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Anyone doing IVF in July/August?

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Re: Anyone doing IVF in July/August?

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  • My nurse called and confirmed the beta dropped from 12. So at least we finally know for sure and I can stop the meds.
    i ripped that patch off my stomach as soon as I hung up the phone with her LOL. Kind of liberating not gonna lie
    Me and DH: 30 Married for 7 years
    Dx: MFI
    TTC since 2016
    August 2017: IVF #1 (11 eggs retrieved, 8 mature, 3 fertilized with ICIS, 2 Frozen)
    FET #1:  October 11th -- BFN
    FET #2: Tentatively December 2017
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  • @tnh0413 I would've done exactly the same. Crossing everything for your next transfer!
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    tinjp78Hopeful_momBusinessWifeBababatty
  • @tnh0413 I'm so sorry. I'm hoping that the next one would bring the best results.
    Hopeful_momBusinessWifeBababattyhelloworld9
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  • @tnh0413 So sorry about the beta. :( but hurrah for liberation!  I hope the holidays will bring better news for you next time!!! (((Hugs)))


    OMG I CAN LOVE-TIT AND COMMENT!!!  I missed you ladies! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    @Hopeful_mom Hope things start to balance out and you're feeling better soon!  Always nice to see your updates :)

    @helloworld9 so weird the differences between the re/ob.  I am a little bit dreading that part, and hoping the ob/midwife I found close by are a good fit!  :#
    "Perky Sassy Sugar Socks"

    Me: 33 | DH: 40 ~ Married / NTNP #1: 05.30.2015 ~ TTC #1 November 2015

    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | Adrenal saliva test: chronic stress cortisol levels -> started adaptogens
    10/16 - azoo dx confirmed. more bw + TRUS to determine differential dx. 3/17 - genetic labs, renal & repeat scrotal u/s.
    No known genetic cause found. Vas tubes appear absent on repeat exam. DH started Clomid in prep for MESA/TESE
    4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | DH's F/U bw shows great T response! but also elevated FSH, making the possibility
    of a successful vas reconstruction less likely, IHHO. | Waiting for DH's exploratory/retrieval attempt till after 06/06/17.





    BababattyHopeful_momhelloworld9tinjp78
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  • @BusinessWife Oooo how exciting! Less than a month away! I hope with the turn of the season that lady luck shines upon you.

    I feel like OBs are constantly churning pregnant patients! A different kind of cattle call. I chose one near work and who is a woman and with good online reviews. I didn't have one I was seeing regularly because I've moved around so much in the past years.

    AFM tw pregnancy
    I supposedly had my last RE appointment this morning. As I walked in, the receptionist said I needed to pay $150 for this appointment. Befuddled, I was like hmmm I thought all of these were already paid for (out of the $13K I had already paid over the summer!) but apparently I had used up all of my credit! I said I probably don't need the appointment then (because I need the money for the OB). They confirmed with the nurses that I'm fine without one. So I officially graduated without meaning to! I figured most people have already graduated from the RE by now and I'm already 12w... I might cave and buy a doppler. A month in between appointments is brutal.
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    BusinessWifeHopeful_momtinjp78safire3
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  • @ReesaAnne16 how did the announcements go?
    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!

    BusinessWifetinjp78funkykeyhelloworld9
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  • @Hopeful_mom - so glad you are doing well!!! 
    I'm waiting for an FET sometime between Nov 9-12. Just taking estrogen now. I'm nervous, scared and excited all at once!
    Me: 33 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - medicated cycle (clomid) - BFN
    Jan-Apr - IUI + clomid x3 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos
    Nov 2017 - FET#1 - BFN
    FET#2 - TBD
    BusinessWifehelloworld9tinjp78
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  • @Hopeful_mom TW pregnancy
    So excited for your next u/s! And it's so weird for me not to have any symptoms... on one hand I'm really glad but on the other I have no "feeling" of being pregnant. I wonder, am I still pregnant? I have three weeks to go for my next OB appointment... If there's any sign of pregnancy, it's my erupting forehead with zits I haven't seen since high school!

    @funkykey Your FET is coming up soon! Crossing everything for you!

    @Bababatty Thanks!! Your FET is next week, so crazy! I'm crossing everything for you!

    Off topic, but this advice column has got me so angered! What horrid advice and a horrible comparison. I'm linking it here but reader beware.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/11/childless-couple-vows-to-end-friendship-over-kids/
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


  • @helloworld9. Wow. I can get with her saying to be honest with them and see if it helps bring out a meaningful / possibly healing conversation, but holy abrupt and just, "suck-it-up, buttercup!"  Truly spoken like someone who never experienced IF, and not a fair comparison.  At all.

    In reality, it's part of the nature of life and natural progression of life in Earth that our parents get older... the roles may shift if/ when a child eventually takes care of elderly parent, and ultimately they pass on, leaving their adult children to become more mature grownups, and hopefully also parents themselves.  Who will one day grow old and die, again - hopefully ahead of their children.  That's life.

    IF is most definitely not part of the, "natural order of things," imho.  It is decidedly unnatural, foreign, abrupt - a slamming on of the proverbial brakes of the course of our lives as maturing adults - an interruption of the progression of the rest of our whole lives (and cosmic evolution, if you believe in that sort of thing.)  Which may or may not have a happy ending.  Which may or may not mean carrying a lifetime of soul-scars in its wake.

    I'm #sorrynotsorry, but comparing it to having lost one's parents is. NOT. Apt. At all.  Not even a little bit comparable.  What a freaking dolt.  (Excuse my French.)   o:)
    "Perky Sassy Sugar Socks"

    Me: 33 | DH: 40 ~ Married / NTNP #1: 05.30.2015 ~ TTC #1 November 2015

    5/16 - Began Creighton Method CM Tracking / Napro Fertility Medicine | Progesterone + various abx cycles - all BFNs
    8/16 - SHG: ute good, at least one tube open | Adrenal saliva test: chronic stress cortisol levels -> started adaptogens
    10/16 - azoo dx confirmed. more bw + TRUS to determine differential dx. 3/17 - genetic labs, renal & repeat scrotal u/s.
    No known genetic cause found. Vas tubes appear absent on repeat exam. DH started Clomid in prep for MESA/TESE
    4/17 - Initial RE Consult for me. | DH's F/U bw shows great T response! but also elevated FSH, making the possibility
    of a successful vas reconstruction less likely, IHHO. | Waiting for DH's exploratory/retrieval attempt till after 06/06/17.





    helloworld9Bababattyfunkykeytinjp78
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  • @BusinessWife Well thought out response! I think the better comparison is someone who is diagnosed with cancer. Especially in the prime of their life. Who would dare be so insensitive to cancer patients?

    And we are on the same page when it comes to an unfurnished place! A full size mattress and box spring on the floor, a hand me down dresser, you name it. Just waiting when we finally save up enough for a house next spring. 

    @ReesaAnne16 That's such a sweet story!

    @Hopeful_mom Wonderful ultrasound! Looks like it's perfectly on track. 
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    funkykeyBusinessWifetinjp78
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  • @Hopeful_mom that would be scary! I'm so glad everything checked out ok :) how many weeks are you?

    Me 31 DH 33 Married since July 2010
    TTC #1 since June 2015 ----> MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!


    BusinessWifetinjp78helloworld9Bababatty
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  • @Hopeful_mom I'm really glad you got to know the cause of that spotting. I am also hanging on to my seat as I read your update. I really hope and pray everything would be all ok.
    Hopeful_momhelloworld9BababattyBusinessWife
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  • @Hopeful_mom I'm so happy things are ok! And it's better to be sure than left in the dark. I'm glad your RE got you in to check up on it. I've heard of SCH which I think is a clot so that might be the term for it. I think it's common! My next appointment is in two weeks and I feel like time is crawling until I get there. 
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    tinjp78BababattyHopeful_mom
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  • @Bababatty Yay!! Sending you good vibes for beta!
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    BusinessWifeBababattytinjp78
  • Hi all. Me too, I had my FET on 11/6. My beta is on 11/17. Hope everyone is doing ok :smiley:
    helloworld9BababattyBusinessWifeHopeful_mom
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  • @tinjp78 YAY!! Crossing everything you have a great beta next week!
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    BababattyBusinessWifetinjp78
  • tinjp78 said:
    Hi all. Me too, I had my FET on 11/6. My beta is on 11/17. Hope everyone is doing ok :smiley:
    That's wonderful news congrats on being PASP! Sending you all the sticky vibes in the world!!!
    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!

    BusinessWifetinjp78Bababatty
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  • Anyone planning on POAS?? @Bababatty @funkykey how r u ladies feeling?

    @dragonette505 how is ur cycle going?

    @BusinessWife ur up next right? How r u feeling?

    @helloworld9 one more week to go!
    TW pregnancy mentioned 
    ! I can't believe ur 2nd tri so exciting! How r u feeling? Any cravings? the all  Day nausea has been kicking my ass beyond. I was Actually able to get some french fries in me today and don't feel guilty about it at all!!  I'm happy someone got the skip the nausea!  I'm still looking for a new OB.  Hard to research when u feel like poo!

    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!

    BusinessWifefunkykeytinjp78Bababatty
  • @Hopeful_mom - I am getting so excited! I'm going to transfer on 11/13.
    How are you doing?
    Me: 33 DH: 34
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - medicated cycle (clomid) - BFN
    Jan-Apr - IUI + clomid x3 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos
    Nov 2017 - FET#1 - BFN
    FET#2 - TBD
    Hopeful_momtinjp78BababattyBusinessWife
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  • @funkykey 11/13 will come before you know it! So glad you were able to push up your procedure to come to this moment.

    @Hopeful_mom
    I know it's kind of surreal. I've been waiting so long for pregnancy, and when it finally happened I feel like time goes slow and fast, at the same time? I would be counting down days until I reached the second trimester just hoping everything is still alright. And now a new countdown for each appointment. Kind of excited that next week my husband says he will come with me to my appt! He will finally see what I've seen in real time. No cravings for me but I've been kind of liberal with the junk food. I need to stop. Sugary cokes, cookies, fries, chips, pizza... but I tell myself I need to gain weight anyway! I have terrible acne on my forehead and tons of gas. I would accidentally fart around coworkers! So embarrassing. But I would take that any day over nausea.

    You should be approaching 2nd trimester soon too! And you don't have any more appointments until you find an OB? I used Google and my insurance website a lot when finding mine and I was a bit picky because I wanted a woman. My RE was an old man but I didn't have a choice really. Even if you find out the OB wasn't a good fit, you can always change.
    My TTC journey:
    Me and DH: 30-35
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC #1 since 2015
    11/2015 - BFP!     12/2015 - MC  :'(
    IVF #1 July 2017 freeze all (20 eggs, 15 mature, 10 fert, 6 blasts, 4 PGS normal)
    FET #1 TBD  Surprise BFP 9/2017 while waiting for FET... hoping for the best!

    Pregnancy Ticker


    funkykeytinjp78BababattyBusinessWife
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  • @Hopeful_mom Just hanging out, losing willpower to not POAS. My beta is Monday. Will definitely be POAS before then if only so I’m prepared, since it’s a work day.
    *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.
    funkykeyBusinessWifehelloworld9tinjp78
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