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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby ExpectMiracles » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:49 pm

Adventurer, thanks. Yes we will do it in the deltoid for sure. The doc said just to make sure this time around we'll do 5K in my deltoid and 5k somewhere else. Where are you in he process? (I don't remember if I read it somewhere or not)
Me: 32, PCOS - DH: 30

IVF #1 - 2/26: Fail
IVF #2 - 4/09: BFN
IVF #3 - 6/17: lost our baby at 10 weeks :angel:
7/19: Genetic testing (me: SMA carrier, MTHFR carrier, HFE carrier)
IVF #4 (new RE) - 11/2: 6 frosties + transferred 2 HBL AA
11/6: :bfp: @5dp5dt but could be trigger
11/9: :bfp: @7dp5dt
11/10: Beta @8dp5dt - 188
11/13: Beta 2 @11dp5dt - 885
11/16: Beta 3 @14dp5dt - 2,332
11/19: u/s #1 - TWINS!!
11/25: u/s #2 - Baby A measuring 5 weeks 6 days, saw heartbeat, Baby B measuring at 6 weeks, saw heartbeat
12/3: u/s #3 - Baby A 7w2d, baby B 6w6d, heard both heartbeats 130BPM
12/15: OB#1 Baby A 9w0d (184bpm), Baby B 8w4d (176bpm)
3/24/16- my perfect angels were born at 23w4d and left us too early. Rest In peace my beautiful babies.
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby Adventurer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:33 pm

I am finished will IVF retrievals. We have 3 remaining PGS normals at Las Vegas (SIRM) and 12 untested frozen blasts at our local clinic. I am currently pregnant with #1. Our plan is to try for #2 with our 3 remaining chromosomally normal blasts. If it doesn't work, then we'll transfer our remaining twelve. If no baby the that's it. I have no plans to do another stim. 4 is enough ;)
Me - 41
DF - 35
AMH 23.8 pmol/L
Supplements: Ubiquinol 600 mg, Folate, vit D3, vit C, vit E, vit B6, Omega-3, royal jelly, L-Arginine, Chinese herbs
Acupuncture: 2x/week
IUI #1 (1/14): Femara 12.5 mg CD3-7, 3 follies, BFN
IVF #1 (2/14): 7 eggs - 5 fertilized with ICSI - 4 blasts biopsied for PGS/4 snowbabies - 1 abnormal, 3 no result
IVF #2: (4/14) 19 eggs - 13 fertilized with ICSI, 5 blasts/snowbabies
IVF #3: (6/14) 16 eggs - 10 fertilized with ICSI, 4 blasts/snowbabies
IVF #4: (8/14) 33 eggs - 27 mature - 22 fertilized with ICSI, 2 day 5 blasts transferred - BFN, 10 snowbabies, 4 remaining PGS normals
FET #1: (11/14) single embryo transfer - :bfp: at 5dp5dt
Beta #1 at 8dp5dt 134
Beta #2 at 10dp5dt 383
Beta #3 at 12dp5dt 955
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby ExpectMiracles » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:49 am

Yay! Congrats on #1! That's so exciting
Me: 32, PCOS - DH: 30

IVF #1 - 2/26: Fail
IVF #2 - 4/09: BFN
IVF #3 - 6/17: lost our baby at 10 weeks :angel:
7/19: Genetic testing (me: SMA carrier, MTHFR carrier, HFE carrier)
IVF #4 (new RE) - 11/2: 6 frosties + transferred 2 HBL AA
11/6: :bfp: @5dp5dt but could be trigger
11/9: :bfp: @7dp5dt
11/10: Beta @8dp5dt - 188
11/13: Beta 2 @11dp5dt - 885
11/16: Beta 3 @14dp5dt - 2,332
11/19: u/s #1 - TWINS!!
11/25: u/s #2 - Baby A measuring 5 weeks 6 days, saw heartbeat, Baby B measuring at 6 weeks, saw heartbeat
12/3: u/s #3 - Baby A 7w2d, baby B 6w6d, heard both heartbeats 130BPM
12/15: OB#1 Baby A 9w0d (184bpm), Baby B 8w4d (176bpm)
3/24/16- my perfect angels were born at 23w4d and left us too early. Rest In peace my beautiful babies.
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby LynneFas » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:37 pm

Jeez. SO - We got a call yesterday - forgot to update -- they ended up with 3 more embryos to send for testing!! Turns out those little darlings turned themselves around and were able to be biopsied and sent :mrgreen:

We will have an update hopefully by Wednesday.

Adventurer- I got butterflies in my stomach when I read your comment of my whole family being in there!! It's so crazy to think but you're 100% right!!
Me: 33
DH: 33
TTC: 1+ years
Dx: Blocked left tube and < 2% morphology
9 months total TTC naturally but then there's this.....
Aug 2014 IUI: 50mg Clomid - BFN
Sept 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Oct 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Nov 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Dec 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
IVF process started late Feb 2015... Egg retrieval March 2015... FET April 2015...
April 13, 2015 :bfp: :D 1st Beta 235
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby ExpectMiracles » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:19 am

That's great news! Crossing my fingers for good news Wednesday :)
Me: 32, PCOS - DH: 30

IVF #1 - 2/26: Fail
IVF #2 - 4/09: BFN
IVF #3 - 6/17: lost our baby at 10 weeks :angel:
7/19: Genetic testing (me: SMA carrier, MTHFR carrier, HFE carrier)
IVF #4 (new RE) - 11/2: 6 frosties + transferred 2 HBL AA
11/6: :bfp: @5dp5dt but could be trigger
11/9: :bfp: @7dp5dt
11/10: Beta @8dp5dt - 188
11/13: Beta 2 @11dp5dt - 885
11/16: Beta 3 @14dp5dt - 2,332
11/19: u/s #1 - TWINS!!
11/25: u/s #2 - Baby A measuring 5 weeks 6 days, saw heartbeat, Baby B measuring at 6 weeks, saw heartbeat
12/3: u/s #3 - Baby A 7w2d, baby B 6w6d, heard both heartbeats 130BPM
12/15: OB#1 Baby A 9w0d (184bpm), Baby B 8w4d (176bpm)
3/24/16- my perfect angels were born at 23w4d and left us too early. Rest In peace my beautiful babies.
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby LynneFas » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:10 am

I might cry. Just spoke to my doctor. 14 out of the 18 embryos were normal. He said this is the best news we could have possibly gotten. We have 14 perfect embryos!!!!!! Males, females.They're all perfect :mrgreen:
Me: 33
DH: 33
TTC: 1+ years
Dx: Blocked left tube and < 2% morphology
9 months total TTC naturally but then there's this.....
Aug 2014 IUI: 50mg Clomid - BFN
Sept 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Oct 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Nov 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Dec 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
IVF process started late Feb 2015... Egg retrieval March 2015... FET April 2015...
April 13, 2015 :bfp: :D 1st Beta 235
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby Adventurer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:04 pm

Woohoo!! That's absolutely amazing!! You could even donate a few if that's what you want! :yay:
Me - 41
DF - 35
AMH 23.8 pmol/L
Supplements: Ubiquinol 600 mg, Folate, vit D3, vit C, vit E, vit B6, Omega-3, royal jelly, L-Arginine, Chinese herbs
Acupuncture: 2x/week
IUI #1 (1/14): Femara 12.5 mg CD3-7, 3 follies, BFN
IVF #1 (2/14): 7 eggs - 5 fertilized with ICSI - 4 blasts biopsied for PGS/4 snowbabies - 1 abnormal, 3 no result
IVF #2: (4/14) 19 eggs - 13 fertilized with ICSI, 5 blasts/snowbabies
IVF #3: (6/14) 16 eggs - 10 fertilized with ICSI, 4 blasts/snowbabies
IVF #4: (8/14) 33 eggs - 27 mature - 22 fertilized with ICSI, 2 day 5 blasts transferred - BFN, 10 snowbabies, 4 remaining PGS normals
FET #1: (11/14) single embryo transfer - :bfp: at 5dp5dt
Beta #1 at 8dp5dt 134
Beta #2 at 10dp5dt 383
Beta #3 at 12dp5dt 955
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby LynneFas » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:30 pm

Yes! I think once we know we have a complete family, we will do that. I know if I needed a donor I would be so grateful for the couple that donated.
Me: 33
DH: 33
TTC: 1+ years
Dx: Blocked left tube and < 2% morphology
9 months total TTC naturally but then there's this.....
Aug 2014 IUI: 50mg Clomid - BFN
Sept 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Oct 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Nov 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Dec 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
IVF process started late Feb 2015... Egg retrieval March 2015... FET April 2015...
April 13, 2015 :bfp: :D 1st Beta 235
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby ExpectMiracles » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:17 pm

LynneFas- that is awesome news!!!!! :D
Me: 32, PCOS - DH: 30

IVF #1 - 2/26: Fail
IVF #2 - 4/09: BFN
IVF #3 - 6/17: lost our baby at 10 weeks :angel:
7/19: Genetic testing (me: SMA carrier, MTHFR carrier, HFE carrier)
IVF #4 (new RE) - 11/2: 6 frosties + transferred 2 HBL AA
11/6: :bfp: @5dp5dt but could be trigger
11/9: :bfp: @7dp5dt
11/10: Beta @8dp5dt - 188
11/13: Beta 2 @11dp5dt - 885
11/16: Beta 3 @14dp5dt - 2,332
11/19: u/s #1 - TWINS!!
11/25: u/s #2 - Baby A measuring 5 weeks 6 days, saw heartbeat, Baby B measuring at 6 weeks, saw heartbeat
12/3: u/s #3 - Baby A 7w2d, baby B 6w6d, heard both heartbeats 130BPM
12/15: OB#1 Baby A 9w0d (184bpm), Baby B 8w4d (176bpm)
3/24/16- my perfect angels were born at 23w4d and left us too early. Rest In peace my beautiful babies.
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby plattis » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:04 pm

Congrats lynnefas!! That's fantastic news! Are you going to gender select or just do it random?
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby LynneFas » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:21 am

If we decide to transfer 1, then random. If we decide on 2 then male and female. I don't know what to do!!!!
Me: 33
DH: 33
TTC: 1+ years
Dx: Blocked left tube and < 2% morphology
9 months total TTC naturally but then there's this.....
Aug 2014 IUI: 50mg Clomid - BFN
Sept 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Oct 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Nov 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
Dec 2014 IUI: 100mg Clomid - BFN
IVF process started late Feb 2015... Egg retrieval March 2015... FET April 2015...
April 13, 2015 :bfp: :D 1st Beta 235
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby Rhondalynn77 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:57 pm

Hello ladies, i just read through all your experiences. I am so glad this post is here. I started on my first injectable cycle, on Bravelle, and after 4 doses i ended up overstimulated my estradiol was 921, so i will have an us to see if i have many small ones or a few larger ones. I also found out yesterday that dh motility was very low, 4mil when it should be over 39mil. Plus he has 3% morphology. After this last SA the nurse cancelled my future scan and booked us with the doctor to discuss treatment options. Which i am sure he is going to tell us that with dh poor sperm they wont do anymore iuis. So we will have to move to IVF with ICSI. Insurance covers everything but IFV... So we will have to pay out of pocket for everything. This is a bit scary to think about moving to IVF and this thread has been encouraging in preparing me for this process.
Me: 37, Rhonda
DH: 38, Brian
DS: 6, Elijah
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BFP: Feb 9, 2014 :angel: m/c Ap '14
:angel: early m/c 2/12
TTC since June '13

PCOS 1500mg Met. Male Factor: 1% Morph prob due to type 1 diabetes

Nov 4 100mg Clomid (1 egg)-BFN
Dec 14 100mg Clo (1) and IUI-BFN
Jan 15 100mg Clo (1) and IUI- BFN
Feb 15 150mg Clo (2) and IUI- BFN
March 15 delay:cyst. Bravelle (FSH) Inj Cancelled: Cyst
April 15-Natural: BFP!!!
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby plattis » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:56 pm

how's it going ladies? any news??
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby ExpectMiracles » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:59 pm

Hello Plattis- I am not often on this board but have posted a couple of times. As of yesterday I am PUPO :D Just waiting to beta. Where are you in the process?
Me: 32, PCOS - DH: 30

IVF #1 - 2/26: Fail
IVF #2 - 4/09: BFN
IVF #3 - 6/17: lost our baby at 10 weeks :angel:
7/19: Genetic testing (me: SMA carrier, MTHFR carrier, HFE carrier)
IVF #4 (new RE) - 11/2: 6 frosties + transferred 2 HBL AA
11/6: :bfp: @5dp5dt but could be trigger
11/9: :bfp: @7dp5dt
11/10: Beta @8dp5dt - 188
11/13: Beta 2 @11dp5dt - 885
11/16: Beta 3 @14dp5dt - 2,332
11/19: u/s #1 - TWINS!!
11/25: u/s #2 - Baby A measuring 5 weeks 6 days, saw heartbeat, Baby B measuring at 6 weeks, saw heartbeat
12/3: u/s #3 - Baby A 7w2d, baby B 6w6d, heard both heartbeats 130BPM
12/15: OB#1 Baby A 9w0d (184bpm), Baby B 8w4d (176bpm)
3/24/16- my perfect angels were born at 23w4d and left us too early. Rest In peace my beautiful babies.
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby plattis » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:14 pm

I'm actually a IVF success story :) we're 30 weeks pregnant from my IVF in august/september. PUPO! woohooo so exciting! sending you happy thoughts!!
Me:27 DH:31 (normal SA)
HSG&SIS - tubes/uterus great.
TTC #1 since Sept 2012

2012: TTC without strategy
2013: diagnosed with PCOS, clomid 4x (bfn), HSG&LAP
2014: femara 3x (bfn), Ectopic pregnancy, clomid #5, IUI 4x & IVF

9/1/14: IVF#1! 11 days of stims, 8 mature/ 8 fertilized/ 7 frosties and one beautiful 4AA transferred :)
10dp5dt beta #1: 266!
12dp5dt beta #2: 704!
19dp5dt beta #3: 13,600!!
26dp5dt (6w3d): First U/S! one beautiful little Bee with :hb: 108!
7w5d: little Bee :hb: 158!
graduated from RE to Ob!!
10w2d: Bee :hb: 169! measuring ahead at 10w5d

Mom to one beautiful little baby bee born 5/22/15 <3

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