New to this and VERY nervous

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Registered: 10-07-2012
New to this and VERY nervous
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 1:37pm

My husband and I have decided to go the IVF route. We have just completed our first appointment and we are soooo excited.  I'm trying to keep on the chatrooms and I have no idea what all the acronyms mean and I'm still confused on what happens now.  I've watched the youtube videos and some of them were very helpful and some were really sad.  However, the insight into this process was much needed. 

Thanks for insight you can provide. 

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 4:54pm

Welcome!  IVF is both very exciting and also very anxiety filled =)  Did your doctor give you any idea on what protocol s/he would use with you and when you would start?  Let us know what in particular you have questions about.  There are a bunch of ladies here who have been through this before and can help.  I've included my whole siggy below so you can see what all I have done.  Wishing you tons of luck!!!

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DH - (34) & I (Caryn-37) got Married in Mar '06, started TTC Jan '07
~3 years of TTC, 8 cycles on Clomid, LAP surgery, 3 IUIs and 1 lucky IVF

IVF details: DHEA therapy and acupuncture for three months before IVF
BCPs for 30 days - Micro Lupron Flare protocol - started cycle on 8/29/09
Stims: Menopur (225) and Bravelle (225) for 10.5 days
ER 9/12/09 - 12 eggs, 11 mature, 11 fertilized with ICSI, 10 developed
5dt of 2 blasts on 9/17/09 - 4 A & B quality blasts made it to the freezer
OHSS started 9/20 - paracentesis of 750ml on 9/28 & 3x a day Heparin
Betas: 13 DPO hCG=107 on 9/25 and 16 DPO hCG=298 on 9/28/09
1st u/s on 10/14/09 at 6w4d ~ 1 stuck and had a heart rate of 122
2nd u/s on 10/27/09 at 8w3d ~ 3 days ahead and heart rate was 173
NT scan on 12/1/09 at 13w3d ~ heart rate was 164 and fold = 1.5mm
12/28/09 at 17w2d u/s said GIRL and 1/19 u/s at 20w3d agreed

Kylie Brynn arrived via c-section on May 29, 2010!

TTC #2 - FET in September of 2012 - BFN. Next FET in October, better luck this time, please!

baby growth

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Registered: 06-22-2010
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 7:41pm

Welcome to the boards!  The start of the IVF journey is both an exciting and stressful time...I means the start of new treatments, which means new possibilities, but with those new treatments comes a whole new world of information.  Though every couple's journey is a little bit different, there are so many similiarities that I am sure the women here would be able to share.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask.

Best of luck to you!  

Kelly (31) DH (32) TTC Since June 2009 August 2007 - Myomectomy - removed large fibroid on back of uterus January 2010 - HSG reveals "possible" blocked left tube March 2010 - First RE visit (PCOS secondary to CAH diagnosed) April 2010 - October 2010
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 10-08-2012 - 1:19pm
Welcome to the board, the ladies here are very informative and are happy to answer any questions you have. Here is a link to TTC acronyms, I hope that it helps in figuring things out:

When will you be starting IVF?