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5 years 1 month ago #256358 by jannet
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Hi Ladies
Just wanted to know if there is anyone out there that is having/or had IVF/ICSI treatment? We're in our first fresh cycle, had egg extraction last friday (11 eggs, 10 viable) and embryo transfer this past Monday. We froze 6 eggs, and fertilised 4. One didn't get past 3 days, we transfered the second, and froze the last 2 on day 5 in the blastocyst stage. I have a unicornate uterus, so we only transfered one grade 2 embryo. Only testing in 2 weeks' time...it's sooooo long to wait :whistle: Any advice?
Looking forward to hearing from you all. :)

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4 years 8 months ago #264357 by Hails
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Hi ,

How did your treatment go? I am looking at ICSI treatment and its so scary to see how expensive it can be, and wondering if it is worth it?
Please let me know how it went for you.

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4 years 8 months ago #264361 by Betti
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Hi!

In the end we didn't have to do ICSI, but did artificial insemination instead. It went extremely well and I got pregnant on the first try. I'll be 8 months pregnant on Sunday.

My suggestion is to do any and all treatments at a time when you are able to relax, because relaxation was key to my conception (I was on leave for a few weeks afterwards).

IVF and ICSI can be very taxing on your body (and pocket), but if you try to relax and believe that it will work, it's much more likely to be a success. Best wishes, and I hope all goes well in your quest to become a mommy!

Betti

DH: Severe male factor
Me: All normal
Unsuccesfully tried for DS 3 yrs before...

Secretly did 1st IUI in December 2014 cycle with 25mg Fertomid Day 3-7 to ensure good quality ovulation and egg(s).

Spontanaeous LH peak (60.1) at CD14; insemination done on CD15. Our miracle blood BFP 29/12/2014 at 12DPO!!!

BETA #1 @12dpo: 114
BETA #2 @17dpo: 1254
Our miracle little boy was born on 28 August 2015

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4 years 8 months ago #264370 by Hails
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That is such encouraging news. I was in contact wit Pretoria Academic Hospital and will be starting the process soon hopefully.

Thanks for the advice.

Have a great day.

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4 years 6 months ago #267091 by Lush
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Hi
I hope you have your baby by now ,,,I ha just started treatment for IVF with Vitalab in Sandton this Sat 26/09/15
It costs R50 680.00 for just the actual procedure plus almost R15 000 for medication even more if I will freeze my eggs,,,,
Please some one help I'm so nervous and going back on to the doc on Thursday for a check up n change to different medication,
Not sure what's next ,,,,

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4 years 5 months ago #268861 by Jinx
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Hi Lush
How is your IVF journey going.
We are starting at Vitalab this month too.

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4 years 5 months ago #268877 by Lush
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Hi Jinx

Yay that's good news...it's kinda exciting in the beginning but very tiring as it is a long process.
I weighed 53 kgs now almost 57kgs n my bum is so so big just from d med yet I'm not even pregnant.My hysteroscopic surgery was last Wednesday 21st to remove a polyp ,so waiting for AF,then go on med to thicken my lining then d transfer of d embryos by end of Nov I guess,,
They retrieved 17 on d 9th Oct ... n 3 did not make it on d 1st day..
Fertilized 9 ...All frozen but costing me a fortune.....
Good luck.......

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