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PAIF (Pregnant after infertility) Support Thread w/o Jan. 29

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Re: PAIF (Pregnant after infertility) Support Thread w/o Jan. 29

  • fx crossed for a positive beta @estellegetty! that would be amazing
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


    estellegetty
  • @zwink1 hey, how have your beta #'s been? i saw on the google sheet that you had a 5th... is it just slow doubling?  do you mind sharing your numbers?
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


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  • I peed on two today! I’m going to buy some more on my way home from the lab!
    zwink1
  • @zwink1 congrats! 

    @northbeach3 yes, first one! I guess I’ve been having symptoms of some sort every day, so I hadn’t really thought about it. The crampy days are the most nerve wracking, though...
  • @northbeach3 it’s the whole breast, mostly not the nipples haha

    also, I convinced the nurse to order me up a 3rd beta for peace of mind. Going in for it Wednesday.
    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


  • @zwink1 yeah!!! way to go little bean... s/he was just a slow implanter! :)

    @halfanewt fortunately haven't had too many cramps... mostly alternating btw nausea and extreme fatigue. 

    @efavell02 i'm jealous of your third beta, haha! i did call to try to get on my OB's calendar once I "graduate" even though my RE hadn't told me to start making appointments... they wanted "proof of pregnancy" so I may have to reschedule until after my 7w u/s... but they did say I could go in to the quest lab to have my blood drawn for various tests (before coming in for the appt with the OB)... so I may go do the labs b/c those usually get posted in my medical portal... the upshot is that the could get me in pretty quickly, so I'm less worried about not being able to get an appt for 2 months.
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


  • The nurse just called me to confirm pregnancy, but my number is only 74 so she wants me to come back in on Friday to re-do it. I am having all sorts of flash backs from my pregnancy with my daughter after going through IVF. Not the reaction I thought I was going to have after hearing from the nurse.... :(
  • zwink1zwink1 member
    edited February 2018
    @estellegetty, do you have any guesses as to when you may have Od/how many dpo you might be? You might be totally fine, but I totally get the stress associated with the beta game. Hang in there, and I'll be sending good vibes for a great increase on Fri.
    Me: 31 H: 35
    NTNP: 03/2015-05/2015
    TTC #1: 06/2015...
    Dx: MFI, ovulatory dysfunction
    IVF ER: 11/2017 - 6 on ice
    FET: 01/2018 = BFP - EDD 10/5









    pebbledamestellegetty
  • @estellegetty - My beta was only 45 on 11 DPO. I had to go back for another beta and the number tripled. Stay positive and get that second beta scheduled!
    Me: 29 | DH: 29
    Married 12/2016
    DSS born 01/2016
    TTC since 01/2017
    Letrozole + TI = BFP 01/30/2018 | EDD 10/11/2018
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  • @pebbledam thanks so much for your encouraging words. I really needed it today! I’m going for my second Beta on Friday! My husband and I decided that I’m pregnant until I’m not so I need to start thinking positively! I’m really glad we have this thread on this BMB. 
    pebbledam
  • @zwink1 unfortunately I don’t know when I Oed. I’m still nursing my 17 month old so my periods are still irregular. I know my LMP was Jan. 5th and we DTD on January 19? Friday can’t come soon enough! 
    pebbledamzwink1
  • @estellegetty i agree with everyone else, hold your judgment until you've had your second beta! my first beta was only 20.9 on 11dpo/fertilization. i went in again on 15dpo/fert and it was almost 300.  after reading about betas, it all depends on implantation, which can happen anywhere between 6dpo and 12dpo, with most on day 7-9dpo.  I read that it can take 2 - 3 days for hcg to build up in the bloodstream. 

    this is my favorite beta calculator page b/c it simulates what your beta would be if you ovulated on different days:
    https://whenmybaby.com/implantation-doubling-calculator.php

    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


  • Hi all! 
    I'm a PCOS mama. We've done a LOT through our journey to completing our family. 6 years of IF, clomid, 5 IUIs, a uterine polypectomy, IVF where the ER got 1 mature egg (which became my oldest son who is almost 7). A whole new round of IVR with better results, 11 eggs/7 embryos, a failed single transfer, a successful double transfer (4 yo b/g twins). This pregnancy will be my last since I'm considered high risk, I'm old (37), chubby, and my other pregnancies all resulted in preemies (27 week DS, 33+2 week DS/DD).
    We did a single 5day FET Jan 26.
    BFP Jan 31 - 5dpt
    Beta 1 - 119 9dpt
    Beta 2 today - 285 11dpt
    Potential due date Oct 14/18
    Looking forward to taking this journey with you all!

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  • @kaza512 - Welcome and we're so happy to have you. IF is a total mind fuck and it's so hard to go through alone. Congrats on your BFP and FX for a sticky little bean!!
    Me: 29 | DH: 29
    Married 12/2016
    DSS born 01/2016
    TTC since 01/2017
    Letrozole + TI = BFP 01/30/2018 | EDD 10/11/2018
    Babysizer Cravings Pregnancy Tracker
    kaza512
  • @estellegetty FX for good numbers Friday! 
    Me: 28  DH: 28
    Married April 2013
    TTC #1: May 2016
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2017 - Letrozole+ Trigger+ IUI #1 = BFN
    July 2017 - Ovarian Cyst, no IUI 
    August 2017 - Letrozol+Trigger+ IUI #2 = BFN
    January 2018 - IVF #1 = BFP!!
    EDD: 10/5/2018
    My Chart


    estellegetty
  • Hey guys!

    I'm 36 and DH is 42. We've been TTC for about 3 years. Went through multiple cycles of femara + TI with no success. Finally got a referral to an RE in spring of 17. Went through 5 cycles of IUI with clomid then femara and increasing doses of follistim + trigger shot. 

    Finally got my first BFP ever on jan 27th. I've had 2 betas with good rise and go back to the RE later this morning. Hoping they do my first US today!!!

    Super excited to be here!! Can't wait to get to know everyone!
    efavell02pebbledam
  • I just wanted to thank all of you for sharing! My best friend is currently going through IVF, and although we talk a lot about it I also don't like to pester her with questions. It's good seeing things from all of your perspectives ❤️
    DS  12-1-2014
    DD 10-29-2016
    #3 due 10-13-2018
    efavell02kaza512limeburst
  • yay @efavell02!! i bet that's a huge relief!! i did POAS again today b/c i was feeling less symptoms... but hopefully that's the last one for awhile. finally coming to "acceptance" and presume that if something DID happen, my body would make it pretty darn obvious. and that even if i'm not feeling symptoms, things can still be progressing and i should be thankful for less nausea! :)
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


  • congrats @jess5263.  what day past IUI are you? or what week do you think you are? i'll be impressed if your clinic does an u/s this early!
    me: 37 dh: 42; TTC since Jan 2016
    dx: PCOS, low progesterone; 2 MMC
    Sept FET 2018 Spreadsheet
    3 failed IUIs (clomid + ovidrel), unresponsive to femara
    Jan 2 2018 - 1st IVF cycle - 9 retrieved, 7 mature/fertilized, 1 5d transfer + 5 untested snowbabies
    Jan 19 2018 - Fresh Transfer #1 one 5dt; BFP 1/25/2018; EDD 10/7/2018; MMC at 8w3d; D&C 3/6/2018
    May 16 2018 - FET #1 one 5dt; BFP with 4 betas (6.5, 24.3, 165.5, 2250) - EDD 2/1/2019; MMC at 6w; D&C 6/20/18
    Sept 17 2018 - FET #2 one 5dt; BFP 38.9 7dpt, 167 9dpt - EDD 6/5/2019  
    (3 untested embryos remain)


  • @northbeach3 if it makes you feel better, besides bloat making it look like I am a billion years pregnant, I currently feel zero symptoms. None. Nada.

    Also, how is this for a mindf*ck- I feel like this can't be real because of how 'easy' this was. Like, who gets pregnant on a fresh transfer first time? Then I remember it wasn't easy at all- 3 medicated cycles, 3 IUIs, one canceled IVF cycle, and then a second IVF cycle...but it still feels 'too easy'.
    Started TTC #1 August 2016
    Diagnosed Unexplained IF/Poor Responder
    6 med/IUI cycles failed
    IVF #1 December 2017- canceled d/t poor response
    IVF #2 January 2018- 4 frosties and a BFP! 
    DS born Sept 2018
    Baby #2 Due Feb 2020



    zwink1pebbledamlimeburstSailing_Mama
  • @kiwi2628 I feel the same way! Then I remember that it’s taken years and money and tears... and still kinda feel like I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. Enjoy your symptom free time, I guess? 

    @northbeach3 I’ve definitley asked myself that question in the last couple weeks - if something were wrong we’d know, right? Glad your symptoms are leveling out, though! 
  • Had my first scan today! Coming off a uterine surgery so they wanted to make sure it implanted correctly. Measuring 5 week 5 days and we saw a heartbeat of 110! Have one more scan next week and then if all goes well I graduate to the regular schedule. So far so good! 
    limeburstpebbledam
  • @northbeach3 Thanks! I'm 5w5d today. 25dpIUI. They did do an US today to check that little speck was in good position but couldn't see anything but the yolk sac. Go back again on the 21st for another US.
    northbeach3
  • Not sure if I belong here. TTC for at least 3 years. No luck. Did some testing and found I had pcos with regular periods and ovulation per NFP. That was hard but rolled with it. We decided to not do any more testing past SA.  We have been not preventing nor trying for at least 2 more years and just got a BFP for the first time ever about a week ago. Confirmed with blood work and have a dating ultrasound next week. My journey hasnt had losses, ivf, or pregnancy (until now) if I this isn't my place that is ok. No hard feelings :)  I do want to say all of your ladies are strong and amazing! 

    kaza512efavell02
  • @SweetSweetTooth I’d say if you had to wait that long and do testing to figure out what’s wrong, you belong with us ;) Just because you didn’t do treatments doesn’t mean you didn’t go through a hell of a lot to get here. Congrats on your BFP!!
    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


    SweetSweetTooth
  • @SweetSweetTooth      Infertility happens in so many ways.  3 years of TTC definitely means you have felt the frustration that so many people don't understand when trying to build their families. Congrats on your BFP and welcome!!!
    SweetSweetTooth
  • Anyone else still on progesterone suppositories and estrogen patches, and terrified to stop taking them potentially soon?
    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


  • @efavell02 I'm on estrogen pills and prog. supps and can't wait to stop taking them. I'll be on them until 10 weeks, so middle of March. But I understand the hesitation!
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  • zwink1zwink1 member
    edited February 2018
    @efavell02 no suppositories and patches here. I get shots and pills.  I believe my RE requires that I keep taking the estrogen and doing the PIO shots until week 12, soooo no end in sight here. But, I totally get your fear and will probably be the same way when I get to the end of this stage. I in no way, shape, or form trust my body at the moment.
    Me: 31 H: 35
    NTNP: 03/2015-05/2015
    TTC #1: 06/2015...
    Dx: MFI, ovulatory dysfunction
    IVF ER: 11/2017 - 6 on ice
    FET: 01/2018 = BFP - EDD 10/5









  • Got a call from my midwife about my initial blood work and I was put on oral progesterone because mine was low. Glad it isnt the suppository as that sure doesnt sound fun. 

  • @kiwi2628 I relate so much to what you said. I have thought th exact same thing - this was easier than I thought it would be. But it really wasn’t easy at all! I have the sharps containers to prove it  :D

    @efavell02 I am taking PIO shots and I can’t wait until I’m finished with them. My butt is lumpy and I’m kind of over it lol 
    Me: 28  DH: 28
    Married April 2013
    TTC #1: May 2016
    DX: Unexplained
    June 2017 - Letrozole+ Trigger+ IUI #1 = BFN
    July 2017 - Ovarian Cyst, no IUI 
    August 2017 - Letrozol+Trigger+ IUI #2 = BFN
    January 2018 - IVF #1 = BFP!!
    EDD: 10/5/2018
    My Chart


    northbeach3
  • @efavell02 I'm still on the progesterone suppositories, 3 times daily... not sure how much longer I'm supposed to be on them. I have my first u/s next Thursday and I'm hoping that they will start to ween me off of them. 
  • @SweetSweetTooth I have a very similar story. We have been trying just over 2 years and I found out in October by going to a fertility clinic that I have PCOS but also ovulate too. They gave me metformin and it helped me lose 10 lbs within 3 months. DH also has 29% DANA fragmentation so we just had a longer time "connecting" the good egg with the good sperm. We planned to do 3 months of cycle monitoring and then do IUI if that didn't work. First month it worked, which is still a shock to me!

    I understand your frustrations and agree that yes we might have had it easier than most but we still did struggle with the anxiety/ stress of years of trying. I also agree these ladies are strong and brave for all they have been through.
    Me 33 DH 41
    TTC since 2016
    Due: October 12, 2018
    Location: Ontario, Canada

    SweetSweetTooth
  • I'm feeling the anxiety! Ultrasound tomorrow.. Spotting lightly last couple days, normal?? I dont know if ill ever feel like its real! Fingers crossed for good news.. (Four failed IUI, first IVF took)
    Midwest Momma to be + Dog Mom to Riley, Beagle/Boxer/Snarfer
    Baby Blob due Oct 7!
    PAIF 2+ years!
  • @cirrra I spotted after my BFP from IVF. Good luck and keep us posted!
    cirrra
  • On an ultrasound what can the technician tell you and what are they not allowed to say? I go for my dating ultrasound Wed and I have never done a pregnancy ultrasound! I did a trasvaginal one to diagnose pcos. I am worried I will have false hope during the ultrasound or I will be lost knowing if we have a baby yet or not. 

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