So sorry to hear your story, but welcome! You could not have found a better site than this one--I guarantee it.
There are many different protocols and questions when (if) you start IVF. I hope that you find a really good RE (reproductive endocrinologist) that you are comfortable with and will take the time to discuss with you the options and pros and cons of different treatments. I have worked with 4 different clinics and found significant differences!
You asked about how many embryos to transfer...that depends on several factors-the first of which is your age. If you are younger than 30, your RE will likely be very conservative, and perhaps even recommend a SET (Single embryo transfer). If you are over 35 they are more open to transferring more embryos, and if you are "old" like me, they will be willing to throw in a bunch! LOL. I started with IVF at age 41 and have had 4 embies transferred each time. But the risk of multiples is very high if you are younger--so I wouldn't recommend that. I have seen lots of women on here end up with twins (as I have) and several with triplets--which can be tricky and dangerous.
The number transferred also depends on the quality of embryos and what day you end up transferring. They tend to transfer more on a 2d or 3d than on a 5day transfer, for example.
Anyway, my recommendation to you is to move to the IVF board and "lurk" on the summer board for a while. You will be surprised how much you can learn! Feel free to jump in whenever you are ready. The women here are wonderfully supportive and knowledgeable. I joined last summer when I was struggling with "Beta hell" (when beta levels didn't rise properly) and ended in miscarriage. If I didn't have the support and caring hearts of these wonderful strong women, I think I would have thrown in the towel.
TTC is a difficult and often painful journey. I wish you success and hope that you jump over and join! (I "lurk" and "crash" to support former cycle buddies but I post regularly on the "Pregnant after treatment" thread. Yea! Finally!) Feel free to send me a PM (personal message) if you have any questions!
Baby Dust to you!!!! And perhaps you will have some good news in the next two months and not need the IVF after all.
Me: 44, endo. & 1 tube due to rupture
DH 36 fine
IVF#1 double ectopic/severe OHSS 12/08
IUI#1, #2, and #3, 2010 BFN
IVF#4-2/11 HPT=BFP 11dpo; 13dpo=240! 15dpo=653, 20dpo=5522,3/29=u/s-1sac1yolk 4/4=2 HBs!