This group is open to
anyone who has already gone through donor egg/donor embryo/gestational carrier,
is in the process of it, or plans on doing it in the future.
This check-in posted each Tuesday. If you?d like to be added to this group, please reply to this message, and I?ll make sure to add you for next week. Welcome to the lurkers! We know this can be a difficult journey, but we welcome you with open arms. Let us know if we can answer any questions.
GRADUATES ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO POST!
FACEBOOK GROUP: Yellow_Daisy has restarted a PRIVATE Facebook group (meaning no one can see it in your feed, that you are a member, etc.) for the ladies from IF and SAIF who are using/have used donor eggs/embryos or donor sperm. If you would like to join, please page Yellow_Daisy and ask for an invite to the group. This might be a nice way to keep in touch in a more private setting and address issues that may arise down the road.
Status Update: Where are you currently with the DE/DEmbryo/GC process?
QOTW: What is your favorite sport in the Summer Olympics?
There has been some heartache around here lately, and I am so sorry for those of you who are going through rough times. We are all here for you!
Thank you so much to jcath for doing the check-in these last several weeks - I really appreciate you keeping it going for us!
Warm welcome to glueck and Jen12573 ? happy to have you join us and best wishes as you move forward!
Good luck to Mrs.McIrish on your mock cycle!
Our most heartfelt congratulations to lynn0926 and sekura ? Thank you for the wonderful updates!
Happy 6-month birthday to your little one, Imanurse03!
Hugs and best wishes to strudel82 ? Hope your sweet baby girls can come home soon!
Good luck to lhcooper on the last stretch of your pregnancy with your precious baby girl ? I?m sure she?ll be a big cutie!
Currently Cycling/on BCP's or Lupron
kbrodie06 ? Has a 3-year-old daughter, considering/researching DE for second child, checking with doctors in the area and weighing options, secured a shared donor! Cycle starting June 30, put down a deposit on the donor as the second recipient in a shared cycle, on BCP?s for shared cycle
PetraStonegirl ? Fresh-frozen DE cycle in late July, had scar tissue and uterine septum resection in May, has 3 five day frosties! sFET was cancelled due to insufficient lining, restarting new cycle with injectable delestrogen on Wed.
rebaann ? Two pregnancies from IUI that ended in miscarriages and D&C?s (((hugs))), now pursuing DE, mock ET on 4/12, everything looked good on repeat HSG, repeat S/A, annual GYN appointment, mammogram, social work consult, injection training, mock EEP cycle, picked a donor! Waiting for third recipient to choose donor, started BCP?s, starting Lupron on Sat.
lynn0926 ? Pursuing DE out of state, found a local clinic willing to do monitoring and submit to insurance, started mock cycle on 4/2, accepted into guarantee program and lining looks good, chose a new donor, psych eval complete, signed legal agreement, baseline appointment complete, started estrace, doing acupuncture, donor started stims on 6/8, 25 fertilized embies! Transfer on the 6/28, HPTs+, Beta 2500! 2nd beta at 13dp5dt was 6131, first u/s showed TWINS!
amethysgrrl ? Pursuing DE, have selected a clinic and a
donor, planning for a June cycle, successfully completed evaluation cycle and
had SHG done, got calendar! Began Lupron on 5/22, Cleared to begin cycle! ER
planned between 6/14 and 6/17 with ET between 6/17 and 6/22 , transfer complete
sekura ? Had WTF for IVF#1 and decided that DE is best option, cycled at RBA?s frozen egg program, 3 out of 5 donor eggs fertilized, 5dt of 1 blast on 5/12, beta is 5/22, also have 2 frozen embryos ? BFP! Beta #1=306, Beta #2-818, NT scan and b/w all looked good
Waiting to Cycle/Between Cycles
BeckyP005 ? 2 IUI?s both BFN?s, RE says DE is best option, not 100% sure about this option but beginning required testing, cycle on hold until August or September due to repeat mammogram needed, mammogram scheduled!
ceemonkey ? High FSH on her side and sertoli-cell only syndrome on DH's side, joined donor embryo program and submitted some picks, matched with donor embryos! Next step is more testing and then waiting on a few more things before getting ET schedule, in the 2ww from an IUI cycle with OE, waiting to get matched with more donor embryos
Ginger71 ? Staring the DE process in the New
Year, considering DE + DS, decided on a guarantee program and moving forward, working
on financial details
glueck ? Pursuing DE through a clinic in Czech Republic, tentative transfer date of 10/6
happywifemomofone ? 100% OOP, considering shared DE cycle,
DE consult scheduled at Advanced Fertility went well, would like to cycle in
June or July, contemplating guarantee programs, delaying cycle due to financial
considerations, applying for a grant through Baby Quest
harriet93 ? ET May 2011, lost baby at 9 weeks (((hugs))), hoping for FET soon, growths in uterus removed, waiting on lab results before moving forward
krod2010 ? IVF #6 with identical twin as donor, 16 eggs retrieved but none fertilized ((((hugs)))), DE cycle, ET 1/16, transferred 3 blasts, nothing to freeze, BFP followed by m/c, cycling with the same donor again? 30 eggs retrieved, transferred two blasts, chemical pregnancy ((((HUGS))), 18 frozen embryos, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy complete, started delestrogen, FET on 6/15, Beta negative ((hugs)) cycling again 8/31
M&MBride0506 ? Medicated cycles with sister, final IUI was negative, moving on to IVF, IVF#1 = BFN (((hugs))), cycling with sister again, on Lupron, monitoring appointment on 5/23
mielkede ? Decided on DE in August 2008, DD born August 2009, 2 frozen embryos, FET = BFN (((hugs)))
Mom2Reese ? Have a daughter from previous IVF cycle, pursuing donor embryo for a second child, chose a donor with 13 frozen embryos, started Vivelle patches, lining check on 5/11, transferred 2 blasts on 5/18, m/c (((HUGS)))
Mrs.McIrish ? Starting ock cycle after AF starts, then on donor waiting list
mtlaurel ? Pursuing DE after two failed IVF cycles, DE consult complete, scheduled required mammogram for April, DH?s SA numbers are up, chose a donor! started BCP?s on 4/3, another recipient selected donor! ER anticipated for 6/13 with ET on 6/18, started Lupron week of 5/17, started Delestrogen on 5/28, dilapan done, next up is lining check, transfer of 2 grade A embryos, Beta on 6/28 C/P ((hugs) waiting for test results and making difficult decisions
may2806 ? DE IVF cycle was BFP, having bleeding episodes but heartbeat is good, NT scan went great but blood work showed high HCG and low Papp-A, amnio scheduled but not done, late m/c ((((HUGS)))), determined to be caused by a huge SCH behind the placenta, hysteroscopy showed uterus looks normal, waiting for next cycle with donor, completed Lupron Depot, now starting daily Lupron and IVIG, transfer 6/20 Beta 1 ? 261, beta 2 ? 546, 6 week u/s shows twins M/C ((hugs))
reb259 ? DE consult schedule for 11/3, DE IVF#1 with frozen eggs did not work out (((hugs))) WTF and appointment with reproductive urologist scheduled, phone consult with RBA went well, meeting with psych and had more blood work done on 4/20, picked a donor! Finished BCP?s, planning travel to RBA for thaw and fert on 6/4, u/s on 5/30 to check lining, hoping it is 8+ transferred 2 low grade embies, home test negative ((Hugs)), deciding next steps
rewdew ? Going straight to DE with ICSI after removal of one ovary and
elevated FSH, also dealing with MFI, DE IVF #1 = BFN (((hugs))), 2 morulas
frozen, planning on natural FET
RFBsbride ? Fresh DE cycle and FET in 2009 both BFN's, pursuing DE again after unplanned 2-year break, started BCP?s on 12/15, everything looked good on saline sonohystogram and bone density scan, DH going for a physical and will get a referral to a urologist, all testing done, transfer complete! - BFP! M/C ((Hugs)) Still waiting for beta to be zero to cycle again
sarahtoledo ? Looking into traditional surrogacy after a
vawad82 ? BFP on 1st attempt with donor ? m/c, huge hugs
Looking into Options
emca ? Decided on DE after 7 early miscarriages (including after IVF with CGH testing), chose a donor but cycle then cancelled due to donor thinking she was pregnant, decided to cycle one more time with OE, BFN with no frozen embryos, unsure if it is an egg quality problem, looking into gestational carrier
hrtbreakr ? Has been going through IVF/Infertility for 4 years, told DE is the best option
Jen12573 ? Meeting with RE on 8/10 to discuss donor embryo program, still in the research phase, history of several issues including high FSH, hyperthyroidism, uterine fibroids, POF, and mild endo
militarywife2b ? Considering embryo adoption, first consult with a new RE unsatisfactory, pursuing private adoption of baby who is due in May, also working on losing weight
07may07 ? DE cycle with sister's eggs, 3dt, BFP! Beta at
11dp3dt = 190, Beta at 15dp3dt = 927, it?s twins! A boy and a girl!, feeling
better, baby girl on the lower end of normal for weight so keeping an eye on
her, 34 weeks! Babies are growing well
aebaby ? Cycled with RBA?s frozen DE program, HSG showed
polyp which was removed, hysteroscopy for 11/2, 6 eggs fertilized after the
thaw, SET on 12/14, 3 to freeze, beta on 12/22, early HPT?s positive!
ashleyann82 ? Chose a new donor after first one backed out,
shared cycle, DE eSET on 6/19, 4 frozen, BFP! Heartbeat is looking great on
ultrasounds, baby looked great on a/s, it?s a BOY!, failed GTT, appointments
set up with RN and dietician, going to start exercising more and watching diet,
hit 35/35 milestone
bluebabka ? DE IVF #1 - 13 eggs retrieved, ET of 2 blasts on
2/19, BFP! First u/s showed two but follow-up showed one beautiful baby with a
heartbeat of 174, baby boy born 11/3 via C-section, planning on FET in April or
BRSAugust20 ? BFP (singleton)! Joseph is here! Contemplating next steps regarding frozen embryo, on a parent panel for RESOLVE?s NIAW activity! Starting a new job, did another parent panel for RESOLVE and one scheduled for November
Bubs711 ? Selected donor! Sonogram as follow-up from mammogram showed fibrocystic breasts, biopsy of both breasts on 2/16 ? mass was drained, TSH came back high, went on Synthroid, ET of 2 day 5 embryos, beta #1 = 477, beta #2=1,777, first u/s on 4/25 showed one heartbeat, EDD is 12/12/12, OB appointment went well, bleeding scare (((hugs)) but everything looked good on u/s, first trimester scan went well, heard heartbeat, officially graduated from RE
dreamalotmp ? DOR, AMA, DE IVF + ICSI cycle, chose donor, cycle planned for November, donor dropped out of the program but selected a new one, ER and ET complete, BFP! Beta #1 = 243, Beta #2 = 489, first u/s showed one healthy developing yolk sac, everything looked good on first trimester screening, diagnosed with gestational diabetes, great anatomy scan on 3/5 showed a girl! First monthly growth u/s complete, baby looking great
gemini667 ? Pursuing DE after 2 losses and 3
failed IUI?s, started Lupron for DE cycle, received 4 eggs in a split cycle, on
PIO, ET on 3/17! Transferred 2 embryos, HPT shows BFP, Beta #1=625, Beta
#2=1,527, Beta #3=3,697, u/s #1 scheduled
hep01 ? BFP on 1st attempt with donor ? m/c ((huge hugs))
blood work results are back and showed a strand of MTHFR started Lovenox before
ET, transferred 2 frozen embryos on 2/1, BFP! It?s twins! Two baby girls!
hooliface ? DE cycle, transferred 2 embryos (8 cell
compounding grade B+ and an 8 cell grade on day 3,
Imanurse03 ? DE IVF #1 - ER on 5/31, ET on 6/4, 16 frozen
embryos! BFP! It?s a BOY! Complications including low amniotic fluid levels,
IUGR, welcomed baby boy on 1/18/12! Making some decisions about timing of FET
for baby #2
BFP on 1st attempt with donor! Everything looked good on NT scan, baby is here!
Trying for a second baby with FET in March
jcath ? Donor egg cycle with frozen egg bank, chose donor and
back-up, had endo biopsy, 5dt on 1/26, beta #1 = 118, betas have been good,
first u/s on 2/21 showed identical twin girls! Arrived safely on 9/2, the girls
are now crawling!
jhleap ? Has a toddler from DE, did an FET in November and
got a BFP, expecting baby #2 in early August, first OB appointment scheduled
for week of 1/16
JM1977 ? DE IVF #1 = BFN, DE IVF #2 - eSET on day 5 (12/15), beta on 12/28 = 1,035, beta on 12/30 = 2,234, first OB appointment showed baby measuring right on track, baby girl M arrived on 8/30/11!
kb1965 ? Baby girl from DE who is 18 months old, FET of one day-3 embryo on 5/2, BFP! First and second betas both looking good!
kdussault ? Donor egg cycle with known donor, 3dt on
1/22 of one perfect embryo, BFP! NT scan went great, anatomy scan on 5/19. It?s
koyn ? Cycling at RBA, transferred 2 embryos on 9/19, froze
1, BFP!! Beta #3 was 14,621, first u/s showed TWINS! 1st MFM appointment and
saw both babies dancing around, hit 28 weeks
LBR_NJ/LisaBRM ? BFP! Baby girl Alana arrived on 12/9/09!
FET scheduled for 12/10 but embryo did not survive the thaw (((hugs)))
lenebene ? Split DE cycle underway, on estrogen, donor
started stims, ER on 4/25, ET is done - BFP! Beta #1 = 314, Beta #2 = 664, u/s
showed one bean, u/s #2 saw heartbeat again, released to OB, team green!,
passed glucose test
lhcooper ? Cycling with DE at out-of-state clinic, ER 12/5 - 16 eggs retrieved, got 5 in split cycle, 4 mature, 3 fertilized, 5dt of one embryo on 12/10, beta #1=413, beta #2= 3952, first u/s showed a healthy baby with heartbeat of 138 bpm, second u/s also went great, CVS on 2/14 showed healthy baby GIRL! She looked perfect at 20-week scan, shower scheduled for June, starting monthly growth scans, passed 3-hour glucose test, baby is at 95th percentile, will check again at 38 weeks
lisaiesha ? DE cycle with an anonymous, proven donor, transferred one Day 5 blast on 3/12 ? BFP! Due date is 11/29, second u/s scheduled for 4/27, 10 weeks, 6 days! Done with estrogen shots and PIO
ljhgrey ? Diagnosed with POF at age 16, unresponsive to
Follistim, matched with donor in January, started estrace and more blood work
on 3/2, everything looking good! ER was 3/7! ET was 3/12, transferred two
beautiful blasts, beta scheduled for 3/23, 3 frozen embryos, HPTs show BFP!
Beta #1=114, Beta #2=301, first u/s showed one sac and one yolk sac, next u/s
scheduled for 4/6
Lulubelle ? Diagnosed with POF at age 19, has a daughter
from a previous DE cycle, original donor contacted and agreed to donate again,
BFP! NT scan results looked great, anatomy scan on 8/15 - it's a boy!
lunatwo ? September cycle cancelled due to ovulating on
Lupron, DE IVF#1 - ER was 11/11, 13 eggs, 6 fertilized, 5 B-grade embryos, ET
on 11/16, BFP! Beta #1 = 485, Beta #2 = 2,495, first u/s showed twins!! A boy
and a girl!
njohnson1972 ? Last attempt with OE, transferred 2 embryos
on 11/6, BFP! Jack is here! IVF cycle with OE unsuccessful,
currently on a break and pursuing DE during the summer
RachelD83 ? BFP on 2nd FET (single embryo transfer) -
boy! Jonathan born on 12/8 at 38w3d, he's starting to crawl!
shyntrue ? Donor selected! Surgery to have septum removed,
cycle postponed to December, had second SHG and uterus looked good, DE IVF#1 -
3dt of 2 embryos on 12/10, BFP! Beta #1=890, Beta #2=10,967, first u/s on 1/11
showed TWINS! NT scan scheduled for 2/24, two trips to the ER and an overnight
hospital stay, extensive u/s showed (most likely) 2 boys! Failed 1-hour glucose
test and going back for 3-hour . Boys have arrived, still in NICU but
snoangel79 ? Dx with POF, DE cycle: 15 retrieved, 12
fertilized, 2 embryos transferred, and 8 frozen, BFP! Twins! NT scan went
great - strong heartbeats and good growth, a boy and a girl!, babies small for
their gestational age but doing well, welcomed babies on 2/24!
strudel82 ? Success with DE cycle in Dec., pregnant with twin girls! Girls born early, now over 6 lb. each and hopefully coming home in the next few weeks
Vet-Tech ? BFP with donor embryos, baby girl born 9/20/10! Considering pursuing donor embryos for a second child