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Intro - *TW* children and loss

Hi Ladies!

I've been lurking for months, I've already learned so much from all of you, thank you!

I'm Kristin, 35 years old.  I have a 7 year old son from a previous marriage and 2 step-children.  My husband and I have been TTC since August 2015.  In April this year I had a D&E at 6 weeks, and just had a chemical in August.  I have my first RE appointment scheduled for next week (I actually had one scheduled for April, but cancelled when I got my BFP... I'm 5DPO today so crossing my fingers that I can do the same this time, although timing wasn't great due to a camping trip so I'm not getting too excited this cycle).  Glad to finally join in on the board and wishing everyone here good luck!
Me: 36 DH: 34
TTC our first together since Aug 2015
MC 4/2016 and 8/2016
IUI #1-3 with Clomid - BFNs
IUI #4-6 with Follistim - BFNs
IVF March, (6R, 5M, 4F, 2 sent for PGS, 1 normal girl)
FET May 1st, Beta #1-73, Beta #2-150, Beta #3-708
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Re: Intro - *TW* children and loss

  • Welcome. I'm sorry for your loss earlier this year but glad you are here.  GL with your RE appt.  Let us  know how it goes.  
    BabyFruit Ticker

    TTC history in spoiler: 

    Me: 43 
    DH: 43
    Married: 5/7/16
    TTC #1: May 2016
    IUI #1 10/31/16 - BFN
    IVF - ER #1 2/10 (3R, 3F, 1B for PGS - 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #2 3/24 (2R, 1F- 0 viable for transfer)
    IVF - ER #3 5/15 (1R- 0 viable for transfer)
    June 17: Starting the process for DE IVF
    Aug 17: Donor chosen! Anticipating a Nov cycle after testing is complete. 
    Nov 17: DE IVF ER 11/27 (35R, 19 F) Dec 2nd Transfer!
    Dec 12: BFP! EDD 8/20/18
    baby boy born via cs 8/22/18


    kris031409
  • Welcome and I wish you the best with your RE appt! I just scheduled my first RE appt for October...excited and nervous all at the same time but it will be nice to feel we have some sort of plan.
    ME: 44 / DH: 46
    DD conceived naturally, born 1/9/14
    Consulted RE after trying for #2 for 1 year, 9/16
    RE diagnosis: DOR, poor egg quality
    1/2017: IUI #1, Femara, failed
    2/2017: IUI #2, Femara, failed
    3/13/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #1, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    4/19/17: ER, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    5/3/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #2, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    6/7/17: ER, 1 egg retrieved, mature but did not fertilize, poor egg quality given as reason
    7/21/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #3, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel)
    8/24/17: ER, 11 eggs retrieved, 10 mature, 7 fertilized, no embryos survived past morula stage, poor egg quality given as reason
    9/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #4, antagonist protocol (menopur/follistim/ovidrel), started organic, non-processed, no white sugar/flour, diet with unscented/nontoxic personal care products 4 weeks before ER (books suggested it takes 2-3 months)
    10/11/17: ER, 5 eggs retrieved, 2 fertilized, 1 arrested at 3 cells and the other arrested at 5 cells, poor egg quality given as reason, doctor suggested it was time to move on to donor eggs but I asked to give it one last chance and kept on my diet/unprocessed/unscented/nontoxic products
    12/28/17: started IVF + ICSI + PGS cycle #5, microdose lupron protocol
    2/1/18: ER, 9 eggs retrieved, 6 mature and 6 fertilized, 3 survived to day 5 blastocyst, 2 PGS normal
    7/12/18: FET #1, negative
    9/21/18: FET #2 scheduled


    kris031409
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  • Welcome!  I'm so sorry for your losses.  FX that your visit with the RE gives you some answers and a solid plan.
    Me: 45 OH: 42
    Beloved SS: born 12/2011
    TTC my bio #1/our #2 since January 2016
    **TW** June 2016 had CP **end TW**
    August 2016 - dx with DOR
    Somewhere in here received recommendation to do IVF with donor eggs, elected not to; OH dx with Low T
    May 2017 - began freezing sperm
    June 2017 - OH began treatment for Low T
    July 2017 - began doing 1 IUI via a midwife and 1 at home insemination each cycle
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/6259ba
    July 2018 - exhausted frozen sperm, officially NTNP since OH is probably shooting blanks

    kris031409
  • Good luck with the RE and welcome 
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    kris031409
  • Welcome! Sorry to hear it's been a bumpy road, hopefully the RE can help (or maybe you won't need to see them!) 
    Me: 39 SO: 36

    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR - officially "unexplained"

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
    Pregnancy Ticker
    kris031409
  • Hi Ladies!  Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Below is an update from my RE appointment. I'm also posting an intro on T-TTC with the same info.  What's the norm if you're active on more than one board?  I don't want to plaster the bump with the same updates on multiple boards each week... do you just have one board that's "home" and just comment on others?

    I had my first RE appointment today and my head is spinning, they really don't mess around!  I'm on CD2, good timing they said, so they were able to do the blood test and an ultrasound today.  I had 7 follicles on one side, and 5 on the other.  Here's my plan:

    Clomid 100mg cycle days 5-9
    CD 9: blood test for FSH and an HSG
    CD 10: Hysteroscopy
    CD 11: ultrasound and blood work to monitor response to Clomid and trigger with Ovidrel

    Daily: PNV, baby asprin, 600mg CoQ10, and vitamin D

    They also ordered a SA for DH, but with his work schedule it won't happen before the trigger, so he'll have to wait (we have an HMO so he will have to go in to the primary doc for a physical first to get the referral).  And I have a massive list of blood work to go get done.
    Me: 36 DH: 34
    TTC our first together since Aug 2015
    MC 4/2016 and 8/2016
    IUI #1-3 with Clomid - BFNs
    IUI #4-6 with Follistim - BFNs
    IVF March, (6R, 5M, 4F, 2 sent for PGS, 1 normal girl)
    FET May 1st, Beta #1-73, Beta #2-150, Beta #3-708
  • Sounds like a lot of tasks, but yay to having a plan of attack! 

    I think quite a few of us are on multiple boards (I'm also on the TTTC board), I've never seen anyone get upset about people participating in more than one. :) 
    Me: 39 SO: 36

    Dx: low progesterone, possible DOR - officially "unexplained"

    TTC#1 since November 2015
    9/16/2016 IUI#1 - BFN
    10/12/2016 IUI#2 - BFN
    1/21/2017 Clomid/IUI#3 - BFN
    March 2017 IVF: BFP! (beta#1 191, beta#2 378!) - it's a boy! DS born 12/6/2017

    TTC #2 since July 2018
    May 2019 IVF #2: BFP! (beta#1 346, beta#2 646) - vanishing twin at 8 weeks. Baby B still going strong - due 2/8/20!
    Pregnancy Ticker
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