Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby isaac'smum » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:31 pm

Ready - Yay!! Congratulations! How awesome!! Great first beta.. .when is your second?

Faith - Any news???

AFM - I had my scan today and everything is measuring as it should be with a nice healthy HB... only 33 weeks of anxiety left!
Me (Emily): 39 DH: 42 - Live in New Zealand
May 2015 - After testicular cyst, DH SA went from 116 mil to 5 mil, with no rapid motility. IVF with IMSI is our only option.

DS: Born Christmas Day 2011, conceived naturally after 3 cycles
TTC #2 for 29 cycles

IVF #1: June 2014 - 10 eggs, 7 fertilised, 2 Grade A 3d embryos transferred, no frosties - BFN
IVF #2: July 2015 - Praying for God's blessing
9/7 - Started stims 300IU Puregon
16/7 - Triggered with Ovidrel after just 7 days of stims
18/7 - Out of 7 follicles, only 3 eggs retrieved. All fertilised with ICSI/ IMSI. 2 made it to blast.
23/7 - One blast transferred. One snowbaby.
1/8 - BFP!! Beta #1 = 120 God is good!
5/8 - Beta #2 = 650
12/8 - Beta #3 = 10,000
24/8 - First U/S. HB seen!
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Zerbinetta0 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:37 pm

Isaac'smum, here's to 33 anxiety-free weeks of anxiety! ;)
Me: 40
Him: 45 (low motility, morphology and DNA fragmentation)
TTC: since May 2014
Prognosis: IVF with TESE and ICSI

5/20: hysteroscopy to remove septum
IVF #1 July 2015: transferred 1 PGD normal blast (2 frosties) - BFN
8/31: endometrial receptivity array (results: normal day 5 receptivity)
FET #1 11/11/15: transferred 2 PGD normal blasts - BFP!!!!, MMC at 7 weeks followed by D&C
IVF #2 ???
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Mrshope » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:34 pm

Hey all I have been MIA enjoying my new pregnancy. Had my first prenatal visit last Wednesday and baby looked great. I can't say how lucky I had been with no morning sickness yet :D

Anyhow the good didn't last too long, I ended up being taken by Ambulance to the hospital at 1am Saturday morning. I was having shortness of breath and abdominal pain. I thought for sure I was having a miscarriage :( . It was devastating.

After all the tests were done they found that I was in fact pregnant with twins. I had suspected from my high hcg levels but it was confirmed by my infertility MD a week prior and Ob just 2 days prior that I was pregnant with only one.

It turns out one baby made a home in my left Fallopian tube and finally it had ruptured and caused an internal bleed. That's the same tube I had removed by my previous Ob 2 years ago to avoid an ectopic pregnancy, yet the small piece of tube that was left behind is exactly where the baby made its home.

I had to have emergency surgery for the ectopic pregnancy and severe internal bleed. I'm finally home now and resting but I wanted to share with you all since it happened at such an unexpected time.

The baby in my tube didn't make it :angel: but the baby in the uterus is fine. hoping it stays healthy through this all as I know emotionally and physically I am broken.
TTC Since 2007
Me: 30, Tubal Problem
DH: 32, Perfect
Over the years my different treatments have been: Clomid, Injectables, Injectables with IUI
IVF #1: July 2015
Started BCP: 06/07
Started Stims: 06/25 Gonal F and Menopur – Responded too well to meds, was started on Ganirelex to slow growth
Coasted a few days then triggered with Lupron on 07/06
Egg Retrieval: 07/08
Follicles: 48
Eggs: 33
Mature Eggs: 30
Fertilized with ICSI: 26
Blasts that made it to day 5: 20
ET: 7/13 – 2 perfect 5 day blasts transferred
Froze: 18

Beta 8dp5dt: 7/21- 264
Beta 10dp5dt: 7/23- 602
Beta 24dp5dt: 08/06- 49,619
US #1: 08/12 one fetal heartbeat confirmed
U.S #2: 08/19 baby measuring 8 weeks and healthy
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Herman2 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:58 pm

Hi all,
I'm back from my vacation and been busy all last week catching up at work.

Firstly, I have to give a *BIG* hug to both Nebraska and Zerb on their heart breaking news. No words, just big hugs and prayers for both of you. :hugs:

Congrats to issacsmum, ready for#2! So happy for you both.

Mini_ triplets! Can't say I'm surprised since they transfered 5, but, holy cow. Here's to a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Mrs hope, so glad your are ok. I'm always amazed at that modern medicine can do things like surgery even the patient is pregnant. I'm so glad you are well and happy thoughts that the rest of your pregnancy is w/o anymore scares!

Welcome to our two newbees too. AFM, I started estradiol IM shots on Friday and I'm away on business this week so I had to administer it myself in the thigh tonight. I iced my leg a bit prior so it didn't really hurt but watching that long needle go in was freaky! IM on track for a FET on the 8th, so naturally I indulged in wine and drinks on the vacay. It was a relaxing trip.

I apologize for not commenting on everyone's posts over the last 2 weeks, but I've enjoyed hearing how everyone is doing.
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: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby isaac'smum » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:54 pm

Oh my gosh Mrs Hope, that sounds totally traumatic, you poor thing, you must have been so scared... lots of hugs to you and prayers that your little baby stays healthy. As Herman says, thank goodness for modern medicine.... :hugs:

Herman - great to hear from you again! Glad you enjoyed your vacation... those shots sound nasty... not long to go now!
Me (Emily): 39 DH: 42 - Live in New Zealand
May 2015 - After testicular cyst, DH SA went from 116 mil to 5 mil, with no rapid motility. IVF with IMSI is our only option.

DS: Born Christmas Day 2011, conceived naturally after 3 cycles
TTC #2 for 29 cycles

IVF #1: June 2014 - 10 eggs, 7 fertilised, 2 Grade A 3d embryos transferred, no frosties - BFN
IVF #2: July 2015 - Praying for God's blessing
9/7 - Started stims 300IU Puregon
16/7 - Triggered with Ovidrel after just 7 days of stims
18/7 - Out of 7 follicles, only 3 eggs retrieved. All fertilised with ICSI/ IMSI. 2 made it to blast.
23/7 - One blast transferred. One snowbaby.
1/8 - BFP!! Beta #1 = 120 God is good!
5/8 - Beta #2 = 650
12/8 - Beta #3 = 10,000
24/8 - First U/S. HB seen!
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Zerbinetta0 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:18 am

HOLY BALLS, MRS. HOPE!! I'm so glad both you and the baby are okay.

Herman, I hope your vacation was amazing! Gotta prep your mind as well as your body for the FET.

AFM, had a lining check and bloodwork yesterday: CD 13 and 8mm so everything looks good. I have my ERA biospy scheduled for Monday. Hoping it will provide some answers!
Me: 40
Him: 45 (low motility, morphology and DNA fragmentation)
TTC: since May 2014
Prognosis: IVF with TESE and ICSI

5/20: hysteroscopy to remove septum
IVF #1 July 2015: transferred 1 PGD normal blast (2 frosties) - BFN
8/31: endometrial receptivity array (results: normal day 5 receptivity)
FET #1 11/11/15: transferred 2 PGD normal blasts - BFP!!!!, MMC at 7 weeks followed by D&C
IVF #2 ???
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby readyfor#2 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:38 pm

Isaac's mum-congrats on the awesome ultrasound and heart beat...and after the 33 weeks of anxiety comes the lifetime of worry :)

Mrs Hope- All of that must have been a horrible experience :( I am so glad that you have one healthy bean growing strong..we are so blessed to live in a time with technology that can help us with infertility issues and such matters.Stay strong your baby needs you :luck:

Henan-welcome back hope the vacation was very relaxing

AFM- I have been back at work for a week it's a new school year. I had my 2nd beta on Monday Aug. 24 it was 2405. I have my ultrasound on Thursday Sept 3rd. I hope all goes well with my baby also, because I swear the no sex is driving me crazy...what is your doctors view on sex after ER and and during the TWW etc.
me-32 dh-33
2002-2012 TTC
2011-March first IUI with clomid
2011-June 2nd IUI with clomid/trigger
shot and u/s
2012-January- Laproscopic Surgery-bad news
2012-June-IVF Journey Starts
2012-June 14 Hysteroscopy to remove polyps
2012 July 14-start meds
2012 July 23 ER 7 eggs-3 fertilized with ICSI
2012 July 26 ET-2 8 cell embryos- NO frosties
2012 Aug 5-So anxious! I want to POAS!!
2012 Aug 9-11:10a. 1st beta- 820
2012 Aug 13- 2nd Beta-3662
2012 Aug 29-2:50 pm 1st u/s - one baby strong heart beat 156
2012 Sept 12-2nd u/s SUPER AWESOME
2012 Sept 13-OB follow up...bad/scary find on U/S
2012 Oct. 3-u/s with maternal specialist
April 2013- Beautiful Baby Girl

July/August 2015- 2nd IVf
Aug 3 10 ER
Aug 6 2 eggs transfered
Aug 9 3 Frozen Eggs :)
Aug 20th- BFP 574
Aug 24 beta 2405
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Zerbinetta0 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:47 pm

Ready, I was told no sex between the transfer and the blood draw. It SUCKED.
Me: 40
Him: 45 (low motility, morphology and DNA fragmentation)
TTC: since May 2014
Prognosis: IVF with TESE and ICSI

5/20: hysteroscopy to remove septum
IVF #1 July 2015: transferred 1 PGD normal blast (2 frosties) - BFN
8/31: endometrial receptivity array (results: normal day 5 receptivity)
FET #1 11/11/15: transferred 2 PGD normal blasts - BFP!!!!, MMC at 7 weeks followed by D&C
IVF #2 ???
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Herman2 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:35 am

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. I had a phone conversation with my Doc yesterday regarding how many embryos we should transfer next week. There are 2 normal embryos so my gut feeling is to transfer both to maximize our chances. This is my 3rd cycle this year and it is taking a toll on me. Statistics are really good for a single transfer, but that is looking at the aggregate, (average) and as my doc put it, every woman is different so it's not as cut and dry as the stats show. As for now, im down right sick with a summer flu that I hope it passes rapidly b/c I feel terrible. pre ultrasound on Thurs and FET on the 8th.
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: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Zerbinetta0 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:23 pm

Herman, I think you need to go with what your gut is telling you, for sure. The 8th is just around the corner!!!!
Me: 40
Him: 45 (low motility, morphology and DNA fragmentation)
TTC: since May 2014
Prognosis: IVF with TESE and ICSI

5/20: hysteroscopy to remove septum
IVF #1 July 2015: transferred 1 PGD normal blast (2 frosties) - BFN
8/31: endometrial receptivity array (results: normal day 5 receptivity)
FET #1 11/11/15: transferred 2 PGD normal blasts - BFP!!!!, MMC at 7 weeks followed by D&C
IVF #2 ???
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby readyfor#2 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:07 pm

Herman- I really think that if you feel like transferring more than one you should. Regret is a horrible thing. Do what your gut tells to you to do that way you have nothing to regret....best of luck the 8th is very close.

AFM-Tomorrow afternoon I have my first ultrasound to make sure my baby is growing in the right place.I am super nervous, but hope for the best.
me-32 dh-33
2002-2012 TTC
2011-March first IUI with clomid
2011-June 2nd IUI with clomid/trigger
shot and u/s
2012-January- Laproscopic Surgery-bad news
2012-June-IVF Journey Starts
2012-June 14 Hysteroscopy to remove polyps
2012 July 14-start meds
2012 July 23 ER 7 eggs-3 fertilized with ICSI
2012 July 26 ET-2 8 cell embryos- NO frosties
2012 Aug 5-So anxious! I want to POAS!!
2012 Aug 9-11:10a. 1st beta- 820
2012 Aug 13- 2nd Beta-3662
2012 Aug 29-2:50 pm 1st u/s - one baby strong heart beat 156
2012 Sept 12-2nd u/s SUPER AWESOME
2012 Sept 13-OB follow up...bad/scary find on U/S
2012 Oct. 3-u/s with maternal specialist
April 2013- Beautiful Baby Girl

July/August 2015- 2nd IVf
Aug 3 10 ER
Aug 6 2 eggs transfered
Aug 9 3 Frozen Eggs :)
Aug 20th- BFP 574
Aug 24 beta 2405
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Herman2 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:47 am

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Ready- how did the ultrasound

AFM...today is the day. We are transferring the 2 normal embies today. I'm still fighting a chest cold with a reticle cough, lucky for me, you can't just cough them out so I should be fine. My acupuncturist says immune suppression is good for ET because pregnancy is a state of immune suppression. Not sure if there any medical evidence to that, but I'll take it.

Anyhow hope you are all well.
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: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby readyfor#2 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:01 pm

Herman - I hope the ET went well today and I wish you and you embies the best of sticky luck this is :) Also, hope you have a fast recovery from the cold.

AFM- I had the ultrasound this past Thursday the 3rd and it was great. I have one baby growing in the right spot measuring at 6 wks 1 day. The heartbeat was 122. I read some stuff online about how if the heartrate is greater than 140 it tends to be a girls, and that if the heartrate is under 140 it tends to be a boy. I don't know how accurate that is, but it sure puts a smile on my face.
me-32 dh-33
2002-2012 TTC
2011-March first IUI with clomid
2011-June 2nd IUI with clomid/trigger
shot and u/s
2012-January- Laproscopic Surgery-bad news
2012-June-IVF Journey Starts
2012-June 14 Hysteroscopy to remove polyps
2012 July 14-start meds
2012 July 23 ER 7 eggs-3 fertilized with ICSI
2012 July 26 ET-2 8 cell embryos- NO frosties
2012 Aug 5-So anxious! I want to POAS!!
2012 Aug 9-11:10a. 1st beta- 820
2012 Aug 13- 2nd Beta-3662
2012 Aug 29-2:50 pm 1st u/s - one baby strong heart beat 156
2012 Sept 12-2nd u/s SUPER AWESOME
2012 Sept 13-OB follow up...bad/scary find on U/S
2012 Oct. 3-u/s with maternal specialist
April 2013- Beautiful Baby Girl

July/August 2015- 2nd IVf
Aug 3 10 ER
Aug 6 2 eggs transfered
Aug 9 3 Frozen Eggs :)
Aug 20th- BFP 574
Aug 24 beta 2405
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Zerbinetta0 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:38 am

Congratulations in being PUPO Herman!

And Ready, hooray! So happy baby is progressing as he should!
Me: 40
Him: 45 (low motility, morphology and DNA fragmentation)
TTC: since May 2014
Prognosis: IVF with TESE and ICSI

5/20: hysteroscopy to remove septum
IVF #1 July 2015: transferred 1 PGD normal blast (2 frosties) - BFN
8/31: endometrial receptivity array (results: normal day 5 receptivity)
FET #1 11/11/15: transferred 2 PGD normal blasts - BFP!!!!, MMC at 7 weeks followed by D&C
IVF #2 ???
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Re: Anyone else starting IVF in July 2015?

Postby Herman2 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:40 pm

@ready- great to hear about your scan. I remember reading those things about heart rate bit as I recall my daughter had a low heartbeat until about month 6 so so knows. We kept it a surprise until she was born, hence the name Herman. Her or Man...that's what we called her until she was born, Herman. It was an inside joke to us plus we'd hey lots of funny looks when we'd tell people that was the name we picked out. We liked to mess with people.

AFM: 4dp5d and still have a cough. Spent the whole 1st night hacking all night so my thought if (when) its a BFP, these guys will be extra strong!
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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