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Poll: What did you do during 2WW? (861 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you excercise?

  1. Vigorously (7 votes [0.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.81%

  2. Moderately (70 votes [8.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

  3. Very little (283 votes [32.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.60%

  4. Not at all (508 votes [58.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.53%

Did you do heavy Housework? ie: Vacuume

  1. More than usual (9 votes [1.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.04%

  2. Same as usual (201 votes [23.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.16%

  3. Less than usual (339 votes [39.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.06%

  4. Not at all (319 votes [36.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.75%

Did you lift anything heavy?

  1. Yes, over 10 pounds (136 votes [15.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.49%

  2. Yes, just under 10 pounds (190 votes [21.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.64%

  3. No, just light things (394 votes [44.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.87%

  4. Not at all (158 votes [18.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.00%

Did you make love with your significant other?

  1. Yes (99 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  2. Yes, but no penetration (44 votes [5.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.08%

  3. No (723 votes [83.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.49%

How did you eat?

  1. Better than usual (262 votes [30.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.01%

  2. Same as usual (541 votes [61.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.97%

  3. Less than usual (not very hungry) (70 votes [8.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.02%

Did you rest?

  1. Yes, alot more than usual (344 votes [39.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.45%

  2. Yes, slightly more than usual (330 votes [37.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.84%

  3. Same as usual (166 votes [19.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.04%

  4. Sightly less than usual (23 votes [2.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.64%

  5. Not at all, couldn't sleep (9 votes [1.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.03%

Were you sick during 2WW?

  1. Yes, due to cycling. ie:OHSS (82 votes [9.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.35%

  2. Yes, sick as a dog! (8 votes [0.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.91%

  3. Yes, a cold (71 votes [8.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.10%

  4. Yes, lethargic (175 votes [19.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.95%

  5. No, felt normal (489 votes [55.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.76%

  6. Definately not! I felt great! (52 votes [5.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.93%

Did you smoke or drink?

  1. Yes, I did both (1 votes [0.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.12%

  2. Yes, I smoked alot (1 votes [0.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.12%

  3. Yes, I drank alot (2 votes [0.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.23%

  4. Yes, I smoked a little (20 votes [2.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.31%

  5. Yes, I drank a little (33 votes [3.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.81%

  6. No, but I was around smokers (26 votes [3.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.00%

  7. Neither one at all (784 votes [90.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.43%

Did you meditate?

  1. Yes, alot (41 votes [4.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.73%

  2. Yes, abit (230 votes [26.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.56%

  3. Not at all (595 votes [68.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.71%

Was your significant other supportive?

  1. Yes, they were amazing! (464 votes [53.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

  2. Yes, more than usual (327 votes [37.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.59%

  3. No, less than usual (56 votes [6.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.44%

  4. No, I felt alone! (23 votes [2.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.64%

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#1 IVF Angel

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:04 AM

I thought that we could see what everyone did during 2WW and maybe find some correlation as to what seems to help BFP and cause BFN. Some questions may bother people, but I do believe every question is relevant. As well I am wondering how many HPT'd but I couldn't fit it in. I also couldn't fit in if you had a BFP or BFN so if you could put that in as a post I would appreciate it.

Please answer the questions as truthfully as possible (even if you don't want to) and we just might find something out!

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#2 hopeful25

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:16 PM

Hey there,

I did nothing but relax on the couch the whole 2 weeks, i had a bad cold but other than that i was fine. I started hpting everyday from 7 days past transfer and it was bfn everyday from that day on... My beta was 6. BFN. I am 25 and my cause for IF is male factor.
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IVF/ICSI#1 began Aug.5/07
Ended Sept.18/07 with a BFN
FET#1 start suprefact Nov.9/07
Transfered 2 perfect embies on Dec.12th
Dec.20th/HPT-BFP!!!!(8dp3dt)
Dec.21st/Beta-123!!!! BFP!!!(9dp3dt)
Dec.24th/Beta-708!!!!(12dp3dt)
Jan.4th/Beta-33,000!(23dp3dt)
Jan.7th/beta due to bleeding-71,000(26dp3dt)
u/s moved up to January 8th due to bleeding
ITS TWINS!!! BABY A-116bpm BABY B-106bpm
Jan.18th/another beta-200,000 or more?...hospital only tests up to 200,000(37dp3dt)
2nd u/s-Jan.24th(8w4d)BABY A-151bpm BABY B-173bpm both babies measuring 2cm!
Feb.1st-heard the hb's for the first time! 179-181bpm and 164-166bpm!!!!
12 weeks-hb's hovering around 165 and 150bpm!!!
3rd u/s-Feb.25th(13 weeks) baby A hb-154 bpm baby B hb-159 bpm both babies growing perfectly!
4th u/s-Mar.3rd(14 weeks) baby A 8.3cm/hb-150 baby B 8.8cm/hb-160
16 weeks-hb's hovering around 140 and 150
March 17th-prenatal appointment(16w1d) doctor says he hears 3 heartbeats!?! I dont believe it! Its just not possible!!!
March 26th 3d ultrasound-2 GIRLS!!!
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:43 PM

I had 2 weeks off from my job but still did some work at home, watch tv, some cooking and a lot of internet...
and watch a whole season of 24 (which is kind of stress too)
Overall I think I was too stress and was not so hungry.
Did HPT from 9dp3dt and always had BFN...
I would highly recommend to do everything you can to not stress but it is so hard...
Watch some comedy, read easy positive book...
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:51 PM

Hi.
I jsut answered your survey as accurately as possibel however there wasn't a question asking if it was a BFP - so It was a BFP for me - twins at the time.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:59 PM

My RE put me on strict bed rest for 3 days. I rested for 4 days and went to work 5th day for a couple of hours. It was a BFN.

Dana
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TTC 8 years
1st IVF May/June 2006- Chem pg
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PCOS, Damaged Tubes
Tubes removed May 2007
2nd. IVF Oct/ Nov 2007- BFN
3rd. IVF Feb/ March 2008- BFN
3rd. FET July/ Aug 2008- BFP Beta 6dp5dt 9, 8dp5dt 45, 11dp5dt 131, 15dp5dt 971, 21dp5dt 3060
4th. FET July 29th, 2010.
BETA 5.5dp5dt 14.6, 7.5dp5dt 53.6,10.5dp5dt 149.4,17.5dp5dt 1902, 19.5dp5dt 3282
Ultrasound showed one little bean!!

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#6 hopeful123

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:39 PM

i had a bfp every time but m/c to chromosomal anomalies
i did usual cleaning and cooking ,only took 2-3 days off work ,not because of work load but because my co-workers were from hell ,so did not need added stress
i stopped rollerblading ,swimming ,tennis etc
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 04:34 PM

I stayed in bed for 2 days, did some housework on the 3rd day, traveled on the 4th day, went back to work the 5th day, normal day-to-day routine till my beta. I had a BFP which ended in an m/c.
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#8 littleliz

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:55 PM

My ending result was also BFP!! TWINS!! But sadly had premature labour Sept30th and lost both my boys....
For me, it was 9 days past transfer when I started to see BFP with HPT.

By the way, great survey!
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BETA June 28th...-BFP!!!
U/S July 7th - seen 1 "small" sac
U/S follow up #3 Aug 3rd - no heartbeat....
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M/C @ 6weeks

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BFP!! (475)
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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:09 PM

My ending result was also BFP!! TWINS!! But sadly had premature labour Sept30th and lost both my boys....
For me, it was 9 days past transfer when I started to see BFP with HPT.

By the way, great survey!



Liz,

I had no idea this happend to you. I am so very sorry, hun! Big HUGS to you!!

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3rd. IVF Feb/ March 2008- BFN
3rd. FET July/ Aug 2008- BFP Beta 6dp5dt 9, 8dp5dt 45, 11dp5dt 131, 15dp5dt 971, 21dp5dt 3060
4th. FET July 29th, 2010.
BETA 5.5dp5dt 14.6, 7.5dp5dt 53.6,10.5dp5dt 149.4,17.5dp5dt 1902, 19.5dp5dt 3282
Ultrasound showed one little bean!!

Vanessa arrived April 28, 2009!!!
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:34 AM

i had a bfp every time but m/c to chromosomal anomalies
i did usual cleaning and cooking ,only took 2-3 days off work ,not because of work load but because my co-workers were from hell ,so did not need added stress
i stopped rollerblading ,swimming ,tennis etc
sam


Sam,
I have a few questions.
How do you know your m/c's were due to chromosomal anomalies? I have no idea why I m/c. They just told me it happens...
Also, after seeing all of you mentioning the # of cells in your embryos, I wrote to my nurse, and she said all my blasts were 5 cells or more. Is this good or so-so?
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

#11 not giving up!

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 02:33 PM

I didn't do much at all. Just lay around as much as possible. No exercise, no housework, now cooking, I stayed home for 3 days, adn even then tried to work from home for rest of the week. Tried not to do think too much about anything. But it was a bfn.

The one time last year, I got a bfp, I was out of town for work, I didn't rest at all. But tried to take it easy abit at work. But I m/c due to the gestational sac not growing normally.

It would be nice if there was some straight forward rules or answers!
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 07:33 PM

We were fortunate it was during school holidays, so I got to take it easy. Pretty much layed around for the first couple days...soreness from the week still. Then for the whole 2 weeks, pretty quiet.

Hubby did all the vaccumming, laundry, he was really great.

We had strict instructions on No sex, no activity (exercise), no swimming for 2 weeks, no lifting etc.

I took a test on cycle day 8 it showed neg, then cycle day 10 showed Bfp...day 13 we did the blood test.
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Beta #2 day 16 Aug 26th...1393
3D ultrasound 23 weeks, Jan 2/08, showed 2 BOYS.
Baby names: Fletcher Hayes and Bradford Robert
scheduled c-sec April 8th 2008 at 37 weeks
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Bradford was 7lbs 5oz

#13 hopeful123

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:59 PM

bsl sorry to know about your m/c's ,its the hardest thing to go through and you never forget and cant let go
my all preg the fetus was slow to grow they were always 3days to 1 week behind depending on wheni went for u/s ,also the heart beat never went beyond 62 bpm
these 2 signs alone are predictors of trisomies
now this time we had chromosomal testing on the embryos before transfer and 2 out of 4 that were great had trisomies ,while all of them were growing great in lab
usually they say if it does not reach 6 cells on day 3 ore greater than 9 cells on day 3 its bad
good luck,hope that helps
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:58 PM

Sam,
So if mine were all 5 day and they told me that they're 5 cells and more then I should ask for chromosomal testing before the FET?
You know what? I'm calling them, I need more information, don't you think?
Me 41, DH 41
TTC - since Nov '04
2005 - TTC Naturally
2006 - IUI w/clomid x 4 - all BFN
2007
Feb - 1st appointment with RE
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
IVF #1 July - Cancelled / only 2 follicles
IVF #2 Sept - ICSI 13 / 2 transfered, 4 frosties BFP m/c 5 wks
2008
FET #1 Jan - AH 2 blasts BFP DD born Oct 2008
God, Thank You for our miracle baby!
2010
FET #2 Feb - AH 2 blasts BFP m/c twins 8wks D&C
Lap to remove ovarian cysts
Histeroscopy to remove polyp in uterus
IVF #3 Oct - ICSI 3 blasts BFN
2011
IVF #4 Jan - ICSI 4 blasts BFN
IVF #5 May - LAST!
ER May 19 - 19 eggs retrieved, 13 fertilized ICSI
ET May 24 - 3 blasts transferred - 5AA, 5AA, 4AB No frosties
HPTs since 5dp5dt -> 7dp5dt all negative
June 1st (8dp5dt / 13dpo)- HPT very faint BFP
HCG 6/2-61.33, 6/4-217, 6/5-328, 6/7-836, 6/10-2,493(22dpo)
U/S 6/20 - HR 116bpm EDD Feb 8, 2012
June 30 - SCH diagnosed - bedrest
July 25 - SCH gone! NT - 0.18cms
Aug 10 - 14 wks - Complete Placenta Previa Dx - bedrest
Aug 19 - 15 wks - No measurable amniotic fluid - bedrest
Sept 16 - DD delivered stillborn at 19w1d. RIP my angel.
Done TTC

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:21 AM

i have seen all the MD's in my clinic [at one time or another], and was concerned that during the summer i took up jogging. all of the MD's said whatever you do, don't raise your heart rate over 120bmp. that is different for everyone. for some that is brisk walking, for others it will be more strenuous. so now i jog for 2 weeks [ds 1-14] and then just walk for the other 2 weeks [15-28].

Edited by mothernature, 17 November 2007 - 09:22 AM.


#16 jaan

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:01 PM

I answered as best as I could. I did do some heavy lifting because I had 2 nursing shifts at the end of my 2ww so I was on my feet & lifting bending etc, I tried to be as careful as I could. Didn't smoke,drink or exercise. I stayed off my feet more than usual but I still went out etc. I remember going to the show & laughing so hard & then kept thinking what if I squeezed my uterus too tight :rolleyes: I had lot's of worries from day 1 until my twins were born. Great survey.

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DD Kyra(24) Natural Pg 1991

Twins(9) Erik & Matthew 2006 IVF
Furbaby Jasper (14)

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#17 tannikka

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 04:35 PM

I answered from my first attempt. I pretty much did nothing, except I had this terrible cold with a real deep cough. Some walking, no working, little cooking. I ended up with a BFN that time. I had way too much time on my hands. This time round I have keepmore active, lots of walking, I have light duties at work, and this time feels way different. And I have less time to worry about everything. Tried to remain stress free. DH has also been a huge supporter. So my theory was that I was going to do everything different the second time around. Beta in two days, so I will let you know.

Tannikka
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Me(34), DH(36)
DS 18(mine) TTC 2 yrs
1st IVF+ ICSI - No Frosties
April 9 - BFN
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Me(35), DH (37)
2nd IVF + ICSI - No Frosties
Nov 30 Beta - BFN
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me (36), DH (38)
New Clinic
3rd IVF + ICSI - 10 Frosties
Six AF called in
Dec 12 Beta -167.7 BFP
Jan 2 - U/S TWINS!!!
March 9 - Identical
March 12 - Laser surgery for TTTS
March 23 - Both babies are fine!!!
April 15 - Another hiccup
April 20 & 29 - Holding steady
June 27/09 - Twin boys, Collin and Rory, 32wk4day

#18 Sara33

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:13 AM

I was on bedrest for the 1st 3-4 days. I cut out any caffine.....no pop or coffee. My husband did all the cooking & cleaning for at least the 1st week. I was off work for 2 weeks...my clinic will put you off for up to 2 weeks & I always take advantage of this. My IVF ended up a BFN.
My FET, I tried things a little different. I only stayed in bed for 1 day, was only off work for a few days & didn't give up my morning coffee. I ended up with a BFN.
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#19 KTK

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:34 AM

I did everything as per normal, for the first two cycles I got AF on day 9 and the third cycle I POAS day 10 -14 confirmed BFP day 16 M/C 9w fourth cycle I POAS day 14 (+) confirmed BFP and carried her to 39 weeks. I knew I was pregnant the last two times because I went off chocolate straight away and all I wanted to drink was water.


I found that carrying on as normal was the best thing for me and to take the day off work that I go to the clinic for my blood test..... I needed to grieve in private when I got the BFN as it is just devastating....

I am on maternity leave atm so I am going to be really bored, I'll just go to the gym and go for walks of an afternoon to pass the time :)
Katee xx
Me (32), DH (33)
PCOS
Clomid 2002-3 #9 clycles - BFN
IUI 2004 - BFN
IVF #1 - Feb 2005 - BFN
IVF (ICSI) #2 - May 2005 - BFN
IVF (ICSI / PolScope) #3 - July 2005 BFP
M/C - 6 Oct 05
IVF (ICSI / PolScope) #4 - Feb 2006 - BFP
DD born 15 Nov 2006
IVF (ICSI) #5 - Haltered until I can get my Estrogen levels below 200... currently at 350 and rising

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#20 littlekaaz

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:14 PM

This time around I will say that I did absolutely nothing. I was on modified bed rest on day 2-4. Went back to work then on day 5. I gave up caffiene in Jan. don't eat alot of choc., I don't smoke, or drink, so that is another bonus. I told my DH that even tho it is ok for us to have sex, we are not having sex until after we find out. I have done more healthier foods--grapes, pinneapple core, no pop, LOTS of water. SO will see what happnes in a few days if we got our BFP or not.

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Aug 07---BCP
Sept. 07---Lupron/back on the BCP
due to reaction to Lupron
Oct.---U/S, BCP still
Nov--Stims, ER 11/15 ET 11/18
Dec 3--Beta 18
Dec 5-- Beta 54, pain increasing in back
and abd. Reckd Beta at 2 pm
down to 10
Dec 8---Miscarriage
Jan 08--waiting for Feb.
Jan 30--AF arrived, waiting
until March to do
2nd IVF cycle.
Feb. 24--AF showed up
Feb 25--Start Micro Doses of Lupron 5 units twice a day
Feb 26--Baseline ultrasound- Everything Looked great on Ultrasound!
Feb 27--Start Stims--Menapur and Lupron
March 3---Ultra-sound/bloodwork
March 4--Ultrasound, Trigger shot of HCG, last shot of Lupron
March 5--No shots this day!! First Accupuncture appt.
March 6--ER, Got 6 eggs! start anitbiotics, start progesterone IM 1x daily til beta
March 7--Call from the Dr's office--2 really good eggs, will try for ICSI the 3rd one
March 8--Call from the Dr's office--the 3rd egg took so we now have 3 Awesome eggs!!
March 9---ET of 3 embies!!
March 24--Beta BFN!!
April 8--Dr appt at 1115 to discuss options
Dr. appt revealed to us that my eggs are of poor quality.
Next step is Donor Eggs
Waiting til Fall/Winter to do next cycle



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#21 15151liz

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:25 AM

I ended up working a lot! I was doing quite strenuous work for 12 - 14 hours per day for the 5 days after my ET, I even put in about 10 hours the day of! The joys of being self employed. I was quite stressed because of how busy we were and that I was working that much at this time. Barely time to eat most days. After that it has eased off, but still quite busy with a fairly active, physical job. And so far things seem to be fine - found out I was bfp on Good Friday. Don't feel out of the woods yet - looking forward to my u/s.

I cut my one cup of coffee per day down to half decaf, and no sex.

Liz
me: 34 DH:37
unexplained infertility
TTC 3 1/2 years
1st IVF March 2008
ER March 4
ET March 7 - Day 3 transferred 2 embies, 4 frozen
1st Beta - March 20 Beta 488!
2nd Beta - March 31 Beta 14, 153!
U/S - April 9 - one baby, heartbeat 146!
Nov. 5, 2008 - Tilda Jane was born!!

March, 2010 - FET - BFN
May 2010 - FET - BFN
out of embryos

August 2010 - IVF #2

#22 fullofquestions

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

great survey. i am doing retreival in 2 days and moving this week. stressful for sure but trying to reduce my load. interested in seeing what has worked for others. i am so excited but also nervous of the wait. the idea of taking the day off when i will find out tresults was a good one, thanks.
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#23 asmf

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:25 PM

I just voted. Got positive.

I thought that we could see what everyone did during 2WW and maybe find some correlation as to what seems to help BFP and cause BFN. Some questions may bother people, but I do believe every question is relevant. As well I am wondering how many HPT'd but I couldn't fit it in. I also couldn't fit in if you had a BFP or BFN so if you could put that in as a post I would appreciate it.

Please answer the questions as truthfully as possible (even if you don't want to) and we just might find something out!

With Love to All,
Alicia



#24 Purple

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:25 PM

I just voted. My pg test at the clinic is in about 9 days, (I might crack and do a HPT earlier) - I'll post the results in my signature. I've been taking it pretty easy the 1st week, but I am going back to work during the 2nd week. My job isn't too stressful, so I'm not worried about it. I've been listening to an IVF meditation CD every day, which I have found to be very helpful. I started feeling like AF was going to come since yesterday, so we'll see if she does!

Good Survey!!!

Me (39) - DH (45)
DS & DD - thanks to IVF
one FB (fur baby!) a dog
all done TTC

IVF/ICSI #1
Oct 31/07 - Foothills Waitlist
Jan/08 - Started weekly acupuncture
Feb/08 - Operative Hysteroscopy for polyp removal
Mar-Apr/08 - Cycled and transfered 2 embies
Apr 21/08 - BFP
May 8/08 - 1st Ultrasound, saw one beautiful little heart beating away at 122 bpm
July - Nov/08 - tonnes of pregnancy complications with me (baby is healthy and normal on every scan), bleeding (subchorionic hematoma) and bed rest, scary times...
Dec /08 - Our Son was born healthy at 37 weeks weighing in at 7 lbs 13 oz and 21" long, what an ANGEL!!

FET #1
July 2011 - eSET - transfered 1 embryo - BFN

FET #2
Sept 16/11 - start suprefact and accupunture
Oct 14/11 - eSET - transfered one thawed beautiful embryo with all 8 cells still intact!
2WW - trying to keep busy!!
Oct 26/11 - POAS = BFP
Oct 29/11 - offical clinic test = BFP
Nov 11/11 - here come the complications again!!! started spotting and cramping
Nov 16/11 - 7 week ultrasound - normal! Good heart beat 163!
Nov 27/11 - spotting is almost all gone, but my hcg values are dropping and doc is worried about M/C
Nov 28/11 - still spotting - 9 week u/s - normal! Good heart beat 135! Thank you God!
Dec 7/11 - still spotting - 10 week u/s - normal! Good heart beat 168! Thank you God!
Dec 20/11 - still spotting occasionally - 12 week u/s (decided against doing nuchal) - normal! Good heart beat 134! Thank you God!
Jan 16.12 - everything normal now & feeling much better - 16 week check up - Good heart beat 160! Thank you God!
Feb 07/12 - 19 weeks u/s - its a GIRL!!!!
Feb 13/12 - 20 weeks level 2 u/s follow-up - one soft marker for downs (heart spot EIF) otherwise all normal findings. Tech still confirms seeing girls parts!
Feb 28/12 - met with genetic counsellor and was told that I have a 99.5% chance of having a healthy baby even with that soft marker.
Apr 07/12 - everything is going well, Happy Easter!
May 2012 - feeling good, getting U/S every 2 weeks due to gestational hypertension, but everything is under control and baby and me are fine!

Jun 2012 - Our baby girl is born healthy and sweet.  We couldn't have asked for more!


#25 lili2000

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 02:53 PM

For my 3 IUI cycles, I have yet to see a positive result. As for HPT, I did one the first cycle and not since.
Married September 2001
TTC 3 years
Doctor suspected PCOS - not the case
Referred to Edmonton Clinic September 2007
Diagnosed with Male Factor - Klinefelter's Syndrome
HSG in Oct/07 - All clear and ready to go
Chose our Donor HOW EXCITING! - Jan/08
First IUI - Feb/08 - BFN
Second IUI - Mar/08 - BFN
Third IUI - April/08 - BFN
Doctor Appointment on April 22nd to discuss treatment options
Told to consider IVF. OMG!
Taking some time off to regroup and plan again.
Not cut out for IVF...you ladies are so brave.
Started the process of Domestic Adoption! We are so happy about it!
Nov '08 - Approved as Foster to Adopt Parents
Mar'09 - Placed with 2 week old boy!
Jun ' 09 - Placed with 4 yr old boy! Busy Busy!
Sept '09 - Appointment to try one more IUI before moving on to IVF.
Foster to Adopt program is scary, not knowing if our kids are ours to keep.
Dec'09 - last IUI was another BFN! Grr
We start Suppression BCP this week. Egg retrieval sometime in Feb '10!