Trying to Get Pregnant

TWW Fri-Sun, 08/19-21

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Typical LP length:




I am doing this on my own. Left ovary and fallopian tube removed due to cyst/necrosis just after birth. Right ovary and tube still purport to function.
Began TTC in Aug '18 @ age 35
5 or 6 (or 7?!) cycles using frozen donor sperm, ICI. All BFN
Mar-Jun '19 IUIs, all BFN
Began process of referral for RE in spring of '19, blood tests confirm low AMH (.54) but all else is good.
May '19 HSG shows open tube, but ultrasound suggests fibroids
MRI in June '19 confirms two large fibroids, one growing through wall of uterus
In June '19 I move from California to Oregon, disrupting my insurance, referrals, etc. 5 months spent piecing it all back together.
Nov. '19 attempted myomectomy (vaginal approach) failed. 2nd surgery using laparoscopic method in Jan '20 is successful.
April '20 --> June '20, natural IUIs, all BFN.
July? saline ultrasound and bubble test demonstrate open tube
July '20 clomid cycle cancelled for thin lining
Aug-Oct, 3 femara cycles, all BFN
RE referral. While waiting to set up an appointment Nov-Jan,I continue with natural cycles and ICI, using a known donor, BFN...
Jan '21 more bloodwork, AMH is worse (.30), FSH high albeit not catastrophic at 13.2. hysteroscopy all good. "looks cozy!" says the RE.
Feb '21, injectables (menopur, novarel), iui, BFN (doc said the frozen donor sperm sample had the "best numbers she'd ever seen!")
Mar '21, injectables, iui cancelled due to lack of follicles, converted to at home-insem. BFN
May '21, first IVF round cancelled due to cyst.
July '21 IVF: standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 7; 6 days of stims. 8 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, 5 fertilize, 4 made it to blast. 3 are 4AB, 1 is 4BB. PGT-A results all abnormal.
Oct '21 somewhat improved AMH (.51) and significantly improved FSH (8.9). Maybe it's all the pills I swallow.
Dec -21, standard antagonist. 225menupur/225gonal-f/cetrotide/5000u trigger, AFC 5; 11 days of stims. retrieval yields 5, 4M, 2 reach day-6 blast (4AB & 4BB). 1 low-level mosaic (chr. 3 deletion), 1 complex abnormal.
Feb '22 FET (low-level mosaic): CP.
May '22 egg retrieval, lupron flare protocol. HGH priming for 1 month before stims; md lupron 20/20u daily; menopur 225, follistim 225, 10k trigger after 8 days of stims; AFC 10; 13 retrieved; 10 mature; 8 fertilized. All frozen at 2PN for later thaw, grow, and biopsy.
July '22 egg retrieval same protocol: 9 days of stims; AFC 8; 10 retrieved, 8 mature, 4 fertilized and frozen.
Sept '22 ER same protocol: AFC 10; 12 retrieved, 11 mature, 11 fertilized.
From the 3 retrievals, 7 survived to day 5-6 blastocyst, from which I have 2 normal embryos!
Jan 20, Fully medicated FET, baby aspirin, dexamethasone, acupuncture, and as much woo as I can stand (which isn't very much). BFN.
July 23, Natural FET + baby aspirin. BFN.

Re: TWW Fri-Sun, 08/19-21

  • Month/Cycle: 12/12

    CD/DPO: 20/8

    Timing: O

    Typical LP length: 15 days

    Testing: Sunday

    R/R: We’re taking a couple trips, today and tomorrow, so I won’t be home to test too early, thankfully lol I almost tested this morning, but managed to hold off. Excited about our trips though! And we’re taking our dog with us today to the lake, so I’m sure he’s gonna love to that. He’s technically still a puppy (9 months) so I love taking him places where he can explore. He’s too cute.  

    CS/Q: Took FF 6 days to give me crosshairs lol and the two days before O where we DTD were protected cause of my HSG appointment, so they don’t count. Otherwise our timing would’ve been great lol

  • @annanbby enjoy your trip! It sounds so relaxing! 

    Month/Cycle: 7/3 AL

    CD/DPO: 33/9 dpo

    Timing: -3, -1

    Typical LP length: 10-12 days

    Testing: tomorrow

    R/R: our school internet is down today. I came in to make copies and I can’t! 😭😭😭 so I’m working on organizing my room. Lol

    CS/Q: I stopped temping, so nothing to look at! 
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  • @annanbby Hope your pup has fun at the lake!
    @ejoseph16 At least you have something to keep you occupied! 

    Month/Cycle: 3/1AL

    CD/DPO: 22/4DPO

    Timing: -2

    Typical LP length: 12 days

    Testing: on CD30, hopefully


    Rave: Turns out that spotting really was just my body releasing stress. I had a "spot flash" this morning, but it looked like old blood left over from the other day.

    Rant: A cold has entered my house, so I predict I'll start feeling sick on Monday.  :(

    CS/Q: nope
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