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Old 15-12-2011, 08:32 PM
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Emsie I really do feel for you. I can't really add anything to the lovely words of wisdom you've already been given. Though I will say that I was also told that my best chance of concieving was IVF and that we would have to pay because the NHS wouldn't fund someone of my venerable age (41 at the time) as the chances were so low. I had Joseph 8 months later.

I do realise how lucky we were to concieve naturally but guess I'm adding to the words of hope. I followed Junes recipe and I feel it made a difference. I am so sorry this is such a difficult time for you and wish you all the luck in the world. I hope you get some peace of mind over Christmas.

Love Helen xx
I'm 44 and dp is 47. We are very proud parents of Joseph, born on 25/03/11 and Luke, born 21/04/13.
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Old 18-12-2011, 07:33 PM
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Hi Emsie, just wandering how your feeling now?


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Old 23-12-2011, 07:33 AM
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Morning ladies

I am not too bad at the moment, have thrown myself into the christmas spirit and am hoping 2012 will be a good year. Looking forward to my partners girls joining us christmas morning for fun.

Merry christmas to you all, have a special time with all your families.

lots of love. xxxx

Aged 38, DF aged 44
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Old 23-12-2011, 09:34 PM
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it's great that you are being positive, I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your step children. At least if you have step children you get to be a grandmother one day, because to their children when they arrive you will be just the same as any other nanny. I still hold out hope for you, though Emsie, but you are completely right to get on with enjoying the life you have. I wish you all the very best.
Me 46, DP 43, DS born August 2008. M/C July 2009. DD born October 2011. sometimes dreams really do come true
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:46 AM
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Hi Emsie,

so sorry to hear your news.

I cannot add anything about the PCOS but I can add something about the sperm results - I went to the Fertility Show last month and listened to a seminar about sperm testing - by a specialist from Sheffield University. He said sperm tests are extremely unreliable because results can vary daily. He had tested one guy every day for a year and the graph was basically like the rocky mountains! One day v good another v bad. He concluded the only way to get a good idea about sperm count/motility etc was to do many tests and take an average of all the results - not that any man would want to go through that I'm sure. But with this in mind perhaps your dp shouldn't be too despondent about the low result because from what you say he also had a high one.

Hope this helps a little,
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