IVF Newbie

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IVF Newbie

Hi, my name is Mirela. DH and I were TTC since 2008. In 2009 we saw an infertility specialist and were told that DH was not producing any sperm and were recommended IUI with donor. We decided to take a break to think about it. So finally, last month we decided to proceed with donor IUI. However, RE recommended another semen analysis since DH lost 80lbs and was much healthier. Just like people always say, when you least expect it, miracle happens. We froze a good enough sample for IVF. We are going to have our first IVF cycle in February. RE is very optimistic that we'll be successful on the first try.

I have researched IVF a lot, but I am still very anxious. I hope that I will be able to share my fears and anxieties with all of you and any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome!! Hope your stay here is short and sweet :). Glad you have a sample frozen for IVF and that your RE is very optimistic. It helps to have a lot of positive attitudes. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Someone here will have an answer for you. We've all been there done that. Also feel free to vent your anxieties, fears, etc. That's what we are here for. This board is a huge support and you will meet many wonderful ladies here. DH and I are no longer TTC but somehow I can't manage to leave this board.

Advice...just know that IVF is very physically, mentally, emotionally and financially draining. Lean on your DH for support (and us). It's normal to feel a rollarcoaster of emotions. One minute you may be optimistic and 30 seconds later you'll be feeling like it's not going to work.

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Welcome!! The ladies here are fabulous and have helped me a lot with emotional support and questions about the process in general ..... I too hope your stay here is short Smile

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Welcome!! I hope you have a successful first round of IVF Biggrin There is a lot of support on this board!

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Congrats on the frozen sample. Thats great that things changed for the better!! I wish you a sucessful round! I agree 100 % with Meg and couldn't say it better! Lean on those you can for support and know that its one heck of a rollercoaster ride!!! We are here if you need help!!

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Thank you all for the warm welcome! Reading some of the success stories on the board has calmed me down a lot Smile I have a great support system at home, but best advice comes from the first hand experience. I hope that all of us get our blessings soon Smile

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Welcome and wish you best of luck as you get ready for your upcoming cycle.

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I'm a graduate that just can't seem to leave this board either. Just want to welcome you and wish you the best of luck! What great news that your DH was able to take charge of his health like he did!

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Welcome! This is a wonderful group of ladies. I hope that the weeks fly by for you. And congrats to your DH on the lifestyle change. That's incredible.