FET April/May Anyone Else???

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tryn4#2
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FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by tryn4#2 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:56 pm

I am looking to try a FET cycle in April / May. My first IVF cycle was a success. My DS is 17 months old. My second IVF cycle was last summer and I got a BFP but miscarried at 8 weeks. I have a total of 4 frosties left and I am scared to death. Please give me some success stories with FET. Also, explain the process? How long does it normally take?

Thanks
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IVF # 1 Dec 07-- DS born 9/8/08
IVF #2 July 09!! BFP
Beta #1: 219 Beta#2: 346
Beta#3: 593 Beta #4: 1479
M/C 8 weeks
FET BFN May 2010
IVF #3 BFN July 2011
IVF #4 Hopefully December 2012

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Re: FET in May

Post by gi » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:01 pm

Hey tryn4#2,

We were cycle buddies last july/aug and sadly we both m/c, i often wondered how you were. That last cycle for me was a FET, here in Ireland i went on meds to build up my lining for 2 wks then had transfer of 2 embies - both survived the thaw it was so easy and less intense though the toughest time was wondering did the survive the thaw. Thankfully we got pg but mc at 10 wks as i have elevated NK cells. I will keep an eye out for you and pray you get you little baby xxx
7th IVF finally our precious miracle girl Kayla born 24/11/10, 8th IVF FET Sept 2012 BFP!!!
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Re: FET in May

Post by rikirees » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:11 pm

I have ONLY had success with FET's. After many failed fresh cycles we switched to freeze all cycles. The first attempt resulted in my DD and now I am currently PG with twins (from one frostie!). I still have 20 eggs frozen too.
FET's are MUCH easier on the body than a fresh cycle. You only need about 2 u/s and b/w appts and then you go in for transfer (for me I got my period 11/1 and my transfer was 11/20). No stims to make you moody and bloated. No recovering from ER. It is also easier because you can tell your RE's office exactly what day you want to transfer and they will make the schedule around that. Then depending on what your doc advises you rest for a few days after transfer (although studies have proven bedrest is a bunch of b/s in fresh and frozen cycles). I did not do bedrest, just hung out at home for 2 days then back to the normal grind of taking care of a toddler. Good luck!!
IVF/ICSI 3/07 Froze All 36 eggs
FET 5/07 BFP; DD born early (26 weeks) 10/07
IVF/ICSI 8/09 Froze all 30 eggs
FET 11/09 BFP! TWINS from just 1 frostie! YIKES.
20 Frosties left

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tryn4#2
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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by tryn4#2 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:46 pm

Thanks for your replies. I really hope it works... keeping my fingers crossed. :D

Does anyone else have a success story?
IVF # 1 Dec 07-- DS born 9/8/08
IVF #2 July 09!! BFP
Beta #1: 219 Beta#2: 346
Beta#3: 593 Beta #4: 1479
M/C 8 weeks
FET BFN May 2010
IVF #3 BFN July 2011
IVF #4 Hopefully December 2012

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by samgarkay » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:02 am

I don't have a success story, but think we should keep this thread going. I am also looking at a FET in April/May. I had my first round of IVF in January and got my BFP. I miscarried at 5 weeks and 5 day on Valentines Day. :( Hearing about others success especially after a m/c is very encouraging. Right now, I am waiting for my hormone levels to go back to 0, then I go for a f/u with RE. I need one regular cycle after all that before I can start on FET. I am hoping for late April but honestly it will probably be more like early May.

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by gi » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:44 pm

Samgarkay my old cycle buddy i wondered how you are doing, i know stupid question, but i hope you are recovering well i know how hard it is to go thro. such joy of getting a bfp then to mc but am glad you feel able to move on so soon i had all my appointments booked for next cycle even before the d&c was carried out it gave me something to focus. I am 2dp3dt and have to admit i hope i wont need to join ye for a FET :lol: :lol: but i will be keeping an eye out.

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by CINNYMON1 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:17 am

I am scheduled to travel to the RE in Florida in June (relocated since having my first IVF). I am trying to figure out how much time I need to plan for. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I am EXTEMELY NERVOUS! :?
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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by sthomson » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:09 am

My beautiful daughter is the result of much love and a FET!!!! Our first cycle was a bust with none left to freeze. Our second cycle was great...we transferred 3 and froze 8! I got my BFP but sadly miscarried at 7 weeks. I was one of those girls who thought, "how can this frozen cycle work when we already transferred our best fresh embryos????" Well, for our frozen cycle we thawed 4, all 4 survived, and we transferred 4 (I know, sounds risky but my history justified this decision). We got our BFP and our DD!

Frozen cycles work, even after lousy cycles and miscarriages.

Rooting for you!
Me: 35 no known issues, DH 35 low morphology (2%) and low motility, bilateral vericocelectomy

IUI with clomid #1-#3: all BFN
IVF#1: BFN
IVF #2: M/C at 8 weeks
FET #1: BFP! DD 2 yrs old!

Trying for #2 soon and anxious again...didn't think I would be.

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by NancyB » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:21 am

We are. We only have one frostie :-(. If we can save enough money we are going to do a fresh but if not we'll go for FET. Dh has been out of work because of shoulder surgery so that hasn't helped in saving $$.
Nancy -- 40
dh -- 51

1st IVF - BFN
FET -- 5/31
BFP on HPT 7dp5dt
1st Beta 6/13 -- 475!!! BFP!!!!!
2nd beta 6/15 -- 1160
3rd beta 6/17 -- 2656
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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by katieb1231 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:07 am

Hello ladies, I am hoping I don't have to join you I am in a bit of beta hell at the moment and hoping that all is good on Monday when I do a repeat beta but if I do I like the idea of a board where we are all doing FET's since they are different than fresh cycles. But if I don't get great results then I am afraid I will be back here again for another FET, I have four frosties left & I guess I will transfer all four & just to be done with this roller coaster ride.

Good luck ladies, I will be praying for you :-)
Me: Kt-42 - DH: Louie-50
TTC: 7 years - IUI X 5 - IVF X 2 (1-DE) - FET X 1 - MC x 6

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by LYD10 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:53 am

Hi ladies - i am just recovering from a really long chemical post fresh cycle. this is the second fresh cycle that has not worked for me! and i had one FET that has! so i am hoping i am one of those people that just does better with FET. I am testing my HCG level on monday to see if the chemical is out of my system and i can do a FET my next cycle. i am currently on the april/may board - but there is a lot of FETs there.
ME 40, DH, 43
#1 IVF BFN
#2 FET DS born
#3 IVF ectopic
#4 FET BFN
#5 FET Chemical
#6 IVF, BFP at 8dpo, beta 215, started out with twins, one vanished at 6 weeks, EDD 9/4/12
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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by Hopeful0621 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:11 am

How about late March? I just did a FET on March 20th and now I am in the 2ww and the wait is driving me crazy. I have no idea what normal is- I keep thinking that my AF is on its way but I am not sure if she will arrive on her own if I am on estrace and progesterone.
Me: 30
DH: 43
TTC since 2008
3 IUI ( 1 successful but ended in MC 3/2011)
3 fibroid removal surgery
1 tube destroyed due to fibroid
ER January 2011- 8 embryos frozen
ET tentively 03/16/11

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by MamaBoo » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:23 am

As you can see by my siggy, my first IVF ended in m/c. My first FET ended in the birth of my son. It happens all the time. I am currently pregnant from the 2nd FET with the same batch of eggs.
Me 34 endo, MTHFR, clotting issues
DH 47 semi-low morphology
TTC 6 yrs
3 IUI's all BFN
IVF#1: 10/08 BFP early MC
FET#1: 03/09 BFP
DS born 11/28/09
FET#2: 03/11
DS born 11/21/2011
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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by Hopeful0621 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:31 am

MamaBoo - Did you take estrace and progesterone? Were you crampy before you found out you were pregnant? Doesn't anyone know if your AF is inhibited?
Me: 30
DH: 43
TTC since 2008
3 IUI ( 1 successful but ended in MC 3/2011)
3 fibroid removal surgery
1 tube destroyed due to fibroid
ER January 2011- 8 embryos frozen
ET tentively 03/16/11

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Re: FET April/May Anyone Else???

Post by indigofire » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:45 am

Hopeful - yes AF will be inhibited until you stop the progesterone. That's the signal for AF to come, a drop in progesterone. Cramping and feeling as though AF is coming are common early signs of pregnancy. Look at it as a good sign! Enjoy being PUPO!

I had a FET on 3/23 with 2 - 5 day blasts. I'm keeping my fingers crossed but have no idea if it worked or not. I don't feel pregnant at all this time. But some women have no symptoms at all. It ain't over til the fat beta lady sings! Lol.

Wishing you all sticky snowbabies!!!
Me 37 - PCOS
DH 47 - sterile after chemo
TTC - 16+ years
Adopted DD 12 yrs ago
IVF #1 - BFN
FET 03/11 - 2 blasts transferred, BFN
FET 04/11 - chemical
Donor Egg 09/11- 1 embryo BFN
Donor Embryos - 9 donated 11/11 - FET Dec. 21

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