Pregnant after IF

Femara + trigger + TI

Hello everyone! Me (26) and DH (33) have been trying for over a year, my OB pretty much blew off my concerns of having 35-42day cycles so I went to a RE. Anatomy looks good, lining was 6.6 day 3 of my cycle, husbands sperm was fine only issue being my hormones, he diagnosed me with "mild" PCOS. We're doing femara, trigger shot with TI for my next cycle all monitored with ultrasound/bloodwork. Anyone have a similar story with BFP after 1 cycle?? Trying not to get over excited but if anovulation is my issue I'm hoping a little medical push will get us that dream baby

Re: Femara + trigger + TI

  • I think that if your issue is anovulation, you may very well be successful with medicine and TI! I wish I could offer specific advice but our issue was unexplained IF and my cycles were ovulatory. At the very least, you are on the right track and your RE should be able to help you along the rest of the way! -fingers crossed for you!-

    Remember, OB's predominant patient pool are ladies who get pregnant naturally with no help, so they're often less equipped to identify or manage IF issues. When I went in for our first OB appt, my OB (who has known me since college) asked, "Why did you do IVF???"  Ummm...because I've been trying to get pregnant for 5 years and I've only had one BFP?? OB's sometimes just look at the story in front of them and to him, I was a just an under 35-yearold lady with no gynecological issues. My RE, however, said in our first appointment, "Not getting a single BFP in over 3 years of trying is a major red flag to me." It sucked to hear it out loud, but he was right.
    ~~ Our Story in Spoiler! TW loss/child~~
    Fall 2012 -- started TTC
    Summer 2015 - no BFP yet, labs normal, referred to RE
    Fall 2015 - Summer 2016 - Further testing all normal. 3 IUI's -- BFN. Recommended move to IVF. Planned cycle for fall 2016.
    September 2016 - Surprise natural BFP. MMC @ 8 weeks. RE expressed confidence that we just needed the 'right' embryo.
    Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 -- Break from TTC
    June 2017 - Started IVF; egg retrieval for freeze all cycle. 9 mature eggs retrieved, 5 fertilized. 2 4BB embies on ice.
    August 2017 - FET transfer both embies. BFP.  Twin pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound. EDD 4/28/18
    September 2017 - Twin B stopped developing; Twin A doing perfectly! Graduated from RE @ 10 weeks
    March 2018 - Baby Girl born via C/S due to pre-eclampsia -- strong and healthy!

    TTC #2
    January/Feb 2021 - Freeze-all IVF cycle 
    March 2021 - FET of 1 PGS normal female embryo. BFP! Beta #1 156,  #2 472, #3 1241, #4 5268 EDD 12/5/21 - Christmas baby!

    "When all is lost then all is found."

    wildrainbow[Deleted User]
  • I have PCO ovaries /  anovulation. We tried femara, TI with trigger shot at first. Needless to say a year later I was doing IVF. Best of luck to you! I know some people get lucky with it and IUI's, just the % of it all work is about 20% what a normal person without fertility issues would have. I agree with what was said above...OB's usually deal with normal ladies without fertility issues. So they often don't do all the tests needed to see exactly what that the issue could be. Give it a try and if no success, look into a fertility specialist, if nothing else to run more in dept blood test like AMH, FH, thyroid etc so they can see the whole picture. :smile:
    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

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