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Old Feb 5th, 2015, 18:25 PM   1
Renaendel
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IVF May/June/July 2015, Lets Get Ready!


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Old Feb 5th, 2015, 19:26 PM   2
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Just wanted to wish you luck! xxx



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 14:44 PM   3
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Thanks!

I am going to keep adding stuff to the front page that I look up from my questions. I know you veterans know this stuff but this is certainly is learning process for me.

What should my BMI be for better IVF rates?

The best rates for IVF occur between 18-25, with those above 25 losing upwards of 10-15% of their chance of success depending on the clinic. But BMI doesn't tell the whole story. IVF should be a great equalizer for weight since it is just combine sperm and egg, then put back in, but it isn't always and here is why. When doctors do your egg retrieval, the clearer the picture the easier it is for them to safely and accurately retrieve eggs. Fat in and around the abdominal cavity push the ovaries away so they are much more difficult to see and draw the eggs out. So if you have an egg retrieval superstar doc, bmi may not matter as much, but it could make that part of the journey more dangerous. Time for me to start doing sit-ups! @23.5 with some tummy pudge.

Good explaination and pics
http://www.advancedfertility.com/weight.htm



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2015, 18:18 PM   4
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Next research question
What OTC supplements should I start taking now to increase egg retrieval yield and quality?



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2015, 12:48 PM   5
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Hi! I'll join you here. I'm hoping for a July IVF so I'll be right behind you!



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Old Feb 17th, 2015, 12:55 PM   6
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Nice! Welcome!



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2015, 13:16 PM   7
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Thank-you! I haven't done anything to get ready yet, but soon I'll start breaking out the vitamins and supplements to improve egg quality. This will be my 3rd IVF, but my first with my current SO.



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Old Feb 17th, 2015, 14:20 PM   8
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I'll be waiting to start supplements. I have an appointment on March 17th and as part of it will hopefully do a full blood nutrient profile. Once I know what I am low on I'll be increasing the suppliments. So far just a prenatal (Rainbow Lite), calcium with built in vitamin D and 4000 mcg of prescription folic acid. But once that is over will be hitting the ubiquinol, EPAHA(4:1), possibly prescription b complex and maaybe royal jelly.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2015, 15:36 PM   9
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Ah, gotcha. That makes a lot of sense. We did our consultation last year and were set to do IVF in October, but had some setbacks. At that time my thyroid hormones were a little high, although still within normal range, so they wanted to put me on some medication for that. I might look around and see about trying to lower it before we go back in. Thanks for reminding me I need to find my prenatals and start them up again. I have a box of supplements around here somewhere including ubiquinol, royal jelly, omega 3 supplement, etc. I might try to narrow it down this time and see which ones I really think will help the most. I also plan to start acupuncture again soon.

My first two IVF cycles were frozen transfers with my ex-husband. We got 42 eggs, 28 fertilized and 12 survived to Day 5. We sent them off for PGS testing (as I had several miscarriages) and only 5 of them came back normal. We did 2 cycles where we transferred 2 perfect embryos each time and neither took. We are opting out of the PGS testing this time due to the expense, but it has me worried since last time over half of our embryos were not normal. So this time I really want to work on egg quality and maybe my current SO's sperm will work out better Last time we opted for IVF due to the miscarriages, even though I still had 1 tube at the time. This time I have no choice as I have now lost both tubes to ectopic pregnancies. You are wise not to chance the tubal factor and go straight to IVF.



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Old Mar 6th, 2015, 16:06 PM   10
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Hi Ren - I can't believe we are over here together and Hi Ashely & Beneathmywing too!

**Copied from my journal**
DH and I met this morning with our RE and next step is IVF planned in June. We spent almost an hour with him while he explained IVF, PGD and different medications and supplements. We are being assigned a IVF nurse who will contact us next week with a list of supplements I need to start taking and start on a timeline. It's all very exciting.

The way my RE does IVF seems different from what I've heard most peoples experience. He does it over 2 cycles. The first month is all about getting the ovaries healthy and then doing the egg retrieval. After the egg retrieval the embryo is frozen and then the next month is spent on getting the uterus ready for implantation and getting the prior months high hormonal meds out of the system. Then the ET is done 4-6 weeks later. Has anyone heard of this before? He says he has had a much higher success rate with Frozen ET rather than fresh. We are also doing PGD

Anyway, the supplements he recommend is DHEA, CoQ10, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Growth Hormone and continue prenatal. He said I could expect 1-3 usable embryos. So it looks like it's supplements for the next few months and then ER in June and ET in July. I'll know more next week when my coordinator calls me.



 
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