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#1 Mollybean

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:25 PM

Hello,

I may be a bit early, but after signing consent forms today I was hoping to meet up with some others who are cycling in august/september. We decided to wait until the end of summer due to some travel in July and some down time after a cancelled IUI.

This time next year we will hopefully be welcoming our babies into the world!

2007-went off the pill. thought we'd get lucky. ha!
2009-testing, testing and more testing
2010
Me: 29 DH: 33, severe male factor (less than 1 mill/ml)
IVF/ICSI #1
Jan. 28th- ER. Retrieved 7 eggs
Feb. 2nd- ET. Transferred 2 beautiful blasts
BETA: Feb. 15th BFP! 1493
March 8th-first ultrasound . 1 perfect heartbeat. 158/min.
April 12th-baby is doing great!
May 27th- We're tickled pink! It's a girl!
Oct. 13th- DD is born!

2012

Me. 32 slightly elevated FSH: 11.2 DH: 36 Male factor (ranging from less than 1 million-20mill/ml)
IUI with Injectables#1-3 follicles
Cancelled due to low sperm count day of IUI.
WTF appointment May 11th. Done with this IUI experiment. back to IVF/ICSI

IVF/ICSI #2
Sep 19th-ER 12 eggs
Sep 20- 9 out of 12 mature. 7 fertilized
Sep 24- 5dt of a beautiful blastocyst. 5AA and 3 frosties.
Oct. 1-+HPT, lots of red spotting (this sucks!), early beta 70.
Oct 5- 2nd beta-20 Early miscarriage
Oct. 9-3rd beta-0 BFN
 

2013

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Jan. 8th-LH surge
Jan 12th-FET, Single 5AA blastocyst
Jan 19th and 21-BFP on HPT!
Jan 23- BFP 1161!

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#2 Mollybean

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

anyone?

2007-went off the pill. thought we'd get lucky. ha!
2009-testing, testing and more testing
2010
Me: 29 DH: 33, severe male factor (less than 1 mill/ml)
IVF/ICSI #1
Jan. 28th- ER. Retrieved 7 eggs
Feb. 2nd- ET. Transferred 2 beautiful blasts
BETA: Feb. 15th BFP! 1493
March 8th-first ultrasound . 1 perfect heartbeat. 158/min.
April 12th-baby is doing great!
May 27th- We're tickled pink! It's a girl!
Oct. 13th- DD is born!

2012

Me. 32 slightly elevated FSH: 11.2 DH: 36 Male factor (ranging from less than 1 million-20mill/ml)
IUI with Injectables#1-3 follicles
Cancelled due to low sperm count day of IUI.
WTF appointment May 11th. Done with this IUI experiment. back to IVF/ICSI

IVF/ICSI #2
Sep 19th-ER 12 eggs
Sep 20- 9 out of 12 mature. 7 fertilized
Sep 24- 5dt of a beautiful blastocyst. 5AA and 3 frosties.
Oct. 1-+HPT, lots of red spotting (this sucks!), early beta 70.
Oct 5- 2nd beta-20 Early miscarriage
Oct. 9-3rd beta-0 BFN
 

2013

FET#1unmedicated

Jan. 8th-LH surge
Jan 12th-FET, Single 5AA blastocyst
Jan 19th and 21-BFP on HPT!
Jan 23- BFP 1161!

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#3 jojo10

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:04 AM

Hi Mollybean,

I am looking at doing FET #2 sometime middle of august, early september.
YES, I want to welcome another baby to our family. I want to get some healthy eating and exercise in before I cycle.
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#4 KiwiGal

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:40 AM

Mollybean - I'm currently part of a July/August IVF cycle group, but I'm probably going to be joining you guys here instead. We should be ready to start our first ever IVF cycle at the end of July, but it's such a busy time for us so I think we're goin to wait. If we do, I'll be starting antagonist protocol at the end of August (last week).
2005/06 - DH diagnosed with CF (mild form) & MFI
May 31, 2012 - DH appointment with urologist
June 5, 2012 - Consent signing for IVF w/ICSI
June 20, 2012 - DH TESE/PESA appointment
July 5, 2012 - F/U B/W to check thyroid level
August 15, 2012 - Appointment with nurse to learn injections
August 31, 2012 - Called in Day 1!
September 1, 2012 - Day 2 b/w; starting 125 IU Puregon tonight!
September 5, 2012 - Day 5 b/w and u/s - 4 lead follicles with 27 small on the right and 17 small on the left!
September 7, 2012 - Day 7 b/w and u/s - 19 follicles measuring on the chart w/ several small trying to catch up!
September 9, 2012 - Day 9 b/w and u/s - Almost there! Over 20 follicles measuring on the chart, but not over 16mm yet...
September 10, 2012 - Day 10 b/w and u/s - 6 follicles over 17mm; 20-ish measuring close behind. At risk for OHSS. :(TRIGGER tonight @ 10pm!!! Stopped injections & started Dostinex (for OHSS)
September 12, 2012 - 10am - ER! 25 eggs retrieved
September 13, 2012 - Fertilization report: 16 out of 25 eggs fertilized! Scheduled a Day 5 transfer. :)
September 17, 2012 - Transferred 1 very good quality (B3-BB) embryo!
September 25, 2012 - 8dp5dt - BFP on FRER!!!!
September 28, 2012 - Beta #1 - 314!!!!
October 1, 2012 - Beta #2 - 900!!
October 5, 2012 - U/S - Shows 1 gestational and yolk sac in the uterus. :) We're over the moon!
October 26, 2012 - U/S and follow up w/ Dr. Vause - 1 very healthy baby measuring 1 week ahead! HB 176. Graduated from the clinic today!
November 1, 2012 - 1st Midwife Appointment!!
November 23, 2012 - IPS U/S and B/W
December 6, 2012 - 2nd Midwife Appointment!
January 10, 2013 - Morphology Ultrasound
January 16, 2013 - 3rd Midwife Appointment

We are team GREEN!

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#5 cheers

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:50 AM

Hello ladies can I join?? We will be starting our second cycle of IVF/ICSI in early September. I'm on the antagonist protocol so it will be rapid month for me. Call with cd1 and start stimming within a day or two with retrieval approximately 10-12 days later. I really hope that the second time works for us!

At first I was looking forward to having the summer to relax, drink and travel. Plus, our dx is MFI so dh is taking his cocktail of meds in the hopes that it might yield some better results. As such, we need the 3 months to see any potential changes. However, I'm feeling anxious to start again, I don't want to wait anymore lol!

Been ttc for 4 years
Dx: low morphology
1st IVF with ICSI: bfp but ended in a m/c at 5 weeks
Had initial consult with our new clinic - all screening bloodwork results are good; dna frag is high end of normal; karyotyping results are normal for dh.
February 26th called with my day 1.  Will start lupron on day 21 to down regulate.  Here we go again, hang on for the ride!! March 30th first puregon shot (day 3)
ER on April 11th - 34 eggs (ouch!)
Fertilization update - 30 mature eggs and all fertilized (holy cow!). Praying they keep growing!
April 16 - day 5 ET of 2 embryos
April 26 - BETA BFP!!!
7 week scan - 2 babies measuring on track with two good heartbeats!!! We are team PINK! Our miracle baby girls are here and we are in heaven!


#6 mistiqueallie

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

Hi: I'm also hoping to cycle in August/September... Just trying to book an updated SHG, then we're good to go as soon as the clinic calls. I'm also checking in on the July/August group, but it seems unlikely that I will get to cycle in July, seeing as it looks like I won't get in for a SHG on this cycle :(

Dr. has already told me we will be doing antagonist protocol, so just a matter of getting the test and "the call" :)

Hoping we are all able to carry on to a due-date buddy thread!

Allie

ME: 32, PCOS, irregular periods, anovulation, overweight
DH: 44, practically perfect in every way

TTC: 7 years (since we got married in Sept. 2006)
Clinic: Regional Fertility Program since 2010


IVF - Antagonist, no suppression, August 2012
Freeze-all: See "About Me" in my profile for IVF details


FET - Artificial (Medicated) Cycle, November/December 2012

Suprefact supression, Estrace and Prometrium

BFN - See "About Me" for details


FET - Artificial (Medicated) Cycle, March/April/May 2013

Lupron supression, Estrace and Prometrium

 

Mar 22 - start Lupron injections 1 x per day
Apr 01 - still sticking needles...
Apr 12 - ultrasound looks good - green light to start Estrace, back to clinic on Apr 26th
Apr 26 - lining check - everything's good, transfer on Wednesday! Stop Lupron, start Prometrium
May 1 - transfer day! 1 "beautiful" 5 day frosty transferred, 9 left
May 2 - May 12 - waiting, waiting, waiting
May 13 - day before official test - nervous wreck, crying a lot... convinced my DH to let me test - first EVER BFP!!!!
May 14 - official test day --- th_abfp.gif  Estimated due date: January 17, 2014
Jul 09 - NT ultrasound - everything looks AWESOME... so exciting to see a little person on the screen!
Jul 17 - trip to ER due to heavy red bleeding, ultrasound showed healthy baby moving with a great heartrate
Aug 14 - first OB apt - finally heard heartbeat on Doppler (anterior placenta prevented Dr from finding earlier)
Aug 26 - Anatomy ultrasound - everything looks great, probably a girl and have to go back as she's not cooperating!
Sep 04 - Anatomy ultrasound (Take II) - still looking great, probably a girl, and have to go back AGAIN as she's still not cooperating!
Sep 17 - THIRD Anatomy ultrasound - finally got all pics we needed, definitely a girl
Sep 30 - Little Megan made a dramatic entrance at 24w3d by emergency c-section (IC and bulging membranes). 1lb 10oz and 12.5 in, being cared for by the wonderful nurses and doctors in the NICU


#7 KiwiGal

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

Just checking in - how's everyone doing?

AFM - we have DH's TESE next Wednesday, so one more step closer to starting IVF. He's very calm and not nervous at all. I'm nervous for him, but hopeful that they will find good sperm with the needle and not have to make an incision. I'm having a really hard time with the wait. I'm so impatient and it feels like end of August is forever away...
2005/06 - DH diagnosed with CF (mild form) & MFI
May 31, 2012 - DH appointment with urologist
June 5, 2012 - Consent signing for IVF w/ICSI
June 20, 2012 - DH TESE/PESA appointment
July 5, 2012 - F/U B/W to check thyroid level
August 15, 2012 - Appointment with nurse to learn injections
August 31, 2012 - Called in Day 1!
September 1, 2012 - Day 2 b/w; starting 125 IU Puregon tonight!
September 5, 2012 - Day 5 b/w and u/s - 4 lead follicles with 27 small on the right and 17 small on the left!
September 7, 2012 - Day 7 b/w and u/s - 19 follicles measuring on the chart w/ several small trying to catch up!
September 9, 2012 - Day 9 b/w and u/s - Almost there! Over 20 follicles measuring on the chart, but not over 16mm yet...
September 10, 2012 - Day 10 b/w and u/s - 6 follicles over 17mm; 20-ish measuring close behind. At risk for OHSS. :(TRIGGER tonight @ 10pm!!! Stopped injections & started Dostinex (for OHSS)
September 12, 2012 - 10am - ER! 25 eggs retrieved
September 13, 2012 - Fertilization report: 16 out of 25 eggs fertilized! Scheduled a Day 5 transfer. :)
September 17, 2012 - Transferred 1 very good quality (B3-BB) embryo!
September 25, 2012 - 8dp5dt - BFP on FRER!!!!
September 28, 2012 - Beta #1 - 314!!!!
October 1, 2012 - Beta #2 - 900!!
October 5, 2012 - U/S - Shows 1 gestational and yolk sac in the uterus. :) We're over the moon!
October 26, 2012 - U/S and follow up w/ Dr. Vause - 1 very healthy baby measuring 1 week ahead! HB 176. Graduated from the clinic today!
November 1, 2012 - 1st Midwife Appointment!!
November 23, 2012 - IPS U/S and B/W
December 6, 2012 - 2nd Midwife Appointment!
January 10, 2013 - Morphology Ultrasound
January 16, 2013 - 3rd Midwife Appointment

We are team GREEN!

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#8 mistiqueallie

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:33 AM

Hi ladies - I was starting to think I wouldn't be getting in for my SHG this month since the clinic hadn't gotten whole of me since I left a message on CD1... well I got a call yesterday (CD6) for an appointment the next day (today). Talk about last minute! And to top it off, the nurse thought I needed an HSG, and so I ended up doing that instead - wish I could have done the SHG as HSG gives me worse cramps :(

Also have as U/S and AFC tomorrow, then we should be good to go for IVF at anytime. I do know that they're going to put me on BCP first, so hopefully they'll get me started sooner than later.

Take care and FX for all of you!

ME: 32, PCOS, irregular periods, anovulation, overweight
DH: 44, practically perfect in every way

TTC: 7 years (since we got married in Sept. 2006)
Clinic: Regional Fertility Program since 2010


IVF - Antagonist, no suppression, August 2012
Freeze-all: See "About Me" in my profile for IVF details


FET - Artificial (Medicated) Cycle, November/December 2012

Suprefact supression, Estrace and Prometrium

BFN - See "About Me" for details


FET - Artificial (Medicated) Cycle, March/April/May 2013

Lupron supression, Estrace and Prometrium

 

Mar 22 - start Lupron injections 1 x per day
Apr 01 - still sticking needles...
Apr 12 - ultrasound looks good - green light to start Estrace, back to clinic on Apr 26th
Apr 26 - lining check - everything's good, transfer on Wednesday! Stop Lupron, start Prometrium
May 1 - transfer day! 1 "beautiful" 5 day frosty transferred, 9 left
May 2 - May 12 - waiting, waiting, waiting
May 13 - day before official test - nervous wreck, crying a lot... convinced my DH to let me test - first EVER BFP!!!!
May 14 - official test day --- th_abfp.gif  Estimated due date: January 17, 2014
Jul 09 - NT ultrasound - everything looks AWESOME... so exciting to see a little person on the screen!
Jul 17 - trip to ER due to heavy red bleeding, ultrasound showed healthy baby moving with a great heartrate
Aug 14 - first OB apt - finally heard heartbeat on Doppler (anterior placenta prevented Dr from finding earlier)
Aug 26 - Anatomy ultrasound - everything looks great, probably a girl and have to go back as she's not cooperating!
Sep 04 - Anatomy ultrasound (Take II) - still looking great, probably a girl, and have to go back AGAIN as she's still not cooperating!
Sep 17 - THIRD Anatomy ultrasound - finally got all pics we needed, definitely a girl
Sep 30 - Little Megan made a dramatic entrance at 24w3d by emergency c-section (IC and bulging membranes). 1lb 10oz and 12.5 in, being cared for by the wonderful nurses and doctors in the NICU


#9 2Students

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:39 AM

Hiya Ladies,

I too am ramping up for another round. Had serious misgivings about joining a forum again--it was too hard last time watching the BFPs roll in. Plus our optimism (and money) are gone gone gone but maybe that's why I need to be back - to have some help finding the lighter side to this mess!!

I think I'll be cycling in August - just had another AMH blood test to make sure I'm not hitting early menopause (how depressing would that be?) and have more ultrasounds booked for Monday and Tuesday in hopes of proving I do have blocked tubes and OHIP can stick out its thumb for a few grand to help pay! Mostly concentrating these days on losing the weight from round #1 (and, to be totally honest, the chocolate and boozey binge that followed the BFN). If anyone else is struggling with optimism issues send me a PM - I'd love to chat!
TTC: Since July 2010
Me: 34
DH: 32
Dx Theory: Scar tissue from 1994 car accident

IUI #1
09/11 - BFN

IUI#2
10/11 with Gonal F (112.5) - BFN

IVFw/ ICSI + Assisted Hatching
01/31: BCP
03/03: Last BCP
03/07: AF
03/09: B/W & U/S reveals 6 follicles on left and 6 on the right
03/10: STIMMING!! 225 Gonal-F and 75 Luveris plus thyroid meds (pill form)
03/15: B/W - Estrogen 950, U/S 4 follies growing (1 left, 3 right) ADD 1/2 dose Orgalutron each day now
03/16: Estrogen 1430 with 6 follies (1 left, 5 right).
03/18: Estrogen 2400 with 8 follies (3 left and 5 right)
03/20: Estrogen 4400 with 10 follies (3 left and 7 right). Last push with 450 Gonal F + trigger
03/22: ER sched - 6 eggs - 4 mature
03/23: All 4 fertilized with ICSI
03/27: ET of 2 blasts. No frosties.
04/10: BFN

#10 Mollybean

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

hi everyone,

lots of stuff going on this week already..I relate kiwigal-August seems like a lifetime away. i am always really busy in summer though so of all the months to be in the waiting zone..I think these are the best.

2 students..how did the ultrasound go? Wouldn't it be great to have an OHIP paid cycle?!
i too got my amh tested and am waiting on the results which will probably come in a week. my fsh is elevated so my RE wanted to run more tests. i'm already preparing myself to feel disappointed if the results come back stating that i have decreased ovarian reserve.

right now we are trying to decide on whether or not to freeze sperm. he has never had less than 900,000/ml but the doctor says ''just in case''. i want to play it safe but it's an extra 500$ . Since we are doing ICSI we litrally only need like 7 sperm but of course I'd like the clinic to have a pool to choose from.

she kind of scared me into it by saying that if the day of Er there is no sperm then they can't really freeze eggs..or at least they are not very experienced with it.

2007-went off the pill. thought we'd get lucky. ha!
2009-testing, testing and more testing
2010
Me: 29 DH: 33, severe male factor (less than 1 mill/ml)
IVF/ICSI #1
Jan. 28th- ER. Retrieved 7 eggs
Feb. 2nd- ET. Transferred 2 beautiful blasts
BETA: Feb. 15th BFP! 1493
March 8th-first ultrasound . 1 perfect heartbeat. 158/min.
April 12th-baby is doing great!
May 27th- We're tickled pink! It's a girl!
Oct. 13th- DD is born!

2012

Me. 32 slightly elevated FSH: 11.2 DH: 36 Male factor (ranging from less than 1 million-20mill/ml)
IUI with Injectables#1-3 follicles
Cancelled due to low sperm count day of IUI.
WTF appointment May 11th. Done with this IUI experiment. back to IVF/ICSI

IVF/ICSI #2
Sep 19th-ER 12 eggs
Sep 20- 9 out of 12 mature. 7 fertilized
Sep 24- 5dt of a beautiful blastocyst. 5AA and 3 frosties.
Oct. 1-+HPT, lots of red spotting (this sucks!), early beta 70.
Oct 5- 2nd beta-20 Early miscarriage
Oct. 9-3rd beta-0 BFN
 

2013

FET#1unmedicated

Jan. 8th-LH surge
Jan 12th-FET, Single 5AA blastocyst
Jan 19th and 21-BFP on HPT!
Jan 23- BFP 1161!

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#11 jojo10

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

Hi Girls,

I have been given the all clear to go ahead with our next FET. I am taking the summer to relax (and the lab at our clinic closes for a month) to prepare. My beta remains a mystery at 8 so the RE has decided to not worry about it. I will do a natural cycle with progesterone and I am thinking I will take baby aspirin, the clinic no longer has it as part of its protocol but I used it my last fresh cycle so it can not hurt.

Mollybean: I wonder why the Dr would say that when the count looks really good? I hope its not just a money grab.

Misti: I know I need to keep on the clinic to make sure everything is on track. I write it all day and keep a log of what needs to be done with questions.

2students: I should be out losing weight as well, my last failed FET I packed on 6 pounds of stress eating. NOT GOOD! I hope you can find funding to help out with the costs.

Kiwi: I hope the TESE went well. Waiting is what IF is all about it seems!

Cheers: Waiting too.... the second time was the charm for me,hope the fourth is a good one too!

Check back later, I hope this wait passes by quick too!
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#12 2Students

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Hiya Ladies,

Mollybean - FREEZE 'EM!! It would suck if on the day you didn't have any to work with. I'm sure they'll take the fresh if they can but on my last forum, there was a poor woman who, after all that expense, had to cancel her cycle the day they retrieved her eggs because he couldn't produce sperm. GAH!

JoJo - oh ya, that damned stress eating. One day, early in the cycle when my estrogen was going up a 1000 points a day, I sat down and ate a whole box of chocolates! But man they were tasty!

U/S went great! We may have sufficient proof this time 'round to apply for OHIP funding! Thank God. Still waiting on the AMH. Waiting waiting waiting. IVF is like going to the airport, eh? Hurry up and wait.
TTC: Since July 2010
Me: 34
DH: 32
Dx Theory: Scar tissue from 1994 car accident

IUI #1
09/11 - BFN

IUI#2
10/11 with Gonal F (112.5) - BFN

IVFw/ ICSI + Assisted Hatching
01/31: BCP
03/03: Last BCP
03/07: AF
03/09: B/W & U/S reveals 6 follicles on left and 6 on the right
03/10: STIMMING!! 225 Gonal-F and 75 Luveris plus thyroid meds (pill form)
03/15: B/W - Estrogen 950, U/S 4 follies growing (1 left, 3 right) ADD 1/2 dose Orgalutron each day now
03/16: Estrogen 1430 with 6 follies (1 left, 5 right).
03/18: Estrogen 2400 with 8 follies (3 left and 5 right)
03/20: Estrogen 4400 with 10 follies (3 left and 7 right). Last push with 450 Gonal F + trigger
03/22: ER sched - 6 eggs - 4 mature
03/23: All 4 fertilized with ICSI
03/27: ET of 2 blasts. No frosties.
04/10: BFN

#13 SGD

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

Hi ladies,

Hope I can join this thread. I was on the May/June/July FET one but sadly we lost our baby so now I'm back in thewaiting game.
You can read my history in my signature.
It's a been a bumpy ride bu tI'm trying to keep as positive as possible.

I have no idea when we can do FET again as I'm still trying to expel all the remaining products from this missed miscarriage.

I'm hoping AF will come sooner rather than later as I was told today to wait 2 regular periods before trying again. Hopefully that will put me in September FET.

Oh, both of Dh's sisters are pregnant. One is overdue so probably induced this Friday and the other EDD is November. Hard to not let it get to me but boy is it tough!!!

2Students, we go to the same clinic!
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#14 springy

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

SGD - the three of us should meet for coffee one day!!!
TTC#1 with IVF
April IVF #1 - BFN
FET #1 - July
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#15 cheers

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

Great to see some activity in this thread!

SGD I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. Nobody should have to go through that - HUGS. I hope you can do another FET in the near future.

2students - great news on the possible OHIP coverage! Not that I would wish IF on anyone but having assistance with the staggering costs helps with the financial burden. We will be doing fresh cycles together!

Jojo - taking the summer off is a great idea. We decided to do the same (and give DH the best chance of improving his SA). I know what you ladies mean about the weight gain - a few extra pounds from bloating, stress eating etc... they are so pesky to get rid of!

Molly and Kiwi - the wait sucks! Although I'm happy to be able to relax this summer I'm also itching to start the next cycle. I feel useless when I'm just counting down the days until I can start injecting again lol!

kiwi - we are at the same clinic!! Hope things go well with your dh's TESE app tomorrow. Keep us updated.

Mistique - awesome you get to start earlier than you expected!

Been ttc for 4 years
Dx: low morphology
1st IVF with ICSI: bfp but ended in a m/c at 5 weeks
Had initial consult with our new clinic - all screening bloodwork results are good; dna frag is high end of normal; karyotyping results are normal for dh.
February 26th called with my day 1.  Will start lupron on day 21 to down regulate.  Here we go again, hang on for the ride!! March 30th first puregon shot (day 3)
ER on April 11th - 34 eggs (ouch!)
Fertilization update - 30 mature eggs and all fertilized (holy cow!). Praying they keep growing!
April 16 - day 5 ET of 2 embryos
April 26 - BETA BFP!!!
7 week scan - 2 babies measuring on track with two good heartbeats!!! We are team PINK! Our miracle baby girls are here and we are in heaven!


#16 cheers

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:29 AM

Molly - I just noticed that you are at OFC too! Great to have some girls from the same clinic!

Been ttc for 4 years
Dx: low morphology
1st IVF with ICSI: bfp but ended in a m/c at 5 weeks
Had initial consult with our new clinic - all screening bloodwork results are good; dna frag is high end of normal; karyotyping results are normal for dh.
February 26th called with my day 1.  Will start lupron on day 21 to down regulate.  Here we go again, hang on for the ride!! March 30th first puregon shot (day 3)
ER on April 11th - 34 eggs (ouch!)
Fertilization update - 30 mature eggs and all fertilized (holy cow!). Praying they keep growing!
April 16 - day 5 ET of 2 embryos
April 26 - BETA BFP!!!
7 week scan - 2 babies measuring on track with two good heartbeats!!! We are team PINK! Our miracle baby girls are here and we are in heaven!


#17 JessicaSW

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  • Interests:Husband, Dog Maggie, Family, traveling, home improvements, gardening, our future family!
  • Dx:Male Factor
  • My Clinic:Ottawa Fertility Centre

Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:44 AM

Hi Everyone!

I'm just introducing myself, we signed our consent yesterday and will be doing our first IVF cycle in September, as far as I've heard antagonist protocol with Gonal F and cetrotide.. Can't wait to get to know everyone better. Here's hoping this summer goes as quickly as all the others seem to! :)

Me: 24 DH:27, Married since February 12/2011
TTC Since March 2011
May '12 - First appointment at OFC.
Short Protocol w/ Puregon & Orgalutran
Nov 18/12' - First day of stimms!

Nov 30/12' - Egg Retrieval! 9 eggs from my left ovary, RE was unable to safely get into my right so we had to leave them all behind!
Dec 1/12' - 8/9 Fertilized with ICSI! Scheduled for day 5 ET on Dec 5/12'!!
Dec 5/12' - ET of TWO Day 5 Blasts! GROW BABIES GROW! XO!
Dec 12/12' - BFP on Multiple HPT's! Pinch me, is this real??!?
Dec 17/12' - BETA 259!!

Jan 10/13' - FIRST ULTRASOUND - TWO beautiful babies measuring on track. Heartbeats 141 and 153.

Jan 18/13' - First OB app't - Heartbeats 171 and 180! Already so in love with these two beauties!

Feb 11/13' - NT Ultrasound - Everything looks perfect! HB's both in 160's

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#18 KiwiGal

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

Welcome to the group Jessica!

Cheers - the wait is sometimes the worst part! But, we're focusing on enjoying the summer and will start soon enough. DH had his appointment with Dr. Roberts this morning and all went well. The procedure was over within 10 minutes because they were able to extract a few vials using a needle. I was so relieved they didn't have to make an incision! The worst part for him was in the recovery room because the narcotics made him sick. Oh well, his part is done now.

Sitting in the recovery room with him was a bit scary and I felt my first twinge of fear after seeing a woman come back from her retrieval as white as a ghost. Hearing Dr. Kotarba explain the procedure to a woman having her first retrieval was also pretty scary. I'm glad I heard it in advance, but makes me nervous as a first-timer.
2005/06 - DH diagnosed with CF (mild form) & MFI
May 31, 2012 - DH appointment with urologist
June 5, 2012 - Consent signing for IVF w/ICSI
June 20, 2012 - DH TESE/PESA appointment
July 5, 2012 - F/U B/W to check thyroid level
August 15, 2012 - Appointment with nurse to learn injections
August 31, 2012 - Called in Day 1!
September 1, 2012 - Day 2 b/w; starting 125 IU Puregon tonight!
September 5, 2012 - Day 5 b/w and u/s - 4 lead follicles with 27 small on the right and 17 small on the left!
September 7, 2012 - Day 7 b/w and u/s - 19 follicles measuring on the chart w/ several small trying to catch up!
September 9, 2012 - Day 9 b/w and u/s - Almost there! Over 20 follicles measuring on the chart, but not over 16mm yet...
September 10, 2012 - Day 10 b/w and u/s - 6 follicles over 17mm; 20-ish measuring close behind. At risk for OHSS. :(TRIGGER tonight @ 10pm!!! Stopped injections & started Dostinex (for OHSS)
September 12, 2012 - 10am - ER! 25 eggs retrieved
September 13, 2012 - Fertilization report: 16 out of 25 eggs fertilized! Scheduled a Day 5 transfer. :)
September 17, 2012 - Transferred 1 very good quality (B3-BB) embryo!
September 25, 2012 - 8dp5dt - BFP on FRER!!!!
September 28, 2012 - Beta #1 - 314!!!!
October 1, 2012 - Beta #2 - 900!!
October 5, 2012 - U/S - Shows 1 gestational and yolk sac in the uterus. :) We're over the moon!
October 26, 2012 - U/S and follow up w/ Dr. Vause - 1 very healthy baby measuring 1 week ahead! HB 176. Graduated from the clinic today!
November 1, 2012 - 1st Midwife Appointment!!
November 23, 2012 - IPS U/S and B/W
December 6, 2012 - 2nd Midwife Appointment!
January 10, 2013 - Morphology Ultrasound
January 16, 2013 - 3rd Midwife Appointment

We are team GREEN!

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#19 PaleSpring

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

Hi guys. We will be having FET#1 in August...expecting my period around Aug 15th, so I guess ET in last week of August. Really praying this will be the one!!!!!!!!

Wishing everyone all the best!!!!!!!!

Me: 29, DH: 31

Married 2005, TTC since 2008, Unexplained Infertility

Nov: IUI#1 -BFN

Jan. '11: IUI#2 -BFN

Feb: IUI#3 -BFN

Mar: Polyp in uterus

Apr: Hysteroscopy & Polypectomy.Pathology normal

May: IUI #4 -BFN

June: IUI #5 -BFN

July: IUI #6 -BFN

Aug-Jan'12: Trying naturally, with acupuncture, fertility yoga, herbal supplements

IVM#1: Feb 2012

ER: Feb.79 eggs retrieved, 6 mature(d), 2 fertilized

ET: Feb.10. 4-cell day2 embryo and 5-cell day3 embryo

Beta: Feb 25. BFN

IVF#1: Mar/April 2012

ER: April 4th14 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilized

ET: Apr9. day5 transfer of 1 blast, 2 more frozen

Beta: April 21 BFN

April-August '12: Trying naturally

FET #1: ET Sept 7th 2012

Transferred one d5 blast

Beta Sept 18 --BFP!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You God!!!!

Viability Scan: Oct 2nd. Heartbeat viewed, everything normal!

Anatomy Scan: Jan 14th. Its a boy!!

DD: May 25th, 2013
May 17th, 2013. Emergency C-section. Baby is here!! What did my arms do before they held him, what did my heart do with its love!! Thank You God!!!

 

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#20 Iamttc

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

Hello ladies I will be starting my fet next month with a transfer date around aug 1 .. Got a BFP on my fresh cycle with twins that's ended with miscarriage at 18 weeks just praying that this works will be doing a natural fet we have 3 blast frozen
me: 25 fibriods
dh 29 perfect

ivf #1
01/2012 2 blast
02/08/12 bfp!
05/11/12 lost twins @ 18 weeks due to fibroid

08/16/12 lap to remove fibriod

Fet
11/01/12 1 blast

#21 cheers

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

Kiwi try not to worry about the ER. You take ativan the night before (to help you sleep), and then the morning of the procedure so you are feeling pretty 'high'! I'm a pretty nervous person and I wasn't really anxious at all. Dh said I looked stoned lol! The nurses were wonderful at making you feel comfortable and at ease.

Been ttc for 4 years
Dx: low morphology
1st IVF with ICSI: bfp but ended in a m/c at 5 weeks
Had initial consult with our new clinic - all screening bloodwork results are good; dna frag is high end of normal; karyotyping results are normal for dh.
February 26th called with my day 1.  Will start lupron on day 21 to down regulate.  Here we go again, hang on for the ride!! March 30th first puregon shot (day 3)
ER on April 11th - 34 eggs (ouch!)
Fertilization update - 30 mature eggs and all fertilized (holy cow!). Praying they keep growing!
April 16 - day 5 ET of 2 embryos
April 26 - BETA BFP!!!
7 week scan - 2 babies measuring on track with two good heartbeats!!! We are team PINK! Our miracle baby girls are here and we are in heaven!


#22 cheers

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:58 PM

Welcome Lamttc and PaleSpring! Fx for the FETs!

Lamttc I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage :(

Been ttc for 4 years
Dx: low morphology
1st IVF with ICSI: bfp but ended in a m/c at 5 weeks
Had initial consult with our new clinic - all screening bloodwork results are good; dna frag is high end of normal; karyotyping results are normal for dh.
February 26th called with my day 1.  Will start lupron on day 21 to down regulate.  Here we go again, hang on for the ride!! March 30th first puregon shot (day 3)
ER on April 11th - 34 eggs (ouch!)
Fertilization update - 30 mature eggs and all fertilized (holy cow!). Praying they keep growing!
April 16 - day 5 ET of 2 embryos
April 26 - BETA BFP!!!
7 week scan - 2 babies measuring on track with two good heartbeats!!! We are team PINK! Our miracle baby girls are here and we are in heaven!


#23 SGD

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

SGD - the three of us should meet for coffee one day!!!


That would be awesome!
I have no idea when I'll be at the clinic again, but I do work downtown and suspect I'll have to going to my obgyn for the next little while for follow ups.
I do have a follow up with Dr. Hannam July 24th to discuss this past cycle and next steps. How is your cycle going so far?
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#24 SunnyS

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:46 PM

We're planning on a FET in September. I was going to do a natural cycle and progesterone, but I think i'm going to chicken out, and just go with the Estrogen first. I'm nervous it would be the one cycle (like this past cycle), that my cycle goes from a normal 26 days to 40 days! We have 8 frozen blasts, so we're looking to transfer 1 pristine 4AA blast!

We met with the RE 2 weeks ago, and it turns out my Thyroid is way out of whack, so we have some time to get it straightened out before we start. For once, the call from the clinic didn't mean I couldn't cycle... it was kind of nice to get that type of call... even if it means my Thyroid is off.

Me: 33 DH: 35
Me: Lupus, low AFC during Lupus flare-ups, Hypothyroid
DH: mod. MFI

5 monitored Clomid cycles, 1 BFP (m/c 6w), 4 BFN's
4 Puregon IUI's, BFN

IVF#1
8/25 - start BCP's
9/8 - start Suprefact injections
9/16 - start Puregon and Micro-dose HCG
9/21 - first monitoring appt
9/29 - ER - 10 eggs, 9 mature
10/4 - 5dt of 1 4AA Blast
10/11 - BFP!!!
6/11 - Beautiful Baby Girl is born!!

FET#1
Hoping to start 9/12!!!
Sept 19 - CD 1 - Start Estrace
Sept 29 - Start Progesterone
Oct 4 - Trans 1 4BA Blast
Oct 10 - BFP on HPT!
Oct 11 - BFP on HPT digital!!

Oct 16 - 1st Beta - 1,020
Oct 18 - 2nd Beta - 2,372
Jan 28/13 - IT'S A GIRL! EDD 6/22/13



#25 SGD

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:01 PM

SunnyS, I ended up having a thyroid issue as well. I've been going to a fertility clinic for over 2 yrs and it's never been an issue. This past December diagnosed with under active thyroid. I'm currently taking 75mcg of Eltroxin. It took me about 1 1/2 months to get it under control. I believe they want it between 2 and 2.5. Before this past FET it was 2.92 and dr was good with going ahead with it. I'm under the care of my RE and a thyroid specialist. I go for blood work every month to make sure it's still normal.

Goo luck, I hope you can get it under control quickly. I only had to adjust the meds once.
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