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Posted by hoping for two , 12 January 2011 · 861 views

We went in for our ER this morning and got 17 eggs! The RE will call us tomorrow and let us know the quality. I have severe cramping the doctor gave me tylenol 3 I'm taking two at a time and it's only taking the edge off. I'm a little upset I feel like I have this cramping because of the RE I had she's not my regular doctor and when I have met with her before I didn't care for her. She's rough she has checked me for an US twice and both times I left sore. So nedless to say I was worried the minute I seen her walk in the room and as soon as I woke up I had severe cramping....uhhh! She always makes me feel like an ass she says "you know your left side is hard to get to we even had to apply pressure on your stomach" really know one else has a problem with it! I tell them it's high and they find it without a problem!

Moving on, now that we have these many eggs and all this pain we're thinking of something we didn't give much thought to before. Freezing any "extra" good embie's we might have. Also we live in Illinois and the law here only allows four ER unless you have a live birth then you are granted two more. But we can do IUI and FET as much as we like. Maybe if the Doctor or Nurse would have explained the reasoning for freezing them we would of been thinking about it alot sooner not that we would of been able to do it at our 1st IVF (we didn't have enough good quality eggs). We know now.

After reading different websites and all of your blogs I feel my doctors may be a little layed back. At our 1st ER I asked my doctor what kind of restrictions I should follow he said "don't be picking up any bolders". So I tried not to pick up any thing over 10 pounds and I didn't drink any alochol. I've read somethings like get tons of rest, don't drink caffine, no swimming pools or hot tubs.

I have a question for all of you.
What did your RE's tell you to do or not do during your 2WW?




My RE said no vacuuming, no lifting anything heavy, no strenuous exercise but there was no need for bed rest or anything of that nature. I think every clinic/ Dr has different rules. I hope the pain goes away soon!
My clinic only told me no heavy lifting and to take it easy. But I opted to go on modified bedrest, NO housework at all, and no lifting. I didn't have sex, go in the tub, drink alcohol either. I just did what I was comfortable with(which was pretty much nothing) so that if it wasn't successful I wouldn't have any regrets. Best of luck with your fert report, hope you have a great selection!
I also didn't work for nearly a month while I cycled, and during my 2ww. I have a very physical job and I saved up all my time off so that I wouldn't have to work and could just relax!
Our clinic gave us a list of what to do and what not to do. No vacumming, lifting over ten pounds, stairs, excercise, hot baths/tubs, sex. I was also told to go about my regular life as best I can and be positive. I spent the first week off hanging around the house reading, and napping, and going for walks. I had to go back to work the second week, where there are stairs to my office but I kept a pretty low profile. Everyone's body is different. The main thing my clinic stressed was to not do anything that would cause you regrets. Just be as positive as you can and it may sound funny but picture your embryos implanting and snuggling into your uterus. Good luck!!!
That's an AWESOME amount of eggs!!! I hope they all (or most) fertilize! Good luck. My list was pretty much the same as everyone listed.
Hi, im new to this site, so forgive me, if this comment doesnt end up where it should. Ive met the man im going to marry, and i love him with all my heart. After being in a abusive relationship i made the rash decision, ( which at the time didnt seem so) to have my tubes tied. Today my fiance and i we want to have a baby. Any suggestions on the best method to doing so? Sincerely:Heather
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lookingforward
Jan 12 2011 07:14 PM
Hoping for two - I really hope everything works out for you and you get a BFP. I'm new to this site and have yet to do my first IVF (should be in the next couple of months). What intrigued me was the fact that you said you have a high ovary. I have a high right ovary and they always have a difficult time finding it during u/s even though I tell them exactly where it is (my laparoscopy scar essentially serves as an " "X" marks the spot" for the right ovary). Do you think this impacts your IVF? Would love to hear from you.LF (lookingforward)
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karenbabyready
Jan 13 2011 12:24 AM
my clinic advised nothing strenuous for a few days.. and explained that ET is like 'sticking flecks of dust onto a peanut butter sandwich'... meaning- they aren't going anywhere... that being said, we also talked about me not doing anything i'd feel guilty for if it didn't work out.. so that i couldn't blame myself.best of luck to you!!
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karenbabyready
Jan 13 2011 12:25 AM
oh ya , no orgasms
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hoping for two
Jan 13 2011 01:02 AM

Hoping for two - I really hope everything works out for you and you get a BFP. I'm new to this site and have yet to do my first IVF (should be in the next couple of months). What intrigued me was the fact that you said you have a high ovary. I have a high right ovary and they always have a difficult time finding it during u/s even though I tell them exactly where it is (my laparoscopy scar essentially serves as an " "X" marks the spot" for the right ovary). Do you think this impacts your IVF? Would love to hear from you.LF (lookingforward)

My doctor doesn't seem to think the high ovary has anything to do with my problem to concieve. My left tube is blocked and I don't ovulate regular. Good Luck.
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hoping for two
Jan 13 2011 01:08 AM

Hoping for two~~ I had all five of my IVFs done in IL... what clinic do you go to? Mine was Dr. Marut at FCI-highland Park. Also like you, I'd have like 16-18 eggs retrieved each time. Maybe it was due to my age (40) but we were able to use 5 each time. Didn't they put you out for your ER? I'd have pretty severe cramping only for the first 24-ish hours -- EXCEPT when I had OHSS then it was pure h.ell. My clinic told me absolutely NO lifting anything heavier than a file folder -- gallon of milk was pushing it. After ET bedrest for 48 hrs and only get up to use the bathroom, shower and eat at a table. But mostly I could be on the couch too. No alcohol, no sex, 1 diet coke per day (OUCH). Ask away... some times things are done differently in Canada -- so I think I can help about IL!!!!

I go to a UofC clinic in Greek Town Dr Cohen is my doctor. They did put me out for the ER and as soon as I woke the cramping was there. It is a little better today. Did you have 5 IVF cycles before you concieved. The info I gave was from a page I read on an Illinois medical laws page. That's what my insurance told me to refer to. I'm 35 maybe that's why the Doctor only recommended using 2 eggs. Did you freeze any?
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hoping for two
Jan 13 2011 01:16 AM
Thank you ladies this is all very helpful! We got 14 healthy eggs from the retrieval. The cramps have gone away a little, hopefully they'll be gone tomorrow! I'm going to do my best to get as much rest as possible. That's the only thing I didn't do last time.
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BabyHope2010
Jan 13 2011 04:07 PM
My clinic just told me not to do any heavy lifting or strenous exercise. Oh and to avoid overheating. The first ET I did everything as normal and it didn't work out for us, and the second ET I didn't do much of anything. I took a week off of work and laid on a lazy boy watching a TV series and about on the 5th day after ET I started to go for light walks. The second time work for me.
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hoping for two
Jan 14 2011 01:08 AM

I froze a few each time... even though I'd have 18 (or close) not all would fertilize using ICSI, and definitely NOT all multiplied.... but yes, we did freeze leftovers. My last IVF #5 we used fresh and let all frosties thaw and used those. I think like only 2 made the thaw. NO... we never carried to term -- had a m/c and a chemical. We gave up. I'm glad to hear that the cramping improved. My clinic definitely didn't adhere to the 2 embie rule... but like I said it might have been because of my age 40. ???

Thanks for the info. I've been feeling very guilty about not freezing them this time and you've helped me understand better the results from it.I'm sorry your run with IVF didn't work out for you.

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