Pregnant after IF

Intro (TW: losses / living child mentioned)

Hi ladies! Figured I'd wander over here from the IF boards...I've been too nervous to do it until today when we had an u/s. My quick background is that my hubby and I have been married for 12 years and have been TTC for 11 of the 12.

**TW** Through this process, we've had eight losses, multiple scopes and eleven IVF cycles. From those, we do have a 2 1/2 year old son who is my world.

We just had our fourth IVF cycle this year and it was a success! I'm officially 6w3d with a PGS-tested girl (i think...there was a whole debacle about my embryos getting mislabeled in the move between clinics so not really certain which embryo I have) who had a heartbeat on ultrasound today!

Look forward to this journey with you girls!

Married 07/2006, TTC since 2010
08/2011: Clomid 50mg, IUI --> BFN  ,
10/2011: Clomid 100mg, IUI --> BFN

04/13: Clomid, IUI BFP --> MC at 6w1d
05/13: Femara 2.5mg, IUI --> BFN  , 08/13: Femara 2.5mg --> BFN
03/14: Femara 5mg, IUI --> 1 follicle @ 27d --> BFP! EDD 12/02/14--> blighted ovum, missed MC 6w6d --> D&C
4/23: D&C...starting over again, with a little part of my heart broken off
5/31: Femara 7.5mg --> cancelled cycle, no follies
7/14: Femara 5mg + brevelle + menopur + IUI --> converted to IVF, ER 7/28 --> ET cancelled due to severe OHSS.
9/20/14:  Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFP--> EDD 6/6/15 --> MC at 5w3d 
10/16/14: Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFN
2/6/15: Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFP --> MC at 5w4d
3/20/16: PGS-tested Frozen Embryo Transfer --> BFP, Living Child born 12/1/15
6/6/17: Fresh IVF Cycle --> Severe OHSS, 5 PGS-tested embryos frozen
2/23/18: PGS-tested FET --> BFN
3/30/18: Cancelled cycle due to lining 4.2mm
6/21/18: PGS-tested FET --> BFN

Re: Intro (TW: losses / living child mentioned)

  • Welcome! Happy to see another lady moving over here :smile:

    Little girls are awesome, btw, if that's what your little bean turns out to be! My sister has two and I have my little miracle girl. We are a "girl" family! <3<3

    I honestly don't think my dad would know what to do with a boy....he's gotten so used to girls (he had my sister and me -- and now 3 granddaughters). 

    I hope everything goes smoothly for you from here on out and you can enjoy things! Getting over the hurdle of the first ultrasound is so huge, I think. I was so convinced the doctor would see nothing (or something bad) when I went in for my first one after the FET and bfp. You get so used to bad news at a certain point...
    ~~ 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."

    MSU_Girl1202[Deleted User]
  • Welcome! I hope your sweet babe continues to grow well. I'm very sorry for your losses. I, too, am a multiple loss mom and PGAL never gets easier. 
    MSU_Girl1202[Deleted User]
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  • @MSU_Girl1202 congrats again on the pregnancy!  I never saw your original story (and siggies don't show up on my phone), so sorry you had to go through all that.  Your little girl will be perfect and so worth the wait <3
    ***pregnancy mentioned***

    Me: 27/ DH: 29
    Dx:  obstructive azoospermia 
    IVF#1:  October 2015
    10/7/2015:  ER  11 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized w/ ICSI
    10/12/2015:  Transferred 5AA and 4AA blasts, froze one 4AA and 4BB
    Beta #1 9dp5dt:  122!!! BFP!
    Singleton, due June 2016

    MSU_Girl1202[Deleted User]
  • Welcome!  Sounds like you have had quite the journey!  Congratulations on your son and now, ...future sibling!  That is such wonderful news. :)
  • Welcome @MSU_Girl1202!
    Pregnancy TickerAbout me: *TW*

    Me: 34, DH: 38                                                                                                                                                                                
    TTC #1 June of 2014  9/14 BFP, baby boy EDD 5/18/15. Elias (Eli) born 5/13/15 7lb0oz, 19 inches.                                      
    Surprise BFP 10/15, live ectopic, lost ruptured tube on 11/5/15 at 8 weeks                                                                              
    Started TTC #2 2/16                                                                                                                                                                   
    HSG 1/18 after no BFPs- diagnosed w/ tubal infertility and referred to RE                                                                     
    3/28/18 remaining tube removed                                                                                                                                              
    IVF 5/18: 15 retrieved, 11 fertilized, 8 blasts -- (3) 4aa, (2) 5aa (2) 4ba frozen -- fresh transfer of 1 day-5 4aa blast, BFP, EDD 2/4/19

    [Deleted User]MSU_Girl1202
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