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January 16th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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I normally post in the general TTCMA forum, but I think I'll be posting here more often from now on.

I'm Grace (30) and DH is 41. We're TTC our first for about 20 months now.

We've done a recent test for DH called a SCSA® (Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay).
For those that haven’t heard of this test, it can be a very good predictor of what ART technique could work for you.

My DH has a DFI of 27%, which is considered high. And while that result SUCKS....it has given us both a recourse, because now we finally understand why after months of trying naturally, then on clomid, then 5 IUIs ....we've experinced failure after failure.

With a DFI of above 25% we had only a 1.5% chance per cycle of ever conceiving!

I really wish we had known to ask for this test sooner...but now that’s it done...we know that IVF with ICSI (and specifically IMSI) can work for us!

It feels great to not be in the category of 'unexplained infertility' anymore!

We're hoping that on our next IVF consult on 25th January, we'll have an idea of which protocol we'll be on, and when we can start.

I'm so looking forward to my first ever BFP!
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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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January 16th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Welcome Grace! You've come to the right place for answers and support! These ladies here are great and full if information! I'm a newbie myself!
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January 16th, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Hi Grace. I am going to ask for that same test for my DH next SA next week. Besides the morphology issues this sounds like it could be more of the issue.

Although those aren't the results you had hoped for, now the RE can put together the plan.
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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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January 17th, 2013, 04:38 AM
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Thanks ladies! Just so eager to get the ball rolling!
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Not without the grace of heaven were you born and bred - Homer, The Odyssey

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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January 17th, 2013, 12:18 PM
*Leah*'s Avatar TTC the newfashioned way
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welcome! I'm so glad you have a plan. The ladies here are amazing! Best of luck to you!!
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IVF#2 BFP 4/2013 M/C 6/2/13 (8 weeks)
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IVF #3 - Retrieval Oct 31st, Txferred 2 on 5d - a Blast and Morula - Chemical Pregnancy
IVF #4 - ER scheduled for 4/4/14 retrieved 4 eggs. Txferred 3 embryos 4/7/14!....BFN...NOW WHAT?
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