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IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby brit1612 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:40 pm

We are thinking about trying for number soon, we have 4 frozen donor embryos left. That means two chances and then we will just be happy with having one little miracle. I want to do everything I can to make sure I give myself the best odds possible. It took us six cycles to get miracle number 1, so two attempts does not seem like much to me! So....I have been researching acupuncture and other things. I just wrote a blog post about it and would love some feedback! Thanks in advance!!!


Also, for those of you who have one and are trying or will be trying for another.... how did you know when was the right time to try again??? I am asking because we talked about it a lot back when we were pregnant, but have not talked about it too much since. My hubby does not feel like we are financially ready, but I don't feel like we will ever be ! I know that another child will be a huge financial strain on us, but we both have great relationships with our siblings and we both want our little boy to have that same relationship. I feel like a child will force us to make some decisions....move closer to family, find different jobs...etc. But we will not likely do those things unless we are forced. I really want our children to be close in age so they can "grow up" together. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!
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Re: IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby alexis » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:45 am

Hi there! I just posted a new thread for those trying for baby #2. We had a son on 2/3/10 and knew we wanted to try to have more children sooner rather than later. We never really used birth control for the first year after he was born (hoping maybe we'd have one of those natural pregnancy miracles you read about!), but after about a year, we started "trying" more seriously. After a few months of that, I figured we'd need to go through IVF again, so we started that up in July.
Financially, it's scary to think of adding another little person to the family, but I've already thought about concessions to our current lifestyle that I would be more than happy to make if it means being blessed with a second child. I am amazed looking back to life prior to our son at how much "extra" money we had before it all went to daycare expenses! We found a way to make it work though and I'm confident we will again with child #2.
It is hard to committing to getting back on the IVF wagon again though. I've found I'm much more emotional this time (granted it worked the first time before, so I didn't know what a BFN felt like prior to my son). I had prepared myself for multiple attempts with baby #2 however, but it still doesn't make it any easier to go through.
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35 yr/DH 35yr, unexplained infertility
IVF #1, 2009, have beautiful son (2/3/10)
IVF #2 and #3, BFN
IVF#4; BFP!! 1st Beta 260, 2nd Beta 466 (12/16), 3rd Beta 5142 (12/23), 1st ultrasound=2 gestational sacs, 2nd ultrasound=TWINS with heartbeats
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Re: IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby brit1612 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:04 am

Thanks for the reply!!! I think I will join y'all over on the other thread. Not sure when we will be starting but I am hoping it is sooner than later! I am hoping that trying for numer two will be a lot less stressful for me. But we will see!!! :)
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Re: IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby Happy Bunny » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:56 pm

We went for #2 very fast for the following reasons:

1. My age. I'll be 38 next month and I didn't want to reduce our chances by waiting.

2. My husband's retirement from the military is coming up. Right now, I'm able to stay home. Since I'm an Industrial Chemist, I typically work in a hazardous environment for pregnancy. We wanted me to be able to stay home for the pregnancy and early infancy.

3. We wanted our children to be close in age. They'll be age appropriate play partners and be in the same schools most of the time.
Barbara
Me: 38 2X Ectopic; DH: 38 MF
IVF #1 ET 10/11/10 BFP Brooke Marie
IVF #2 ET 11/11/11 BFP Travis James

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Re: IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby brit1612 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:57 pm

Thanks Happy Bunny. We are going for our consult tomorrow afternoon!! We are so excited, hoping to start again in January, if it works the kids would be about 2 1/2 years apart. Congrats on your pregnancy!
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Re: IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby katieb1231 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:02 am

Not to be all philosophical & weird but I think somehow there is a higher power at work here.....I mean look at Anna...she has IVF, then donor embryo IVF none of which work then she has a IUI and she brings home beautiful baby Paul and HappyBunny she says hey lets try again right away and in no way thinks it will work but lets try and here she is pregnant with beautiful number 2....I have a Natural pregnancy, IUI, IVF and then donor egg IVF all with perfect eggs and pregnancies then lose them all then we give up and within 3 weeks bring home beautiful baby Em???? Then we try again multiple times and pregnant each time but end of losing them then give up and be happy with one and surprise surprise birth mom calls and she is pregnant again with Em's baby sister and wants us to have her....WOW....there is a plan and it happens when it is right even though it might not be when you want it to happen or how you want it to happen but it will happen....we will all be mothers to 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or whatever but we will be mothers in some way or some how.....I truly believe this after all I have been through and all I have watched you all go through.........
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Re: IVF acupuncture / trying for number 2

Postby brit1612 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:38 pm

I agree with you. As much as I like to do everything I can possibly do to help the cycle. I know that God has a plan for us and that our little miracle was meant to be. Just praying that God has another miracle planned for us :). We went through a lot before turning to donor embryos and then had a huge ordeal to get the embryos to our clinic. Looking back, it worked out exactly how it should have! At the time we were very stressed and impatient.
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