A negative result

The test was negative. We were not surprised. Despite continuing medication as advised, by today my bleeding was very heavy, and had been so for a good 48 hours. I think we both still had a tiny glimmer of hope. But ...

The two week wait

Wow, it's been hard. When we first started IVF, our consultant told us the two week wait from embryo transfer to taking the pregnancy test would be the hardest part of the process. After our disappointment on egg collection day, I ...

Embryo transfer

We have gone for embryo transfer this morning. The embryo has done well overnight! We were told it had divided to two cells, and was graded as B on a scale from A-D (with A being the best). The transfer was smooth ...

Fertilisation!

We have fertilisation!!! We're so happy to get this good news this morning. I had a strange kind of restless peace last night that fertilisation would happen. We had a real heart to heart with God, with all our doubts and ...

Just the one egg

We're gutted. For all the talk of over stimulation and the risks, when they went to harvest the eggs this morning they only got one. One. Everyone is surprised. No one really knows what happened to all the many follicles we saw as ...

The end is in sight!

Finally!! At my scan on Friday we discovered one ovary has several follicles at 9-11mm (so still a bit short of the 17mm target), and the other had one 17mm follicle, a few 14-15mm ones, and various smaller ones. They have decided to increase ...

Growth!

Finally some good news! I went for a scan on Friday, and my follicles seemed to have perhaps grown a mm or so, possibly. So I was kept on my current dose of 150IU until today, when I went for another ...

An honest account

I've been thinking about this blog a lot recently. It's turning out very differently to the last time we were trying to make a baby. This time I have a toddler and very little free time to write. But I ...

Day 10 Scan

Well, no growth of follicles again today. They've increased my FSH dose to 112.5 IU and I'll have another scan on Tuesday. I briefly chatted to Mr Walker our consultant.  He seems of the mind that I might well just suddenly ...

IVF: Three weeks In

We've now been taking 75 IU of FSH for 7 days, and I had a scan on Tuesday to check progress. This was an extra bonus scan for us, as I'm at high risk of OHSS. This stands for Ovarian hyperstimulation ...