IVF

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-21-2006
IVF
3
Wed, 09-06-2006 - 6:57am
HI TO EVERYONE ON HERE, I WAS JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT IVF AND WHAT THE WHOLE PROCEDURE INVOLVES? ME AND MY HUBBY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REFFERED TO THE HOSPITAL TO CHAT ABOUT THIS OPTION BUT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD IT COULD BE 8WEEKS BEFORE WE GET AN APPOINTMENT. ANY ADVICE WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS.
KIND REGARDS
GOOD LOOK TO ANYONE GOING THROUGH THE SAME PROBLEMS.
SUE.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: northernlass2006
Wed, 09-06-2006 - 1:57pm

Thanks for responding to my post above. I think if I read it correctly it sounds like you've had no other fertility intervention. This was my experience at the fertility clinic I go to. The first thing they do there, regardless of the proposed treatment plan is to either gather information from your ob/gyn about your medical history and do a gamut of tests including a pap smear if you havn't had one within the rear, an AIDS test and some genetic screening. They'll also do a day 2 and a day 21 blood test which helps identify how your ovaries are functioning and a Hysterosalopinogram to make sure there are no cysts, polyps or other problems that may be effecting your fertility. The basis of those test will help identify how your fertility treatment will proceed.


All was good with my tests and they recommended trying chlomid first and when that wasn't successful, they tried injectables before finally recommending the IVF which I'll start when my next cycle begins. Here's what I anticipate (more or less...some of the information is still a bit fuzzy)


On day 2 I go in for bloodwork to measure my FSH levels, and an ultrasound to check my uterine lining.

Jeanette

Image hosted by Photobucket.com
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-21-2006
In reply to: northernlass2006
Wed, 09-06-2006 - 3:27pm
hi jeanette, many thanks for your reply it has helped me understand a lot more, im not sure if things work the same over here in the UK but at least i have a basis to go on, i will do a search on google and see what else i can find.
many thanks
p.s i think your daughter is a cutie and looks very much like you :0)
sue x
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-28-2003
In reply to: northernlass2006
Wed, 09-06-2006 - 6:42pm

Sue,


This is an excellent site with an awesome group of women...try here !!!


http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppivf/


Good Luck !!!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Jeremiah 29:11--"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you to give you