Change of plan…

Sooooooooooo,surgical sperm retrieval didn’t happen. Here’s to yet another 2 steps back. I will try to keep this as simple as possible, as it’s quite a long story. But basically, Will rang the clinic a few days before the procedure date to check what time he needed to be there for. He had also beenContinue reading “Change of plan…”

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”

Egg collection!

So, I cannot even begin to tell you just how nervous I was for egg collection! (I worry about anything and everything and nothing) For the procedure, they use sedative drugs to ensure you don’t feel any pain and don’t remember anything. I have luckily never had an operation or been sedated ever before, soContinue reading “Egg collection!”

Treatment begins with nasal sprays…

On January 16th 2019, we started treatment! So I started on a nasal spray called Buserelin, which was to switch off my ovaries and stop them from producing any eggs. I had to have 2 sniffs 4 times a day for 3 weeks, which was actually quite hard to keep up with at first. 4Continue reading “Treatment begins with nasal sprays…”