TTC since 2012 | Unexplained Infertility -- Sept 2017 found cyst seemingly confirming previously suspected endometriosis | IVF Sept/Oct 2017 Negative | FET scheduled early December
"When peace, like
a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."
@latvaughanash my office also does the beta at 8 days past
transfer for 5day transfers, my first clinic waited 10.
@JamieH2000 yay! I’m
so glad you have your official transfer date J
@radmom27 congrats on your transfers and being PASP/PUPO
@businesswife I’m sorry your RE may not get to do your
transfer. I always seem to have the same
problem too but I’m so glad it is someone you are familiar with. Everything crossed for you!
@DecemberDoll27 MN winters are the worst! I lived there for 10years though college and
my first jobs you would think it isn’t that different but I’m glad to be home
in “tropical” Chicago :P A word to the
wise throw away those HPTs…actually throw them away at like a gas station where
you cant get to them.
@msd1001 sounds like a lucky cycle for you congrats on
Hi Ladies sorry I haven’t posted any updates thank you all
for being so supportive. I had a wee bit
of a meltdown in the waiting for second beta results. Lots of tears, lots of fears. Avoiding listening to the results message
until 9pm last night because I was so scared.
Results in spoiler.
Congratulations @2momshoping. Wonderful news
@decemberdoll27 I feel the same way. I feel nothing. I’m not discouraged since from all my reading
and research it’s not uncommon to not have symptoms yet. I also sometimes think my boobs are a little
sore but that is likely due to the estrogen.
In regards to the PIO – I’m in the same boat there too. I decided to order the olive oil alternative
(which my insurance won’t cover) since I will need it regardless of the
outcome. If we don’t have success with
this cycle we will likely go right into another transfer.
@latvaughanash stomach flu is the worst to begin I hope it
doesn’t hit you too hard. Rest and
fluids for you!
@saba23 I couldn’t imagine not really having the ability to
change my doctor. Switching REs was a
game changer for me. My first RE was so
cold to the point of being actually pretty offensive. The process is still stressful but having
trust in my new RE and team makes it much easier for me to avoid
Dr.Google. I hope this FET transfer
works for you.
@erasho congrats on being PASP/PUPO!
hope you are wrong about this cycle. I’m
still keeping my FX for you no symptoms can be totally normal for early
pregnancy! We did PGS testing. We went with CombiMatrix the first time. I think it was about 2,250 for 9
embryos. This time we went with Reproductive
Genetic Inovations, Inc. They have a
contract with my clinic for discounts so it ended up being $225/embryo. Most places have tiered pricing so the more
embryos you test the less the cost per embryo.
They also often have a banking packages where you can pay all upfront and
do PGS for multiple IVF cycles. This is good
in that you get a decent discount but bad if you don’t ever get enough embryos
to test or aren’t planning on doing multiple cycles. You can use HSA, or FSA Medical to pay for
PGS. Thought if you are like me all that
money is hella long gone. Definitely check
with your clinic they may have partnerships.
There is also a new company GoodSTart genetics on the market that is
doing discount PGS. It seems legit and
uses NGS (Next Gen Sequencing) which is the same as the other companies it was
also acquired recently by CombiMatrix which adds to my confidence that it isn't just some dude in a garage. They are doing testing at $150/embryo for the
first 8, and $100/embryo for any beyond 8.
You do have to pay a shipping fee for the batch that is sent (i think its about $150 and your lab needs a
collection kit from them. I probably would
have used them but my clinic had the discount from the other company and it was
just easier to not have to deal with the hassle. If I was a big embryo producer I might have
@JamieH2000 good luck at your FET tomorrow!!