Donor update

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Donor update
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 4:51pm

Ok....FINALLY a report to smile about.

So, today, on her 9th day of stims, she went in for a check and her e2 is up at 1132, up from 368 on Monday!! SHe's got about 20 follies, some still pretty small, the biggest ones are at a 13. Much better than the report on MOnday and the one on Friday!!!

THey are dropping her GF dose down to 300 tonight (from 450) and keeping her on 150 menopur. I don't know about you guys, but for me, Menopur is the WONDER DRUG and from the beginning, i questioned whether or not she should be on it....they assured me 'no' and look- she takes it and FINALLY starts responding. Maybe I should quit my job and become a RE!!!!

She goes back tomorrow for another check.....hoping for more good news!!!!!!!


TTC May, 2007Initial Diagnosis: MFI4 IUI's w/ Clomid- all BFNIVF #1 June- Lupron protocol. 9 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 day transfer, 1 x 7 cell grade A= BFNDiagnosis: bad eggsIVF #2 September- Antagon protocol. 6 eggs, 5 mature, 4 fertilized, 3 day transfer, 2 x 8 cell perfect embies, 1 x 5 cell slow-poke.Result: POSITIVE beta on 10/6- 43.7Beta #2 on 10/8: 139, Beta # 3 on 10/10: 382u/s #1 on 10/17: 1 sac measuring 5w3dM/C on 10/24Next up: seeking 2nd opinion of doc who specializes in diagnosis and m/c. Diagnosis: Low ovarian reserve and problem w/ Sperm DNA (DFI)DH on high doses of Antioxidants to help w/ DFI. Results went from 30.7% down to 17.2%! YIPPEEE!!IVF #3 February, 2009- Retrieval 2/22/09-5 eggs2/23/09- Fert report. Only 1 mature egg out of the 5. It did fertilize normally2/25/09- ET- Transfered one perfect 8 cell embie. STICK BABY STICK!!3/7/09- AF Arrived. BFNMay, 2009- IVF #45/14/09- Retrieval of 16 eggs, 9 mature, 7 fertilized5/17/09- Transfer of 4 embies- one 8 cell grade A, one 7 cell grade A, two 6 cell grade B5/29/09- BFP! HCG: 121. 6/1/09 HCG: 407. 6/3/09: HCG 984. 6/5/09: HCG 20536/8/09- early u/s showing gestational sac- no yolk. HCG only rose to 3,698. Not a good sign6/10/09- more u/s and bw6/16/09- no yolk sac- m/c D&CNEXT UP: DE w/ my sister as the donor. Lupron to begin on 8/25/09. Stims started on 9/7/0910/2/09- DE IVF cycle #1- BFNMoving on to anonymous DE and HOPEFULLY cycling in December


6-time IVF Survivor

2 m/c's

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Registered: 11-29-2005
In reply to: ack_gal
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 5:26pm
That sounds wonderful Kate!


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Registered: 06-30-2005
In reply to: ack_gal
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 5:32pm

So glad she's finally responding! Awesome! Perhaps you should consider a new career as an RE?! ha! Good news!


TTC #1 since 2005 IUI #1 - chem. pregnancy
IUI #2 - BFN
5/2007 -BFP naturally, m/c 6/07
IUI #3 - BFN
IVF#1 canceled-IUI #4 & IUI #5 -BFN
ET 12/4 -successfully transferred 3 beautiful embies!! Beta #1 is 12/16

Too many IUI’s, IVF’s and failed attempts to count.

TTC #1 since 2005
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Registered: 02-11-2008
In reply to: ack_gal
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 10:11pm
Glad things are looking better.

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 10-31-2008
In reply to: ack_gal
Thu, 12-10-2009 - 11:47am
Kate, excellent news!


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July