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December 8th, 2011, 08:19 AM
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What sorts of vitamins/supplements/herbs do you take? Were they doctor recommended, or did you use your Google PhD to find out what might work for you? Do you take a prenatal?
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December 8th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Just Prenatal and just started Vitamin D. My RE told me I was Vitamin D deficient so I starting talking D. My prenatal vitamins are also RE Rx'd not OTC.
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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 8th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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I take a prescription pre-natal vitamin from the RE.

DH had low sperm count. He takes a regular Men's Multivitamin and then he found on the internet some where that L-Carnycite (something like that) helps. Well, a month after he took it, his count went from 4 million to 12 million and then then next month he was at 52 million. That was his only change. He takes that with his multi-vitamin every night!!!
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7/12/13 - 16 dpo beta=825
7/19/13 - 23 dpo beta=18,870
7/26/13 - 30 dpo beta=72,091


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December 8th, 2011, 09:53 AM
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I just take my prenatal (OB One Complete) that was prescribed by my OB. Before my embryo transfer I was taking chinese herbs from my acupuncturist to help with "tired blood" and migraines.
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Started TTC #1 July 2009
Summer 2010 - Three IUIs with Clomid & Gonal F - All BFNs
Winter 2011 - IVF Clinical Trial. Cycle Cancelled.
March 2011 - Minimal Stimulation IVF #1 - 2 eggs retrieved, fertilized and frozen on Day 3.
April 2011 - Mini-IVF #2 - 2 eggs retrieved, fertilized and frozen as expanded blasts on Day 5.
May 2011 - Mini-IVF #3 - 4 eggs retrieved (two mature and 2 immature), one egg made it to blast and was frozen. Five snowbabies in all!! Hysteroscopy.
July 2011 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP and then miscarriage

November 2011 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP!! Aven Robert Born on August 4, 2012

July 2014 - Got Pregnant Naturally with Twins! Miscarriage at 9 weeks.
November 2014 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP!
Beta #1 12 DPO = 45
Beta #2 14 DPO = 118
Beta #3 21 DPO = 3,451
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December 8th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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I am currently taking only an OTC multi-vitamin daily and an extra dose of folic acid every other day. The multi-vitamin was recommended by my RE...the prenatals I have tried upset my stomach.
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December 8th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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Just OTC prenatals (1-a-day; I can't swallow those things more often). I also take fish oil capsules originally suggested by MD for dry eye although it seems to be a good thing to continue with regardless since I don't eat enough fish. I am looking for a TCM practitioner around here to try these herbal teas that I've been reading about.
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December 8th, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Prenatal, DHA, extra folic acid.

My RE is incredibly open minded when it comes to supplements, he just asks that we clear them through him first so he can research and make sure it won't adversely affect treatment. I'm waiting for him to come up with the list of supplements i'm supposed to start taking after new years, I think it's mostly B vitamins and baby aspirin.
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December 8th, 2011, 11:00 AM
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I have tried so many different supplements, and so has DH. The only time we get pregnant is when we're not on anything at all. I'm taking folic acid, and I plan to pick up some prenatals or a multivitamin today while I'm out, but that's it.

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I just take my prenatal (OB One Complete) that was prescribed by my OB. Before my embryo transfer I was taking chinese herbs from my acupuncturist to help with "tired blood" and migraines.
L-Carnitine? DH used to take that. He has his SA at the end of the month and I don't want to mess with the results, but maybe I should get him to start taking that again after. Your husband's story is impressive!
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(Thank you Natasha for this beautiful graphic of Andrew, and to the ladies of the Nov 10 PR who help me in carrying on his memory.)


Jan. 2009: Came off years of BCP and started TTC
March 2010: BFP -- finally!
Oct. 22, 2010: Drew is born, but has to stay in the NICU because of cord complications resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain problems =(
Oct. 27, 2010: I held him in my arms while Daddy, Grandma, Great-Uncle and I sang him to sleep =( Hardest thing I've ever done...
June 14, 2011: Drew's baby brother or sister waved hi to us with a BFP!
June 25, 2011: Natural miscarriage... Can we please catch a break here?
Nov. 2011: 100mg Clomid followed by 2mg Estrogen, Ovidrel trigger, and 200mg progesterone suppositories 2x/day 14 days. BFN.
Dec. 2011: 2nd medicated cycle. BFN.
Jan. 2012: Took a month off to breathe...
Feb. 2012: Same regimen of Clomid and other meds, add IUI. 2 eggs and 8.5 million swimmers. BFN.
March 2012: 75 IU Follistim CD 3-11, follie scan CD 8 showed 6 follies likely to mature. Triggered, IUI on CD 14, 4 million swimmers. BFN.
April 2012: 75 IU Follistim CD 3-10. Scan showed 2 mature follies, 2 almost certain to mature, and two not likely but possible. (All 6 evenly and perfectly spaced out between the left and the right.) Triggered, IUI CD 13 with 5 million swimmers. BFN.
May 2012: 75 IU Follistim starting CD 3. Waiting to O. Timed intercourse. Likely 5 follies to mature.




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