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#51 patenash

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:00 AM

I'll be having tranfer in April hopefully, waiting on PGS tested embryos results end of March. Then call in with my Day 1 to get ready for FET :) 

1st time IVF cycle. 


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#52 JCharbs

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

Hey ladies!  

My FET is scheduled for April 24th. Hoping for BFP for everyone in April :)


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#53 Dreams2Miracles

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

Maggiemay I'm doing acupuncture! I've been doing it for a few months. There are a few studies floating around which seemed to have a slight correlation between acupuncture and IVF and my clinic recommends if so I thought, why not! (Plus it's covered for me which doesn't hurt).



#54 Dreams2Miracles

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

Just curious about acupuncture, i'm doing IVF using a surrogate. What exactly does the acupuncture help with. Would I get it or should my surrogate? Tks 😃

#55 JCharbs

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

I still can't believe it's happening! I'll likely be doing my own injections, yesterday I watched some PIO injection videos on YouTube and freaked myself right out

 

I did the same thing. Bad idea. I had my husband do all my injections. It helped him feel like he was part of the entire process too. Good Luck!



#56 Mamasita204

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

DH and I only told our parents and siblings.

#57 Mamasita204

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:59 PM

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie Early Apr.
Notorious I.V.F. Early Apr.
Maggiemay Early Apr.?
Csbd ?
Ausonite108 ?
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May
Mamasita204 /end Mar. /Late Apr./EarlyMay

#58 Austinite108

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:53 PM

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie Early Apr. 
Notorious I.V.F. Early Apr. 
Maggiemay Early Apr.?
Csbd ?
Austinite108 - BCP: end March ER: Late April ET: Late May(ERA)/Late June (FET - hopefully if ERA comes back receptive)
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May
Mamasita204 /end Mar. /Late Apr./EarlyMay


Me 34 - Stage IV Endometriosis

DH 39 - No Issues

TTC 3 years

 

June 2016 - hysteroscopy, laparoscopy to remove chocolate cyst and endo

Aug-Oct 2016 - 3 failed IUIs

 

1st IVF Cycle

Nov 2016 - stimming - 25 eggs retrieved, 4 blastocysts with 1 normal PGS tested Embryo

Feb 15, 2017 - transfer

Feb 24, 2017 - beta testing - BFN sad.png

 

2nd IVF Cycle

Jun 2017 - stimming


#59 Notorious I.V.F.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:20 PM

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie Early Apr.
Notorious I.V.F.: BCP - March 6, ER - April 10; ET - April 13-15

#60 ACSaskie

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

BCP - March 4, ER - Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)

Anyone else on Antagonist Protocol? I am to stop taking the pill March 19 and start Puregon and Menopur injections March 24th. Although we went for our first consult in October after a couple years of TTC, this all seems to have happened so fast. The clinic made it seem like we'd be on a waitlist for a while. It ended up being just a few weeks, which was surprising. Bit of a whirlwind. I still have so many questions! Very thankful for this forum.

#61 Austinite108

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:27 PM

I'm on the antagonist protocol also....starting with menopur and gonal F...then adding cetrotide. Beware menopur stings a bit when you inject - a lot of people complained a lot. But what worked for me was to slowly inject and numb the area with ice for 5-7 minutes. 


Me 34 - Stage IV Endometriosis

DH 39 - No Issues

TTC 3 years

 

June 2016 - hysteroscopy, laparoscopy to remove chocolate cyst and endo

Aug-Oct 2016 - 3 failed IUIs

 

1st IVF Cycle

Nov 2016 - stimming - 25 eggs retrieved, 4 blastocysts with 1 normal PGS tested Embryo

Feb 15, 2017 - transfer

Feb 24, 2017 - beta testing - BFN sad.png

 

2nd IVF Cycle

Jun 2017 - stimming


#62 issaxoxo1991

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:50 PM

I'm on the antagonist protocol too 😊 Paid my deposit today, starting to actually feel real! Just waiting for AF so I can start the bcp. Feels like forever!!!!

#63 csbd

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

I still can't believe it's happening! I'll likely be doing my own injections, yesterday I watched some PIO injection videos on YouTube and freaked myself right out

 
I did the same thing. Bad idea. I had my husband do all my injections. It helped him feel like he was part of the entire process too. Good Luck!

Thanks! We won't be in the same city for most of it so I'm going to make him FaceTime me!
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#64 csbd

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:05 PM

Just curious about acupuncture, i'm doing IVF using a surrogate. What exactly does the acupuncture help with. Would I get it or should my surrogate? Tks 😃


That's a good question! I would ask a fertility acupuncturist or your specialist if it should be one or both of you. Info from the place I go to (and I believe her blog goes into studies):

http://monicapattacu...vf-iui-support/

#65 Mamasita204

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie BCP:March 4, ER:Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)
Notorious I.V.F.: BCP:March 6,ER:April 10; ET - April 13-15
Maggiemay Early Apr.?
Csbd ?
Austinite108 - BCP: end March ER: Late April ET: Late May(ERA)/Late June (FET - hopefully if ERA comes back receptive)
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May

#66 Mamasita204

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:06 AM

I'm also on antagonist protocol! With gonal F and Luveris...then adding cetrotide.

#67 csbd

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:29 AM

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie BCP:March 4, ER:Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)
Notorious I.V.F.: BCP:March 6,ER:April 10; ET - April 13-15
Maggiemay Early Apr.?
csbd: BCP: March 1 ER: May 2-4; ET: May 7-9
Austinite108 - BCP: end March ER: Late April ET: Late May(ERA)/Late June (FET - hopefully if ERA comes back receptive)
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May

#68 JCharbs

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

 

 

I still can't believe it's happening! I'll likely be doing my own injections, yesterday I watched some PIO injection videos on YouTube and freaked myself right out

 
I did the same thing. Bad idea. I had my husband do all my injections. It helped him feel like he was part of the entire process too. Good Luck!

Thanks! We won't be in the same city for most of it so I'm going to make him FaceTime me!

 

 

That is a great idea. 



#69 JCharbs

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:43 PM

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie BCP:March 4, ER:Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)
Notorious I.V.F.: BCP:March 6,ER:April 10; ET - April 13-15
Maggiemay Early Apr.?
csbd: BCP: March 1 ER: May 2-4; ET: May 7-9
Austinite108 - BCP: end March ER: Late April ET: Late May(ERA)/Late June (FET - hopefully if ERA comes back receptive)
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May

 

Ok here's the list of APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

NAME. BCP Day1 ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie BCP:March 4, ER:Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)
Notorious I.V.F.: BCP:March 6,ER:April 10; ET - April 13-15
Maggiemay Early Apr.?
csbd: BCP: March 1 ER: May 2-4; ET: May 7-9
Austinite108 - BCP: end March ER: Late April ET: Late May(ERA)/Late June (FET - hopefully if ERA comes back receptive)
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May

JCharbs. Suprefact March 20, Estrace-April 4, U/S- April 17, FET - 2 blasts April 24.

 

 



#70 Mamasita204

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:38 PM

Csbd - what is an ERA? New acronym for me 😊

#71 Austinite108

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:47 PM

ERA is called the Endometrial Receptive Array. It's a test done on the day you would do your transfer - they take like a biopsy of your lining. It kind of calculates the window of implantation - so it help you figure out what day is best...if you need an extra day or two or need to subtract a day. 


Me 34 - Stage IV Endometriosis

DH 39 - No Issues

TTC 3 years

 

June 2016 - hysteroscopy, laparoscopy to remove chocolate cyst and endo

Aug-Oct 2016 - 3 failed IUIs

 

1st IVF Cycle

Nov 2016 - stimming - 25 eggs retrieved, 4 blastocysts with 1 normal PGS tested Embryo

Feb 15, 2017 - transfer

Feb 24, 2017 - beta testing - BFN sad.png

 

2nd IVF Cycle

Jun 2017 - stimming


#72 Mamasita204

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

***tried to simplify it***

APRIL BUDDIES IVF dates:
(Fill in missing info. as we get it)

IVF:
NAME. ER Date. ET Date

ACSaskie ER:Week of April 3 (not yet scheduled)
Notorious I.V.F. ER:April 10; ET:April 13-15
csbd: ER: May 2-4; ET: May 7-9
Austinite108 - ER: Late April ET: Late May(ERA)/Late June (FET - hopefully if ERA comes back receptive)
Mamasita204 - ER:Late Apr/Early May ET:Early May

Maggiemay Early Apr.?
Violetta ?
AbstractEyes ?
Ibeji ?
Issaxoxo1991 ?
Fairytale99. May?
Lura. Early May

FET:
NAME FET Date

JCharbs. FET - 2 blasts April 24.

#73 Mamasita204

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:58 PM

ERA is called the Endometrial Receptive Array. It's a test done on the day you would do your transfer - they take like a biopsy of your lining. It kind of calculates the window of implantation - so it help you figure out what day is best...if you need an extra day or two or need to subtract a day. 


Thanks! I'm always learning new things!

#74 AbstractEyes

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:37 PM

I'm also doing an Antagonist protocol. My period is due at the end of March and I'll be starting Puregon & Menopur on CD3 for roughly 6 days before Orgalutran and Letrozole. This will be our first cycle using Letrozole! And such a short amount of time spent stimming! Excited to see what happens!

Daughter born - October 16, 2008

Husbands car accident - October 24, 2009 (result - paraplegia)

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IVF Cycle #1

February 10th, 2014 - began Puregon 75 & Repronex 75

February 13th - was told to do Puregon 150 as I had a reaction to the Repronex and to stop injecting Repronex all together

February 14th - began to do Puregon 150 and Luveris 75

February 15th - began Oragulatran

February 18th - trigger shot

February 20th - egg retrieval, 8 eggs retrieved

February 22nd - cycle cancelled, poor quality eggs

IVF Cycle #2

May 4th, 2014- began 0.5 ml Suprefact injections

May 21st - began Gonal F 300 & Luveris 75

May 26th - u/s showing about 10-11 follicles so far. Dr. said I am responding well to the meds and everything is going as planned

May 29th - reduced Gonal F to 150 mg and stopped Suprefact injections

May 30th - 12 follies on the left ovary measuring from 12.2 to 18.4 ... 10 follies on the right measuring from 12.7 to 21 ... endo thickness 9.9

May 31st - Triggered

June 2nd - ER - 16 eggs retrieved. That's DOUBLE than last time. I hope this is a good sign!

June 3rd - clinic called, of the 16 eggs, 12 were paired with sperm but only 5 of those fertilized. They want me to come in tomorrow to possibly do a Day 2 transfer and/or talk about our options.

June 4th - transferred two four cell embryos! Left the last remaining embryo to see if it would become freezable

June 7th - got the call that our last embryo started to degress so we have nothing to freeze. Getting so impatient to POAS!

June 17th - Beta at 7. Chemical pregnancy.

IVF Cycle #3

Sept 10th, 2014 - began 0.5 ml Suprefact injections ...going to follow the same protocol as last cycle!

Sept 29th - began Gonal F 225 & Luveris 75

Oct 8th - right side follies: 20.4, 19.4, 19.2, 19.2, 18.7, 17.0, 16.8, 15.9, 15.4, 14.6, 14.2

- left side follies: 20.7, 19.2, 16.8, 16.7, 16.7, 15.7, 14.6, 14.3, 13.8

- endo lining - 9.9

Oct. 9th - Triggered!

Oct. 11th - ER day. 13 eggs retrieved!

Oct. 12th - Fertility report - they were able to fertilize all 13 of the eggs after requesting my hubby bring two samples to the clinic on the 11th. Both samples were poor quality but they found 13 sperm to use. Of the 13 fertilized eggs, only 3 lasted through the night. Doc suggested we do a 2 day transfer TOMORROW.

Oct. 13th - transferred 2 two-cell embryos.. Beta scheduled for Oct. 28!

Oct. 26th - POAS at home and received THREE BFP pregnancy tests!

Oct. 28th - blood test in the AM...started spotting in the early afternoon. Heartbroken and shattered. Clinic called and said beta was 56 but I'd need to go back on the 30th.

Oct. 30th - Beta levels rose to 132. Still bleeding.

Nov. 1st - 3rd beta. Still bleeding. Quite heavily now with clots. Beta is now 369.

Nov. 3rd - 4th beta. HCG # still rising. Still bleeding. No clots now

Nov. 5th - beta dropped by 500 pts. Nurses told me to stop taking my meds. It's over. Another glaring failure.

IUI Cycle #1

October 2015 - hubby begins taking supplements to help his 0 sperm count

Feb. 18, 2016 - RE is THOROUGHLY impressed with hubby's sperm count. 0 to 36 million per ml. Suggests we try conceiving at home, though we've been trying actively since August. Suggests we try an IUI instead of ICSI as well as get an HSG done just to make sure there's not another reason why I keep miscarrying.

Feb. 19 - begin Clomid 2x/day

Feb. 26 - have HSG done - tubes are clear!

Feb. 29 - have follicular ultrasound. One mature follie.

Mar. 1 - HCG shot

Mar. 3 - IUI....RE warns beforehand that the sperm is shitty quality again and they had to thaw some of the frozen straws we had stored. RE says not to get our hopes up. th_agrr.gif

Mar. 17 - AF rears her ugly head. Another BFN.

IUI Cycle #2

May 2016 - Fail

IVF Cycle #4

April 5, 2017 - begin Menopur 75 & Gonal F 150 injections

April 10 - Menopur 75, Gonal F 150 to continue. RE added Centrotide to the mix after follicular ultrasound.

April 18 - Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs retrieved.


#75 Ibeji

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:08 PM

Hi all,
Did my pre-check ultrasound and all is fine. I'm also scheduled for a sono and semen analysis for DH.
Just waiting for Day 1 in April to start stimming.
I'm also doing acupuncture this time, if nothing, at least I find it relaxing.
This process is hard but we have to keep a very positive mind.
All the best to everyone.