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**IVF Weekly Check-In**

edited July 2013 in Trouble TTC

This check in is for ladies who are in the process of IVF or FET.  No matter where you are in your IVF timeline, this is the place to keep everyone posted on your progress as well as see how your fellow IVF’ers are doing.  If you would like to participate in this check-in, please post the following information below:

-          What is your name? (If you care to share)

-          How long have you been TTC?

-          What is your diagnosis?

-          What number IVF/FET is this?

-          Where are you in the process?

 

QOTW: What do you have in your purse at all times?

 

Waiting to Cycle:

Neesey – IVF  #1 (TBD)

Talon1226 (Beth) – IVF #1 w/ICSI (September)

Mmhopeful – IVF #1 (TBD)

katib77 (Katie) – IVF #1 (TBD)

tenyearwait (Jen) – IVF #1 (August)

letsgobowlingx – IVF #1

katekat8721 – IVF #1

babydreams13- IVF #1 (August)

 

Cancelled/Delayed:

clguerra88 (Courtney) – IVF #1 w/ICSI (TBD) Moving on to adoption

 

Stimming/Priming:

Monimu13 (Monica) -IVF #1 w/ICSI (August)

Twinkie0612 (Lindsay) – IVF #1 w/ICSI (August)

MaiTaiBeth (Beth) – IVF #1 w/ICSI (August)

GermanGirl2007- IVF #1 w/ICSI & FET (September)

 

Between ER/ET:

 

Waiting for FET:

Jschwind22 (Jodi) – FET #1 (August)

Twistandturnsto2 – FET #2 (August)

MrsC430 – FET #2 (August)

 

PUPO:

Whoberry – FET #1 (July)

Megs3804 (Megs) – IVF #3 (July)

 

 

BFP’s:

rrdiva1 – IVF #4

emtbd26 – IVF #1

 


** After  2 1/2 years of Unexplained IF, 2 failed medicated cycles, and 4 failed IUI's - our baby girl came to us through the miracle of Mini IVF! **

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  • I am 2-3 months out but am going to be IVFed up!

    -My nameis Emma.

    -We have been TTC since January 2011 (info in siggy).

    -I am dx with insulin resistant PCOS. 

    -We will be doing IVF #1 after we've been cleared from double dose MTX--so Oct or Nov!

    Just like Tigger, I am a Chapstick girl!  Not much else in there--including money (thanks to IF)!
    Actively TTC since 01/11
    Me: 06/12 Dx w/ IR PCOS (rx 2000 metformin) DH: SA all clear; looking good
    06/12-10/12- Clomid/Femara + trigger + TI + P4 = 3 BFNs, hysteroscopy, polypectomy, D&C
    11/12 - 7.5 mg Femara + trigger + IUI + P4 = BFN
    12/12 - Surprise BFP ectopic (MTX 01/13)
    04/13 - Off the Bench! 7.5 mg Femara + trigger + IUI #2 + estradiol + P4 = BFN
    05/13 Clear HSG-5 mg Femara + Menopur + trigger + IUI #3 + P4 = BFP ectopic (MTX 07/03 & 07/11)
    07/23 emergency lap to remove ectopic mass and left tube
    10/13 5mg Femara + Menopur + trigger + TI(follie on left/no IUI)=BFN
    11/13 Same as above but BFP!
    Beta #1 12dpo-51     Beta #2 15dpo-178
    12/5- There's something in my ute!!
    Keaton Alexander is here 07/24/2014 !!
  • Still on lupron for another couple days. Going for baseline u/s and blood work on Wed. QOTW: Burtsbees ChapStick!
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     Anniversary
    TTC since July 2011
    BFP #1: 2/15/12-Ectopic/Mtx at 6 wks

    BFP #2: 10/12/12-m/c at 5 wks. 
    BFP #3: 8/27/13
    Me: MTHFR, Low AMH (1.1), High NK cells and Antiphospholipid Antibodies.
    DH:MFI-Low morph (1%), DNA fragmentation: Excellent!
    5 rounds of clomid, 3 IUIs, and multiple non-medicated cycles- BFFN                                                      
    IVF with ICSI in August 2013 brought us our babies.  ER-9R, 7M, 4F w/ICSI  ET of 2-Grade 2 blasts. 
    + HPT at 6dp5dt. #1 (8dp5dt)- 105    #2 (13dp5dt)- 510  #3 (15dp5dt)- 960  #4 (17dp5dt)- 1889
    Dx shortened cervix, PTL, and preeclampsia during pregnancy.  Lots of medications and 13 weeks of bedrest, babies were born healthy at 34w4d!


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  • Still chugging along for IVF #1. Yesterday was my last BCP and today I dropped my Lupron dosage. I should get my period in the next few days and my baseline u/s and blood work is on Friday. If all is good with the baseline, I start stims next Tuesday. I'm still dealing with some insomnia, but I might try an OTC sleeping pill tonight. QOTW: Pens. My purse attracts pens. I am one of those people that has at least 5 pens in her purse at all times, although it will probably take me 15 minutes to find one if you need to borrow one.

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    TTC #1 since August 2011

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    September 2012: Start IF testing

    DH (32): SA is ok, slightly low morph, normal SCSA  Me (32): Slightly low progesterone, hostile CM, carrier for CF, Moderately high NKC, High TNFa, heterozyogous mutated Factor XIII, and +APA

    October 2012-May 2014: 4 failed IUIs, 3 failed IVFs, and 1 failed FETw/donor embryos

    November 2014: IVF w/ICSI #4 Agonist/Antagonist with EPP and Prednisone, Baby Aspirin, Lovenox, and IVIG for immune issues.  Converted to freeze all due to lining issues.  2 blasts frozen on day 6!

    January 2015: FET #2 Cancelled due to lining issues

    April 2015: FET #2.1


    PAIF/SAIF Welcome!

  • Hey ladies :)
    I have my first monitoring appt for this FET on Friday. Fx it's an uneventful u/s and all is quiet in there.
    QOTD: I keep a tiny purse so there are only 4 things in it ever... A pen, my wallet, iPhone, and of course good ol Chapstick!
    Me: 37, DH: 35 :: TCC since 2/11 SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN   May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN  August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN  October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro  8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th
    2015- 2 failed FET. We are done
    SURPRISE! BFP 8/8/16   EDD 4/1/17

     
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  • GL to everyone this week! Excited for the  updates!

    AFM, my last BCP is tonight! I should have all of my prescriptions by tomorrow and I go in on Wednesday for a monitoring appointment and to get my instructions for stims. Yikes! 

    QOTW: Like everyone else, I NEED my chapstick! I also always have gum, mints, my phone, a pen, and sea bands. I am really paranoid about getting motion sickness.:P

    ** After  2 1/2 years of Unexplained IF, 2 failed medicated cycles, and 4 failed IUI's - our baby girl came to us through the miracle of Mini IVF! **

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  • Hi all! I am currently waiting for AF to start so I can move on and get my CD3 b/w done again. It's been over a year since it was last done and I want updated numbers before we move on. It's looking like I'll be running to find a lab somewhere smack dab in the middle of my vacation to SoCal, but oh well!

    Good luck to everyone xo

    QOTW: I have a barney bag I swear. Chapstick, eye drops, pens, tide to go pen, allergy pills, tylenol, etc are staples in my bag.

  • Oops, missed this yesterday!

    Things are picking up over here.  I'm off BCP and have baseline tomorrow.  I have all of my meds in hand (which is quite the cocktail for a FET) and start the ones I'm not already on this Friday! 

    QOTW:  Chapstick

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    TTC #1 since February 2011
    Me: 29 (3/5/13- high NK cells)  DH: 28 (5/8/12- MFI low morph and motility)
    Cycle #21 (IUI#1), Cycle #22 (HSG 9/21/12) and Cycle #23 (IUI#2)=  image
    Cycle #24- December Snow Bunny IVF #1
    ER 12/6/12 (14R, 11M, 9F), ET 12/9/12 transferred 2 day 3 embies
    Bleeding and low betas=very cautious image C/P 5W3D
    Cycle #26 March Lucky Duck- FET #1
    scheduled 3/20/13- CANCELLED- lining issues
    Cycle #27 May Emerald- FET #1.2
    delayed- Starting Trental for 3 months + natural cycles Cycle #28-30=  image
    Cycle #31 August Shooting Star- FET #1.3 
    transferred 1 hatching blast 8/21/13= imageBetas 8/30 (108) and 9/3 (565)

    U/S 9/19/13- HR is 128!  U/S #2 10/4/13- HR is 174!
    It's a BOY!

  • Still waiting for RE appointment the first week of August.  Hoping to go forward with IVF #1 in September.  Not much else new.  We are still "trying" on our own this month.  This is our 2nd month on our own since the third failed IUI.  Still wishing we are successful on our own.  :)

    ************** Siggy Warning************


    Married August 2012 -- Me (40 yrs old) My husband (45 yrs. old) 

    RE referral from ObGYN in late Jan. 2013 -- Testing Confirms Unexplained IF 

    IUI #"s1 - 3 (Femara + IUI) April - June 2013 - all BFN

      Decided to do IVF... Began stimming on September 10th!  Egg Retrieval 9/20/13.  19 eggs: 6 to mature to freeze after 6 fertilized with ICSI

     3 morula stage embryos transferred on 9/25/13.....Beta #1 on 10/4/13/ = 7.5  Beta #2 on 10/6/13 =  negative

      IVF#2 - Lupron plan  (set to begin on 10/28/13)  (Planning on thawing and fertilizing our 6 eggs with ICSI as well as all of the mature eggs they retrieve with this fresh cycle.)

     Late October 2013 - ectopic pregnancy - methotrexate injection....benched 3 months

    CD1 - 12/5/13...Lupron set to start on 12/26/13; CD1 - 1/2/14....Baseline 1/3/14....begin follistim tonight and continue with lupron.  (Got my calendar today!  IVF#2 is a go!)

    ER = 1/14/14  (11 eggs....9 were mature. 9 fertilized.  Of the 6 mature eggs we thawed, only 4 fertilized.  At this time, we have 13 eggs fertilized and growing.  Waiting for news about a 3-day or 5-day transfer.)

    ET = 1/19/14  (5dt).....3 blastocysts transferred!   (All nine embryos didn't make it to freeze.  =(  )

    Beta #1 = 1/28/14   (2 weeks after ER)  BFP! 209 (9dp5dt)   EDD 10/7/14

    Beta #2 - 1/30/14  (11 dp5dt) 302

    Beta #3 - 2/3/14  (15 dp5dt)  1222 

    Ultrasound set for 2/17/14......TWINS!        Twin A - HR 124 bpm; Twin B - HR 126 bpm

    Final Ultrasound with RE 3/10/14 - Twin A - HR 176 bpm; Twin B - HR 177 bpm.

     PAIF/SAIF Welcome! 

     

     

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  • Had my final IUI today #6 which was natural to satisfy insurance requirements.  I want to have a little hope but I know our chances are very slim.  Hoping for a miracle.  

    Spoke with the nurse today they will wait to order meds until my BETA in 2 weeks as per my request.  I don't wanna waste a meds refill if I don't have to.  Should be starting BCP for IVF #1 on August 13th.  Trying to figure out how much meds to order- How much Menapur and Garnilex did you order for your upcoming IVF cycle?  I have limited refills.  

    I always have chapstick like a lot of you ladies!
    ***SIGGY WARNING***

    DX: Unexplained
    6 Failed IUIs (Clomid and Gonal F).  
    IVF #1 began August 2013- BC, 4 days of Estrace, stimmed with Gonal F and Menopur, Ganirelix, 9R 5M 5F, Medrol and Doxycycline, 5 day transfer of 2 early blastocysts- good quality, Progesterone, Estrace, and baby aspirin, BETA on 9/20 BFN,   IVF #2 began September 2013, stimming with Gonal F (higher dose) and Menopur, Ganirelix, 18R 14M 9F with ICSI, 5 day transfer of 2 BBs one was starting to hatch, 2 frosties: 1  BB and 1 AC, BETA on 10/21, BFN BETA was a 5- chemical 
    Getting some more testing and trying to figure out what the issue is before FET in December, started acupuncture on 11/10, RLP and some other BW nothing major to report except slightly high Prolactin. Prolactin was slightly high when I started with my RE and I already had an MRI which was Neg.  Endo biopsy=negative.  WTF is wrong with us???
    12/18/13 FET of 1 BB and 1 AC.  Hoping for a miracle.  Beta 12/26 Low BETA-8 2nd BETA 5- chemical
    After 3 failed transfers IDK where to go from here.  Still no real answers as to why this isn't working.  Getting a second opinion in February and looking into immune testing.  
    2/14- NEW RE- Immune testing showed a partial dq alpha match with DH- On prednisone and did intralipids prior to transfer.  3/14 Lupron, gonal f, menopur, HGH.  ER 15 mature all 15 fertilized!  5dt of an early blast grade 1 and an expanded blast grade 2.  BETA on 4/21.  1 grade 2 embryo frozen
    BETA #1 59 BETA #2 148 BETA #3 283 BETA #4 2,783! US at 6w2d shows 1 bean measuring right on track! HR 121.  US at 8w3d measuring on track HR 177. Released form my RE.  EDD 12/28


    All Welcome
  • Spoke with the nurse today they will wait to order meds until my BETA in 2 weeks as per my request.  I don't wanna waste a meds refill if I don't have to.  Should be starting BCP for IVF #1 on August 13th.  Trying to figure out how much meds to order- How much Menapur and Garnilex did you order for your upcoming IVF cycle?  I have limited refills.

    My IVF coordinator would always order 10 days worth of stim meds, give or take, and just enough of everything else to get us to just after beta. Make sure to check your protocol, some meds like lo dose hCG, have a very short shelf life so don't order too early!
    Me: 37, DH: 35 :: TCC since 2/11 SA: Perfect! CD3  HSG = Blocked Right Tube
    April- Femara 2.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN   May- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN
    June- Femara 7.5mg + Trigger + IUI = BFN  August- Lap & Hysteroscopy = Blocked & Partially Blocked Tubes
    September- Femara 5mg = CX - No Response on Left = BFN  October- 100mg Clomid + Trigger + TI = BFN
    IVF # 1: Stims 11/30 ER 12/12/12! (10R, 10M, 8F, 2T, 6 F) :: Beta #1- 176  c/p @ 4w4d
    FET #1 February 26th :: Lost 4 to Thaw, Transferred 2 = BFFN
    IVF # 2 Stims 5/10 ER 5/21 (15R, 13M, 13F, 2T, 7F- 6d3 & 1d5) :: Beta # 1- 15 c/p @ 4w
    FET #2 Cancelled, Right Tube Developed a Hydro  8/28 Hydro & Scar Tissue Removed  Cleared for FET
    FET #2.2 Scheduled for September 20th
    2 Thawed, 2 Transferred! Beta #1- 96, Beta #2 906! :: EDD June 10th
    2015- 2 failed FET. We are done
    SURPRISE! BFP 8/8/16   EDD 4/1/17

     
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  • Hey There! Mind If I Join You Ladies? I Was On This Board Years Back, But We Took A Break And Are Now A Few Months Into Our Restarted Journey.

    Name-Drake986
    Tttc-6+ Years, This "Round" 9 Months
    Diagnosis-Pcos/Mthfr
    Cycle#-Ivf #3 Should Start Early September. Ivf #2 Just Ended Yesterday. Consultation With Our Re Is Next Wednesday, So We Get The Plan Then.
    Qotw: A Book To Read Or My Kindle ;-) Never Leave Home Without A Good Book!!!

    (Sorry For The Caps, On The Mobile Site And It Wants To Be Weird...)

    TTTC with PCOS & MTHFR since '06 : Me - 30  DH - 31

    Metformin 1500mg, 600mg CoQ10, 1 PNV, 2000iu Vit D, 81mg Aspirin, 2 Folic Acid per day

    2008 - 3 Failed Clomid/IUI Cycles (50, 100, 150mg)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    Injectable IUI w/ Gonal F = BFN

    Break to pursue Holistic treatment

    3/2013 - Injectable IUI with Gonal F, Ganirelex, Endometrin, HCG Trigger = BFN

    5/2013 - IVF #1 = Gonal F, Ganirelex, Menopur, HCG Trigger = BFN

    27R, 24M/F, 20 on D3, 14 on D4, 0 on D5

    Developed OHSS, RX Cabergolene, No Transfer

    7/2013 - IVF #2 = Gonal F, Lupron, Menopur, Endometrin, HCG Trigger = BFN

    15R, 5 Unreachable, 13M/F, 11 on D2, 11 on D3

    3DT, 3Emb: 2 6 Cell grade 1, 1 6 Cell grade 2 - Remaining left to develop

    D6, none left to freeze, all arrested.

    SCSA Test Results Normal

    2nd Opinion Consultation on 8-29 - Switching RE's

    11/2013 - IVF #3 = Saizen Protocol, Gonal F, Menopur, Ganirelex, Progesterone in Oil

    15R, 10M/F, 6 on D1, 2 Blasts made it to D5 Freeze.

    1/2014 -  FET = Intralipid Infusion, Progesterone in Oil = BFN

    Both Embryos survived thaw and both transfered

    2/2014 - Consultation - Final Diagnosis is Poor Egg Quality - Recommended to move to Donor Egg

     

    PAIF/SAIF WELCOME!!!

     

    "Nothing good comes easily, sometimes you gotta fight..." - Amber, by 311

  • I am always late for all check-ins!  You can move me back to the "Waiting for FET" category as beta yesterday was BFN.  I am doing surprisingly well though.  FET #2 should be Sept. 20.

    QOTD: Chapstick, business cards, gum, rubber bands for my hair, tampons, pads & liners, paint chips (to help match curtains, pillows, fabrics, etc), OPKs, gift cards, tiny tape measure, tissues, wallet, keys & cell.


     

    IF, 5 losses, 1 son, 1 on the way.
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  • 6dp5dt and losing my mind from all the progesterone. Beta is Fri.

    Qotd: receipts, pens and chap sticks
    "Everything will be alright in the end. So if it's not alright, it is not yet the end."
    Me:29 DH:29  TTC since 1/11 Dx: unexplained IF/early DOR/immune issues 
    Feb'12- July'12-testing(all clear minus slight arcuate ute), 3 IUI with clomid all BFN
    8/30IVF#1 Antagonist protocol- ER 9/11-8R, 7M, 5F. 
    ET 9/14 2 embies transferred. 1 10cell Grade 4, 1 8cell Grade 4. No frosties. BFN
    IVF#2 Antagonist protocol plus baby aspirin- ER 12/5-16R, 12M, 8F!
    ET 12/10 5dt! 1 fully expanded blast & 1 early blast. No frosties. BFN
    3/13 hysteroscopy & polypectomy, 
    Consulted w Dr. Kwak-Kim.  
    DX: High NK cells, cytokines, DHEAs& PAI1;  hypothyroid, +APA, restricted bloodflow
    7/13 IVF#3 Long lupron protocol with PIO, Crinone, Prometrium, and vivelle
    (plus synthroid, metformin, baby asa, metanx, PNV, Vit E, D, calcium, fish oil, CoQ10, IVIg infusions and lovenox per Dr. Kwak-kim)
    ER 7/19 14R, 11M, 9F(4 natural fert, 5 with ICSI)
    ET 5dt 7/24 2 fully expanded blasts.  SURPRISE 3 FROSTIES!!!
    Beta #1 8/2 335!!!! Beta #2 829!!!  1st u/s 8/14 showed TWINS!!!!!
    11/11: TEAM PURPLE!!!!!
    3/21/14-L&W born at 37w via csection

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    PAIF/SAIF welcome!
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