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Second ivf cycle and age 43

After 1st failed round in oct and picking ourselves up we've decided to have another go ! Last cycle collected 3 mature eggs of which only 1 fertilised . We did a 3 day transfer of a perfect 8 cell embryo but sadly bfn 😥 I'm in Day 3 of merional today and I'm booked for a scan next Wednesday! I'll be happy if we get the same number of eggs again as I'm 43 and don't expect to get lots of eggs at my age. My only fear is we may not get any this time !! Trying to keep positive but I'm aware I'm no spring chicken so trying to dig deep for some hope! This time I've been having reflexology to try and keep relaxed too

If this cycle fails we're looking at one final last go in Cyprus with donor eggs this year as our 3rd and final attemp at our dream of a family of our own . Wish us luck ☘️

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Wishing you lots of luck for this round

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We’re in a similar situation, just thinking about starting a 4th fresh cycle in the next few months. I’m 41 this year and have low amh and high fsh so I don’t produce many eggs even with high meds. We’ll definitely consider other options after this go. Good luck with this cycle. Are you doing long or short protocol? I’ve only ever done short so hoping to try something different next time. xx

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Hi jules, I took norethisterone last time before starting high dose menopur, with producing few eggs they've skipped norethisterone this time and started stimulating in 3rd day of my natural cycle as stopping my cycle then kick starting it again is to get lots eggs apparently and seeing as I produced only 3 last time anyway they won't switch my ovaries on and off in the hope the eggs will be better quality!!! So watch this space. Lsst time we got one perfect embryo out of three. My hope is maybe if we get 3 eggs again that the 3 will be good on this short protocol natural period start 😊. Thanks

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Very best of luck to you for your cycle, hoping it all goes well. Keep thinking those positive thoughts and hopefully lovely positive things will come your way xo

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Thanks Dunla xxx

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Good luck with everything... I hope it works xxx

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Wishing you all the best for your next round 💕 xx

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Wishing you lots of luck for this cycle xx

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Sending big hugs and positive vibes your way. I’m 42 and about to start cycle 1...feeling a bit apprehensive but all we do is use everything in our power to make it happen. Xx

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Hi, I am in a similar situation as you. Am 42 with a fresh and a frozen attempt done( 2015-2016), both didn’t work. It taken me so long to get over my losses

Have just finished a short protocol and am currently awaiting a phone call from clinic for a date for our transfer. Hoping for blastocysts on Monday.

Good luck with your treatment!

K x

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Good luck tomekan xxx

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And to you xx

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Wishing you so much luck xx

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I wish you all the best of luck. You are not alone in this crazy, daunting IVF world. Personally I had 4 attempt and one miscarriage. I am 42 and going for egg donor... don’t give up your dream. Take care x

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You do feel like your going crazy but your exactly right don't give up the dream until you e give it your best shot! Good luck with the egg donor 😘 X

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Wishing you loads of luck!xx

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Hi Lollypop I just wanted to wish you luck with your next cycle. We are on our first cycle at 43 having had 4mcs after natural pregnancies. We had ICSI to help with male issues. 3 eggs retrieved and we are hoping the final one lasts to day 5 for transfer. I've taken all the vits I can, ubiquinol, dhea, acupuncture etc so feel I've thrown everything at it so if this doesn't work I think we will give up on our old eggs / sperm and maybe try donor. It's a really hard decision though. I heard that there is a clinic in Cyprus that will do tandem OE / DE cycles which I need to look into further. Looking forward to hearing how you get on.

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I wish you all the luck in the world . Yes the decision to use donor eggs isn't easy but at my age I will have few goes with my own eggs but hsving an 80 % of success with donor eggs is a really good chance of becoming a mum if we need to go down that route! Laws are different in Cyprus and the guy who runs the clinic there used to be at the hewitt centre in Liverpool so you can have part treatment here then fly over for 5 days for transfer etc. I'm giving this cycle my all and like they say it only takes 1 good egg so fingers crossed 🤞 ps it's low sperm count that brought us down this route as I'm fine apart from my age! Well it is what it is so we're gonna go for it this year and try every avenue x good luck carrolino4 xxx

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Hi Lollypop74

I'm in similar situation, I'm 42 turning 43 in November, the cut off age in our state hospital is 42, our 1st cycle failed in November, we lost our daughter in June 2016 when she was only six month old, and there was no known cause of death, and we are going for the 2nd one in March, I'm hoping for the best, however I'm taking supplements to improve egg quality, eg coenzyme q10 and alphalepoic acid, I wish u all the best, this is not an easy journey a d my husband has lost interest, I'm just worried he might change his mind abt this 2nd cycle,as he is not talking about nor respond when I bring up the topic...so hard anf emotionally draining process

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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss it's heartbreaking , ivf is so emotional and you invest your heart into it. I wish you lots of luck . We've funded 1st and now our 2nd cycle as we just missed out on funding! That's why we can only afford 3 goes in total so I'm relaxed about this cycle as we can afford one last go if need be, but thy will be abroad for better odds. That's taking the pressure of us. Your husband will be struggling just as much as you are . My husband took our first fail really bad but we had to keep it together as time isn't on our side to take a break! Hoping you both keep strong and support each other 😘 All the best in March xx

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Wishing you all the very best and sounds like a solid plan. Good luck xx

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Thanks Hannah xx

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Thanks Lollypop

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Wishing you lots of luck for your scan. Really hope it’s good news for you xx

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My fingers are crossed for my scan tomorrow I'm expecting to stim for at Least another 4 or 5 days if all goes well x

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Good luck to you sweetie xx

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Hi lollypop74

Wishing u best of luck

Am trying my 3rd fresh cycle this march

I hope we all get what we wish for

Keep being positive

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Thanks lady MM , trying to be positive and tell myself there's hope even at my age with my own eggs! Miracles can happen. My nan had her 10th child at age 48 so hoping I've inherited her eggs 🙏 X

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Thank you 😘 x

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Good luck Lollypop, I really hope you get a good result this time around xx

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Hey there. How are you doing? I hope its all great. I am really sorry for what you 're going through. I know it's not easy. You are very strong, however. I wish you good luck. Take care.

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