FSH and your first IVF cycle
Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:58 AM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:06 AM
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:24 PM
TTC 3 years
Uterine polyps, high prolactin levels and tested positive for anti-cardio lipin
5 failed IUI's
IVF #1 July 2007, 32 eggs retrieved (many immature), 12 fertilzed, 9 made it to day 3, transferred 3 embbies, BFN
FET #1 - 3 embryos Oct 07, beta Nov 2nd, another BFN
IVF #2 - Nov 2007, on Lupron and birth control pill, 11 days of stims 225 Gonal F plus 75 Repronex and 150 Gonal F at night, retrieved 18 eggs Dec 11th, 8 fertilized through ICSI and 4 naturally
Transfer - 3, 8 cell embryos Dec 14th, BETA Dec 28th, BFN
FET #2 - June 5/08, BFN
hysteroscopy and polypectomy on Sept 25/08, removed 1 polyp
FET #3 - used up my last 4 frosties Oct 27/08
Beta Nov 9/08 125 BFP 13dp3dt
Beta Nov 11/08 315 15dp3dt
Beta Nov 15/08 over 2000 19dp3dt
Beta Nov 18/08 7365 22dp3dt
U/S date Nov 29/08, a singleton, heart beat 131 beats per minute
U/S date Dec 7/08, heart beat 160 beats per minute, growth good 8 w 2 days
U/S date Dec 13/08, heart beat 157 beats per minute, growth good at 9 w 1 day, baby moving around
U/S date Dec 27/08, heart beat 165 beats per minute, growth good at 11 weeks 1 day, baby moving around, now has arms and legs and was kicking
nuchal test US Jan 2/08 TEXTBOOK NORMAL Thank you God!
IPS pregnancy test results NORMAL, risk is 1/800 of Down's Syndrome and 1/1,100 for spina bifida
anatomical u/s NORMAL, it's a girl!
Due date July 18, 2009 in the home stretch
Sophia Anne born July 22, 2009 at 12:41 AM via emergency C-Section.
Fell down the stairs Aug 4, 2010, fractured C7, T1, T3 and 4 ribs (neck and upper spine). Still healing and hoping bones fuse on their own.
Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:36 PM
Good luck with your beta on the 28th. I will say a little prayer for you.
I am wondering tho, with the FSH levels of most of us. I had my FSH before the Clomid challenge and were great---15 and after the clomid it was 10, so at the end of AF it did drop down, and my doctor was a little concerned and just stated that my eggs were "getting old" and that I need to take this opportunity now if I want to have a baby--and not wait too long. Ok, fine, we did just that but still ended with a m/c. Which I am thinking it must have alot to do with FSH and getting a BFP. Will see what my labs show next month. I do hope for nothing too drastic. I want it to be the same as before!! I know it won't be better!! LOL
AGain, I will say a little prayer for you and sending you LOTS and LOTS of Baby Dust your way!!
Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:41 PM
Charity gives a meal; justice provides a place at the table.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:47 PM
This is a great question of FSH levels and getting a postive or negative result for pregancy. I am on my first IVF now and I am totally postive and believe that it will work but I know that the last few months my FSH has been high normal at 11. It sort of freaks me out because I do not need two things working against me that is for sure. I guess we will see how this IVF #1 goes and take it from there. I have asked at the clinic and they do not seem to be worried about the number. I have even had a 16 on my FSH level a couple of months ago and when I repeated it was 11. I have asked many questions becuse it was only the last time that I was at the clinic that it was even told to me that my FSH level was high. I was not happy since we have been going to the clinic for over a year now. anyways just alittle venting and it made me feel better so that is good thing. I just wish that this was a little easier and not so many unknowns it is killing me. Is it that much for all of us to ask to just have a healthy baby!!!!!! Sorry for the venting!!!
TTC: 3 plus years
Clinic: AART Halifax, Nova Scotia
Diagnosis: High Average FSH
IVF #1 Aug/Sept 2008
Oct 7, 2008 BFN
IVF #2 March or April- Flare protocol
April 17 1 egg fertilized
April 19, 2009 Transfered 1 Grade a embie
Etopic at 6 weeks
Moving to adoption from Ethiopia
Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:50 PM
Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:10 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:13 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:53 PM
I don't know about anyone else but my current clinic doesn't use BCP for suppression (the head RE thinks it too often leads to over suppression) so the numbers I gave way back are without any suppression of any kind. After my failed IVF (in July) my FSH jumped to 15.5, too high to cycle that AF but they prescribed a Cetrotide shot for, I think Day 10, which was then followed 2-3 days later by AF and when I had my FSH read again it was 8.4.
These numbers are just indicators though and not truly predictive; particularly since there are so many other factors at play.
Fingers crossed for you and everyone else!
Charity gives a meal; justice provides a place at the table.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:06 PM
However, I did get pg on my first IVF so, hope111, don't despair!
ds: 10; ttc: 3,5 yrs
Me: highish FSH levels, LOR
ER - April 9; ET - April 12: 3 embryos
Beta: April 25: BFP 355!!
U/S 1: May 9 - healthy singleton, 125bpm!
We win our own Oscar on January 5, 2009! He weighs in at 9lb 3oz.
Posted 31 October 2009 - 12:28 AM
IVF #2 - FSH = 3 (artifically loweas e2 was very high - 900) bfp, still growing strong at almost 10 weeks. I was on the BCP for this cycle for just over 1 month to prep.
Diagnosed with endometrosis at age 19
5 pelvic surgeries
2 IVF, numerous FETs
2 different gestational carriers
Now mother of 2 year old twins.
Posted 31 October 2009 - 11:44 AM
Both my FSH results were without any form of stimulation. My first was 10.9 and the second time round, it was 11.5 so not so far off. I have no idea what it was during BCP and stimming as it was not tested. My clinic's cutoff level for using your own eggs was 12 so I felt stressed when d'regging.
However, I did get pg on my first IVF so, hope111, don't despair!
may I ask how many eggs did you retrieve when you got your BFP and how many fertised?
DH and myself - 31 years old
Male Factor (low morphology)
HSG - no spillage
3D ultrasound - normal
Sonohysterogram - normal uterine shape but no spillage in tubes.
FSH Day 3 - Borderline (10&11&13)
AFC - 15, 13, 9 (decreasing over a period of 6 months)
IVF/ICSI#1 Long Protocol
July 5, 2009 - start Marvelon BCP; FSH = 11; AFC#2 - 13
August 10, 2009 - cycle CANCELLED - oversupression
Sept 12, 2009 IVF/ICSI Antagonist Protocol - No OCP - CANCELLED due to CYST
IVF/ICSI #2 Antagonist Protocol
October 24, 2009 IVF/ICSI - Start Puregon 350IU, NO OCP, FSH 13, AFC 9
October 30,2009 - start cetrotide 0.25mg
Nov. 6 ER 7 eggs, 4 Mature, 2 Fertilized
Nov. 9 ET Day 3 --- 2 embryos, Grade 2, 8 cell; Grade 3, 6 cell (both with assisted hatching)
November 20 Beta #1 - 157
Novebmer 23 Beta #2 - 773
November 28 Beta #3 - over 4000
Dec. 7 Beta #4 - 37200 (spotting)
Dec. 7 Ultrasound - heartbeat detected.
Dec. 9 Ultrasound - 119 bpm, CRL 6.06mm
Dec. 14 Spotting
Dec. 15 Beta 116 000
Dec. 18 Spotting
Dec. 20-21 Spotting
Dec. 20 Beta 189 000
Dec. 23 Ultrasound = 165bpm, measuring @ 8wks3days CRL 18mm
Jan. 15 NT Scan looks good so far. IPS screening yet to come
March 9 - anatomy scan - it's a girl!!!
July 27, 2010 - DD Born!
May 2011 - Trying for #2 IVF #2 - BFN
Aug 2011 IVF#3 - Miscarriage - Blighted Ovum
Nov. 2011 FET - 1 day 6 blast 4cc - BFN
March 2012 IVF #4 ---fouth and final (maybe not final)
April 2012 - Transferred 3 good quality day 3 embryos - BFN
June 2012 - FET 1 Day 5 Blast.
Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:46 AM
Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:35 AM
IVF # 1 FSH was 15 BFP but ended in chemical.
IVF #2 FSH was 15+ am currently 18 weeks pregnant!
Hope this helps. I was ready to quite when I heard my FSH levels,glad I didnt.
me:40 dh:36 ( started ivf at 35
oct 31:lap &hyst found both tubes blocked,dr opened right side Ivf sugested
april 10 starting clomid eeehhhh!
hopefully up coming iui end of april
april 15 1 foll 16mm left
1 fol 13mm right,linig 2.5mm yikes!!!
april 19,all looks good...iui today
Tubes removed nov 18th 2008. ouch!!!
August 26 start BCP YAH!!!!
sept 20th,ultrasound ..2cysts on right ovary,cant find left? 1 more week on BCP
sept 27th ultrasound 2 cysts are now BIGGER???? 2 more weeks on BCP arghhh
Cycle cancelled,non responsive to puregon Fsh 15.
Jan 27,ER 5 follies
Jan 30,ET 2 good embies
Feb 01 ,Chemical pregnancy.
April 13 start Suprefact
April15 start Menopur
April 26 Er 9 follies,6 fertlised
May 01 Et 2 Excellent blsts
May 10 beta #1 108 BFP yippeee
may 12 beta #2 314 !!!!
may 31 u/s
Jan 16 2011 my beautiful DD is born.
Dec 2011 FET ,chemical
April 2012 IVF #4
9 embies,3 transferred ,none to freeze
mc at 11 weeks
IVF #5 Jan 2013???
march 15 started menopur...fingers crossed.
March 29 ER 4 eggs
April 3 et of two blasts. other two did not make it to freeze. April 8 +hpt 5dp5dt Beta 9dp5dt= 444 Beta 12dp5dt=2164 !!!!! 1st scan 2 sacs ,1 hb 113b/m fx next scan 2nd h/b is there.
May...no heartbeat, both babies gone. IVF journey is over. No more $ no more tears.
Oct 2015. Moving on to adoption....please let this work!!
Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:35 PM
Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:08 PM
Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:52 AM
me (31)-high fsh
DH (34)-low count
Feb 2006-Dec 2007
-2 IVF-cancelled, low resp
-1 IVF-5 follies, 3 retrieved, none fert
January 2008-stopped treatment
August 2009-Adopted DS, the best little man EVER
-ICSI (11 follies/7 ret/5 fert/2 fet/1 frozen)-BFN
-Doc recommended DHEA
June 2010-FET cancelled, low estrogen
August 2010-FET cancelled, low estrogen, stopped DHEA on my own
November 1, 2010-FET, one 5 day bean tansferred
November 7, 2010-spotting, BFP (but took low dose HCG shot)
November 10, 2010-bleeding, still BFP
November 14, 2010-BFP, beta 432 (still bleeding)
November 16, 2010-beta 960 (still bleeding)
November 18, 2010-beta 2539 (spotting)
November 22, 2010-beta 10151 (spotting off and on)
November 26, 2010-beta 29783 (spotting)
November 29, 2010-U/S - 6mm, 121bpm (major cramping, bleeding etc)
November 30, 2010-U/S - 7mm, 120bpm (bleeding/spotting completely stopped)
December 13, 2010-U/S - 20mm, 171bpm (haven't bled since last u/s, YAY!)
January 11, 2011 - U/S - 65mm, 158bpm, NT .7 (major cramping, red bleeding off & on)
February 23, 2011 - U/S - 169bpm, its a GIRL! (everything looks great)
EDD - July 20, 2011
July 17, 2011 @ 12:28pm Madison Ingrid arrived - 6lbs 15oz & 20.5" tall
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:14 PM
11/2011 - 1st IVF which was BFP
12/2011 - Terminate pregnancy due to being tubal
6/2012 - Cancelled IVF due to natural pregnancy
7/2012 - M/C
11/2012 - Changed from IVF to IUI due to 3 mature eggs BFN
12/2013 - Decided to go Donor route
1/14/13 - Hold Donor, had a natural pregnancy
1/15/13 - HCG 581
1/17/13 - HCG 1,350
2/05/13 - Sonogram Scheduled
Posted 03 June 2012 - 09:22 PM
1st FSH was 10, 2nd FSH about half a year later was 15. The dr told me when it increases that fast, it's not just age related infertility. There was a lot of testing after that, and they determined (as far as I can tell) that it was due to endo cysts on my ovary (esp the left ovary, that one is pretty big). No more FSH testing after that (unless it was during suppression/stimming b/w and they only told me it was ok).
1st IVF and now 5 wks pg - and totally feeling it!! I hope it sticks.
2006 - kidney transplant recipient, thanks to DH
2009 - DD conceived naturally, born in Feb
After TTC for 2 yrs, referral to RFC, age related factors
Mar 2011 - Feb 2012 - testing revealed age factors and endo cysts on ovaries. IVF recommended.
Feb 15, 2012 - registered for IVF waitlist
March 31, 2012 - Called in AF #1 Day 1
Apr 5, 2012 - Got the call for IVF treatment! Started Marvelon 21 bcp for 21 days
Apr 23, 2012 - Baseline U/S - everything a-ok to go ahead with IVF treatment
Apr 27, 2012 - Suprefact started
Apr 28, 2012 - AF #2 Day 1
Apr 29, 2012 - 450 IU Gonal F and 150 IU Luveris started
May 5, 2012 - 1st U/S - 3 follies on right ovary. Dr said "There's a high chance no eggs will be retrieved." Continue with same.
May 8, 2012 - 2nd U/S - 4 follies on right ovary. Dr said "It's not ideal for a 40 yr old woman." Continue with same.
May 9, 2012 - 3rd U/S - 4 follies on right ovary, 1 on left ovary (with huge endo cyst). Dr said ER on Sat, working with 4 follies.
May 10, 2012 - HCG trigger
May 12, 2012 - ER - retrieved 8 eggs. 6 mature and 2 intermediate.
May 13, 2012 - 7 fertilized.
May 14, 2012 - 6 embies.
May 15, 2012 - ET - transferred 3 embies back - a 12 cell, an 8 cell and a 7 cell. Monitoring others for potential freezing: a 6 cell and a 5 cell, plus one of poor quality.
May 18, 2012 - froze one of the three remaining embies - yay!
May 26, 2012 - used Clearblue digital - "pregnant 1-2 wks" yay!
May 30, 2012 - used another Clearblue digital - "pregnant 2-3 wks". Then did pg urine test at the lab
May 31, 2012 - RFC confirmed pg, transferred me to my GP
June 1, 2012 - saw GP, comfirmed pg again via urine test. Gave me paperwork for screening.
June 18, 2012 - 7 wk U/S
July 4, 2012 - prenatal screening bloodwork at lab
July 23, 2012 - 12 wk U/S - nuchal translucency screening
Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:53 AM
3 IUIs (2 clomid, 1 Puregon) - all BFN
IVF #1: August 2010
Aug 15: started stims (Menopur 450) ER Aug 27: 8 retrieved, 6 mature, all 6 fertilized. ET Aug 30: transferred 2 perfect embies! Froze 3. Sept 13 beta: 580, Sept 15 beta: 1186, Sept 29: first u/s, one perfect little bean! HB 134bpm. Apr 29, 2011: our beautiful baby girl was born 3 weeks early.
TTC#2: FET#1 Sept 3, 2012 - BFN. One frostie left. FET#2 Nov 2012 - BFN On to IVF #2 (FSH 12.5, AMH 1.4): Feb 2013
Feb 17: started stims (600 Menopur).
Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:05 PM
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:45 AM
Have to agree with Malbec,FSH is just a biomarker and nothing more!
Diagnosis: Repeated Pregnancy Loss + DOR + Advance maternal Age.
So far no luck with IVF attempts. Hope things take a turn soon.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:22 AM
July 2013 - EPP - BFN
November - 2013 - EPP - One follicle, one egg, natural fertilization = BFP!!