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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 09:28 AM   1
Isi Buttercup
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List your IVF Successes here


Hi. I hope this catches the attention of one of the Administrators. I've noticed that a lot of the other fertility websites have sticky threads for IVF successes, and would love it if we could replicate it here. These are the questions they generally ask:

Name:
Age:
How long TTC:
Diagnosis or any known issues:
Treatments you tried before IVF:
How many IVF did you do before success:
Are you using donor eggs or sperm:
Protocol (meds taken):
How many follicles at ER:
How many eggs retrieved:
How many eggs fertilized:
How many days between ER and ET:
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred:
How many days bed rest:
Symptoms or issues during 2WW:
What day you got your BFP:
HPT before blood test:
Number of first beta:
Number of babies:
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:

I hope this catches on. I'm trying again soon (round 2) and would really love to read what the ladies on here have gone through. Many thanks.



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 09:49 AM   2
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hi Isi, I think this is a fab idea for a sticky thread - am happy to kick off:

Name: MrsF
Age: 33
How long TTC: 5 yrs
Diagnosis or any known issues: annovulation, low sperm count
Treatments you tried before IVF: clomid x 3
How many IVF did you do before success: success on second round (FET)
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
Protocol (meds taken): frozen cycle - progynova (oestrogen 8mgs) and progesterone suppositories (800 mgs)
How many follicles at ER: can;t remember!
How many eggs retrieved: 12
How many eggs fertilized: 11
How many days between ER and ET: n/a due to frozen cycle a year later
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: on this cycle, 1 top grade 6 day blasto
How many days bed rest: 2
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: very teary, change in cervix
What day you got your BFP: day 12 after transfer
HPT before blood test: Yes
Number of first beta: N/A
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process!



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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 09:54 AM   3
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hopefully that read ok - i changed the colour of my answers so they stood out, but it went crazy when i posted it - hence back to black. I'll post a link to this on the AC thread in 1st tri so the ladies there can add too

much love, and tonnes of babydust x x x



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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 09:58 AM   4
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Thanks Mrs. F!!!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 10:00 AM   5
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thanks for your message hun - has it displayed properly yet?!! just been boosted to 13 weeks - can;t believe it finally worked for us - i'm rooting for each and everyone of you, the same as you guys did for me. I am eternally grateful for the support of everyone at BnB x x x x



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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 10:28 AM   6
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Fantastic idea! I'll update when I have more info!

Name: Megg
Age: 29
How long TTC: 4 years (off and on)
Diagnosis or any known issues: slight male factor, some ovulation issues
Treatments you tried before IVF: Clomid, Soy Isoflavones, 1 IUI
How many IVF did you do before success: 1st IVF!
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: nope
Protocol (meds taken): BCP then Lupron, Follistim, Menopur, Dexamethasone then Novarel trigger then progesterone in ethyl oleate & progesterone vaginal suppositories
How many follicles at ER: 20+
How many eggs retrieved: 4 (3 mature)
How many eggs fertilized: 3!
How many days between ER and ET: 3 days
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 transferred (not sure on official rating, but "GREAT!"... 8 cell, I believe)
How many days bed rest: 3 (doc said 1)
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Complete list under spoiler
Spoiler
Dec 14 - 4dp3dt - 3+0 - 7dpo
VERY emotional/weepy
falling asleep sitting up
boobs seem extra more sore than normal
twinges/cramps
vivid dreams
feeling like its over
feeling "off" (sort of warm when I shouldn't be with an uneasy tummy)

Dec 15 - 5dp3dt - 3+1 - 8dpo
still very emotional/weepy
boobs still seem sorer than before
sleeplessness (I really can't sleep more than 5.5 hours at night)
fatigue (but have to nap in the day for long periods of time)
bloody snot
funny taste in mouth
twinges/cramps
temp elevated (will explain)
"bottomless pit"
gassy

Dec 16 - 6dp3dt - 3+2 - 9dpo
acid reflux (5am-ish)
somewhat emotional/weepy (less though)
boobs sore (less though)
only slight fatigue (napped but only briefly)
congested
bloody snot
twinges
temp elevated
lower back pain (off and on)
shooting pains in the girly bits (off and on)
"bottomless pit"
increased frequency of bowel movements
increased CM (some sort of creamy, some sort of stretchy)
sweating in winter
tender lower abdomen (off and on)
itchiness?
PIMPLE!!!
gagged at smell of (presumably dirty) mop water (knew it smelled bad, but didn't expect to gag)

Dec 17 - 7dp3dt - 3+3 - 10dpo
somewhat emotional/weepy (like yesterday)
boobs sore (like yesterday)
fatigue (slept 8 hours and still napped for 2 hours)
feel like I'm getting a cold
congested
bloody snot
twinges/cramps
lower back pain (off and on)
shooting pains in the girly bits (off and on)
"bottomless pit"
stretchy CM (off and on)
tender lower abdomen (off and on)
vivid dreams (both during the night and during my nap)
specific: sex dream, possibly including orgasm while sleeping

Dec 18 - 8dp3dt - 3+4 - 11dpo
somewhat emotional/weepy (like yesterday)
boobs sore (like yesterday)
fatigue (slept 8 hours, napped, and still tired at 11pm)
feel "off"... like I might be coming down with something (but only for a few hours in the evening)
food aversion (but only for a few hours in the evening)
bloody snot (only sometimes)
CRAMPS!!! (All freakin' day!!!)
"bottomless pit" (but not as much)
stretchy CM (off and on)
terrible gas pains
vivid dreams (both during the night and during my nap)
increased sex drive (very unhappy I'm not allowed)

Dec 19 - 9dp3dt - 3+5 - 12dpo
VERY moody/irritable
boobs sore (maybe more than yesterday)
fatigue (slept 6 hours, napped for several hours, and still tired all evening)
feel "off"... like I might be coming down with something (but only for a few hours in the evening)
food aversion (but only for a few hours in the evening)
twinges
stretchy CM (not much)
gassy
vivid dreams (both during the night and during my nap)

Dec 20 - 10dp3dt - 3+6 - 13dpo - BFP w/ betas = 95
VERY moody/irritable
boobs sore (maybe more than yesterday)
twinges/cramps (AF-like in the morning)
TONS OF CM
gassy
vivid dreams
acid reflux
increased sex drive
headache (off and on)

Dec 21 - 11dp3dt - 4+0 - 14dpo - BFP remains
boobs sore
twinges
TONS OF CM
vivid dreams
different sleeping pattern
headache (off and on)
CONGESTED
touch of nausea

What day you got your BFP: 10dp3dt => 13dpo (beta) Could have been much earlier on HPT.
HPT before blood test: 0
Number of first beta: 95
Number of babies: 1
Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Its harder than I thought... so much harder. But, even when you think its over, it might just be starting. And, no matter how much you worry, the result won't change! Worrying doesn't equal failure! TRUST ME!

Update: Ended in MC @ 10 weeks. Trying again soon.



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 11:19 AM   7
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Hi Isi! I'll add my story:
Maxxiandniko (Darlene):
39 yo, DH 39, TTC since summer 2009 after being on the pill since around age 21. First BFP in Oct 2009, mmc in Nov 2009. Second BFP March 2010, chemical pregnancy in April 2010. Cycles always less than 28 days. Started with fertility specialist Aug 2010, 1st IVF with ICSI in November 2010. BFP December 3rd, beta 510. Second beta December 6th - a little over 1400.
1st sono done urgently because of brown bleeding/discharge at 5 weeks, normal and beta around 4000. 1st official scan December 21st at 6.5 weeks - twins with heartbeats!

Almost forgot - 11 eegs retrieved, 5 fertilized, 3 embryos put back after 3 days 1 embryo Grade 2, 2 Grade 2.5. I think I used repronex and gonal f. No real symptoms during the 2ww.



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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 11:53 AM   8
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Thanks Megg and Maxxi

OMG, Maxxi!!! Twins!!!!! That's awesome!!!! So happy for you!!!

Megg....congrats again hun! I have a sneaky suspicion you also have twins . Gosh, that's my absolute dream!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 11:57 AM   9
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Thanks Megg and Maxxi

OMG, Maxxi!!! Twins!!!!! That's awesome!!!! So happy for you!!!

Megg....congrats again hun! I have a sneaky suspicion you also have twins . Gosh, that's my absolute dream!
I would LOVE twins. Hubby is still freaked about the possibility! LOL I can't wait to find out!!!

I hope to hear about your twins in the next few months! Congrats on your cycle date!



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2010, 13:36 PM   10
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Name: Blue12 (Meg)
Age:29
How long TTC: 4.5 years ttc and 10 years ntnp
Diagnosis or any known issues: pco, endo, tube issues, dh - fine
Treatments you tried before IVF: Laproscopy Feb 2009 - IUI cycle May 2009
How many IVF did you do before success: 1 cycle before success (2 cycles total)
Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
Protocol (meds taken): Lupron starting "cd21" stims start cd 3 (menopur 75 and puregon 50)
How many follicles at ER: 21
How many eggs retrieved: 10 (6 mature)
How many eggs fertilized: 6
How many days between ER and ET: 3
How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2 day 3 embryos 1-8cell and 1-7 cell both grade 2
How many days bed rest: 4
Symptoms or issues during 2WW: heartburn, bloody snot everyday, shooting pains in my girly bits, leg cramps, back pain, little pains around my belly button, and upset tummy
What day you got your BFP: didn't test until 13dpo - digital - pregnant 1-2 weeks
HPT before blood test: yes
Number of first beta: 16dpo - 240, 18dpo - 520
Number of babies: one

One thing I wish I knew the first time ever doing ivf... Quality is MUCH more important than quantity. xo



 
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