Newbie beginning 1st IVF cycle!

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Newbie beginning 1st IVF cycle!

Post by cymplicity27 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:45 pm

Hello. First I'm sorry for not joining the discussion already in progress for March 2009 cycles but I'm new and everyone seems to know each other (and so much) and it's all so overwhelming!! :P I'm interested in meeting ladies (especially 1st timers) who may be starting their injections around the same time as me. I start Lupron next Monday, March 2nd. Or if you are new like myself and just want to talk/learn about the process with someone, I'd love to hear from you! Thanks!

Cynthia

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Post by esperanza » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:32 am

just wanted to say WELCOME!!! this is a wonderful space to "meet" others in your same situation, learn about the process and give each other support.

Best wishes to you :D :D
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FET #1 March 08 BFN
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Post by cymplicity27 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:25 pm

Thanks for the welcome! :D I've already learned at ton just lurking around the board.
Cynthia - 31, blocked tubes, DH - 26, perfect
1st IVF - 3/2009, ER - 3/26, ET - 3/29 BFP!!

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Post by jen8675309 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:24 pm

Hi Cynthia ~

I just wanted to say "good luck" to you! I was in your exact shoes last year at this time. I got pregnant with twins on my first IVF, so it is possible! Be sure to try and relax and stay positive- I think that works wonders! Sending baby dust your way!

Take care and again, good luck!

Jenny
Me ~ 35; DH ~ 39
1st IVF with ICSI ~ March 08 ~ BFP!!
14dp3dt~608; 16dp3dt~1282; 18dp3dt~2289

Twin Girls born vaginally on 10/22/08 at 34w5d!

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Post by cymplicity27 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:19 pm

Jenny, thank you! That is SO encouraging to hear!! I am so anxious and can't wait to get started with my meds. Who knew I'd be so excited about sticking myself :P They are suppose to be delivered tomorrow and I already know I'll just lay everything out and stare at it and read over material obsessively all weekend until I can start them on Monday, LOL! :lol: I am definitely optimistic at the moment....just praying that things go smoothly.

~cynthia
Cynthia - 31, blocked tubes, DH - 26, perfect
1st IVF - 3/2009, ER - 3/26, ET - 3/29 BFP!!

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Post by lionoe » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:22 pm

Hi Ladies,

I am new to IVF. I just started my meds on 2/26. Today will be my first day of the stim medication. The shots don't seem too bad so far. However, I think I am a little scared of the IM needle..I just realized how big it is!! Any words of advice on the overall experience and procedure?

Nicole

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Post by bdantonio » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:26 pm

i hated the needles at first but after a while they are so routine you wont even think twice
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Post by hjw » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:22 am

Hi Cynthia and Nicole! Like both of you, I'm a first time IVF person (although I won't have ET until mid April) and still getting to grips with the process. I start my down regulation drugs on Thursday and have an expected ER/ET in w/c 13th April, so I'm a bit behind both of you guys.

I joined the 'March/April cycle buddies' thread. There are lots of lovely ladies on there who are currently cycling or will be soon, and it's a great place to get information and support. Cynthia, don't worry that you might be joining a 'closed' group where everyone knows each other really well - I've only been on there a very short while and new people are joining all the time.

Good luck to you both, and maybe see you on the March/April thread.

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TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!

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Post by Sara30 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:43 am

Hi Cynthia and Nicole,

Want to say the same as hjw said come and join us on the march april cycle buddies group, would love to see you over there. There are some old timers like myself and some first timers too we are all getting to know each other all the time and you don't have to catch up on all the posts just join in from today!! Hopefully see you soon.

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Finally I am a mummy, we are about to adopt our beautiful little girl xxxxx

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Post by saunagrl » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:09 am

Hi :lol:

I had my transfer a week ago and this was my very first time with all of this stuff. I hope everything is going well for you. I found that the shots weren't as bad as I had been thinking they'd be, so that was a relief. I just kept telling myself that it would all be worth it and I know it will be. I have my blood test next week and I'm trying so hard not to think about it and not analyze every little thing that's going on with my body (my boobs are killing me when my dh hugs me and i finished my entire order of food last night when normally I can only eat 1/2 to 3/4) but it's just so hard!! I have a wonderful support system and I can't wait to tell them I'm pregnant!!!!

Let me know how everything's going for you and if you have any questions I'd be glad to try and help!

Jenny :)

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Post by cymplicity27 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi Jenny! Thanks for the well wishes :D You're right, so far the injections aren't that bad. I'm currently doing Lupron in the mornings, just took my last BCP yesterday. Hopefully I will start stimming next week!! I'm so excited for you! Good luck with trying not to think about it :P Sounds like you're having some "good" signs at least. I'd be more nervous if I felt NO changes. What was your protocol? As I mentioned I was on BCP for about two weeks, started Lupron, once AF arrives (this weekend hopefully) I have to call my nurse and she'll tell me when to start stimming (Gonal-F) and schedule my baseline u/s and bloodwork. I'm hoping she'll also be able to give me a rough estimate of when my ER/ET will be. So much waiting!! Uggh! lol These past few weeks have been so long. I'm hoping time goes by a little faster once I start going in for monitoring. Anyway, thanks for responding and let me know how things go!!

~cynthia
Cynthia - 31, blocked tubes, DH - 26, perfect
1st IVF - 3/2009, ER - 3/26, ET - 3/29 BFP!!

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Post by saunagrl » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:04 am

Hi everyone!

I have my preg blood test tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooooooooooooo incredibly nervous and excited. At least in less than 24 hours I'll know. I've resisted doing a home preg test convinced it's too early for them to tell and I just can't stand seeing another negative coming from that little stick :wink:

I'm praying for all of you and spreading lots of sticky baby dust!!!

Jenny :)
me-29 DH-30
not ovulating, higher fsh (12.5), and ureaplasma bacteria that could impede implantation
3x clomid = BFN
2x IUI = BFN
IVF 1 Feb 09 = BFN :(
IVF 2 June 09 = BFN :(

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Post by lauren526 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:51 pm

Hi! I am new too. I have my consultation tomorrow. It is a bit intimidating... What all did the dr go over during your consultation appt?

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Post by estrellita » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:16 pm

I'm new to all this too! :?

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new as well

Post by kiwi » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:32 pm

Hello All, I am Annette and I am new to IVF as well.
We had our first consultation in January and all the tests as well. My hubby has a very low sperm count so the only option is IVF. I need to take Bromocriptine but I dont like it at all - it has some unpleasant side effects. Next Tuesday we will have our consulation on when to start a cycle.

How long does a cycle usually take? Can I go and start right away?

Thanks for your help
Annette

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