I have been cramping for the past 2 days, AF is going to start any moment. I am excited to start the IVF cycle but I am scared and nervous and totally freaked out. Any suggestions on how to relax? I have tried the usual bubble bath, acupuncture. Nothing works!!!!! UGH! DH is being very supportive but I am afraid that if I don't calm down soon he'll become annoyed with me.
Me 30 & DH 38 - Married 02/21/2003
TTC #1 since March 2008
1st IVF - February/March 2012-Cancelled due to low response
2nd IVF - March/April-BFN
Surprise natural BFP on Mother's Day 5/11/2014
I remember being very nervous when I began IVF. Just take a deep breath and keep reminding yourself that you and your dr are doing everything possible to get your bfp. Take one day at a time. Wishing you all the best!!
Sorry you are so nervous but I'm glad AF is about to start so you can get things started. Like PP said take one day at a time and take things one step at a time. Is there one thing in particular that you are anxious about or is it the whole thing? We are here for you when you need to vent, ask questions, or just to chat. You'll do great. Soon this will all be behind you and you will realize you are a much stronger person than you ever imagined you could ever be. I'm happy that you have a supportive DH because that is SO important when going through this.
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)
I understand, totally. I am going through the exact same thing. I'm not nervous about the injections or procedures at all. I have the support of everyone around me that I need. I know I am totally scared it won't work and I'm afraid to hope it will work. Other than that, I'm not sure what it is that has me so on edge about it. If I figure it out, I'll let you know!
Like you, I am trying to find ways to relax. Distracting myself with new recipes, cleaning house. I am not much of a TV person normally, but finding time to watch mindless drama TV (the bachelor, grays anatomy, private practice, american idol) seems to be helping lately. Maybe some of those things would work for you, too?
This board (and others) have really helped me cope with all my struggles in the past year, in a way that people in real life haven't always been able to. So please come here when you need to. We may be doing our cycles at a similar time, too. Hopefully I'll be starting injections within the next two weeks. Keep us posted on how you are doing and good luck!
I'm sorry that you are nervous. It is a very scary thing but just remember that the greater the risk, the greater the reward. I'm glad that your DH is being supportive. As for distractions, I have found that when I can be productive in other things (i.e. finishing a knitted scarf or reading a book), I feel a little better about the fact that I have no control over this whole process. Also, maybe cleaning out that "junk drawer" or closet or rearranging furniture (while you still can)? Good luck with it and we are here for you.
11/11 - 1st Fresh IVF attempt BFN
02/12 - FET BFN
04/12 - 2nd Fresh IVF attempt BFP
4weeks 2 days
9/12 - 3rd Fresh IVF attempt BFN
7/13 - 4th Fresh IVF attempt BFP
8 weeks due to chromosonal issues - A boy, Joseph Samuel