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

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:05 am

Annashope-I don't have any experience with this, however I would say that a Beta of 35 if it's early in the pregnancy. In addition, spotting and bleeding are very common in the first trimester so please dint think that you are having a MC. I would definantely take your RE's advise and begin using the progesterone support. When do you have the next Beta? I am praying for you and praying that your Beta doubles nicely.
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DS14pr mrg
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IUI 12/10 BFN
IVF 1/11 OHSS
FET 5/11 BFN
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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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Globetrotter » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:58 am

Hello everyone!
Good report today! Out of the 17 eggs fertilized, I have 9 that are grade 1-2 so we're doing a 5-day transfer on Saturday. The rest of the eggs are fine, just not 6-7 cells grade 1 or 2 so we might still be able to freeze them. We'll see on Saturday!
ME 32 (blocked tubes), DH 35 (A-OK)
April 2012 #1 IVF ...Single embryo transfer. 1st beta 11dp5dt: 520! 2nd beta 13dp5dt:1260!

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

Post by JacksMom2012 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:06 am

katieb1231
Thanks so much for your PM! I tried responding, but it wouldn't let me. Congrats to you as well!

For everyone cycling, it took multiple tries for me, and these are the changes we made for the 1 successful cycle. I was on the long Lupron protocol each time. We normally retrieved a good number of eggs, but would only end up with a couple viable embryos.

Gained 10 lbs
Used PIO injections instead of the vaginal insert
Transferred 3 embies instead of 2
Stayed in bed for 3 days
Took xananx during the 2ww to keep me relaxed
HCG booster shots on the day of my 3 day transfer, and again 3 days later

The stim injections were Gonal-f and Menopur. I still took Lupron during stimming, but at a much lower dose (to prevent OHSS).

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-I had a bleed during my pregnancy. It was heavy bleeding for a few days and my OB sent me to a specialist. My cervix started to funnel & shorten, but he felt a 5cm bleed was not a big deal and didn't think a cerclage was necessary. It took a while for the bleeding to stop and had weekly ultrasounds, but everything ended up okay.

Thinking about all of you and saying a prayer!
Me-38, Possible blocked tubes but could not confirm without surgery
DH- 47, Low motility due to having a vasectomy for 10 years
1 stepson, 17 yo

IVF #1 July 2010 Chemical
IVF #2 Dec 2010 BFN
FET Mar 2011 BFN
IVF #3 June 2011 BFP, DS born Feb 7, 2012

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

Post by Sunshine1576 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:40 am

sunshine12- How ironic, I was thinking the same way tonight when I told dh we should check out jobs that offer fertility coverage. He laughed and said so when I go in for the interview what do I say...when they ask why I have an interest in working here? :lol: Of course I'm thinking he needs to be working for Blue Cross Blue Shield!

AFM: Hanging in there, I'm a proud owner of 6 new pairs of shoes!
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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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by blueeyedreamer » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:50 am

Christy- Congrats on getting new shoes! My dh would come unglued if I came home with 6 news pairs of shoes! I am so jealous!!

Jacksmom- Thanks for the tips on your protocol changes. I must say that I am SHOCKED that you took Xanax during the 2ww. Xanax is a dangerous drug and a huge no no during pregnancy. I take it semi-regularly. Valium would probably be a better choice. But, regardless of that, it worked for you!

Globe- Great report! Grow embies grow!

Annashope- Wow! What a strange turn of events! Good luck!

Hopethisworks- Great retrieval report! Looking forward to your fert report.

Patricia- How are you doing? I'm sorry about your cycle. I really hope you get somewhere with your clinic. When I went on Crinone I only took one per day. I had been on the PIO but was allergic to the sesame oil and ended up with hives. I switched to Crinone mid 2WW. That was my fresh cycle that was BFN. I don't think it had anything to do with the Crinone.

Leora- It took a long time for me to get "into" running. I wanted to be able to say I could go the distance, but I sucked at it for a long time. Even though I ran 6 miles straight on Tuesday, I wouldn't have been able to do it today. My legs weren't going to have anything to do with it and my MS fatigue was hitting full force. It's an up and down battle. I like going out on the trail or running around the lake. I dislike running on the treadmill. It's boring as hell. When I'm on the trail it is kind of therapeutic. It's me and my demons, all alone. I don't run with others because my pace is inconsistent. Even if DH goes with me he runs his own and I run mine. If we run around the lake we will go in opposite directions so we pass each other on each lap. I love to run along the river near our home because I see Great Blue Herons, Cranes, Bald Eagles, Beavers, etc. In the end it is something that I can be proud of, an accomplishment of sorts, and something that is always going to be able to be improved. That improvement is up to me and nobody else. It's my glory to take in or my failure to overcome.

AFM- Super tired today. I had a 10 hour day at work which is long for me.

Happy Friday! We are on spring break next week! THANK GOODNESS!
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by Ninde » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:52 am

Morning!!

Annashope: im with Maria - this might be the bleeding that can happen in first trimester. I know its really hard not to panic because its scary as hell but try to rest, drink lots and keep your adrenaline down. The progesterone will start to kick in . I know this is frightening ,when are you seeing your clinic again? This will be wonderful if you hold onto this pregnancy. Im keeping you in my thoughts

Globe: oh well done you, that's amazing!! How are you feeling?

Christy: or shoukd we call you pretty feet? :D

Jack'smom: thank you for that. I will have to lose 10 pounds! If we get three embryos next time we will transfer. I dont like xanax at the best of drugs for anyone to be honest, i know it can be helpful for anxiety but I've seen a number of my clients become quite dependant but that's just a personal thing and it didnt cause yku any problems which is great. Thanks for sharing.

LauraN: how are you?

Nicole: thank you, im doing ok. Im feeling less cheated now that testint day has come and gone. And you are right, the crinone probably had nothing g to do with it as the embryos clearly didnt implant. Your views on running g are great, I never dot the bug, I've tried several times and the only time i managed it reasonably consistently was when I was training and did the triathalon. Back to my trainer next week

Everyone else: see my post to you of last night

Ninde
Ivf # 1 aug 2011 bfp. M/C 9 weeks
Ivf # 2 Mar 2012, beta Apr 12: Bfn
Ivf # 3 Aug 2012, another heart breaking bfn
Ivf # 4 Feb 2012

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:04 pm

Hi ladies,
hope everyone is doing well. Just a quick update. I went my regular every two week appt with my OB. The babies doing great. I had thech check the gender again just to make sure and she said that we are absolutely having two girls. We are so excited. Unfortunately, even though I have nit had anymore bleeding in almost two weeks, the bleed is still there. I go again on Monday or the f/u anatomy scan so they can try again and get the heart views they were not able to get last time. Sending eveyone all my love.

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

Post by annashope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:07 pm

went for a repeat beta today....still bleeding...just waiting now
Me 30
DH 30
DS 10 from previous marriage
ttc 5 yrs, Cervical cancer- in remission
IVF# 1 BFP m/c at 7 weeks
FET Nov 2010 BFN
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April 2012 Natural BFP on baseline to start cycling-- beta 4/11 35 beta 4/13 121

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:20 pm

Annashope-keeping you in my prayers.
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by HopeThisWorksM » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:00 pm

Annashope - praying for the best for you guys this week!

WeHaveHope - hope all goes well and the bleeding stops.
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Re: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by blueeyedreamer » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:23 pm

Annashope- fingers are crossed for your beta.
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: Cycling In 2012 Board (formerly Fall/Winter 2011-2012)

Post by annashope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:27 pm

thank you girls so much for your prayers. Beta today 121 and prog up to 20 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I am in shock I have heard that these things happen to people but I have never been one of those people. Next beta fri the 20th and u/s. I am still bleeding. Not too heavy just light and still terrified. You girls and DH and the only people who know..thank you so much for letting me confide in you
Me 30
DH 30
DS 10 from previous marriage
ttc 5 yrs, Cervical cancer- in remission
IVF# 1 BFP m/c at 7 weeks
FET Nov 2010 BFN
IUI #5 12/02 BFP! Paul NIcholas
April 2012 Natural BFP on baseline to start cycling-- beta 4/11 35 beta 4/13 121

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:35 pm

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

Post by WeHaveHope » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:38 pm

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

Post by Julia73 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:42 pm

Maria-glad you'll have the us soon. Praying for wonderful results for you. How is your head?

Anna-how are you? Please let us know the beta! Praying for you.

Patricia-you sound like you're in good spirits. How everything?

Blue-I think its wonderful that you accomplish so much! I think your description of where you run is just beautiful!
Me-38
DH-51
Ivf#1 BFN
ivf#2: 2/12, beta : 4/6. Good Friday! Bfp!! Beta 4/6: 542, Beta 4/9: 2343, Beta 4/11:4102, 4/16 U/s, hb 100 bpm. 4/23, u/s : hb 136, 4/30 u/s: hb 167, graduated from the clinic!
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