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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:34 am

Just quickly,,, good luck with the nuchal scan tomorrow Rebcat!!!! So exciting to see them again,,, keep us posted

And good luck for Fridays scan Herman,, intrigued to see how many,,
Will post more thoroughly soon

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2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:19 am

Hi, just wanted to let you girls know that the scan went well. Was super anxious leading up to it. They were flipping and jiving away in their little pods! Both measuring very well and developing normally. It was really funny as she was trying to get measurements from baby b and baby a kept floating into shot and photo bombing! Baby a even waved at one point :)

Feeling quite relieved now and almost bordering on excited. No doubt the anxiety will start to creep in again, so remind me of how I felt today! Roar, I know you went through these feelings - did it ever stop? I still feel really reluctant to tell people even though its time now.

Hope little baby roar (squeak?!) is doing well. Herman, will be looking out for your news. Take care
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IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
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HCG day 17 - 800
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:28 am

Rebcat- glad your u/s went well. I could just picture the little ones moving around and have fun while your tech was patiently trying to measure. I think you are definitely in the clear to start telling people, but if you're not ready yet, frankly, it's no one's business.


AFM: had my u/s today. 1 little munchkin with a strong heart beat (101). Still very early @ 6 weeks, so I've heard of people seeing twins later, but honestly my feelings are both slightly disappointed and relieved at the same time. Disappointed bc I really thought we'd see twins, especially with such high HSG #s but relieved because having another kid is going to be so much work especially with a full time job this time around. We also really want another home birth and twins would have been difficult. So overall, excited that everything is measuring well and there is really something there. We have another appt in 2 weeks. Wishing you all a very happy weekend!
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IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:46 pm

Hello!!!

Just checking in,, Rebcat, excellent news regarding the scan. the anxiety never leaves ,,, EVER!! Loved the waving part,, its so nice to see them (in my case ONE) bouncing around. Have you felt movements as yet??? Whats the plan for you now? Did they mention a cervix length scan?? Just to answer from many weeks ago,, i had my little boy 'natural' as in vaginally, but did have an epidural. My plan was to go as far as i could and then take what i needed,, i got to 5-6cm and decided to take the epidural. I was induced with him and it wasn't a slow nice and natural progression with the dilation,, and i wanted energy at the end too!! with this one i hope for the same,, natural but i am not against an epidural personally. With the amount of surgeries, OHSS, IVF in the last three years i am giving myself a break from physical pain,, i deserve it!! ;)
fingers crossed the placenta has moved 'up',, i think if the placenta blocks the cervix then a natural birth isn't realistic. I am okay with that, it is not ideal,, but i am okay with it. I agree with Herman though, knowledge is power if we have learnt nothing else with this 'journey' of IVF its one needs to know and understand ones own issues,,,

Herman, YAY for your scan,, when do you have a second scan? its fabulous to see the heartbeat @6 wks,, so great news. i understand the mixed emotions of seeing one,, but i too would feel relieved, having one already gives you a bit of an idea of how adding two to the mix would be. Very excited for you. Any morning sickness? or other ailments? (all good of course haha) When is your due date?

all good over here,, 29 weeks currently,,, had a scan last week @28 weeks and all okay except bub is measuring small (which was kind expected all along) its belly measured @25 weeks, so going back monday 19th for another OB scan to see if there has been enough growth, if so and growth is good then we plod along as normal,,, if not ill have another anatomy scan to see if bub is small all over etc,, i am not googling or looking into this. The OB said she wasn't worried as there could have been many reasons as to why the growth was smaller than expected (my boy was born @3KG - 6pounds 13,, ultrasound measurements off, etc) so I'm not going to worry. The only issue is that i would be induced earlier, as if there are growth issues it is better out than in. But that is for future me to deal with,, the present me is just enjoying the belly time and movements!!! i am looking forward to passing 32 weeks as thats when my OB's hospital is 'equipped' for that age birth, otherwise if earlier i have to go to a specialist hospital. However, i feel good.

Hope you are both keeping well and enjoying this time. :D :D :D
2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
Born 18th December 2015- girl - Georgia
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:52 am

Hi girls

Sorry I haven't been around for a bit. I have been super tired and pretty much asleep when my head hits the pillow, so haven't been online much.

Herman, sounds like you had a really positive scan. I have to admit I was surprised there was only one, with your amazing hcg levels, but I guess its just one strong wee bub! How have you been feeling? Keep us posted about how your next scan goes.

Roar, great to hear your update. You have totally the right attitude to try not to over think things and just go with the flow. If we focus on every measurement and tiny detail it is easy to become obsessed with that and not see the big picture. I hope all goes well for the 19th. Thanks for explaining about the 'natural' birth. I really am not very up to date with pregnancy terminology having blocked it out of my thoughts for so many years. I am just keeping an open mind about what I might need, although I have to admit that I like the idea of pain relief! Have you settled on a short list of names yet? That is definitely one of the fun parts for me so far. I am seeing my obstetrician next week so I will ask her about cervical length. No one has mentioned it to me so far. I had to see my midwife today for the first time, as she does shared care with the obstetrician and visits after the babies are born etc. I have to admit that I wasn't that enthusiastic about the appointment. With my background I am just so use to medicalising everything and making decisions based on clinical facts. The midwife philosophy is the opposite to that and all about minimising intervention and thinking holistically. I respect her role, and I know its important too, but I just find it hard to connect to. Oh I almost forgot the good news - I had the results of my NT scan and risk assessment - both twins are low risk and further assessment, i.e amnio is not required.

Well I better get going to sleep. Hope all is well xxx
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IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
HCG day 14 - 150
HCG day 17 - 800
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:36 pm

Hi ladies, so great to hear from both of you!

Roar- 29 weeks...wow time flies. So glad everything is going well and I definitely agree with Rebcat, you have a fantastic attitude. As far as size is concerned I find that they really can't tell how big the baby is until they do some sort of anatomy scan. With my daughter, even the day that I went into labor the they said she was measuring small and she ended up being 9 pounds 2 ounces. So I think having a great attitude and not freaking out is probably the best for everyone.

Rebcat- yay on the scan of the twins, so glad that everything is progressing well and you don't have to do an amnio which can be very dangerous. If I were you I would definitely start researching your birth plan. I completely understand your hesitation with the holistic way of looking at birth but the reality is there is often no correlation between infertility problems and having to get pregnant and labor and birth . Meaning just because we all had difficulty getting pregnant doesn't necessarily mean that we can't have a holistic or a natural birth. Although I will say that midwives do tend to look at things a little bit more nonchalantly than medical doctors and that can make you nervous. My midwife was fantastic and we're using her again for our next birth. But everyone is different. Plus you're having twins which is a another concern. I always tell people just to be an informed consumer because you do have a lot of options. & I think even understanding what your body is going through and how to manage the pain through the process is worth taking the birth classes.

AFM- you both asked how I'm doing and frankly I'm doing okay. I'm very nauseous pretty much all day everyday and I get headaches especially in the afternoon. I'm also incredibly tired and fatigued. The progesterone oil shots are doing me in. However my Clinic says that after my next scan I should be able to switch to vaginal inserts. So I'm super excited about that. I'm not nearly as bad as I was with my daughter, meaning I'm not sleeping on the bathroom floor, up all night vomiting. But I am very nauseous throughout most of the day and have thrown up quite a few times. My appetite fluctuates. Sometimes all I can stomach is plain pasta or baked potato I don't think I'm getting enough protein but I am trying to supplement with milk and dairy. My next scan is on Saturday. I am currently on a work trip so the last week I've been away from my family. Another reason why the progesterone oil is killing me. I have to give it's in my thigh and my legs are so sore. It's not all bad though I actually have more time to rest and to relax because I don't have all of the housework.

Good luck to you ladies please keep in touch I really enjoy listening to how you're progressing through your pregnancies. I'll let you know how the scan goes.
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Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:33 pm

Hi girls

Sorry... again! It has been awhile. Really struggling with tiredness at the moment and there doesn't seem enough time in the day to do anything but work and sleep.

Herman, how did your scan go? Hope all is well with little one. Did you get to change to the progesterone pessaries? Hope the nausea is starting to ease a little. I can totally relate to the plain food desire. My 'go to' has been peanut butter sandwiches! I liked what you said in your last message about being an informed consumer, that is definitely what it is all about, just knowing your options, being open and being an advocate for your own health. My problem is that I have a medical background so sometimes I am too informed about things and over think everything! I have enrolled in an antenatal class that goes over two weekends in January. It is just a small group of 12 couples so it will be a good chance to meet some people - apparently in a huge coincidence, there is another couple attending who are having twins due on the same day as me! I am also thinking of doing pilates - does anyone have any experience with that? I am experiencing some uncomfortable muscle cramping and I thought it might help.

Roar - how are things with you? Any updates? How are the growth scans going? Hope you are doing well.

My next scan is nov 6th - one hour anatomy scan. As far as I know the twins are doing well. I saw my obs last week and she remarked on how even they are in all of their measurements and tests and said that was really good. As I said, biggest issues at the moment are tiredness, horrible headaches in the weekends and a very uncomfortable tum this weekend - I am thinking most likely bowel related.

Hope you girls are doing well, take care xxx
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IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
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HCG day 17 - 800
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:13 am

Good to hear from you Rebcat. I've been MIA too, feeling pretty downright crappy. Nauseous all day, throwing up every morning while driving to work...traveling with a bowl in the passenger seat. Got transfered to the OB and had an appointment with my primary doc to get a referral to the OB. I'm in the military and nothing is easy. They said that because of my age (38) I'm high risk, which is insane. I mean it's one factor. Never mind I'm in excellent healthy, active, had zero prenatal problems with my first pregnancy. The day before I had an appointment with my midwife. We are planning a home birth, something the military doesn't prohibit, but doesn't endorse either. We pay out of pocket for their services, but it's well worth it to have the birth choices we want. She is super encouraging and supportive. She is also willing to work with the military so I'm not doing twice the prenatal care. All the testing, labs, u/s, will be done with the OB, everything else with the midwife including L&D. Completely different mentalities.

I hope your scan on the 6th goes well...you'll get lots of screen time with the twins, that's for sure!
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Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:47 pm

Hello

Glad to hear you are doing ok, Herman - well apart from the extreme nausea! Hopefully that is easing up now. How many weeks are you now? That sounds pretty frustrating with the double handling of your care, but I guess you have to 'tick all the boxes' so to speak and you have your midwife to support your care. I have a similar issue in that I have both an obstetrician and a midwife and alternate visits between them. I am already experiencing some problems with discrepancies between their advice. I guess it is good to have two perspectives though.

I had my anatomy scan last week. It went ok but there were a couple of things that hadn't fully developed yet as it was a little early (17w3d), and babies weren't in the best positions to see some features so I have to go back next week when I will be 19 weeks, or maybe 20 weeks. I find out tomorrow what they have decided. Everything they did see was fine though and twin A was measuring right on 17w3d and twin B was measuring at 17w0d. I have been feeling really tired still and have been getting a bit of pelvic and lower back pain. I am starting to feel overwhelmed with all of the things I need to buy/acquire in preparation for their arrival! I have really struggled with believing this is really happening, but I think I really need to start getting organised.

Roar - I really hope that everything is going ok for you and little bub.

Take care girls x
Me 37, DH 39 , TTC#1 since 2009 :(
IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
HCG day 14 - 150
HCG day 17 - 800
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:29 am

Hello Ladies,

Firstly ,my apologies for not responding,, I have been redoing our house, running after my boy and getting bigger & bigger by the day. Today I'm 37 weeks and i just can't believe it. All is going well, I had a growth scan @34 wks as bub looked smaller than expected on OBs scan but it all went well. Yes hub is small but not a worrying small,, the OB just said its doubtful I'll go to term purely as it'll prob come out early and sometimes the smaller one a are better out than in in the last few weeks. We still have no idea of gender so I just can't wait to see what it'll be,,, we have a name picked out for both genders but of course a short list just incase we see it and think the name we have gone with doesn't suit,,, anyways that's my news,,, nursery was started and competed @34 wks as promised, it's nothing like my little boys one (as we have winced moved house) but it'll do.

So,,,, Rebcat,, how did the second scan go? Did they get a better view? I'm sure you have things well & truly organised now having the two will be much different than one but so worth it. My cousin is having twins too (their first 'try' and they have Identicals!!!!) and are getting things ready as their OB won't let her go past 35 wks,,, are you feeling better with regards to MS???

Herman- how are you? Hope the nausea has disappeared? Yes sadly over here 37yrs and over and ones considered a 'geriatric pregnancy', I thought it was 36 and joked with friends how I can tick that box,,, so when the OB said no 37 I was sure to mention this to others. Everyone I know just laughs at the term as it's quite ridiculous,, hope your home birth plans are coming along nicely. It's so nice to see your determination with what you want. My sister in law had a home birth with her second as she hated her c-section for her first,,, all went beautifully!

Anyways,, sorry again for not being around, due 3 wks today but fingers crossed if I do come on its in The next week or so as I don't fancy being in hospital for Christmas but if I am,,, well I am,,, it's such a dream come true which I know u both truly understand,,,

Perhaps my next update will be with some news,,, but loll try and get on sooner as I'm now putting myself on "rest",, cos I am tired haha
Take care xxx
2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
Born 18th December 2015- girl - Georgia
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi ladies,

Just an update. I had my little girl Friday 18th December 2015 @12:46pm. Georgia Mary,,,
I started to be induced Thursday due to a heart trace not showing ideal variation. Long story but ended up with emergency section to deliver. My uterus ended up ruptured and she was in stress. Georgia has now been in NICU since @ another hospital 20/30mins away. I saw her briefly before she was transported there where she is being monitored etc. I've had major surgery to save the uterus (which I was quite okay with losing as I'm so done with this it isn't funny!) so I'm recovering too. They r letting me see her tomorrow for a wee bit. The goal is for us both to be home for Christmas. But shall see,,,,
I'm very lucky I was where I was as she came out without breathing & needed resuscitated.
Will keep u posted. Hope u both r doing well. Sorry such bad typing as I'm doing this one handed,, cannula in the other hand
Cheers roar
2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
Born 18th December 2015- girl - Georgia
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:48 pm

Oh no, I typed a whole long message and it somehow didn't work :?

The gist was.... wow roar that is amazing news, congratulations on the birth of Georgia. It must have been very stressful for you having to go through that and also to have Georgia in another hospital. I hope that everything worked out well and that you got to spend Christmas at home. I am so glad this ordeal is over for you and you get to hold your precious bundle in your arms.

I am doing ok. Struggling with the hot summer and feeling huge. I am 25 weeks now, but measuring around 35 weeks which is apparently normal for twins. The twins are doing great and growing very well and evenly with each other. We resisted the urge to find out the genders. I started to feel them move and kick around 21 weeks, so that was a pretty amazing experience. I have been away for Christmas but am back home now, so will try to check in more regularly in case you get a chance for an update.

Take care girls, and congratulations again Roar, I am so happy for you.
Me 37, DH 39 , TTC#1 since 2009 :(
IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
HCG day 14 - 150
HCG day 17 - 800
Waiting for 7 week scan
It's twins... can't believe it.
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Herman2 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:36 pm

Hi ladies,

I've been totally MIA and thinking of you both often. I'm sitting at the OB waiting for my anatomy ultrasound and I arrived way too early because for the first time ever, there was zero traffic. So I decided it was high time I checked in to see how things are going.

Roar-- I'm so happy for the birth of Georgia and so thankful that despite the circumstances, she and you are doing well. I'd love to hear your whole birth story as I'm sure there is more too it. I'm planning a home birth, but it just goes to show that no matter how well we plan, sometimes baby has a different plan entirely!

Rebcat-- you have got to be getting more and more excited! I was pregnant with my daughter during the summer and she was born right at the end and wow, the heat and humidity was overwhelming...its gotta be twice as bad measuring so big already and going through the summer on top of it. I'm so happy that things are progressing well and both are measuring equal, I know that is always a huge concern with twins. Good on you for waiting on the gender. Life is full of so few real surprises. We are waiting for the birth again too. Much to the chagrin of most of our friends.

AFM-- I'm waiting for my Ultrasound and doing much better now that I'm in the 2nd Trimester. I still get a little sick, especially in the mornings if don't eat enough the night before, but overall I'm feel tons better. I've started running again ( I'm an avid runner) but the runs are slow and I'm only doing about 2 miles. I'm following up with a lot of stretching and I start hypnobirthing classes next month. I did the Bradley Method with my first which was great for involving my husband and for teaching us about what to expect, stages of labor, Strategies, different laboring positions, etc. but it didn't help as much as I thought it would with relaxation techniques and given my long first labor, (46 hrs), I'd like to add some techniques to my back of tricks.

Side note: took a break to do the u/s. Everything looks great. Baby's organs, Hands, feet, arms, legs, spine, etc are normal and baby is measuring on point at 22 weeks and 142 BPM. We didn't get the gender!

Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, Rebcat and Roar... Enjoy the bonding and take a lot of pics!

Happy new year, ladies!
TTC since 2005
Me: age 38, unexplained female infertility
DH: age 39, no probs
IUI #1- Jun '09 BFN
IUI #2- Aug '09 BFN
IVF #1- Nov '09, 12 eggs, 8 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen :bfp: Daughter, Bronwynne, born Aug 2010
IVF #2- Jul '13, 13 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 3, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #3- Apr '15, 12 eggs, 7 fertilized, 2 tx day 5, 0 frozen, BFN
IVF #4- Jul '15, 15 eggs, 15 fertilized, day 5/6 biospy, 4 snow babies, PGD: 2 normal, 2 abnormal- disgarded
FET #1- Sep 8th, transferred 2, :bfp: Beta #1--995, #2--3773! u/s-- 2 Oct, singleton, Herman2!
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Sun May 22, 2016 8:19 pm

Hey Herman and roar - just wondering if you are still out there? I have been totally MIA...
I had my twins very unexpectedly at 29 weeks. Things had been going so well so it was a huge shock. They spent ten weeks in NICU but are now home safe and sound. I have two beautiful wee girls. I would love to hear from you both and see how you are doing and I can fill you in on the whole drama.
Me 37, DH 39 , TTC#1 since 2009 :(
IVF #1 Oct 2010 - BFN
FET Feb 2011 - BFP, low hcg, m/c
IVF #2 Nov 2011 - BFN
IVF #3 Apr 2012 - BFN
IVF #4 2013 -BFN
IVF #5 2014 -BFN
Donor IUI x 4 2014 - BFN x 4
IVF #6, July 2015 - shocking BFP!
HCG day 14 - 150
HCG day 17 - 800
Waiting for 7 week scan
It's twins... can't believe it.
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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Roar79 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:47 am

Wow!!! Only have just checked this (I honestly don't know where the last 6 mths went) now. Congratulations Rebcat, I'm so happy for you. Twin girls,, that is just lovely lovely news,, 10 weeks in NICU would have been tough,, love to hear how it all went. What are their names? And of course how you have been in these first few weeks/mths?

Georgia is 6 mths now and she's amazing!!! We are still breastfeeding which I love and have just started solids, which she is a bit weary of,,, she had her 6 mth needles today but it went well. We don't have any more vaccines now until 12 mths so that's a good break as it's 2,4&6mths here. Even though she's my second it feels so unreal,, I'm really enjoying her and don't even mind getting up for night feeds.,, it just feels like some special time together that no one interrupts. She's still in my room so it's nice and easy. We have had her 4 mthly checked up @ our children's hospital and we go again @8 mths due to her being a HIE baby. She has reached all her developmental milestones so far so we are praying things continue to go well. I've completely and utterly fallen in love!!

Herman any news????
So lovely to hear from you and the birth of your girsl, Rebcat.
Yay!!!!
2009- diagnosed endo via lap
2010- live birth no meds
2012- lap 2- preg 2 - loss #1 @7wks
2013- IVF 1- preg3 - loss #2 @7wks
FET- preg 4 - loss #3 @8wks
Diag w MTHFR & septum (corrected via surgery)
FET- neg
2014 - IVF 2 - neg
FET - neg
FET - preg 5 - loss #4 @10wks
Meds- Aspirin, Vit Bs etc, MTHFR folate, clexane, prednisolone
Lap #5 - septum recorrected, more endo removed
On estrogen for 4 weeks & HSG SCHEUDLED to view septum 'healing'
Feb- checked septum. Hasn't healed. 3rd and final surgery correction.
Ivf #3 - April/May- our last try
Natural preg #6 whilst on down reg lucrin for cycle #3
Heartbeat @7wks 143bpm, 8wks, 9wks, 10 wks YAY!
12 wk scan -TICK! Told family
19 wk anatomy scan - TICK!
Due December 29th 2015
Born 18th December 2015- girl - Georgia
I'm DONE
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