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Pre-treatment appointment


So we attended our counselling session yesterday and also now my bmi is under 30 we could start our pre-treatment.

I had my internal scan to check follicles on my ovaries. She said it needed to be above 3 for nhs funding. I have 5 one side and 7 the other.

I am not sure if this is a good or bad figure. I suppose it’s low. The nurse said these reduce with age so I suppose as I’m 36 this is ok?

Well I’m hoping so. Blood test will tell more.

So now I have to wait and ring them for day 1 of my period. Then on day 21 I return to clinic for my medication to start. I’m excited but so nervous at the same time.

I daren’t feel too excited as I am dreading if all fails. Is this normal? Anyone else have the same feelings at this stage of the IVF procedure? Any thoughts will be great to hear. Thank you all x

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Those feelings are exactly the ones we can all relate to. Welcome and well done. Personally I have never had any more than 3 follicles do anything so I would say you are off to a great start. Just remember though it only takes one egg.

Good luck and keep us posted xxx

Babyblues1 in reply to Camillage

Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. I will keep you posted. Fingers crossed by Christmas we will have the news if we are successful or not xx

Completely normal. Ivf gives us hope but at the same time it’s not a guaranteed success, far from it, but if it’s your best shot then allow yourself to be a little bit excited. Good luck xx

Babyblues1 in reply to Tugsgirl

Thank you. I will allow myself a little excitement xx

Well done on your bmi that's hard in itself, I also had to get mine down.

That's a great number not low, I'd say you're doing fab.

It's totally normal! Don't worry we've all felt same or similar when starting treatment.

Good luck with everything. Xxx

Babyblues1 in reply to genten

Thank you it has been tough. If you see my previous post you will see why with my partner haha

Glad you say it’s a great number I was concerned yesterday.

Thank you very much xx

genten in reply to Babyblues1

Aww bless you.

I'll have a look now.

It is indeed, lots to work with xx

Thank you all very much and good luck too xxx

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