April IVF anyone?

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April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi all didn't see a thread yet for next month transfers. They just did my ER so this is a little pre-emptive but hoping we will be able to transfer in April!

For now just praying our embryos make it to day five since none were strong enough and we ended up doing a 3 day fresh transfer instead last cycle.

Anyone else at a similar stage in this long financially emotionally and physically draining process?

For those of you that also work how do you balance continuing to perform at work with all of these appointments and mental distractions?
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Amouna87 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:35 pm

Yellow so happy to see you back and about to transfer again :) I'll be praying for you and feel free to pop back onto our original thread if you feel like it :) some of the ladies there are still trying. BEST of luck and praying for that beautiful bfp!xxxx
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Me (28) DH (28)
Me: So far so good thank God
DH- Low morphology (2%) & slightly below average count (18mill/ml) everything else okay

HSG Feb 15: All good


Always praying so hard for our BFP!



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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Hi Amouna! What's your status? This time I'm keeping hopeful but also preparing for the worst. The first time was a huge letdown because we didn't consider it not working. In fact we didn't change benefit plans assuming we wouldn't have to go through this again :(.

I saw the other thread was still going you guys are amazing! I'll update on there now too!
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Amouna87 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Ahhh I can't imagine how hard that was, I was mentally psyching myself up for another round when I did mine, I think as like a defense mechanism, but thank God I was blessed with it working, and praying this cycle is your last ever and you get that beautiful bfp :)
I read your amazing results on another thread, 12 fertilised is amazing!!!! We had literally two lol! Will you take them to 5 days? Xxxxx
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2 years TTC #1
Me (28) DH (28)
Me: So far so good thank God
DH- Low morphology (2%) & slightly below average count (18mill/ml) everything else okay

HSG Feb 15: All good


Always praying so hard for our BFP!



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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Dreamer33 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:33 pm

I will be doing my first IVF around the beginning of April. A little background: I'm 31 and DH is 39. We did 7 IUI. The first one was a chemical and the last 6 BFN. Our problem is male factor. We went for our consult March 1st and go March 21st for education day and protocol. I'm excited and nervous at the same time and hate waiting. Good Luck and I'll be praying you get your BFP and everything works out for you.
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby EmWaz78 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:05 pm

Hi there.
I am starting my 3rd (and final) IVF. I am currently on BCP and will be adding Lupron next week. This is my first long Lupron cycle, and will be my first time triggering with HCG. We do have one frozen embryo from my first round back in November. A FET will have to be out of pocket as our insurance only covers one fresh transfer per cycle, and 3 cycles per live birth, which is why this will be our final try. I am trying to be hopeful, but after two failed cycles it is much more difficult than the first time. Wishing for that BFP

Oh, and my ER should be around Easter-ish. Planning on a 5 day transfer if all goes well!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Yellow578 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:00 pm

Hi everyone - quick update on me. What an emotional roller coaster. Day 3 we only had 3 out of the 12 progressing as they should, day 4 embryologist called us and said now 8 are looking like they'll make it and then day 5 we had 4. They took those 4 to day 6 and froze and discarded the rest. So we have 4 frozen blasts. Two are 5AA and 2 are 6BB (I think, it's all so complicated!). So now I just rest my body - more like diet to lose the 10+ pounds it feels like I've gained while on the hormones and try to exercise to get my body in the best state for a BFP!

Do you guys have any thoughts about PGS?

Dreamer - I'm sure you've read but with IVF I think many male factor issues can be resolved! At least much easier than egg quality so hopefully it works for you first time around! I found IVF harder than IUI, and we've done 6.

EmWaz - this was my second IVF and the second time was the first IVF using lupron and so far we got much better results than first time around. The financial aspect SUCKS!! (Not that the physical and emotional parts aren't hard enough!) Our insurance only covered IUI's, so although we knew around how much IVF's were, we were a bit shell shocked at the price of the meds, since we never had to pay for meds before. We had to take out a 25k loan for the first IVF, and then had some leftover to apply to our second one. Hopefully this is it for us we definitely can't afford to do another cycle. May I ask what the diagnosis was for you?
Me 38 low AMH and DOR
DH 38 and perfect!
TTC for second
IUI #1 letrazole menopur trigger November 2013 BFN
double IUI #2&3 lupron menopur estradiol trigger progesterone January 27/28 (trigger on 1/26/2014)
BFP on 2/8 on HPT
IUI #1 11/23/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #2 12/17/2015 menopur, trigger, progesterone BFN
IUI #3 3/4/2016 menopur, trigger, progesterone
BFN 3/12 (10DPIUI)
IUI #4 7/2016 BFN
IVF #1 12/2016 menopur gonal f cetrotide progesterone
12 eggs 9'mature 7 fertilized with ICSI
Fresh transfer of 3-3 day embryos BFN
IVF #2 3/2017 lupron, menopur, gonal-f, omnitrope
ER 3/10 20 eggs 12 fertilized without ICSI but with co-culture
4 blasts frozen on day 6.
5/5/2017 Transferred 2 grade AA
5/16/2017 HCG 981
5/18/2017 HCG 2099
5/23/2017 first u/s!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Kristy44 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:31 am

Hi Everyone!

First time posting on here, at this stage looks like I will be joining the April IVF bandwagon :-).

I'm 38, OH 39 (live on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia) diagnosed with male infertility in all aspects (low count, low motility and low morphology). We hadn't been trying very long ( 5 months ) but due to my age I just wanted to check everything was in order and considering both my sisters needed fertility assistance (one sister ICSI IVF, successful with twins after 10 or so attempts, then conceived 2 naturally afterwards, the other sister IUI successful second attempt)... I wanted to make sure we were fine physically in that department.

After first appointment in January with FS, we found out mid February of the infertility on the male side. Was quite shocked and disappointed....and a bit anxious that this was now going to cost lots of $$$$ (ok a lot anxious!)

I needed to have some surgery first due to a blocked cervix ( identified during the initial diagnostic testing)...most likely due to scarring from a Lletz procedure I had some 7 years ago after an abnormal pap smear...not causing any issues trying to fall pregnant naturally, only an issue when time to have embryo transfer, so needed to be rectified first.

That was done 1st March and now all set to start the process next week with the nasal spray.

Dependent on when period arrives from there, egg pick up 24/25 April and transfer 30 April/1 May time frame.

So that is my bio in a nutshell..hope to share my journey with a few of you going through this at the same time.

Kristy xx
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Positive-Amy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi everyone! This is my first time posting here. Would like to share my story and gethe support with my first IVF. Our issue is male factor. Did 3 iui's with DH sperm and then went into donor. Our 2nd IUI with donor was successful but unfortunately at 12 weeKS we found out that it had a trisomy complication and had to terminate. We are now getting ready to for a mini IVF in a few weeks. Ithe will be lite stemming with one to two eggs retrieved. Had my nurse final yesterday and am staying positive. Can't wait to hear everyone's updates :-)
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:14 am

EmWaz...I think we may be the same person!! This is my 3rd ER, which will be mid/late April. I'm on BCP as well, adding Lupron on Monday for MY first long lupron cycle also.
I too have one frozen embryo from my ER in November, but my doc wants us to have a bigger selection to work with and the plan we purchased when we started with this clinic we have another retrieval available to us. We would love to do a fresh transfer, but I have had OHSS both prior ERs, and because we are doing an hcg trigger this time as well, I'm high risk for OHSS this time.
Right now I am still on my period following my failed transfer from March 14th...and it is a staggeringly bloody and painful period!!
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: April IVF anyone?

Postby EmWaz78 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:45 am

Puddles I have been stalking you since our November group. ;) I really hope this is the round for both of us! I started stims (150 Menopur, 225 Follistim) on Thursday and decreased Lupron from 10 to 5. ER still estimated between 4/11 and 4/15. I am hoping for sooner rather than later because I am off the full week before Easter and it would be nice to have extra days to recover!
Wishing everyone with an early transfer or retrieval all the best! This is our month!
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Puddles-O-Cuddles » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:48 am

Just had my first Lupron dose last night. Here's to a successful April!
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: April IVF anyone?

Postby Amouna87 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:06 am

Puddles, so glad to hear from you, and I'm hoping so hard for your rainbow baby. Come say hi to us on our old thread if you want, we're all still there :) xxx
When the world says "give up", hope whispers "try it one more time"
2 years TTC #1
Me (28) DH (28)
Me: So far so good thank God
DH- Low morphology (2%) & slightly below average count (18mill/ml) everything else okay

HSG Feb 15: All good


Always praying so hard for our BFP!



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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby Dreamer33 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:16 pm

So I am currently taking BCP and I received my other medicine today. That was a little overwhelming seeing all of that. I start my injections on April 21st. I'm very excited, but nervous too. Seems like all we do is wait. Hope everyone is doing well and get there BFP soon.
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Re: April IVF anyone?

Postby EmWaz78 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:24 am

At my monitoring appointment this morning I have 6 follicles measuring over 18 and another 6 in the 13-16 range, so they said I could trigger tonight or tomorrow. As this will be my last Egg Retrieval, I am a bit apprehensive. Hoping for at least one extra to freeze. I am on break from work all next week so I will have some extra recovery time if needed. I should even have my 5 day transfer before going back to work. Really hoping having the extra time to relax will be good! Those is where stuff really gets real!
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