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BFP on IVF/FET Cycle #7

* We've done 7 (6 stims & 1 Fet) cycles. 5 PGD cycles
* Have a 2 1/2yr old daughter from cycle 3 and I'm over 27 weeks pregnant from cycle 7.
* Diagnosis is unexplained - probably more age. I'm 41 and DH is 45.
* Prior to IVF i fell pregnant naturally a few times but miscarried 4 times (latest at 9 weeks) and once whilst cycling. However it was taking a long time to fall pregnant and we were told to go straight to PGD.
* I noticed as each cycle went by, i got less embies for biopsy, quality was declining and my body seemed to be coming more resistant to the drugs.

Cycle 1
150 Puregon
Cancelled just before EPU, not enough eggs for PGD.

Cycle 2
350 Puregon
18 eggs, 13 embies, 8 biopsed = 4 normal, 3 abnormal & 1 inconclusive.
Transferred 2 normal compacting females. Chemical preg. No frosties.
Changed Dr's within clinic.

Cycle 3
500 Puregon
Colorado Protocal, also proluton injections.
16 eggs, 11 embies, 6 biopsed = 2 normal, 2 abnormal, 1 inconclusive & 1 not totally tested.
1 normal compacting male & 1 compacting untested transferred (other normal died o/n in lab).
++++++ My daughter (the untested embie) was born.
Everything else in this cycle died. No frosties.
(my embies NEVER make it past day 5 in the lab).

Cycle 4
600 Puregon
8 eggs, 6 embryos, 4 biopsed - ALL Abnormal.
Nothing to tranfer, end of cycle.

Cycle 5
500 Puregon, didn't sniff whilst stimming
Split dose, 2 injections a day, 250 morning and 250 night.
Colorado Protocol, pessaries + crinone.
15 eggs, 9 embies, 3 biopsed = 1 normal, 1 abnormal and 1 inconclusive.
Transferred normal compacting male & compacting inclusive embie.
negative.
Froze 1 non PGD'd embie that was compacting.

cycle 6
500 Puregon, didn't sniff whilst stimming (started ovulating)
Split dose, 2 injections a day, 250 morning and 250 night.
Colorado Protocol + crinone + pessaries.
8 eggs, 7 embies
Didn't update my diary, but from memory only 2 or 3 were biopsed and only 1 normal.
Transferred 1 normal 10 cell and 1 7 cell untested embie
Froze 1 non PGD'd embie compacting.
negative.

cycle 7
1st Fet.
Colorado Protocol + crinone + pessaries.
Both embies thawed well & transferred 1 compacting & 1 7 cell embie.
I insisted on Assisted Hatching on both.
+++++++ Due Aug 23rd, 05.

This is the end of our IVF journey.

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