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#1 nextchapter

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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?

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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


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#2 hopefulgirl

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:08 PM

I would ask yr OB. Mine said to stay away, something about the energy being able to actually lower the FHR. Technicians are trained to look for this and know to move positions immediately. He also said that often what you are hearing is yr own heartbeat anyways.

That being said, I'm pretty sure Babies R Us has them.
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Summer 2013- Surprise BFP makes two?!
Aug - NT scan looks great. In love already.
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#3 smurfette_w

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

i found a few places that rents them, i think you can buy one too, but it's about $500 for a new one.



There's a lot more, I just listed a couple here. Just google doppler rental. You can buy directly with them too.


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#4 fruitofthewomb

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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.

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IVF w/ ICSI #1 January/February 2011 BFP (+ 1 frozen blast)
February 23rd: beta=106 (it's official-I am knocked up!)
October 11th: little man is here!!! biggrin.png

Natural BFP (whaaaaaa?!) January 2013 MMC at 7 1/2 weeks sad.png

FET #1 February 2014 BFN

IVF w/ ISCI #2 March/April 2014 BFN (+ 3 frozen blasts)

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#5 Lucretia

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:40 PM

you can buy a doppler of eBay. plenty of choice there.

#6 Mollybean

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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!

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#7 Kimmy

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

I got mine from dopplertodiapers. They are local to bc so it ships in a couple if days. They are super friendly there.
TTC since 2007
>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

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:33 PM


Just saw this today, jump on it!

Me 40, him 43
Tried, failed.
IVF and ICSI 2012 (age 37) - Baby girl born 2013

5 frozen in the bank.

Natural FET March 2015 for a sibling.
March 9 - transferred 2 x 5d (4BB) blasts.
March 14 - 5dp5dt BFP! - Squinter on HPT.6/7/8dp5dt - Faint line.
March 20 - Beta #1 - 11dp5dt - 348.5!!!
March 26 - Beta #2 - 17dp5dt- 3224  
April 7 - U/S #1 - 6w5d, measuring 6w2d - HR 120bpm. Gestational sac very small crsd.gif

April 16 - U/S #2 8w0d measuring 7w, no HB. Missed miscarriage cry.gif

Dr. said most likely chromosomal. 


Natural BFP?! June 2015 June 18, beta =67. June 20, beta =152.

Doesn't add up based on possible days of conception; numbers low, Not Hopeful at All.

Bleeding on and off.

July 3 U/S should be anywhere between 6w0d and 6w4d - sac measures under 5 weeks, with yolk sac. No HB or pole. SCH detected as well. 

July 15th 2nd ultrasound - No growth, no heartbeat. 


Planning on another FET in December '15 with our 3 remaining frosties