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Egg collection done ✔

After me panicking and being terrified... the procedure went fine this morning. I was lucky enough to be one of the first in... I don't feel in much pain now...... which is better than I expected. Just gunna chill and have put my pyjamas on already! They managed to get 16 eggs which they said was good. So just have to keep my fingers crossed.

Thank you everyone for your support! I cried in the theatre initially lol. I just felt completely overwhelmed that it was happening. But after a couple of seconds I was fine, they put the sedative in and I couldn't feel a thing. I'm so negative have convinced myself they won't fertilize. But it is all out of our hands now..... just have to hope for the best....

Good luck ladies....... xxxxx

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aww well done you. Another step closer

Did you sleep through it or was you aware of the procedure?

How long did it take?

16 eggs that is good! xx

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Thank you so much. Yes it is another milestone completed.... I didn't fall asleep but I was uncomfortable. Just felt drowsy and looked at the ceiling and the staff spoke with me. The anaesthetist was lovely. He said a lot of people fall asleep. But he said if i didn't and i didn't like the feeling of being awake or being aware of my surroundings then i could ask him for more meds and he could help me fall asleep. The staff were so lovely. It only took about 30 minutes xxxx

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Well done! 16 eggs is brilliant! You deserve a nice relaxing day in pjs on sofa! X

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Thank you! Is a lovely excuse to be lazy and watch back to back episodes of four in a bed lol! Xx

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aww thats good. Has the process gone quick for you? xx

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It went extremely slow between appointments and tests.... has taken over a year from first GP appointment to get to this point. One you get the go ahead for IVF though it all goes quick Xxx

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Wow 16 eggs that is great, rest up now ready for transfer xxx

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Thank you very much :) hope all is well with you and bump :) x

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All good here thanks xx

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That's great news! Fingers crossed for the next steps xxx

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Thank you very much. Keeping everything crossed :) xx

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Well done! I've just had a rescan having egg collection Wednesday. Was due today but follicles grew slower than expected. Glad it all went well for you and 16 sounds great. Everything crossed for you x x

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Thank you so much I just hope they were ok quality wise. Dont worry an extra couple of days and the meds will help everything catch up. Good luck for egg collection. It's not near as bad as I thought so try not to worry. Will be thinking of you Wednesday. Best of luck xxx

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Thank you. Your post has helped me calm down a bit. When they explain the procedure etc. And to be honest now we have a day for egg collection I'm the most scared and nervous I've been so far throughout our journey. So thank you ... your post has helped. Thinking of you too 🤞

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Aww yes it's definately the most scarey part of the process... i was terrified this morning and now I wonder why I worried! They give you sedative and pain relief so you are not aware and don't feel anything. You'll do great so try not to worry (know it's easier said than done!) Big hugs. Will look out for your posts :) xxx

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Great news, best of luck for the rest of your journey 🙏👌

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Thank you :) x

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Wow that's a brilliant number!! Got everything crossed for you lovely, pjs and chill sounds perfect to me, enjoy xxxx

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Yes I am enjoying being lazy for the day and having a good excuse lol! Thank you. I just hope they are ok quality x

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16 eggs! Quite amazing! Well done and look after yourself over the next few days xx

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Thanks so much for support..... it's such an emotional rollercoaster! Am off work for a week so will definatley take it easy Xxx

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Great news! All the best for the next days!

And you know, I think the negativity is normal... At least my brain thinks this way: I am one of the unlucky ones that struggles to get pregnant when for most of the people is soooo easy. You get used to trying unsuccesfully and your brain "learns" that is the rule: failure and not success. Month after month. Brains like simplifying stuff and generalizing. But honestly, that is not very clever for a brain! You have no reason to believe they won't fertilize! And that's not optimist is just realism ;-)

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Thank you.... that is so true..... I think after over 2 years of negative pregnancy tests... the amount of tears I have shed... and the turmoil each month has left me with very low expectations.. I guess this is a self defence mechanism for my own protection in case of another negative result.... the thought of OTD makes me feel physically sick! Staring at negative pregnancy tests after a natural cycle is hard enough. But after IVF it's hard to imagine the devastation of how to cope...

I am sorry I sound so negative! Thank you so much for your support. I need to try and see this as a mini victory for now and take it a step at a time.... we are here with male factor so I guess that's why I worry they won't fertilize.

Hope all is well in your journey.

Big hugs x

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Be positive! That sounds very impressive 16 eggs!🥚🥚🥚🥚😄 fantastic start😁 enjoy a well earned chilled day

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Thank you. I will give myself a positive slap lol! I feel blessed to have good a good amount... definatley enjoying a chill now xxx

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Nice one you all sounds good. I've got that to come so good to hear how others get on. How have you found all the meds? Nervous about it all😕. Have good chill 😊

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Aww good luck to you! When do you start? The meds were ok. Just felt so bloated and uncomfortable towards end.... but apart from that and tiredness was ok. It's easy for me to say but try not to be nervous. It's surprising how quickly it passes...... youll be at this stage before you know it xxxx

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Thank you. That is good to know. Start when my next cycle starts so prob end August or day 19 after so yeah quite soon. Good means to an end though a😊. Thank you for your response v helpful!😊

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Aww good luck... not long to wait now it will fly over! Wishing you the best of luck! Keep us updated xxx

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Thank you Hun!! 😊

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All the best for you too. Fingers crossed for you. Hoping for that baby 😊

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oh, that's a great news.!!!

16 wow, you are a big eggs maker hope you'll got a lot of embryos and get pregnant soon.

When they told would be a transfer, post 5 days? How your family feel about that? Do they know you were able to produce so many eggs?

When I was in treatment I used to wait 5 days and only after that I had my transfer(unfortunately from the donor). Thanks god, the transfer wasn't so painful and I used to be at home as soon as I could.

Anyway, that's good you have already put your pajamas on, hope you'll have a good rest.

Looking for the news from you

fingers crossed xxx

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Thank you :) We didn't really know what to expect.... Just hope quality is still good quantity ..... they will tell us transfer day today when they tell us the quality so quite a scared wait! X

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oh no! don't think bad about today transfer! I do believe you'll get a good quality embryo and everything will be ok!

Are you ready for the transfer? I'm curious do your clinic give you a medicine for free? Actually, did you have to pay for your cycle?

I hope it will be a wonderful day and your family will support you! by the way, will you go with someone there?

When I had my transfer my hubby couldn't go with me and it felt really bad! I didn't have any support and that was just awful! xxx and good luck to you

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Wow that's a good no of eggs. Good luck xx

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Thank you very much :) x

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That's a great number, glad it all went well. Enjoy the rest today and drink lots of water. Lots of luck for tomorrow, keep positive x

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Thank you. Trying my best to stay positive. I know I should be grateful to have got this far. Just don't want to get my hopes up for them to crash down! X

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It's hard anxiously waiting for that phone call today, I think we all try to protect ourselves by not getting our hopes up to much. Hope you managed to get a good nights sleep x

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It's hard anxiously waiting for that phone call today, I think we all try to protect ourselves by not getting our hopes up to much. Hope you managed to get a good nights sleep x

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Well done you! Make sure you have a nice evening and rest up. xx

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Thank you so much :) x

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Awww fab and I'm glad it wasn't too painful because I'm dreading it! How long does the fertilisation stage take? Xx

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They will ring us today with fertilisation rates....... been awake early. Already worrying about the next stage lol. Aww you will be fine for EC. I honestly built it up and was so terrified. But even today there is only a little discomfort. You'll do great. Good luck! xx

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Fingers toes everything crossed for you!! Xxx

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Wow - 16 eggs is amazing!! Make sure you get plenty of rest and drink loads of water!! It's always anxious waiting for the call about the fertilisation! Good luck for the phone call today and the rest of the cycle! X

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Thank you! Been trying to drink lots as you say! Its so horrible waiting for a phone call isn't it. They didn't give us any indication of time of call either! Just have to keep busy as a distraction. Hubby is nervous I think too. The whole kitchen has been scrubbed clean! Good luck to you too :) xx

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Good luck and well done xx

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Thank you :) xx

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Well done.....and good luck 💐xx

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