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A quick update as I proceed to the second stage of my IVF treatment. As you know my first IVF treatment was not successful. Well it was successful in the sense that my body reacted wonderfully to the treatment, producing 13 eggs of which 9 were good enough for fetilization. When injected with my husbands sperm all 9 were fertilized. This meant we were blessed with the opportunity to have at least 2 tries for pregnancy with these eggs.
The first attempt where 3 eggs were inserted was not successful. It was initially quite devastating, however I have moved through that and found my positivity again. I realised its essential to be positive and to try to visualise a successful outcome. Determination is also essential as is being calm and relaxed.
Easier said than done sometimes, but its a must. Im using postive affirmations which I say daily when I wake up and any time throughout the day when I feel fear/worry/insecurity rising. Im also listening to a guided meditation cd 3 times a week and bought a beginners yoga dvd which I do 3 times a week. This combination is really doing the trick. Since being determined, positive, calm and relaxed are qualitites we need to learn anyway if we are to be great parents, I figure NOW is a great time to start mastering these skills!! Where our energy flows reality goes!!
I have now begun the process for the second attempt. As I said I was blessed that my body created enough eggs to allow me at least one more egg transfer, before i need to go through the complete hormone treatment again. So at this stage although i am on hormones its not the whole needle story again.
On the first day of my period, I began taking progynova (2mg) 3 times a day after food. This is a female hormone used in IVF treatments to build up the lining of the uterus in preparation for my egg (embyro) transfer. In laymans terms, it helps develop ‘the wall’ where the egg attaches itself hence creating a pregnancy.
I have an appointment in 12 days time where an ultrasound will be done to check the thickness of ‘the wall’. Once its the right thickness, they will insert the eggs and then its a 12-15 day wait to see if I am pregnant.
Its a very straight forward process. Ive set my cell phone to give me an alarm 3 times a day to remind me to take the pills and apart from that its life as usual. The hormones dont seem to be having any adverse effects and the accupuncture is, as usual helping me keep the emotions in balance. Ill write again after the appointment with the doctor. Fingers crossed for me.
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much love mystic miss
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