BigJ, I hope your transfer went smoothly today.
Amy, I am so sorry, I remember clearly when I got my first BFN result I was sadder than my husband who was extremely optimistic and believed BFN was only temporary. That made me angry since I did not know WHICH PART of the process went wrong and I needed to know WHY it did not work so I could do better next time. We consulted our RE and our Embryologist, all they could say was to increase the number of embryos to transfer. We did 6 and only 1 became Eloise – that made me believe at my age, we don’t have to worry about multiples! My RE said that he’s never seen anyone in his clinic at my age with a twin. I had a friend who did ivf in China with 3 embryos transferred and got twin boys, but her entire family has twins, although others are naturally conceived. So, since you are asking for advice, the only thing that I can say is: luck and numbers. If your family does not have multiple preg history, ask your RE to transfer AS MANY AS he can. 6 to me is amazingly hi number, if I had not failed the first time with 4 embryos transferred, I would never have let anyone to transfer 6. Keeping in mind, however, that if you do 5-day transfer, higher numbers may be riskier than 3 day, the theory is that if they make it to 3 days, they likely survive to the end. Also, 5 day transfer has higher implantation rate.
Tammy, Eloise sleeps through the night quite long time ago, between 6~8 weeks. But not long after that I started feeding her in the middle of her sleep with her eyes closed due to my breast fullness, which gave her a bad habit of eating in the middle of the night. Silly mother I am, Now, I have to feed her once at 4 am or so.
Hello to everyone else here,
Me, 50 DH, 40
IVF, 11/05, 19 embryos(e), no ET, OHSS
FET, 02/06, cancelled, dominant egg
FET, 04/06, 4e, BFN
FET, 06/06, 6e, DD born 02/07
FET, 05/08, 5e, DS born 01/09