May 2016 IVF

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May 2016 IVF

Postby An0514 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:36 am

Anyone looking for some support during a May 2016 IVF cycle? This will be my first one. I start BCP in a week or so and retrieval should be mid to end of May. It would be great to keep in touch with some other ladies who were going through the same thing!
ME: 29, DH: 29
TTC #1 since May 2014
BFP 2/14/15 (Femara), m/c 3/12/15
CP 8/2015 (Femara)
5 failed IUIs with Femara and Follistim
IVF starting May 2016!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby MaineBaby » Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:28 am

I am starting first round in May, too. I start BCP tonight, actually. I think my retrieval will be second week of May. This is the first time I'm doing this and I don't quite know all the lingo yet!
Me: 31 DH: 28, MFI due to chemotherapy
TTC #1 since April 2014
April 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
May 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
December 2015: Failed IUI with Clomid
IVF starting May 2016
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby Believe914 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:14 pm

Hello ladies,

I would love to join you as I am also doing another IVF in May. This will be my second round as we had our first IVF last fall and got pregnant but had a heartbreaking miscarriage at 8 weeks. We have been healing the over the months and are finally ready to give this a try again. I would be more than happy to support you both in this journey as being a member on TWW board helped me through my first round. I am halfway into my BCP's and have my baseline ultrasound this Thursday. I look forward to chatting with you and feel free to ask any questions. Hope you have a great weekend!
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: May 2016 IVF

Postby An0514 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:06 pm

Maine- I start BCP on Tuesday but my retrieval won't be until around Memorial Day. Glad to have someone else who is a newbie to this!

Believe- I'm so sorry about your m/c. I have had one also, and can imagine it's even harder after enduring IVF. I'm so scared of having another. Did you freeze and then do a FET, and if so, why? Did you do PGS testing? My clinic doesn't do it in house and they don't really overly recommend it for some reason.
ME: 29, DH: 29
TTC #1 since May 2014
BFP 2/14/15 (Femara), m/c 3/12/15
CP 8/2015 (Femara)
5 failed IUIs with Femara and Follistim
IVF starting May 2016!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby MaineBaby » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:04 am

Which BC are you both taking? I'm on Reclipsen. I don't think I've had any side effects so far. I had a really bad virus last week that I thought was the BC until I realized 7 people at work were sick with the same thing! I will stop BC on the 25th. We are doing a mini cycle so just Clomid and Ovidrel for trigger. I'm trying not to get my hopes up for the first cycle but ready to get this thing going... glad to have some others on the journey too!
Me: 31 DH: 28, MFI due to chemotherapy
TTC #1 since April 2014
April 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
May 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
December 2015: Failed IUI with Clomid
IVF starting May 2016
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby MaineBaby » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:05 am

And so sorry about your miscarriage Believe :(
Me: 31 DH: 28, MFI due to chemotherapy
TTC #1 since April 2014
April 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
May 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
December 2015: Failed IUI with Clomid
IVF starting May 2016
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby KatieS » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:24 am

Hi ladies! I hope you don't mind if I join you. This is going to be our first IVF cycle. I just had my hysteroscopy done Fri and I will start injections April 27th. :babydustb:
Me 26 PCOS DH 28 severe MFI
DS 2 (our little miracle)

IVF May '16
33 eggs retrieved
19 fertilized
2 transferred :bfp:
Beta 1 (15dpo): 331
Beta 2 (17dpo): 572
Beta 3 (19dpo): 850
Beta 4 (23dpo): 6083
U/S at 5w+3 : TWINS!!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby MaineBaby » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:14 am

Welcome KatieS! I should be starting Clomid right around the same time as you. Sounds like we might be on similar retrieval and transfer weeks.
Me: 31 DH: 28, MFI due to chemotherapy
TTC #1 since April 2014
April 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
May 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
December 2015: Failed IUI with Clomid
IVF starting May 2016
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby An0514 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:07 pm

Welcome Katie! I'm a little behind you all, my injections don't start until the 20th of May. I'm on some crappy birth control now. I also found out my AMH dropped from 4.6 to 2.4 in a year...weird.
ME: 29, DH: 29
TTC #1 since May 2014
BFP 2/14/15 (Femara), m/c 3/12/15
CP 8/2015 (Femara)
5 failed IUIs with Femara and Follistim
IVF starting May 2016!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby KatieS » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:54 pm

An0514- I'm very lucky in the fact that insurance will cover some of our IVF but I've been on bcp for 3 months now waiting for the prior authorizations and other stuff the insurance needed to finally approve it (they only approved 1 cycle so I'm really hoping we are all lucky and it works in the first try for all of us) The only plus side is I lost 17lbs so far being on the bcp (I think it's because my hormones are finally under control) Sat I take my last pill!! Oh and just think, if you have any questions once you're cycle starts we might have answers :mrgreen:

Maine- We are on the same cycle!! My retrieval and transfer will be the week of May 8th.

Believe- I am so sorry about your m/c! It sounds like you're just a little ahead of Maine and I. Good luck this cycle! I hope we all get BFPs and take home babies

DH and I go Mon to go over everything and have the baseline ultrasound and blood work done.
Me 26 PCOS DH 28 severe MFI
DS 2 (our little miracle)

IVF May '16
33 eggs retrieved
19 fertilized
2 transferred :bfp:
Beta 1 (15dpo): 331
Beta 2 (17dpo): 572
Beta 3 (19dpo): 850
Beta 4 (23dpo): 6083
U/S at 5w+3 : TWINS!!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby LadyDee23 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Hi ladies, this is my first time posting to these boards, although admittedly I have read through them frequently looking for encouragement. My husband and I have started our first round of IVF with ICSI, and are due for ER in 8 to 10 days. I'd love to join in the group! Good luck to everyone.
Me: 34 DH: 42 with severe MFI
TTC #1 since April 2010
March 2015: Failed IUI with Clomid
IVF #1 starting May 2016: suprefact, gonal-f, ovidrel
ER 12 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 6 fertilized with ICSI
5 day transfer 1 good quality embryo, none made it to freeze
BFP!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby KatieS » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:44 pm

Welcome LadyDee!! We're doing ICSI too :goodluck2:
Me 26 PCOS DH 28 severe MFI
DS 2 (our little miracle)

IVF May '16
33 eggs retrieved
19 fertilized
2 transferred :bfp:
Beta 1 (15dpo): 331
Beta 2 (17dpo): 572
Beta 3 (19dpo): 850
Beta 4 (23dpo): 6083
U/S at 5w+3 : TWINS!!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby An0514 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:00 pm

Katie- good luck tomorrow!
Lady- welcome! We are also doing ICSI, maybe half and half depending on how many eggs I get.
ME: 29, DH: 29
TTC #1 since May 2014
BFP 2/14/15 (Femara), m/c 3/12/15
CP 8/2015 (Femara)
5 failed IUIs with Femara and Follistim
IVF starting May 2016!
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby MaineBaby » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:04 am

Welcome LadyDee! This is my first group too. And we are also doing ICSI :)

Katie, I am jealous of your insurance coverage! Maine insurance companies are behind the times in covering infertility. I did have two of my IUI cycles covered which was nice but kind of a drop in the bucket when you compare the IVF costs... oh well, hopefully it will be worth it very soon! And congrats on the weight loss :D

I picked up all my meds on Saturday... somehow I missed the whole vaginal suppository piece in my orientation... NOT looking forward to that. Is it as bad as it sounds? All I can think of is those nasty yeast infection treatments... :( I suppose this whole process helps us prepare for our bodies to not be entirely our own anymore!!
Me: 31 DH: 28, MFI due to chemotherapy
TTC #1 since April 2014
April 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
May 2014: Failed unmedicated IUI
December 2015: Failed IUI with Clomid
IVF starting May 2016
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Re: May 2016 IVF

Postby johnnyswifey » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:17 pm

Hi there ladies!! I have been gone from the forum for a while. At one point, I didn't want to hear, see or deal with anything TTC because of all the BFNs I've gotten; however, I'll be starting in May as well. I finally found the nasty culprit of all my BFNs.... PCOS!!!! My old RE never caught it somehow and my new RE found that not only do I have PCOS, but I also had slightly low thyroid levels!! Now that I am regulated with levothyroxine and metformin, I feel hopeful that DH and I will get our long awaited BFP.
So, now, I have to call my RE office with my next period.
Because I am so regulated, my next period should be exactly on the 29th day, May 3rd (making my cycle a perfect 28 day cycle). So I'll be going for my baseline around May 3rd to May 5th. And we'll be doing icsi as well!
I'll keep you ladies updated!! Babydust to all of us!!!!!! :mrgreen:
Him- 31- PERFECT
Me- 30- Tubal (tubes removed 2012)
Angel babies 9-22-09, 10-12-16, 1-12-17

Starting Over- Feeling Excited!!
8/1/16: 10 frozen embies!!!
9/26/16: BFP!!!!!
9/30/16: BETA #1: 218
10/3/16: BETA #2: 322 then 404 then 534 then 1202
10/12/16: Dx with ectopic pregnancy (cornual) mtx given

STARTING FET AGAIN NOV 2016! 9 babies left!
*I DECLARE THAT ANYTHING I DECIDE TO DO IN MY LIFE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!!!!*
12/19/16: BFP!!!
12/23/16: BETA- 186!!!
12/26/16: BETA- 531.7!!!!!!!! Almost tripled!
01/04/17: BETA- 11,790!!!!! :shock:
01/12/17: M/C!!!!! :shock: :shock: super sad!

FET #3- Third time's the charm!
4/20/17: BETA- 240!!!
4/24/17: BETA- 1,800!!!! Then 23,838!!! Then 45,445
5/11/17: Miscarried. My body has failed me yet again
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