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#51 Pip

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:03 PM

Mama - thanks! And yes they will do the ultrasound while you are still bleeding. It's not the most comfortable experience. And I agree, they rush and seemed annoyed at times. I too have learned way more on here, they seem to assume that we should know a lot. I don't find their website great either, yet the always tell you to go there. Def poor customer service.
IVF# 1 - Retrieval on Jan 13th/17 - 12 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 survived to day 5. 1 transferred on Jan 18/17. 4 frozen embyros.
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March 1/17 - natural bfp on 3 home tests!!
March 2/17 - Confirmed BFP! Beta = 200
March 14/17 - First U/S - gestational & yolk sac present
March 24/17 - 2nd U/S, hr = 136 bpm, measuring 6 weeks 6 days. Due date = nov 9th/17 💕 May 31/17 - found out its a girl!!

#52 Mamasita204

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:19 AM

There is way more info. On other clinics' websites.(ones in the US)

#53 Mamasita204

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Does anyone know which pharmacies in the city have the best prices on fertility meds?

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:31 AM

I think your best bet is Assiniboine Pharmacy that the clinic works with. A couple of reasons - they are very familiar with the meds. Most other pharmacies aren't. They will also split up the packaging for the meds, and other pharmacies won't. So if you need only a certain amount of menopur, they will give you the exact amount where another pharmacy might make you take a whole box and then that gets very expensive. Assiniboine also does the teaching for how to do the injections. I don't know if other pharmacies will know how to. Heartland used to also deal with Osborne shoppers and mycare on portage but they don't anymore and I don't know if they will offer the extra services anymore. I live in Transcona so Assiniboine is super far for me but I had them deliver the meds and it was all good!

#55 Dawn82

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:07 AM

Mama. You pretty much have to go to Assiniboine because Heartland uses them
Exclusively and they carry the drugs regularly. All pharmacies can get the drugs tho. My gf mom owns a pharmacy. A girl I know went to mycare and apparently Heartland wanted a percentage to send clients there. Who knows but that's what she was told when she accidentally went there on her second cycle because Heartland didn't tell her that they changed carriers.

Bobbi. How did your cycle go. How are you feeling. Do you know when you will plan an fet?

#56 Mamasita204

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

Thx bobbi13 and Somehowsomeway!

I received a brochure for Assiniboine pharmacy with the Heartland paperwork, but just thought I'd ask before I start calling all pharmacies for price comparisons.

I still have to read through all of the consent forms. My appointment for consent signing is coming up soon.

#57 Mamasita204

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 03:00 PM

I have a question for those who have done IVF before. It says on my protocol papers that vaginal u/s for IVF are done on an empty stomach...is this right? My HSG was to be done on a full bladder.

#58 Pip

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:15 PM

Mamasita - for the ultrasound for monitoring they wanted an empty bladder.

Does anyone know if the 6 week ultrasound is vaginal? And if it has to be a full or empty bladder?
IVF# 1 - Retrieval on Jan 13th/17 - 12 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 survived to day 5. 1 transferred on Jan 18/17. 4 frozen embyros.
BFN - Jan 30/17
March 1/17 - natural bfp on 3 home tests!!
March 2/17 - Confirmed BFP! Beta = 200
March 14/17 - First U/S - gestational & yolk sac present
March 24/17 - 2nd U/S, hr = 136 bpm, measuring 6 weeks 6 days. Due date = nov 9th/17 💕 May 31/17 - found out its a girl!!

#59 Dawn82

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Mama. I wouldn't worry to much they ask you if you need to use the bathroom before they bring you to the room
Every time. You should be fine. It's pretty standard actually

#60 Dawn82

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Pip. I know for my ultrasounds. They started outside and could not see anything and went vaginally. Unfortunately due to hydro it was in my tube. But they usually are able to see it on the stomache at that date.

#61 Mamasita204

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:04 AM

It's been pretty quiet around here.
How is everyone doing?

#62 Pip

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:54 AM

We had our first U/S last Tuesday but all they could see is a gestational sac and a yolk sac so we are going back this Friday for a 2nd U/S. It was Dr. Elliot, he had said that because I got pregnant the cycle after my IVF he wouldn't be surprised if I ovulated later than normal and that I'm just not as far along as they thought I was based on my last period. I have also been reading that since I have a unicornuate uterus sometimes the early U/S can be more tricky because the positioning is a bit different than a full sized uterus - it sounds like a lot of ladies in that group had the same thing happen only to show better news the next U/S. So we are anxiously awaiting our apt on Friday. Had some minor spotting on Friday that made me really paranoid but it went away. The first U/S was an internal U/S so the clinic said that likely just aggravated something.

 

Mamasita - where are things at with you? Have you signed your consent forms yet?


IVF# 1 - Retrieval on Jan 13th/17 - 12 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 survived to day 5. 1 transferred on Jan 18/17. 4 frozen embyros.
BFN - Jan 30/17
March 1/17 - natural bfp on 3 home tests!!
March 2/17 - Confirmed BFP! Beta = 200
March 14/17 - First U/S - gestational & yolk sac present
March 24/17 - 2nd U/S, hr = 136 bpm, measuring 6 weeks 6 days. Due date = nov 9th/17 💕 May 31/17 - found out its a girl!!

#63 Mamasita204

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

Went to meet the Dr yesterday to sign forms. I had my long list of questions to ask.
Feeling ready to go!

I also got my injection training. My protocol calls for gonal F and Luveris to be mixed together into one cocktail = only 1 injection to start off 😊
Then adding cetrotide as an extra injection later.

I started spotting already, so it looks like AF is coming early, which means that I will start BCP soon.

#64 Mamasita204

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:31 PM

We had our first U/S last Tuesday but all they could see is a gestational sac and a yolk sac so we are going back this Friday for a 2nd U/S. It was Dr. Elliot, he had said that because I got pregnant the cycle after my IVF he wouldn't be surprised if I ovulated later than normal and that I'm just not as far along as they thought I was based on my last period. I have also been reading that since I have a unicornuate uterus sometimes the early U/S can be more tricky because the positioning is a bit different than a full sized uterus - it sounds like a lot of ladies in that group had the same thing happen only to show better news the next U/S. So we are anxiously awaiting our apt on Friday. Had some minor spotting on Friday that made me really paranoid but it went away. The first U/S was an internal U/S so the clinic said that likely just aggravated something.
 
Mamasita - where are things at with you? Have you signed your consent forms yet?


I'm excited for your U/S on Friday. I'm sure it will be more clear

#65 Pip

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:29 PM

Mamasita - that's a different protocol then I was on. I was on Gonal f and suprafact. There was a 3rd but I can't even think of the name. Have you started your injections yet?
IVF# 1 - Retrieval on Jan 13th/17 - 12 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 survived to day 5. 1 transferred on Jan 18/17. 4 frozen embyros.
BFN - Jan 30/17
March 1/17 - natural bfp on 3 home tests!!
March 2/17 - Confirmed BFP! Beta = 200
March 14/17 - First U/S - gestational & yolk sac present
March 24/17 - 2nd U/S, hr = 136 bpm, measuring 6 weeks 6 days. Due date = nov 9th/17 💕 May 31/17 - found out its a girl!!

#66 Dawn82

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:33 PM

Hello ladies

Pip congrats on the first ultrasound. Hopefully it only gets easier to enjoy once everything checks out!
Mama. I didn't mind the injections at all
Afm: post op for tubal removal went good. Thank god. They said one of my tubes was an old infection from my ectopic. So all good. Prepping for fet now. Probably April. Maybe may.

#67 Hope4evr

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:32 AM

Somehowsomeway

That's a good news from you. I hope everything will be ok on your fet.

I had my transfer last wednesday. Its a 5 day transfer. All 3 embryos made it to day 5 so I have 2 frozens. Im on my 2ww. Do u have any recommendations for what should I do. I went back to work today and some people there made me feel so stressed.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:04 AM

Thanks! That's awesome. I told you believe in them. Your results were unreal as far as numbers goes! I would just go on with life try not to think too much about it. Easier said than done tho! Who did the teasnfer

#69 Mamasita204

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:59 PM

AF finally came today, so I'm starting BCP tomorrow...here come the hormones!

PIP- Last BCP is on Apr21, so I'm assuming I will start the injections shortly after.

Hope4ever- I am wishing you sticky vibes! Is this your first IVF cycle?

#70 Mamasita204

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:01 PM

Oh and Somehowsomeway - hopefully we will be transferring at the same time so we can keep each other busy during the Tww!

#71 Dawn82

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

Mama. For sure depending if I get into April it will be just before you start injections. Or after your estimated transfer. I'm not looking forward to that wait again

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:44 PM

Somehowsomeway - Thanks. Dr. McTavish did the transfer. Just take it easy and coming from you, Believe.

Mamasita - Thanks. Yes, this is our first ivf.

I wish u girls all the best..

#73 Pip

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:29 AM

Hope4evr - good luck! The 2ww is hard. I'd say relax as much as possible, watch some funny shows and do whatever to distract yourself (as much as possible, I know it's super hard)

Things were definately more clear on Friday. We could see the embryo ( looked like a blob to me, not a clear image but it was def there!) we could see the flickering heartbeat which was 136 bpm. I'm 7 weeks and 2 days so due date is nov 9th for now. He did say that the next us compared to this one will give the most accurate date. I def feel more excited knowing everything's ok in there.
IVF# 1 - Retrieval on Jan 13th/17 - 12 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 survived to day 5. 1 transferred on Jan 18/17. 4 frozen embyros.
BFN - Jan 30/17
March 1/17 - natural bfp on 3 home tests!!
March 2/17 - Confirmed BFP! Beta = 200
March 14/17 - First U/S - gestational & yolk sac present
March 24/17 - 2nd U/S, hr = 136 bpm, measuring 6 weeks 6 days. Due date = nov 9th/17 💕 May 31/17 - found out its a girl!!

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

Hi Pip, congrats to u.. i hope i'll ge a positve result. This is my 4th day after the day5 transfer. I am feeling some cramping right now.. i hope its really fine.

Did u do a home PT? Cant wait for my beta test.. 😊

#75 Pip

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM

Hope4evr - with my fresh transfer I didn't do any home testing but unfortunately my beta was negative. In feb I was waiting for my cycle to start so we could start on trying a frozen transfer. The clinic said to expect my period to be late but I did a home test which was positive then 2 more which were both positive and then the beta. So we naturally got pregnant the cycle right after our failed fresh transfer. The clinic did say that sometimes all the hormones and the failed transfer prime your body but anyways sorry for the long answer. During my 2ww I didn't want to torture myself so I didn't do any pt in that time.
Good luck!! I hope it works out for you!!
IVF# 1 - Retrieval on Jan 13th/17 - 12 eggs retrieved, 9 fertilized with ICSI, 5 survived to day 5. 1 transferred on Jan 18/17. 4 frozen embyros.
BFN - Jan 30/17
March 1/17 - natural bfp on 3 home tests!!
March 2/17 - Confirmed BFP! Beta = 200
March 14/17 - First U/S - gestational & yolk sac present
March 24/17 - 2nd U/S, hr = 136 bpm, measuring 6 weeks 6 days. Due date = nov 9th/17 💕 May 31/17 - found out its a girl!!