BFP#1 10/21/11 EDD 06/22/12 natural m/c 11/03/11 6w6dBFP#2 03/08/12 EDD 11/19/12 met our sweet boy @ 36w5d! 10/25/12!
-----TFAS!FET #3 Dec 2019 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal 3BB XY 12/16/19 - Beta #1 12/24/19 (139), Beta #2 12/27/19 (482)
Hi! Sorry I'm joining in so late this week.
@katekate628 I think they like the lead follicle to be at
least 20. I’m sure every case is a
I’m so jealous of your maternity leave. I’m not sure I understand mine yet but I
think we basically have 12 weeks but we have to use all of our vacation
time. Is that normal?
@artemis618 We have not done a cycle without ICSI so I don’t
have anything to compare it to. Our
first ER 3/3 fertilized and our 2nd ER ½ fertilized. I don’t think there is a downside to doing
ICSI unless you don’t have insurance coverage for it. That’s an awesome fertilization report. You should hear by the end of the week,
Also, I was on clomid for both TI and IUI. Basically all the cycles we weren’t on IVF
stims I was on clomid.
@klake42 How are you feeling today?! Congrats on the great number!
@vlagrl29 You shouldn’t feel conflicted about
participating. If you enjoy this board –
please stay. We love your
contributions. If you don’t enjoy it –
take a break. I used to participate on
the IVF and Trouble TTC boards but it was too much so I haven’t checked in for
a while. I may go back but I have my
communities here that I enjoy so that is where I spend my time.
I know this board can get a little 'treatment heavy' but I think its important that we stay well rounded so everyone TTC over 35 feels like they are contributing.
@sp128 I hope your appt went well. Yes, IVF can be very overwhelming and there
is so much information. I hope those of
us in the thick of it can be helpful.
@momifbysea Oh gosh, you are having a tough week. I’m sorry about your grandmother. As for the syringe – I have heard that the
q-cap is not necessary (as you have learned) so good for you for figuring out a
plan b. My first cycle, I didn’t have
any measurable follicles until after 7 nights of stims. I’m not a great example since I only get 3
eggs that cycle but it’s not unheard of to start slow. Don’t stress until your next monitoring appt.
Status (WTO/TWW/Benched/in process of testing or treatment): WTO
CD, CD/DPO (if applicable): CD 8What are you doing this cycle? (Testing? Treatment? Vitamins/supplements?): Enjoying a natural cycle to let my body chill out after back to back IVF cycles. I'm taking CoQ10, DHEA and PNV as well as doing acupuncture. And sex. Rants/Raves: We met with the RE yesterday to talk about next steps and we will be changing the protocol for our next cycle - I will not have to take bcp (yay!) and stims will start on CD 1 of next cycle. While waiting for acupuncture today (its in the same office as my IVF clinic) I saw a lot of the nurses and phlebotomists going to lunch and several of them stopped to say hello and see how I'm doing. So sweet.
I also saw the financial coordinator who said 'oh I was going to call you. I called your insurance today and they said that you have used 2 of your 3 lifetime cycles already even though you haven't had a transfer.' Nope, not correct. So after taking my acupuncture nap I had to get on the phone with insurance to try and straighten this out. The person I spoke to confirmed that the 2 ER's do not count toward our 3 cycle max. sigh.
Questions for the group: GTKY: If you could have any job, what would you do? I don't know what they job would be but it would definitely be something that would not require coming into an office. Or a choreographer. I would love to be a choreographer on broadway or even for pop stars. I've got moves.