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#1 Hopelessness

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:54 PM

I have been on an emotional roller coaster for two weeks. My FET was on March 29, 2019. The embryo that was transferred was a 6AA PGD tested embryo. During the two weeks wait, something involved my husbands family happened, I was super angry and depressed for a few days. There were two days that I felt I couldnt control my anger and I was too angry to a point that my whole body was shaking uncontrollably when I thought about the matter again or when I talked about the incident with my husband. My husband and I actually agreed that if this time is not successful (for having the baby), we will be getting a divorce.

On April 3, 2019, I saw little bit of pink discharge. At around 8:30 pm on April 4, 2019 (6dp6dt), I did a hpt. It showed a very very faint line. At around 5:50 am on April 5, 2019 (7dp6dt), I did a hpt. Again it showed a very very faint line. I already expected that the beta will be low or it would be a chemical pregnancy.

I subsequently did 3 blood tests:

April 7, 2019 (9dp6dt) HCG 34
April 9, 2019 (11dp6dt) HCG 66
April 11, 2019 (13dp6dt) HCG 146

The numbers are considered low but doubling (over 66% increase). The nurse asked if I had any spotting on April 11, 2019. I said no. The nurse helped me to book an appointment for ultrasound for April 25, 2019.

On April 12, 2019, I have very little bit of pink spotting. I believed it was the Endometrin suppositories that irritated my vagina and cervix. The doctor asked me to insert the Endometrin suppositories 3 times a day.

On April 15, 2019, I had little bit of red discharge. Because I suspected that my bleeding was caused by the suppository, so I used the finger to insert the medication once but because it was also painful, so I use the suppository again.

On April 18, 2019, I saw some blood when I wiped and also on my pad. I started to get more concern.

On April 21, 2019, I saw blood dripping into the toilet (from couple drops to like 10 drops) and also when I wiped. Today (April 22, 2019) is also like that.

I know theres nothing much I could do other than continue with my medication. I worry and depress. I wonder if the result would be better if that incident related to my husbands family had not happened or if I could control my emotional better. I know whats happening to me right now may not have anything to do with that incident but I cant help but to blame on them and myself.

I dunno what will happen to me and this pregnancy. I just want to share my current feeling.

37 yrs old, DH 34
TTC since 2015.
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07/14/2016 - Started IVF injections

07/26/2016 - Egg Retrieval10 eggs retrieved, 9 mature, 8 fertilized, ended up with 7 good quality embryos

07/31/2016 - Embryo Transfer (transferred 2)

08/08/2016 - Started bleeding th_anoaf.gif 

08/09/2016 - th_abfp.gif 

Still Bleeding

08/22/2016 - Ultrasound, could not see anything, doctor believed that it would be cleared on its own, or else would need to take the shot (MTX)

08/29/2016 - HCGcry.gif


FET #1
09/12/2016 - CD1
10/06/2016 - FET - Transferred one 4AA embryo
10/15/2016 - HCG >1 th_abfn.gif


FET #2

10/18/2016 - CD1

11/10/2016 - FET - Transferred two embryos

11/2016 - HCG >1 th_abfn.gif 


FET #3

01/29/2017 - CD1 and stated Estrace (3x a day)

02/21/2017 - FET - Transferred two embryos (last two...) ohmy.png 

03/02/2017 - HCG 119

03/04/2017 - HCG 304

Baby was born in November 2017



09/17/2018 - Started IVF injections

09/27/2018 - Egg Retrieval - 6 eggs retrieved, 5 mature, 4 fertilized, ended up with 2 embryos passed PGD test 


FET#4 (Transferring for the 5th time)

03/07/2019 - CD 1 and started Estrace (3x a day)

03/20/2019 - U/S

03/23/2019 - Blood test - Progesterone - <1 nmol/L 

03/24/2019 - Blood test - Progesterone - <0.4 nmol/L 

03/29/2019 - FET - Transferred 1 PGD tested embryo

04/07/2019 - HCG?



#2 cj123

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:08 PM

It is so incredibly common for women to spot during their first trimester.  A few drips here and there, or spots with wiping, I wouldn't even call much spotting and like you said are likely caused by irritation by the suppositories, or even sex can cause that too.  When I was pregnant, I had a few gushes of blood (filled maybe half of a panty liner), a couple of times and my pregnancy was healthy.  Unless you are bleeding like a period, I honestly wouldn't stress too much (so much easier said than done), hopefully the ultrasound tomorrow can put your mind at ease.  

Me - 31  Hubby - 31


Trying to conceive since 2012


2013- Husband diagnosed with Congenital Absence of Vas Deferens caused by being a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis


2013 - decided to adopt before pursuing fertility treatments


November 2015 - Our beautiful baby boy is born!  We got to be there for the birth!  He's ours!


May 2016 - Adoption Finalized!!!


After a cancelled IVF cycle and an IVF cycle that completely failed for unknown reasons (22 eggs, 10 fertilized, zero on day five), we have moved onto donor embryos! 


August 2017 - We received three beautiful embryos from an amazing donor family!  


FET #1- One beautiful hatching 5 day blast transferred Oct 11/17 - BFP!!! beta #1- 92 (9dp5dt) beta #2- 297 (13dp5dt)

beta #3- 700 (16dp5dt) beta #4- 3500 (20dp5dt)  

Ultrasound Nov 7 (6w4d) - One little bean, heartbeat of 125 bpm!  Due June 29, 2018

June 19, 2018 It's a Boy!! 7 lbs 2 oz of perfection!


FET #2 - One day 6 Blast transferred Feb 26/2020 - BFN 


One final chance with one final embryo hopefully soon!  Go away Covid-19!


#3 amazing grace

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:21 PM

What concerns me more is the fact that you and your husband are contemplating divorce. Having said that, no matter how angry you get or stressed you are, it does not trigger spotting/bleeding (I had the same concerns when pregnant and my Re simply stated that there are women in war torn countries getting pregnant every day and carrying to term). Regardless, I think a little bit of spotting is nothing to worry about and as stated above it does happen quite frequently when undergoing ivf. I have to tell you though, that your state of mind matters and the comment about divorce is one that should not be ignored and addressed by both of you, especially when trying to conceive or in your case bring a baby into this world. 

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