pre-IVF anxiety... Help!!

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  1. Megan0625

    Megan0625 Well-Known Member

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    Also, I go in for my next ultrasound in 1.5 hours and I'm super nervous! I will keep you updated on how that goes. Praying for a nice strong heartbeat. <3
     
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    So exciting! Good luck [-o&lt;[-o&lt; I hope everything's perfect and you can get a great picture of the little baby
     
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    Hi ladies! So I had my ultrasound today and everything was perfect :) Baby has a heartbeat of 158bpm, so super strong! I feel so much better. Next scan is on July 8 <3

     
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    Oh, yay! Thanks for updating us, Megan. So glad that all is going well ❤️ I've been a bit worried over the last few days about risks, what if it doesn't work, what if something goes wrong, should I really do this kind of thoughts- really nice to see a happy outcome, not just worry about the medical/legal/logical side of things :) so glad that you are getting a happy ending after all you've been through.

    I'd talk to the doctor about how many embryos, elencor. My Dr was adamant that I should only do one, and he explained why he thought that. See what the doctor says and see what your husband thinks after y'all get that advice. I'm sure it will all come together when you're in that process. :)
     
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    I totally understand all the worries. I'm still worried every single day that something is going to go wrong in the pregnancy, but it's definitely worth it! After this whole journey, seeing and hearing the heartbeat was surreal, it still doesn't quite feel real yet. IVF is difficult, but it really is worth it in the end, and it has quite a high success rate. We will be in debt for a little while paying off some of the loans we had to take out, but it was so so worth it. I honestly wish we would have done it sooner instead of spending so much time with all the IUIs, but we live and learn and I'm just so thankful everything has worked out. Fertility acupuncture really helped me cope with the anxiety I was feeling through the whole process, and it has been shown to increase success rates if that's something you would consider trying! Even if it didn't contribute to the pregnancy, it helped me deal with anxiety and some of the side effects of the meds, and I took the absolute best naps during my sessions! :)

     
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    Hi ladies, I hope you are all doing well! I just wanted to send a brief update. Baby is looking perfect! The little gummy bear is measuring 8 weeks and 6 days with a nice heart rate of 175bpm. I'm graduating from my fertility clinic on July 26 and have my first OB appointment on August 5! I just wanted to thank all of you ladies for all of your support. I want to keep supporting you ladies in your journeys as well, so feel free to keep using this forum to send updates or if you just need to vent! I can't wait to hear about your success stories <3

     
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    Thank you so much for the reassurance, and for the acupuncture tip. I'm going to look into that! Would be good for stress relief/allegedly they can help with ivf success somehow. :)

    That's wonderful news- congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the fertility clinic! It has been really lovely to read about your journey, and I'm so happy that you're getting your happy ending. I'd love to keep the thread going- let us know how you go through your pregnancy :) any names you've discussed? Feeling on boy or girl? depending on when AF starts next month, we will be going for it either in August or September. Still really nervous, but think it would be a massive regret not to try. So FX all works out.

    How are you going, Nima? Have you worked out the plan for your next steps? And are you all set for September now, elencor? Seems like we will likely be going through the retrieval process around the same time :)
     
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    PS. Love the picture of your little baby! ❤️
     
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    Yes, I cannot recommend acupuncture enough! My acupuncturist specializes in fertility acupuncture and is very knowledgeable about hormones and best acupuncture points for specific symptoms, etc. And if nothing else, I go in there and listen to the peaceful meditation music with ocean waves and fall asleep in the dimly lit room and have the best nap of my life . It has been shown to boost success also by helping direct blood flow to the uterus, along with decreasing inflammation, so it really can't hurt, but can only help :)

    I keep going back and forth between boy or girl. We do have names picked out for both, and I'm super excited about either one <3. The girl name has my mom's name as the middle name and the boy name is based on my wife's late grandmother's maiden name with my grandpa's name as the middle name, so they are both very special. I will share the name once I find out the gender! :) For the very beginning of the pregnancy, I felt deep in my heart that I'm pregnant with a girl. For some reason, that's just what I felt. I had been craving a lot of sweets (especially fruit and oranges), but now I'm craving a lot of salty foods like salt and vinegar chips (which I HATED before pregnancy), spicy food, pickles. I haven't had the worst morning sickness and I've felt very grateful, I've just had some constant nausea that lasts all day sometimes. I did finally throw up a few days ago, which was... fun lol. So with all that said, I genuinely don't know whether I'm having a boy or girl! Though I had a dream last night that I gave birth to a boy <3

    I understand the nervousness, but I definitely think you should try if you can swing it! It's tough but absolutely worth it. It's actually bittersweet to be graduating the fertility clinic in a couple of weeks, I've gotten so used to these nurses and doctors giving me so many internal ultrasounds and blood draws lol, it's like I'm not going to know what to do without my constant appointments. You definitely form a close bond with them after going through this kind of journey
     
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    @Megan0625 it's so good to hear about happy outcomes ! Enjoy your pregnancy, I can't wait to hear the baby's name.
    @WinterBub yes we are set for September! My period will come approximately on August 27-28th, and I'll start the treatment right away once my period starts. I'm taking a ton of supplements after reading the book "it starts with the egg" :rofl: I hope they do some good. I'm really excited but also scared it won't work the first try, which would put me in a difficult position money-wise.
    So cool we are going to be doing ivf around the same time!
     
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    Oooo- I'll look forward to hearing your name pick! Love the significance to either your boy or girl choices :) I just found out that my BFF from high school is pregnant. I'm so curious as to what her naming style is! I can see her going fully traditional or totally out there.

    I can imagine that it is really weird to be leaving the fertility doctor after spending so much time there. A couple of times I have been there and someone has brought their baby in to meet the staff while I was in the waiting area. ❤️ So lovely!

    Our plan is to do the retrieval in August and transfer in September. So, it looks like I might be ahead of you for step one, elencor but we'd be doing a transfer at the same time if we do a FET and you do the transfer straight away. Exciting to think about! Glad that you have your plan in place and all set!! :) What supplements are you taking? I was taking coq10, but gave up on it. I should at least start taking vitamin d again!
     
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    I'm taking Vit D, folic acid, Coq10, alpha lipoid acid, and I want to buy a supplement of Vit C.
    Also I'm doing great with the dieting, I'm just 4-5 kg away from my objective... Although I'd be overweight still but at least is an improvement in the right direction.
    I have covid now and have a lot of symptoms, I really hope it doesn't mess with my cycle.
     
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    Hi ladies, so good to read all of your posts, it feels optimistic in here :)

    @Megan0625 can't wait to read when you know the gender and pick the name for your baby. So exciting!

    @elencor congratulations on almost reaching you diet goal! Strong woman.

    We are actually in copenhagen right now, my retrieval is on Friday and a transfer on Monday, so we're really excited and a bit anxious. But feeling better this month, physically and emotionally.
     
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    That's fantastic! I'm so excited to hear about your outcome. Fingers are crossed for you <3
     
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    Good luck, nima! Hope all goes really well for you- let us know how the retrieval and transfer go. I'll be thinking of you and sending all the baby dust your way.
     
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    @Nima I think it's a really good idea to have another egg retrieval as part of your family planning, best of luck tomorrow and monday! Until September I'm going to be living through you girls lol
     
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    Good luck Nima! :)
     
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    Thank you all so much! I am touched by you thinking of me and cheering from across the ocean.

    The retrieval went well, I have pain but I think it's better than last time. We have 10 eggs, tomorrow we'll know how many of them fertilized. So much waiting... Lucky my mom came to help us this time because both my wife and my daughter are sick so we can really use some help.
     
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    I am so shocked. Only one egg fertilized:(
    Trying to tell myself it only takes one good embryo, but I am pretty devastated.
     

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