New to Heartland - Registered for IVF due to MF
Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:43 PM
I just registered for IVF today and I feel pretty daunted by this process. I have a beautiful daughter who is almost 3 and hope to have a second child.
I learned on my 30th birthday this year of my husbands 0 sperm count due to medication to treat an illness and that ivf would be our only option.
I am still in a state of disbelief that I will not be conceiving a child naturally and I am very scared of all of the invasive tests and medication to come.
Any helpful information is apprciated.
Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:50 PM
Hi Lawyermom - welcome to the site! I'm sorry you and your family have received such difficult news...it's never an easy one. I personally can't say I found the tests particularly invasive...there are some that aren't pleasant for sure & I was scared before my HSG but the vast majority is blood work.
I think most of us would agree the HSG is the most "invasive" which is a test that is performed that injects dye into your tubes via a catheter to ensure they are open and not an obstacle to conception (even when you have a male factor diagnosis...there are different kinds of blockages.)
The internal ultrasounds are never a girl's most favorite thing...but the most uncomfortable thing about them is how bizarrely comfortable you get carrying on a conversation with your RE while the ultrasound is being performed. Sometimes the u/s wand can be positioned to cause some brief discomfort...but that's the worst of it. I once (at a different clinic) asked the male RE if he wanted to pull over and ask for directions since he didn't know where he was going. LOL He was being a little rough and forgetting that he didn't have the equipment. hahaha
We're all nervous the first time we administer the IVF drugs...but again...you'll become oddly comfortable at how routine & easy it is. It doesn't even really hurt the needles are so fine.
Best of luck to you and hope your stay is brief & successful!
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