TTC Update: Male infertility? Clomifene hyperstimulation & IVF?

A lot has been happening with TTC over the last few months so definitely time for an update. At this stage I am just ready to know what the next steps are.

25 Replies to “TTC Update: Male infertility? Clomifene hyperstimulation & IVF?”

  1. Hi I'm one of your new subscribers. I also have many autoimmune conditions like yourself (i use the insulin pump also) and need ivf. How many rounds of IVF do you get in NZ through public funding? I get one in the uk. Look forward to your vlogs.

  2. Hi! I am pretty sure it is only 1 round, but will know for sure at the end of the month. I still can't wrap my head about that being the likely next step and then to consider the year-long waiting list, yeah I am not quite dealing. GL for your IVF, I'll keep my fx for ya.

  3. Good luck with the next process. I was going to start clomid but my doc told my my hubs test were not that great. He's going to a urologist soon. Hopefully we can get to our next phase of ttcing soon.

  4. Thanks! Yeah I think I need something exciting to look forward to. Fiji is a good idea 🙂 I hope you and your sweet family have a fabulous time away!

  5. Unfortunately we're not in a position do go private at the moment, so hopefully the waiting list ends up being less than a year – we'll see.

  6. New subscriber 🙂 I'm surprised your doc felt so strongly about avoiding multiples with IUIs.I would think that would be a decision to be left up to you. I know a couple of women that had multiples with diabetes…everything turned out fine and I know a couple more that successfully underwent IUIs and didn't conceive twins (I'm in a ttc with diabetes online community 🙂 Perhaps it is different in NZ but maybe it is worth getting a second opinion over, especially since you would have to wait 12m

  7. Hi Joy ful, thanks for subbing. You make a good point, it is certainly something worth talking to him more about at my next appointment. I too have heard of women with T1 having multiples, so I know it is possible, but I understand that having multiples if you're perfectly healthy has increased risk and then to add being T1 onto that – I am just not sure it is something I'd want to stress about. We'll see.

  8. Whatever you decide I wish you the best of luck! We are dealing with secondary infertility issues right now (took us 2 years to conceive our daughter)…I have type I and hashimoto's. I know that it is definitely a struggle but I guess misery loves company; it it somehow a bit easier knowing you're not in this alone. 

  9. yes, I'm on a pump and 36 no kids yet, all we can do is keep trying and praying oneday it will be our time, best of luck sweetie praying for u goodluck

  10. Hi 🙂 I originally found your videos when I was looking for info about the Animas Vibe pump (yay just got approved this month!) as I am Type 1 Diabetic in NZ too. But I am also TTC. I'm 30yrs, with husband MFI. We are starting IVF this october publicly funded. It's been a long and gruelling wait (we had 3 years wait list, plus 6 yrs prior). Sorry to hear you've hit a problem. Keep trying. Be your own advocate. Best wishes. p.s. I write a blog search for "Kaitake blog". :)

  11. Max 2 rounds publicly funded in NZ. (it's 3 in Aus). But you have to reapply for the second round and still have to qualify and maybe wait again :(

  12. Hi Kaitake, Yay for getting a pump! What colour did you get? 🙂 I just found your blog and have signed up to follow your journey there. I am not looking forward to the waiting! Are you based in a main centre in NZ? I know waiting lists vary quite a bit across the country. Anyway, I will definitely update after my next appointment…which feels like ages away! (Gosh if I can't wait a few weeks, not sure how I will manage YEARS!)

  13. I am getting my prescription for pump next week – although I am edging towards the pink Animas Vibe. Just met with Medtronic rep today as well. Yep I originally expected a couple of months wait at most. It was a complete (unfair) surprise when we found out there was years of waiting ahead 🙁 But we got there and it IS do-able. Just need to keep lots of support around you. Nah I'm in the naki so gotta travel for treatment which sux. Can't wait to hear how you go! Good luck for your appointment :)

  14. I am getting my prescription for pump next week – although I am edging towards the pink Animas Vibe. Just met with Medtronic rep today as well. Yep I originally expected a couple of months wait at most. It was a complete (unfair) surprise when we found out there was years of waiting ahead 🙁 But we got there and it IS do-able. Just need to keep lots of support around you. Nah I'm in the naki so gotta travel for treatment which sux. Can't wait to hear how you go! Good luck for your appointment :)

  15. I am getting my prescription for pump next week – although I am edging towards the pink Animas Vibe. Just met with Medtronic rep today as well. Yep I originally expected a couple of months wait at most. It was a complete (unfair) surprise when we found out there was years of waiting ahead 🙁 But we got there and it IS do-able. Just need to keep lots of support around you. Nah I'm in the naki so gotta travel for treatment which sux. Can't wait to hear how you go! Good luck for your appointment :)

  16. New follower here. TTC for nearly 2 years PCOS but no diabetes. We're onto injectables and IUI in the next month or so. All the best for your appointment on the 30th! Try and stay positive xx

  17. you look so beautiful and sweet.enjoy maria kalininas supreme non bend type kundalini yoga!and see my yogi pics in flickr google "handsonsexyfeet" and "yogafoot/flickr" 

  18. Thank you for sharing your story and for being so honest! The Philadelphia Fertility Project is interested in why certain women pursue treatment for problems with fertility and how this process affects them. We are looking for women, ages 18-45, who are not currently pregnant and have had difficulty conceiving naturally through unprotected intercourse to participate in a project about fertility treatment, visit: http://tinyurl.com/PhillyFertility

    In appreciation of your participation, two $100 donations are being made to the American Fertility Association and Resolve: The National Infertility Association by the research team to thank you for sharing your experiences and to benefit others who also struggle with fertility problems!

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