Starting IVF in Oct?

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Registered: 04-23-2008
Starting IVF in Oct?
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!



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: 10-09-2008
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:13pm

(s/b ment)

Well, I am jumping in here hopefully.

Mommy to my angel, Logan born sleeping on 2.19.09 at 28 weeks. Trying to conceive our lil miracle for over 3 years. IVF #1 = chemical pregnancy. IVF #2 = cancelled, IVF#3 (Nov '10) = BFP, Beta #1- 86, Beta #2 - 244, Beta #3 - 777. First u/s at 6w5d
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Registered: 09-09-2010
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 5:42pm

Thanks, Keerah!!

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Registered: 09-09-2010
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 5:47pm

Hey Beth!!!

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Registered: 10-14-2008
Tue, 09-21-2010 - 8:56pm
So it official...I start my bcp at the end of this week and if all goes well an early November transfer! I just found out that my 3rd IUI failed and we decided to move o to IVF...I had my Dr. put me on the "list" a couple of months ago because I knew that if I was not preggo after the 3rd IUI I would want to move on..I am excited, and scared but mostly just sooo hopeful! So I guess I start the injections in October..still learning how all this is going to go =)
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Registered: 08-14-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 9:13am

Hi Shannon,

ER went well, retrieved 9, and 6 fertilized conentionally (no ICSI needed).

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Registered: 01-08-2005
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 12:13pm

Hi ladies!

Brigid, 42 yrs. old, daughter born 2002, Pregnant! Due date Jan. 6, 2012 Son born Dec. 29! Lilypie First Birthday tickers
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Registered: 09-19-2010
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 1:05pm

All the best for today Shannon!

keep us posted. Stay positive

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Registered: 09-09-2010
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 12:17pm

Thanks, Keerah!

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Registered: 09-09-2010
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 12:57pm

I went to the doc today to check on my progress since beginning stims 9/25.

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 8:36pm

Wow, Shannon! 27 follicles is just amazing!! I'm so excited for you! :) My last cycle I had about 12 going into ER, and got 7 good eggs, 6 of which fertilized. It was less than I'd hoped for, but DS is turning one in two weeks, so it was enough! ;)

As for me, I start Lupron next week (10/6). Can't believe it's here already... this month went like lightning! October is crazy for me, with all the IVF stuff, plus DS's first birthday party, my birthday, and lots of other stuff. But I love the busy-ness!

How is everyone else doing? Sending tons and tons of baby dust and luck to each and every one of you! Let's make next summer the summer of babies, girls! <3

-Shannon T.

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