unlucly41 - definitely hear you when you say these scars will be here for a while. I'm somewhat hoping that when I do get pregnant this will all be a distant memory. But then I'll be worried about having baby2 because we had so much trouble. You're in the same boat you desperately want a sibling for your little daughter. Wow 5 IVF cycles that's so tough and heartbreaking. Here's hoping that lucky last one sticks!
Tina - yikes that so much money and so unfair the uk medical system doesn't cover you. 28 cycles - so is that fresh and frozen transfers? That's a lot. My husband has low morphology/low motility etc so we did ICSI. I know your past the point of trying vitamins because you're doing IVF (and I used to hate when people suggested stud to me
!) but mines been on Coq10 ubiqunol for months. We still did IVF but we found good fertilisation results. it either must have dramatically changed since when you conceived naturally or it was always that low and it was just one big miracle when you got pregnant the first time. At least you were quick to get onto it.
Tina - so you're doing a first FET - good luck! Do you have any extras frozen?
Mis Cassie - oh man endo and PCOS that's the worst luck. I know it doesn't help to say, and trying for that long you're over it, but you do have age on your side. Hopefully you're two little ones work!
So we are day 5 today. Was hoping to hear but they said because the egg pick up was midday and fertilisation didn't happen until the afternoon then it was too early to tell. But they wanted us in there anyway to talk to the dr face to face. She said because I've got a polyp she doesn't want to compromise a good one by putting it in. So we wait information tomorrow when she said we'll know more. We want to biopsy for genetic screening and freeze. So she'll only put one in that can't be frozen. And day 6 has little odds of working anyway because you're further along in your cycle.
3 or was it 4 where they need to be, one is lagging, there's one that didn't fertilise properly is the strongest but it has a question mark over it and they can't transfer that one yet without testing. More waiting!! Think we'll go out for pizza tonight to kill some time!
Anyone else doing pre genetic screening? We're with Genea and boy even though it's expensive at $750 per embryo we figure it's worth it. And it costs to transfer one anyway.
Anyone else soon acupuncture? They go all about gearing your lining up for implantation but we're not covered so we have to pay the $90. I've done it a few times but doesn't feel like it does a whole lot. I'm torn - you think we're paying so much already what's another $90 or so. Or you think we've already spent loads we need to save what we can!
I went an saw me fs yesterday because i had beem non stop bleeding for about 8 weeks.. he checked me out and my lining was very think and both of my ovaires were full of immature follicles id say abouy 50+ on each.. i just love pcos. So hes given me provera to give me a withdrawal bleed and also given me progynova to start in january to get my fet underway when we get back from holidays.. im so excited!😀
MissCassie, that's fantastic news! Not long to wait before you get started properly again.
Unlucky, my next cycle would mean that my transfer would fall during the holidays too, so I'm using progesterone to push it out. Is that an option for you? I can't remember the generic name, but it can be used to push the cycle start date out by up to 17 days.
Invivo Yes for my next cycle I am pushing it out for a few days so I can definitely have my transfer in Jan. I am just on the pill is that what you taking? When will your cycle be? I plan to stop the pills such that my AF comes 2 Jan. Because of my long cycles expected transfer around 26 Jan! Seems like ages away eh?
so we finally heard yesterday. They were able to freeze and biopsy 4. We're happy! But not letting myself get too excited there's many more hurdles to jump. One of those 4 was the one that might not have fertilised properly so if it comes back genetically tested all fine then they just need a blood sample from both of us to check our DNA is both there. In the morning they rang and said there's two we can biopsy but the other two we can't. Then the other two caught up and they could do all 4. Oh man $3,000 to test them it makes me feel a sick about the money but we've weighed it up and that's what we want. Should get the results back around xmas. We've got 3 genetically tested one from before - so a few extras will be nice then we are good to go.
At least we got that round in before the new changes - bloody government making it more expensive for people. Not sure if changes are made to FET transfers and $ back.
Miss Cassie did I read correctly 50 follicles? Shit!
Unlucky, I'm taking progesterone pessaries with the plan to hold my cycle out for about ten days. Plan is that the cycle starts 23rd December with transfer 12th January. This is my first ever try, so I'm a bag of nerves.
Miranda, four is excellent, congratulations!! I hope the testing all comes back clear -- the entire process is so expensive.
Miranda, I have no idea what my husbands counts were back when we conceived our daughter so I can only assume that the change has happened recently or that like you said we were incredibly lucky to conceive her when we did.
We have done 28 cycles, only one of those being ICSI and we've had 27 naturally TTC cycles which have been negative.
We only have 1 frozen embryo to transfer but we do have more money saved to do another fresh round of ICSI if this one doesn't work out.
Great news that you got 4 embies!! I have never thought about genetic testing because we've spent so much already. I think if the next couple of cycles didn't work then it'd be something that we would have to consider.
Unlucky, January will soon be here! What with the hustle and bustle of Christmas time it'll be here before you know it. I have worked out my AF expected dates for January and it looks like our transfer would be at the end of January or very early February. It'd be great if we could go through it together!
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