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Hello, everyone. I'm making this post because I'm confused. My DH and I have been trying to conceive. Jackson, my baby, is now a year old. I had him through IVF. I suffer from PCOS. It was a really good experience. I've been thinking about having a second. My first question is that, do you guys think it's too early? Should we wait? How do you know you're ready to have a second? Secondly, do you think I should maybe give IUI a shot? I've heard women with PCOS have a greater chance of IUI success. Or should I opt for IVF, considering it was successful the first time? Any kind of help is appreciated, thank you!
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Hi, Maline. I hope you're doing alright. Congratulations on your successful procedure. You must be over the moon with it. These stories make me really happy. I hope Jackson is healthy. Also, to answer your question, I think you should do it. No one can determine for you if you're ready or not. Only you know, if you are ready. As for the options, well yes you have plenty. IUIs are also quite reliable. Your pregnancy chances increase with every cycle. It's a trusted procedure. At the end of the day, it's up to you, really. I can understand if you opt for IVF, you trust it more, I'm sure. Good luck, either way!
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Hello, Mindy. I'm doing just fine, thank you. I agree with what you're saying. I think I'm ready to go for it. Maybe, I just needed to hear it. Also, yes, I agree. IVF is something that I trust to work. People have to wait for so many cycles. I had success with my first attempt. I've seen many people fail to get pregnant even with IUIs. I'm not really one to try out new things, either. My husband thinks we should give it a try once. If it works, good enough, otherwise we'll switch back to IVF. Ah well, I'll update when I make a decision. Thank you for your reply! It was really nice talking to you.
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No problem at all, honey. We're all here to help each other out. I'm glad you feel at home. I've found a lot of help from here. As I said, I can understand your situation. I think it makes sense to opt for IVF. It's got a higher rate of working out on the first attempt. Plus, you've been lucky in this regard, as well. Good luck to you! These methods are quite expensive, to be honest. So, go for one which you really trust. Hopefully, you don't have to wait a lot. Sending prayers your way. Lots of love for you and the baby, and lots of baby dust for you too. You can do this!!
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Hey, there. I'm glad you're getting the correct advice! This forum is full of amazing women. Everyone is looking to help each other. I would also suggest what they all have. IVF is definitely the way to go. However, you've got other options, too. Yeah, there's another method, IUIs. It's intrauterine insemination, in full. What they do is, they place sperm inside the uterus. It increases the chances of getting pregnant. The basic goal is increasing the number of sperms that reach the fallopian tubes. It's a very reliable procedure and fertility increases with every attempt. I hope this gives you a different perspective and helps you out! Good luck to you!
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Oh, my god! What an overwhelming response. Thank you so much. I feel so much at home. You guys are really nice. All of your advice is really valuable. Thank you, especially Madison. I thought I was limited to IVF, only. This opens up the room for options. I've thought about going to a fertility clinic. I think they'll help me out more. They will have a better idea of what's suitable. I'll definitely keep you all updated. I will need your help and support, of course. Please pray for me. x
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No problem at all, Mindy! I'm glad you feel comfortable. Good luck to you! Both the options are really good. But, your decision to consult a fertility clinic is really nice. They definitely know more, and they can help you out much better. Yeah, we'd love to stay updated. Lots of baby dust for you!
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Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I've set up an appointment. I will meet with them next week. I'm so excited about this! As exciting as these new developments are, I'm also a bit nervous. I am not one to try new things. In this case, I don't have any other option. I have done my research, too! I think the two options that they'll give me are going to be either IUIs or IVF. I hope things work out for me. I love the support I've gotten so far. Thank you, Mindy! It means a lot to me. Lots of love and baby dust for you, too! You guys are really so nice!
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Congratulations on your first successful IVF. I guess your baby and you'll be in good health. You should be really enjoying the charms of parenthood. Parenthood is really exciting and a blessing. For women like me who can't have a baby naturally for them, this is more exciting and more blessing. You're very lucky to have a baby from IVF. With the latest technologies and equipment used during IVF progress, the possibility of IVF success is increasing. It is early or late it can be only decided by you. As you know your current position and health so you better know about the time. If you think you are mentally ready to go for it. Then simply go for it. And if you think you need some more time to think about or mentally prepare yourself for all this then you should wait. No one can advise you perfectly to go for it or not. You should only decide when to go for it. If you are so much confused about it then better go for a health checkup. If you are good in health then go for it. Otherwise wait and go for another round when you are ready mentally and healthly.
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Hey, I hope you are well. I think you should go for it. There is nothing too early in this case. I am so happy that the things worked for you for the first time. How was the experience? Let us know about your experience. It would be really nice to hear. I would personally say opt for IVF. That has a greater chance of success. Especially with your case. However, make sure to visit a good doctor for the process. This is something that really matters. Good luck to you. Sending you baby dust. Really hoping for the best.
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Well, simply just go via IVF! I'm also undergoing one with the same cause of PCOS, hanging around my neck! But, yes! Doctors suggested me IVF. I'm going to Kyiv for it in August of this year. I hope you get it done. Congrats on your TTC#1. Best of luck! :)
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Hello, Maline. I think you shouldn't be dwelling over this. It's a no-brainer, honestly. IVF is the perfect decision. Especially for women suffering from PCOS. I can understand the worry behind going for a new method. New things can be scary. However, I can assure you, there's nothing to worry about. It's a really good decision. I hope you don't have to wait much. TTC is something that can take time. One needs to be really patient about it. Good luck to you. Sending you lots of baby dust and love. You can do this!

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