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Old Nov 4th, 2017, 12:28 PM   51
amy8686
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Hi Ash!

Looking at your signature... you are coming back just a year after having twins?? Brave woman! I couldn't even think about it until my son turned 2.



 
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Old Nov 4th, 2017, 12:54 PM   52
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amy - Some days I think I'm crazy too! I don't know why but I have such intense baby fever! Also, we're doing the retrieval and I have to be on depot lupron after for 2 months (to help the embryo implant). We're not planning to transfer until May/June. We're also doing CCS testing since that's what worked for us last time and that takes 2 weeks after retrieval.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 08:50 AM   53
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Hi ladies! Mind if I join you? I'm currently stimming my first IVF cycle, and could use some buddies!! I've had to jump boards a lot: TTC, long term TTC, TTC after loss, and now IVF! Quick bio is that I switched doctors after 6 failed IUI's with another doctor who said I had "unexplained infertility. Within 24 hours this new doc had diagnosed me with PCOS, elevated NK cells, low Vitamin D, and a uterine polyp!! Answers are good! Answers are treatable!! So I'm feeling very optimistic about my situation now. I had the uterine polyp removed last week, and I'm taking meds for the other stuff. So I guess my advice would be to get a second opinion if you arent getting answers from your current doc

On day 4 of shots Gonal F and Menopur! No real complaints so far But not sure if things will get worse?



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 09:02 AM   54
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Welcome, babyseeker!

Kk, congrats! Fingers crossed for you. Are you going to wait for your official test, or obsessively test at home at the earliest possible moment? I'm glad to hear there are clinics that choose to transfer one. Mine does two by default, but we are choosing to only transfer one at a time.

Babylights, how are you doing?
Amy, the one v. two embryo transfer has been a hot topic with my husband lol I'm with you, just one at a time for my first child - I mean I dont know what I'm doing! My husband wants twins of course - he says, what, like its hard?? haha

Luckily my clinic defaults to 1 if you are classified as "favorable". They define favorable by several criteria including under 35, they grade the embryos, lining, etc. They said most likely I'll be favorable. They also said that regardless of favorable or unfavorable, you have to sign a waiver now to transfer two! I think that's a new standard from insurance companies? Because they are realizing it costs more to cover a multiples pregnancy than it does to do multiple transfers... all very interesting



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 09:17 AM   55
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Hoping to join in. I'm doing my 6th IVF, retrieval set for November 25th. I'm excited and nervous. I'm just hoping for a good outcome. Fingers crossed. Good luck to all!
Ash I think I'm lined up with you! My retrieval should be somewhere around the 18th its my first one so I have no idea what to expect. Any advice? Is it painful during or after?



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 09:29 AM   56
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Amy- Yeah I have been pretty good about being distracted, which is great. I'm trying to ignore the fact that I may or may not be pregnant.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 14:28 PM   57
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kk not too much longer now, keeping everything crossed for you!!

Had my suppression check this morning, need to take estrace two more days, continue with hgh. Will probably start stims on Friday.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 15:26 PM   58
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emily - Only advice is to take it easy after. Don't push yourself to do anything. If you've ever been under anesthesia before and get sick make sure you tell the anesthesiologist so they can give you anti nausea meds. And eat lots of salty foods, it helps ward off OHSS if that's a concern. And during you won't feel anything if they give you twilight anesthesia, it will be uncomfortable when you wake up, but for me it wasn't any worse than period cramps. Best of luck!



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 19:34 PM   59
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Hi Emily! That's great that you have answers. Fingers crossed that the stars will align for you now.

I actually wasn't as concerned about the possibility of twins for my first child as I am now (I have a 2-year-old). I was so desperate for it to work that I was kind of in a "the more the merrier" mindset. But having had kind of a hard pregnancy and placenta issues, I just kept thinking about how much worse it would be with twins. So it's actually the possibility of a twin pregnancy, and the associated risks to the babies, that are firmly grounding me in the one-at-a-time camp now.

As far as retrieval pain goes, like Ash said, you won't feel anything during with the anesthesia. I had some weird cramping afterwards, but it was gone by the next day. Nothing to worry about.

Kk, so exciting!



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 06:28 AM   60
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Sorry I haven't been back in a while! Found it easier to not over think the process, but here I am in the 2ww after only having 1 of 12 eggs fertilise!


How on earth do I stop thinking about the 2ww ??? It's constantly on my mind!



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