Frozen Embies...

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Frozen Embies...
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 3:54pm

Hello,

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 4:20pm
My FET we had four frozen, all survived the thaw- they put back the best two, the others were not good enough to refreeze. This is pretty common, three embryos should give you one good transfer of one or two embies. You could thaw them one at a time, but then you have a lower chance of that particular transfer taking. It all depends on how you want to do it, but my guess is they will recommend you thaw them all at once. They tend to make you wait at least 6 months and you must discontinue nursing for a couple menstrual cycles prior.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 4:49pm

thank you for the info!

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 5:22pm
I pumped for a few months but they had severe digestive issues and needed special formula, it was shockingly expensive about $15/day. Between that and DH not getting any younger we called it quits so we could move on with our FET. This will be number 4 and 5, we joke that our mini-van is full now so it's quitting time. I was admittedly not thrilled at twins again, even 5 kids feels like a lot- I know most people are like 4/5 what's the difference, but I understand the power of one more. We also considered a sprinter for more room but here in Iowa a rear wheel drive diesel would make winter "interesting."
We have 2 frosties from this last cycle and already I'm a bit frazzled- I don't think #6 is something I'll go for, but at the same time I wonder about their potential and if I'll ever regret not using them.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:58pm
You can also look into donating frozen embies....might be something to consider in the future. Good luck!!

 

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Registered: 05-16-2010
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 7:55pm

Sarah,

Cara

 

Me-33 DH-28 TTC since Dec 2008

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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 11:54am
It depends on the clinic, some do a "natural cycle" with no meds and just wait until you ovulate to transfer the embryo. Mine involved birthcontrol pills followed by estrace and PIO injections until beta. It just depends on the clinic and your individual situation.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 11:05am

cara - I'm with you, i already have plans to try again after this little boy is born. I have 3 frozen embryos that were with donor eggs but might try a fresh cycle with my own eggs again..

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 7:21pm
Thanks Chris :) Congrats on being 30 weeks!!! This is good info....eases my mind because after 3 fresh IVF cycles...which I am sure there are tons of people out there that have done more....I am exhausted!

Cara

 

Me-33 DH-28 TTC since Dec 2008

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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 7:22pm
Oh aI love your quote....I about started crying!

Cara

 

Me-33 DH-28 TTC since Dec 2008

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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 12:08pm

Cara - I found that quote and have been using it for awhile it kept me going when i thought i couldn't go no more.

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris