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  • @tosh24 Welcome! Glad you decided to join us.  I hope this cycle is the one for you!
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    tosh24
  • @tosh24 Welcome!

    @j1006 My clinic discourages drinking after starting stims (which isn’t your case yet) only because they don’t want people to have anything with which to blame themselves if the cycle doesn’t go well. So a drink is probably fine.
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    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 BFP EDD 6/22/19
  • @J1006 I'd think you'd be ok if on BC right now. I wouldn't once started stims, but a glass of wine or something is probably ok for now. I'm like you and rarely drink, but reading your question has had me googling it! lol I was thinking NYE would be the last of anything. My in-laws and DH are huge wine-o's, so if I don't have any....they'll be questioning me too! 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    Bababatty
  • Thanks for the advice ladies. I figured one would be ok, but ended up with a headache and not drinking anyway.  Now on to a Christmas break of shooting up drugs :) 
    Me: 29  DH:29
    Married: 10/6/2012
    TTC #1 since May 2013
    April 2017 - IUI #1- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    May 2017 - IUI #2- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    June 2017 - IUI #3- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN
    July 2017 - IUI #4- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN

    September 2017 - IVF Consult
    January 2018 - IVF - 2 Frozen Embryos
    March 2018 - FET #1
    April 2018  FET #1 - BFP! - ended in CP
    Sept 2018 - FET #2


    efavell02kristimh80Bababatty
  • Yeah, I think I’ll let myself drink lightly over the holidays but stop when stims start on the 2nd.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    kristimh80Bababatty
  • I started stims last night and while I'm not going to drink in excess, I do plan on having a little bit (maybe 1/4 - 1/2 c of wine) on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I highly doubt that amount would hurt anything.  
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    Bababattykristimh80
  • Merry Christmas January cycle buddies! <3 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    lablover78efavell02Bababattyshortstack930
  • Merry Christmas, ladies!
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    kristimh80Bababatty
  • Merry Christmas!!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 29, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 29, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061!
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
    kristimh80Bababatty
  • Hope all you ladies had a nice couple of days celebrating with family :) It's almost January!!! Wohoo!!!

    @hoffmanr7 How are things going on the Lupron? 

    AFM, I went in for my CD 7 monitoring today. I have 9-10 follies in the 1.0 - 1.3 range, which I'm happy with at this point.  I'm staying on 200 Puregon and 75 Menopur and adding in the ganirelix starting tonight. I'm hoping at least a few more follies pop up by CD 10 on Friday (which is my next monitoring appointment) and the ones I have keep growing. I have an acupuncture appointment tomorrow so hopefully that will help too!
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    kristimh80Bababatty
  • @tosh24 Exciting!!! What's your eta on ER? Just curious, by the looks of my protocol, I won't be starting stims til Cd 10. Wish was sooner like you!! :) FX ganirelix grows more this week!!
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    tosh24Bababatty
  • Hope everyone had a relaxing holiday! 

    @tosh24 glad you were happy with your results! How long are you stimming? 

    Had my suppression check today. All looks good, AFC of 19, ordered meds, good to go for Saturday. It’s getting real. 

    Question- have you all told your families? If so, any advice? I feel obligated to, but I really don’t want to deal with questions...
    kristimh80Bababattytosh24
  • @halfanewt Sounds like a great week ahead for you! Yes, we have told our families. Most already knew we were doing treatments this years anyways. For me now, it's easier to be open and honest. Think I just don't care anymore, plus we have gotten a lot of great support now that people know. They have laid off with their "suggestions" knowing things are more complex. :) 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    Bababatty
  • @halfanewt. We told my husbands immediate family and that’s it. My BIL and his wife were trying for their second when we started trying. They have been a huge support through everything. My MIL and FIL are helping fund our IVF so they know.  My parents are extremely religious and we don’t know how they would react to us doing IVF. We have decided to just keep it to my husbands family. 
    Me: 29  DH:29
    Married: 10/6/2012
    TTC #1 since May 2013
    April 2017 - IUI #1- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    May 2017 - IUI #2- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    June 2017 - IUI #3- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN
    July 2017 - IUI #4- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN

    September 2017 - IVF Consult
    January 2018 - IVF - 2 Frozen Embryos
    March 2018 - FET #1
    April 2018  FET #1 - BFP! - ended in CP
    Sept 2018 - FET #2


    Bababatty
  • Thanks! I anticipate that I will be stimming for 8 or 9 days with an anticipated ER on the 1st or 2nd of Jan. 

    We haven't told our families. I'm a VERY private person and I don't like ppl knowing my business and don't want to have to answer questions along the way or have to deal with all the pity if this doesn't work out. No word of a lie,  every kid born in my family in the last 10 years has been an oops or first try baby - I know because everyone has bragged. I know that nobody will understand so I don't want to have to deal with their "well-meaning" advice. *TW* I haven't told them about either of my losses either. 
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    Bababattykristimh80
  • @halfanewt I am close to my parents so they’ve known from the start when we started IUIs. DH is more private and his parents are not as empathetic as mine, so we didn’t tell them until we were asking for a loan for Ivf. That was awkward. 
    I don’t think you should feel obligated. We told because we knew it would feel better and we’d feel supported. If it would just cause you stress, then don’t tell. You have to take care of yourself.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    Bababatty
  • @halfanewt Both of our families know, but I keep my parents more abreast of everything than my ILs. My parents are also helping us out financially, and they dealt with IF for a very long time, so they understand. We’ve tried to be more vague around the transfer part because we still wanted to have the fun of a big announcement. That hasn’t worked terribly well because I told my parents when we were doing both transfers, and for the last one DH blabbed to his sister, who told his mother. *TW* So it sucked A LOT when the FET resulted in a CP and we had to tell all these people. *end TW*

    Long story short, for me, yes to telling family about IVF, but going forward I’d prefer not to tell them about the transfers (except I’ll probably tell my parents anyway because I’m close with them and I’d want their comfort if the next one fails).
    *TW*
    Me: 35 | DH: 39
    Married: January 2014
    TTC #1 since August 2015 -- Diagnosis: MFI (low count/motility), RPL
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
    IF History:
    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 BFP EDD 6/22/19
  • @tosh24 I'm glad you are happy with your follie count!  And thank you for asking about the Lupron.  So far so good side effect-wise.  I had one headache yesterday but I don't think it was the Lupron...it felt like my usual type of headache that I get.  Other than that, just a slight increase in sleepiness.  I was really tired right when I started but it's tapered off.  A little bit of weight gain too........but not sure how much of that is holiday weight or Lupron weight.  I know for sure that a fair amount of it is in the boobs.

    @halfanewt Both DH and I are very close with most of our family.  We decided quite a while ago to tell our immediate families and a few close friends.  For us it helped to take some of the pressure off and they have been a great source of support.  But every family is different.  Don't feel obliged to tell anyone if you do not want to.   I was pondering a similar thing just a while ago.  I'm an administrator at an assisted living.  My boss and the other administrator are aware that we are doing IVF but the rest of my staff do not. I was putting together a note for staff regarding my soon to be multiple late days and days off which, of course, happen to coincide with my bosses vacation.  I was contemplating telling the staff why I was going to be gone so they could better understand the timing of everything for my days off.  In the end I decided against it and just am saying that I have a medical procedure.  I just didn't like the idea of people talking about my situation with each other.  More people that would have to be told if it did or didn't work and I would like to surprise at least some people with a pregnancy announcement someday.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    Bababatty
  • @kiwi2628 Me too!! I keep thinking "only 1 more holiday to get thru" and it's game time!! <3 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    efavell02
  • @kiwi2628 @kristimh80 me too! I’m a big ball of excitement and nervousness!
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    kristimh80
  • Thanks for all the feedback! I’m still undecided. I think our families might be hurt if we told them later rather than now, but I can just imagine the “but did you try” since they’re all part of large families... 

    @hoffmanr7 I get the work dilemma, too. My coworkers all like to overshare, but I will definitely be sticking with “medical procedure” there. I just don’t love the idea of other people talking about me, I guess. 

    @kiwi2628 I think it’s awesome you’re that open about it! Courageous for sure! 
    Bababatty
  • @hoffmanr7 I’m with you on keeping things quiet at work!  Only my two direct supervisors know and one other staff member who I’m good friends with. All my appointments are now  just referred to as off site meetings or appointments. Apparently when a young women with no children has a doctors appointment that automatically means you’re pregnant and the rumor mill starts. So I changed how I go about things.  Luckily my office only does u/s appointments first thing in the morning so I’m going to be able to not miss a lot of work. 

    I have my my first u/s and blood work this morning. Start stims on Saturday. I think I’m over my needle fear at this point.  

    Is anyone using Genesis for PGS testing? I was supposed to get enrollment forms emailed to me but haven’t gotten them yet. It’s been about three weeks but wondering if the holiday has anything to do with it or if they are just slow. 
    Me: 29  DH:29
    Married: 10/6/2012
    TTC #1 since May 2013
    April 2017 - IUI #1- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    May 2017 - IUI #2- letrozole, Pregnyl - BFN
    June 2017 - IUI #3- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN
    July 2017 - IUI #4- letrozole, Pregnyl- BFN

    September 2017 - IVF Consult
    January 2018 - IVF - 2 Frozen Embryos
    March 2018 - FET #1
    April 2018  FET #1 - BFP! - ended in CP
    Sept 2018 - FET #2


    Bababattykristimh80
  • @halfanewt I told my bosses at work since I get written up for taking unscheduled days off (I don’t get sick days, even though I work for a hospital, how ridiculous right?) so that they don’t give me crap for coming in late after monitoring and adjusting my time off for my ER. I did take the whole week off when I’m anticipating the ER though. My job is too stressful and I just wanna focus on this. All our family knows except my MIL who we just told on Christmas. She’s super opinionated and rude about things but she handled it a little better than I expected. @kiwi2628 is my hero. I wish I had the courage to go public but I have been living vicariously through you friend!  <3
    Bababattyshortstack930
  • Good morning ladies! 

    @beachbunnyxo123 That does sound pretty crazy - no sick days? If I was a sick patient at a hospital I definitely would not want sick staff around. A hospital seems like an employer that should be giving generous sick days!

    AFM, I had my CD10 monitoring today. I am trying not to stress but I was hoping for a few more follies in the 1.5-1.6 range at this point. I know I still have some time, so I'm really hoping those smaller follies take off and grow. On my right ovary I have a 1.3, a 1.2, and a 1.1. On my left ovary I have a 1.7, 1.6, 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, 1.4, 1.2, and a 1.0. My left ovary has always been the better producer. My lining is at a 1.2. I can definitely feel my left ovary at all times now and it's getting fairly uncomfortable. I have acupuncture tomorrow so FX that helps things along. The nurse will call to confirm when my blood work is back, but she's thinking that they'll see me again for monitoring on Sunday. 
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    Bababattynorthbeach3beachbunnyxo123
  • HI I'm new to this group. I am starting my second FET cycle in January. I hope this cycle works out for me. 
    Bababattykristimh80
  • Baseline Ultrasound and labs yesterday went well....everything is right where it needs to be.  Starting Stims tomorrow!, 

    I was excited but now I'm just plain stressed out thanks to work.  Like you @beachbunnyxo123 I had intended to take the whole week off of the expected ER just to minimize stress as I too have a very stressful job.  That didn't work out because my boss will be on vacation the first half of that week.  But still, I had it all worked out.  I had extra help planned out on the floor so someone could cover the office a couple of days and then, if the ER fell mid week or later in the week, the only day no one would be in the office would be Wednesday.  I had the schedule all ready to go, had the next two weeks all planned out......and wham.

    We just lost one of our staff who had to go on medical leave for I don't know how long.  I knew it was a possibility, had it all planned just in case but the pain is this weekend.  She was, of course, supposed to work this weekend so now I am scrambling to try and get it filled......as well as finishing off a new schedule.  I know it will all work out in the end, but it is definitely not how I wanted to start my weekend out.  End rant.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    beachbunnyxo123Bababatty
  • I'm starting my 6th ever IVF (got cycle yesterday, went in for baseline today) and just wanted to share a hint with you ladies regarding meds. Order from outside the US. I figured this out for my 4th cycle and wished I'd known sooner! I get mine from Israel but have known others to get them from the UK and Canada. I'd be happy to share where I order from if anyone is curious. They are about 50% cheaper. Same product and manufacturers but different packaging used. 


  • @Roeni I wish I could!  My RE only uses a local pharmacy (for people paying out of pocket like me) but at least in my instance it's not as expensive as I expected it to be, only $1,400!
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 29, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 29, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061!
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
    Bababatty
  • @tosh24 I know you’re exactly right! A hospital should be promoting wellness. I agree with you completely which makes this all more ffrustrating then it already is! Hope things go well for you on Sunday! Was size do they want to see them at for trigger?

    @hoffmanr7 I’m sorry that is so frustrating that your plans got squashed like that. Your time off is for a medical reason too! There are 3 other people on my unit off already for the week and that’s when I told my boss straight up it’s for IVF and I can’t be here, sorry. I shouldn’t have to give a reason but I wanted them to know that no is not an option. Hopefully it all works out for you!
    Bababatty
  • @chox64 Welcome! Not that you're not welcome to participate here, but just FYI there is a January FET thread a few down from this one if you wanted to talk to ladies who are going through the same FET process as you. I hope this cycle works out for you too! GL :)

    @Roeni Welcome to you too! You must be one bad ass lady ;)  6 IVFs is a lot to go through. I'm not even done my first one and I'm already over it! I really hope you find success with your next cycle!

    @hoffmanr7 I'm sorry your plan fell through :( I hope staffing can be worked out so that you are able to rest, stress-free, the week of your ER. 

    @beachbunnyxo123 I actually haven't confirmed sizing with them! I know at my last clinic where I was doing my IUIs they considered 1.8 cm mature but would count anything over 1.5 as a possibility. I think I've read that with IVF they consider anything over 1.6 mature? Thank you for the reminder to ask!
    Me: 35 I DH: 38
    *TW loss and children mentioned*
    DD:2006 | Dx: Unexplained Secondary Infertility | DS: 2011

    TFAS since 2012

    Oct 16: Spontaneous BFP | m/c @ 9w1d (massive SCH) | D&C
    Apr 17: IUI #1 = BFN
    May 17: IUI #2 = BFN
    Jun 17: IUI #3 = Late BFP (18 DPO) | NMC 17Jul17 @ ~6w
    Aug 17: IUI #4 = Cancelled due to premature ovulation | TI = BFN
    Sep 17: IUI #5 = Cancelled due to overstimulation (10+ follies)
    Nov 17: IVF #1 = Cancelled due to non-IF related health issue | TI = BFN
    Dec 17: IVF #1 = Puregon 200, Menopur 75, Orgalutran, Suprefact trigger due to OHSS risk | 22R, 18M, 16F, 10B frozen  
    Feb 18: FET #1 (medicated) = BFN
    Mar 18: FET #2 (natural cycle) = CP (beta 1: 54; beta 2: 0)
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = cancelled due to missed ovulation
    Apr 18: FET #3 (natural cycle) = BFP! Beta 1: 201  Beta 2: 585 Beta 3: 3254 Beta 4: 9715 U/S 19May - one bean measuring on track with a HB of 125!
    EDD: 07Jan2019 Team Green
    My Rainbow Baby Boy born 03Jan2019 <3 

    beachbunnyxo123Bababatty
  • @beachbunnyxo123 and @tosh24 Thanks.  My boss has been super understanding and told me to just still go and take the Monday and Tuesday off that I had planned to do.  I'm undecided as to what I"m going to do.  That potentially leaves a lot on the plate of the other administrator I work with and me coming back to chaos.  The problem with managing an assisted living is it could be really quiet or it could be a zoo....or both in a matter of days and there's no way to predict which it will be. For now I've told myself to just play it by ear and see how things are next week before I make a final decision on what I'm going to do. Maybe I'll come in that Monday and take Tuesday and Wednesday off instead.  I'm a bit calmer now that I vented.
    Me:33, DH:38 Married: 8/2/2014
    TTC #1 Since: April 2015
    Unexplained Infertility

    Cycle 1&2 : Clomid 50mg- BFN
    Cycle 3: Letrozole 2.5mg- BFN
    Cycle 4: Letrozole 5mg- BFN
    Cycle 5: HSG-normal
                  Clomid 100mg+ Estrace- BFN
    Cycle 6: Letrozole 5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progestrone- BFN
    Cycle 7: Letrozole 5mg, Cyst found during follicle check
    Cycle 8: Birth control to treat left ovary cyst
    Cycle 9: Letrozole 7.5mg+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 10: Letrozole 7.5mg, 2 Cysts found during follicle check
    Cycle 11: Clomid 100mg+Estradiol+Trigger shot+IUI+Progesterone- BFN
    Cycle 12: Clomid 100mg- BFN
    Cycle 13-16: Natural attempts while awaiting IVF 
    Cycle 14: IVF-BFN

    Bababatty
  • @hoffmanr7 I’m glad you’re feeling better after venting. I’m sorry the process of taking time off is so stressful. It’s hard being in a helping/service profession because even if we are gone, the work doesn’t pause; there’s stil people that need help (I’m a teacher). 

    @tosh24 how many follicles is considered a good responses on cd 10? Is that stims day 10, or overall cd10?

    @Roeni welcome! You are a very strong person. Glad you’re here with us. I’d take the name of that overseas med company in case I have to do more than one Ivf.
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    Bababatty
  • So I got some bad news today (nothing regarding my IVF tho) I have to have a root canal. :frowning: I thought I lost a filling yesterday but apparently my tooth broke around an old filling (which apparently isn't super super unusual for composite fillings).  I told my dentist that I really would like the root canal and initial crown appointment to occur before I start IVF stuff and thankfully he was able to make it happen!  I go in on Jan 8th for the root canal and initial crown appointment (I'll still have to go back for the final crown once it comes in but since I'll have had the root canal they won't need to use any numbing stuff that appointment) which incidentally is the same day I expect AF to show so I'm happy.  So even though I have to deal with the root canal and stuff the stress of that shouldn't give me any problems with the IVF.
    Infertility Journey (in spoiler because it's way too long)
    Married: 08/09/2013; TTC #2
    Me: 29, possible PCOS and Septate Uterus (Septum removed in November 2017)
    DH: 29, MFI (Low Count and Low Motility)
    July 2017 - IUI #1 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    August 2017 - IUI #2 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    September 2017 - IUI #3 - Letrozole 2.5 mg, no trigger, Prometrium 100 mg 2x a day - BFN
    November 2017 - Uterine Septum removed
    December 2017 - IVF Consultation
    January 2018 - IVF #1 - Retrieval 1/24 - 2 Day 3 embryos (1 transferred fresh, 1 frozen) and 2 Day 5 embryos frozen
    February 2018 - Fresh Transfer - Transfer 1/27 (1 day 3 embryo) - BFN
    March 2018 - FET - Transfer 3/2 (1 day 5 embryo) - BFP!  1st beta (10dp5dt) - 101; 2nd beta (17dp5dt) - 3061!
    March 2018 - Remaining embryos lost in malfunction.

    June 2019 - IVF #2 - Cancelled - Cyst on Ovary
    July 2019 - IVF #2 Take 2
    Lilypie Premature Baby tickers
    Bababatty
  • @kiwi2628 I took my last bc yesterday! Baseline on Tuesday!
    me: 30   dh: 31
    dx: unexplained
    TTC since May 2016
    MC November 2016
    Summer 2017, started IUI
    IUI #1 - natural, BFN
    IUI #2 - clomid + trigger, BFN
    IUI #3 - femara + trigger, BFN
    IUI #4-6 - femara + follistim, BFN
    IVF #1 January 2018: 11 retrieved, 7 fertilized, 1 transferred day 5, 1 frozen embryo
    5dt Jan. 18, BFP 9dpt, EDD 10/6/18


    Bababattybeachbunnyxo123
  • @hoffmanr7 I totally understand your work dilemma! My boss just left, so now another has stepped in to take over our office but still doing her own. I work in the office alone 3 days a week, so idk what in the heck they are going to do. They all are aware of what I'm about to do, so praying it works out ok. I keep telling my DH that I don't need the extra stress during all of this. I love all the people I work along side, but don't think I haven't thought about quitting to focus on this which I feel is more important :) Just wish we had an exact day or everything...you guys are the only one's that get the day of ER can vary so much! 
    TTC #1 since April 2015
    June 2016 - CP
    2017 - Medicated Cycles & IUI's
    IVF w/ PGS  - January 2018
    FET #1 - April 2018 - BFN
    ERA Cycle May / June 2018
    ERA Biopsy June 2018 ~ Results: receptive (no change)
    FET #2 - July 2018 - BFP <3 Beta #1 - 137 Beta #2 - 410
    U/S #1 7wk1d - HB 144 U/S #2 9w1d HB 166
    Anatomy Scan 1st 11/2/18 2nd AS 11/19
    EDD March 28, 2019
    Baby Girl born 3/26/19  <3



    Bababatty
  • Hi everyone I’m new to the Bump, but not new to infertility.  I’m so excited to be doing IVF again. I had a surgery to remove polyps in my uterus Dec. 11th and got AF on the 20th & started bc pills the 21st. I have my 1st baseline Wednesday. And drug class Thursday. 
    About my journey;
    After TTC for 9 years we have 1 amazing daughter from our 3rd IVF. She will be 3 in March and wants a sibling. My SO & I always wanted at least 2 so here we are!
    Somthing different this time is my age, I’m 40, so my Dr will be doing assisted hatching... kinda makes me nervous but I agreed to it. 
    Good Luck to all the Ladies here!!! So exciting seeing everyone going through different stages of the longgggg IVF process!
    beachbunnyxo123
  • Hi everyone I’m new to the Bump, but not new to infertility.  I’m so excited to be doing IVF again. I had a surgery to remove polyps in my uterus Dec. 11th and got AF on the 20th & started bc pills the 21st. I have my 1st baseline Wednesday. And drug class Thursday. 
    About my journey;
    After TTC for 9 years we have 1 amazing daughter from our 3rd IVF. She will be 3 in March and wants a sibling. My SO & I always wanted at least 2 so here we are!
    Somthing different this time is my age, I’m 40, so my Dr will be doing assisted hatching... kinda makes me nervous but I agreed to it. 
    Good Luck to all the Ladies here!!! So exciting seeing everyone going through different stages of the longgggg IVF process!
    Welcome and good luck to you!! If I can make a suggestion, try to log on to theknot and change your user name so we can recognize you here. It’s hard to be able to tag you with the knottie name. That’s great to hear that you have been successful with IVF before! Hoping all goes smoothly for you!
    Bababatty
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