give me the lowdown on the amnio procedure? I feel like we all completed dissected the HSG on the TTC board, but now I need someone to do the same about the amnio. I certainly understand that emotionally, waiting for the results has to be the worst. But I need to know about the actual, physical procedure because I am really scared! The idea of sticking a giant needle in through my belly freaks me out, and I want to be as calm as possible. I don't want to inadvertantly jump or squirm and hurt my baby!
TIA. I feel really silly asking this as I did go through IUIs and IVF with lots of needles and have blood draws for my thyroid constantly, but I am still needle-phobic!
Me 43, DH 49 Married November 3, 2007
TTC #1 since November 2007
First RE appointment May 13, HSG 5/17- tubes are clear, SA - very good, FSH 6.8,
rubella immunity, saline sonogram 7/2 - uterine polyps, hysteroscopy date FINALLY 9/4! Blood pressure and thyroid are under control! Come on BFP!!!!
IUI#1 1/14 , AF=BFN 1/28, IUI #2 3/9, AF=BFN 3/20
Cycle 20 IVF #1 = BFP!!! Beta #1- 196 Beta #2- 784
Egg retrieval 5/1 - 11 eggs! Update 5/2 - 9 mature, 7 fertilized!
Embryo transfer 5/6 - transferred 2 beautiful blasts and have one snowbaby
Induction scheduled for 01/11/10 - 38 weeks, 1 day
April 3, 2012 FET with snowbaby (identical twins) BFN and a big broken heart
Moving on to DE
8/2012-Donor chosen! 9/2012-12/2012-Donor passed all testing, off BC pills, waiting to complete 2 full cycles. 12/16/2012-cannot move forward with donor, cycles not regulating. 12/17-New proven donor 1/11- started Lupron on our baby boy's 3rd birthday
Egg retrieval 2/27 - 27 eggs, 24 mature, 19 fertilized
Embryo transfer 3/4 - 2 beautiful, hatching blasts and nothing left to freeze. Beta #1 461 9dp5dt. Beta #2 1230 11dp5dt.