@drewsdarlin No one should ever be judged for having questions, particularly about their medical care. It really doesn't sound like your clinic is a good fit for you, do you have any other options?
@ChristenMA83 How are you doing? I am on day 7 of stims and had b/w and u/s again this morning. They want me to increase meds starting tonight. Back in Friday for another check. Was a little disappointed with u/s as she only measured 6 follicles, said there may be more there just hard to see. Really hoping that there are some more just tucked away. @callingthestork How are you feeling now? 7 is still really good. You only need 1 right? Although I know that it is disheartening right now, try and focus on the positives. Hope you are taking care of yourself. FX for a great report back today. @nicole030985 I am sorry that you have had such a rough road this far. I hope that this cycle will be much smoother for you and lead to success. Welcome and good luck!@wine_mama16 That is a really great number. I am thrilled for you! Can't wait to hear your FET updates. @sbjbrn I definitely feel twinges and some cramps. Things are going on in there for sure! I am totally with you on looking forward to the shots. One more day down means one step closer to end goal. @drewsdarlin I am very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with your clinic. The nurses should be available to answer any questions that we may have while going through this process. I hope that you are able to talk to your doctor when you go back in for your check up.
@callingthestork Sorry your numbers were disappointing, I've been there. I hope you get a great fertilization report. How's recovery going for you?@nicole030985 Today will be stim day 5 for me. Our only change in protocol was the addition of Omnitrope. I've never been on Lupron. It sounds promising that you're starting out with more follicles this round.@drewsdarlin I'm so sorry you're having this experience with your clinic. *Hugs* It's discouraging when the medical professionals make this journey harder than it has to be.@ninat007 I'm doing well, update with today's monitoring appointment below.AFM: Tonight will be day 5 of stims. U/S & BW this morning. Estrogen is at 506 so they are keeping me on the same dosage. I have 13 total follicles (8+5), with 10 main follicles measuring right around 11-12. They're having me start the antagonist tomorrow night, which is two days sooner than IVF round #1. These two cycles are shaping up to be very different, I just hope that results in more frosties.
@mbradfo2 Glad I could provide a little different perspective. I’m learning a lot from everyone’s experiences and applying it as best I can at home. @sbjbrn Good luck at your baseline u/s tomorrow@ah80 Just letting you know we’re still thinking about you.@callingthestork I’m sorry only one fertilized. Hoping for good things for you guys.@drewsdarlin that stinks about the nurses voicemail. I can imagine they get tired of the same questions cycle after cycle from different people, but that’s no excuse for being rude. Hope that’s an anomaly @ChristenMA83 congrats on optimistic numbers this cycle. Hoping for good things for you AFM: we had u/s Monday, counted 30 follicles, about half between 12-17. Estrogen was normal. I’m stuck at work but wife goes in later for another u/s and bloodwork. We should get an retrieval date and if we’re still good on everything or if he’s tweaking our meds moving forward. I’m excited that our numbers aren’t low, but trying to remain realistic and cautious. Fingers crossed as always
Drew- I would be complaining to someone higher up about that message. That is unprofessional and unacceptable. It’s bad enough that we are going through this and that is their job to answer questions and help with the process. I would be pissed! It is really nice to have these boards for support. They have helped me tremendously throughout this entire process. Don’t hesitate to ask us any of your questions because we all have different experiences and some of us are on multiple attempts. But don’t let that lady upset you. Christen- you sound right in track for being on day 5. I usually don’t see any follicles over 12 until day 7 or 8. Maybe you will be triggering a little sooner? E2 sounds good also. Stork- It is very disappointing when you don’t get the numbers you were expecting, especially after putting your body through all of this. Out of my three failed IVFs, I have none that ever made it to freeze or even a full blast. You are very lucky to have 3 in the freezer and I really hope they turn into your babies! Maybe they will split and you will get your five kids! Fx for your embie making it to blast. Tuasdad- Sounds like she is almost there! Good luck at your next appointment!
@drewsdarlin Each clinic varies, but I've found very few that do day 3 transfers as a rule unless they need to (embryos arrest early, etc). Many clinics are starting to move to frozen transfers entirely (mine is) as the success rates seem higher than with fresh. But I've seen many folks on here with 5 day fresh transfers and freeze the remaining embryos.
@drewsdarlin https://haveababy.com/fertility-information/ivf-authority/ivf-commonly-asked-questions-fears-and_08A decent article explaining the differences between day 3 and day 5/6 transfers. Did your clinic explain why they want to do a day 3 transfer? Some research has found no difference in success but I think Dr. Sher makes a good point about later transfers, particularly on the receptivity side of things.
@drewsdarlin Oh, yes, day 3 transfers are much much more common in the 40's+ patients. So that explains it.