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IF-safe movies and TV shows

Hi all, 

My first FET is on Monday and my RE recommended a day of bed rest afterward. Can anyone recommend some good movies or TV shows for me? 

Ideally I am looking for things that are completely 100% free of baby, pregnancy, infertility, loss, etc., plotlines. 

Thanks in advance! 

DH & I: Both 29
TTC #1 June 2016 
IF Dx: Premature ovarian insufficiency and luteal phase defect associated with genetic condition
BFP 2/23/17. Said goodbye to our baby girl at 14 weeks.
IVF+PGD September 2017 - two healthy embryos
FET November 2017 - loss
FET December 2017 - success! 
Hyperemesis + pre-eclampsia
Baby S born September 2018

Re: IF-safe movies and TV shows

  • I’ve been binge watching Gossip Girl and it turned out to be safe until almost the end of season 3. 
    adirat
  • We have been watching Stranger Things on Netflix. It’s pretty good. 
    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. 
    adirat
  • Well for me yesterday we finished Stranger Things 2 on Netflix and caught up on episodes of Scandal and Inhumans that we had missed during the week. After that I figured we are supposed to watch something funny so we watched Girls Trip but definitely do NOT watch that because there is was an unexpected IF storyline (although it was mentioned so briefly I almost missed it). I personally don’t mind when IF is mentioned though because I think it is an effort to shine a light on the topic. Most people know absolutely nothing about it and do not even consider that as a possibility, hence all the stupid ‘when are you having kids?’ type questions. I hope seeing it in movies/tv will at least make them stop and think in future. Of course I understand wanting to avoid seeing it that day though.
    Me 34, DH 38, TTC # 1 since Jan '16
    March '17 - low AMH, severe MFI
    August '17 - IVF - 5 embies frozen on day 1 due to hurricane Irma
    Nov ’17 - FET and 2 blasts refrozen - BFP! - Beta #1 251, Beta #2 1575, Beta #3 6820
    Baby boy O born in July ‘18!
    adirattinjp78
  • American Vandal on Netflix was really fun and a great distraction.  

    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


    starlaadirattinjp78
  • I love Stranger Things, but there's a big "child in danger" plot line, and (trying to avoid spoilers) a minor character who lost a baby. It might not be that totally trigger-free.

    Obviously, do not watch Call the Midwife. I love it, but had to put it on hold for a while.

    I think the first season of Kimmy Schmidt is safe. I'm also watching Big Mouth, which is raunchy and so wrong, but safe for this purpose.

    There is an Israeli study that found that humor (having a clown in the recovery room) led to higher success rates for IVF, after a transfer. Try to watch stuff that will make you laugh! Take some time even to watch funny cat videos on YouTube, or whatever tickles you most. I'd recommend Big Mouth for this, so long as the offensiveness doesn't bother you (it's about puberty, and honestly, part of what makes it funny for me is seeing my wife get scandalized by it).
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

    adiratwabash15
  • I've heard The Crown is good for TWW.  I've never seen it.  
    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


    adirat
  • The Great British Baking Show is fantastic! Also on Netflix. Brits are hilarious. :)



    adiratwabash15
  • @sarcasticowl on behalf of all Brits thanks ;-)





    Me 40 DH 42
    Married 12/2016
    TTC #1 since 04/2015
    AMA, DOR (AMH 0.65, AFC 2-4) and autoimmune issues (RA, APS), plus thyroid issues
    Sep17 IVF1 - 1ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - 1ER, 0F
    Jan18 IVF3 - 3ER, 1F, 1ET, BFN
    Feb18 - second opinion and additional testing
    Apr18 IVF4 - cancelled (E2 too high)
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - 4ER, 0M, 1F, 1 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - 5 ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (not best quality)
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - 4ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen day 3 (good quality)
    Aug/Sep18 IVF7 - cancelled (cyst)
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - 3ER, 3M, 2F, 2 frozen Day 3 (excellent quality)
    Oct18 IVF8 - Cancelled (cyst and too low TSH)
    Under Endocrinologist for TSH - once back to normal Hysteroscopy and Transfers can start!
    Sep17 - Pergoveris 10-17 Sep, Orgalutran 15-18 Sep, Ovitrelle 18 Sep, ER 20 Sep for 2 follies, 1 mature egg, fertilized, ET 1x 2d 4-cell embryo 22/09, 05/10 BFN
    Nov17 IVF2 - Pergoveris 2-14 Nov, Orgalutran 5-14 Nov, Ovitrelle 15 Nov, ER 17 Nov for 3 follies, 1 mature egg, did not fertilize
    Jan18 IVF3 - Pergoveris 30 Dec - 8 Jan, Orgalutran 5-8 Jan, Ovitrelle 9 Jan, ER 11 Jan 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, ET 1x 4d 12-cell embryo 15/01, 24/01 BFN
    May/Jun18 IVF4 - Rekovelle 25-29 May, Menogon 30May - 2Jun, Zomacton 25 27 29 31 May and 2Jun, Cetrotide 30May - 3Jun, Gonasi 3Jun, ER 5Jun 4 eggs, none mature, two matured overnight, 1 fertilized with ICSI, Frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jun/Jul18 IVF5 - Rekovelle 21-24 June, Menogon 25Jun-3Jul, Puregon 4-5Jul, Zomacton 21 23 25 27 29 Jun, Cetrotide 25Jun-5Jul, Gonasi 6Jul, ER 8Jul 5 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 but not good quality
    Jul/Aug18 IVF6 - Rekovelle 26-29 Jul, Menogon 30Jul-7Aug, Buserelin 26Jul-7Aug, Zomacton 26 28 30 Jul 1 3 Aug, Gonasi 7Aug, ER 9Aug 4 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized (normal IVF), 2 frozen day 3 good quality
    Sep/Oct18 IVF7 - Menogon 19-30Sep, Buserelin 19-30Sep, Zomacton 19 21 23 25 27 Sep, Ovitrelle 1 Oct, ER 3 eggs, 3 mature, 2 fertilized with ICSI, 2 frozen day 3 excellent quality 

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    adiratsarcasticowl20T
  • @emmasemm My husband and I laugh harder at that show than most things in life. I’ve always appreciated your humor (humour  :D)!



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