Getting Pregnant Questions

IVF at 43

Hi, I have 2 frozen embryos. I am at 43 my fertility profile test came normal for my age . My husband fertility profile:
Sperm account at 148 million
Motility 51%
Morphology less then %1
I would like to get pregnant. What do you advice me??
Thanks

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Hello and thank you for getting in touch. If you have frozen embryos, I would advise you to see your fertility consultant to plan the replacement.  

 

Fyi, we are taking part in an event to help people conceive but who may be struggling. Our lead fertility doctor will be attending amongst other IVF specialists so it may be worth you looking at this, you can find out more here: www.manchesterfertility.com/about/events/talk-fertility-event-stuggling-conceive/

Please can you help me

Myself and my partner have been trying to conceive now for 1 year. I feel as though we are not been taken seriously. I am 21, he is 26. I feel people don't seem to take us seriously due to me only being 21, however this does not mean anything to us as this is what we want. I have had a pelvic internal ultrasound which came back clear. I have had the 21 progesterone blood test which came back I wasn't ovulating but my GP said he thinks the test was done at the wrong time. It is very hard to tell when to do this test as my periods are so irregular. for example, my cycle three months prior to this one lasted 18 days, the second cycle 30 days and this current cycle 20 days. I have recently had other blood tests for prolactin and ruebella which were all ok. My partner has had a seamen analysis which we are currently awaiting on the results, however because my periods are so irregular and because of past history I cannot help but think the problem here is me. I was hospitalized in 2013 for anorexia nervosa where my menstural cycle completely stopped however did return around 2 years later. I have had hyperthyroidism which then turned to hypothyroidism which is now stable. Also, I had my last depo shot august 2017 which i have heard could play a part. Please can you help me out is there any other test I can have? surely its not normal to have cycles so irregular

Thank you
kirstie

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You are right to think that your irregular periods are not good. You have a chance to ovulate in cycles with 21-35 days length. You may want to try home ovulation predictor kit (such as ClearBlue Digital) to check if you are ovulating. It is recommended to check your thyroid function regularly as underactive thyroid can cause irregular cycles. After the Depo, your system still can be shut down and may need more time to recover. The Depo effect can be checked by blood test in your period days (FSH, LH, Estradiol). It can be boosted by taking ovulation induction medication (Clomid).

Fyi, we are taking part in an event to help people conceive but who may be struggling. Our lead fertility doctor will be attending amongst other IVF specialists so it may be worth you looking at this, you can find out more here: www.manchesterfertility.com/about/events/talk-fertility-event-stuggling-conceive/

 

 

Struggling to concieve

Hi

I'm 37 and have been trying to concieve for 12 months. We have seen a specialist and have had all the relevant fertility tests as has my partner and it's all normal apart from eggs. I've a medium to low reserve. Is there anything apart from IUI or IVF that I can do to try and help us concieve naturally or will we need help. Also to note my cervix is flat due to treatment for abnormal smears and I have high vaginal walls. Is this also having an affect on conception as the Dr who we saw said it wasn't helping.

Thank you

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

In relation to your cervix and vaginal walls, please, don`t worry, having normal sperm quality and regular intercourse is enough for sperm to find their way to the egg. Please check if you had tests like fallopian tube patency test, ovulation test (home ovulation predictor kit and progesterone blood test a week after ovulation), Vitamin D level test.

If your partner`s age is over 45, or maybe a smoker or diabetic, or having other significant medical condition, I would recommend sperm DNA fragmentation test as high fragmentation level can significantly reduce pregnancy chances.

You may benefit from reading about lifestyle: Rebecca Fett: It starts with the egg.

Please note that the only effective treatment is IVF, and IVF chances do decline rather quickly in your age and with your given egg reserve.

Secondary infertility

I'm 40, and we've been trying for over a year to get pregnant. I had a positive ovulation test a week ago, Sunday. Then another positive on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday it was negative, but again today, Sunday, I had a jump in my temperature and another positive ovulation test. Any idea?

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Thank you for contacting us. Ovulation test kits are not 100% reliable so we would be pleased to see you in our clinic where we can understand your history more thoroughly and offer an AMH test, pelvic ultrasound scan and partner semen analysis tests.

 

Trying to have a baby

Me and my fiance and I are trying to have a baby but it has been a rough path. I had my period in October 24, 2018 and I started taking these fertility pills so I can get pregnant but I don't think its been working so November came around and I didn't have a period at all just real light period but it came and left the same day. So yesterday I was cramping and I also was having a light period at first and now I'm still having a light period so I'm trying to figure out what can I do so we can have us a healthy baby.

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

You may wish to speak to one of our fertiltiy doctors so we can fully understand your situation and medical history. Please call us on 161 30 2730 and our patient advisors can talk you through your options. 

Age

How old do you have to be to get pregnant through here? As in a female has to be over what age?

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

To undergo fertility treatmenty in the UK you will need to be aged 18 years. Generally patients who undergo treatment at such an early age is usually due to underlying medical conditions. 

Conceiving with bad quality eggs

Hi there, after 2 miscarriages and a year after that of TTC, it was noted that I don't have strong ovulation. My eggs were never tested, but assume they are not good quality. I took Clomid and conceived right away and had a healthy boy. We want to try for #2 but my cycle has not returned, therefore we cannot begin Clomid. I know my ovulation has returned, but we are afraid to try naturally for fear of another miscarriage. Is our risk of MC higher without taking the Clomid?

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Thank you for contacting us, we are sorry to hear of your issues. How are you so sure that your eggs are bad quality? Do you have Polycystic Ovaries? You may want to contact our clinic so that we can understand your medical history more thoroughly. We would offer an AMH test, pelvic ultrasound scan and possible tubal patency testing with Hycosy along with partner semen analysis.

Trying to conceive

Hi , am 26 years, i had my first abortion in the past 10 months and ever since i have tried to conceive but no positive results, my period just come every last week of every month, and am having sex daily with my hubby, i need a baby how can i be helped?

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Thank you for getting in touch and we are sorry to hear of your cicumstances. You may want to speak to one of our experienced patient advisors who could possibly find out more about your medical history and provide you with some options to move forward. Please call us on 0161 300 2730.

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