IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby runbaby » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:57 am

Danaa -- I'm not sure, but most likely late September/early October. I have to wait to get my period, then we're doing a bcp/lupron suppression, followed by estrogen. My RE told me it can take up to 6 weeks after my cycle starts. No matter the time, though, I'll be crossing my fingers for you!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:06 am

Ty run,I will be doing the transfer somewhere between 22-30th of
September,im also doing a suppression shot next Wednesday and then wait for my period to call the clinic.After the retrieval my period came pretty quickly.
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After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:02 am

Run- congrats on your 5 fertilized!! That is great. so sorry to hear you were not able to do a fresh transfer, but I have heard it is great to give your body a rest after ER. Hoping that you are feeling a little better today.

Me2- I hope all is okay with you and that you enjoy your vacation!

Danna- I'm hoping my transfer will be around that same timing (if of course I am able to move forward with a fresh transfer).
Me:32 DH:32 Off BCP since February 2014 TTC #1 since July 2014

3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:26 am

Staying fx we get to be cycle buddies.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby pandagrl » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:14 am

Hello ladies, I hope it's not too late to join your group of cycle buddies. I've kinda been lurking a bit :). I'm an IVF newbie too, starting treatment for my first cycle on sept 2. I'm on the estrace priming protocol, which means I'll be taking estrogen from cd20 (sept 2) until I get my period and then start stims on day 3. I should be on track for egg retrieval at the end of September. I'm starting to get very excited :) after 5 failed IUIs (well, one was a BFP but I lost it) I really feel like IVF will work for me!

Has anyone in this group done pre-genetic screening on their embryos? I'm still struggling a bit with that decision. I'll be seeing a genetic counselor next week to talk about it in depth.
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4 more IUI's in 2016, all BFN

IVF - ER 3/3/2017 - canceled cycle (partner couldn't produce sperm - almost killed him)
9 eggs frozen
5/2/2017 - 6 eggs made the thaw and all fertilized
5/7/2017 - 1 embryo transferred - BFN
2 frosties remaining

7/22/2017 - natural BFP - chemical
8/21/2017 - another natural BFP :omg:

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:21 am

Pandagrl- Welcome!! It's absolutely not too late to join. It looks like you will be starting stims a few days before me! How exciting! So sorry to hear about the failed IUI's (I have had 4 of those myself). Very sorry to hear about your loss as well :( . I too am hopeful that IVF will be what works for me.

To answer your question- I don't plan to do the pre-genetic screening on my embryos. We had that genetic blood panel screening done when I first started to see the RE and I am not a carrier for any of the major genetic disorders. I was a carrier for one glaucoma related one, but we had DH tested and he came back fine for that one. My RE said that he doesn't think we need to do PGS because of those results and because I am still "young" (as they like to say- I'm 32 so I don't consider myself all that young). He is confident that I'm going to produce some good eggs. I do think it is such a personal choice. I hope you find comfort in whatever way you decide to go. Keep us posted on what the genetic counselor says.
Me:32 DH:32 Off BCP since February 2014 TTC #1 since July 2014

3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:28 pm

Hi ladies,

Sorry for being MIA - I am on holiday and not much wifi access. I haven't read everything - I will properly when I get home next week.

My IVF ended in a chemical. It was so damn heart breaking to get that positive blood test and then be told the pregnancy wasn't looking viable. My follow up confirmed it but I knew since I was bleeding heavier than even a normal period. I will only see the doctor about it next week. I need a break from all this I think so will only be trying again maybe October November - we will see.

Hope you are all doing well! Sending happy love from holiday xxx
Me: 34
DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Hope2016 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:13 pm

Hello ladies, I've been reading through all your posts like a late night binge! All of you have been so informative and encouraging. And I'm simply amazed by the power of strong women. I wanted to let you know that its inspirational to read your journeys. I understand your struggles and triumphs, and applaud your courage.
Afm:33yoa in same sex marriage. 2 failed iui,on day 5 of ivf tww after day 3 transfer of 2 embryos (one 7ish cell and one 8 and growing) all using donor sperm. Fx, I'm trying not to notice every little fart cramp and breast pain. I'm familiar with the negative Nancy syndrome, so I don't want to hpt early. But idk if I have the will power to wait! Here's hoping! Thanks again.
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby stayinghopeful31 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:21 am

Me2- I know we spoke on IG, but I am still so very sorry to hear about the chemical :-( . I've been thinking about you and I hope you are hanging in there! :hugs: What day are you seeing the doctor this week? I hope you had a good vacation and that it helped keep your mind off of this TTC journey for a little bit.

Hope- Welcome!! Wishing you so much luck and hoping that your wait moves along quickly! It has to be so much harder to not symptom spot after an IVF cycle. I can't even imagine! You are almost halfway there though :-). FX, sticky vibes and baby dust being sent your way!!

EOE- I hope you are doing well!

AFM- Still just waiting and waiting over here. AF should arrive this coming Sunday or Monday and then I make the call to my RE again. Hopefully I will be able to get started with my IVF cycle this time. :|
Me:32 DH:32 Off BCP since February 2014 TTC #1 since July 2014

3/17-1st RE appt. Deemed "Unexplained IF"
March 2016- 1st Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S 3/31- 4 follicles- Right side 3@12, left side-1 @24 1st IUI CD14 (4/2) BFN
April 2016-2nd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD3-7. U/S- 4/29- 21.5 Rt/25 left. Ovidrel Trigger. 2nd IUI (CD13) 4/30. BFN
May 2016- 3rd Clomid cycle (50mg) CD5-9. U/S 5/23- 18,17,11. U/S 5/25- Rt- 21,17,12-Triggered. 5/26 IUI #3. BFN
June 2016- 4th Clomid cycle (50mg) Cyst on left ovary (completely gone by CD12 U/S) IUI #4 BFN
July 2016- Natural cycle while prepping for IVF with ICSI for August's cycle
August 2016- IVF cycle cancelled. Lab shuts down at the end of August.
Sept 2016- IVF cycle- start stims 9/6, ER 9/16. BFP 9/30 EDD 6/7/17

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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:09 am

Me2 I'm
Really sorry:(i can't imagine the heart ache:(.Take ur time to recover and try again when you are ready.
Hope welcome and fx for a bfp.
Staying I hope you get to proceed with the process soon enough.
Fx for bfps around here.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:48 am

Thanks Ladies for the support.

I was really sad but being on holiday away from all the realities was a blessing. I am doing ok now - need to pick myself up and move forward. I am spending my time focussing on my health. Lots of working out and healthy eating. I think I will look at another cycle end of October - since I don't have any frozen I have to start all over again.

The whole thing has kind of propelled DH and I to look at things. First of all he has been wanting me to cut down on work stress for a while. I am looking at stepping away from my business and have some big decisions to make. For some reason I am just feeling positive that I will get pregnant soon. Not sure if I am still just naive after all this time but that's just the way I feel!

Danaa - you must be coming up soon for your transfer? How are you feeling?

Staying - so exciting you can finally get started! I have high hopes for you.

Run - How are you hanging in there? Have you had your transfer yet?

Hope - welcome and fingers crossed for you

Panda - you too girl!

Thanks for being here ladies - we are definitely tougher and stronger than most out there when going through this. Sending you all lots of support xxx
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DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:42 am

Me2 hugs for you.
I can understand how difficult this must be for you.
Stres can be a huge factor in this whole process.
Until October you have time to heal and get ur body healthy for a new round.
Drink lots of water,eat healthy and take q10.Did you had any medrol or prednisone in ur treatment?!If not you should ask for a minimum dosage.
AFM im having the shot to shut down my ovaries tomorrow and my transfer should be after 20th of September,depends on how my lining will progress.
Run you and me girl.Together .Fx
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:44 am

Me2 also start ur husband on some vitamins to help his spermies.
I'm sorry if my suggestions are bothering you but im just trying to help out.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Me2please » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:19 am

Thanks Danaa! your suggestions don't bother me at all - you are very supportive.

I am seeing the doctor on Friday - I will ask him everything. My massive fear is why none of my embryos survived - even the one that implanted. I am afraid of what the reasons might be. Not really having a good day today - good days and bad days.
Me: 34
DH: 34
Stopped contraception - Let's just see what happens since Oct '14
Actively TTC since May 2015
ICSI IVF #1 - July 2016 - ended in CP with no frozen embryos
Oct 2016 - Laparoscopy - endo discovered.
ICSI IVF #2 - Feb 17 - Let's make a baby!
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Re: IVF NEWBIE- 1ST IVF CYCLE TO START IN AUG- Any Buddies?

Postby Danaa » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:08 am

Me2 Yesss make sure to ask everything.And how you can prevent it.
I'm so happy you don't feel bothered by my suggestions.
I have been reading so much about IVF that im really happy to share my information.
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Me 29
DH 31
After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a very early loss,chemical pregnancy.
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
FET#3 MMC at the 10 weeks ultrasound.
FET#4 2018
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