Sophie, I am so sorry for everything you have gone through. I can relate to it a bit as I also had five losses before having a successful pregnancy.
I am 41 now and was almost 40 when I fell pregnant with my daughter via IVF. I did tested the embryo via PGS. That gave me some peace of mind.
I am due to start a fresh IVF soon. I am going for my baseline u/s tomorrow. I have not yet decided whether I will do PGS.
Bronte, sorry it has been so difficult. Good job on your weight loss. It is great!!
Wishing you all the best for your next cycle.
I had 3 losses and was tested for everything. I had only done IUIs. The doctor told me that my only hope was IVF with PGS. We decided to try IUI one more time, this time I took aspirin. This led to our DD. I am now PG again and on aspirin again. I had my betas done and things are moving well, I have my first u/s on Monday.
Take a look into aspirin before you make your decision.
Sophie - how exciting. I didn't have an IVF class itself, but once you get into the process it's a bit overwhelming at first, especially the big first step that makes it feel "real" and so I imagine that's alot of what the class will feel like. Ours was signing all the paperwork and doing injection training. It just feels overwhelming because you haven't ever done anything like this. I'd never given myself injections either, but you are already familiar with that, so that's one thing down. Anyway, it will settle in as you go along and you will do fine. Best wishes!
No news; still not doing my next cycle until January but really hoping it works!
Hey Bronte! Happy to hear from you! How's the weight loss going? I'm trying to lose all the weight 5 pregnancies and mc's put on me the last 2.5 years. I used to be so thin. Infertility has totally taken over my life.
IVF class. The process itself doesn't bother me at all. I loved my IUI injectibles cycles. Maybe I'm just anxious about getting started. I'd rather jump right in than sit in a 4 hour class! I also see my hematologist tomorrow to come up with a plan for my Lovenox. Been dealing with a 2nd suspected clot in my arm for almost 2 weeks now. We've been at the beach so it hasn't been evaluated. Hoping we discover tomorrow it's a hematoma and not a clot. A 2nd clot without having a reason for it will really make my Drs reluctant to start me on clot inducing hormones!!
I'm excited for your January cycle! Do you have a plan you feel better about? I know you had concerns after your last attempt.
On no, really hope it's not another clot and they can get whatever it is under control.
I totally feel you on the anxious to get started. I'm really ready to start my next one. I don't know what my protocol will be yet, but I know I want to add in HGH regardless of what the doctors said. One of my doctors last time didn't recommend it, but I actually haven't gotten to talk to my primary RE about it and he was supposed to be coming up with protocols. I need to call soon to make another meeting so we will be on track for a January start time.
I feel a bit better and think my body is better ready at least with the weekly acupuncture and tons of supplements I've been on. I actually no longer have spotting before my periods which is something I've been dealing with for more than 4 years. They thought it was scar tissue related, but I'm not sure now. Whatever it is, I'm hoping it means something has improved internally and I'll have a better cycle because of it!
Bronte- I think no spotting is a great sign your body and hormones are improving!!
Did my IVF class and saw my Hematologist yesterday. My arm was evaluated via ultrasound and isn't a clot although it's unclear what it is exactly. It's slowly improving so just gonna ignore it.
Have my plan from my RE. IVF starts in 2 weeks using massive doses of Follistim and Menopur. Given my over response with a much smaller dose of Follistim I'm nervous things will escalate out of control rapidly. Plus between the Follistim Menopur and Lovenox I'll be giving myself 6 abdominal injections a day into an abdomen that's one giant bruise and hematoma. Finding places for all these shots is going to be a challenge.
Hematologist wants me hospitalized for my ER. But it's complicated because my Heme and RE don't have privileges at the same hospital so they are working together via phone to put together a plan that keeps me as safe as possible from more clots and hemorrhages. A little stressed something will go wrong with the overall process.
And...against my better judgment we decided to TTC this month. I had a positive LH surge last night so we've been trying all week plus last night. Really hoping I'll get lucky and won't have to risk my life with IVF. Of course DH is worried I'll end up risking my life with another mc/D&C if we conceive on our own. Sigh. I want a baby so badly but will be glad when this season of my life is over. It's been almost 3 years of non stop worry and drama.
Sophie - so glad you don't have another clot and can get started with IVF soon. 6 injections a day is alot. I was doing about 3 a day and didn't find it too bad to find spots and I bruise really easily too. Hope it's not too bad and they can work out the logistics for ER to keep you safe.
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