Yay for the good news Alma!!!
Yay for the good news Alma!!!
Maxine , good luck and please since its last cycle speak to doctor about et on the 5th day very important i did that on my last and 3rd cycle and they kept me on meds more and transfer on 5th day,so just ask on it and wish you the best......Alma
I did ask at my last meeting and again my pigheaded doctor is not a believer in 5th day transfers.. so its the same again for me. If we have better results, maybe he'll reconsider..like enough embies to take the risk with spares for freezing - that would be fantastic ! Lets start praying now, as I've already had the nurse trying to order me the wrong meds - not a good start to this cycle! My RE is old school and one of the original co-founders of Boston IVF and as he reminds me he's been doing this for 40years, its too late for me to change so I'm just going to suck it up and pray for the best.
I want to wish you a successful cycle with a BFP.
I went straight to IVF after 4 years of not getting pregnant.
I started July of 07.
After 3 unsuccessful cycles, which we had to pay for, and almost giving up, I finally got insurance that paid for 2 cycles by the age of 40. I am so happy that I got a BFP this time, but, everyday I am scared over any little thing. As I stated, I am waiting for a call from the nurse between 1 and 5pm (eastern time), to get the results of my third beta.
Great news Alma, way to go girl.
Thanks Frances, my fingers crossed for more good news.
Just got back from the doc's and he said my estradiol #s from Tues were good and my follies are growing right on schedule. The ones on my right are still lagging a bit (now 10, 11, and 13--all grew 1mm since Tues) but the ones on the left are doing great. They went from 12, 13, 13, 13, 14 on Tues to 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18--somehow I picked up another one, so now I have 9 total, though the 3 on the right might be a bust. He said I'd be ready for HCG tomorrow and retrieval on Sunday!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Girls, thanks for the luck and :pray:! I feel so hopeful and happy! Wishing everyone positive !
RSC, did you get an update today? Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Welcome back, Maxine, and best of luck w/ your fourth! I wouldn't worry about the doc's methods. Since we're all different and this process is both an art and a science, I'm sure he has your best interests in mind. My doc is also of the 3-day school because they say the uterus is a better oven than the petri dish. It may also have to do with age...I'm 38 and maybe "older" eggs need the womb while younger, heartier eggs may do better in the dish. Just a theory, but whatever the case, I hope this is the one for you!
Alma, your beta #s look great! I hope it's multiples, if that's what you want. How many did you put back?
Sugar&Spice sending prayers and vibes your way........
Just got the call from the nurse.
The results from my 3rd beta b/w today was 8949.
1st beta (Tuesday the 9th) 331
2nd beta (Thursday the 11th) 669
3rd beta (Thursday the 18th) 8949 .
I asked her if the numbers were good and she said that they were a little high. The way she calculated, they should be between
5-6000, but, she calculated until yesterday.
I told her I calculated until today and I came up with 8028.
I am very happy for now, until the fears set in again :celebrate:.
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BFN today. First IUI not successful. . Stopped taking Prometrium and on to next cycle. Hope AF comes soon. For those of you who have done several cycles with IUI, did the number of follicles you developed vary each month without changing dosage? I just had one follicle this month and would like to have at least two for next cycle.
Thanks ryanshope. I talked to my RE's nurse earlier and she said that she didn't think that my RE would up the dosage because they really wanted to see 1 or 2 follicles per cycle. When you moved from 1 to 2 follicles, had you upped your dosage? I don't think that I can afford injectibles right now. My insurance doesn't cover anything related to infertility.
Just got home from IUI. I feel so bad for the nurse who administered it. She was so flustered by my friend being there. She thought we were a couple (cute!) eventhough we both mentioned things we would need to remember to tell my husband about the experience. We had lots of laughs though.
But, it wasn't so bad!! I think I now fully understand the definition of "You might feel some pressure". Ugh! Only a little spotting so far. The ARNP said that she thought they had caught the tail end of O & that the sperm count was closer to 40, whatever that means.
I should go back to work but I really don't want to..bleh!
I feel so much better to have it over with and know that it's not so bad!!!
Thanks for all the encouragement!
This is going to be my first cycle on Femara, I start taking it tonight. This is our first cycle TTC after our third miscarriage (9weeks) in July. I did four rounds of Clomid earlier this year but I had really horrible depression when I was on it. I am looking forward to being on something where the side effects are not as bad. I am a little apprehensive since we are not doing a mid-cycle ultrasound to check follie size. My OB thinks I might do better with a more "relaxed" approach. Anyway, I will be charting and doing OPKs to confirm O.
Yay for growing eggies, Elle!!! I'm so excited for you!!
Frances! Those are GREAT numbers! I can't wait for your U/S!!
RSC?!?! Any news?
I hope you girls are all doing okay!
Yay, Elle! Grow, follies, grow!
AJF, any word from you?
Here's my update!!
So, I go in on Saturday for a 5-day transfer, hopefully of 2 perfect embies! And I'm desperately hoping for 1-2 to freeze, to take a little pressure off of this cycle.
Since this is all so scary, instead of getting too excited at any one step, I'm trying to take this one day and one "hurdle" at a time. So Saturday is the next big hurdle!
Me: 38 DH: 30;
After 2 ectopics (and a ruptured tube) our IVF baby Benjamin Theodore was born on 6/1/09! We are an extended BF'ing, gentle parenting family
sugar&spice sounds great!! good luck on your transfer on sunday
rsc good luck on your transfer this weekend!!
frances and alma GREAT #'s!!!
erin your turn coming soon!!
maxine back, and good luck!
well the re called last night and my LH was high so they had me take two doses of ganirelix yesterday. i went in this am for a blood draw and they are having me do the same today. tommorrow i will go in for us and bloodwork. there is a possibility that i might trigger earlier than thought, maybe tommorrow. BUT there is also a possibility i might have ovulated on my own if these meds did not keep up!! tonight i have a lot of discharge you get with ovulation so i am a little worried. its going to be a long night...i am prayihng everything turns out well
RSC! :celebrate: Yay for jumping that hurdle! You have great embies!!! :pray: :pray: :pray:
ajf - I hope the upped dosage works! Stay away O! I don't think I have ever said that before. :pray: :pray: :pray:
We love our BIG FAMILY
Frances, your beta #s are rockin', girl. Awesome! :celebrate:
Thanks so much, girls! I feel really good about the #s, the sizes, and my endometrium is 12.5, so I'm thrilled!
RSC, that's wonderful news. Six 8-cell embies sounds divine. We should all hope to be so fortunate! Happy Saturday!!!
ajf, I'll keep you in my :pray: as well. I asked my doc about the extra CM, too, and he said it was totally normal because of the increased estrogen, so hopefully that's all it is, and you haven't Oed yet. I'm triggering tomorrow too, so we may be on the exact same schedule now.
Erin and Maxine, yay cycle buddies! I can't wait until it's your turn!
Sugar & Spice, RSC: Good luck with ET ! Hope you'll bring us good news on your 1st beta!
Frances & Alma: Hoorah for the great numbers! Can't wait for your 1st u/s to see how many babies you are carrying
Sorry been MIA for a while. Have been doing nothing but work and rest (so time can pass by quickly!). RE told me to come back on my 2nd cycle of period after the ER (late August), which should be sometime early October. He didn't want to transfer immediately the cycle right after just to be sure everything's back to normal (and of course I would'nt want to be back anywhere near OHSS again). So I'm counting the days now until my next AF (just started AF after ER 12 days ago and OHSS is completely gone now). If everything is fine, we should have a natural thaw cycle/transfer sometime 20ish October? I guess 1st beta would be sometime early November. The goods news is no more needles for me! Hooray! I was telling RE how terrified I am of PIO (after 5 weeks of needles which is enough for me already) and he told me I didn't need them! All i need to do now is to make sure I am at best of health next month!