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Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 10:50pm

Author: hopeful h

How did you potty train?

Going over old ground here but any tips really would be welcome, my ds is 3yrs 4mths. He knows all about going to he toilet, has gone several times on both the potty and the 'big' toilet. We have all the books, he's seen mummy and daddy going, he's seen older friends going, he could write a bloody book on it, but........ I decided on Sunday this would be the week we'd go for it. Ha ha foolish me. I put pants on him (thomas the tank that he picked himself) brought the potty into the kitchen/diner...

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 3:09pm

Author: hopeful h

FET, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE THAW PROCESS

Hi, I had 5 embies on my first attempt at fet, I told embryologist I wanted two transferred so he defrosted two initially, one didn't survive so he done another and I had my two. (Mine weren't blasts though) chat to your clinic and they should be able to give you some guidance. Best of luck x

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:49am

Author: hopeful h

consultation at origin next week, what to expect.

Hi, I had icsi at origin but it was 3 years ago so I'm not sure how things might have changed since then. The initial consultation was a chat with the doctor who will explain your options, then your DH will probably get a semen analysis done and you will probably get the amh test (blood taken) I think that's all to begin with. You will be called back for results and an overview of what will happen after that. Just wanted to wish you best of luck. X

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 1:44pm

Author: hopeful h

Icsi story's please

Hi Bev, yes I was also lucky with icsi first time, a little boy two and a half. I wasn't so lucky on my second go with frozen embies from the original cycle but icsi can and does work, good luck to you x

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 11:03pm

Author: hopeful h

Any Recommendations for ICSI in Northern Ireland?

Hi, I can't answer your question I'm afraid but didn't want to read and run. I had icsi privately 3 years ago at origin in Belfast. We were successful first time. The consultant at that time was great but he has now left the clinic. We went back last year for fet and didn't get such a great feel about the place, nothing specific I could put my finger on. Unfortunately our fet didn't work. However origin do have good success rates and you can check out all their figures on the hfea's website. Bes...

Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:56pm

Author: hopeful h

Daily Routines, The Witching Hour and Sleep.

Buzzbee just a quickie re vests, tesco do the ones I with the studs in 2-3 yrs. I buy them as they are handy for keeping a nappy in place otherwise it's nearly at ankle level! They are very hard to get anywhere else though.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 11:12am

Author: hopeful h

Hi all newbie here :)

Just wanted to say hi and welcome, best of luck on your cycle x

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 9:53pm

Author: hopeful h

Hypospadias

Hi Sasha, I too was told this. I don't remember all the in's and out's as there was so much to take in with the treatment in the first place. We just thought if we were lucky enough to have a child we would deal with whatever came with it. When DH and I go for our fet we will certainly be asking more questions. I will add to this thread if I find out more.

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 7:33pm

Author: hopeful h

need to find out where i can get pessaries from on a spanish prescription

Common sense at last! Glad you got it sorted although it seems a lot of hoops had to be jumped through. X

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:05pm

Author: hopeful h

need to find out where i can get pessaries from on a spanish prescription

I can't believe the cheek of both the pharmacist and the gp. You shouldn't have to put up with that. Sorry no constructive help to you, best of luck hon x

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 8:26pm

Author: hopeful h

Chances of conceiving naturally after having a baby - issue is male factor infertility!

Hi Snoops, we are also male factor and much as I would like to believe otherwise I don't think it works this way. I think when the problem is the females, ie blocked tubes, pcos etc then yes it can certainly happen and I know it has on here recently. I suppose you could say it kick starts the body but when it's a male thing then there's nothing like that. If anyone out there knows differently I'm all ears as it would be great not to have to go through tx again for a sibling.

Monday, January 21st 2013, 3:57pm

Author: hopeful h

Nursery for 12 month old! Wobbles & don't know what to do!

Snoop, I had this exact problem. I put my little man to crèche two mornings a week when h was 15 months, not because I had to work but because he was terribly clingy with me and didn't see many other children on a regular basis. It was very very hard, he cried and took ages to settle. The first few sessions he didn't settle at ll. it took maybe 2 months before he was happy to go in, he still cried when I left but the staff said he was fine after a few minutes. He has just moved from the baby roo...

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:07pm

Author: hopeful h

Hi Everybody!

Hi Scaredy Cat, welcome to fz. We've all been in your shoes so any questions then ask away. I'm sure you will make lots of friends on here and o be honest I think it's better as we all knw what you are going through. 'Real friends' despite good intentions don't always understand this Ivf journey. There is a Northern Ireland thread on here so it might help to talk wiith others in your area. I'm in Donegal but had my treatment in Belfast. Best of luck to you on your cycle x

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 10:00pm

Author: hopeful h

So, who really manages to get 'five a day' down their toddler's neck?

In the same boat so am interested to hear any tips. My little man will eat pears and bananas, no other fruit despite loving everything 2 or 3 months ago. Veg is the same battle, he had a really bad bug a while back and wouldn't eat anything, all we could tempt him with was mashed potato and yogurts. Now he won't eat any dinner unless it's all mashed up. I was getting a bit stressed by it all but have decided to chill a bit and see how things go over the next few weeks. Best of luck!

Friday, December 7th 2012, 9:43pm

Author: hopeful h

Newbie and clueless

Hi, just wanted to welcome you to the site, you'll never be alone here and there are plenty of other people in the same boat. (There are lots of girls on here who have had success with ivf with amh less than 4) Best of luck on your journey x

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 11:24am

Author: hopeful h

2 year old refusing food

Thanks girls for the replies, Jade I couldn't possibly take offence when your post makes so much sense. Last night I decided to forget dinner, DH and I were having takeaway night so I gave DS a banana, some cheese, ricecakes and a muller rice. I was just getting so stressed and fed up with the effort of making food and having it thrown back at me. He ate everything I put in front of him so we'll see what tonight brings. Thanks again girls for all the suggestions x

Friday, November 9th 2012, 10:45am

Author: hopeful h

Daily Routines, The Witching Hour and Sleep.

Nh you said in my food post last night that you could have written that yourself. Well your post just now about your average day with Lily could have been written by me. Smacking on the face, NO, whinging and tantrums sound about right. Whew it's hard work isn't it?

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 4:50pm

Author: hopeful h

2 year old refusing food

I'm keeping my laptop open in the hope someone will resolve this before dinnertime tonight Yes Gracie, we have tried that, the result was dinner stuck to the ceiling, cat, dog, windows etc!

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 4:19pm

Author: hopeful h

2 year old refusing food

Thanks Flic, he doesn't have many words yet so asking him what he wants is a no go. Something he'll eat one day he won't eat the next!

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 2:35pm

Author: hopeful h

2 year old refusing food

DS is almost two. He has always been a good eater. He had a bug a few weeks back and has been funny with food since then. He eats breakfast no problem, lunch is hit or miss but for the last week he has point blank refused dinner. He doesn't even know what it is but the minute he sees his plate coming out he just puts his hand up and says no no no. We have tried different bowls, plates, cutlery etc. Letting him feed himself, us spoon feeding but nothing seems to work. He is cutting two teeth at t...




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