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Re: Do I need IVF ???

Re: Do I need IVF ???

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Posted by Natalie on March 24, 2000 at 15:20:26:

In Reply to: Do I need IVF ??? posted by Alison Spiers on March 24, 2000 at 04:38:13:

: Hi, I live in the UK and have been TTC for nearly four years now. I have
: A daughter who is 6 years old, I had no problems trying for her. I ovulate
: ok and my husbands count is ok. I had the dye put through, which was ok.
: I have been on Clomid for 6 months. Still no luck, doctors can't see a
: reason for not conceiving. I saw an ad a while ago for private hospitals
: offering free IVF for exchange for egg donation. Is this my next step. Can
: somebody tell me if IVF sounds right for my circumstances ? What if any
: is the difference between IVF and artificial insemination. ??? Also I would
: love a penfriend who is going through the same.

Alison,
I have a daughter conceived through IVF. I understand how frustrated you must feel. My husband and tried for five years
before getting pregnant. I don't think I'd go right into IVF until consulting with a specialist. If you are not conceiving because
of a hormone imbalance or some couples have bacterial infections they are not aware of then it would also be likely that an IVF try would not work.

IVF is where the egg is fertilized outside of the uterus and then transfered back when the cells have divided and have
become an embryo. Artifical Insemination is when they inject sperm into the women at the right time of the month in
hopes an egg will be fertilized.

Please write back if you have any other questions.


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