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Advice on next steps

Hi all. I haven't posted on here for some time. But keeping up wiv everyone lovely positive stories. 

So I have just had my 3rd failed IUI, and we had 2 IVF before which all ended before I got to my test date. Is this normal? Esp when my periods are always so normal and last 28-30 days. But when on treatment it comes 3-5 before by test date. What's going on? My clinic after The after the 2

IVF said we should go straight to egg donor as I have old eggs, which means quality isn't great. Any advice or thoughts I would be so grateful. I feel so lost 

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I am going through the same at the first ivf cycle due to test on Tuesday but heavy bleed and clotting so didn't even manage to get to test date. I didn't think I would of started a period either as my cycle is always spot on!! Maybe speak with your clinic/nurse and ask them about it!! Can't give you advice on donor eggs but ask your clinic for some advice on this and do your research. Wish you all the best!!  Keep strong but as for you to go through all the above and still to keep going sounds like your a pretty amazing lady!! Keep the faith and all the best!! Xx


Hiya hon

I am sorry for your pain.

Today I am pregnant and lucky... I am telling you this not to rub salt in as I don't even know if everything is ok but it's all because of DE....

History, 18 told I was infertile, both tubes blocked, 2 x natural pregnancy and 1 x eptopic lost left tube. 1 x NHS cycle over 20 years ago BFN

3 x private funded fresh cycles 2014 x 1 bfn, may 2015 bfn & October 2015 bfn despite having not so bad eggs but I was 40/41.

After pain and heartbreak said enough is enough financially crippled we said that's it... I wasn't ready to finish so researched DE abroad. 3 months later found donor, clinic and match even with odd blood group and another few thousand later flew back home to a BFP even though I am on early stages today I AM PREGNANT 5w2d....I never looked back

PM me if you want details. 


Thanks both. I'm only 32 so want to find out as much as possible before DE. If that's the path we need to go down them so be it. But just want to be clear I have tried everything first.

If anyone has been in simpler possible with AF starting earlier than due dates. Please let me know. Xx


Thank you. I feel the same if we even use egg donor will it survive. I'm going to call my clinic next week for a consultancy appointment and demand for more answers. Thank you feel like I'm not going mad so that really helps. Good luck with your IVF. Keep me posted x 


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