Community Posts, Tips & Support on Fertility Treatments

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IUD

Hello! Currently due my second baby in December and already thinking about contraception for once baby is here. Wanted to know how everyone’s experience was who has had a coil/ iud. I’ve been told it’s the only birth control which doesn’t change hormones however have heard some negative things as well so just wanted...

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Is there any tips to conceive naturally?

I’m on ttc journey. Been 3 to 4 that I’m trying 😇 I’m also pcos victim. Need some tips !

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Fertility costs

Can anyone give me a rough guide cost on how much private fertility clinics cost for different types of treatments please? I know it can vary which is why I’m asking for a rough cost of the different types. Thanks in advance.

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Doctors Think I Have PCOS

Completed blood work. They showed that I tested high for testosterone. Doctor believes that I have PCOS, but I have to do more testing. I'm really sad because I really really want to get pregnant. Anyone have any tips on how to get pregnant while having PCOS to someone who just found out? Thank you!!

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Insurance: IUI and IVF (US)

My insurance notified me that if I were to need to do IUI or IVF it would not be covered at all under my insurance. Do I just have terrible insurance, or is there just not any insurance providers that provide any coverage for these? I think the stupidest part is that I have coverage to be diagnosed as infertile and...

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12dpo

Huge infertility struggles along with ivf attempt and 4 failed frozen embryo transfers. But natural cycle and 12dpo and faint positive pregnancy test, what do you think ladies?

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Cost of ivf

Question for those in the US: do you know any grants or programs that help with the cost of ivf? My insurance will cover the medications but that’s it. The fertility clinic quoted us like $25,000 and we don’t have that kind of money so we just feel kind of down and stuck.

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What do you do when you start losing hope ..

Anyone else get scared or worried sometimes that it’s never going to work … that you missed your chance and you might be the one that never gets that dream.. lately I have been really worried. I’m worried it’s to late I’m 39 and everything looked fine but I don’t seem to be responding to IVF as well as others and m...

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Help

My 2mo hasn’t popped in over 48hrs and is getting more fussy. What do I do??

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AMH levels 🥴

My clinician has just put through our referral for a fertility clinic. The clinic is meant to respond within 3 weeks, then it’s our first consultation directly with them 🙌 However today she discussed my AMH level with me - I’m very new to IVF so had no idea what this meant. I’m 28 (29 in sept) and my level is 5.7…

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First IVF

Hi! Starting my first ever ivf cycle and I’m very nervous. Today is cd 2 and tomorrow I go for my first baseline monitoring. They started me on estradiol and provera today until they advise me when to start meds. Any tips to help me prepare for egg retrieval? Is anyone else starting their ivf cycle as well?

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This is IVF

I've been in such a good headspace and today the egg collection got eight follicles 👍🏼🤞🏼 but for the first time in months leading up to this I feel triggered and scared. This is my 3rd attempt. Who knows what will happen in the next five days, I have no control and it feels shit

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GP fertility appointment

Has anyone had experience with going to your GP for support with your fertility? We’ve not been trying long but the NHS website recommends seeing your GP if you’re 36 or over and want to get pregnant. If you have seen a doctor what happened at the appointment and what advice/ further tests and/or treatment were given?

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First FET

Cycle day 1 started today. I go in on Thursday to make sure everything looks okay, then I start my medications for our first frozen embryo transfer. I get butterflies thinking about it. Anything I should know going into this?? Lots of praying and crossed fingers for everything to work out for us.

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NHS Funding

Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue, and can advise me. Our areas NHS funding allows us to have one full IVF cycle and 2 FET. During our first cycle our clinic and consultants set out a plan to have the EC, then a FET, as I posed a high risk of OHSS. We had our EC in August 2023, a FET in Dec...

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Fertility: coincidence or…

For context, my friend and her husband have been trying for a baby for 3+years. They’ve both had the relevant testing done and no issue was picked up for either of them. They were due to start IFV but the clinic said they weee out of stock of the medicine so my friend had to wait for her next cycle. Her next cycle n...

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Colposcopy and IVF

Myself and my husband have reached the top of the IVF waiting list but unfortunately my smear test has just came back with high risk hpv and changes seen (this is now the 3rd year in a row) but the last twice no treatment was needed. I have a colposcopy booked next week. The timing could not be worse for us. Our ivf...

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Disappointed

Trying for #2. Just completed first IUI cycle & bloodtest yesterday came out negative. Looking for advice & any tips for success… Seems like I’m seeing pregnancy announcements every other day right now & it’s really getting to me

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First IVF. None responsive. Day 9 of Stims and I’ve got 3 mature follicles

Hi, I’m 42 and despite a good AMH for my age, I haven’t responded to my meds. This is my first IVF round. I’m on day 8 of Gonal F 300. I have 13 follicles in total but only 3 are mature. I have 3 or 4 between 9mm and 12mm all the others smaller, the clinic don’t think they will catch up. We are still going ahead. I’...

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Did anyone take a little break between IUI and IVF?

Was there anything in between you did to relax, or get yourself ready mentally/physically? I’ve been looking into some traditional Chinese medicine practices, and will literally try anything at this point 😅

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