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feeling discouraged

Postby faithrose » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:28 pm

I'm 36, my husband and I TTC for a year, had one chemical pregnancy, and I was told everything was fine because at least I got pregnant once, even if it didn't take. Then I moved for work, and saw a RE specialist, who told me that I had low ovarian reserve, and we needed to go straight to IVF. Have been through one cycle, had dramatically low estrogen throughout, but made it to retrieval. Had four follicles with two eggs harvested, which became two grade A embryos. My clinic wanted to try to implant right away since we only had two, so we tried a fresh Day 3 transfer with no success. I'm Day three of our second cycle, and started bleeding pretty bright red on Day 1. Was told that this was withdrawl for the ten days of OCPs I had taken, but I'm still lightly bleeding. My doc says it's all fine, but this didn't happen the first time. I also really feel no symptoms. Go in for my second US tomorrow. Just feeling really scared and didn't know if anyone else had experienced the same.
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Re: feeling discouraged

Postby Emily_rose » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:04 am

Hello Faithrose
Don't be stressed. Our body undergoes various changes while IVF like bleeding, spotting, disturbed menstrual and ovulation. Remember that the starting day of your periods. Day 1 of your cycle is just a marker which informs the doctor that you are ready to start your super-ovulation. The bleeding is just the shedding of the old uterine lining and has no impact on the IVF treatment itself. If you experience bleeding while treatment or after the egg collection. This is because the doctor has stuck a needle through your vaginal wall in order to retrieve your eggs. This is usually minimal, and stops very soon. The bleeding which comes from the cervix and will not harm your embryos. Excessive bleeding is extremely unusual and if you do experience this, you should report to your doctor. Hope you find it helpful.
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Re: feeling discouraged

Postby Ressia » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:57 am

Hello, Faithrose! Do not be discouraged because of few failures. Do not forget that at the end of a dark tunnel, there is light. Keep looking forward. Your baby will come at the right time.
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