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by DCRunningMama
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: IVF Decision
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: IVF Decision

My husband has low morphology as well. Maybe our experience can be a case study for you: With my son, we transferred 2 3-day embryos and had one child. We had 2 5 day embryos leftover from this cycle and did a FET in May/June 2010. One of the embryos did not survive the thaw. The other did not impla...
by DCRunningMama
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: When do you go for blasts and not 3dt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: When do you go for blasts and not 3dt?

My RE only does 5DT now b/c they have a higher success rate than 3DT and he believes that if the embies don't make it to Day 5 they wouldn't have survived anyway. For whatever reason, I am a low responder as well. My first IVF: 6 eggs (all mature), 6 fertilized, 5 made it to day 3. At this point RE ...
by DCRunningMama
Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Fall 2010 Cycle Group
Replies: 3245
Views: 212609

Re: Fall 2010 Cycle Group

Hi Ladies--I'm reposting this from the summer board. Can someone put me on the schedule for a Beta on 9/10 (maybe...I might move it up b/c they have it 14 days after a 5DT, which I think is TOO long...) Esther--I am so sorry, I hope that you and your husband find some peace with whatever route you c...
by DCRunningMama
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Summer cycle group
Replies: 1466
Views: 148708

Re: Summer cycle group

Hi Ladies-- Has everyone moved over to the fall board???? Esther--I am so sorry, I hope that you and your husband find some peace with whatever route you choose. Rypell--sorry to hear that you had to freeze the embies this cycle. Fingers crossed for October! Hopeforbabies--I don't remember feeling a...
by DCRunningMama
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Dropping estrogen levels after 5dt
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Dropping estrogen levels after 5dt

Hi--

I had two blastocysts transferred 4 days ago and just went in for bloodwork this am. My estrogen levels dropped from 1100 on ET day to 500. My doctor is giving me estrogen to supplement. Does this mean it didn't work?

HELP.
by DCRunningMama
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Summer cycle group
Replies: 1466
Views: 148708

Re: Summer cycle group

Hi Ladies!! Great news!! All 4 embies made it to day 5, although one didn't look so good. So, we transferred 2 beautiful blasts and are now in the 2 ww. We're waiting to decide about freezing the other two blasts depending on how they look on Day 7. Much better than expected! Fingers crossed:> So, w...
by DCRunningMama
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Need Hope--Only 2-4 Embryos likely to retrieve
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Need Hope--Only 2-4 Embryos likely to retrieve

Good news!! The RE stopped my meds after we had the miserable aptmt where the RE said we only had 2-4 embies and the next day EVERYTHING FLOURISHED and there were 8-10 follies!! We did retrieval 2 days after the day the RE said 2-4 embies and they got 9 eggs, 8 were mature. 5 fertilized, 4 made it t...
by DCRunningMama
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Summer cycle group
Replies: 1466
Views: 148708

Re: Summer cycle group

Hi ladies! Sorry for the delay!! We had our egg retrieval on Saturday and got 9 eggs, 8 were mature. They did 100% ICSI and only 5 fertilized. My RE's protocol has changed since we had our son and they only do Day 5 transfers now (we did Day 3 w/ my son). As of today (day 3), the embryos "look good"...
by DCRunningMama
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Summer cycle group
Replies: 1466
Views: 148708

Re: Summer cycle group

Hi Ladies-- Thanks for letting me join in a little late. Went back for monitoring today and the RE said that things looked much better and said that he thinks there will be some eggs in there. Still wouldn't give me a definite number, but showed me that they were tracking 10 follies. I noticed about...
by DCRunningMama
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Summer cycle group
Replies: 1466
Views: 148708

Re: Summer cycle group

Hi Ladies--I didn't have the heart to get on here again for this cycle, but I'm feeling quite lost right now. I'm at CD13 and the RE told me today that there were only 2 follies that looked good and maybe 2 more. We doubled the drugs this time and I am beating myself up. Why didn't I have more of a ...
by DCRunningMama
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: Need Hope--Only 2-4 Embryos likely to retrieve
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Need Hope--Only 2-4 Embryos likely to retrieve

Hi-- I need some hope. I have not responded well to the stimulation and only have 2 good follicles and maybe 2 others. I am so devastated by this. Does anyone have a story of hope for me? Why am I not responding? We doubled the med dose from the first time that we did IVF back in 2008 that resulted ...
by DCRunningMama
Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 57513

Re: May cycle buddies :)

HI--I haven't been on in a while b/c I've been pretty depressed by this cycle. Only one embryo made the thaw and I found out today that it is BFN. I am devastated and want to curl up in a ball and die. I hate this. I hate my life. Now, on to a fresh cycle IVF. Anyone know how long I have to wait aft...
by DCRunningMama
Fri May 14, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 57513

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Hi Ladies! Sorry I have been MIA! Much to catch up on! PMA: Glad to hear that you had stomach issues when on estrogen as well. It seems to have gotten better now that my body has adjusted to the increased levels of estrogen. Loved your website, but I want to see PICTURES of the cake!! Unfortunately,...
by DCRunningMama
Tue May 11, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 57513

Re: May cycle buddies :)

tryn4#2: I am so sorry for your cancelled cycle. Take care of yourself. Drink some nice wine, go out w/ your girlfriends (or stay in and watch a movie). Question: Anyone doing an FET have an upset stomach b/c of the estrodial? I have been feeling so sick since I took my shot on Sunday. Maybe it's ju...
by DCRunningMama
Mon May 10, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Topic: May cycle buddies :)
Replies: 864
Views: 57513

Re: May cycle buddies :)

Grrr..........I wrote a nice long post this morning and included personals for everyone and it didn't post!! Arg! So, I'll do an abridged version... Hope you all survived this past Mother's Day; I know it can be a difficult time. I got a great present this Mother's Day weekend: my period on Friday! ...