Newbie!

Hi all,

I'm new to all of this and just starting our IVF journey.

Found this forum and am hoping it will help as I've been feeling lost and lonely, not knowing what to expect with everything from scans and meds, to testing etc.

Struggling with the whole thing to be honest. Me and my husband are both 38 and neither of us have children. Can't think of anything else we want more so we're starting this part of our lives and are trying to stay positive.

looking forward to being able to share this with others going through the same process and emotions, not people who try and understand how hard it is but in reality they may never have to find out

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Welcome to the forum, you will definitely get a lot of support from everyone on here. All your describing is perfectly ‘normal’ from being on this journey, it can feel like the loneliest place but here is a safe place to ask questions, rant or just write how your feeling. Wishing you lots of luck xx

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Hi Kel679,

Where are you up to with treatment?

Hopefully i can help with some questions you may have.

Me and my partner have just started our IVF journey, i go for my baseline scan tomorrow to hopefully then be able to start my injections.

We have been ttc for 4 years with no luck, not a single pregnancy.

It is draining and the emotions you feel drive you crazy but we all have to take each day as it comes and try and stay as postie as we can. Hopefully we will all one day get a BFP :)

xxxx

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We have tests and scans 2 weeks today. We know my husband has low sperm count so then it will be a case of deciding the best course of treatment, though I need to lose some weight before we can start that - so right at the beginning of our journey really. it's been a long road to get here though as every month hoping and praying for no AF and being older so feel like my biological clock is well and truly ticking. I feel like I'm letting him down by not being able to get pregnant and I don't want us to get to the stage where we balme oursleves and each other - it's so hard...and then there's the inevitable questions from family (who aren't as close) about when we're going to have a baby - if only it were that easy!

Fingers crossed for you tomorrow xx

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Welcome! Once the process gets going, it really is fast, so all your years of waiting and trying will soon get speeded up! Good luck with your ivf journey. I'm on my first round. Currently in the 2 week wait following my first ever embryo transfer. Try and eat healthy whole foods. By focusing on fresh and healthy ingredients for your fertility, you'll naturally lose weight without focusing on the weight loss. I'm sure by doing it together you can support each other. We gave up alcohol together in April and have been taking multivitamins. Ensure you take folic acid. Get regular exercise. Walking outside together in nature has helped keep us positive and focused and given us some special time x

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I found it a lonely journey until I found this forum, lots of good information and help on here. Good luck with your journey. Xx

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Hello Kel! You have come to the right place as the ladies have already said! Once you get going it will fly by, so just try to stay calm, I’ve found acupuncture a god send this past year, has really helped me keep balanced, and counselling, if that’s your kind of thing the clinic can help! It really is a rollercoaster of emotions, but you’ll find your own way xxx any questions always feel free to ask, keep us posted on how you get on xxxx

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Welcome. Its lovely here and I hope you find answers to your questions. Try to stay focused and be full of positivity.

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Hi there, just adding a welcome to those of the other ladies!! I’m also relatively new, having only just completed our first cycle....1 failed fresh transfer & now focusing on our 3 frozen embryos & our next transfer!!

As others on here can, I totally relate to the isolation & loneliness feelings....it’s so incredibly tough & an emotional rollercoaster!! However, I hope that you will find this forum as helpful as I have over the last few months.....it’s such an incredible support!! xxx

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