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by Riley1178
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Poor Fertilization - Devastated
Replies: 7
Views: 924

I had a similar problem my first IVF - I was also 29. I had 11 mature eggs - 7 fertilized. Only 3 were still (barely) alive on day 3 when we were scheduled for pgd due to a chromosome issue my dh has. Well those 3 didn't survive the day. PGD showed horrible chromosome issues that were not related to...
by Riley1178
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Anyone else experience change in taste buds during 2WW
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

I am currently 17 wks pg following ivf. I can't quite remember when it started, but I did have a big change in my ability to taste. I found that in early pg things didn't have much taste - like when you have a cold and can't taste as good. I found that I especially didn't taste salt as much. Not sur...
by Riley1178
Tue May 19, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Calling all stories with donor eggs!
Replies: 11
Views: 7170

Hi there! I just checked out the egg head thread and it is huge so I thought I'd reply to you here. We just did our first donor cycle. The first donor we picked decided not to donate so we ended up picking her sister whose profile was added soon after our original donor. I am SO happy we ended up wi...
by Riley1178
Fri May 08, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Ghost - chance of implantation question
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Ghost - chance of implantation question

We just had embryo transfer today following a donor egg/donor sperm cycle. We received 12 eggs, all fertilized. 4 were frozen earlier and the other 8 were grown out to day 5 and all were perfect blasts. They said my lining looked perfect and the transfer went perfectly smooth. I'm just wondering wha...
by Riley1178
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: For those who have gotten loans for IVF
Replies: 3
Views: 771

We used CareCredit - its a credit card for medical purposes. They have different plans - if you can pay it off in 18 months then it is interest free, that is what we did. If you need to pay it off slower, then there is interest. Check with your clinic and see if they participate with other programs ...
by Riley1178
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: March/April cycle buddies??
Replies: 1536
Views: 92332

Sara/Wishful - I am currently on bc pills and I take my lupron shot on feb 11th. I think my dr uses a different protocol than a lot of others do for donor egg cycles. I do just one lupron shot and its done in the muscle instead of under the skin. It seems like most other people I know of do the lupr...
by Riley1178
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: March/April cycle buddies??
Replies: 1536
Views: 92332

Hi there! I am also beginning a DE cycle - we expect the transfer to be the 3rd week of March. Its great to have someone else to talk to going through a donor cycle at the same time. It is different than a cycle with your own eggs...
by Riley1178
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: unicornate uterus?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

I work with a girl who has this - at least I think its the same thing. She said she was born with only half a uterus and only one ovary and tube. The other half of her reproductive system never formed. She got pg on her own but it was ectopic and she lost her 1 tube. Her and her husband did IVF abou...
by Riley1178
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

michalah - I'm so sorry for you losses, I know how hard it is. The genetic testing is a simple blood test. I can't believe your dr won't do the testing! My RE had no problems doing the testing after 2 m/c and I'm so glad that he did. My insurance did pay for the testing so I don't know how much it i...
by Riley1178
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Bad Eggs - Ghost or IVF nurse
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Bad Eggs - Ghost or IVF nurse

I am 29 and DH and I attempted our first IVF in July. DH has a balanced translocation so we decided to do ivf with pgd because we had 2 m/c over 2 years. I only produced 10 eggs, 9 mature, 7 fertilized. Only 3 made it to day 3 for the pgd and they all arrested after that. The pgd revealed numerous c...
by Riley1178
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Yesterday was the worst day of my life... We went for the transfer and found out that we had no embryos that were normal. Only 3 made it to day 3 for the pgd. Those 3 were all unbalanced but to make it worse, they had many other genetic abnormalities far beyond the translocation. The dr saidhe didn'...
by Riley1178
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

10 eggs were mature and 7 fertilized. I'm so worried that isn't enough! I'm hoping that the 3 that didn't fertilize failed because of an unbalance translocation so that the 7 that are left have a better chance! I'm so nervous - the transfer should be monday if I have any good ones...
by Riley1178
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Anyone done pgd for translocation?
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Anyone done pgd for translocation?

We are in the middle of our first IVF - I had 11 eggs retrieved yesterday and 7 fertilized. The pgd is scheduled for saturday. I'm so worried that 7 is not enough and that the pgd will rule them all out! Has anyone been through pgd for a translocation? I guess I'm looking for other people's numbers ...
by Riley1178
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

We got 11 eggs today! I'm happy with that since I only had 12 follicles. Now we just have to wait for the fertilization report which we will get sometime tomorrow. Please continue to think good thoughts for us that all 11 will fertilize!!!
by Riley1178
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Okay that is a lot to reply too but that is okay! I went off the pill in May 06 and got pregnant on the 2nd cycle which was our first try. At 11 weeks, while on vacation in Greece, I started spotting and went to the hospital there. They said the baby stopped growing at 8 weeks and it was a "missed" ...