Ivf and explaining to older (tween) children

Having trouble getting pregnant the second time around? Find support here.

Moderators: unaffected, JessM, southernbelle, maddy

Ivf and explaining to older (tween) children

Postby darcidee » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:41 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to find anyone who is currently in my shoes as Google is giving me nothing!

I currently have an 11 year old daughter and am also starting my first round of ivf in a week. I'm just not sure how to explain all the injections, medications and crazy mood swings to her...

Is this something I should hide from her to protect her from getting hurt (that's a big topic for a tween!) Or should I let her in on the secret so she understands what's happening.

Any advice would be appreciated!!
darcidee
Member
Member
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:44 pm

Re: Ivf and explaining to older (tween) children

Postby Danaa » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:37 am

Hello,i dont have a daughter and i can't really say what I would do but I think it depends on your relationship with her and if she will keep the secret.
You could explain that you are receiving medical help to get her a sibling and bcs of that you will be not ur self for a short while or you and ur partner could explain the whole process,is ur choice,you know what is best for her and you!!
Good luck!
Image
My Ovulation Chart
.
Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 ?
User avatar
Danaa
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 9116
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:54 am


Return to Secondary Infertility