January IVF Cycle Buddies!

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January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby hmContine16 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:12 am

I'm so beyond excited. I just had a phone consult with my new RE and we are set to do our first IVF cycle in January 2018! I'm going to be doing my pre-cycle testing and ordering my medications when I get my December period (which I expect in 2 weeks). I'm wondering if anyone else is cycling around the same time? I'm a super planner so I'm so overjoyed that I finally get to start making real plans now.
Me & DH - 08/14/2016
TTC #1 since July 2016
DX-Me: Septum In Uterus and Endo - laparoscopy in 11/17
DX-DH: Azoospermia (0 sperm count in 2 SAs)
DH started Clomid in 08/17 - sperm found in 11/2017!! (800,000 per cc)
IVF planned for January 2018!


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Re: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby sunshinepgh84 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:02 am

Welcome Haley!

I'm a November/December IVF''er (on Day 7 of stims now) so if you have any questions, we're all here to help. Good luck!
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: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby hmContine16 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:50 am

Thank for your response! I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions as it gets closer to my cycle.
Me & DH - 08/14/2016
TTC #1 since July 2016
DX-Me: Septum In Uterus and Endo - laparoscopy in 11/17
DX-DH: Azoospermia (0 sperm count in 2 SAs)
DH started Clomid in 08/17 - sperm found in 11/2017!! (800,000 per cc)
IVF planned for January 2018!


http://www.haleysjourneytobaby.blogspot.com
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Re: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby mellyb » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:45 am

I will also be around this time. I start my drugs on 20 december but I'm doing a mock cycle at the beginning of jan so my actual cycle will be in Feb. I'm scared and excited.
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Re: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby Bellami11 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm

I just had surgery to remove a fibroid, and the doc said before surgery I should be able to start meds at the end of January! I have my follow up on the 5th for the official word but I crossing all my fingers and toes for end of January!! My dh and I are doing pgs, so that would put us at March transfer but I am so excited to get started!! Are you doing a transfer right after retrieval? Anyway!! Sending tons of babydust your way!!
TTC 10 Years...
Me 39 just turned! :rofl: DH 37
Severe Male Factor
Getting ready to do our first IVF w/ICSI and PGS
Going through lots of testing right now and just found a large fibroid that needs to be removed
Cycle delayed because of it.
Surgery to remove fibroid scheduled for 12/19
fx-ing for Jan/Feb retrieval and transfer 8) 8) 8)
Surgery delayed us until March
Starting stims 3/23!!
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Re: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby Gem1981 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:37 am

Hi Bellami11, I have just started my first IVF cycle yesterday! My clinic retrieves eggs in the first cycle and transfers them in the second cycle. Not sure if this is the usual practice.. What has your RE suggested? would love some company for the cycle. have started with Gonal and Menopur injections and have come down with stuffy and runny nose since last night :( ...
Lots of baby dust to everyone!

Quick background: TTC for 2 years. 1 early MC in 8 weeks in 2016 Jan. unexplained infertility, 2 failed IUIs. finally moving on to IVF from Jan 2017.
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Re: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby sunshinepgh84 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:43 am

Gem1981 wrote:Hi Bellami11, I have just started my first IVF cycle yesterday! My clinic retrieves eggs in the first cycle and transfers them in the second cycle. Not sure if this is the usual practice.. What has your RE suggested? would love some company for the cycle. have started with Gonal and Menopur injections and have come down with stuffy and runny nose since last night :( ...
Lots of baby dust to everyone!

Quick background: TTC for 2 years. 1 early MC in 8 weeks in 2016 Jan. unexplained infertility, 2 failed IUIs. finally moving on to IVF from Jan 2017.


Hi Gem! Let your RE know about your stuffy nose! Are you doing anesthesia for your retrieval? It's not recommended if you have a cold or trouble breathing!
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: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby Gem1981 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:37 am

@ Sunshine,
When i mentioned the runny nose to the Doctor, they had asked me to take any medicine i like (which my GP might prescribe/ what it take usually for a cold). i had half an anti-allergic (cetrizine) tablet, which thankfully helped. But i have had a stuffy nose throughout since Day 1. My retrieval is planned on Friday 12th (trigger injection on 10th night), so will speak to them before the retrieval since they plan to use general anasthesia for the retrieval.
They could only see 5 follicles today instead of 8 (each of the 5 were 18mm).. i was reading some boards online where ladies had ovulated prematurely. Hope i don't ovulate before the retrieval! (though i am on Cetrotide) - the vanishing follicles created this doubt!
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Re: January IVF Cycle Buddies!

Postby Gem1981 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:54 am

Hi ladies,
So I got my retrieval results today. Out of 11 eggs, we got 9 grade 2 embryos which have been frozen today. Doc wasn’t pleased that there were no grade 1 embryos.
Have to meet them in person later this week to figure out what happens next month!
I have been googling furiously to understand if they thaw all embryos next month for culturing to blastocyst stage, can they refreeze them again?
Any insights ladies?
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