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IVF appointment tomorrow.... Help please

Hey ladies hope you are all well. Its been such a long time since I posted here.

So last time I had an appointment to discuss our IVF I was told I needed to loose 2 stone before anything could happen, I thought that was the end of the world there and then!! But yaaay I did it and I'm back with my consultant tomorrow to sign the paperwork, and for that dreaded weigh in!!

I don't know what to expect at this appointment really, how long will it take and what's the next process? What questions should I be asking? (I'm useless at asking questions in stuff like this, my mind goes blank!!)

Does anyone the rough time scale for stuff to happen? I believe we will be invited to a group session next to be shown how to do he injections is the right? Will I be waiting months for that group session?

Any help and advice is much appreciated, thank you :) xxxxxx

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As soon as I got the okay it was pretty swift, got me into a group meeting within two weeks, was injecting a week later. It all depends where you are in your cycle and what protocol you are put on. I was on long 21 and it fit pretty well with all my appointments as I had to have a scan on day 2 it was the same day we first saw the doctor and we had it that day. The scan looked at the follicles to help decide the dosage of drugs.

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Hi stilltrying1 thanks for your comments. I am sorry if I sound ignorant, but I have no idea about much of this, what do you mean by long 21?

My periods are never the same each month but I think I should come on within the next day or so.

Its nice to hear that you didn't have to wait too long, I would be so disheartened if I was told the group session would be in like 3 / 4 months xx


Hi EmJayne91. Regarding questions to ask. I do have a list of questions if you would like me to send them to you. Too long to add here, but if you email me in confidence at dianearnold@infertilitynetworkuk.com i will send it to you. Good luck! Diane

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Hello Diane, that would be fantastic, thank you so much :) I will email you now but it will be from my works email if that is OK? It will come from an NEC email address :) xx


Oh! Just down the road from me then! The NEC is only a few miles from me! I will get the list straight out to you. Diane

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I am sure Diane will be able to answer you better for your queries. But briefly I started injecting on day 21 after my period started.

Good luck.

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Hi Em! I'm happy for you. May your app be conducted just well)

I'm in the case of DE IVF so have many ideas as for asking the consultant on this point.

'All recipients, regardless of age should have a complete blood count, blood test for HIV, hepatitis B and C, cytomegalovirus, rubella, toxoplasmosis and RH factor before starting a donor egg cycle.

Do you have any health problems that would be affected by a pregnancy such as cardiovascular disease? Are you on prescription medication, etc?

If you are over 40 and are considering the donor egg options, make sure that you have a current electrocardiogram, mammogram, glucose tolerance test and chest film.

Have you talked to an obstetrician about the risks relating to pregnancy, labor and delivery for women in your age category?

Have you discussed the risks of multiple births, which is quite high with donor eggs?

Have you asked about the miscarriage rate after embryo transfer?

Has your husband or partner's semen been tested lately?

Will the clinic use estrogen and progesterone to prepare the endometrium lining of your uterus. Will the clinic require a mock cycle first? Which type of estrogen is used?'

Also if this is the case questions about donor selection and eggs quality. Some additional ones to considerif you're using a known or designated donor etc.

Hopefully this helps you somehow x


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