Vicky's IVF Story

Hubby and I got married in 2008. A year later we were having the conversation about trying for a baby. Well,  maybe I was having the conversation and hubby was just nodding politely! Anyway I decided we’d start trying for a baby in 2010. I’d just turned 31 and thought it was a near perfect time, I was in a good position at work again so we were ready. We tried for over a year and experienced the monthly hope that my period wouldn’t come and I’d get that positive pregnancy test, but nothing happened. I got to the point… [Read More]

Embryo Transfer

The Joy of Pessaries As many of you know, after egg collection, you face the joy of pessaries and the ever embarrassing back door or front door debate! To be honest, the thought of either ‘door’ sends a shudder down my spine, but without giving it too much thought, I settled for the front door! The pessaries (cyclogest) contains progesterone, which is a female sex hormone. It is essential to help establish a pregnancy after IVF.  Following egg collection, I was in a bit of pain, feeling bloated and just not myself. So, when the joy of diarrhea was added… [Read More]

Egg Collection

Pineapple Juice Before I continue with this post, I should mention that two days before egg collection, I started to drink one small glass of (not from concentrate) pineapple juice a day. Apparently, pineapple juice contains an antioxidant called Selenium which helps to promote a healthy womb lining, which is thought to help aid implantation. Saturday, July 16th 2011. Trigger (HCG) Shot HCG is the pregnancy hormone. The trigger shot helps the follicles to mature and triggers the release of mature eggs from the follicles. The day after the HCG injection is a ‘drug free’ day. This means no injections! No Suprecur,… [Read More]

Down Regulating and the weirdest experience of my life with an acupuncturist!

Friday, 10th June 2011 That is the date that our fertility drugs arrived! I was in work when they arrived, so my husband took this picture (left) and sent it to me. They didn’t cost nearly as much as I had imagined they would.  When I got home that night, I had a mild panic attack! Staring me in the face was a massive and I mean massive needle! My husband reassured me that this needle was just to draw up the solution, not the one that I would be injecting myself with. Phew!  So, the drugs arrived which meant… [Read More]