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  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    :heart: @oluwakemine@pearl@nicole
    Thank you ladies for your help. Our dreams of a”Made in Nigeria” baby are over. I will start looking at clinics in Europe now.
    @pearl yes I am technically diabetic I am .2 over the official measurements but if I stay in nigeria I can go as high as 9. Something :wacko:
    I have not tried Keto but will try it, I am…[Read more]

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi
    No I was not referred as I was not TTC at that time. As I have said my sisters and many of my friends have PCO/PCOS and have children. We are having to do IVF as we are both AS gene carriers. We have not really tried to get pregnant due to the issue so do not know if I have fertility problems apart from the PCOS.
    When you say referred back to…[Read more]

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Pearl,

    Thank you for your advice. I will be in Nigeria soon to do some on the ground research.

    My PCOS diagnosis took 6 months. I have blood tests twice and had 2 vaginal and ultrasound scans.

    My old GP was fantastic and worked with me. I need to find a hospital or clinic that does genetic testing as This is the main reason for our IVF route.

    • I will assume those tests where done in the UK @bellabella; weren’t you referred to a fertility specialist after those tests since you are trying to conceive; if yes, what did he/she said and if no, why wasn’t there a referral.
      I guess you already made up your mind to cycle in Nigeria drawing from your narrative; but do not be surprised that some…[Read more]

    • Hi
      No I was not referred as I was not TTC at that time. As I have said my sisters and many of my friends have PCO/PCOS and have children. We are having to do IVF as we are both AS gene carriers. We have not really tried to get pregnant due to the issue so do not know if I have fertility problems apart from the PCOS.
      When you say referred back to…[Read more]

    • @bellabella: You already answered my question. :yes:
      You do not have a diagnosis about Infertility yet nor did you get a referral to a specialist because you weren’t actively trying to conceive.
      Basically, going for IVF is due to your genotype AS and that of your husband as opposed to PCOS and ”infertility.”
      Moving forward, who prescribed…[Read more]

    • Bella @bellabella, quite a number of clinics in Nigeria offering PGD/PGS services often time do the actual procedure outside the country, as they don’t have both manpower and equipment to do it here. And until you try to conceive, you cannot determine if your PCOS diagnosis will make it hard, even with age no longer on your side. Besides you…[Read more]

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much. Yes they are, 2 of my friends recently had successful IVF but one did it in Greece and the other in Nigeria. The UK success rate is not as good as ppl think. :nope:

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hello

    Yes, PCOS is in the mix. My sisters both have it and have two children each but they did theirs under 30 & time may not be on my side.
    I’ve tried every diet:cry: :cry: :cry: but none have worked. My weight has been steady but I hate the fact that it has made me almost black in my skin.
    I’m at a lose as the metformin makes me sick to…[Read more]

    • Bella @bellabella, you really should talk to a specialist, to look at alternatives to metformin. Apart from the weight business, and absent menstruation, are there other symptoms? Have you tried Keto diet?
      cc: @nicole @pearl

    • @bellabella @oluwakemi sorry about the side effects you’re getting from metformin. Have you tried vitex? It did help regulate my cycle as it is now 26 to 28 days. The only doubt is I don’t know if I’m ovulating. I will get my day 21 test on Friday to check if I ovulated….whewww…not easy

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I’m not sure. Unless I take metformin, my period comes when it wants. I haven’t taken it in three weeks so not sure when I will see it again.
    2018 is our baby year so starting to get information needed to get the best results.

    • Wow, you are preparing just fine for #2018baby @bellabella. Information is key. For how long have you been on metformin and is PCOS in the mix?

      • Hello

        Yes, PCOS is in the mix. My sisters both have it and have two children each but they did theirs under 30 & time may not be on my side.
        I’ve tried every diet:cry: :cry: :cry: but none have worked. My weight has been steady but I hate the fact that it has made me almost black in my skin.
        I’m at a lose as the metformin makes me sick to…[Read more]

        • Bella @bellabella, you really should talk to a specialist, to look at alternatives to metformin. Apart from the weight business, and absent menstruation, are there other symptoms? Have you tried Keto diet?
          cc: @nicole @pearl

        • @bellabella @oluwakemi sorry about the side effects you’re getting from metformin. Have you tried vitex? It did help regulate my cycle as it is now 26 to 28 days. The only doubt is I don’t know if I’m ovulating. I will get my day 21 test on Friday to check if I ovulated….whewww…not easy

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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    • In that case, @bellabella, Georgies Memorial has good success rate and I’m sure they can offer you PGD/PGS services.
      So, UK is serious about that 2 max embryos. Is okay B-)
      :dust: :dust: to you Bella

      • Thank you so much. Yes they are, 2 of my friends recently had successful IVF but one did it in Greece and the other in Nigeria. The UK success rate is not as good as ppl think. :nope:

  • Bella posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi Kemi,

    Thank you for having me. We have not been really trying as we are in a long distance relationship and have had to be careful as we are both AS. We know that we have to try IVF but I would like to do it in Nigeria as they only implant 1-2 embryos in the UK.
    I need a clinic that has a good success rate and screens embryo screening.

    Thanks
    Bella

    • .

      • In that case, @bellabella, Georgies Memorial has good success rate and I’m sure they can offer you PGD/PGS services.
        So, UK is serious about that 2 max embryos. Is okay B-)
        :dust: :dust: to you Bella

        • Thank you so much. Yes they are, 2 of my friends recently had successful IVF but one did it in Greece and the other in Nigeria. The UK success rate is not as good as ppl think. :nope:

    • Good to have you here @bellabella: About the transfer of embryos, please do your research well before coming to Nigeria because you might be disappointed as the transfer of more than 2embryos is medically not ”accepted”, ethically wrong and a dangerous practice except for some cases and that also has its terms and conditions e.g age, medical…[Read more]

      • Hi Pearl,

        Thank you for your advice. I will be in Nigeria soon to do some on the ground research.

        My PCOS diagnosis took 6 months. I have blood tests twice and had 2 vaginal and ultrasound scans.

        My old GP was fantastic and worked with me. I need to find a hospital or clinic that does genetic testing as This is the main reason for our IVF route.

        • I will assume those tests where done in the UK @bellabella; weren’t you referred to a fertility specialist after those tests since you are trying to conceive; if yes, what did he/she said and if no, why wasn’t there a referral.
          I guess you already made up your mind to cycle in Nigeria drawing from your narrative; but do not be surprised that some…[Read more]

        • Hi
          No I was not referred as I was not TTC at that time. As I have said my sisters and many of my friends have PCO/PCOS and have children. We are having to do IVF as we are both AS gene carriers. We have not really tried to get pregnant due to the issue so do not know if I have fertility problems apart from the PCOS.
          When you say referred back to…[Read more]

        • @bellabella: You already answered my question. :yes:
          You do not have a diagnosis about Infertility yet nor did you get a referral to a specialist because you weren’t actively trying to conceive.
          Basically, going for IVF is due to your genotype AS and that of your husband as opposed to PCOS and ”infertility.”
          Moving forward, who prescribed…[Read more]

        • Bella @bellabella, quite a number of clinics in Nigeria offering PGD/PGS services often time do the actual procedure outside the country, as they don’t have both manpower and equipment to do it here. And until you try to conceive, you cannot determine if your PCOS diagnosis will make it hard, even with age no longer on your side. Besides you…[Read more]

  • Oluwakemi and Profile picture of BellaBella are now friends 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    • Welcome Bella @bellabella. Are you cycling soon?

      • I’m not sure. Unless I take metformin, my period comes when it wants. I haven’t taken it in three weeks so not sure when I will see it again.
        2018 is our baby year so starting to get information needed to get the best results.

        • Wow, you are preparing just fine for #2018baby @bellabella. Information is key. For how long have you been on metformin and is PCOS in the mix?

          • Hello

            Yes, PCOS is in the mix. My sisters both have it and have two children each but they did theirs under 30 & time may not be on my side.
            I’ve tried every diet:cry: :cry: :cry: but none have worked. My weight has been steady but I hate the fact that it has made me almost black in my skin.
            I’m at a lose as the metformin makes me sick to…[Read more]

            • Bella @bellabella, you really should talk to a specialist, to look at alternatives to metformin. Apart from the weight business, and absent menstruation, are there other symptoms? Have you tried Keto diet?
              cc: @nicole @pearl

            • @bellabella @oluwakemi sorry about the side effects you’re getting from metformin. Have you tried vitex? It did help regulate my cycle as it is now 26 to 28 days. The only doubt is I don’t know if I’m ovulating. I will get my day 21 test on Friday to check if I ovulated….whewww…not easy

    • Welcome to our community @bellabella. How long have you been trying?

      • Hi Kemi,

        Thank you for having me. We have not been really trying as we are in a long distance relationship and have had to be careful as we are both AS. We know that we have to try IVF but I would like to do it in Nigeria as they only implant 1-2 embryos in the UK.
        I need a clinic that has a good success rate and screens embryo screening.

        Thanks
        Bella

        • .

          • In that case, @bellabella, Georgies Memorial has good success rate and I’m sure they can offer you PGD/PGS services.
            So, UK is serious about that 2 max embryos. Is okay B-)
            :dust: :dust: to you Bella

            • Thank you so much. Yes they are, 2 of my friends recently had successful IVF but one did it in Greece and the other in Nigeria. The UK success rate is not as good as ppl think. :nope:

        • Good to have you here @bellabella: About the transfer of embryos, please do your research well before coming to Nigeria because you might be disappointed as the transfer of more than 2embryos is medically not ”accepted”, ethically wrong and a dangerous practice except for some cases and that also has its terms and conditions e.g age, medical…[Read more]

          • Hi Pearl,

            Thank you for your advice. I will be in Nigeria soon to do some on the ground research.

            My PCOS diagnosis took 6 months. I have blood tests twice and had 2 vaginal and ultrasound scans.

            My old GP was fantastic and worked with me. I need to find a hospital or clinic that does genetic testing as This is the main reason for our IVF route.

            • I will assume those tests where done in the UK @bellabella; weren’t you referred to a fertility specialist after those tests since you are trying to conceive; if yes, what did he/she said and if no, why wasn’t there a referral.
              I guess you already made up your mind to cycle in Nigeria drawing from your narrative; but do not be surprised that some…[Read more]

            • Hi
              No I was not referred as I was not TTC at that time. As I have said my sisters and many of my friends have PCO/PCOS and have children. We are having to do IVF as we are both AS gene carriers. We have not really tried to get pregnant due to the issue so do not know if I have fertility problems apart from the PCOS.
              When you say referred back to…[Read more]

            • @bellabella: You already answered my question. :yes:
              You do not have a diagnosis about Infertility yet nor did you get a referral to a specialist because you weren’t actively trying to conceive.
              Basically, going for IVF is due to your genotype AS and that of your husband as opposed to PCOS and ”infertility.”
              Moving forward, who prescribed…[Read more]

            • Bella @bellabella, quite a number of clinics in Nigeria offering PGD/PGS services often time do the actual procedure outside the country, as they don’t have both manpower and equipment to do it here. And until you try to conceive, you cannot determine if your PCOS diagnosis will make it hard, even with age no longer on your side. Besides you…[Read more]

      • Welcome to our family, Bella @bellabella :friends: . @pearl and @oluwakemine have already answered the questions. I think it’s a good idea to explore Nigeria, as a lot of clinics now offer the service (The Bridge, MART, Georges, etc.). But here’s the catch. Almost all of them send the embryos abroad for the tests, leading to extended cycles and…[Read more]

        • :heart: @oluwakemine@pearl@nicole
          Thank you ladies for your help. Our dreams of a”Made in Nigeria” baby are over. I will start looking at clinics in Europe now.
          @pearl yes I am technically diabetic I am .2 over the official measurements but if I stay in nigeria I can go as high as 9. Something :wacko:
          I have not tried Keto but will try it, I am…[Read more]

  • Bella changed their profile picture 2 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Hello

    i am new to all this. I read Nicole’s story and needthe name of her Gynea doctor.

    thank you

  • Bella became a registered member 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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