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Six weeks to possibly change your life. Review with images

AdvantagesIf it works you achieve your dreams.

DisadvantagesIt's very lucky if it works first time. Can be heartbreaking if none of your goes work.

"A while back I detailed all the forms and tests you have to put yourself and partner through before being accepted for IVF. It’s not so simple or quick as you may think, there are many tests and many forms and there are points you wonder when all the tests are going to end and you can finally get started. . . I could do the quick explanation of IVF which is as follows:- Step one. Start to sniff Down-Regulation drugs. Step Two. Start to inject ..." Read review

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Community Level 6mythdata


One Hurdle After Another.

AdvantagesEnables infertile couples the chance to become parents.

DisadvantagesLong process that can fail at any point. Very expensive.

"INTRODUCTION As many of you may know by now, me and my husband have been trying to conceive for the past seven / eight years and we have undergone many tests and procedures to get to this point. After several failed treatments on medications such as metformin, clomid and many Operations such as laparoscopy's and ovarian drilling, we were finally placed on the IVF waiting list. So far we have had one failed attempt, but as it stands at the moment ..." Read review

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Community Level 4levenite


My IVF experience Review with images

AdvantagesYou get the baby you long for

DisadvantagesCan be expensive, the upset it causes if it doesn't work for you

"All the reviews I have read regarding IVF have highlighted the negative side rather than the positive side. Now I know that IVF fails for a lot of people but it also works for a lot of people as well. Here’s my IVF story. The History: I grew up a normal happy little girl playing with my dolls and teddies and dreaming of one day being a princess, meeting and been swept off my feet by a handsome prince, having a fairytale wedding and living ..." Read review

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Community Level 6lisa8871


The ups and very many downs.

Advantagesyour wish comes true

Disadvantagesexpensive, heartbreaking

"Ok please if you read this and are thinking of having this treatment do not be put off by my review. This is just my personal experience. MY SISTER THE REASONS ------------------------------------- My sister was always poorly if it wasn't one thing it was another.If something went around she caught it, This included meningitis TWICE, Whooping cough, Measels, Mumps, Chicken pox and croup! We are about 4 years apart and i must admit she got on ..." Read review

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Community Level 6BUBBLES171


Mummy for 6 short weeks/My story

AdvantagesYou get a baby!

DisadvantagesYou dont have gone through hell and back for nothing.

"I was a professional and didnt have time for Children disrupting my career or even a husband. Then later on at the ripe old age of 29 I got married. All of a sudden I felt this strange urge to have children, I couldnt believe it. Dont get me wrong I love children and have lots of Godsons and Goddaughters and I look after and babysit and take out but I return them at the end of the day. This is my story of my journey through the IVF process. After ..." Read review

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Community Level 2camille


Going through IVF - The Beginning - Part 1

AdvantagesHaving A Baby

DisadvantagesExpensive, Low Success rate, Emotionally & Physically Draining

"Ever since I was young I have always wanted to have a large family. When I was 12, still too young to have my own family, my mum kindly obliged and had a set of twins. One baby for my sister and one for me! It made our day. We threw down our toys and began to raise real live dolls. It was one huge experience. I must say these dolls have grown quite a bit since then. They would not like to be called babies anymore as they are strapping young teenagers. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1Hornetgirl


My IVF/ICSI experience

AdvantagesThat longed for baby - maybe

DisadvantagesLow success rate, emotional rollercoaster, expensive

"Like so many other couples, my husband and I thought it would only be a matter of time before we had children. We had a great year of just us before we started trying. And trying. And trying. And nothing. My GP sent me to the local hospital for a laparoscopy - small incision by the belly button to insert a camera for a good look around - evrything was as it should be, so we were told to just give it more time, as most couples succeed eventually. ..." Read review

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Community Level 6WormThatTu...


Why can't life be easier

AdvantagesThe baby-making

DisadvantagesDont be too hasty!

"The desire for a child can be overwhelming .And for women who feel they are running out of time to have a family, the noise of their biological clock can be deafening. But while at least one in six couples have trouble conceiving, theres no need to panic if women fail to get pregnant in their first year of trying, statistics show that most healthy couples who did not conceive in the first year, succeed in their second!! I would advise women ..." Read review

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Community Level 2muzzy

Quick review of Member Advice on IVF - Invitrofertilization

"We too went through our 1st cycle of IVF in October 2006. For us, sadly ,it ended in a miscarriage & a Cornu ectopic & we can't yet afford another cycle because in the same week we lost both babies my hubby was made redundant. I was so pleased to read the more positive side of IVF, as it can seem that there is so much sadness surrounding the topic. Reading this item has given me faith that it can work & also given me the push I need to start saving for the 2nd cycle. Thank you for writing such a positive item & being so honest & open about it. IVF certainly isn't an easy option, but for some of us it's the ONLY option.

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