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

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:44 pm

Kala-welcome to the Fall/Winter Board. I really happy you found us. You'll definantely find great support on this board from a group of wonderful ladies. I hope to get to know you better. I will add you the the Roll Call in a few minutes so we can all follow your progress. Please make sure to keep me updated on you progress. Wishing you all the best.
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:45 pm

UPDATED 10-13-11 @ 9:42pm 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 10-14-11
Becca-FET Fall/2011
Amanda1979-FET Oct/2011
Kerribell FET Nov/2011
Blessed143-FET scheduled for November 3rd
Tess69-FET Nov/2011
Kala0704-FET Dec/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 11-2-11
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 several months for 1st IVF

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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
Outlaw927-started BCP on 10-7 for 1st IVF attempt Fall/2011

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Lauren319-Fall/2011
SamanthaRae21-Fall/2011

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Bodie1011-PUPO 10-7(2 embies). Beta 10-16.
Furmomma-In the 2WW.
Blueeyedreamer-PUPO 10-13-11. Beta 10-26.

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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
WeHaveHope-PUPO 9-30-11(2 Blasts).10-4 +HPT, 10-10 BFP Beta=656, 10-12 Beta=1,644
Counsel13-PUPO(4 embies). BFP 16dpo=470, 18dpo=2060

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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 fvrogers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:53 pm

I am finally awake and able to go through and get caught up. So sorry I have been MIA.

Becca - Sending you tons hugs and support. Image I definately understand. I had a meltdown at work during my last cycle. Just broke down into tears infront of everyone. I was not feeling good to begin with - bloated and all that. In all honesty I do not even recall what upset me. All I know is that I had to go and lay down for 30mins to get myself together. I was so hormonal!

SamanthaRae - Congrats on getting the green light to start meds :D . I know how exciting that is. I was on Gonal F with my first cycle and tolerated that well without any side effects. The Menopur does burn when you inject it so be sure to ice the area for 15 mins or so to make it nice and numb and the burn should not bother you too much. I have known many women to cycle just fine with cysts, so they really do not interfere with the process at all. You will be done with stimming before you know it! Hang in there!

Gina - To be honest most REs have their own list of what they want to check and prefer to get it themselves. With my first cycle I tried to get most of my labs done ahead of time and my RE just ended up repeating them because she liked them done during a specific timeframe prior to the cycle. Plus she wanted all sorts of stuff my current RE doesn't bother with so each one has their own preference. I know they all want HIV and HepC. But you really should wait on the HepC because there are many HepC tests depending on if they want to see if you have had exposure, are immune or actively infected. That also varies form RE to RE depending on what they want. In terms of the BCPs when you start all depends on when you plan to cycle. Unfortunately it is another thing that should really wait for the RE. There were some labs that needed to be checked at certain times of my cycle and the BCP alters the results so it is best to wait and she what all the RE wants to do. Especially since it sounds like you had bleeding the last time you took them.

Blessed143 - November 3rd is only a few weeks away!! Dogs are soo dumb sometimes :lol: . I love mine to death and I know she doesn't mean to do the things that she does, but it is crazy. She is obsessed with squirrel chasing and no matter if it is muddy or raining she goes everywhere in the name of a squirrel. By the time she has figured out she will never catch the squirrel it is too late and she is covered in mud!

Neffi - How exciting for you!!! Now do you have all the legal paperwork that they do with donor eggs or are donor embryos done differently? November 2nd will be here before you know it!

Kala - Sending an AF dance your wayImage What made you choose to do your cycle in Serbia? Just curious.

Furmomma - So sorry that you had a rough trip. I am not familiar with and REs in Georgia. But lets not give up just yet!!! When are yo having your beta done?? Try to stay positive.
Image Many women end up with a BFP with no symptoms at all. I had tons of cramping after my FET which I had not really had with my prior IVf cycles.

Kat - Are you sure your tummy issues are not pregnancy related? I am having all sorts of tummy issues and I think it is either the progesterone or the pregnancy.Image I have never been on the progesterone this long so it just may be that. But I constantly either have nausea or indigestion. The constipation is somewhat under control. I hope that you feel better!

Ninde - How are you? Good to see you!

WeHaveHope - Your beta numbers are awesome!!!!As always you are in my prayers. Image
I know how stressful getting past this milestone is. I am positive that your little one(s) is safe and will be in your arms this summer. What symptoms did you have this time last transfer?

Anton - Sending you a big hug sweetie. Image I can understand how you feel. In the scheme of things moving forward when DH is ready is what is important. I just hate that you have to wait. I have so much faith in the natural cycle and just know that it will work with you. I will constantly pray that your wait is short and DH comes around soon. God never gives us more than we can handle and he holds our hands through ever step. God does have a plan for us and we have to pray for the strength to let those plans play out. I know that Gods plans include you being a mother to your own little miracle, it will all happen in his time.

Kamina - I am so sorry hun. I am at a loss for words and I know that there is nothing I can say to make this any better. I do pray that another path opens up for you. I cannot believe that God has said no to your desire for a family. My faith tells me that he will make another way and it will happen in his time. Please keep in touch. Sending hugs and love.Image

Sunshine1576 - Congrats on the great thyroid levels!!!
Image That is awesome. Maybe that is all you need to have success with the IUI. I did not qualify for the Attain program after my failed cycle as well as the fact that I was doing PGD. I was kinda pissed but my RE said that they really try to accept people who have no reasons for failure - that is so stupid. Most of us with failed cycles have no real reason for failure other than failed implantation which we cannot control. I pray you have more success with Attain than we did. It doesn't hurt to apply and it would be great to have that many cycles and get your money back if there is no baby. We will think positive that this is your cycle and you will not need Attain anyways!!

Consel13 - Welcome to our board!! I hope you find the support here that I have found. In terms of the u/s I wish I could give you a definite yes or no, but I can see the benefit of both options. I have seen women on other boards with a history of miscarriages early on have an early ultrasound just to see if the embryo implanted is a viable embryo with the gestational sac ( I may have used the wrong term here) appearing as it should at that point. Like you said anything can happen and you will not see a heartbeat until the 6.5 week ultrasound. I am just such a nervous person that I would have to go ahead and do the 5.5 week u/s just to calm my nerves until the next ultrasound. I pray that you can decide what give you the most peace of mind,

Jen8675309 - What is the name of that song? The chorus was "8-6-7-5-3-0-9!" Sorry I digress. I will keep you in my prayers for tomorrow. Image I hope that your transfer goes well. How long do you plan to take it easy after your transfer? How many are you going to transfer.

Kiminsh - I did much better with the Ganirelix than I did with the Lupron. I think the Lupron over suppressed my during my first cycle. Plus I think most people tolerate Ganirelix better than they do Lupron.

Bodie1011 - I am sending you well wishes for you that you get your BFP on 10/16!!! Image

Lauren319 - How is stimming going? You are right, I am dying from the anticipation!! The 24th seems so far away. I am trying to stay calm and just keep praying that everything is going OK with my LO.

Tess69 - I loved The Help!!! The book is great too if you have time to read. I hear you on preferring FET - they are indeed much cheaper and easier on the body. Hoping you wait more gracefully than I do.

Akdelp - the wait is killing me!! All I can do is pray through it. I guess you having your u/s before me is payback for me having my beta so early :P !

Whew!! I hope I didn't miss anyone! If I did I am so sorry, sending you all hugs.

AFM - The ultrasound wait is worse than the beta wait. I cannot help freaking out and thinking that something may be wrong with my LO. I keep praying for peace of mind and a positive attitude to put faith in God. He has gotten me this far and I am so grateful. I am still so exhausted and I am not sure where that comes from. I would love to think it is the pregnancy but I have never been on the progesterone this long and my last progesterone level was 185 so that is TONS of progesterone soaring through my body. After the u/s I can cut back assuming my levels are the same. As it is I am sleeping close to 13-15 hours a day!!! I am so embarrassed. Our little group has grown so big that I am going to have to start writing down my prayers (anyone who has seen or read The Help) that way I can keep up and be sure to include you all. Plus I like the ability to look back and review who I have prayed for and what their needs are.



In constant prayer,
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Gina1976 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:10 pm

fvrogers- Thanks. Yeah I remember having to repeat some since it was passed a certain time frame. For now I'll continue with my healthy diet and get back on my Thyroid esp.

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:43 pm

Felicia-as always, thank you for being so supportive.

To answer your question, last transfer at 4w/5 days I felt some lower back pain. I had been feeling some lower abdominal discomfort but I thought it was that my uterus was making room. Now tha I think about it I think something had been wrong for a few days. Then o. That dreadful day, I asked the physical Therapist I work with for a hot pack. I put it in my back for a few minutes and then went to the bathroom. When I urinated a saw bright red blood. I called my RE, of course at 4w/5d there isn't anything anyone can do so he comforted me and I went home. When I got home I continued to bleed and then eventually I felt two clots cone out and I knew that was it. I know I posted this at some point bit I'll post it again. The night before the MC I saw two spirits in my room. I felt very comforted by there presence but did not know why they were there. I know some people may think I'm absolutely crazy but I believe they visited me to comfort me for what was about to occur. I believe they visited me so that I would have no doubt that my little beans were going to be taken care of. I feel blessed to have had their visit. I know my little beans are being well cared for by angels in Heaven.

Today I am exactly were I was last cycle, 4 weeks/5 days. But I feel good today. I've had a little discomfort but very different from last time. I've been a little nauseous everday for days now but no vomiting. Just queezy and loss of appetite. So I believe I will make it past the 4w/5d mark. We will see what the Beta shows tomorrow. My ultrasound is scheduled for October 26th. Waiting till then is going to be really hard. Felicia, I really think your doing well. All of the signs you mentioned are do to your growing little bean/s. So enjoy those sysmtoms and don't feel bad for sleeping so much. Your body needs the extra sleep.
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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 bodie1011 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:09 am

Hi Kala - welcome to the board, and good luck. Hoping AF comes soon!

Neffi - congrats on getting another step closer. November will be here before you know it!!

Blessed - I have a boxer, a pug and an australian shepard. The boxer was my first though, and they are great dogs. The aussie though is teaching us new levels of patience :)

Counsel - welcome! Congrats on the BFP!

Anton - That must be a tough situation. At times on this journey I have needed a break for a couple months just to recharge so hoping your DH will come back with renewed determination next month!

I'm still trying to learn everyone's stories and get more personals in; You are an amazing bunch of women! I'm not feeling any symptoms yet so starting to worry. But staying positive!
Me 37, DH 35, TTC 4 YR, MC x3
FET 10/7 10/16 beta 248 BFP, 10/25 u/s twins!
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by tuffy4u » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:29 am

Kayla, welcome, hope AF comes soon. I'm not good with the graphics so you'll have to take my word for it but I am doing an AF dance for you.

Felicia good to hear from you! My abdominal discomfort hasn't been constipation related, I'll just leave it at that. Never thought of blaming it on the progesterone. My RE offered to take me off it and put me on the suppositories today but I said no since I broke through on the suppositories last time.

We- the wait for the US can be painful. My best friend is an OB in town and she offered to scan me this weekend just to count how many and check in. I'm not sure if I am going to or not. I probably should just wait but it would be nice to see what's going on in there. I'm sure she couldn't see an HB, I wont be six weeks till monday.

My girls are busy making a cake for grandma's birthday, they wanted to do a two tiered custard filled one so it's been taking up most of the day. Fun but I have a huge mess to clean up now. I better get to that.

Good night,
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Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:33 am

Jen8675309-wishing you all the best for your FET tomorrow. I'm praying that all goes smoothly and that you friaries snuggle in tight. Keep us posted. I'll be checking in all day tomorrow for your update.
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FET 5/11 BFN
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by Sunshine1576 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:33 am

Wow this board moves so fast and I think I read everything might have to go back and re-read again lol I don't like missing anyone!

Anton, My heart breaks for you tonight that dh didn't give you the green light yet, I know how badly you wanted to cycle with natural IVF. I will keep praying that dh comes around, and sometimes minds can change within a given month. So stay postive and I will keep praying that God will open a door for you and dh to become parents. Maybe there is a reachout program at church that could give you an opportunity to mentor children. I know it's the not same but I also know it's uplifting to be around kids in general, Annabelle has rescued me in more ways then she'll ever know. My boss at work told me about a couple she knew from church married 10 years and thought they could have children of their very own, they prayed for a family so much and felt it was in their hearts to find another avenue...So they foster cared FIVE children and a few years later she herself became pregnant. I always like to read about the story of Abraham and Sarah in the bible in their 100s, and it reminds me that God does have a plan for each and every one of us, we have to continuously pray and know it's going to happen in His own time. Much love and I will certainly keep praying that God opens a door....

Kamina, I know this has been a rocky journey, but I will keep praying that God will provide you with another way. Sometimes we don't understand why things happen the way they do, but it's hard to not to want to keep exploring different avenues. Give it some time to let these feelings pass, and you certainly talk with dh to see if there is any other options. Sometimes we try to accept things the way they are, but you have to keep praying that God will lay it on your heart for what His plans really are. Sending you much loving comfort and keeping you in my prayers too.

Felicia, good to hear from you and glad you are progressing. I know what you mean about the IVF Attain Program, even though we had one failed IVF, with it being ONLY one try, it doesn't seem right you know even kind of discriminating- if you ask me. Why deny anyone the right to save money especially when we have NO insurance here that covers IVF? They have to give us every possible chance to continue on and I know we won't be able to afford more then 2 IVFS alone out of pocket and even that money has to be scraped up. It's out of my hands for now and I cannot worry about that until it's time. Must be eatting healthier for our upcoming IUI at the same time there are so many underlining factors, dh's sperm count being strong for one. He's been taking Ultimate Man multivitamins since last August but more then anything the timing has to be perfect. Wondering how much it would cost to freeze his best sample, that stuff is like gold anyway! :D

LaureN, you are too funny! I cannot remember prescription names either and it took me several minutes to remember Neevo while I was talking to my RE yesterday. I kept thinking ok what am I missing, I felt so overwhelmed and then on the way home I started rambling somthing to dh and remembered I had one more question for RE. Learned we should always write down questions BEFORE consultation visits! About the Levothyroxine I am on 25 mcg started Sept 1, so around 6 weeks and I take it 30 minutes before breakfast so it can absorb. My thyroid levels were borderline before at 3.9 and now it's at .96 which is where my RE wants for his clinic. Anton is right I feel mentally better (more focussed) at work and don't feel as near scatterbrained as I was once before! Of course we hear this changes once pregnancy happens. Maybe I had no excuse before, but let's blame it on the thyroid!

Ok I have more to read and will be back for updates soon!
Christy
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
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by jen8675309 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:42 am

Hello Ladies!

Wow, this thread is soooo active! I love it! I wish I had more time for personals! Thanks to all who have wished me well and offered positive thoughts and prayers!

Today I got a call from the lab at the RE's office. 3 years ago we froze 5 3 day embryos. They thawed 2 and both have survived! They were both 9 celled little beauties this morning. The hope is that they both do well overnight and even grow just a bit more! My transfer is at 9:45 in the morning (I am in Indiana on Eastern time). I plan to transfer both embies! I would love for both to stick and have another set of twins! :D

I will update when I get home (the clinic is 1.5 hours away from my house).

I hope everyone has a great evening!!! Many hugs and baby dust to all!
Me ~ 35; DH ~ 39
1st IVF with ICSI ~ March 08 ~ BFP!!
14dp3dt~608; 16dp3dt~1282; 18dp3dt~2289

Twin Girls born vaginally on 10/22/08 at 34w5d!

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Post by Neffi211 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:53 am

fvrogers- There are no laws for embryo donation at this point so there were just consents signed by the donating couple and ourselves. It is completely anonymous so the donating couple will never even know if their embryos were a success or not. Our consents were signed 2 weeks ago. I don't know how different this is compared to donor eggs.....
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DS 3rd try
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Post by blueeyedreamer » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:35 am

Wow! So much has happened since I checked in.
We-CONGRATS!!!
Anton-I'm sorry sweetie. He will come around. Give him time. It's such a grueling and unforgiving process. I feel it in my soul that you will get your dream.

I am going to have to read and re-read to get caught up.

We: you can put me on the pupo list! We did our FET today and all was successful. The embie babies looked great and everything felt much better this time. I feel like I have a much more positive attitude than with our last cycle. I have to figure out how to shrink the pic file size and I will upload the pic. My beta will be 10/23.

I'm so excited to catch up with everyone and to see our bfp-s.
Nicole 35, DH 42
IVF 1 BFN
FET 2 BFP twins, M/C 7 weeks.
FET 3 BFP, chemical beta high 81
IVF 4 BFP, chemical beta high 707
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by SamanthaRae21 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:44 am

Wehavehope- Thanks for all the information! My Dr also gave me the spill about the OHSS risks but says that he does this speech with every patient, not just those with PCOS. Due to myself having multiple follices it does increase my risk slightly but due to no acutally "diagnosis" of the syndrom, he feels confident I will tolerate the meds well.

He is starting me on low doses of the Gonal-F, 225 units, so my body wont be overwhelmed with too much too fast. The nurses said that they would know something is wrong before I do and as you said, if for whatever reason it looked like my body was too out of whack to put the fresh embies rigth back in me, they would do a "freeze all" and transfer them once my body has had time to come down from all the hormones. But my Dr said the chances of this happening are not great, 1% for severe OHSS and 10% for moderate.

I have faith in my doctors and I know they will be watching me like a hawk. I will start the shots tomorrow evening and go back in on Tuesday for my first follow up to get labs done and another sonogram to check follicles. Then I will be going every other day after this...so Thursday, Saturday and so on...Wheew...with a 2 hr drive from my house Im gonna be a mess! LOL. Today we had to leave at 5am just to get there at 7am...It didnt even get light outside till around 7am! :)

What made you sick after the retrieval? Youd think that would have helped since your eggs are being taken away along with the fluid...
Me 24- Polycystic Ovaries, but not PCOS. Ovulate normal, Normal AF every month.
DH 26- No Issues...well not fertility wise, but can be a nerd at times. ;)
#1 IVF-
ER- 10/26 11 eggs
5 day ET- 2 viable embies
1st BETA scheduled for 11/14!
Result: BFN :(

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:47 am

Blueeyedreamer-OMG, congrats in being PUPO. How many frosties did you transfer? I am so happy for you. I updates you on the board already. Are you planning on POAS? Sending you tons of sticky baby dust so your little ones snuggle in tight.
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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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WeHaveHope
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Re: Fall/Winter Board Combined (Sept2011-Feb2012) This is it

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:58 am

Samantha-to answer your question, I think my REvsaid what happens is they remove the eggs from the follicles but almost immediately the follicles fill up with fluid again. I know I was given a medication to take for about a week after the retrieval which helped reduce the effects of OHSS. My RE also told me to drink plenty of Gatorade which helped.
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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