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#26 schlepp

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

What are IVF prep supplements?  I am on Pregvit folic 5.  I am on BC and aspirin, and will be on superfact end of February!


CoQ10 and royal jelly along with my usual supplements and the thin lining supplements. You have to be taking the IVF supplements for 3 months prior to IVF so I'm taking them just in case. I'm also on methylfolate but ran out of my expensive prenatal and keep forgetting to replace it. I figure I've got most of it covered with my other supplements.

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#27 maryhope

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:43 PM

I am on pregvit and aspirin now but in IVF cycle I was taking COQ10 and DHEA as well which were super helpful to improve my eggs.

#28 Real3D

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:46 PM

I'm just taking my prenatal vitamins. Still no sign of AF. Hoping she arrives soon or I may need to bring my Lupron with me on vacation. I was really hoping to be able to travel without any injections. My cycle is usually pretty regular, except when I need it to be :(
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#29 Hopeharder

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:22 AM

We just did a fresh transfer in January that failed and just found out yesterday we will be doing a FET in March with our last embryo. Should be around the 3rd week of March for transfer <3


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3 HSGs blocked right tube

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3 round Letrozole BFN

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#30 Dawn82

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:33 AM

March is inching closer. I'm more towards the end of March for transfer.

I'm doing a natural cycle again. Even though the first one failed.
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#31 Hopeharder

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

March is inching closer. I'm more towards the end of March for transfer.

I'm doing a natural cycle again. Even though the first one failed.

 

We might be doing a natural cycle too, haven't decided yet and feeling pretty torn as we only have one frozen embryo. I see you're at Heartland! just curious how your experience has been so far with them?


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3 HSGs blocked right tube

Laparoscopy Dec 2015 Stage 4 Endometriosis

3 round Letrozole BFN

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Jan 2017 IVF (2) 4AB embryos

Jan 29 2017 fresh transfer BFN

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March 2017 FET


#32 Dawn82

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:00 PM

Our first cycle was terrible with them they convinced my husband at retrieval time to do icsi which was something we were against. And it ended with not so great results. But second cycle we did conventional ivf with amazing results so we are happy now.

Are you at Heartland?

#33 Hopeharder

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

Our first cycle was terrible with them they convinced my husband at retrieval time to do icsi which was something we were against. And it ended with not so great results. But second cycle we did conventional ivf with amazing results so we are happy now.

Are you at Heartland?

Yeah we are at heartland as well.  We just did our first round of IVF with them in January and everything was going great until retrieval.  All my monitoring apts were done with a doctor who was filling in for everyones vacation week and I had about 15 mature follies, and another 20 that were borderline. When retrieval day came, Dr.Mactavish was the one who did retrieval and as soon as he went in with the ultrasound and needle there were only 3 mature follies and he mentioned how "this doesn't line up with your monitoring, there should be a lot more follies" so needless to say that was the worst day in our journey so far.  We also had to do ICSI even though we really did not want to and also assisted hatching on the embryo we transferred.

 

We don't have a followup until Feb 21 to go over what went wrong but we aren't happy so far.  We're going to go ahead with a FET with our remaining embaby and if no luck we'll likely be exploring Calgary's clinic.  They'd have to instill some serious confidence back in to my husband for him to even consider using them again for another round of IVF.


TTC since May 2015

3 HSGs blocked right tube

Laparoscopy Dec 2015 Stage 4 Endometriosis

3 round Letrozole BFN

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Married August 27 2016

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Laparoscopy October 2016 both tubes removed

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Jan 2017 IVF (2) 4AB embryos

Jan 29 2017 fresh transfer BFN

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March 2017 FET


#34 Real3D

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:42 PM

Cycle day 1 has arrived! Tentative transfer date set for March 29 :)
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#35 Adrian555

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

Hi All.

I just got the call and accepted FET for March. My tentative transfer date is March 29th. We did a fresh cycle in October, transferred one 5 day blast which ended in a chemical :(. We have one frosty but the doctor gave us only 30% chance due to the quality. We prettty much have to take this step before doing another fresh cycle with DHEA and COQ10. We are not going into it very hopeful but you never know. I wish everyone the best of luck with their treatments.

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Oct 9th - 2016 - ER - 16 eggs received, 11 fertilized

Oct 14th - 2016 - 5 Day Transfer of one blastocyst - One frozen

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FET #1 

April 5th - 2017 - Transfer

 

 

 


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:12 AM

Hey Ladies! We will be doing our first IVF in March, estimated egg retrieval date is March 7th! I'm currently taking BCP, which are making me stomach sick lol!

 

Hope everyone is doing well!

 

CharaW - Did you start a March IVF Forum? :)


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#37 RebeccaG

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:07 PM

Hi All.

I just got the call and accepted FET for March. My tentative transfer date is March 29th. We did a fresh cycle in October, transferred one 5 day blast which ended in a chemical sad.png. We have one frosty but the doctor gave us only 30% chance due to the quality. We prettty much have to take this step before doing another fresh cycle with DHEA and COQ10. We are not going into it very hopeful but you never know. I wish everyone the best of luck with their treatments.

Hi Adrian555 - I had a chemical in October too - It has made me less excited this time - I wasn't expecting that at all!  Good luck with your next little embryo - it just takes 1!! :-)

 

2 Embryo transfers on March 29 - we will be on the edge of our seats!  

 

On March 29 I will likely be doing my blood test and my 2ww will be done!


Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen

Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test

Oct 5, 2016 -  HCG dropped embryo will not last

Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist

Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet 

Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped

Nov 2016 - RE visit

Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!!  The diet is working!

Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET.  Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB.  Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.

Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14 
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test

March 24, 2017 - BFN

March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh

April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing

April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again


#38 Adrian555

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:18 PM

RebeccaG - Best of luck to you! I am definitely going into this one with a different mind set, they thought my fresh cycle would be a slam dunk but out of 11 fertilized eggs, only two made it to day 5.  I see you have to take BC for your FET? All these different protocols confuse me! lol.


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IVF #1

Oct 9th - 2016 - ER - 16 eggs received, 11 fertilized

Oct 14th - 2016 - 5 Day Transfer of one blastocyst - One frozen

BFP - Chemical sad.png

 

FET #1 

April 5th - 2017 - Transfer

 

 

 


#39 Dawn82

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:19 PM

I'm curious if anyone in this fet round had tubal issues? I'm set to get one removed in a few days. Wondering if anyone else had it done?

#40 Dawn82

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:19 PM

I'm curious if anyone in this fet round had tubal issues? I'm set to get one removed in a few days. Wondering if anyone else had it done?

#41 Adrian555

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:22 PM

Hi Somehowsomeway - I had both my tubes removed with two separate surgeries, mine was due to ectopics though. I Can try to answer any questions you have?


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Oct 9th - 2016 - ER - 16 eggs received, 11 fertilized

Oct 14th - 2016 - 5 Day Transfer of one blastocyst - One frozen

BFP - Chemical sad.png

 

FET #1 

April 5th - 2017 - Transfer

 

 

 


#42 Dawn82

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

I have to get one of them out before my fet end of march. Did your period or anything change? I'm glad I got I'vf out of way before they go in there.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

I have to get one of them out before my fet end of march. Did your period or anything change? I'm glad I got I'vf out of way before they go in there.

#44 Adrian555

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:30 PM

I don't remember it affecting my period at all, I also didn't have a very hard time with recovery but I will warn you about the gas that gets stuck in the abdomen after the procedure, it is not fun.. keep a heating pad handy, that really helped me.


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Oct 9th - 2016 - ER - 16 eggs received, 11 fertilized

Oct 14th - 2016 - 5 Day Transfer of one blastocyst - One frozen

BFP - Chemical sad.png

 

FET #1 

April 5th - 2017 - Transfer

 

 

 


#45 Dawn82

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:32 PM

I had two ectopics but it apparently didn't seem bad so they never removed the tube. The second was treated with metho. Now I have a hydro in the one and it is going in a few days. Just kind of nervous.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:34 PM

Hi Somehowsomeway, my issue is also tubal. I had an hsg which showed one blocked tube and a laporoscopy which showed the other tube was blocked! Not sure who had trouble telling left from right, but they concluded I only had 1 good tube.

#47 Dawn82

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:53 PM

Oh wow. That's crazy. My left was very visible on ultrasound which is the worst case hydrosalpinx. But I'm ok with it. Just hope my period doesn't get affected for fet.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

Adrian555 I was in the same boat - gave 20 eggs, 17 fertilized- -we were told that we had 3 day 5's just found out it was 4 - but when 17 fertilized I was on cloud nine!! I didn't realize how quickly it was going to change! They said that they put in a perfect embryo and that I had an 80% chance of success.... getting my first HSG on Monday! I am so curious if my issues could be tubal...
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Sep 15, 2016 First IVF 1 embryo - 2 frozen

Sep 30, 2016 - Positive HCG preganancy test

Oct 5, 2016 -  HCG dropped embryo will not last

Oct 19, 2016 - Request to see endocrinologist

Oct 24, 2016 - Beginning Hashimoto Thyroiditis diet 

Nov 30, 2016 - Blood test to determine if diet helped

Nov 2016 - RE visit

Dec 5, 2016 - RESULTS Hashimotos Diet - for the first time in 10 years I need to lower my Thyroid medicine!!  The diet is working!

Jan 4, 2017 - Meeting with Conceptia - getting ready for FET.  Apparently we have 3 embryos left 2 - 4BB and 1 - 5BB.  Preparing to put one in (hopefully in March) waiting on thyroid testing.

Jan 31, 2017 Started BC - FET scheduled for March 14 
March 14, 2017 - FET!! put in a 5bb
March 24, 2017 - blood work for pregnancy test

March 24, 2017 - BFN

March 27, 2017 - Bloodwork - genetic testing for me and Josh

April 19, 2017 Blood test results show nothing

April 25, 2017 - Starting my Hashimoto diet again


#49 Dawn82

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:42 PM

Did your RE give you a reason why you were doing IVf if they didn't rule out tubal?

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:11 PM

Hi Bre, try to take BCP before sleep at night. It might help. good luck

Hey Ladies! We will be doing our first IVF in March, estimated egg retrieval date is March 7th! I'm currently taking BCP, which are making me stomach sick lol!
 
Hope everyone is doing well!
 
CharaW - Did you start a March IVF Forum? :)


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