Any advice on ivf with icsi #2

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Any advice on ivf with icsi #2
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 10:29am

So af is here and I am in

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!

 

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 2:04pm
I'm sorry to hear about your cervix but I know two ladies on different boards who got their cervix stitched. They both got through their pregnancy fine and one of them recently delivered her baby boy on Valentines day. I really, really hope everything works out great for you. Financially we cannot afford a 3rd our insurance does not cover infertility treatments.We pay out of pocket and ivf #3 would be financial suicide. Ivf would be so much easier if we didn't have to worry about he financial part. hang in there

Amanda

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!

 

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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 5:10pm

Amanda,

I've been doing okay. My cervix started shortening at 16 weeks, which is not good. Right now I get an US every week to monitor the shortening. If it gets to short than they will consider putting in a cervical stitch to prevent me from going into labor. It's been a litlle scary. Yesterday it shortened to 2.5

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 6:51pm
Hey ladies thanks for your support! I have to call and book my consultation tomorrow, I'm just a little nervous and I keep pushing it back because if #2 fails it is game over for us. I guess the longer we wait we still have some hope you know what I mean?
Hey Janie glad to see you, how have you been?

Amanda

Me - (Amanda 27) My dh-- 26 We have been ttc # 1 for 3yrs 5mths My dh has severe oligospermia, Ivf with icsi is our only option. Ivf # 1--- failed Ivf # 2--- failed Ivf # 3-- hopefully in March 2013 at a new clinic!

 

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 3:20pm

Just wanted to say Good Luck Amanda!!! Happy to hear you guys are trying again in May. I would get all your questions anwsered, remember doctors are human too and they deal with many patients. I used to write all my questions down before I would go to my RE appointments, that way I would not forget one thing. Also try to keep your own file with all your blood results ect. Make them explain anything your confused about or don't understand.

I will definately be sending you lots of prayers and positive thoughts in May

IVF#1 March 2010 GonalF, Cetrotide, Menopur.
23 follicles 19 eggs 13 mature 7 fertilized 2 blasts none to freeze. No Pregnancy.
IVF#2 July 2010 Lupron Gonal F Menopur
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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 3:00pm

I don't have much experience with prolactin levels. From what I can see it is linked to PCOS or hypothyroidism. Have you been tested for those? If your thyroid is off that can certainly cause a myriad of fertility issues. And of cours PCOS can too. If I were you I'd try to get to the bottom of the prolactin issues before going into IVF#2.

My RE tested E2 at each follicle check. This information was used in conjuction with the u/s results to determine when the follicles were mature. I think this is the standard meathod over just using u/s to monitor follicles. My P4 was tested 3DP ER and with each beta. You might ask your RE if (s)he's willing to monitor your E2 at follicle checks.

As for egg quality there really isn't a test for it that I'm aware of. I think how you see it is on fertilization and growth rates after ER.

Good luck and tons of baby dust!!!

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 3:00pm

Hey Amanda

I am also Amanda, 28, and just did my ER for IVF #3. Seems like your Dr left you with alot of unanswered questions. Are you doing a consult with your Dr before you May cycle? I would recommend it.

All 3 IVFs I had lab work several times a cycle. Usually an E2 and P4. Before I had tons of lab work to check for different genetic problems, DNA factors. I would ask the RE to run every possible test, well, as long as it is afforadable to you and your hubby.

Good Luck!

DH-28 Me (Amanda)-28 TTC#1- 7 yearsToo many to count failed IUI's (Clomid, Injectables) IVF#1 (March 09) BFN IVF#2(Oct 09) BFN Changed clinic and RE IVF#3(Feb 11) BFP 4 + HPT Beat #1 3/15/11- 201 Beta #2 3/17/11- 539 Beta #3 3/24/11- 6933