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#51 purple iris

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

Thanks for the welcome! 

Ngautog- congrats on your beta; that looks good!!

Runner girl- youre giving us all hope!! good luck!

 

I have my transfer tomorrow... so nervous! I dont know how Im going to get through the 2ww!! What did you guys do in terms of activity? Did you cut back? I know the 1st few days Im supposed to take it easy, but after that? 



#52 purple iris

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:45 PM

Did you guys do the day 3 or day 5 transfer?? Im doing day 3 tomorrow, but am now worried that the day 5 blastocyst transfer might be better? any input??



#53 ngautog

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

I did the 3 day transfer! I don't know which one is better though!

Hang on there during the 2ww. I took it really easy, practically stayed home most of the time. I watch breaking bad, read a little, etc. it's the worst part just to sit around and wait!

Good luck on your transfer!! Keep me posted!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:25 AM

Just a quick update as there are so few cases of UUs... Don't focus on the negative stats only! I remember being so scared after reading about the diagnosis. Do take it easy during your pregnancy and get monitored closely.
I am eternally grateful to the close monitoring and support of my medical team that helped me carry my little one to term. Still adjusting to the new routine but am so happy to be here. Wishing all of you success as well :)
Dx: Unicornuate uterus, one tube and some sperm morphology

#55 ngautog

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:39 AM

Congrats runner girl!! So happy to know everything went out great and that you got to 37 weeks! That's great news! Was it a vaginal delivery?

So happy for you!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

Congratulations runner girl, that's so exciting! Enjoy these early days and rest up.

#57 purple iris

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

Congratulations, Runner girl!!! That's wonderful! !!

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 09:13 PM

Thanks ladies!

Ngautog - yes, vaginal delivery. Baby flipped prior to uterus running out of room as was breech earlier.
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#59 ngautog

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

Runners girl - at least you had a normal vaginal delivery! That's real important! Wish you the best with the recovery and enjoy being a mom! Keep in touch!

I'm turning 7 weeks tomorrow, I'm so anxious to get to the 12th week! On Saturday the 17th I'm having my second u/s! Looking forward to hear his/hers heartbeat!

#60 purple iris

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:21 AM

Just had my beta test... will find out later this afternoon; fingers crossed!!
Naugtog - you have your ultrasound in a few days; I'm so excited for you!!

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:44 PM

Hi. I was dx with a UU after my c section with my son at 30 weeks. I got pregnant after 8 IUIs & got pregnant with twins. Sadly my waters ruptured with baby A at 19+2 where he silently slipped out. I was given a rescue cerclage & made it to 30 weeks with baby B. I've been advised to do IVF to transfer ONE embryo. My question is does having a UU cause infertility besides having a blocked tube?

#62 runner.girl

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:08 PM

Ngautog - hope your u/s went well!

Habeer - sorry to hear you lost one of your twins but I'm glad they were able to save baby B. My understanding is the infertility comes from only having one tube and the abnormal shape reduces the chance of successful implantation. Then if you become pregnant, the smaller uterine volume and association with incompetent cervix is what increases the miscarriage rate over normal pregnancies. My RE advised only doing a SET with UU.
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#63 xxcerisxx

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:16 AM

Hi everyone :) i am so happy to have come across this forum! I was diagnosed with UU April 2013, I had 6 failed cycles of clomid and I've never even had a hint of a bfp. I am about to start my first round of ivf, I have my drugs arriving tomorrow and my drug appointment on Wednesday. It's going to be nice to have you guys to talk to as I'm sure you have all felt like your the only person in the world with this condition!

I would also like to congratulate those of you with your bfps and successful pregnancies! Makes me so happy to read these stories :) xx

#64 purple iris

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

After an inconclusive beta last week, I went back and it was a bfn. :'(

I had 4 frozen embryos, so we are going to try a FET as soon as we can.

Welcome to the new girls! Habeer, I agree with runnergirl; besides the abnormal anatomy which may make fertilization and implantation and early pregnancy difficult, I don't think there are other issues with uu. I have actually heard of a lot of ppl with uu get diagnosed when they are either pregnant or when having a c section. But who knows!?!

Xxcerisxx- good luck with the shots! I just finished my 1st cycle of ivf and for me it was harder emotionally then anything physical. Let us know if you need anything! !
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#65 ngautog

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:06 PM

Hi everyone!!

I had my u/s on Saturday and everything's going fine!! Baby is looking good, still enough space!! His heartbeat is at 163 min per beat! I just feel nauseous all day long!!! I just want this 1 trimester to end to feel a little normal again! On Thursday I'll be 9 weeks!!

Purple iris- so sorry for the bfn! I heard that FETS work better than fresh cycles! Wish you the best!!

Xxcerisxx- welcome! Good luck on your cycle! For me the worst part of all the treatments were the inyections! But other than that, it's all emotional, just try not to think about it too much!

Fingers crossed for all!!

#66 ngautog

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:08 PM

I meant 162 beats per minute!! Hahaha

#67 ngautog

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:08 PM

I meant 162 beats per minute!! Hahaha

#68 xxcerisxx

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:23 AM

Thanks everyone :) just received all the meds, it's pretty overwhelming! 2 weeks to go until it all begins for me!

Ngautog - great news :) must be an amazing feeling xx

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:59 PM

My appt is coming up to discuss our next frozen transfer. Last time, over a year go our doctor was really uneasy about putting more then one back because of my unicornuate uterus. At the time we were struggling a lot in a spiritual sense. I was struggling with trying and trying and trying again and it not working and my faith just kept stepping in the way of it all. So my dr at that time said "hey if your struggling with your faith now, imagine having 2 put back and having to deal with eliminating one". I hadn't questioned her at all on it. Anyone happen to know if that is a common practice. Selective reduction I believe it's referred to? Or does anyone know of any procedures they can do to assist with implantation? Just lookin for different suggestions or ideas I can bring to the table.

#70 runner.girl

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:37 AM

My RE also mentioned that they would refer me to a specialist for a selective reduction if I became pregnant with mutliples with a UU. I suspect it's a common recommendation to try to give you the best chance of having a live birth. My clinic strongly advised SET for that reason.

Not aware of any processes to assist with implantation. I suppose you could try the usual acupuncture?
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#71 Lulu99

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:30 PM

Hi Everyone,

I just got diagnosed with a UU last month after a laparoscopy. I also have one ovary and no functional tube. Starting IVF next month and pretty nervous. Really nice to hear all your success stories.
TTC since July 2013
Ultrasound, only 1 ovary visible
HSG test showed blocked tubes
Laparoscopy April/14 - showed unicornate uterus to the left, one dead ended fallopian tube on the left and one ovary on the right with no attachments


Travelling from Edmonton to Vancouver (PCRM) due to wait time in Edmonton

#72 ngautog

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:32 PM

Welcome Lulu!!

Good luck with your first IVF, for me the hardest part was all the inyections and stuff, but just because it's everyday for around 2 weeks! But other than that, it's really nothing!

I was very luck with my very first fresh cycle! Which was a total surprise for us! I am now 10 weeks and 2 days! Almost finish the first trimester!!

Just stay positive! Nothing is impossible!! There are people that have UU and get pregnant not even knowing!

Wish you the best! Keep us posted!!

#73 purple iris

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:46 PM

Welcome, Lulu! I am in the process of getting ready for a frozen transfer. I agree the injections are the hardest part! And the emotional roller coaster ;)

Kayvan- I struggled spiritually with ivf for 10 months before we realized thus was really our only option for biological children. My fresh cycle didn't work, and after, even though I knew it is very risky to transfer 2, I thought about it. I did a lot of research, however, and there's only a 5 percent increase in pregnancy with 2 versus 1 transfer in healthy wine under 37. I hope you find your way and can have a beautiful baby, as we all desperately want!!

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:47 PM

Healthy women, not wine! Lol

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hi All,

 

I'm so happy I found this website.  I too also have a UU which I was just diagnosed with a few months ago.  Its good to see/hear I'm not the only one and that there are plenty of success stories which keep me motivated.  My husband and I just tried our first IUI process (which included femara and ovidriel) last month and we had a BFN.  I was just wondering how many attempts/or how many recommended times your dr. suggested attempting IUI before moving to IVF?  I know there are a lot of different scenarios/cases that factor into how many times.  But just curious!

 

Best wishes to all!


Age: 32

DH: 32

 

15 years ago had one fallopian tube removed due to severe endometriosis.  Also discovered I have one kidney.

February 2014: HSG diagnosed with a unicornuate uterus

May 2014: #1 IUI BFN (used 2.5 mg Femara and Ovidrel)

June 2014: #2 IUI - Cancelled :-( Not ovulating on the "good" side

July 2014: #2 IUI BFN (used 7.5 mg of Femara and Ovidrel)

August 2014: #3 IUI BFN (used 7.5 mg of Femara and Ovidrel)

September 2014: Taking some much needed R&R before starting into the IVF process in October.

November 2014: #1 IVF Retrieval (10 eggs from Left Ovary, 7 fertilized)

December 2014: #1 IVF Transferred 1 - 5 day blast - Froze one blast

March 2015: Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy revealed a lot of built up scar tissue and determined my uterus is a bit larger than originally diagnosed.  :-)

April 2015: FET BFN

June 2015: Medicated IUI- BFP: Saw the HB at 6 weeks.

July 2015: Miscarried at 7 weeks.  No HB detected.

December 2015: Medicated IUI - BFN