List your IVF Successes here

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  1. star25

    star25 Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to say I’m now 36 so ivf cycle was 5 years ago
     
  2. Sandycane89

    Sandycane89 Active Member

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    Name:Sandra
    Age: 29
    How long TTC: with current hubby 2 years
    Diagnosis or any known issues: PCOS
    Treatments you tried before IVF: clomid
    How many IVF did you do before success: n/a
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
    Protocol (meds taken): GonalF, Menopur, prednisone, Synthroid,
    How many follicles at ER: n/a
    How many eggs retrieved: 13
    How many eggs fertilized: 2
    How many days between ER and ET:3
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1
    How many days bed rest: 0
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: none
    What day you got your BFP: n/as
    HPT before blood test: n/a
    Number of first beta: n/a
    Number of babies: n/a
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: none
     
  3. pinkwaters

    pinkwaters Mommy to a fabulous son and LTTTC no.2

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    Been wanting to post here for a while! Just wanted to wish everyone trying good luck, sending you lots of happy thoughts and sticky vibes, I know how much of a struggle infertility can be no one will know the pain unless they’ve tried it.

    Name: Pink
    Age: 32
    How long TTC: 6 years
    Diagnosis or any known issues: Low AMH & DH low motility & morphology
    Treatments you tried before IVF: none before our first successful IVF, tried two IUIs after DS
    How many IVF did you do before success: with DS first time success, then two failed IVF cycles, two failed IUIs, and third IVF worked!
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: no
    Protocol (meds taken): GonalF
    How many follicles at ER: 5
    How many eggs retrieved: 5
    How many eggs fertilized: 2
    How many days between ER and ET:3
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 2
    How many days bed rest: 1-2 ish
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: progesterone symptoms so lots of bloating mood swings PMS symptoms
    Had a light bleed two days before testing that turned out to be cervix irritated from progesterone suppositories
    What day you got your BFP: 11dp3dt
    HPT before blood test: none
    Number of first beta: 307
    Number of babies: 2 (18 weeks pregnant)

    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process:
    Honestly there’s nothing that can prepare you for this and I’m not the type of person that likes to talk much, so I always go by it as quietly as possible, but staying busy as much as possible did help, I mean the 2ww is always on your mind no matter what you do, days are so slow and everything triggers your hormone pumped systems lol but having been through two failed cycles I can honestly say we are capable of more than we give ourselves credit for, it’s one of the hardest things ever to pick yourself up after a failed cycle, hats off to all you beautiful ladies and best of luck to all of you trying!
     
  4. star25

    star25 Well-Known Member

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    Now pregnant with #3
    Bfp today 5dp5dt after a frozen cycle
     
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  5. jsquared

    jsquared Well-Known Member

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    Feeling lucky to post here twice!

    Name: jsquared
    Age: 39 at conception--FET with embryo from egg collection at 36
    How long TTC: This time, 2 cycles
    Diagnosis or any known issues: Same sex couple, thin lining (Femara is magic)
    Treatments you tried before IVF: 5 failed IUIs
    How many IVF did you do before success: This baby, 2 FETs
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: Donor sperm
    Protocol (meds taken): Femara plus estrogen patch then progesterone
    How many follicles at ER: n/a
    How many eggs retrieved: n/a
    How many eggs fertilized: This pregnancy was the result of an embryo frozen with 4 others in 2015; first embryo resulted in son (2016); next failed, next was successful (daughter 2019)
    How many days between ER and ET: 6 day blast
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: My clinic grades with Excellent/Good/Fair. The failed FET was Excellent; Success with one Good; all were PGS normal
    How many days bed rest: 1-2
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Nothing until around 10dpt--I had what felt like round ligament pain, which I recognized from first pregnancy. Before that I was sure it hadn't worked. No cramps, no cm, no implantation bleed, nada.
    What day you got your BFP: 12dpt
    HPT before blood test: Nope
    Number of first beta: 288 at 12dp6dt
    Number of babies: 1
    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: Timing is everything. We transferred on day 7 past ovulation and it worked. I skipped the ERA because my RE said it almost always reveals that transfer was happening too early. He was right! We suspect this was the reason for the first transfer not taking (for second baby; it took 5 transfers to get number one--long story, somewhere in this thread).

    Although: I also had a scratch done before the successful cycle. I believe this helped as my lining was a good 2-3mm thicker than it was for the previous transfer (10+ compared to 8).

    A note about betas: if your dr is happy, chill. My betas for both my kiddos were lowish. But they climbed as they should, and I've given birth to two whopping healthy babes. People love to post their high betas like that means they're cooking up the stickiest of babies. BS. It varies. Don't stress. <3

    Love to all you girls going through it. You're gonna be okay.
     
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  6. koj518

    koj518 Well-Known Member

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    OMG! Congratulations on your 3rd!! We were on the same thread for your 1st or 2nd! How are you? I am back on my IVF journey for #2. I have 2 frosties and will be getting one transferred in a week!! Wish me luck!!!
     
  7. Rebandy

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    Name: Becca

    Age: 31

    How long TTC: Off and on since 2011. Solid 5 years. Never had a BFP in all that time.

    Diagnosis or any known issues: Unexplained before starting IVF. Anticardiolipin antibodies and Reproductive immunophenotype positive.
    No male factors.

    Treatments you tried before IVF: 6 rounds of clomid unmonitored. 6 IUIs.

    How many IVF did you do before success: One retrieval freeze all. One FET.

    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No

    Protocol (meds taken): Retrieval meds BC 2 weeks, 11 days of Gonal 225am 150pm, 10 days Menopur 75, 6 days cetrotide. FET prep 1 month of BC, 1 month of lupron, 2 weeks of estrogen patches, lovenox, PIO, baby aspirin, medrol, intralipid infusion.

    How many follicles at ER: Unknown

    How many eggs retrieved: 17 with 15 mature

    How many eggs fertilized: 13 with 10 blasts frozen

    How many days between ER and ET: 2 months.

    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 5AA

    How many days bed rest: 3

    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Light cramping starting day after transfer. Frequent urination. Creamy CM. Feeling hot. Slightly swollen and sore breasts.

    What day you got your BFP: 4dp5dt

    HPT before blood test: Yes

    Number of first beta: 261 at 9dp5dt
    Second beta 1177 at 12dp5dt
    Third beta 3566 at 15dp5dt

    Number of babies: One

    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: The retrieval process is so exhausting. Medication administration isn’t that bad and that part doesn’t last very long. The bloating is ridiculous. I gained 15 lbs from bloat. It is a long process that takes a lot of patience as nothing is set in stone.

    Push for testing that you feel that you need, even if your doctor doesn’t think you need it. I believed I had an immune issue and looked specifically for an RE who believed in immune testing. We added an intralipid infusion and lovenox because of my immune testing... this lead to the first bfp of my life.
     
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  8. Azasha

    Azasha Well-Known Member

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    Name: Azasha
    Age: 31
    How long TTC: 4 Years
    Diagnosis or any known issues: PCOS & Newly DM (HBA1C 6.7mmol/L, AMH 9.2)
    Treatments you tried before IVF: 3 x Clomid, IUI x 1 Failed
    How many IVF did you do before success: 2nd Fresh Cycle Successful
    Are you using donor eggs or sperm: No
    Protocol (meds taken): Gonal F 150 unit, Menopur 75 unit, Ganirelix 0.25ml, Crinone Gel PV, Ovidrel 250
    How many follicles at ER: more than 20
    How many eggs retrieved: 24
    How many eggs fertilized: 17
    How many days between ER and ET: Day 5 Blastocyst (Womb Lining 10.6mm Tri-laminar)
    How many and quality/rating of embryos/blasts transferred: 1 Fully Expanded Day 5 Blastocyst Grade B (9 Grade B Frozen)
    How many days bed rest: None (20 Days HL)
    Symptoms or issues during 2WW: Cramps, Tired, Emotional, Cold Feet & Hands, Sleepyhead
    What day you got your BFP: 5dp5dt (Faint Line)
    HPT before blood test: Yes
    Number of first beta: 21st Oct 2020 - 1117.7iu/L
    Number of babies: Waiting for 1st Scan

    Anything else you would have wanted to know before you started this process: It's important to prep your body, mentally, physically & emotionally. 1st IVF is a trial procedure to allow the Dr to gauge how much drugs we need to response before a successful pregnancy occurs. For 2nd cycle, I took Blackmore's Conceive Well Tablets for 2 months, roasted almonds, pregnancy formula during my stim sessions & till today. Stop taking in cold drinks eg soda, ice tea, caffeines or any herbal drinks. I only had warm water, pregnancy milk & red dates drinks during this whole 2nd IVF session. Keep your womb warm 2 days before ET using the hot rubber pack over your lower abdomen every night & stop after the transfer. Wear socks to keep yourself warm.

    OHSS in 2nd cycle is minimal to none compared to my 1st cycle. The solution to prevent OHSS even with high ER number?
    Drink lots of warm water. At least 2L daily. Have Tofu in soups, chicken fillet, beancurds, soya milk drinks and hot rubber packs on lower abdomen.

    Pee & poop frequently as possible even if its an hour ago. Suffered my 1st IVF because I tried to keep my urine for so long that it hurts to pee due to the bloatedness, swollen ovaries.. but 2nd cycle was a breeze. :D

    :dust::dust:


     
    #1588 Azasha, Oct 14, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2020

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