Transfer day today!

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Transfer day today!
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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 7:45am

We started with 26 eggs, which sounded amazing, but ended up with only 8 embryos. I'm a little miffed because we had planned to use ICSI but they decided to try without which didn't go well, then they did partial ICSI. I think we'd have more embryos if they'd gone with the original plan. Anyway, this would give us four attempts if they only put in two at a time, their policy. Trying to be optimistic. Not looking forward to the two week wait of madness. What else can I expect after today? I understand that if I'm pregnant, I have to continue these awful shots for ten weeks! My clinic does a blood test in two weeks then an ultrasound 3 wks later, so I have a long time to wait for info. They say not to do a preg test because it may be inaccurate, but have any of you done that while waiting?

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13

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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 9:07am
Eight embies is 4x more than I had ;) I'm a little surprised they didn't do icsi though. I thought that was standard for de.

Now it's on to the 2 week wait. Don't worry if you don't "feel" pregnant. Our two recent bfps both were surprised bc they didn't think it worked.

I had my beta drawn after 14 days, but I cheated and took a home test after 10 days. Since I had a 3rd day transfer, that was equivalent to 13dpo. I got a positive.

I had three betas drawn then had to wait 2 more weeks for my us...that was really tough!

I continued shots through I think 12 weeks. Yeah it was a hassle, but SO worth it!

Good luck on your transfer! Lots of sticky baby dust!



 


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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 11:07am
Sticky vibes headed your way.... 8 embies is GREAT! I did a shared risk 1:3 so my split was 4 eggies-my clinic did ICSI. Ended up with 1 5 day blast xfer - and 1 on ice!

my beta was scheduled for 11 dp5dt, but I did find the courage to POAS the day prior to beta. (I don't know how I got any pee on the stick because my hand was shaking so bad) In my mind I had to know one way or the other prior to the beta. Every clinic is different and you have to do what is right for you.

G/L - praying for a smooth xfer today. KUP
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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 11:54am

8 embies is good..

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

Chris 

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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 4:31pm

oooooooooooh excited about the possibility of doing a preg test at home now...........wonder how soon that would work?

There was a journal book in our recovery room where other IVF patients had written their stories. I read a few and started to cry, so I stopped. One guy had written that all the women in here were amazing. I was touched by that. We do go through so very much! Many comments about trusting that it is all in God's hands now. The drs/nurses seemed very positive and sweet. The full bladder part was so maddening! They offered me a bedpan, and I tried to resist but caved with only 5 min to go. I couldn't tell if my pain/cramps were from my bladder or the procedure. ugh.

Love love love cherish all your comments and support :)

I guess my potentially frozen embryos do not have as good of odds, do they? :( This is our best shot today.

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 8:58pm
I would wait until thecequivalent of 12-13 dpo before poas. So 9-10 dp3dt or 7-8 dp5dt. I've always gotten my bfps at 12 dpo. This pg I tested at 13 dpo/10dp3dt.

 


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Sat, 03-12-2011 - 5:41pm
Best of luck. We had 6 on our successful cycle and transferred 2 on day 3 (nothing made it to ice). I did not POAS before my beta, I figured I was paying enough for them to tell me whether or not it worked so I waited until I knew the test would be positive. Sending lots of sticky vibes your way

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 7:57am

We only had one that was able to be frozen! After all that! I wonder if it is worth a second cycle if you only have one? What if you go through all the prep and shots and the morning they thaw it, they find out it didn't survive? I also hear that frozen cycles are "less invasive" so I wonder what that means.

Becky - mom to dd 15 and ds 13
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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 2:54pm

Congrats on your frostie.

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

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 4:48pm
I agree with PP, if the emby made it to freeze, it's a pretty good one. There is some risk of the frostie not making it through thaw (that happened to Izzy), so it's not a guarantee, but if it does thaw, I think your chances are pretty good. You'd take the same sort of meds you did for this cycle to prepare for transfer. I guess if the emby didn't thaw, you'd just stop and end up getting your period. But THIS cycle is going to work, so it's a moot point :)

 


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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 8:19am
Spencer is right, the odds on the frosty surviving are extremely high. DH and I refer to our BFN cycle and the busted FET as the 'lemon'. I think there was a problem with the donor since the clinic was adamant we not use her again.

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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