I need IVF

Re: I need IVF

Postby Carrie on 27 Nov 2015, 22:17

Dear Jean,
Our diagnoses differ absolutely, but I’d like to share my opinion. For you to understand better, we were in a serious trouble too. The situation went like this. I could produce a normal follicle with an egg inside of it. Every month yet the follicle failed to rupture. The egg, therefore, remained inside the ovary and proper ovulation did not occur. There is no explanation for this process. It’s simply called “unruptured follicle syndrome”.
We went to biotexcom with the stated diagnosis, but they wanted to make sure. They offered special testing, according to our type of infertility. The diagnosis was confirmed.
The next step was the suitable programme itself. We agreed to start IVF. From the very first attempt the procedure was successful and I achieved pregnancy.
I just wanna say, that we had highly qualified consultants. We’ve had a horrible problem for several years, and now we don’t. They are ready to hit the ground running no matter how intricate the case is. That’s the main point. :!: :!: :!:
Carrie
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Melanie on 27 Nov 2015, 22:48

Hi, Jean!
You’ve asked about the clinic’s guarantees. If you’re willing to start IVF programme, you will be able to make as many attempts as you wish. They are sure in a successful result. But if you face the failure after the 5th attempt and if you cannot or don’t want to continue the procedure, you can demand a refund.
I hope you won’t need it, because the success rates are really high. :!:
Right at the moment we’re through IVF programme. I’m waiting for a baby. :D ;)
Melanie
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Martina on 28 Nov 2015, 12:59

Hi! I agree with Carrie. The staff knows their business.
My infertility was caused by premature menopause. Firstly a genetic possibility for my condition was determined. But later the following explanation was given.
I’ve been going in for sport all my entire life. My body is extremely athletic. I’ve also had a low body weight. That’s why I ceased menstruation and began menopause before normal age.
I’m 34 only but have already faced the problem of getting pregnant. Not a long time ago my husband and I doubted what clinic to choose.
Now the decision is made and we’re satisfied with it. Together with the consultants we found a solution and started IVF procedure. By this time it lasts successfully. I think in several weeks we'll be even more happy ;)
Martina
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Elizabeth on 04 Apr 2019, 16:13

As a general rule, the higher the number of good quality eggs, the greater the chances for fertilization to result in viable embryos, able to implant and lead to an ongoing pregnancy. The duration of this stage may vary on a case-by-case basis, with an estimated timeframe of 6-10 days. Throughout this stage, it is necessary for the patient to attend regular gynecological examinations in order to monitor follicle development and schedule a day for collecting the mature eggs from the ovary. In order for the embryos to be able to attach to the endometrial lining, it has to be prepared to receive them. In IVF procedures, it is achieved by means of fertility drugs that contain estrogen and progesterone. The goal is to make the endometrium acquire a triple-line pattern and a thickness of about 7 to 10 mm.
Anyway, you'd better trust your dr. She knows the whole pic, you know. Whether it's IVF or ICSI suitable for you, do follow the doc's advice.
Elizabeth
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Elizabeth on 04 Apr 2019, 16:17

Brooke wrote:My husband has severe sperm abnormalities, we want to have a baby. But we are not sure whether we need IVF only, or do we need an addition of ICSI? Has somebody an experience in this sphere?

IVF is a well-known infertility treatment used to treat a wide range of fertility issues in couples around the world. There exist two types of IVF: classical IVF and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Basically, it allows for the creation of an embryo at the laboratory, simulating the conditions at which natural conception would occur inside the female reproductive system. The fusion between the egg and the sperm leads to the creation of embryos.In classical IVF, the resulting embryos are cultured for a timeframe that ranges between 3 and 5 days. Afterwards, the resulting embryos are transferred back to the womb of the intended mother.Depending on the quality of the gametes used, the specialist will recommend one option or the other. The steps that are included in this first part of the process correspond to the intended mother:
To promote the production and maturation of multiple egg cells, ovulation is induced in the intended mother by means of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The goal of this phase is that all the eggs that start growing in this cycle are able to complete the maturation process. In a natural cycle (without using fertility drugs), only one egg accomplishes this goal.Oocyte retrieval involves the use of a needle to aspirate the fluid contained within the follicles. Mature oocytes will be found in this fluid, and the number of oocytes to be retrieved depends on each woman. Although this step requires a surgical intervention, it is very simple and takes only 15-30 minutes.
If you're facing male issue than I tend to think you'll more likely to be advised ICSI.
Elizabeth
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Martina on 11 Apr 2019, 13:44

First, I am sorry for those of those of you suffering from primary infertility. I used to be one of you and every time a post on secondary infertility came up, I would avoid it. I took it like the plague as I thought "you already have a child...what more could you want??"...Well I was so terribly wrong. Secondary infertility is heartbreaking as well. I read somewhere that infertility is incurable....and it is. Just because you have a baby doesn't mean you are cured.
I was here just over a 2 ago looking for support as we went through IVF with donor eggs in Biotexcom. Miraculously, it worked and we now have a healthy baby. Already though, we are looking at trying for a second baby. Absolutely like it was at the beginning of our fertility journey….In my naivety, I thought I would be one of those miracle clichés you hear about. You know the ones who struggle for years and finally get pregnant with IVF. And then a few months later just happen to accidentally get pregnant naturally. It wasn't meant to be! So we have just had an appointment with our doc to start the process again. I was beyond scared. What makes it so much worse is that my husband is Mr “Perfect”. I feel like he must look down on me with a mixture of sympathy and superiority..Because it is not his fault we can’t conceive..it’s mine. This has caused a huge rift in our marriage. I am finding this all too much to bear right now. I guess I was just hoping to reach out to anyone who may be feeling the same or at least some of the things..I'm currently in this dreadful 2ww, again!. I thought I'd do it. But am finding this trip for baby#2 too overwhelming. I'm not coping well with the medications. Hormones are making me insane. I worry about every other thing and can burst into tears for no reason. I called 24/7 support line and had a nice talk with the expert. She said that was ok, our bodies get used to the meds differently. So those are just side effects. And soon I'll feel much better. I hope so.
Martina
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Renata on 21 May 2019, 16:00

Brooke wrote:My husband has severe sperm abnormalities, we want to have a baby. But we are not sure whether we need IVF only, or do we need an addition of ICSI? Has somebody an experience in this sphere?

You should trust your fertility expert. If not then at your first appointment your doctor reviews your medical history; assesses your general health; arranges initial tests and investigations for you and your partner. You should bring a doctor’s referral from a GP (valid for 12 months) or specialist gynaecologist or obstetrician (valid for 3 months). For women, depending on the level of testing already performed, the fertility specialist may order further pathology tests. For men, a blood test for hepatitis B and C, HIV and semen analysis are all routinely conducted. Pre-pregnancy screening for some genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis is available too. Other diagnostic tests may include some or all of the following:
Rubella immunity (German measles), Chicken pox, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Full blood count, checking your blood group, your thyroid status and Current pap smear (within last 2 years). Vaginal ultrasound to check for fibroids, polyps, ovarian cysts, and to act as a ‘baseline’ for reference during your treatment.
Tests for men usually include: HIV, Hepatitis B and C. Semen analysis to check for antibodies and any possible infection. Once they have the results of these tests, your fertility specialist will meet with you again to explain in detail your recommended treatment plan. :idea:
Renata
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Renata on 21 May 2019, 16:04

Martina wrote:First, I am sorry for those of those of you suffering from primary infertility. I used to be one of you and every time a post on secondary infertility came up, I would avoid it. I took it like the plague as I thought "you already have a child...what more could you want??"...Well I was so terribly wrong. Secondary infertility is heartbreaking as well. I read somewhere that infertility is incurable....and it is. Just because you have a baby doesn't mean you are cured.
I was here just over a 2 ago looking for support as we went through IVF with donor eggs in Biotexcom. Miraculously, it worked and we now have a healthy baby. Already though, we are looking at trying for a second baby. Absolutely like it was at the beginning of our fertility journey….In my naivety, I thought I would be one of those miracle clichés you hear about. You know the ones who struggle for years and finally get pregnant with IVF. And then a few months later just happen to accidentally get pregnant naturally. It wasn't meant to be! So we have just had an appointment with our doc to start the process again. I was beyond scared. What makes it so much worse is that my husband is Mr “Perfect”. I feel like he must look down on me with a mixture of sympathy and superiority..Because it is not his fault we can’t conceive..it’s mine. This has caused a huge rift in our marriage. I am finding this all too much to bear right now. I guess I was just hoping to reach out to anyone who may be feeling the same or at least some of the things..I'm currently in this dreadful 2ww, again!. I thought I'd do it. But am finding this trip for baby#2 too overwhelming. I'm not coping well with the medications. Hormones are making me insane. I worry about every other thing and can burst into tears for no reason. I called 24/7 support line and had a nice talk with the expert. She said that was ok, our bodies get used to the meds differently. So those are just side effects. And soon I'll feel much better. I hope so.

My warmest congratulations!
Were blessed to have used this very clinic. After our appointment, we then met with a nurse and administration team member. We were being informed of the counselling services available to us, before we begin treatment. They fertility nurse explained what to expect in our upcoming IVF treatment cycle. Including the needed specific treatments, injection techniques and medications. Generally, it is best to arrange for the appointment to be about a week before you expect your period in the month that you plan to commence treatment. The clinic's administration team explained the costs associated with our treatment. They answered any questions we had related to those and the timing of payment. This helped us to understand the fees involved. Also a fertility counsellor was available to meet with us to discuss the physical and emotional implications. As we'd already faced many frustrations, disappointments and investigations before coming to the clinic we found it exclusively helpful! Their counsellor was there for us at every stage of the treatment. No delays etc.
We used donor egg with ivf once and got luck. Their staff create miracles! We're parenting our LO now. Still keep in touch with them.
Renata
 
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Re: I need IVF

Postby Melanie on 22 Jun 2019, 14:18

Hi! We did it with 5 shots program using DE in Ukrainian clinic. You know, applying for treatment overseas is makes it definitely cheaper. Besides you can find some financially attractive offers. Ours for ex. went with the guarantee. Not actually with the guaranteed positive. But it was they were ready to refund all money paid if it didn't work after 5 attempts. That time it was more than just important for us as we had spend almost all our savings on IVF home.
Here are the details: 9.900 euros includes the following services:
5 embryo transfers; In case of 5 negatives they refund the money paid; Medical treatment; Medications needed before transfer and 3 months after; Egg donor fee; Sperm donor (if needed). Pregnancy monitoring till 12th week. Embryo reduction (if needed). Services of the coordinator in charge of the program; Accommodation; Meals; Transfer from/to the airport and from/to the clinic.
Also a couple of words about my background: Me - 40 yo, dh - 42. Married since 2013. After a short wait had been TTC from 10/2014. DX: low AMH, scarred ovaries. MFI - low, super poor morphology. 
2 failed IVF shots still with own eggs, both in 2015. 10th March - 1st app. in Ukrainian Biotexcom clinic as for IVF using DONOR EGGS. Bought a program of 5 shots, conceived after shot#1. Had 2 nice 5-day blasts transferred. A day before official testing I woke up at 3 am, took 3 tests and got my BFP!!! I was 13dpivf. I was beyond thankful, grateful, excited!.. The following day we got our official BFP which was almost unbelievable after years of trying and numerous shots. God blessed us finally!  I've shared this on another thread. I have had NO cramps. No implantation bleeding either. I don't know why I was so convinced that I would have cramps before my BFP but I was wrong. It just seemed like everyone's symptoms included AF like cramps. I have been having a few other symptoms (sore boobs, tired mostly) but I assumed it was the progesterone suppositories. (It still could be, who knows!). Looking forward for the 1st scan.
If only there were twins! Fingers crossed.
Melanie
 
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