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Old Nov 19th, 2016, 12:22 PM   51
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Just wishing you the best. I'm on day 2 of waiting for my embies to grow. We're also doing pgs testing...if we have embies by day 5. I'm terrified. This is our one and only attempt.

I had an unusual outcome that they weren't expecting. I'm 33, have a 2 y.o. son who was conceived naturally without problems. My initial follicle count was 27, then grew to 29. They got 26 eggs out, but only 13 were mature! Of those 13, 7 fertilized via ICSI. Two more are in limbo since they're not sure they fertilized correctly. During fertilization there's a 4 hour window at some point to see 2 pronuclei and 2 polar bodies. If you miss that 4 hour window, or the fertilization went faster, they might miss the 2 pronuclei, and only see 2 polar bodies. So they now need to wait to see if they grow normally (apparently 30% of the time they're normal). Then I had 4 immature eggs mature over night, so they did ICSI on them yesterday....so I'm waiting very impatiently to hear how they did over night. I really hope they fertilized. Fx

Wishing you the best. This is such a long and emotional journey. I hope you have a great outcome.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2016, 12:36 PM   52
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Mara- good luck to you too! I'm 44 and while we don't have trouble conceiving usually the little hearts stop beating around week 8. I'm not terribly optimistic. This is also our only IVF attempt.



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2016, 21:24 PM   53
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Hello Sophie,

thanks for your words!
12 follicles is pretty good for your age! I know it is really hard knowing this is your only shot. With my daughter we had also decided that this was going to be our last time trying for a baby as we could not take another loss. I was terrified. Take one day at the time. Do not concentrate on numbers too much. You will probably need somebody to talk to, to let out your anxiety, fears and stress. Hang in there, you will make it.

Mara, best of luck to you. The wait after egg retrieval is so stressful and terrifying. I will look out for your updates.

I had my baseline today for my FET. Everything looks good. I have not yet decided whether I will take prednisone.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 12:29 PM   54
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Sophie - hope everything is going well. Any updates. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. I know it's hard to keep optimistic, but 12 as an AFC is pretty good. Really hope they get some good eggs!



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 13:16 PM   55
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No new updates. Started my Follistim Sunday. Next ultrasound and E2 is Wednesday. I'm on 450 a day of Follistim. My E2 went sky high on 225 a day for my IUI in July. A little worried my E2 is gonna be too high Wednesday and they'll cancel the whole cycle. Just trying to think about what I need to do today and not worry about tomorrow.



 
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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 14:28 PM   56
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Sophie,

I know it is really really hard, try to take one day at the time. Try not to overthink it. If this is of any help, we are here to listen.

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Old Nov 21st, 2016, 21:22 PM   57
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Good luck. Hope everything stays in range.



 
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Old Nov 23rd, 2016, 13:15 PM   58
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I have 13 follies growing. E2 level not back yet. FX'd it's not too high. Any updates from any of you ladies?



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2016, 21:46 PM   59
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I have 13 follies growing. E2 level not back yet. FX'd it's not too high. Any updates from any of you ladies?
13 follies is really good! How many days have you stimmed so far?
How was your E2?

Not much going on here. My baseline was fine. So was my E2 on day 4, I will go back next Saturday to have my lining checked. If everything looks good we will schedule the transfer.

Looking forward to hear more good news!



 
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Old Nov 24th, 2016, 23:29 PM   60
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eabwhab- that's great news!! I really have a good feeling about this cycle for you.

I have bad news. My 13 follies were after 3.5 days of stim. My E2 was only 185 though so it appears I'm not responding nearly like I did in June and July. With both those cycles I had fewer follies this early but my E2 was already pushing 1000 on MUCH less medication. I go today for another check but I'm prepared to hear it's over. I didn't respond well enough.



 
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