How long TTC: For baby No2, we "tried" naturally for several months (but knew our chances were slim to had planned to do an FET towards end of year). This was our first FET.
Diagnosis or any known issues: Only 2% morphology rate and one partially blocked tube.
Treatments you tried before IVF: Before my son was born (through the same IVF cycle that produce this FET), we took Chinese herbs and did acupuncture.
How many IVF did you do before success: This was our first FET.
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No.
Protocol (meds taken): Done with my natural cycle.
How many follicles at ER: n/a
How many eggs retrieved: We had 15 frosties. Now 14, with one baking in my belly.
How many eggs fertilized: n/a
How many days between ER and ET: FET was 5 days after natural ovulation.
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: Unsure of quality, but one embryo was transferred.
How many days bed rest: Took it easy for 1 to 2 days, but no bed rest.
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: No symptoms at all. But I also didn't get any symptoms with my son until about 7 weeks.
What day you got your BFP: 6 days past transfer using fmu and first response test. (It was a very faint line, but clearly there).
HPT before blood test: Yes, many lol.
Number of first beta: Blood test is still a day away, but they don't give us numbers (so that we don't stress over the figure).
Number of babies: I would assume one given only 1 embryo was transferred.
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Don't give up! And don't compare (even though it is so hard not to).
EDIT: Sadly pregnancy has not been successful. Miscarrying confirmed at 5 weeks.
How long TTC: 1.5 yrs for first child, 1 month for this one
Diagnosis or any known issues: unknown
Treatments you tried before IVF: 11 IUIs, clomid, and injectables
How many IVF did you do before success: first time lucky with a fresh cycle to have my son, first time lucky with a FET for this pregnancy
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: donor sperm
Protocol (meds taken): for fresh cycle BCP, lupron, gonal-F, trigger, progesterone, estrace patches. For FET estradiol, baby aspirin, progesterone suppositories
How many follicles at ER: 14
How many eggs retrieved: 11
How many eggs fertilized: 8.
How many days between ER and ET: 3 day transfer for my son during fresh cycle, 5 day blastocyst for this FET
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 grade A during fresh cycle, 1 AB expanding blastocyst for this FET
How many days bed rest: none, came home from the transfer and took my son to the park. Been working and running around after him from the start.
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: cramps, backache, emotional, blue veins on my boobs, mild nausea this time but not with my son.
What day you got your BFP: 7DP3DT with my son, 7DP5DT this pregnancy
HPT before blood test: yes
Number of first beta: 183 with my son, 310 this time
Number of babies: 1 (both times despite transferring two for our fresh cycle)
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: the frozen cycle was so much easier than the fresh cycle. We only had one embryo make it to freeze so I was really nervous about having to start over from the beginning, but in the end- it only takes one. Good luck to anyone reading, it's such a tough emotional process but so worth it. I would have done this five times over if I had needed to. The love you have for your children at the end helps to heal the pain it took to get them. Xx
How long TTC: N/A #2 first was IVF also
Diagnosis or any known issues: 2 ectopics only one blocked tube
Treatments you tried before IVF: nothing
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 fresh, 1FET
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): short protocol antagonist with gonal F
How many follicles at ER: don't know
How many eggs retrieved: 13 (donated 6)
How many eggs fertilized: 7! 100%
How many days between ER and ET: 5DT
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 4AA top grade at my clinic
How many days bed rest: none carried on as normal lifting toddler ect
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: OHSS started at around 4dpt
What day you got your BFP: 6dp5dt
HPT before blood test: yes
Number of first beta: 123
Number of babies: 1!
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: nothing as I'm an old hand. How ever would recommend taking 3mg of melatonin 3 months prior to cycle as I put it down to this cycles success & 100% fert rate!
I'm just stopping by here from the other side of infertility. We now have two beautiful sons, and our family is complete!
I was once where so many of you are. I read this thread from start to finish over and over again, trying to get answers about what it would take for us to become parents.
My one piece of advice is to do chromosomal screening (PGS, etc) of your embryos before transfer, especially if you have more than you would transfer at once. Most failures are due to monosomies and trisomies, so even though screening costs about $5k for up to 8 embryos, it will save you money on transfers, and it will save you from worse heartbreak (miscarriages, chemical pregnancies, etc).
Someday, you will reach the other side too, whether with biological or adopted kids. And you will no longer feel so lost, so different. You're having a tough time now, but you will move past it.
How long TTC:1.5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: variant form of PCOS
Treatments you tried before IVF:3 Femara &TI cycles, 3 Follistim IUI cycles
How many IVF did you do before success:1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): IVF-BCP for 3 weeks, 2x daily 100IU Follistim for 10.5 days, Ganirelix for 5 days and a Lupron trigger. FET- BCPs for 3 weeks, lupron for 2 weeks, Estrace starting after 1 week of the Lupron and ongoing , PIO starting 2 days before transfer and continuing until 1 weeks after my BFP.
How many follicles at ER:14
How many eggs retrieved:20, they never got a clear image of my right ovary and it was hiding 6 surprise follies.
How many eggs fertilized:8
How many days between ER and ET: 74 days because my IVF cycle was a planned freeze all cycle
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:1 3BC grade blast w/assisted hatching
How many days bed rest: The afternoon and then limited walking for the next 5 days
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: I felt surprisingly good. The day after transfer I had one sharp implantation cramp. 5 days after the transfer the smell from the garbage disposal almost made me puke.
What day you got your BFP: 5dp5dt
HPT before blood test:YES! approximately 15
Number of first beta:#1-54.6, #2-154
Number of babies:1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: It is okay to have hope and not just anticipate failure. It is also easier to share your journey than it is to carry the emotions alone.
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