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Possible Ectopic

Hi Ladies -
I was on here over the summer after IVF #1 - I received my BFP, but then around 7 weeks the heartbeat was too low.  So, I ended up needing a D&C around 8 weeks.
I did IVF #2 end of September - BFP again, but my beta is low.  It has been rising, but not to as high as they want it.  Beta #1: 44, Beta #2: 75, Beta #3: 214, Beta #4: 420.  I had an ultrasound on day 34, but it was too early to really see anything. RE said he wanted a base line ultrasound.  He is concerned it's ectopic.  I was warned not to leave town and to go to the ER if I have any severe cramping.
I'm going in again Monday for another beta and Tuesday for another u/s.
At this point, I think I've resigned myself to the idea that this is either ectopic or just not viable. 
I'm just so completely exhausted both physically and emotionally.  Husband has been trying to be supportive - but, I'm just not sure he gets it.  He doesn't understand really what an ectopic is or how serious it is.  He seemed to be frustrated with me that I didn't want to leave town tomorrow for our niece's birthday party.  I just don't want to end up in a hospital out of town - I want to be near my RE.
Just feeling really alone and hope you all don't mind that I'm reaching out for some support on a sad Saturday night.
Thank you.

Me - 38
DH - 41
IUI#1 with Clomid - BFN
IVF #1 -3d transfer of 3 embryos.  BFP.  Unviable HB at 6 weeks.  D&C at 8.5 weeks.
IVF #2 -5d transfer of 2 blasts. BFP. Low Beta HCG - did 5 beta tests over 10 days - RE concerned ectopic.  1st U/S HB 114! 2nd U/S HB 150! Graduated from RE 7 weeks 5 days (11/5).  First OB appt 8 weeks 4 days (11/11) - HB 170 and measuring exactly on schedule.  Phew. 
EDD 6/19/14.  Keeping every finger and toe crossed tigh
t.

Re: Possible Ectopic

  • I'm so so sorry that you are dealing with this. I'm praying that it's not an ectopic pregnancy. If the doctor says don't leave town, you don't leave town! Your husband needs to be on board with that! Maybe he's just putting up some defense mechanisms. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is just a terrible scare that ends up a happy story. You've been through so much already. My best to you.
    TTC since May 2012
    Me: 32 H: 31
    DX: MFI-Very Low Count, I have Hashimotos.
    IVF prep September 2013 cancelled due to Ovarian Cyst
    IVF #1 October 2013 Antagonistic Protocol with ICSI  ER 10/31/13 (18R 16M 11F- 6 blasts to freeze)
    ET delayed due to OHSS 
    FET scheduled for July 8. Delayed due to a crazy high TSH (it had been under control for YEARS!)
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  • I'm so sorry you're going through this! I hope everything is okay! I wouldn't want to leave town either abd definitely wouldn't want to be in a situation where I had to pretend I was happy when I was feeling down.
    2013- 2 IVF cycles with PGD to prevent genetic disorder from being passed on. Both BFFN :(
    2/2014 pregnant!  EDD 10/17/2014

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  • Hope you are able to rest tonight. Be kind to yourself. Hopefully YH will come around and you will have good news next week. Keep us posted
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  • Thinking of you & hoping for the best!!
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    Dx: Poor Embryo Quality, Arcuate Uterus, Poor Uterine Blood Flow, Mild Endo, 
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    IUI #1-5: BFN
    Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy: minimal endo, partial septoplasty
    IVF #1: 10R/6M/6F ~ Day 3 ET = BFN
    IVF #2: 14R/9M/5F ~ transfer canceled ~ all embryos arrested at 1-2 cell stage
    IVF #3: 9R/5M/5F ~ 1 frosty!
    IVF #4 (FET #1): BFN

    IVF #5 (DE IVF #1 with Dr. KK protocol): Currently PREGNANT!!!!!!
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    Lupron + Lovenox + Delestrogen + IVIG + B/W = 2-5 pokes a day
    19R, 17M, 17F - transferred two Grade A blasts 11/16, four frosties!!!
    Beta #1 11/24 (13dpo/8dp5dt) = 367 ~ Beta #2 11/26 (15dpo/10dp5dt) = 709
    Beta #3 11/29 (18dpo/13dp5dt) = 1,997 ~ Beta #4 12/1 (20dpo/15dp5dt) = 3,403

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  • I'm sorry you are going through this. If it is any help, ectopic pregnancy seems pretty low in ivf. The reason is that the little tiny hairs (cilia) that move the fertilized egg to the uterus for implantation, is totally bi-passed by the embryo being placed directly into the uterus. From what I understand the flow direction of the fluids and cilia means that ectopic pregnancy while not impossible, is a lot lower in ivf vs natural conception. That being said... FX for you! Hope that makes you feel a little better.
    Me: 38
    DX:  Adenomyosis, Compounded MTHFR, PAI-1 4G variant

    DH: 34
    MFI due to Testicular Cancer

    Married March 2012 <3
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    10 little polar bears
    FET #1 with 2 polar bears ~Nov 6, 2013 BFN :(
    FET # 2 with 2 more polar bears ~March 19, 2014 BFP!!!
    Beta 1= 276
    Beta 2= 662
    4/19/14 ~ baby A became an angel
    5/02/14 ~ baby B became an angel
    5/3/14 ~ D&C
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    October 13, 2014 ~ BFN
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  • I'm sorry.  I will pray for you and hope that you have more answers this week. 

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    Married August 2012 -- Me (40 yrs old) My husband (45 yrs. old) 

    RE referral from ObGYN in late Jan. 2013 -- Testing Confirms Unexplained IF 

    IUI #"s1 - 3 (Femara + IUI) April - June 2013 - all BFN

      Decided to do IVF... Began stimming on September 10th!  Egg Retrieval 9/20/13.  19 eggs: 6 to mature to freeze after 6 fertilized with ICSI

     3 morula stage embryos transferred on 9/25/13.....Beta #1 on 10/4/13/ = 7.5  Beta #2 on 10/6/13 =  negative

      IVF#2 - Lupron plan  (set to begin on 10/28/13)  (Planning on thawing and fertilizing our 6 eggs with ICSI as well as all of the mature eggs they retrieve with this fresh cycle.)

     Late October 2013 - ectopic pregnancy - methotrexate injection....benched 3 months

    CD1 - 12/5/13...Lupron set to start on 12/26/13; CD1 - 1/2/14....Baseline 1/3/14....begin follistim tonight and continue with lupron.  (Got my calendar today!  IVF#2 is a go!)

    ER = 1/14/14  (11 eggs....9 were mature. 9 fertilized.  Of the 6 mature eggs we thawed, only 4 fertilized.  At this time, we have 13 eggs fertilized and growing.  Waiting for news about a 3-day or 5-day transfer.)

    ET = 1/19/14  (5dt).....3 blastocysts transferred!   (All nine embryos didn't make it to freeze.  =(  )

    Beta #1 = 1/28/14   (2 weeks after ER)  BFP! 209 (9dp5dt)   EDD 10/7/14

    Beta #2 - 1/30/14  (11 dp5dt) 302

    Beta #3 - 2/3/14  (15 dp5dt)  1222 

    Ultrasound set for 2/17/14......TWINS!        Twin A - HR 124 bpm; Twin B - HR 126 bpm

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  • I really hope your baby is in the uterus. I've had more than one ectopic. At about 8 weeks you will feel pain that is like an electronic shock on one side. Please look out for sensations like that.

    Three ectopic preganacies in left tube in 1999, 2003 and 2004. HSG in 2010 concluded left tube blockage. IUI with femara in 2012 BFN. IVF #1 June 2013, 20 retreived, 14 mature, 12 fertilized via ICSI, one transferred, four frozen, BFN.  FET in September 2013 - BFN:( FET #2 April 2014 - BFP!!!!

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  • Thanks everyone for the kind words of support and encouragement.  I think husband came around today to understanding a bit more what's going on for me emotionally.  I'll keep you all posted ... I'm really praying this isn't ectopic.  I read online that the injection they give you for that means you're out of the game for 3 months - and, I'm imagining the surgery for ectopic would be the same ... ? At least with my D&C I was able to try again after one natural period.  Deep breaths.
    Me - 38
    DH - 41
    IUI#1 with Clomid - BFN
    IVF #1 -3d transfer of 3 embryos.  BFP.  Unviable HB at 6 weeks.  D&C at 8.5 weeks.
    IVF #2 -5d transfer of 2 blasts. BFP. Low Beta HCG - did 5 beta tests over 10 days - RE concerned ectopic.  1st U/S HB 114! 2nd U/S HB 150! Graduated from RE 7 weeks 5 days (11/5).  First OB appt 8 weeks 4 days (11/11) - HB 170 and measuring exactly on schedule.  Phew. 
    EDD 6/19/14.  Keeping every finger and toe crossed tigh
    t.
  • So sorry you are going through this.  Prayers for you
    TTC 2007
    Me-OK DH- MFI
    2010 IUI 1-3 Femara + Ovidrill BFN
    Change DR 5/12 IUI 4-5 Natural Cycle BFN
    5/13 DH diagnosed with b1/b3 microdeletion of Y chromosome
    IVF #1 July  Started Lupron 7/5 AF 7/14
    ER 8/1 7R 5M 3F W/ICSI ET 8/6 Moved to 8/7 due to no blast 
    Transferred our UNO embryo Beta #1 27 Beta #2 33 Beta #3 29 CP :(
    IVF #2 Started Lupron 2/14 
    Protocol 10U Lupron, 150 Bravelle, 150 Menopur, HGH for 4 days, Dexamethesone, 
    Supplements 6000mg CoQ10, 100mg DHEA, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, 
    ER 3/12 8R 4 able to be injected 2f with ICSI ET 3/15 2 "perfect" textbook Embryos
    2 crinone, estrace, dexamethesone, doxycycline
    BETA #1 3/26 201  BETA #2 3/28 524  BETA #3 4/5 9,876  Ultrasound April 7 Showed TWINs
    April 18 ultrasound Baby A HB 147   Baby B HB 146  Both measuring 7w1d
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    Jonathan Daniel received his angel wings July 23, 2014 :( born 9/20/14
    Jackson Thomas was born October 31, 2014 @ 35w 5d
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