April/May Cycle

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April/May Cycle

Post by hltot » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:15 pm

Hello, I am new to this site but could use some support. My husband and I will be begining our 1st IVF cycle April/May. ER is scheduled for May 5th. The reason we have to have IVF is that my husband is a paraplegic and has problems with ejaculation. The other week he had a sperm extraction which we were planning on freezing, however when they did the analysis there were only 4 sperm and of course poor motility. We are going to have ICSI done as well however now we have to have the sperm extraction done all over on the day of ER and hope there is something there. I hope and pray that all goes well cause all I ever wanted in life was to get married and have a family...does anyone have a similar experience?

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Post by fitzjr11 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:55 pm

Hi there, I believe we will be May/June as well. I just started birth control pills on Monday, and am going to an orientation on the 22nd about IVF, we are also doing ICSI. My husband has low count and low motility. I am also new to this site,I am going to Cornell for everything.

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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:31 am

Hi guys!!!

I was waiting for this thread to get started!!! I will be in the April/May cycle as well. Just waiting inpatiently for Day2 of my period so I can start with the injections. I am super excited! :D

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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:33 am

Oh, and I will be doing IVF at Columbia! :D :D
Good luck to you all!

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Post by jennywit » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:15 am

Hltot-to answer your question-Dh and I had male factor too. Poor everything-There was never even enuf in the ejaculate-He had tesa(the sperm removed surgically & frozen) On my day of retreval the doc only found 5 sperm out of the 4 vials they got that had somewhat moving sperm-nothing great! Three of those 5 fertilized-2 put back in, and I am typing this to you holding my beautiful 6 day old boy in my arms right now!!!! So don't loose the faith-It is possible!! Lots of positive thoughts to you, and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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Post by faith 03 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:16 pm

Hey all,
we a re also getting our first IVF in april/may... I am on lupron for about 2 weeks and then stim will begin ..
Well our history is that we have a 5year old healthy child ,miscarriage in march '08 and no preg since .. got our tests done and found out that DH has some motility issues and my FSH 9.. went for 1 IUI ,
didn't work....
It's good to find people who r in the same boat ...wish u all good luck and hope we all get thru this successfully:)

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Post by fitzjr11 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:32 pm

I am new to all this, so I'm glad to have found people in the same boat, we too have poor quantity and motility. I am having trouble understanding all the abbrev. I am currently on birth control and going for an orientation on the 22nd to learn how to do the injections. Anyone know how long from start to finish?

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Post by faith 03 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:38 pm

hey fitzjr11 ,
it depends which meds they have chosen for u... in my case it was bcps first then lupron and then stim .. it all depends on ur case and how ur body reacts to the meds..from what i know generally it takes about a month and a half ...

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Post by estrellita » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:58 pm

Hi everyone and welcome!
MedStudentMom2B which location of Columbia are you going to? I also go to Columbia, the one located in NYC midtown. I just started my first IVF cycle.
Good Luck to everyone! :wink:
Me: 28, DH: 31

1st IVF 04/09 = BFN
3 frozen embies

08/09 = BFP (Natural)

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Post by faith 03 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:29 pm

Hey esterlita ,
Do you mind me asking how long are you on lupron for ??? the reason I am asking is cause i am also on lupron ..started yesterday , will be getting it tillt he 3rd but they'll be starting bravelle and menopur also in between from the 22nd .. just wanted to know if u'll be getting lupron for that long as well or not ??
thanks

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Post by hltot » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:22 am

faith 03 wrote:Hey all,
we a re also getting our first IVF in april/may... I am on lupron for about 2 weeks and then stim will begin ..
Well our history is that we have a 5year old healthy child ,miscarriage in march '08 and no preg since .. got our tests done and found out that DH has some motility issues and my FSH 9.. went for 1 IUI ,
didn't work....
It's good to find people who r in the same boat ...wish u all good luck and hope we all get thru this successfully:)

Dear Jenny,

I appreciate your encouragement so much...it helps out tremendously to hear stories like yours. Congrats on your new baby boy!

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Post by estrellita » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:16 pm

faith 03 wrote:Hey esterlita ,
Do you mind me asking how long are you on lupron for ??? the reason I am asking is cause i am also on lupron ..started yesterday , will be getting it tillt he 3rd but they'll be starting bravelle and menopur also in between from the 22nd .. just wanted to know if u'll be getting lupron for that long as well or not ??
thanks
Hi Faith,
I think we are on the same boat. I started Lupron last Thurs 4/02 and will start Bravelle and Menopur on 4/17, so that's 2 weeks on Lupron, but I'll continue Lupron as well after 4/17, so it'll be more than 2 weeks :roll:
Me: 28, DH: 31

1st IVF 04/09 = BFN
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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:37 pm

estrellita wrote:Hi everyone and welcome!
MedStudentMom2B which location of Columbia are you going to? I also go to Columbia, the one located in NYC midtown. I just started my first IVF cycle.
Good Luck to everyone! :wink:

Hey estrellita! I will be going to the same location as you. The midtown location! I am sooo anxious to get started already! I never wanted my period to come so bad before. Lol. I am 27 (like you) and DH is 37. We are also starting our first IVF cycle.

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Post by estrellita » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:06 pm

MedStudentMom2B wrote:Hey estrellita! I will be going to the same location as you. The midtown location! I am sooo anxious to get started already! I never wanted my period to come so bad before. Lol. I am 27 (like you) and DH is 37. We are also starting our first IVF cycle.
That's nice! Good Luck with everything :wink:
I was like you waiting for af, so I called the nurses and they were going to give me pills to help my af come but my DH said too much medication :roll:. I hope you get your af soon so our dates are not far :D. So, are you starting day 2? and you already went to the ivf orientation?
Good Luck on your cycle :wink:
Me: 28, DH: 31

1st IVF 04/09 = BFN
3 frozen embies

08/09 = BFP (Natural)

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Post by MedStudentMom2B » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:30 pm

That's nice! Good Luck with everything :wink:
I was like you waiting for af, so I called the nurses and they were going to give me pills to help my af come but my DH said too much medication :roll:. I hope you get your af soon so our dates are not far :D. So, are you starting day 2? and you already went to the ivf orientation?
Good Luck on your cycle :wink:[/quote]

Yeah, we have everything set already! the meds are ordered, went to the orientation, got the insurance squared away yadda yadda yadda. Just waiting for D2. I am pretty regular with my menstrual cycles so it should be any day now. God, im so impatient!! You started the injections already? How did the first one go? I will be on the lupron/GonalF, Repronex meds.

Oh, im really new with all the abbreviations. What does "af" stand for?


Yeah, we will definitely be close in our cycle.

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