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

Postby LynneFas » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:13 pm

Just spoke to the RN at my doctor's office. FET scheduled for Friday at 12pm!!!! Holy crap.

Now the biggest decision of my life: 1 or 2!?!???? We have been talking for the last hour and 1/2... What do we 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 Herman2 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:03 am

Rondalynn... you may want to look into a clinic that offers a shared risk program. you pay a flat fee which is more than the cost of 1 cycle but they cover up to a certain # cycles And freezing in between. We live in the DC area and use Shady Grove Fertility, but there are others that offer similar programs. if you get preggo on your 1st cycle, you've over paid, but if not, you save money, that's why it's called Shared Risk. Our 1st IVF (successful) in '09 after 2 failed IUIs, insurance covered, but our failed IVF in '13 was out of pocket, so $13K down the drain. This time we paid $18K, and get up to 6 fresh cycles (meds not incl) then if we don't deliver a baby after that (or after we deem enough is enough, say 4 cycles) we get a full refund. I will tell you it's a lot up front, but the piece of mind has made a huge difference. When I asked my Doc's opinion, he said, "you've had 2 IVFs, with a 50% rate. I've had plenty of people not do shared risk and been disappointed with a failed cycle. But I've never had anyone do shared risk and be disappointed-- they either end up with a child, which is our goal, or a refund." If it's an option for you, it maybe worth looking into. Good luck!
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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: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby LynneFas » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:45 pm

Wish me luck ladies ! Tomorrow is the day! We decided we are only transferring one and we aren't going to choose gender ... Need a little bit of an element of surprise after all this!

Can't believe its finally here.

How is everyone else doing? Anyone else getting ready for Transfer?
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 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:31 pm

Yay!!! Good luck Lynn! Can't wait till you get your BFP!!!
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 plattis » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:51 pm

Ahh good luck Lynne!! After tomorrow you are officially pupo!! I'm so excited for your family
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 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:42 am

Well… Its over! Just got home!! Dr says all was a success. My mother was with me bc my husband is away. I called him right before I went in and spoke to him so he could at least feel like he was there! My doctor is the best.. He likes to make jokes about patients peeing on him bc of the full bladder thing :). Just enough of a straight-shooter but just enough of a sense of humor to make us feel comfortable.

At the moment, I feel totally fine. I’m in bed about to take a nap with my puppies.. They did tell me that I do not need to stay in bed but I will nap, then order some food, maybe read my book, watch some tv and get to bed! Being home alone has its perks - I get to sleep whenever I want with no distractions. However - I do wish my husband was here with me.

Either way - FET= done! Surreal!
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 LynneFas » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:35 am

Holy crap....

Figured I would go out on a limb this morning and take a hpt.... I'm only 6dp5dt......

BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to test again tomorrow but I can't even believe my eyes!!!
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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You can read all about my IVF journey here: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/babyhopeful412
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Re: About to start very first IVF! Excited, nervous and scar

Postby plattis » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:08 am

Ahh Yay! That's amazing news lynnefas! I remember when I got my bfp after ivf. I was in total denial! Congrats hon!
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 Apr 09, 2015 6:30 am

Thank you!!! It's unreal. Patiently waiting my beta on Monday but I'll be testing probably every day until then just to make sure lol. Aaaaaggh
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 plattis » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:33 am

Eep!! I cannot wait to hear the good news Monday! I am so happy for you. Ivf sucks but that bfp makes everything worth it!
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 Adventurer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:00 am

I knew it!!! Congrats! You will build you family very fast :D
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 Rhondalynn77 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:50 pm

Thanks Herman
Lynne, congratulations!
Me: 37, Rhonda
DH: 38, Brian
DS: 6, Elijah
:angel: early m/c May 23, '14
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!!!
TEAM PINK!!

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

Postby LynneFas » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:24 pm

Thank you!

Spoke with the RE office today... it's confirmed :D

Beta 235!
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 LynneFas » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:08 am

:hb: :hb: Just a quick update - baby is due in 8 days! Boy that flew by!!! I've been spending some time helping some girlfriends through their infertility woes. It's been rewarding but at the same time it saddens me to know that some people can have great success while some still struggle even through multiple Ivf processes. Either way- I wish everyone here much success and baby dust as they continue their journeys to a BFP!

:)
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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You can read all about my IVF journey here: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/babyhopeful412
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