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Old Nov 17th, 2017, 12:47 PM   1551
lemon_tree
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Name: Lemon Tree
Age: 33
How long TTC: 3 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: fibroids, endometriosis, low AMH and AFC, probably DOR
Treatments you tried before IVF: NTNP, Temping, Acupuncture, Endometriosis excision/myomectomy, IUI
How many IVF did you do before success: 2 (first cycle cancelled post-retrieval due to zero fertilization)
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken) Estrace: Menopur (225), follistim (450), cetrotide, ovidrel, crinone, and steroid and antibiotic pills
How many follicles at ER: 9ish
How many eggs retrieved: 5
How many eggs fertilized: 4 (3 made it to blast, 1 transferred, 2 frozen)
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 transferred, 4AA
How many days bed rest: 0, went straight from transfer to Trader Joe's
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Cramping
What day you got your BFP: 6dp5dt (11 dpo)
HPT before blood test: Yes, positive
Number of first beta: 391
Number of babies: 2! Identical twins from one transferred blast

Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: You are not alone. Every cycle is different. You will find strength you never knew you had. Your bond with your SO will deepen. Don't give up!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2017, 19:17 PM   1552
Comet55555
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Name: Comet
Age: 38
How long TTC: 15 mos.
Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained, but both of us were probably "subfertile"
Treatments you tried before IVF: 7 IUIs (3 Clomid; 3 Gonal-F, I think; and one unmedicated)
How many IVF did you do before success: 2nd IVF was the successful one
Did you use donor eggs or sperm: No
How many follicles at ER: 21
How many eggs retrieved: 16
How many eggs fertilized: 14 via ICSI (only 8 left by Day 3, and of those, 3 were arresting)
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: We had 5 Day 3 Embryos left: 8A, 8B, 7B, 6A, and 5B. We threw them all in, against clinic's recommendation. They had only done assisted hatching on the best 3.
How many days bed rest: 0, but I did do acupuncture right after the transfer
What day you got your BFP: 11dp3dt (14 dpo)
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 391
Number of babies: 1

Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: The reason why we threw in 5 embryos was that on IVF #1, we had 3 perfect-looking embryos, all 8-celled, and I only had a chemical PG from that cycle. So we decided to be aggressive the second time around. When I look back on it, I'm surprised the clinic let us transfer 5 (even though they didn't want to). But it all turned out exactly how we wanted: one healthy son, born on our DD's third birthday.



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Old Nov 26th, 2017, 19:37 PM   1553
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This is such an awesome site, hope to be posting soon. Currently on day 10 of stim and go for retrieval soon. Praying for a BFP this time around.



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Old Nov 30th, 2017, 17:23 PM   1554
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Love this thread! Congrats to all the successes! Hoping to join you soon. First FET is Monday 12/4. We did PGS so no fresh transfer - this will be our first transfer! Transferring a day 5 4BB PGS normal female embryo!



 
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Old Dec 19th, 2017, 15:29 PM   1555
Sweetness_87
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Name: Amber
Age: 30
How long TTC: 1 year (second pregnancy).
Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained
Treatments you tried before IVF: 1 fresh cycle
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 IVF I never get pregnant on fresh cycle only frozen
Did you use donor eggs or sperm: No
How many follicles at ER: 6
How many eggs retrieved: 6
How many eggs fertilized: 3 (Fresh IVF didnt take put 1 back, and 1 still frozen)
How many days between ER and ET: FET
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: day 6 expanded hatching blast .
How many days bed rest: 2 (I am a firm believer on this)
What day you got your BFP: 5dp6dt
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: it was around 450
Number of babies: 1

I think its important for bed rest. Some REs make it part of the order (mine does) and its part of the protocol because evidence shows more successful pregnancies.

I have only been pregnant of frozen cycles. Fresh cycles seem to be too much on my body. It will happen for you ladies! I am currently 15.3 with a baby girl .



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2017, 14:52 PM   1556
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This is my 2nd time getting to post in here!!!

Name: Tally
Age: 39
How long TTC: started TTC April 2010 post tubal reversal surgery.
Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained
Treatments you tried before IVF: meds, tests and two medicated IUI's, 1 fresh cycle that resulted in a little boy
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 IVF and had a little boy. This is my first FET
Did you use donor eggs or sperm: No
How many follicles at ER: 4 (mini cycle goal quality over quantity)
How many eggs retrieved: 4
How many eggs fertilized: 4 using ICSI (standard practice where I went)
How many days between ER and ET: FET of two five Day perfect blasts
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: day 5 only told best grade
How many days bed rest: NONE need to keep the blood flowing
What day you got your BFP: 4dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 110 @ 8dp5dt
Number of babies: 1

I think its important to live your life and try not to stress. Keep a positive attitude. Visualize the pregnancy from the very beginning to the very end.
I did not stop eating or drinking certain things or basically stop my regular life in anyway either time I had transfer. I tested after transfer and then went back to life with the exception of baths for 4 days. I took my vitamins, baby aspirin, folate and ate pineapple core for the FET

Currently 28 weeks with a baby girl! She is our last gift to the world!



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 19:59 PM   1557
Voormana
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I have waited to post here for YEARS!!


Name: Voormana
Age: 33
How long TTC: 7 LONG years!
Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained
Treatments you tried before IVF: 6 rounds of clomid, 5 rounds of stim and Ovidrel, several other "lighter" treatments before we decided on IVF.
How many IVF did you do before success: 2nd Round of IVF was the successful one. The first resulted in 11 embryos that all arrested the day before transfer. We were beyond devastated. Tried the "slow" protocol the next round. Transferred 2 embryos, froze 2. We had an ectopic pregnancy and went to the ER and ended up being treated with Methotrexate. We were once again devastated but had 2 frozen embryos left. We had to wait at least 90 days to transfer because of the Methotrexate in my system.
Did you use donor eggs or sperm: No
How many follicles at ER: 15
How many eggs retrieved: 12
How many eggs fertilized: 9; 5 arrested by transfer day.
How many days between ER and ET: 5 the first time, FET for successful round
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: We had transferred the 2 4A embryos and had an ectopic pregnancy and froze the two 1A embryos. We transferred those two 1A embryos that had been frozen when we were finally able to about 4 months later
How many days bed rest: No bedrest, but I took it easy the first week. We had sex the day after transfer though.
What day you got your BFP: 8dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 180
Number of babies: 1
Anything I would have wanted to know:
Keep the faith, ladies. I know it's so much easier to say on this side of the heartache but don't give up the fight. I cried more tears than I thought were ever possible. I watched as every one of my family members and friends welcomed little ones. I tried so hard to remain positive and be patient but I failed daily and had to guard my heart because life was so hard sometimes. I was in absolute shock when I became pregnant again and had so much anxiety throughout my pregnancy and I wish I could have just enjoyed every moment.
Please know, whoever you are, I think of you all the time and pray that your heart would be comforted and healed. I know what you are feeling (to the degree that I am able) and it is so hard to face the day sometimes. No matter the outcome, you are strong and you have overcome so much. God is good in all circumstances and you are not alone!!
I know this isn't the proper forum, but if I can be of any help to anyone please let me know!



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2018, 21:30 PM   1558
Ask4joy
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Name: Ask4Joy
Age: 35
How long TTC: 1.5 years
Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained / Repeat chemical pregnancies
Treatments you tried before IVF: 5 rounds of clomid, 1 round of clomid + IUI
How many IVF did you do before success: Success with first transfer of PGS normal embryo
Did you use donor eggs or sperm: No
How many follicles at ER: Too many to be counted
How many eggs retrieved: 33 retrieved / 24 mature
How many eggs fertilized: 22 —> 16 made it to blast/biopsy —> 5 PGS normal
How many days between ER and ET: As we did PGS we had to do a freeze-all while we waited for PGS results. FET was about 8 weeks after retrieval.
How many and quality/rating of blasts/embryos transferred: 1 PGS normal day 5 4BB female embryo transferred
How many days bed rest: 1 day instructed, but I rested the whole week.
What day you got your BFP: 4dp5dt
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: 76 @ 9dp5dt / 250 @ 11dp5dt
Number of babies: 1
Anything I would have wanted to know: It’s okay to have worries and fears. It won’t change your outcome. Don’t stress about stressing but try to focus on the positive and believe it will work! Doubt is a coping strategy but it can rob you of joy!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2018, 22:18 PM   1559
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Morning everyone.
I am new to the site and whilst some of the abbreviations are easy to fathom, many are not.
Help!!!



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Old Feb 2nd, 2018, 01:34 AM   1560
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Originally Posted by Headsec View Post
Morning everyone.
I am new to the site and whilst some of the abbreviations are easy to fathom, many are not.
Help!!!
Which ones do you need help with?



 
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