Post # 1
My fiancée and I just got confirmed by a fertility doctor that when we are ready to have kids our only option is invitro with ICSI. All of this is very scary for me because I always imagined having a baby to Abe as simple as stoping birth control and now find out I will have to go through all these tests and medicines and not to mention the amount of money it cost and then there is a chance it may not work. So finding all of this on top of wedding planning and buying a house you could say I’m a little stressed. I am just looking for some advice from bees two have had invitro and what it was like and what was the cost. You can even PM me if you don’t want to talk about it through a comment. I am just scared and stressed and need some support!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
I’m pregnant right now after a successful round of IVF + ICSI. I may not be able to help much with cost information (we are blessed to have insurance that covers it) but I’d be happy to talk about what it was like and answer any questions. You can PM me with whatever you want to know.
I know it’s scary. I got the same diagnosis in February and was crushed. I had a lot of emotional stuff to deal with before we started… anger, hurt, disappointment, so much sadness. I grappled with whether or not it was the right thing to do. BUt in the end, we worked through it and it was. And I’m happy to share whatever I can to help you reach your own conclusions.
Post # 4
So sorry about your recent diagnosis. I’m in the same boat, having learned that IVF with ICSI is our only option too (aside from a miracle!). We found out back in July. The first few months for me were the hardest and then I sort of made a bit more peace with the idea. So, there’s hope that you might find some more peace too. But I tried to give myself permission to grieve for a month or two…it really is a big loss, especially coming from a place where you were thinking getting pregnant would be easy (and free!). Or, try to ignore it for a few months (depending on your age) while you get married and buy your house and then grieve after that. Feel free to PM me anytime. I have found a lot of help on these boards and on another infertility board on the web.