how did your 1st ivf cycle differ from your 2nd?

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Registered: 03-26-2010
how did your 1st ivf cycle differ from your 2nd?
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 6:58pm

I am going to be doing ivf #2 next month and for some reason I am more nervous for this cycle that the first one. My Re said that I will be on different drugs this time but I'm not sure what else would change. I am curious to find out how your cycle #2 was different from cycle #1.

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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Registered: 03-19-2009

Hi,

My 2nd IVF cycle is exactly the same as the first (same drugs/protocol), except this time I started a steroid, dexamethasone 10mg, once daily about a week before my first injection.

Macy (39), DH Paul (42). Diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. IVF #1 in 2009, lucky BFP, DS born in 2010. IVF #2 in 2011: started Follistim/microdose ovidril/ganirelix in late April/early May, antagonist protocol. ER on 5/11, 13 eggs retreived, 5 fert
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Registered: 05-16-2009
For me #2 was much better! With my first cycle I stimmed too fast and it both hurt egg quality and gave me a lot of discomfort. The second time around they used lower dosages of meds and everything worked so much better. The eggs were better, the fert rates were higher, we even had some left to freeze, it brought us our twins, so I was pleased ;)
We are about to do fresh cycle #3, and they plan to mimic cycle #2.
Sarah, 25 *IVF*First Cycle Canceled. Second Cycle Chemical Pregnancy. *Third Cycle Successful 3 weeks hospital for Pre-E. E&E born July 2010 via emergency cesarean at 34 weeks. NICU for a month. Now home & healthy. *FET with embies from cycle 3- BFN
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Registered: 03-15-2011

My 1st cycle I used the ganerlix protocol and I ended up with lots of eggs but some grew from the beginning and lots didn't until later so I got 13 eggs at ER only 7 were mature and for me only 2 fertilized but we did NOT us ICSI.

A little about my journey: Me (Kim) 37 DH (Mark) 44 - Married Jan 2007. TTC for 3 years in June. Endometriosis found in September of 2009 and treated. Used Clomid for 4 months before endometriosis was found and 2 months after. AGE SUCKS!!! 1st I
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Registered: 10-06-2008

My 1st 2 bfn cycles I was just taking gonal-f and lupron. The bfp cycle they added repronex and baby asprin. I also responded to you in the "june cyclers" thread.

 

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Thanks for sharing ladies! Kim good luck, I'm sending lots of sticky vibes your way.

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!