Starting IVF in Oct?

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Registered: 04-23-2008
Starting IVF in Oct?
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:34pm

Hi Ladies,


Well, the time has come...I'm excited and scared, but ready to be a mom more than anything. I'm probably a little early, but wanted to see if there were any potential cycle buddies out there yet. We are getting ready for IVF #1, I will be starting birth control pills later in Sept., probably doing ER at the end of Oct/beginning of Nov. In the meantime, I'm trying to lose a little weight, getting some exercise, and will hopefully be starting acupuncture soon. Here's hoping that IVF does the trick!


-Denise

 


Me (36), DH (40) - ttc#1 since 02/08


Seeing RE since 11/08, dx with "unexplained infertility."


2 failed cycles of clomid (12/08, 1/09)


02/09: IUI + femara = BFN


03/09: Femara + IUI on 3/22 + prometrium = BFN


04/09: Femara + IUI (week of 4/21) + prometrium = BFN


05/09: Femara + IUI (u/s and b/w on 5/22) = BFN


6/09: Follistim + HCG + Double IUIs + HCG booster= BFN


7/09: Cycle au naturale  + IUI (7/23) = BFN


8/09: Cycle au naturale; meeting with new RE on 8/19


9/09: Still on break


10/09: Follistim + Ovidrel + IUI; BFP on 11/9/09;  (beta 1-12dpIUI: 37; 14dpIUI: 79; 16dpIUI: 183); First U/S, 11/22 shows 1 gestational sac; 2nd u/s, 6w5days, fetal pole is small, no h/b; 3rd u/s on 12/9, no fetal pole, diagnosed blighted ovum; d &c on 12/18.


1/10: RE appt on 1/6, on break


2/10: break


3/10: break


4/10: planned to do IUI with follistim, cycle cancelled (4 follicles); changed REs


5/10: waiting for AF, decisions about testing and IUI vs. IVF


6/10: hysteroscopy on 6/4, all clear! IUI + Follistim and Ovidrel

 


Me (36), DH (41) - ttc#1 since 02/08


Seeing RE since 11/08, dx with "unexplained infertility."


2 failed cycles of clomid (12/08, 1/09)

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 3:09pm

Hi All:



Shannon, I am a big baby with shots too and almost had a panic attack when I first saw all this injections, but you really DO get used to it.

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Registered: 08-15-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 6:51am

I am lurking round the board at the moment. I should be starting IVF in January...

I just wanted to wish you all good luck with you treatments....

Baby dust and painless injections :) to you all....

Alison

Me 33, DP 34.
He's perfect!! Me tubes tied after last baby.
I have five gorgeous children from my previous marriage. Three boys 12, 11 and 10yrs and two girls 8 and 6 yrs.
Hoping to start IVF in December 2010/January 2011!
Me 33, DP 34.
He's perfect!! Me tubes tied after last baby.
I have five gorgeous children from my previous marriage. Three boys 12, 11 and 10yrs and two girls 8 and 6 yrs.
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Registered: 09-09-2010
Mon, 09-13-2010 - 5:50pm

Thanks, Beth!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2010
Mon, 09-13-2010 - 8:16pm

HI Shannon, I'm glad it helped. Once you do the shot the first time on yourself, it gets easier.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2010
Tue, 09-14-2010 - 12:13pm

ER by Monday!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-15-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 11:25pm

Hello!



I am starting BCP end of September, I am not doing an ER we are going through FET. We have 5 eggs frozen and hoping for transfer 1st week in November. Hope we can connect and support each other!



ER October 2008, 2 perfect 5 day Blasts... BFN  =(


Starting FET procedure Oct/Nov 2010-- STICKY BABY DUST!!

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Registered: 10-14-2008
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 3:24pm
Hello everybody- I too will be starting bcp at the end of this month if this last IUI didnt work (Im not holding my breath) then IVF meds in OCT for an early November transfer! Im excited and scared..I so hope that it works..I have one son who will be 5 in November and have had a few m/c both at 12 weeks in Jan 08' and Jan 09'. We have had trouble concieving again since then....including months on clomid and 2 (so far) failed IUI's. I test on Tuesday of next week to see if the 3rd worked or not but I have NO symptoms so Im not too hopeful. My insurance does not cover anything IVF so it will be all out of pocket for us..that is scary all on its own. I also dontknw anyone who has done IVF so I have no one to ask how the process is and all that. Im really hoping this board can ease some of my worries! Good luck to all!! ~Lindsay
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Registered: 06-05-2007
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 4:31pm

Hi Ladies!



I will hopefully be starting in Oct, but we have a few things to finish up on our pre-IVF checklist first. I'm really anxious to get this show on the road finally!! I am a little hesitant to start before the holidays, because I think I read in my info packet that my RE doesn't want any travel planned until after 12 weeks. So if I do get pg, then I may not be able to go to my family's Christmas (2 hrs away). I'm willing to live with that if I do get lucky on my first try!!



Good Luck everyone!

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 09-16-2010
Thu, 09-16-2010 - 5:08pm

Hi everyone!!!!

This is my first post on this discussion board and I'm happy to be here. This is my first round of IVF and ICSI so I'm very nervous as well. ;-)

I have been taking BC pills and will begin Lupron injections on Monday. My retrieval is scheduled for October 12 and I hope to have my transfer on October 15, 16 or 17. I'm so excited!!!

My (DH) has 3 children from a previous marriage and now we want one of our own. I absolutely adore my "step-kids" but I'm ready to have one of my own. My husband had a vasectomy 9 years ago, so we have decided to go this route. He is having his test biopsy October 1.

Any comments or advice would be helpful. If anything, I'd just like to be a part of a group that is going through the same thing I am.

What side effects have you experienced from the injections?

Thanks in advance!! I'm so glad to be here!!!

KK

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Registered: 09-09-2010
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 10:08am

Happy Friday :)

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