Gearing up for 1st IVF

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Gearing up for 1st IVF
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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 8:47am

Hi All, My name is Holly. I'm 36 and have been trying to get pregnant for about 10 years. We've tried drug therapy, but obviously that hasn't worked. I had ovarian surgery in my 20s, so my egg reserve is very, very low. The doc says that IVF is my best shot, so we are going to go for it.

Me, Holly - 36 - dimished ovarian reserve DH - 38 Just fine 1 stepdaughter, none of my own. TTC #1 for >7 years. 1st IVF cycle March/April 2011 - Uterine polyps removed 3/14/11. Started stims 3/27/11. ER 4/9/11, got 3 eggs. All 3 fertilized!!!!! (IC

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Registered: 01-02-2004
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 5:37pm
Thanks so much. I will & I appreciate it. The board has already helped make me feel less alone. :)
Me, Holly - 36 - dimished ovarian reserve DH - 38 Just fine 1 stepdaughter, none of my own. TTC #1 for >7 years. 1st IVF cycle March/April 2011 - Uterine polyps removed 3/14/11. Started stims 3/27/11. ER 4/9/11, got 3 eggs. All 3 fertilized!!!!! (IC
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 5:36pm
Hi Ann,
I already started on the BCP and should get fully involved with everything else by late February, early March. I'm excited for you!! Good luck!
Me, Holly - 36 - dimished ovarian reserve DH - 38 Just fine 1 stepdaughter, none of my own. TTC #1 for >7 years. 1st IVF cycle March/April 2011 - Uterine polyps removed 3/14/11. Started stims 3/27/11. ER 4/9/11, got 3 eggs. All 3 fertilized!!!!! (IC
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 5:33pm

I started taking the BCP this week to suppress me. I should start in late February, early March. They haven't made my exact calendar yet. I also started taking Royal Jelly supplements today. I read that can help with DOR. We shall see!! I doubt it can hurt anything.

Me, Holly - 36 - dimished ovarian reserve DH - 38 Just fine 1 stepdaughter, none of my own. TTC #1 for >7 years. 1st IVF cycle March/April 2011 - Uterine polyps removed 3/14/11. Started stims 3/27/11. ER 4/9/11, got 3 eggs. All 3 fertilized!!!!! (IC
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 1:53pm

Hi Holly, welcome to the board!

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 9:44pm

Hi Holly -

I wanted to say hi also and welcome! Looking forward to hearing about your journey - when will you start? I'm going to be doing my first IVF as well and will start BCP this week with injections started end of the month.

GL and KUP!!!

Ann

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Registered: 05-09-2005
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 9:20pm

Hi Holly,

I agree with you after seeing those amounts.

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Sun, 01-09-2011 - 9:58am

Thanks for the reply Chris. I have been doing a lot of research since my initial post and I think I'm going to go ahead & do a single cycle first to see how I respond to the meds. It's amazing how expensive all of this is.. Even with the "low cost" plan, it's 17K upfront for 4 fresh cycles not including any of the meds. The single cycle is 6500 w/out meds, but at least with that one I can pay 1/2 upfront & pay the rest over time. So sad that so many women take the ability to get pregnant & carry to term for granted.

Me, Holly - 36 - dimished ovarian reserve DH - 38 Just fine 1 stepdaughter, none of my own. TTC #1 for >7 years. 1st IVF cycle March/April 2011 - Uterine polyps removed 3/14/11. Started stims 3/27/11. ER 4/9/11, got 3 eggs. All 3 fertilized!!!!! (IC
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Registered: 05-09-2005
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 10:29pm

HI, just wanted to say welcome and good luck.

Chris


Me, 38, dh, 35


3 IUI's - BFN


IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08


IVF cycle #2 - TTC

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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:04pm
Thanks Pixie! :)
Me, Holly - 36 - dimished ovarian reserve DH - 38 Just fine 1 stepdaughter, none of my own. TTC #1 for >7 years. 1st IVF cycle March/April 2011 - Uterine polyps removed 3/14/11. Started stims 3/27/11. ER 4/9/11, got 3 eggs. All 3 fertilized!!!!! (IC
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Registered: 06-30-2010
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 5:35pm
Hi Holly I'm new, too. I just wanted to say hi and welcome to the board.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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