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IVF confusion. can you help me?

I'm really confused about the IVF timeline and what happens in the prior cycle to IVF. i'm on CD4 now and started Femera again, so we're just doing regular medicated/TI this cycle. the plan is to do IVF next month (if not PG this time).

what's confusing me is that i'm reading online that the IVF cycle starts with taking BCP the month before. so... how am i supposed to TI this cycle?!

is any of this making sense?

Re: IVF confusion. can you help me?

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    ETA: so far, after all testing, i'm still considered unexplained IF. i'm O'ing each cycle, but on the later side (meds have brought it down to CD18/19 so far).

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    I would call your RE nurse to verfiy this - but it is either that you will not be taking birth control before you start - not everyone does.  Or they mean that the 'start' of you next cycle will be when you take the birth control. 
     TTC #1 since 6/09
    Dx: PCOS and MFI
    3 IUIs, 4 IVFs = BFFN
      3rd RE: IVF #5/FET = BFP
    14dp5dt=1170 16dp5dt=2573

    1st u/s=
    It's a Boy and a Girl!

    Born at 34w3d! 

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    You dont have to do birth control pills, you just need to start your meds when your levels are baseline.

    DX: PCOS/Recurrent losses/MTHFR mutation (compound hetero)
    5 hysteroscopies/2 surgical
    3 Inject IUIs = 2 m/c's and 1 BFN
    IVF #1= BFP. m/c at 7w6d. Needed 2 D&C's and scar tissue removal. Mild OHSS
    IVF #2 = BFP. Severe OHSS. 4 Drainings. TWINS!
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    I'm in the midst of my first IVF and had the same confusion before I started. I did not use BCP's. I went in for my baseline ultra sound on day 2 and started everything then!

    Good luck! 

    "I won't give up on us, even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I"m still looking up."
    TTC #1 since August 2011 MFI Diagnosis - April 2012
    IVF #1 - July 2012 - Stims start 7/2, ER 7/12, 20 retrieved, 16 mature, 13 fertilized!
    ET - 7/17 - 1 blast transferred. Beta - 7/26 273, Beta 2 7/30 - 1143. Beta 3 8/6 - 11,597
    12/25 - Santa tells us "IT'S A GIRL!" EDD - April 4th

    Our Little Easter Bunny has arrived!

    Molly Mildred born 03/31/13

    TTC A Sibling....... FET #1 11/14/14, Transferred one beautiful blast

    Remaining four frosties arrested due to "embryologist error"

    Plllllleasssee stick little icicle.....Beta 11/23...BFN

    Starting ALL over with a fresh IVF cycle

    Stims start 11/28/14, ER December 10th, 13 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, only 4 fertilized 

    1 Blast Transferred on December 15th..... Beta Christmas Eve... Please Santa, bring me a baby!

    Beta #1 345.....Beta #2....750/ First U/S 1/13/15/HB 131....EDD 9/2/2015

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    Same for me.  With the "short" IVF protocol, you don't need to start any meds before AF starts your IVF cycle.  Even with that, some women do BC the cycle before, but I am not.  With the longer protocol, you start Lupron before AF, then start stims.  Your RE would be able to tell you which plan you'll be using.

    TTC starting November 2010  HSG clear, DH SA #1- Slightly low count & motility SA#2-normal
    Lap&Dye/Hysterscopy Feb 2012: Endo stage 2
    April - June 2012: Femera 5 mg & 3 IUIs = All BFN    July/August 2012: IVF #1 = C/P
    September/October 2012: IVF #2 BFP! Beta 1= 223 Beta 2 = 480 Beta 3 = 11,440
    My beautiful daughter was born June 21, 2013
    TTC #2 naturally, no luck
    IVF #3 April 2015: BFN
    IVF #4 July 2015: BFP! Beta 1 9dp5dt = 409, Beta 2 13dp5dt = 1743

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