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March 29th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Mandy – Here are the things that helped me. IVF is crazy expensive. I know we have one shot at it. Because of my age success rates are bad. We needed to make our odds the best we could and using DE was it. It just didn’t make sense to do IVF with my eggs at 43. Also having a DS already and already experiencing pregnancy I know I can love any baby that is mine. Having the baby makes it mine and knowing it is DH’s genes are all I need. I don’t even like kids! Haha! I am not crazy over other people’s kids –I’m just not and never have been even after having my own. Your own is different though….and it isn’t my genes that are important it’s my family and knowing my family isn’t complete that is important. Heck, my genes aren’t all that great anyways. If our IVF works – we are just beginning to learn what or DE journey has in store for us. I’ll be glad to share with you along the way.
DH wants it a secret – I want to tell the world. With Lauren sharing her life and Rhiannon with us I feel more compelled then ever that this isn’t something we need or should be secretive about. There are people that may need the little bit of help I can provide just by our story. I hope you are the first. Grieve your OE loss and move onto creating your family. You never know - you could be preggers naturally after a DE/IVF success! It happens!
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Gretchen
Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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