can anybody answer a med question

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can anybody answer a med question
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Sat, 10-30-2010 - 10:39pm

Hi - I am doing IVF for the first time after 2 years of ttc.

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Sat, 11-13-2010 - 3:11pm
They should know after the retieval the embryologist washes them nd looks at them under the microscope. The nurse will probably call you the next day to tell you how many eggs they were able to attempt fertilizatize and than tell you how many actually were able to be fertilized. Than you wait, your doctor will discuss if a 3 day or 5 day transfer is appropriate.
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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Sat, 11-13-2010 - 3:20pm
Tommorow is my transfer I have 2 that look like they will be Day 5 blasts tommorow. The rest might be ready tommorow or could go to day 6. I will really find out what is what on Sunday.
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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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 10:35pm

So sorry I didn't respond earlier...what what decided for you?

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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 10:36pm

I was so upset that I forgot to ask about the quality of the ones that made it.......

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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 11:27pm
Its hard to take I know. The number keeps going down but you will most likely have 2 or 3 to transfer and thats really all you need.Everyones numbers go down as you go along, its normal. If you have to do a second IVF your doctor will adjust your meds so you can grow the eggs a little better...but you are not at that point yet, however if that s the worst it can be you already have a plan be :-} I know this does not make you feel better but these things happen.
We fertilized 60% with DH and 40% with DS. We did that because in the past not many created with the DH's survived and with the ones that did get to be transfered, I had a bfn. So the doc suggested using DS on some, ao at the end of our IVF road we can always do an FET with those blasts. The ones made with DS were Excellent quality we freeze them because for now we are only trying with the ones from DH.
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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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 10:03pm
ok. I had my transfer today. trransferred 2 late stage morulas. Doc said that is still good, even though no blasts. I hope so..... I have the other two still growing also, so hopefully i will have one or two to freeze. My beta is 11/29. How are you coming along?
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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 5:34pm

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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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 11:02pm
I keep reading everyone elses posts with symptoms and such and it makes me question if I should even be signing on here. It has kinda made me feel down, cuz I don't feel anything at all. Talking with you has helped me a great deal. Thanks for that. My prayers are with you, I hope this is it for you.
When should I hear about my remaining embryos? The ET was Thursday, but no calls or anything.
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 4:08pm

You should be able to call your nurse for an update on them.

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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Fri, 11-26-2010 - 9:07pm
Wonderful! Congrats on your BFP! How did your bloodwork go? I called Monday and learned that my other two didn't survive......but, I took a test today and got a BFP! Woohoo!