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  • Hey ladies, 

    Just reading along and learning from you guys. I have a couple questions. At the time of egg retrieval, how big do they want your follicles? If you have multiple as they'd like, do  you have pressure in your ovaries? I've had two large follicles in one ovary at once and it was a little uncomfortable so I'd imagine this would be too. 

    Once retrieval happens, how long until you know how many eggs fertilized?
    *TW*
    me 36  |  him 42 | 
     married 5/2016
    ttc with TI June 2016 - Nov 2016 = BFN 
    Nov 2016 dx male infertility - intermittent azoospermia during intercourse & unexplained

    •  Dec 2016 - IUI #1 | cd 30/10 dpiui: BFP | 8w4d: MC by D&C due to blighted ovum
    •  Mar 2017 - IUI #2, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    •  April 2017 - IUI #3, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    •  May 2017 - IUI #4, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    • June 2017 - IVF #1, 5 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2 high quality blasts chillin'. During retrieval, Dr. had to go through my uterus so we switched from fresh transfer to frozen. Giving my uterus a full cycle to heal.
    • August/September 2017 - Natural FET #1, transferred one day 5/6 embryo on Sept 3rd, Beta #1 171, Beta #2 402.6 | Saw heartbeat at 6 weeks, 3 days | BFP
    • April 2017 - Baby Boy Beckett was born. 
    • August 2019 - FET, transferred one day 5/6 embryo | BFP
    • December 2019 - Diagnosed with low AFI of 3.41 on 12/3, cause unknown. No tear in membranes, no issues with Baby Girl. On bedrest.
    msjennybaby
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  • Super helpful! Thank you!! 
    *TW*
    me 36  |  him 42 | 
     married 5/2016
    ttc with TI June 2016 - Nov 2016 = BFN 
    Nov 2016 dx male infertility - intermittent azoospermia during intercourse & unexplained

    •  Dec 2016 - IUI #1 | cd 30/10 dpiui: BFP | 8w4d: MC by D&C due to blighted ovum
    •  Mar 2017 - IUI #2, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    •  April 2017 - IUI #3, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    •  May 2017 - IUI #4, 100mg Clomid (cd 3-7) | BFN
    • June 2017 - IVF #1, 5 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized, 2 high quality blasts chillin'. During retrieval, Dr. had to go through my uterus so we switched from fresh transfer to frozen. Giving my uterus a full cycle to heal.
    • August/September 2017 - Natural FET #1, transferred one day 5/6 embryo on Sept 3rd, Beta #1 171, Beta #2 402.6 | Saw heartbeat at 6 weeks, 3 days | BFP
    • April 2017 - Baby Boy Beckett was born. 
    • August 2019 - FET, transferred one day 5/6 embryo | BFP
    • December 2019 - Diagnosed with low AFI of 3.41 on 12/3, cause unknown. No tear in membranes, no issues with Baby Girl. On bedrest.
  • @Aera11 4 fertilized?!?!? Doing a happy dance for you, yessss!!! That is so awesome!
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


    Hopeful_mom
  • @Aera11 YAY for four fertilized!  Double what had fertilized before :)

    @Hopeful_mom I think I'd mentioned that my RE is expecting too - she's such a tiny little thing that I noticed after I hadn't seen her in about six weeks (since my previous retrieval when I was there for my next cycle's baseline).  DH hadn't seen her in a while (noteince last egg retrieval two months ago) and he said he really wouldn't have been able to tell had I not told him.  She's most of the time covered up by a black polar fleece vest :p
    About me:
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 42, DH 44), TTC #2
    ***TW***
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal 4AA XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 Apr 2018 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal 4AA- XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl born 12/16/2018 (via c-section, induced at 39 weeks)

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    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)

    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • artemis618 too funny!!  When do we find out about your 5?

    @Aera11 woohoo!!! good job eggs!!!  now let them cook up nice and strong for you!!  3dt fresh transfer i love it!!!

    JaeJayStark I'm pretty aboard with the info already given!  Each cycle is different, the cycle I felt the most discomfort was the cycle i had 9/10 cooking...but then the cycle with a few gave me some pain here and there...its strange but hang in there.  After ER have gaterade on hand and salty something they tell you to have too.  Your fert they should know 1st thing in the AM, I stalk the lab and call them :)  but usually they call around the afternoon if you wait on them.  Usually the trigger helps smaller ones mature the ones around 16/18 so you can keep that in mind too.  You dont want any of them to be over 24 as I believe once they reach 27 they might be considered a cyst and you lose it.

    AFM:  seems i'm still in it.  So after some acupuncture and another day on meds the right side has seemed to perk up a bit...I laugh I can count all my follies and have a close personal relationship with all of them   My right now has a 13.5 and 15, left 20.5 and 17.5 SO I'm still doing another day of stems, I dont want to lose the big one BUT last cycle the big one was empty and then the smaller one wasn't mature enough.  I would just like to avoid that and get all 4 This round! My E2 is in the 400 zone so I might almost want to push for 2 more days of meds...but i get the feeling they will want to trigger me tomorrow.  Lets hope the right one will get a nice boost and the left side will just hang out....I ask so much of my body dont i   Back for bw and US in the morning!  Hate having to go every day but gotta do it!
    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!

    Momifbyseafunkykey
  • Thank you!! I ended up with a horrible cold and am now bed bound for the day. Lovely. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • @Holls214 hope you feel better soon and take it easy if you can!

    @Hopeful_mom thinking of you and your follies. I love your comment about having a close personal relationship with them! Also, I owe you a huge thanks for inspiring me to press my RE on the whole waiting a cycle/BCP thing. I asked him why BCP to suppress and he said to make sure there's no cystic activity and as I asked if there was ANY way he'd consider veering from his normal protocol due to me really running out of time, he thought for a moment and then said to call him on the day I start my period, come in for a baseline U/S and if there are no cysts I can start stims without having to do BCP! I'm all about not wasting a cycle if I can help it!
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


    Hopeful_mom
  • @Momifbysea thank you!! I'm on day 7 of stims. No one told me that the Ganirelix shot was so dull that I would have to jam it into my body. Oh IVF. So fun! Got 24 follies so far. Hopefully they keep their growth up! 

    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
    kristimh80MomifbyseaHopeful_mom
  • @Aera11 Thanks so much for explaining egg retrieval. I like @JaeJayStark are lurking to learn, as just now dipping my toes in the IVF process of things. :) 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    funkykey
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    Thanks @Hopeful_mom & @artemis618!  I'm trying to enjoy the calm before the dreaded tww... Last time I tested out my trigger & it helped ease the bfn.

    @Holls214 24 follicles sounds great!  Hope they keep growing :)

    @kristimh80 I, along with others, are ivf veterans now.  Ask away!  We've all had different experiences, procedures, etc, so there's lots of great info on this board.  






    kristimh80artemis618Hopeful_momfunkykey
  • Do you know if you are going to transfer more than 1? My doctor told me I shouldn't be pregnant with twins as I have a smaller cervix and it is kinda frustrating as we have been trying for 5 years. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    Are you asking me @Holls214?  I will transfer two.






  • Yeah I really want to also but feel like my doctor wouldn't do it. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    Because of your small cervix @Holls214?  My RE does two for anyone between 30-35 -- I actually almost petitioned for 3, just to help our odds.  I've transferred two both rounds before this, so I feel like the odds of 3 sticking for me would be so rare.  I'm mobile bumping & can't see your siggy if you have one, have you done a transfer yet or is this your first round?  






    Enia11
  • Enia11Enia11 member
    I am also indecisive of how many to transfer. My RE suggested only one... I just dunno. And transfer is on Monday..
  • I'm 32. Never been pregnant, first round of IVF. It's such a hard decision... maybe I will talk to her again. It just feels like better odds with 2. I had someone I know do 3 and all of them stuck.
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • @Enia11 are you leaning towards just 1? 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • Enia11Enia11 member
    @holly321 I am leaning towards 2. It's my first round as well! 
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    @Holls214 I know a fellow bumper who did transfer 3 and all took as well!  I would happily take 3 instead of 0, even though there are such high risks with carrying triplets.  I am sticking with two though in hope that the other two make it to day 5 so they can be frozen, and if this round doesn't work, we'll have another two to transfer.

    @Enia11 are you doing a fresh or frozen transfer?






    Hopeful_mom
  • Enia11Enia11 member
    @Aera11 I'm doing fresh. I don't even know how many embryos I got so far, but I will find out tomorrow.
  • Enia11Enia11 member
    So, I was just reading this post from the beginning. Those of you who went through ER recently had an anesthesia!! And all I got was an IM dilaudid and small
    dose of xanax
  • artemis618artemis618 member
    edited June 2017
    @Hopeful_mom. 3 blasts biopsied and sent for testing today, thanks (vacation in Portland has been a nice distraction today).  Half as many as we had tested last cycle, but these are my first day 5 (instead of 6) blasts ever. Again, RE told us it could take up to a week, but the last time we had biopsies on Friday we found out the following Monday (as in next business day!), so who knows?  Of course we are hopeful, but know the odds aren't in our favor.  When is it looking like your retrieval will be?
    About me:
    Married 6/18/16 (Me 42, DH 44), TTC #2
    ***TW***
    Natural BFP 8/10/16 --> mc our NIPT-normal little girl at 11w5d on 10/1/16 :(
    As of 12/2016:  AMH 1.42, FSH 6.1, AFC ~10
    Self-benched Nov-Dec 2016 for
    IVF #1 Jan-Feb 2017 (OCP, testosterone primed antagonist w/HGH - ER 2/2/17 - 12R, 7M ICSI'd, 3F, 0B)
    IVF #2 Mar-Apr 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 4/8/17 - 10R, 8M, 8F, 5B, 1 PGS normal)
    IVF #3 May-Jun 2017 (testosterone primed agonist/luteal lupron w/HGH - ER 6/4/17 - 14R, 5F, 3B, 0 normal)
    **New RE**
    IVF #4 Sept 2017 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 9/28/17 - 33R, 18F, 10B, 4 PGS normals!)
    FET #1 (medicated) of one PGS normal 4AA XX 11/2/17 - Beta #1 11/11/17 (153), Beta #2 11/13/17 (324), mc at 5w1d on 11/19/17 :(
    IVF #5 Dec 2017 - Insemination of 9 frozen eggs from 2012 (8F, 1B, 0 normal)
    Jan 2018 - Natural cycle ERA (normal/receptive) & stimming for
    IVF #6 Jan-Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/3/18 - 17R, 6M, 4F, 0 blasts)
    IVF #7 Feb 2018 (natural start microdose lupron flare w/HGH - ER 2/26/18 - 19R, 9M, 9F, 4B, 2 PGS normals)
    FET #2 Apr 2018 (natural cycle w/o trigger, w/P4 support) of one PGS normal 4AA- XX 4/5/18 - Beta #1 4/14/18 (67), Beta #2 4/16/18 (231)
    Rainbow baby girl born 12/16/2018 (via c-section, induced at 39 weeks)

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    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)

    Lilypie Maternity tickers
  • artemis618 yay for 3!! I know it's so frustrating and scary!  I always pray I get them all back as I will do the same for you! Did they give u any grading on them?  Not that it matters I had perfect Embabies and only 1 of 3 of the perfect ones came back.  Sweets I kno the odds are not in our favor BUT I did get 2 out of 3 back last cycle and I actually felt like the odds were in my favor after all was said and done.  Hmmmm did I not mention it in my post, I think ER will be on Monday unless I don't have as much growth tomorrow and we push to Tuesday....this is where I'm at the dr everyday and it sucks.  Just hoping these follies stay in it and r nice and strong!!

    Enia11 you had an ER and they didn't tell you how many eggs they got and no anesthesia omg you're my hero! I've done 4 so far hopefully my 5 is coming soon and I totally need the drugs I'm way too nervous BUT mini ivf they usually offer no drugs and u save money for not using anesthesia.  I think doing a fresh transfer is great!!! Best of luck!!

    Momifbysea  im so glad I mentioned it, sometimes I hope I don't give too much info. I'm surprised ur dr does it for all.  Low amh usually u never suppress!! I'm really hoping u don't have to and can just great right back on the wagon :)

    holls214 I think I took on ur headache :( 

    How many to transfer is the question??? There was a thread started on that topic not that long ago if you look through the pages you'll find it and it's a pretty interesting read.  AFM: I dream of transferring 2 BUT (TW) I MC twins and my RE wants me having one healthy baby at a time.  Right now we don't kno y I MC and it could be just because there was 2.   Now I also transferred 3 because I'm old and my RE never though 2 would stick.  Younger woman they usually only transfer 1 as the odds r u have normal embabies that will stick.  It's always a gamble.  Some do one and if they get a Bfn they try 2 the next time.  Is for health reasons the dr says u shouldn't then I might lean to listening to that. Since making normal embryos is tougher then I expected I will be transferring one at my FET.  I much rather be doing fresh BUT I had to test so I will play the waiting game.


    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!

    artemis618
  • Holls214Holls214 member
    edited June 2017
    Yeah I think that makes sense... if the 1 doesn't work the first time then doing 2. Sorry to hear about your loss... we're doing my ER sometime next week. I have another appt tomorrow for blood and us. Yesterday I had 24 follies all ranging in size so hopefully they are growing some more. I don't know about the procedure of anesthesia or just meds... I was awake for my hysteroscopy polyp removal and that was horrible!! 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • I just got all my meds, start injections Sunday. This is A LOT of meds.
    Hopeful_momfunkykeyMomifbysea
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    @Enia11 whoa no anesthesia!  How was your procedure/recovery?  I don't do well with anesthesia & would love to skip it but my RE doesn't do it without.

    @artemis618 yay for 3 day5 embabies!  I hope you hear back ASAP :) and I'm jealous of your trip...my brother lived in Portland for a long time and I loved going to visit.








    artemis618
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    Woohoo @bionerdsteph!  What meds are you on?






  • Holls214Holls214 member
    edited June 2017
    @bionerdsteph it really is! And expensive meds. at least they threw in the needles and sharps container for free haha. 
    If you are doing menapur just know it stings a little bit going in. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • Enia11Enia11 member
    @Hopeful_mom Sry, I am a sloppy writer, I know how many eggs they retrieved, 15 and 13 got fertilized. Just don't know how embryos we got as a right now. Thank for a great explanation of why not to go with two. Makes perfect sense. 
    @Holls214 I am encourage you to find out about anesthesia and get one if you can. At my office they didn't provide it and dilaudid made me somewhat reluctant at first but when the actual retrieval started the pain was excruciating. Thankfully, right after it was over, I felt better almost immediately. I asked for a prescription of narcotics though, as I was scared of that pain to remain, but ended up feeling fine and didn't take any painkillers. Light cramps and discomfort, that's about it. Best of luck to your ER day! When is it?
    Hopeful_mom
  • I had to take a picture for my mom, she didn't believe me when I said it took up half our dinner table! I'm on the long Lupron/Demi-halt. I start 10 days of 10IU Lupron Sunday then Folistim & menopur. I think it's a pretty standard protocol from what I've read, but this is my first round & I feel like I know nothing.
  • Aera11Aera11 member
    It's definitely a lot of info & overwhelming, you just have to take your time & it gets easier...I felt like I was in a fertility fog during my first round.  By #3 I could do it with my eyes shut.  Hopefully you'll just need the one round unless you're banking!






  • @Enia11 I will ask them tomorrow about that, I'm worried about the pain as well. The hysteroscopy was super painful during or maybe I'm just a wuss. I'll definitely ask for pain pills just in case too. Thanks!! 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • Friday night party around here! 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
  • @Holls214 my hystroscopy was super bad at the end when they scrapped. My RE said ER was not as bad.
  • Holls214 said:
    @Enia11 I will ask them tomorrow about that, I'm worried about the pain as well. The hysteroscopy was super painful during or maybe I'm just a wuss. I'll definitely ask for pain pills just in case too. Thanks!! 
    Wait u didn't have anesthesia for the hysreoscopy either? What is going on here? I believe I hate that too as I needed a polyp and fibroid removed and that was my first ever anesthesia experience.  The thought of nothing is crazy to me!!! I tip my hat to u ladies!!!

    im glad I'm not the o my one that takes pics of my meds, the box it came in takes up the hallway alone.  I'm on 4 powders of menupar alone so that right there is about a box a night, so far this cycle I've gone through. 11boxes that'll cover half the table for sure ;)@bionerdsteph

    i have a niece niece who has seen me take my meds and kiss me, wishes me good luck and to think happy thoughts so in between the burning I try and do that!!

    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!

  • @Hopeful_mom I didn't. It was the weirdest experience. If I wanted to be put to sleep I would have had to have waited another month so I opted to be awake. Never again! 4 powders. That is a lot! I'm sorry. You are a warrior. 
    TTC 4 years. 7 failed IUI's with either Clomid, Femara and/or Trigger Shots. Started IVF journey in February 2017. Polyps removed in May. 1st IVF Transfer September 26th. BFP. Expected due date 6/14/18. Baby boy born 5/25/18 at 6 lb 9 oz. My bundle of joy. 
    Hopeful_mom
  • Enia11Enia11 member
    @Aera11 Sorry, I missed your question! The procedure was not a happy ride, but recovery on the other hand was OK, dilaudid was still lingering in my system for a few hours which helped me to nap an hour latter.
    @Holls214 Hey, your meds looked familiar! As I understand you're almost through with them. You can do it! I thought of them as an ovarian juice that creates follies and helped them grow, it helped me with coping. Best of luck!!
  • SP128SP128 member
    @bionerdsteph  I started my injections last night !  I thought I was the only one late to the June IVF game.  Good luck.  It wasn't that bad.  I took a pic of my meds too : )  

    @Enia11  Wow! No anesthesia?  You are a strong [email protected]

    @artemis618   Yay for 3 day 5s.  FX for you

    @Hopeful_mom   Sorry your ultrasound wasn't that great. It's good that your RE is optimistic.  

    I would love to transfer two, but my insurance company will only let me transfer one fresh.  They stink.  

    First monitoring bloodwork and ultrasound bright and early Monday morning.



    ***TW***
    Me: 36  DH:35
    Married: 7/10/2016
    TTC#1 - May 2016
    BFP 9/6/2016 - Missed MC 10/20/2016  
    BFP 5/5/2017  - CP
    IVF #1 - June 2017  - Transferred 1 fresh 4 AA embryo.  7/9 Beta #1 - 161 
    <3 Adam <3 Born on 3/18/18




     
    artemis618
  • Hello ladies... 
    I wanted to ask if injections is the only form of meds you take during a cycle? I looked at a pic one of the ladies posted and I didn't see any pills. I would love to not have to take pills.
    Me:28 DH:33
    01/10/12 : First ectopic pregnancy  :'(
    Dx:PCOS
    2012-2015: TTC #2 (2 rounds of clomid + metformin)
    04/13/15: Second ectopic pregnancy  :'(
    02/29/16: Third ectopic pregnancy  :'(
    Tubal Infertility
    Married: 2/11/17  <3
    7/21/17 : Consult with RE  :#
    10/12/17 : Second consult with a different RE
    1st IVF Cycle scheduled for Feb 2018
    02/13/18 : ER
    (22 follies,16m Eggs, 11 fert, 5 blasts)
    02/18/18 : ET 
    - 2 beautiful blast 3AA,2AA (highest quality)
    02/27/18 : First Beta - 193!!!
    03/01/18 : Second Beta - 546


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