had a phone consult with my new RE!

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had a phone consult with my new RE!
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 6:52pm

My new RE called all the way from Barbados to enlighten me on her plans for my next ivf cycle. (hopefully in Feb 2013) I love how detailed she was she started with my first ivf cycle and thoroughly explained her thoughts on what may have gone wrong. She said there are 3 reason why ivf may not work, 1. poor quality embies (which was the case for ivf #1) 2. the womb (which in my case seems to be perfect 3. my immune system may reject the pregnancy (which is what she thinks may have happened with ivf #2 since I had two great blastocyst transferred) So she has alot of additional testing she wants to do on me, which is a lilttle frustrating money wise!! I did some research on the medication she quoted me for and for alot of positive stories, so I was relieved.

Af showed up today and I was supposed to call my clinic to schedule my 2/3 day blood test but I didn't call because I will not be able to make it, so I guess I'll wait for af next mth and give them a call, I have plenty time for tests and stuff since ivf is next yr. It was my idea to do any tests that we could do early so the cost would add up.

 I am feeling so excited for ivf #3 and most of that excitement is because I have a new RE who seems to be very competent.



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Registered: 08-27-2008
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 11:01am
Amanda ~

Happy you had a good call with your new RE and have a plan for testing over the next few months. Not only will it spread out the cost but it will keep you busy *LOL* Our of curiosity what meds is she suggesting for the immune response?

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 5:14pm
Every RE has their own "recipe" it seems =) Interesting that they put you on a full month of the steroids. For my FET I'll be on a high dose (4 pills - 64mg) of Medrol, which is also a corticosteroid, for four days leading up to transfer. I wonder what the heprin (or Clexane) is suppose to do, also help with possible rejection? All of this is endlessly fascinating =)

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Registered: 08-04-2008
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 7:10pm
Since you are out of pocket I can imagine the extra testing is frustrating but I'm glad they are checking you for everything to make sure this next cycle is as PERFECT as possible. Is it possible that any of the testing might be covered by your insurance. For instance when they checked my thyroid it was covered 100% even though it was ordered by the RE.

I am so excited for you. I hope all of our IVFs work and we will be grads together. :smileyhappy:

Elizabeth (31) DH (36) TTC #1 since July 2008

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 9:12pm

Yay! I'm happy for you Amanda. It sounds like you've found a good clinic and RE.  TTC is supposed to be a fun process and for us so much of it loses its joy, and I just love hearing your positivity and excitement.

Sorry the costs are adding up. We're oop too and I know it gets a little painful.  It's smart to space things out as much as possible.

Britty  & DH (both 30) TTC since late 2008

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Registered: 01-18-2008
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 7:08pm

It sounds like you have a good consult with your new RE.  I'm glad that she really looked at your previous IVF cycles to see what may have gone wrong.  I'm glad that they're going to give you stuff to prevent an immune response.  That is something I worry about with my Grave's disease, but both my RE and the high risk OB I saw said those antibodies don't affect pregnancy.

You have plenty of time to get those tests done even if you wait another cycle.  It's good to spread out some of the costs ahead of time, too.  I'm ingforward to following your journey to IVF # 3.


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