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#26 chocolatelover

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:54 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.


After some more research, I don't think there's a risk of over-suppressing by being on bcp too long. I sent an email to my nurse to see why I was on it so long, as normally people are only on it for 21 days or so, but I haven't heard back yet. Just hoping I can understand the reasoning behind it. Could be because they want to try and have me cycle the same time as some others there? No idea. I'm most certain they wouldn't have ok'd your request if it wasn't ok to do so - don't stress :)
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

#27 wannakid

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:55 PM

Chocolatelover - yes, looks like we'll be going through this crazy journey together!! Did the nurse get back to you about the length of being on the BCP?

#28 nikkib

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:22 PM

I have always been on BCP for 32 days (for all of my cycles). It wasn't due to timing or anything...just their protocol. I was never over-suppressed either. I am not sure how they determine how long you need to be on it for though.
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

#29 alanna

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:46 PM

Thanks chocolate and gottahavefaith. I feel a lot better after reading your posts. This journey is so hard, but it will be worth it. MFI is difficult too. My dh is so supportive, but I feel bad being too upset around him b/c I know he feels guilty and I donít want to make him feel worse. Iím so thankful I have you ladies!

Little_mimi Ė I follow a gluten free diet (except for the piece of homemade pie I ate at lunch!), and eat very little dairy. I was vegan for a long time so it isnít too difficult for me. The hardest part for me was eating meat again b/c my dr suggested I increase my protein intake. Is there a reason your RE put you on such a high dose of CoQ10? Iím taking 200mg and Iím wondering if I should up my intake.

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.


#30 alanna

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 09:47 PM

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:th_acheerlead: April/May IVF Girls :th_acheerlead:

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

chocolatelover
started BCP - Mar. 17
start stims - Apr. 24
tentative ER - May 5
tentative ET - May 10

wannakid
start BCP - Mar. 18
start Lupron - Apr. 9
start stims - Apr. 24
Tentative ER - May 6
Tentative ET -May 11

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

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

mich32

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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.


#31 keepingfaith

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:03 PM

Hi Ladies
I'm with the Edomton clinic and have just started on the treatment train. DH and I are using an egg donor (anyone else??) and also needing ICSI. I just started Suprefact today for my mock cylce and if all goes well our egg donor's cycle and mine will start to be synced mid April. Glad to be chatting with other ladies that are in the same timeframe!!

symptoms since '04
POF diagnosis '07
Require egg donor
tests, scans, meds
DH has sperm antibodies
Gallbladder removal Jan '09
found egg donor!
Began mock cycle Mar 17 '10
Successful mock cycle completed April 17 '10
Begin BCP April 21 '10
ED start suprefact April 28 '10
Me start suprefact May 7 '10
ED starts stim injections May 20 '10
ER June 1 '10
ET Jun 6 '10 (1 AA embie & 1 AB embie!!)
Preg blood test June 15 '10

#32 chocolatelover

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:19 AM

Welcome keepingfaith!! There's a great group of ladies on here so far - hopefully more will show up! Best of luck on your cycle!

nikkib - That's actually reassuring that I'm not the only one on the pill for 32 days! Everyone I know has only been on it for 21 days or so, and I was starting to wonder if my protocol was different for a particular reason. I feel better now!! :)

Allana - I completely understand how you feel re:MFI. I kept a lot of my fear and tears inside around DH because I knew he felt 20 times worse. I would cry when he wasn't around just so I could get it out. I'm so thankful for the boards to vent out any fear and frustrations!! Feel free to PM me if you ever need to chat :)
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

#33 gottahavefaith

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:47 PM

Yes the hardest part of our IF journey is trying to be strong for DH because you don't want them to feel worse. Today my DH had to go freeze a sample (potentially) and he was crying this morning bec he was scared that they wouldn't find anything to freeze and here I am terrified as well but trying to make him feel better so I put my feelings aside and try to reassure him. We haven't heard anything yet so I am assuming no news is good news????

Welcome keeping faith

I have not heard anything about q10 or dairy, gluten and wheat free diets? I will start q10 today! What does cutting the gluten, wheat and dairy do?
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

#34 little_mimi

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:25 PM

Welcome Keepingfaith, this is a great group!

Hi everyone, I wanted to ask you all if you have a hard time getting DH to take supplements. DH is like a baby I need to sneek a male fertility supplement into his shake!!!! RE recommented a bunch of vitamins for him, but it stress's me out to much to get him to take them. So I got a super dietary supplement from my acupuncturist that includes all the main vitamins the the RE recommended.

gottahavefaith - My naturopath and acupuncturist recommented wheat and gluten free because they are refined carbohydrates that muck up the hormonal system, dairy because our digestive system were not meant to handle dairy products from other animals. I'm trying hard to keep it up at least 80% of the time.

alanna - I think it's protocol at my clinic to take 800mg of Q10, but i'll ask when I go in for my review. Oh yeah make sure you take the Q10 in the morning after breakfast because it can affect your sleeping if you take it to late! its suppose to increase you energy!

Take care!!!!

#35 gottahavefaith

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

Thanks mimi...

For those of you who have started BCP what day of your cycle did you start it?
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

#36 wannakid

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:43 PM

Gottahavefaith - i start the BCP today on Day 5 of my cycle.

BTW - what does it mean to PM someone? is there a messenger-type chatting option on ivf.ca? Also, what's the best way to come directly to this threat without having to search for it? Just trying to figure out the technology as, to date, I have not been an "active" user/responder....which is likely to change now...

#37 ducky

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:07 PM

Hello all!
I've said hello at the March/April thread as well -- not sure where I fit in best!

This is my first IVF after three unsucessful IUI's with Clomid. Looks like I'll be starting Lupron on March 27th, Stims on April 9, and ER will be around April 20 to 22. So ET will be sometime during the last week of April.
TTC since Fall 2006.
Me: 31 DH: 31
Diagnosis - unexplained, DH count and morphology a tad below normal, IVF #1 indicated an ovarian reserve issue

Oct - Dec 2009: 3 IUI's with Clomid, all BFN

April 2010 - IVF Long Protocol w/ICSI -- BFN

February 2011 - IVF #2 Microdose Lupron w/ICSI

#38 ducky

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:07 PM

Thanks mimi...

For those of you who have started BCP what day of your cycle did you start it?


I started my BCP on day 3.
TTC since Fall 2006.
Me: 31 DH: 31
Diagnosis - unexplained, DH count and morphology a tad below normal, IVF #1 indicated an ovarian reserve issue

Oct - Dec 2009: 3 IUI's with Clomid, all BFN

April 2010 - IVF Long Protocol w/ICSI -- BFN

February 2011 - IVF #2 Microdose Lupron w/ICSI

#39 chocolatelover

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

ducky - Welcome to the thread!!

mimi - DH is taking a Male Fertility supplement (he needs to take 4 pills a day) and so far he's been pretty good. It's the evening time when he sometimes forgets.

gottahavefaith - I started bcp's on Day 5.

wannakid - PM is to Private Message someone. There's a little "PM" button under where your screen name is on the left side (where it shows your general info: date joined, number of posts, etc...). It's like personal email, not necessarily online chat like messenger. The easiest way to go directly to this thread is just copy this direct link (https://ivf.ca/forums...ilmay-ivf-2010/) into your favourites!

Update on me: I got our consent forms in the mail today - holy crap!! Way worse than signing a mortgage!!
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

#40 gottahavefaith

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:08 PM

Yes...i recall taking it on day 5 in my last IVF cycle. I just wanted to be sure so I can time my potential cycle. The wait to see my RE is killing me...i am afraid she'll tell me to wait ANOTHER cycle. I hope not.
I am going for another beta tomorrow to be sure its gone back down to zero. :(


Chocolate lover which male supplement is your DH taking? I hope it helps. My dh was taking the one that the clinic was selling but we didn't find it helped. Can't remember the name but they cost around 100 bucks.
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

#41 alanna

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:18 PM

Hi ladies,

keepingfaith – I’ll add you to our list.

gottahavefaith – I hope everything went well with your dh’s sample today. My dh did his last week and we didn’t hear anything either. I agree that no news must be good news! (but I’ll probably get dh to call anyways and check).

I’m starting bcp tomorrow on day 3.

Why would your RE want you to wait another cycle? ETA - I re-read your post, I'm so sorry for your loss. I really hope you get to start this cycle ((hugs)).

Little_mini – OMG, your dh is funny! My dh does take his supplements but I’ve researched, picked up, and give him his vitamins to take. He takes 11 different pills during the day. He wouldn’t take them if he had to organize them himself. It’s annoying.

Wannakid – I’m new to this site too, but I did pm (private message) a friend yesterday. I made her my ‘friend’ then clicked on her profile and clicked on ‘send me a message.’ I don’t know if there are other ways to pm someone.

Ducky – Welcome! Do you want me to add you to our list here too? I noticed you're at PCRM too! I really like Dr. H. Do you like the clinic?


I feel better than I did yesterday – more positive. I start bcp tomorrow (yay)! I talked with the clinic today and booked my SHG and injection teaching class. I still didn’t get to find out my schedule, except that I’ll be on bcp for 21 days. I don’t know when I’m starting the Lupron? I was at work and couldn’t talk but I’m calling a nurse tomorrow to get more info. I’m not looking forward to the SHG at all. My HSG was very unpleasant. It wasn’t too painful, but I started to freak out having the tube shoved through my cervix. I’d better get used to it though! lol!

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.


#42 chocolatelover

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

Chocolate lover which male supplement is your DH taking? I hope it helps. My dh was taking the one that the clinic was selling but we didn't find it helped. Can't remember the name but they cost around 100 bucks.


DH is taking Male Fertility Supplement by Coast Reproductive. He preferred to take the 4 pills a day rather than 10 different ones. They were about $90/bottle.

Alanna - I didn't find the sono too bad. It was only a little discomfort when they put in the saline solution, and had some minor cramping after the procedure.
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

#43 alanna

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

Hi ladies,

I finally got to talk with a nurse today and since my RE is away at a conference, she didnít have my Ďofficialí protocol. But she did say that from what she could see from my file, Iíll be on the Lupron protocol and she gave me some dates (yay for nice nurses!). Things will be happening sooner than I had originally thought, which is nice. :woohoo: They are going to call me back on Monday after the RE makes the Ďofficialí schedule. I hope my new dates are similar.

Ducky Ė It looks like we are about a week apart!

Chocolate Ė Itís good to know the SHG doesnít hurt too much. Itís just so unpleasant. Oh the things we do to get pg. I thought my dh would have to endure more unpleasant testing but he didnít. I had read that they check for varicoceles and other blockages by doing a trans-rectal ultrasounds, but they didnít suspect any so he didnít have to get one Ė bummer, lol!

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.


#44 alanna

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 05:07 PM

Posted Image

:th_acheerlead: April/May IVF Girls :th_acheerlead:

ducky
start Lupron - Mar. 27
start stims - Apr. 9
tentative ER - Apr. 20

alanna
started BCP - Mar. 19
start Lupron - Apr. 3
start stims - Apr. 16
tentative ER - Apr. 27
tentative ET - May 2

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

chocolatelover
started BCP - Mar. 17
start stims - Apr. 24
tentative ER - May 5
tentative ET - May 10

wannakid
started BCP - Mar. 18
start Lupron - Apr. 9
start stims - Apr. 24
tentative ER - May 6
tentative ET -May 11

Baby4JandN
started BCP - Mar. 19
tentative ER/ET - May

Suzie1
on Lupron
start stims - May
tentative ER/ET - May

keepingfaith
started Suprefact - Mar. 17

gottahavefaith
meet with RE - Apr. 5

mich32

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.


#45 Suzie1

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:00 PM

Mind if i join too??

I'm doing Depot Lupron right now and will start stims(Puregon and Repronex sp?) the 1st week of May with my TX hopefully being the 3rd or 4th week of May. I should get a better idea of my full schedule in the next couple of weeks. So - for right now - I'm in Lupron limbo. I have scheduled a mock transfer for April 7th as my last transfer at TCART was horrible. I'm at the Ottawa Fertility Clinic now with Dr. Min. This will be my 4th fresh IVF....I wish us all luck!

Suzie
Me 38 DH 37
IUI #1 - #6 = BFN
IVF #1 = BFN
FET #1 = BFN
IVF #2 = BFN
IVF #3 = BFP!! b/g twins 2004
FET #2 = BFN 2009
IVF #4 June 2010!

Mock TX April 7th
3 Months Depot Lupron
Superfact May 19th
Stims June 4th
u/s June 8th, 10th,11th,12th,13th
ER June 15th - 11 eggs, 3 immature, 5 SER+, and 3 mature and fertilized with ICSI.
TX June 18th - 2 8c grade 3 embryos.
BFN

#46 gottahavefaith

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:58 PM

welcome suzie

Thanks alanna for the much needed hugs.
No news from my clinic so I am guessing dh's sample was frozen which has restored my hope in this process.

Sounds like all you ladies are on a roll...BABIES HERe WE COME!
I am still waiting till April 5 to meet with RE...af should come the following week and hopefully can get started. Has anyone had a miscarriage? I am wondering if af will come on time next month and if she will have to do more tests on me which may delay me and will have to wait another cycle?!!! AARGH! I am assuming she will do baseline blood tests, give me my BCP and protocol and instructions to call in on day 1. If thats not the case I'll be devastated that I will have to wait.

Enjoy your weekend ladies!
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

#47 ducky

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:53 PM

Ducky Ė Welcome! Do you want me to add you to our list here too? I noticed you're at PCRM too! I really like Dr. H. Do you like the clinic?


Yes, please add me! :)

I do like PCRM and Dr. H. So far my experience with them (aside from my lack of success so far) has been excellent.
TTC since Fall 2006.
Me: 31 DH: 31
Diagnosis - unexplained, DH count and morphology a tad below normal, IVF #1 indicated an ovarian reserve issue

Oct - Dec 2009: 3 IUI's with Clomid, all BFN

April 2010 - IVF Long Protocol w/ICSI -- BFN

February 2011 - IVF #2 Microdose Lupron w/ICSI

#48 mich32

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:06 PM

Hello Ladies,

I'm glad this group is getting bigger!! It looks like I will be one of the last ones to start my protocol. I should be starting BCP's at the beginning of April sometime, depends on when AF arrives. I will know more on Tuesday when I meet with my RE.

Alanna - I just had my SHG on Wednesday and it wasn't too bad. I had a HSG about a year ago and that hurt a lot more. I had mild menstrual cramping during the procedure but felt fine afterwards. I've been spotting a little bit since the procedure but I always spot, I think I have a very sensitive cervix. I even spot sometimes when I get internal ultrasounds.

I really hate waiting to get started. This will be my first IVF and I have so many questions that I will be asking the RE when I meet with him again on Tuesday. I'm eager to find out how long I will have to be on BCP's. Does anyone know the reasoning behind going on BCP's for a short period of time vs a long period of time?

Right now I have a leftover cyst from my last injects/iui cycle so I will probably be on the long protocol to get rid of the darn cyst.

Can't wait to get things started with everyone!!

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.....

 


#49 wannakid

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:20 PM

Sooo excited about this group!!!

Mich 32: I am at LifeQuest too. From what i understand about the clinic, the decision about the duration of BCP is, to some extent, based on scheduling for the doctors (ie: if your doctor is going to be out of town around the time of your retrieval and transfer, they would rather put you on BCP a little longer so as to have the procedures when the doc is back in town.

#50 mich32

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:09 AM

wannakid - who is your RE at lifequest? i'm seeing Dr. Cadesky.

I see on your signature that you went through a 'mock cycle' with endo biopsy. What does that entail? Is it routine to do an endo biopsy at ifequest?

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.....