IVF counselling

On July 3rd we went to Oxford fertility clinic for a 1 hour counselling session. I wasn’t sure I would come out a positive Penelope, but it was worth a try! We were invited into a private room with our counseller, I can’t remember her name but we’ll just call her Sue.She was really friendlyContinue reading “IVF counselling”

DNA fragmentation test results…

The day after our negative pregnancy test result, it suddeny dawned on me and Will that we never had his results for the DNA fragmentation test on his sperm. We both assumed that no news is good news so we weren’t worried, but decided to phone Oxford fertility and just confirm that everything was fine.Continue reading “DNA fragmentation test results…”

Fertilising my eggs using the ICSI method

For those who don’t know what ICSI is, it stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. It’s a different method of fertilisation used when the quality of sperm is poor and would be unlikely to fertilise the egg alone due to the sperms not swimming properly. So instead of the standard IVF method, which is where theyContinue reading “Fertilising my eggs using the ICSI method”

DNA fragmentation testing

I was supposed to mention this in my previous post but completely forgot! On the day of egg collection, we were asked if we would like to have Will’s sperm sent off to test for DNA fragmentation. They were offering this to us for free due to Will’s low sperm count and poor motility, soContinue reading “DNA fragmentation testing”