Thank you so much for sharing all your stories on this forum 😘
I wonder if you could give me any advice too...?!
My story is .... I met my partner late in life,
so we decided on just 3x IVF / ICSI cycles before I turned 45, using our own eggs & sperm. (His sperm count is low & he also has poor quality sperm. My tests came back ok... so I guess my age is the main issue for me.)
Unfortunately, no eggs fertilised on the 3rd cycle so I had no embryos to transfer. Devastation doesn’t even describe how I felt afterwards... !! I felt cheated that I didn’t get a “proper” 3rd go... and I also didn’t get the closure that I needed.
Since then it’s been a battle with my partner to have 1x more attempt. My partner (who is now 52 & recently redundant & totally petrified of the Coronavirus!) is not keen at all, and doesn’t really understand (in his eyes we did 3x cycles as planned!!).
I am now 46... and I think our chances of success are about 1% (with our own bit & pieces!). I am more scared of genetic abnormalities this time ... but my consultant has been amazing. She keeps reminding me that the risks are higher... but still “low” overall! Plus there are more tests available now. And she even tells me personal success stories to help reduce my worries (eg her 51 year old friend who got pregnant naturally and now has a beautiful healthy baby girl!!).
Any thoughts / advice ladies...?
I would love to squeeze in a final cycle before we have another lockdown (!!)... but I am more scared this time round... and I also need to convince my other half too!! 🙈
Thank you 😊 xxx