anyone in 20s considering ivf

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-23-2003
anyone in 20s considering ivf
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 10:19am
Hi i will be 23 in a couple of months. my fiance is 31 yrs old. i have no kids and my fiance has kids from a previous relationship. we have been ttc since 2000. i found out last year in aug 2002 that both of my tubes were blocked. everything else looked fine so my doc says. i was wondering if there was anyone here in their 20s considering ivf. i won't be trying to start ivf until i'm 25. by then i will be finished with school and my bills will be paid off.

thank you and have a great day.

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Registered: 05-27-2003
Wed, 05-28-2003 - 10:27am
Hi Semeka,

I am 25 and I am currently doing my first cycle of IVF. My tubes were removed because they were badly damaged and unrepairable.

If it's what you and your husband to be want to do, I would say go for it, I am very optimistic. There will be days you'll want to cry, because it can be very emotional, but keep your head up. And know hat God is your ever present help in the time of trouble.

My pregnancy/Blood test is tomorrow. And prayerfully it will be positive.

Good luck to you and yours on your future endeavors.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-29-2003
Thu, 05-29-2003 - 7:50pm
Hi Semeka,

I am 29 and my husband is 37.

Three years ago I experienced an ectopic pregnancy which resulted

in one of my tubes being removed and the other completely blocked.

Doctors say the only way to conceive is through IVF. My husband and I have

had 3 years to plan and emotionally get ourselves ready for this but it's not easy.

I have had my consultation with the fertility doc and my next appointment is June 25.

Not sure what happens next.

Good luck to you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-01-2003
Sun, 06-01-2003 - 11:25pm
Hi I am 22 and just had my first egg retrieval for IVF done yesterday and am planning to have the transfer done tuesday the 3rd. Everyone has told us that we are young and that we shouldnt be rushing the whole baby making deal but my husband has malformed sperm and low counts and we were afraid if we waited later in life his(our) problem would only get worse. So we are going through with IVF icsi. We had nine of my eggs fertalize. WE are both excited and scared at the same time. The time is right for us and i am glad we have decided to move forward! YOu'll know when you are ready to make the next step and who knows miracles do happen! : ) Good luck to you and your husband.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-02-2003 - 7:59am
I am 28 and started IVF at 27 due to male factor infertility. Luckily it worked the first time and now I am 19 weeks pregnant with our first baby! Good luck to you and your fiance.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Wed, 06-04-2003 - 2:26am
I am 27 years old. I was told at 19 that my tubes were blocked and the chances of conceiving naturally where about 2%. I am now pregnant with my first child ( on the first try!!!)and have another 27 little ones "on ice"! If your only problem is the blocked tubes then your chances of succefully conceiving with IVF are about 60% (at the calgary Ab clinic anyway). Keep in mind though, once you turn 30 your chances drop by about 25%! Pretty scary! When fertility is in question, the sooner you start the better in case it takes a while! Don't give up, All the drugs, needles and schedules are soooooo worth it!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2003
Sun, 06-15-2003 - 10:26pm
i'm 27 and just went through the ivf process. our problem wasn't me, it was due to very low sperm count with my husband, whose 34. Don't stress yourseld out over the age thing... all of my friends so far, have had "regular" pregnancies, but who cares? it's the end result that counts!! Last Friday my doctor called to confirm a positive pregnancy blood test!! cheer up, when the two of you are ready, it will not matter how your baby was conceived:)
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-22-2003
Sun, 06-22-2003 - 11:44pm
Hello Semeka,

I'm not yet in my 20s(actually will turn 20 next year). But I have been dealing with infertility for more than 2 years now. I was diagnosed with blocked tubes at 17. Never told how that happened. My husband and I are waiting to relocate back to the united states so we can finally do IVF. Hopefully it will be later this year or next year (if God is willing). I also have Polycystic Ovarian syndrome so I'm dealing with irregular cycles which isn't helping at all. Just wanted to wish you luck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2003
Tue, 06-24-2003 - 12:35pm
Hi Semeka,

I am just about to turn 27 and my husband is 32. We just underwent IVF 7 weeks ago and were successful on our first cycle! We had been ttc for just over a year. I was considered fine but my husband has male factor infertility due to a bad accident 15 years ago where he suffered a spinal cord injury. I was faced with people in our lives as well as doctors trying to turn us off from IVF saying we were so young that it might happen eventually. And it may have but the chances were small and it could have taken years. We were ready after two years of marriage to have a baby and didn't want to wait any longer. If having a child is something very important to you as it was to us, I say go for it when you are ready. Infertility can be so draining emotionally on a marriage. We may continue to try naturally after this pregnancy or just be happy with one child. It is a hard decision with the financial burden and all but it is well worth it believe me. Hope everything works out for you.