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IF/Testing Check-in Week Feb13th

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Re: IF/Testing Check-in Week Feb13th

  • @travelingcouple you pull back on the plunger once you insert the needle to make sure you did not accidentally go in a vessel. But yes your basically putting the needle in, quick pull back, then inject, wam bam thank you mam done in just a few seconds. 
    *TW*
    TTC 1/2012
    Diagnosed : unexplained infertility
    6 rounds of IUI and a MC 2/2014, rainbow twins 4/2015
    TTC #3 5/2016
    Restarting Fertility tx
    IUI#1 2/17
    IUI#2 4/17
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6437bb

    TravelingCoupleBertieMeetsGertie
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  • @laurad75 ; Thanks love.  I'm a little misty over here thinking of your embryo and praying for great test results.  I'm thrilled you have been successful so far, however modestly, and that you can do another retrieval to bank some frosties!  Given the DOR, it sounds like a solid plan.  FX so hard!
    Me: 44 OH: 41
    Beloved SS: born 12/2011
    TTC my bio #1/our #2 since January 2016
    **TW** June 2016 had CP **end TW**
    August 2016 - dx with DOR
    May 2017 - began freezing sperm
    June 2017 - OH began treatment for Low T
    July 2017 - began doing 1 IUI via a midwife and 1 at home insemination each cycle
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6259ba

    wabash15adiratkiki75
  • @TravelingCouple Are you sure your trigger is a butt shot?  I do all my own injections but they have been stomach injections.  I always push the plunger super slowly so one drop comes out, then inject and push the rest of the medication in.  It's intimidating at first but once you go for it it's no big deal. 

    @wabash15 Unfortunately we were already on a very aggressive protocol so there isn't anything we can change.  I will need to go on bc again but for less time than last cycle.  
    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 42
    DH: 41
    Married: 5/7/16
    TTC #1: May 2016
    IUI #1 10/31/16 - BFN
    IVF - ER #1 2/10 (3R, 3F, 1B for PGS - 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #2 3/24 (2R, 1F- 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #3 5/15 (1R- 0 viable for transfer)
    June 17: Starting the process for DE IVF
    Aug 17: Donor chosen! Anticipating a Nov cycle after testing is complete. 
    Nov 17: DE IVF ER 11/27 (35R, 19 F) Dec 2nd Transfer!
    Dec 12: BFP! 


    TravelingCouplewabash15
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  • @laurad75 The nurse told me butt yesterday. I'll ask again once we actually get started with the cycle though.
    June 18 Dec Siggy Challenge:
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    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

  • They have you pull it back to make sure it's in the muscle and not a blood vessel. It's really unlikely but if you put it in a blood vessel your body may have a different/stronger/weaker reaction to it. So if you pull back and there is blood, you're in the wrong place and have to try again.
    if you're at all uncomfortable with needles, I would definitely have someone do it for you.


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  • @TravelingCouple Which trigger are you using? I always had ovidrel and it was a stomach shot I did myself. DH just hovered nearby. Just pinched some fat near the belly button and then proceeded as @laurad75 described. But I imagine it's different for different types of triggers. Did your RE give you any direction or just tell you to watch the video?

    @aurora1973 Congratulations!

    @laurad75 Im glad to hear you had one make it to freeze, and that you're able to do an ER next cycle, too. Good luck!
    *TW in signature*
    About Me:
    TTC #1 since August 2015
    Age: Me--34, DH--38
    Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility)
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid starting October 2016.
    July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN.  :/
    October/November 2017 - FET 11/2. CP.  :'(
    December 2017 - Waiting for next steps and second opinion.
    Aurora1973laurad75
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    @heatherdubrow Oh geez...yeah maybe I will ask my nurse friend after all. If I see blood there's no telling what'll happen. The last thing I need is to pass out with a needle sticking out of my butt.
    June 18 Dec Siggy Challenge:
    Holiday Fails:


    BabyFruit Ticker

    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

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  • @Bababatty It's Pregnyl I'm getting. Originally Novarel, but then the pharmacist found that Pregnyl was cheaper. She said it's a different brand of the same medication.
    June 18 Dec Siggy Challenge:
    Holiday Fails:


    BabyFruit Ticker

    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

    wabash15Bababatty
  • @Bababatty Thanks!!  It's been a great TWW distraction!
    Me: 44 OH: 41
    Beloved SS: born 12/2011
    TTC my bio #1/our #2 since January 2016
    **TW** June 2016 had CP **end TW**
    August 2016 - dx with DOR
    May 2017 - began freezing sperm
    June 2017 - OH began treatment for Low T
    July 2017 - began doing 1 IUI via a midwife and 1 at home insemination each cycle
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6259ba

    Bababattylaurad75
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  • @TravelingCouple I just looked it up and it is a muscular injection. It's highly unlikely that you'll see blood when you pull back...
    But if I were you I would absolutely ask a nurse friend to do it. It's nothing to them, at all...I don't even know how many injections I've given in my career. You don't even have to tell them what it's for if you don't want to.


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    wabash15BababattyTravelingCoupleBertieMeetsGertie
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  • @TravelingCouple Ahhh then I know nothing about that and you should disregard my advice.  :p Good luck with the shot! I'm sure you'll be fine. 
    *TW in signature*
    About Me:
    TTC #1 since August 2015
    Age: Me--34, DH--38
    Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility)
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid starting October 2016.
    July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN.  :/
    October/November 2017 - FET 11/2. CP.  :'(
    December 2017 - Waiting for next steps and second opinion.
    TravelingCouple
  • @heatherdubrow so if I ask my friend to do it who's a nurse, she'll know to back the needle out a little bit to make sure that it's not in a blood vessel without me telling her that it's in HCG shot? In other words, do you do that anyway for any shot? She's totally cool and I know she won't mind doing it if I don't tell her what it's for, I just want to make sure that there's not a different protocol on how to do the shot based on what it is.

    I agree @wabash15!
    June 18 Dec Siggy Challenge:
    Holiday Fails:


    BabyFruit Ticker

    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

    wabash15
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  • @TravelingCouple yes that's standard with any intramuscular injection. All you need to tell her is that you need a shot in the butt  ;)


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    wabash15BertieMeetsGertieTravelingCouple
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  • @adirat no. It does not, in fact, prevent it. So embarrassing! But glad to know for sure...


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    TravelingCoupleadiratAurora1973
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  • @wabash15 I am so sorry that you have another hurdle to deal with.  FX that this IUI is it!

    Me: 28 H: 32
    NTNP: 3/15-6/15
    TTC #1: 7/15...
    Dx: MFI, ovulatory dysfunction
    IVF ER: 11/17 - 6 on ice






    TravelingCouple
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  • @heatherdubrow HOORAY!!! I am so frickin' excited for you


    *TW*
    TTC 1/2012
    Diagnosed : unexplained infertility
    6 rounds of IUI and a MC 2/2014, rainbow twins 4/2015
    TTC #3 5/2016
    Restarting Fertility tx
    IUI#1 2/17
    IUI#2 4/17
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6437bb

    BertieMeetsGertieheatherdubrowadirat
  • @heatherdubrow That's great news!! I'll keep my FX that everything continues to go smoothly and you have a nice easy transfer next week! 
    Me: 30 DH: 30
    Married 06/2013
    TTC 06/2016      BFP #1 8/28/16 MC 9/15/16
    DX Feb 2017: PCOS & Mild MFI
    No longer TTC


    heatherdubrowwabash15adirat
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  • @TravelingCouple today they gave me my progesterone instructions and said they no longer make you pull back on the plunger. So maybe that will be the case for you?


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    adiratTravelingCouple
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  • @heatherdubrow Yayyy so excited for you!


    DH & I: Both 28
    TTC #1 June 2016
    IF Dx: Premature ovarian insufficiency and luteal phase defect associated with genetic condition
    BFP 2/23/17. Said goodbye to our baby girl at 14 weeks.
    IVF+PGD September 2017 -- 9R, 9M, 7F, 5B; 2 healthy embryos, 1 questionable
    FET November 2017 failed


    heatherdubrow
  • @heatherdubrow Woohoo!!
    *TW in signature*
    About Me:
    TTC #1 since August 2015
    Age: Me--34, DH--38
    Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility)
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid starting October 2016.
    July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN.  :/
    October/November 2017 - FET 11/2. CP.  :'(
    December 2017 - Waiting for next steps and second opinion.
    heatherdubrow
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  • YAYYYYYYYYYY @heatherdubrow!!!!!!!!!
    June 18 Dec Siggy Challenge:
    Holiday Fails:


    BabyFruit Ticker

    Me: 30 | DH: 30
    Oct 2017: BFP 10/6/17 @ 10DPO! | EDD 6/19/18
    Aug 2017: Break from treatment 
    July 2017: IUI #2: BFN
    June 2017: IUI #1: BFN
    March 2017: Letrozole 2.5mg, TI, prog: BFN
    Dec 2016: First round of progesterone: BFN
    Nov 2016: IF Testing - Unexplained IF
    Sep 2016: Initial RE consult
    Nov 2015: Started TTC #2
    Dec 2014: DS Born
    Aug 2009: Married

    heatherdubrow
  • Yay @heatherdubrow so happy for your good news! 
    32 years old (both H and I)
    Dating 7/2008
    Married 7/2014
    H Type I Diabetic
    TTC 1/2016
    12/2016 mental break from TTC-NTNP
    1/10/2017 initial appt with RE (all BW results WNL)
    1/17/2017 SA DX Virtual Azoo (3 sperm 0%morph 0%motility)
    1/18/2017 STP tubes clear
    2/1/2017 initial appt with Urologist
    2/15/2017 DX H Robertsonian Translocation
    H is on clomid and Theralogix Supplements
    6/26/17 repeat SA: 47 sperm 0% morph 13% motility
    7/26/17 IVF Consult, repeat SA (4 sperm)
    8/21/17 Starting IVF cycle with Donor Sperm backup
    9/1/17 ER ICSI PGS: only 2 donor embryos made it to freeze
    9/13/17 Started cycle for IUI with donor and clomid
    9/27/17 IUI canceled for overstim
    October Plan IUI with donor and low dose clomid

    heatherdubrow
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  • Stalking for @heatherdubrow's news.... yay for good lining!!  :)
    Me: 31 DH: 32
    Dating since: 11/17/2001
    Married: 9/26/2009
    TTC: June 2016
    BFP: 9/01/2017
    EDD: 5/14/2018


    heatherdubrow
  • Great news @heatherdubrow !!!
    Me: 30 DH: 29
    Married 07/2012
    DD born 07/2014
    TTC #2 since January 2016
    3 IUIs w/Clomid = BFN
    Sept 2017: Dx w/Endometriosis
    Oct 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Nov 2017: IUI w/Letrozole = BFN
    Dec 2017: pre-IVF testing
    Jan 2018: starting IVF
    heatherdubrow
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  • Thanks so much ladies!! Your support means so much!


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    adiratTennis11785TravelingCouplewabash15
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