August 2015 IVF

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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby ssbarnes » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:00 am

kcgirl - Congrats on the BFP. Low hcg is OK (do a quick google search and you'll see the huge range of normal). What's important is that it's doubling. It needs to keep going up, up, up. That's a good sign. Each step, I hold my breath.

Believe - Maybe the trip to Mexico will keep you busy enough to keep your mind from driving you crazy. The best thing we did this cycle was to vacation during the 2 week wait. It kept the self torture down to a minimum. Now I do whatever I can to keep busy in between dr appointments. Still so anxious that the bottom will fall out of our dream.

Ch'nara - Praying for good news for you.

AFM - Picked up a stomach virus during the trip to the ER. Spent a few days so sick. My husband was beside himself trying to take care of me and I just wanted him to leave me alone. The highlight of the week was when I was able to eat 1/2 a popsicle. I couldn't imagine if I had to deal with morning sickness. I don't know how women handle that every day. My stomach still isn't back to normal. Spoke to a nutritionist because I know I am not eating enough. Visited my first choice hospital and was very happy. Then I called my insurance company and they only cover 40% at that facility. Considering that I'm delivering 3 and there is the possibility of antepartum and NICU stays, that could get expensive. I am hoping that I like hospital choice #2 or #3, since my insurance. covers those facilities at 100%. Praying for everyone!
Me: 42 & DH: 50
Dx: Unexplained
TTC 34 mos
12/12 - Natural Cycle BFP --> m/c :angel:
4/14 - OI + IUI = :bfn:
5/14 - IVF #1 - Antagonist w/ AH = 5 in the oven & 1 in the freezer --> m/c :angel:
7/14 - IVF #2 - Atagonist w/ AH - 21eggs --> 14 fertilized --> 5 8-cell tranx & 3 snowbabies = :bfn:
10/14 - IVF #3 - Frozen cycle --> :bfn:
5/15 - IVF #4 - 3 embryos --> :bfn:
8/15 - IVF #5 - 3 embryos and 2 snowbabies = :bfp:
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby ssbarnes » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:26 am

Grace - Thinking about you
Me: 42 & DH: 50
Dx: Unexplained
TTC 34 mos
12/12 - Natural Cycle BFP --> m/c :angel:
4/14 - OI + IUI = :bfn:
5/14 - IVF #1 - Antagonist w/ AH = 5 in the oven & 1 in the freezer --> m/c :angel:
7/14 - IVF #2 - Atagonist w/ AH - 21eggs --> 14 fertilized --> 5 8-cell tranx & 3 snowbabies = :bfn:
10/14 - IVF #3 - Frozen cycle --> :bfn:
5/15 - IVF #4 - 3 embryos --> :bfn:
8/15 - IVF #5 - 3 embryos and 2 snowbabies = :bfp:
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby Believe914 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:34 pm

Hello ladies,

It's been a few weeks since I've touched based as I was in Mexico and now I'm back and got some real bad news at my first ultrasound yesterday 6.5 weeks into my BFP. I was told the embryo is measuring a week behind, the yolk sack is too big and that the heart rate is too low and that this pregnancy will most likely end very soon. It was not the news I thought I would ever here. As I sit here writing I am waiting for this m/c to happen and I'm frightened. It's so hard to not only here this news but also to go home with a hearbeat that is still going and knowing it won't make it. Has anyone ever had this experience?? I'm at a loss and don't know what to expect from this impending m/c. I am scheduled to go back in this Thursday for an exam and if I start to bleed first then to call my doc. I have also stopped all meds as recommended by my doc. I know this is only the beginning of a very hard battle but I still have faith somehow. Any support would be appreciated at this time. Hoping some of you are still on this thread and if not where should I go for support. Hope you are all well and good things are coming your way. xoxo
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Me: 37 Hubby: 33
Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility
IUI with Clomid May 2015 BFN
IUI with Clomid June 2015 BFN
IUI with Femara July 2015 BFN
IVF #1 August 2015
8/27 Retrieval 9 eggs, 3 fertilized, 1 Frozen
9/24 Frozen Tranfser, 1 embryo
10/3 BFP and unfortunate MC after 8 weeks :oops:
IVF #2 May 2016
4 Frozen embies
1 BFP!!!! :D
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby savylyjones » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:37 pm

believe-I am so sorry!!! I can only imagine what you're going through. I will be keeping you in my prayers. This all just sucks so much, but keep faith that God has a plan for you that's better than anything you could plan for yourself...although right now it's hard to see that.
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby Jean789 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:26 pm

I'm so saddened to hear your new believe. I can't imagine what you are going through. I had an early m/c with my first ivf and it was hard enough to deal with in the fourth week. I can't imagine how it is for people who make it farther.

Thinking and praying for you. Take care of yourself
2013: off BC - not trying, not preventing
2014: tried clomid through OBGYN and got referred to specialist
2015: 1st IUI- femara- BFN
2nd IUI- femara - BFN
3rd IUI- femara- BFN
4th IUI - femara and gonal f - BFN
Took a month off
5th IUI - femara, gonal f, ovidrel, progesterone - BFN
6th IUI - femara, gonal f ( increased) ovidrel, progesterone- BFN
IVF #1 - BFP m/c early ~4.5 weeks
IVF #2 - BFP! Beta #1 - 790!
First ultrasound 6w3d - 1 baby :-) heartbeat 122
Second ultrasound 8w3d on 12/3/15 heartbeat 182
Graduated from fertility doctor!
First OBGYN appt. went well! We have a very active, jumping bean! :-)
Next appt. at 14 weeks.
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby Believe914 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:44 am

Thank you ladies for your prayers and support! I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my faith, family and good friends holding me together right now. Hope ur both doing well and are getting closer to a healthy BFP!
TCC since April 2014
Me: 37 Hubby: 33
Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility
IUI with Clomid May 2015 BFN
IUI with Clomid June 2015 BFN
IUI with Femara July 2015 BFN
IVF #1 August 2015
8/27 Retrieval 9 eggs, 3 fertilized, 1 Frozen
9/24 Frozen Tranfser, 1 embryo
10/3 BFP and unfortunate MC after 8 weeks :oops:
IVF #2 May 2016
4 Frozen embies
1 BFP!!!! :D
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby ssbarnes » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:24 pm

Believe - I am so sorry to hear this. Years ago, DH and I had a m/c the day after our 7 week u/s. I was a complete basket case. It took me a long time to get through it. If I did not have my faith; I don't know what I would have done. Keeping you in my prayers.

AFM - We are all doing well. Babies are measuring ahead of gestational age, so it's going to get quite crowded in there really soon. After meeting with 3 MFMs, we finally found a practice that we like. My insurance barely covers their hospital. We found out DH's insurance plan will cover it next year, so we are switching insurance. I'm hungry and not hungry all the time and always exhausted. I think of all of you in my prayers.
Me: 42 & DH: 50
Dx: Unexplained
TTC 34 mos
12/12 - Natural Cycle BFP --> m/c :angel:
4/14 - OI + IUI = :bfn:
5/14 - IVF #1 - Antagonist w/ AH = 5 in the oven & 1 in the freezer --> m/c :angel:
7/14 - IVF #2 - Atagonist w/ AH - 21eggs --> 14 fertilized --> 5 8-cell tranx & 3 snowbabies = :bfn:
10/14 - IVF #3 - Frozen cycle --> :bfn:
5/15 - IVF #4 - 3 embryos --> :bfn:
8/15 - IVF #5 - 3 embryos and 2 snowbabies = :bfp:
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby Jean789 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:23 pm

Hi ladies. Just popping back in just in case you guys still check this board. I had my beta today (our 4th wedding anniversary) and it was a BFP! I am 12dp5dt. My beta was 790!

I am so excited but equally nervous. Trying to keep calm and not get ahead of myself here. Last time we had a bfp and it didn't stick around. Praying every 5 min that this is the one for us.

First ultrasound isn't for 2 weeks. So I guess I'm back to the tww but in a new way. Hoping all is good in there!
2013: off BC - not trying, not preventing
2014: tried clomid through OBGYN and got referred to specialist
2015: 1st IUI- femara- BFN
2nd IUI- femara - BFN
3rd IUI- femara- BFN
4th IUI - femara and gonal f - BFN
Took a month off
5th IUI - femara, gonal f, ovidrel, progesterone - BFN
6th IUI - femara, gonal f ( increased) ovidrel, progesterone- BFN
IVF #1 - BFP m/c early ~4.5 weeks
IVF #2 - BFP! Beta #1 - 790!
First ultrasound 6w3d - 1 baby :-) heartbeat 122
Second ultrasound 8w3d on 12/3/15 heartbeat 182
Graduated from fertility doctor!
First OBGYN appt. went well! We have a very active, jumping bean! :-)
Next appt. at 14 weeks.
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby ssbarnes » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:52 pm

Jean - That's amazing news. Praying for an easy and fast 2 weeks until you see your little bean.
Me: 42 & DH: 50
Dx: Unexplained
TTC 34 mos
12/12 - Natural Cycle BFP --> m/c :angel:
4/14 - OI + IUI = :bfn:
5/14 - IVF #1 - Antagonist w/ AH = 5 in the oven & 1 in the freezer --> m/c :angel:
7/14 - IVF #2 - Atagonist w/ AH - 21eggs --> 14 fertilized --> 5 8-cell tranx & 3 snowbabies = :bfn:
10/14 - IVF #3 - Frozen cycle --> :bfn:
5/15 - IVF #4 - 3 embryos --> :bfn:
8/15 - IVF #5 - 3 embryos and 2 snowbabies = :bfp:
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby Believe914 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:03 pm

Jean, I couldn't be happier for you and your husband! Happy Anniversary and what I special gift for you both. I will keep you in my prayers for continued good luck and a happy 9 months! It's uplifting to hear some good news right now as we are still going through our tough time.

Is there another board that others are on that I could join?? I miss the others and need some support right now. Any help is appreciated! Jean sooo happy for you!!!
TCC since April 2014
Me: 37 Hubby: 33
Diagnosis: Unexplained Infertility
IUI with Clomid May 2015 BFN
IUI with Clomid June 2015 BFN
IUI with Femara July 2015 BFN
IVF #1 August 2015
8/27 Retrieval 9 eggs, 3 fertilized, 1 Frozen
9/24 Frozen Tranfser, 1 embryo
10/3 BFP and unfortunate MC after 8 weeks :oops:
IVF #2 May 2016
4 Frozen embies
1 BFP!!!! :D
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Re: August 2015 IVF

Postby Jean789 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:33 pm

Thanks girls.

believe you could come over to the Oct/Nov board. It's pretty active but the girls are going through cycles right now. I hope you are still talking some time to yourself to heal.
2013: off BC - not trying, not preventing
2014: tried clomid through OBGYN and got referred to specialist
2015: 1st IUI- femara- BFN
2nd IUI- femara - BFN
3rd IUI- femara- BFN
4th IUI - femara and gonal f - BFN
Took a month off
5th IUI - femara, gonal f, ovidrel, progesterone - BFN
6th IUI - femara, gonal f ( increased) ovidrel, progesterone- BFN
IVF #1 - BFP m/c early ~4.5 weeks
IVF #2 - BFP! Beta #1 - 790!
First ultrasound 6w3d - 1 baby :-) heartbeat 122
Second ultrasound 8w3d on 12/3/15 heartbeat 182
Graduated from fertility doctor!
First OBGYN appt. went well! We have a very active, jumping bean! :-)
Next appt. at 14 weeks.
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