Fall IVF

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Re: Fall IVF

Postby EmWaz78 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:03 am

I triggered last night! I triggered with Lupron because my estrogen is already over 4200. I still have more than 20 follicles most of which measured between 18 and 22 yesterday. I am feeling pretty bloated, but excited too. I chatted with my former mom-boss yesterday about the process. She said that they did IVF 3 times over 3 years, and never had more than two to transfer at day 5, and they have 2 beautiful girls. It made me feel so much better about the "numbers." Provided all goes well I should have my transfer on 11/18. Having my retrieval on Sunday means I get to relax all day without guilt from missing work.
Stay positive, it only takes one!
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Doodlemae » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:56 am

Puddles- thanks for the tips! Luckily I didn't have to do anything as the problem resolved on its own...thank goodness!! I am sure you will be triggering soon! I'm finally feeling a little back to normal today but my body def lets me know when it's getting tired!

Emwaz- so exciting about your trigger!! It seems like all of us so far have had to trigger with Lupron! My last appt before trigger my estrogen was at 5500 and with 50 follies it was a no brainer that I would trigger with Lupron. At first my clinic talked about Lupron with a little bit of HCG but as my numbers progressed the hcg was lit of the equation! That's awesome that you will be able to do a fresh transfer this month! My clinic made me freeze all which was unsuspected. I found that out the day I triggered that I would not be able to do a fresh transfer but I understand that my body needs time to recover! Good luck and keep us posted!
Me 28
DH 38- varying count and motility
TTC 2 years
6/16 IUI #1 50 mg clomid BFN
7/16 IUI #2 100 mg clomid cancelled
8/16 IUI #3 100 mg clomid BFN

October 2016 IVF-ICSI #1
11/7- 26 eggs retrieved
11/12- 4 blastocysts frozen
Transfer cancelled OHSS risk

FET scheduled for 3/26!

Transferred a 3AA blast on 3/26 :D
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby furbabymom » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:55 am

Hi ladies,

Just wanted to pop on and say hi. My quick history started IVF after 2 years of ttc and 3 failed IUIs. Was very lucky to have a successful first IVF cycle and had my daughter in 2015. Currently starting FET. Once AF arrives I will complete all my blood work and hoping to transfer during my December cycle.

When I was ttc in 2015 I was part of a wonderful board on here and the support was amazing :)
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

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Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747

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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:30 am

Em, how did you retrieval go!? Good to hear from you!

Doodle, glad you are feeling more like yourself! Keep taking it easy though! Your body has been through a lot!! Any word on your embryos?

FurBaby, welcome! Are you the one who always comments on all the BFP posts?! Congrats on your baby girl and fingers crossed for this next FET! If all goes well, we may be doing our transfers around the same time!

As for me, My nurse sent me an email after my last ultrasound and blood work saying that everything was looking good and that I will probably trigger tomorrow : ) Ultrasound and blood work to be sure, but that's probably the plan for now, and I started centrocide on Friday to prep. I'm excited! And very ready to get rolling on retrieval so I can take a sigh of relief!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby EmWaz78 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:41 pm

Hi all! My retrieval went well in that everything looked great, I woke up feeling fine, zero bleeding. I am kind of disappointed that with 23 follicles (all good sized) they only retrieved 8 eggs, though the Dr assured me that is in the "optimal range," and they all looked great. I will know more tomorrow. We are doing ICSI, so hopeful for them all being mature. My transfer is tentatively expected for Friday. I am hoping for two perfect little guys to transfer. Any extra for freezing would be a wonderful bonus.

Puddles, best of luck!
Doodle, how are you feeling? I only took some extra strength Tylenol, and I am still feeling good, though I will probably take more before bed just in case!
MGK, how are you doing? Waiting for the beta is hard!
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:52 pm

Womp womp...no trigger today. And I also got word that we're going to need to store our embryos in a "quarantine" cryo freeze because my husband always comes back positive for hepatitis C...doctors freak out, and do a second, more specific test, which always comes back negative. It's just a weird thing that is typical for him and doctors have said not to be worried about it in the past...and our last fertility doc just did the next test to confirm there was no hepatitis, and we went along with the plan as usual...but apparently we have to pay more for the "quarantine" freeze. I'm not sure how much more we have to pay. I'm slightly bummed with today's news...and on top of that, I'm not feeling well (a little nausea, a little diarrhea, a moderate headache and I'm pretty wiped out) so, I was hoping for some good news. Bleh.

How's everyone else? Tell me something good!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Doodlemae » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:37 pm

Hey girls!
So I got word on my embryos today! 4 out of the 10 are frozen and two are still in the culture dish. I will know about the two stragglers tomorrow! The nurse said the ones that are already frozen are great quality. I am pretty much feeling back to myself and I finally went back to work today. AF is here now so dealing with the lovely headaches she brings!

Puddles- what a bummer! One thing I have learned through this process is to not be surprised by curve balls! Nature takes over and we just have to go with it. I was so nervous for the call about my embryos today and had myself convinced that none of them made it! What happened with your trigger? Any word on when you will be able to? How strange that your hubbys test comes back showing hep C. At least that is not going to hold up your cycle and hopefully quarantine freeze isn't too much more money! Keep us posted! I'm in the total wait wait now but glad AF is here so we are a little closer to her arrival next month!!!
Me 28
DH 38- varying count and motility
TTC 2 years
6/16 IUI #1 50 mg clomid BFN
7/16 IUI #2 100 mg clomid cancelled
8/16 IUI #3 100 mg clomid BFN

October 2016 IVF-ICSI #1
11/7- 26 eggs retrieved
11/12- 4 blastocysts frozen
Transfer cancelled OHSS risk

FET scheduled for 3/26!

Transferred a 3AA blast on 3/26 :D
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby furbabymom » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:51 pm

Puddles - not me, but so wonderful that everyone can celebrate each others BFPs. Sorry about the trigger, any word on when it may be moved to?

Doodle - that's a good number! Do you know how many you are going to transfer?

Em - 8 is good! Did they say when you will have updates as to fertilization numbers?

Happy Monday!
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

Image

Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747

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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Doodlemae » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:18 pm

So I got word today that my two lingering culture dish embies didnt make it :? So we have a total of 4 frozen. I am happy with that but am amazed at how fast the number can drop! We went from 22 eggs retrieved to 4 frozen! Everyone is different..I'm just thankful we had anything at all!

Furbaby-We are only transferring one at a time. I am 28 and pretty tiny so I would not want to take on the added risk of carrying twins...even though our bodies can amaze us!

Puddles- How are you doing? I hope things are moving along :D
Me 28
DH 38- varying count and motility
TTC 2 years
6/16 IUI #1 50 mg clomid BFN
7/16 IUI #2 100 mg clomid cancelled
8/16 IUI #3 100 mg clomid BFN

October 2016 IVF-ICSI #1
11/7- 26 eggs retrieved
11/12- 4 blastocysts frozen
Transfer cancelled OHSS risk

FET scheduled for 3/26!

Transferred a 3AA blast on 3/26 :D
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby furbabymom » Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:20 pm

Doodle - I'm sorry to hear about the last two. But four is great! Especially if you are transferring one at a time.

AFM - AF arrived a few days early. I have my bloodwork and ultrasound scheduled for Thursday and my saline ultrasound booked for next Tuesday. After that it is just waiting for insurance approvals, I am hoping they process quickly so I can transfer during my December cycle, but am cautiously optimistic as I know insurance companies aren't always very responsive.
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

Image

Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747

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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:45 pm

Hey furbaby, best of luck with all the stuff that's going to be keeping you busy until transfer!!
Doodle, I'm sorry to hear that your remaining 2 embies didn't make it. But 4 high quality frozen embryos is great, though! I know the shock of going from a bunch collected to not as many that can be transferred. I had 24 eggs collected, 18 fertilized and only two made it the first time around. I'm not sure how many kids you're hoping to have, but 4 embryos is enough to give you some peace of mind.

Guess who is triggering tonight?! Me! Retrieval is scheduled for Thursday!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby furbabymom » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:33 pm

Good luck tomorrow, Puddles!
Me: 35
Hubster: 44
TTC since October 2013 - unexplained infertility

IUI #1 -3: 2014 Gonal-F, ovidrel trigger - BFN

IVF#1 1/15 BCP, Gonal-F & Lupron
ER 2/17/15 16 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized, day 5 transferred one EBAA 5 frosties
FRER 2/27 5dp5dt BFP
Beta 1 3/4 207.5
Beta 2 3/6 537

It's a girl! Everleigh Rose born 10/20/2015

Image

Trying for number 2!
FET #1
1/19 Transfer of 5 day EB
1/23 Positive FRER
1/30 Beta 1: 385
2/1 Beta 2: 747

Image
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Doodlemae » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:14 pm

Yes Puddles!!! Good luck tomorrow. Let us know how you make out. And be sure to get lots of rest after!!!
Me 28
DH 38- varying count and motility
TTC 2 years
6/16 IUI #1 50 mg clomid BFN
7/16 IUI #2 100 mg clomid cancelled
8/16 IUI #3 100 mg clomid BFN

October 2016 IVF-ICSI #1
11/7- 26 eggs retrieved
11/12- 4 blastocysts frozen
Transfer cancelled OHSS risk

FET scheduled for 3/26!

Transferred a 3AA blast on 3/26 :D
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:58 am

Hey girls! Retrieval went well, and we got 22 eggs. I should find out today how many were mature and fertilized! In the meantime, I'm sleeping lots and drinking lots of Gatorade!
Thanks for all your well wishes!
How is everyone else doing?!
Me, 32; Mild Endo, cystic ovaries, wonky hormones
DH, 32; High count, low motility % and low morphology
TTC #1 since Summer '15

IUI with Clomid(100mg), Estridol - April 2016 - BFN
IVF/FET #1- July/August/September - 2 embryo transfer -
BFN with no frozen embryos left
IVF/FET #2- November/December - Single embryo transfer scheduled for Dec 21st!
5dpt BFP! Beta #1 9dpo: 39.9; Beta #2 12dpo 135!
m/c at 7 weeks.
FET#3 scheduled for March 14th
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Re: Fall IVF

Postby Doodlemae » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:46 am

That's awesome puddles!!! The few days after my retrieval I drank more Gatorade than I ever want to drink again in my life. It was def a bit excessive but I feel like it helped tremendously! Let us know how many fertilize and hang on to your seat waiting for 5 day freeze numbers!!
Me 28
DH 38- varying count and motility
TTC 2 years
6/16 IUI #1 50 mg clomid BFN
7/16 IUI #2 100 mg clomid cancelled
8/16 IUI #3 100 mg clomid BFN

October 2016 IVF-ICSI #1
11/7- 26 eggs retrieved
11/12- 4 blastocysts frozen
Transfer cancelled OHSS risk

FET scheduled for 3/26!

Transferred a 3AA blast on 3/26 :D
Doodlemae
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