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#1001 LilyD

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Hi ladies!

Wpg_Bb_Pls - Vent away! I totally get how you are feeling. My DH and I have a niece who is 9 years younger than me and 12 years younger than DH and their baby will be a year old in June. My younger sister's daughter is 11 years old! So it is going to feel strange when we have a child who is younger than our young nieces! And it is really hard to see all of these babies and pregnant relatives and friends around you. Especially when no one truly understands what we are going through with infertility unless they've been there. Yes, I really like how Dr. Yan says to think of nothing (meaning try not to obsess) and think positively. He also told me walking only during the cycle to reduce any type of stress on the body. Sometimes even good stress like exercise can tell our bodies it's not a good time to conceive. Just walking is hard for me too because I've always done strength training and running and kickboxing! So I feel like I'm going to gain 20lbs just over this cycle because I am not only just walking but eating way more, but I keep telling myself I'm doing what I feel is necessary and right for me. 2 more BCPs for us!! Yay!!

MjK and Suz- SO happy to hear you have some frosties!!

Mammamia-Hang in there, sweetie! The mix-up really sucks but I'm holding out all kinds of hope for you.

Chinook & Cam-Thinking of you both with a smile and hope you are doing well!

Jen- Sorry that you didn't have any to freeze. That happened to us on our first cycle and since we plan for this to be our last IVF cycle we are really praying we have some to freeze this time. So I hear you on the one shot deal. Praying for the embies to stick for you!

Me Again- Hope you are doing okay.

Rural girl- I haven't felt much effect from the Suprefact yet except for being tired and also I want all kinds of food that is not good for me. :( I'm sure this is all hormone-related.

EOE-sorry if I missed anyone, thinking about you all.

AFM- I've felt so much more relaxed lately. I'm trying to be kind to myself, take long walks and enjoy the sunshine, birds, etc. I live in Island Lakes so I enjoy walking to the lakes and sitting for awhile doing my relaxation breathing, it has been beautiful lately abeit the wind could stand to calm down a bit! Still working through the adoption stuff. We're waiting on one more reference to be completed and then we should hear on a date for our first homestudy appt. Nearly done the questionnaires, too. Then it's moving on to the Dear Birth Mother letter and picking some photos of us. Getting there! :)
ME: 39
DH: 43
DX: Unexplained Infertility
TTC since: 2005

IVF #1:
Early Aug 2008: Can't remember all the details but 3 good embies transfered.
Late Aug 2008: BFP
Mid September: Bleeding, AF came, early loss

IVF #2:
April 8 2012: Started BCP
May 11 2012: Start Suprefact
May 16 2012: Stop BCP
May 23 2012: Screening Ultrasound - OK!
May 24/2012: Start Menopur 150 IU
May 30/2012: B/W checked out OK
May 31/2012: U/S checked OK - largest follicles 16.5 on right and 12 on left. Two more days of stims then another U/S on Saturday. Grow follies grow!!
June 4/2012: U/S & BW --two more days of stims and U/S on Wed, ER likely on Friday. E2 7800
June 6/2012: U/S & BW -- Good to go! Trigger tonight and ER on Friday, June 8th! Lining is at 8mm today, so hoping for continued 'fluffing'!
June 8 2012 - 6 eggs retrieved
June 9 2012 - 5 of 6 eggs fertilized
June 10 2012 - 5 eggs dividing nicely and at the 3-4 cell stage! Transfer on Monday at 11am!
June 11 2012 - Transferred 3 embryos - 1 B grade, 1 C grade and 1 D grade. PUPO!!
June 25 2012 - Beta BFP!!!!
July 12 2012 - Ultrasound

"He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord. - Psalm 113:9"

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

Good Morning!

JennJ - I'm sorry to hear none of your embroys made it to freeze. I know exactly how you feel. In 2 cycles we have not frosties. But remember that you have the best ones in you, in the best conditions. As for the heartburn, that has been my only pregnancy symptom so far! Keep your fingers crossed!!! I have mine crossed for you!

LilyD - Sounds like you are doing a good job of trying to stay calm. I think it's good to have something else to distract you while going through IVF. We are building a house so I've had lots to thing about in that department!

Suz, Chinook, and MJK - How you doing in the 2ww? Thinking about you lots.

Mammamia - I hope you get answers today and I hope good ones.

RuralGirl - Half way through may today! Your cycle will be here in no time

MeAgain - How you doing? Any more development in your plans to cycle?

Wpg-Bb-Pls - I understand how you feel. It's hard to be genuinely happy when we've wanted a child for so long. Hang in there, your turn will come too! No more BCP tomorrow which is awesome!!!! Stay positive girl!

EOE - Hello! Hope you are well.

Take care
Cam :)
TTC since April 2008
May-October 2009 Metformin/Letrozole
November 2009 IUI #1 - oral meds
January 2010 IUI #2 - oral meds
August 2010 IUI #3 - injectable meds
August 2010 IVF Waitlist
April/May 2011 IVF #1 - BFN

Laparoscopy November 14 - Found and removed Stage 1 endo

TTC Naturally for a few months

IVF #2 & ICSI - April 2012
Started BCP Feb 29
Start Suprefact - March 30
Stop BCP April 4
U/S & Bloodwork April 10
300 Gonal F & 75 Luveris
ER April 25 - 9 eggs retrieved, 6 icsi'd (3 not mature), 5 fertilized
ET April 28 - Transferred 2 Grade B 8 cell and 6 cell embryo
Beta - May 11
Wait...caved and POAS on May 7 (8dp3dt) and got a BFP!!! POAS 5 more times - BFP everytime!!!\
BETA May 11 - BFP 225.8!!!!
U/S - June 4 DS born January 13, 2013

#1003 MeAgain

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:23 AM

Hi Everyone! Hope your cycles are going well for you all!! I am writing in hopes of advice...

My consultation is on 28th at 1:00 ... Heres my plan....

3 natural IVF cycles with possibly Femara/Letrozole .. To get a few more eggs.... None of my tests have been done yet... Just waiting for day3 ... SA will be done tomorrow.. Ultrasound on 22nd (cd5)... I also know I ovulate every month..confirmed with temps...

The only thing that bothers me about the natural cycle is I am afraid of spontaneous ovulation.... I can't find info on this anywhere... What I want to know is if doc can give something to stop ovulation??? I guess my cycle would mimic an IUI...only there would be an ER and ET...

Any help or advise is appreciated!!
Me: 39. DH 43 TTC:18 yrs DX: stage 4 endo @ 20 yrs old.FSH- 10-12DH - fine 7 corrective surgeries for endo & blocked tubes open 5 ectopics (natural) (cilia in tubes do not work) IVF #1 ... 2 Grade C 8cell - one healthy baby boy!! 2 frozen 4cell and 6cell- Grade BEctopic (natural)2004 - 8 weeks pg - tube exploded - internal bleeding - surgery - other tube closed Feb 2012 - FET - no transfer IVF# 2 (OFC) March 15 2013- 300iu, cetrotide, hcgONE mature follicle - no fertilization.

July 2013 - EPP - BFN
November - 2013 - EPP - One follicle, one egg, natural fertilization = BFP!!

#1004 JenniferJ

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:39 AM

I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. I am just staying positive that the best embabies are inside. I have to believe that this will work.

Take care!
ME-38 DH-43
TTC- 4 yrs
Dx- Male factor

1st appointment at Heartland was 13 Jan 11
HSG showed clear tubes
My b/w all clear
Low and slow sperm, froze sample

12 Feb 12- ICSI suggested
26mar12- AF
27mar12- BFN so started BCP
06apr12- start 20iu/day suprefact
11apr12- stop BCP
18apr12- u/s and b/w, Lt ovary hiding behind uterus
27apr12- start 300iu/day menopur
3may12- b/w E2 good
4may12- u/s, Lt ovary still hiding, follicles=5 on rt and 3 on lt
6may12- u/s and b/w, ready to retrieve on 8th, trigger 9pm
8may12- ET at 9am 6 eggs
9may12- 5 fertilized embryos
11may12- transferred 3 grade C embryos...PUPO!
24may12-HCG 266.9....BFP!!!
13june12- U/S- saw two sacs, two little bodies and most importantly....two heartbeats!!!!
11july12- last u/s at heartland and saw the two most beautiful little babies and their cute little hand, feet, and heartbeats.

#1005 MeAgain

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. I am just staying positive that the best embabies are inside. I have to believe that this will work.

Take care!


My embryos were also graded C .. I had two 8 cells put back in.. They both implanted.. One vanished at about 4-5 weeks.. he other is my son!!!

Good luck to you!!!
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Me: 39. DH 43 TTC:18 yrs DX: stage 4 endo @ 20 yrs old.FSH- 10-12DH - fine 7 corrective surgeries for endo & blocked tubes open 5 ectopics (natural) (cilia in tubes do not work) IVF #1 ... 2 Grade C 8cell - one healthy baby boy!! 2 frozen 4cell and 6cell- Grade BEctopic (natural)2004 - 8 weeks pg - tube exploded - internal bleeding - surgery - other tube closed Feb 2012 - FET - no transfer IVF# 2 (OFC) March 15 2013- 300iu, cetrotide, hcgONE mature follicle - no fertilization.

July 2013 - EPP - BFN
November - 2013 - EPP - One follicle, one egg, natural fertilization = BFP!!

#1006 JenniferJ

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:02 PM


I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. I am just staying positive that the best embabies are inside. I have to believe that this will work.

Take care!


My embryos were also graded C .. I had two 8 cells put back in.. They both implanted.. One vanished at about 4-5 weeks.. he other is my son!!!

Good luck to you!!!


thank you that is encouraging
ME-38 DH-43
TTC- 4 yrs
Dx- Male factor

1st appointment at Heartland was 13 Jan 11
HSG showed clear tubes
My b/w all clear
Low and slow sperm, froze sample

12 Feb 12- ICSI suggested
26mar12- AF
27mar12- BFN so started BCP
06apr12- start 20iu/day suprefact
11apr12- stop BCP
18apr12- u/s and b/w, Lt ovary hiding behind uterus
27apr12- start 300iu/day menopur
3may12- b/w E2 good
4may12- u/s, Lt ovary still hiding, follicles=5 on rt and 3 on lt
6may12- u/s and b/w, ready to retrieve on 8th, trigger 9pm
8may12- ET at 9am 6 eggs
9may12- 5 fertilized embryos
11may12- transferred 3 grade C embryos...PUPO!
24may12-HCG 266.9....BFP!!!
13june12- U/S- saw two sacs, two little bodies and most importantly....two heartbeats!!!!
11july12- last u/s at heartland and saw the two most beautiful little babies and their cute little hand, feet, and heartbeats.

#1007 RuralGirl

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

MeAgain - glad to hear things are moving forward for you finally, hope your consult goes well! Both Cetrotide and Orgalutran prevent premature ovulation. I'm using Cetrotide in mine; that was one of the problems last time I ovulated one ovary and lost half my eggs!

Mama - thinking of you...
Me: 33 DH: 30
TTC since Aug 2009
Ist Heartland visit Dec 2010
Dx: Male Factor diagnosed Jan 2011(<1% normal morphology)
+ DOR diagnosed March 2012 (FSH 17)

IVF/ICSI #1 Nov 2011 at Heartland: Regular Long Protocol
resulted in a single embryo, BFN - see About Me page for details

IVF/ICSI #2 June 2012 at Heartland: Estrogen Primed Antagonist Protocol
May 10 - CD3 FSH 8.9, E2 119
May 19 - LH surge detected
May 29 - Estradiol patch eod until stims start
May 30 - Cetrotide (3-day) injection
June 2 - called in my CD1
June 4 - CD3 U/S all normal, E2 267
started stims with 400 iu Gonal F + 75 iu Menopur
also on 0.5 mg oral dexamethasone once/day during stims
June 8 - 7 follicles, lining 5 mm, E2 347
June 10 - 7 follicles, lining 5 mm
June 11 - 9 follicles, lining 6.7 mm, E2 2018
added daily cetrotide injections
June 13 - 10 follicles, lining 7.7 mm, E2 ?
June 14/12 - Hcg trigger
June 16/12 - ER: 10 eggs, used 7 for ICSI
June 17/12 - 4 fertilized
June 19/12 - ET: transferred 2 embryos
June 22/12 - 1 blast frozen
June 30/12 - 11dp3dt, positive HPT
July 3/12 - beta 239 BFP!!!
July 20/12 - ultrasound day (6w6d), one little heartbeat :)
Aug 8/12 - ultrasound (9w4d)

#1008 Mammamia

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:12 PM

So the nurse from heartland called and my beta on sunday was 11 :( i did start bleeding quite heavy so it was expected but still depressing. I have so much cramping today!
I dont have an appointment with Dr. McTavish until June 6 because he is away until June 4th. They asked what we wanted to do next and i said another cycle so they put me back on the list today. I asked roughly how long and they didnt know but said i was #45 on the list. Does anyone know how many people cycle at one time? I really hope i dont have to wait super long. For now, i am going to try and take care of myself to make some really strong eggs for next time hoping to have at least some to freeze!
Hope everyone else is doing well!!

December 2010- began journey at HeartlandIVF #2 (VFC)
August 15/2012- start Gonal F (225), Luveris (75)
August 20- add cetrotide
August 23rd- first U/S at VFC, 35 follicles around 14mm, ER potentially Monday instead of Thursday.
August 25th U/S
Aug28 ER, 39 follicles, ICSI on 33
August 29- 27 embryos growing!
Sept 2-froze 17
Day 5FET- nov.14
5dp5dt- BFN6dp5dt-BFP!!Early beta 9dp5dt- 83.0712dp5dt- 23414dp5dt- 494!!!U/S Dec. 14- one little bean measuring on trackBaby Boy born August 13/13


#1009 Suz1980

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

MammaMia - I'm so sorry to hear your news. Take care of yourself. I'd say number 45 on the list is great. I think they cycle over 40 girls each batch... Not sure how far they have them schedule till but I wouldn't be surprised if you'd hear soon. Glad to hear the list is getting shorter. Hugs my friend.
Me - 33 DH - 34
2008-2010 numerous rounds of failed clomid and Letrozole cycles
2011 - 3 failed IUI's with injects
Nov/Dec 2011 - IVF #1 -BFN
April/May 2012 - IVF w ICSI #2 - BFP (2 frozen embabies as well)
Feb 7/13 - Our miracle baby Stella Faith is born 6lbs 7oz
FET #1 BFN April 2014
FET #2 end of May 2014 - cancelled
FET #2 again - June 2014 - BFP low beta early m/c :(
IVF #3 Oct 2014

#1010 JenniferJ

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

Mama I am sooo sorry to hear the results of your beta. Hang in there, I do not think 45 will be long. My friend's sister just signed up and there is a wait list of over 150 people so they give priority to people who have cycled already. I have been through a natural miscarriage 3 yrs ago and it hurts so much emotionally. Just remember to talk it out cuz I kept it in and didn't tell anyone, wrong move.

Take care of yourself.
ME-38 DH-43
TTC- 4 yrs
Dx- Male factor

1st appointment at Heartland was 13 Jan 11
HSG showed clear tubes
My b/w all clear
Low and slow sperm, froze sample

12 Feb 12- ICSI suggested
26mar12- AF
27mar12- BFN so started BCP
06apr12- start 20iu/day suprefact
11apr12- stop BCP
18apr12- u/s and b/w, Lt ovary hiding behind uterus
27apr12- start 300iu/day menopur
3may12- b/w E2 good
4may12- u/s, Lt ovary still hiding, follicles=5 on rt and 3 on lt
6may12- u/s and b/w, ready to retrieve on 8th, trigger 9pm
8may12- ET at 9am 6 eggs
9may12- 5 fertilized embryos
11may12- transferred 3 grade C embryos...PUPO!
24may12-HCG 266.9....BFP!!!
13june12- U/S- saw two sacs, two little bodies and most importantly....two heartbeats!!!!
11july12- last u/s at heartland and saw the two most beautiful little babies and their cute little hand, feet, and heartbeats.

#1011 Mammamia

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:16 PM

Thanks Suz and JenniferJ. It was rough this weekend but i am feeling much better and optimistic. It seems like Heartland has 2 separate lists then so i am assuming the second timers are squeezed in amongst the first timers? I shold have asked more questions but i guess i can ask at my follow up appontment on June 6th. It does feel better to talk about it. Was hard at first but it gets easier. Thanks for all the support!

December 2010- began journey at HeartlandIVF #2 (VFC)
August 15/2012- start Gonal F (225), Luveris (75)
August 20- add cetrotide
August 23rd- first U/S at VFC, 35 follicles around 14mm, ER potentially Monday instead of Thursday.
August 25th U/S
Aug28 ER, 39 follicles, ICSI on 33
August 29- 27 embryos growing!
Sept 2-froze 17
Day 5FET- nov.14
5dp5dt- BFN6dp5dt-BFP!!Early beta 9dp5dt- 83.0712dp5dt- 23414dp5dt- 494!!!U/S Dec. 14- one little bean measuring on trackBaby Boy born August 13/13


#1012 MJK

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:24 PM

Mammamia, I'm so sorry...

#45 does sound good though, I think was close to 200 when my last cycle failed in November.
me: 35 him: 35
IVF#1 March 2011 BFN
IVF#2 Sept 2011 BFN
IVF#3 April 2012 BFN 2 frozen embryos
FET #1 August 2012 BFP!! Eliana Joy born May 22, perfect and precious!

IVF#4: starting March 2014, hoping for a sibling!

#1013 Suz1980

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

Usually us repeat girls get pushed through a little faster if all our tests/pap is up to date etc. we take less time because we don't have to do the training etc again. I thought there was only one list but I could be wrong....
Me - 33 DH - 34
2008-2010 numerous rounds of failed clomid and Letrozole cycles
2011 - 3 failed IUI's with injects
Nov/Dec 2011 - IVF #1 -BFN
April/May 2012 - IVF w ICSI #2 - BFP (2 frozen embabies as well)
Feb 7/13 - Our miracle baby Stella Faith is born 6lbs 7oz
FET #1 BFN April 2014
FET #2 end of May 2014 - cancelled
FET #2 again - June 2014 - BFP low beta early m/c :(
IVF #3 Oct 2014

#1014 Wpg-Bb-Pls

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

Hi Ladies!

Jen- so sorry that your embies didn't make it to freeze. FX'd that the best ones are incubating well in their natural home.

Mammamia- my heart is breaking for you. Such an emotional rollercoaster this last weekend must have been for you. I just want to give you the biggest hug ever and take all the pain away.

Me Again- sorry I am not much help with your questions but it is wonderful to have a plan!

Cam- thanks, I really hope being off the BCP will help keep me a little more positive. It is just how I remember it when I was on it as a teenager... it made me crazy then and now too!

Lily- Only one more BCP we have made it this far yahoo! Dr Yan asked me yesterday if I was feeling heavy? hahaha I laughed out loud when he asked that... my fingers and toes where so swollen yesterday they felt tight. After acupuncture though I peed like a racehorse, I don't know what he did but this morning when I woke up all the water retention seemed to be gone. I am really trying to get in some walking and eating well but today at lunch time I really wanted a Caeser. Glad to hear you have found a way to get some relaxation in!

EOE- I hope you are doing well!

AFM- feeling so much better today. Thanks for the support yesterday during my rant. Only 1 more BCP tomorrow morning and acupuncture tomorrow afternoon. Injections are going well, didn't even feel the one tonight.

Be kind to yourselves.
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Me-33Dh-37Unexplained IFLap May 2011Letrozole April 2011-February 2012BFNRegistered for IVF November 2011Waiting to start IVF got the call March 7, 2012April 26 start BCPStart Suprefact May 11End BCP May16US and BW May 23Menopur 300iu start May 26 US and BW June 1Right 5 follicles largest 12 Left 2 follicles largest 13 e2 3800US June 4 Right 5 follicles largest 18 Left 7 follicles largest 32(dr said that it was greedy on the menupur) lining 11Trigger June 5Retrieval June 7 5 eggs retrieved June 8 total fertilization failure... Rescue ICSI on 3June 9 3 have fertilized 1 is splittingJune 10 all three have split- transferred 1 grade A 2 cell and 1 grade C 4 cellBeta June 22 BFNWTF appt August 21
IVF #2Start BCP Nov 26Start Suprefact Dec 14End BCP Dec 19U/S / BW Dec 27Start Gonal f 375 and Luveris 75 December 29U/S / BW Jan 4 right side lots of follicles measured biggest 5 all between 10 and 12.5 left side only a couple biggest one measures 20.5. Lining 12.7 and e2 is 4026U/S / BW Jan 7 trigger shotRetrieval Jan 9 Transfer Jan 12 1 3 day embryo 7 cell grade CBeta Jan 25 - BFN WTF appointment Feb 26

#1015 MeAgain

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

mama. :( .. Sorry about the crappy news....
Me: 39. DH 43 TTC:18 yrs DX: stage 4 endo @ 20 yrs old.FSH- 10-12DH - fine 7 corrective surgeries for endo & blocked tubes open 5 ectopics (natural) (cilia in tubes do not work) IVF #1 ... 2 Grade C 8cell - one healthy baby boy!! 2 frozen 4cell and 6cell- Grade BEctopic (natural)2004 - 8 weeks pg - tube exploded - internal bleeding - surgery - other tube closed Feb 2012 - FET - no transfer IVF# 2 (OFC) March 15 2013- 300iu, cetrotide, hcgONE mature follicle - no fertilization.

July 2013 - EPP - BFN
November - 2013 - EPP - One follicle, one egg, natural fertilization = BFP!!

#1016 w/child

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

Mama :(
(see 'About Me' for more details)

Me- 36; DH- 33; TTC - since 2007

FET #1 (w/ Prometrium (400))
mar 28/12 - (LH surge)
apr 3/12 - transfer 2 remaining 5day blast
apr 10/12 - "+" (7dp5dt /12dpo)
apr 16/12 - beta (13dp5dt/18dpo)= 856 -> BFP :o
apr 20/12 -beta#2 (17dp5dt/22dpo) = 4685
may 9/12 - U/S - (7wk6d) -> singleton w/ heartbeat :)

may 25/12 - U/S #2 - (10wk1d) heartbeat and movement.
may 30/12 - first OB apt (10wk6d) - OB apt every month
june 15/12 - U/S #3 - (13wk1d) -heartbeat and movement
july 20/12 - U/S #4 (18wk1d) - gender, heartbeat and movement (3d/4d)- girl???
july 31/12 - U/S#5 (19w5d) - diagnostic u/s through OB - no problems
aug 3/12 - U/S #6 (20wk1d) - confirm gender (3d/4d
sept 21/12 - GD test + OB apt every 2 wks (27 wk1d) -negative
oct 26/12 - U/S #7 (32wk1d) - last look/ confirm gender (3d/4d) - Girl, head down and facing spine
nov 16/12 - Strep B test @ OB apt (35wk1d) - negative
nov 30/12 - Blood test for HBP + OB apt every wks (37wk1d) - baby position still good, BP increasing
dec 7/12 - Effacement and dilation check @ OB apt (38wk1d)

DEC 20 /2012 - EDD :)

#1017 cam

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Mamma - so sorry. It's hard to see the positives at this time but you have really gained a lot of information in this cycle and you have a very positive lookin cycle ahead of you. Regardless, I know it hurts. Take care of yourself.

Cam :)
TTC since April 2008
May-October 2009 Metformin/Letrozole
November 2009 IUI #1 - oral meds
January 2010 IUI #2 - oral meds
August 2010 IUI #3 - injectable meds
August 2010 IVF Waitlist
April/May 2011 IVF #1 - BFN

Laparoscopy November 14 - Found and removed Stage 1 endo

TTC Naturally for a few months

IVF #2 & ICSI - April 2012
Started BCP Feb 29
Start Suprefact - March 30
Stop BCP April 4
U/S & Bloodwork April 10
300 Gonal F & 75 Luveris
ER April 25 - 9 eggs retrieved, 6 icsi'd (3 not mature), 5 fertilized
ET April 28 - Transferred 2 Grade B 8 cell and 6 cell embryo
Beta - May 11
Wait...caved and POAS on May 7 (8dp3dt) and got a BFP!!! POAS 5 more times - BFP everytime!!!\
BETA May 11 - BFP 225.8!!!!
U/S - June 4 DS born January 13, 2013

#1018 RuralGirl

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:49 PM

I'm so sorry Mammamia :(
Me: 33 DH: 30
TTC since Aug 2009
Ist Heartland visit Dec 2010
Dx: Male Factor diagnosed Jan 2011(<1% normal morphology)
+ DOR diagnosed March 2012 (FSH 17)

IVF/ICSI #1 Nov 2011 at Heartland: Regular Long Protocol
resulted in a single embryo, BFN - see About Me page for details

IVF/ICSI #2 June 2012 at Heartland: Estrogen Primed Antagonist Protocol
May 10 - CD3 FSH 8.9, E2 119
May 19 - LH surge detected
May 29 - Estradiol patch eod until stims start
May 30 - Cetrotide (3-day) injection
June 2 - called in my CD1
June 4 - CD3 U/S all normal, E2 267
started stims with 400 iu Gonal F + 75 iu Menopur
also on 0.5 mg oral dexamethasone once/day during stims
June 8 - 7 follicles, lining 5 mm, E2 347
June 10 - 7 follicles, lining 5 mm
June 11 - 9 follicles, lining 6.7 mm, E2 2018
added daily cetrotide injections
June 13 - 10 follicles, lining 7.7 mm, E2 ?
June 14/12 - Hcg trigger
June 16/12 - ER: 10 eggs, used 7 for ICSI
June 17/12 - 4 fertilized
June 19/12 - ET: transferred 2 embryos
June 22/12 - 1 blast frozen
June 30/12 - 11dp3dt, positive HPT
July 3/12 - beta 239 BFP!!!
July 20/12 - ultrasound day (6w6d), one little heartbeat :)
Aug 8/12 - ultrasound (9w4d)

#1019 LilyD

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:08 AM

Mamamia - So very sorry. :( It's so frustrating, isn't it? And such a roller-coaster of emotions. Do take care of yourself. Do something special just for you now. Big hugs to you ((((Mamamia)))) I hope you have a short wait until your next cycle.

Wpg-Bb-Pls - Yes! One more BCP, oh how I'm ready for those to be done. And first screening appt is one week away. :)

EOE - Hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves. It's important to treat ourselves kindly through all of this.

AFM - I'm doing pretty good. I feel more tired lately and I think that's from the Suprefact. I was ready to go to bed at 9pm last night! And the cravings for junk food are so bad, too. Which is weird because I usually don't have those. Must be the hormones. But last night I was good. I wanted cupcakes but I bought fruit instead. ;) Acupuncture tomorrow and Thursday because I'll be out at the cottage on Friday for an extra long weekend. Looking forward to that. I've been also trying to make a plan of something else to look forward to if this cycle fails. I'm going to take a week off from work at the end of the cycle no matter the outcome. But if this cycle fails then I would like to take a road trip with my mom to Canmore/Banff area and spend a week there just regrouping. She loves that area as much as I do and doesn't get much opportunity to go there. I'm definitely remaining positive but I find it helps me if I have something to look forward to if it doesn't work out the way I hope.
ME: 39
DH: 43
DX: Unexplained Infertility
TTC since: 2005

IVF #1:
Early Aug 2008: Can't remember all the details but 3 good embies transfered.
Late Aug 2008: BFP
Mid September: Bleeding, AF came, early loss

IVF #2:
April 8 2012: Started BCP
May 11 2012: Start Suprefact
May 16 2012: Stop BCP
May 23 2012: Screening Ultrasound - OK!
May 24/2012: Start Menopur 150 IU
May 30/2012: B/W checked out OK
May 31/2012: U/S checked OK - largest follicles 16.5 on right and 12 on left. Two more days of stims then another U/S on Saturday. Grow follies grow!!
June 4/2012: U/S & BW --two more days of stims and U/S on Wed, ER likely on Friday. E2 7800
June 6/2012: U/S & BW -- Good to go! Trigger tonight and ER on Friday, June 8th! Lining is at 8mm today, so hoping for continued 'fluffing'!
June 8 2012 - 6 eggs retrieved
June 9 2012 - 5 of 6 eggs fertilized
June 10 2012 - 5 eggs dividing nicely and at the 3-4 cell stage! Transfer on Monday at 11am!
June 11 2012 - Transferred 3 embryos - 1 B grade, 1 C grade and 1 D grade. PUPO!!
June 25 2012 - Beta BFP!!!!
July 12 2012 - Ultrasound

"He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord. - Psalm 113:9"

#1020 beentrying

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:42 AM

So sorry Mamma. Hang in there. #45 is great. It means you are definitely being fast tracked... Hopefully you'll be cycling in a few months. Take a breather and do something nice for yourself.
Jennifer- Sorry about your embies not making it to freeze. FX that you're not going to need those!

Hi to EOE.
TTC since 2009
Natural BFP in 2009
m/c at 11.5 weeks
Letrozole: Jan-Oct 2011- BFN
Me: 39
DH: 38

April 2012: IVF #1!
March 7- April 11: BCP
April 6: Start Suprefact
April 18: BW and US
Good to go!
April 18: Start 150 iu each of Bravelle and Menopur
April 24: B/W- Low E2 levels
April 26: U/S- Low follicular response. Cycle cancelled!
June 21: Hysteroscopy and D&C for fibroid removal.
July 12: Follow-up appointment and new protocol!
Taking: Prenatal multi, 300mg Ferrous Gluconate, 3000 mg fish oil, 3000iu Vit D3, Folic Acid
IVF #1.5
Sept 29: Last BCP
Oct 2: Start specific Suprefact for microdose
Oct 4: Start microdose protocol- Gonal-F and Luveris
Oct 10: b/w E2- 1926
Oct 11: u/s lining 5.9 L-13.5, 13.5. R- 13
Oct 13: b/w E2 5176. Lining 7.9 L-19,18. R: 19
Oct 13- Triggered at 11.00 pm
Oct 15: ER No eggs retrieved!
Oct 18: Appt with Dr. M

#1021 ellee

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

Mama I am so sorry to hear about your beta. I really think that you should be able to cycle very soon.

Suz, Mary and Jennifer and Chinook (what a great Mother's day pres) I am thinking about you girl all day long! Come on little ones stick nice and tight! Who is planning on POAS?

Lily any more MIL drama? The Suprefact kicked my butt!!! Crazy headaches, crying at the drop of a hat, and I was kind of grumpy. You will feel better when you start stims until you start to feel like a duck waddling. The reason that you were on bcp for different lengths of time was because they use that to plan when you will cycle so they can group all the girls together.

Cam I am so excited for your U/S. Boooo heartburn!

Beentrying how are you doing? You have about a month to go before your surgery. I am pretty sure that it will basically be a D&C to remove the fibroid. That can be very good for implantation for the next few months after. What is the plan after?

Wpg-bb it sounds like you are a natural at these shots. I am glad that you are enjoying acupuncture. Anything you can do to relax will only help. Yeah for no more bcp! They are the devil!

Meagain it sounds like you have a good plan in place. I am sorry I don't have any ideas for you.

Rural I am glad that work is getting a little less crazy. It is almost time to start cycling again. Estrogen patches, I haven't heard of that. I find it so amazing all of the different protocols there are.

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Ok so a quick update so my 1st beta was 1185 and my second was 3250! I flew back to VFC on Monday to go for my last intralipid treatment. Dr H did an U/S and ......Posted Image Posted Image Twins!!!!! I am soooooo excited!!!! It is still so early. I am 6 week tomorrow. I need to go to HL for another U/S around ther 25th. I hope hope hope to see two strong little heartbeats. I really haven't told many people. I am still so scared. There are a couple of our friends that knew we were doing this that we have been hiding from. I don't want to tell people yet. I also want to make sure we tell the people that need to know one on one. I know from years of IF that it hurts when people are insensitive. The last thing I want is for someone to send a congrats on FB and someone gets hurt. I have been sooooo sick for the last 10 days. I haven't thrown up yet but I almost wish I would just so I could have some relief from the nausea! Yuck! But I am loving every single second!
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Me 31 DH 31 Married Aug 2007 TTC since March 2008
2 furry babies Casey & Bella :)
Lap Sept 2009 Stage 4 Endo 5 Months of Lupron then 6months of Letrozol
IVF #1 Superfact starts April 18, Stims start April 29th
22 follicles, Trigger May11th Retrival May 13th 18 eggs and 12 beautiful embies
5 day ET due to OHSS, transfered 1 beautiful grade A blast, 4 frozen blasts BFN :(
FET scheduled for early Aug, FET postponed by a month...still sick with huge ovaries! Darn OHSS!
FET #1 scheduled for Sept 18 Transferred 2 embies BFN :(
IVF #2 planned at VFC Nov/Dec postponed due to natural BFP! Ending in m/c :(
IVF #2 at VFC Dec/Jan
BCP Dec 13th
50 units of Suprefact Dec 27th (Stopped Suprefact early on the 17th)
75 Gonal F and 75 Repronex Jan 9th Lower dose to prevent OHSS
Dropped down to 50 Gonal F,
12 follicles on each ovary! Hope they won`t all grow! (they sure did)
Dexamethazone (.5mg)
At trigger, Doxycycline (100mg 2xday)
After ER Estrace (2mg 3x day), Prometrium (200mg 3x day), Heparin (5000 units 2x day)
E2 was over 23,000 at one point, coasted for a few days, only took 1/2 the trigger shot but still got OHSS really bad!
ER got 19 eggs! IVF 9 of 9 fertilized and ICSI 9 of 10 fertilized!
No transfer :( Darn OHSS! 2 1/2 liters of fluid drained 3 days after ER, and 3 liters drained 6 days after ER.
13 BEAUTIFUL Blasts waiting for us in Victoria and 2 in Winnipeg.

FET #2 (this time at VFC) March/April 2012
BCP start March 15, Suprefact starts March 24th, started Estrace April 3rd 2mg 2x day
ET scheduled for April 26th
Transferred2 pretty blasts
POAS 6 days past transfer BFP!!!!
Beta #1 1185
Beta #2 3250
Happiest girl in the world!


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#1022 JenniferJ

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:59 PM

All I have to say is WOW! I have the wickedest heartburn. I am officially hooked on TUMS. I can only hope this is a good sign. Congrats to Ellee! going to Dr. Yan tomorrow for some relaxation.

Nite to all!
ME-38 DH-43
TTC- 4 yrs
Dx- Male factor

1st appointment at Heartland was 13 Jan 11
HSG showed clear tubes
My b/w all clear
Low and slow sperm, froze sample

12 Feb 12- ICSI suggested
26mar12- AF
27mar12- BFN so started BCP
06apr12- start 20iu/day suprefact
11apr12- stop BCP
18apr12- u/s and b/w, Lt ovary hiding behind uterus
27apr12- start 300iu/day menopur
3may12- b/w E2 good
4may12- u/s, Lt ovary still hiding, follicles=5 on rt and 3 on lt
6may12- u/s and b/w, ready to retrieve on 8th, trigger 9pm
8may12- ET at 9am 6 eggs
9may12- 5 fertilized embryos
11may12- transferred 3 grade C embryos...PUPO!
24may12-HCG 266.9....BFP!!!
13june12- U/S- saw two sacs, two little bodies and most importantly....two heartbeats!!!!
11july12- last u/s at heartland and saw the two most beautiful little babies and their cute little hand, feet, and heartbeats.

#1023 Mammamia

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

Ellee- twins! Thats so exciting! Sending positive sticky vibes your way! Cant wait to hear the updates!
Hope everyones heartburn gets under control soon :)

December 2010- began journey at HeartlandIVF #2 (VFC)
August 15/2012- start Gonal F (225), Luveris (75)
August 20- add cetrotide
August 23rd- first U/S at VFC, 35 follicles around 14mm, ER potentially Monday instead of Thursday.
August 25th U/S
Aug28 ER, 39 follicles, ICSI on 33
August 29- 27 embryos growing!
Sept 2-froze 17
Day 5FET- nov.14
5dp5dt- BFN6dp5dt-BFP!!Early beta 9dp5dt- 83.0712dp5dt- 23414dp5dt- 494!!!U/S Dec. 14- one little bean measuring on trackBaby Boy born August 13/13


#1024 LilyD

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

Ellee - TWINS!! That's awesome! I'm praying the next ultrasound shows two strong lovely heartbeats! Congratulations!! No more MIL drama for me! Her sister is in visiting from Florida so she will be staying with MIL for awhile so that's perfect. ;)

Jennifer J - You will have to tell me what you think of Dr. Yan. Don't let his straight-to-the-point personality throw you off, he is wonderful! Have you done acupuncture before? The first time is always a little nerve-wracking but there's nothing to it. He's got wonderful relaxing music playing and once he's put the needles in he puts a heat lamp over you and dims the lights. Before I know it I am off to sleep!

Wpg_Bb_Pls - No more BCPs!! Woohoo!! How is acupuncture going?

Hello and big hugs to EOE.

AFM - Injections are going well and I'm hoping all is fine at my first ultrasound on May 23rd so I can move on to Menopur. DH and I took tomorrow off from work and are heading out to the cottage for an extra long weekend. So definitely ready for that! :)
ME: 39
DH: 43
DX: Unexplained Infertility
TTC since: 2005

IVF #1:
Early Aug 2008: Can't remember all the details but 3 good embies transfered.
Late Aug 2008: BFP
Mid September: Bleeding, AF came, early loss

IVF #2:
April 8 2012: Started BCP
May 11 2012: Start Suprefact
May 16 2012: Stop BCP
May 23 2012: Screening Ultrasound - OK!
May 24/2012: Start Menopur 150 IU
May 30/2012: B/W checked out OK
May 31/2012: U/S checked OK - largest follicles 16.5 on right and 12 on left. Two more days of stims then another U/S on Saturday. Grow follies grow!!
June 4/2012: U/S & BW --two more days of stims and U/S on Wed, ER likely on Friday. E2 7800
June 6/2012: U/S & BW -- Good to go! Trigger tonight and ER on Friday, June 8th! Lining is at 8mm today, so hoping for continued 'fluffing'!
June 8 2012 - 6 eggs retrieved
June 9 2012 - 5 of 6 eggs fertilized
June 10 2012 - 5 eggs dividing nicely and at the 3-4 cell stage! Transfer on Monday at 11am!
June 11 2012 - Transferred 3 embryos - 1 B grade, 1 C grade and 1 D grade. PUPO!!
June 25 2012 - Beta BFP!!!!
July 12 2012 - Ultrasound

"He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. Praise the Lord. - Psalm 113:9"

#1025 MJK

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:18 PM

Ellee, that's fantastic!!! Good luck on trying to keep it quiet for a little while, I can understand that but don't think it would work for me.

Lily/Wpg, you're done the next step! Here's hoping you can start stims on time next week.

Jennifer, I haven't had the heartburn, but hope yours gets better soon. I'd take it as a good sign!

Chinook, Suz, we're getting there in the wait. One day at a time!

I'm feeling pretty normal right now, starting to obsess about every little thing though... I'm trying to wait till Tuesday to POAS, but may break down on Monday.
me: 35 him: 35
IVF#1 March 2011 BFN
IVF#2 Sept 2011 BFN
IVF#3 April 2012 BFN 2 frozen embryos
FET #1 August 2012 BFP!! Eliana Joy born May 22, perfect and precious!

IVF#4: starting March 2014, hoping for a sibling!