How is it going through IVF to conceive # 2 with a Toddler this time around?

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Registered: 11-14-2008
How is it going through IVF to conceive # 2 with a Toddler this time around?
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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 12:16am

My son is only 4 months and we are already planning for next year. How is going through IVF with a LO in tow and also being pregnant ? Any of 2 timers have advice or input?

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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Registered: 11-14-2008

It is looking like Jul/ August 2012 or November.

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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Registered: 01-11-2008

when are you planning on trying again?

----"Never give up on something that you can't stop thinking about every second of every day."----

Chris 

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Registered: 11-14-2008

Thanks

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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Registered: 04-29-2008
I did IVF #2 when my DD was 14 months old. It went okay...I felt I overdid it though. She still needed a lot of picking up, etc. That cycle did not work out. This last cycle she was 20 months and it went much smoother since she is so independant now. I did have a lot of help during my bedrest days and since then. I just tried and still try to take it easy, I nap when she does. It's a little more challenging, but not impossible. Just be sure to recruit some help if you can!

 

&nb
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Registered: 10-06-2008

My dd was 10 months old when we started IVF for the second time. It wasn't too bad. The clinic I go to allowed me to bring her to all my b/w and u/s appts. The only thing that was bad was getting her up and out of the house at 6am. I felt so bad. I didn't get pregnant again until she was 16 months. The 1st trimester was ruff with the m/s and caring for a toddler. All and all I can not complain. Things always work themselves out:) I have had a lot of energy this pregnancy so ya just do what ya gotta do! Good luck!

 

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Registered: 05-16-2009
We did our first IVF cycles when my son was 4ish, and this last time around when my twins from our successful cycle were under a year. The shots I always managed to do them without the kids as they were evening injections and they were in bed. The appointments weren't an issue because we had a sitter, and the few times that fell through we had the grandparents keep them. I wouldn't worry too much, the cycling isn't that bad, though it is a bit tough when you aren't supposed to lift your older child as they don't understand and it frusterates them.
Pregnancy with little ones in tow is much harder than cycling, but once again, taking it one day at a time it isn't that bad.
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: 08-08-2011

We started our second IVF attempt withing 3 weeks of our IVF#1 Daughter's FIRST birthday. Since my injections were at night between 6p-8p.....she was IN BED when I did te injections. I managed MOST of my monitoring appointments without her in tow...but I also ENJOYED taking her with me...since THE CLINIC was the reason she existed....and They liked to see her. I would have her in her stroller, and it fit just fine in the room while I had my U/S's. That attempt WAS successful...but we miscarried at 8 weeks. 2 months after that...we started IVF#3...and our daughter is 17 months old now. This time..my injections are in the AM.....but she is in her high chair eating when I do them..so sh has no idea. I have taken her to most of my appointments this time....with a snack and drink handy....LOL. She is VERY entertaining at my appointments.

It all works out..and isn't nearly as difficult to juggle as some may think. Even when I was 8 weeks along after our second IVF////There were no challenges to overcome. I was just Pregnant mommy WITHOUT caffeine....versus wild and crazy mom ON caffeine! LOL

Lindsay

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Registered: 05-09-2005

I went thru IVF to add on for #2 several times while my son was about

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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Registered: 11-14-2008
just realized I wrote 2 timers lol I meant 2nd timers.
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