My name is Jenn. I am going to give this IVF thing another try. My history is as such...4 IUI's bfn....one IVF bfn. One natural pregnancy when I was 22. I am changing RE's because it seems as though mine is more concerned with keeping their rates up than trying different things. I have a diagnosis of slight ovulatory dysfunction. Our biggest problem is that my husband has no sperm. Therefore we always use donar sperm. Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for me as to what else to test before spending more money. Do you think I should even give it another try? How do I know if I have a luteal phase problem or implantation problem? Just write back with any thoughts. I want to get motivated but I was really heart broken when the first IVF didn't work.
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10-12-2005, 05:45 AM #1
10-12-2005, 06:13 AM #2SomedayMommyRegistered Userhas no status.
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Hi, Jenn. Welcome to FT!
You should MOST DEFINITELY try it again. Many times, it's simply a numbers game. You could do the EXACT SAME protocol three times, and one out of three times it works. No rhyme nor reason...
I am FINALLY pregnant after IVF#3. So I would have never made it had I thrown in the towel after IVF#1.
You will probably get all kinds of responses to your post. Some I'm sure will say get immune testing done. I have nothing against immune testing at all, just keep in mind it's very controversial. Some REs believe in it, others do not.
Same with acupuncture. I happen to believe in it - or at least, I believe "it couldn't hurt", so I went with it.
Take LOTS of vitamins. There is a great book by marilyn Glenville called The Natural Infertility Cure - they even point out in the book that you can benefit from the vitamins and the right foods if you are going through IVF or IUI. Are you a smoker? If so, stop three months before retrieval.
If I can think of other things, I will let you know!
10-12-2005, 06:18 AM #3
always give it another try!
maybe your new RE can find out what the matter is before actually spending more money. You never know maybe a new dr. will see things different and that can only be a good thing.
about your DH. I have a woman where I work who's DH had no sperm in his ejaculate, she started the IVF process and the day of her ER, her husband went in for surgery and they were able to find some sperm in his sack (I think that's where they were) and she got pregnant with a baby girl 5 years ago, then they froze what was left over and she did an IUI and had another baby girl. Can u believe that this was a couple who had ZERO % chance in having their own baby (the only thing is she had to be on all those IVF meds w/o really knowing if there was any sperm at all)
hope this gives u some motivation
Miracles do happen
keep the faith and good luck
10-12-2005, 06:43 AM #4
Has anyone heard of someone getting ovarian from doing the whole process too many times. My grandmother had ovarian so I am a little scared...
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