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July FET

Super excited to start this board as it means we're all one step closer to our FET!!!

ASM - We just had our 2nd ER retrieving 31 eggs and have sent 13 off for PGT-A testing! I start BC tonight and will transfer mid-late July.

Looking forward to this journey with ya'll!
Me: 36     DH: 37
TTC #1 since 2017
Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

IVF Journey:
ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

Changed Clinics
FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
laurad75ritadesignsue_cmu
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Re: July FET

  • Hi @covergirl2985! I just got my FET calendar today - I'm scheduled for July 10th!! This will be my first FET, after two rounds of IVF with PGT-SR testing. My husband and I had four early miscarriages (or chemicals) before he was diagnosed with a balanced translocation and we were on the fast track to IVF. The process has been long and tiring, and I've struggled not to be pessimistic along the way. But... something about starting our FET cycle this month just feels SO RIGHT to me, so I'm hoping to ride that good juju as far as it will take me (and rubs off on you too haha)!

    I see you had 13 embryos sent for PGS testing - how many normals did you get? 31 eggs is amazing btw! :) 
    ashleyhj29
  • Hi @eggcellent ! That's super exciting and you still get to enjoy 7/4 without having the TWW in your mind.
    I feel really good about our cycle this time too...not sure if it's bc we've been here before, or that we're doing PGS testing...something it just, BETTER  <3
    We are waiting on the PGS results, should hear back next week as they were sent them on Monday, 6/8. 

    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
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  • Hi! I’m hoping for a July FET. We had a failed transfer several weeks ago so I’m just waiting for insurance approval for a new cycle and we will try again. I have frozen embryos from a donor egg cycle we did in 2017. First transfer will be 2 in August and now we are working on a sibling. 
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    ashleyhj29
  • @covergirl2985 - I'm a huge fan of PGS testing! And with 13 embryos sent for testing the numbers are DEFINITELY on your side. Fingers crossed for your results, let us know how it goes!

    @laurad75 - I hope your insurance clears you quickly. For what it's worth, my insurance told me the approval requests are going quickly these days because elective procedures are at an all time low with COVID. I hope that's true for your insurance too. Good luck!!

    I start my Lupron shots tomorrow, baseline ultrasound scheduled for next Thursday. It's getting real!
    laurelewashleyhj29laurad75
  • Not sure which waiting period is worse....Day 5/6, PGS Testing, or Beta 
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
  • @covergirl2985 - No kidding! I actually loved that my clinic only gave me updates on Day 1 and Day 6. I thought I would want daily updates, but when the reality is that the numbers always go down it was so much easier to just hear the starting # of fertilized eggs and the final # of embryos sent for testing!! My PGS testing company was iGenomix, and I think they quoted up to 14 business days but I had my results in 7 business days. As for beta... I'm the crazy one peeing on a cheapie test 5x a day and going full CSI/inspector gadget trying to desperately detect a line. LOL!

    @laurad75 - Any news on the FET cycle approval??
  • Hey everyone, I will jump over from the Spring FET board and introduce myself. We are TTC baby #2 and just had a failed fet... our history is in my signature, but feel free to ask any questions :) I stopped meds on Tuesday and my cycle is well on it’s way, CD1 will probably be tomorrow. Our next FET will be around July 8-10. We are transferring one embryo and have 11 left. Non of them are PGS tested. Looking forward to following along this journey with you all 💕
  • Hi @sfield21! Sorry to hear about your failed transfer, but wow that's exciting how fast you're able to go to the next cycle!! I'm scheduled for transfer on July 13th, so I'll be right behind you. This morning I had my baseline ultrasound and was so relieved to have no cysts or anything. I feel a ton of great energy about transferring in July - something about it just feels very right. I hope you feel the good vibes too!!! :D:D:D
  • @eggcellent I’m tentative for FET on 7/13 too!!!!
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
  • @covergirl2985 - No way!! That's awesome. This is going to be our month!!
  • Yesterday was my Hubby’s birthday. We Found out my job is being eliminated due to Covid as of July 1 🤦🏼‍♀️
    But this morning we got our genetic results!!!
    3 boys
    3 girls
    we are soooo thankful!!!!
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
    callingthestorkFuzzyDust
  • Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your job. COVID SUCKS!!!! I hope you're able to find a different job soon.

    But YAY for your testing results!!!! I love that you have equal numbers of each. We sent a total of 25 embryos for genetic testing (because my husband carries a chromosomal abnormality called a balanced translocation) and 20 of them were male!! My husband keeps referring to himself as a "kingmaker" LOL. Thankfully of the ones we sent, we got 6 normals - 4 male and 2 female. I would be happy with ANY healthy child at this point, but if I were to have my dreams come true I would eventually have one of each, so it's nice to have that possibility open to us.

    Will you choose the sex for your transfer? Or let the embryologist surprise you? It's so exciting!!! We're hoping to start with a male embryo, which our doctor suggested because we have more males available.
  • Thanks. Such a bummer to lose a job that I love. Hopefully something will come around soon. Crappy timing especially since we’re transferring soon. I’ve been at my job for 3 yrs. Now I’ll be starting a new job already pregnant (hopefully)...just awkward. 

    We’re going to let the MD pick the embryo and we’ll find out later. I have my baseline appt on Thursday!!! 
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
  • ritadesignritadesign member
    edited June 2020
    Jumping over here from... I can't even recall - March FET? :D So much time has passed and A LOT has happened since our ER in February (added to my signature if anyone is curious). 

    We're finally getting back on track and have our FET scheduled for July 14th! My baseline and trial transfer were this morning. It went well!  We're also going to let the MD pick the best embryo and find out the gender later - feels like a fun way to have a little surprise when so much of this process is already so transparent. 
    History in Spoiler:

    Me: 35     DH: 31
    TTC #1 since 2016
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility; probable fallopian tube issues
    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 02.03.20; 26R/22M/21F/16 sent for PGS Testing
    12 Healthy, Frozen Embabies! 8 boys, 4 girls
    ---IVF Transfer on Hold due to COVID---
    Surprise natural pregnancy: 04.2020; miscarried at 8 weeks
    FET 1: July 14, 2020 - BFP
    Beta #1: 510, Beta #2: 1,475, Beta #3: 8,717


    callingthestorkashleyhj29
  • Welcome, @ritadesign! Congrats on the baseline & mock transfer. Woohoo!!! Your transfer is scheduled the day after me and @covergirl2985. How exciting! This will be my first transfer as well.

    You're right - February feels like it was decades ago. What a strange time to be going through IVF. I also recently started a new job, @covergirl2985, and totally know what you mean. It will be awkward to tell my new boss if I fall pregnant so soon, but I sure as heck am not willing to wait any longer to try! :) 

    What protocols are you guys on? I'm doing daily Lupron injections + estradiol pills building up to PIO injections before the transfer. So far no side effects, thankfully.
    ritadesign
  • ritadesignritadesign member
    edited June 2020
    Hi @eggcellent! I'm on 2mg of Estrace (estradiol) 2x daily for 7 days, building up to 3x daily. After two weeks total of Estrace, my PIO injections will start up, but I will also continue taking the Estrace 3x/day. A few days into PIO injections I'll start taking Medrol (Methylprednisolone) pills as well.  I'm just a day in, so no side effects yet!

    What are some things y'all are doing to help prep your body for transfer? I've been taking prenatals, drinking plenty of water, and going for walks. I'm sure there's more that I can do, but I'm trying to avoid being super strict with myself. I feel like that might stress me out more! 
    History in Spoiler:

    Me: 35     DH: 31
    TTC #1 since 2016
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility; probable fallopian tube issues
    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 02.03.20; 26R/22M/21F/16 sent for PGS Testing
    12 Healthy, Frozen Embabies! 8 boys, 4 girls
    ---IVF Transfer on Hold due to COVID---
    Surprise natural pregnancy: 04.2020; miscarried at 8 weeks
    FET 1: July 14, 2020 - BFP
    Beta #1: 510, Beta #2: 1,475, Beta #3: 8,717


  • I have my baseline tomorrow for FET on 7/13. I assume I'll start Estrace this week.
    I'm also taking a pre-natal, l-arginine, coQ10, vit D + E and drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea for lining. Other than that (sheesh) trying to drink a ton of water, eat healthily and stay sane!

    The loss of my job has my mind off of the FET, so hopefully that will help with that anxiety at least...and the TWW!
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
  • Baseline today showed I had a few BIG follicles still hanging out so I’m back on BCP and have another baseline in 2 weeks. 
    FET has been pushed out to end of July likely. 
    Bummer. 
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
  • Hi all.  I got the call earlier this week that I am good to start my next cycle.  I started estradiol today and will go in for monitoring on 7/14.  FET is tentatively scheduled for 7/20.  This will be my third cycle trying for #2.  I'm hopeful but nervous for more disappointment.  

    Was everyone locked out of commenting the past couple of days or was it just me?!
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


  • @covergirl2985 - UGH I'm sorry to hear you were benched. I had one mondo cyst at the baseline for my first round of IVF, I was crushed. The infertility game is all about "hurry up and wait." I remember I even l even googled if there were ways to rupture follicles/cysts faster so they would go away... the internet was like "lol no."

    @laurad75 - Congrats on getting the green light! Fingers crossed for you.

    I've just been taking prenatals and trying to walk also. I should probably be drinking more water, though. Thanks for the reminder about the raspberry leaf tea @ritadesign, I'm going to go brew a mug now!!!


    laurad75
  • July is here, everyone! YAY! 

    @covergirl2985 I'm so sorry to hear that your transfer has been pushed out! My fingers are crossed that you're still able to transfer this month, though. Please keep us updated!

    @laurad75 Congrats on receiving your transfer date! I didn't have any issues with commenting, but glad you were able to get through eventually. So strange. 

    @eggcellent How are you feeling? Any side effects from the meds yet? 
    History in Spoiler:

    Me: 35     DH: 31
    TTC #1 since 2016
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility; probable fallopian tube issues
    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 02.03.20; 26R/22M/21F/16 sent for PGS Testing
    12 Healthy, Frozen Embabies! 8 boys, 4 girls
    ---IVF Transfer on Hold due to COVID---
    Surprise natural pregnancy: 04.2020; miscarried at 8 weeks
    FET 1: July 14, 2020 - BFP
    Beta #1: 510, Beta #2: 1,475, Beta #3: 8,717


    laurad75
  • How's everyone doing? We must be getting close to some baselines and transfers :)
    @laurad75 Congrats on getting the go ahead! I wasn't locked out from commenting, but every now and then when I click on the website link in my favourites I'm logged out, which then I can't reply. 

    @covergirl2985 Bummer your FET is pushed out... hoping you can get back on track soon!

    We were away at our camp for about a week with our 1 year old daughter. It was busy but so great to relax and float in the water. We're in Ontario, Canada and it was about 30-35 degrees Celsius and the camp has no electricity! It was a hot week!!

    AFM I'm back on estrace 2x per day and now started PIO 1mL every 3 days, plus Crinone suppositories 2x per day. My baseline appt was this past Friday and everything looks good. The transfer is scheduled for this Thursday, July 9th at 9 am.
    laurad75ritadesign
  • hey ladies! 
    Baseline #2 tomorrow morning. Hopefully my leftover follicles have gone down so I can stop BCP and get on Estrace. They have me scheduled for FET #4 on 7/28 🤞🏻
    I’ve been spotting since last baseline bc I was off BCP for 3 days then had to restart it 🤦🏼‍♀️
    Hopefully that won’t be an issue. 

    When does everyone else transfer?! I’d love to start a Google spreadsheet with all of our transfer days etc. let me know if you’d like me to set that up for us!
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
    laurad75ritadesign
  • My target date for transfer is the 20th.  My monitoring is next Tuesday and I will know for sure then.  
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    ritadesign
  • Hey ladies! I went for my lining check on Sunday and I was only at 3.5 mm - super disappointed. My doctor had me add one vaginal estrace pill per day on top of my 3x oral estrace. But I also started drinking pomegranate juice, beetroot juice, red raspberry leaf tea, and trying to jog in the morning and evening - literally ANYTHING to get my blood flowing so I can thicken the lining!! I knew this was going to be an issue for me, because my periods have been so light since I got off Mirena 2 years ago, I figured my lining must be pretty thin. Bleh. Have any of you struggled with thin lining?

    Anyway, my doc scheduled another lining check this coming Sunday, if I can make it to 6mm by then we will have a transfer date of 7/20 - same as you @laurad75!!
    laurad75ritadesign
  • sfield21sfield21 member
    edited July 2020
    @covergirl2985 my transfer is tomorrow morning (July 9) at 9 am. Good luck at your follow up baseline appt tomorrow :) 
    laurad75ritadesign
  • Hey ladies! How’s everyone doing? 

    I just started my PIO shots this morning. It wasn’t too bad... reading up on some tips and tricks beforehand probably helped me! My clinic also tested me for COVID. They require it and if you test negative they cancel your cycle. I’m happy to report that I’m negative! So right now my transfer is still on track for July 14!

    @sfield21 Thinking of you today! Hope your transfer went great this morning and that your resting! Fingers crossed for you!

    @covergirl2985 I like your spreadsheet idea! Let’s do it! Haha How was your follow up appointment? 


    History in Spoiler:

    Me: 35     DH: 31
    TTC #1 since 2016
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility; probable fallopian tube issues
    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 02.03.20; 26R/22M/21F/16 sent for PGS Testing
    12 Healthy, Frozen Embabies! 8 boys, 4 girls
    ---IVF Transfer on Hold due to COVID---
    Surprise natural pregnancy: 04.2020; miscarried at 8 weeks
    FET 1: July 14, 2020 - BFP
    Beta #1: 510, Beta #2: 1,475, Beta #3: 8,717


    laurad75
  • sfield21sfield21 member
    edited July 2020
    Thanks @ritadesign! The transfer went well and I’m resting at home all weekend. I took today off work as well :) we transferred one 4BB embryo 💕
    laurad75ritadesign
  • Baseline #2 went well and I am cleared to start Estrace today for transfer on 7/28. 🤞🏻

    @sfield21Baby dust to you!!!! 

    I’ll get that spreadsheet done today and send the link out here. 
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
    laurad75ritadesign
  • @covergirl2985 - Congrats! Back in the game!! July 28th will be here before you know it.

    @sfield21 - I secretly love when people transfer "BB" embryos because I say it like "baby" in my mind and it feels like a good omen hehe ;) I hope it sticks!!

    @ritadesign - Yay for starting PIO!!! You're almost there now. *It's the final countdownnn*

    As for me, I have my second lining check on Sunday (Jul 12). Fingers crossed I've managed to thicken things up in there and can transfer on the 20th. 
    laurad75ritadesign
  • Hey ladies! Here is the link to the spreadsheet...feel free to make any changes/additions!
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kgt1ct756LKN9BrxWUDRo50hp4IeHxEsCLpBrA1cnU/edit

    @ritadesign good luck to you tomorrow! So excited that it’s time!!! 👶🏼
    @sfield how are you feeling? Any symptoms?

    I have my first lining check on 7/22. I’m on Estrace 3x/day, Metformin 2x day, levothyroxine, l-arginine, Vit D + E, pre-natal, and drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea at night. 
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
    ritadesign
  • @covergirl2985 I seriously love the spreadsheet! I think it's a really sweet touch to add the due date column. <3  (Also, it looks like I can only "view" and cannot edit, but I shot you a request for editing access). :)

    Thank you for the luck! I can't believe the day is already here. July 14th felt forever away initially. I've taken the second half of today off (as well as tomorrow). Even though I'm working from home for the foreseeable future, I still wanted to give myself some free time in advance to relax and enjoy being excited

    I'm curious - anyone planning to eat some pineapple + core or even McDonald's fries? LOL I don't put much stock into these things, but with this being my first transfer I think it's fun. It almost feels like a rite of passage!  ;)

    @sfield21 How are you feeling?
    @eggcellent How was your second lining check?
    @laurad75 Any updates? Still shooting for the 20th? 

    Thinking of all of you! 
    History in Spoiler:

    Me: 35     DH: 31
    TTC #1 since 2016
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility; probable fallopian tube issues
    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 02.03.20; 26R/22M/21F/16 sent for PGS Testing
    12 Healthy, Frozen Embabies! 8 boys, 4 girls
    ---IVF Transfer on Hold due to COVID---
    Surprise natural pregnancy: 04.2020; miscarried at 8 weeks
    FET 1: July 14, 2020 - BFP
    Beta #1: 510, Beta #2: 1,475, Beta #3: 8,717


  • @ritadesign My monitoring appt is tomorrow morning so fingers crossed my transfer is still the 20th but this is my 3rd FET and I have never not had it pushed back at least once due to lining issues so we will see.  I'm doing femoral massage to try and increase blood flow and I've been upping my vitamin C intake.  I'm also doing weekly acupuncture.  
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    laurelewritadesignashleyhj29
  • Hi All! I haven't been here in forever. I am looking forward to reading through the thread to see if I recognize any names. 

    I am doing my second FET this Thursday. Is it just me or do FETs kind of sneak up on you? I just started PIO on Saturday and am remembering how much I dislike injections!

    Cheers everyone!

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 34, DH 39

    TTC #1:
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- Healthy Baby Boy  <3

    TTC #2:
    July 2020 FET; beta 1 310, beta 2 1278

    laurad75
  • @madasm0530 yay! I’ll add you to our July FET spreadsheet. 🤞🏻🙏🏻

    @laurad75 how was your appt today??
    Me: 36     DH: 37
    TTC #1 since 2017
    Dx: MFI + Mild PCOS (AMH 6.9)

    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 6/18/19; 15R/11M/9F/6 FROZEN 👶🏼 un-tested
    FET 1: 8/01/19, Beta 8/14 = 9...Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)
    FET 2: 12/19/19...Negative Beta 12/30 (transferred 1)

    Changed Clinics
    FET 3: 3/9/20, Beta #1, 37, Beta #2, 26, Beta #3 51 - Chemical pregnancy (transferred 2)

    ER #2: 6/2/2020; 31R/26M/18F/13 sent for PGS Testing
    6 PGS Normal Embryos - 3 girls👶🏼 + 3 boys👶🏼
    FET 4: 7/30/20, Beta 1:66    Beta 2: 110...Ectopic pregnancy @ 6 weeks with Male (transferred 1)
    FET 5: 11/18/20, Beta 1: 97 Beta 2: 384 Beta 3: 1010....Miscarriage @ 7 weeks with Female (transferred 1)
    FET 6: 3/9/21 - Canceled due to poor lining response
    FET 6.5: 7/28/21 - Beta 1: 21.5  Beta 2: 31.4   Beta 3:  28 - Chemical pregnancy, Female (transferred 1)
    FET 7: 12/8/21 - Beta 1: 9   Beta 2:        - Chemical pregnancy, Male+? (transferred 2)
    madasm0530
  • Welcome back @madasm0530 and good luck on Thursday.

    Thanks for asking @covergirl2985.  My lining looked great at 8.4 so I start PIO tomorrow morning and my transfer is scheduled for next Monday.  Usually it takes me at least 3 monitoring appts and med adjustments to get the lining thick enough so I'm taking this as a good sign for this cycle.  Yay. 
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


    ritadesignashleyhj29
  • @covergirl2985 I’m feeling fairly normal.. the odd cramps but that’s about it. I don’t remember how I felt with our FET 2 years ago that resulted in our daughter. But I think I felt no change then too.

    I give myself the PIO shot and the needle itself isn’t too bad, but the morning after I’m hurting like crazy for a good 2 days. Like hurts a lot to walk and sit Etc. I’ve tried massaging after, heating pad, walking around ... it just hurts so bad. I’m honestly not sure I’m doing it in the right spot... or the best spot. I asked a nurse at our clinic and she wasn’t too helpful. She drew squares on my cheeks in totally different locations. Any thoughts?? 
  • @sfield21 have you watched the Nurse Linda videos? I have found her helpful in
    the past. 
    History and blog link in spoiler
    2016 - dx with super low ovarian reserve; failed cycle with clomid, failed IUI, 
    2017 - egg retrieval #1 - 3 eggs, 0 embryos appropriate for transfer; ER #2 2 eggs, 0 embryos on day 3; ER #3 1 egg 0 embryos
    moved to donor egg in summer 2017; 35 eggs retrieved; 19 fertilized; 9 total embryos
    Fresh transfer Dec 2017= BFP!  baby boy born 8/22/18

    May 2019 - surprise natural pregnancy ended in MC
    Nov 2019 FET; MC at 9 weeks
    May 2020 FET; BFN
    July 2020 FET; CP treated with methotrexate
    Oct 2020 BFP! 

    Take a look at my blog


  • @madasm0530 Welcome and fingers crossed for your transfer tomorrow!

    AFM - The transfer went well. We transferred one 4-AA embryo. And now... we wait! 
    History in Spoiler:

    Me: 35     DH: 31
    TTC #1 since 2016
    Dx: Unexplained Infertility; probable fallopian tube issues
    IVF Journey:
    ER #1: 02.03.20; 26R/22M/21F/16 sent for PGS Testing
    12 Healthy, Frozen Embabies! 8 boys, 4 girls
    ---IVF Transfer on Hold due to COVID---
    Surprise natural pregnancy: 04.2020; miscarried at 8 weeks
    FET 1: July 14, 2020 - BFP
    Beta #1: 510, Beta #2: 1,475, Beta #3: 8,717


    laurad75madasm0530
  • madasm0530madasm0530 member
    edited July 2020
    @sfield21 DH does my PIO shots but he aims for the upper/outer quadrant of my butt cheek. It doesn't feel great but it isn't super painful either. Hopefully you can get that down!

    @ritadesign that's great! are you waiting for your clinic to test your beta or will be you be peeing on things? FX for a quick wait either way!

    hitched 5/2009 -- Me 34, DH 39

    TTC #1:
    dx with POCS 7/2009
    TTC on & off since 1/2012
    September 2012; Surprise BFP - MC
    June - December 2013; Clomid/Femara + Trigger + TI = BFN x 4
    April - May 2016; Femara + TI = BFN x 2
    July 2016 - December 2016; Gonal-F + Ovidren + IUI = BFN x 3
    May 2018 - IVF #1; 8 snowbabies. transferred 1 embryo - CP
    August 2018 - FET #1 -- Healthy Baby Boy  <3

    TTC #2:
    July 2020 FET; beta 1 310, beta 2 1278

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