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  • @laurad75 I’ve been lurking for your updates, friend. I’m so sorry ❤️ This has been so rough and I was keeping everything crossed that this embie would stick for you. Sending you hugs ❤️❤️❤️
  • emilynoel810 - I have not had experience with that but I wonder if it's heavier and more painful because your lining was thicker than usual from the meds this cycle?  Not sure, but if you're worried about it or in a lot of pain I would message your RE.  Glad AF arrived quickly and you can move forward though!  
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  • ashleyhj29ashleyhj29 member
    edited August 2020
    @emilynoel810 yes, after each failed/chemical pregnancy my period was AWFUL. You are shedding all the extra lining and detoxing from the drugs. It’s not fun. I used heat pads, arnica oil and Tylenol to help with the pain. 🙏🏻

    AFM - Beta #1 is tomorrow. I still haven’t tested. Not a lot of symptoms, some fatigue, nausea and diarrhea 🤦🏼‍♀️ I did have 1 day of spotting, light brown. Not sure what to think...nervous it hasn’t worked, since it’s our 1st PGS normal embryo I though I’d have a TON of symptoms 🤷🏼‍♀️

    UPDATE: I just tested and it was positive!! A nice solid double line. Not a squinted!!! 🙏🏻
    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)
    c-town18jaykay1988
  • My first beta results aren't good...

    12dpd5t - Beta 40


    Me 34 DH 36 Married since July 2010 
    MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    TTC #1 since June 2015 
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!
    May 2018 - Baby girl born - Our Joy

    TTC #2 since July 2019
    July 2019 - FET - BFN
    Jan 2020 - FET - canceled due to family health issues
    Mar 2020 - FET - low beta - chemical pregnancy
    July 2020 - ICSI'd remaining 6 eggs - 3 fertilized - 2 survived to early blast stage, transfered both - Chemical Pregnancy


  • @ReesaAnne16 my clinic says anything over 30 is good. I know it's not easy to stay positive and totally understand but FX for a strong doubling number on Wednesday  <3

    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

    c-town18
  • My first beta & 10.5dp5dt is 66!!!
    My highest beta to date! 
    Now it just needs to double by Wednesday!
    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)
    emilynoel810madasm0530c-town18
  • ReesaAnne16 - *Possible TW*  I had a low-ish first beta a few weeks back (32 at 9dp5dt) and went down the google rabbit hole of researching whether I was doomed which just stressed me out more.  My next two betas doubled nicely and as of last week at my early U/S things were looking as they should; I'm still anxious and certainly not in the clear yet but just trying to be cautiously optimistic.  Bottom line is that you aren't going to know anything for sure until you have your next beta (when are they bringing you back?)  I know it's not the number you were hoping for today but don't totally count yourself out quite yet.  What did your clinic say about it? Hugs, this is all so hard.  *End TW*  
    madasm0530
  • @madasm0530 thank you, that's what need to hear

    @c-town18 thank you for sharing your story, that is encouraging to me to know others have had success with lower first betas

    My next beta is tomorrow, Wednesday. My doctor says it's just to early to know, but what worries me is that I had a positive HPT 6 days ago now, shouldn't it be higher than 40 by now? I'm out of hpts and it doesn't really matter at this point so just trying to make it through the day. I just don't think we can do another IVF retrieval, emotionally or financially, it's making me so sad.

    Me 34 DH 36 Married since July 2010 
    MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    TTC #1 since June 2015 
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!
    May 2018 - Baby girl born - Our Joy

    TTC #2 since July 2019
    July 2019 - FET - BFN
    Jan 2020 - FET - canceled due to family health issues
    Mar 2020 - FET - low beta - chemical pregnancy
    July 2020 - ICSI'd remaining 6 eggs - 3 fertilized - 2 survived to early blast stage, transfered both - Chemical Pregnancy


  • My clinic was happy with 66...they wanted closer to 100, but said I likely implanted later on day 3 or 4. I agree with @c-town18 in that you can have a low beta, but as long as it continues to double, you have hope! 

    My 2nd beta is tomorrow morning and I am hopeful! Not feeling much different, but everything has been really positive this FET. I firmly believe it's because we've finally used a PGS normal embryo. 

    @ReesaAnne16 Try not to give up hope!
    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)
    ReesaAnne16
  • ReesaAnne16 covergirl2985 - Good luck today, girls!  I am SO hoping that you get to hear some good news.      
  • Goodluck on Beta's today!!

    I posted this in the August FET board... but thought I'd share here and ask my questions as well.... 

    I had my transfer yesterday morning (August 11) and everything went well. One 5BB transferred. At the time of freezing it was graded as 4BB and after thawing it is now a 5BB... any idea what that means? Wrong grading to begin with or did it develop further during the thawing and assisted hatching process? None of my embryos have done that before. 

    Also just curious, immediately following the embryo transfer what do your RE’s/clinics do? At my clinic the embryologist double checks that the embryo is not in the syringe and tube to confirm transfer, then my RE says “stay laying down for 5 minutes and then you’re good to go”. I’m going to try and take it easy now until beta in 12 days on Sunday August 23rd. Hopefully 3rd tries the charm for baby #2! 
  • So exciting @sfield21!  The wait for beta is rough. Will you test before the 23rd?

    My clinic is similar that the embryologist checks the syringe but then I just get up and pee.  They do not have me wait 5 minutes.  My clinic offers pre/post acupuncture for transfers so after my transfer I go immediately to acupuncture but its optional.  They do not give me restrictions on movement but recommend low impact exercise.  No restrictions on sex.  I put myself on bed rest for my last transfer but honestly that was just an excuse to go on bed rest for a day.  
    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


  • sfield21 - Congrats on being PUPO!  I haven't had the grading change but I have heard of others who have. I don't think it means the first grading was incorrect but rather the embryo continued to develop as it was thawing/once it thawed (I think the change from 4 to 5 means it went from "expanding" to "hatching" but don't quote me on that). Yes, my clinic always checks the catheter afterwards to make sure it is clear.  One time they had me chill out in a chair outside the procedure room for a bit afterwards, but this most recent time they let me pee right away and then leave.  Both stuck so no difference there. They told me to be a "couch potato" for 48 hours and then go back to normal activity as if I'm pregnant (ie no heavy lifting, reduce caffeine, etc) and and no intercourse allowed either for a few weeks.  
  • @sfield21 My clinic does the same with checking the tube and then having me rest for about 5 minutes before they let me pee. They said to take it easy for a few days after, and not vigorous exercise or intercourse for 2 weeks.  Also, my embryo grading went the other direction - it was originally a 4aa but at transfer it was a 3aa. Is it possible the freezing caused it to retract? Has anyone had that happen? 
  • Hearing everyone's post transfer instructions has me a little jealous.  I would love for a doctor to put in writing that I needed to take it easy for 48 hours and wouldn't mind the 'no intercourse for 2 weeks' either.  
    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


    c-town18ashleyhj29madasm0530
  • Second beta is in....110!!!! It just about doubled! This is the best # I’ve had ever!!!
    Doctor said I don’t need another beta and to come in for an ultrasound in 2 weeks!!!!
    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)
    emilynoel810c-town18madasm0530caitb13
  • covergirl2985 - Good for you!  Congrats, can't wait for more good news from you.  

    laurad75 - I know, I was like, hmmm.... no sex?  No problem!  Sorry, all the medications and injections and stress of IVF are NOT a turn-on though!  ahaha.  
    laurad75
  • Hi ladies, my beta fell from 40 to 19 :( I just knew it wasn't going to end well. Thanks for being a support to me the last few weeks, It means a lot. We don't have any embryos or eggs left, I'm not sure what our future holds, so I might not be around any more.
    Thanks again, wishing for very sticky growing babies for you all.

    Me 34 DH 36 Married since July 2010 
    MFI (High DNA Fragmentation) & Mild endometriosis
    TTC #1 since June 2015 
    Aug 2016 - May 2017  6 IUI's with letrozole - BFN
    April 2017 - laparoscopy to remove mild endo
    June 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU - Cancelled early ovulation, no eggs retrieved. 
    Aug/Sept 2017 - Mini IVF letrozole 12.5mg, Gonal-F 75IU, cetrotide - 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature
    5 eggs ICSI'd 6 eggs frozen - 1 day 5 blast transfered, 2 expanded blast frozen - BFP!
    May 2018 - Baby girl born - Our Joy

    TTC #2 since July 2019
    July 2019 - FET - BFN
    Jan 2020 - FET - canceled due to family health issues
    Mar 2020 - FET - low beta - chemical pregnancy
    July 2020 - ICSI'd remaining 6 eggs - 3 fertilized - 2 survived to early blast stage, transfered both - Chemical Pregnancy


    ashleyhj29
  • ReesaAnne16 - Ugh, I'm so sorry girl. This shit is all just so unfair.  Good luck to you in whatever your next step may be, whether it brings you back here or not.  Hugs. 
  • @ReesaAnne16 I’m so sorry. This is devastating. We are here if you want to talk it out or consider alternatives but take care of yourself and do some healing before making any decisions. xo
    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


    ReesaAnne16
  • ugh @ReesaAnne16 that really sucks. take care of yourself while you decide what's next.  <3

    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

  • Hey July crew. Just wanted to post an update on my ultrasound today. I also posted on PAIF so sorry if you're seeing this as a duplicate. 

    TW

    Back from my ultrasound and it was more eventful than I thought it'd be. We have a healthy babe measuring at 7+2 (I'm 7+3) with a strong heartbeat, but there was an yolk sack measuring at 6+2 so my embryo had split! 

    I am having a hard time wrapping my head around it. Like I don't feel as sad as I should? 

    Question for anyone that's experienced this -- is there anything that I should be concerned about with the surviving twin? The internet is a dark place for researching things like this. Is there anything that I should keep my eye out for? The nurse said that there were no concerns moving forward with the pregnancy but just wanting to do my due diligence.


    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

    c-town18
  • madasm0530 - Wow congrats!  So glad that the one is doing well.  I don't have any experience with your situation but I know it's not totally uncommon.  Hopefully someone on the PAIF board had some insight for you (?)  
  • I had some heavier spotting yesterday so my ED had me come in for an US this morning...turns out I'm one of the lucky 1% that have an ectopic pregnancy...scheduled to have a methotrexate shot tomorrow to dissolve the embryo...thankfully we found it early @ 6 weeks. 
    Really, really sucks...Found out it was a boy. I am grateful we have 5 PGS normal embryos left, this will delay my next FET bc of the drug needed to dissolve the embryo. Hopefully not too long. 
    Good luck to you ladies!
    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)
  • Oh @covergirl2985 I'm so sorry to read this.  Please take care of yourself and know that we are all here for you.  We hope to see you again soon.  xo
    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 - Oh no!  I'm so sorry girl.  Please be good to yourself and keep us posed on how you're doing.  Ugh, what a rough ride you've had.  
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