Infertility

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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Re: Original Series About Infertility

  • 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 September 23 (5mg Letrozole 5 days +25 units Follistim 3 days +trigger +progesterone 100mg bid) AFC 9, 24mm follicle and 8mm follicle, uterine lining 8cm CD11, Already surging on my own, so Triggered CD11 @4pm, IUI CD12 @9:30am. DH had 15million post wash= BFN

    IUI #2 November 16th (5mg Letrozole 5 days +75 Units Follistim 2 days + trigger + progesterone 100mg bid) AFC 3, 
    CD9 had 17mm, 16mm, 14mm, 10mm. Uterine lining 6.25cm. Triggered (CD9)11/14 @10pm and IUI 36 hours later CD11, 11/16 @10am 18.25million sperm post wash. CP :(

    IUI #3 New RE. Follistim 150 IU CD 3, CD4, CD5, two follicles already 13mm and 11mm on the right, two small ones on the left. Lining is only 3.75cm. continued two more nights of follistim 150 units injection on CD 6 and CD7. CD8 monitor 8am-2 follies both 17mm on right, none on left. Uterine lining 6.75cm. CD8 one more shot of follistim 150 units and triggered at 9pm on CD9. CD11 9am IUI, 17.25million sperms post wash. 
    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
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  • Trailer looks great! Looking forward to the series :)

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    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. 
    wlitner
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  • 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
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  • 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. 
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  • Looks great! Thanks for sharing :)






  • Looks great! Good luck!
    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
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  • 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--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.
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  • @wlitner I'm just getting around to watching this and it looks amazing.  I can't wait to watch it.  
    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! 


  • AlyeenaAlyeena member
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    edited November 15
    @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

       
    We are planning to adopt a sibling group of two or three from Haiti. Once we are married for five years we can start the process.



    laurad75Bababattyartemis618ndz2018
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  • nicole1-2-3-4nicole1-2-3-4 member
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    edited November 16
    @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 based on poor embryo development
    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 4-cell (4/4 quality) embryo- 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- FET on 12/8!!
    Bababattybabyhopeful442
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  • 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
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  • ndz2018ndz2018 member
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    edited November 19
    Just binged viewed the whole thing seriously I think we can all empathize!  I agree this needs to be a full series! 
  • Watched the first 5 episodes. Love it!
    TTC #1
    dx: DOR
    8 cycles Clomid (1 BFP & MC)
    3 failed IUIs (Follistim & Trigger)
    IVF #1
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  • 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

       
    We are planning to adopt a sibling group of two or three from Haiti. Once we are married for five years we can start the process.



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  • Watched all the episodes Friday night and really enjoyed it.  Well done.
  • hdf82hdf82 member
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    DH and I just watched this evening - thanks so much for making this!
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  • 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
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