This is a discussion on IVF within the Trying To Conceive forum, part of the You and Your Family category; IVF Connections - Questions/Answers I think this is really useful to obtain more info on IVF. Got this fm other ...
IVF Connections - Questions/Answers
I think this is really useful to obtain more info on IVF. Got this fm other forums.
i tink wait for awhile more 1st, see if the traditional chinese medicine helps or not......it will take some time before you can see the results.......
hhhmmm...did you ask the gynae on this ???
that time i ask my gynae tootpig Q, in the end, kana shoot back....zzzz...i ask her, if my follicles never grow despite taking jabs, will she still do IUI......zzzzzzzz....how i know rite...1st time maaaa, soo scare + nervous....cant tink properly.....kana shoot back, she say she's a professional, she wont do such tings when my follicles r not ready.....zzzzzzzz......
justforgags, has your hubby gone to see e male specialist yet? Do go for it so that both of you can have a better idea to plan the nx stage. dont be dishearted ok. My hubby has taken 3 mths of immuvital pills, traditional chinese medicine, acupuncture, etc...& the result is an improvement of more than 100%. I am so happy to see the result of e recent SA. The % of motile sperms became above normal. The amount is still less than 40m thou, but it is still an improvement & I m glad that we did not give up hope.
Last edited by justforgags; 24-07-2009 at 08:11 AM.
My hubby is low sperm count and the % of motile sperms is low, i.e most of the sperms are not active. After seeing the male specialist, my hubby most likely confirm no blockage. Actually if blockage, need to do surgery, also sound scary . But now is that he needs to take all kinds of medicine to boast his down there. He has been rather active in bed too till I bua tahan also... Keke!!!
Does any of the ladies check out if they have thyroid problem? Having thyroid problem may cause infertility for ladies, as in my wife's case. She is preg now, 2 months after we took medication for her thyroid problem.
For low sperm count, i will propose the following:
- take co ezeme Q10
- multi vits or vit c / E
- wear boxer shorts
- wear min at home after work, open leg big big when sitting down to cool down area
- no jeans, only wear pants
The above helps in my case. No statistics, cos i never retest.
Currently in the 2nd stage already. Started taking the Gonal F injection daily. So far no pain or anything. Suppose to also take a pill daily after lunch. But the first time I took it, had a swollen eye for one day and nurse said that I was alergic so I stopped.
Although hubby's SA result improved, dr cheng said it doesnt matter already since doing IVF. Mmm, anyway, trying very hard not to over pressurize myself and keeping fingers crossed!
any idea if our AF can b induce deee???
mine is irregular...so i cant apply leave in advance for my IVF.....
i dont want company to know about it, tats y intend to take my annual leave instead of MC given by the hospital.....
but problem is, my AF is irregular, i cant apply my leave in advance for my IVF date......i need to apply 1week in advance baaaaaa......
i was thinking, if my AF can b induce...then at least, i roughly can count when i will do IVF....then can take a few days leave........
I m not sure about induce. But when it's late n still it never come, you can get pills fm e doc to get e mense. Normally will come in a wk's time. I think roughly have enuf time to apply for leave. Mayb when in 2nd stage onwards, can start to apply. Anyway, e op will start probably at least in a wk's time.
Mayb you can discuss tis issue wit your doc. you can go for e consulation etc first, get a beta idea before embarkin on tis journey. Personally I m also facing a same issue as you n it took me some time before I manage to slot e IVF days into my leave days. It is very hard for me to even take leave, not to even mention mc or hospitalisation leave. Furthermore, my boss hates pregnant ppl.
But before tis, I have discuss wit my hubby. If my work pl really cannot accomodate me on tis journey then I will resign. Anyway, I m beginning to hate my job.
same lohhh...i took hospitalisation leave for 1 week for 2 IUIs.....in the end, kana scolded and warned by boss cos she say my MC is VERY VERY HIGH!!!!!
zzz...how can you take normal MC and hospitalisation MC to compare....my normal MC is only 2 days until NOW lehhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
other staffs in the SAME dept, took 1mth, 1.5mths for their hospitalisation leave (they went ops yaaa) ......but boss never say anyting...
i took 1 WEEK only !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but she (#%!)(#$)$#&#!*(&#!#_@)_@@!*(&#!(@~_)@@# liaoooo.....ZZZzzzZZZZZ
fyi, my boss is NOT married, old woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE >> After eggs reaches a certain size, I was given 2 jabs a day. For myself, it was Day 7 of menses. i.e Gonal F (growth of follicles) and centrotide (to prevent biggest follicle from pre-ovulation). The centrotide injection was more complicated than the pen Gonal F. So my hubby preferred that we go to Thomson Medical Center daily to get the injection from the nurse instead. On sundays, it will be done at the 24 hr clinic at Thomson Medical Center which the nurse will charge $10 per injection.
36 hours before ER day, I had the last lurin jab at Thomson Medical Center on sun at 11pm. No food and drinks after 12am. No nail vanish, make up, perfurm and lipstick in the op as the embryos are sensitive. I was glad that hubby was with me during the ER. I was sedated and shocked that I was on "egg white" drip as well. The painless procedure was smoothly done and I enjoyed the sleep very much. Hubby saw the whole process of how the follicles were taken out. I had more than 30 follicles being retrieved.
After I woke up, I felt a bit dizzy and very bloated. So I slept for another hr. By then, hubby has also retrieved his 'precious'. Later, I was given milo and biscuits. Was hungry by then as couldnt drink or eat anything before the op. The nurse later informed us that there were about 20 eggs out of the follicles.
The next day we had to call Thomson Medical Center to check on the fertilisation. Hubby and I were disappointed that only 11 were fertilised through ICSI. On day 3 of ER, we spoke to the embryologist and she shared that 8 of the embryos had grown but only 7 is of freezable quality i.e grade 1-2. There was also a lengthy consent form on the FET to be signed. We were also given a picture of the embies which were placed in 2 straws.
Now it is again a long wait for my FET. I couldnt do the ET immediately due to risk of OHSS. Currently on pills to induce the menses and on my third cycle to visit Dr Cheng. By then, my body system would have recovered and he can concentrate on building up the lining.
It is really amazing to see the embies all made out of cells, both my DNA and hubby's DNA is inside. I guess most of the eggs were not fertilise and grow due to hubby's sperm quality.
Sorry for the lengthy post but hope that everyone will get a beta idea from my experience. So far the cost paid is about $6K cash.
i read your few stories about trying hard like same-same like mine... confused what i should do to get preggie... i go to c gynae about this problem but when i reached the clinic feel so depress.. when i c women with bumps.. newborns for checkup... when will be my turn i wonder....
your IVF is so cheap ????
they put you to sleep while they extract your follicles rite ??? how come your dear husband can see the whole process ????????????????????????????
you not yet put back the "processed follicles" ??????? y must induce AF after that ?????? you mean, we can only put back the follicles after the next cycle AF finish ??????
i'm abit confused......
The cost exclude e transfer . So stil got more $$ charges later. Yup I was asleep during the process. I was holding on to hubby's hand before I KO. There is a chair behind the doc and hubby can sit ther and enjoy the show. Dr say he acts as a "witness". I read from other forums that only Thomson Medical Center allows spouse to b in e OT. I think tis is good as hubby can see how much "hardship" e wife had to go thru.
Ya sian I cannot put back e embryos. Cos Dr say I m prone to OHSS as too many follicles. Have to clear up my "system" first (AF). He recommend to do FET on 3rd cycle (similar to other IVF patients). Nurse said 1st AF will be heavy. 2nd AF be delayed n spotting then AF. Then 3rd AF is as per normal so they can give drugs again in tis cycle to build a strong womb.
Lawla12, understd your sadness. But I feel that you shld try IVF cos fm my experience, I realise that not all my follicles had eggs. And through ICSI, all e eggs will have a chance to fertilise and grow. (I dont think IUI can confirm is there eggs although can see follicles and confirm whether sperm really entered the eggs). Thru IVF, at least I know ther r how many eggs and whether e eggs really bonded with e sperms. For my case, I think e sperms quality is a major factor.
So dont give up ok... In e mean time while deciding, do naturally.