First Time & Nervous

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HopeThisWorksM
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First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:40 am

Hi Everyone,
My wife and I are trying our first ivf cycle with icsi and are going in for ER this Saturday. Or info is
Wife: 33, no factors
Husband: 33, low count & motioned

We went through all the shots and are concerned because they are only seeing 6-10 follicles developing. We are starting to feel uneasy about this first ivf cycle now and are trying our best to stay positive. Just wanted to post and say that reading these boards has been very helpful.
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by lou71 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:58 am

HopeThisWorksM --

6 to 10 isn't necessarily bad. In fact, it's downright average for a lot of women in their 30's who do not have PCOS. Remember, all you need is one good one! In my first 3 IVF's, I've had anywhere from 6-10 eggs retrieved leading to 3-6 good embryos to choose from for transfer. I've even had frozen blasts from two of my cycles. I did conceive on my 2nd IVF but miscarried at 12 weeks... devastating. Here I am going to find out if #4 worked for us on Friday. This time was my worst cycle. 3 eggs, 2 mature, 1 fertilized and transfered on day 3. Not great odds, but I'm holding onto some hope as this is likely my last shot. No insurance for IVF. Good luck to you. At age 33, the quality should still be quite good. ICSI will help your fertilization rate too.
Lou--- 1 beautiful baby girl from a single 8 cell embie in Sept 2011

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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:05 am

Thanks for the encouraging words Lou and good luck to you guys. Hope it works out. We are nervous as this is our first time going through this and don't know what to expect...
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Post by leorira11 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:41 am

Hope - we have a running thread called "winter buddies" (or something like that!).... lots of us chat there about our ongoing cycles. Feel free to come join us!
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014

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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:07 pm

Thanks for all the info guys! We go in for ER tomorrow! Sperm count came back much higher this time around (8.5 mill now, 5.5 mill before). Looks like this month long vitamin regimen might have helped. Been taking multivitamin and pycnogenol as recommended by our doctor. I'll post tomorrow with update :)
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by to_have_fun08 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:45 pm

Good Luck tomorrow. Like it was said in previous posts. the biggest thing is egg quality. it only takes one. Keep us posted.

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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:13 am

ER done. 8 mature eggs :) Keeping finger crossed until next update :)
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Post by riogirl71 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:38 am

Hope - 8 mature eggs is incredible! I was 36 on my first IVF, Male factor infertility, we got 7 eggs, 4 were mature and we transfered all 4 embryos on day 3 and had our son! :) Super good luck and baby dust for you guys!
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by DandMe » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:15 am

HopeThisWorksM wrote:ER done. 8 mature eggs :) Keeping finger crossed until next update :)
Eight mature eggs is great - wishing you all the best! Keep us posted...and try the winter thread for support - tons of information there as well. Good luck!!
Sonya, 40 - DS, 24 DS, 22
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeIsAllIHave » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:42 am

8 is fantastic! Looking forward to hearing a great fert report from you tomorrow!
& Yeah, join the winter board! :D
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Me: 28 - PCOS
DH: 30 Irresistible hunk
TTC since 2009
IVF Cycle #1: Jan '11
2 blasts transferred 2/2/11
Beta: 2/11/11: BFP!!: 133
EDD: 10.21.2011.
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by brit1612 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:49 pm

Good luck on your first attempt. We have male factor infertility as well and we now have a 10 month old little boy! My blog has a lot of good info for first timers, you might want to check it out. (link in signature)
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!

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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:08 pm

Just got an update from the doctor. We are on day 3 and all 8 eggs are growing. Currently, they're telling us that all 8 are grade 1 and all currently 8-10 cell. The doctor said he would be totally surprised if we did not get at least two good blastocytes out of this :). We go in for et on Thursday.
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by lou71 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:51 pm

HopeThisWorksM wrote:Just got an update from the doctor. We are on day 3 and all 8 eggs are growing. Currently, they're telling us that all 8 are grade 1 and all currently 8-10 cell. The doctor said he would be totally surprised if we did not get at least two good blastocytes out of this :). We go in for et on Thursday.

Fantastic! It really does only take one good one. I only got 3 eggs this time, 2 were mature, and only 1 fertilized and was transferred on day 3 as a high quality 8 cell embie. And I am PREGNANT!!!! Good luck to you!
Lou--- 1 beautiful baby girl from a single 8 cell embie in Sept 2011

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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:14 pm

lou71 wrote:
HopeThisWorksM wrote:Just got an update from the doctor. We are on day 3 and all 8 eggs are growing. Currently, they're telling us that all 8 are grade 1 and all currently 8-10 cell. The doctor said he would be totally surprised if we did not get at least two good blastocytes out of this :). We go in for et on Thursday.

Fantastic! It really does only take one good one. I only got 3 eggs this time, 2 were mature, and only 1 fertilized and was transferred on day 3 as a high quality 8 cell embie. And I am PREGNANT!!!! Good luck to you!
Thanks Lou! I read yout news too! Congrats and best of luck!!!
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Re: First Time & Nervous

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:23 pm

ET done tody. Went smooth. Transferred 2 embryos. 1 grade 4ab and 1 grade 3aa.
Should be freezing some tomorrow :). Now the 2ww begins :(
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