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#51 mitchellcat

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:07 PM

Called in my cd1 today !!!!Here we go!!!!
Me 40 DH 44 IVF # 1 2007 BFP DD born November 2007 FET # 2009 BFP DD born January 2010 IVF #2 August 2013 6 eggs,6 fertilized! 2 5day blasts transferred. 3 5 day blasts and 1 6 day frozon!! Ya for frosties!!!!!BFN FET #2 October/November November 25 transferred 2 5day blasts December 6 beta BFP!!!!! December 17 miscarriage at 5w7d December18 ultrasound/bloodwork confirmed miscarriage. April 2014 FET #3 BFN. June 2014 decided to try 1 more IVF taking DHEA, Saizen, COQ10.

#52 tonks78

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:52 PM

Yay exciting mitchellcat!
Me: 34 DH: 41 TTC since Dec 2010 
Nov 2011: MFI diagnosis (borderline low count, low motility and morphology); advised IVF w/ ICSI after weight loss
Apr - Aug 2012: try acupuncture (me), supplements and vitamin shots (DH); no changes
Sept 2012: start losing weight
Jan 2013: new clinic - ready to start talking about treatments
Feb 2013: high FSH (10), low AMH (0.67); still need to lose more weight
Feb 2013: increase CoQ10
Apr 2013: start acupuncture and DHEA; hysteroscopy is clear
May 2013: natural IUI BFN 

IVF # 1 - Jul/Aug 2013
Jul 12 - start BCP
Jul 25 - start Synarel
Aug 8 - start stims - 150 Menopur am and 225 Bravelle pm
Aug 16 - 3 large follicles and 2 medium :( I more day of stims
Aug 17 - 4 large follicles and 2 medium. Trigger day!
Aug19 - ER 4 eggs retrieved
Aug 20 - 3 fertilized (ICSI)
Aug 22 - 1 7B and 1 6C embryo transferred; 3rd 4C so we'll see what happens
And now for the excruciating wait!

#53 DMG

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

3 more days and I can start my OPK.  Thinking I will surge on July 14 which means Estrace starting July 24th till a bleed..:)  Paid for all my meds yesterday, wow what an expense!  But Im trying not to think about the cost and just focus on getting pregnant!  How are all you ladies feeling?


Aug 2009- Failed IUI
Nov 2009- IVFw/ICSI 11 eggs retreived, 10 fertalized
Nov 2009- IVF fresh transfer unsucessful
Feb 2010- FET cancelled, body did not respond to meds
March 2010- FET successful
Dec 2010- Beautiful baby girl born New Years Eve!!
June 2012- FET cycle in process!

June 25 2010- FET 2 embryos transferred
July 11 2012- Scheduled Beta (fingers crossed)

July 11 2012- BFN..sad.png

April 2013- Switching from Genesis to Olive (Phone consult booked April 30)

June 2013- Patiently waiting for CD1! 

June 30 2013- CD1!!!

July 23 2013- Start injections.

Aug 5 2013- Egg Retrieval 8 eggs

Aug 6 2013- Call from lab 7 eggs were mature and 4 fertilized via ICSI

Aug 8 2103- Day 3 transfer. 2 embies 8B and 9B   Now the 2WW!!!

Aug 16 2013 BFP poas

Aug 17 2013 BFP poas

Aug 18 2013 BFP poas

Aug 19 2013 BFP poas I cant belive it the line keeps getting darker! can this be real.  Unofficial till bloodbork Wed Aug 21

Aug 21 2013 Official BFP hcg 602!th_abfp.gif

Aug 27 2013 Second HCG 10,095! Ultrasound booked Sept 3!preggo.gif th_abfp.gif 

Sep 3 2013 First U/S confirms one baby heart beating away at 119 bpm and measuring 6wk3dys stork-baby.gif  

 

 


#54 smurfette_w

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:53 AM

Hi ladies!  Quick question, do you need a referral to make an appointment to see Dr. Y (or the other docs) at Olive if you were a Genesis patient before?  I have not seen Dr. Y in over a year and I heard that I need to have my family doctor send a referral letter to Olive if it's been over a year since seeing my RE.  Is this true?


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#55 DMG

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

I didn't need a referral after a year.  But I emailed my Dr directly and got the ball rolling.  Hope you get in asap!


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Aug 2009- Failed IUI
Nov 2009- IVFw/ICSI 11 eggs retreived, 10 fertalized
Nov 2009- IVF fresh transfer unsucessful
Feb 2010- FET cancelled, body did not respond to meds
March 2010- FET successful
Dec 2010- Beautiful baby girl born New Years Eve!!
June 2012- FET cycle in process!

June 25 2010- FET 2 embryos transferred
July 11 2012- Scheduled Beta (fingers crossed)

July 11 2012- BFN..sad.png

April 2013- Switching from Genesis to Olive (Phone consult booked April 30)

June 2013- Patiently waiting for CD1! 

June 30 2013- CD1!!!

July 23 2013- Start injections.

Aug 5 2013- Egg Retrieval 8 eggs

Aug 6 2013- Call from lab 7 eggs were mature and 4 fertilized via ICSI

Aug 8 2103- Day 3 transfer. 2 embies 8B and 9B   Now the 2WW!!!

Aug 16 2013 BFP poas

Aug 17 2013 BFP poas

Aug 18 2013 BFP poas

Aug 19 2013 BFP poas I cant belive it the line keeps getting darker! can this be real.  Unofficial till bloodbork Wed Aug 21

Aug 21 2013 Official BFP hcg 602!th_abfp.gif

Aug 27 2013 Second HCG 10,095! Ultrasound booked Sept 3!preggo.gif th_abfp.gif 

Sep 3 2013 First U/S confirms one baby heart beating away at 119 bpm and measuring 6wk3dys stork-baby.gif  

 

 


#56 lyn_dub

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

Hi ladies!  Quick question, do you need a referral to make an appointment to see Dr. Y (or the other docs) at Olive if you were a Genesis patient before?  I have not seen Dr. Y in over a year and I heard that I need to have my family doctor send a referral letter to Olive if it's been over a year since seeing my RE.  Is this true?

 

Smurfette - give Brenda a call at Olive and see what she says. :)


Me: 40 DH: 40
my blog - http://bereavedparen....wordpress.com/
TTC since December 2004
Started going to PCRM in 2006
October 2007: Super ovulation w/IUI
BFP!
our amazing son was born premature he blessed us with 25 days of life and went to Heaven after getting a lung infection (devastated)

Did 6 clomid cycles w/IUI at PCRM from Sept. 2008 - June 2010
Made the switch to Genesis in October of 2010
2 super ovulation w/IUI cycles
both BFN
March 2011
waiting for AF for ultrasound and orientation for IVF!
ultrasound showed lining very thick so have to have a hysteroscopy before starting IVF ...
April 2011
waiting for AF so I can book hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopy done. All looked to be fine.
May 2011
AF arrived. Started nasal spray. Yuck! Waiting again for AF to start injections. Should be the beginning of June!
June 2011
cycle cancelled due to poor response and thick uterine lining. d&c to happen before next cycle can be done.
November 2011
d&c done but lining went back to being thick. Put on Marvelon bcp for 2 months.
January 2012
IVF/ICSI #1
start with 75 Menopur 225 Gonal F, day 6 225 Menopur 225 Gonal F
ER - 11 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized
ET - 3 embryos transferred (other 4 didn't make it to the frozen stage )
BFN

Follow up appt. in March
have to do 3 months of COQ10 and DHEA before proceeding.
Not sure if the CoQ10 worked but am quite sure the DHEA made things worse. Went off both vitamins after cycle was cancelled in May 2012.

May 2012
cycle cancelled due to poor response. advised to use donor eggs we're gutted. follow-up appt in June

June 2012
Dr. Yuzpe said my ovaries are NOT done! No donor eggs necessary! Cautiously optimistic. Have to lose 25 lbs and then can try another cycle.

 

January 2013

IVF/ICSI #2

Started with 150 Menopur/225 Bravelle. Menopur bumped to 225.

ER - 5 eggs, 4 fertilized

ET - transferred 4 day 2 embryos. Fingers crossed!

BFP! - beta 441 14dpt

Beta #2 - 6752   21dpt

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#57 smurfette_w

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:56 PM

alright, thanks lyn_dub and dawn! 

 

lyn_dub - Hope your pregnancy is going well smile.png


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#58 lyn_dub

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

alright, thanks lyn_dub and dawn! 

 

lyn_dub - Hope your pregnancy is going well smile.png

 

So far so good :) How is Baby smurfette doing?


Me: 40 DH: 40
my blog - http://bereavedparen....wordpress.com/
TTC since December 2004
Started going to PCRM in 2006
October 2007: Super ovulation w/IUI
BFP!
our amazing son was born premature he blessed us with 25 days of life and went to Heaven after getting a lung infection (devastated)

Did 6 clomid cycles w/IUI at PCRM from Sept. 2008 - June 2010
Made the switch to Genesis in October of 2010
2 super ovulation w/IUI cycles
both BFN
March 2011
waiting for AF for ultrasound and orientation for IVF!
ultrasound showed lining very thick so have to have a hysteroscopy before starting IVF ...
April 2011
waiting for AF so I can book hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopy done. All looked to be fine.
May 2011
AF arrived. Started nasal spray. Yuck! Waiting again for AF to start injections. Should be the beginning of June!
June 2011
cycle cancelled due to poor response and thick uterine lining. d&c to happen before next cycle can be done.
November 2011
d&c done but lining went back to being thick. Put on Marvelon bcp for 2 months.
January 2012
IVF/ICSI #1
start with 75 Menopur 225 Gonal F, day 6 225 Menopur 225 Gonal F
ER - 11 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized
ET - 3 embryos transferred (other 4 didn't make it to the frozen stage )
BFN

Follow up appt. in March
have to do 3 months of COQ10 and DHEA before proceeding.
Not sure if the CoQ10 worked but am quite sure the DHEA made things worse. Went off both vitamins after cycle was cancelled in May 2012.

May 2012
cycle cancelled due to poor response. advised to use donor eggs we're gutted. follow-up appt in June

June 2012
Dr. Yuzpe said my ovaries are NOT done! No donor eggs necessary! Cautiously optimistic. Have to lose 25 lbs and then can try another cycle.

 

January 2013

IVF/ICSI #2

Started with 150 Menopur/225 Bravelle. Menopur bumped to 225.

ER - 5 eggs, 4 fertilized

ET - transferred 4 day 2 embryos. Fingers crossed!

BFP! - beta 441 14dpt

Beta #2 - 6752   21dpt

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

#59 Pam4845

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:03 PM

Hello ladies
I'm new to all of this. We are doing a surrogacy and have a fantastic GS. We just met with Dr Taylor and Sue on Friday for our orientation and pick up meds. I started on BCP today and my GS started on the Synarel nasal spray. If all goes well we are doing the transfer mid August. Any info you can share with myself, my spouse or my GS would be greatly appreciated. Wishing all of you the best of luck!
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1999 natural delivery - girl
2001 natural delivery - girl, her birth was fast and she was large, resulted in Prolapses of all 3
2003 - 2 miscarriages, 2nd MC I was at 21 weeks
2004 - 2 miscarriages
2005 - 1 miscarriage2005 - after receiving no answers as to why I kept having miscarriages (all my tests were normal) I had a partial hysterectomy to repair the prolapses
2007 - Divorced
2011 - my new spouse has no children of his own, we met with Genesis to start the surrogacy process. Found out when we met our RE that my ex husband had a chromosome deficiency and this was the reason for the miscarriages.
2013 - we have a great GS and are ready to start the process
DH and I both are 43
July 8/13 - I started BCP, my GS started Synarel
July18/13 - My GS starts Estrace
July 30/113 - I started Menopur and Bravelle injections
Aug 6/13 - Follicles growing nicely, ER date changed to Aug 10th or 11th.
Aug 11/13 - retrieved 7 eggs, procedure went well
Aug 12/13 - 6 eggs fertilized

Aug 14/13 - transferred 3 - day 3 embryos into my GS. Fingers crossed!!
Aug 22/13 - HPT BFP!!! th_abfp.gif
Aug 27/13 - Beta 476 preggo.gif SO HAPPY!!!!<p> 
Sept 3/13 - Beta 14738. Holy crap!!!
Sept 12/13 -U/S 6 weeks 2 days. Everything is perfect. 1 little bean in there due to join our family May 5/14.

Sept 26/13 -U/S showed the babe stopped growing about a week ago, no heart beat found cry.gif

Sept 29/13 - Miscarriage

 

Cycle # 2

Dec 31/13 - GS started BCP

Jan 1/14 - I started BCP, my GS started Synarel

Jan 9/14 - GS started Estrace

Jan 16/14 - GS had her lining checked.  It's 10.5 mm.  I stop BCP

Jan 21/14 - Start Menopur and Bravelle

Feb/14 - transferred 4 - 2 days embryos. 

BFN

 

Cycle # 3  Here we go again!!!  Fingers crossed!

May 12/14 I started BCP, my GS started Synarel

May 29/14 - GS lining is over 8 mm, I stop BCP

Jun 3/14 - I start injections.

This cycle ended up being a FET due to my GS having some breakthrough bleeding prior to transfer.  It was a blessing in disguise.  On day 5 we had 2 perfect embryos and 2 not so good.  They told us they would freeze them on day 6.  On day 6 they had all arrested. cry.gif .  On to doing an FET with our one and only frozen embryo.

 

FET

August 26/14 - Transferred a 6 day embryo

September 5/14 - very faint BFP on HPT.  Fingers crossed this one works out!

Oct 10/14 - U/S shows 1 8w5d fetus!!!  yahoo.gif due date is May 17/15.preggo.gif

Nov 14/14 - Nuchal Translucency U/S  all is great!!  Measuring ahead by 1 day 13w6d!  

May 12/15 - He has arrived! 39 weeks 1 day.  8 lbs 14 oz, 21 1/2" long John Williams Robert, we call him Jack and he's perfect!


#60 smurfette_w

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:01 PM

 

alright, thanks lyn_dub and dawn! 

 

lyn_dub - Hope your pregnancy is going well smile.png

 

So far so good smile.png How is Baby smurfette doing?

 

 

Baby smurfette is doing very well, I couldn't have asked for more :)  You're getting closer everyday, very happy for you!


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#61 smurfette_w

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:02 PM

Best of luck to you and your GS, Pam!!!


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#62 DMG

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

Things are just rolling along!  I had my surge on Thursday so I start the Estrace July 18!  Im feeling really calm this time around and Im not sure why.  Maybe because I know what to expect or because I have a beautiful little girl who is now 2.5 and she is just my whole life, she is everything to me.  Maybe once I get to Olive I will fall apart, hard to say when your all hopped up on injectable hormones!  How are you girls doing?


Aug 2009- Failed IUI
Nov 2009- IVFw/ICSI 11 eggs retreived, 10 fertalized
Nov 2009- IVF fresh transfer unsucessful
Feb 2010- FET cancelled, body did not respond to meds
March 2010- FET successful
Dec 2010- Beautiful baby girl born New Years Eve!!
June 2012- FET cycle in process!

June 25 2010- FET 2 embryos transferred
July 11 2012- Scheduled Beta (fingers crossed)

July 11 2012- BFN..sad.png

April 2013- Switching from Genesis to Olive (Phone consult booked April 30)

June 2013- Patiently waiting for CD1! 

June 30 2013- CD1!!!

July 23 2013- Start injections.

Aug 5 2013- Egg Retrieval 8 eggs

Aug 6 2013- Call from lab 7 eggs were mature and 4 fertilized via ICSI

Aug 8 2103- Day 3 transfer. 2 embies 8B and 9B   Now the 2WW!!!

Aug 16 2013 BFP poas

Aug 17 2013 BFP poas

Aug 18 2013 BFP poas

Aug 19 2013 BFP poas I cant belive it the line keeps getting darker! can this be real.  Unofficial till bloodbork Wed Aug 21

Aug 21 2013 Official BFP hcg 602!th_abfp.gif

Aug 27 2013 Second HCG 10,095! Ultrasound booked Sept 3!preggo.gif th_abfp.gif 

Sep 3 2013 First U/S confirms one baby heart beating away at 119 bpm and measuring 6wk3dys stork-baby.gif  

 

 


#63 mitchellcat

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

Dawn G so good to hear the ball is rolling and your feeling good. I have my cd13 blood test on wednesday to check for my surge and then find out when to start estrace. I am feeling really relaxed this time around too I hope it continues! But only time will tell once we start injecting all those hormones.
Me 40 DH 44 IVF # 1 2007 BFP DD born November 2007 FET # 2009 BFP DD born January 2010 IVF #2 August 2013 6 eggs,6 fertilized! 2 5day blasts transferred. 3 5 day blasts and 1 6 day frozon!! Ya for frosties!!!!!BFN FET #2 October/November November 25 transferred 2 5day blasts December 6 beta BFP!!!!! December 17 miscarriage at 5w7d December18 ultrasound/bloodwork confirmed miscarriage. April 2014 FET #3 BFN. June 2014 decided to try 1 more IVF taking DHEA, Saizen, COQ10.

#64 tonks78

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

Dawn - yay exciting that you are moving along! The 18th is so close now!

Mitchellcat - good luck on Wednesday!

I think I'm probably the opposite of relaxed :/ I was doing well until I read an article about the amount of folic acid an overweight person should have so it got me a bit panicked as I haven't been taking that much. I think I've talked myself off the ledge now but I was freaking a bit that we should delay. I really can't handle another delay! But I will try to just keep myself distracted :)
Me: 34 DH: 41 TTC since Dec 2010 
Nov 2011: MFI diagnosis (borderline low count, low motility and morphology); advised IVF w/ ICSI after weight loss
Apr - Aug 2012: try acupuncture (me), supplements and vitamin shots (DH); no changes
Sept 2012: start losing weight
Jan 2013: new clinic - ready to start talking about treatments
Feb 2013: high FSH (10), low AMH (0.67); still need to lose more weight
Feb 2013: increase CoQ10
Apr 2013: start acupuncture and DHEA; hysteroscopy is clear
May 2013: natural IUI BFN 

IVF # 1 - Jul/Aug 2013
Jul 12 - start BCP
Jul 25 - start Synarel
Aug 8 - start stims - 150 Menopur am and 225 Bravelle pm
Aug 16 - 3 large follicles and 2 medium :( I more day of stims
Aug 17 - 4 large follicles and 2 medium. Trigger day!
Aug19 - ER 4 eggs retrieved
Aug 20 - 3 fertilized (ICSI)
Aug 22 - 1 7B and 1 6C embryo transferred; 3rd 4C so we'll see what happens
And now for the excruciating wait!

#65 Pam4845

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

Quick question for you ladies. My GS got AF today, she starts the Estrace on the 18th. We can't remember if she is to continue with the Synarel as well or not.

Today I found out that the clinic is following a new protocol, after I finish the BCP I have to wait 5 days until I start the injections. In our case they will check my GS's lining on July 26, if it is good I stop the BCP that day and start the injections 5 days later. Apparently this improves the stim. Anyone else doing this?

1999 natural delivery - girl
2001 natural delivery - girl, her birth was fast and she was large, resulted in Prolapses of all 3
2003 - 2 miscarriages, 2nd MC I was at 21 weeks
2004 - 2 miscarriages
2005 - 1 miscarriage2005 - after receiving no answers as to why I kept having miscarriages (all my tests were normal) I had a partial hysterectomy to repair the prolapses
2007 - Divorced
2011 - my new spouse has no children of his own, we met with Genesis to start the surrogacy process. Found out when we met our RE that my ex husband had a chromosome deficiency and this was the reason for the miscarriages.
2013 - we have a great GS and are ready to start the process
DH and I both are 43
July 8/13 - I started BCP, my GS started Synarel
July18/13 - My GS starts Estrace
July 30/113 - I started Menopur and Bravelle injections
Aug 6/13 - Follicles growing nicely, ER date changed to Aug 10th or 11th.
Aug 11/13 - retrieved 7 eggs, procedure went well
Aug 12/13 - 6 eggs fertilized

Aug 14/13 - transferred 3 - day 3 embryos into my GS. Fingers crossed!!
Aug 22/13 - HPT BFP!!! th_abfp.gif
Aug 27/13 - Beta 476 preggo.gif SO HAPPY!!!!<p> 
Sept 3/13 - Beta 14738. Holy crap!!!
Sept 12/13 -U/S 6 weeks 2 days. Everything is perfect. 1 little bean in there due to join our family May 5/14.

Sept 26/13 -U/S showed the babe stopped growing about a week ago, no heart beat found cry.gif

Sept 29/13 - Miscarriage

 

Cycle # 2

Dec 31/13 - GS started BCP

Jan 1/14 - I started BCP, my GS started Synarel

Jan 9/14 - GS started Estrace

Jan 16/14 - GS had her lining checked.  It's 10.5 mm.  I stop BCP

Jan 21/14 - Start Menopur and Bravelle

Feb/14 - transferred 4 - 2 days embryos. 

BFN

 

Cycle # 3  Here we go again!!!  Fingers crossed!

May 12/14 I started BCP, my GS started Synarel

May 29/14 - GS lining is over 8 mm, I stop BCP

Jun 3/14 - I start injections.

This cycle ended up being a FET due to my GS having some breakthrough bleeding prior to transfer.  It was a blessing in disguise.  On day 5 we had 2 perfect embryos and 2 not so good.  They told us they would freeze them on day 6.  On day 6 they had all arrested. cry.gif .  On to doing an FET with our one and only frozen embryo.

 

FET

August 26/14 - Transferred a 6 day embryo

September 5/14 - very faint BFP on HPT.  Fingers crossed this one works out!

Oct 10/14 - U/S shows 1 8w5d fetus!!!  yahoo.gif due date is May 17/15.preggo.gif

Nov 14/14 - Nuchal Translucency U/S  all is great!!  Measuring ahead by 1 day 13w6d!  

May 12/15 - He has arrived! 39 weeks 1 day.  8 lbs 14 oz, 21 1/2" long John Williams Robert, we call him Jack and he's perfect!


#66 mitchellcat

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

Surged today so I will be starting my estrace on july 25 here we go now the fun begins!
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Me 40 DH 44 IVF # 1 2007 BFP DD born November 2007 FET # 2009 BFP DD born January 2010 IVF #2 August 2013 6 eggs,6 fertilized! 2 5day blasts transferred. 3 5 day blasts and 1 6 day frozon!! Ya for frosties!!!!!BFN FET #2 October/November November 25 transferred 2 5day blasts December 6 beta BFP!!!!! December 17 miscarriage at 5w7d December18 ultrasound/bloodwork confirmed miscarriage. April 2014 FET #3 BFN. June 2014 decided to try 1 more IVF taking DHEA, Saizen, COQ10.

#67 DMG

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:48 AM

Surged today so I will be starting my estrace on july 25 here we go now the fun begins!

We are one week apart!!  Good luck to you and love reading your updates!

 


Aug 2009- Failed IUI
Nov 2009- IVFw/ICSI 11 eggs retreived, 10 fertalized
Nov 2009- IVF fresh transfer unsucessful
Feb 2010- FET cancelled, body did not respond to meds
March 2010- FET successful
Dec 2010- Beautiful baby girl born New Years Eve!!
June 2012- FET cycle in process!

June 25 2010- FET 2 embryos transferred
July 11 2012- Scheduled Beta (fingers crossed)

July 11 2012- BFN..sad.png

April 2013- Switching from Genesis to Olive (Phone consult booked April 30)

June 2013- Patiently waiting for CD1! 

June 30 2013- CD1!!!

July 23 2013- Start injections.

Aug 5 2013- Egg Retrieval 8 eggs

Aug 6 2013- Call from lab 7 eggs were mature and 4 fertilized via ICSI

Aug 8 2103- Day 3 transfer. 2 embies 8B and 9B   Now the 2WW!!!

Aug 16 2013 BFP poas

Aug 17 2013 BFP poas

Aug 18 2013 BFP poas

Aug 19 2013 BFP poas I cant belive it the line keeps getting darker! can this be real.  Unofficial till bloodbork Wed Aug 21

Aug 21 2013 Official BFP hcg 602!th_abfp.gif

Aug 27 2013 Second HCG 10,095! Ultrasound booked Sept 3!preggo.gif th_abfp.gif 

Sep 3 2013 First U/S confirms one baby heart beating away at 119 bpm and measuring 6wk3dys stork-baby.gif  

 

 


#68 tonks78

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:43 AM

Wee exciting mitchellcat! How long are you on Estrace for before you start stims?
Me: 34 DH: 41 TTC since Dec 2010 
Nov 2011: MFI diagnosis (borderline low count, low motility and morphology); advised IVF w/ ICSI after weight loss
Apr - Aug 2012: try acupuncture (me), supplements and vitamin shots (DH); no changes
Sept 2012: start losing weight
Jan 2013: new clinic - ready to start talking about treatments
Feb 2013: high FSH (10), low AMH (0.67); still need to lose more weight
Feb 2013: increase CoQ10
Apr 2013: start acupuncture and DHEA; hysteroscopy is clear
May 2013: natural IUI BFN 

IVF # 1 - Jul/Aug 2013
Jul 12 - start BCP
Jul 25 - start Synarel
Aug 8 - start stims - 150 Menopur am and 225 Bravelle pm
Aug 16 - 3 large follicles and 2 medium :( I more day of stims
Aug 17 - 4 large follicles and 2 medium. Trigger day!
Aug19 - ER 4 eggs retrieved
Aug 20 - 3 fertilized (ICSI)
Aug 22 - 1 7B and 1 6C embryo transferred; 3rd 4C so we'll see what happens
And now for the excruciating wait!

#69 mitchellcat

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

Wee exciting mitchellcat! How long are you on Estrace for before you start stims?




I am on estrace until I get a bleed they only gave me enough for 10 days so I guess no longer than that. Then Im on menopure and bravelle injections.
Me 40 DH 44 IVF # 1 2007 BFP DD born November 2007 FET # 2009 BFP DD born January 2010 IVF #2 August 2013 6 eggs,6 fertilized! 2 5day blasts transferred. 3 5 day blasts and 1 6 day frozon!! Ya for frosties!!!!!BFN FET #2 October/November November 25 transferred 2 5day blasts December 6 beta BFP!!!!! December 17 miscarriage at 5w7d December18 ultrasound/bloodwork confirmed miscarriage. April 2014 FET #3 BFN. June 2014 decided to try 1 more IVF taking DHEA, Saizen, COQ10.

#70 tonks78

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

mitchellcat - I start Synarel the same day and expect to get AF about 8 - 12 days after as well so we might be pretty close for timing!  I'm doing the same drugs for stims.

 

DawnG - have you started your Estrace already then?


Me: 34 DH: 41 TTC since Dec 2010 
Nov 2011: MFI diagnosis (borderline low count, low motility and morphology); advised IVF w/ ICSI after weight loss
Apr - Aug 2012: try acupuncture (me), supplements and vitamin shots (DH); no changes
Sept 2012: start losing weight
Jan 2013: new clinic - ready to start talking about treatments
Feb 2013: high FSH (10), low AMH (0.67); still need to lose more weight
Feb 2013: increase CoQ10
Apr 2013: start acupuncture and DHEA; hysteroscopy is clear
May 2013: natural IUI BFN 

IVF # 1 - Jul/Aug 2013
Jul 12 - start BCP
Jul 25 - start Synarel
Aug 8 - start stims - 150 Menopur am and 225 Bravelle pm
Aug 16 - 3 large follicles and 2 medium :( I more day of stims
Aug 17 - 4 large follicles and 2 medium. Trigger day!
Aug19 - ER 4 eggs retrieved
Aug 20 - 3 fertilized (ICSI)
Aug 22 - 1 7B and 1 6C embryo transferred; 3rd 4C so we'll see what happens
And now for the excruciating wait!

#71 DMG

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:38 AM

Tonks78- I started my Estrace on Thursday.  They prescribed enough for 10 days.  So im guessing I start the stims July 30th!


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Aug 2009- Failed IUI
Nov 2009- IVFw/ICSI 11 eggs retreived, 10 fertalized
Nov 2009- IVF fresh transfer unsucessful
Feb 2010- FET cancelled, body did not respond to meds
March 2010- FET successful
Dec 2010- Beautiful baby girl born New Years Eve!!
June 2012- FET cycle in process!

June 25 2010- FET 2 embryos transferred
July 11 2012- Scheduled Beta (fingers crossed)

July 11 2012- BFN..sad.png

April 2013- Switching from Genesis to Olive (Phone consult booked April 30)

June 2013- Patiently waiting for CD1! 

June 30 2013- CD1!!!

July 23 2013- Start injections.

Aug 5 2013- Egg Retrieval 8 eggs

Aug 6 2013- Call from lab 7 eggs were mature and 4 fertilized via ICSI

Aug 8 2103- Day 3 transfer. 2 embies 8B and 9B   Now the 2WW!!!

Aug 16 2013 BFP poas

Aug 17 2013 BFP poas

Aug 18 2013 BFP poas

Aug 19 2013 BFP poas I cant belive it the line keeps getting darker! can this be real.  Unofficial till bloodbork Wed Aug 21

Aug 21 2013 Official BFP hcg 602!th_abfp.gif

Aug 27 2013 Second HCG 10,095! Ultrasound booked Sept 3!preggo.gif th_abfp.gif 

Sep 3 2013 First U/S confirms one baby heart beating away at 119 bpm and measuring 6wk3dys stork-baby.gif  

 

 


#72 mountainchick

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:53 PM

Hi there

 

I am just wondering what the standard FET protocol is at Olive? Is it Estrace and Prometrium? What is the typical Prometrium dosage after embryo transfer?

 

thanks ladies!


TTC since I was 28; Started fertility treatments at 35.

Dx: Male factor, Hashimotos, fibroids

April 2011-13 eggs retrieved: all dead except 1 immature egg that was ICSI'd; no embryos to transfer

Switched from Calgary RFP to VFC

IVF#2: November 2012, donor egg cycle- chemical pregnancy

FET#1: Feb 2013- m/c @ 6 weeks

Sept 2013: Abdominal myomectomy done. Giant fibroids removed with my uterus intact! I love Dr. Allaire!

January 2014: Surrogacy- FET cycle, BFN.

FET#2: May 2014-BFP

May 26 beta=335,  May 28 beta=812, May 30 beta=2004          

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#73 DMG

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

Injection day is here!!!!! It must be the Estrace that casued my period to be a few days early but nonetheless its time!  Im feeling really emotional right now.  I almost cried on the phone with my nurse this morning!!  I think its just that I have been waiting for this for so long and now its finally here that it feels overwhelming but exciting at the same time.  I lost sleep last night thinking about my baby girl being away from me for 10 to 14 days!!!  I know she will be in good hands and have a blast with my mom and dad but I still feel leary about leaving her for so long!  Its hard when you live in a small town and have to travel long distances for things like this.  I live about 7 hours from the clininc so it makes things difficult, lol!  Thanks for listening ladies. How are you all cycle wise, and how are you feeling emotionally?


Aug 2009- Failed IUI
Nov 2009- IVFw/ICSI 11 eggs retreived, 10 fertalized
Nov 2009- IVF fresh transfer unsucessful
Feb 2010- FET cancelled, body did not respond to meds
March 2010- FET successful
Dec 2010- Beautiful baby girl born New Years Eve!!
June 2012- FET cycle in process!

June 25 2010- FET 2 embryos transferred
July 11 2012- Scheduled Beta (fingers crossed)

July 11 2012- BFN..sad.png

April 2013- Switching from Genesis to Olive (Phone consult booked April 30)

June 2013- Patiently waiting for CD1! 

June 30 2013- CD1!!!

July 23 2013- Start injections.

Aug 5 2013- Egg Retrieval 8 eggs

Aug 6 2013- Call from lab 7 eggs were mature and 4 fertilized via ICSI

Aug 8 2103- Day 3 transfer. 2 embies 8B and 9B   Now the 2WW!!!

Aug 16 2013 BFP poas

Aug 17 2013 BFP poas

Aug 18 2013 BFP poas

Aug 19 2013 BFP poas I cant belive it the line keeps getting darker! can this be real.  Unofficial till bloodbork Wed Aug 21

Aug 21 2013 Official BFP hcg 602!th_abfp.gif

Aug 27 2013 Second HCG 10,095! Ultrasound booked Sept 3!preggo.gif th_abfp.gif 

Sep 3 2013 First U/S confirms one baby heart beating away at 119 bpm and measuring 6wk3dys stork-baby.gif  

 

 


#74 tonks78

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

Oh wow Dawn congrats on starting injections!!  I can't imagine the extra stress of having to travel - I find the hour drive to the clinic hard enough haha.  I won't be surprised if I am emotional once we start too.

 

I am doing ok - I start Synarel tomorrow so it is really starting to feel real now.  I also picked up my other meds yesterday from the clinic.  It was my first time in the new building - it looks so so good!!! 


Me: 34 DH: 41 TTC since Dec 2010 
Nov 2011: MFI diagnosis (borderline low count, low motility and morphology); advised IVF w/ ICSI after weight loss
Apr - Aug 2012: try acupuncture (me), supplements and vitamin shots (DH); no changes
Sept 2012: start losing weight
Jan 2013: new clinic - ready to start talking about treatments
Feb 2013: high FSH (10), low AMH (0.67); still need to lose more weight
Feb 2013: increase CoQ10
Apr 2013: start acupuncture and DHEA; hysteroscopy is clear
May 2013: natural IUI BFN 

IVF # 1 - Jul/Aug 2013
Jul 12 - start BCP
Jul 25 - start Synarel
Aug 8 - start stims - 150 Menopur am and 225 Bravelle pm
Aug 16 - 3 large follicles and 2 medium :( I more day of stims
Aug 17 - 4 large follicles and 2 medium. Trigger day!
Aug19 - ER 4 eggs retrieved
Aug 20 - 3 fertilized (ICSI)
Aug 22 - 1 7B and 1 6C embryo transferred; 3rd 4C so we'll see what happens
And now for the excruciating wait!

#75 Pam4845

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:14 PM

Hello ladies

 

Dawn I too know the added stress of traveling!!  We're coming from Regina!!!  It's a bit of a nightmare trying to figure out flights, time off work etc.  We have to be there from the 5th until the 13th, this is all based on wether my GS's lining is good when they do the U/S this Friday.  If not we could be out by a day or two.  ARGHHH!!  And because we won't know until the day before if we are using day 3 or day 5 embryos we don't know when to book her flight for the transfer.  Talk about added stress!!  I just keep telling myself it will all work out and be ok.  

 

Tonks, I agree the clinic is BEAUTIFUL!!! 

 

Which drs are you ladies seeing?  We are seeing Dr Taylor, our primary nurse is Sue.  I start the Menopur and Bravelle on July 30th,  Getting excited!!  


1999 natural delivery - girl
2001 natural delivery - girl, her birth was fast and she was large, resulted in Prolapses of all 3
2003 - 2 miscarriages, 2nd MC I was at 21 weeks
2004 - 2 miscarriages
2005 - 1 miscarriage2005 - after receiving no answers as to why I kept having miscarriages (all my tests were normal) I had a partial hysterectomy to repair the prolapses
2007 - Divorced
2011 - my new spouse has no children of his own, we met with Genesis to start the surrogacy process. Found out when we met our RE that my ex husband had a chromosome deficiency and this was the reason for the miscarriages.
2013 - we have a great GS and are ready to start the process
DH and I both are 43
July 8/13 - I started BCP, my GS started Synarel
July18/13 - My GS starts Estrace
July 30/113 - I started Menopur and Bravelle injections
Aug 6/13 - Follicles growing nicely, ER date changed to Aug 10th or 11th.
Aug 11/13 - retrieved 7 eggs, procedure went well
Aug 12/13 - 6 eggs fertilized

Aug 14/13 - transferred 3 - day 3 embryos into my GS. Fingers crossed!!
Aug 22/13 - HPT BFP!!! th_abfp.gif
Aug 27/13 - Beta 476 preggo.gif SO HAPPY!!!!<p> 
Sept 3/13 - Beta 14738. Holy crap!!!
Sept 12/13 -U/S 6 weeks 2 days. Everything is perfect. 1 little bean in there due to join our family May 5/14.

Sept 26/13 -U/S showed the babe stopped growing about a week ago, no heart beat found cry.gif

Sept 29/13 - Miscarriage

 

Cycle # 2

Dec 31/13 - GS started BCP

Jan 1/14 - I started BCP, my GS started Synarel

Jan 9/14 - GS started Estrace

Jan 16/14 - GS had her lining checked.  It's 10.5 mm.  I stop BCP

Jan 21/14 - Start Menopur and Bravelle

Feb/14 - transferred 4 - 2 days embryos. 

BFN

 

Cycle # 3  Here we go again!!!  Fingers crossed!

May 12/14 I started BCP, my GS started Synarel

May 29/14 - GS lining is over 8 mm, I stop BCP

Jun 3/14 - I start injections.

This cycle ended up being a FET due to my GS having some breakthrough bleeding prior to transfer.  It was a blessing in disguise.  On day 5 we had 2 perfect embryos and 2 not so good.  They told us they would freeze them on day 6.  On day 6 they had all arrested. cry.gif .  On to doing an FET with our one and only frozen embryo.

 

FET

August 26/14 - Transferred a 6 day embryo

September 5/14 - very faint BFP on HPT.  Fingers crossed this one works out!

Oct 10/14 - U/S shows 1 8w5d fetus!!!  yahoo.gif due date is May 17/15.preggo.gif

Nov 14/14 - Nuchal Translucency U/S  all is great!!  Measuring ahead by 1 day 13w6d!  

May 12/15 - He has arrived! 39 weeks 1 day.  8 lbs 14 oz, 21 1/2" long John Williams Robert, we call him Jack and he's perfect!