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  #1  
December 5th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Thought I would get this thread started.
BCP for me after AF end of December/Jan. Picking out donors before Christmas and getting ready for IVF in Feb.

Any one going to be with me? I know there are some TWW's right now from IVF and FET. Good luck to you all.

Scared to death..
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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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December 6th, 2012, 06:26 AM
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I'm with you!

Had our first IVF consult on 27 November.
Doc gave us a list of tests/procedures he wants us to do.

Our next appointment with him is on 25 January, where he will go over the tests results and decide on a protocol for us.

Excited, nervous, and just a little scared to death!
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TTC our 1st since June 2011

6 cycles of Clomid, 2 cycles injectables, 5 IUIs: ALL BFNs

IVF #1: Starting 5th March 2013 - Praying for my 1st ever BFP!



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December 6th, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Looks like we will be doing this together.. Unless our self medicated cycle this month gives us a BFP. Good Luck.
I go the week of Christmas for my 100th consult and pick out a few donors.

Anyone else doing IVF/FET in Jan/Feb time frame?
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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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December 7th, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Hi, I’m joining you ladies. I should be doing an FET in January. I start my BCP this next cycle.

Kayakr, thanks for starting the thread, but I’m so hoping this cycle will work for you and you won’t need to post here! And same to you onlybygrace! Unfortunately for me, I know this cycle is a bust, my DH travels alot for work, and of course he was gone during my O time, so I’m onto the FET.
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BABY BOY due June 6

Me 40 DH 42 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos, but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013
Septemeber 30, 2013 - surprise BFP while waiting for DE
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December 7th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Hi ladies,

I'm on bcp now and will likely do IVF in January! Hopefully this will be what we need to get our babies!!!
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TTCing since August 2011
Me (33)-LP on the short side, but no other abnormalities
DH (37)-slightly subfertile morphology and motility


Natural cycles-August 2011-July 2012
August 2012-October 2012 clomid and progesterone
November 2012-IUI
December 2012, cysts from IUI, on bcp

January 2013-February 2013, long protocol IVF
15 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI
All 7 made it to 5 day transfer, 2 were transferred
Only 1 frozen snowbaby
1st IVF


May 10, 2013, lap sx, Stage 1 endo

June 2013 - MA Round 2
Femara + hcg shot
IUI # 2


FET tentatively scheduled for 10/31/13

Have never seen a bfp.






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December 7th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Aimee- Sorry you have to sit this cycle out, but how awesome is it that you can do FET in Jan. Looks like the success rates for FET are better now then ever ! Are they going to thaw all 3 snow babies of yours or just 2 ?
Hi Nicholle – let’s get through this stuff all together! Fingers crossed all of us get BFP . 
I don’t know why but I am really short of upset having to be on BCP. I understand why I need it but it’s so hard to stomach having to go on it after TTC for so long. I haven’t been on BCP for like 10 years. I guess I know if I go on that there is no way we can a get pregnant on our own (which we basically can’t anyways) . Going on BCP is bothering me more than having to use a donor eggs. Now does that even make sense? NO lol
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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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December 7th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Hi Nicholle, do you know your protocol? I find all the different protocols so interesting. So far for my FET all I know is I'm on BCP until Jan 2, then stop and on the first full day of flow slap an estrogen patch on and call the clinic.

Kayakr, I so know what you mean about taking BCPs, even knowing they are a necessary part of the protocol, with all we’ve done to try to get preggo and now to actually take something that’s meant to keep women from conceiving it’s a kind of a slap in the face, but all for the greater good.

After my second IVF, we were so happy to have embies to freeze, we didn’t ask a lot of questions, just said prayers of thanks. Basically all I know is 3 CD3 embryos were frozen. I don’t know the quality of them, but to be honest, I don’t want to hear their quality or grade, it’ll just give me something else to stress about that I can't do anything to change, besides I’ve read lots of stories where perfect embryos were transferred and ended in a BFN, and then other stories where really poor graded embryos were transferred with little hope and surprise BFPs….so not sure it really matters and I don’t want that added stress.

What I did wish we asked though, was how they were frozen, as in if they were all frozen together or separately. At first, we were just thinking we’d thaw all three and transfer any and all that survived, so didn't care if they were all frozen together. But after reading how successful FET is becoming, I’m hoping they were frozen separately so we can thaw two at first, and pray they survive for transfer, but if only one or neither make it, thaw the last one for transfer, so they’ll be no more than two transferred. As highly unlikely as it would be, I’m scared that if we transfer all three, they will all stick and we’ll have triplets….which terrifies me! Mainly because it would put the health of all three of them at risk, and honestly after all the expense in creating them, our finances took a big hit so the cost of triplets would be extremely stressful….all that being said, I’d definitely take 3 over none!

Wow…I didn’t realize I was going to ramble on this long, sorry!

Anyway, do any of you all have plans to help the time pass? I'm hoping with the holidays it'll help move time along.
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BABY BOY due June 6

Me 40 DH 42 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos, but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013
Septemeber 30, 2013 - surprise BFP while waiting for DE
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December 10th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Aimee – that is a good question. Do they freeze them all together or all separate. I bet it is all separate. Has your RE answered that for you yet? I hope we have extra snow babies in case the first IVF doesn’t work. We can’t pay for this twice… heck I don’t’ know how we will pay for it once.
I have the print out of how much all this IVF costs. I will post it when I get a chance. It’s just mind blowing.
Hopefully some of the others that have been through this before will check in on us and help as well.
I will be Ovulating in the next couple days – stopping to refill the OPK’s so I don’t miss the egg. Last chance for us.

I have no idea how to pass the time. TTCMA is what I think about 24/7 for the last 2 years. I would love to be able to get my mind off it.
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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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December 10th, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Hi everyone, I am new to the boards looking for some fellow cycle buddies. I am 27 and my husband is 30, we have the male factor because my husband is a carrier for cystic fibrosis. This is our first round of IVF, I go in for a 5 day transfer this Wednesday 12.12.12 I am hoping it is lucky. We take our first pregnancy test on Christmas Eve, It will either be a very merry Christmas for us, or back to the drawing boards. Good Luck to everyone!:dust :
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December 10th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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wow good luck jdmoreford! You are like almost there! So are you guys doing the PGD testing then cause of DH SA?

Welcome and stick around! What was your protocol prior to retreival?
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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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December 10th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Minimum Expenses associated with Egg Donor Program (3 day transfer) does not include fees for recipient charges.

Donor $3,500.00 - $5,000.00
Ultrasounds $1700.00
Labs 1750.00
Drugs 3000.00
Retrieval 2250.00
IVF Lab Culture 3250.00
Anesthesia 650.00
Embryo Transfer 750.00
AIG Insurance 250.00
Additional Charges
ICSI 1500.00
Assisted Hatching 1000.00
Blastocyst 1000.00
cryopreservation 1000.00
pgd/biopsy 1500.00
pgd/lab fees 3500.00

17,150.00 - 22,000.00 Total
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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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December 11th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Hi Ladies - I'd like to join you if I may?

I did IVF back in 2007 (with PGD) and as a result didn't get pregnant. I have a balanced translocation, and was VERY fortunate to have my healthy son, who will be 2 in January. We had a horrific loss in July after finding out our son had an unbalanced translocation, CDH, and Emmanual syndrome. We had to say goodbye at 22 weeks gestation.

Anyway - just wanted to give a little background on me. I'm currently on day 10 of stimming. I'm on 450 of folistim, 2 vials of Menopur (in the pm, along with lovenox and baby aspirin) and gonorelex (sp?) in the am. I was checked today, and my leading follical was over 18mm, and they want me to keep going with the meds, and go back in the morning. Potential retrieval scheduled for Friday - as long as everything works out well. I was told I have "lots" of follicles. So - I'm doing well.

I'm doing PGD - and with my balanced translocation, there is a 2 out of 8 chance of me returning a healthy embryo. So we are in full prayer mode right now!

Good luck to everyone!
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Michael Joseph Born 1/14/11 at 2:46pm
Baby Christian - born into heaven at 22 weeks gestation - 7/14/12

Starting IVF/PGD - September 2012
47 eggs retrieved (OUCH!)
38 eggs mature
26 eggs fertilized
10 embryos biopsied
3 embryos - 2 boys, 1 girl are waiting to be transferred - transferring 1 boy 1 girl on first FET!!!

2/12/13 - FET - Cancelled due to fluid in the uterus
2/20/13 - Hysteroscopy scheduled - 1 polyp removed.

4/10/13 - FET - 2 embies transferred as planned! 1 boy 1 girl!
4/22/13 - Trying to wait to test - Beta scheduled!! -
7/31/13 - FET - 1 embie transferred - 1 boy
8/7/13 - 7dp5dt - - but very light
8/9/13 - 9dp5dt - - no mistaking this one!
8/12/13 - 1st Beta scheduled - 64
8/14/13 - 2nd Beta scheduled - only 10
03/03/14 - FET #3 - 1 embie transferred - 1 girl
3/11/14 - FAINT BFP
3/13/14 - HCG only 20.2
3/17/14 - HCG rose to 151!!!
3/20/14 - HCG rose again - 630! Nurse was in shock!
3/27/14 - Ultrasound scheduled - HB Found! 6w1d 124bpm
4/3/14 - Second Ultrasound - Still doing well!
4/14/14 - First OB appointment - looking good!
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December 11th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Wow Jenny - Good luck to you. Prayers coming your way for sure. I hope they get lots of eggs for you so you can have lots of tries.

What a blessing Michael is huh? Makes us remember that this is in Gods hands.

Sorry for your heartbreaking loss and your failed IVF in 2007.
How many did they transfer in 2007?
This one will work! So probabaly Friday is the big day? Are you going to the same RE?
Sorry for all the questions! We are here to cheer you on !!!!
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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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December 11th, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Our last cycle was cancelled so here we are again!

Tonight is CD3 so day 1 of BCPs. Lupron starts Christmas Eve and first suppression check is 1/3.

Good luck ladies!
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December 11th, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Jdmorford - welcome! Tell us more, how many eggs did you have retrieved and then fertilized….how many embies do you have? How many are you transferring? We want all the details! Best of luck to you!

Kayakr - I have to dig out the payment info for my clinic….but just from what I can remember your clinic charges a lot more for certain things. Are you total OOP? For me insurance is covering a lot of things, but nothing for IVF meds….and I need a lot of the expensive stuff! I’ll post more about it when I find the paperwork for the rest of the cost.

I hope you don’t mind me asking, but what are the criteria you and DH are looking for in a donor? I know you’ve asked before about proven or unproven…have you made your decision about that yet? Are you looking for someone who has similar features as you? Do you get to see pictures of the donors? I’m asking for two reasons…for one I’m honestly curious and two IF this cycle doesn’t work, DH and I are going to think about possible moving on to donor eggs.

Jenny - hi…welcome! Lots of prayer being sent your way! Lots of follicles sounds good! Hopefully they’ll continue to grow and you'll have lots of mature healthy eggs come retrieval!

Mrs.J. - hi and welcome! I remember reading about your last cycle, saying prayer that you have a successful cycle this time! Are you using a different protocol this time around?

AFM…nothing much going on, I’m still waiting for AF to start the BCPs. Just wanted to let you all know, that I have crazy sporadic work schedules so some days I don’t can't access JM and others I can be on all day long, so if it seems like I’ve disappeared, don’t worry I’ll be back.

Anyway, as far as an answer about how my embies were frozen, my clinic is actually closed for the WHOLE month of December! They do have an answering service for emergencies or things that patients don’t feel can wait, and of course this question doesn’t fit either of those criteria so I’m still waiting for the answer.

Oh…just wanted to say, I found something to help me pass the time….I recently learned how to knit! I’m so excited about this, I’m addicted! I’ve knitted 2 scares in less than 3 weeks….they’re not perfect but the second one was better than the first. I am refusing to knit any baby items until I’m fat and happy, but I’m definitely practicing!!!
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BABY BOY due June 6

Me 40 DH 42 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos, but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013
Septemeber 30, 2013 - surprise BFP while waiting for DE
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December 12th, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Kaleigh – sorry your last cycle was cancelled. Can I ask why? Hopefully this cycle will go perfect.

Aimee – yes mine is ALL out of pocket except some ultra sounds and blood work (as long as RE codes it correctly). Otherwise, we have to pay it ALL. I defiantly think his prices are high especially for my area but he is the best as well. I’ve already been to the other RE in the area and left him after 3 months. He just thought of me as a number and his office was way to busy.
We go the week of Christmas to look through books to pick out a donor. There are two books proven and unproven. I’ve looked at them in the past but never really actually “picked” one. We are going to stick with proven for IVF. When I looked at them in the past, a few had pictures of them when they were little but most did not have pictures only descriptions. Then there is about a 5 page questionnaire they fill out that we can read. Questions are everything from family history to hobbies and interested and education and personality. Not sure if we want someone with my characteristics or someone with my DH characteristics. I am dark hair, green eyes and dark skin. DH is blond, blue yes and light skin.

I wish I knew how to Knit!
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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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December 15th, 2012, 08:25 AM
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I couldn’t find the breakdown of price for my clinic. I’m VERY fortunate that my insurance paid the majority of the total cost for my IVF’s. Insurance doesn’t cover my meds though and so far I’ve spend $12,200. My first IVF was with Follistim and low dose HCG which was around $7,200….and my second cycle was with Bravelle and Menopur which was about $5,000. I’m praying this FET works, but if not, and I decided to do another cycle, I’m definitely sticking with the Bravelle and Menopur, I got much better results and it was so much cheaper.

Ugh….time seems to be crawling by! I’m still waiting for AF, which should be any day now.
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Me 40 DH 42 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos, but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013
Septemeber 30, 2013 - surprise BFP while waiting for DE
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December 17th, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Sorry I just kind of posted, and ran off!

kayakr - I was actually wrong with my statistics - 1 out of every 8 will be good. So, that does really go to show how much of a miracle Michael is. So fun to start shots Christmas eve! good luck to you!

Aimee - I had great results with the Menopur. I didn't do Bravelle - I'm not sure what that is used for - I know its by the same manufacturer of Menopur though. I used Folistim with the Menopur, and then they added in Gonrelex toward the end. I'm so fortunate that my meds have been 100% covered (except prenatal, baby aspirin, and antibiotics) - I had different insurance before - and had to pay for a good portion of my meds.

AFM - Status - I had my retrieval Friday. Sit down. 47 eggs retrieved! out of 47 eggs, 38 were mature. Out of 38, 26 fertilized (ICSI) - so - now we need to see how many continue to mature - and I will get a status on Wednesday. At day 5, they will biopsy them, and freeze them. I think I'm hyperstimmed, I'm still pretty bloated, in pain, and it hurts when I take a deep breath. But - its not a serious case - the nurse said if it gets worse, or doesn't get better soon, to call them.

I'm pretty psyched for my results though.
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Michael Joseph Born 1/14/11 at 2:46pm
Baby Christian - born into heaven at 22 weeks gestation - 7/14/12

Starting IVF/PGD - September 2012
47 eggs retrieved (OUCH!)
38 eggs mature
26 eggs fertilized
10 embryos biopsied
3 embryos - 2 boys, 1 girl are waiting to be transferred - transferring 1 boy 1 girl on first FET!!!

2/12/13 - FET - Cancelled due to fluid in the uterus
2/20/13 - Hysteroscopy scheduled - 1 polyp removed.

4/10/13 - FET - 2 embies transferred as planned! 1 boy 1 girl!
4/22/13 - Trying to wait to test - Beta scheduled!! -
7/31/13 - FET - 1 embie transferred - 1 boy
8/7/13 - 7dp5dt - - but very light
8/9/13 - 9dp5dt - - no mistaking this one!
8/12/13 - 1st Beta scheduled - 64
8/14/13 - 2nd Beta scheduled - only 10
03/03/14 - FET #3 - 1 embie transferred - 1 girl
3/11/14 - FAINT BFP
3/13/14 - HCG only 20.2
3/17/14 - HCG rose to 151!!!
3/20/14 - HCG rose again - 630! Nurse was in shock!
3/27/14 - Ultrasound scheduled - HB Found! 6w1d 124bpm
4/3/14 - Second Ultrasound - Still doing well!
4/14/14 - First OB appointment - looking good!
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December 17th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Jenny - Holy smokes that is a lot of eggs. You have to be over stimulated. I wonder if they will make you sit a cycle out and do FET? I am sure you are sure!
26 fertilized that is so cool. I am so happy for you. I can't wait to hear your results on Wed.

Me - currently 4dpo and going in this week to pick out donors. Probably tomorrow during lunch. Once a donor agrees they need $2000.00 from us right away to begin her testing. I am sure it wont be till after Christmas and hopefully the donor doesn't back out.
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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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December 17th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Jenny – Wow…those are some good numbers! Praying that the PGD will show plenty of healthy embies for you. How long does it take for the PGD results to come back? Are you doing an FET in January? Sorry, about the bloating, are you drinking electrolyte fluids? I stocked up on it for after my first IVF, and turned out to be a waste, since I didn’t produce many eggs I didn’t get all bloated or anything. Hope you feel better soon.
Bravelle is another form of FSH, funny how insurance companies work, mine covered all the non-IVF meds like PNV and antibiotics, but nothing towards the IVF meds which of course are the most expensive.

Kayakr – How’s everything coming along? Have you and DH started talking more about your criteria for the donor?

lol Kayakr....we must have been posting at the same time, good luck tomorrow, and let us know how it goes.
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Me 40 DH 42 with an amazing 15yo DS
TTC #2 NTNP starting in 2009
actively TTC (BBT and OPKs) 2011
natural BFP Feb 2012, ending in mmc Apr with d&c in May
IVF Sep 2012, 4 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 1 fertilized, but showed abnormal
growth, so not suitable for transfer
Nov 2012 IVF take 2 = 3 embryos, but due to concerns with lining unable to transfer
Jan 2013 endometrial biopsy = normal
Mar FET transferred 2 beautiful embryos, but unfortunately BFN
moving to donor eggs fall of 2013
Septemeber 30, 2013 - surprise BFP while waiting for DE
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