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A 30 something lesbian coffee drinker from London attempting to record and share our ttc journey. Hobbies and activities - dining out with The Wife, increasing our carbon footprint, napping, over sharing on Facebook, hunting for decent second hand book shops, pretending to knit.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Long vs Short protocol

I'm all confused. The nurse at the clinic originally said I'd be on a short one. Just received an email stating I would definitely now be on a long one. Feeling slightly hysterical and over-researched on this topic as I keep seeing that a short protocol produces better quality eggs...

For all you IVF people out there... What did you go on?


  1. Hi, I'm not sure I wasn't given the choice but my protocol was 3 weeks of BCP then AF came then about 10 days of stims then eggs retrieval and I was suppose to do the transfer 5 days later. So I think it was 6 weeks all together. Can you choose? I think the shortest the better, it will be easier to stay sane.

  2. Alas...the nurse I spoke to yesterday said the clinic prefers long because it gives them more control (makes sense) and also more eggs are produced....I guess I gave to make the assumption they know what they are doing....