Infertility

The Waiting Game

Hi Everyone! I feel like such a large part of what we go through is waiting. Waiting for results, periods to start and to stop, appointments, etc.

For me right now, it's PGS results for our 4 little embryos. Should be hearing back in the next week.


So, no matter what stage of treatment you're in- what are you currently waiting for?



Me: 32, Hubs: 36
Married: September 2013
TTC since April 2014, Dx: MFI
DH started Clomid Oct 2015
April-June 2016- 3 IUIs: All BFN
July 2016- IVF #1: 16 eggs ->1 PGS-normal embryo
Sept 2016- single FET #1: BFN
Nov 2016- IVF #2 16 eggs -> 3 PGS-normal embryos
Jan 2017- single FET #2: BFN
Feb 2017- endometrial scratch
March 2017- FET #3 (double transfer): BFP!
   Beta #1: 386 (9dp5dt), Beta #2: 1,960 (12dp5dt)
   Pregnant with: Triplets Twins Singleton
   It's a GIRL! :)
   EDD: November 16, 2017
   Dx w/ preeclampsia: Updated delivery date: 10/4/17
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Re: The Waiting Game

  • My beta for my first fresh IVF cycle and it's driving me crazy! You're absolutely right. Everything is always hurry up and wait. 
    TTC #1 since August 2013
    Unexplained/ Endo
    Medicated IUIs # 1-3 BFN
    IVF #1- BFN
    FET #1- BFP; Ectopic pregnancy found at 7wks
    FET #2- February 2017 BFP  Beta #1- 119 (8dp5dt) Beta #2- 475 (12dp5dt)
  • Waiting for the genetic probe to be done so I can start stims for my 1st ivf cycle....hurry up probe!!!
  • My beta from my fresh transfer. Not till the 29th...and it's killin' me smalls!!
    lilmissslpFatPony
  • After our first IUI this morning, I'm in the TWW! Beta will be 8/4. Hurry up and wait is the story of my life!

    Good luck to all of you! 

    @Sunflower5678 you're almost there! 
    When is your beta, @lilmissslp
    Fingers crossed for you both, @caseyw8784 @LeFemmeViolette!! 
    Me: 39, DH: 34
    Married 5/2009; TTC #1 since 2013
    MC: March 2013 (7w)
    MC: August 2013 (7w2d)
    MC: April 2014 (9w)
    MC: January 2015 (4w4d, CP)
    MC: November 2015 (7w3d)

    TTCAL with RE (RPL specialist): February 2016
    Dx: DOR, Low AMH, Mild MFI, Secondary IF
    2016: medicated TI cycles ---> medicated IUI cycles: All BFN

    Donor Egg IVF Transfer planned for April MAY 1, 2017
    Transferred 2 beautiful blasts, hoping for the best!
    May 11, 2017: BFP!! Beta #1: 449.1, Beta #2: 844, Beta #3: 1714
    EDD: 1/17/18, it's a GIRL! 
    caseyw8784
  • Good question!! I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes it's hard to enjoy life when you are constantly waiting for something so life changing I feel like. I'm  waiting to start stims for my first IVF.

    Does anyone else feel like sometimes they put their life on hold during all this IF treatment? We've been looking for months for a new bedroom set and I found one I like but I just can't pull the trigger. Same with every other purchase over $100. I just think- what if I need this money for another round of IVF (and we are so lucky to have coverage for the first!!) it's hard to keep on living through all this but I try. If anyone has any advice on this... Let me know!

    Age: 29 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015

    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.55), slight MFI 

    March 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, TI, Progesterone-BFN (1-2 follies)

    April 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (1-2 follies)

    May 2016- Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (5 follies)

    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.

    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN

    Oct/Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- BFN

    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN

    Feb-April 2017- Cysts/Delays/Sadness :(

    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(

    Sept 2017- Donor #2....

  • Waiting for AF.  Damn you Mother Nature!  When I want you to arrive, you don't.  When I pray you don't arrive during a TWW, you do.  If my period doesn't start within another week, my specialist will try to induce it with progesterone.  I prefer to let it kick start on its own before starting my FET cycle.
  • @fivetimesnoluck my beta is 7/26!
    TTC #1 since August 2013
    Unexplained/ Endo
    Medicated IUIs # 1-3 BFN
    IVF #1- BFN
    FET #1- BFP; Ectopic pregnancy found at 7wks
    FET #2- February 2017 BFP  Beta #1- 119 (8dp5dt) Beta #2- 475 (12dp5dt)
    fivetimesnoluck
  • I'm currently in the TWW for my first IVF cycle which was a frozen transfer. Two more days till my beta on Monday and  starting to go crazy!!
    lilmissslpSunflower5678
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    @JamieH2000 I completely understand. I just recently realized that I had been putting life on hold for over 2 years, going through the motions of living but really eating, sleeping, thinking about our goal and how to improve our chances.  I wanted to start living life again rather than focusing so much on having a child. It's been hard since I'm trying to get ready for a new protocol in September. I tell DH that I'm getting sucked back into this.  

    So, I'm waiting for September, waiting to be sucked back into the all consuming mindset that is infertility.
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
  • Kp214- i totally get it. I really hope this new protocol is the key to your BFP! Since it's not until sept, hopefully you can do everything you can to enjoy the rest of the summer. I find it much more easy to find joy and be distracted from this all in the summer when there is so much sunshine and activities going on :0)

    Age: 29 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015

    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.55), slight MFI 

    March 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, TI, Progesterone-BFN (1-2 follies)

    April 2016- Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (1-2 follies)

    May 2016- Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI, Progesterone- BFN (5 follies)

    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.

    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN

    Oct/Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- BFN

    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN

    Feb-April 2017- Cysts/Delays/Sadness :(

    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(

    Sept 2017- Donor #2....

    Kp214
  • I just got my biopsy results from my polyp removal and it was pre cancerous so they have me on a drug for cacer, and I'm on it for at least the next 3 months so we are waiting to see it the polyps return and if they do if they grow to the c word before we can move forward with anything.
  • My frozen transfer late August.  I don't know why I had to wait so long after my failed June fresh cycle.
    me:39 dh:41
    me:PCOS, blocked left fallopian tube, hyperprolactinemia  (dh's swimmers are perfect/normal)
    Tried 3 rounds of clomid with Ovidrel trigger (BFNs)
    May/June 2016 IVF   6/1 ER 7 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized via ICSI  6 embryos made it to blasts.
    6/6 2 AA embryos transfered, 4 BBs frozen
    Beta 6/18  -- BFN
    FET #1 August 22 BFN
    Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Round 2 was a bust. 6 eggs, Only 1 embryo made it, no transfer
    IVF round 3 starting July 2017
  • Waiting for an appointment at our new clinic. We're moving across the country for work so we have to switch clinics.

    TTC#1 Since March 2015
    MFI and FFI
    April 2017/May 2017 - IVF
  • @sleepyrn - i don't get that either, but i've seen others say the same thing? Did anyone say why you couldn't just start again with the beginning of your next cycle? 

    @JamieH2000 - all the freaking time! lol. when we first started the ivf journey, we (dh, me, and my doctor) had planned on a may/june cycle/transfer. i knew there would always be delays so we purposefully didn't plan anything for this summer, and started making plans for this fall. silly me. now, these plans might be getting cancelled if they end up interfering with the cycles! it'll be sad, but, oh well... :neutral:
  • @caseyw8784 ; They didn't say.  I don't know if its because they only take so many cases each cycle or bc RE had a vacation planned.  But I was/am disappointed that I have to wait so long.  My birthday will be during my 2ww.  Talk about torture.  
    me:39 dh:41
    me:PCOS, blocked left fallopian tube, hyperprolactinemia  (dh's swimmers are perfect/normal)
    Tried 3 rounds of clomid with Ovidrel trigger (BFNs)
    May/June 2016 IVF   6/1 ER 7 eggs retrieved, 7 fertilized via ICSI  6 embryos made it to blasts.
    6/6 2 AA embryos transfered, 4 BBs frozen
    Beta 6/18  -- BFN
    FET #1 August 22 BFN
    Dec 2016/Jan 2017 Round 2 was a bust. 6 eggs, Only 1 embryo made it, no transfer
    IVF round 3 starting July 2017
  • I'm waiting for our self-imposed break to end at the end of the summer. (But I'm still enjoying the summer and the lack of doctors appointments!) Then I'll be inducing a new cycle, and waiting for THAT to start.... Such a love/hate relationship w/ AF!
    Me: 33, PCOS with anovulation
    DH: 36, No known issues
    TTC since 11/2014
    1000mg Metformin daily

    Oct-Dec 2015: Letrozole 5mg, Ovidrel, TI = BFN x 2
    Feb-May 2016: Letrozole 5mg, Ovidrel, TI, Prometrium = BFN x 3
    August 2016: Clomid 100mg no response, Letrozole 5mg, Ovidrel, TI, Prometrium = BFN

    FatPony
  • Waiting for a frozen transfer in Sept. My last transfer ended in a devastating chemical pregnancy, so I'm actually quite happy to take a little break from the infertility circus
    lilmissslp
  • YES.  Waiting.  Right now, waiting to hear when I can get an appointment for my sister to have an US to make sure her ovaries are in a place they can access for an ER (she is donating eggs.  Good AMH, but had a hysterectomy and sometimes the ovaries head north after that).

    Hopefully in the next few weeks.  It is tricky because we have to fly her up here (just from OR to Seattle).  

    The big wait I am already irritated with is the PGD, which we won't get started until we have actual embryos to test.  My sister has a different BRCA mutation than I do (we won the genetic lottery, apparently), so we will build a genetic probe to screen for that and try not to pass it on.  It takes forever, and I know we will have issues getting swabs from everyone we need swabs from (need them from my 2 sisters, myself, my husband, and probably my dad and one of his sisters).  

    My dad is.....difficult in many ways and I don't know if he'll agree to send in swabs.  Plus, even if he *does* agree to that, he will also need to agree to actually be BRCA tested.  He has her same mutation (his sister has the exact same one--no way for my sister to have it if he didn't pass it on).  My dad wouldn't come out and refuse to help, but he never sent in the swab we needed when we were BRCA testing MY embryos earlier this year.  Drama is coming.
    Me: Age 39  Husband: Age 40
    Chemo killed my ovaries
    4/30/13 ER just prior to chemo: 8 embryos frozen at 2pn. 2 survived to blasts/1 PGS normal

    4/16 ER cancelled on CD7: 1 follicle on L/ 0 follicles on R
    FET #1  7/13/16  BFN

    Super shocker +HPT 9/19
    EDD: 5/10/17

    Still moving forward with donor eggs from my sister for baby #2
    ER 4/24, 5 eggs fertilized/growing.  Awaiting blast results, then PGS/PGD and FET ~1/18

    My TTC/Cancer/Random thoughts blog:  http://www.dinktodiapers.blogspot.com/
  • @PNW12RN - i feel like i could've written your post about the frustrations of PGD testing! i've been waiting almost 6 months to get all my family members to get their sh** in line and not only to get tested, but to get their results sent to the lab my RE is using...grrr. i definitely feel you! :neutral:
  • I'm waiting for my hysteroscopy in September to start a fresh IVF cycle in October! I don't think the waiting game ever gets any easier! 
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