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#1 CMRivf

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 10:03 PM

Hey All! Just wondering if anybody is cycling now with an October transfer date?

I just did my first Suprefact injection, transfer will be(hopefully) mid-October.

IVF #1:

November 2017 - 23 Follicles, 18 Fertilized, 3 made it to Day 5, FREEZE ALL due to OHSS

FET #1:

January 31, 2018 - Begin Suprefact Nasal Spray(5x/day), baby Aspirin & Folic Acid

March 2, 2018 - Lining Check -> 8.6mm, transfer scheduled for March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018 - Transferred 1 embryo. Continue Prometrium, Estrace, baby Aspirin & Folic Acid

March 16-19, 2018 - HPTs th_abfp.gif 

March 20, 2018 - Beta Test - 115 (according to nurse, they like to see 250-500) Continue with Prometrium, Estrace & Folic Acid. Stop baby Aspirin.

​March 22, 2018 - Beta Test #2 - 332 th_abfp.gif Tentative due date of November 24, 2018. 7 week U/S booked for April 9. Continue Prometrium & Estrace until April 28.

November 27, 2018 - Healthy baby girl born at 10:32am, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz and 22.5" tall.

FET #2:

March 17, 2020 - Canceled due to Covid.

FET #3:

June 15, 2020 - Canceled due to unknown bleeding/cramping at cervix.

FET #4:

PROTOCOL CHANGES: Will switch to estrogen patches as well as vaginal estrogen. During lining check will test progesterone to make sure I haven't ovulated. Requested a ultrasound the morning of the transfer to make sure everything looks okay.

Sept. 12, 2020 - Begin Suprefact injections, baby aspirin and prenatal/DHA.

 

 


#2 returnable

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 10:52 AM

CMRivf I was really hoping to transfer our last embryo in October, but my period is almost two weeks late. I have a feeling I'm entering into the peri-menopausal stage and that's why it is late. Before all this IVF nonsense I used to be like clockwork and returned to that after pregnancy, but now I'm starting to have night sweats and my period is late. We are at the end of our journey, and although I want this next chapter to be positive, in one way or another I just want to move on.

 

I notice that you didn't update your FET #2 in your signature. I assume that it was not successful. Why do you take Suprefact at the beginning of your cycles and hence your cycle is so long? It takes me forever to build my lining, so my timing is always 30+ days from cycle day #1 to transfer.



#3 tsm37

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:51 PM

My wife has started her cycle today and this will be our 4th attempt. Transfer will likely be the first week of October. We have one last PGS-tested normal embryo. It's a female day-6 hatched blastocyst. We discussed with our doctor today and the plan this time will be a regular FET. In December 2019, my wife had a regular FET; while the embryos implanted and developed a bit, the cells of the embryos passed out a few weeks after transfer. We still don't know what went wrong. 

 

In August 2020 (yes, last month), our natural FET ended up with an implantation failure and our doctor today said ERA is still not needed at this point. Since my wife was not even pregnant last time and her period just came, our doctor said it's okay to proceed and start a new cycle. We will use a different brand of patches this time, in addition to taking estrace pills. In December 2019, my wife experienced allergy from the patches. This time around, the doctor prescribed us with another brand and he said he will (if needed) prescribe some medications to deal with any potential allergy this time. 

 

Protocol for now is as follows: prenatal vitamins, viagra, and one patch. No progesterone shot yet. Next week, likely two patches + estrace x 3. 

 

For me, I'm not even setting any expectation and just go with the flow. After multiple failed attempts, it's better not to set any expectation. 


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#4 CMRivf

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 08:11 PM

Returnable - sorry to read about your struggles. I hope you get an answer, either way. It can be so frustrating to have no clear path. We chose to cancel our cycle in March(the day before the transfer) due to Covid. A couple of days later the clinic shut down. I actually cycled again in May/June and my cycle was canceled the day of transfer due to unknown bleeding/cramping in my cervix. Ive had some extra testing done and everything has come back normal so hoping this cycle goes well.

My clinics protocol has me start suprefact on day 21 of my cycle(my cycle is 32 days). Ill get another period and then add in the estrogen and such. I think I usually do about 30 days of injections and my transfer is about 6 days after injections stop.

tsm37 - I hope everything goes smoothly for you this cycle and am sorry to read about your wifes previous cycles. Its so frustrating when the doctors cant tell you where or why the cycle went wrong. I will also be doing estrogen patches(for the first time) and suppositories as well.

IVF #1:

November 2017 - 23 Follicles, 18 Fertilized, 3 made it to Day 5, FREEZE ALL due to OHSS

FET #1:

January 31, 2018 - Begin Suprefact Nasal Spray(5x/day), baby Aspirin & Folic Acid

March 2, 2018 - Lining Check -> 8.6mm, transfer scheduled for March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018 - Transferred 1 embryo. Continue Prometrium, Estrace, baby Aspirin & Folic Acid

March 16-19, 2018 - HPTs th_abfp.gif 

March 20, 2018 - Beta Test - 115 (according to nurse, they like to see 250-500) Continue with Prometrium, Estrace & Folic Acid. Stop baby Aspirin.

​March 22, 2018 - Beta Test #2 - 332 th_abfp.gif Tentative due date of November 24, 2018. 7 week U/S booked for April 9. Continue Prometrium & Estrace until April 28.

November 27, 2018 - Healthy baby girl born at 10:32am, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz and 22.5" tall.

FET #2:

March 17, 2020 - Canceled due to Covid.

FET #3:

June 15, 2020 - Canceled due to unknown bleeding/cramping at cervix.

FET #4:

PROTOCOL CHANGES: Will switch to estrogen patches as well as vaginal estrogen. During lining check will test progesterone to make sure I haven't ovulated. Requested a ultrasound the morning of the transfer to make sure everything looks okay.

Sept. 12, 2020 - Begin Suprefact injections, baby aspirin and prenatal/DHA.

 

 


#5 tsm37

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:55 PM

Ladies, I just wanted to get your thoughts about this, but I don't want to create a separate thread.

  • My wife has already started another round of FET and taking medications. Transfer will likely happen sometime during the first or second week of October.

 

  • We consulted with another doctor at Cornell Medical in New York City today and explained to him our history and situation and we are considering working with this new doctor if the upcoming FET fails again.

 

  • I certainly understand that all doctors have different views on things. The takeaways from the consultation is that there are still things that my wife and I can do, in addition to what we have already tried in the current clinic. This doctor at Cornell Medical did tell us about ERA, sperm DNA test, and a number of tests. He said if PGS is already done; the uterus is checked; lining was right and results still negative, then it's time to take a deeper dive into other things and consider a different approach. I have to agree with this statement to some degree because the current doctor keeps on telling us that we have tried everything and the current doctor is not suggesting ERA because my wife did get pregnant before but ended up with DNC. I also understand that this potential new doctor has to speak from a business point of view. To me, I'm just having a hard time to continue to try the same things and hoping for a different/positive outcome. 

 

  • This new potential doctor's view is that if the embryos are PGS-tested, then Cornell Medical's approach is to transfer one at a time and not two in hoping for a twin. Again, every doctor has his/her point of view on things but I also understand that my wife's age is another factor. 

My wife and I think that we shouldn't waste the last PGS tested embryo with our current clinic and continue to proceed with the upcoming FET in October. If it again turns out to be unfavorable, then we will make a decision. What would you do? Have you had experience switching doctor? 



#6 FuzzyDust

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 02:14 PM

Hi tsm - congrats on starting  a new cycle! really hoping that it'll be the one for you, and you wouldn't have to worry about answering the question anymore heart.gif

 

I switched clinics after my first IVF. It just didn't feel the same when I went there for my second FET. Half of the stuff were done, I had to wait for over an hour every single time I went for an appointment (I was on time), I didn't feel like the care was any longer personal or comfortable. That transfer never took, and I was almost relieved at the end, as the whole experience just felt "wrong". I never really got any explanation why (it was a PGS-tested embryo, same grading as my first that did result in pregnancy), just "statistically, it happens" response.

 

The new clinic is amazing. The whole IVF experience was so much better (even though it happened in the middle of the whole COVID situation). I'm 37, and they still recommended to only transfer one at a time (especially if doing PGS testing), because realistically the odds of ending up with at least one baby is higher from 2 single transfers than with one double transfer.


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March 2017 IVF#1: ~70 follicles, 13R, 10M, 7F, 3B = 2 PGS Normal (both XY) - no transfer due to ohss
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April 2020 IVF #2: ~30 follicles, 24R, 12M, 8F, 4B = 2XY & 2XX, all normal  heart.gif 
Sept 2021 FET#3: (one of the XX) BFP, Beta#1 - 161, Beta#2 - 519


#7 Liblikas

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Posted Today, 08:37 AM

Hi everyone - awaiting AF to get started on an FET in Oct after BFN in August with full IVF cycle.
It will be our second attempt at transfering after 2 years TTC and one chemical pregnancy in the spring. I am 39 and DH 40 - anyone has experience to share on how many embryos to unfreeze and transfer? We have 6 frosties awaiting for now. Thanks!

#8 Liblikas

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Posted Today, 08:37 AM

Hi everyone - awaiting AF to get started on an FET in Oct after BFN in August with full IVF cycle.
It will be our second attempt at transfering after 2 years TTC and one chemical pregnancy in the spring. I am 39 and DH 40 - anyone has experience to share on how many embryos to unfreeze and transfer? We have 6 frosties awaiting for now. Thanks!

#9 smiley

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Posted Today, 12:46 PM

Congrats on 6 embies, that's fantastic. I only have 2 and I'm transferring them on October 1. I'm in the September group- the plan was to transfer in September but my body didn't cooperate early enough. But I'm now set for this Thursday. 

 

I think it depends on whether you are comfortable with a multiple pregnancy and also the quality of your embies. Mine are not PGS tested. I have one really good one and one not so good (AA and BB) and my RE recommended transferring both. He doesn't think the BB will take and because I'm 38 I want to give it one shot and be done with it if possible. And if not successful then go back to IVF as soon as I possibly can before my eggs are too "old". 

If yours are PGS tested then you can choose to transfer one knowing that your chances are better....