Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:55 AM
I wasn't sure where to post this post..anyways, I am newly pregnant and would like to get a fetal doppler. Does anyone know where to get one? Babies R Us? London Drugs? Do you know if hospitals rent them out?
Me 31 DH 33
IVF/ICSI #1 July 2011
July 8-17 Gonal-F 300 Menopur 150, Centritide .25mg starting on day 5
July 20, 2011 ER - 8 follies retrieved 7 matured, 5 fertilized, 2 slowed in growth, other three continued till day 5.
July 25, 2011 ET- 5 Day transfer with 2BBx2 eggs, none to freeze
Aug 3, 2011 beta results- BFN
IVF/ICSI #2 September 2011- Low Dose Lupron Protocol
Sept 1-11 Gonal-F 300, Menopur 150, Lupron (5 units)
Sept 14, 2011 ER- 14 follies retrieved, 13 matured, 10 fertilized, 8 continued with 2 slower in growth until day 5
Sept 19, 2011 ET- 5 day transfer with 2 eggs- 2AB, 2B+
Sept 20, 2011 - able to freeze 2 eggies! super excited
Sept 28- BFP!! beta number #1: 33
Oct 4- beta number #3: 560
Oct 19- 7 week u/s- heartbeat detected small sac, embryo measuring 6 1/5 weeks
Oct 25- noticed spotting, clotting and more spotting..
Oct 26- u/s performed and indicated that i had a 7w6d miscarriage
FET # 1 Jan 2012- Lupron/Estrace Protocol
Dec 31 Lupron 5 Units, start Estrace 2mg
Jan 20 FET!! 4BB and 2AB
Jan 30 beta: BFN
IVF/ICSI #3 May 2012- Low Dose Lupron Protocol--Aggressive Protocol
Mar 14 Immunological testing for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss blood tests-everything OK!
April 26- Uterine Lining Biopsy- to "stir" things up
May 4-12- Gonal-F 300, Menopur 150, Lupron 5 units
May 15- ER- 13 follies retrieved, 9 mature, 8 fertilized, 7 continued with 1 slower in growth until day 5
May 16- Start Prometrium (the usual) and have added 2 mg Estrace twice daily
May 20- ET- 5 day transfer with 1- 3AB, 1- 2BB and 1- class 3 morula
May 21- able to freeze 1 egg!
May 29- (9dp5dt) Beta-BFP!! 311
May 31-(11dp5dt) Beta #2- 683
June 25 - 7w6d u/s- I have two babies growing!! Baby A 7w3d and Baby B 7w2d- heart rate in the 160's
July 4- 9w1d u/s- Baby A measured 8w4d and Baby B measured 8w2d and heart rates in the 170's
July 31- 13w0d- First Trimester Screening (FTS)- baby A 12w6d and baby B 12w6d!! Heart rates 160's. NT, Tri 21, 18,13 low low %!!
Oct 10- 23w1d- put on bed rest and Progesterone as cervix is measuring short. Praying babies stay in there!
Nov 14- 28w1d- Baby A's waist is small. OB detects the possibility of growth restriction and will keep a close eye on him. Baby B doesn't seem affected at the moment.
Dec. 3- 30w5d- Going in for Fetal Monitoring (1x/wk) due to Mild Restricted Growth for Baby Boy A. Baby Girl B is on the cusp of being Growth Restricted.
Dec. 24- Fetal monitoring 3x a week. OB says I will not go past 36 weeks due to Growth restriction for both babies.
Jan 17, 2013- Andrew John ( 6 lbs 5 oz) and Lucy Cristina (4 lbs 14 oz) were born via C section.
Things I did for this cycle that's different from previous cycles: CoQ10 400 mg twice a day (started in Jan), Benadryl 25 mg 1x day after ET right up to Beta, drank more Rooibos tea after ET, increased my carbs since I am on low carb
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:08 PM
That being said, I'm pretty sure Babies R Us has them.
Winter 2012 - Welcome to the world baby boy!
Summer 2013- Surprise BFP makes two?!
Aug - NT scan looks great. In love already.
Oct - It's a boy. Grow baby, grow.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:09 PM
There's a lot more, I just listed a couple here. Just google doppler rental. You can buy directly with them too.
Me: genetic issues
DH: genetic issues, MFI
TTC since Summer 2009
ICSI with PGD#1:
Synarel nasal spray starting April 25, 2012
Baby smurfette arrives
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:28 PM
My Dr. also told me to stay away from them so as not to stress myself out. However, I completely ignored his advice and rented one. It was definitely worth the money. I rented mine from a site called tummy tickles. http://www.tummytick...cy_doppler.html They have the Dr. grade dopplers that can detect way sooner than anything you could buy at Toys R Us. They are also based out of Vancouver and the shipping is really fast.
DH: 33 (severe male factor)
Trying for one and a half years
Tests: FSH, HSG, SA, ultrasound, lap, hysterosonogram
Referred to PCRM: late November
Cycling: January/February 2011 (IVF w/ ICSI)
February 9th: ER 13 eggs retrieved (all mature)
February 10th: 12/13 fertilized
February 14th: ET 2 blasts transferred (2ab and 2aa)
February 15th: One totsicle (calling it vanilla ice! )
February 20th: is that a second pink line?! OMG!
February 21st: getting darker!
February 22nd: even darker!
February 23rd: beta=106 (it's official-I am knocked up!)
March 21st: first ultrasound (everything looks great and HB is 154!)
June 20th:u/s-it's a BOY!
October 11th: He is here! 6 pounds 14 ounces So in love already.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:53 PM
I rented one from here and absolutely LOVED IT. The shipping was fast, the service was good, it was easy to use and I detected a heartbeat the first time.
people thought I was nuts and that it would make me more nervous but on the contrary it gave me peace of mind in between my OB appointments.
2007-went off the pill. thought we'd get lucky. ha!
2009-testing, testing and more testing
Me: 29 DH: 33, severe male factor (less than 1 mill/ml)
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!
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
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
Jan. 8th-LH surge
Jan 12th-FET, Single 5AA blastocyst
Jan 19th and 21-BFP on HPT!
Jan 23- BFP 1161!
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:05 PM
>Me-dont ovulate all the time and I have poor egg quality
>DH-low sperm count
>Jan 23 2009 miscarrage natural conception no fertility treatments
>3 Back to back IUI's June to August of 2009. All BFN
>1st IVF/ICSI November 2009
>10 eggs collected 6 fertilized 2 put back none to freeze
>AF one week later BFN
>2nd IVF/ICSI Feburary 2011
>11 eggs collected 8 fertalized 2 put back none to freeze
>Got AF so I went for a blood test. Levels came back at 41 so they thought I was having a miscarrage. Went back 2 days later and levels were at 46 so they thought I wasnt micarrying proper and might need a D&C. Went back 6 days later levels shot up to 184 so they thought I passed 1 embryo but was pregnant with the other. Went back 2 days later levels down to 169 got AF 2 days later.
>This is when they said I have poor egg quality.
> Decided to go a head with donor embryo cycle at PNWF in Seattle.
>started Lupron feb 26 2012 and started out donor embryo cycle
>March 6 and 20 lining looks great all set for a march 28 transfer
>show up with full badder March 28 to find out the embryos we chose didn't make the thaw. Picked new ones and they looked great! Transferred 2 beautiful blasts that afternoon.
>First beta April 7 number was 718!! BFP!
>Second beta April 9 number was 1286! Looking good
>had a huge bleed so I went for my u/s. have a clot but also a baby with a heart beat! Clot shouldnt cause any problems but might be around for the first trimester.
>Follow up u/s May 9th
>Follow up u/s went great HB of 157! Clot getting smaller.
>another u/s booked for May 23
>u/s went great again! HB of 163! Baby moved a lot for us very exciting! Dr could no longer find clot. Good news!
>EDD December 14 2012!
>Baby couldn't wait and decided to come early.
>Water broke and my baby boy Logan James was born on November 13th!
>He was 6lbs 12oz! Not bad for almost 5 weeks early!
>Spent 5 days in the NICU and a total of a week in hospital
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:33 PM
Just saw this today, jump on it!
Me: 38 - FSH 10.1 AMH 1.1 ng (DOR?)
Dh: 41 - 4% morphology
TTC x 2 years
-Natural bfp Dec.2010 - m/c at 7 weeks
-Tried Clomid/IUI one time (BFN), wasn't really advised though, so proceed to IVF
Taking care with: Acupuncture x 3 months, Coq10 600mg daily x 4 months, folic acid, and fairly healthy overall.
April 29 - May 8 - Estrace 2mg po BID (estrogen priming)
May 8 - AF
May 9 - (AM)Menopur 150iu/(PM)Bravelle 225iu started (high dose antagonist protocol)
May 13 - Blood work - E2 802, increase Menopur to 225iu, and add (AM)Orgalutron once a day
May 15 - BW, U/S = 5 or 6 follicles on each side, but only 2 'committed' Same meds continue
May 17 - BW, U/S = 6 on the left 14-16, 3-4 on the Right, 14-16 - hoping for a perfect 10!
May 18 - U/S - Last dose of Menopur, TRIGGER tonight!
May 20 - ER - 8 eggs - ICSI
May 21 - All 8 FERTILIZED!!!
May 25 - ET of 2 blasts, 4AB & 4BB
May 26 - 5 frozen blasts on ice
May 28 - 3dp5dt - BFP!!
June 4 - Beta #1 - 437 - 10dp5dt
June 11 - Beta #2 - 8346 - 17dp5dt
June 16 - bleeding
June 22 - u/s #1 - 6w5d Twins A = 6w3d, 136bpm. B = 6w5d, 104bpm (B might not make it)
June 24 - 120mcg Rhogam shot for the bleed
June 29 - u/s #2 - 7w5d - One superstar baby, 15.1mm = 7w6d, HR 163. The other one is shrinking, 6w2d, will be reabsorbed.
July 2 - spotting...
July 3 - us = good HB 8w2d
July 10 - u/s = all good, baby moving! 9w1d
July 24 - u/s = just to peek! Baby dancing 11w2d
July 26 - more spotting, no pain 11w4d
Sep 21 - 19w5d - detailed u|s = everything right on track! It's a GIRL!!!!
Update: Baby girl was born on Feb.4th, mom and baby are just great!