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#151 Daisy.Eriksen

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:38 AM

sorry to thread crash - congrats to all of you, I've been enjoying following along as a lurker!

 

I just wanted to pop in to tell Esther that based on some quick google searching, you will still be able to do prenatal screening without the NT scan. It's probably the blood work you were sent for this week (called the maternal serum quadruple screen, or MSS or Quad). It will test for Down Syndrome and trisomy 18. 

Also, based on the LifeLabs and DynaCare websites, you should be able to still get the NIPT test done (you may need to pay for it depending on whether you qualify for provincial coverage or not). LifeLabs says that the Panorama test is available to be done all the way to delivery. DynaCare doesn't specify how late you can do the Harmony test but it could be worth asking about too. They both are available as early as 9/10 weeks but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't do them later (as far as I can tell).

But, how super frustrating that they didn't send your referral in! I hope your experience with your OB is better.

http://www.perinatal...ng-program/faqs

https://prenatalscre...eening-choices/

https://www.lifelabs...enatal-testing/

https://www.dynacare...atal-tests.aspx

 

Aimee, I hope that everything is okay!


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#152 Esterk2002

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:27 AM

Thank you, Daisy.Eriksen! I will ask about NIPT from OB next week. My family doctor thinks i don’t need it because my embryos were Pgt-a tested. But i don’t trust her anymore:)
Aimeehug- how are you doing today?
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2018: 3 failed IUIs
January 2019 IVF+ ICSI+CCS: 24 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 biopsied and frozen blastocysts: 2 normals, 2 abnormals and 2 mosaic
FET #1 February/March 2019:
March 4- transferred one 5AA embryo - BFP (10dp5dt) Beta #1: 163 (11dp5dt) #2 (6 days later): 3099
April 2- 1st u/s: 6w4d, hb: 120 bpm
April 16- 2nd u/s: 8w5d, hb:167 bpm
April 17- embryo gender results: XY
EDD: Nov. 20th, 2019

#153 Aimeehug

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:40 AM

Yea, hopefully your OB can help you decide. It probably lowers the risk that there's anything to worry about for sure, but I do remember when we were deciding on testing or not, they did tell us we'd probably have to do the prenatal screen still, because PGS wasn't 100% accurate. It also probably depends on your age, and if you have a family history of genetic concerns.

 

I am okay. Exhausted, we didn't get out till midnight (I arrived at 3:20). I'm really really glad everything is okay, but I'm annoyed my doc sent my to emerg in the first place, because it doesn't seem like it was necessary at all. It's probably regular bacterial vagionisis, which could have started from the progesterone pills. We'll get the results in a day or so.

on the plus side, in the hospital, they did an ultrasound and were able to check and baby is still there and kicking. I just love seeing the little feet, and the little nose! I think my first morning appointment may be a no show, which I will take.


me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#154 Esterk2002

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

Aimeehug- when i did my 2nd IUI i was on Prometrium and it caused yeast infection. What progesterone medication are(were) you on? I was fine with endometrin.
2018: 3 failed IUIs
January 2019 IVF+ ICSI+CCS: 24 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 biopsied and frozen blastocysts: 2 normals, 2 abnormals and 2 mosaic
FET #1 February/March 2019:
March 4- transferred one 5AA embryo - BFP (10dp5dt) Beta #1: 163 (11dp5dt) #2 (6 days later): 3099
April 2- 1st u/s: 6w4d, hb: 120 bpm
April 16- 2nd u/s: 8w5d, hb:167 bpm
April 17- embryo gender results: XY
EDD: Nov. 20th, 2019

#155 Aimeehug

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 07:34 PM

Aimeehug- when i did my 2nd IUI i was on Prometrium and it caused yeast infection. What progesterone medication are(were) you on? I was fine with endometrin.


I was on progesterone. Midwife called. Results arent in yet but shell call me when they are. I like having a midwife. Shes so attentive

me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#156 schlepp

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 04:09 AM

I am so scared to jump in on this thread but feel like I need to be bold and go for. I am being so cautious because, if you read my full profile, it had taken me a long time and a ton of treatment to get my first positive. And what actually ended up working was something out of left field.

 

I am around 7 weeks today and had my first ultrasound. It was traumatic. [Side note: two days after I got my first positive I moved to the middle east. Solo. Husband is back in Canada. I am working here for likely two years. He may join next year]. I went for nausea meds a couple of weeks ago and the clinic I went to said they could book me in for my 7 week scan. It is not a fertility clinic or OB office. Just a clinic with a lot of different specialists.

 

Went today for my full bladder ultrasound. Radiologist did it. Was silent the whole time. Tells me after that I am only measuring 6 weeks and there is no heartbeat. I have a 2.4cm SCH. Asked if I want to see an OB there to discuss the results. 

 

So I went to see the OB immediately. She reviews it all and asks if I want her to double check trans vaginally. Yes, please.

 

She turns the screen to me to immediately to show me one sac with a heartbeat. Then a second one. Twins! Both measuring 6w+5d which is about right as my IUI was April 20 and I felt myself ovulate the next day. Small bleed shown. Said it is normal with twins. Cervix looks good. 

 

I go back in two weeks. I'm only on 100mg progesterone twice a day as this pregnancy is from my fifth IVF cycle that was converted to an IUI after I had three follicles take the lead very early and decided it wasn't worth the cost to retrieve them even though my husband has very high sperm antibodies so our chances with IUI were like 1-2%.

 

Due to it being twins my EDD is December but even if I was having a singleton I think due to my age (42 at due date) they like to induce at 38 weeks which would have brought me closer to end of December. 

 

I'm supposed to try to take it easy for the next two weeks and go back for another ultrasound and some blood work. I have been trying to get back to the gym but my nausea and fatigue are brutal. Had a massive bleed a few days ago which also made me paranoid to do too much. And then my breast pain went for horrendous to almost nothing which made me worry I was miscarrying.

 

Sorry for such a long story. Happy to join the group after so many years on here. Fingers crossed I stay. 


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(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen

October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining

Changed clinics

(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN

July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal

Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)

(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen

June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature

Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst

Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid

November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested -  BFN

Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.

(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.

Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy. 

 

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#157 Esterk2002

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

Schlepp- i love reading long storys (i already read everything on your “about me” page also:))and yours has a happy ending! Twins! Congratulations! Welcome to our group!
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2018: 3 failed IUIs
January 2019 IVF+ ICSI+CCS: 24 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 biopsied and frozen blastocysts: 2 normals, 2 abnormals and 2 mosaic
FET #1 February/March 2019:
March 4- transferred one 5AA embryo - BFP (10dp5dt) Beta #1: 163 (11dp5dt) #2 (6 days later): 3099
April 2- 1st u/s: 6w4d, hb: 120 bpm
April 16- 2nd u/s: 8w5d, hb:167 bpm
April 17- embryo gender results: XY
EDD: Nov. 20th, 2019

#158 Aimeehug

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

And by progesterone, I mean I was on Prometrium.


Schlepp- awesome news! And as awful as nausea is, I was reading that it is such a good sign, and theres less women who miscarry with nausea. That being said, for all those who dont have nausea, lots of women also have healthy pregnancies without. I had such bad nausea. Im 13 weeks and its just finally starting to subside. I had to keep reminding myself it was a good sign. Heres to a healthy pregnancy!
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me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#159 Esterk2002

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 09:18 AM

Aimeehug- i weaned myself off diclectin now. I started feeling pretty normal last week and decided to try couple of days without it- i still feel nauseous in the afternoons but nothing like it was before! I even feel like i am getting my energy back and i dont need 3 hour naps anymore!
How is everyone else doing?
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2018: 3 failed IUIs
January 2019 IVF+ ICSI+CCS: 24 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 biopsied and frozen blastocysts: 2 normals, 2 abnormals and 2 mosaic
FET #1 February/March 2019:
March 4- transferred one 5AA embryo - BFP (10dp5dt) Beta #1: 163 (11dp5dt) #2 (6 days later): 3099
April 2- 1st u/s: 6w4d, hb: 120 bpm
April 16- 2nd u/s: 8w5d, hb:167 bpm
April 17- embryo gender results: XY
EDD: Nov. 20th, 2019

#160 Esterk2002

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:59 AM

I had my first appointment with OB this week and he is sooo nice (and handsome!!!!!!). We decided not to do the NIPT because it will cost $600-700 and my bloodwork (Quad) came back normal. My OB said the testing that was done for my embryos is good enough.
Next step: another appointment with him at the end of the June and 20 week detailed u/s. Is the 20week u/s internal or external?
2018: 3 failed IUIs
January 2019 IVF+ ICSI+CCS: 24 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 biopsied and frozen blastocysts: 2 normals, 2 abnormals and 2 mosaic
FET #1 February/March 2019:
March 4- transferred one 5AA embryo - BFP (10dp5dt) Beta #1: 163 (11dp5dt) #2 (6 days later): 3099
April 2- 1st u/s: 6w4d, hb: 120 bpm
April 16- 2nd u/s: 8w5d, hb:167 bpm
April 17- embryo gender results: XY
EDD: Nov. 20th, 2019

#161 Aimeehug

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

Sounds good esterk!
I started having external ultrasounds as early as 9 weeks.
My form said for early obstetrics just have to drink 1L of water prior. Once you get to past 18 weeks, you only need to drink 500ml.

Anyone else still around?

me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#162 BengalMom

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:58 AM

SCHLEPP - 

 

I loved reading your update! I understand your trepidation in jumping into this thread (I have the same trepidation as well, but need somewhere to post). It looks like everyone else is trucking along nicely.

 

As for me, I'm now approaching 13 weeks and am STILL being followed by the fertility clinic. I went in for ultrasounds week 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12. And now the doctor wants me to come in again at 14 weeks!? It's all a bit much for me. In the beginning, he said it was to monitor my vanishing twin, but now it just seems like endless visits for the sake of it. I've had no bleeding, nausea... nothing. Everything looks to be on track. It's frustrating because each visit takes well over 2.5 hours and I'm running out of excuses to be away from the office (I haven't told anyone yet, and won't until I have to). It's even more frustrating because on at least three of those visits, they've lost my file. One time they insisted I was a surrogate for someone else (which was really bizarre). And every visit they ask me detailed questions about the donor, the transfer and why we went to Greece (which the doctor has helpfully explained is far behind Canada in IVF technology). Every appointment leaves me feeling a bit battered. They've also misplaced my NIPT results. My husband had to go to the clinic yesterday to get someone to speak to us (they won't answer the phone or email us). They told him the doctor would phone yesterday with the results. I still haven't heard anything. 

 

All this is to say that I can't wait to get discharged and never go back to this clinic again!!


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#163 Aimeehug

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:06 PM

Bengal, that is really bizarre, and excessive. My SCH was still a bit visible at 9 weeks, and the fertility clinic still discharged me. How frustrating! Hopefully they will discharge you soon. Do you have another care provider lined up?


me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#164 Esterk2002

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:55 PM

Bengalmom- glad to hear from you! I wish my fertility clinic would have kept me longer because i have felt so ignored and unmonitored after they reliesed me. And like Aimeehug said: make sure you have a midwife or OB ready! You dont want to end up like me:)
I am 15 weeks today! Still cant believe it :)
2018: 3 failed IUIs
January 2019 IVF+ ICSI+CCS: 24 eggs retrieved, 12 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 biopsied and frozen blastocysts: 2 normals, 2 abnormals and 2 mosaic
FET #1 February/March 2019:
March 4- transferred one 5AA embryo - BFP (10dp5dt) Beta #1: 163 (11dp5dt) #2 (6 days later): 3099
April 2- 1st u/s: 6w4d, hb: 120 bpm
April 16- 2nd u/s: 8w5d, hb:167 bpm
April 17- embryo gender results: XY
EDD: Nov. 20th, 2019

#165 Aimeehug

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:55 PM

SCHLEPP - 
 
I loved reading your update! I understand your trepidation in jumping into this thread (I have the same trepidation as well, but need somewhere to post). It looks like everyone else is trucking along nicely.
 
As for me, I'm now approaching 13 weeks and am STILL being followed by the fertility clinic. I went in for ultrasounds week 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12. And now the doctor wants me to come in again at 14 weeks!? It's all a bit much for me. In the beginning, he said it was to monitor my vanishing twin, but now it just seems like endless visits for the sake of it. I've had no bleeding, nausea... nothing. Everything looks to be on track. It's frustrating because each visit takes well over 2.5 hours and I'm running out of excuses to be away from the office (I haven't told anyone yet, and won't until I have to). It's even more frustrating because on at least three of those visits, they've lost my file. One time they insisted I was a surrogate for someone else (which was really bizarre). And every visit they ask me detailed questions about the donor, the transfer and why we went to Greece (which the doctor has helpfully explained is far behind Canada in IVF technology). Every appointment leaves me feeling a bit battered. They've also misplaced my NIPT results. My husband had to go to the clinic yesterday to get someone to speak to us (they won't answer the phone or email us). They told him the doctor would phone yesterday with the results. I still haven't heard anything. 
 
All this is to say that I can't wait to get discharged and never go back to this clinic again!!


You didnt happen to post this on pregnancy after infertility on fb did you? I just saw a post on there with a woman complaining about needing cervix checks every week until 14 weeks till her clinic will discharge. Not sure if crazy coincidence, or that was you on there. Haha

me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#166 BengalMom

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 03:58 PM

LOL - not me Aimee - although that's a funny coincidence! My doc isn't even talking about checking my cervix - he just seems to like to have me come in all the time. I'm also a bit torn - being monitored is nice, but I almost feel like it makes me more anxious because I feel like something could go wrong any time. 

 

I do have an OB lined up - thank goodness! But the clinic is sort of holding my referral hostage until 14 weeks!



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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:46 PM

SCHLEPP - 

 

I loved reading your update! I understand your trepidation in jumping into this thread (I have the same trepidation as well, but need somewhere to post). It looks like everyone else is trucking along nicely.

 

 

BengalMom - I feel like you and I have been on this forum for awhile. Happy to see us both in this group. I second the fact that Greece is way more advanced in IVF than we are in Canada. Their diagnostic testing is so much more thorough too. We credit the testing they did and resulting protocol for my husband with this positive. We were going to go there for a final round of IVF and then explore donor eggs. Still our backup plan. 

 

So sorry you're being over scanned and then also being given the run around at the clinic. I would not expect that from Hannam since they're the most expensive clinic in Canada. I should look back as you probably mentioned this but when did the twin vanish? I had two at my 7 week scan and go back in a week or so for my 9 week. I had a friend have a vanishing twin as well but she can't remember when it happened/the week. 


(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen

October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining

Changed clinics

(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN

July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal

Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)

(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen

June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature

Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst

Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid

November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested -  BFN

Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.

(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.

Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy. 

 

See my 'about me' page for more detail on my treatment history.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:49 PM

Sounds good esterk!
I started having external ultrasounds as early as 9 weeks.
My form said for early obstetrics just have to drink 1L of water prior. Once you get to past 18 weeks, you only need to drink 500ml.

Anyone else still around?

I am scared of external ultrasounds after my first one. A friend said by 13 weeks she could just barely do external. I know my uterus is tipped forward so maybe that doesn't make for the best pictures. I'm also a bit larger although where they scanned on my abdomen isn't where I carry weight. I do have a massive capacity to my bladder and maybe that doesn't help. I had to empty it before the trans vaginal and then empty it again part way through the trans vaginal so they could see my cervix. 

 

When is it normal for them to switch to abdominal?


(age 38) June 2016 IVF #1 antagonist, 13 mature eggs, 4 fertilized, 1 blast frozen

October 2016 FET #1 cancelled, thin lining

Changed clinics

(age 39) April 2017 FET #1.1 BFN

July 2017 partner has vasectomy reversal

Feb & March 2018 - Medicated IUI x2 - BFN (even with 7 mature follicles on the 2nd IUI)

(age 40) May 2018 IVF#2, lupron flare, 7 mature eggs, 5 fertilized, 1 blast & 1 morula fresh transfer, BFN. 1 low quality blast frozen

June 2018 IVF#3 mini stim, 1 egg, immature

Sept/Oct 2018 IVF#4 antagonist with HGH - CANCELLED due to high estrogen/29mm cyst

Oct 2018 IVF#4.1 antagonist with HGH - 7 eggs, all mature, 6 fertilized, 2 blasts on day 6, PGS tested/euploid

November 2018 FET #2 w/immune protocol and 1 PGS tested -  BFN

Locus Medicus testing for virus, bacteria and immune issues. Husband treated.

(age 41) April 2019 IVF#5 converted to IUI#3 due to follicle growth. BFP 12 day post IUI. Di/Di twins.

Dec 17 2019 - Baby boy and girl born at 36 weeks + 2 days. Everyone very healthy. 

 

See my 'about me' page for more detail on my treatment history.


#169 Annababy79

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 12:16 AM

My first ultrasound between 6 and 7 weeks they started with an external and I could see the heartbeat on that and then they moved to an internal for the measurements since it gave the tech a better view. 


October 2014 - MC

April 2015 - MC

October 2015 - IVF with fresh transfer of 2 day 5 embryos - BFN

February 2016 - FET of 2 day 5 embryos - chemical 

December 9 2018 - FET with 1 day 5 embryo

December 20 2018 - Beta 10

December 27 2018 - Beta 2

April 2 2019 - FET 1 4BB embryo 

April 13 2019 - th_abfp.gif HCG 422

April 19 2019 - HCG 7050

April 29 2019 - Ultrasound heart.gif 122

May 13 2019 - Ultrasound heart.gif 172

July 31 2019 - 20w ultrasound - Munchkin measuring 20w5d


#170 soso43

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:27 AM

I haven't posted much lately but I read your updates. Very glad everyone is doing great. 

Bengalmom: i didn't wait for the referal before going to an OB. At 9 weeks, like any woman who finds out she's prego I contacted an OB and they gave me an appointment. Of course at my first appointment I told them I did my IVF in Bardbados and provided my scan's and every documentation I had. My clinic would have kept me until week 13, just doing 150$ scans every 2 weeks, when I can have free monitoring and scans with my OB. 

As for me, my twins are doing great. I have been very nervous at every scan, so scared to lose one baby or both. But they're still hanging in there, and growing. I am 12w3d now and starting to relax a bit. I did the nuchal scan last friday that turned out perfect so I don't need additionnal tests. Thank god.  


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Me:43 / H:43

2 daughters 13 and 10 (first marriage)

TTC 2 years with new partner. Problem: egg quality, age

2018: Miscarried at 6 weeks (natural pregnancy)

February: start of fresh IVF#1 with donor eggs in Barbados

March 27: transfer of 2 5-day blastocysts (2 frozen for next time)

8dp5dt: hpt th_abfp.gif

9dp5dt: first beta (188)

12dp5dt: 2nd beta (616)

April 26: 7w ultrasound: TWINS babyboy.gif babyboy.gif !! 

Official Due date: December 12, 2019

Planned delivery: Betw nov 13-nov 20, 2019


#171 Hypothalamus

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

I'm crashing this thread as someone who is just *barely* due in December - EDD Dec 27.

 

Schlepp - I'm so happy and excited for you, since I know we were on the same schedule for a few cycles in 2018. I know here (in Nova Scotia) they will do abdominal ultrasounds as early as 10 weeks GA but prefer to wait until 12 weeks. The resolution on the vaginal ones is so much better that I don't blame the sonographers who do them that way at those dates. 

 

My story: I have hypothalamic amenorrhea. After stopping the pill in 2017 my period never returned. Blood work showed very low estrogen, FSH and LH. Did an IVF cycle Jan 2018 which was converted to a freeze-all due to thin lining. Tried a FET in March 2018 but it was cancelled due to lining. Tried another FET in May 2018, lining got up to 7mm, transferred and had a chemical. Did another FET in Aug/Sept, again with the lining issues but did a transfer - BFN. Finally mustered up the courage to make some lifestyle changes (stop running and cardio), gained some weight and ovulated for the first time with letrozole in Jan (unmonitored), did a few more cycles with the letrozole, still nothing. We were planning to do a monitored letrozole/FET cycle this May since I was writing my board exams for surgery in April and then BFP at the end of April! Was traveling out of the country the same time I did the HPT so it wasn't until 2 weeks later that I had a quantitative beta. Ultrasound at 7 weeks showed a heart beat! This was after having serious discussions about getting a gestational carrier just 6 months ago!

 

I'm still in shock (as is my RE). I had my bloodwork done for NIPT today (because I'm moving to the US in a month, making the standard serum test awkward as I won't be around for the second) and I have my first prenatal appointment tomorrow. My fingers are crossed that things keep progressing well for everyone here!! crsd.gif


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#172 Aimeehug

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:22 AM

 

Sounds good esterk!
I started having external ultrasounds as early as 9 weeks.
My form said for early obstetrics just have to drink 1L of water prior. Once you get to past 18 weeks, you only need to drink 500ml.

Anyone else still around?

I am scared of external ultrasounds after my first one. A friend said by 13 weeks she could just barely do external. I know my uterus is tipped forward so maybe that doesn't make for the best pictures. I'm also a bit larger although where they scanned on my abdomen isn't where I carry weight. I do have a massive capacity to my bladder and maybe that doesn't help. I had to empty it before the trans vaginal and then empty it again part way through the trans vaginal so they could see my cervix. 

 

When is it normal for them to switch to abdominal?

 

I'm not really sure. The MIC form said any early obstetrics (<18 weeks) you'd need to drink water, so maybe they start all of them externally, and then if that doesn't work, they switch to transvaginally? .I remember being surprised they did external at 9 weeks for me. But we were able to see babe alright. 


me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#173 Aimeehug

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:27 AM

I'm glad to hear things are going so well for everyone. It's nice to read positive  news after so much heartbreak.
I have been announcing to more and more people. Going to make it FB official soon, have to tell a couple more people. I'm 14w4d, and it's been a couple weeks since I've had an ultrasound, so I have some nervousness. No reason to believe anything is wrong, still have nausea, indigestion, round ligament pain. I see midwife on Thursday, and she has a doppler, so I should be able to hear babe again soon, which will be a relief. 

DH hasn't heard it yet, just seen it. Well, and he heard my recording, but I think it's more exciting to witness it first hand.

Welcome Hypothalamus, and what a wonderful story!


me: 34 DH: 35 TTC since: Sep 2015

 

Jan 2018- Lap for Endo, and septum removal surgery

Mar-Aug 2018- 3 failed IUIs

Nov 2018- IVF...got my very first ever positive. 

Dec 19 2018- confirmed loss. at 5 weeks. cry.gif

Feb. 2019- preparing for first FET. Let's do this!

March 13, 2019- Transfer date for FET #1

March 18, 2019- turned 34 and got a squinter 5dp5dt.

March 22, 2019- Positive Beta! 

April 8, 2019- 1st ultrasound. all good except a small SCH.


#174 soso43

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:23 PM

Hypothalamus, Welcome to our board. I hope your appointment went well today, and the rest of your journey will be stress free! 

 

Schepp/Aimeehug: my last ultrasounds have been external (9 weeks and 12 weeks), and we could see the babies perfectly. Even the NT scan was done with external scan. 


Me:43 / H:43

2 daughters 13 and 10 (first marriage)

TTC 2 years with new partner. Problem: egg quality, age

2018: Miscarried at 6 weeks (natural pregnancy)

February: start of fresh IVF#1 with donor eggs in Barbados

March 27: transfer of 2 5-day blastocysts (2 frozen for next time)

8dp5dt: hpt th_abfp.gif

9dp5dt: first beta (188)

12dp5dt: 2nd beta (616)

April 26: 7w ultrasound: TWINS babyboy.gif babyboy.gif !! 

Official Due date: December 12, 2019

Planned delivery: Betw nov 13-nov 20, 2019


#175 Hypothalamus

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:40 PM

Thank you, everyone!

 

The appointment today went well, they were even able to hear a heart beat on doppler (even though they warned me before that at 10wk5d it can be hard to hear). It was essentially a no news is good news appointment, I have a follow up in 4 weeks but they'll call me whenever the NIPT results are in. No ultrasounds for me until the anatomy scan as I'm low-ish risk (which is simultaneously reassuring and not reassuring at the same time). 

 

Aimeehug - good luck with your appointment tomorrow! I agree that it is a pretty amazing thing to hear!


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