How long have you been ttc?
Almost 3 1/2 years, unexplained infertility. We tried naturally for about 3 years, then went through 4 failed IUIs.
What IVF number was this for you?
Was the successful IVF fresh or frozen?
What was your protocol?
Lupron, Follistim, Menopure
Did you add anything to your protocol to help (baby aspirin, drink pineapple juice and so on)?
I didn't, really. I was on bed rest the day of transfer, and took it relatively easy for the next 2 days (I worked, but worked at home). No sex for 4 days post-transfer, and I didn't exercise during the 2ww (even though my doctor said light exercise was ok).
How many were transferred?
Two, which was all we had. 8 eggs were retrieved, 4 fertilized, and 2 made it to transfer.
Were they 3 day or 5 day blasts?
3 day - one 5 cell, one 6 cell.
How many took?
Did you feel anything different to make you think that this might be it?
I'm not sure if the things I felt during the 2ww were really "this is it!" symptoms, or just wishful thinking on my part. I occasionally felt some mild twinges in my belly, and there were a couple days I felt really hungry. I also had really sore boobs, but I figured that could be due to the progesterone injections. By test day I had pretty much convinced myself that I was going to get a BFN. I couldn't have been more shocked with the news.
What were your pregnancy symptoms?
I'm still not very far along, but so far it's mostly been hunger, some mild twinging and cramping, and some increased gas and mild heartburn. I definitely don't feel pregnant - it was a relief to actually see the U/S because part of me believed the nurses must have been reading my beta numbers wrong
What did you get a from POAS or beta only?
I avoided POAS like the plague!
1st beta = 258
2nd = 673
3rd = 3646
Did you try any alternative help (such as acupuncture)?
Do you have any advice to give us?
This is pretty obvious, but try to keep your mind busy during the 2ww and stay positive. I was convinced that with our low numbers of eggs and OK-but-not-stellar embies, there's no way this try would be successful. It does indeed only take one!