Secondary IF

****2IF Weekly Update****

Still a shortage on BFP's around here, ladies. Let's hope spring brings good news for us!

First off, congrats to last week's BFPs! You give us hope ladies, so please feel free to stick around!


Lillinzlou is a veteran of the board who came back to annouce a miracle BFP on a break cycle! Congrats Lillinzlou! We hope you keep us updated as your pregnancy progresses. Your story is a true inspiration.

Secondly, please keep the following 2IF'ers in your thoughts/prayers as they struggle through tough times.

Thoughts go out to:

Jeannaqueena who had a 1st tri pregnancy scare last week and is experiencing a subchronic hematoma.

Last but not least, please extend a warm welcome to the new 2IF'ers. We are thrilled to have a chance to get to know you better, and hope your stay is short and sweet.

The SIF Board welcomes:







 Apologies to anyone I missed!


To all who wish to participate in this week's update, please post an update on your current cycle and remind us how long you have been trying, what your diagnosis is, and what treatments (if any) you are undergoing this cycle. Also please answer the Question of the Week so we can get to know more about you.

And the Question of the Week is: Has spring sprung yet where you live?

Re: ****2IF Weekly Update****

  • I'm still prepping for an FET in April 5. FX that my lining makes it. We're on vacation this week so I'm hoping relaxing helps my body. I might cheat and have a couple glasses of wine too! I'm still checking the boards from vaca a bit and I'm thinking of
  • Update:  9DPO on my last cycle before IVF preps.  Cramping already (I'm an early cramper) so it doesn't look good.

    QOTW: No spring has not sprung!  We have snow on the ground here in Boston and temps below freezing at night. 

  • Thank you everyone for the thoughts and prayers last Friday, it was terrifying to say the least.  We are headed to the dr tomorrow afternoon and I am hoping for an u/s and that they find most of the bleed has gone away.  I seem to have placen

    TTC#1: 14 months on our own (did HSG, b/w, SA);
    BFP on Cycle 14--TWINS! Identical twin boys stillborn at 19wks(1/9/10)
    3 break cycles; took clomid 50mg, BFP #2 Beta #1 35, Beta #2 338!!! Owen was born 2/11/11! 
    TTC#2: 4 cycles on clomid: BFNs
    BFP #3: Cycle #5 100mg clomid; beta #1 21; beta #2 6=CP EDD 1-13
    Cycle #6 break cycle TTC no meds=BFN
    Cycle #7: 150 clomid+ovidril+IUI=BFN (switched to RE)
    Cycle #8: follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #9 Forced break due to cyst
    Cycle #10 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle #11 follistem+ovidril+TI=BFN
    Cycle#12 Forced break due to cyst, went on BCP; did repeat HSG, Saline U/S
    Cycle #13 IVF: Follistim/Menapur ER 11-30 11 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized and 3dt on 12-3; BFN
    Cycle #14: IVF#2 lupron/follistim/menopur ER 1-22, 19 eggs, 14 fertilized, 5dt on 1-27, BFP!! beta 1: 63, beta 2: 119; EDD 10-15-13; 1 frozen embie 
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  • I am still prepping for my FET. My lining check is scheduled for next Monday, so hopefully it all goes well! I've never had lining issues with any other cycles, so hopefully I don't have one now!

    Qotw: Spring had sprung here in tx last wee
    TTC #3 (#1 for DH) since September 2011. DX: Unexplained infertility with possible cervical factor. May 2012 did clomid with IUI - BFN August 2012 IUI #2 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN September 2012 IUI #3 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN October 2012 IUI #4 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN November/December 2012 IVF/ICSI #1 Retrieved 12 eggs, 8 fertilized. Transferred 1 beautiful embryo and 5 made it to freeze. Got my BFP! January 2013 u/s showed empty gestational sac. FET cycle April 2013.  Transferred 2 5 day embryos.  BFP!!!!!  2 heartbeats!!!!  EDD:  12/27/13
  • Update: I believe I ovulated for the first time since my mc in February last Tuesday (according to my temps).  It was a bit early (cycle day 9) but not crazy early for me so I am hoping its just my body adjusting and getting back to normal.  

    TTC baby #2 since July 2011, DX: low AMH
    BFP 1/21/13, blighted ovum m/c 2/12/13
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  • I'm 10dpo but have already seen some spotting and have been cramping, so I'm assuming af will show in the next day or two, and if it's going to I'd rather it sooner so I don't gave to deal with it on vacation at the beach. My post from earlier today is ab

    Both DDs conceived 2nd cycle, 10/08 and 08/10
    TTC #3 since 10/2011 - dx chronic annovulation/weak ovulation
     3 BFN clomid + TI cycles, 5 BFN clomid/gonal f IUIs, 1 mmc IUI
    2/19/2014 IVF #1 Unexpected low E2 -> increased doses = 4 follicles, converting to IUI
    BFFP at 10dpiui! Beta 12dpiui = 130, 14dpiui = 342, 21dpiui = 4695, Saw 1 beautiful heartbeat at 6w6d, follow up u/s at 9w showed mmc and baby measuring 7w4d. Done TTC indefinitely. 


  • I'm on cycle 10 month 11. I don't ovulate due to my anxiety medication.

    I had a really low point today where I convinced myself I was PG, went and spent 11 on one FRER and peed on it in the Walmart bathroom. I got a big slap in the face when

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  • Thanks for the welcome! I have a surgical consultation on Tuesday of next week to remove my cyst that's been hanging around for the past 4 months now grrrr.

     QOTW: No even snowed a bit here today :( 

    TTC since 11/2009
    11/2010 DH SA good...01/2011 HSG is clear...01/2011 Consult with RE
    suprise BFP but m/c on 2/7/11
    03/2011 50 mg clomid=BFN
    04/2011 clomid+bromocriptine+IUI=BFP at 11dpiui
    Beta #1(11dpiui)=33, Beta #2 (13dpiui)=96, Beta #3 (20dpiui)=1910, Beta #4 (26dpiui)=20,134
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    Update:  9DPO on my last cycle before IVF preps.  Cramping already (I'm an early cramper) so it doesn't l

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    Me:24 DH:27
    TTC #2 since August 2011

    DX: Low AMH 1.79 Mildly elevated FSH 9.9

    1 month of Letrozole, 3 IUI's with Letrozole, All BFN. 1 canceled IVF cycle, BFN.

    May 2013 IVF w/ICSI #1.5: Start BCP 5/8 2 pills a day. Suppression Ultrasound 5/29. Begin Dexamethasone & Lupron Microdose 5/31. Started Gonal F and Menopur 6/2.

    ER 6/12 13R,9M,8F.

    5DT CANCELLED due to moderate OHSS

    5DT UNcancelled due to embryos not being capable of cryopreservation

    Transfered 2 "poor quality" embryo's on 6/17

    No frozen embryos.

    Beta #1 6/25 6. Chemical Pregnancy confirmed. Beta #2 6/28 -1
    Done trying

  • Cycle 16, 2nd round of Clomid, everything else seemingly normal...


    it snowed today.  Not cool. 

  • Update: Sorry I haven't been around a lot the last few weeks and I missed the grad check in last Wednesday, I promise to post it this week, but my life has been pretty crazy and DD turned two last week!

    I officially started BCP pills for our thir

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    First Time: DD born 3/2011 after trying for two years, LAP, and two IUIs w/ Femera + Ovidrel
    This Time: 4/12 Femera IUI #1 BFN, 5/12 Femera + TI BFN, 6/12 Femera + IUI #2 BFN, 7/12 Femera + IUI #3 BFN, 8/12 Follistim IUI #4 BFN
    IVF #1: ER 11/5/12 : 17 eggs retrieved/6 fertilized, ET 11/10/12 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
    IVF #2: ER 1/28/13 : 12 eggs retrieved/9 fertilized, ET 2/2/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
    IVF #3: ER 4/15/13 : 13 eggs retrieved/7 fertilized, ET 4/18/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
    Laparoscopy 5/24/13 : Stage 2 Endo, Scaring, and Both tubes Blocked but successfully Opened
    IVF #4 (Clinical Trial): ER 7/22/13 : 15 eggs/8 fertilized, ET 7/25/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
    IVF #5: ER 11/4/13 : 13 eggs/12 fertilized, ET 11/9/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFP!!! Beta 11/20/13 = 447 1 Beautiful Baby! EDD: July 28, 2014
  • We have been TTC2 since about June 2010, no idea how many cycles! It took 2 years to conceive DS and we were successful on our third iui cycle with him. I thought we were unexplained, but a uterine polyp was confirmed on a saline sono earlier this mont
    Me: 33 DH: 36 Unexplained IF
    First pregnancy - DS 01-Apr-09;
    3rd cycle Clomid/IUI after 2 years TTC
    TTC #2 since ~June 2010
    IUI #1 & 2 - Clomid/IUI - BFN
    IUI #3 &4 - Gonal-F/Ovidrel and IUI -- BFN
    IUI #5 - Gonal-F/Ovidrel and IUI -- BFP!!
    EDD: March 22, 2013
    It's triplets!!

  • We've been ttc#2 since December 2010.  I have a small uterine septum, have lost one tube due to an ectopic pregnancy, plus AMA (hate that term!). I just got AF today, so our first IUI cycle is officially a bust.  I am scheduled for an H

    Me: 42. DH: 46.

    1st Pregnancy: MC, 11/19/00.

    2nd Pregnancy: DS born 04/10/06.

    3rd Pregnancy: CP, 03/11.

    4th Pregnancy: MMC, D&C 11/30/11, Genetic testing revealed Trisomy 4.

    5th Pregnancy: Ectopic, 2 doses of Methotrexate unsuccessful, surgery 4/10/12, right tube removed.

    Tried Letrozole January 2013-July 2013 (including 2 IUIs), all BFN.  After 2 1/2 years of trying for child #2, decided to "give up" after July cycle, based on AMA.

    August 16, 2013:  BFP our first month of "not trying!"  Still in shock.  Beta #1 (14dpo): 183.  Beta #2 (17dpo):  611.  Ultrasound 8/30/13: baby measured 6 weeks, 1 day, heart rate of 118 bpm! 
    Ultrasound 9/13/13:  8 weeks, heart rate of 176!
    Baby is due 4/26/14

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  • I'm CD 7 and have started temping because you wonderful ladies recommended it. The temping is going well and hopefully it'll help me understand my cycle better. I plan to make an appointment with my doctor next month to either help ease my fears or con

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  • I'm  in my 2ww  8dpo.  i  had mid cycle spotting last month which turned out to be a functional ovarian cyst which my re is monitoring and has become significantly smaller over the past 3 weeks.  so this month we did TI, but di

    DS born 9/2009 ~
    TTC baby #2 since January 2011 ~ BFP May 2011 -mc at 6 weeks ~ November 2012=CP ~ Jan 2012 started seeing RE dx: unexplained infertility ~Natural cycle 3/26/13-BFP on HPT!  3/28/13-beta#1 72  4/1/12-beta#2 440. 4/3/13-beta#3 970  EDD: 12/5/2013

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  • We are on cycle #29 with MFI.  Our next step is a retest SA in May to see if the supplements have helped improve count to bring us wihtin range for IUI.

    We had super awesome timing this month-- so yay!!!!

    Yes- we've had spring here sin

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  • Update:  AF arrived today CD 1 so I go in for baseline for IVF/ICSI #3 Microdose Lupron Flare on Thursday.  I also start Microdose Lupron injections tomorrow 20iu 2x a day and stims Gonal F 225 iu 2x a day on Friday. 

    DH: 32 dx Azoospermia due to CBAVD from CF  
    ME: 37 DOR and poor AMH/FSH
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #1 Beta 1 373 Beta 2 1783 TWINS!! Born April 2010!!
    Natural FET 5/26/12 2 blasts :) :) Beta 1 207 Beta 2 513 Beta 3 1377 U/S 6/28 Pregnancy not viable d & c scheduled :( 
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #2 ER 11/15/12 Nothing to transfer :( 
    IVF/ICSI #3 April 2013 MDLF 3dt of 3 embryos, chemical :(  
    IVF #4/ICSI/PESA/AH EPP??? 2014 adding acupuncture and supplements for Embryo Quality
    ODWU CCRM with Dr. Sch Fall 2014???
  • No real update here.  Still on a forced break due to cysts.  Hoping to gt back on track th end of April and try IUI # 2 with injects then.


    QOTW:  NO!  I think mother nature is seriously confused!  It is f


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    5/07 - DD conceived naturally cycle #1

    8/09 - Started TTC #2
    11/10 - BFP!
    12/10 - MC (Chemical Pregnancy)
    2/11 - IUI #1 with clomid & trigger = BFN
    5/11- Switched to a Fertility Specialist, Dx with low progesterone and annovulatory, several rounds of
             clomid = BFN's
    4/12 - Exploratory Lap, Dx Stage III endo
    5/12 - 7/12 - Lupron injections to suppress AF and reduce scar tissue
    8/12 - Surgery to remove tissue, uterus and tubes clear!
    9/12-12/12 - More BFN's!
    1/13 - Referred to an RE
    2/13 - IUI #1 with injects and new RE = BFN
    3/13 - 4/13 - Break due to cysts
    5/13 - IUI #2 with injects (125ml bravelle + trigger) = BFP!!!
    EDD - 1/23/14


  • Update:  I'm about 8dpo from our horrible IUI. I'm not really holding out much hope.  I highly doubt that anything will happen with 100k sperm.DH does have an appointment with the urologist on April 10th though. So, at least we are moving in

    TTC#2 since December 2010. HSG and bloodwork all good. SA results not so good. Unmedicated IUI#1 6/19/2012 - BFN
  • I'm updating even though we're taking a break. I've lost 5 lbs posted in an earlier update which is helping make this break a little easier and motivating!

    QOTW: Spring has not sprung here. We had a teaser day in the 70's but cold weather sin

    First month TTCing #2 7/12

    My DX: Lupus, PCOS, LPD and LP/DH's DX: LM
    m/c 10/04, m/c 7/05
    Pregnant with DD, after 3 rounds of Clomid, 8/06, loss of her twin 11/06
    m/c 1/09, mc 2/13, c/p 5/13
    1st round of Clomid this time (50 mg) 10/13- BFN
    2nd round of Clomid (100 mg) 11/13- BFN
    Cycle #18: 12/13- Break from meds for yet another HSG for me and yet another SA for DH. We're on our own this month! 

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  • Update:  I'm on cycle 8 of TTC but over 35. I just contacted an RE today to make an initial appointment. I am 8dpo but it does not look good as I O'd when DH was out of town but we did BD 2 days before so fingers crossed.

    QOTW:  Nope we had

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  • Hi - I've never posted on the 2IF update before and I'd like to join.  We have been trying for #2 for 1 year and I am 37. Diagnosis is unexplained but I also have pcos. After 3 failed clomid iuis we are on IVF #1. I am on my 11th day of stimming -

  • Update: CD 28. Have not tested yet. I will tomorrow. This cycle I didnt use OPK and it was not medicated.  Not a lot of hope.  Been taking progesterone supplements so have not been spotting.

    QOTW: we just moved to San Jose, CA and sprin

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  • We have been TTC for 10 months. Three failed IUIs and a mc from our first IVF.. We were headed towards a FET when they noticed in consistencies in the lining and canceled the cycle. HSG tomorrow... Fingers crossed.

    Getting warmer...finally!
    Dx PCOS Three cycle of Clomid- BFN HSG- clear 6/09-Follistim and HCG IUI on 7/7/09 BFN 7/09- Follistim and Ovidrel IUI on 8/11/09 BFP! beta #1-342 beta #2-717 Joey was born on 5/5/10 Trying for #2 since 6/12 6/12- Gonal F and Ovidel IUI on 7/10. BFN 8/12- Gonal F and Ovidrel. IUI on 8/10. BFN 9/12- Gonal F and Ovidrel IUI BFN 10/22 Gonal F, Menopur, Ganirelex 11/4 trigger 11/6 ER 14R 10F 11/11 ET transferred one 4AA embryo beta 11/20! BFP Betas stop multiplying . m/c at 5 weeks moving on to FET if my numbers ever get back to 0!
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    Seventh Anniversary
    We've been trying since 11/11. I just finished taking my 3rd round of Clomid.

    No spring in IL.
    Me: 29; DH: 28; DS: 7 Married: 11/12/11 TTC since 11/11 1/13 Clomid 50mg = BFN
  • Hi ladies.  I am a little late to this.  I got a BFP a week ago today after our 2nd IUI. I had my first beta on Monday, at 16dpo (397) and went back in this morning for 2nd beta.  I will be on pins and needles all day today.  I am j

    BFP #1- 12/3/09, EDD- 8/7/10, Missed M/C at 8 weeks & D&C- 1/5/10, BFP #2- July 2010, Baby Charlie Born March 29, 2011, BFP #3- 4/12/12- EDD- 12/21/12, Missed M/C at 10 1/2 weeks 5/29/12, D&C 6/1/12- testing results showed triploidy, IF testing all normal, February 2013- IUI#1, femara, follistim, trigger =BFN, March 2013- IUI#2, femara, follistim, trigger= BFP #4, 3/20/12, Beta#1 16dpo= 397, Beta #2 18dpo= 1037, Beta#3 24dpo= 11,589- EDD 11/30/13- It's a Girl!!! Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker BabyFruit Ticker
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