Birth control after ivf?

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Registered: 05-18-2007
Birth control after ivf?
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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 5:43pm
Hi there. I uses to be a regular on the ttc and ivf boards way back when. I am now a proud mommy of a 3yo dd and a 1yo ds. We have been so blessed! All of our viable embryos have been transferred, so we have no plans to have any more children. We are actually enjoying the thought of getting out of the diaper stage, etc.

Well, my period is 4 days late. I am sure it will show up any day now, but it has really got me thinking about whether we should be using birth control. I always thought, if it happens it happens. But, the reality of it is a little confusing. Of course we would be thrilled, but I just wonder if we should be more proactive in this situation. Our fertility issue was with dh's sperm count and motility, so it is still entirely possible that we could get pregnant the old fashioned way, even though it has never happened before in the 7 years of our marriage.

So, I imagine thy I may not be the only person on the world that has dealt with this issue. What have u all done, if u don't mind sharing.

Thanks so much. Best wishes to all!

-Haley

Haley a.k.a. Mrs. A


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Registered: 04-06-2011
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 3:26pm

Heck, I'm interested to know too!

34 yo, married for for almost 3 years now; fist time IVF, no kids yet, one 2 yr old hyper puppy, and dh who's very loving :) ivf with lupron, mepron and follistim. ER 4/11, ET 4/16 2 blast; beta 1 on 4/27 450; beta 2 4/29 1188; Delivered 11/29/11
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Registered: 08-27-2008
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:32pm
Hi Haley,

Thanks for coming by! I am not quite done yet so we haven't gone there yet but my plan is to get an IUD. I like the idea of not having to take hormones every day and the fact that they last for so long. A few of my friends have them and say good things about them.

Let us know what you decide and how you like it!
Caryn
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Registered: 08-27-2008
Thu, 04-26-2012 - 10:36pm
I keep track of about 40 girls who were from the TTCYF6+ group and you'd be amazed...about 15% of those girls got a surprise BFP with #2. It does appear that pregnancy does fix some of us. So birth control might be a good option when AF decides to come back.

Caryn

Caryn
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Registered: 05-18-2007
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 12:56pm
Thank u for the reply, but now the question is moot. Just got a BFP last night! Still in shock. Happy, of course, but shocked nevertheless.

I am going to talk to doc about iud and other options after this. I would prefer to avoid hormones, too.

-Haley

Haley a.k.a. Mrs. A


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Registered: 08-27-2008
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 12:57pm
OMG, congratulations!!!! I almost put in my previous post that you should POAS but didn't want to be pushy *LOL* Are you going in for a beta? Please keep us posted!

Caryn
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Registered: 10-06-2008
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 2:26pm

HAHAH! Congrats! I love to hear when these things happen:) this baby was ment to be. sadly that will never happen for us. there is NO way we could concive on our own. but happy for thoes who do:)