So AF is due any day & the original plan was to do a medicated FET, starting w/ BCPs and lupron after CD3 bloodwork, then moving into estrogen patches up until transfer, which would be during the week of Dec 16...
I don't really mind the needles, etc but I do have some reservations about all the medications & hormone fluctuations that come with the whole IVF/FET thing and for me, the less meds in my body, the better, so I really lean toward doing a natural FET since my cycles are regular. However, the nurse tells me that I will have to come in every day for bloodwork so that will be inconvenient I guess, and then I won't have the 'control' over the possible transfer date like you do w/ medicated....
So, here is my pro/con list- can anyone add anything to it? How many days do you have to go in for the testing/bloodwork for an FET vs medicated (only twice I think prior to ET)?
Most important, are there success rate differences?
pro- no meds except PIO, more aligned w/ natural cycle, shorter start to finish
con- daily b/w, less control over ET date
pro- control over ET date, fewer morning appts
con- more meds, longer start to finish