1. I think you are correct in your assumption of ivf. The success rates are so high. I am not sure what your diagnosis is though. From all the research I have done, most woman get pregnant within (3) cycles of ivf, plus having a embryo(s) implanted in you verses iui where it is just sperm and my opinion, a complete waste of money. I know people will disagree with me on that statement. I think if you want the bang for your buck, go with ivf. Fingers crossed the first time works for us. If not, we bought (2) fresh and (2) frozen cycles. After that, we are done.

    Maybe sit down with your husband and show him some of your research? Talking to RE is a great option also.

    1. I've been given a clean bill of health with my fertility stuff, as I had a laparoscopy & a hysteroscopy last year. Hubby has very low sperm count and low motility, so we've been told that IVF with ICSI is our only real chance of getting pregnant. To me, that's totally acceptable and achievable! Upon further discussion with DH last night, he's admitted that a major factor is that he is completely miserable in his job and all the jobs he has been applying for have taken 3 or 4 months to even start shortlisting.

      He sounds overwhelmed with hate of his job, and pressure from me about a baby.

  2. First, happy belated birthday! Second, thank you for you kind, kind comments. Third, when the time is right, you and your hubby will talk. But it is very important that youre on the same page and have the same expectations about how far/how many times you're willi ng to try. And to know that nothing is written in stone, but agree to revisit things as often as either of you needs. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  3. Yep, you are exactly right Allison (and thanks for the b'day wishes). I think we only get one shot at this life, and I'm going for it. I'm expressing my desire for a family with Hubby and I'm trying not to let him put his head in the sand about it. We need to deal with this issue in our relationship, and hopefully get to a more confident point in our relationship. I'm keeping my own fingers crossed too, because at the moment I have a horrible feeling about it all...