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#1 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:47 AM

Hello ladies....do any of you have any information, studies, etc you have collected or you RE or clinic has given you in regards to not needing progesterone during a natural cycle FET? Or at minimum that progesterone for say 5 days isn't required before a 5-day embryo transfer as long as hormones and such or all normal? Reason I ask this is because I'm doing another natural FET but doing progesterone before/after transfer mainly because that's just what is done in any FET not because I need it....and due to the day my clinic opens from Christmas holidays I will have probably already ovulated 1-2 days before they open and the clinic always wants to ensure the LH surge has occurred. Any assistance would be appreciated as my RE is very open to letting patients be part of their treatment. Thanks!! :)

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#2 Murried

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

Hi Tryingforour2ndchild - I did an unmedicated FET without the progesterone supplements, given it was unsuccessful I'm not sure that progesterone had anything to do with it.  From what I understand the outcome is the same for a natural FET or medicated. I think if you did a mock cycle to make sure all of your hormones are balanced and your RE suggested to do a unmedicated, I would go ahead. If in the past you got a pos hcg but then miscarried due to low progesterone, then it wouldn't hurt to take it. 

I put most of my research into unmedicated with acupuncture and even then, most studies were only pre and post transfer acu session.

Sticky thoughts to you.


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TTC since January 2013

 

July 2016 - IVF Cycle, Antagonist Protocol. Low dose 125 gonal F

15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 8 fertilized, Freeze all due to OHSS - 4, day 5 blasts

 

Sept 2016 - Mock Cycle 

CD14 lining check - looked great.

CD21 P4 level 25.9

CD25 P4 level 17.5

 

Oct. 2016 - 2nd Mock Cycle

CD20 - P4 level 26.3

CD23 - P4 level 29.9

 

Natural FET #1 - Dec. 17th 2016 -BFN

 

 


#3 ENF

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

I believe amp77 just did a successful unmedicated FET. Perhaps you can reach out to her?

 

Best of luck to you!


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#4 amp77

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 02:17 PM

I believe amp77 just did a successful unmedicated FET. Perhaps you can reach out to her?

 

Best of luck to you!

Yes I did!  I did unmedicated with no progesterone support and I am 17w pregnant.  My progesterone was 190 at 12 dp 5dt.  For my fresh cycle a couple years ago, at my beta, my progesterone was 90 with progesterone support.  

 

I did have a mock cycle to verify my hormones and everything were in check.  My understanding is that, with a natural FET, if you are regular and hormones are ok, your body should be creating progesterone on its own.  In a medicated cycle, you are tricking your body and it doesn't react as it would, naturally.

 

Good luck to you!


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Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#5 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I guess I will just have to wait and see what my RE decides tomorrow. I believe I had my LH surge yesterday but to top it off I came down with a nasty flu bug on Monday so I'm not sure if it will be suggested to wait just because of that alone. I've done a medicated FET with estrogen and progesterone before and it was a BFN and my system doesn't do well with the estrogen at all.....had horrible withdraws, cysts, etc and that's when I insisted I do an unmedicated FET seeing as my cycles are super regular and normal. My only BFP which resulted in my daughter was with an unmedicated (no estrogen but progesterone was added) cycle. My RE has never told me that I have a progesterone issue but I think it's added just because that's what they do with everyone if that makes sense seeing as I chart my cycles and I have a decent length luteal phase of 12 days....but I don't mind the extra support if it might help.
Question: did any of you take antibiotics just before and on transfer day as well as diazepam (aka Valium) at transfer to relax your uterus muscles? I found my first (unsuccessful) FET I cramped as soon as they did the transfer and it didn't go away for many days but with my second (successful) FET I asked for Valium after doing research and had zero issues. I do find that I'm extremely hypersensitive and very in tuned to what is going on with my body so I don't know if that is why the Valium helps. Just wanted to know if anyone else has had a similar situation. Thanks again. :)

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#6 amp77

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:53 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I guess I will just have to wait and see what my RE decides tomorrow. I believe I had my LH surge yesterday but to top it off I came down with a nasty flu bug on Monday so I'm not sure if it will be suggested to wait just because of that alone. I've done a medicated FET with estrogen and progesterone before and it was a BFN and my system doesn't do well with the estrogen at all.....had horrible withdraws, cysts, etc and that's when I insisted I do an unmedicated FET seeing as my cycles are super regular and normal. My only BFP which resulted in my daughter was with an unmedicated (no estrogen but progesterone was added) cycle. My RE has never told me that I have a progesterone issue but I think it's added just because that's what they do with everyone if that makes sense seeing as I chart my cycles and I have a decent length luteal phase of 12 days....but I don't mind the extra support if it might help.
Question: did any of you take antibiotics just before and on transfer day as well as diazepam (aka Valium) at transfer to relax your uterus muscles? I found my first (unsuccessful) FET I cramped as soon as they did the transfer and it didn't go away for many days but with my second (successful) FET I asked for Valium after doing research and had zero issues. I do find that I'm extremely hypersensitive and very in tuned to what is going on with my body so I don't know if that is why the Valium helps. Just wanted to know if anyone else has had a similar situation. Thanks again. smile.png

That sucks about the flu :(

I did not have valium or antibiotics for my FET.

With a regular cycle, hopefully the RE recommends a mock cycle and then, if all is well, your FET :)

 

Good luck to you!!!


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Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#7 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:10 PM

Amp77 - did your RE say why they prefer to do a mock cycle? I believe I had one done for my first ivf round but my RE said I didn't need one this time around and would proceed with my FET.

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#8 amp77

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:22 PM

Amp77 - did your RE say why they prefer to do a mock cycle? I believe I had one done for my first ivf round but my RE said I didn't need one this time around and would proceed with my FET.

They make sure lining and ovaries look ok and that your hormones are normal and to know about what day your LH surge is to time the transfer and make sure they can fit you in the schedule for the month of the transfer.


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Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

<a href="https://lilypie.com/"><img src="https://lbdf.lilypie.com/9GKrm4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Pregnancy tickers" /></a>

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#9 Murried

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

I didn't take anything before, but I have heard of ppl taking ativan to help them relax.

If going the unmedicated route you will definitely want to check your lining on CD14 and P4 level on CD21 - that is basically all a mock cycle is, and if they're in range, then you can go ahead. 

 

I have been looking into the difference between medicated and not, given I just had a failed FET cycle so I want to make sure I do whats best next time around, and basically if you have a regular period and ovulate on your own, then there would be no reason to do a medicated cycle, other than for the convenience and scheduling the transfer.

Adding progesterone to an unmedicated isn't necessary, but I know some Dr. prescribe it, but if the pregnancy takes your body will produce it on its own. 

 

I hope tomorrows appointment goes well. Keep us posted. 


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TTC since January 2013

 

July 2016 - IVF Cycle, Antagonist Protocol. Low dose 125 gonal F

15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 8 fertilized, Freeze all due to OHSS - 4, day 5 blasts

 

Sept 2016 - Mock Cycle 

CD14 lining check - looked great.

CD21 P4 level 25.9

CD25 P4 level 17.5

 

Oct. 2016 - 2nd Mock Cycle

CD20 - P4 level 26.3

CD23 - P4 level 29.9

 

Natural FET #1 - Dec. 17th 2016 -BFN

 

 


#10 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:07 PM

Thanks ladies....

Amp77 - luckily because I use an app to monitor my own cycle and seeing as it's so regular the monitoring with an unmedicated is minimal and I found it so much nicer the last time I had it seeing as I have experience with both medicated and almost unmedicated....I never found the progesterone to be a big issue for menit was always the estrogen that was awful!

Murried - it's good that you are looking into both medicated and non medicated. If your RE will do an unmedicated, your hormones at are levels they are happy with and you have regular cycles you will find it feels the least invasive as it can get. In fact my unmedicated FET I actually said to my DH that it felt like nothing happened though it resulted in our daughter. I do feel better having the progesterone added mainly because after years of charting my cycles my luteal phase (endnof cycle which requires progesterone to sustain a pregnancy) is usually only 12 days which is normal but on the low end....like if I was only 11 days it would be low for sustaining a pregnancy so I would feel better havjngnslme progesterone suppositories for the added chance for a BFP even if it causes some nausea.
Has your RE given you any direction as to if they want to try another unmedicated or medicated FET the next time or are they leaving it up to you?

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#11 Murried

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:11 PM

Trying - The unmedicated cycle for me was good, the clinic is relatively close to my work, so going in for 5 minute blood tests wasn't a big deal. I am currently in limbo as to what our next steps will be. Our follow up appointment isn't until February, at that time we'll discuss when we can do it again, and what the protocol will be. My guess, given what I've read would be to do another natural cycle FET. If anything were slightly different, it may be adding progesterone suppositories,  but I'm not sure, my cycles are regular and all my hormones have been within range. 


TTC since January 2013

 

July 2016 - IVF Cycle, Antagonist Protocol. Low dose 125 gonal F

15 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 8 fertilized, Freeze all due to OHSS - 4, day 5 blasts

 

Sept 2016 - Mock Cycle 

CD14 lining check - looked great.

CD21 P4 level 25.9

CD25 P4 level 17.5

 

Oct. 2016 - 2nd Mock Cycle

CD20 - P4 level 26.3

CD23 - P4 level 29.9

 

Natural FET #1 - Dec. 17th 2016 -BFN

 

 


#12 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:54 AM

So my RE said this month was a no go for a fet as all his patients whether they do an unmedicated or not go on the progesterone and for the full amount of time necessary before the transfer. He just doesn't risk it. I was so deflated for the first couple of days after hearing this news that sometimes it's hard not to go into isolation mode....I think that's mainly because my DH and I have kept our fertility treatment a secret so we are doing this below the radar with everyone. I know it's only 4 weeks until hopefully we can proceed but I don't know about all of you but the getting mentally prepared only for it to be deflated and then get prepared again can take it's toll sometimes.

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#13 2Brides

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:02 PM

What a bummer that your doctor won't let you have input on your protocol! I'm so sorry your cycle was cancelled. My wife did an unmedicated FET and resulted in our healthy daughter. She did take an Hcg shot to trigger ovulation, but no other medication before or after the transfer. When she was 4-5 weeks pregnant, her progesterone bloodwork came back a little low so they added crinone, the vaginal suppository to boost it up and everything was fine. She only took that for about a month. I am currently hoping for an unmedicated FET this month and have my first appt for bloodwork and ultrasound tomorrow morning, on cycle day 10. I don't plan to take any medicine aside from the hcg shot.
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Me: 34 DW:30
Dx: Tubal
2 Rescue Pups: Samantha Danger "Sam" (5) Harlow (10months)
My IVF: Jan/Feb 2012
ER: 17 follicles, 11 fertilized, 2 Grade A & 2 Grade B Frozen Blasts (for DW to carry in the future)
My Mock Cycle: May 2012 (gained 20lbs- sigh)
DW IVF: July/Aug 2012(She is my Egg Donor)
August 8 - ET: 1 Grade A 5 day Blast Transfered, (4 frozen Blasts)
August 17- Beta #1: 36, really low. Eeek.
August 20- Beta #2: 73, glad it doubled, barely.
August 23- Beta #3: 241, Yay, it tripled!
August 31- First U/S at 6 weeks- no heartbeat yet, just yolk sac present.
Sept 5- 2nd U/S at 6wk5days: HEARTBEAT!
Sept 13- 3rd U/S at 7wk6days: Perfect little baby! Heartbeat 152.
9week U/S: Heartbeat 172, healthy baby, but developed small SCH. Modified bedrest it is.
12wk U/S: Heartbeat 156, healthy wiggly baby, SCH is gone!
18wk4day Full Anatomy U/S: All normal! Heartbeat 138, a very unmodest BOY!💙
39wks5days- 34 hours of labor begins, resulting in a C-section, but Henry Clyde arrives!! April 25, 2013

2014 DW's turn at pregnancy!
Dec 5- Unmedicated FET (I am the egg donor this time)
Dec 12,13, & 14- positive HPTs!
Dec 15 Beta #1 245
Dec 22 Beta #2 9944
Dec 30- First U/S at 6wks2days: One healthy jumping bean with heartbeat at 114
Jan 8- 2nd U/S at 7 wks4days: Gummy bear baby with HB of 150
Feb 12- (12wks4days) Bloodwork comes back that we are having a healthy baby GIRL! Oh my!💗

#14 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:53 PM

2Brides - how did your BW and u/s go today?

 

I agree that it can be frustrating when our RE's don't give us certain choices, though I have to say overall my clinic is very good and he allows me to have more input than what I know some other clinics allow. For example I know most do a medicated FET and my first one was such which resulted in a BFN, cramps as soon as I had the FET and a uterine infection... consequently for the FET that I was successful in conceiving our daughter I told him I wanted an non-medicated cycle, antibiotics before/during FET as well as valium before FET as I read it decreases the chance of uterine contractions. He didn't feel it was necessary to do the two meds but allowed me anyways. Well this time around I told him I wanted to do the exact same thing that worked last time even if it is mentally something I can say why change a protocol that worked which he completely supported me on even though he doesn't typically do this protocol. So in general I can't complain.... I just keep saying to myself that things happen for a reason. Plus if I end up having a BFN the idea of decreasing the "what if's" questioning that happens all too easily I guess being healthier will decrease that questioning seeing as I was recovering days earlier from the flu. Now to just focus on nothing canceling this upcoming FET. ;)


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See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#15 2Brides

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:57 AM

Hi Tryingforoursecondchild! Well after that explanation it does seem like your doctor is flexible and willing to listen to your input, he just feels strongly about this progesterone part in particular. Also, if you had just had the flu, your body was probably in survival mode and not a very happy place to implant a little embryo, so maybe it all worked out for the best. My appt Thursday was great, right on track. I am back in again today for another ultrasound and another estradiol and progesterone bloodwork check. If all goes well, I will take my hcg trigger shot today and have my transfer scheduled for Friday the 20th. The only silver lining and bright spot to that dreadful Presidential Inauguration Day. 😬
Me: 34 DW:30
Dx: Tubal
2 Rescue Pups: Samantha Danger "Sam" (5) Harlow (10months)
My IVF: Jan/Feb 2012
ER: 17 follicles, 11 fertilized, 2 Grade A & 2 Grade B Frozen Blasts (for DW to carry in the future)
My Mock Cycle: May 2012 (gained 20lbs- sigh)
DW IVF: July/Aug 2012(She is my Egg Donor)
August 8 - ET: 1 Grade A 5 day Blast Transfered, (4 frozen Blasts)
August 17- Beta #1: 36, really low. Eeek.
August 20- Beta #2: 73, glad it doubled, barely.
August 23- Beta #3: 241, Yay, it tripled!
August 31- First U/S at 6 weeks- no heartbeat yet, just yolk sac present.
Sept 5- 2nd U/S at 6wk5days: HEARTBEAT!
Sept 13- 3rd U/S at 7wk6days: Perfect little baby! Heartbeat 152.
9week U/S: Heartbeat 172, healthy baby, but developed small SCH. Modified bedrest it is.
12wk U/S: Heartbeat 156, healthy wiggly baby, SCH is gone!
18wk4day Full Anatomy U/S: All normal! Heartbeat 138, a very unmodest BOY!💙
39wks5days- 34 hours of labor begins, resulting in a C-section, but Henry Clyde arrives!! April 25, 2013

2014 DW's turn at pregnancy!
Dec 5- Unmedicated FET (I am the egg donor this time)
Dec 12,13, & 14- positive HPTs!
Dec 15 Beta #1 245
Dec 22 Beta #2 9944
Dec 30- First U/S at 6wks2days: One healthy jumping bean with heartbeat at 114
Jan 8- 2nd U/S at 7 wks4days: Gummy bear baby with HB of 150
Feb 12- (12wks4days) Bloodwork comes back that we are having a healthy baby GIRL! Oh my!💗

#16 2Brides

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:53 PM

My u/S and bloodwork went well but apparently I'm ovulating later than expected (according to my calendar, but right on schedule with my monthly tracker) so my only fear is that if I can't hold out on ovulation until Tuesday, I will need my transfer next weekend and my clinic doesn't do transfers on the weekend. So the month would be a wash and we would have to try again next month... how is your cycle going?
Me: 34 DW:30
Dx: Tubal
2 Rescue Pups: Samantha Danger "Sam" (5) Harlow (10months)
My IVF: Jan/Feb 2012
ER: 17 follicles, 11 fertilized, 2 Grade A & 2 Grade B Frozen Blasts (for DW to carry in the future)
My Mock Cycle: May 2012 (gained 20lbs- sigh)
DW IVF: July/Aug 2012(She is my Egg Donor)
August 8 - ET: 1 Grade A 5 day Blast Transfered, (4 frozen Blasts)
August 17- Beta #1: 36, really low. Eeek.
August 20- Beta #2: 73, glad it doubled, barely.
August 23- Beta #3: 241, Yay, it tripled!
August 31- First U/S at 6 weeks- no heartbeat yet, just yolk sac present.
Sept 5- 2nd U/S at 6wk5days: HEARTBEAT!
Sept 13- 3rd U/S at 7wk6days: Perfect little baby! Heartbeat 152.
9week U/S: Heartbeat 172, healthy baby, but developed small SCH. Modified bedrest it is.
12wk U/S: Heartbeat 156, healthy wiggly baby, SCH is gone!
18wk4day Full Anatomy U/S: All normal! Heartbeat 138, a very unmodest BOY!💙
39wks5days- 34 hours of labor begins, resulting in a C-section, but Henry Clyde arrives!! April 25, 2013

2014 DW's turn at pregnancy!
Dec 5- Unmedicated FET (I am the egg donor this time)
Dec 12,13, & 14- positive HPTs!
Dec 15 Beta #1 245
Dec 22 Beta #2 9944
Dec 30- First U/S at 6wks2days: One healthy jumping bean with heartbeat at 114
Jan 8- 2nd U/S at 7 wks4days: Gummy bear baby with HB of 150
Feb 12- (12wks4days) Bloodwork comes back that we are having a healthy baby GIRL! Oh my!💗

#17 amp77

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:48 PM

My u/S and bloodwork went well but apparently I'm ovulating later than expected (according to my calendar, but right on schedule with my monthly tracker) so my only fear is that if I can't hold out on ovulation until Tuesday, I will need my transfer next weekend and my clinic doesn't do transfers on the weekend. So the month would be a wash and we would have to try again next month... how is your cycle going?

That's too bad.  That makes it hard for a lot of people.  2 of my 3 transfers were on a weekend.  I hope that things work out and you can transfer Friday!!!


Age 39, DH 43 in Oct.

TTC on and off since 2007 before our second IVF, in 2014, brought us our beautiful son.

 

FET #1 -  Sept 2016

Day 1 - Sept. 9

Monitoring - Sept. 18-22

Lining Check - Sept. 22 (11.3 mm)

Transferred 5B-BB Sept. 25 - BFP!!!  HCG 890 @ 12dp5dt and Progesterone 95.
Midwife appointment Sept. 19 and first ultrasound Nov. 4
3 Frosties left

 

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Seems like forever ago...

 

Age 37, DH 40.

TTC on and off since 2007

Unexplained Infertility

 

IVF #1 - April 2014 - BFN - no frosties

 

IVF #2 - July 2014 - BFP - 5B-AB and 4 frosties (5B-BB, 2x4B-BB and 3B-BB)

Apr. 13, 2015 - Daniel Erik was born at 5:05 am, weight 8 lbs, 13 oz, and 22" long.  He is perfect in every way.

 

 


#18 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:45 PM

My u/S and bloodwork went well but apparently I'm ovulating later than expected (according to my calendar, but right on schedule with my monthly tracker) so my only fear is that if I can't hold out on ovulation until Tuesday, I will need my transfer next weekend and my clinic doesn't do transfers on the weekend. So the month would be a wash and we would have to try again next month... how is your cycle going?


2Brides - I'm sorry to hear about this new stressor that has come up. Hopefully all goes as planned and you can do your transfer before the weekend comes. It's so tough to get mentally prepared and then try not to stress when there is a chance the cycle won't work out. :( When do you go back for BW and u/s?

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#19 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:50 PM

2Brides - forgot to answer your question sorry....my cycle is going okay. Waiting for AF to show up anyday now. If everything goes as normal it should start Mon or Tues which would probably mean a FET the first full week of Feb....IF all goes well.

See full journey details on my profile:

 

About Us:

Me: 38 yrs old, very high AMH levels with a high follicle count "PCOS-like ovaries"; on Metformin for this

DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling (2016)

 

Stim protocol:

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Puregon + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10 same as above + 250 units of Orgalutran gets added

- RE decided on 5,000 units of hCG trigger instead of Lupron trigger; freeze all ('high responder' so at very high risk for OHSS)

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 18: CD3= SD1: start stims at night: Puregon 150 + Menopur 75 8PM; baseline blood work and u/s (over 12 follicles on each side); Estradiol 96 pmol/L, FSH 5.4, LH 4.7, Prolactin 6.5, TSH 2.42, Progesterone 0.4.

Oct. 22: CD7= SD5: Puregon dropped to 100 + Menopur 75 8PM + 250 mcg of Orgalutran got added (12PM); blood work & u/s done (12+ follies 8-11mm); Estradiol 1398 pmol/L, LH 1.3

​Oct. 27: SD10: Puregon dropped to 50 + Menopur 75 8PM + hCG 1/2 dose (5,000 units) trigger at 10:30PM (retrieval Sat. Oct. 29); blood work & u/s done (R side: 9 follicles 17, 2 @ 18, 5 @ 19, 21mm....L side: 6 follicles: 3 @ 18, 17, 2 @ 20mm); Estradiol 10, 858 pmol/L

Oct. 28: Doxycyliine 2x daily for 4 days gets added

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all

Oct. 30: Day 1 report: out of 23 eggs 11 were mature and icsi'ed and 10 fertilized

Oct. 31: Day 2 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 7 are 4 cells, 2 are 5 cells and 1 is 3 cells

Nov. 1: Day 3 report: 10 embryos still going; all grade 2 quality; 6 are 10 cells, 1 is 9 cells, 2 are 8 cells and 1 is 7 cells; no report until day 6 to see how many made it to day 5 or 6 blasts.

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

Nov. 8: started Dostinex 0.5mg every other day to reduce OHSS

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Hoping for a February transfer

 

 

 

IVF Cycle #1: (2014)

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- SD 1-4: 150 units of Bravelle + 75 units of Menopur

- SD 5-10: Same as above (though may get decreased) + 250 mcg of Orgalutran gets added

- Lupron trigger and freeze all

- Endometrin 3x daily until we knew for sure it was a freeze all

​- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized (the rest were either premature or had already degenerated); 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- two day-3s transferred: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2 ; Estrace dropped to 2xdaily

​- Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

Oct 6: CD1

-Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

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​- Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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