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#1 chocolatelover

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:02 PM

For all ladies doing their IVF in April/May looking for some cycle buddies...come on in! :)

I had started posting in the March/April thread, and soon realized that I was the last on the list in terms of ER and ET because mine are scheduled for the beginning of May. So, I thought starting up an April/May thread would bring some others on board too!

I'm scheduled to start BCP's on Wednesday, with my first lupron injection on April 14th. Estimated ER is May 5th and ET on May 10th!
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

#2 wannakid

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:13 PM

I'm scheduled to start the BCP on Thursday, for an likely transfer in early May. This will be my first (and hopefully last) IVF.

#3 chocolatelover

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:25 PM

:506: Wannakid

This is my first IVF too - looks like we'll have a similar time frame for cycling. Have you received the schedule from your RE? I just got mine today. Can't wait to finally start this up!
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

#4 kind16

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:28 PM

Haven't come the to BCP part yet, so we may not be this cycle. Come in just say hi and good luck.
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ttc, Since Dec. 2007
dx huge cyst in left overy in May. 2009
Surgy taking out cyst in Sept. 2009
HSG, block tubes in Jan. 2010
IVF info. in Mar. 2010

IVF#1.
Apr.20.2010--May.20.2010 suprefact 0.2ml. @8:00am. Sub-Totally 31 shots
May.21.2010--May.29.2010 suprefact 0.2ml. @8:00am. and Gonal F 150IU @10:30pm Sub-Totally 18 shots
May.30.2010 suprefact 0.2ml. @8:00am. and Gonal F 75IU @10:30pm Sub-Totally 2 shots
May.31.2010 suprefact 0.2ml. @8:00am. and HCG 1ml @11:00pm Sub-Totally 2 shots
Jun.02.2010 ER 11 folicals, 9 to be fertilized, NONE was good enough to frozen
Jun.05.2010 ET 2 9 cells grade 2. Start 2WW
Jun.19.2010 First beta
Jun.28.2010.Second beta

#5 alanna

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:41 AM

Hi ladies,

I'm just starting my first ivf cycle too. I was over in the March/April group with chocolate, but my ER and ET won't be until May so I thought I'd join over here. I made a list to keep track of the ladies over there, should we start one up for our group too? Let me know.

Here's a little about me: We had been ttc for a while and my dr suspected possible pcos b/c she found a cyst on my ovary. She referred me to a gyn but said I could try a couple rounds of clomid while I waited to get in (3 month wait). She also sent dh for a routine s/a in December. Well, his results came back very, very low. We both went for lots and lots of unpleasant testing and were dxd with severe mfi (thankfully, I'm okay). So now we're starting our first ivf w/icsi cycle. The last few months have felt like a crazy whirlwind. We haven't done any other fertility treatments and now we're jumping into ivf so I don't really know what to expect. I am definitely ready to get pg!!

Alanna

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.


#6 chocolatelover

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:11 AM

Hey Alanna...I guess we could start a list here too. I'm going to try and convince my friend to join too as she's cycling the same time as me.
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

#7 mich32

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:56 PM

Hi Ladies,

I'd like to join!

Dh and I have been TTC # 1.

I will most likely be having ER and ET late May, I hope that is o.k. I go and see the RE on March 23rd to get our specific protocol. I'm thinking that I will be starting BCP's as soon as AF gets here.

I'm really nervous and excited about this IVF journey. This will be our first IVF. DH and I have been trying for over 2 yrs. We've done many rounds of Clomid and 4 injects/IUI cycles.

Looking forward to chatting and going through this with all of you.

Mich

Me - 35, DH - 33

 

TTC since 2007

 

IVF#1 - Aug 2010 (BFN)

FET #1 - Nov 2010 (BFP!!)

DS born July 2011

 

TTC #2

FET #2 - Feb 2013.....

 


#8 gottahavefaith

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:54 PM

Hi Ladies
I am most likely going to have a May IVF as well. My appt is April 5 to discuss protocol and if I do the same protocol as my first IVf then I will prob have ER and ET around mid late May. It is a little easier to go through this when we have the support of each other...people who can fully understand what IF is all about!
Good luck to everyone. I pray that this thread is only full of BFP's!!!!
July 2007 -DH diagnosed with severe low sperm count
April 2008 diagnosed with testicular failure/maturation arrest

IVF #1
Dec 2007 started BCP
Jan 2008 IVF #1 cancelled after 3 days of stims due to low E2 Levels (should've waited at least 5-6 days)
Jan 2008 changed clinics and waiting for AF

IVF #2
w/acupuncture
March 3 2008 begin BCP
March 29-April 5 2008 start drugs Gonal F, Repronex,Orgalutron
April 8 2008 ER - 15 eggs, 5 fertilized
April 13 5 day ET - transferred 2 8 cell morulas, froze 1 5BAO
April 23 1st BETA 100 BFP
April 25 2nd BETA 278
May 2 3rd BETA 6200
May 12 2008 Viability scan 120bpm one strong heartbeat
June 14 Emerg U/S diagnosed with placenta previa and subchorionic bleeding but baby ok
EDD December 29, 2008
DD born Jan 2, 2009
God has a plan

FET #1
w/acupuncture
Feb 8 AF, Feb 21 u/s to check lining
Feb 26,2010 Transferred ONE (only one we have) beautiful blast
March 8 2010 BETA #1 10dp5dt-42
March 10 2010 Beta #2 12dp5dt- 38 M/c :(
AF March 13

IVF#3
w/acupuncture
start BCP April 13 to May 3
May 7 AF, May 8 start stims gonal f 225 repronex and orgalutron
May 17 end stims, trigger May 18
ER May 20 9 eggs, 6 fertilized (Day 3 5- 8 cells, 1- 6 cell)
ET May 25 Transferred ONE advanced blast (froze 1 - 5BB0,1- 4AB0 & 1- 4BB0)
Beta 10DP5DT June 4- BFP 335
Beta #2 13DP5DT June 7- 1265
June 21 Viability scan ONE strong heart beat 122 bpm
EDD February 10,2011 (seems sooo far away)
DD born February 2, 2011
How blessed are we? HAVE FAITH

#9 chocolatelover

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

Yay, more people!! :th_acheerlead: I'm praying this thread has lots of BFP's!!

Does anyone know how long they will be on BCP's for? I'm on the long protocol, and I'm on the pill for 32 days then Lupron....does that seem long? I'm terrified that I'll be over suppressed and my stims won't work! I should trust in what the Dr. recommends based on all my tests and blood work to date. Just curious if I'm not the only one taking them for so long.

Looking forward to travelling down this road, and having some people to go through it with who can relate to all the ups and downs!!
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

#10 little_mimi

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 07:54 PM

Hi everyone,
i'm new to ivf.ca and hope I can join in on the group. I will be starting my first ivf in April/May....just waiting for AF. I'm feeling kinda scared/excited to be starting the ivf journy.

#11 Baby4JandN

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:07 PM

Hi Ladies,

Mind if I join in? This will be IVF #2 for us. I should be starting BCPs on March 19th and ER & ET should be the begining of May, just waiting for AF to make an appearance.

I am excited but nervous this time around. We had a failed IVF cycle in March /09, we didn't have any embryos to transfer. We were both devastated.

So we are back for round #2, trying the flare protocol this time.

I am glad I found this site, it is nice to have others sharing in this process.

Wishing everyone a BFP!!!
Me 32 DH 31
Together 9 years Married 4 years
Genetic / Tubal

IVF #1 Feb-Mar /09 - Nothing to transfer
Decided to take a year off

IVF #2 Apr. - May /10
Trying Flare Protocol this time
Feb. 24 - Got the call
Mar. 31 - Start Marvelon for 22 days
Apr.19 - Ultrasound - Found a cyst
Apr. 20 - Bloodwork - Estrogen was low and cyst was small enough not to worry about it, get to keep going
Apr. 24 - Start 0.2 Suprefact twice a day
Apr. 26 - Start 450 Gonal F and 75 Luveris
May. 3 - Gonal F dropped to 375 and 75 Luveris
May. 6&7 - No Gonal F and Luveris - Estrogen too high
May. 8 - HCG shot
May. 10 - ER at 7 a.m. Retrieved 20 eggs (15 mature, 4 borderline, 1 immature)
May.11 - 16 eggs fertilized by ICSI
May.13 - 16 cells sent to Detroit for testing
May. 15 - Got the call - 6 good embryos
May. 15 - ET Transferred 2 embryos at 1 pm
May. 17 - 1 little frostie
May. 31 - Beta #1 (16dp5dt) 4,448
June. 15 - 1st Ultrasound (7 weeks 1 Day) Two Little Heart Beats!!
July. 20 - NT Scan showed 1 baby and 1 empty sack.
Sept. 9 - Ultrasound showed 2 vessel cord and placenta previa


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#12 nikkib

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:38 PM

Count me in! Started BCP today. Looking at ER around April 30th. Trying some different meds this time around.
It sure is nice to have the support of each other!
Me, 29 DH 38
TTC - Lost count
IVF #1 Burnaby November 8th with ER/ET end of November - Cancelled Estridol too high
IVF #1 Trying again....different med's
ER - February 21 11 embryo's 8 mature 3 of 8 fertilized
ET - February 24 Transferred 2 embryo's 8/6 cell other one stopped growing....nothing to freeze
Beta March 6th BFP
Ultrasound March 26th - SUPRISE!!! It's TWINS!!!!
NT scan showed no heartbeats....m/c twins at 12 weeks...feeling lost.....
IVF #2 September 2008
ER - Sept 21 ET - Sept 24
Beta October 5th - BFP EDD June 14, 2009
My baby girl was born on June 13, 2009 7lbs 4 ozs and 19 inches long.
IVF #3 April 2010
BCP March 16
Baseline April 12 ER April 28
ET May 3 - 2 Top Grade Embies *Come on embies!!!*
Beta May 12th - BFN

June 12th - +++ HPT's (How did that happen?!?)
06/14 Beta 330 ~ 06/21 Beta 5677
Our miracle baby girl born February 20, 2011 6lbs 15 ozs

#13 alanna

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:47 PM

Does anyone know how long they will be on BCP's for? I'm on the long protocol, and I'm on the pill for 32 days then Lupron....does that seem long? I'm terrified that I'll be over suppressed and my stims won't work! I should trust in what the Dr. recommends based on all my tests and blood work to date. Just curious if I'm not the only one taking them for so long.


I'm not sure how many days I'll be on bcp for? I thought I was to be on them for 21 days but I don't know why I think that? I'm calling the clinic tomorrow to let them know it's day 1. I wonder if they can tell me how long I'll be on them. I'm not even sure who I'll be talking to tomorrow? I'm confused? :wacko:

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.


#14 alanna

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:06 AM

Hi ladies,
I threw the list together. Let me know when your dates change and I can update.

chocolate - we're not at the bottom of this list! Eeek!

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:th_acheerlead: April/May IVF Girls :th_acheerlead:

nikkib
started BCP Ė Mar. 16
tentative ER Ė Apr. 30

chocolatelover
start BCP - Mar. 17
start stims - Apr. 20
tentative ER - May 3
tentative ET - May 8

wannkid
start BCP - Mar. 18
Tentative ER/ET - May

Baby4JandN
start BCP Ė Mar. 19
tentative ER/ET - May

alanna
start BCP - Mar. 19
start stims - Apr. 20
tentative ER - May 3
tentative ET - May 8

mich32

gottahavefaith

little_mimi




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.


#15 chocolatelover

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

OMG...near the top of the list? Yikes! Did AF show up? I started Marvelon today, yay!!! My CD1 was last Friday, so they got me to start the pill 5 days later. I'm sure you'll be speaking to one of the nurses, and she'll give you a tentative schedule. So exciting!! I just emailed the nurse to see why they want me on the pill for 32 days. Seems so long.

My dates are a little different than what you have above though. The nurse sent me the following:

Start stims April 24
tentative ER May 5
tentative ET May 10

Nikkib & little_mimi - WELCOME!!

Baby4JandN - I'm so sorry to hear your first IVF was unsuccessful. I pray the second round turns out much better for you!!! Hopefully AF comes around soon!
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

#16 gottahavefaith

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:47 AM

Thanks Chocolate lover for doing that.
Has your protocol changed from the first IVF? I did the long protocol on my first IVF and was cancelled after 3 days because I was oversuppressed. Its always a risk but so is is ovulating before ER on the short protocol.
I am very nervous this time around because my DH's sperm count is probably 0 and the first time they arrested and we had to use frozen sample so we're taking a gamble this time. We may end up on ER day without viable sperm for ICSI. I don't think donor sperm is an option either. Its a waiting game for all of us isn't? I hate it! But then I look at my DD and I know all the heartache is all worth it...I don't want to have any regrets.
July 2007 -DH diagnosed with severe low sperm count
April 2008 diagnosed with testicular failure/maturation arrest

IVF #1
Dec 2007 started BCP
Jan 2008 IVF #1 cancelled after 3 days of stims due to low E2 Levels (should've waited at least 5-6 days)
Jan 2008 changed clinics and waiting for AF

IVF #2
w/acupuncture
March 3 2008 begin BCP
March 29-April 5 2008 start drugs Gonal F, Repronex,Orgalutron
April 8 2008 ER - 15 eggs, 5 fertilized
April 13 5 day ET - transferred 2 8 cell morulas, froze 1 5BAO
April 23 1st BETA 100 BFP
April 25 2nd BETA 278
May 2 3rd BETA 6200
May 12 2008 Viability scan 120bpm one strong heartbeat
June 14 Emerg U/S diagnosed with placenta previa and subchorionic bleeding but baby ok
EDD December 29, 2008
DD born Jan 2, 2009
God has a plan

FET #1
w/acupuncture
Feb 8 AF, Feb 21 u/s to check lining
Feb 26,2010 Transferred ONE (only one we have) beautiful blast
March 8 2010 BETA #1 10dp5dt-42
March 10 2010 Beta #2 12dp5dt- 38 M/c :(
AF March 13

IVF#3
w/acupuncture
start BCP April 13 to May 3
May 7 AF, May 8 start stims gonal f 225 repronex and orgalutron
May 17 end stims, trigger May 18
ER May 20 9 eggs, 6 fertilized (Day 3 5- 8 cells, 1- 6 cell)
ET May 25 Transferred ONE advanced blast (froze 1 - 5BB0,1- 4AB0 & 1- 4BB0)
Beta 10DP5DT June 4- BFP 335
Beta #2 13DP5DT June 7- 1265
June 21 Viability scan ONE strong heart beat 122 bpm
EDD February 10,2011 (seems sooo far away)
DD born February 2, 2011
How blessed are we? HAVE FAITH

#17 chocolatelover

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 02:29 PM

Thanks Chocolate lover for doing that.
Has your protocol changed from the first IVF? I did the long protocol on my first IVF and was cancelled after 3 days because I was oversuppressed. Its always a risk but so is is ovulating before ER on the short protocol.
I am very nervous this time around because my DH's sperm count is probably 0 and the first time they arrested and we had to use frozen sample so we're taking a gamble this time. We may end up on ER day without viable sperm for ICSI. I don't think donor sperm is an option either. Its a waiting game for all of us isn't? I hate it! But then I look at my DD and I know all the heartache is all worth it...I don't want to have any regrets.


Hi Gottahavefaith!! This is actually our first IVF. I worried about being over suppressed, but I'm on a low dose of Lupron (0.1cc). I sent an email to my IVF nurse to just try and understand why I need the pill for 32 days instead of 21.

We are going into the ER in hopes that DH has sperm at all, and viable enough for ICSI. His count is 0 as he's missing his vas, but the doctor's have been giving us a lot of hope that there are sperm in there that are viable based on all his hormone level testing.

It's such a waiting game and rollercoaster! Glad we're all here to support one another on this ride!!
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

#18 alanna

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:50 PM

Hi ladies,

Baby4JandN Ė Iím sorry your first ivf didnít work (((hugs))). I donít know much about the flare protocol. I think itís shorter though (yay)!

Chocolate Ė Yes af showed up today and Iím starting bcp on day 3 (Friday)! I called the clinic today and I guess Iíve been assigned a nurse that will work with me. She wasnít in today but she is going to call me tomorrow to give me my schedule. Iím dying to find out my schedule!

If your dh has a missing vas, do they have to go in to get the sperm? Are you having some frozen just in case?

Gottahavefaith Ė Iím worried about my dhís sperm as well. Heís had some very low s/aís so we froze some of his little swimmers for ER day. I hope they have enough to work with. Weíre not willing to use donor sperm at this stage yet. It must be nice to have a little one to remind yourself why youíre doing this. :Emoticons09710:


Well, Iíve been having a low day today. Iím happy af is here although I was a bit sad to too. I was hoping weíd be one of those couples that get a surprise bfp they cycle before they start ivf. Crazy, I know. Anyways, Iíve been pretty positive up until the last couple of days. I woke up this morning literally frozen with fear that this is not going to work, and I just canít shake the feeling. I came home from work and just laid in my bed and cried. I skipped yoga too b/c I just couldnít get up. I really donít know how Iím going to handle these next couple of months?

Iím so happy to have you ladies around. All of my friends are pg and if it werenít for these boards, I would think I was the only person in the world that needed help to get pg. I almost hung up on my pg friend last night b/c she kept referring to her baby a parasite? She kept complaining that she was so tired and fat? WTH!? Why would you say that to a person starting ivf?

TTYL,
Alanna

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.


#19 chocolatelover

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:15 PM

Oh Alanna....it's completely normal to have these feelings of being scared, hopeful, anxious, etc...I'm sorry you have been having a low day, but you have us fine ladies to help cheer you up! :Emoticons01015: Yesterday I had that feeling of fear that this wasn't going to work. My major fear is on ER day when they go and do the sperm aspiration for DH that they don't find any :( If they do find some, and there are enough to be frozen for later use, then we will likely freeze some.

So, I guess I kinda answered your question above. Yes, they go in and get the sperm from DH using a method called PESA - short for Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration.

My sister-in-law would shoot out stupid remarks where I wanted to slap her. Sometimes people who have not experienced any IF issues just have no clue and don't think twice about what they say. Most of the time it's not intentional, but our emotions are running so high that we are more sensitive to the comments. It's only natural. Feel free to vent out your frustrations here anytime!

I can't wait to see the schedule you get from your nurse! It will be a long 2 months, but we'll get through it together!!! :Emoticons09757:
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

#20 gottahavefaith

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:24 PM

Alanna sorry you're feeling down.
We all have those days,those depressing, dreary days where you wonder "why me?" and have panic attacks that things won't work. I have a little girl to call my own and feel selfish for having those days but i want her to have a sibling so bad. May I give you some advice that my nurse gave me when I started my IVF cycle that resulted in my daughter...she told me "if you're going to be negative and think that it won't happen then maybe we should try next month" well that just shook me and changed my outlook...for that cycle of course. We were fortunate enough to have a success and we were over the moon. Then we did FET last cycle that resulted in early m/c and that devastated us and reminded us of our IF problems. Now I am wondering if we should even bother because I don't want to go through that again and/or have my DH be reminded of his sperm problems. But we have to do what we need to do in order to look back and not have any regrets. We need to take it one day at a time and think positive, be positive and as hard as it is, not let this consume us. It WILL happen for you.
I don't know if any of you have thought of acupuncture while you're stimming and for day of ER and before and after ET, but I did and I swear by it. It might be something you ladies might want to look into for relaxation and increasing blood flow to uterus. And does your clinic prescribe baby aspirin?

Chocolate lover = couldn't they do TESE to get sperm since its obstructive azo?

Baby4jandn = i am really sorry for your failed cycle...it just sucks! This time it WILL happen.

Mimi when we started IVF we got bad news about dh's sperm and DH was devastated but I was happy because we finally had a diagnosis and were able to start trying! Good luck and record everything! YOu'll want to look back after all is said and done in case you do subsequent ivf's..for more babies of course!
July 2007 -DH diagnosed with severe low sperm count
April 2008 diagnosed with testicular failure/maturation arrest

IVF #1
Dec 2007 started BCP
Jan 2008 IVF #1 cancelled after 3 days of stims due to low E2 Levels (should've waited at least 5-6 days)
Jan 2008 changed clinics and waiting for AF

IVF #2
w/acupuncture
March 3 2008 begin BCP
March 29-April 5 2008 start drugs Gonal F, Repronex,Orgalutron
April 8 2008 ER - 15 eggs, 5 fertilized
April 13 5 day ET - transferred 2 8 cell morulas, froze 1 5BAO
April 23 1st BETA 100 BFP
April 25 2nd BETA 278
May 2 3rd BETA 6200
May 12 2008 Viability scan 120bpm one strong heartbeat
June 14 Emerg U/S diagnosed with placenta previa and subchorionic bleeding but baby ok
EDD December 29, 2008
DD born Jan 2, 2009
God has a plan

FET #1
w/acupuncture
Feb 8 AF, Feb 21 u/s to check lining
Feb 26,2010 Transferred ONE (only one we have) beautiful blast
March 8 2010 BETA #1 10dp5dt-42
March 10 2010 Beta #2 12dp5dt- 38 M/c :(
AF March 13

IVF#3
w/acupuncture
start BCP April 13 to May 3
May 7 AF, May 8 start stims gonal f 225 repronex and orgalutron
May 17 end stims, trigger May 18
ER May 20 9 eggs, 6 fertilized (Day 3 5- 8 cells, 1- 6 cell)
ET May 25 Transferred ONE advanced blast (froze 1 - 5BB0,1- 4AB0 & 1- 4BB0)
Beta 10DP5DT June 4- BFP 335
Beta #2 13DP5DT June 7- 1265
June 21 Viability scan ONE strong heart beat 122 bpm
EDD February 10,2011 (seems sooo far away)
DD born February 2, 2011
How blessed are we? HAVE FAITH

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to ask you ladies if you were told to follow a wheat free, gluten free and dairy free diet. I was told during my first accupuncture session. I have been trying to stick to it but its really hard.

I'm going to see RE on March 31 alittle nervous, to get started with our first ivf. RE put me on 800mg Coenzyme Q10 to help egg quality.

DH 35 has low sperm count and 5% morphology and he's a smoker. I'll be 31 soon and I have mild/moderate endo

we have been ttc for 4 years we have done
6-clomid cycle,
6-clomid/iui cycles
3-puregon/iui cycles
3-gonal-f cycles

Thanks!!!

#22 chocolatelover

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:17 PM

Chocolate lover = couldn't they do TESE to get sperm since its obstructive azo?


Since DH is missing his vas, PESA is normally performed and less invasive than TESE because it's an aspiration. If they do not find any sperm using PESA, they will move forward and try TESA in that same visit. The PESA method retrieves sperm from just outside of the testicle where they could be trapped (in the epididymis) and for TESA they will aspirate from the testicle.

TESE is the actual surgical biopsy of the testicle where they take a small tissue from within the testicle to examine. This is the last resort if they don't find any swimmers doing PESA/TESA. The TESE is usually done for non-obstructive cases.

little_mimi - I have not been given instructions to follow a wheat, gluten and dairy free diet. I can imagine that must be tough!! Has your DH been given any vitamins to take to help with his count? I know Vitamin C helps improve quality of sperm in smokers.
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

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:24 PM

Wow - thanks for putting together this list. This is great. I got my schedule today:

BCP: start March 18
Lupron: start April 9
Gonal F: start April 24
Retrieval: May 6
5 day transfer: May 11

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:30 PM

Oh my gosh wannakid, we practically have the same schedule! Your ER and ET are one day after my scheduled dates! I start Lupron on April 14th and Gonal F on April 24th.
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

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:36 PM

I didn't realize there was a risk of over-supressing by being on the BCP too long. I am going to be on the BCP for 26 days. I actually asked to be on it for for at least 21 days as I have a stressful major thing going on at work on day 21 of being on the BCP so didn't want to start Lupron until that was over. So, instead of putting me on the BCP for 19 days as they had planned, I am now going to be on the pill for 26 days. Eeek - now i am worried that I'm letting my work take priority over THIS.... Hopefully they wouldn't have ok'd my request if it wasn't ok....

At least I'll be able to relax after the work thing is over.... hopefully.



OMG...near the top of the list? Yikes! Did AF show up? I started Marvelon today, yay!!! My CD1 was last Friday, so they got me to start the pill 5 days later. I'm sure you'll be speaking to one of the nurses, and she'll give you a tentative schedule. So exciting!! I just emailed the nurse to see why they want me on the pill for 32 days. Seems so long.

My dates are a little different than what you have above though. The nurse sent me the following:

Start stims April 24
tentative ER May 5
tentative ET May 10

Nikkib & little_mimi - WELCOME!!

Baby4JandN - I'm so sorry to hear your first IVF was unsuccessful. I pray the second round turns out much better for you!!! Hopefully AF comes around soon!