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#1 iheartmemories

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:15 AM

When is the best time to have acupuncture for FET cycle? Day before transfer?

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10 eggs / 8 mature / 6 fertilized

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BCP for 14-15 Days (start on June 1, 2015)

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Estrogen Patches, PIO, Medrol, Aspirin, Prenatals, Vitamin D

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Transfer Date:   July 7, 2015

Beta Blood Test:  July 21, 2015

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#2 MrsBR

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:23 AM

I think a few sessions leading up to it is helpful to start. And my acupuncturist says the most important is 1 session pre and 1 session post transfer (within 24 hrs).
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#3 BOOM

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:24 AM

Hey:) I do it pre n post!! Day before n after:))
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#4 TryingForOur2ndChild

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 01:54 PM

Pre and post for sure, though my acupuncturist helped to thicken my lining before transfer. I then went once a week post just to keep myself calm and destressed. I found the additional 'ear seeds' were awesome to help decrease stress in between appts.


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About Us:

​Trying to conceive since 2013 (male factor); Me: 39 yrs old; DH: 37 yrs old; low testosterone; very low sperm count; on Clomid for testosterone

 

~ 2014 ~ IVF Cycle #1:

 

Cycle Info:

- Antagonist protocol

- Retrieval: 22 eggs retrieved; 8 injected (ICSI); 6 fertilized; 4 embryos divided - 2 embryos are 4 cell grade 1, 1 embryo is 5 cell grade 2, and 1 embryo is 8 cell grade 2

 

FET #1 - medicated cycle (2014)

- transferred two day-3s: one 10 cell grade 1 and one 12 cell grade 2; Beta: BFN; approved to do a natural FET next time

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2014)

- added Teva-Doxycycline 100mg (antibiotic) started one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished) 

- transferred two day-3 embies (1 is 10 cell grade 2 and 1 is 12 cell grade 2); took 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg 45mins before FET        

​- HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif  Welcomed our little babygirl.gif in summer of 2015

 

~ 2016/17IVF Cycle #2: Project Sibling

 

Cycle Info:

Oct. 29: Retrieval - 23 eggs retrieved; will be a freeze all cycle

Nov. 2: Dostinex 0.5mg every other day for a total of 8 days has started to alleviate OHSS 

Nov. 4: Day 6 report: 5 embryos on ice... yay! 4 day-5s (4AA and 3 are 4BC quality) and 1 day-6 (5BC quality)

 

FET #1 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Feb. 6: start Teva-Doxycycline antibiotic100mg one day before procedure
Feb. 7: scheduled transfer at 11:45am; 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg taken 45mins before transfer; transfer of one 4AA blast

Feb.20: BETA - BFN; approved to go right into another natural FET with no cycle in between

 

FET #2 - Non-medicated cycle (2017)

Feb.24: CD3 - u/s and b/w= nothing said about lining; E2 19, LH 4.4 IU/L, FSH 6.6 IU/L, Prolactin 8.1 Ng/mL, TSH 2.22 IU/L, Progesterone 1.6 nmol/L, Glucose 4.1 - I requested (norm is 3.6-7.7); back on CD15; acupuncture 2x weekly until fet to try and bring on LH surge sooner than CD17.

Mar.6: OPK positive in the evening so looks like I will be going into the clinic tomorrow

Mar.7: CD14 - u/s and b/w= 11mm triple lining; E2 712, LH 32 IU/L

Mar.8: CD15 - b/w= confirmed LH surge was yesterday; E2 343, LH 8.12 IU/L; start Endometrin 3x/daily

Mar.11: start Doxycycline antibiotic 100mg (8 pills total) one day before procedure: 1 tab 2xdaily until finished

Mar.12: scheduled transfer at 10am of one 4BA blast; 1 tab of Apo-Diazepam (valium) 5mg taken 45mins before transfer

Mar.23: HPT = th_abfp.gifbanana.gifbanana.gifth_abfp.gif

​Mar.25: Beta #1= 788 hcg, Progesterone 107 nmol/L; RE happy with results so skipping beta #2 and going right to u/s

​Apr.4: had light bleeding last night so went to clinic where they did an u/s; too early to really see much but did see a gestational sac; u/s moved from Apr.8th to 15th

Apr.18: First u/s scheduled (at 8 wks).... omg there are twins!!! One had a heartbeat of 140 and the other only 80 so being referred to the head OB of internal fetal medicine as it looks like I may have a vanishing twin which RE said 50% of twins go down to one before the 2nd trimester.

 

 

 

 

 


#5 Ab_hopeful

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:39 PM

I just started acupuncture last week (to prepare for FET in Oct).  My Dr. says about 8wks prior to transfer is optimal but okayed me at about 5wks prior (says that's ample time to recirculate my blood & energize my follies, organs & hormones in time for my transfer).  I'm going 2x/wk until then (not sure how frequent I need to go after transfer)


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Me: no issue found as of today (never been preg) 

First clinic: May 2012 - Feb 20148 IUI's = all BFN1 IVF + ICSI (Letrozole, Menapur/ Purogon) resulted in 7 follies, 4eggs retrieved, 1 transfered (poor quality) = BFN3 cancelled IVF attemps (low response to meds - Letrozole, Menapur/ Purogon) switch to natural = BFN Dr. last response: I was getting close to menopause & should start considering donor eggs! blush.png Second clinic: March 2014 IVF#1 + ICSI (Gonal F150, Menapur150) 16 follies, 7eggs retrieved, all immature, 1 grew (in lab) & transfered (poor quality) = BFNDoctor recommeneds long IVF protocol next try to prevent immaturityIVF#2 + ICSI (Lupron 0.1, Gonal 300) 19 follies!,  10 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized Retrieval day/  6 immature & developed next dayAug 18 (Transfer Day - day 3): transferred 3 good embys (4cell/5cell & 6cell with minor to no frag)   Others being watched & cultivated - for freezing) Aug 21 - froze 2 excellent looking blastos Aug. 30 - beta: 2 BFN  Oct. 22 - FET (1 blast, other didn't survive thaw) 

Feb. 14 - 20wks pregnant! Expecting a boy! (Due July 3rd 2015)

#6 Brokenoven

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:06 PM

I was told the same thing as the other ladies. Before and after transfer and I was told if you're going to do one after is best

#7 ENF

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 02:24 PM

My acupuncturist said to come twice a week leading up to transfer (starting on CD 1). Then she did a session within 20 minutes of my actual transfer at me fertility clinic. I saw her again three days post transfer and then once a week until week 12 of my pregnancy. Best of luck to you!

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