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#101 smc

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:50 AM

Name: Shannon
Age: 27
How long TTC:3 years (roughly)
Diagnosis or any known issues:PCOS
Treatments you tried before IVF:IUI, medicated cycle
How many IVF did you do before success:0
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:No
Protocol (meds taken):Lupron & Gonal F
How many follicles at ER:too many to count
How many eggs retrieved:22
How many eggs fertilized:18
How many days between ER and ET:5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:2 transferred,I don't remember the quality
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Dealing with OHSS
What day you got your BFP: The day before my beta (HPT)
HPT before blood test:?
Number of first beta:250
Number of babies:1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: More about OHSS
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#102 jojo10

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:26 PM

Name: Jojo
Age: 36
How long TTC: 6 long years
Diagnosis or any known issues: M/f and unexplained
Treatments you tried before IVF: none
How many IVF did you do before success: 2
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): bravelle, menopur, suprefact, and prometrium
How many follicles at ER: 11
How many eggs retrieved: 10
How many eggs fertilized: 8
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: sore (.)(.)'s, spotting, cramping
What day you got your BFP: 13dp3dt too chicken to test earlier
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 660
Number of babies: not sure yet??
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#103 Baby G

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:45 PM

Name: Giselle
Age: 35
How long TTC: 10 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Blocked tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid
How many IVF did you do before success: 2
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Gon f, Orgalutran, Ovidrel for trigger, took CoQ10 & L-thyroxine
How many follicles at ER: 6
How many eggs retrieved: 6
How many eggs fertilized: 5 grade 1 & 2 (1 being highest); 3 went to blast by Day 5 & 2 arrested on Day 6
How many days between ER and ET: 5 days
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 Blastocyst, could not grade by this time
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Cramping, spotting, fatigue
What day you got your BFP: 14dpt
HPT before blood test: ?
Number of first beta: Extremely high @ 5000+
Number of babies: Not sure yet. Terrified it maybe more than 2 with high beta
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Go to the best and be patient if the best is a longer wait to get consulting.
Me - 35 (blocked tubes)
Hubby - 34 (no issues)
TTC - Forever/10 yrs too long
Oct 06 - Mar 07 - Clomid
Sept 08 - Laparoscopy to remove LT, re-opened RT
Jan 09 - Sono showed RT closed
May 09 - IVF #1 IVF Canada
Cycle cancelled due to poor response - Lupron, Menopur & Repronex
May to Sept 09 - Acupuncture 2x a wk, raw herbs 5 days/wk for 5 wks
Sept 09 - IVF #2 IVF Canada: Lupron, Menopur & Repronex; E2 was 20,000+; 13 follies
Follicles disappeared on ER, only 4 immature eggs retrieved
2 fertilized, only 1 decent 8 cell embryo, transfered Day 3 - US guided was optional & not recommended
Acupuncture day before and on day of ET
6-7 dpt - Mild cramping
10dpt - Heavy red bleeding during a girls road trip. Cried secretly in my car while friends took site seeing pictures.
16dpt - Bloodwork - BFN
Need a mental/emo break, continued acupuncture every so often
Apr 10 - IVF #3 Hannam Fertility Clinic
BCP, Gon f, Orgalutran, Ovidrel as HCG, L - thyroxine; E2 was 8300+; 6 follies
Extras: CoQ10, usual vits, some powdered herbs, acupuncture 1x wk
Cycle was perfect
All 6 follies retrieved; 5 fertilized & divided well; 3 made it to blastocyst stage; 2 arrested on d6pr
2 blastocyst transfered Day 5 full bladder & U/S guided; 1 to chill out
Acupuncture just before and right after ET; Prometrium + Estrance. Rested most of the day.
4dpt - really thought I was getting AF while at work. Bloated, heavy pelvic cramps. boobs are ridiculously sensitive and full.
7dpt - painful trapped gas in tummy - I look 5 mths pg & hurts to stretch. had a sad argument with DH & cried myself to sleep.
8dpt - woke early to find brownish spotting. tummy gas just keeps getting worst. so upset (exactly the same day I got AF last IVF cycle). really thought I was pg all this time. now regret not transferring all 3 blasts.
9dpt - no spotting. upper ab is still in pain. still look and feel like a donut.
10dpt - brownish spotting in the morning again. feels like I have my AF. didn't want to get up today but realized if I'm not pg, staying in bedroom will not do me any good.
12dpt - a bit of stringy blood in early morning. this is the ultimate torture. boobs feel heavy. soreness in upper inner thigh below groin.
14dpt - May 3/10 frightened about getting results of PG test but it was a BFP with crazy high beta (5000). Please let it be a healthy singleton.
16dpt - May 5/10 slightly nervous about the call. Still PG, beta at 11,846. Holy smokes!
20dpt - May 10/10 uncomfortable cramps during day/evening. wiped red string-like blood after peeing in the middle of the night. nothing for the rest of week.
24dpt - May 14/10 inner thigh by groin area still sore as if i over exercised. red blood clot came out while using toilet late at night.
27dpt - May 27/10 u/s showed 2 sacs. fraternal twins but only got 1 heart beat 128 from baby 1. baby 2 only 1/3 of baby 1. we are told i must have miscarried week before.

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#104 Ange88

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:06 AM

Name: Angie
Age: 34
How long TTC: 5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: severe male factor
Treatments you tried before IVF: none
How many IVF did you do before success: lucky first time!!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Lupron/gonal f
How many follicles at ER: 11
How many eggs retrieved: 11
How many eggs fertilized: 9
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 blasts transferred
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: full, tener bb's,
What day you got your BFP: 5dp5dt
HPT before blood test: yes, 5dp5t and every day after that!!!
Number of first beta:1351
Number of babies: one
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:
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#105 feydruss

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

Name: feydruss
Age: 36
How long TTC: 2 (went to ART immediately)
Diagnosis or any known issues: ovulatory disorder, MF, family history of premature ovarian failure
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 fresh, 1 FET, success on 2nd fresh
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Marvelon, Synarel, Bravelle, Repronex, Endometrin
How many follicles at ER: 7
How many eggs retrieved: 7
How many eggs fertilized: 4
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 x 8-cell Day 3, other two taken to blast and frozen
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: bloating, fatigue, some queasiness, intermittent cramping, but very few symptoms overall
What day you got your BFP: 15dp3dt official beta
HPT before blood test: BFP on FRER at 10dp3dt and 13dp3dt
Number of first beta: 1800
Number of babies: I'm afraid to find out!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: that you'll be as afraid of success as you will be of failure! Our motto is "no blame, no shame!"

3rd cycle was the charm (despite everything going wrong)!
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#106 Hoping4_1

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

Name:Jess
Age: 28
How long TTC:5 years (roughly)
Diagnosis or any known issues:PCOS, Endo
Treatments you tried before IVF:Just sex
How many IVF did you do before success:0
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:No
Protocol (meds taken):Lupron & Gonal F, suprefact, Prometrium
How many follicles at ER:13
How many eggs retrieved:6
How many eggs fertilized:2 Gooders
How many days between ER and ET:5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:2 transferred,A's
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Stress
What day you got your BFP: 5 days before my beta (HPT)
HPT before blood test:?Yeppers
Number of first beta:256
Number of babies:?
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#107 Bugsbunny

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 09:15 AM

Age: 32
How long TTC:3 years
Diagnosis or any known issues:MFI, Fibroids, blocked tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: Varicocelle embolization, laparoscopy, clomid and iui
How many IVF did you do before success:0
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:No
Protocol (meds taken):Suprefact, puregon, ovidrel
How many follicles at ER:?
How many eggs retrieved:14
How many eggs fertilized:10
How many days between ER and ET:5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Some cramping
What day you got your BFP: 14dpt
HPT before blood test: Yes 12dpt and it was negative
Number of first beta:67
Number of babies:1
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#108 RNLAURA

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:31 AM

Name: Laura
Age: 35
How long TTC: 4 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: bilateral blocked tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: none
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 cycles in total
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): suprafact, gonal f, luveris, prometrium
How many follicles at ER: 8
How many eggs retrieved: 8
How many eggs fertilized: 4
How many days between ER and ET: 3 days
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:3 embryos ( 2 7 cell, 1 6 cell ) all good quality
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: first week nothing, second week hospitalized for ruptured ovarian cyct, sore (.)(.)'s, bloating, mild cramping
What day you got your BFP: because I was in the hospital they tested early and every 2 days so at 9dp3dt beta of 18
HPT before blood test: no as stated above in the hospital but I would have tested! lol
Number of first beta: was 18 but scheduled beta at 11dp3dt was 63
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:
The first cycle was stressfull not knowing what to expect and I didn't take time off work. The second cycle I took 2wks off and was much more relaxed, and positive and I really think that was the difference.
About me
TTC for 5 years
Me: bilateral blocked tubes
DH: normal
IVF #1 BFN
IVF #2 Servere complications resulted in Markus Frank Ross Nolte being born on Sept 14th at 23wks 5days. He was with us for a few days the passed
Sept 17th. Mom and Dad miss their baby boy.
IVF #3 BFN
IVF#4 July 4th transfered 3 day 3 embryo's (2-8 cells, 1-7 cell) 5 frosties
July 18th Beta #1 257
July 20th Beta #2 589
Aug 9th U/S TWINS!!!!!! both measuring 7w1day (which is what I am) Baby A HR 148, Baby B HR 140
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#109 alwayshope

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:56 PM

Name:Leanne
Age:38
How long TTC:4 years
Diagnosis or any known issues:tubal
Treatments you tried before IVF:1 round of iui
How many IVF did you do before success:2
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:no
Protocol (meds taken):Suprefact,Menopur
How many follicles at ER:9
How many eggs retrieved:9
How many eggs fertilized:6
How many days between ER and ET:5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:2 blastocysts
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:I had a little nausea and the end of the 2ww,very mild though.otherwise I felt NOTHING
What day you got your BFP:9dp5dt
HPT before blood test:Oh yes,many
Number of first beta:108
Number of babies:1,just perfect!!!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:I would of started earlier,age is not your friend. I would of wanted to know that this process can take over your entire life if you let it. Also I probably would not of told as many people as I did this time because unless you are going through it,you cant REALLY understand.

ttc:8 years
me:40 dh:36 ( started ivf at 35
oct 31:lap &hyst found both tubes blocked,dr opened right side Ivf sugested
april 10 starting clomid eeehhhh!
hopefully up coming iui end of april
april 15 1 foll 16mm left
1 fol 13mm right,linig 2.5mm yikes!!!
april 19,all looks good...iui today
april 20,2ww
bfn
Tubes removed nov 18th 2008. ouch!!!


August 26 start BCP YAH!!!!
sept 20th,ultrasound ..2cysts on right ovary,cant find left? 1 more week on BCP
sept 27th ultrasound 2 cysts are now BIGGER???? 2 more weeks on BCP arghhh

Cycle cancelled,non responsive to puregon Fsh 15.

IVF# 2
Jan 27,ER 5 follies
Jan 30,ET 2 good embies
BFP...
Feb 01 ,Chemical pregnancy.

IVF#3
April 13 start Suprefact
April15 start Menopur
April 26 Er 9 follies,6 fertlised
May 01 Et 2 Excellent blsts
2ww begins.
May 10 beta #1 108 BFP yippeee
may 12 beta #2 314 !!!!
may 31 u/s
Jan 16 2011 my beautiful DD is born.

Dec 2011 FET ,chemical
April 2012 IVF #4
9 embies,3 transferred ,none to freeze
mc at 11 weeks

IVF #5 Jan 2013???

march 15 started menopur...fingers crossed.

March 29 ER 4 eggs

April 3 et of two blasts. other two did not make it to freeze. April 8 +hpt 5dp5dt Beta 9dp5dt= 444 Beta 12dp5dt=2164 !!!!! 1st scan 2 sacs ,1 hb 113b/m fx next scan 2nd h/b is there.

May...no heartbeat, both babies gone. IVF journey is over. No more $ no more tears.

 

Oct 2015. Moving on to adoption....please let this work!!


#110 Barbie23

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:14 PM

Name:Barbara
Age:35
How long TTC:2008
Diagnosis or any known issues:Etopic Nov 2008, left tube remove
Treatments you tried before IVF:none
How many IVF did you do before success:was lucky, just one
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:no
Protocol (meds taken):Lupron 10 units, Gonal Pen 225, Luveris 0.5
How many follicles at ER:14
How many eggs retrieved:14
How many eggs fertilized:8
How many days between ER and ET:5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:2 blasts, grade 1 & 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:cramps
What day you got your BFP:7dpt
HPT before blood test:Yes
Number of first beta:381 11dpt
Number of babies:we dont know yet
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:The retrieval was so painful but all worth it!!
Me 44 - No tubes & diabetes type 2 under control DH 36 - Perfect & Wonderful!! 2 Ectopic (Natural Pregnancy) Oct 2008 & Abril 2011 IVF # 1 June 2010 miscarriage at 5 wks IVF # 2 Dic 2010 BFN FET #1 BFN 13 frozen No babies yet

#111 alanna

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:06 AM

Name: alanna
Age: 33
How long TTC: 1+yr
Diagnosis or any known issues: Severe MFI
Treatments you tried before IVF: 2 rounds clomid / Sperm count too low for iui's
How many IVF did you do before success: 1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Low Dose Lupron Protocol: bcp, Lupron, Gonal F, Menopur, Prometrium
How many follicles at ER: 12
How many eggs retrieved: 10
How many eggs fertilized: 8 (did icsi)
How many days between ER and ET: 5dt
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 blasts (4AA, 4AB), 4 frozen
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: twinges, sore breasts, very small amount of spotting
What day you got your BFP: very faint +hpt @ 5dp5dt / +beta @ 9dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes! Everyday from 5dp5dt to 2nd beta!
Number of first beta: 1st beta @ 9dp5dt - 381 / 2nd beta @ 11dp5dt - 654
Number of babies: 2
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: IVF is very stressful and I tried to do everything I could to reduce my stress levels. Acupuncture was wonderful for reducing stress. I also took 3 weeks off of work and spent a lot of time with family and friends. I let my dh be in charge of my meds. He mixed, measured and gave me all of my needles, which made me feel less alone in this process and let him feel more involved. I also ate a healthy diet, took a lot of vitamins, walked everyday, and listed to the Anji IVF meditations. I don't know if these things helped me get pg, but they made me feel a lot better physically and emotionally.

Me (37) DH (36)

ivf w/icsi cycle- Apr./May 2010
Apr. 26 - ER! 12 eggs retrieved!
May 1 - ET!! 5dt of 2 beautiful blasts! 4 frosties!
May 6 - very faint +hpt (5dp5dt)!!
May 10 - BFP!!!! - BETA#1 - 9dp5dt - 381 !!!!! Sooo thankful!
May 12 - BETA#2 - 11dp5dt - 654 - Doubling Time of 61hrs (rose 86% in 48hrs).
June 1 - (7wks) 1st u/s - We saw 2 perfect little beans with strong heartbeats!!!
Sept. 2 - (20wks) On hospital bed rest due to placental abruption. 3 blood transfusions. Very scary but the babies are fine. Thank God!
Sept. 3 - We are having 2 little boys!!!
Oct. 27 - (28wks) Finally home on bed rest after 8 wks in the hospital!!! Babies are doing well but cervix is shortening.
Dec. 23 - (36wks 2 days) Last official u/s! Both babies estimated to be just under 6lbs each! Cervix at 0.7cm. Go cervix go!
Jan. 4, 2011 - After 4 months on bed rest we made it to 38wks and my scheduled c-section!!! Welcome to the world beautiful boys!!!

FET #1 April/May 2014 - Bfn.

FET #2 July/August 2014 - 1 lone 3AB frostie left in the freezer.
-embryo did not survive the thaw.

No more treatments for us. Feeling blessed that we had success. We're going to enjoy being a family of four.


#112 waffelz

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:25 AM

Name: Nicole
Age: 27
How long TTC: under 1 year with IVF/ICSI
Diagnosis or any known issues: Male Factor due to azoospermia from chemotherapy
Treatments you tried before IVF: None
How many IVF did you do before success: 0
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no (dh banked sperm prior to chemo)
Protocol (meds taken): long protocol with birth control pills, Suprefact, Puregon
How many follicles at ER: I think around 10-12, but not sure
How many eggs retrieved: 6
How many eggs fertilized: 4
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 blast transfered, 1 frozen (we lost two).
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: pulling cramps, pms like cramps, mild nausea, enlarged/tender breasts
What day you got your BFP: 7 days past transfer/14 days past trigger
HPT before blood test: +
Number of first beta: not sure
Number of babies: 1 (I'm assuming....1 blast, 1 baby???)
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: That the egg retrieval wasn't that bad as others had made it out to be. Pain is relative and everyone's pain threshold is different.
Me: 28
Dh:30
Married: September 28th, 2002
Dx: male factor due to azoospermia from chemotherapy treatments
Plan: IVF with ICSI using frozen banked sperm from before treatments

IVF/ICSI #1
May 25th - 6 eggs retrieved and 4 fertilized.
May 30th - 1 healthy blastocyst transfered. 1 healthy blast frozen. 2 stopped developing.
June 7th -HPT = BFP!! SO happy, OMG we can finally turn the next page!
June 8th - Beta hCG. Numbers are good!
June 10th -second Beta. Numbers are going up! Everything seems to be progressing!
June 22nd - viability u/s. Yolk sac present but no hb. Recheck in a week. So scared.
June 28th - u/s shows tiny hb and we hear it @ 113bpm. Relief!
July 12th - blood when inserting progesterone suppository. FREAKING out. u/s found no heartbeat. Missed miscarriage. Devastation.
July 15th - after another recheck, blood work etc. miscarried at home with meds.

FET#1
March 8th, 2011 - transfered our last remaining embryo.
March 19th - BFN

IVF/ICSI #2 - Starts March 22nd, 2011!

#113 ladylazarus

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

When I started the journey of IVF #3, I actually collected all the success stories from this thread of the ladies who's stories were alot like mine and printed it out so I could read it every time I needed a boost. Then I was so bold as to make my OWN success story BEFORE I had my beta...boy, talk about tempting fate. I knew this was my last time trying, so why not dream big, eh? And then it worked!!! This was the success story I wrote before my BFP, with just a little tweaking:

Name: LadyLazarus (Laura)
Age: 41
How long TTC: 4 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: One blocked tube, age, mild MF
Treatments you tried before IVF: 7 IUI's, half with Letrozole
How many IVF did you do before success: 3
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Estrogen Priming w/ICSI, 450 Gonal F, Letrozle, Cetrotide, Luvaris, 5 months of 75mg daily DHEA then stopped 3 months before last IVF
How many follicles at ER: 10
How many eggs retrieved: 10
How many eggs fertilized: 4
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 3 embryos, 10-cell Grade 18/20, 4-cell Grade 18/20 (high achievers!), 8-cell Grade 16/20
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: So bloated, strange pulling sensations in my uterus and my boobs were very achy...
What day you got your BFP: 12dpt
HPT before blood test: Nope, too chicken, wanted to pretend I was pregnant as long as possible
Number of first beta: 110
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: IVF is a journey that you have to prepare yourself for, in the event that it doesn't work the first time, so that you stay strong enough to carry on. I had to travel out of country to afford IVF and no doctor in the states told me that was possible, even though I told them all that I could not afford the $18K I was being quoted. Leave no stone unturned in your quest. Ask questions, rely on friends, learn to grieve and carry on. Be grateful for your partnerships!
Me - 46 One Blocked Tube, One Sleepy Ovary
DH - 56 Tired Swimmers
"I've had dreams enough for one, And I've got love enough for three..."
TTC 4 years
2007 - Charts, temps, pre-seed & all the rest - BFN every month
2008 - 7 IUI's in Seattle, using Femera- All BFN
2009 IVF/ICSI #1 @ PCRM - Canceled Long Lupron, no response (of course!)
2009 IVF/ICSI #2 @ PCRM - BFP, but low HCG (49 @ 11dp3dt), chemical
2010 IVF/ICSI #3 @ VFC - BFP!! Third time was a charm!

Little Ronnie, my Winter Solstice baby was born December 22nd 9:36am, 6lbs 13oz 19.5" long

#114 Nitzerette

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:05 PM

Ladylaz, I think that is a fabulous anecdote that you told us - writing your success story before hand :)

#115 Charlie2

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:52 AM

Name: Charlie
Age: 33
How long TTC: 4 years which included an ectopic pregnancy after ttc for 4 months and resulting in my left tube being removed
Diagnosis or any known issues: tubal factor
Treatments you tried before IVF: Femera prescription for 6 months
How many IVF did you do before success: none
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Marvelon,Suprefact,Gonal F 225 and Prometrium
How many follicles at ER: 5
How many eggs retrieved: 5
How many eggs fertilized: 5
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 Grade A embryos (1 8 cell, 1 9 cell)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: sore (.)(.)'s, dizziness, fatigue
What day you got your BFP: 15dp3dt
HPT before blood test: Yes(2)
Number of first beta:486
Number of babies: not sure yet??
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I had a very good experience with my first IVF cycle. I remained positive throughout and focussed on the end result of eventually making a baby!!
IVF # 1
May 3/10 - started superfact
May 10/10 - started gonal f 225 iu
May 23/10 - U/S - 11 follicles
May 25/10 - ER - 5 eggs
May 26/10 - 5 out of 5 fertilized
May 28/10 - ET - 2 Grade A Embryos
June 9/10 - BFP
June 10/10 - 1st Beta 486


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#116 Charlie2

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:38 PM

I am so happy to hear of everyone's success!! Fx for happy endings for everyone :banana:
IVF # 1
May 3/10 - started superfact
May 10/10 - started gonal f 225 iu
May 23/10 - U/S - 11 follicles
May 25/10 - ER - 5 eggs
May 26/10 - 5 out of 5 fertilized
May 28/10 - ET - 2 Grade A Embryos
June 9/10 - BFP
June 10/10 - 1st Beta 486


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#117 Charlie2

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:38 PM

Can someone tell me how to add a pregnancy ticker to my post.
IVF # 1
May 3/10 - started superfact
May 10/10 - started gonal f 225 iu
May 23/10 - U/S - 11 follicles
May 25/10 - ER - 5 eggs
May 26/10 - 5 out of 5 fertilized
May 28/10 - ET - 2 Grade A Embryos
June 9/10 - BFP
June 10/10 - 1st Beta 486


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#118 joyandpeace

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

Name: joyandpeace
Age:35
How long TTC: 4 1/2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Thin lining, partial arcuate uterus, intermittent blocked tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: 3 rounds of clomid, 3 IUIs, Tubual cannulation
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 IVFs, 2 FETs
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken):suprefact, Puregon
How many follicles at ER: 10
How many eggs retrieved: 9
How many eggs fertilized:8
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: My sis. was our gestational carrier...she was very nauseas
What day you got your BFP: 12 days post transfer
HPT before blood test: yes
Number of first beta: HIGH!
Number of babies: 2
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: The human heart can take alot more than I ever imagined. That it is REALLLY important you know your own body and that you advocate for yourself.
Me 35 DH 34
TTC: 4 1/2 years
Procedures:
3 IUIs, 2IVFs
2 FET
Nov. 2nd: transferred 2 of
our frosties to my sis/surrogate
Nov 12th: HPT - BFP!!!!
Nov 14th: Beta - 1690!
Nov 16th: 2nd Beta -6190!
Dec 1st: U/S #1 2 hearbeats!!
(6wks 4d)
Dec 22nd: 2nd u/s (9wks 4d)- All still looks good!
Jan 5th: 1st OB appt. and U/S (11wks 4d)- Both little ones very active!
EDD: July 23rd
Our little ones have arrived early! Willem and Kaylah are here.

Joy and Peace is actually possible...

#119 HeavenlyDay

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:38 PM

Congratulations to all. Inspiring...

Me 39 - slightly elevated C4, great AMH

DH - 42 - low sperm count (9 - 48 million/ml), poor motility, DNA Frag 21% (good, but not great)TTC since Sept 2008

5 IUIs - Oct 2009 to Jun 2010 - BFN

IVF #1 - ET July 4, 2010EDD - March 25, 2011 Baby boy born March 7, 2011

FET #1 - ET Dec 21, 2012 - BFN

FET #2 - ET Jan 22, 2013 - BFN, that was the last sno-baby

IVF #2 - BFN

FET #3 - June 27, 2013 - BFN

FET #4 - Aug 29, 2013 - BFN

IVF #3 - ET Oct 28, 2013 - POAS 10dp3dt BFP - Chemical Pregnancy :-(


#120 chocolatelover

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 09:54 AM

Age: 32
How long TTC: 2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: MFI Azoospermia due to CBAVD
Treatments you tried before IVF: none
How many IVF did you do before success: Beginner's luck!!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Marvelon, Lupron .1cc, Gonal-F 225 iu, L'thyroxine 50mcg
How many follicles at ER: 14
How many eggs retrieved: 12
How many eggs fertilized: 10
How many days between ER and ET: 5 days
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: No major symptoms, just sore bb's but probably from the Prometrium and tired.
What day you got your BFP: 14d5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes, at 11dp5dt
Number of first beta: 1098
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: No, we knew IVF was our only option so it was all or nothing!! I was fairly informed on the process prior to starting.
Me: 33 DH: 33
Dx: Azoospermia due to CBAVD

IVF w/ICSI #1 - Apr/May 2010
May 8/10 - ER!! DH's PESA - 12 eggs retrieved, lots of swimmers found!!
May 13/10 - ET!! 5dt of 2 blasts!! Only 1 lonely frostie.
May 27/10 - 14dp5dt +hpt - BETA #1 results: 1,098....BFP!!!
May 31/10 - Beta #2 RESULTS: 3,840
June 10/10 - 1st u/s shows one little bean - h/b 122bpm
July 19/10 - NT Scan appt. went great - h/b 159 bpm
Sept 2/10 - Anatomy scan - baby looks great! H/B 160 bpm
Our Daughter was born on Jan 27, 2011 at 6lbs 7oz!!! Soooo in love!


FET #1 - Feb 2012
Feb 17/12 - FET Transfer - one 5 day blast transferred
Feb 23/12 - POAS...BFP!!
Feb 29/12 - POAS...BFP!!
Mar 2/10 - Beta #1 RESULTS: 1190
Mar 5/10 - Beta #2 RESULTS: 4510

#121 Anaid

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 11:37 AM

Name: Anaid
Age: 37
How long TTC: 5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: PCOS
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI 5 x
How many IVF did you do before success: none
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): Antagonistic - Puregon Injections only
How many follicles at ER: 18
How many eggs retrieved: 14
How many eggs fertilized: 10
How many days between ER and ET: 5 days
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: period like symptons
What day you got your BFP: 16dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes - POAS
Number of first beta: 902
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:
TTC Since February 2005
Diagnosis PCOS and egg quality
Me 39 - DH 40
____________________________________________________________________________________
May 23, 2010 - start IVF cycle
June 7 - ER - left ovary only (right was blocked by bowel)14 eggs retrieved - 6 make it to 5 day blasts
June 12 - one blast transferred - 5 frozen
June 28 - Beta #1 902 - BFP 16dp5dt
June 30 - Beta # 2 1932 18dp5dt
July 7 - Beta # 3 14,405
19 week u/s - Baby Boy
Est. Due Date - Feb 27, 2011
February 21, 2011 - Healthy Baby Boy 7lbs 13ozs
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FET - Start BCP on February 25, 2012
Transfered 2 5-day blasts on April 2, 2012
Beta # 1 April 16 - 731 BFP 14dp5dt
Beta # 2 April 18 - 1775 16dp5dt
U/S 6w5d - one baby with heartbeat of 144bpm
U/S 8w5d - heartbeat of 172 bpm

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#122 onetuffmama

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:09 PM

I finally had success on an fet after adopting our first daughter. We did IVF twice and several fet cycles which all failed. We put everything on hold to adopt our daughter Ava and when she was 10 months old we went back to try with our remaining frozen embryos. Our success was with a transfer of three frozen embryos with assisted hatching. Finally one took and our daughter Gracie was born after five years of trying.

#123 HeavenlyDay

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:26 PM

Name: Tanya
Age: 36
How long TTC: almost 2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Low sperm count, elevated prolactin, elevated C4
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI both non-medicated and medicated
How many IVF did you do before success: None. We were very lucky.
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): BCP, Lupron, Gonal F, Repronex
How many follicles at ER: approx 13 large follicles
How many eggs retrieved: 21 (only 9 mature)
How many eggs fertilized: 4 fertilized (with ICSI)
How many days between ER and ET: 3 days
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 grade 1 embryos (the best grade)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: dizziness, fatigue, pressure near right ovary (may have been due to the stimulation), brown implantation spotting, a lively pulse 11 days past the transfer (in chinese medicine they call this a slippery pulse), mild cramping down low, and urine that smelled like cat pee (seriously). I was certain I was pregnant in the second week, but because I had never done IVF before I wasn't sure how much of it was as a result of the drugs.
What day you got your BFP: 13dp3dt
HPT before blood test: Yes, the day before. I wanted to prepare myself.
Number of first beta: 85 - on 14dp3dt (very low)
Number of babies: 1 baby (confirmed today via ultrasound)
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:

Statistics are only statistics, and you can have success despite the fact that the odds are against you. (I was very upset when we had such a low fertilization rate and again when my first beta was so low).

Me 39 - slightly elevated C4, great AMH

DH - 42 - low sperm count (9 - 48 million/ml), poor motility, DNA Frag 21% (good, but not great)TTC since Sept 2008

5 IUIs - Oct 2009 to Jun 2010 - BFN

IVF #1 - ET July 4, 2010EDD - March 25, 2011 Baby boy born March 7, 2011

FET #1 - ET Dec 21, 2012 - BFN

FET #2 - ET Jan 22, 2013 - BFN, that was the last sno-baby

IVF #2 - BFN

FET #3 - June 27, 2013 - BFN

FET #4 - Aug 29, 2013 - BFN

IVF #3 - ET Oct 28, 2013 - POAS 10dp3dt BFP - Chemical Pregnancy :-(


#124 lipstick

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:39 PM

Hi friends..any of you considering IVF ICSI BLASTO in DUBAI. beware...had the worst of experiences wih DGFC with inexperienced lady doctors and embroylogists. please dont waste your monies here. They dont care for you they care about money only. Post ivf icsi...we care a damn to your health attitude exists here and almost beg for reports n scans that have been paid for. If you have no choice maybe ask for the senior most ivf specialist male preferably. dont lose hope...but consider DUBAI as last option in the world.
Caregiver and wellwisher. All the Best:)

#125 fingers crossed

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

Name: Clare
Age: 32
How long TTC:2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues:Tubes
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid
How many IVF did you do before success:0
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:No
Protocol (meds taken):Synarel and Puregon
How many follicles at ER: over 20
How many eggs retrieved:21
How many eggs fertilized:16
How many days between ER and ET:3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:2 transferred--8 cell embies
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: nauseau and slight cramping
What day you got your BFP: On my beta day
HPT before blood test:? no way...didn't want to see another single line
Number of first beta:683
Number of babies: don't know yet
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: The ER was excrutiating for me...I think because I had scar tissue that they had to go through but it was a lot worse than I anticipated. The HSG was such a breeze that I thought it would be similar. Also I would have wanted to know how things can really change day to day. First it looked like I was going to over stimulate and maybe have cycle cancelled..then next day things were good...it was truly a rollarcoaster ride--but what a happy ending!!

Me: 33

DH: 31

TTC 2 years

11/05/2009 first cycle of Clomid BFN

12/04/2009 second cycle of Clomid BFN

01/10/2010 third cycle of Clomid BFN

02/12/2010 fourth cycle of Clomid BFN

CLOMID BREAK FOR 30 DAYS

04/08/2010 fifth cycle---hoping its the lucky cycle!

05/11/2010 BFN

05/12/2010 IVF consultation--looking at this summer for first cycle.

06/17/2010 Case worker consultation

06/29/2010 starting Synarel

07/10/2010 SUPPRESSED--but no AF so waiting to start puregon!

07/14/2010 started puregon

07/20/2010 19 follicles--13 maturing!

07/25/2010 ER--21 EGGS!!!

07/28/2010 ET with 2 embies!!

08/12/2010 BFP!!!! I can't believe it!!! Beta 683

09/02/2010 u/s--one healthy lil bean.

10/04/2010 u/s--magical heartbeart and boucing baby!

04/24/2011 Our healthy baby boy is born--Ethan Foster 7lbs 14 oz--greatest day of our life!

 

FET#1 06/30/2012- Transferred two embies 4 and 5 cell grade A but lost 4 embies in thaw

07/15/2012- BFN Have 3 frosties left!

 

FET #2 05/25/2014- Transferred two embies and lost 1 in thaw

06/09/2014-scheduled for beta. fingers crossed!

BFN-- not more embies left sad.png

 

IVF #2 08/01/2015 - started puregon 125 and Menopur 75

 

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