February Cyclers - Post Here!

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February Cyclers - Post Here!
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 1:23pm

Febuary is getting closer, so here's a thread for those of you who are planning a cycle for February!

Good luck!!!

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Registered: 07-02-2007
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 5:39pm

Valarie: How exciting!

- Sandy (44) DS (natural) born just before my 41st birthday. TTC#2. Only issue: egg/embryo quality due to age. Clomid & multiple IUIs w/follistim &menopur = BFN. IVF#1 (Nov 2011) = 12 eggs, 9 mature & fertilized. Transferred 3 embryos (1-3BB, 2-3
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Registered: 03-21-2011
Mon, 01-30-2012 - 6:32pm
That's so exciting to have a date Valarie!! Valentines day is so perfect!!!

My initial ER date was right around there assuming AF would be here by now. She is so darn tricky. You pray every cycle for her not to come and when you finally want her, she hides out!! Last dose of Crinone was Thursday night and not a sign of spotting. AF!!! Come out already!!!!!
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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 6:47pm
That's awesome Valarie!
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Registered: 09-27-2007
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 2:46pm
Thanks Ladies! I have been noticing that i'm feeling heavy in the abdomen area. Does anyone know if it could be from the estrace, since it is designed to thicken the lining of the uterus. I didn't notice this with the vivelle patches, this is my first time taking the estrace.

Im now trying to figure out how to make Matthew uderstand that mommy needs rest after the transfer and that he can't lay on me and want to be picked up for hugs and such. I want him to go to school that week, so I can rest at home that week, but not sure who will be able to get him to school. But I know if will work itself out!

February is here ladies.....YAY!

Valarie
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Registered: 03-21-2011
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 8:45pm
Starting to get a little worried. I am 19 dpIUI and have been off Crinone for 6 days. Still no AF. Called the RE today and they want to do labs tomorrow. Took another test yesterday and negative so I dont think it's pregnancy. Do you think it's possible that I am just REALLY sensitive to Crinone? I just want her to come so I can start stims and get moving already!!! The big box of meds is sitting on the counter, mocking me...
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Registered: 07-02-2007
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 9:57pm

It could be the Crinone.

- Sandy (44) DS (natural) born just before my 41st birthday. TTC#2. Only issue: egg/embryo quality due to age. Clomid & multiple IUIs w/follistim &menopur = BFN. IVF#1 (Nov 2011) = 12 eggs, 9 mature & fertilized. Transferred 3 embryos (1-3BB, 2-3
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Registered: 01-18-2012
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 11:23pm
So I know there are a lot of different protcols for different people and different doctors but I was curious.... How do the doctors decide on a protocol for someone's first ivf cycle. I mean if they don't know yet how the person is going to react to a certain protocol then do they just completely guess? Do most doctor's have one "favorite" protocol that they use for their first timer cylers and then tweek it from there or do they go by some other way of judging and personally decide on a certain protocol for each specific person and which could be completely different from the next first time cyler? Sorry if I'm not explaining myself very well. Its just that I have been wondering about this a lot lately. I guess maybe that's one of the reasons they do the initial blood tests and stuff oh and maybe go over all your history and stuff? Anyway, does anyone have any thoughts or expierence on this?
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Registered: 01-18-2012
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 11:28pm
Oh and I meant first time cycler not cyler. Lol
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Registered: 12-06-2007
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:32am

Doctors have their favorite protocols, some differences are based on age, some are based on your labs and what your ovaries look like- do they look active, do you have a high antral follicle count etc. They will usually favor the protocols they have seen the most success with for each age group, and most have their own reasons for liking or disliking certain drugs.

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Registered: 02-29-2000
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:34am
They take into account a lot of factors like age, results of diagnostic tests, etc. If you don't have any reason to do a specific protocol then likely they have a basic starting protocol. Then you do blood tests and ultrasounds while on the protocol to see if they need to adjust it one way or another. Honestly the first cycle is a learning experience in a lot of ways. Hopefully you are lucky enough that the first cycle works, but if not, then the doctors do have a better idea of how to adjust the next cycle to hopefully get a better result.

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