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OCT FET

I know this is kind of early but i figured i would go ahead and start it.

Anyone else planning for an Oct FET? I go in next week for my consultation appointment and to schedule the transfer

Re: OCT FET

  • caitb13caitb13
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    Hi @justharrison! I'm also planning for an October FET.  We had our consultation in June and are in the process of having our embryos transferred from our old clinic to our new one. Next step for me is a saline sonogram. 
    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • Oh wow i forgot about that procedure! Ill have to remember to ask if i will have to redo that before doing a transfer!
    why are you switching clinics if you dont mind me asking?
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  • caitb13caitb13
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    We moved! 

    We were living in the DC area, but always planned to move back home when we had kids. **TW** our daughter from our last FET was born in Feb 2018 and we moved closer to our families in November.

    My last clinic actually never did a saline sonogram so this is new to me! I'm not sure why, maybe because our diagnosis is mfi? My new doctor said the saline sono is good for 6 months so depending on when you last had one you might still be good! 



    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • Its been about a year so i guess they might want to redo it. Oh well, theres plenty of time between now and October to get it done. 
    I was talking to DH about preparing to do another FET and he reminded me about the PIO shots- i cant believe i forgot about them and the (potentially) 12 wks of pain and soreness
  • Hello! I haven’t officially started the transfer process but am thinking about going back to my clinic in September, maybe transfer in late October. **TW** I had an FET back in July 2017 that resulted in my son. We want another child to complete our family so back to FET! **End TW**
    Me: 40  DH: 45
    Unexplained infertility, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance
    IVF#1 (10/16): Luteal stim, 22R, 10M, 8F. All lost.
    IVF#2 (12/16): Luteal stim, 15R, 3M + 6M (in vitro), 8F, 5B.  All PGS abnormal. 
    IVF#3 (4/17): Long-agonist, 15R, 10M, 10F, 7B. 4 PGS Normal
    FET#1 (7/24/17): 1 embryo, Beta: 143 on 8/2/17. Baby boy born 3/30/2018
  • caitb13caitb13
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    Oh gosh, I've heard the shots are rough! Does your doctor allow the suppositories? I've only ever used those, and even though they can be messy, I was thankful to not have to do the shots. My new doctor said the first round is my choice since my last protocol was successful using the suppositories, but if the first FET with her fails then she'll want me to try to PIO shots.
    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • @justharrison and @caitb13 I did a combo PIO shots and progesterone suppositories, where I did the shots just in the first four days and suppositories twice a day starting day 5. That worked for me. So it doesn’t have to be one or the other. I hated the shots but doing it for four days wasn’t too bad. 
    Me: 40  DH: 45
    Unexplained infertility, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance
    IVF#1 (10/16): Luteal stim, 22R, 10M, 8F. All lost.
    IVF#2 (12/16): Luteal stim, 15R, 3M + 6M (in vitro), 8F, 5B.  All PGS abnormal. 
    IVF#3 (4/17): Long-agonist, 15R, 10M, 10F, 7B. 4 PGS Normal
    FET#1 (7/24/17): 1 embryo, Beta: 143 on 8/2/17. Baby boy born 3/30/2018
  • justharrisonjustharrison
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    @caitb13 My progesterone levels wouldnt go high enough with the suppositories. The shots arent too awful if you ice the area down first and the use a heating pad after. DH would also do a deep tissue massage to the area as well because the oil would like to congeal in one place and form a hard knot.

    edited for grammar errors 😳

  • @cashewchicken Hi!! I havent started officially yet either. I go on friday for the consultation. Im hoping to get any prelimary testing/procedures done during august/september and then doing a mid to laye transfer october.

    TW we just had our first LO in May (after 5 years of treatments and 8 miscarriages/chemicals.) TW

    We figured since it took so long for tue first we should jump right back in just in case this takes some time as well. The RE feels like he figured out the issue and we should have recurrent successes.
    caitb13
  • caitb13caitb13
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    Hey @cashewchicken! I recognize your handle from the last time I was on this board. Congratulations on your little boy! 

    Thank you both for reassuring me about the shots. If we end up going that route this time around I'll be sure to use your tips.  

    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • It's August already! Where does the time go? I've been meaning to get back on taking all the vitamins but I'm so distracted and I keep forgetting to take them. Agh. Are you guys doing anything other than going to the appointments to prep for the next transfer?

    @justharrison Congrats on your LO and it's great that you're moving ahead with TTC #2 already! I have heard and have seen even on this board too that people tend to conceive more easily with #2, so hoping that's the case for all of us.
    @caitb13 Congrats on your daughter, too! Speaking of saline sonogoram, I need to get one too. In one of the US monitoring during the last pregnancy, the US tech mentioned polyp, so I need to make sure to get that looked at before the next transfer.



    Me: 40  DH: 45
    Unexplained infertility, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance
    IVF#1 (10/16): Luteal stim, 22R, 10M, 8F. All lost.
    IVF#2 (12/16): Luteal stim, 15R, 3M + 6M (in vitro), 8F, 5B.  All PGS abnormal. 
    IVF#3 (4/17): Long-agonist, 15R, 10M, 10F, 7B. 4 PGS Normal
    FET#1 (7/24/17): 1 embryo, Beta: 143 on 8/2/17. Baby boy born 3/30/2018
  • @cashewchicken Nope! I just had my consultation appointment today. I’m waiting for the office to call me to schedule the saline ultrasound and mock transfer. 
    I want to do the transfer at the end of October so hopefully we can get everything aligned correctly.
    just a lot of hurry up and waiting now 😕
  • caitb13caitb13
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    @cashewchicken ; I know! October will be here before we know it!

    I started bc this week so that my cycle is on track for the saline sono (even though our IVF is due to mfi, I have PCOS and a very unpredictable cycle - although it's gotten a lot better since DD's birth.) I'm also trying to be better about remembering to take a multivitamin. My RE said I should start taking a prenatal, but since we're still a few months out I'm going to finish up my regular multivitamin and start the prenatal once those run out. 

    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • Made an appointment for saline sono for this Wednesday. My clinic reminded me that they won’t begin any treatment until I’ve had 3 full cycles after weaning (I just started my second cycle), but I’ve convinced them to just let me do saline sono in case there is a polyp that needs to be taken care of before I begin the treatment. So I’m excited about doing something to prep for FET.
    Me: 40  DH: 45
    Unexplained infertility, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance
    IVF#1 (10/16): Luteal stim, 22R, 10M, 8F. All lost.
    IVF#2 (12/16): Luteal stim, 15R, 3M + 6M (in vitro), 8F, 5B.  All PGS abnormal. 
    IVF#3 (4/17): Long-agonist, 15R, 10M, 10F, 7B. 4 PGS Normal
    FET#1 (7/24/17): 1 embryo, Beta: 143 on 8/2/17. Baby boy born 3/30/2018
  • @cashewchicken i didnt realize that was a thing (waiting 3 cycles) did they ever give you a reason/explanation? I wasnt able to successfully BF this LO but am hoping to for the next one.
    Good luck with the saline sono. Im on the wait list for next week to have mine done, if no one cancels i will do it at the end of September 
  • @cashewchicken woohoo! So exciting to be getting the ball rolling! Good luck with your sono!

    @justharrison fx that they can get you in next week! 
    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • @justharrison I think it is to give body some time to normalize the hormone levels. I checked online to see if other clinics do the same and that doesn’t seem like the case. Looks like most clinics are okay as long as you’ve completely weaned off your baby. I didn’t get my period until after I stopped bf my son, so I’m okay with waiting a few cycles to see how my cycles are pp. 

    Went in for sono and everything looks good! The doctor told me that the third cycle can be the bc cycle so that will put the FET time sometime in October. But I’m wondering. I just started taking all the vitamins. Should I hold off one more month to ensure my vitamin levels (like D) is high enough?
    Me: 40  DH: 45
    Unexplained infertility, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance
    IVF#1 (10/16): Luteal stim, 22R, 10M, 8F. All lost.
    IVF#2 (12/16): Luteal stim, 15R, 3M + 6M (in vitro), 8F, 5B.  All PGS abnormal. 
    IVF#3 (4/17): Long-agonist, 15R, 10M, 10F, 7B. 4 PGS Normal
    FET#1 (7/24/17): 1 embryo, Beta: 143 on 8/2/17. Baby boy born 3/30/2018
  • Hello everyone!! We just had our consult today and have a saline sono next Tuesday. **TW** I had my daughter in May 2018 and am hoping to give her a sibling but he road to her wasn’t very easy...4 transfers and 2 canceled transfers and moving toward using a gestational carrier before giving it one last try and t miraculously working! ***end TW 

    we are aiming for a mid October transfer. I just had to up my thyroid meds so it’ll take a few weeks for that to level out and last cycle I was on metformin amen ovasitol so we’re gonna try that again. I weaned just over a month ago and just had my first cycle. I have pcos amen have never gotten a period on my own so maybe pregnant sort of reset my body? It’ll be interesting to see if i get another one. My RE won’t put me on BC even if I don’t get one since it really thins my lining out and that was my big issue. I’ve done pio each transfer and the shots suck but bearable. If we are successful again I’ll end up being on weekly progesterone shots for the duration of the pregnancy due to preterm labor with my little girl. Ugh

    @caitb13 I’m in the DC area...which clinic did you go to?? 

    @cashewchicken hello!!! 

  • Welcome @mtpbadger! I'm sorry it was such a tough road to get your baby girl; hopefully this time around will be a little smoother!  I went to Columbia Fertility on M Street. 

    @cashewchicken if you are taking vitamins and generally eating a balanced diet I personally wouldn't be worried about a vitamin deficiency, but obviously your doctor would know if waiting another month or so is in your best interest. 
    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • @mtpbadger Hi!!! I’m so excited that you’re TFAS too! I’m hoping that your next pregnancy will happen easily. I’ve heard that many women become more fertile after pregnancy, so I’m hoping that’s the case for you!

    @caitb13 I just started taking vitamins on a regular basis. I’m just afraid that the first pregnancy depleted all the nutrients. Since I we are planning to add one more child, maybe waiting another month might be a good idea to give it a best shot. Also, I just remembered that my thyroid number was off and is now normalizing so waiting another month will bring the TSH down to where it need to be. 
    Me: 40  DH: 45
    Unexplained infertility, polycystic ovaries, insulin resistance
    IVF#1 (10/16): Luteal stim, 22R, 10M, 8F. All lost.
    IVF#2 (12/16): Luteal stim, 15R, 3M + 6M (in vitro), 8F, 5B.  All PGS abnormal. 
    IVF#3 (4/17): Long-agonist, 15R, 10M, 10F, 7B. 4 PGS Normal
    FET#1 (7/24/17): 1 embryo, Beta: 143 on 8/2/17. Baby boy born 3/30/2018
  • *lurking* @mtpbadger I was excited to see your username pop up! So glad to see you're trying again soon!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
  • @cashewchicken that makes sense! You should definitely do whatever gives you peace of mind and the best chance for a successful transfer.
    Me: 28 DH: 30
    TTC since 9/2016 NTNP since 9/2015
    MFI and unexplained irregular cycles
    10/2016 - Femara and TI - resulted in learning of MFI and that we required IVF
    4/14 - ET and aspiration - 12 fertilized with ICSI, 8 made it to 5 day blasts
    4/19 - fresh transfer of one embryo, 7 frozen **tw - ended in CP tw**
    6/2 - frozen transfer of one embryo
    6/12 - BFP!
  • @Caitb13 I've never heard of Columbia Fertility. Granted we didn't do much research on clinics since when we first started, my health insurance covered IF with Shady Grove and we've just stuck with them even when my insurance got rid of IVF coverage (GRRR).

    @cashewchicken that's so weird about the three cycle requirement since weaning. I just had my first and my RE is ready to hit the ground running! Granted I still have to wait about 6-8 weeks for all my meds to fully kick in (thyroid and metformin) but how frustrating! 

    @wifeinraleigh28 hopefully I'll be joining you with a second pregnancy soon! How have you been feeling?

    Had my saline sono yesterday - I had to mentally prepare myself for people to be all up in my business again lol! Everything looked great AND they measured my lining just to see and it was a 7! I've never gotten above a 5.5 in ANY of my medicated cycles. Fingers crossed my body has figured things out and my lining cooperates this time around a little bit better. I'll most likely start metformin tonight and it will take about 3 weeks to titrate up to the full dose. 

  • @mtpbadger I'm sure you will be soon!! 1st tri is kicking my butt honestly. I've been really exhausted and nauseous and now I have a cold on top of it! Right now I don't even know where my cold ends and pregnancy sickness begins haha. But I've never been more grateful to be feeling crummy!
    ***BFP & Child Warning***

    Me: 33, DH: 37 ~ TTC since 2014
    IUI #1-3 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016, May 2016) = BFNs
    IVF ER (July 2016) = 7 PGS normal embryos
    FET #1 (Sep 2016) = BFP! DD born 5/30/17
    FET #2 (Apr 2019) = BFN
    FET #3 (July 2019) = BFP! EDD 4/4/20
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