Oakville - YAY for shorter priming periods! I'm definitely going to be lurking and following along.
I did an antagonist protocol both times - not sure why the second time responded so much more, other than the increase in doses? First time, it was the lowest doses of both Gonal F and Menopur (both with BCP leading up, although I think I was on BCP a little longer this time - my clinic just said whenever my day 1 was, the month prior to our IVF start, to start it then - it randomly ended up being longer this time around). Both times it took a fair bit for bleeding to start, too, when I stopped the BCP - I think it was around 7 days the second time.
First time, after two weeks of stims and a lower dose of Pregnyl (trigger), I had 7 eggs, 6 fertilized, and 3 made it to blast. Second time, I stimmed for 10 days, triggered with a mid-range dose (still Pregnyl) and had 16 eggs, 11 fertilized and 6 made it to blast. (I also think I had to start Cetrotide a little sooner with the second cycle, but only by a day or so.) I am really curious about the flare protocol, since I keep hearing it more and more. I wonder if it is newer and has some better results, at least for particular infertility causes (or lack of causes)?
June, July, Aug, Sep 2016: IUI. All BFN.
January 2017: IVF #1. 7 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 - BFP! DD born 10/08/17. (2 embryos frozen)
Nov 2018: FET #1. 1 transferred. Chemical pregnancy.
Dect 2018: FET #2. Last embryo transferred. BFN.
April 2019: IVF #2. 16 eggs retrieved, 11 fertilized. 1 transferred on day 5 (5 frozen). Chemical pregnancy again.
Aug 2019: FET #3. 1 transferred - BFP! Lost HB at 9 week U/S. MMC.
Nov 2019: FET #4. 1 transferred - BFP again! DD due Aug 6/20