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Re: 3 or more failed ivf stim cycles

Postby Rebcat » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:07 am

Hi girls

Herman, fingers crossed. Sending every positive vibe your way. Just remember, keep thinking warm and welcoming thoughts.

My next scan is Oct 1st. I am still finding it really hard to believe that this is happening and keep waiting for the moment my luck is up. I just never thought this was possible for me to get the happy ending after all the set backs. I find it even hard to say out loud that I am pregnant. That felt weird to even type. Don't get me wrong, I am also so happy and thinking positive, but so cautious too. I am sure you girls understand exactly what I mean. Due date is April 12th, but is likely to be a couple weeks earlier than that. I am still thinking about the gender thing. I guess we don't need to make that decision yet. Right now I am leaning towards keeping it a surprise. I haven't actually had much in the way of morning sickness. Just nausea some days. I know that is a bit odd with twins. I finish my progesterone tomorrow. I just hope the wee guys are doing ok.

Roar, have you been buying much stuff for baby and setting up the nursery etc?

Well I hope everyone is well xxx
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 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:03 pm

Thanks rebcat. I need lots of positive vibes because as I get closer I'm getting more and more nervous. The last two cycles were such disappointments....this one had to work, right? Warm thoughts.
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 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:58 pm

Totally Herman. Lets hope the good luck of this group means something special. Thinking of you xxx
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 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:56 am

Thanks so much....hardly able to wait until Monday. For some reason the wait this time is taking an eternity! Fingers crossed. Having a lot of subtle symptoms, very sore boobs, low grade headaches in the afternoons, very fatigued, some nausea even after or while I eat. Hoping they are all good signs!
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 Roar79 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:02 pm

Hello!

A huge good luck for the 21st Herman, I'll be thinking of you. It feels like an eternity because,,, it IS!!! I could say try and keep busy etc but in reality really it consumes you, and rightly so we are talking about the miracle of conception and life. It's natural to remember the disappointments but also remember the big positive born in 2010!

Totally understand your thoughts etc Rebcat on they 'pregancy' talk and thoughts,, it's like if we speak of it or write of it it will get taken away from us. Think it's a protective behavior we have created as to not allow ourselves such hurt and heartache. I'm still in disbelief and I'm at the point of being unable to put shoes on easily due to the massive belly!!! You have the entire pregnancy to find the gender out, so if and when you are ready to you will know. I'm really happy we haven't found out still. Going in again on Wednesday 23rd and not tempted.

Haven't even looked @ nursery etc,, other than buying 2 zip up grow suits and a wee amigo blanket (have wanted one for forever!) nothing else purchased. We decided @30 weeks the cot and room will start to come together,,, slowly. And we will then discuss names,, no baby shower for us, we have everything boxed away and really not much is needed, as I have learnt. Just want the bub everything else is pretty much fluff and bubbles,, not to sound like I'm not enjoying this, it's just been tough, which I know the two of you truly do understand.

So MASSIVE good luck for Monday 21st Herman,,, you have done all you can,,, thoughts and prayes xxxx
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 Herman2 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:09 am

Thanks so much ladies! One more day and I'll know for sure. Well I'll feel less anxiety because I'll have a beta, then hopefully the betas will keeping doubling. Feeling much more positive today. The last two failed cycles, I started spotting right before beta and haven't at all on this cycle, so I may even POAS, we'll see. I'm on a business trip next week, so I go in for the test then jump on a plane, so I kinda want to share the results with the hubby, especially if is negative- I'll need a hug before being by myself. But fingers are still crossed.

As soon as I know, I'll post.
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 Herman2 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:27 pm

The luck continues! :bfp: :bfp: :bfp: . My beta was 995! Transfered 2 and tested 14 days after FET, but still a high #. I'll take it!
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 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:39 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you Herman! Huge hugs and congrats. First hurdle, big tick :)
I am so happy for our wee group, we did it girls! So far, so perfect. Fingers crossed.
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 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:29 am

YES!! Oh the tears,,, congratulations!!! Such an amazing starting number,, you and DH must be over the moon. Enjoy this positive moment, it's most deserved! Is follow up blood test soon??

So excited for us haha,, we are a dedicated stubborn bunch!
:-) x
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 Herman2 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:58 pm

Thanks so much girls!! Stubborn for sure! Next beta is tomorrow but I'm out of town this week so I have to go to a different lab to do the test and I may not get results until Thursday.

Btw, have you thought about the kind of birth you want? I'm a huge proponent of natural childbirth. I figure with all of the fertility meds that we went through at least I can do is go through a natural birth for my child. We took classes for the Bradley Method and ended up doing a home birth, which is another story, but I always ask people because I think it's so important to start your child's life off right. C-section rates are so high and my labor was so long I know I would have ended up with one if I went to a hospital so I'm grateful I had an awesome midwife and a fantastic husband who got me through what was probably the hardest thing I've ever gone through. And I'm going to do it all over again, yeah! Like you said, stubborn!
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 Herman2 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:45 pm

Ladies, second beta. 3773! U/S on 2 October. Cheers!
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 Roar79 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:45 am

Wow!!! What a number!!! Thoughts on both embryos sticking???
How are you feeling??
October 2nd isn't far away,, this week will fly by!! How far along will you be on the 2nd??

I had my little boy naturally in 2010 and would love another natural, however, i have to go back @32 weeks as my placenta is 1.9cm from the cervix, they like it to be 2cm plus for a natural birth. It may have moved 'up' and it could be okay,,, I won't take a chance any which way with this pregnancy in regards to 'what I want' versus 'what HAS to happen',,, thus what will be will be with my birth. If I have learnt nothing else it's that I can't control everything,,, I will google the Bradley Mehtod thought, never heard of it. BRING ON Friday!!!

Rebcat,,, how are you? Anything new? Feeling well I hope??

All good here,, 27 weeks Monday. Very happy!
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 Herman2 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:55 pm

@ roar: you still have plenty of time, so lets hope the placenta cooperates! Beta numbers are high and there a great chance that both stuck but I won't know for sure until Friday. I'll be just under 6 weeks so we may hear a heartbeat, but really I'm just waiting to hear if it's twins or not. Nurse did say there's no correlation btwn high betas and multiples bc pple have multiple with low betas and singletons with high #s too. My gut says 2, though. We want to have another home birth, but if it's twins, I'll have to do a lot more research about whether to pursue. We'll see. So far I'm feeling good. Tired and sleeping a lot on the weekends, no morning sickness yet, but I think it's coming; getting faint nausea in the mornings and late afternoons. It kicked in 4 weeks after my ET with my DD so I'm guessing another week before I start feeling miserable. I'll keep you posted!
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 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi girls

Wow Herman, those are pretty impressive hcg levels. Sure sounds like twins. I guess all will be revealed on Friday. Good luck.

Roar, that is interesting about the placenta measurement. What does that mean in terms of the birth? When you say natural, does that mean no pain relief, etc? Well, obviously I haven't done this before, but I have no problem at all with having any intervention I would need. My obstetrician has said I will probably have to have a c section as she doesn't want to take any chances since realistically this is my only shot. The twins would have to be sitting perfectly to contemplate a normal delivery. I don't mind either way, I will just make the best decision for the babies. I am still a long way from even thinking about that end of things though, since I still can't believe this is really happening. I am not excited about every step, but anxious.

I have been feeling pretty yucky these last few days. Nauseous and unbelievably tired. I have my nuchal scan and screening tests on Thursday 1 Oct.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
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 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:26 am

@rebcat- definitely trust your OB, but do research about twin birth and c sections too. There are a lot of complications that can happen just from a csection especially if done before term, which frankly is unnecessary if the babies aren't In distress or if you aren't either. Again, just do the research, so you are an informed consumer. Pregancy, even with multiples is not an illness and a c section is Major abdominal surgery with a lot of recovery time. Time that I would rather spend bonding with my babies. I'm totally biased though, I had a natural home birth with my first.
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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