Posted 20 August 2020 - 08:54 AM
aish, so sorry that your experience was suboptimal. I don't know how your clinic operates but mine in the US looked at the ovaries. I had already felt which side I was going to ovulate from so this was a just a confirmation by my doctor. My clinic also provides a room for specimen collection in fact, they discourage collecting at home to minimize time between collection, preparation and insemination. But then again, I'm in a small town and the clinic is not inundated with patients.
Even with all these somewhat optimal conditions - insemination done almost at around the time I had ovulated, having a decent post-wash specimen, all of it seems to not have worked for me. I took another test today at 9DPO and nothing at all not even a faint line. Only 4 more days before AF and I'm not optimistic at all. Yours may work even with the not so great experience you had. How old are you? Age really matters and also depends on whether your DH's specimen was decent.
Good luck to you.
TTC for two years. DH had vasectomy reversal after close to 15 years. Sperm had antibodies especially on tail making it difficult for them to reach egg. RE suggested ART.
2/2020: First consultation with RE. Decision made to do IVF (Age=37)
3/2020: U/S to check state of uterus revealed presence of fibroids, one in particular protruding toward the uterine cavity. Made decision to undergo surgery to remove fibroids
3/2020: Surgery to remove fibroids
3-4/2020: Recovery from surgery and COVID hit leading to cancellation of all non-essential procedures
5/2020: Started IVF #1.
6/2020: Retrieved 11 eggs; 9 fertilized; 4 made it to blast (2 day 5s and 2 day 6s). Protocol involved BCP before starting stims
6/2020: Fresh transfer of two blasts (3AA and 3BB); positive HPT at 5dp5dt; beta hcg at 9dp5dt=71 ; second beta at 14dp5dt=1 (Chemical)
Plan to transfer the other two blasts in 8/2020
8/2020: FET cancelled IVF lab had ventilation problems leading to shut down
10/2020: FET #1 unmedicated; transfered 2 day 6 blasts=
11/2020 IVF #2: Retrieved 7 eggs; all fertilized but only 4 made it to 5 day blasts. Protocol didn't have BCP before stimming
12/2020: Fresh transfer of the two blasts; positive HPT starting at 5dp5dt; 1st beta at 13dp5d=1549 ; 2nd beta at 20dp5dt=21,000; beta at 26dp5dt=51,000. Excited thinking its twins
Ultra sound at 7 weeks= one little bean (Age=38)
Baby born in August 2021- weighing 8lbs 6oz. I am over the moon. Cheers everyone!