Starting IVF in Oct?

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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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Thu, 11-04-2010 - 2:08pm
Welcome! I'm sorry about your loss, we m/c'd in Dec of last year and it is devastating. It sounds like you've had quite a successful cycle with all those follicles, 41 is a lot!! It makes sense that you are uncomfortable. This is my first IVF, I just had ER on Mon. and got 16 eggs, and we transferred two today. I haven't been too sore (I did have a lot of cramping when I first woke up from the procedure) but the soreness has been more pronounced since I started the progesterone shots. I have heard about docs postponing transfer to the next month bc of too much stimulation of the ovaries. I think that they do this when there is concern for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. I would definitely keep asking questions and let your doc know how you are doing! Good luck and keep us posted on how things are going.

 


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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Fri, 11-12-2010 - 10:55pm

Hello?! Any October buddies out there?! Just wanted to check in to see how everyone is doing. I'm going crazy in the 2ww, but it is coming to an end soon. My beta is on Monday. Hope you are all doing well, and sending lots of baby dust your way :)

 


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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Sat, 11-13-2010 - 10:33pm

Hi Denise!

How are you feeling?


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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 7:33pm
Hi Shannon,
Thanks for your message. I had my beta today, and it was 257!!! I'm so stunned, no symptoms at all (well, mildly sore boobs but I figured that was the progesterone). I'm really excited but cautiously optimistic, I have beta #2 on Thurs. I m/c'd this time last year, but my betas were low to begin with (37 12dpo, 79 -14dpo). So, I feel really good about 257. How did your beta go today?

 


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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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 10:48pm

Hooray, Denise!!


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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:51pm
Thanks! We are excited but also a little scared. I'm exhausted, too, totally hit the fatigue wall today after lunch and the rest of the afternoon was a struggle! I've had a little bit of cramping, which I'm hoping is normal. Otherwise, I'm anxious for Thurs! Congrats on such a great 2nd beta!! I hear you about being anxious for the first u/s, I will be sending lots of positive thoughts your way on Mon! Thanks again for the support!

 


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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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 8:04pm
Hi Shannon,
Just wanted to let you know my 2nd beta came back at 902!! I'm so relieved. I'm actually going for my first u/s on Monday as well, and also going it alone (DH can't make it). I'm just hoping that everything continues to go well. How are things going for you?
take care-
Denise

 


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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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 9:59am

Hi Denise,

Fabulous 2nd beta!!!


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