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  1. I know three friends who have gone through IVF. One took 3 rounds, another 4 and the final only one. All of them say they'd never consider not doing it. They are all moms (two of beautiful twins, one of a daughter).

    I don't have my own story to share, but I do share most of your fears. I am just starting this IVF cycle and my biggest fear is, obviously, that it doesn't work. I don't know if I have another cycle in me. Hopefully I don't have to make that decision.

    There are loooots of non horror stories.

    xoxoxoxo

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    1. Oh wow that's encouraging! It seems that once the obsession gets planted in heads that there's no turning back without giving it our best go. I'm wishing you the best luck for your current IVF cycle - and I'm looking forward to reading all about it on your blog x

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  2. When I look back on my days TTC #1 I could have written this post WORD FOR WORD! Fear is the only way to describe it. While going through IF treatments there is ALWAYS a next step to look forward to, always some bigger guns to try. However when I hit that IVF peak, full on PANIC set it. The what-ifs were running CRAZY in my mind, and it was a wonder I didn't go mad. I started my blog on the first day of my IVF cycle. I WISH i was brave enough to start it before while I was going through the monthly IF struggles. Trust me you are not alone with the fear.

    You saw my blog so you probably already know, but I have done IVF twice. Two fresh cycle and I have two healthy boys to show for it (one from each cycle). People do have babies from IVF. As scary as it may be, you are doing right by surrounding yourself with IVF success stories. It's easy to get lost in the pain of IF, shoot me an email and I will be happy to point you in the direction of a few more of my favorite IF success story blogs! There are TONS out there :)

    Good Luck! I am now stalking you...er....I mean...following you :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your wisdom and support Aly.This blogging thing really does help to put things in perspective, and gain some knowledge from amazing women who have walked the walk, and can talk the talk!

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  3. First of all I wanted to say I am sorry about your miscarriage. All of your thoughts about ivf are normal. I went through this whole process after all of our iui's failed. I doubted so many things and I was so scared. In my mind, ivf is the last step. I ultimately had to pull it together in order to prepare for this chapter in my life. I am still very, but I am preparing the best I can for ivf and hoping that it will pay off. The chances are SO much higher.

    I look forward to following your journey. Thank you for reading my blog :)

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  4. Thanks Toni. Hopefully we can help each other through the crazy times ahead :-)

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  5. Hi Ali, thx for your comments on my blog! It took us a whole but we got there! I am also from Melbourne and our clinics have some of the best success rates in the world! Sometimes it works straight away and other time it can take a few gos till they get it right, stay strong, your fears are normal.

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  6. Hi!!! Ali!!! Thanks for your blog it was amazing, beautifully articulated and informative. keep blogging :):):)

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