Stims start today!

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Stims start today!
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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 2:33pm

Hi Everyone,


Hope you guys all had a relaxing THanksgiving break and that this board is ready for a gush of BFP's really soon!
I started my 'stims' (vivelle, estrace, baby aspirin) on 11/28. The donor starts hers tonight and her first check is on Friday. I go in on Thursday for a lining check.


SHe went in on Friday for her baseline. I'm trying to take Amber's approach (adav75), so I didn't ask how many antrals she had. Not sure if I'll be able to keep up the no-asking-how-she's-doing thing during stims, but I'm gonna try....

~Kate

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

~Kate


6-time IVF Survivor


2 m/c's


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Registered: 06-30-2005
Tue, 12-01-2009 - 5:11pm

Yippee! So glad to hear you are starting!! Good luck with your appointment this week! Keep us posted!

Carolyn

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
We've been matched! ER 12/1, ET 12/4-12/6
Carolyn

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

TTC #1 since 2005
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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 5:40pm
That's great!!!!

 


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Registered: 02-04-2008
Tue, 12-01-2009 - 10:28pm
Just remember if things are going really badly they will tell you. I'm so happy you're getting started...lots of luck! Let's graduate already!

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 8:08am

GL Kate!!! I hope all goes well! Is she a repeat donor or a new one?


Best wishes,


Gabrielle


Franklin and Callan

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:07am
Hey Gab, she's a new one....that's what makes me nervous.

~Kate

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

~Kate


6-time IVF Survivor


2 m/c's


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Registered: 03-17-2008
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:16am

Hi Kate:


Plenty of good donors are new. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!


Best wishes,


Gab


Franklin and Callan