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  • Hi all,
    *tw*
    Beta update.  It was 14.5.  On the low side.  I'm scared but hoping it goes up.  

  • @lady_grey hoping it doubles at ur next beta, when is it? u just couldve implanted late, keeping the hope alive!!

    Katkirch so sorry sending u hugs, best of luck next cycle!!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

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  • @lady_grey I hope the number keep climbing! When is your next beta?

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


  • @lady_grey Hope those numbers keep going up!!

  • @lady_grey FX!! Sending lots of sticky bean thoughts.
    **TW**
    Me: 31, DH:33
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!! EDD: 8/30/2017 
    August 25, 2017: It's a Girl!!
    April 12, 2019: FET, BFP!!! Baby BOY EDD: 12/29/2019
  • Thanks so much ladies! I have my fingers crossed and am praying for each of us! ALSO, sticky bean is absolutely adorable and I will be using that phrase from now on! Lol.
    Me: 29 DH: 30

    Married 07/05/2008

    TTC since 09/2013

    IUI: Oct. 17 2015 BFN: 11/05/15

    IUI: June 14 2016 BFP: 07/04/16 (Miscarried07/06/16)

    IUI: Sep. 21 2016 BFN: 10/05/16

    IUI: Oct. 24 2016 BFN: 10/29/16

    IUI: Nov. 11 2016 BFN: 11/25/16

    IUI Feb. 26 2018 BFN: 03/08/18 (First IUI with meds)

    IUI March 26 2018 BFP: 04/10/18

    Furbaby: Copper (Shiba Inu) 3 years old


  • edited September 2016
    @Katkirch I am sorry for the negative. It sucks. I'll see you on the October board.

    @lady_grey I will keep everything crossed that those numbers continue to rise!

    Me: 40, DH: 35 / Married: 2009; TTC #1: 2013

    2013 - 2015: 5 pregnancies —> 5 miscarriages

    TTCAL with RE (RPL specialist): February 2016

    2016: 3 medicated TI cycles —> 3 medicated IUI cycles: All BFN

    Donor Egg IVF Transfer: May 1, 2017

    May 11, 2017: BFP!! Beta #1: 449.1, Beta #2: 844, Beta #3: 1714

    EDD: 1/17/18, it's a GIRL!  <3 E. L. A. born 12/7/2017








  • mrsdaddariomrsdaddario
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    @lady_grey FX so so hard that your beta continues to rise! 

    @Katkirch I'm so sorry for the BFN. 

    Eta: @beary67 Ugh, I'm so sorry. Has AF shown yet? Somehow whenever AF shows, I feel the hope of a new cycle bloom. 
    Me: 30 MH: 31
    9/15 - Married! / TTC # 1
    4/16 - Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS / hsg = clear tubes/ SA = normal 
    5/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    6/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    7/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    8/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    9/16 - Gonal-f 150iu + IUI = BFN
    10/16 - Gonal-f 75iu, Menopur 75iu, Prednisone, Low Dose Naltrexone + IUI = BFN
    Break 
    4/17 - BFP Natural Cycle before IVF
    EDD: 1/6/18
    Baby Boy Born: 12/14/17


    beary67

  • Eta: @beary67 Ugh, I'm so sorry. Has AF shown yet? Somehow whenever AF shows, I feel the hope of a new cycle bloom. 
    That's such a nice way to see it! It's a new opportunity. I definitely like the beginning of a new cycle better than the TWW; you're back in control again--well as much as you can be.

    @lady_grey FX your numbers keep growing!
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
    mrsdaddariobeary67ReesaAnne16mrsdee15
  • lady_grey keeping you in my thoughts! Lots of FX to you! Have you gotten to talk to your Dr more? Wishing you an awesome next Beta Draw #s! 
    Me: 37 DH: 32 TTGP Since 2014 INFERTILITY INFO (Medicated, IUI's, IVF/FET) IN SPOILER
    October 2014-April 2015: Without Medication or Doctor Guidance No Periods/No O BFN 
    Medicated April-December 2015: Clomid (didn't work) and so we tried Femera/Letrozole. Progesterone Met 1000 Not diagnosed PCOS but treating the same. Anovulatory. TI No US No O BFN 

    - TW - 
    IUI"S 
    January 2016-October 2016: Letrozole 2.5mg-7.5 mg, Pregyl or Ovideral Trigger Shot.
    9 cycles of IUI
    (7 Cancelled due to no mature follicles) (2 attempted IUI's with mature follicles)  

    IUI # 2 June 2016 and July 2016:  Met 1000, Estrogen (21 days), Progesterone (5 days) Femera 5m 6/28/16 Ultrasound CD14 = 25 follie. Pregnyl Trigger CD14 IUI 7/13 1stBeta (DPO 15): 7.6 (Surprise BFP...but Low #'s) 2ndBeta (DPO 17): 18 3rdBeta (DPO 19) 52.8 Progesterone Prescribed (spotting) 4thBeta (DPO 26) 6.9 Chemical Pregnancy BFN

    IVF and FET (diagnosed with PCOS) 204 pounds at start of IVF
    IVF # 1 October and November 2016: CCRM - Minneapolis 10/14 Consult and CD 3 testing, 10/14 started (OCP Antagonist - BCP) BCP, 10/21 1 day work up, Doxycycline 100mg 10 days, 10/24 stop bcp, Bloodwork US 10/29, 10/30-11/8 Stims 2 vials of Menopur, Dexamethasone, 225 of Gonal-F daily (dropped to 120). CCRM Vitamin Cocktail (like 20 of them), Monitoring (11/2, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8), Retrieval 11/10 (38 eggs, 30 mature, 16 fertilized ICSI), 11/16 8 Blasts 11/30 CCS testing results 3 Normal 5aa's (2 boys and 1 girl) 1 Unknown 4 Abnormal (All girls) 


    Fet #1 January 2017: CCRM - Minneapolis bcp/lupron/suppository/p4 in oil QOD AF 12/7, 12/8 start meds. 1/3 lining and blood work check 14/15 mm, BW check 1/6. 1/9 transfer with acupuncture 1 CCS/PGS Normal 5aa hatching Progesterone around 26ish? Lower estrogen level 207 (wanted above 300 but over 200 was acceptable), started 1 estrace, progesterone in oil every other day, vivelle dot patches 4 every other day, 3x estrodiol daily, vitamin cocktail. POAS: - 4dp5dt and 5dp5dt, 6dp5dt frer very very very faint line. 7dp5dt and 8dp5dt + on Accuclear. 8dp5dt pregnant on a clear blue easy digital. 214 pounds at FET
    1/18 #1 Beta 91.1
    1/20 #2 Beta 215.9
    2/3 6 week US 2 sacs? Twins? but only 1 heartbeat/pole good heartbeat Stopped taking baby asprin Added in DHEA Veg Vitamin (also got the report that they transferred a girl 5aa eggo) 
    2/10 7 week US 2 sacs (likely vanishing twin) only 1 heartbeat/pole etc good heartbeat 137
    2/24 9 week US 1 eggo sac good heart beat 182 1 very small fluid sac (shrinking) 
    2/24 9 week 2 days start weening. Graduated from RE (CCRM is now starting weening as soon as 8.5 weeks)
    3/7 10 Weeks 5 days  weened completely of FET meds A1C 5.3% (Normal)
    3/9 11 Weeks 1 day my progesterone level was 15 and my estrogen level was 881 (I freaked out!)
    3/16 12 Weeks 1 day baby heard on doppler 164 HB
    4/14 16 week 2 days Ultrasound baby is looking good with all good numbers sized 17 weeks. Also got to hear her on the doppler for a few mins too. 

    5/5 19 Weeks 2 days going in for "20" week anatomy ultrasound got measurements but need to come back as wasn't able to get all the measurements
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 4.6 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (78%) HC 17.0 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (70%) AC 14.5 cm 19 weeks 4 days* (69%) Femur 3.1 cm 19 weeks 6 days* (63%) Humerus 3.1 cm 20 weeks 2 days (84%) Cerebellum 2.0 cm 19 weeks 5 days
    CisternaMagna 6.2 mm Nuchal Fold 4.5 mm
    HC/AC 1.17 FL/AC 0.22 FL/BPD 0.68 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 309 grams - 0 lbs 11 oz
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 19 weeks 5 days +/- 10 days.

    6/9 24 Weeks 2 days Glucose Test 1 hour (Failed) 190
    6/16 25 Weeks 2 days Ultrasound and 1st Baby Shower 
    6/20 25 Weeks 6 days Glucose Test 3 Hours (Failed) 95 (95), 183 (180), 213 (155), 198 (140) etc
    6/21 26 Weeks Recommended to a perintologist
    6/22 26 Weeks 1 day start monitoring blood sugar levels 
    6/30 27 Weeks 2 day A1 (blood sugar test ordered)

    7/5 28 Weeks Echo and 3d Ultrasound
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 2.6 Q2: 3.2 Q3: 4.8 Q4: 5.6 AFI Total = 16.3 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal 
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 7.2 cm 28 weeks 5 days* (60%) HC 26.4 cm 28 weeks 4 days* (48%) AC 23.3 cm 27 weeks 4 days* (36%) Femur 5.2 cm 28 weeks 0 days* (36%) Humerus 4.8 cm 28 weeks 0 days (49%)
    HC/AC 1.13 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.73 Ceph Index 0.77 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1142 grams - 2 lbs 8 oz (37%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 28 weeks 1 day +/- 14 days.

    7/10 28 Weeks 5 days Dietitian Appt and Lactatcian Consultant and A1 blood draw 5.4% (normal) 218.5 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks GD consult. 6 Lantus at 7pm daily. Novolog 1 unit for every 15 gm carbohydrate if consumed more than 30 gm at brkfst or 60 gm at lunch or supper 215.6 pounds
    7/20 30 Weeks Transferred care to OB due to high risk. 216 pounds

    8/2 32 Weeks Ultrasound (not cooperative and still breech) and then weekly NST's
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.0 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (44%) HC 29.2 cm 31 weeks 6 days* (22%) AC 26.9 cm 31 weeks 0 days* (24%)  Femur 6.3 cm 32 weeks 2 days* (57%) Humerus 5.7 cm 32 weeks 6 days (71%)
    HC/AC 1.08 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.78 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 1808 grams - 3 lbs 15 oz (29%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 31 weeks 6 days +/- 18 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.4 Q2: 2.9 Q3: 2.9 Q4: 4.4 AFI Total = 13.6 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/8 32w6d upped to 1:10 for dinner 
    8/11 Baby Shower
    8/13 Baby Shower
    8/16 34 weeks NST good reading Upped to 8 at bed for fasting and 1:7 for dinner 
    8/18 Dr Appt

    8/24 35 weeks 1 day (was suppose to be scheduled for 36 weeks) Weeks Ultrasound/GD Dr Appt/OB Appt 
    Frank Breech
    MEASUREMENTS BPD 8.9 cm 35 weeks 6 days* (67%) HC 31.7 cm 35 weeks 1 day * (35%) AC 30.2 cm 34 weeks 2 days* (33%) Femur 6.9 cm 34 weeks 6 days* (57%) Humerus 6.0 cm 34 weeks 6 days (64%)
    HC/AC 1.05 FL/AC 0.23 FL/BPD 0.78 Ceph Index 0.80 EFW (Ac/Fl/Hc) 2494 grams - 5 lbs 8 oz (39%)
    THE AVERAGE GESTATIONAL AGE is 35 weeks 1 day +/- 21 days.
    AMNIOTIC FLUID Q1: 3.3 Q2: 3.8 Q3: 2.4 Q4: 3.8 AFI Total = 13.4 cm Amniotic Fluid: Normal

    8/31 36 Weeks
    9/7 37 Weeks
    9/10 Water broke...I got it tested at the emergency room it it showed it was negative. More water breaking and didn't go to the dr.
    9/11 37 weeks 4 days Called the Dr and got retested for water breaking...
    10:30pmish Baby Girl Born via Emergency C Section (Frank Breech Baby) 6lbs 3oz  -
    9/13 Dropped to 5 pounds 10oz and had jaundice 
    9/13 38 weeks

    9/22 39 Weeks 2 days C Section Scheduled for 10am (arrive at 8am) Equinox/Solstice
    EDD 9/27
  • Bababatty said:

    Eta: @beary67 Ugh, I'm so sorry. Has AF shown yet? Somehow whenever AF shows, I feel the hope of a new cycle bloom. 
    That's such a nice way to see it! It's a new opportunity. I definitely like the beginning of a new cycle better than the TWW; you're back in control again--well as much as you can be.

    @lady_grey FX your numbers keep growing!
    @mrsdaddario it started late yesterday so I am going to count today as CD 1 (the nurse at the RE office agreed with this).  I am a little nervous for this cycle because I have my scan on CD 11 and then we leave that same day to fly across the country and will be gone CD 12, 13 and 14 (we come home late in the afternoon on CD 14)  I am hoping the doctor can just manipulate when I trigger so I can have the IUI on CD 15.  My IUIs in the past have always been on CD 14.  But, I've never had super huge follicles at my scans.  Last cycle, I had 2 follicles just measuring under 18mm on CD 11, so I'm hoping not doing an IUI on CD 14 won't mess things up.  If worse comes to worse, we can always do timed intercourse since we will be together.  I think I'm stressing out way more than I should!  

    I agree with @Bababatty about your positive outlook on a new cycle!  
    About me:
    TTC#1: October 2015
    dx: PCOS & MFI
    IUI #1 w/Femara + Ovidrel June 2016 ~ BFP
    July 2016: Blighted Ovum
    IUI #2 w/Femara + Ovidrel September 2016 ~BFN
    IUI #3 w/Femara + Ovidrel October 2016 ~BFN
    IUI #4 w/Femara + Ovidrel November 2016 ~BFN
    IVF with ICSI January 2017 ~BFN
    FET February 2017 ~BFN
    IVF with ICSI March 2017 ~BFP--Twins Due 12/8/17
    Team Blue X 2!
    mrsdaddarioBababattyReesaAnne16
  • @beary67 I think you mentioned starting the Letrozole later in the cycle? CD 5-9? If that's the case, I think you're timing will be perfect. And no need to worry about premature ovulation. But yes, if worse comes to worse you can always do TI. But let's hope it doesn't come to that! 
    Me: 30 MH: 31
    9/15 - Married! / TTC # 1
    4/16 - Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS / hsg = clear tubes/ SA = normal 
    5/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    6/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    7/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    8/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    9/16 - Gonal-f 150iu + IUI = BFN
    10/16 - Gonal-f 75iu, Menopur 75iu, Prednisone, Low Dose Naltrexone + IUI = BFN
    Break 
    4/17 - BFP Natural Cycle before IVF
    EDD: 1/6/18
    Baby Boy Born: 12/14/17


  • @beary67 I think you mentioned starting the Letrozole later in the cycle? CD 5-9? If that's the case, I think you're timing will be perfect. And no need to worry about premature ovulation. But yes, if worse comes to worse you can always do TI. But let's hope it doesn't come to that! 
    That's what I thought too--but the nurse today said there would be no difference in outcome of how I respond if I take it 5-9 or 3-7.  So I am going to stick with 3-7 I guess.  I'm just nervous!  
    About me:
    TTC#1: October 2015
    dx: PCOS & MFI
    IUI #1 w/Femara + Ovidrel June 2016 ~ BFP
    July 2016: Blighted Ovum
    IUI #2 w/Femara + Ovidrel September 2016 ~BFN
    IUI #3 w/Femara + Ovidrel October 2016 ~BFN
    IUI #4 w/Femara + Ovidrel November 2016 ~BFN
    IVF with ICSI January 2017 ~BFN
    FET February 2017 ~BFN
    IVF with ICSI March 2017 ~BFP--Twins Due 12/8/17
    Team Blue X 2!
  • @beary67 I'll keep eurrrythang crossed that you don't O early!!
    Me: 30 MH: 31
    9/15 - Married! / TTC # 1
    4/16 - Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS / hsg = clear tubes/ SA = normal 
    5/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    6/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    7/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    8/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    9/16 - Gonal-f 150iu + IUI = BFN
    10/16 - Gonal-f 75iu, Menopur 75iu, Prednisone, Low Dose Naltrexone + IUI = BFN
    Break 
    4/17 - BFP Natural Cycle before IVF
    EDD: 1/6/18
    Baby Boy Born: 12/14/17


  • @lady_grey Keep us posted!! All of my fingers and toes are crossed for you!  

    @ReesaAnne16 I think we are IUI twins if yours was Wednesday, that's when mine was!  

    AFM, IUI was last Wednesday.  Two great follies.  I'm so nervous that it's gone so well this time.  
    DD born PPROM preemie at 36 weeks on 10/1/17 after over a year TI, 
    then 3 failed IUIs, and finally a successful IVF FET.

    Due with #2 5/2/19 after HIO once in my FW,
    because apparently that's how life works now. Team Blue!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    fivetimesnoluckmrsdaddario
  • @lady_grey Positive thoughts girl. It's gonna be okay. There's a sticky little bean growing!! 
    **TW**
    Me: 31, DH:33
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!! EDD: 8/30/2017 
    August 25, 2017: It's a Girl!!
    April 12, 2019: FET, BFP!!! Baby BOY EDD: 12/29/2019
    lady_grey
  • @ReesaAnne16 Good luck with your IUI today!  Hope it goes well!

    @lady_grey Keep up the hope.  I'm hoping with you for a huge number today to ease your worries.  Praying for a healthy 9 months!

    @beary67 I understand being nervous about the timing but I agree that 1 more day might be good for the growth.  Fx that it all works perfectly for you this month.

    Me: 28 with PCOS
    DH: 30, TTC since May 2015
    Started 2000mg Metformin in 8/2016
    8/2016: Letrozole (4 follies)  BFN
    9/2016: Letrozole (2 follies),  IUI, progesterone, BFN
    10/2016: Letrozole (2 follies),  IUI, progesterone, BFN
    11/2016: Letrozole (2-4 follies), IUI, progesterone, BFN
    beary67lady_greyReesaAnne16
  • @ReesaAnne16 Good luck with your IUI today! 

    @lady_grey I'm really hoping for good news for you! FX!

    Good luck to all wrapping up their IUIs this week and to all in the TWW!

    AF has come--not unexpected, still disappointing--so off to the October board. I hope none of you have to follow because you all get BFPs!!
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN. :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP. :'( January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones); September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4 BFP EDD 6/22/19
    lady_greyReesaAnne16
  • @ReesaAnne16 Good luck today!!
    Me: 30 MH: 31
    9/15 - Married! / TTC # 1
    4/16 - Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS / hsg = clear tubes/ SA = normal 
    5/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    6/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    7/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    8/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    9/16 - Gonal-f 150iu + IUI = BFN
    10/16 - Gonal-f 75iu, Menopur 75iu, Prednisone, Low Dose Naltrexone + IUI = BFN
    Break 
    4/17 - BFP Natural Cycle before IVF
    EDD: 1/6/18
    Baby Boy Born: 12/14/17


    ReesaAnne16
  • ReesaAnne16ReesaAnne16
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    edited September 2016
    Thanks for all your well wishes ladies!

    The IUI itself went smoothly, but DH's motile count was really low... :( only 4M.
    Last time is was almost 11M... I'm so bummed
    Our Dr. is worried about the dropping counts, but thought IUI this month was still worth trying. I was able to ask her again about the previous DNA fragmentation results, and she really doesn't think there's enough research to suggest IUI's won't work for us. I guess that's a relief. But now with numbers dropping too, I can feel my hope slipping away. 


    @lady_grey I hope your second beta is really excellent today!!

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    mrsdee15
  • ReesaAnne16 I'm right there with you hun. You're not alone. I felt so defeated when she told me his count was 651K. You never know thought. Keep your chin up and know that we're thinking of you!! Lots of baby dust your way! 
    **TW**
    Me: 31, DH:33
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!! EDD: 8/30/2017 
    August 25, 2017: It's a Girl!!
    April 12, 2019: FET, BFP!!! Baby BOY EDD: 12/29/2019
    ReesaAnne16
  • @ReesaAnne16 I'm sorry for the less than ideal count. But fx that out of all those bad boys one makes it!!
    Me: 30 MH: 31
    9/15 - Married! / TTC # 1
    4/16 - Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS / hsg = clear tubes/ SA = normal 
    5/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    6/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    7/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    8/16 - Letrozole 7.5mg + IUI = BFN
    9/16 - Gonal-f 150iu + IUI = BFN
    10/16 - Gonal-f 75iu, Menopur 75iu, Prednisone, Low Dose Naltrexone + IUI = BFN
    Break 
    4/17 - BFP Natural Cycle before IVF
    EDD: 1/6/18
    Baby Boy Born: 12/14/17


    ReesaAnne16
  • @mrsdee15 i can be your twin i had my IUI last wednesday ;)  how r u feeling?  I'm sick with a sore throat so who really knows what i'm feeling at this point :( just frustrated i have to suffer more just in case I am, I always get sick during the tww.  Hope I am!!
    lady_grey it seems like it still doubled so we just need it to keep doing that!!  good luck my sweets!!
    @ReesaAnne16 i certainly understand how you feel for sure!  But remember in the last IUI cycle kristy was successful with a low count as well, it can happen, hang in there!!  I dont know how old ur hubby is but i will say my OH did much better when he stopped using the exercise bike and had more days down in between.  Best of luck, it only take the one Olympic swimmer!
    History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    ReesaAnne16
  • @Hopeful_mom Oh that's right! I forgot that kristy was dealing with a low count too! I just looked back and their's was only 3.1M (and 3 follicles which is what I had this time too). You have no idea how reassureing this is, Thank you for the reminder :) 

    @Lady_grey Yay for a doubling beta!!! FX the next one is even higher!

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


  • History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

    ReesaAnne16
  • Hi all, sorry I disappeared for a while, I needed a mental break.  We had to cancel our last trigger/IUI because the let wasn't working as quickly as the Clomid had and I didn't have any full sized follicles before we left for a 2 week vacation, so we just skipped it, which was super frustrating.  But I think the vacation was good for both of us, a couple weeks where babies were the last thing on our minds.  

    That said, had I triggered like we planned, AF would've shown up our last day of vacation or right around there, and we've been home almost 2 weeks with no AF.  All my HPT's are BFN so far, but I've only used the cheap-y dipstick kind, not the better ones, and I have been spotting on and off (which is a sign of AF for me), although that usually only lasts a day or 2 before starting full flow and it's been like 3-4 days now.  Plus I have zero other symptoms that can't also be attributed to a raging case of PMS, so yeah.  With the BFN's on the sticks, I'm just trying not to feel too much one way or the other, and I go in for a blood test tomorrow morning, so I guess that will tell for sure one way or the other.  
  • @ReesaAnne16 You're right, I totally misread.   I'm sorry you're worried about the count but I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you!

    @Hopeful_mom I'd love you to be my IUI twin!  When's your beta draw if you have one?  Mine is 10/8.  I am actually a little under the weather with a slight sore throat also, but DH has been sick.  It's really fleeting, mostly in the morning so I think I'm just dehydrated or the air is dry.  I hope you feel better soon!
    DD born PPROM preemie at 36 weeks on 10/1/17 after over a year TI, 
    then 3 failed IUIs, and finally a successful IVF FET.

    Due with #2 5/2/19 after HIO once in my FW,
    because apparently that's how life works now. Team Blue!
    Babysizer Geeky Pregnancy Tracker
    ReesaAnne16
  • Well, I'm out. Onto IVF I guess.

    Good luck to everyone.
    **TW**
    Me: 31, DH:33
    TTC since October 2015: MFI
    Summer 2016: 3 IUI's: BFN
    October 2016: Switched RE's and began IVF cycle 
    December 2016: Retrieved 13 eggs, 12 mature, 9 fertilized with ICSI. 5 day ET of 2 blasts with 4 frosites left. BFP!!!! EDD: 8/30/2017 
    August 25, 2017: It's a Girl!!
    April 12, 2019: FET, BFP!!! Baby BOY EDD: 12/29/2019
  • I'm sorry @Isthisthereallife I hope the consultation next week goes well. 

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    Isthisthereallife
  • @Isthisthereallife bummer! That was not the update I was hoping to read.  I hope you get lots of good info in your IVF consult!
    Isthisthereallife
  • @Isthisthereallife - I'm just lurking from the IVF boards, but just wanted to say that there are lots of ladies over there who are ready and waiting to welcome you with open arms.  We know the pain, difficulty, and sense of loss that results from taking the IVF plunge and we're put to support you on your journey.
    Me (31) & DH (31) - married 2008; TTC since 2013
    SA = normal; HSG = clear; history of DVT/PE
    Diagnosed with unexplained infertility
    IUI #1- April '16 - BFN 
    IUI #2 - May '16 - BFN
    IVF Fresh Xfer #1 (1 blastocyst) - Sept '16 - BFN
    FET #2 - 11/8/16 (2 blastocysts) - Beta on 11/18
    4 more blastocysts on ice
    Isthisthereallifefivetimesnoluckbai-by2019mrsdaddario
  • Ugh @Isthisthereallife, so sorry to hear this, chica. But at least you are moving on to a plan with much higher success rates!  :).  I hope you are coping okay and treating yourself well this weekend!  ~hugs!!~ 
  • @lady_grey  How were your beta results today?
    Me: 28 with PCOS
    DH: 30, TTC since May 2015
    Started 2000mg Metformin in 8/2016
    8/2016: Letrozole (4 follies)  BFN
    9/2016: Letrozole (2 follies),  IUI, progesterone, BFN
    10/2016: Letrozole (2 follies),  IUI, progesterone, BFN
    11/2016: Letrozole (2-4 follies), IUI, progesterone, BFN
    BecauseLove
  • Hey @Katkirch, my beta today doubled again to 58.8 but still very low.  I'm worried because I started getting LEGIT cramps at 4am that woke me up, followed by heavier spotting / light AF type bleeding off and on today.  My doctor wants me to come in Monday for an US to see if we can see where the sack is, and for another beta.  Going to try to stay busy and distracted this weekend...:-/  
    BecauseLove
  • History of TTC in spoiler box
    TTC since 2014
    Unexplained Infertility - but I am 40...Low AMH .30
    7 - IUI (50mg-150mg Clomid) Feb - August 2016 all BFN 
    IVF#1 August 2016 (Antagonist protocol 4/5 eggs) Cancelled cycle :( RE thought I would get at least 10.
    IVF#2 Sept 2016 (microdose luporn pro - disappearing follies, ONLY ONE, convert to IUI) BFN
    IVF#3 November 2016 (4 ER, 3 F,  3DT)-BFP  with TWINS // MC both at almost 10wks  :'( 
    IVF#4 March 2017 //EPP  (10 ER (1 wonky so 9 ER) 7F, 3B (5AB, (2)5BB) PGS tested- ALL abnormal  :'( 
    IVF#5 April 2017 // EPP (7 ER, 7F yes! 6B) 2/5 day 4/6 day - 2 PGS normal! yes!! :)
    IVF#6 May 2017 // Antagonist didn't have time for Estrogen Priming...(4 ER, 3 F, 3B) (5AB, (2) 5BB) 2 PGS normal, yes!! :)
    IVF#7 June 2017 // EPP praying this is it and then on to an FET!

  • well I'm out....onto #3! Good luck to everyone!! 
    July - September 2016 - 3 negative IUIs
    December 2016 IVF cycle - 12 retrieved, 5 fertilized, 2 frozen, 1 transferred
    August 2017 - baby boy
    September 2019 - FET cancelled due to thin lining
    October 2019 - hoping for FET! 

  • @Isthisthereallife so sorry! I'm hopeful that the IVF route will be the answer! Good luck with your consultation!

    @LoweeeK sucks to get a negative. We will be there for you on the October board. 

    Me: 40, DH: 35 / Married: 2009; TTC #1: 2013

    2013 - 2015: 5 pregnancies —> 5 miscarriages

    TTCAL with RE (RPL specialist): February 2016

    2016: 3 medicated TI cycles —> 3 medicated IUI cycles: All BFN

    Donor Egg IVF Transfer: May 1, 2017

    May 11, 2017: BFP!! Beta #1: 449.1, Beta #2: 844, Beta #3: 1714

    EDD: 1/17/18, it's a GIRL!  <3 E. L. A. born 12/7/2017








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