Sorry I'm late with the check-in this week - I got caught up in the election coverage yesterday!
This group is open to anyone who has already gone through donor egg/donor embryo/gestational carrier, is in the process of it, or plans on doing it in the future.
This check-in posted each Tuesday. If you?d like to be added to this group, please reply to this message, and I?ll make sure to add you for next week. Welcome to the lurkers! We know this can be a difficult journey, but we welcome you with open arms. Let us know if we can answer any questions.
GRADUATES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO POST!
FACEBOOK GROUP: Yellow_Daisy has restarted a PRIVATE Facebook group (meaning no one can see it in your feed, that you are a member, etc.) for the ladies from IF and SAIF who are using/have used donor eggs/embryos or donor sperm. If you would like to join, please page Yellow_Daisy and ask for an invite to the group. This might be a nice way to keep in touch in a more private setting and address issues that may arise down the road.
Status Update: Where are you currently with the DE/DEmbryo/ GC process?
QOTW: What seems to be your clinic?s stance on the number of embryos to transfer? Have you had pressure to only transfer one? Or to transfer more than one? Are there strict rules, or has it been left up to you?
Warm welcome to Sophistikitty and BzeetyD! All the best to those who are cycling and those in the 2ww! We are here for you!
In the 2ww
chicagobride_07 ? DE-IVF cycle in July was a BFN, follow-up testing showed elevated lupus anti-coagulant (hematologist thinks it was an aberration), blood work - waiting for results, pap, mammogram - normal, TSH high - referred to a medical endocrinologist, everything came back normal, blood work done, started delestrogen in preparation for FET of two blasts, everything looked good with lining check and blood work, ET of 2 blasts, everything went well, beta on 11/5
kbrodie06 ? Has a 3-year-old daughter, considering/researching DE for second child, checking with doctors in the area and weighing options, secured a shared donor! Found a new donor after previous donor pregnant, started Lupron on 9/25, DE ER complete ? 17 eggs from shared cycle, all fertilized normally! 5dt on 10/21 of one 4AA embryo, beta on 10/30
Mrs.McIrish ? Passed lining cycle and have been matched with a donor, ER initially anticipated for the second week in October, ovulated after stopped estrace, e2 producing cyst at baseline so delayed at least 3 weeks, started Lupron and baby aspirin, cleared baselines!, donor started stims on 10/13, ER estimated for 10/24, lining and E2 check on 10/19, donor stimming slowly, ER complete, 20 eggs retrieved, 7 received, 6 embryos, 5dt planned for last Saturday
SuzanneJesse ? Secondary recipient in shared DE cycle (2nd IVF after failed cycle with OE), ER last Sunday, 10 fertilized normally, 9 still growing, 5dt scheduled for this past Friday
Currently Cycling or on BCP?s or Lupron
2MamazInSeattle ? Started Lurpon on 10/28 for DE cycle, ET anticipated for December 7-12, working with clinic to find pharmacy with lower price on Follistim
Waiting to Cycle/Between Cycles
BeckyP005 ? 2 IUI?s both BFN?s, RE says DE is best option, not 100% sure about this option but beginning required testing, repeat mammogram needed, second mock cycle completed, lining looking good, SHG complete, put on thyroid meds, DH needing to get blood work done, on the DE waiting list! (6 months)
ceemonkey ? High FSH on her side and sertoli-cell only syndrome on DH's side, joined donor embryo program and submitted some picks, matched with donor embryos! Phone consult with a new donor embryo program completed, ordered blood work, officially left old clinic, in-person consult with new clinic complete, everything looked good, psych consult went well, waiting to be matched, hoping to cycle before the end of the year
glueck ? Pursuing DE through a clinic in Czech Republic, tentative transfer date of 10/6, filled out anonymous donor selection paperwork and matched with donor, mock cycle has begun, ER estimated for 9/24-25 and ET for 9/29-30, delayed because Essure scarring process was not complete, plan to proceed in December regardless
happywifemomofone ? 100% OOP, considering shared DE cycle, DE consult scheduled at Advanced Fertility went well, would like to cycle in June or July, contemplating guarantee programs, delaying cycle due to financial considerations, selected donor, all preliminary testing is complete, meeting with psychologist arranged for early November, continuing to wait for cycle anticipated for early 2013
indianasun ? 2 1/2 year-old son from cycle with OE, pursuing DE and started donor search, chose a donor and have an appointment with RE on 9/10, next steps are for donor to have medical and psychological testing, then will sign contracts, hoping for ER before November
Jen12573 ? History of several issues including high FSH, hyperthyroidism, uterine fibroids, POF, and mild endo, meeting with RE to discuss donor embryo program was on 8/10, feel very positively about program, at the top of the wait list, and someone has donated embryos
krod2010 ? IVF #6 with identical twin as donor, 16 eggs retrieved but none fertilized ((((hugs)))), DE cycle, ET 1/16, transferred 3 blasts, nothing to freeze, BFP followed by m/c, cycling with the same donor again? 30 eggs retrieved, transferred two blasts, chemical pregnancy ((((HUGS))), 18 frozen embryos, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy complete, started delestrogen, FET on 6/15, Beta negative ((hugs)), planning to cycle again
liz4paws ? No response to max stims with IVF, moving on to embryo adoption, signed up with Miracles Waiting, also on waiting list with RE for when they start their donor embryo program, projected for this fall
may2806 ? DE IVF cycle was BFP, having bleeding episodes but heartbeat is good, NT scan went great but blood work showed high HCG and low Papp-A, amnio scheduled but not done, late m/c ((((HUGS)))), determined to be caused by a huge SCH behind the placenta, hysteroscopy showed uterus looks normal, waiting for next cycle with donor, completed Lupron Depot, now starting daily Lupron and IVIG, transfer 6/20 Beta 1 ? 261, beta 2 ? 546, 6 week u/s shows twins M/C ((hugs))
mtlaurel ? Pursuing DE after two failed IVF cycles, DE consult complete, DH?s SA numbers are up, chose a donor! started BCP?s on 4/3, another recipient selected donor! ER anticipated for 6/13 with ET on 6/18, started Lupron week of 5/17, started delestrogen on 5/28, dilapan done, next up is lining check, transfer of 2 grade A embryos, Beta on 6/28 C/P ((hugs)) working on improving DH?s issues, DH?s karyotyping normal , endo.biopsy normal, getting ready to start cycle soon with ER estimated for early December
reb259 ? DE consult schedule for 11/3, DE IVF#1 with frozen eggs did not work out (((hugs))) WTF and appointment with reproductive urologist scheduled, phone consult with RBA went well, meeting with psych and had more blood work done on 4/20, picked a donor! Finished BCP?s, planning travel to RBA for thaw and fert on 6/4, u/s on 5/30 to check lining, hoping it is 8+ transferred 2 low grade embies, home test negative ((Hugs)), deciding next steps
rewdew ? Going straight to DE with ICSI after removal of one ovary and elevated FSH, also dealing with MFI, DE IVF #1 = BFN (((hugs))), 2 morulas frozen, planning on natural FET
Sophistikitty ? Slated for DE cycle in January, have selected donor and signed agency agreement
Looking into Options
BabyVDM ? Probable diagnosis of age-related egg quality issue, TTC with OE at this time but made the decision to pursue DE, looking for a clinic preferably on the Western side of the continent, contacted two West coast clinics, phone consult with PNWF this past Thursday, still looking for other clinic options
BzeetyD ? Considering DE after one more cycle with OE
hrtbreakr ? Has been going through IVF/Infertility for 4 years, told DE is the best option
stinkerbell6879 ? Beginning to look more seriously into DE, phone consult this week, looking into DE/Fresh vs. frozen, etc., consult scheduled
amethysgrrl ? Pursuing DE, have selected a clinic and a donor, planning for a June cycle, successfully completed evaluation cycle and had SHG done, got calendar! Began Lupron on 5/22, Cleared to begin cycle! ER planned between 6/14 and 6/17 with ET between 6/17 and 6/22, transfer complete, Beta 7/2 ? BFP! Twins! First OB appt. was on 8/6, two boys! A/S scheduled for 10/17
ashleyann82 ? Chose a new donor after first one backed out, shared cycle, DE eSET on 6/19, 4 frozen, BFP! Heartbeat is looking great on ultrasounds, baby looked great on a/s, it?s a BOY!, failed GTT, appointments set up with RN and dietician, going to start exercising more and watching diet, hit 35/35 milestone
bluebabka ? DE IVF #1 - 13 eggs retrieved, ET of 2 blasts on 2/19, BFP! First u/s showed two but follow-up showed one beautiful baby with a heartbeat of 174, baby boy born 11/3 via C-section, planning on FET in April or May
BRSAugust20 ? BFP (singleton)! J is here! Contemplating next steps regarding frozen embryo, on RESOLVE parent panels!
Bubs711 ? Selected donor! Sonogram as follow-up from mammogram showed fibrocystic breasts, biopsy of both breasts on 2/16 ? mass was drained, TSH came back high, went on Synthroid, ET of 2 day 5 embryos, beta #1 = 477, beta #2=1,777, first u/s on 4/25 showed one heartbeat, EDD is 12/12/12, OB appointment went well, bleeding scare (((hugs)) but everything looked good on u/s, first trimester scan went well, heard heartbeat, officially graduated from RE, It?s a girl! Failed 1-hour GTT but passed 3-hour
dreamalotmp ? DOR, AMA, DE IVF + ICSI cycle, chose donor, cycle planned for November, donor dropped out of the program but selected a new one, ER and ET complete, BFP! Beta #1 = 243, Beta #2 = 489, first u/s showed one healthy developing yolk sac, everything looked good on first trimester screening, diagnosed with gestational diabetes, great anatomy scan on 3/5 showed a girl! First monthly growth u/s complete, baby looking great, baby daughter H. born on 8/1
hooliface ? DE cycle, transferred 2 embryos (8 cell compounding grade B+ and an 8 cell grade B) on day 3, BFP!
Imanurse03 ? DE IVF #1 - ER on 5/31, ET on 6/4, 16 frozen embryos! BFP! It?s a BOY! Complications including low amniotic fluid levels, IUGR, welcomed baby boy on 1/18/12! Making some decisions about timing of FET for baby #2
jcath ? Donor egg cycle with frozen egg bank, chose donor and back-up, had endo biopsy, 5dt on 1/26, beta #1 = 118, betas have been good, first u/s on 2/21 showed identical twin girls! Arrived safely on 9/2, the girls have been sick a lot since starting daycare, they turned 1!
jhleap ? Has a toddler from DE, did an FET in November and got a BFP, expecting baby #2 in early August, first OB appointment scheduled for week of 1/16, baby girl born 8/10!
JM1977 ? DE IVF #1 = BFN, DE IVF #2 - eSET on day 5 (12/15), beta on 12/28 = 1,035, beta on 12/30 = 2,234, first OB appointment showed baby measuring right on track, baby girl M arrived on 8/30/11! Mock ET, sonogram, and blood work on 11/12, hoping for FET around the first of the year
koyn ? Cycling at RBA, transferred 2 embryos on 9/19, froze 1, BFP!! Beta #3 was 14,621, first u/s showed TWINS! 1st MFM appointment and saw both babies dancing around, hit 28 weeks
LBR_NJ/LisaBRM ? BFP! Baby girl Alana arrived on 12/9/09! FET scheduled for 12/10 but embryo did not survive the thaw (((hugs)))
lenebene ? Split DE cycle underway, on estrogen, donor started stims, ER on 4/25, ET is done - BFP! Beta #1 = 314, Beta #2 = 664, u/s showed one bean, u/s #2 saw heartbeat again, released to OB, team green!, passed glucose test
lhcooper ? Cycling with DE at out-of-state clinic, ER 12/5 - 16 eggs retrieved, got 5 in split cycle, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 5dt of one embryo on 12/10, beta #1=413, beta #2= 3952, first u/s showed a healthy baby with heartbeat of 138 bpm, second u/s also went great, CVS on 2/14 showed healthy baby GIRL! Starting monthly growth scans, passed 3-hour glucose test, baby is at 95th percentile, had probable final growth scan, location of fibroid unclear, Beautiful big baby girl arrived 8/31/12!
lisaiesha ? DE cycle with an anonymous, proven donor, transferred one Day 5 blast on 3/12 ? BFP! Due date is 11/29, second u/s scheduled for 4/27, 10 weeks, 6 days! Done with estrogen shots and PIO
lunatwo ? September cycle cancelled due to ovulating on Lupron, DE IVF#1 - ER was 11/11, 13 eggs, 6 fertilized, 5 B-grade embryos, ET on 11/16, BFP! Beta #1 = 485, Beta #2 = 2,495, first u/s showed twins!! A boy and a girl!
lynn0926 ? Pursuing DE out of state, found a local clinic willing to do monitoring and submit to insurance, started mock cycle on 4/2, accepted into guarantee program and lining looks good, chose a new donor, psych eval complete, signed legal agreement, baseline appointment complete, started estrace, doing acupuncture, donor started stims on 6/8, 25 fertilized embies! Transfer on the 6/28, HPTs+, Beta 2500! 2nd beta at 13dp5dt was 6131, first u/s showed TWINS! Had NT scan, everything going well, it?s 2 boys!
njohnson1972 ? Last attempt with OE, transferred 2 embryos on 11/6, BFP! Jack is here! IVF cycle with OE unsuccessful, currently on a break and pursuing DE during the summer
PetraStonegirl ? Fresh-frozen DE cycle in late July, had scar tissue and uterine septum resection in May, has 3 five day frosties! sFET was cancelled due to insufficient lining, restarting new cycle, on delestrogen, lining check went well, starting PEO, sFET went well, BFP! Beta #1=291, betas still climbing strongly, many u/s with RE before graduating to OB, NT scan scheduled for 11/2
RachelD83 ? BFP on 2nd FET (single embryo transfer) - boy! Jonathan born on 12/8 at 38w3d, he's starting to crawl!
rebaann ? Two pregnancies from IUI that ended in miscarriages and D&C?s (((hugs))), now pursuing DE, mock ET on 4/12, everything looked good on repeat HSG, repeat S/A, mammogram, social work consult, injection training, mock EEP cycle, picked a donor! Starting cycle, lining check and donor scan done, ER complete, transferred 2 embryos, beta scheduled for 9/18, BFP! Beta #1 = 820, Betas 2 and 3 were great, u/s on 10/1 showed one baby measuring right on track with a heartbeat of 125, second u/s with RE on 10/12, everything looking good, first OB appointment on 10/22 uneventful, NT scan scheduled for 11/8 with MFM
sekura ? Had WTF for IVF#1 and decided that DE is best option, cycled at RBA?s frozen egg program, 3 out of 5 donor eggs fertilized, 5dt of 1 blast on 5/12, beta is 5/22, also have 2 frozen embryos ? BFP! Beta #1=306, Beta #2-818, NT scan and b/w all looked good
shyntrue ? Donor selected! Surgery to have septum removed, cycle postponed to December, had second SHG and uterus looked good, DE IVF#1 - 3dt of 2 embryos on 12/10, BFP! Beta #1=890, Beta #2=10,967, first u/s on 1/11 showed TWINS! NT scan scheduled for 2/24, two trips to the ER and an overnight hospital stay, extensive u/s showed (most likely) 2 boys! Failed 1-hour glucose test and going back for 3-hour, Boys have arrived!
strudel82 ? Success with DE cycle in Dec., pregnant with twin girls! Girls born early, they are home! 2-week NICU appointment and they are doing great, off all meds and breathing treatments