FET success?

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Registered: 10-12-2008
FET success?
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Sat, 08-11-2012 - 12:08am
Hi ladies- I haven't been on the boards in forever so here's a quick run down of my fertility history: I have crohns disease which affects my intestines and colon. After a 2007 surgery I'm in remission. 2008 began trying to get pregnant. Lots of tests=unexplained fertility. 4 IUIs and an IVF later I have a perfect, almost 2 yo baby boy! Dec 2012 I find out I'm pregnant and find out soon after its ectopic. 11 weeks and 2 methotrexate shots later I'm finally not pregnant. We took 3 months off to recover and then began 50 of clomid and progesterone. 3 cycles all BFN. I just completed an unmediated cycle with an hsg and another bfn. About to start 100 of clomid and injectable progesterone for the last cycle with my ob. Ok, sorry that really wasn't short!! I have 1 frozen embryo from my IVF. It's great quality and was a 6 day blast. My husband and I are willing to do the fet but we are scared to death about the embryo not surviving the thaw or it not implanting. We put 2 embryos in the first round and had a singleton. Those that have done fet, what was your experience/success/ advice? TIA Rachael

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Registered: 12-29-2009
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 8:45pm

We figured that we would go ahead and try the FET, even though we only had one frozen, then if that failed, move on to another fresh cycle.  I also remember my RE telling me the day after my transfer when they froze the one that the day 6 blast that was frozen was the best looking embryo we had.  So, going into it, I had a really good feeling that it would thaw ok.  I have also done acupuncture leading up to both my fresh and frozen cycles.  I also got acupuncture both before and after the actual transfer.  Who knows, but it helped my racing mind, that is for sure.  Good luck with making the decision.  Once we started TTC #2, I thought I would take my time and try 6 months or so, then go to FET, but after three cycles, I just wanted to do the thing with the best probability of success.

 

C

Me(32), DH(34) TTC since July 2008.  Dx PCOS

January 2009:  letrozole, HCG, timed BD BFP, M/C 12 weeks

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Registered: 10-12-2008
In reply to: rach2827
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 1:51pm

Thank you so much for sharing your story! It sounds like you have had quite a journey! I have been very lucky; since my bowel resection in 2008 I have not had any flares and maintain on Humira every other week. We are currently in the middle of the FET with my estrogen check next Monday and hopefully the transfer the following week.

That's very impressive that you had so many eggs to retrieve and fertilize. In the process of all this we have learned that I have low (although not severely so) egg reserve. My RE said that there is research that shows that women who have had trauma to their abdominal section tend to have a lower egg count.

I'm very hopeful for the FET and have much more relaxed after our decision to move forward with the FET and SET. Hopefully, everything will go as planned and I will be welcoming my son's "twin" in July! :smileyhappy:

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