I just took my first BCP today in prep for IVF in Jan or early Feb. I got a BFN last week after a medicated cycle, and suddenly it became very clear to me that I will not be getting pg on my own or with meds. It just felt like a huge waste of time, and I am so drained with all of my efforts to get pg. I decided we would either have to start IVF, or stop trying altogether. I told my husband I wanted to try IVF, and to my surprise, he said okay! I think he's finally realized how heartbreaking this whole last 1-2 years has been for me. I am so lucky, and grateful he is willing to try.
Anyway, I am really nervous about the whole thing. We probably won't start injections for at least 3 weeks, so it won't be happening for a while yet.
I have a question for anyone who has used IVF/ICSI in the past. Have your doctors used ICSI for all IVF's? I was looking up clinic success rates on the SART website and my clinic uses ICSI almost all the time. I asked the nurse this AM about it and she said they used it all the time because there is a higher success rate. But I thought it was really only used for male infertility. We don't have that problem, and my husband has gotten me pregnant before. When I look online (which can be dangerous, I know!), it looks like there is slightly more risk with ICSI.
Just wondering what everyone thought, and if you were given a choice when you did IVF. I am inclined to do the least invasive thing possible(which is pretty funny to say when you get to the point of IVF).
Thanks for any input you have.