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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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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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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In reply to: rach2827
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 1:43pm
Congrats!!! That's so exciting. What made you go ahead with the FET? Did you ever consider the fresh? I'm so nervous about only having the 1 embryo to work with!
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 11:15am

Hi, I haven't posted much this cycle, but I had a FET last wednesday of one day 6 blast.  It thawed well, I was so worried about that.  We only had one left from our IVF in 2010.  We also transferred two at that time and had a baby boy.  So, I POAS today and it's positive.  I go for my first beta saturday.  We did try one timed BD cycle and 2 IUI, all with letrozole this time before moving to the FET.  Good luck.  I will come back to post my betas.

 

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: 08-27-2008
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 3:24pm
I can understand holding on to the hope that the Clomid will do the trick! If I had ever had a natural conception I'd probably feel very similar. Thanks so much for your good thought on the FET. Lupron starts Monday =) Sending lots of good luck on your Clomid cycle this month - hopefully Sept is lucky for both of us!!!

Caryn
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In reply to: rach2827
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 12:42am
Caryn, I just read your blog and I am so curious to follow your FET process! We've decided to do 1 month of the 100 mg clomid. Mainly because my ob encouraged it, but also sine we did conceive naturally (even though it was ectopic) I wasn't willing to let go just yet on the hopes of a natural ( well as natural as it gets with clomid) cycle. Good luck with your FET. If this isn't our cycle then I should be having mine in oct.
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Registered: 01-11-2008
In reply to: crazy08
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 11:26am

Good Luck!!!  I did a FET in July and currenlty preggo.. We only transferred one because i didn't want twins.  Success rate usually depend on your clinic an also how the embryo was frozen.  If using the faster freezing technique thaw rates are  higher.  ya never know what can happen..  Keep us posted.

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

Chris 

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 12:20pm
Clomid makes me CRAZY so I'd probably opt for the FET but that's just me =) My RE said they are finding it more common all the time for couples to opt for single transfers, especially as FET success rates improve. I know all too well the frustration level...good luck making the call on which way to move forward! Hope your 2nd BFP is on the way really soon.

Caryn
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In reply to: rach2827
Sun, 08-12-2012 - 11:33am
Thanks Caryn! That encourages me that others are choosing to just implant 1. We would definitely prefer a singleton. Right now I am debating on whether we should even proceed with this current medicated cycle or just go forward with the fet since that is our best option. I think my husband and I are both reaching that frustration level of trying on our own especially when we know the fet is an option and a likelihood. Good luck to you!!!!
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Registered: 08-27-2008
In reply to: rach2827
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 10:53pm
Sorry about your ectopic =(

No experience here just yet...but I also have a 2010 IVF success baby =) An we also had a singleton after transferring two embryos. We have four in the freezer and will be doing a single embryo FET in September. We are choosing to do a single embryo FET because we would like to limit the chance of twins. Good luck making a decision, I know it's not an easy one.

Caryn

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