Just wanted to update that after day 14 FSH scan yesterday, we've been told we can go to EC! EC is confirmed as Friday (tomorrow) and I'm honestly sh!tt!ng myself! Trying to stay calm etc and keep thinking we've come this far. I didn't expect to get to EC this time as the follicles weren't growing quickly as I was on a low Gonal F dose due to PCOS and risk of OHSS. but somehow they came through. I have 4 follicles of 16mm and over (a 23, 20, 17 and 16) and lots of them at 13mm which I'm hoping might grow more. But either way, I've seen lots of amazing stories of women with fewer than 4 follicles go on to get BFP.
I'm trying to be realistic and positive and take each step at a time, rather than think will there be eggs, will they be suitable, will they fertilise, will they grow, with they implant, will they survive?! I could drive myself crazy!
Do you have any tips for pre/during/post EC please? What to eat/do/think!? How to cope with the EC itself? Did anything help it? How painful did you find it? What about afterwards? I've read that after EC I need to avoid spicy food, direct heat on tummy and no baths in addition to being healthy etc. Any further tips would be great xx
There are so many stages and this is an emotional roller coaster! I have HUGE respect for all you amazing ladies going through this, especially those on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th goes. You are inspirational!!! Thankyou for all the amazing help and advice on here and wishing you all lots of luck 🍀🍀🍀 xxx