Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Discussion forum for those particularly interested in IVF and embryo transfer including frozen embryo transfer.
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Gina1976
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:36 am

Hello all!! :)

I am new here. My name is Gina, I'm 35. DH and I have been ttc #2 for just over 11 years. We have a son that is 11 1/2 and we started trying again pretty soon after he was born. I had no help getting pregnant with him but it did take around a year.

We've done two IUI's and about 9 tries with Clomid. We have decided to go for IVF this time. Not only because of our age and trying so long but the money too. Rather put it all towards IVF. We are in Germany (husband is military) and we've thought about going to a country nearby but paying that Euro rate is horrible for something so expensive.

Right now I'm just gathering info so I can learn more about it from others. In a couple of months we'll start Doctor visit and go from there, so probably won't start our IVF Journey for several months, gotta save! Hope you all don't mind me joining in anyway!

Oh and we are going to go through Shady Grove if savings go as planned. It seems they have the best package for the cost! kinda nervous about it because I have heard not so good experiences when it comes to the Dr's and Nurses..If anyone has gone through them I would LOVE to hear from you! :) My in laws are from MD so it would be even better.

Good luck and many prayers for all of you!

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:13 pm

UPDATED 10-8-11 @ 9:11am EST. Please let me know if I have missed anyone or if I'm missing any updates. Sending you lots of xoxoxo.

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Melinda72-ER 9-12-11
Kendra_n_Michael-estimated ER 9-20-11

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Jen8675309-FET 10-13-11
Becca-FET Fall/2011
Amanda1979-FET Oct/2011
Kerribell FET Nov/2011
Blessed143-FET end of Oct/2011
Tess69-FET Nov/2011

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Tamera-11/2011
Kiminsh-Fall/2011
Alwaysangel-Fall/2011
Sunshine1576-Fall/2011
Lyd10-Fall/2011
Anton-Fall/2011
Fruit-Fall/2011
Krrice28-IVF 10/2011
Jasmin-Fall/2011
Cheri76-Fall IVF
LauraN-Nov/2011
Neffi211-ET scheduled for 10-28-11
Lauren319-Fall/2011
Bebesperanza-Fall/2011
Catdempsey-Fall/2011 ER end of October
Greekchick Fall/2011
Kerri_789 IVF Fall/2011
Sky7371-ER scheduled on 10-24-11
Gina1976-will schedule appt w/RE in sever months for 1st IVF

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Outlaw927-waiting for AF to start BCP for 1st IVF attempt Fall/2011

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Blueeyedreamer-on BCP for cycle 10/2011
Kerpupples-on BCP for cycle Fall/2011
JenMink55-Start BCP on 9-14-11 for Fall IVF
Leorira-On BCP for FET 11/2011.
Rosie84-On BCP for IVF Oct/Nov 2011

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WeHaveHope-PUPO 9-30-11(2 Blasts).10-4 +HPT 4dp5dt, Beta 10-10.
Kamina-PUPO 10-2-11(2 embies). Beta 10-12.

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Sunshine and stars-PUPO 9-12-11, BFP 9-21 Beta=75, 9-23 Beta=211
Fvrogers-PUPO on 9-22-11 (2 blasts). BFP 9-30 Beta=57, 10-3=290
Akdelp-PUPO on 9-22-11 (1 expanded blast) BFP 10-3 Beta=205, Beta 10-5=575
Tuffy4u-PUPO on 9-24-11 (2 blasts). BFP 10-3 Beta=205, Beta 10-5=519
K8ielovett-PUPO 9-19-11. BFP 10-3 Beta=953, Beta 10-6=3403
Toniaa-PUPO 9-24-11(2 blasts). 10-6 +HPT, No Beta waiting for u/s

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Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:21 pm

Gina1976-welcome!!! So glad you found us. All the ladies on this board ate wonderful and you are sure to find great support from all of us. I have adde you to the Roll Call so we can all follow each others progress. I really hope to get to know you better.
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Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:47 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:13 pm

Good luck on your Beta!!

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:53 pm

Gina-thank you so much. Where do you live and where are you planning on having your IVF done?
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by tuffy4u » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:01 pm

Sky- I go to center for reproductive medicine in Minneapolis, right by abbott. My doctor is Dr. Colleen Casey. So far I have been happy with her. My first cycle failed but this one is going well. Good luck, which clinic is your doctor at? I'm not familiar with all the names. Also if you are on Follistim , Menopur, or Vivelle let me konw I have a lot of left over meds and would hate to see them go to waste. It would be easy to just give them to you if you want them. 1200 units of follistim, 2 vials of menopur and 1.5 boxes of vivelle.

Good luck!

Kat
Me- 33 DH- 41
TTC since 2005
DD-3, DD-2
2011 4 Failed IUI cycles
9/24/11 IVF #2 two blasts transfered. 2 Frosties! 10/3 BFP! Beta 205, Twins!

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:11 pm

WeHaveHope wrote:Gina-thank you so much. Where do you live and where are you planning on having your IVF done?
We currently live in Germany but we plan doing IVF in Maryland through Shady Grove.

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by sky7371 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:26 pm

tuffy4u wrote:Sky- I go to center for reproductive medicine in Minneapolis, right by abbott. My doctor is Dr. Colleen Casey. So far I have been happy with her. My first cycle failed but this one is going well. Good luck, which clinic is your doctor at? I'm not familiar with all the names. Also if you are on Follistim , Menopur, or Vivelle let me konw I have a lot of left over meds and would hate to see them go to waste. It would be easy to just give them to you if you want them. 1200 units of follistim, 2 vials of menopur and 1.5 boxes of vivelle.

Good luck!

Kat

Tuffy- hi, same clinic (lol) Center for reproductive medicine in Mn.. Im so happy that this cycle is going well for you. I hope mine will also.. I will be taking Follistim , Vivelle, Endometrin, and Bravelle. Wow you have a lot left over, that is so nice of you to offer I have 600 units of the follistim and was needing to get another 900 units so that would be wonderfu , thank you so muchl!!!
did you give yourself the hcg shot or did someone do it for you? Im kind of freakin about it , I dont know if I can give it to myself and dh Is no help in this department (lol) I tried to hire a nurse to give it and i called the mayo and olmstead clinic but all said no :( so like i said Im kind of freakin.
Me 25 dh 28 (very low everything)
stopped bc -10/5
start lupron -10/2
Ivf w/Icsi
er-10/24

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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:30 pm

I think here is or was another member tat lives in Germany, can't recall exactly. Also, I know I've seen the name Shady Grove on these boards but can recall the comments. You should be able to obtain a detailed report on their success rates at the following website:

http://www.sart.org/
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Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:36 pm

Sky-I know the whole injection thing may seem very scary. As a nurse I can tell you that all of the injections that you will be doing, with the exception of the Hcg trigger are all SQ injections. The needles are all very small and you van literally close your eyes and just stick yourself because they needle is not going to go anywhere but right underneath the skin. You van mess up the injection and for the most part they don't hurt at all. If I remember correctly, the Follistim burns a tiny bit but that's it. It goes away immediately. You'll do great dont worry.
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Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:58 pm

Just keeping you ladies up to date. I'm of course POAS every morning. Just want to see the line get darker. I know of course that the little pink line is no guarantee, as I learned last cycle but it just makes me feel a little better. I vant believe that Beta is already on Monday. I'm wondering what my number is going to be like this time. I'll be sure to let you guys know as soon as I hear. I just pray that everything goes well this time. I pray that my Beta doubles the way it needs to, that we have a healthy pregnancy, and bring home a happy healthy baby. I will continue to pray for all of you. I wish you all a great weekend. Sensing you lots of xoxo
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Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:26 pm

Lauren319-I see your online. How are you doing? I know you had not been feeling well with the new med your RE ordered. I really hope your doing better. Sensing you a big hug.
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:46 pm

Sunshine-I see your also online. How are you doing? I am praying so hard that your thyroid level is withing normal range when you have you blood work this coming week. It's raining so hard here today. It's awful. DS football game and DSD Cheerleading all got cancelled today because of the rain. I guess we will just be staying in today and watch some movies. How are things in the Florida panhandle today?
Mrd 11y TTC 8y
Me38 DH49
DS14pr mrg
2 step-ch16&20
IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
FET 7/11 MC
FET 9/11 MC46 XY
FET 12-30-11 BFP 15dpo=266,17dpo=727,22dpo=7125,25dpo=19076,1-20 u/s 2HB's. Our 2 little miracles born on 8-15-12@35w/3d
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Sunshine1576 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:57 pm

Congratulations once again WeHaveHope, you're spreading hope to so many of us too! Thanks for asking...My SIl texted me this morning telling me she trying to give me a little space but if I ever need anyone to talk to she's here too. I love her so much because she truly cares and know it's not her fault that we lost our baby while she went on to have a healthy son. But still it's bittersweet and it's all I can think about when I'm around her baby. They are planing the Thanksgiving/ 1st Birthday party the week before Thanksgiving. I told her I need to wait to see what my doctor says on Wednesday and get back with her. It might be best to start another cycle and just stay here I really hope he gives us the "green light."

My mom also called this morning wanting to come and visit me the first weekend in November. My mom drives me a bit crazy...She said she wants to give me some money for the nursery, :roll: I'm like Mom I still have many hurtles to get through before I can even start thinking about a nursery. I know she means well, but it's still annoying. I want to so badly start planning and decorating but dh doesn't want me to, he won't even let me look at baby stuff at WalMart...I think in some way he's trying to protect me.
Married 13 yrs
36, unexplained
1 natural pg- m/c at 7 wks
(2010-2012) 4 IUIs, 2 IVFs
FET cycle 2/25/2013
Beta: 95, 390, 1361
3/27 HR 140
4/10 HR 184
4/17 Released from RE
6/21 Found out we are having a BOY!

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