HI, I'm new here and I would love some encouragement and advice

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HI, I'm new here and I would love some encouragement and advice
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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 9:56am

Hi Everyone,

My name is Gina and I am 44 and my DH is 45.

 

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Welcome to the board!

 


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Hi Gina,

I'm so glad you decided to post here! I think I posted something to you on the TTC over 40 board so sorry if I repeat myself.

I also did a shared risk at Shady Grove in the 1:3 program. Yes, it was a more expensive route but we had spent so much money on IVF with my eggs and IUI's that failed, that we needed that guarentee and peace of mind. I did my mock cycle in Sept '10 (del estrogen injections) and RE discovered I ovulated through the del estrogen. So for my actually cycle, they added lupron to the protocol to ensure I didn't ovulate during the DE cycle. My first cycle in Dec', donor had issues with hcg trigger - no mature eggs. Picked new donor in Dec., and cycled in early Feb.

It sounds like things will move quickly at your clinic since they already have donor for you. Are you doing a 1:1 cycle?? If you are, then you will most likely have some embies left to freeze. And yes, FET are less expensive compared to a fresh cycle. I'm not sure what it costs to freeze the remaining embies since that was included in our program so you may want to ask your RE about that.

So glad you could join us:) Can't wait to hear all your updates.

Kristi
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Hi Gina,
I'm another shady grove 1:3 grad. We actually had a failed cycle with my local RE in NY and went to shady grove for shared risk to give ourselves peace of mind. Our shady grove consult was right before Christmas 2009, mock cycle right after that. We chose our donor in late January. I had a little hiccup with a low positive beta that called for BCPs to clear(it was a cyst) even though I have POF. Our ET was one year ago tomorrow and munchkin was born January 7. When things move, they move! Good luck.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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they will put you on meds to increase your lining and they will check it a couple of times during your cycle. They will also put you on meds to regulate your period-- so that your cycle is coordinated with your donor's. 90% seems high for a success rate, but the success with donor eggs is much higher than with own eggs. Those statisticscan be calculated differently by diferent clinics -- some count cancelled cycles in thier stats, some don't, some count by number of pregnancies, some by number of live births, and their are other factors that can be calculated differently. My clinic has a 75% success rate with fresh de, and a little higher with frozen. The process does move very quickly once you choose a donor! Good luck!
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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Welcome! We could only afford one try also and the transfer was in March, and now I'm expecting twins! I am so excited! I'm 45, so much like you are. Don't worry about your uterus. You won't believe the shots and the handful of pills you have to take every day. Some pills are just for the lining. They have thought of everything. Hugs to you :)

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Hello everyone,

First time I am using this board. I have a general question re: DE/ FET.

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There are a number of SG gals here with babies or who are preggo now so it's easy to see where we stand. While pricey, I loved the 1:3 program at SG and was successful with frozen eggs. We had previously done a fresh cycle with one of the big name clinics in NYC and had no success on either the fresh 1:2 cycle or with the FET. Good luck

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility