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#476 ltvixen

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:17 PM

My due date is the 19th. Had 2nd round of cervidil inserted this afternoon. Having mild contractions since yesterday but cervix wasn't dilating :(

Me: 35 and single

06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


#477 ltvixen

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

Well nothing really changed after the 2nd round of cervidil so I now have the Foley inserted. I get to go home overnight and return at 6am to start pitocin.

Me: 35 and single

06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


#478 Ckat

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 01:49 PM

Wow, so much has happened in the week I've been away from the board. Congratulations on all of the baby news!

 

My post is really overdue, sorry about that but I had a complication that made me in so much pain I haven't been able to do much...

 

On Jan 5th my doc said I was 2cm dialated at my OB appointment.  He did a stretch and sweep and put me on the induction list because of my low plataletes.  Well, I didn't need to be induced as I went into labor at 11:45 pm that night on my own.  The contractions came fast and close together so I went to the hospital and our daughter was born the next day (on my due date Jan 6th) and she is absolutely perfect!  

 

I went with an epidural and sadly had a complication that only 1% of people get. Its called a dural tap and means the anesthisiologt accidently tapped into my spinal fluid, causing it to leak. It causes an epidural headache for 7 days that is so bad I can't even do the description justice.  You need to stay lying down at all times, because if you get up or even lift your head the fluid leaks and causes extreme pain... I was seeing spots and hearing whooshing sounds... made it so hard to do what I needed for my daughter, but luckily my husband and mom helped me a lot.  

 

I tore in three places during the birth and lost a lot of blood. My plataelets fell another 20% after delivery, so I'm getting retested next week, to make sure they recover.

 

I'm now feeling much better, but baby feeds every hour so I've gotten no sleep.  I bought a pump and am hoping to get enough milk so my husband can do some feedings.

 

My daughter is so precious and perfect.  I am in complete awe of her.  IVF is tough and so is birth but it is all so worth it. Congratulations everyone!



#479 ltvixen

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:48 AM

So no cervical changes after 26 hours with the catheter! So we put another one in, gonna leave it in and 6 hours later start pitocin with it in place. This kid is too content!

Me: 35 and single

06/15 - 1st IUI - BFN

08/15 - 2nd IUI - BFN

Jan 18/16 - transferred 1x5 day blast and froze 7 more!

Feb 01/16 - BFN!

May 03/16 - FET (1 5 day embryo transferred)


#480 Yellowknife

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 01:57 PM

IVFRookie: SOOoooooo????? ANy baby yet? (ehehehe anyone get fed up with that question!) I hope it went well :)

CKat: congrats on your bb girl :) HOw are you feeling after that epidural fluid thing? I really hope you feel better! But i'm sure it was all worth it:)

JustRelax: "our" first baby boy! Congrats!  You guys must all be over the moon:) 

 

Is everyone feeling ok? HOw has breastfeeding been going?

 

AFM, my pelvic pain is still atttrocious so I bumped my mat leave starting next week. SO this week is my last week of work. Finally. I'll try and see if I can get another doc to put me off, but it doesnt look like it.

 

Just back from the naturopath and she gave me some herbal meds that are supposed to help dilate my cervix so that its not a huge shock when i go into labour. we'll see.

 

Hope everyone is doing well!


Me: 33DH: 33Married : 07-07-07TTC for 2 years before finding out about our infertility issueNovember 2009: found out that husband has azoospermiaApril 2010: biospy done on DH to find mature sperm in testes, sperm found, referral sent to CFC in July 2010November 22nd, 2010:confusion between doctors in regards to sperm analysis, also just been told that we need karyotype and micro-deletion resultsMay 2011:5 months later, Karyotype and micro deletion results are back and all is negative. We are ready to go for sperm retrieval!June 8th, 2011: Biospy done at CFC. Dr says there is NO VIABLE sperm. We are devastated..starting to look at other options.June 13th, 2011: Dr at CFC called two days after mTESE. Biospy results had been sent to lab and they DID find sperm. 12 straws of sperm frozen..waiting for my eggs.August 10th, 2011: HSG scheduled but when i got there, there was no Gyne available as Dr. never referred me to one! FRUSTRATED!!!August 29th, 2011: HSG done, most paingful thing EVER!!!!Sept 16 2011: HSG results look good. waiting to call in CD1. Once thats in, i should start treatment..anxious and very nervous!Sept. 22, 2011: called in. AF is in the house!Sept. 26, 2011: CFC finally called and i'm starting my first IVF cycleOct. 12th, 2011: start suprefactOct. 25th, 2011: baseline ultrasound. Everything looks good. Couldn't determind the # of AF but the doc and nurses say it was "many" in both ovaries.Oct. 26th, 2011: begin gonal-F (225IUI) and Luveris (75IUI) injections. Hoping to start an egg factoryOct. 28, 2011: Fly down to CalgaryOct. 29th, 2011: b/w, E2 levels at 716. Too high. Doc lowered my Gonal-F dosage to 150Oct. 30, 2011: 1st u/s shows 13 follies lt, 15 follicles rt. Risk of OHSS. Lowered dosage again to 125Nov. 1st, 2011: 2nd u/s shows 15 follies on each side. E2 levels are at 3224!!!! lowered Gonal F to 100 iuiNov. 3rd, 2011: 3rd u/s shows 20 follies on each side. avrg size of 14 mm. E2 7634. Same dosageNov. 4th, 2011: 4th u/s 40 follicles, avg size 18mm. E2 11 034. Coasting. No more injections until trigger!Nov. 5th, 2011: 5th b/w. E2 14000+. HCG triggerNov. 7, 2011: ER, 22 eggs retrieved, 20 mature, 1 borderline, 1 immature.Nov. 8th, 2011: only 3 fertilized :(Nov. 9th, 2011: assessment, 5% risk of OHSS, very minimal fluid. Good for transfer. 3 embryos at 5-cell stageNovember 10th, 2011: transferred two 8-cell embryos. Froze one compounding 10-cell embryo.Nov. 21st, 2011: BETA 7. BFN. End of the road for this cycle.May 11th, 2012 : start suprefactMay 25th, 2012: start estradiolJune 7th, 2012 : U/S, lining between 8-8.9mm.June 8th, 20120: Good to go for FET. Start progesteroneJune 9th, 2012: off to CalgaryJune 11th, 2012: FET. 3 day 7 cell embryo. Start the 2WWJune 24th, 2012; HPT. BFNJune 26th, 2012: scheduled pregnancy test


March 2016: Starting process for IUI using sperm donor. TSH 1.7, CMV -. FSH 5.6.Day-21 Prog 22.9. Medicated IUI(Clomid CD3-CD7). OPK and BBT used. Not using a fertility clinic or fertility doctor. 1st IUI May 8th,2016 (MOTHERS DAY!), 2nd IUI May 9th, 2016. HPT at 10DPO BFP. Beta #1 at 11 dpo= 41. Beta #2 at 14dpo = 325. Beta #3 at 16dpo = 889. First u/s scheduled for June 2nd. th_abfp.gifth_abfp.gif


#481 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:02 PM

Ckat that sounds horrible! And I'm sorry you didn't get to be as active in the first days as you'd like, it really does suck when our plans don't work the way we hoped.
Breastfeeding for me is brutal, I see the LC twice a week to monitor beau's growth because at almost 3 weeks she still hasn't gotten back to her birth weight.
I'm on the maximum dose of medication to increase my milk supply and we see the surgeon on Thursday to assess the tongue tie, hopefully that will help. It's amazing how important a proper latch is, and how for some babies feeding just doesn't come naturally.

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#482 IVF rookie

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Posted Today, 12:54 AM

She's here!!!! :)

I'll leave it up to you guys to tell me if you want to hear my birth story. It was honestly pretty horrible, so I don't want to put any fear into you guys who are still coming up and I can wait till after.

BUT I will tell you, little sweet Isabel Joanne was born on January 15th at 12:58am weighing 7lbs 7oz (funny that she was due on the 7th too eh?!) and 21" long :D she is doing fantastic and I just can't even deal with how cute she is!!! I've got pics on my Instagram (gotzon13) but don't think I can link to here!

#483 justrelax

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Posted Today, 09:23 AM

How's everyone doing with recovery and breastfeeding? I'm on day 10 and I still can't sit on my hemmrhoids or stitches but that's what I get for having a 9lb 4oz baby. i see kegels in my future. haha

 

Cassandra- Bummer that Beau is having a hard time feeding. You're doing absolutely everything you can. That must be exhausting. Hope it picks up soon. 

 

CKat- Congratulations! I am so sorry to hear about your dural tap. That sounds absolutely awful. You are a CHAMP for breastfeeding through all of that. Are you starting to feel better? 

 

IVFRookie- She's here! It's hard to take your eyes off of them hey? That's awful that your birth story was a tough one. We really are tough to make it through IVF and then labour and delivery. I think they should hand us medals when we leave the fertility clinic and then the hospital. 

 

It's so funny that everyone is having girls except me. Yellowknife is expecting a girl too. I don't remember about ltvixen or MCMiracle. 

 

Exciting times on the January Due Date Buddies Board (AKA land of baby girls): 

LauraK- Due Jan 5- Born Jan 4- Girl! 

CKat- Due Jan 6- Born Jan 6- Girl!

IVFRookie- Due Jan 7- Born Jan 15- Girl!

Cassandra- Due Jan 8- Born Dec 28- Girl! 

Justrelax- Due Jan 8- Born Jan 8- Boy! 

KFNorth- Due Jan 12- Born Jan 1- Twin Girls!  

MCMiracle- Due Jan 13- 

ltvixen- Due Jan 19-

Yellowknife- Due Jan 30-


June '12- TTC

June '13- Non-obstructive Azoospermia

Aug '13- Stage 2 Endo diagnosed and surgery to remove uterine fibroids

April '14- Uterine Fibroids surgery #2 (none found. oops. sorry) 

June '14- IVF #1 w fresh microtese 

Sept-Nov '15- dIUI x3

Jan '16-   IVF #2 w frozen microtese and DS

April '16- FET = BFP!

 


#484 Yellowknife

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Posted Today, 05:07 PM

IVf rOOKIE: YAY!!!!! omg congrats! i bet she's just perfect! I don't mind hearing your birth story as long as you want to share it. I'm so thankful for this group and feel like we are all pretty understanding of one another and i never felt judgement from anyone:)

 

I got my ultrasound done today to find out about weight and measurement. This is what I found out: looks like approx 8 lbs and some oz. tHe rhead is measuring 10 cm (eeeeeeek!) the tech "thinks its a girl!" and she's measuring about a week ahead. My fluid seems to be ok, but i think i have to find out from the doc. I also found out that my ultrasound dating due date (at 18 weeks) was jan 25 and today, is at jan 22. my edd from my lmp is at jan 30. I'm stuck on this stuff cos i really want to meet baby, even tho i know all this stuff means nothing.

 

Talking about things that dont mean much: i lost my mucus plug! WHoop whoop. i was so excited when it happened. I had to contain myself from overly excited. 

 

A lot of my friends in my mommy group have had a hard time with breastfeeding. any tips or tricks?


Me: 33DH: 33Married : 07-07-07TTC for 2 years before finding out about our infertility issueNovember 2009: found out that husband has azoospermiaApril 2010: biospy done on DH to find mature sperm in testes, sperm found, referral sent to CFC in July 2010November 22nd, 2010:confusion between doctors in regards to sperm analysis, also just been told that we need karyotype and micro-deletion resultsMay 2011:5 months later, Karyotype and micro deletion results are back and all is negative. We are ready to go for sperm retrieval!June 8th, 2011: Biospy done at CFC. Dr says there is NO VIABLE sperm. We are devastated..starting to look at other options.June 13th, 2011: Dr at CFC called two days after mTESE. Biospy results had been sent to lab and they DID find sperm. 12 straws of sperm frozen..waiting for my eggs.August 10th, 2011: HSG scheduled but when i got there, there was no Gyne available as Dr. never referred me to one! FRUSTRATED!!!August 29th, 2011: HSG done, most paingful thing EVER!!!!Sept 16 2011: HSG results look good. waiting to call in CD1. Once thats in, i should start treatment..anxious and very nervous!Sept. 22, 2011: called in. AF is in the house!Sept. 26, 2011: CFC finally called and i'm starting my first IVF cycleOct. 12th, 2011: start suprefactOct. 25th, 2011: baseline ultrasound. Everything looks good. Couldn't determind the # of AF but the doc and nurses say it was "many" in both ovaries.Oct. 26th, 2011: begin gonal-F (225IUI) and Luveris (75IUI) injections. Hoping to start an egg factoryOct. 28, 2011: Fly down to CalgaryOct. 29th, 2011: b/w, E2 levels at 716. Too high. Doc lowered my Gonal-F dosage to 150Oct. 30, 2011: 1st u/s shows 13 follies lt, 15 follicles rt. Risk of OHSS. Lowered dosage again to 125Nov. 1st, 2011: 2nd u/s shows 15 follies on each side. E2 levels are at 3224!!!! lowered Gonal F to 100 iuiNov. 3rd, 2011: 3rd u/s shows 20 follies on each side. avrg size of 14 mm. E2 7634. Same dosageNov. 4th, 2011: 4th u/s 40 follicles, avg size 18mm. E2 11 034. Coasting. No more injections until trigger!Nov. 5th, 2011: 5th b/w. E2 14000+. HCG triggerNov. 7, 2011: ER, 22 eggs retrieved, 20 mature, 1 borderline, 1 immature.Nov. 8th, 2011: only 3 fertilized :(Nov. 9th, 2011: assessment, 5% risk of OHSS, very minimal fluid. Good for transfer. 3 embryos at 5-cell stageNovember 10th, 2011: transferred two 8-cell embryos. Froze one compounding 10-cell embryo.Nov. 21st, 2011: BETA 7. BFN. End of the road for this cycle.May 11th, 2012 : start suprefactMay 25th, 2012: start estradiolJune 7th, 2012 : U/S, lining between 8-8.9mm.June 8th, 20120: Good to go for FET. Start progesteroneJune 9th, 2012: off to CalgaryJune 11th, 2012: FET. 3 day 7 cell embryo. Start the 2WWJune 24th, 2012; HPT. BFNJune 26th, 2012: scheduled pregnancy test


March 2016: Starting process for IUI using sperm donor. TSH 1.7, CMV -. FSH 5.6.Day-21 Prog 22.9. Medicated IUI(Clomid CD3-CD7). OPK and BBT used. Not using a fertility clinic or fertility doctor. 1st IUI May 8th,2016 (MOTHERS DAY!), 2nd IUI May 9th, 2016. HPT at 10DPO BFP. Beta #1 at 11 dpo= 41. Beta #2 at 14dpo = 325. Beta #3 at 16dpo = 889. First u/s scheduled for June 2nd. th_abfp.gifth_abfp.gif