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  1. I am not familiar with the HA but would love to know exactly what it is. Sounds like you had a good meeting with your doctor. On our ivf we chose to do a certain % with the ICSI just to be safe. My husband didnt have any issues with sperm, but the doctor said that fertilization rates were higher and he also told me that some of the best embryos come from the natural fertilization. So we chose both, that could also be an option.

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  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't heard of HA, but it sounds interesting. We will also be doing ICSI. Getting your meds for the first time is so exciting. Do you know which protocol you will be doing yet? I also love the title of your blog! Isn't that the truth?

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  3. I haven't heard about HA, either. If you find out more about it, please share. :)

    That's great that you don't seem to have PCOS. Maybe long cycles are just what's normal for you?

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  4. It's good to ask your questions! Otherwise you'd be left with that 'what-if' feeling. I'm very curious about HA. What does it stand for?

    Whether you go for the HA procedure or not...GOOD LUCK! I'm happy things are moving along for you.

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  5. We had assisted hatching ("AH") with ICSI. Could it be assisted hatching? Good luck!

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  6. I've heard of MCSI or something like that that sounds like what you explained. I've heard it doesn't help any, even if there are abnormalities, because with ICSI they are injecting directly anyways. We have pretty bad MFI, including pretty not good morphology, and we just did regular ICSI, which is the little one that I am pregnant with now!!

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  7. Sorry I can't offer any 'technical' advice, but wanted to weigh in on the doctors demeanor. Do you like the business like manner? Generally I prefer doctors who are all about technical information and talking about my body like it's a car we are going to work on instead of, you know, my body. My husband prefers doctors who hug, ask about your day, and generally act like normal humans. It took us a long time to find a doctor we both. Also, with my business like doctors, I find there are often some of those SUPER sweet nurses hanging around to help with the touch feely stuff. :) Just my two cents.

    Also, I'm going to give the lemons a try. I was eating them like crazy and stopped... so seems reasonable. My ever-wise sister also suggested warm lemon water twice a day.

    Good luck!

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  8. I'm sooo excited for you!!!! I'm not familiar with AH, but I too am hoping you can send in your own card one day soon!!

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  9. I have never heard of the HA but would love to hear about anything you find out. E will be doing IVF and half will be with ICSI and half will be without and we will see what happens. When are you expecting your cycle to start, I am only on cd 3 so still have quite a ways to I to get this cycle wrapped up!!! Thinking of you!!

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  10. Thanks for visiting and voting! Glad you're able to start the process and hope all the details work out. We were already investing so much into IVF already that we decided to do ICSI in order to have a better chance of making healthy embies. My RE didn't mention HA and I'm curious to know what that is. We have a singleton and 3 high quality snowbabies to use for our FET in a year or two. Regular ICSI seemed to work well for us and hope it will for you too!

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  11. so excited for you that it's all going to happen soon! You have worked so hard to get to this point!

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  12. Happy ICLW! I still remember stumbling upon your blog last month during ICLW. :-)

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