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August, let the ball roll again

After our first cycle failed in November (2 eggs, 1 mature but not fertilised) and a polyp removed last June, we've now just started a second IVF :)

I luckily have just 1 injection a day to do - Gonal F is not prefilled so I can mix it with Menopur. We're trying a mild IVF cycle: 150 Gonal, 150 Menopur for 12 days.

Being with low amh (0.4) at 35, chances are realistically quite low (8%) but we decided to give it another try before going to egg donation. Doc said the best I should get this time is 3 eggs... We'll hopefully collect them, fertilize with ICSI and freeze the embryos. Then we'll start another round immediately after and at the end of it we'll do PGS + transfer of the best embryo.

So yeah, it's time for me to start fighting again!

In the meantime I'll keep following your stories, lovely ladies - best of luck to us all <3

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Good luck lovely x

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Cheers Barbara! I’m following you xx

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Thank you - back at ya x

How are you finding menopur? I start my first one tonight - a bit nervous of messing it up. Wish me luck x

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at the beginning it takes a while to follow exactly what I've been told to do but after 3 days I feel more confident. I'm sure you'll be fine too :D :D good luck!!

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Wishing you loads of luck!!xx

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Ohh bless you, thanks Cinderella. How’s your waiting going?🌷

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Ha its pretty rubbish....just want to know one way or another now!xx

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Resist hun!! xx

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You are a real fighter.my best wishes for you.❤️❤️❤️

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Thanks so much ❤️

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Best of Luck for this cycle 💕

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Thanks hun, hope the scan went well xx

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It went well - so glad it is over 😊 x

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Fantastic!!!

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You got this babe! xxx0000000000

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Yeaaaah! Thanks Ama❤️

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Sending you strength xx

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Thanks Cat, how’s the clinic research going? Xx

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Hi,

Thanks for asking 😊

We found a clinic that n Czech Republic with very appealing price and very reasonable success rates and we are going for it either September or October, depending on when my job allows me to have time off.

I am very excited that I will finally get started 😊

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That’s great! Keep us posted xx

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Hello! Just wanted to wish you all the luck I sincerely hope you get the best outcome xxx

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Thanks so much!! I’m very happy for your BFP! good luck on the journey😊

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Thank you xx

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Really interesting to hear someone with experience of natural or natural modified IVF. Wishing you all the best for the jabs and the end result too of course xx

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Thanks hun! How is your journey going?

Just read some of your posts: we’ll go for ICSI as DH has borderline motility and the clinic here in USA recommended to let him take these supplements:

Male Formula- The following supplements can help enhance male fertility. A Male Fertility blend can be found online at Coast Science and is called the Male Fertility Supplement (MFS). Vitamin D is not included in this supplement blend.

• Diet – a healthy diet with fruits (berries especially), vegetables, low red meat, and no trans fats (low saturated fats). *If you have diabetes, please discuss with your physician

• CoQ10 200 mg twice daily - Improves sperm count and motility

• Vitamin D 800 IU daily- Improves sperm quality. *Check your multivitamin, may already contain this

• Vitamin C 500 mg daily- Improves sperm count, motility and structure. *Check your multivitamin

• Omega 3 fatty acids 500-1,200 mg daily – Potentially helps improve blood flow to the pelvic organs (testicles). Recent studies suggest improved sperm quality.

• L-Citrulline – 2,000mg improves all sperm parameters

• Pycnogenol – found in pomegranate, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, dark or low sugar chocolate, green tea, fruit and vegetables (natural antioxidants) or can be consumed in supplement form ~ 40-60 mg twice daily

• Vitamin E 1000 mg- Enhances sperm binding to egg, reduced sperm DNA damage. *Check your multivitamin for Vitamin E – NO MORE THAN 1,000mg per day to be supplemented

• Zinc 15-30 mg- Improves sperm count. *Check your multivitamin

• Selenium- Improves sperm motility. *Check your multivitamin

• L-Carnitine 200 mg- Improves sperm quality

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At the end of the day he’s taking that MFS pill (pretty inclusive of all), omega 3 and COQ10 only as otherwise he starts complaining too much hahah

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Good luck gattonero :) I have similar low fertility stats to you, I'm trying a cycle in a month or so after poor results earlier this year. I'll look out for your posts a d really hope it goes great for you!! X

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Thanks Magda, I’m following you back now so we can keep each other posted! Xxx

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Best of luck darling! Fingers crossed for you! Xx

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thanks so much Jengi! I’m just reading a it about you and following you back now xx

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