2018 Ivf babies

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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby bbelanger91 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:30 am

Nickysy- Aww hun I'm so sorry. I can't imagine what its like to go through. I am sending you lots of hugs and support. You will get your sticky bean. I truly believe that women who are strong enough to go what we go through are meant to be mothers and it will happen. I am praying for you. Where do you go from here? I don't know much about chemical pregnancies but I hope you are able to try again very soon

Sunshine- Welcome! I look forward to hearing about your journey and I am fxing all goes well and you get your sticky bean! Sending baby dust your way.

Beth- How are things going with you?

Panda- How are you feeling and did you numbers increase?

Danaa- How are you? Did you tell your families yet? :)

AFM, I had my post-retrieval appointment yesterday, my doctor said we are good to start prepping for the transfer!! I did find out that my insurance will only allow one embryo to be transferred due to my age and positive cycle. I'm a bit bummed seeing as how me and my doctor were going to transfer 2 but as long as I get one healthy sticky bean I will be grateful! Plus I will have 2 frozen babies left for the future. The thing that stinks is I have to take the progesterone shots in the bum :( I thought the needle part was over but I guess not. My tentative transfer date is December 6th! :)
Me: 26 - DH: 29 - TCC #1 Since July 2012
I have severe PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance, High Blood Pressure
6 Rounds of Clomid, BFN
2 Rounds of Femera, BFN
IVF #1-Fall of 2017
8/25-CD 1
8/27-BC until 9/17
9/18 Suppression Check- All good!
9/21 Start Stims
10/8 Egg Retrieval
10/9 13 Eggs Retrieved
10/10 7 Eggs have Fertilized-Doing a FET. Will know how many made it to freeze on Friday.
10/16 3 Eggs made it to blast and freeze! Egg 1-AA, Egg 3-AB, Egg 7-BB The first 2 made it on Day 5 the last one made it on Day 6
10/18 For the first time in my life, my BP is finally normal! 128/74, my thyroid is within perfect range, and I have lost 7 lbs without even trying! Things are falling into place! I take this as a good sign :)
10/25 Post-Op Appt
12/6 FET Scheduled at 8AM! :)
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby sunshinepgh84 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:41 am

Thanks bbelanger!

I'm doing a fresh cycle and they predicted my transfer will be the week of Dec 3rd, so I'll be right there with you!
TTC #1 since December 2015
Me (33) DH (34)
Normal HSG for me, normal SA for him
March/April/May 2017: Clomid BFN
June 2017: IUI Testing Cycle - Diminished Ovarian Reserve
August/September/October 2017: Clomid + IUI - BFN
December IVF - BFP
Beta #1 - 135, Beta #2 - 227
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby BethH » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:37 pm

Sunshine - I am sorry your most recent IUI didn't work. Welcome to the world of IVF. You will do great. We're all here to support you. Any idea what your protocol will be?

Nicksy - I am so sorry my dear, reaching out and sending you hugs

BB - glad you're gearing up for your frozen transfer.

Hi EOE :)

AFM, I am 7dp5dt. I was having a lot of cramping the past 3 days and it has stopped. My breasts also aren't as sore as they were before. Can't really interpret any of this until my beta next week.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby sunshinepgh84 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:41 am

Beth - Good luck! Hopefully it's all good news!

AFM: My protocol, I think, will be something like this: Starting BC on Sunday and then a Sonohystogram on Thursday. They will also redo my AMH bloodwork since this fertility clinic didn't do it the last time. We do not need a HSG done or a SA done since we did those already and both were normal. Then we will have our pre-ART appointment and schedule a date for when to start injectibles. Not sure what I'll be one yet, or doses. We will definitely be doing a fresh transfer (hopefully) and also hopefully have some embryos to freeze. In my mind, my best scenario would be 1 good embryo to transfer and at least 2 frozen embryos. We likely will only transfer 1 embryo.

I'm super nervous about my response to the drugs. I hope I have one. I was on Clomid with no monitoring so I don't know how I responded.
TTC #1 since December 2015
Me (33) DH (34)
Normal HSG for me, normal SA for him
March/April/May 2017: Clomid BFN
June 2017: IUI Testing Cycle - Diminished Ovarian Reserve
August/September/October 2017: Clomid + IUI - BFN
December IVF - BFP
Beta #1 - 135, Beta #2 - 227
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby BethH » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:36 am

That's what we ended up with :) two to freeze & 1 transferred. Us ladies with lower AMH have to gave reasonable expectations for IVF. My RE told me to expect maybe 4 follicles. She even suggested going forward to retrieval with 2 follicles.
It might sound harsh but managing expectations & taking things day by day is so important.
We don't know if we will respond to stims. We don't know if each follicle will yield an egg, we don't know if any eggs will be mature.... it's tough but I have been told it's worth it!!!!!
We did microdose lupron with saizen. I had 13 follicles which yielded 9 eggs but only 5 were mature. 4 fertilized and we got 3 blasts. I feel very lucky to have gotten this far with DOR.
It's a quality vs quantity game so try not to get hung up on numbers.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby sunshinepgh84 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:35 am

Exactly, Beth. I am keeping my mind from getting too excited about it working because I know that the reality is that it might not. Age is definitely a factor in response to fertility medication, so hopefully I have that going for me, like you did.

What was your AMH level?
TTC #1 since December 2015
Me (33) DH (34)
Normal HSG for me, normal SA for him
March/April/May 2017: Clomid BFN
June 2017: IUI Testing Cycle - Diminished Ovarian Reserve
August/September/October 2017: Clomid + IUI - BFN
December IVF - BFP
Beta #1 - 135, Beta #2 - 227
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby BethH » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:34 pm

Mine hasn't been tested since Feb/March and it was 10pmol/L which I think is 1.4 on the other scale. My AFV took a nose dive though.... still, I am super happy with my response
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby BethH » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:08 pm

Beta is tomorrow. Have asked them to call and leave a message with the results as I work all day and don't want to hear the news until I am in the safety of my own home.
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DH (30): slightly low morphology
IVF#1 micro dose lupron Sep/Oct 2017 - pregnant!

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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:50 am

I’m fx for you Beth!!lets us know.
Update from me ,we have a baby measuring on time.
I’m very happy and great full.
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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: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby pandagrl » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:23 am

Congrats Dana!
Beth, fingers crossed for a good first beta.
Me 41, SO 46

IUI #1 - 8/2015 - BFP but miscarried
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: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:12 pm

Ty panda!!!
Beth looking forward to hear from you!
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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: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby BethH » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:27 pm

Hello ladies
Danaa, congratulations!
AFM
I'm pregnant, ladies. They just left me a voicemail. Have to call back for beta.
WOW. I'm in shock.
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:33 pm

Congratulations Beth!!!
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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: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby geeky_gab » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:03 pm

Hi to all! I am new on this thread but have been lurking around for a while...
We'll be starting our IVF protocol as soon as AF shows her face, if I don't have cysts from my previous injectibles cycle for IUI. I am scared since I do not know anyone who has gone through this. All my friends already have kids and either had accidents or kids on their first try (hurray for them)! I never thought I would end up doing IVF but here we are... I am glad to read about successes and to see the support in this community. I was hoping to have a transfer before Christmas with cycles of about 28 days.. do you think its possible? I have no idea...
TTC since Dec. 2014 - "unexplained infertility"
Me : 36
DH : 37
IUI #1 - #7 May 2016 - October 2017 BFN
Laparoscopy May 29th 2017, fibroid removed, cyst on fallopian tube removed, stage 1 endo removed.
IVF Antagonist protocol, retrival Dec. 2017
FET Feb 2018 BFN
Hoping for April FET
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Re: 2018 Ivf babies

Postby Danaa » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:56 pm

Welcome Geeky,is definitely possible to have a transfer before Christmas if you have a fresh transfer meaning you will be transferring the same cycle you stimed and had the retrieval.
Ivf is a stressful process but not a lot different than the iui’s,the stressful part is the waiting to see how ur embryos are doing.
Good luck to you!!
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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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