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Original Series About Infertility

I hope it's okay to post this here but I am a writer who has struggled with infertility for (too) many years. I turned my experience into an original series about a couple going through a round of IVF in the hopes that others feel less alone. I thought I would share the trailer in the hopes that it might give you a much deserved laugh: https://youtu.be/fiKl4MQzAqs.

The full series launches Monday! We'd love you to check it out and help us raise awareness about the importance of talking about infertility
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  • It looks fantastic and i can't wait for the series!
    ***** child/loss TW *****
    Age: 32 DH: 35
    natural pregnancy DD 2012 TTC #2 since 2014
    9/2015 chemical pregnancy
    Initial workup: 
         AMH: 0.898 ng/ml
         Antral Follicle Count: 5
         FSH day 3: 6.56 mIU/ml
         LH day 3: 5.24 mIU/ml
         Estradiol day 3: 46.75 pg/ml

    IUI 1-4 BFN

    IVF #1 After ovulation was confirmed with progesterone levels on CD19. Cetrotide ½ dose X4 doses and minivelle was started CD 20 to continue through stim. Upon AF, started follistim 150 bid and menopur 75 bid on CD3. Started cetrotide 1 dose when biggest follicle reached 13mm. Retrieved 4 eggs out of 12 follicles, 2 PGS normal, FET #1 9/14/18 BFP beta#1 10dp6dt 369, 12dp6dt 1210 
    wlitner
  • It looks fun would be great if it could show a true representation on the real struggles!  Best of luck!! Look forward to seeing 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!

    wlitner
  • Trailer looks great! Looking forward to the series :)

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Me: 34 DH: 42
    I don't produce FSH, so no natural menstrual cycle. DH has reduced morphology.
    Summer 2014 IUI (with first husband): cancelled after almost a month of stims due to too many follicles
    Time off to divorce, get back on my feet, find a new hubby and get married again :)
    March 2017 IVF: ~70 follicles, 13R, 10M, 7F, 3B = 2 PGS Normal (both XY) - no transfer due to ohss
    Sept 2017 FET#1: BFP, Beta#1 - 253, Beta#2 - 528, EDD 06/08/2018
  • Where will this be shown on? Looks 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. 
    wlitner
  • Thank you so much for checking it out!
  • It's based on my struggles through IVF so I really hope it's a realistic portrayal of all the heartache (with a little bit of funny, because sometimes it's better to laugh than cry, right!?
    Alyeenandz2018
  • It will be available on YouTube - I would be happy to post the link here when it comes out on Monday.
    Hopeful_mom
  • Sounds great! Thanks for sharing 
    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. 
  • Looks great! Thanks for sharing :)






  • Looks great! Good luck!

    Me: 34 DH: 35
    TTC #1 since Nov 2015.
    dx: unexplained
    Dec 2016 - Apr 2017 - IUI + clomid x 4 - all BFN
    July 2017 - IVF#1 - 4 frozen embryos, medical freeze
    Oct 2017 - D&C
    Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 - 3x FET - all BFN
    Sep 2018 - IVF#2 w PGS - 3 frozen normal embryos
    Nov 2018 - FET #4 - TBD

  • Trailer looked great, can't wait to see it

  • I showed this to my DH, too, and we loved it. Definitely resonates!
    *TW in signature*
    About Me:
    TTC #1 since August 2015
    Age: Me--35, DH--38
    Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    August 2016-June 2017 - 6 IUIs (clomid x 1, letrozole x 5), 6 BFNs. DH on clomid Oct. 2016-June 2017. July/August 2017 - IVF - 9 retrieved, 5 fertilized (ICSI), 3 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 2 frozen. BFN.  :/ October/November 2017 - FET #1 11/2. CP.  :'(
    January 2018 - Second opinion and changed clinics
    February/March 2018 - IVF #2 - 19 retrieved, 15 mature, 13 fertilized (ICSI), 5 to blast. 1 fresh transfer, 4 frozen. CP. :'( May/June 2018 - FET #2 5/30. Loss at 6 weeks. :'( July 2018 - PGS testing = 2 normal embryos August/September 2018 - FET #3 cancelled (wonky hormones) September/October 2018 - FET #3 10/4
  • @wlitner I'm just getting around to watching this and it looks amazing.  I can't wait to watch 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


  • AlyeenaAlyeena member
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    edited November 2017
    @wlitner

    I saw this post yesterday and just finished watching all the episodes now and it was wonderful. I laughed and I cried so many times. It's very well written and so true, down to all the little details, I too would put little silly emojis on my progesterone and estrogen alarms. I would really know what she felt like so many times, even some things I had forgotten about (like the horrible need to be before the procedure :D )
    Maybe the only big difference with me personally is that I peed on way too many sticks but even so I had the same stress everytime while waiting for the blood test results, I was so stressed out wishing for it to be a high enough number to be a viable pregnancy.

    This is the most accurate representation on infertility I ever saw in a movie or TV-show before and I now I can tell people who ask me what it is like to start by watching it. Thank you for that.  <3 Also really proud that this is Canadian and even takes place in Toronto (where I live) so it was even closer to me because of that.
    Me: 30 DH: 34 Together since August 20th 2011, Married since August 16th 2014
    TTC #1 Dec 28, 2011
    Me: PCOS, Hypothyroidism. DH: Low count / motility
    First IVF cycle June 5th 2015 --- BFP 
    Miscarriage at 8 weeks
    FET December 15th 2015--- BFP!
    We first saw  at 6w4d
    It is a boy!
    Luciano Alessandro Maximiliano was born on September 3rd 2016

       



    laurad75Bababattyartemis618ndz2018
  • nicole1-2-3-4nicole1-2-3-4 member
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    edited November 2017
    @wlitner this is amazing!!! How are the episodes not longer!!! ❤️
    laurad75Bababatty
  • I watched these all last night and thought they were great! Thanks for making them! Any plans for a second season?
    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
    Bababattybabyhopeful442
  • I just watched all of them and seriously, so great to watch something you can relate to. Thanks for making them <3
    My TTC history:
    TTC since 2013. Unexplained Infertility *Low ovarian reserve 
    Fibroid removed August2013
    3 cycles on Glomid 2015
    IUI#1 August2015 - BFN
    IUI#2 October2015 -BFN
    Fibroid removed December2015
    IVF#1 June2016 (6 eggs retrieved, 5 matured, 3 fertillized, 1 transferred 1 frozen) - BFN  :'( 
    FET#1 August2016 - BFN  :'( 
    IVF#2 November2016 (3 eggs retrieved, 3 fertillized, transferred 2 ) - BFN  :'( 
    IVF #3 January2017 (5 eggs retrieved, 3 fertillized, transferred 3 ) - BFN  :'( 
    IVF #4 March2017 ( 4 eggs retrieved, 4 fertillized, double transfer ) - BFN  no frosties  :'( 
    IVF #5 June2017 (1 egg retrieved, polysermy) Mini IVF - Bust :( 
    IVF #6 August2017 (4 eggs retrieved, 4 fertilized, transferred 2) - BFN no frosties  :'(
    IVF #7 October2017 ( 4 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, transferred 1 early blastocyst - BFN no frosties  :'(
    IVF #8 December2017 
    babyhopeful442
  • ndz2018ndz2018 member
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    edited November 2017
    Just binged viewed the whole thing seriously I think we can all empathize!  I agree this needs to be a full series! 
    Nov FET sheet
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x_83Cj5xeatr-uYgbP02NrQsZYnewoEAJOyyb6lhNyo/edit#gid=0

    Me 38 & DH 43 
    ***TW 1 MC 1998**
    TTC # 1 2017

    MFI/Septate Uterus

    Dec 17 IVF # 1 29 Retrieved, 25 Mature , 21 Fertilized w/ICSI, 12 made to day 5
    5 PGS normal(1male and 4 females) and 3 mosaics

    Resection of uterine septum 1/22/18

    FET # 1 - Nov 18





  • Watched the first 5 episodes. Love it!
    TTC #1
    dx: DOR
    8 cycles Clomid (1 BFP & MC)
    3 failed IUIs (Follistim & Trigger)
    IVF #1
  • Went back to watch them, congrats!! Best representation I've seen!! 
    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!

    funkykey
  • I told my sisters they should watch it and they both love it <3 They both followed me during my journey but this helped explain it so nicely!!
    Me: 30 DH: 34 Together since August 20th 2011, Married since August 16th 2014
    TTC #1 Dec 28, 2011
    Me: PCOS, Hypothyroidism. DH: Low count / motility
    First IVF cycle June 5th 2015 --- BFP 
    Miscarriage at 8 weeks
    FET December 15th 2015--- BFP!
    We first saw  at 6w4d
    It is a boy!
    Luciano Alessandro Maximiliano was born on September 3rd 2016

       



  • Watched all the episodes Friday night and really enjoyed it.  Well done.
  • DH and I just watched this evening - thanks so much for making this!
  • The final episode brought me to tears - thank you for putting together a very real, mini-series helping to bring awareness to a very important, stressful issue. 
  • Just watched them all- such a great job!! Thank you.
    TTC since May 2013
    Mild PCOS, Compound Heterozygous MTHFR
    No Folic acid/pharmaceuticals/supplements (too many to list- private message me if interested), IVIL infusion
  • Watched this last night with DH.  So good and real.  Thank you!
    TTC History in spoiler
    Me 35 - DH 41
    Married Oct 2007
    TTC Since Oct 2010 - MFI Diagnosis 2012 (Morphology 1% + High DNA Frag)
    IUI x2 in 2012 - BFN
    IVF #1 Feb 2018 - 9 Retrieved - 8 Mature - 5 Fertilized - 2 Snowbabies - no testing
    FET#1 March 2018 - BFP - MMC May @ 10w4d
    FET#2 July 2018 - BFN
    IVF #2 November 2018?
    Instagram
    “Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”― Winston Churchill
  • This looks hilarious. Looking forward to watching!
  • Kp214Kp214 member
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    @wlitner just finished watching this and thought it was spot on.  Great job!
    Me:32 DH:36
    Me: DOR, poor egg quality, MTHFR
    DH: MFI
    TTC since 3/2014
    2015: 3 IUI's-BFN
    12/2015: 1st IVF cycle-(9 follicles retrieved, 5 mature, 3 fertilized w/ICSI, transferred 1 excellent and 1 good embryo on day 3)-chemical pregnancy
    3/2016: 2nd IVF cycle- canceled (3 follicles retrieved, 3 mature, all fertilized w/ICSI, 1 fragmented, 2 arrested) 
    3/2016: RE suggested donor eggs- taking an ivf break and to supplement 
    9/2016: 3rd ivf cycle-cancelled due to early ovulation
    Oct./Nov 2016: 4th ivf cycle- EPP-AFC:5, retrieved 10, 10 mature, 8 fertilized with ICSI, 6 blastocysts biopsied and frozen. 3 CCS normal embryos
    1/9/17: transferred 1 embryo-BFP 1/16
    1/18/17: beta #1-104
    1/20/17: beta #2-174
    2/2/17: first u/s, heartbeat of 107 at 6w1d
    7/20/17: baby boy born at 30+3 via emergency c-section 


  • roisisroisis member
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    @wlitner ;
    I just binge-watched the whole thing and loved it. Thank you!!
    October 2018 FET Progress Sheet
    **History in Spoiler**
    Me 39, DH 40
    Married Oct 2010, TTC ~7yrs
    Seeing RE since Spring 2013
    Clomid - no response
    Letrozole (6 months) 2015 
    Laperoscopy/Hysteroscopy in 2015
    Puregon injectibles + trigger x5 in 2016 - all BFN
    Started IVF March 2017 - 25 follies, 9 eggs, 3 fertilised, 1 survived-> frozen due to hyper stimulation of ovaries
    FET May 16th 2017, BFP May 27th 2017, m/c @ 9wks
    IVF #2 February 2018 - 16 eggs, 8 fertilised, 3 frozen embabies
    Awaiting FET April 2018 - cancelled (cyst)
    FET May 2018, BFP June 2nd 2018, m/c @ 8wks
    Planning FET ~October 2018


  • They were great!  Thanks!!



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