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Pessaries after egg collection

FoxKinder
FoxKinder

Hope someone may be able to help me. I had my egg collection today and was told to start my pessaries tonight.

Does it matter what time I do these and do they have to be at the same time every day or a certain time apart?

I was a little groggy when they were explaining the next stages and my paperwork isn't very clear, just says morning and evening.

TIA x

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Hi lovely, congrats on getting to egg collection.

You can take them at a similar time give or take an hour or so. I set an alarm for mine but just took it with breakfast and after dinner, so 7am and 7pm and that worked well as a reminder for me.

Wishing you lots of luck for the rest of your cycle 🤞🏻❤️ xx

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Sas1101

Thank you for your reply. I kick myself every time I leave the clinic and wish I had asked more questions. My paperwork just says morning and evening. Not overly helpful.

I am starting them tomorrow morning so will try and find a time that's fits in.

Thank you 😘 x

Sas1101
Sas1101 in reply to FoxKinder

I meant a similar time 12 hours apart 🙈😆 but I guess you got that. I do the same every time about questions and forgot to ask but there are so many ladies on here with a wealth of knowledge ❤️

I also decided to do back passage (sorry tmi) as I found it less messier. Just a little tip.

Good luck xxxx

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Sas1101

Ok thank you for the tip. They didn't tell me I had an option 🙈.

Dreading my first one tomorrow 😫 x

Hi,

I was told ideally equal time apart but doesn't matter exactly what time so 7/7 or 8/8 will be fine.

Hope they gave you applicators as that makes it much easier!

Glad you got the ivf started and the egg collection went well and hope you get good news when they update you about their progress.

😊

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Purple276

Thank you so much. I have low AMH and was just so pleased I got as far as I am now. All down to fate now with our little embryos.

They didn't give me an applicator 🙈. Hope I can do them ok without.

I think I wil deffo pick 12/13 hr difference. Thank you x

Hi there, remember to lie down afterwards! So I take it when I go to bed and when I wake up. I think 30 mins is ideal but I’m sure I was told 15 mins does the trick. Your body absorbs it quickly. But they’re pretty gross I’m afraid!

Good luck with your phone call today 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Stato

Thank you for replying. I did my first one at 7.15am this morning and I am still lying down 🙈. I don't want to get up 😂.

I didn't expect them to be so slippery. I nearly dropped it.

Feeling really nervous about my phone call 😬 x

Stato
Stato in reply to FoxKinder

Don’t be alarmed when some of the waxy stuff comes out. That’s normal! And I find it dissolves the glue of my panty liners 🥴

You’ll soon be a pro!

Stato
Stato in reply to FoxKinder

Oh and if your house is particularly hot and they are melting, someone on here posted about keeping them in the fridge if needed x

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Stato

Thank you for all the advice. Our bedroom is a loft conversion so is baking at the moment 🥵 x

I would always do mine after my shower and then the other at night make time to lie down after so you absorb it all and go to the loo before. I had no applicator they are a nightmare but once you get the hang of it will be fine 🥰

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Sorax

Thank you. I'm hoping I get the hang of it after a few days. I'm not due back at work until next weds so I have plenty of time to lie down afterwards xx

I did both mine before bed as my shifts were 6am till 10pm alot during the pandemic (transfer was January- due to low levels, a previous early miscarriage and losing my son at 19 weeks I'm on my progesterone until 36 weeks. Currently 31 weeks 🤞)

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to bms12

Oh gosh that is a long shift.

Congrats on your pregnancy. Not long to go now for you. You must be excited.

I'm just really hoping I have a few that have fertilised 🤞 x

bms12
bms12 in reply to FoxKinder

Hopefully so!!! Fingers crossed for you lovely. I know different clinics have different opinions- some like them 12 hours apart which I did start doing but it was just impossible so I asked about just taking them at night and they said that was fine x

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to bms12

It sounds like as long as you do 2 a day than all should be fine. Thank you.

Just had my call to say out of the 11 eggs I had collected, 10 are mature and 9 are showing signs of normal fertilisation. This is my first go so not sure if this is good, average or bad but with my low AMH I am taking this as fab news as I didn't think I would get many x x

bms12
bms12 in reply to FoxKinder

Yeah that's really good! We had 8 to freeze out of 21 collected and currently got 6 still frozen c

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to bms12

Wow that's sooooo good. You must have been really bloated with all this eggs x

bms12
bms12 in reply to FoxKinder

I'm a high responder as I have sever polycystic ovaries so although a bit more swelling than normal, not much. I wasnt allowed a fresh transfer though so they just froze the good ones x

They say 12 hours apart so I do mine roughly 8am/8pm but occasionally( More so in the evening) I’ve done it a bit later as been busy or had guests and difficult to say sorry just need to go lay down for 30 mins 🙈

I’ve put one in my pocket before and by the time I went to use it it had pretty much melted and was so hard to get in and I worried I didn’t absorb any. They are a pain but hopefully are doing their job to help us all.

Good luck with it all xx

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Mutleybob

Ok thank you. Are you also at the pessary stage? I'm just desperate to get to transfer 🤞

Mutleybob
Mutleybob in reply to FoxKinder

I’ve had a positive test and am now 5 weeks 3 days, still really early days though and waiting on scan. I will be on pessaries until 12 weeks as long as everything goes well.

Hoping for a successful transfer for you 🙏🏻🍀🤞🏻

FoxKinder
FoxKinder in reply to Mutleybob

Congrats and I will keep everything crossed for you for your scan x

I just did my morning one when I got up which is usually around the same time or at the weekends maybe an hour or two later and then the night one whenever I go to bed...so I don't think there needs to be an exact time unlike other medication.

Someone on here gave me the advice of using a panty liner with them as they can make a bit of a mess! You can use them either vaginally or rectally (tmi!) It doesn't matter as far as the clinic told me x

Thank you. I love this forum. Certainly get more information on here then from the clinic 🙈.

I'm starting at the front and will see how I get on.

What stage are you at? X

Yeah ditto. My only advice is to remember everyone has their own journey so sometimes it can difficult to read a lot of negative stories etc.

I've done two rounds of iui which failed and my first egg transfer failed. Had my second one and today I'm ten days post transfer ....I've done five home pregnancy tests which all say positive. Just home from getting my bloods done to find out for sure. It's going to be a long day!!!!! Lol x

And yeah I've been using them 'at the front' too...the odd time there's a little bit of burning or itching and the clinic said I could switch to 'the back end' as it can give you thrush but so far so good x

Oh congrats. Will keep everything crossed for your blood results later 🤞 x

Thank you x

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