List your IVF Successes here

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  1. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    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.
     
  2. MrsF

    MrsF My Little Miracle Man

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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!
     
  3. MrsF

    MrsF My Little Miracle Man

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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
     
  4. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    Thanks Mrs. F!!! :hugs:
     
  5. MrsF

    MrsF My Little Miracle Man

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    :hugs: 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
     
  6. Megg33k

    Megg33k Going with the flow!

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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
    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!!! :growlmad:
    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 :shock:

    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 :haha:
    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.
     
  7. maxxiandniko

    maxxiandniko Guest

    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.
     
  8. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    Thanks Megg and Maxxi :hugs: :hugs:

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

    Megg....congrats again hun! I have a sneaky suspicion you also have twins :winkwink:. Gosh, that's my absolute dream!
     
  9. Megg33k

    Megg33k Going with the flow!

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    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!
     
  10. Blue12

    Blue12 icsi miracle xo

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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 :cloud9:

    One thing I wish I knew the first time ever doing ivf... Quality is MUCH more important than quantity. xo
     
  11. puppymom32

    puppymom32 Mommy to Xavier

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    Lovely ideal Isi so happy for all you ladies!! We will both be adding our success story soon!!
     
  12. mercyme

    mercyme Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  13. africaqueen

    africaqueen Well-Known Member

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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
     
  14. mrssunshine78

    mrssunshine78 Mammy at last

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    Big congrats to all of you ladies xx

    this post is a great idea, it gives me hope
     
  15. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    Thanks Blue and Mercy :hugs:

    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!!!

    :hug:
     
  16. 4magpies

    4magpies TTC #2 IVF

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    Love this thread. Really good idea.

    x
     
  17. DillyC

    DillyC Uno Bambino on Board!!

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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 :cloud9:
    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..:kiss:
    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
     
  18. beauty

    beauty Well-Known Member

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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 :cloud9: 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.
     
  19. tinybutterfly

    tinybutterfly Proud Mommy

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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:
     
  20. Isi Buttercup

    Isi Buttercup Twin Mom

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    Thanks so much ladies. :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:. Wishing you all wonderful, happy and healthy pregnancies!!!

    Let's keep them coming :flower:
     

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