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IVF Consult tomorrow

Hey all!  I promised myself I would try to stay off the bump this cycle since it's a break cycle, but I can't resist.  I, of course, have some questions and this is the only place I know to go!  So tomorrow (after 4 failed IUIs)I have my IVF consultation.  This is new for me, so I'm just wondering what I should ask.  I typically have tons of questions, but I don't even know where to start.  Any tips for me?

 Thanks!

TTC #3 (#1 for DH) since September 2011. DX: Unexplained infertility with possible cervical factor. May 2012 did clomid with IUI - BFN August 2012 IUI #2 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN September 2012 IUI #3 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN October 2012 IUI #4 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN November/December 2012 IVF/ICSI #1 Retrieved 12 eggs, 8 fertilized. Transferred 1 beautiful embryo and 5 made it to freeze. Got my BFP! January 2013 u/s showed empty gestational sac. FET cycle April 2013.  Transferred 2 5 day embryos.  BFP!!!!!  2 heartbeats!!!!  EDD:  12/27/13

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  • No advice, but lots of luck!

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  • I'll be in your spot soon. I. Plan to ask how many eggs they hope to get, drug timing, use of bc, how many to transfer, etc.




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  • Good luck!  Here are a few possible questions:

    *Pretests required, if so what and when?

    *Any other appointments needed such as shot classes previous to cycle start?

    *Timing as to when you can start an IVF cycle, wait list, etc.

    *Protocol and medicines used?

    *Ask for a mock cycle protocol to see when you would have appointments, when you might have injections etc. 

    *Chance of success at their clinic according to your age and dx

    *Their SART score

     *A breakdown of all costs and what is included and not

    *Are monitoring and labs included or separate?

    *Lab fees for creating and preserving embryos, what are their criteria for freezing?

     *How will you get test results

    *Whom should you contact during the cycle, nurse, IVF coordinator, lab etc.

    *Does a nurse or RE do ultrasounds?

    *Hours for monitoring appointments

    *Will ER and ET be at clinic or a surgical center

    *Will ER be a surgery or a procedure?

    Good Luck it seems daunting but once you start and have your protocol it will make sense.  Feel free to ask me anything anytime too!!!

     

     

     

     

     

    H: 34 dx Azoospermia due to CBAVD from CF  
    ME: 39 IS FINE!!!  DOR and poor AMH/FSH/LH
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #1 Beta 1 373 Beta 2 1783 BOY/GIRL TWINS!! Born April 2010!!
    Natural FET 5/26/12 2 blasts Beta 1 207 Beta 2 513 Beta 3 1377 U/S 6/28 Pregnancy not viable d & c scheduled :( 
    IVF/ICSI/PESA #2 ER 11/15/12 Nothing to transfer :( 
    IVF/ICSI #3 April 2013 MDLF 3dt of 3 embryos, chemical :(  
    IVF #4/ICSI/MESA/CCS/FET EPP April 2015
    ODWU CCRM with Dr. Sch COMPLETE!!!! Put on acai supplement they are studying for DOR and embryo quality.
    DAY 3 Labs Drawn 2/26 put on vitamin D and calcium supplements
    Regroup and Protocol Reveal 3/04 "Bazooka Protocol" EPP with MDLF "Protocol 6 with patches"
    ER/MESA 4/10 ER 9 eggs retrieved MESA success found live swimmers :)
    Fertilization Report 6 eggs mature and ICSI'd 4 eggs fertilized normally
    Day 6 Report to Blast for CCS 4/16: 2 DAY 5 BLASTS BIOPSIED FOR CCS a 4AB and a 3AB!!!!
    CCS Results BOTH BLASTS CCS NORMAL!!!!!!  call on 4/24
    Regroup call to discuss CCS results and FET call on 5/20
    FET prep: CD 1 6/08 CD 3 Start BCP 6/10, HSG 6/12 Lupron Start 10 iu 6/17 End BCP 6/21 CD 1 6/23!!!
    Start vivelle patches 6/25 change e/o/d reduce Lupron to 5iu 6/25 Blood Draw 7/01, 7/08, 7/15, 7/19
    Increase vivelle patches 7/03 2 change e/o/d and 7/05 change e/o/d 3 and 7/07 4 change e/o/d add vaginal estrace 2x a day
    Lining Check/Blood Draw 7/08 and 7/15 End Lupron 7/18  Start PIO 1ml daily 7/18  Blood  Draw 7/19
    Flight to clinic 7/22
    FET 2 CCS BLASTS :) :)  7/23 :) :) YES YES both thawed and both fully expanded :) :)
    7/26 :) :) 3dp5dt PM very very faint positive FRER
    7/27: 4dp5dt Neg Digi AM but very very faint positive FRER PM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 1-2 :) :) 
    7/31:8dp5dt AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 2-3!!!! :) :) 
    Beta 1 8/01= 408!!!!!!!!!! at 9dp5dt FET
    Beta 2 8/03 = 1014!!!!!!!!!! at 11dp5dt FET
    8/05/2015 AM POSITIVE DIGI CLEARBLUE PREGNANT 3+!!!! :) :) 
    First Ultrasound: 8/20!!!!!! TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Genetics says BOTH BOYS!!!!!!!!!
    Second Ultrasound: 9/03!!!!!!!!!!










     










  • Thanks so much!  Good questions!

     

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    Good luck!  Here are a few possible questions:

    *Pretests required, if so what and when?

    *Any other appointments needed such as shot classes previous to cycle start?

    *Timing as to when you can start an IVF cycle, wait list, etc.

    *Protocol and medicines used?

    *Ask for a mock cycle protocol to see when you would have appointments, when you might have injections etc. 

    *Chance of success at their clinic according to your age and dx

    *Their SART score

     *A breakdown of all costs and what is included and not

    *Are monitoring and labs included or separate?

    *Lab fees for creating and preserving embryos, what are their criteria for freezing?

     *How will you get test results

    *Whom should you contact during the cycle, nurse, IVF coordinator, lab etc.

    *Does a nurse or RE do ultrasounds?

    *Hours for monitoring appointments

    *Will ER and ET be at clinic or a surgical center

    *Will ER be a surgery or a procedure?

    Good Luck it seems daunting but once you start and have your protocol it will make sense.  Feel free to ask me anything anytime too!!!

     

     

     

     

     

    TTC #3 (#1 for DH) since September 2011. DX: Unexplained infertility with possible cervical factor. May 2012 did clomid with IUI - BFN August 2012 IUI #2 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN September 2012 IUI #3 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN October 2012 IUI #4 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN November/December 2012 IVF/ICSI #1 Retrieved 12 eggs, 8 fertilized. Transferred 1 beautiful embryo and 5 made it to freeze. Got my BFP! January 2013 u/s showed empty gestational sac. FET cycle April 2013.  Transferred 2 5 day embryos.  BFP!!!!!  2 heartbeats!!!!  EDD:  12/27/13
  • My IF journey this time around sounds almost identical to yours. I'm not sure how your doctors office handles IVF consults but for us we had a meeting with the doctor and financial advisor and then had a separate IVF education day. I thought at first it was a lot but it actually gave me time to ask questions I may have forgotten. Honestly my best advice is to just try to take it all in during that first appointment. I just had my second monitoring appointment today so we are finally in the home stretch. If you have any questions please feel free to message me. Best of luck moving forward. :)
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    First Time: DD born 3/2011 after trying for two years, LAP, and two IUIs w/ Femera + Ovidrel
    This Time: 4/12 Femera IUI #1 BFN, 5/12 Femera + TI BFN, 6/12 Femera + IUI #2 BFN, 7/12 Femera + IUI #3 BFN, 8/12 Follistim IUI #4 BFN
    IVF #1: ER 11/5/12 : 17 eggs retrieved/6 fertilized, ET 11/10/12 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
    IVF #2: ER 1/28/13 : 12 eggs retrieved/9 fertilized, ET 2/2/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFN
    IVF #3: ER 4/15/13 : 13 eggs retrieved/7 fertilized, ET 4/18/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
    Laparoscopy 5/24/13 : Stage 2 Endo, Scaring, and Both tubes Blocked but successfully Opened
    IVF #4 (Clinical Trial): ER 7/22/13 : 15 eggs/8 fertilized, ET 7/25/13 : 3dt of 3 embies/0 frosties BFN
    IVF #5: ER 11/4/13 : 13 eggs/12 fertilized, ET 11/9/13 : 5dt of 2 embies/0 frosties BFP!!! Beta 11/20/13 = 447 1 Beautiful Baby! EDD: July 28, 2014
  • image KristyLynn26:
    My IF journey this time around sounds almost identical to yours. I'm not sure how your doctors office handles IVF consults but for us we had a meeting with the doctor and financial advisor and then had a separate IVF education day. I thought at first it was a lot but it actually gave me time to ask questions I may have forgotten. Honestly my best advice is to just try to take it all in during that first appointment. I just had my second monitoring appointment today so we are finally in the home stretch. If you have any questions please feel free to message me. Best of luck moving forward. :)

     

    Thanks Kristy!  Good luck to you as well!

    TTC #3 (#1 for DH) since September 2011. DX: Unexplained infertility with possible cervical factor. May 2012 did clomid with IUI - BFN August 2012 IUI #2 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN September 2012 IUI #3 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN October 2012 IUI #4 w/ follistim/letrozole - BFN November/December 2012 IVF/ICSI #1 Retrieved 12 eggs, 8 fertilized. Transferred 1 beautiful embryo and 5 made it to freeze. Got my BFP! January 2013 u/s showed empty gestational sac. FET cycle April 2013.  Transferred 2 5 day embryos.  BFP!!!!!  2 heartbeats!!!!  EDD:  12/27/13
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