Newbie and preparing for IVF
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|Tue, 09-05-2006 - 12:35pm|
Hey folks. I hope you'll welcome yet another newbie. I won't actually be 40 until the end of the month but given my cycle history my birthday will likel arrive before my next cycle so this seemed the right place to be. We've been TTC #2 for about a year and a half and began fertility treatments last February. I've had 5 cycles of Chlomid with either IUI or timed BDing and one failed cycle with Gohnal-F and now we're preparing to embark on IVF when my next cycle begins.
Last Thursday I went for my first ultrasound after 5 days on Gohnal-F and I learned I only had one follicle developing and it was still small. The doctor upped the dosage of the meds and I returned Saturday for another ultrasound and there was little further development so they cancelled my cycle and recommended IVF next cycle. Aparently I had a high FSH level on day 2 which they said was an indicator of ovarian aging and therefore the lack of response was not surprising and I should give some thought to using donor eggs (which I did and decided against for now). Has this happened to any one else out there? Any thoughts on what I can anticipate in the coming cycles? I was so discouraged after learning that I wasn't responding to the hormone therapy.
DH and I are blessed with a remarkable 3 year old daughter and the joy she brings to our lives has only multiplied my wish for more children. I can't bear the thought of not being a mother to at least one more child.
I hope my signature which includes a picture of my daughter doesn't offend those of you on the board who are trying to conceive #1.