I am new to this site. My fertility journey goes something like this:
I am 31 and husband 36
Started TTC in August 2013. Since then I have had 3 missed miscarriages between 6-8 weeks. I had 2 D&C's for the first 2, and used misoprostol for the most recent M/C.
2 sonos ruled out any anatomical issues with my uterus. Periods are regular and hormones are all normal. Genetic testing came back all normal. DS has slightly low sperm count but nothing to be too concerned about according to the doctors.
I recently started seeing Dr. Virro who has pretty much given us 2 options:
1) go ahead with immune testing (3000-5000$)
2) IVF with PGS
We are confused as to how to proceed from here. He is recommending IVF with pgs first but to me it makes sense to have all the immune testing done to see if there is an issue before jumping into a very costly procedure like IVF.
Has anyone been in a similar situation and can share their experience?
Dr. Virro says I have "lots of time" but I would rather not go through another miscarriage if I can potentially avoid it. Any thoughts/advice?
TTC since August 2013
Sept 2013 - m/c 6wks D&C at 9 wks
March 2014 - m/c 6 wks D&C at 10 wks
Jan 2015 - started taking progesterone supplements and ASA 81mg
Feb 2015 - m/c 6 wks: took cytotec at 10 wks why is this happening?
Feb 2015 - started seing Dr. Virro at MFC
Genetic testing all normal
SHG: arcuate uterus but not significant enough for surgery
DH: sperm alalysis normal
Virro suggested try one cycle IVF with PGS testing. If another m/c, then proceed with immune testing
June 2015 - started 1st IVF cycle
June 15, 2015: ER - 11 follicles retrieved, 9 fertilized, 5 day 5 blasts biopsied for PGS and frozen
PGS results: 4/5 were normal
FET: July 18 2015
Aug 24 US confirmed no hb - m/c 7wks
Sept 2 - Took cytotec at 9wks
Bleeding never stopped for 7 weeks
Oct 19 - U/S showed retained products. Dr. Virro suggested another round of cytotec or hysteroscopy to clean out tissue.
Also diagnosed immune issues, 2 minor clotting factors and vit D and folic acid deficiency
Oct 24 - round 2 of cytotec. Passed all remaining tissue
Nov 2 - U/S is clear.....finally!! Ready to start LIT
Nov 2015 - 1st round LIT
Dec 2015 - 2nd round LIT
2 rounds of LIT not successful....LAD levels not high enough
Jan 2016 - 3rd round LIT with donor
LIT #3 successful!! Ready to proceed with FET early March
FET (with IVIG): March 3, 2016 - BFN
IUI (natural): March 29, 2016 - BFN
IUI (75iu gonal): Apr 27, 2016 - Chemical
May 2016 - found the most amazing gestational surrogate
Sept 2016 FET with GS - BFN
Oct 2016 FET with GS attempt #2 - BFN
IVF #2 scheduled for Nov 2016
4 blasts sent for PGS testing - only 2 euploid
Feb 2017 FET with GS - BFP!!!!! Soo happy!!
March 2017 9 week U/S - no heartbeat (6th loss....we are DONE!)
Started researching adoption
April 2017 - surprise natural BFP!!!!
7 wk U/S - strong heartbeat.....whaaaaaaaatttt?!?!?!?! Is this real?!?!
9 wk U/S - heartbeat still strong, everything looking good
20 wk U/S - anatomy scan and everything looks perfect.....we are having a BOY!!!
Due date: Dec 20/2017
Induced on Christmas day.....
Dec 26, 2017 - BEST DAY OF MY LIFE! My precious little angel was born and we felt beyond blessed.
Surprise natural BFP in June 2018 - ended in miscarriage (7th angel baby)
Another natural BFP in January 2019 - ended in a scary chronic ectopic (8th angel baby)
Meeting with Dr in July to discuss final FET with last embryo and the start of a sibling project