Summer Board 2011

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by JerseyGirl » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:32 am

Sunshine1576 wrote:LongTimeIVF,
I still pop in from time to time to check on everyone, but Thank you for asking about me. Trying to stay focus on our next plans with the new RE. AF is due to arrive sometime on Monday and was asked to call them to schedule an appointment right when she comes...I started to order my meds today but waiting until Monday since the pharmacy told me it's a 24 hour turnaround. I will be away most of the weekend and it's kind of embarrassing to ask my next door neighbors to refrigerate my follistim. lol Next weekend we will be in Alabama and I will have to travel with follistim going to love sneaking meds in my in-laws house, but it has to be kept cold. Anyone been through this before?

Sunshine...I had to go to Florida while I was on my stims and had to hide my meds from my girl friends. I wrapped the package in between 2 icepacs then kept it in the ice bucket in the back of the closet. I know it sounds silly but I was not ready to share my fertility issues with my girls just yet. In retrospect...,it was pretty funny how I was sneaking around but all worth it.
Me: 32- Stage 4 endo (suregry to remove 8/2010)
DH: 31- Perfect
TTC: 2 yrs
IVF #1 Dec/2010: BFN
FET 6/30/11
Beta 1: 7/9/11...72...BFP!!!!!!
Beta 2: 7/11/11...135
Beta 3 and u/s: 7/18/11...1 yolk/beta...1556
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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by fruit » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:51 am

hi ladies -

Alwaysangel - great beta!! waiting for the the first heartbeat news :D

Wishingandhoping - CONGRATS on being PUPO!! ur embies looks great :D im also taking my 2WW off and having some relaxing time mainly at home. Concerning the lying on ur side i also always wondered about it and im not sure but i don't think it could do any harm. try to ask ur nurse.

Amanda - don't worry about decreasing the meds amount. my RE always did it to me when my E2 levels were high to prevent OHSS.

Lauren - how r u feeling today honey?? ur ER will be done before u know it , dont worry about it. triggering tonight or tomorrow?? meanwhile Grow follies grow :D

Anton - i'll be thinking of u tomorrow morning :wink: ur BFP is only 2 weeks away :D

Longtimerivf - great Beta!!! and glad ur infection is getting better :D wishing u a healthy pregnancy.

Easley - Congrats on the u/s :D

wehavehope - all the luck on ur 2WW.!!

AFM: spoke with the embryologist yesterday , we have 7 beautiful embies growing nicely :D we'll see the grading tomorrow morning before the ET.

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by Wishingandhoping » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:15 pm

Sunshine- I have had to put meds in my in-laws fridge before, but they know what we're going through. Good luck!

Longtimerivf- Congrats on a great beta!

Amanda- It sounds like you have a wonderful plan in place. Praying for you!

Fruit- Great embie report! You will be PUPO before you know it!

Wehavehope- The 2ww is going to seem so long! I know that I will POAS long before 8/1. Praying for both of us!
Me 34- mod endo
DH 36- perfect
IUI x 4- BFN
IVF #1 01/11- BFN
IVF #2 04/11- BFP- M/C at 6 weeks
FET 7/21/11- BFP on HPT 7/26!!! beta 8/1- 980; beta 8/4- 2565; beta 8/8- 9964

Surprise pregnancy! Positive HPT 12/30/12

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by tryn4#2 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:15 pm

My beta is scheduled for 7/28. I am 8dp3dt. I POAS this morning and it was negative but I expected that. I will try again in a couple of days. Maybe Sunday will be my lucky day :D :D
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: Summer Board 2011

Post by MaTina LI » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:31 pm

Hi Eveyone!
I have been MIA for a while and now I am back!! Can't believe how fast time is going!!

AF arrive on 7/13, today was my first blood work and sono for my Natural FET. I have a follicle (14mm) on my left ovary and the nurse said it looks good. Going to keep track of the follicle and once I ovulate we will transfer our one and only little embie (5 day blast) in a few days.

This is our last chance - all or nothing; we can't afford another fresh cycle. Really hoping that we become a mommy and daddy this last time. My DH would be such a wonderful father; kind, caring, fun, and loving and all that good stuff. He is the Favorite Uncle to all our nieces and nephews and it makes me sad that he might never get the chance to be the greatest father I know he would be.

Anyway, thanks for listening. Guess I am feeling a bit more nervous since the ET is right around the corner.

Hope everyone is doing well!! I apologize for not sending personals; I have a lot to catch up on.
Baby Dust to All!! Best Wishes and Good Luck!!

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by Lauren » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:22 pm

Well its official I trigger TONIGHT at 11pm................ER SUnday at 11am! I had 13 follies of good size :D
Me-30 DH-30

IVF#4-transfered one day 3 embryo!
8dp3dt BFP-HPT!!! First ever:)
Beta#1 12/22-72 Beta #2-12/24-303 Beta #3-1292 Beta #3-3637
12/31-Saw sac & yolk on u/s!! 1/7-SAW HEARTBEAT!
1/21-miscarriage :(

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by akdelp » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:47 pm

Good and bad news today...

Measuring good, heart beat is 119 and they like to see it above 90. But, I have a large (bigger than the baby and sac) intrauterine bleed or tumor in there. They said when they see this it is 50/50 on miscarriage vs. carrying to term. I go back next Friday. I am really really really trying to hold it together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry:
FET #1, #2 - M/C
FET #3 - @ 7 weeks
FET # 4 - Canceled. Hysoroscopy and DnC
FET# 5 - coming soon! November 2012 or so.

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by lou71 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:21 pm

anton wrote:Hi everyone! :)

Today’s update, looks like we are having only 2 embryos that are growing nicely ...the 3rd one left behind again :( after a lot of consideration and talking to my DH and embryologist, we have all decided that is best to proceed with the 5dt together with AH. This option made more sense to me and I woke up with this clear in my head for some reason! And as soon as the embryologist told me that “...anyway, an embryo with major up normalities cannot reach to a blastocyst stage anyway, by nature..” that gave me the green light to say that YES I want to wait for that 5dt when they reach the blastocyst stage and together with AH we shall proceed with the ET.They don't check the embryos on the 4th day as this is the most important day for them development wise and they don't want to disturb them. :roll: So, We are now waiting for that phonecall on Saturday morning to let us know how did they go and what time to go for the ET. I am comfortable with that now and I am very positive about this! But most of all I am relieved we made a decision. About AH, we’ve never done this so far and the embryologist told us that there are cases where there is no implantation b/c the Zona pellicular of the embryo (the outer shell of the embryo in plain words) is so hard that it doesn’t let the embryo to get out and stick on the endo. Maybe we are one of those cases and AH is what we needed after all. Maybe...hopefully...I am praying for my embies to grow nicely and be healthy to reach the blast stage and then come home to mommy and stick for good for the next 9 months! This is what I wish for!! :mrgreen:

Anton --- I am still stalking my old cycle buddies here and cheering your two embies on.... remember my dear, it really does only take ONE!!!! XOXO
P.S. I had my 3D u/s last night and posted a couple of pics of my princess on the pregnancy board. Amazing.
Lou--- 1 beautiful baby girl from a single 8 cell embie in Sept 2011

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by amanda1979 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:24 pm

Lauren- YAY for triggering. Great # on the follicles

AFM: Just a quick post. We have 11 follicles ranging from 8 to 29 in measurements :) May go one more day on stims then trigger tomorrow ER either Monday or Tuesday. He wants to give the small ones a chance to catch up:) Now I am worried about the freeze. What if all the eggs suck and don't make it to freeze and would be off doing the transfer this next week? My lining is not ready for a transfer so I hope they are great quality eggs, but I have never had great quality before. My R.E said he should know something about the donor this afternoon when they call to tell me what to do next. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Me-31low ovarian reserve
DH-30- perfect
IUI- 4 failed
IVF - 1st & 3rd-BFN
2nd &4th- BFP chemical
5th- April 2012

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by margi26 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:10 pm

Fruit: Great report!! How many are you going to transfer tomorrow?

Lauren: Excellent!! 13 follies is very nice....good luck on Sunday!

Akdelp: Hang in there...not sure what to think if it is a tumor, but I have been dealing with a hematoma (bleed) the majority of my pregnancy, so feel free to PM me. I was told I had a "threatened miscarriage" at 7 weeks with a 50/50 chance. Sending lots of positive energy to you and your bean.

Amanda: Great number of follies!! Keep up the will have some great eggs to freeze I am certain. Hang in there...
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IVF#3 BFP-->m/c
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by anton » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:00 pm

Hi everyone,

Some of you had some questions about AH and having a 5dt vs 3dt so I thought of sharing the Ghost’s response to that in a another board it goes...
GHOST words: “It's the "zona pellucida", often just called the zona. Assisted hatching, which means cutting a hole in the zona, seems to increase IVF success rates. Perhaps that means some viable embryos are not able to hatch, or perhaps it means it's best if they get a little help so they can hatch sooner. A day 5 transfer eliminates some of the genetic problems, but not all of them. Some day 5 blastocysts, even some perfect looking ones, can still have genetic anomalies. But they are less common in day 5 than day 3 embryos. It does not make your embryos better, it just means you are not transferring those that arrested on day 3 or day 4 because of genetic problems...... Embryos on ET day are usually not hatched already, but sometimes we can see them hatching or even fully hatched. In those case, there would be no need or benefit for AH, of course. I'm not sure why it is not done routinely at the clinics that offer it. Perhaps just to get the extra fee?... ”

Lauren- Yay for triggering tonight!!! A step closer to your BFP!!!

Akdelp- Hang in there girl!! I hope this is nothing major and like Margi said she’s been through something like that through her pregnancy and her babies are doing great!...My prayers are with you! Don’t make bad thoughts!!

Amanda- keep up that PMA! Your plan is going to work as a charm!!

Fruit- Excellent fert report! I am so happy for you! How many you are planning on transferring tomorrow? We are going to be PUPO tomorrow girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lou- thank you for stalking me! And yes! Your story of transferring one and that it takes ONE to get you pregnant is my favourite!! ...I saw your princess! She is adorable!!! Congrats mama!!

MatinaLi- I wish you get that BFP this time!!!! And I am sure you and your DH will make wonderful parents!! Good luck!!

Tryn4#2- Keep your knickers on mama!!! Wait a couple of days and POAS again! That BFP is playing hide and seek with you!

Wishingandhoping- are you the mayor of crazy town yet or what!! Hang in there PUPO lady and your BFP is on its way!

Sunshine1576- if your in laws know about your having IVF then I don’t see the problem putting your meds in their cool! I did that many times in my MIL house! I sometimes even had a spare there just to have one when I am at her place....

Alwasyangel & Longtimerivf- Awesome beta’s mamas!!! I am SO happy for both of you!! Now I can’t wait to see how many you got there!!

Rio- Hey mama! How are you holding there!!! That baby girl of yours seem to like it so much in there and she doesn’t want to come out and play with mommy and daddy! Keep us posted when she arrives!!! I can’t for you to meet your daughter! Precious moment that must be!!!!

.....I crashed on the PAT (pregnant after treatment) board to check on Lou’s princess 3D pics and I saw a post from Margi saying that Leorira, some of you must know her from previous cycles, she had a C-section on the 19th July while she was in her 24 weeks...I was so shocked and I cried for her all afternoon. I couldn’t believe it! I know her history of miscarriages etc and I felt so much for her! I did a bit of google search and found info on her situation in another blog that Margi mentioned and thank God her twin Boys are stable and she is getting released on Sunday. It looks like a lot of her blog buddies are cooking some kind of Jewish bread (holly bread) and say prayers for her and her family. Let’s all here in this blog give our two cents for her and her family and light a candle and pray for her and her boys and DH to get strong and pass this shocking event in their lives as quickly as possible! May those two boys are fighters like their mommy and daddy and grow to healthy babies! If we all send her positive vibes and prayers God will listen and help her get through this difficult moment.


Baby dust to us all!!! Sticky sticky vibes! And may Leorinas Boy’s grow to healthy babies!!! and Leorina and her DH to be strong through this and take their boys home SOON!!!

AFM- Its a big day tomorrow for me! I am having my ET tomorrow and I can’t wait to get that phone call from the clinic in he morning to let me know my embabies are looking good for transfer! Good night ladies....

ME38 DH39(MF)
7 IVF's (incl.1 FET) only BFN's :(
IVF#8 coming soon..

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by Prayersnpies » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:21 pm

Hello everyone :D

At my appt yesterday, my follies are growing and measured- have 16 total which is good...another appt tomorrow. Everything is going well and probably do ER on Mon.

Sunshine- I went to a birthday party get together this past weekend and had to bring my meds-- I just put them in a lunch bag and when my DH put his beer in the fridge, he also put my bag in there... nobody noticed or asked about it...

Akdelp- Lots of prayers to you and family.

Best Wishes to you all.

Wish you all a good, fun weekend.
Married 6/2/01
TTC-7 yrs
"unexplained fertility"
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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by anton » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:32 pm

Rio- CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BABY GIRL!!!!!!! I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU MAMA!!!!! Image CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HER PICTURE!!! What is her name?...Congrats again!!! you will make a wonderfull mama!!!!

ME38 DH39(MF)
7 IVF's (incl.1 FET) only BFN's :(
IVF#8 coming soon..

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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by klinger13 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:51 pm

Lauren - Just crashing to say GOOD LUCK with your ER on Sunday!! 13 follies sounds awesome so I'll be stalking to see how it goes! :D
Me 40, DH-31
DD-23 & DS-20 (mine from previous)
TL '96,TR '08, 1 c/p, 2 e/p, lost tubes & R ovary
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Re: Summer Board 2011

Post by Alwaysangel » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Prayersnpies- good number of follies. Good luck tomorrow.

Anton- good luck with ET.

Amanda1979- yeah! Hope u get to trigger tomorrow.

Adkelp-great hb!!! Positive thoughts, everything will be fine!

Lauren- good luck, 13 is a great number.

Try4#2-Sunday is your day!! Good luck.

Fruit- 7 is great. Good luck with ET.

Longtimeivf- glad ur behind is getting better.i also had some cramping today...r u 4w 3d??? My us is 8/9. Overall I feel good just very nervous due to prior mc at 6 weeks. I have 3rd beta on thurs...wondering if I should ask to go back for bw sooner due to my nerves?

AFM-Feeling good...paranoia set in today due to prior mc at 6 weeks....trying to stay calm but sooo scared...some cramping this morning started my nerves off today.... Next beta is on seems sooooo far away!!
Me: 31 DH:44 vast/chemo
9/10-severe ohss then mc 6w
3/11-barely bfp then bfn
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7/11-mc 6w
7/12- we have a heartbeat!!!!!

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