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Postby MsJess » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:43 pm

I am so glad to have found you all. I have a million questions and have been reading through all the threads.

This is our first month getting started fully and I am nervous, hesitant, optimistic and trying to stay realistic.

Thanks for all of those who have come before me and asked questions :)
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby Sdtryingagain » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:14 am

Welcome MsJess! Wishing you fast success on your journey. Being realistic and hopeful sounds like a recipe for success to me!
Me/DH 36
1 tube/low morph
TTC since 2008 only one spontaneous in 2012
Ivf 1-1/2009 DS
FET- miscarried
Ivf 2.- 10/11 DS
12/12 miscarried (spontaneous pregnant, so cliche minus the miscarriage part)
Now--- back to TTC at home in hopes for a final addition
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby Shari » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:25 am

Hi MsJess

Very new to this myself and also started the 1st IVF process Jan 2013 and currently 3days in “after my transfer”

I am trying really hard to remain positive but feel very emotional.

I wishing you lots of luck
Me 26, DH 27
2 cycles of failed IUI
FIRST IVF Started Jan 2013
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby angellawise » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:14 pm

I wish anybody new to this journey much luck and success. I too have great information on cost efficient and successful IVF treatments. In the interest of sensitivity and tact, I invite interested parties to contact me at agarcia@wisemds.com if you want to know more. Information is the key to making great decisions about such an emotionally charged topic, and I just would like to share what I have come to know both professionally and personally.
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby brit1612 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:36 pm

Hi, welcome to the boards!! This is a great place to be for support, I was on here religiously when I was going through our treatments. Many years later (and two miracle babies later) I still come around to try to help out the newbies :). If you have any questions you think I could help you with, feel free to pm me. Good luck to you! If you would like to hear our story you can visit my blog, link is in my sig.
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby leorira11 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:10 pm

check out the 2013 cycle buddies thread - that's a great place to hang out and share what you are dealing with right now.

I'm not cycling right now (waiting for surgery on Wednesday, then probably a 6 week wait until I can start again) - but I'm quite an expert (unfortunately....) if anyone has questions!
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby leorira11 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:10 pm

also - this board used to be REALLY active, but a lot of the women have moved to a (super secret!) Facebook group. If you want to join, send me a PM :D
8 IVF+6 FET=6 BFN+8 BFP =

-b/g twins 22w (12.09)
-mc 10w (9.10)
-Micha (7.19-24.11) & Asaf (7.19-28.11) born at 24w
-mc 5wk (2.12)
-no HB at 18w (10.12)
-BO (4.13)-
-mc 6wk (9.13)

last attempt - donor sperm - baby girl born healthy July 2014
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby señorita » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:22 pm

Hi there!!
I'm so happy to be amoungst friends. I get so frustrated that I can't talk to anyone about it properly other than my poor hubby! So I'm 7dp5dt today and chomping at the bit to test but absolutely refuse until 10 dpt! This is our 2nd cycle, first failed after 1 et from fresh cycle, ICSI male factor. I'm working away trying to distract myself but your mind always drifts back. This cycle we were able to put back 2 hatching blasts, not feeling the positivity, it's hard after you've had one failed one already. So just wanted to say Hi, offer my knowledge where possible and hopefully share happy and sad news as we go through this together. Talk soon ! :)
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New to IVF/ICSI

Postby WendyT » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:44 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm a newbie to. This is our first round of IVF and I am on day 8 past a 3day transfer of 1 embryo. No embryos made it to being frozen so all hopes pinned on this one.

I have been having bad cramps from the day 2 of transfer, so quite worried.
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby Ginger » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:28 am

Welcome Wendy! I remember being so nervous, too, on my IVF try. Insurance doesn't pay anything except meds so that just added on the pressure! Lots of great advice here! Remember, everyone is different. I didn't have any cramping, nausea, etc. my only indicator that something good might be happening is when I FELL getting out of my vehicle. That takes talent! LOL.

Señorita - putting back 2 hatchlings is great! Keep thinking positive thoughts.

Leorira - I have been stalking the board for quite a while. Always was shy to join. I am continuing to send prayers and positive thoughts your way. I admire your strength so much.

AFM - we will be trying with our one and only frozen baby soon. Not real soon but its on our minds. It is our one chance for Grace to have sibling. God has a plan. Took us 7 years with getting our first.
Me-34 DH-34 (low count & low ovarian reserve)
Married 10 years
TTC for 7 years

IUI #1- 4 BFN (2007 - 2009)
IVF/ICSI 7/2011 transferred 2 blasts 5dt. Beta #1- 1,010
Beta #2- 4,020...one strong bean on U/S. Grace Leigh born 4/3/12. One embie frozen.
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby WendyT » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:04 am

Thanks Ginger. You're right, that's one hell of a way to find out!

Trying to be patient. I've read so many posts on this site about cramping, that I guess it can really can just go either way!
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby momtofive » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:47 pm

I am new to IVF, and it seems like there is so much information, but not any good information.oping to find others doing IVF who may know more... I have 5 children, all conceived without any aid. I am a gestational carrier for someone that i know. I am 11 days post 5 day transfer of 2 blastocyst that rated perfect. The Dr. Ordered an HCG, progesterone and Estradiol on 02/19/13, 7 days after transfer and my levels were: HCG 19, Progesterone 21.47, Estradiol 1300 Two days later my levels were: HCG 29, Estradiol 1167, Progesterone 36.49, Today 11 days post transfer my HCG was 49 Wont get other levels until monday. IVF Dr. says my numbers are good, not to worry, slow and steady is ok . Theni see numbers online & i freak out :(
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby momtofive » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:54 pm

My IVF Dr. Said some cramping daily is "Normal", as is spotting. He said to remember, they invaded my uterus to put the embryo's in.... I had cramping today, but the Dr.checked me and said it wasn't my uterus, it was my left ovary hurting from how full it is with eggs, and is a side effect of the meds., I have had NO spotting except on day 5, it was very faint and only once, Dr said it was "implant" spotting.
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby señorita » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:38 pm

Wendi let us know how you get on! I was the same with just 1 going back and no frozen left the first time. Whens ur beta? Fingers crossed you'll get the bfp your first go!
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Re: New to IVF/ICSI

Postby candygirl » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:20 am

I am so new to IVF that I haven't gotten a schedle that some have mentioned. At this point, all I know is that I have to call my RE office on the first day of my next cycle, which should be tomorrow, to have an ultrasound done on day 2, 3, or 4 to count follicles. I'm sure they will tell me more at that appointment, but I am nail biting nervous :roll: and scared :( , and happy :D all at the same time. My husband and I have tried to have a baby for 6 years. I'm also getting my self worked up about the chance of success. I have a BMI of 35, and from what I have read on the internet, higher BMI's prove to be lesser chance of success with IVF. Can anyone give advice about what I can expect next? I know that this month they plan to do a Chlomid challenge where they plan to put me on a high dose of Chlomid on days 5-9 and then if I am not pregnant by my next cycle, I believe that's when I start the IVF meds?? I don't know. Any help?
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