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BFP by IVF/ISCI/FET

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Correction to my below post "Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!"

earlier I didn't realise that Australia, beta tests differ from USA in results data. Our 1,200 HCG at 4 weeks (14 days post FET transfer of 1 embryo) needs to be multiplied by 3.18 ie., the reading in USA numbers is 3,816.
now 6 weeks, the last week very uncomfortable breast tenderness, grown 1 cup size, belly extending, excessive bloating, constant nausea. Hell, does 1 kid do all this?

BFP after 4 years TTC, fibroid & immune issues, with IVF/FET

Finally after 4 long, hard years of TTC we are pregnant following our 7th transfer attempt! Fingers crossed it sticks!! Various female issues were considered and addressed over the years, including an endometrial polyp (2012) and a persistent submucosal fibroid (resected 2013 & 2014) but ultimately we were put in the unexplained category. I've never, ever conceived naturally. Last year after revisiting the problem we discovered I had elevated NK cells in my blood and these were also elevated on two separate uterine biopsies, so we decided to try treatment for immunological dysfunction using prednisone and clexane, plus intralipid on the most recent (and so far successful) attempt. Here's a quick summary of our IVF history:
IVF#1 - single day 5 transfer, BFN
FET 1 - single day 5 transfer, BFN
FET 2 - single day 5 transfer, BFN
IVF#2 - single day 5 transfer, BFN
FET 3 - single day 5 transfer, BFN - NB: tried prednisone + clexane
FET 4 - single day 5 transfer, early BFP (biochemical) - NB: I was weaning OFF prednisone this cycle and did not use clexane
IVF#3 - planned freeze all cycle, no transfer done
FET 5 - double transfer of two day 3 embryos - very, very faint BFP at 7dp3dt!!! Now getting stronger at 9dp3dt! OMG!!

This time with the FET cycle we used prednisone (25mg) and clexane (40mg) again, plus also an intralipid infusion just before my cycle started. The data seemed to suggest we might be onto something with the immune hypothesis and perhaps treating me this way is what has worked. My HPT lines have been getting darker over the past three days and we are really hopefully that THIS IS IT!!!!

I've not had any symptoms of note, at least nothing different to my usual luteal phase twinges, etc. And if anything, I've had less breast tenderness than usual for this last week of the cycle.

The heartache of this journey is almost unbearable at times. I am sending my strongest and most powerful best wishes to all of you wonderful ladies out there who are still trying. Don't give up. xoxoxox

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IVF Two Week Wait

I wanted to write this and share my experience since I read over and over again these blogs and it really helped. This is my first ever blog and I promised myself if I got a positive result that I would post my story in hope that it may give others some comfort

I am almost 41, five rounds of IUI and just finished an IVF cycle - my first. So I only had 7 eggs collected which made me very nervous as my friends had between 15-25. I ended up with 1 grade one egg and two grade twos and the remainder also fertilised but at a lower grade. So three embryos were transferred back.

The two week wait well..... the pegesterone made me constantly bloated and had random stabbing pains. On day 9 after transfer I couldn't wait and did a home pregnancy test which was negative and clear blue brand. I thought that was it as only 3 more days until the blood test. Needless to say this afternoon when the doctor called me to say I am pregnant with a beta of 200 I was in disbelief. I had period pains the dull kind of a ache constantly for the past three days and I was convinced that was about to start my period.

I still have the same aches and pains now as I lie in bed and I just hope that the next two weeks before the first scan that the baby continues to grow as I know this is supposed to be the most unstable time for development. So I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope that anyone who is out there who took a pregnancy test and it was negative and is suffering period pains there is still a lot of hope.

Let's hope that the next milestone is met and then take it step by step. Good luck everyone and don't loose hope. Xxx

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Vasectomy not reversed but now prenant with HCG 1,200 at 2ww!!

33 years ago I had a vasectomy after my 3rd child. Divorced & met my new love 15 years ago who is now 38. I'm now 63 years so it was time to make babies & of the two options it was either reversal or go for IVF. Elected for IVF. Didn't think it was possible but 6 months ago and after 20 minutes in an operating theatre a needle extracted millions of my swimmers. 100% painless, no after effects, bloody amazing. At same time the wife 'went under' & they retrieved 12 eggs. Our 1st try with a fresh 5day old blastocyst grown in the lab made it to 6 weeks with some medication assistance. The HCG at 2 weeks was 140, more good news at 6 weeks HCG was 1,500, BUT we were shattered as it just disappeared at ultra sound at 8 weeks. Our 2nd FET (frozen embryo transfer) ended up a zero result at 2ww. BUT 1 hour ago got the news that our 3rd FET after a 2ww was bloody positive & bloody fantastic. The reason for this post is that it is 1,200 HCG! This was 1 embryo, WTF (that's not an IVF acronym) no drugs, no tablets, no chemicals so does anyone know (other than a negative reason) is this normal? The missus has twins in her second line of cousins on both sides of family tree.

BFP 1st IVF CYCLE!!! GOD IS GOOD!

Hello all here on this forum, I alike many of you have suffered through the sad reality of infertility.
Me: 31- Endometriosis/Bilateral blocked Tubes
DH:28-Healthy

Egg Retrieval- 3/4/2015- , retrieved 25 eggs, Fertilized 21 eggs, 19 Made it to Day #5, 11 Frost Babies.Outside of OHSS everything went well, Beacuse of OHSS, We Had to Freeze all.
Egg Transfer-4/16/2015- Transferred 2- 5 day High Quality Blastocysts.
BFP-4/24/2015!!!!
BHCG-4/25/2015-173
So just a little advice to all of you ladies trying to Concieve, Try not to drive your self crazy!!! I tested on day 2 with First Response Pregnancy Test-BFN
Day 3- BFN
Day 4- Both digital and regular tests- BFN
Day 5-Both-BFN
Day 6- Both BFN
Day 7- Both BFN
Day #8 my last regular Test- BFP!!!!!!
Day 9- Beta HCG- 173
Feeling Great just really Tired!!!
Good luck to all the momies to be, Remember God will give you the desires of your Heart, Just keep the Faith! And BABY DUST to all~

BFP!!! Can't believe it!!!

So have been ttc for 10 yrs and nothing. IVF was the only way to go and I wasn't gonna get any help on the NHS so I decided to go abroad. Chose Klinikk Hausken in Notway and today got my BFP! Amazing!!!
2ww
2dp2dt - twinges, sneezing, bloated, gassy
3dp2dt - twinges, strange shooting pains in legs and arms, tender boobs, sneezing
4dp2dt - cramping, back ache, hungry, feel really hot, tender boobs, sneezing
5dp2dt - twinges in left side, back ache, tender boobs, feel hot
6dp2dt - as above, prickly sensation on and off. Strong af like pains bedtime. Hot then cold then hot again.
7dp2dt - strong twinges in centre and centre right. Back ache. Heightened sense of smell?
8dp2dt - heightened sense of smell, prickly pains, cats VERY attentive, pain in chest right side, strong twinges in evening, shooting pains from tummy to vagina.
9dp2dt - feel like I'm getting a cold, throat aches and nose is running (could be hayfever). Pain still in chest, niggly prickly pains in tummy still, quite loose BM in am. Headache. Faint positive on HPT
10dp2dt - niggly pains, feel nauseous in am. Headache. Pain in chest. Feel really hot. Hungry
11dp2dt - nauseous but hungry, sharp pain in right ovary area, heavy chest pain right side (pulled muscle again)
12dp2dt - sharp pains in tummy, pain in chest like a stitch, nauseous in morning but hungry, tested pm - BFP!!!

BFP IVF/ICSI after 5 years TTC!!!

I am 33 years old, no fertility issues have ever been found! Pregnant once (unplanned) 10 years prior with miscarriage @6weeks. I tried for 3 years previously with my ex-husband when we found out he had severe sperm(morphology, count) issues. I've done temping, OPK's, Pre-seed, you name it!!! Fast forward a few years to my current relationship, fiance and I have been trying for awhile when the same issues seem to be arising again! Had a sperm analysis done and his count is EXTREMELY low. Got referred for IVF/ICSI right away. Found the best clinic in Northern California(3 hours away) and got started right away! All of my testing showed great ovarian reserve, uterus and ovaries great, so I was able to donate half of my eggs retrieved to offset the high cost! Had 2 3-day embryos rated AA put back in, embryologist even came in to tell me they looked perfect(no fragmentation). I couldn't believe it was actually my turn to be prego!!!!Stimulation went great and here are my symptoms-

Retrieval Day: Felt great everything went smoothly, rested in the evening and night.
1dp3dt: No symptoms except bloating, went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night with extreme pain in right ovary. rushed to ER and given IV said I had possible ovarian torsion? After about 3 hours of extreme pain it resolved itself? We are still not exactly sure what happen!
2dp3dt:still a little sore in ovary area, no other symptoms. Started progesterone suppositories.
3dp3dt:a little clear discharge.
4dp3dt:slight cramping in uterus(middle area) beginning, no sore boobs, no nausea, energy a little low.
5dp3dt:BFN, cramping continues...
6dp3dt:cramping in uterus, lite discharge, low energy.
7dp3dt:take wondfro, SLIGHTEST faint line almost evap looking. More cramping. No spotting at all!
8dp3dt:BFP!!!Clear but faint line!!! Everyone else sees it very clearly! Cramping intensifies, waves of nausea, slight food aversions. This is the first line out of maybe 300 times I've POAS!!!! Go in for my beta tomorrow!!! Fingers crossed!!!

4 wks BFP then BFN & Poss MC???

I first want to thank you all for your supportive stories and postings because it has helped me out a lot during this process. I am 39 and I have had one failed IVF cycle (5dt of 2 grade A embies), I felt absolutely nothing after that cycle. Took a 6 mo break and had another cycle just this March, same process with 2 left over to freeze :) . Got a BFP on 12dpo with a First Response & Digital. I was over the moon, it was the day before my Beta that I did the test (FYI Trigger shot was already out of my system), so next morning I started to spot (very faint scant pink), went to my appt to find out my Beta was 9! Totally devastated. That afternoon, I noticed a more maroon, brownish discharge only when I wiped, not a flow at all, no cramps either. So I thought implantation bleeding maybe? I went to the ER, they told me by Beta was 9- so im still pregnant, however did not see anything in the ultrasound because its too early (Im about 4wks), however has to treat it like a miscarriage, put me on bedrest for 3 days and to repeat my beta with in 48 hrs, at that time it should double. I called my RE to confirm & have an appt tomorrow for the repeat lab. I took a HPT this morning and got a BFN. Of course I cried! I noticed that the time I started with the light spotting till today is when I would originally had my period? So, now I am wondering is this my period? I am having an early miscarriage now that my HPT is BFN? Has this happened to anyone? The only hope I have right now is one my Beta does at lease double & may be a slow riser and two I might be one of those woman who do have their periods while pregnant? Any thoughts, suggestions or personal experience would really help me sleep tonight. Thank you all!

PS: Dont have any other medical issues besides Fertility,

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1st short protocol IVF + PCOS

Firstly thanks for all the stories that have kept me going over the past 2.5 years of ttc. My BFP... at last.
I had short protocol IVF i.e ivf lite.I take metformin 1000mg and pregnacare. I found the treatment was fine, the injections were ok and easy to do. I had a quick response to stims so ended up with egg collection earlier than we thought. Had 5 eggs with 3 that fertilised IVF. 2 were grade 1's and one 3. After transfer at 5 days blastocyst, it was doubtful if we would be able to freeze but we do now have one in store.Had to do Gestone injections daily, which we are continuing with. I was told to test 16 dpo, we waited for this. First test didn't work as no line in the cb control window. Then tried a viola early test, I thought this was negative as it is hard to read them( would not recommend for ease of use) Then did a clearblue again and it immediately changed to positive result. I am so shocked as so many people say it doesn't work very often first time around. For those of you who obsess with symptoms as I did here goes....
1dpt cramps and sore bladder feeling
2dpt cramps more urinating than normal
3 dpt(8dpo) occasional cramps
5dpt very lightheaded
not a lot until 13dpo, strong cramping panicked but read a lot of ladies have this and its normal
morning feeling lightheaded and slightly nauseous but fine after food.
Cramps have continued but not as intense. I am warm which I am never warm. I wake a lot in the night and having vivid dreams.
Thanks again to everyone who share their stories it kept me sane.

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BFP and I knew it!

This site has helped me hold my faith many a night when I felt like becoming pregnant was something unattainable. It helped so much to read about other women achieving this prize. It's not about the BFP they are new lives our families growing. So special this site and these times these precious moments. Hope you also find hope here.
Me now 35 DH is 36. Both healthy and active. We have a 4year-old.
My story begins two and a half years ago when we started trying for our second child. A year into it and after trying every trick and every bd position known to man, I decided to see a specialist because I secretly doubted my hubbies little swimmers were doing their job. I was right and we were advised to go straight to IVF. Ladies don't depend on your obgyn sperm count, my husband was assured it was fine. Well it was not! If you are over 35 and trying for more than six months you may need intervention!
Well we did. I have to say my retrieval was hard and I was unprepared for it all and the recovery after. I didn't get OHSS but it took me an entire week to not feel excruciating pain and I have a high pain tolerance! They did retrieve 26 eggs which I am sure is the reason behind my painful recovery. 19 fertilized and 9 were able to be frozen this was December 2014. I had my transfer done March 19th 2015. It was a 6 day FET of two grade A embryos and it was a much more pleasant experience. The very next day I felt a burning hot spot in my right ovary area. I needed to eat three times as much as I usually do. Over that week the week leading up to my BFP I was short of breath, extremely cold especially at night, and very sleepy. All I wanted to do was eat and sleep. I POAS the morning of the 26th and got my BFP. I had blood work done on the 27th and it was confirmed. IVF is no easy road but keep your hope and dreams alive with prayer and positive thinking. I hope this little bean or beans stick around and lots of baby dust to us all.
God Bless each and every one of us with the desire of our hearts...children!

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