Hello lovely ladies
I've been following this group for a couple of months now and feel now is the time to start sharing as my IVF journey is imminent!
I'm 36, my boyfriend and I have been trying for a baby for a few years.
Since January I have had the dye test 3x in one week(!), plus many other tests and have recently undergone surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) to find out what's been stopping me from conceiving.
About 7 or 8 years ago I had to have some abnormal cells removed via a cone biopsy, 2 weeks after this I had an infection and a massive haemorrhage.
Following surgery, my consultant gynaecologist has revealed to me that the cone biopsy completely removed my cervix! And that the infection I had following that caused my Fallopian tubes to completely disconnect from my uterus! She also discovered and removed endometriosis tissue.
Good news is that my ovaries and uterus look good and my boyfriend's swimmers have passed their tests. I have an AMH score of 31. I'm seeing my gynaecologist again on 9th June to be referred for IVF.
I live in Kent and I'm entitled to 2 free rounds on the NHS.
I have worked with babies and children for 12 years. I'm currently a community nursery nurse with the health visiting team so every day I assess the development of one and two year olds and I do baby clinics to weigh and measure and give advice. I also help to support parents at home with feeding, sleep, toileting and behaviour issues. I love my job but since finding out I can't conceive naturally it's sometimes quite emotional. Every day I'm asked if I have children. We talk about babies all day long in the office. 2 ladies have just had baby showers. I love children so much but now my own situation has put a brand new spin on everything.
I have cried my eyes out and have now gone through the acceptance stage of not being able to conceive naturally.
I am being positive and hopeful about IVF now being my new journey.
This network will be an amazing place to share, give and take support. Good luck to all of us. It's nice to know we are not alone on what seems like a lonely journey at times.
Anyone else in Kent?