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#51 wifeEds

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:45 PM

Name: WifeEds
Age: 31
How long TTC: 4 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Blocked tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid (before tubes diag), surgery to unblock tubes
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 :D
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Suprefact (nasal) 75iu of Bravelle, 75iu of Reprenox
How many follicles at ER: too many to count, my ovaries were "kissing" in danger of over hype stim.
How many eggs retrieved: 17
How many eggs fertilized: 15
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: only one transfered, and it was a 20
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: I think I was just cranky at waiting, and a little tired.
What day you got your BFP: day 12
HPT before blood test: Yep! Took it at my mother's house on day 12
Number of first beta: 3866 on day 16
Number of babies: just one
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I tried to be pretty informed before starting the process, I read about the effects of the drugs, the emotional ups and downs and the changes your body goes through. None of the words really did the experience justice.
Me 31 DH 32
TTC 3+ years.
Both tubes blocked
Laparoscopy
Clomid
Tubes still blocked
Start IVF
Feb 9th Suprefact
Feb24 blood and u/s hoping to start injections

#52 Keke

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 05:26 PM

Name: Kim Richards
Age: 37
Diagnosis: Both tubes blocked
Prev Tx: Hysterosalpingogram to try to repair/clear tubes.
Tx before sucess: 2 One in October 2006 and one in January 2007. We needed a break.
Donor sperm or eggs? No
Drug Protocol Puregon 300 mg daily injection x 2 150 each time. Suprefact 0.5 ml twice daily injections
6 follicles
6 eggs retrieved
6 eggs fertilized All grade 1 quality 4-8 cell and 2-6 cell
Days between ER and ET: 3
Embryos Transferred: 3 all grade 1 which is the best quality all 8 cell emryos
Problems during 2WW: Insanity Hee Hee Hee
I got a faint positive on 8dpt, 9dpt, 10dpt, 11 dpt, 12 dpt. (I wanted to be sure!!) but beta bloodwork was done on day 13 at clinic. BFP
Number of first beta: 13dpt 218 15dpt 516
Number of babies: Don't know yet U/S is May 1st I think just one though
This is a wonderful idea. I would have loved to have this information when I first started IVF. Kudos to whoever though of this and the best of luck to all who are trying to make their dreams come true.
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Me: 37 DH: 39
Diagnosis: Both Tubes Blocked
April 1998 Naturally conceived pregnancy Ectopic Right Tube Surgery April 18, 1998.
April 2006: Naturally Conceived Ectopic Left Tube Treated with Methotrexate
October 2006: 1st IVF ET 2 embies BFP Miscarred at 4.5 weeks.
Jan 2007: 2nd IVF FET 2 embies BFN
August 2008 Naturally conceived again an ectopic left tube treated with Methotrexate.
March 2009-3rd IVF
March 19 ER 6 eggs all fertilized all grade 1 4 8 cell & 2 6 cell
March 22 ET 3 embryos transferred 3-8 Cell Grade 1 embies.
HPT March 29 Very Faint Positive HPT March 30 A little darker HPT March 31 A little darker
April 3 Definitely positive HPT
April 4 Beta 218
April 6 Beta 516
Yahoo!!! We did it!!!! Please God Keep this one safe. May 1/09 revision-Please God keep these two safe. (tee hee)
U/S booked for May 1st @ 9:30 am We cannot wait!!!
Pregnant with Twins!!!!!!!!!
Both babies measuring perfect for gestational age, Heartbeats very strong
May 27th U/S & appt with OB-GYN. I can't wait to see our little babies again.
U/S May 27th showed two perfect little babies. Baby A heartbeat 171 Baby B heartbeat 164. Breathtaking. Baby A was moving her/his arms and legs and Baby B had his/her in front of its mouth. Awesome.
July 20, 2009-U/S both babies are exact right size, strong heartbeats. Determined sex but we don't want to know. It is going so fast. It is amazing.
August 18, 2009-Went to see OB-GYN last week. Have gained a total of 17 pounds so far. Everything is great. Finally off of Diclectin and feeling good.
May 2, 2010-Reeeealllly late post but delivered babies by C-Section on Tuesday, November 24, 2009. Abigail Maire born 11:21 am wieghing 5lbs12oz and Ethan Alexander born 11:25 am wieghing 6lbs even. Both extremely healthy. They came back to our room with us right away. We all went home three days later. We are so blessed. We are enjoying every single second. All the trials and tribulations we went through for eleven years was worth the wait. They are the most precious gifts a person could ask for.

#53 Ladyluck

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:13 PM

Name: Ladyluck
Age: 37 (at the time)
How long TTC: 7 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Stage IV Endometriosis and blocked tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: Herbal treatments + acupuncture
How many IVF did you do before success: We were very lucky that 1st try was successful
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Lupron, Puregon
How many follicles at ER: 11
How many eggs retrieved: 8
How many eggs fertilized: 5
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: transferred 2 blasts, one 8-cell, one morula
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: major cramps at night (much stronger than with AF) and I had a dream that I saw two goldfish swimming in my toilet.
What day you got your BFP: I only remember that I took a hpt (couldn't wait!), knowing that it was way too early
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 800-something
Number of babies: Two
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I was petrified about doing IVF- taking the meds, the side-effects, having to inject myself, the ER procedure, etc... It turned out to be a lot better than I thought...I could have saved myself so much anxiety! I was doing acupuncture while I was cycling, which I believe minimized any side-effects and helped me to relax.
Me 38, dh 39
2002 TTC unsuccessfully
2004 laparoscopy for 7cm ovarian cyst - diagnosed with stage IV endo/blocked tubes
2004 TTC with TCM
2006 signed up for IVF
2006 BFP naturally while waiting for surgery for endo - ended in miscarriage
2006 TTC unsuccessfully for 1 more year with TCM
2007 1ST IVF along with TCM resulting in BFP!!
2008 gave birth to TWIN boys!!

#54 serenity girl

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:28 PM

Name: Serenity girl
Age:33
How long TTC: 10 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: male factor and elevated FSH level
Treatments you tried before IVF: 8 IUI
How many IVF did you do before success: Too many....but success was with a FET
Protocol (meds taken): was highly medicated during IVF cycles, but did an non-medicated FET with success
How many eggs fertilized: Had 8 left to freeze....
How many days between ER and ET: 3days..but embryos frozen at 2pn stage...
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: Transferred 2 on FET day...an 8 cell with AH and a 10 cell.
Number of babies: One (little boy supposedly, waiting patiently for him to arrive)
me: 32 (slightly elevated FSH)
dh: 36 (male factor)
TTC: 8+years
IUI :8 all unsuccessful
1st IVF : June 2007 BFN
2nd IVF with ICSI: Sept 2007 8 embryos retrieved, 7 fertilized, 2 transferred, none to freeze, BFN
3rd IVF with ICSI: May 2008 (No fertilization, on 11 embryos)[b] what a disaster!
4th IVF: BFN (5 frosties)
FET: currently monitoring cycle
FET: Thawed 3 embryos, 2 made the thaw
FET: Transferred on Day 3, a 10 cell, and an 8 cell (Oct 04th)
Now in 2 WW
POAS Oct15th- BFP
POAS Oct 17th- BFP
Beta Oct 18th..... POSITIVE...(757)
Repeat Beta Oct 20th...(1467) very happy with our #'s
Early Ultrasound (due to spotting) - everything right on track, heard the heartbeat!!
Ultrasound (suppose to be #1)- Nov 10th - everything right on track, strong heartbeat at 176!!
Ultrasound Nov 21st - very strong heartbeat, all looks great. (we are off to Cuba for some R&R)
Ultrasound Dec 11th- finally at 12weeks!! (going to spread the good news at Christmas) Nice strong heartbeat, baby moving around alot, measuring right on schedule.
Ultrasound Jan 30th - detailed U/S...it is a boy !!!!....All is looking perfect :)
Estimated Due Date: June 25/2009
Healthy Baby Boy born June 19th/2009...8lbs 1.5oz...

#55 Hope&Faith

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:40 AM

Name: Hope&Faith
Age:26
How long TTC:2.5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues:ovarian cancer May 2007 and again Feb 2008
Treatments you tried before IVF: 5xIUI all BFN
How many IVF did you do before success:success on #1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Suprefact/gonal F/luveris/HCG shot
How many follicles at ER:13
How many eggs retrieved:11
How many eggs fertilized:11
How many days between ER and ET:3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:7 perfect 8 cell embies
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:OHSS, sore breasts, hungry, tired
What day you got your BFP:15dp3dt
HPT before blood test:no
Number of first beta: my clinic just does clinic POAS
Number of babies:? find out on June 17th
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:

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Me 26, DH 34
Treated for severe uterine infection April 2007
Then doc decided it was an ovarian tumour April 2007
Hospital told me I was prego before going in for surgery April 2007
Blighted Ovum June 2007
Recurring ovarian cancer Jan 2008 - all clear since Feb 2008
Only 1 Ovary and tube left!
5x IUI with chlomid 2008 all BFN
April/May 2009 IVF #1
ER May 19 - 11 eggs, all mature, all fertilized
ET May 22 - 7 Grade A embies all 8 cell, 2 transfered 5 frosties
May 27 ET +3 days 2WW!!!
OHSS from 8dp3dt - ouch!
Clinic POAS test June 6
Clinic POAS changed to June 5 - BFP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 week ultrasound June 17 - TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Due date Feb 9th 2010


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#56 one-hit_wonder

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:33 AM

Name: OHW
Age: 30
How long TTC: Seven years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Borderline PCOS and severe male factor
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid (4 rounds), injects/IUI (1 round - discovered the mf at this time, so moved straight to IVF)
How many IVF did you do before success: 2, plus one FET
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no, though ds was recommended by our previous clinic
Protocol (meds taken): Marvelon, Lupron, Puregon 125 units/day, Prometrium and Estrace
How many follicles at ER: don't know - it was hard to tell because I hyperstimmed
How many eggs retrieved: 21 (20 were mature)
How many eggs fertilized: 16 (had six left on transfer day)
How many days between ER and ET: 5-day transfer
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 top-notch blasts
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: OHSS, bloat, fatigue (can't remember - check my blog for deets)
What day you got your BFP: 8dp5dt (I didn't test sooner)
HPT before blood test: yes
Number of first beta: 113
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: How much ER can hurt. Also how much of a difference it makes to find the best doctor with the best stats - don't just go to the nearest clinic.
Dx: Severe male factor and borderline PCOS.
Treatments: Clomid, IUI/injects, IVF/ICSI (1st BFP ever, then m/c), FET/AH.

IVF #2 (long protocol)
BFP - EDD Jan 18, 2010

My beloved daughter was born January 2010.

Suspected m/c Dec 2011.

Attempting FET in summer of 2012.

#57 valentine0214

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:57 PM

Name: Valerie
Age: 36
How long TTC: N/A
Diagnosis or any known issues: PGD for Marfans
Treatments you tried before IVF: N/A
How many IVF did you do before success: 2nd try successful
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Gonal F, Cetrotide, Luveris
How many follicles at ER: 12
How many eggs retrieved: 11
How many eggs fertilized: 11
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: transferred 2 blasts (never was told the quality)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Cramps, moodiness, Uterine twitching, Heartburn
What day you got your BFP: 9dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes, negative at 5dp5dt
Number of first beta: 94
Number of babies: One Singleton
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Be positive, and the emotional part is way harder than the physical. You have to be strong and persistent.
Me - 40 DH -38IVF for PGD (Marfans)Started Process in April '08IVF#1 - Jan 09' - no embies to transfer :(IVF#2 - (Gonal-F, Cetrotide, Luveris)3/26/09 - ER - 11 follies retrieved, all 11 fertilized !!!!3/31/09 - ET - 2 transferred, nothing to freeze4/9/09 - Beta #1 - 94 (9dp5dt) - BFP!!!4/13/09 - Beta #2 - 491 (13dp5dt)4/17/09 - Beta #3 - 1680 (17dp5dt)4/19/09 - Beta #4 - 4000 (19dp5dt)4/21/09 - U/S #1,5/5/09 - 2nd U/S, 5/19/09 - 3rd U/S, 7/21 - ITS A GIRL!! EDD 12/16/0912/24/09 - Jasmin Rose born at 11:32pm via c-section, 7lbs, 3oz~Switched Clinics~IVF#3 -6/6/11 - start BCP's7/1/11 - Baseline/Start stims - 300 Gonal-F, 150 Menopur (Elevated FSH - 12.1)7/8/11 - cancelled due to poor response....~Back to original clinic~~IVF#41/6/12 -start date -Microdose Lupron, Gonal F - cancelled - FSH 25, TSH 5.8 3/13 - pregnant from natural, missed miscarriage in MayLilypie - Personal pictureLilypie Fourth Birthday tickers

#58 Mrs. H

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:26 AM

Name: Carita
Age: 20
How long TTC: Approx. 2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Male factor, low count and low motility.
Treatments you tried before IVF: None, went straight to IVF.
How many IVF did you do before success: 1st try successful, SET
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Suprefact, Gonal F
How many follicles at ER: 21
How many eggs retrieved: 20
How many eggs fertilized: 17 ICSI'd, 10 fertilized
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: Transfered 1, was told it was the best quality possible.
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Bleeding, very small cramps, breast tenderness, moodiness.
What day you got your BFP: 12dp3dt
HPT before blood test: Yes negative, and still negative however my beta keeps going up.
Number of first beta: Wasn't told
Number of babies: One
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I would have prepared myself better emotional. Be cautiously optimistic because you never know what could happen.
TTC #1
IVF #1 - June 2009
BFN - chemical
FET #1 - September 2009
BFN - chemical
FET # 2 - November 2009
BFP!!
Bentley Raymond born 37w6d on July 16, 2010

TTC#2
IVF #2 - September 2011
SET September 11th
BFP!!
Austin James born 39 weeks on May 24, 2012

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#59 Sandibeach

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:15 AM

Name: Sandra
Age: 35
How long TTC: 5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained & mild male factors
Treatments you tried before IVF: 6 rounds of clomid, laporascopy, 2 IUI's
How many IVF did you do before success: 3 full fresh IVF cycles - success on 3rd cycle
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Agonist - Suprafact, Gonal F, Repronex & Progestrone Oil
How many follicles at ER: lots
How many eggs retrieved: 27 eggs, 18 mature
How many eggs fertilized: 16 fertilized via ICSI
How many days between ER and ET: 3 day (2-8 cell transferred) and 5 day (1 blast)
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: Almost perfect embies
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: OHSS
What day you got your BFP: June 24
HPT before blood test: Yes - 2 days before beta
Number of first beta: 312
Number of babies: 1 (I assume & think)
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: that not many people are successful on their first IVF - only those few lucky ones get BFP's on their 1st IVF

ME-39 DH-39
TTC 9 years
Unexplained infertility / mild male factor
6 Cycles Clomid - BFN
1 Laproscopy
2 IUI's- BFN
1st IVF - April 2008 - M/C @ 6 wks - OFC
1st Beta 25, 2nd Beta 87, 3rd Beta 257 BFP
2nd IVF - January 2y009 - No transfer - OFC
ER 23 eggs, 20 mature, 17 fertilized - TOTAL EPIC FAILURE - ALL 17 Embies arrested in development by Day 5
3rd IVF - June 2009 - This is it! - New Clinic - Montreal Fertility Centre
ER: June 8th - 16 fertilized eggs (no frosties)
ET: June 11th (2 excellent 8cell) & 13th (1 perfect blast)
HPT++++
June 24 1st Beta: 312 BFP
June 26 2nd Beta: 682
July 13 US: Singleton HB 130
July 25 US: HB 175 saw fetus moving
Aug 8 US: HB 165 all perfect
Aug 17 US: HB 157 all perfect
Oct 5 US: It's a BOY!!!!
Born March 3, 2010 - Julien Tristan
May 2011 - Natural BFP - Ectopic
Now trying the old fashion way - Bust
4th IVF - Dec 2011 - Back to OFC
Jan 16 - ER 11 eggs - 3 mature, 2 fertilized (OFC f**ked up again - triggered me too soon)
Jan 18 - Emergency Day 2 ET - 2 4 cell embryo's transferred
Feb 2 - Beta - BFN
5th & Final IVF - July 2012 - 3rd opinion - Hannam Fertility
Satelitte monitoring at OFC
ER - July 24
ET - July 27
Beta - Aug 10
Transferred 3 perfect embryos - 1 blast frozen
Aug 6 - HPT ++++++
Aug 8th Beta - 225 BFP
Aug 10th Beta - 445
Aug 27th US ~ 1 perfect little bean HB 120
Sept 10th US - all good HB 162
Due Date: April 16th, 2013 It's a GIRL!!!
Born April 9th, 2013 - Amelia Danica

#60 torontojo

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:30 AM

Name: Jo
Age: 32
Diagnosis or any known issues: Tubal damage and tubes removed years ago.....
Treatments you tried before IVF: none, we always knew when we were ready for kids it was straight to IVF
How many IVF did you do before success: it worked 1st time (we got very lucky)
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: nope
Protocol (meds taken): bcp, lupron, Gonal F
How many follicles at ER: 23
How many eggs retrieved: 14
How many eggs fertilized: 12 (6 icsi, 6 old school ivf)
How many days between ER and ET: 5 day
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 x "perfect" 5 day blasts
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: funny tickly cramp from days 2-4 after transfer
What day you got your BFP: still waiting - on tuesday 14th July
HPT before blood test: got 1st positive 6dp 5dt
Number of first beta: 731 (10dp 5dt)
Number of babies: ??????
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: the physical and emotional strain

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Me 32, DH 38
Bilateral tubal disease and both fallopian tubes removed 2007
Clinic - Lifequest

IVF # 1 June 2009
25th June - 14 eggs retrieved - all mature
26th June - 12 fertilised and growing!
30th June - 8 Blastocytes at day 5 - 2 implanted and 6 frozen
5th July - faint line 1st seen on HPT (yes, I know, I cheated!)

10th July - 1st beta - 731(10dp 5dt)
13th July - 2nd beta - 2221 (13dp 5dt)- I'm pregnant.
1st Ultrasound - 27th July showed 2 embies with heartbeats of 124.... we`re having twins!!

Due Date 18th March 2010


#61 Melina

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:51 AM

Name: Melina
Age: 37
Diagnosis or any known issues: Male factor
How long TTC: 3 years
Treatments you tried before IVF: none
How many IVF did you do before success: It worked on the third try
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): bcp, repronex, Gonal F, Suprefact
How many follicles at ER: 14
How many eggs retrieved: 8
How many eggs fertilized: 8 (With ICSI)
How many days between ER and ET: 3 day
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 4 good quality
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Towards the end of the 2WW dizzy and nausea
What day you got your BFP: On day 14
HPT before blood test: got 1st positive 9 days later
Number of first beta: 351
Number of babies:1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: That I would get pregnant naturally 17 months later at 37 :o
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Me 37 DH 33
Male factor low count low motility

Wonderful son from previous relationship born May 24, 1992


IVF #1 Chemical
IVF #2 Chemical
IVF #3 BFP Little girl born premature May 30, 2007 at 33 weeks. She is doing Great!!!


I Believe in miracles!!
December 2008 to our surprise natural conception. Due Date Sept 9th 2009
February 20th, 2009 Nuchal Ultrasound & blood test confirmed No risk for down syndrom
20 week u/s Healthy Baby Girl
Praying to make it to at least 38 weeks!!!!
32 weeks bedrest until the end.
Bedrest was well worth it!!!!!
Healthy baby girl came into the world August 24th 2009 at 38 weeks 7 pounds 7 oz and 20.5 inches long!!!

I cannot believe I am a mom of 3. I feel truly blessed!!!


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#62 stephaniediane

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:26 PM

Name:Stephanie
Age:41
How long TTC:3 1/2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues:tubal ligation reversal scaring
Treatments you tried before IVF:tubal ligation reversal, male fertility factor
How many IVF did you do before success:1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:no
Protocol (meds taken):menopur,puregon, lupron, prednisone
How many follicles at ER: 17
How many eggs retrieved:11
How many eggs fertilized:8, 2 transfered 4 frosties
How many days between ER and ET:5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:5 high quality
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:swelling of legs and frequent urination, sore boobs
What day you got your BFP:11pto
HPT before blood test:1 negative
Number of first beta:92.7
Number of babies:appointment August 14th, 2009.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:I would have loved to have know about the emotional rollercoaster that you live on for about 2 months.

#63 Springroll

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:56 PM

Name: Springroll
Age: 37
How long TTC: 2 years, 11 months
Diagnosis or any known issues: Inconsistent sperm morphology; poor egg quality; poor responder
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI x 4
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 others - 3rd one was the charm!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: Nope
Protocol (meds taken): Agonist/Antagonist conversion protocol w/estrogen priming (marvelon, suprefact, estrace, estradot, gonal-f, cetrotide)
How many follicles at ER: 6
How many eggs retrieved: 5
How many eggs fertilized: 3
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 3 embryos transferred - 4 cell, 8 cell and 9 cell, all rated good quality
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: lower abdominal cramping and pulling for first week after transfer; bloating; gassiness; reeeeeally sore boobies!
What day you got your BFP: 15dp3dt
HPT before blood test: Yes, the morning before beta!
Number of first beta: 463
Number of babies: One beautiful, amazing, incredible baby
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Before dealing with infertility, I would have wanted to know how it can challenge your patience and belief system to the very core; I have found strength in myself and in my husband that I never knew we had. I would have wanted to know that IVF isn't scary - it's a miracle of science. I would have wanted to know that I would find an incredible sisterhood in this crazy world of infertility with this forum, and that I didn't need to feel scared and alone. I would have wanted to know that it would work - all I had to do was keep the faith.
Springroll - 39 Plum Sauce - 39
3 Clomid/IUI - BFN
IVF #1 - August, 2008 (converted to IUI, poor response - BFN)
IVF #2 - November, 2008 (Flare protocol - holy meds, Batman!)
Poor response - only six follicles to work with...
ER - December 8, 2008
Six eggs retrieved, only one fertilized...
Fight, embie, fight!
Day 2 - we have two cells! Yippeee! Transfer scheduled
Day 3 transfer of 12 cell embie - December 11, 2008
Hang on, little egg roll!
HPT - December 26, 2008 Negative


IVF#3 - June/July 2009: Here we go again!!
ER - July 14, 2009
Six eggs retrieved...three fertilized!
Day 2 - They're growing! 2 cells, 4 cells and 6 cells! Whoopee!
Day 3 transfer of three embies - 4 cell, 8 cell, and 9 cell on July 17, 2009
Wishing with all of our might that they stick...
HPT - July 31 (14dp3dt)...POSITIVE!!!
Beta #1 - August 1, 2009 (15dp3dt)...463!! Nice and strong!
Beta #2 - August 7, 2009 (21dp3dt)...3992! Yahoo!
First U/S - August 12, 2009...one precious baby, measuring right on schedule with heartrate of 113 bpm!!
THANK YOU, GOD, FOR BLESSING US!!!
March 11, 2010 - Our sweet baby boy arrives early! 5lbs, 12 oz - Welcome to the World, Mason!

August, 2011 - Here we go again! Visit with our RE to discuss plans for #2!

IVF #4 - October/November 2011
ER - November 23, 2011
Only one egg retrieved...but fertilized!
Day 2 transfer of one perfect, 4-cell embryo. Hold on tight, baby!
HPT - December 9 (14dp2dt)...HOLY COW! POSITIVE!
Beta #1 - December 11, 2011 (16dp2dt)...2281
Beta #2 - December 14, 2011 (19dp2dt)...9017
We can't believe how blessed we are - God is Great!

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#64 Bella16

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

Name: Bella16
Age: 34
How long TTC: 32 months
Diagnosis or any known issues: Pretty much Unexplained
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI x's 3 - clomid x's 3
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 - 2nd was the charm!!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: Nope
Protocol (meds taken): Gonal F, Luveris, Intralipid Infusion, progesterone supp, estrace, baby aspirin, xtra iron
How many follicles at ER: 18
How many eggs retrieved: 17
How many eggs fertilized: 13
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 5 day blasts - one graded a 20 out of 20, the other a 19 out of 20
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Bloating pretty much from ET on, cramping everyday, pinches/pulling/twinges in my uterus area for most of the 2WW and senstive gums for a couple days - oh, and sore tata's, but that was probably progesterone?
What day you got your BFP: 11dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Heck no, those things terrify me!
Number of first beta: 303
Number of babies: Will know in about 3 weeks - just found out yesterday!!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: How stressful it was all going to be. How alone you'd feel - even though you know that you're not alone - thanks to forums like these!! How you can have instant bonds with people you've never met in real life and pour your heart out to them, as they do to you - cuz you KNOW they understand exactly what you're talking about, and they seem to be the only ones who do.

PS - Just wanted to add, if I had to fight this Infertility battle, I wouldnt have wanted to do it with anyone but my DH - he is my rock!

Me (39) No issues
DH (38) Some issues with sperm
DD (21) From a previous relationship

Tried Au Natural for almost 2 years
3 months Clomid (BFNs) - 3 IUIs (BFNs) - IVF #1 (BFN)
IVF #2 - BETA August 19th 2009   BFP!!!!!
March 28th 2010 @ 4:24PM - 36 weeks 1 day - Journi Helayna is finally here - a 4lb 1oz bundle of love.
FET #1 (and only)Feb 11th 2010   BFP!!!!

Oct 9, 2010 @ 12:32PM - 37 weeks - Mattea is finally here - a 6lb 1oz bundle o love
IVF #3 Sept/Oct 2014 - in the works - EPIC FAIL!  Cancelled 2 weeks into Suprefact cry.gif

IVF # 3.1 Oct 31st - Cancelled yet again--this time due to a cyst. th_agrr.gif  Started BCPs

IVF # 3.2 Nov/Dec - Stopped BCPs, triggered to force ovulation, start Suprefact on Nov 16th, scan next week, then call on CD 1 again--praying with everything we have that we can finally start and NOT get cancelled again.

 

IVF # 3.3 November/December - Finally got the go ahead - so excited/nervous!!  Started stimming Nov 29th....

Dec 27th 2014 - BFP!!  12DP5DT Digital says PREGNANT and beta came in at 86 - lil nervous for such a low beta - come on double (or more) tomorrow)  Hang on sweetie.. 2nd Beta 14DP5DT = 130... and 3rd Beta 16DP5DT= 181 - told to stop all meds and wait to lose babies. Completely defeated and devastated zjujfjf.gif HOLD THE PHONE: beta again at 21DP5DT and it is now up to 361--scared it could now be an ectopic pregnancy... waiting on another beat tomorrow to see where to go from here.  I prayed for this IVF to work--I guess God was busy!?

 

IVF # 4 - Got the go ahead (without suppression) on Feb 8th. Only 7 days of meds and triggered. ER = 8 retrieved, 7 mature, and day 2 we have 6 going strong. Transferred 3 on day 3 = BFN!!


#65 stephaniediane

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 02:09 AM

Name: Angie26
Age:42


Anyone else successful over 40? (please????) Would love to hear from you.

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I am 41 and 4 months. I had a successful ivf with ER on the 17th of July and transfer on the 22nd. I am now 7 weeks pregnant with one miracle. Had my third eco 19th of August and heard the heartbeat. Back to my clinic on the 26th for another. Best care I have ever had. I tried tubal reversal surgery first (another clinic) with a twin ectopic. It has been a 3 1//2 year journey, but worth it in the end. I will be just shy of 42 when I deliver. I also had a cone biopsy in May 2008 to remove cancerous cells. I believe in miracles!

#66 alia

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:03 PM

Name: Alia
Age: 37
How long TTC: since 2004
Diagnosis or any known issues: ? APAs, husband has ASAs
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI w/ clomid x3, IUI w/ Puregon x1
How many IVF did you do before success: IVF#1=successful, FET#1=successful but loss at 22 wks, FET#2=failed, IVF#2= successful
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Gonal-F w/ Luveris
How many follicles at ER: IVF#1=19, IVF#2=24
How many eggs retrieved: IVF#1=17, IVF#2=24
How many eggs fertilized: IVF#1=14, IVF#2=19
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: Grades 1&2 (1=best), 8 and 9 cells
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: occasional tingles in BBs, quesy tummy like AF is coming
What day you got your BFP: 9dp3dt
HPT before blood test: Yes - as above
Number of first beta: IVF#1=5 (not kidding!!) IVF#2=Don't know yet
Number of babies: IVF#1=1, IVF#2=don't know yet
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: that you have to know what you're doing and make sure that you are on top of things, ask questions!

#67 chrissy g

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:44 PM

Name: Christina
Age: 35
How long TTC: 10 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Low motility and hostile environment
Treatments you tried before IVF: Femara, Clomid, IUI
How many IVF did you do before success: 1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: Neither
Protocol (meds taken): Bravelle with Orgalutron, Luveris and Baby Aspirin
How many follicles at ER: 18
How many eggs retrieved: 18
How many eggs fertilized: 10
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: Grade 1, 8+ cell, 2 transferred
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Bloated
What day you got your BFP: Today! August 24, 2009
HPT before blood test: Did not try
Number of first beta: 426
Number of babies: Does it really matter how many as long as they are healthy?
Chris

TTC since 1998
6 IUI's with clomid and femara
2 IUI's with HMG, Orgalutron and baby aspirin
1 IUI with Bravelle, Luveris, Orgalutron and baby aspirin
1 Ectopic
June 8, 2009: 18 follies retrieved
June 9, 2009: 10 follies fertilized with ICSI, 9 actually made it
June 10, 2009: 2 follies transferred - 1 8 cell grade 1, 1 morula grade 1, 7 frozen
June 22, 2009: Negative pregnancy test
August 12, 2009: Transferred 2 frozen embies, 1 10 cell grade 1, 1 morula, grade 1
1st Beta August 24, 2009 Positive!!! Beta: 426
2nd Beta August 26, 2009, 1101
6 week ultrasound: September 9, 2009-2 little jellybeans with strong heartbeats. Twin A hb=107, Twin B hb=129
7 week ultrasound: September 17,2009-jellybeans are good. Clotting due to implanation. Twin A hb=140 and crl 1.2 cm, Twin B hb=154 and crl 1.1 cm
12 week Ultrasound: October 15, 2009-jellybeans are growing and they are strong. Look like little people :)
14 week ultrasound: October 30, 2009-everyone is good, unexplained bleeding. Twin A hb=140 and crl=7.3 cm, Twin B hb=153 and crl=6.9 cm
16.5 week ultrasound: November 16, 2009-the placenta has moved!!!
21 week ultrasound: December 14, 2009-hoopefully we will find out what flavour of jellybeans we have

#68 foxyboxerchick

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:44 AM

Name: Shelley
Age: 32
How long TTC: just over 2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: male factor
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI's and IUI with Clomid
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 unsuccessful
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: sperm
Protocol (meds taken): menopur.....I can't remember now what else!!
How many follicles at ER: 17
How many eggs retrieved: 12
How many eggs fertilized: 7
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 5 embryos, 2 transferred
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: pinching feeling with implantation, bloating, cravings
What day you got your BFP: 10 days post Day 5 transfer
HPT before blood test: nope, but as soon as I got home and got the phone call I did!!
Number of first beta: 207
Number of babies: 2
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: There is nothing you can do more or less than you are doing (other than just being healthy) after the egg retrieval to make it either work or not work......so don't stress too much after the transfer, because it's in God's hands after that!
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our issue: male factor, severe vericoceles
TTC for 2 years
IUI #1 December 2008
IUI #2 (with Clomid) January 2009
IVF #1 start BCP March 2009
start Suprefact March 26, 2009
start Gonal-F and Luveris March 28, 2009
ER April 6: 11 eggs, 7 injected, 5 fertilized
ET April 11 (Day 5): 2 Grade AA blasts
Beta: April 20.....ugh, the wait is killing me!
BFN......very sad.....very very sad

let the body recover a bit
IVF #2 start BCP June 25, 2009
ER July 29th.....12 eggs
July 30th - embryologist called, 7 fertilized well
August 3rd Day 5 ET - 2 embryos transferred, 2 "petrified" (as our doctor calls it)
2 WW - Beta August 12 - numbers just above 200!!!! BFP
2nd beta August 14 (16dpt) - 473
3rd Beta August 18 (20dpt) - over 2000.....hang in there little beans....grow grow grow!!!
U/S September 1 - TWO heartbeats and TWO perfect little beans! It's TWINS!!!!!

#69 wishuponastar

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:25 PM

Name:Wishuponastar
Age:35
How long TTC: 5 1/2 years with first (got pg naturally), 5 1/2 years with this one
Diagnosis or any known issues: mild male factor, unexplained
Treatments you tried before IVF:many IUIs, years of clomid
How many IVF did you do before success:first one worked
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:no
Protocol (meds taken):suprefact, gonal-f, luveris
How many follicles at ER: 26
How many eggs retrieved: 17 - 15 mature
How many eggs fertilized:12
How many days between ER and ET:3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:2 7-celled, I was told excellent quality, but ???
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: mild OHSS, major bloating, mood swings - could've been stress or progesterone supplements
What day you got your BFP: beta done on 11dp3dt
HPT before blood test: yes...many, many, many! First +hpt on 7dp3dt
Number of first beta: 100
Number of babies:very likely just one....first u/s next week!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: That the ER process can hurt more than you ever thought it would - That if they give you valium to take the night before ER, you should not think twice about taking it - Really helps you sleep. That your worst days will be the day or two after ER. That you really don't have to feel any symptoms at all - and you still might be pregnant! Oh yeah - that the needles are really no big deal, the least of your worries, and almost completely painless. That the process is as hard on your mind as it is on your body, but so worth it in the end.
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#70 KO19

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:31 PM

Name: KP 19 (Kara)
Age: 31
How long TTC: 1 1/2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Male factor (low sperm count)
Treatments you tried before IVF: 1 cycle clomid before they figured out problem was MF
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 fresh cycle; 2 8 cell embryos
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): FET was natural cycle with assisted hatching and 200 mg progesterone post transfer (IVF - suprefact, puregon, hcg, progesterone 100mg)
How many follicles at ER: 12
How many eggs retrieved: 10
How many eggs fertilized: 9
How many days between ER and ET: 3 days with fresh cycle (not sure how it works with FET)
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 8 cell A
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: bright red spotting 3 and 4 days post transfer (blood was like the kind you have when you cut yourself)
What day you got your BFP: 12 days post transfer
HPT before blood test: NONE (I refused)
Number of first beta: 309
Number of babies: 1 beautiful baby boy
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: That the egg retrieval process was somewhat painful
*with the fresh transfer, when they inserted the catheter to transfer the embryos, I had quite a bit of cramping. With the natural FET, there was no cramping at all during the procedure and on my drive home I just felt really positive about everything. Looking back, I think I was feeling a connection to the embryos that I didn't feel the first time. I had also gone by myself (no DH) so that I could focus completely on ME and relaxing during the procedure - I think it helped that it was all about me at that point (nobody else watching or experiencing their own feelings about it - I know it sounds selfish, but I knew it would help me stay relaxed). Also, I didn't completely empty my bladder when it was all over. I emptied some, went home and emptied the rest at home. I guess I thought emptying completely would be a shock to my uterus. :o)
1st IVF March 2008
BFN
FET #1 (natural) - July 13th
BFP! BFP! BFP!
Beta 1 = 309
Beta 2 = 1420
Fetal HR detected at 6 weeks - RE says "Get ready for baby!"
EDD - March 30th, 2009
Sept 3rd US - little one is moving around and looks perfect according to RE; started the referral process for an OB (hopefully the wait list isn't absurd)

March 24th 4:42pm - IT'S A BOY!! Luca Leonardo. 7 lbs 7 oz. Cutest little thing!
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FET #2 (natural) - November 13th
BFP! BFP! BFP!
Beta 1 = 169.5
Fetal HR detected at 7 weeks - 138
EDD - August 3, 2011
10 week US - HR 178; RE says it's time to celebrate
Unable to get a midwife, so will have to go with an OB again. Sigh.

#71 babylove

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:36 PM

Name: Babylove
Age: 31.5
How long TTC: 4 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Low sperm motility and tube issues
Treatments you tried before IVF: Varicocele repair, Clomid for a few months, 3 IUIs before trying IVF
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 IVFs, 2 FETs and 1 IUI after all these treatments including the 3 previous IUI. SUCCESS with the 4th IUI!!!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: Sperm
Protocol (meds taken): Puregon during IUI (success), Buserilin, Luveris and Puregon during IVFs
How many follicles at ER: NA for IUI, about 20 each IVF
How many eggs retrieved: NA for IUI, about 18-20 for IVF
How many eggs fertilized: NA for IUI, about 10 for IVF
How many days between ER and ET: N/A for IUI, 3 days for IVF
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: NA for IUI, 2-3 each time for IVF
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: nothing much, some minor twinges here and there
What day you got your BFP: 12 days after IUI
HPT before blood test: yes
Number of first beta: low 100s
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Don't ever give up! Sometimes it seems like this nightmare will never end. There are many dark periods during this journey however, you can never give up hope. Persevere and enjoy life with DH in the process. Be informed, reach out to professionals that can help you. Get 2nd, 3rd...opinions. We changed clinics and it made a huge difference. Stay calm and positive. Sometimes going in it with little expectation will bring out the best results. We changed clinics and did everything different. After going through IUIs and IVFs we went back to IUI, took a chance and it worked!!! God only knows but, believe in your body and stay positive!!! Hugs and baby vibes to all!!
IUI #1 June 2007, BFN
IUI #2 July 2007, BFP, discovered ectopic pregnancy at 6 wks, MTX and removed left tube (August 2007)
IUI #3 October 2007, BFN
IVF/ICSI #1 February 2008, BFP, resulted in cornual pregnancy (rare form of ectopic whereby the embryo implants in the corner of the uterus closer to the fallopian tubes), heart beat ended on its own at 8 wks
FET #1 July 2008, BFN
IVF/ICSI #2 October 2008, BFN

FET #2 Jan/Feb 2009
Transfer date Jan. 30
Beta Feb. 13..waiting game...
Spotting Feb. 8/9, HPT positive, early beta Feb. 9 came back @ 22
Feb. 13 beta : dropped to 8.66
Feb. 16 beta : dropped to 0...seems like an early M/C...VERY TIRED!

Changed clinics in May
IUI#4: June 2009
HPT+ June 27
Several beta results rising
Several U/S ok - 1 baby bean
12wk week scan OK
DD: March 7/10

#72 KateR

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:28 PM

Name: Kate
Age: 34 (35 in Nov)
How long TTC: Nearly 4 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: PCOS, LPD (low progesterone and estradiol), low volume/morphology/motility.
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid + progesterone/HCG, femara + progesterone/HCG (pregnant first timed intercourse month, loss at 8.5 weeks), femara + Gonal-F + IUI (one loss at 4.5 weeks with beta peaking at 500).
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 IVFs. First was cancelled for poor response (fluctuating and relatively low E2 for the number of developing follicles)
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): IVF #1 (cancelled) was OCP downregulation and short antagonist cycle with Gonal-F + orgalutran. IVF #2 (success) no downregulation (back-to-back cycles, waited 17 days for cysts to declare themselves and to get past major exam stress), then short antagonist cycle with Gonal-F + Menopur + orgalutran. HCG 5000 IU for luteal support at 12dpr and 15dpr.
How many follicles at ER: 18, with 12 of mature size
How many eggs retrieved: 16, 14 mature
How many eggs fertilized: 13 with ICSI
How many days between ER and ET: 5 days (11 made it to day3, 6 made it to blast)
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 blasts (not told what quality, but had agreed to transfer 3 if the quality was poor. 4 frozen.
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: None really.
What day you got your BFP: 20dpER
HPT before blood test: Nope!
Number of first beta: 955 (15dp5dt)
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I felt like I was driving all the tests and treatments all the way along. DH was never as keen on kids as I was, and only really got into it after we had our first ultrasound in our first pregnancy. He had to be pulled through the IVF process a bit, and only now (at 14-15 weeks pg) is getting excited and showing enthusiasm about having a baby. I've gotten more anxious with each pregnancy, with those first early losses. I've really relied on online message boards like this as well as the blogging world for support during my struggles with IF. I was VERY happy to find an RE who was willing to listen to my input and design a very personalized protocol for us. I'm still praying hard that everything works out - please God let this be lucky #3!
Me 37, DH 45. MF, PCO, LPD. TTC since Sept 05.
Charted for 1 year before seeing RE. Then progesterone, clomid, HCG luteal support for a year - no success. 1st femara cycle BFP, then slow beta rise, m/c at 8.5wks. More femara for months - no luck. Added Gonal-F, had BFP on first IUI, m/c at 5wks. No luck since - moved to IVF in April with antagonist protocol. No sign of O by day 27 - U/S and BW show "day3"-like picture. Started BCP 19.3.
Sonohysterogram and follow-up with RE 26.3. 1.8cm follicle on SHG. Endometrial biopsy 8.4. Stop BCP 10.4. 12.4. CD1.
IVF #1 16.4. Baseline U/S and bloodwork. AFC 15+ each side, E2 62.
17.4. (Day1) Start stims: Gonal-F 187.5IU. 20.4. (Day4) AFC 15+ each side, E2 263. 22.4. (Day6) 2 follicles growing (10, 9). Lining 5mm. E2 524. 23.4. (Day7) 5 follicles on R (8-12mm), 4 on L (8-10mm). E2 FELL to 432. Shit. Threat of cancellation. 24.4. (Day8) 5 on L >10mm, 4 on R >10mm, E2 993. 25.4. (Day9) E2 939. Still 11 >10mm. 26.4. (Day10) E2 1512. 12 >10mm (biggest 16mm). Start ogalutran. 27.4. (Day11) E2 1900. 13 >10mm (biggest 20mm). 28.4. (Day12) E2 2488. 29.4. (Day13) E2 3155. Cancelled. Told to trigger and consider BD or IUI. With all the follicles, likely poor quality eggs, so did neither.
15.5. Follow-up appointment. Plan for natural start antagonist protocol with Menopur + Gonal-F, pushing back start date to work around my big exam if the hormones will cooperate.
IVF #2 16.5. AF arrives. CD3 baseline shows 5 cysts, 2 hemorrhagic, biggest 2cm. FSH 5.6, LH 2.13, Prog 5.7, E2 93, but told to wait. 25.5. CD10 E2 119, biggest cyst 15mm. Continue to wait.
1.6. CD17 E2 140s, biggest cyst 13mm, endo 4.7mm. Start Menopur + Gonal-F 150IU each. 4.6. (Day4) E2 480s. >13 antrals bilaterally (biggest 7-8mm). Endo 8mm. LH 3. 6.6. (Day6) E2 1833. Endo 6, 5 >10mm. Start orgalutran. 7.6. (Day7) E2 2789, LH 8, 7 >10mm. 8.6. (Day8) E2 3204, LH 8, 11 >10mm. 9.6. (Day9) E2 5647, 14 >10mm. 10.6. (Day10) E2 8576, 18 >10mm, 12 of mature size. Ovidrel at 22:30. 11.6. (Day11) E2 ~13000. 12.6. Retrieval of 16 eggs. 13.6. Fert report: 14 mature, 13 fertilized. 14.6. Day2 report: 2 arrested. 11 Grades 1-2. 3 at 5+, 6 at 3-4, and 2 at 2 cell stage. Day3 report: 6 at 7-8 cell (perfect), 5 at 9+. Day5: 6 blasts. Transferred 2, froze 4. Day6: remaining 4 morulas from day5 arrested overnight.
Beta 955 at 15dp5dt. Around 3900 at 19dp5dt. U/S July 17th at 7w showed one baby at 6w5d, FHR 127. U/S Aug 4th at 9w4d showed baby at 9w3d, FHR 175. NT scan Aug 19th showed baby on track at 11w5d with FHR 165.
Noticed painless tightenings Sept 19th - U/S Sept 20th showed 4.2cm cervix. Off work from 21 weeks till 27.5 weeks. Cervix held strong despite contractions and back to work full time. Induced at 41w3d, and delivered Kara Mar 16th after less than 6 hours of labour. Can't believe I went so overdue after all the worries!

FET#1 CD1 Feb 14th. Baseline scan and bloodwork Feb 17th - small blood clot in uterus, but good to go. Start estrace 4mg BID. Feb 23rd - endometrial biopsy. Feb 28th - lining check - triple stripe 11.2mm. Mar 1st - start prometrium 200 TID. Mar 5th transfer of 2 blasts, 100% and 80% cell survival and both expanding. One blast didn't make the thaw. Mar 19th - beta 294.5. Mar 21st - beta ?
Blog: http://impatientkate.blogspot.com/

#73 amygirl

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:58 AM

Name: Amy
Age: 32
How long TTC: 1 year, have 2.5 year old, conceive naturally
Diagnosis or any known issues: High DNA fragmentation, low morphology
Treatments you tried before IVF: 2 IUI
How many IVF did you do before success: success first try
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Long cycle
How many follicles at ER: 20
How many eggs retrieved: 20
How many eggs fertilized:6
How many days between ER and ET:3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: We put back 2 perfect 7 cell embryos
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: cramping, emotional, tired, I really thought it didn't work. I would cry at everything
What day you got your BFP: on Beta day
HPT before blood test: No
Number of first beta: 460
Number of babies: pregnant with twins
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I am amazed with modern medicine!!! WOW

#74 Becky

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:10 AM

Name: Becky
Age: 30
How long TTC:2.5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: clamped tubes/reversal didn't work
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid, HSG,Lap to unblock tubes
How many IVF did you do before success: 1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Suprefact (nasal)75&75 bravelle and Repronex, bumped up to 325 brvelle and 75 repronex
How many follicles at ER: 18-20 on left/ 6-9 on right
How many eggs retrieved: 11
How many eggs fertilized: 6
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 blasts 1 18/20 & 20/20
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: tired,sore breasts,pulling feeling and cramping
What day you got your BFP: 4 dp on First Response
HPT before blood test: yes 4dp5dt
Number of first beta: 27 @6dp5dt / 2nd beta 793 @ 13dp5dt
Number of babies: 2 ( both girls )
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I wish in stead of having the reversal we would have had the IVF first
Me 33 & DH - 31
Tubal factor had reversed didn't work , clamped again
Hubby Perfect ( figures)

Sept 5 ER - 11 eggs , 6 fertilized 2@18/20,2@19/20 and 2@20/20
Sept 10 - ET - transferred 2 blasts 1@ 18/20 and 1@ 20/20 now the waiting begins ..
Sept 30 - Beta 8923 - 20dp5dt
Oct 16 - TWINS - perfect heart beats and size
Jan 7 20 week ultrasound Baby A - 156 bpm / A GIRL,Baby B - 158 bpm/ A GIRL

Charlotte Ann Marie - Baby A
Alice Marguerite Pearl - Baby B

March2010- waiting for new health plan to kick in , starting to plan IVF #2 ....Hopefully Sept/2013

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#75 Miche11e

Miche11e
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  • 197 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Toronto
  • Dx:Tubal
  • My Clinic:LifeQuest/hannam/Create

Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:40 PM

A huge Thank You to everyone who has posted here. It's so encouraging to see so many 1st time ivf positives. I've been encouraged and my confidence has been multiplied. Thanks to all.
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me 41
dh 38
1st appt Sept 23, 2009
Sept 23, 2009--Bloodwork done
Sept 24, 2009--Baseline ultrasound
Sept 25, 2009--DH "sample" provided to be analyzed
Oct 3, 2009--AF arrived right on time
Oct 4, 2009--FSH/Estradiol b/w. 6.2/120 Numbers are good.
Oct 5, 2009--Start BCP
Oct 8, 2009--Sonohystogram--uterus looks good
Oct 9, 2009--Mandatory IVF counselling session
Oct 13, 2009--Mandatory IVF orientation session
Oct 15, 2009--Follow-up appt & teaching session re meds
Oct 19, 2009--Start Suprefact 5.0
Oct 23, 2009--Last BCP
Oct 28, 2009--B/W and U/S=10 follicles--looks good
Oct 29, 2009--Start Puregon 200
Nov 10, 2009-- ER--27 eggs retrieved, 23 mature, 21 fertilized.
Nov 15, 2009-- ET--Transferred 1 blastocyst.
Nov 22, 2009-- EARLY BETA DUE TO OHSS= BFN

Dec 7, 2009--Follow-up appt
Jan 21, 2010--AF arrived. Day 1 of FET cycle.b/w jan 28
ET--Feb. 7, 2010--Transferred 2 blasts
BETA--Feb. 16, 2010--0--BFN

March 4/2010--Dr. Appt.--Going to try tubal surgery. May not be enough tube, but it's worth a try and it's cheaper than another round of IVF. Surgery date TBD.

June 8, 2010--Tubal surgery.

August 23, 2010--Begin 2.5mg Femara cd4-8.
Sept. 18, 2010--BFN
Sept. 21, 2010--Begin 2.5mg Femara cd4-8
Oct. 17, 2010--BFN
Oct. 20, 2010--Begin 2.5mg Femara cd4-8
(do I detect a pattern here?)

March 8, 2011--Begin 5mg Letrozole cd4-8
April 3, 2011--test BFN
April 6, 2011--Begin 75mg Clomid cd4-8
May 1, 2011--BFN--AF arrived

June-Aug, 2011--100mg Clomid cd3-7

August 30, 2011--Back to Lifequest...I've come full circle...

December 2012--Trying something new...donor eggs.

 

March 4th, 2013--Surprise call from Dr...Going in for appt today!!  So nervous.

Donor eggs were too pricy for us. We looked into international adoption, but again the cost was high. So I turned to prayer and low and behold...... JULY 8, 2013 I'M PREGNANT!!!!! August 2013 Miscarriage May 2014 Surprise natural pregnancy August 2014 Miscarriage May 2015 Trying donor eggs again