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Poll: What did you do during 2WW? (943 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you excercise?

  1. Vigorously (7 votes [0.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.74%

  2. Moderately (78 votes [8.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.21%

  3. Very little (314 votes [33.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.05%

  4. Not at all (551 votes [58.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.00%

Did you do heavy Housework? ie: Vacuume

  1. More than usual (10 votes [1.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.05%

  2. Same as usual (224 votes [23.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.55%

  3. Less than usual (379 votes [39.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.85%

  4. Not at all (338 votes [35.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.54%

Did you lift anything heavy?

  1. Yes, over 10 pounds (153 votes [15.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.92%

  2. Yes, just under 10 pounds (207 votes [21.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.54%

  3. No, just light things (433 votes [45.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.06%

  4. Not at all (168 votes [17.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.48%

Did you make love with your significant other?

  1. Yes (109 votes [11.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.50%

  2. Yes, but no penetration (46 votes [4.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.85%

  3. No (793 votes [83.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.65%

How did you eat?

  1. Better than usual (284 votes [29.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.74%

  2. Same as usual (597 votes [62.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.51%

  3. Less than usual (not very hungry) (74 votes [7.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.75%

Did you rest?

  1. Yes, alot more than usual (364 votes [38.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.12%

  2. Yes, slightly more than usual (373 votes [39.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.06%

  3. Same as usual (184 votes [19.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.27%

  4. Sightly less than usual (25 votes [2.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.62%

  5. Not at all, couldn't sleep (9 votes [0.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.94%

Were you sick during 2WW?

  1. Yes, due to cycling. ie:OHSS (88 votes [9.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.16%

  2. Yes, sick as a dog! (9 votes [0.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.94%

  3. Yes, a cold (82 votes [8.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.53%

  4. Yes, lethargic (194 votes [20.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.19%

  5. No, felt normal (534 votes [55.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.57%

  6. Definately not! I felt great! (54 votes [5.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.62%

Did you smoke or drink?

  1. Yes, I did both (1 votes [0.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.11%

  2. Yes, I smoked alot (1 votes [0.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.11%

  3. Yes, I drank alot (2 votes [0.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.21%

  4. Yes, I smoked a little (20 votes [2.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.11%

  5. Yes, I drank a little (37 votes [3.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.89%

  6. No, but I was around smokers (28 votes [2.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.95%

  7. Neither one at all (861 votes [90.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 90.63%

Did you meditate?

  1. Yes, alot (45 votes [4.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.74%

  2. Yes, abit (252 votes [26.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.55%

  3. Not at all (652 votes [68.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.70%

Was your significant other supportive?

  1. Yes, they were amazing! (503 votes [52.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.78%

  2. Yes, more than usual (361 votes [37.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.88%

  3. No, less than usual (63 votes [6.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.61%

  4. No, I felt alone! (26 votes [2.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.73%

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#26 Spice

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:10 PM

Just to follow-up on my vote. The first day after ET - I came home and napped for 6 hours. I was exhausted and very sore. I ended up trying to work the next day and lasted only a couple of hours. I work at a computer in my home so it was okay, I ended up on the couch for the rest of the day. I was given strick instructions from my accupuncturist - no computer on couch - as I used to just rest it on my knees - she said it was too close to my body. Day 3 - I rested the majority of the day. I ended up going for a 15-minute walk that night - I was a bit sore, but it was okay. By Day 4 - I resumed my regular work schedule but just took it easy when necessary and felt good to do other things like housework and go for longer walks. My Beta is today, so keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out.
age: Me 36 husband is 36
ttc since October 2006
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November 07 - 1st Clomid Cycle with IUI
December 07 - 2nd Clomid Cycle with IUI
January 08 - 3rd Clomid Cycle with IUI
March 07 - IVF with ICSI - 1st Cycle
March 31, ER, Retrieved 5 Eggs, 2 Eggs have fertilized
April 3, ET scheduled
April 14, BFP, Beta - 118
April 16, Beta - 273
Beautiful Baby Girl - December 31, 2008

IVF/ICSI #2 - November 2010
4 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred, 0 frozen

IVF/ICSI #3 - March/April 2011
8 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2 embryos transferred, 1 frozen

FET #1 - June 2011 - 1 embryo Transferred

IVF/ICSI #4 - October 2011
5 eggs retrieved, 5 eggs fertilized, 2 embryos transferred, 2 frozen
October 31, 2011 - Beta 107
November 2, 2011 - Beta 220
December 15, miscarried at 10 weeks

FET #1 - January 2012

IVF/ICSI #5 - March 2012
5 eggs retrieved, 5 eggs fertilized, 2 embryos transferred, 0 frozen
April 15, 2012 Beta 13 ????

#27 anathyma

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

Spice ... I am trying to send you lots and lots of baby dust and positivity!
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Me 32, DH 31 - SMF
TTC 4yrs
FET Sept 12
Beta Sept 28 - BFP!! 1241 !!! Wooohoooo!
1st U/S - Oct 23rd

Our beautiful daughter Vivienne was born May 19th 2009 ... we are beyond happy and we love her so much!

FET #3 - BFN

DI/IUI - medicated - Dec 02/10
HPT - 16th +++ BFP, 18th +++ BFP
Dec 20 - Beta 1700!!!!!!

#28 Purple

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:14 PM

I also did accupuncture weekly for 10 weeks in advance of starting my IVF cycle, then after I started stims, I went twice a week and then I also went before and after ET for double 1.5 hour treatments. I'm convinced that this also greatly improved my chances for sucess.

Me (39) - DH (45)
DS & DD - thanks to IVF
one FB (fur baby!) a dog
all done TTC

Oct 31/07 - Foothills Waitlist
Jan/08 - Started weekly acupuncture
Feb/08 - Operative Hysteroscopy for polyp removal
Mar-Apr/08 - Cycled and transfered 2 embies
Apr 21/08 - BFP
May 8/08 - 1st Ultrasound, saw one beautiful little heart beating away at 122 bpm
July - Nov/08 - tonnes of pregnancy complications with me (baby is healthy and normal on every scan), bleeding (subchorionic hematoma) and bed rest, scary times...
Dec /08 - Our Son was born healthy at 37 weeks weighing in at 7 lbs 13 oz and 21" long, what an ANGEL!!

FET #1
July 2011 - eSET - transfered 1 embryo - BFN

FET #2
Sept 16/11 - start suprefact and accupunture
Oct 14/11 - eSET - transfered one thawed beautiful embryo with all 8 cells still intact!
2WW - trying to keep busy!!
Oct 26/11 - POAS = BFP
Oct 29/11 - offical clinic test = BFP
Nov 11/11 - here come the complications again!!! started spotting and cramping
Nov 16/11 - 7 week ultrasound - normal! Good heart beat 163!
Nov 27/11 - spotting is almost all gone, but my hcg values are dropping and doc is worried about M/C
Nov 28/11 - still spotting - 9 week u/s - normal! Good heart beat 135! Thank you God!
Dec 7/11 - still spotting - 10 week u/s - normal! Good heart beat 168! Thank you God!
Dec 20/11 - still spotting occasionally - 12 week u/s (decided against doing nuchal) - normal! Good heart beat 134! Thank you God!
Jan 16.12 - everything normal now & feeling much better - 16 week check up - Good heart beat 160! Thank you God!
Feb 07/12 - 19 weeks u/s - its a GIRL!!!!
Feb 13/12 - 20 weeks level 2 u/s follow-up - one soft marker for downs (heart spot EIF) otherwise all normal findings. Tech still confirms seeing girls parts!
Feb 28/12 - met with genetic counsellor and was told that I have a 99.5% chance of having a healthy baby even with that soft marker.
Apr 07/12 - everything is going well, Happy Easter!
May 2012 - feeling good, getting U/S every 2 weeks due to gestational hypertension, but everything is under control and baby and me are fine!

Jun 2012 - Our baby girl is born healthy and sweet.  We couldn't have asked for more!


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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:58 AM

Wow - I am so excited right now, and I also feel like I am going to be sick...is that excitement or baby-stuff? Anyhoo.

I read this thread dozens of times during my 2ww, and really want to share my bit. Here it is!

  • rested a lot. I didn't work, and my DH took care of the major house cleaning and grocery shopping. I know I didn't need to go to this extreme, but we just felt it was right for us!
  • ate lots of veggies and fruit.
  • prior to ET, I drank Red Rasberry Leaf Tea, and ate Pineapple (with the core) daily. I stopped both on ET day.
  • didn't ingest any caffeen.
  • drank lots of warm milk (maily when I was missing my coffee!!)
  • prayed a lot, and tried to prepare for it to go either way
  • avoided stress

But you know, I ended up with horrible cramping due to OHSS, and during that time, I would take lots of Tylenol (oops, maybe there is caffeen in there!) and I became less aware of the little ones growing inside. Before the cramps started, I thought I had to be constantly thinking of them and making sure my body was in a state of perfection. During the cramps, I was basically just trying to remain concious, and not constantly obsessing about protecting them. Don't get me wrong! I wouldn't have done anythign to harm them, but I found that even when I gave up some of the control, they were safe and sound.

I ate pop corn with butter and oreos.

Not sure if I had anything to do with what made them stick, though I am just so very thankful that they have.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 09:44 AM

I'm still waiting out the 2 weeks but, for the most part, I still do the same things I did before. No lifting of heavy stuff.
1st Clomid Cycle - Summer 2005, BFN/ 1st Monitored Natural Cyle - 2008, BFN/ 1st IVF - September 2008, BFN/ 2nd IVF - January 2009, BFN/ 1st IUI (medicated) - October 2009, BFN/; 1st Donor Egg Cycle Jan 2011, low beta - BFN; 1st FET - February 2011, BFN; Second DE cycle - July 2011, BFN. ON ROAD TO ADOPTION or SURROGACY - 2012 OR 2013
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#31 Choconan

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

I didn't do an IVF, but I did get a BFP for my second IUI yesterday, Nov. 28th. I had my IUI early morning and went home and straight to bed. Was in bed for all that day and the next day. After that I resumed life as usual. I had a bad cold so I took quite a bit of Tylenol and used Vicks Rub. I used a vaporizer for my congestion, during the entire 2WW.

Diagnosed with PCOS in 2003. Did 5 Clomid cycles with family DR. All BFN. Started on Metformin in early 2007, was only on it for 2-3 months before quitting. Made me too sick. Had ovarian drilling done February 2nd 2007. resulted in 7 months of regular periods for the first time in my life.
Referred to RE in August 2007.
January: Clomid + IUI: Missed LH surge, no IUI = Posted Image
February: Clomid + IUI: Missed LH surge, no IUI = Posted Image
March: Clomid + IUI: Missed LH surge, no IUI = Posted Image
September: Gonal F + IUI: Used DH's frozen sperm. Only 50MIL, low motility = Posted Image
November Gonal F + IUI: BETA on Nov. 28 = Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

November 28th:
First Beta 180
December 2nd: Second Beta 473
December 4th: Third Beta 1063
December 12th: Ultrasound. Singleton, saw the heart beat.
December 19th: First prenatal appointment. Doctor did another ultrasound to make sure progress and growth was right for 7 weeks. Heard the baby's heart beat for the very first time. Absolutely surreal! Kept asking Doctor is she was sure that wasn't my own heart beating.
January 28th: Second prenatal appointment. 13 weeks today! Thank God! Had another ultrasound, everything looks great, heartbeat is steady and strong.
July 6th 2009:35 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Almost there, thank God. Expecting my little boy the first week of August, God willing.

#32 hotmamaoftwins

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:09 AM

This is such a great survey..I hope women here would continue taking it...
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TTC for about 3 yrs
Me Endo and PCOS
DH Normal
1 Failed IUI and 1st IVF Cycle (Keeping my fingers crossed)
ER on MArch 12 2009
Discovered that DH has low sperm motility Had to do ICSI
6 Eggs Retrieved 5 Matured
Waiting for the Embryologist to let me know if we are doing Day 3 or 5 transfer
Embryologist called all 5 embies are grade A
5 day transfer on March 17 ( I'm very excited!)
Transferred 2 embies 8 cell grade 4 BFN
Hospitalized Stage 4 ENDO. Me and DH decided to wait for a year before trying again to allow my mind and body to heal.
03/01/10 FET 2 embies
03/08/10 Beta 1 7dp5dt 104.4 BFP!!!Thank you GOD!
03/10/10 Beta 2 9dp5dt 219 Yeah! My baby is getting stronger!!!
03/16/10 Beta 3 15dp5dt 5196!!!! Holy cow!!!
03/22/10 Beta 4 21dp5dt 54000!!!! LET'S GO BABY!!!OR BABIES????
03/30/10 First U/S 7 weeks!!! Twins!!! Baby A 127 HB!!!Baby B 125 HB!!!Thank you GOD!!!
04/15/10 2nd U/S 9 weeks!!!Finally heard the heartbeats!!!Both at 170..Both babies measuring right on track. I'm so inlove..
05/10/10 12 week u/s both babies measuring at 13w3d with HB's of 163...
07/13/10 21w6d 4d scan confirmed boy/girl..wooohooo!!!!
11/02/10 38 weeks..my babies are here..Gabriel at 7.2 lbs and Angeline at 5.8 lbs

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:47 AM

I did a hpt in 12d p3dt and i got a possative which was confirmed 2 days later with a beta # of 330.

#34 mollygirl21

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:16 AM

I did 2 IVFs and got a BFP on the second one. The day of ET, I slept for about 4 hours afterward and then drove 2 hours to go to a Bon Jovi concert! I was quite busy during that 2ww with work and life. I was sick from a drug called Dostinex they gave me because I was at very high risk for OHSS (estrogen was at 32,000 on trigger day). I had cramps pretty much the whole time.

From all my reading, I don't think there's much you can do in the 2ww to improve your chances. Some people go on bed rest, other continue a regular routine. One thing I do think helps is blood flow so I think it's important to keep moving to keep blood flowing to the pelvic area.

My clinic suggests going about your normal daily routine. They thought it was great that I was going to the Bon Jovi concert after ER. And hey, it worked. I figure if you behave the way you will when you're pregnant, you can't go wrong.

But in the end, you have to do what will bring the least regret if it doesn't work. If you will end up kicking yourself in the ass for vacuuming if you get a bfn, then don't vacuum. Your peace of mind is very important.

After 3+ years, my cycle history is quite long. For details on each cycle, please visit my "About Me" page

Trying since fall 2007
All tests show normal (we're "unexplained")

COH+IUI in Nov 08 = BFN
IVF # 1 Feb 09 - BFN
IVF #2 June 2009 - BFP
13 week u/s showed a missed m/c. Baby stopped developing around 8 weeks. Damn.

Moving on to adoption :)
March 22, 2010 - finished PRIDE classes
waiting to begin homestudy sometime in the next two years. That's not a typo - TWO YEARS
Feb 2012 - got a call that they are ready to start our home study...putting off all adoption decisions for at least 6 months because I am 2 weeks from my due date (see below)

Feb 2011 - we've been offered donor embryos! FET in a few months after preliminary tests are done...
FET June 2011:
May 7 - start suprefact and low dose aspirin (on CD21)
May 14 - AF started - super heavy and I'm super cranky. Headaches from the suprefact too
May 21 - starting Estrace and both of us start antibiotics
June 3 - u/s to check lining
June 8 - FET
June 21 - Beta is 564. June 24 Beta is 2286
July 12 - first u/s at 7w1d
Aug 18 - second u/s at 12w4d - everything looks great
Aug 30 - first prenatal appt
Oct 6 - 20w anatomy scan, could find out the sex!
It's a BOY!!
EDD is Feb 26, 2012
beautiful healthy baby boy born March 1, 2012 <3

My friend ButterflyKiss provided this quote from Laura Bush's book and I think it captures how many of us feel:"The English language lacks the words to mourn an absence... for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?"

#35 chickpea

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 12:43 PM

Hi everyone, just chiming in, now that I'm in my 2ww! I am only a few days in, but so far I feel absoutely EXHAUSTED 24/7, but I seem to sleep much better during the day than at night. I start to think too much at night. lol.

I am having trouble concentrating on work (just trouble focusing in general - my head feels very cloudy all the time). I also feel crampy still, but I'm sure that's residual soreness from all the poking and prodding of the cycle.

I rested the first day, just did some work from home at the computer later in the day, then DH and I packed up the car the following morning and drove back home (we were cycling out of town <--- hey that makes me sound athletic!). So I reclined for 8 hours with some reading material about pregnancy and fetal development. Fascinating stuff!

Today I'm trying to work but having a very difficult time getting out from under the cobwebs in my brain, and I feel like I could fall asleep at the drop of a hat.

Right now as I type this, I'm procrastinating from said work. hahaha!

Ok, back to it, just wanted to share how it is for me so far... only 11 days to go. :th_aggahhh:

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Me: 37 y.o. DH: 44 y.o.
IVF #4: 3 prev. IVF's for donor cycles - this is the first one for me!
DH - vas. rev. unsuccessful

18 follicles cookin'!
ER went well... 10 'extra' follicles found! what the...?! 28 eggs retrieved :)
20 eggs mature and fertilized - only 3 made it to blast. Poor sp. quality :(

BETA March 8 - no.

FET June 10, 2010: PUPO with two!!!!
June 22, first beta: 22.5 low, but still positive...
June 24, second beta: 44... wooo HOOO, it DOUBLED!!! Ridin' the happy wave! (I'll take it where I can!)
June 28, third beta: 29. Looks like a chemical. boo. :(

Getting my head and heart ready to start IUI with donor sp. in January.
Working on choosing a donor and getting back into the game!

As of Jan/11, donor chosen, starting first IUI cycle... called in Day 1 New Year's Eve.
Here's to new beginnings!

+OPK Jan 12, IUI Jan 13! 10 million chances. :)
Nope. AF arrived. On to IUI #2! Missed Feb surge, moving fwd with Clomid Feb/Mar cycle
Started Clomid Feb 20th.
PUPO Mar. 1 - possibly two mature eggs - both ovaries feel strongly like they ovulated... I'll take that as a good sign!
Doc was VERY happy with response to Clomid, but this cycle was a 'no'. Bah! On to the next!

IUI #3 w/clomid, June/11 : +opk June 11th (on day 14, late for me), IUI June 12th. Hoping longer cycle means more mature eggs and a better lining.
d/s numbers were amazing - 30 mil post-wash, 60% mot, grade 3. Nope. sigh. Next!

IUI #4 w clomid (3rd cycle w/clomid), August/11: Doc tells me that 'average' number of tries for success for women my age is 6. So it's still early days! whoop.
Aug 25th, IUI. 40 mil total, grade 3. Felt like good timing, if mittelschmirz is any indicator... crossing fingers!

FINALLY.. BFP!!! (+hpt, 12dpIUI) Beta 1 - 116, Beta 2 - 313 u/s in two weeks!

Sept 27/11: Saw one bean measuring 6.5 weeks, hr 109bpm... SO HAPPEEEEE!!!!!! :D

Dec 18/11: Anatomy scan... it's a BOY!!! :D Due date is May 18, 2012.

Baby Boy born a week early, May 10th, 2012. Such a long journey to get here - now the beginning of a whole new kind of journey. I feel so blessed. What an adorable little miracle!

#36 Drea

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

I thought that we could see what everyone did during 2WW and maybe find some correlation as to what seems to help BFP and cause BFN. Some questions may bother people, but I do believe every question is relevant. As well I am wondering how many HPT'd but I couldn't fit it in. I also couldn't fit in if you had a BFP or BFN so if you could put that in as a post I would appreciate it.

Please answer the questions as truthfully as possible (even if you don't want to) and we just might find something out!

With Love to All,

Hi All, well I am almost done my 2 week wait, I am 2 days away from my pregnanacy test. I have OHSS mild form so the less I do the better, I have been drinking tones of Gatorade!. I have a desk job so I have been able to go to work, but I am really tired and crampy mostly in the evenings. The 2 ww has been hard its all I can think about, I have no idea if I am pregnant or not....fingers crossed!

#37 Thankful

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 04:13 AM

I thought that we could see what everyone did during 2WW and maybe find some correlation as to what seems to help BFP and cause BFN. Some questions may bother people, but I do believe every question is relevant. As well I am wondering how many HPT'd but I couldn't fit it in. I also couldn't fit in if you had a BFP or BFN so if you could put that in as a post I would appreciate it.

Please answer the questions as truthfully as possible (even if you don't want to) and we just might find something out!

With Love to All,

Hi All, well I am almost done my 2 week wait, I am 2 days away from my pregnanacy test. I have OHSS mild form so the less I do the better, I have been drinking tones of Gatorade!. I have a desk job so I have been able to go to work, but I am really tired and crampy mostly in the evenings. The 2 ww has been hard its all I can think about, I have no idea if I am pregnant or not....fingers crossed!


Goodluck with test, hope for a BFP!!!! If I may ask what is Gatorade?
Me 31 DH 35
December 2003 - got married
March 2006 - fell pregnant naturally, MC at 9 weeks
March 2008 - IVF # 1 BFP but was Tubal pregnancy, lost tubes
April 2009 - IVF # 2 BFN
November 2009 - IVF # 3 only got to ER (only got 4 eggs that would'nt fertilized)
May 2010 - IVF # 4; ER (6eggs); ET 2 X 8 Cell eggs day 3 BFN
Dec 2010 - IVF # 5; ER (10eggs); ET 1 X Blast and 1 X Morula day 5 transfer BFN
May 2011 - IVF #6 with intralipid at new clinic
June 2011 - ER 11 eggs, 6 fertilized, ET 2 good looking blast!! Beta 17th June
Beta # 1 - 230 BFP!!! 9dp5dt
Beta # 2 - 500!!! 11dp5dt
Beta # 3 - 3152!!! 16dp5dt
US # 1 - 29 June - 6 weeks pregnant, IT IS TWINS!!!
US # 2 - saw both strong heart beats!
US # 3 - Could hear heart beats 169 both babies!!
18 Weeks pregnant - Its a boy and a girl!!!

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:34 PM

May I chime in? When I did my first ivf in 2007, I took the 2ww off until I got the beta back. I reelaxed and I even went to acupuncture many weeks prior to it. In fact I thought for sure i was pg, I swore up and down I was. But my beta came back at 7 or something. Then I did my d/e cycle last year, took the 2ww off and did bed rest for 5 days and I got a bfp:) I also did acupuncture on the day of transfer before and after transfer, ate pinapple and just slept as much as I needed. Funny, during the 2ww, I didn't crave pop but wanted lots of salads and veggies. I convinced myself that if it happens. great, if not, then we'll get ready for the fet in the new year, and... it happend lol and I was off both my jobs during the 2ww
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married since 1996. '98 went to first ob and given clomid and written off at the door. '99 went to second ob and he did a lap and said if we weren't pg in 6 months referral to RFP. '00 went to RFP and re said she couldn't explain why we couldn't get pg but didn't investigate ether. '03 natural bfp and had m/c at 12 weeks. '04 went to another ob who was an re. he did iui, testing. '05 iui with letrazole-bfn. '06 iui and clomid and cancelled cycle and went in for surgery. Lap and hysteroscopy. did iui and injections and bfn. Referred to RFP again because re got us as far as he could and re said I had high fsh, lh and pof and pcos and endo, also suggested egg donation. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't have dd. went to RFP and were told ivf was not a good idea because I respond poorly to meds. ok, let's move onto d/e. Couldn't do d/e until we had a failed cycle under out belts with my eggs. '07 did ivf with my eggs, retrived 3 and 1 made it to transfer- chemical. So moved onto d/e. '09 went back to RFP again for the orientation and consult for d/e and cycled in April '09- 13 eggs retrieved and 4 made it to day 3. Two transferred and bgp with dd. Dd born on 01/01/10!!!! Were crown the New Years Baby!!!! '14 came back for consult and did fet in Nov which was a bfn sad.png we're out of embies and options. Meet re/ob in '15 to discuss options. Considering adoption.

#39 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

I went back to my normal routine right away.
I of course had cut out caffeine but I still walked everyday and went to work.
I got a BFP that started showing up 7dp3dt

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#40 babiesforlove

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:09 AM

I didnt do anything but go to the washroom and eat dinner with the family, for the first 3 days after ET.
Now i have gotten 2 :th_abfp: but started bleeding Yesterday and still today, with no cramping or pain,
Getting Beta tommorrow!1

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DH has an appointment for a vasectomy reversal the 10th of December, hopefully this will work out for us!! :Emoticons09710:

#41 HeavenlyDay

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:34 PM

I got a BFP on my first IVF/ICSI treatment. I did have accupunture treatments both directly before and after my embryo transfer (not sure if that helped).

During the 2ww I spent a lot of time on ivf.ca. I also went for some short walks and did no heavy lifting of house work (beyond putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher. It felt like such a long wait. Good luck to all of the ladies that are in the 2ww.

Me 39 - slightly elevated C4, great AMH

DH - 42 - low sperm count (9 - 48 million/ml), poor motility, DNA Frag 21% (good, but not great)TTC since Sept 2008

5 IUIs - Oct 2009 to Jun 2010 - BFN

IVF #1 - ET July 4, 2010EDD - March 25, 2011 Baby boy born March 7, 2011

FET #1 - ET Dec 21, 2012 - BFN

FET #2 - ET Jan 22, 2013 - BFN, that was the last sno-baby

IVF #2 - BFN

FET #3 - June 27, 2013 - BFN

FET #4 - Aug 29, 2013 - BFN

IVF #3 - ET Oct 28, 2013 - POAS 10dp3dt BFP - Chemical Pregnancy :-(

#42 Leigh

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:41 PM

I went out for lunch and then to a few stores after my ET. I had acupuncture the day before ET and again 4 hours after ET. I went back to work the next day. Life went back to normal for me, I just made sure I didn't do anything overly physical.
[b][color="#4B0082"]Me:27 DH:30
TTC 2 1/2 years
Endometriosis, left tube blocked

Clomid x 4 months June-Sept 2010
IUI#1/Clomid Aug 22 - BFN
IUI#2/Clomid Sept 22 - BFN
Decided to move on to IVF, Antagonist protocol
BCP - Oct 09-29
Base line Ultrasound - Oct 29, Im suppressed!!
1st injection - Nov 03
HCG injection - Nov 11
ER - Nov 13 (12 eggs retrieved!!)
9 Fertilized :)
ET - Nov 18 (2 top grade embryo's)
No frosties :(
Positive HPT, 7dp5dt - Nov 25
Beta #1 = 291 - Nov 27 (9dp5dt)
Beta #2 = 809 - Nov 29 (11dp5dt)
Beta #3 = 1904 - Dec 01 (13dp5dt)
beta #4 = 4460 - Dec 03 (15dp5dt)
Ultrasound Dec 08, 2010 - 2 sacs = TWINS!!!
Ultrasound Dec 20, 2010 - Twin A HR=144 Twin B HR=151, both measuring 7W2D
22 weeks Cevix shortened to 2.0 cm
23 weeks CX = 1.6 cm
25 weeks CX = 1.3 cm
28 weeks CX = 0.4 cm
35 weeks CX = 0.4 cm Babies weighing approx 5lbs each! Baby A is Breach and B is head Down.
Section scheduled for July 14th
Lucas & Alex arrived on July 14th, mommy and daddy are so in love and life couldn't be better!

January 2012 - Huge surprise BFP!
Baby Girl due September 21st
34 weeks, still no issues with this pregnancy. Thank you, thank you, thank you god!
Scheduled C-section September 10th

#43 psalt

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:33 PM

I just realized I hadn't voted. I did take it very easy during the 2ww and tried my best to Relax (which is kinda impossible with the suspense). I only walked on the treadmill a few times for 20 minutes very slowly. Food wise I ate as usual.Towards the 2nd and 3rd day after ET , I had terrible stomach cramps and was sure I would be waking up in a pool of AF(I still have that feeling).My lower back hurt a lot as well.I have been doing acupuncture since 3 months before the ET which did help me relax.Hope this helps!
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2 Natural IUI's - April and June 20
IVF scheduled Oct/Nov 2010
BFP @ 9DP5DT- 323
@11DP5DT- 705
U/S DEC 8- Saw heartbeat
U/S for IPS & NT- Jan 15th (praying for good news)

#44 leigh14

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:47 PM

The first week of the 2ww wasn't too bad but I started to lose my mind a little when the second week rolled around. Finally at 12dp5dt I caved and POAS'd. We had a lot of personal/family stress during the 2ww so I didn't end up relaxing quite as much as I'd planned. Around 4dpt I had some major cramping and was sure that AF was on her way. I also had a lot of lower back pain.

I did some meditation and a lot of praying. I ate the same as I did before the transfer but added pineapple core to my smoothie as I've heard it helps with implantation. I did acupuncture and took herbs leading up to my cycle. I also did an acupuncture session during the 2ww.
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Dx: DH: Vasectomy; need IVF/ICSI ME: D.O.R. and many immunological issues. (Initially presented as "normal" but issues were only discovered after IVF attempt #2 and #3 after testing at new clinic)
IVF attempt #1 Nov.2009, Age 37: Long "Lupron" protocol
Dec.2009: Cycle cancelled due to oversuppression
IVF attempt #2, Age 38: April 2010: 3 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 2 fertilized, ET of 2 embryos BFN
IVF atempt #3 at new clinic: November 2010, Age 38: 5 eggs retrieved, 4 mature, 4 fertilized, ET of 2 blastocysts BFP
Strong beta numbers but babies not measuring on track but one heartbeat is present. Followup u/s reveals no HB's :( Had D&C--so sad.
Moved to new clinic closer to home + more of a focus on testing for potential immunological factors:
Further testing reveals three mutations related to inherited thrombophilia (2 MTHFR mutations and PA1-1 mutation), positive ANA, elevated NK cells and cytokines and low levels of leukocyte antibodies (LADS), Recommended Immunological treatment: Humira, LIT, IVig and blood thinners if PG
IVF Protocol: Low stim for me/ TESE needed for DH; took Humira in late August and early September; taking DHEA plus Co-Enzyme Q10, vitamins for DH just for good measure! September--two trips to Mexico for LIT treatment, treatments 3 weeks apart
Initial re-testing through Alan Beer Centre after some of the immune treatments reveals only cytokines were lowered, NKs still high and LAD numbers still low. Another LIT in Mexico is recommended. We decide to begin cycle on doctor's recommendation of just doing IVIG.
IVF#4, Age 39 : November 2011: Worst AFC EVER--a whopping 4! Three follicles responded, two eggs were retrieved. Three day transfer of two Grade 1 8 cell embryos: "Fahita" & "Burrito" Stick, stick, stick little ones!
BFP! Beta of 569
Viability u/s at 6 w 2d shows TWO babies measuring on track with heartbeats of 121. Looks like babies might be sharing the same amniotic sac.
Second u/s at 7w 2 d shows ONE baby with hb of 150, measuring 7 w 3 days. No sign of twin. Vanishing twin syndrome?
Third u/s at 8 w 2d shows ONE baby with hb of 170, measuring 8 w 3 days. Looks like a little jellybean!
12 week u/s at 12 w 2 days and baby is measuring 12 w 5 days with a heart beat of 150. Baby mooned us and waved at us with one hand....looked like a "royal" wave to me!
13 week doctor's appointment, HB=155 on doppler
14 week u/s to check cervix, HB=148
16 week u/s to check cervix, HB=138, baby had hiccups!
20 week u/s--everything looks good! HB=130, looks like we're having a GIRL!
IPS results very good!
39 weeks: Our baby girl arrived!!! She is healthy and beautiful! We are so happy! :)

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#45 galfromaway

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 05:35 PM


Goodluck with test, hope for a BFP!!!! If I may ask what is Gatorade?

I'm not sure if anyone answered your question, Still waiting... but Gatorade is a sport drink available in North America.



Our story:

Nov 2009 - laparoscopy, endometriosis removed.
Jan-July 2010 - Clomid. Nuffin.
Nov 2010- IVF attempt 1 - two embryos transferred
Dec 2010 - Positive beta
Jan 2011 - Blighted ovum sad.png
Oct 2011 - IVF attempt 2
Nov 2011 - Negative beta. Done.
Winter 2011/12 - published: http://offbeatmama.c...t-not-defective
Spring 2012 - PRIDE training
July 11, 2012 - positive HPT - WTF??!!! Natural pregnancy it seems! Approx 6.5 weeks along
July 20, 2012 - Appointment with doctor. Ultrasound - it's in there!! 7w6d along, due March 1, 2013!


This is really happening! *happydance*


February 25, 2013 - Dakota Rose arrived after a somewhat unexpected c-section. And we are so in love. :)




#46 coffee.fan

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:34 PM

I just voted. For me it was my 1st IVF-ICSI and it was BFN.
Good luck everybody!

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Dx Male factor
TTC#1 since 2004, started ART in 2010
#1 IVF/ICSI attempt
Sep 28/10 - Oct 16/10 - Canceled (scattered stimulation)
Nov 11/10 - Dec 30/10 - Failed (bleeding 8dp3dt)
#3 IVF/ICSI attempt
Mar 29/11 - Apr 29/11 - Canceled (early dominant follicle)
May 26/11 - Jul 11/11 - Failed (bleeding 8dp3dt - again?!)
#5 FET
Oct 2-18/11 - Natural cycle - Canceled (delayed ovulation and thin lining)
Nov 2/11 - Natural cycle - Canceled (persistent follicle)
Moving on to medicated FET.
Nov 27/11 - Lining is taking forever to build-up...
Finally FET Jan 12/12
Jan 25/12 BFP!! 13dp3dt 1st beta 653. 16dp3dt 2nd beta 2609.
Feb 09/12 1st u/s - One little heart 127 BPM measuring 6w2d.
Mar 22/12 12w2d - Negative NT scan.
Sep 22/12 Healthy baby boy born 38w5d!

#47 alison

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:58 PM

First IVF- pretty much laid on the couch for 2 weeks and did nothing but relax, BFN
Second IVF- did everything as normal, even went in a hot tub and went tubing, and my DH flipped me off the tubed. I was convinced it wouldn't work so we were at a cottage and I did whatever I wanted, except drink and it was a BFP!
Third IVF- Had a 16 month old, so did everything as usual and lifted him up BFP!

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TTC 4 years
IVF #1 June 2006 Cancelled, due to death of my dad
IVF #2 September 2006 BFN
FET #1 December 2006 BFN
FET #2 February 2007 BFN
IVF #3 July 2007 BFP!!! Baby boy born April 16, 2008
FET #3 April 2009 BFN
IVF #4 July 2009 BFP!!! Baby girl born April 8, 2010
FET #4 April 2012 BFP Miscarriage 11 weeks
FET #5 September 2012 BFN
FET #6 December 2012 BFN
FET #7 February 2013 This is it, last 2 embryos. Only 1 made it.  2ww. Beta Feb 23rd!! BFP, what are the chances!! Due date October 30, 2013 Baby boy born October 14, 2013. Our family is complete!

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 03:39 PM

I had to chuckle when I noticed someone said they smoked and drank during the 2ww. lol

#49 Jennflower

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:12 PM

I am still in shock after our first BFP after 5 years of unexplained unfertility!
I really like the questions listed on the survey, they were all pertinent to a healthy well nourished body, which really is the best thing you can offer the wee one right now...

We did our first cycle of IVF with ICSI in Jaunary, and here's what we followed:

Good Foods For Implantation:
wheat grass juice
collard/leafy greens
eggs (totally cooked, like scrambled)
lots of water to flush out toxins and balance all the other weird hormones that we've added w/ drug intake of late!

Avoid raw garlic or any overly spicy herbs/spices
Avoid most essential oils esp. rubbed on to the skin...consider what the masseuse is using!
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#50 positivethoughts

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:50 AM

i am still in shock as well after 4.5 years and 1 failed IVF- we did FET and this is what we did

-ate brazil nuts (high in selenium) daily from TRANSFER
-ate pineapple core- 1 piece of day from transfer for 5 days
-bed rest first day- 2nd day moderate rest
-drink lots of water
-ate high protein diet and still do
-prior to transfer did maya massage and castor oil packs
-prior to transfer did yoga and walked almost daily
-took hpt 1 day prior to beta (9days passed 3 day transfer) it was very positive
-first beta was 235 @10 days passed transfer and 723 12days
waiting for u/s....