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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 5:18pm

Hi Everyone!
So trigger for my sister is finally tonight at 8 PM for ER on Thursday at 8 AM! She has to go in in the morning for b/w so they can make sure the trigger 'took'- they check for properly rising HCG. Anyone else's donor have to do that? I go in tomorrow for a lininkg and e2 check.

I'm excited to get going but I'm also nervous....for the unknown and the 'holycrap, what if this doesn't work'?!??!

GL TO US ALL!!!!!!!


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 9/7/09


6-time IVF Survivor

2 m/c's

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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 5:39pm


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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 8:18pm

Congrats Kate, believe me I know how scary it is.

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In reply to: ack_gal
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 8:59pm
Good luck Kate.

Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Tue, 09-15-2009 - 9:30pm


Good luck!!!

You're 2 days behind me, and I'm 2 days behind Joani ... there's going to be a nice string of BFPs in a couple weeks!!!



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In reply to: ack_gal
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 10:19am
YAY! Good luck to you both!



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
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In reply to: ack_gal
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 2:40pm
GL! Thinking the best of thoughts for you!

From Womack DSW

IVF 1# ICSI & AH-BFN 04/08.

After too many failed natural cycles to mention, discover that previously clear tubes have become blocked after surgery to remove fibroids (however, no more fibroids). Decent FSH for 40 year old

Franklin and Callan

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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 4:28pm
Great News!!!
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In reply to: ack_gal
Wed, 09-16-2009 - 5:12pm

Just wanted to wish you luck and keep those positive thoughts! It's all going to be great and those doctors know what they are doing! Keep us posted!


TTC #1 since 2005 IUI #1 - Follistim 300iu,BFP but chem. pregnancy
IUI #2 - same protocol but BFN 5/2007 -BFP naturally, m/c 6/07
IUI #3 - Letrozole, BFN
IVF#1 canceled
IUI #4 - 8/9/09, IUI #5 8/10/09 -AF 8/23
Exploring our options...DE?? Adoption??

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

TTC #1 since 2005
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Wed, 09-16-2009 - 8:50pm
Good Luck Kate!! I hope everything goes well tomorrow. Just breathe and you'll get through it :-)


TTC since 6/2007. Dx blocked tubes, Factor V Leiden.


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