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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 14:32 PM   11
puppymom32
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Lovely ideal Isi so happy for all you ladies!! We will both be adding our success story soon!!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 14:56 PM   12
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Name: mercyme
Age: 35 during treatment
How long TTC: 1 year trying + 1.5 years trying with fertility assistance
Diagnosis or any known issues: very low sperm count; endo, polyps
Treatments you tried before IVF: IUI x 3 (first one worked, but m/c at 7 wks)
How many IVF did you do before success: 1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): highest dosage of Bravelle & Menopur
How many follicles at ER: 13
How many eggs retrieved: 13
How many eggs fertilized: 8
How many days between ER and ET: 5
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 AA blasts
How many days bed rest: 2 days (including ET)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Cramps at 4 dpt; boobs started to swell about 7 dpt
What day you got your BFP: very faint lines starting at 7 dpt
Number of first beta: 666, then 2000 for second beta (3 days later)
Number of babies: 1 -- yay!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 16:07 PM   13
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Isi- what a fab idea for a thread! i deffo need to keep optimistic for next year and these stories prove we are sooo close to our own miracle ;-)

Congrats ladies and thanks for sharing u have all gave me much needed hope xxx



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 16:42 PM   14
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Big congrats to all of you ladies xx

this post is a great idea, it gives me hope



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2010, 02:30 AM   15
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Thanks Blue and Mercy

Amy, Sarah and Mrs. Sunshine.....hopefully, we'll definitely be able to post on this thread soon. May 2011 bring us much happiness and joy!!!




 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2010, 02:50 AM   16
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Love this thread. Really good idea.

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Old Dec 22nd, 2010, 03:48 AM   17
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Hi Isi....lovely idea, I would have found this helpful..... Praying for you in Feb lovely xx

Name:......................................................DILLY
Age:........................................................37
How long TTC:...........................................2 1/2 years
Diagnosis or any known issues:.....................ICSI for MF, low sperm count under 1 million, due to OH Varicocele, L undescended testicle and inguinal hernia repair as baby.

Treatments you tried before IVF:...................Acupuncture and herbal meds for MF
How many IVF did you do before success:.......So fortunate to be lucky 1st time
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:................No
Protocol (meds taken):................................OCP for 3w, Suprecur nasal spray for DR, 225 Menopur for stimms (13d), Cyclogest 400mg AM/PM until OTD.

How many follicles at ER:.............................6
How many eggs retrieved:............................6, 1 immature, 5 mature
How many eggs fertilized:............................3
How many days between ER and ET:..............D3 transfer
How many and quality/rating of embryos:........2 (1x8 cell 1x6 cell) transferred D3, graded 2-3 (rating 1 worst, 2 good, 3 excellent)

How many days bed rest:.............................none... I pottered at the markets, went for leisurely walks and back to work 2 days after transfer. ALSO I hade Acu 2 hrs before transfer and 4 hours after.

Symptoms or issues during 2WW:..................veins came up very blue on my upper chest/breasts and hips. Nausea mildly and a bit ratty ( thought it was PMT)

What day you got your BFP:.........................8 days post 3d transfer
Number of first beta:...................................2726 15d post 3d transfer.
Number of babies:.......................................1 little heartbeat seen..
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:
I have to say I started Acupuncture at the end of August, on a weekly basis, just to make sure my body was totally prepared and I think it really helped me emotionally through the process. I gave up my boxing class and I just did gentle exercise pilates and yoga. OH and I gave up caffeine and alcohol for 2-3 months prior to EC too.....


FX for all you lovely ladies x



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2010, 04:30 AM   18
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Name: BEAUTY
Age: 27 DURING TREATMENT - 28 ON ET DAY
How long TTC: 2YEARS PLUS
Diagnosis or any known issues: PCOS, VERY LOW SPERM ON EVERYTHING COUNT, MORPH, MOBILITY
Treatments you tried before IVF: 1 CYCLE OF CLOMID (ADVISED NOTHING WOULD BENEFIT US ONLY IVF ICIS WITH OUR SPERM NUMBERS)
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 OVER THE MOON BFP
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: NO
Protocol (meds taken): DOWN REG FOR 2 WEEKS THEN 150 / 75 MENOPUR FOR 10 DAYS DUE TO PCOS HAD REAL GOOD RESPONSE
How many follicles at ER: 40+ DUE TO PCOS HOWEVER 20 WERE SMALL CLINIC KEPT GOOD EYE ON ME FOR OHSS WHICH I SUFFERED MILD
How many eggs retrieved: 17 - I DID EGGSHARE SO 9 TO ME 8 TO OTHER LADY
How many eggs fertilized: OUT OF MY 9, 8 WERE MATURE - 4 FERTILIZED USING ICIS
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 (GRADE 2s) 1X10CELLS AND 1 X 9 CELLS (MY CLINIC RATING EMBROYS ON THE RESULTS AS 1 EXCELLENT - 2 GOOD - 3 OK
How many days bed rest: 1 days (including ET)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: NOTHING, NO SORE BOOBS NO CRAMPS NOTHING
What day you got your BFP: VERY FAINT LINES STARTING AT 9 dpt
Number of first beta: DIDNT HAVE ONE AT MY CLINIC WE HAVE SCAN 2 WEEKS AFTER BFP RESULT SO 6 WEEKS PREGNANT, AND THEN ANOTHER AT 8 WEEKS THEN BACK THROWN INTO THE NHS SYSTEM
Number of babies: 1 PRINCESS ON THE WAY

Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: I LISTENED TO THAT ZITA WEST RELAXING CD THROUGH MY STIMMING STAGE AND 2WW I FOUND THIS HELPED QUITE ALOT JUST BEFORE BED. I ALSO HAD A HIGH PROTEIN DIET AS ADVISED THIS WAS GOOD FOR EGG QUALITY SO I MADE SURE I ATE QUITE ALOT OF CHICKEN AND DRANK A PINT OF SEMI SKIMMED MILK EVERY MORNING THROUGH WHOLE OF TREATMENT AND 2WW. I ALSO DRANK 2 LITRES OF WATER A GOOD FEW MONTHS BEFORE TREATMENT AND THROUGH TREATMENT AND STILL DO NOW.



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2010, 05:17 AM   19
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Name: Kim
Age: 25
How long TTC: almost 2 yrs (1 loss on the way)
Diagnosis or any known issues: tubal blockage/ low motility in sperm sample (so was ICSI instead of IVF)
Treatments you tried before IVF: was on my first round for IUI with my regular gyn
but my FS put a hold to that, with my history of ectopic he wanted to do a lap&dye first (thankgod)
How many IVF did you do before success: 1
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken):
short protocol
pre-ER: gonal-f/menopur/citrotide/pregnyl(trigger shot) [10 days or so before trigger shot]
post-ER: pregnyl x2/baby aspirin/progesteron caps/valium
post-BFP: progesteron caps
How many follicles at ER: 16 (mild risk for OHSS so they made me drink loads)
How many eggs retrieved: 16 (15 useable)
How many eggs fertilized: 10 (on day 3 i had 8 of perfect quality, so have 7 cryo babies)
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 (country's policy)
How many days bed rest: i slept all afternoon, didn't have to though
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: tired (valium), felt like my period was going to start any minute when i stood up in the mornings,
bloated (pregnyl), terribly emotional!!!
What day you got your BFP: unofficially:13dpo/dpER officially: 14dpER
HPT before blood test: pointless to do if you get two more shots of pregnyl after transfer,
i tested with OPK's instead bc they require a higher amount of HCG to go positive.
and those went negative, then positive again, win! of course i did a HPT too, strong positive
Number of first beta: around 350
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2010, 06:02 AM   20
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Thanks so much ladies. . Wishing you all wonderful, happy and healthy pregnancies!!!

Let's keep them coming



 
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