October/November Fresh and FET

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Tesskcmo » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:59 pm

I'm hopefully having my FET 12/8. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or special things they did to prepare? Baby aspirin? No coffee/caffeine? Supplements?
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:14 am

Yay Tess - your FET is right around the corner!! Per my doc's recommendation, I did one baby aspirin a night (starting 1 week prior) and continued to take the prenatal and fish oil that I usually take. My doctor said that it was certainly not the time to make any drastic changes (e.g., like trying to go gluten free or some other notable dietary change), so I didn't really change my diet (although I do eat relatively healthy anyways, but no more sushi after the FET :|). I typically drink about 1 cup of coffee a day, so I continued to do that leading up to the FET, but afterwards, I have been trying to drink more half-calf, decaf or teas. I think most important, however, is to just try to stay happy, positive and as low stress as possible! Sending sticky vibes your way! :sticky:
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
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IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Puppy Mom 85 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:45 pm

My fresh cycle I gave up caffeine, alcohol, did acupuncture the day of transfer, and ate pineapple core around retrieval. BFN

For my FET I still gave up caffeine, had a few glasses of red wine a few days before transfer, and didn't do acupuncture or pineapple. BFP

I think when our body's are ready and the embryos are good, there's a good chance of it working on its own. And if it doesn't work there was little that could be done to change it.

I think the most important part is to spend some time relaxing and enjoying life as much as possible.

Good luck! 12/8 is just around the corner!!
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9/8 ER - 26 Eggs, 22 Fertilized, 13 frozen
9/13 - 5 Day ET one AB transferred
9/22 - Beta - AF the morning of & BFN

FET - Estradiol 4X/day and Crinone 2X/day
11/4 - lining at 18
11/10 - 2 spontaneously hatching 3AB embryos transferred
11/15 - :bfp: Testing morning and night to follow progression - so nervous!!!!!
11/19 - 1st Beta 323
11/23 - 2nd Beta 1,220
11/30 - 3rd Beta 24,442
12/7 - 1st Ultrasound!!
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby savylyjones » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:27 pm

My fet is 12/9 so it looks like we'll be right at the same point together! I was a wreck for my fresh and tried to do everything just perfect but for my frozen I'm gonna try my best to just take it easy and not stress.
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Nicmiller » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:01 pm

Just had a failed IVF cycle with 2 beautiful grade 1 blastocysts from donor eggs. This is my second IVF and I thought I was doing the best thing to get a BFP with donor eggs... So frustrating. Now I'm concerned because I only have 6 blast frozen and I don't know if I should look into a surrogate???? I need help
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:41 am

bg99 -- Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Have you had another ultrasound? Are they still saying it's one baby in there? Hope you are doing well!
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
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IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Tesskcmo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:42 am

Having trouble with this 48hrs bedrest thing. Anyone else do that?
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:12 am

Sure did! I was told that the only thing I could really do was to get up to go the the bathroom. I felt really bad having my DH wait on me for two days, so by the second day, I did get up to get myself stuff from the kitchen... but otherwise, I was on my couch with my feet up on the ottoman or in bed. I didn't even shower during the 48 hour period (hello, dry shampoo!). It sucked. I know plenty of women here didn't do bedrest and got bfp, but I tried my best to stick to the instructions. Got the bfp, so who knows how much it helped! Have you picked out a netflix show to binge watch or something to keep you wanting to stay as horizontal as possible?

How did the transfer go btw? Did you end up transferring 1 or 2? Sending sticky vibes your way!
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
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IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Tesskcmo » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:24 am

Just 1 embie! It went okay except I drank too much water and had to pee so bad I almost cried.
I'm trying to rest but got up to eat and go to the bathroom. I even stood up for a while straining stock I had made bc my husband doesn't know how to do it. :/ hope that's okay.
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby threedogsandababy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:35 am

I'm glad the FET went well! I think it is totally fine! I think your doctor is just trying to be extra cautious, but there are plenty of women who went to work, walked around a lot, etc. and they had successful IVF transfers. I guess I just figured "better safe than sorry," and it meant I got 2 days off of work, which was so nice because I was completely stress-free following the FET. I think more than being horizontal, it was being happy and non-stressed that really helped, so try to relax as much as possible!

Do you plan on testing early? If I could do anything differently, I would hold off on poas until at least 5 dp5dt (especially with FET and 1 embryo). I tested early (the morning of 4dp5dt, which was technically like 3.5 dp5dt) and drove myself crazy trying to figure out if there were two lines on the tests -- by 5dp5dt, there was definitely something there, and by 6dp5dt it was obvious.
Me: 28 (anovulation; PCOS)
DH: 28 (perfectly healthy)
_______________________________________________________________________
IVF #1 - FET
9/28/15 - Begin IVF stims
10/13/15 - ER (ICSI, PGS, freeze all, FET) - 19 retrieved, 17 fertilized, 7 blasts biopsied/frozen, 4 PGS normal, 1 inconclusive
11/11 - FET (2 PGS normal blasts)
11/16 - :bfp:
11/20 - Beta #1 (9dp5dt) - 95
11/23 - Beta #2 (12dp5dt) - 387
11/30 - Beta #3 (19dp5dt) - 6711 & US #1 confirmed - one little girl! :babyg:
12/7 - US #2 - :hb: 120

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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby savylyjones » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:50 pm

I had my FET today. Transferred 2 embryos. I wasn't put on any kind of rest. Just told no exercise. The first time I was so cautious about every little thing I did, so this time I'm just gonna try to do things as normal as possible.
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby Tesskcmo » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:39 am

I got a bfp!!! Well for the past three days... All pretty dark! I don't have beta until Monday tho. Where did all the bfp ppl go? Are you all on another board now?!
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Re: October/November Fresh and FET

Postby savylyjones » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:43 pm

Well if was BFN for my beta today. Just gonna make it that much sweeter once i finally get my BFP.
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