I am new to this forum; I found it today as I was looking for a group of women who are going through the same problem as I am. I am 37 years old and will be 38 in a couple of weeks. I live in the US, though most of the participants are based in Canada I hope we can still journey together. There has been a lot of uncertainty especially with states banning elective procedures due to COVID 19, but now (thankfully) our state has lifted the ban and I am back on track trying to TTC.
A bit of a back story: My hubby had a vasectomy many years ago and since we got married last year he had it reversed. We hoped to conceive naturally after the reversal (which was successful) but as we had been trying for almost a year and his count wasn't that great, my doctor suggested ART given my age. So, we started with a saline ultrasound to check if my uterus is good etc. The ultrasound revealed I had fibroids early this year. I had surgery to remove the fibroids in March and while I was healing everything was shut down. Now that the clinic is open again, we have decided to pursue IVF and skip IUI altogether just because of time. I start BCP tomorrow (5/10), day 2 of my cycle. I will be on BCP for three weeks and then on to the injections and if all goes well the egg retrieval some time in June.
I am here to find others in a similar position, support one another and to hear other people's experiences. I am very nervous about all the things that could go wrong in the process (always a reminder that conceiving is a game of chance- I am a biologist), but also excited by the possibility that I may succeed in having a baby.
I would like like to hear what others avoided doing, eating or drinking right from the beginning of their treatment.
Good luck to all of us ladies!