Starting my IVF journey

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Starting my IVF journey
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Sun, 12-12-2010 - 4:59pm

Hello ladies -

My name is Ann (41) and DH is 47. We've been TTC our first for over a year now - was fortunate to get a BFP on our first try off BCP in November 2009, but miscarried around 12 weeks. Heard the heartbeat at 7 1/2 weeks, everything looked good - reports showed we lost the baby around 8 1/2 weeks. Tissue testing showed the baby was "normal" and no chromosonal abnormalities. 9+ months later and 4 failed IUI's, here we are beginning the road to IVF. I was one of "those" girls who said I would never move to injectables or even think about IVF, but here I am. I've gotten consults from two different RE's and have picked the one we will go with - so now I just wait. AF showed yesterday after our 4th IUI and my RE wants a month "natural" before putting me on BCP and then starting the meds

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Registered: 10-06-2008
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 8:26pm

Welcome! I wish you the best of luck on this crazy rollercoster ride!!! Don't worry about the PIO, after a few shots you'll be an old pro:smileyhappy:This board is a great resource for support and information........I hope you find that here.

Once again I hope you get your BFP in 2011!

 

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Sun, 12-12-2010 - 9:18pm

Hi there! I'm sorry it's been such a long road for you...I really hope this time it all works out for you. I was the same way...I knew I'd regret it if we didn't try (many in my fam were pushing for adoption) and we gratefully had DD after try #1. Emotionally, I spent a lot of time during my cycle just taking care of myself. I rested a lot, read some good books, watched some good movies, ate a lot of good food, and just tried to relax as much as I could. That really helped me to just breathe and do some self-care. There is a lot of mental things that go on...hoping/praying/wishing/worrying. That is inevitable, but it sounds like you have a really good attitude. Try to stay positive and good luck!

Also, my RE doesn't do PIO. I did progesterone suppositories twice a day and they were great. Might be something to ask about. Take care!

 

&nb
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Registered: 06-30-2010
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 12:27pm

Hi Ann I'm new to this board too.

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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Registered: 01-18-2007
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 12:44pm

Hi there,

Yup, about a year ago I said "I'll never do IVF".

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 5:15pm
I didnt mind the little needles I used for IUI but I have to admit I'm concerned about the big gun in the "cheek." Did that big needle scare you? How did you cope? Did you ever do it yourself?

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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Registered: 12-08-2009
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:21pm
FX for you on Friday!!!! Hoping that this worked for you!!! KUP!

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:22pm
Yes Pix - I'm terrified of the cheek shot... DH is going to be the one to give it to me and he is a bit apprehensive so that's what really scares me, but no one said TTC would be easy right?? Keep me posted on how you do so I know what to expect come January when I get started! FX for you!!!

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Tue, 12-14-2010 - 9:25pm
Thank you! :) I talked to the RE about suppositories vs. the PIO shot and he prefers the shot, so we'll cross that bridge when we get there. I go to an acupuncturist so that will help me stay "calm" during this process... So glad to hear IVF worked so well for you!

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