TTC after 35

IVF's back to back

I have purchased 4 IVF cycles and was wondering if I would be able to do 2 of them back to back, or do I have to wait a month or so before I start another?  I'm starting my 1st cycle with CNY in August and would like to do another right after if we are unsuccessful. 

Re: IVF's back to back

  • I think standard practice is to have you take a break in between.  And trust me, you wouldn't want to do two of them back-to-back even if you could! Here's hoping you only need the first cycle, however.
    me - 41 (dx: DOR); DH - 53 (no problems); 7/18/09 - married!; 8/4/09 - BFP on first (real)try; 9/14/09 - missed m/c; 9/15/09 - d&c; 11/09 - 3/10 - 4 natural cycles = BFN; 4/10 - dx hyperthyroidism caused by Graves' disease; 6/10 - thyroidectomy; 7/10 - 12/10 - 1 natural and 5 medicated IUI cycles = BFN; 1/11 - new RE; dx low ovarian reserve (AMH .42; 1/26/11 -- BFP (ectopic) from IUI #6; methotrexate 2/10/11; 6/2/11 - IVF #1 = BFN; 9/12/11 - prescreening for DE; 9/15/11 - IUI #7 (unmedicated)= BFN; 11/8 - begin DE cycle (shared risk program); 12/5 - ER (5 eggs/4 mature/3 fertilized/2 left by day 5) 12/10 - ET of one 1BB blast (expanded, "fair" quality), none to freeze; 12/22 - totally shocked by +hpt; beta #1 = 413; #2 = 3952 2/14 - CVS reveals a healthy baby girl! EDD: 8/27/12 DD born 8/31/12, 10 lbs 10 oz and perfect in every way. 
  • I don't think you can do them back to back. Remember that there is a suppression portion of IVF so one cycle typically takes at least 6 weeks. If the first one fails, you will get your period after testing negative.  You would have to re-suppress following the negative. Plus your body needs a break. Don't rush it and give yourself the best chance. It's a marathon--not a race.

    TTC #1 since 8/1/10; Me:40 and BRCA1+, DH:46
    DOR (FSH 24.3)/ terrible egg quality ; homozygous MTHFR c677t
    5 IUI's: 2/11 to 6/11 and 1/12= BFN
    OE IVF#1-4 8/11-6/12= all BFN
    DE IVF#1 11/12 bad embryos= BFN
    DE IVF #2 2/13 BFP/Beta hell: m/c 5w6d
    CFNBC 7 months, not doing well; decided on guarantee program at RBA w/frozen DE
    DE IVF #3 1/14  ET 4BB; BFP;M/C 5w1d, incomplete m/c; MVA extraction in ER 7w1d

    DE FET#1 ET 3/1714; BFP, beta 1 3/27= 197, beta 2 3/31= 1586, beta 3 4/7= 13879!!
    First u/s= Twins with HBs at 6w2d! EDD 12/2/14

    We are Team Pink x 2!!!

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  • taking a break in between gives ur body rest and time for ur eggs.  different protocols call for different results in egg quality.

     

    good luck!!

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