden

Lovely reading the success stories for first timers! It is our first cycle for unexplained infertility both 39, no other children & I just started stims tonight! 🍀🍀

BabyHope
BabyHope in reply to Hidden

Hey Willow38,

Good luck for your treatment. I started my injections yesterday itself. When is your Egg collection date planned? Are you on short protocol ? xxx

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Hidden in reply to BabyHope

I'm on the long protocol, if things go to plan then EC should be around the 18th. Got a scan Thursday. X

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