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  • @rachelh0912 I hope all went well with the transfer and you were able to relax for the remainder of the weekend. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!

    @JamieH2000 Congratulations on your BOY! I am sorry to hear about the Pre-E diagnosis. I understand how aggravating it can be to have everything be so complicated. I always say it's because I am soooo special. HA! But jokes aside, I know the feeling of thinking it would really be nice for something to just be normal, right? I developed pre-eclampsia at around the same time and delivered E at 34w1d. It's tough being on high alert, but you are in good hands and as scary as it is for us to face the uncertainties of early delivery, you will be in the hands of people for whom that is routine! Keep us posted.

    @c-town18 I hope you're feeling well and ready to meet that precious child! What a wonderful way to end the year! Best wishes for an uneventful delivery. xoxo

    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








  • Thank all of you ladies so much for the sweet words! Transfer went well and we transferred one perfect looking day 5! We ended up freezing 4 more so that’s much better than last time already! I have taken it easy over the weekend and trying my best not to analyze everything! My beta is technically supposed to be on Christmas Eve but my clinic is closed so I’m scheduled to go in for beta on 12/26! 

    @JamieH2000 I’m so sorry about the diagnosis! Like @fivetimesnoluck said, you are in great hands and I’m praying everything goes smoothly and wonderfully from here on out!! How exciting, a boy!! 

    @c-town18 it makes me feel better that most of you were on the same protocol. I’m telling you, this board is such a life saver. Having you ladies is the best thing! So glad you’re feeling well and getting so close to meeting that sweet little one! OVer the moon for you!

    @knottie7777 when will you get your results back? I’m so excited that we’re doing this so close! I can’t wait to keep up with your cycle! You’ve been so sweet calming my nerves during mine! Haha 
  • @c-town18- omg so close!!! sending you lots of prayers for a very smooth delivery! Can't wait to hear, please keep us posted!

    @fivetimesnoluck- i forgot you had pre-e too! Were you in the hospital for a while before you delivered or just the twice per week monitoring? How long was baby in the NICU? Its hard not knowing if I will leave each time I go in, but I will do whatever it takes to keep this baby inside as long as I can. just praying we can at least make it to 2019 in 2 weeks!

    @rachelh0912- congrats on transfer! and having 4 to freeze is amazing! SO glad you finally got some good results and I am hoping for the best news ever for you for CHristmas! Will you test early or wait?
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • edited December 2018
    @JamieH2000 I was diagnosed at 31w. I was admitted overnight for observation and the 24-hour urine collection and confirmation of pre-e rather than isolated elevation of BP. That one night is the only night I had to be admitted prior to delivery. I got the same protocol - magnesium and steroid shots and the 2x weekly monitoring. The MFM specialist said I may be able to get as far as five more weeks, but my RE said I would be lucky if I got three and I got exactly three. E was 4 lbs at delivery (I also developed IUGR, which was not unexpected, but is what actually triggered my team to schedule induction, then on day of induction my BP was sky high so they even moved it up a bit). Being so small, she had to have help developing her suck, swallow, breathe reflexes for feeding before we could go home. She stayed in the NICU for 17 days and we brought her home on Christmas Eve. It was very challenging emotionally after all we'd been through, but I tried to keep perspective on the fact that I would be bringing her home, and some other parents we encountered didn't have that luxury. Her prognosis was always good - no long term effects, just some extra help in the beginning. You'd never know now that she was a preemie. Hoping y'all make it into the new year before sweet boy arrives!

    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








  • @fivetimesnoluck- o how scary, but so glad she is doing well now! Its not a fun way to start, but you are right, they will get home eventually and hopefully be ok in the long run! Baby was 3lbs at 29+2, so hoping he will be to 4lbs in another week or so. They only do the growth scans every 3 weeks, so I still have another 1.5 weeks until that. Today i had a biophysical profile and he scored 100%. BP was still higher, but not high enough for them to admit me, so just hoping we can keep it below 160/110 since thats when I will be admitted again.
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    fivetimesnoluck
  • @JamieH2000 I hadn’t planned on testing early but I’m driving myself crazy waiting! I had TERRIBLE cramping last PM that worries me but it seems to be totally gone as of this AM so I’m going to try my best just to stay occupied and hold out for beta on 12/26!
    fivetimesnoluck
  • @rachelh0912- cramping can be a good sign!! The tww is pure torture. Sending so many positive vibes your way!!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
    fivetimesnoluck
  • @rachelh0912 I don’t blame you for waiting till beta , I find that less nerve wracking than testing myself so I never have done it before 

    for my timeline , once I get my period in another week or so they will schedule my hysterscopy between cycle days 5 and 12 to confirm everything healed well after surgery . If so then my doc will submit for insurance approval which takes a couple weeks and then we can start !!! So hopefully will be starting my lupron shots about a month from now !  This has been the longest wait ever since I found out I needed the surgery at the beginning of July . 
  • knottie7777 - Ugh, I bet that was such a long wait for you.  Sounds like things are all coming together finally though!
    rachelh0912 - I have always had light cramping during my TWW after successful transfer.  I know it can just be from the progesterone, but I'm still thinking it's a good sign!  Really hoping this was your lucky cycle! 


  • @rachelh0912 good luck today !!! 
  • @knottie7777 @c-town18 @JamieH2000 Thank you all so much for the sweet words and good luck! My blood draw is at 10:30 but they won’t message my results until this afternoon so it will be a long day! I’ll let you all know as soon as I do! You guys are the best!
  • Ah I hope they let you know soon ! The anticipation is killing me so I can imagine how you feel 😂
  • Beta came back at 351!!! We are SO EXCITED! I go back Friday for a second beta and already so nervous hoping that number doubles! Thank you guys so much for the wishes! I put this in a spoiler because honestly I’m not very sure when to use these or not but better safe than sorry! 

    wabash15fivetimesnoluckc-town18
  • @rachelh0912- omgggg girl!! I am SO thrilled for you!! You deserve this so much!! Can’t wait for more good news on Friday!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • Omg yayyyy ! This is so exciting , congratulations!!! More good news to come Friday !! 
  • @rachelh0912 Congratulations! I’m so excited and hopeful for you! 

    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








  • Thank you ladies SO MUCH! I’m still not sure I believe it! Already anxious for tomorrow! Haha I’m beginning to realize I won’t ever stop worrying after everything IF has put all of us through! You guys are so wonderful! Thank you for being so excited for us! 
  • Beta #2 came back at 751! It did double but a lot of ladies I see here had almost tripled by the time they had beta #2 so is that still okay based on the betas you ladies had?! 

    fivetimesnoluck
  • @rachelh0912- doubling in 48 hours is just perfect! It actually has 48-72 hours to double so I think you are looking great! Do you have one more beta or do they just schedule an ultrasound now?!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • @rachelh0912 such great news !! So exciting , can’t wait to hear more updates 

    today is cycle day 1 for me so I was able to schedule my hysterscopy for the 7th to make sure everything healed ok from surgery ! If it did then my doc can submit for insurance approval and I can start the FET process a couple weeks after !
    fivetimesnoluck
  • @rachelh0912 yay!!! That’s awesome news! Like @JamieH2000 said, it’s really the rate per hour that they look at. Yours doubled in 48 which is ideal! There’s a huge range of normal so it is best to not compare to others’ numbers. Keep us posted as you progress! 

    @knottie7777 great news! It’s always nice to make progress. The time outs can be painful. Excited to see what 2019 holds for you! 

    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








  • rachelh0912 - AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YES!  I was out of commission for the past week and this makes me so happy.  I think they look for it to double every 48 to 72 hours so you're right where you should be.  Enjoy it, this is the best news. I forget, did you end up transferring 1 or 2?  That is a really strong beta.  What a nice Christmas surprise.  


    wabash15
  • Tap, tap, tap... is this thing on? Hi there. I've been a long time lurker, but new to posting on the boards. My husband and I have recently decided to go the donor egg route (thanks to a genetic mutation on my part that leads to poor egg quality). I recently discovered this board (thanks @fivetimesnoluck for the suggestion!). You all seem like a wonderful group, and I would love to join in the conversation. We are currently looking at different egg banks, and tentatively planning to transfer in late February/March.
    fivetimesnoluck
  • Thank you ladies so so much! @JamieH2000 I have one more beta scheduled for next Friday and then they will schedule an ultrasound!! I’m so ready to see something! @fivetimesnoluck @c-town18 I feel much better reading your comments! I think it’s so hard to feel like this is real after everything! We transferred 1 but my beta was 11dp5dt since it fell around Christmas! I’ll absolutely keep everyone updated and busy asking a million questions about your experiences! Haha 

    @knottie7777 yay!! I’m so glad you have some dates to look forward to! I’ll be thinking of you on the 7th and every day leading up to then! It’s going to go great! 

    @avocado4one welcome!! These ladies have been a life saver for me throughout this process!! They are so wonderful and welcoming that it makes this whole situation a little bit easier! 
  • edited January 3
    @avocado4one Welcome and Happy New Year! Feel free to post any of your questions or story here, we don't have a regular check in or anything, but have a small group of regular contributors at various points in the process.
    I am curious, if you don't mind sharing - how did you found out about your genetic issue that has affected egg quality?
    You and @knottie7777 could potentially be cycling around the same time. Excited to see what this year brings!
    @rachelh0912 Let us know how tomorrow goes and when your first u/s is scheduled!

    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








  • @rachelh0912- good luck on the beta tomorrow! I have a feeling it’s going to be great! Hope they can do a scan next week then!!

    @avocado4one-welcome! Sorry you are here but there is so much hope with donor eggs! Hoping things go fast and smoothly for you as your pick your donor and get cycling!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • Beta came back at 9658 today! My RE seemed very happy with it! My progesterone dropped to 15 after the put me on progesterone pills (3 orally/3 suppositories a day) so I’m adding back one injection every other day so I hope that helps! They scheduled my first u/s for Thursday morning! I’m so excited but so so nervous! I so hope everything looks as it should! 
    fivetimesnoluck
  • @rachelh0912 that’s great news !! Can’t wait for your ultrasound , I’m sure it will go perfectly ! 
  • avocado4oneavocado4one member
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    edited January 7
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! I don't know any one in real life that has gone through the donor egg process, so its been really nice to discover this group.

    @fivetimesnoluck I definitely don't mind sharing - My egg quality issues are linked to a BRCA1 mutation that I have. I did genetic testing in my early 20s to see if I was a carrier (my family has a strong history of breast/ovarian cancer that is linked to a particular mutation). It wasn't until we were pretty far along our IF journey that I learned about its link with fertility. Due to its role in DNA repair, BRCA1 mutations can be associated with diminished ovarian reserve and accelerated ovarian aging (which seems to be the case for me).   

    @rachelh0912 Good luck with your ultrasound this week - how exciting!!
  • @JamieH2000 ohmygosh! HE IS HERE! Congratulations! You did great! I am very happy for you all! Navigating NICU and recovery is tough but he's here and in good hands, which is what is most important. Keeping you all in my thoughts as you forge ahead as a family of three! All my best to you! Keep us posted. Can't wait to learn his name. xoxo
    @rachelh0912 That is great news! Excited for you to see your growing bean this week. You're on the way!
    @avocado4one Interesting. I did not know about the connection between BRCA1 and DOR. I am sure that presents a number of challenges. I only learned of one person I knew in real life who had pursued DE IVF but not until I was already well on my way into the process. It's definitely not as common, but since I did it, I have had another acquaintance explore the process but I am unsure of where they are right now. I am not on Facebook where I am sure there are groups, but I do still use Instagram occasionally and sometimes I find people to talk to or follow through the hashtag: #DEIVF. Have you come close to selecting your egg bank?

    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








  • @JamieH2000 omg congratulations on having your little bean!! How are you feeling now?

    @rachelh0912 Great news!!! Enjoy the news, it’s just fabulous.  Looking forward to your first ultrasound 
  • @JamieH2000 omg congratulations!!! So excited for you !! 

    I had my hysteroscopy today , I’m all healed from surgery with no scar tissue and no fibroids !! So My doc will submit for insurance approval so I’ll be ready to start soon !! 
    fivetimesnoluckc-town18
  • @knottie7777 that’s great news! Wonderful! 

    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








  • Thanks ladies! I’m feeling pretty decent overall, feel fortunate for that! Baby continues to do well in the NiCU, just gotta give him time to grow! Can’t wait to keep hearing more good news from you all!
    History in Spoiler

    Age: 30 (same with DH). Together since 2006, Married June 2013 and TTC since August 2015
    Diagnosis: Mild Endo, DOR (AMH of 1.5), Poor Quality Eggs/embryos, Displaced Window of Implantation (ERA Post Receptive)
    March-May 2016: 1 TI and 2 IUIs- BFN 
    June 2016- Laproscopy- found/removed mild endo and confirmed only 1 normal healthy ovary.
    August 2016- IVF #1 with Antagonist Protocol- Cancelled (2 lead follies), converted to IUI- BFN
    Oct-Nov 2016- IVF #2 with Estrogen Priming Micro Lupron Protocol, 2 eggs retrieved, day 3 transfer of 1- BFN
    January 2017- New RE, IVF#3 with Estrogen Priming Antagonist Protocol, 12 eggs, 8 mature, 6 fertilized, 2 day 5 early blasts transferred (none to freeze :(), BFN
    May 2017- Sept 2017- Starting Donor Egg process! Waiting for donor to be available... and then she is pregnant at baseline :(
    Oct 2017- Donor #2: 25R, 22M,18F, 12 blasts frozen! Fresh transfer cancelled due to thin lining with fluid :(
    Nov 2017- Hysterscopy to remove polyp
    Dec 2017- DE FET #1 on 12/8 on 2 perfect blasts- BFN and devastated
    Jan-Mar 2018- ERA #1- Post receptive by 24 hours, ERA #2 RECEPTIVE with 4 days of Progesterone
    Apr 2018- DE FET cancelled for lining issues :(
    Jun 2018- DE FET #2 of two 1AA blasts- first BFP ever! Beta 10dp5dt- 378, Beta 14dp5dt- 2840, Beta 16dp5dt- 4035, beta 18dp5dt- 10916. Due on 2/20 with one baby after a vanishing twin
  • @JamieH2000 OH MY GOODNESS! I cannot tell you how wonderful that felt to read your update! I’m so happy for you! I’m glad he’s doing well and can’t wait to hear more about it! My heart is so full for you friend! Yay! 
  • avocado4one  Welcome!  I am BRCA2 and DOR as well.  *TW* Did DE IVF and have a healthy little baby boy born a few weeks ago.  It was a long and emotionally trying road but worth it.  *End TW * Let us know if you have specific questions or want to bounce ideas around.  I may have some BRCA questions for you in the future but one thing at a time! :) 

    knottie7777 - Great news!!  Looking forward to a quick approval from your insurance and more good news from you :)  

    JamieH2000 - Congrats!  Please keep giving us updates OK?  We're all thinking of you and your sweet little family. 

    rachelh0912 - U/S tomorrow right?  I'm so excited for you!! 

    *TW - birth announcement* - Our healthy baby boy was born a few weeks ago. There really is a light at the end of the tunnel even though 2 years ago I wouldn't have believed it. Don't give up hope. *End TW* 


    fivetimesnoluckwabash15
  • I dusted off my bump login when I saw @JamieH2000 and her beautiful baby boy on FB.  Congratulations mama! 

    I hope everyone is doing well.  Congratulations @rachelh0912!  It makes me so happy to see new people finding this thread and finding it helpful.  I felt so alone when I started the conversation. 

    AFM - Duke is amazing and is already rolling all over the place and he'll be crawling soon.  I am back to work part time so we are in a nanny share with a family in our neighborhood.  Duke loves the nanny and his new best friend.  Photo in spoiler. xoxo

    BabyFruit Ticker

    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! EDD 8/20/18


    fivetimesnoluckc-town18wabash15Marley629
  • @c-town18 oh yay! Congratulations! I am so excited to hear your sweet boy arrived and you're enjoying all the newborn snuggles! Sending you every good wish for 2019!
    @laurad75 Hi! Love seeing Duke's picture! I am so glad to hear from you. I know transitioning back to work can be tough. Happy to hear you all found a good fit for a shared nanny - what a great idea! All my best to you!

    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








    laurad75
  • @rachelh0912 Thinking of you today! Let us know how it goes!

    @knottie7777 How are you doing? What comes next for you?

    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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