So I'm new to this group - and to the whole world of Fertility treatments. It all feels a little daunting and so I thought I'd write to say hello and see if any of you have any tips to share.
I will be receiving my package of medication tomorrow (and due to start tablets on the 29th). We are having ICSI treatment not IVF so I know my road ahead will be quite different from some of yours.
I'd like to know silly things I guess - diet wise are there any foods to avoid? I'm a vegetarian and have read that soy could be bad for you but then other reports say it's actually beneficial for those trying to conceive.
Acupuncture is something else I've read about.. is it best to have treatment regularly all the way through your ICSI/IVF cycle or just around transfer day?
How have people found working whilst being on the HCG injections?
What white lies have you told colleagues as you to why your bloated/not drinking without them all assuming your pregnant? (There have been 3 pregnancies in my workplace recently & I'm already dodging the "your next" winks so this one I'm perhaps a little sensitive about).
Is there anything to look out for when I've started treatment? My nurse has already told me to avoid ibuprofen but had I not asked about pain relief I wouldn't have known that.
I feel like I need an ICSI for dummies manual to read to help me get through the next 8 weeks. For now though any advice you lovely guys could give would be hugely appreciated!!