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New here! Wanted to intro before jumping in...

Good Morning! As a little background, H and I have been TTC since December of last year. We ended up pushing for and getting an SA and some bloodwork for me. H's SA came back with 0% normal morph. Count and motility are normal, but the RE thinks the morph is what is causing our issues. Everything cost wise for us will be OOP so we are considering jumping to IVF, since the % chance for IUI working are low comparibly for my H's issue. Not sure what our plan will be at this point, we find out his second SA results on Wednesday and we will go from there. I think there is a lot of knowledge here to be gained, of course I wish none of us had it, but thanks for letting me be a part of it.
TTC #1 - December 2015
Me:31 H:31
DX: MFI - 1% Morph 
12/16 -IVF #1 - Antagonist Protocol w/ Lupron trigger
ER - 11 retrieved- 9 mature - 7 fertilized - 3 sent for PGS on day 5 - No normals (1 XXX Embryo - may use in future)
3/17 - IVF #2 - Antagonist Protocol w/ HCG trigger
ER- 13 retrieved - 11 mature - 8 fertilized - 2 sent for PGS on day 5 -2 Normal
FET #1 - 5/16/17 - BFP! - Beta #1 5/25 - 156 - Beta #2 5/30 - 2562 - Beta #3 6/1 - 5191!




Megzb510AandDM2014NurseMarie9mrsdee15BusinessWife

Re: New here! Wanted to intro before jumping in...

  • Hello, I am new too.  I am hopefully having my first IUI in the next weeks.  I wish you the best of luck!
    Zoey1019BusinessWife
  • Welcome!  I hope you have good success with IVF.
    Zoey1019BusinessWife
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  • Welcome & GL!

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 32, DH 37
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- beta1 = 649, beta2 = 2724

    Zoey1019BusinessWife
  • Welcome! We don't have MFI, but we did 3 rounds of IUI with 0 luck. Just finished IVF and have 7 embryos frozen, so I can certainly attest that it works better, at least in my case!
    ***TW***
    Married 3 years. TTC #1.
    DH & I both 33.
    DX: Unexplained (+short LP +Hypothyroidism)
    2/16-7/16: IUI and TI with Femara: all BFN
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. EDD Sept 8 2017
    Miracle Baby Girl June born September 5, 2017. 6 lb 14 oz.  <3

    Zoey1019BusinessWife
  • Thank you everyone! I look forward to getting to know everyone better!

    @omarismyhomeboy those are great results! :smiley:
    TTC #1 - December 2015
    Me:31 H:31
    DX: MFI - 1% Morph 
    12/16 -IVF #1 - Antagonist Protocol w/ Lupron trigger
    ER - 11 retrieved- 9 mature - 7 fertilized - 3 sent for PGS on day 5 - No normals (1 XXX Embryo - may use in future)
    3/17 - IVF #2 - Antagonist Protocol w/ HCG trigger
    ER- 13 retrieved - 11 mature - 8 fertilized - 2 sent for PGS on day 5 -2 Normal
    FET #1 - 5/16/17 - BFP! - Beta #1 5/25 - 156 - Beta #2 5/30 - 2562 - Beta #3 6/1 - 5191!




    BusinessWife
  • Welcome! I second @omarismyhomeboy.. we did 3 IUI's with no success and then went onto IVF where I had 4 embryos (1 transferred and 3 frozen). If I could go back I would have jumped strait to IVF instead of wasting my time and money on IUI's.

    Me 32, DH 34

    TTC #1 since December 2014

    Unexplained infertility

    February 2016: IUI #1 (50 mg clomid + ovidrel) -- BFN

    March 2016: IUI #2 (2.5 mg Letrozole + ovidrel) -- BFN

    May 2016: IUI #3 (5 mg Letrozole + ovidrel + prometrium) --  BFN

    August 2016: IVF #1 (Lupron, Gonal F and Menopur) -- 12 retrieved, 9 fertilized, 3 frozen and 1 x day 5 hatching blast transferred -- BFN. Sent remaining 3 embryos for PGS testing -- 2 didn't survive thaw, 1 was abnormal.

    February 2017: IVF #2 (Gonal F, Menopur, and Ganirelix) -- 12 retrieved, 6 fertilized, 3 sent for PGS testing and all were abnormal

    March 2018: IVF #3 (Menopur, Follistim, Ganirelix and HGH) -- 14 retrieved, 12 fertilized, 4 sent for PGS testing, and 3 were PGS normal!!! FET scheduled for May 2018.

    Zoey1019BusinessWife
  • @Zoey1019 - welcome! 

    @teamginger13 - thanks for sharing that opinion. I just had my first failed IUI and trying decide next steps. I feel like the IUI chances are so low. I appreciate hearing from women who have been there and what they would change. The emotional investment on the medicated cycle is so high and to fail is devastating. 
    Me: 33 DH: 31
    DS: 5 years old
    TTC #2 since August 2015
    July 2016: Testing cycle with 100 mg Clomid = BFN
    August 2016: 50 mg Clomid + IUI = BFN
    October 2016: IVF#1 - 13 retrieved / 12 mature /  9 fertilized / 2 blasts
    November 2016: FET#1 = chemical
    January 2017: FET#2 = chemical
    March 2017: IVF#2 - 18 retrieved / 18 mature / 16 fertilized / 5 blasts
    April 24, 2017: FET#3 - BFN
    May 24, 2017: FET#4 - BFP! - Beta #1 151 - Beta #2 503 - Due date 2/9/18
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Zoey1019NurseMarie9mrsdee15BusinessWife
  • @Megzb510 Thanks :wink: We will have each other to lean on! 
    TTC #1 - December 2015
    Me:31 H:31
    DX: MFI - 1% Morph 
    12/16 -IVF #1 - Antagonist Protocol w/ Lupron trigger
    ER - 11 retrieved- 9 mature - 7 fertilized - 3 sent for PGS on day 5 - No normals (1 XXX Embryo - may use in future)
    3/17 - IVF #2 - Antagonist Protocol w/ HCG trigger
    ER- 13 retrieved - 11 mature - 8 fertilized - 2 sent for PGS on day 5 -2 Normal
    FET #1 - 5/16/17 - BFP! - Beta #1 5/25 - 156 - Beta #2 5/30 - 2562 - Beta #3 6/1 - 5191!




    Megzb510mrsdee15BusinessWife
  • @Zoey1019 Welcome!  Hopefully your first round of IVF is a success and you aren't here long!  This is a great place for support and information!
    Zoey1019Megzb510BusinessWife
  • @Megzb510 I'd agree with what @teamginger13 said. I do know someone who had success with IUI, but we certainly didnt. We are completely unexplained, and I thought this whole time it must be egg quality, because even with 4 large follicles and IUI, we never had a positive test. We still don't know what was wrong, but it wasn't egg quality, because we have a great # of frosties, for which we are very grateful. IUI is of course a lot cheaper and easier on the body, but I don't really think it was fully worth the emotional turmoil I went through those 3 months. 
    ***TW***
    Married 3 years. TTC #1.
    DH & I both 33.
    DX: Unexplained (+short LP +Hypothyroidism)
    2/16-7/16: IUI and TI with Femara: all BFN
    8/16: IVF, antagonist protocol 
    21 eggs | 9 blasts | 7 normal through PGS
    10/16: FET  = BFN  :(
    12/16: Surprise natural BFP 
    Beta 1: 177 | Beta 2: 483 | Beta 3: 8,755 | Beta 4: 39,007. EDD Sept 8 2017
    Miracle Baby Girl June born September 5, 2017. 6 lb 14 oz.  <3

    BusinessWife
  • @Zoey1019 our main issue is also DH's morphology (1%). We went straight to IVF and ended up with 5 blasts after ER and PGS testing.   Fresh transfer ended up being a chemical pregnancy but hoping FET #1 is our baby! 
    Me: 35  DH: 36
    Me: 1, possibly 2, blocked tubes
    DH: severe MFI
    Married and TTC since 2/15
    Started stims 7/21/16, ER  8/2 --> 17 eggs, 5 blasts after PGS testing.
    Fresh transfer 8/8/16: Chemical Pregnancy
    FET #1 9/13: PGS tested 5AA, BFN
    Endometrial biopsy 10/18/16: normal result
    ERA test 10/18/16: "receptive" result
    FET #2  1/3/17: natural cycle, BFP!!! TWINS!!  EDD: 9/21 (8/31 with twin adjustment)

    Zoey1019
  • Hey girl

    TTC#1 Since March 2015
    MFI and FFI
    April 2017/May 2017 - IVF
    Zoey1019mrsdee15BusinessWife
  • Hey girl
    Hello friend! :smiley:
    TTC #1 - December 2015
    Me:31 H:31
    DX: MFI - 1% Morph 
    12/16 -IVF #1 - Antagonist Protocol w/ Lupron trigger
    ER - 11 retrieved- 9 mature - 7 fertilized - 3 sent for PGS on day 5 - No normals (1 XXX Embryo - may use in future)
    3/17 - IVF #2 - Antagonist Protocol w/ HCG trigger
    ER- 13 retrieved - 11 mature - 8 fertilized - 2 sent for PGS on day 5 -2 Normal
    FET #1 - 5/16/17 - BFP! - Beta #1 5/25 - 156 - Beta #2 5/30 - 2562 - Beta #3 6/1 - 5191!




    mrsdee15BusinessWife

  • APM_SLP said:
    @Zoey1019 our main issue is also DH's morphology (1%). We went straight to IVF and ended up with 5 blasts after ER and PGS testing.   Fresh transfer ended up being a chemical pregnancy but hoping FET #1 is our baby! 
    Thanks for sharing your story! I hope that FET works for you as well!
    TTC #1 - December 2015
    Me:31 H:31
    DX: MFI - 1% Morph 
    12/16 -IVF #1 - Antagonist Protocol w/ Lupron trigger
    ER - 11 retrieved- 9 mature - 7 fertilized - 3 sent for PGS on day 5 - No normals (1 XXX Embryo - may use in future)
    3/17 - IVF #2 - Antagonist Protocol w/ HCG trigger
    ER- 13 retrieved - 11 mature - 8 fertilized - 2 sent for PGS on day 5 -2 Normal
    FET #1 - 5/16/17 - BFP! - Beta #1 5/25 - 156 - Beta #2 5/30 - 2562 - Beta #3 6/1 - 5191!




    BusinessWife
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